West Midlands floods – It never rains but it pours

By Alister Scott, Professor of Environment and Spatial Planning
There has been a lot of rain in the West Midlands over the last two weeks. Clearly, the wrong sort of rain; […]

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Why are England so bad at penalty shootouts?

by Dr Natalie Walker, Head of Sport and Exercise Science at Birmingham City University

A key author in the area of penalty research is Gier Jordet. He has identified anxiety as […]

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“A vision’s just a vision if it’s only in your head…”*

By Suzanne Savage, Assistant Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Everyone reading this article will have sat through education conferences full of compelling speeches […]

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What could’ve motivated Gregoire Moutaux’s potential terrorism threat?

by Dr John Bahadur Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University

The arrest of Gregoire Moutaux by Ukrainian internal security – the SBU – shows that potential […]

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Destruction of terror data could weaken UK security warns counter-terrorism expert

By Dr John Bahadur Lamb
Officially known as the National Criminal Intelligence DNA Database, this resource was set up in 1995 to provide the police, border and intelligence services with a means […]

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Jose Mourinho’s image rights: what’s in a name?

by Dr Ewan Kirk, senior lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Birmingham City University

Reports this week in football have been dominated by the expected appointment of Jose Mourinho as the […]

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How to have a successful career in music

If you’re a budding musician then you’ll be inspired by Mike Stevens, professional saxophonist and Musical Director to ELO and Take That. Here he shares his top tips for having a successful […]

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Wondering why some men dress up as pups? Well, who wants to be human?

PhD student Lesley Gabriel dons a pair of fake fur ears and tells us more about the Secret Life of Human Pups
As a writer with kink sympathies, every time there’s […]

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Forty Years of War: The crisis of Terminology and Drug Policy

by Jonathan Jackson, lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Since the dawn of civilisation, war has been the most destructive element of the human psyche. It has seen the collapse […]

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