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Must Read Books for Summer 2021

The opening of non-essential retail last Monday the 17th of May provided a sense of relief for many. Queues began early in the morning and snaked along streets and around corners as eager consumers braved the elements in search of some long awaited retail therapy. While many  waited in line for big retailers such as Penneys, Brown Thomas and Zara, a dedicated few waited in line for bookshops to reopen.

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Seeing the World With New Eyes

In Paris a 58-year-old man who had been blind for almost forty years, has been able to benefit from this treatment. He suffered from a degenerative illness to his retina: retinis pigmentosa. This is a hereditary disease which here explains why he had deficient photoreceptors. Indeed, the retina in the back of his eye would deteriorate as the light detecting cells would die. 

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The struggle of Germany's Social Democrats

Since the 2017 Federal Elections Germany’s social-democrats have been in decline. During the 2017 elections the SPD managed to obtain 20,5% of the vote share, one of the worst results in their history. For a party which is 157 years old, such a result was a major blow. 

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The Return of Formula 1 to the Streets of Monaco 

The previous season of the Formula 1 calendar has had the prestigious and world-renowned Monaco race weekend omitted from the schedule due to the unforeseen effects of Covid-19. The entire weekend made it seem as if the years absence was worth it due to what happened throughout the course of the event.

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UK Mortgages Cut by Lenders as House Prices Climb

Last March proved to be HSBC’s strongest month ever for mortgage completions. The bank completed more mortgages than any month since it began to offer home loans almost half a century ago. During the month, more than 3,000 first time buyers completed mortgages. Further, according to the Bank of England, net mortgage borrowing reached a record £11.8 billion, the strongest figure since records started in April 1993. This all came off the back of an extended tax break on March 3rd.

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