We're all familiar with the way speed-dating works, but can politicians win the votes of disengaged young people in the same way? The expenses scandal has knocked people's faith in politicians yet again and voter turnout could take a big hit at the next election. Psephologists and analysts remain unclear on what might happen at the upcoming general election, but trust in government and politicians is low. And people under 24 remain the most unlikely to vote, with dull elections offering no appeal. Here, five PPCs - prospective parliamentary candidates, or people who hope to become MPs - set out how they think they can win over voters
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Dogs look for love at Valentine's speed dating event
A Scottish-based team of scientists has created a new method of accurately dating the past. They have developed an approach to the radiocarbon dating process which they say is cheaper, faster and more accessible. Every piece of organic material - ourselves included - contains a tiny amount of the radioactive isotope carbon Carbon decays over time - it takes about 5, years for half of it to be gone - which means measuring how much is left tells you the age of a sample. It can date materials and artefacts like plants, fossils, bones and soil up to about 50, years old.
So the once-notorious group Class War is marking 14 February with a speed-dating event. It's the day every singleton dreads. If recession, bad weather and global turmoil aren't enough to make a lonely heart's blood boil, then surely the arrival of 14 February must turn every spinster and bachelor into a committed anti-St Valentine dissident.