University of Chester

Founded as Chester Diocesan Training College in 1839, it was the UK’s first purpose-built teacher training college, and is one of the longest established higher education institutions in the country. It was granted degree-awarding powers and became Chester University in 2003.

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Down but not out. EPA/Lukas Coch

It may not be game over for Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova faces a ban from tennis after testing positive for a banned substance. But there is reason to believe that both she and her sponsors will make a comeback.
Hermione was also unafraid of calling out sexism. Jason Szenes/EPA

#HeForShe needs to be more than this season’s ice bucket challenge

I never really “got” the Harry Potter phenomenon, but I did see that, as my daughter grew up, she found in the character of Hermione Granger a spirited role model. Hermione was vocal, and unafraid of calling…
Some memorabilia should go under a different kind of hammer. Shutterstock gravel

Should the sale of Nazi memorabilia be banned?

The sale of Nazi memorabilia is banned or at least restricted in a number of European countries, including Germany and France, yet it continues to be a feature of British auction houses. Anti-Semites in…
Cheaper than the real thing, but less healthy. David Wright

Poor diet is the result of poverty not lack of education

Public health professionals are calling on the prime minister to do more to help the many families in the UK who cannot afford a decent diet. Contrary to popular belief, people who are experiencing food…
Britain’s woeful road infrastructure for cyclists is dragging us down. Tim Ireland/PA

Who put the brakes on cycling in Britain?

Making a city more bicycle-friendly is not simply a matter of painting a few lines and installing parking spaces. It requires cities to work with cyclists as participants in redesigning the city. Ensuring…

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