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Is the plastic pollution in our seas killing us?

August 25 2017

Skipper, ocean advocate, artist and environmental campaigner Emily Penn is leading a Round Britain sailing expedition to draw attention to the plastic pollution, and its potential health implications, in our seas. Michael Alexander spoke to her about the campaign.


Breakthrough by St Andrews scientists in fight against ‘antibiotics apocalypse’

November 25 2016

Growing resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics is one of the biggest public health threats of modern times with the potential to cause 80,000 deaths in the UK over the next 20 years. But a team of scientists at St Andrews University -  awarded a prestigious prize in London this week - is fighting back. Michael Alexander reports.


From Flanders Fields to St Andrews

May 20 2016

A conference taking place at St Andrews University next month will shed new light on Scotland’s centuries-old relationship with Flanders, learns Michael Alexander. Migration has never been far from the news over the past decade whether it’s been issues surrounding the numbers of eastern Europeans settling in Scotland or debate over the number of refugees we should or shouldn’t take from Syria.