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A Holiday In Dystopia · 4d ago

Society: Poor Men In Their 40s More Likely To Live Alone

Poverty makes for poor bedfellows Life on low incomes is proving a singularly poor existence in more ways than one for men in their early 40s, claims a new study from the Institute of Fiscal...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 1W ago

News: Battle of the Five Towns In Bid To Win Culture Prize

Game of towns Author Mark Cantrell might find himself living in a City of Culture, if his adopted home town of Stoke-on-Trent manages to seize the crown... BY the end of the year, Stoke-on-T...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 3W ago

Media: Indie Lit Fest Launch For Citizen Zero

Novel question: Is this the future we made?  All hell breaks loose in August 2017 when a plot to unseat the British Prime Minister will throw the country into chaos – fictionally speaking, o...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 3W ago

Blog: A Month Or More Of Mondays

Don't give up on the day job... Mark Cantrell muses on the ironies of life and work. Back in June, he wasn't expecting to share something in common with the protagonist of his latest novel –...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 1M ago

Science: Old Bones And Tangled Roots Put T-Rex In His Place

Dinosaur family tree is just plain wrong, say scientists We think we know dinosaurs, right? Well think again, writes Mark Cantrell. According to scientists at the University of Cambridge, we...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 1M ago

Long Read: Poverty Is Creating Another Kind Of Banking Crisis

A symbol of a fractured and failing society Food banks are emergency lifelines for a growing number of people and they have no place in a supposedly civilised society, writes Mark Cantrell –...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 1M ago

Society: Evidence Shows UK Needs More Social Housing

Breaking the tenure of last resort By now it ought to be obvious that we need to build many more social homes if we’re to make a start on fixing the broken housing market. The evidence conti...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 1M ago

News: Artists Take To The Skyline

Athena is rising over Leeds A landmark building in Leeds has become the canvas for a pair of street artists who are painting the UK's tallest mural on its façade, writes Mark Cantrell. The i...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 2M ago

Science: Manufacturing Brain And Muscle Tissue From Stem Cells Just Got Faster

The cells that Man made We many not be able to grow custom-made humans in vats just yet, writes Mark Cantrell, but scientists have cracked a clunky problem – how to 'bulk grow' brain and mus...
A Holiday In Dystopia · 2M ago

Blog: Fear And Loathing As Polls Draw To A Close

Apprehension reigns as we wait to learn our fateWith just under an hour to go until the polling booths close, Mark Cantrell shares some quickfire thoughts on the divergent path presented by ...