Saturday, October 11, 2014

Six of the Best 468

Expert reaction to Nick Clegg's announcement on mental health, collected by the Science Media Centre.

Linda Jack offers a deeply personal reaction of her own: "Members in Watford will know Sarah as one of their deliverers, two weeks before she died she was out with me delivering for the PCC elections in Bedfordshire. But Sarah had one of the most painful illnesses known to man or woman – she was bi-polar and schizophrenic."

A Lanson Boy brings us a good idea from Cornwall: "Following the decision by the Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg to agree the closure of many of the police front desks across Cornwall, I have written to him asking him to talk urgently to the council about whether the police could share front desks with the council via our one stop shop network rather than close down the service."

The National Union of Students has refused to back the brave struggle of the Kurdish people against extreme Islamism. Tendance Coatesy has the details.

Will Oremus on Slate considers what Silicon Valley can learn from the rise and fall of Hewlett-Packard.

"It is clear to me, and to every dancer I have ever brought to see him play, whether live or on television, that he is a kindred spirit; that there is a dancer in this amazing athlete." Patricia Beatty writes on Roger Federer for The Journal of Wild Culture.

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