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10 things you should know about British politics

It feels like it’s been weeks since Theresa May called the upcoming election and decision day is fast approaching. So I wanted to start a new series and over the next few weeks I will be sharing the “10 things you should know” about a number of crucial topics. Today we are talking about politics. Who are your representatives // Depending on where you are in the U.K., you might have more elected representatives to find but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know who they are. Whether it’s an issue related to the NHS, litter in the local area or a benefits question, your local representatives can probably help you. At the very least you should know who your councillor and MP are. The difference between the Lords and Commons // The Houses of…

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Different from the book – Harry Potter

When I was 11 I first discovered the magical world of Harry Potter and quickly fell in love with the boy wizard, becoming obsessed with the world and those that inhabited it. It was the book that helped me through a really difficult time in my life and helped me to find my love of reading. There’s just something about the books that captivated me, left me longing for more and I always loved J K Rowling’s world. It’s the detail that has gone in the stories, the fact that you can almost believe the world to be real and the likeability of the characters. I recently finished re-reading the seven books in the series, I’ve read them about 6 or 7 times and every time I find myself noticing different aspects. For me…