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The ‘last taboo’

Media captionDerek Taylor, 90, wrote tips on tackling loneliness, which have now been published Researchers have put a financial price on an “epidemic of loneliness” – estimating it costs £6,000 per person in health costs and pressure on local services. ...

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‘Our album is like hummus’

Image copyright Laura Allard Fleischl Image caption Wolf Alice (L-R): Theo Ellis, Joff Odie, Ellie Rowsell, Joel Amey “It’s crazy, Los Angeles,” says Wolf Alice’s bassist, Theo Ellis. “It’s like a fictitious city.” “You can go skiing and then come ...

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It’s all gravy?

Image caption Hungry yet? They have been around for hundreds of years but now Yorkshire puddings have found themselves thrust into the culinary spotlight. This week a BBC video about a Yorkshire pudding wrap was viewed more than 13 million ...

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Big kids

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption My Little Pony with attitude: US designer Jeremy Scott at Moschino’s fashion show in Milan The fashion industry is experiencing a revolution, with mermaids, unicorns, sparkles and vintage toys now all the rage in ...

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Outrage or relief?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uber said TfL ‘caved in to a small number who want to restrict consumer choice’ Transport for London (TfL) has said it will not renew the lift-hailing app firm Uber’s licence. The decision has provoked ...

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Reality Check

Image copyright PA Prime Minister Theresa May has used a speech in Florence to set out the UK’s position on how to move Brexit talks forward. With further negotiations planned next week, what did her speech tell us about the ...

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The ‘Google’ of 1865

An appeal has been launched to find out more about the author of a curious old notebook found in a charity shop. The book, dating from 1865 and titled W Tatton’s Receipt Book, emerged among items donated to a St ...

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