Author Archives: Mark Bowery

Oral sex linked to mouth and throat cancers

According to Cancer Research UK, a virus passed through oral sex can greatly increase the chances of developing certain mouth and throat cancers.

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The food industry’s sickening secret [VIDEO]

Secret filming has highlighted shocking and widespread animal abuse in slaughter houses around Britain. The group behind the footage hope to encourage the public to think about where their food comes from.

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Q & A: Josie Long

She’s a Perrier award winning comedian, writer and regular comedy show panelist. Now, Josie Long is bringing her critically acclaimed show, “Be Honourable” to the Drill Hall as part of the Lincoln Comedy Festival in October. Mark Bowery caught up with her.

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Are babies eco-friendly?

Withe the global population has more than doubled in the last 50 years, Mark Bowery is on a quest to find the answer.

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Should STI testing be compulsory?

Students talking to The Linc welcome a proposal to force people to take STI tests, though there are still some that think the measure is a bit drastic.

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Sceptics take mass overdose to prove homeopathy is a hoax

Hundreds of protesters from sceptic societies all around the UK consumed whole bottles of homeopathy pills outside Boots stores to show the drugs doesn’t work.

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Students exploited on work experience, new study shows

A new study shows that less than one third of students get a worthwhile experience during a voluntary work placement, while the rest are usually turned into tea servers.

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Are universities failing ethnic minority students?

The gap between attainment levels of white and ethnic minority students is growing, according to a new report by the Equality Challenge Unit.

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Time to end ban on gay men giving blood?

December began with World AIDS day, and one of the main issues surrounding this year’s event was ban on homosexual men donating blood.

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Turning a blind eye to plagiarism

Studies suggest as many as a quarter of students plagiarise, but figures show hardly any students at Lincoln are punished for cheating this way.

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