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Why an American went to Cuba for cancer care

Cuba has faced more than 50 years of US sanctions. Now, for the first time, a unique drug developed on the communist island is being tested in New York state. But some American cancer patients are already taking it –...
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The jockey who raced again after reading his own obituary

When National Hunt jockey Declan Murphy suffered a disastrous fall at Haydock Park in 1994, after winning all the major races that season, the Racing Post published his obituary. But as he explains here, a furious determination got him back...
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Cake or biscuit? Why Jaffa Cakes excite philosophers

It’s a delicious structure consisting of a small sponge with a chocolate cap covering a veneer of orange jelly. It is arguably Britain’s greatest invention after the steam engine and the light bulb. But is a Jaffa Cake actually a...
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Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service urges the severely deaf to check they have the right smoke alarms fitted

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is reaching out to people who are severely deaf to ensure they have the right smoke alarms fitted in their homes. People who are profoundly deaf are unable to hear ordinary smoke alarms at night:...
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Third blaze prompts Fire Service warning

Fire engines at last Wednesday’s blaze in Lindford Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has appealed for people to stay safe following a spate of heathland fires. A blaze last Wednesday afternoon at heathland in Broxhead Farm Road, Lindford, saw three...
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Equipment stolen after drone images posted online

Thieves targeted new fire engines stored in a compound – after a drone enthusiast took pictures of them from the air. Equipment worth thousands of pounds was stolen from the secure compound after an amateur drone pilot flew his device...
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Why an American went to Cuba for cancer care

Cuba has faced more than 50 years of US sanctions. Now, for the first time, a unique drug developed on the communist island is being tested in New York state. But some American cancer patients are already taking it –...
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The Best Workouts For The New Year

Struggling to muster the enthusiasm to get in shape? Maybe it’s time to try something new… There could hardly be a tougher time to keep fit than midwinter. If the temptations of the festive season weren’t enough to put us off,...
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Do smoke-free stoves really save lives?

A big clinical trial in Malawi was expected to show children are less likely to die of pneumonia if they live in a home where food is cooked on a smoke-free stove rather than an open fire. Instead it suggests...
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14 Major Travel Scams To Avoid

On my first big non-tour trip, I got scammed twice on the same day. My friend Scott and I had just arrived in Thailand. We were in Bangkok trying to find a boat cruise to take us up and down...
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Short breaks in December

My husband and I would like to go on a short break in December, where would you suggest and what can we do while we are away? There are numerous options for short-haul travel in December, in addition to the...
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How You Can Help Stop Animal Abuse In The Tourism Industry

Dear Travellers, While I was in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, eating kottu (a traditional spicy stir-fry of shredded roti bread with vegetables and chicken), I noticed a scene outside the restaurant that I’ve witnessed many times before: tourists riding an elephant....
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