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What next for youth in the north-east?

What next for youth in the north-east? Date: 14 May 2013

One of the most pressing issues today is the sheer amount of young people in need of employment. Since the recession, the rate of people aged 16 to 25 not in work has been steadily increasing, with over 979,000 young people unemployed nationwide between December 2012 and February 2013. The north-east has the highest rates of youth unemployment. What then can be done to help today’s youth, asks Next Generation thinker Matilda Neill.

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Bradford’s cup run must stimulate more city pride

Bradford’s cup run must stimulate more city pride Date: 27 February 2013

“Bradford needs more than just one cup final. It needs more winners. People are desperate; people want change.” These words, articulated by one member of the audience at British Future’s Beyond Wembley: What can bring Bradford together? event, struck a chord with many.

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To Hull and Back Again: Poles connecting

To Hull and Back Again: Poles connecting Date: 28 November 2012

University of Hull Professor Martin Goodman describes how Polish migrants have become integrated into the Hull community, and how the university is even home now to a Polish consulate.

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“I’m English, but not British”

“I’m English, but not British” Date: 23 November 2012

I can’t really pinpoint an exact moment when I stopped feeling British; it was more of a process than a single event. There was a time just a few years ago when I remember feeling very proud to be both English and British, though always in that order, writes Ben Alltimes.

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VIDEO: Marching through Northampton’s shoe history

VIDEO: Marching through Northampton’s shoe history Date: 13 November 2012

It’s the town where Dr Marten’s first made their mark, and Oliver Cromwell got his marching boots; British Future’s Rachael Jolley returns to Britain’s shoe town Northampton.

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The heart of London: celebrating art at the City of London Festival

The heart of London: celebrating art at the City of London Festival Date: 31 July 2012

London may be known as a great financial centre, but it’s the arts that are at the heart of London life, says Robin Linnecar, one of the directors of the City of London Festival.

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Jerusalem is David Cameron’s choice of English anthem

Jerusalem is David Cameron’s choice of English anthem Date: 14 July 2012

David Cameron would be tempted to choose Jerusalem as an English anthem for England’s sporting teams, the Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader has said, when asked by British Future.

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“Everybody has two flags”

“Everybody has two flags” Date: 11 June 2012

The upsurge in belief in an English identity over the past five years is not the threat to modern Britain that many English believe it to be, says British Future director Sunder Katwala in a new interview.

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For God, Harry and St George

For God, Harry and St George Date: 1 May 2012

Author and journalist Andrew Gimson asks whether St George’s Day can, or should, ever become for the English what St Patrick’s Day is for the Irish.

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