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Mercury Prize 2022: what rapper Little Simz’ win says about the UK independent music scene

John Street Emeritus Professor of Politics, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia Speaking after she won the 2022 Mercury Music Prize, Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo, aka Little Simz, was clearly honoured to be given the award. It wasn’t about the money (£25,000), or at least it wasn’t…

Monkeypox: World Health Organization declares it a global health emergency – here’s what that means

Paul Hunter Professor of Medicine, University of East Anglia The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the current monkeypox epidemic a global health emergency. The committee of independent advisers who met on Thursday July 21 2022, were split on their decision on whether to call the growing monkeypox outbreak a public health…