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Relationships

The go-getting girl gang battling to end Empty Chair Syndrome

How four bereaved women came together to provide a big comfort blanket of friendship and support after losing their partners.

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Society & Politics

When political leaders choose catastrophe – how Europe walked willingly into World War I

Trusting to luck that our politicians 'will work it out in the end' is strategy that has failed in the past and shows all signs of being repeated today. By William Mulligan.

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Health & Wellbeing

Widely used diabetes drug may hold potential to aid long-term weight loss

"A drug used by patients with diabetes holds potential in helping people lose weight and keep it off," reports the Mail Online. Behind the Headlines examines the science (or lack of) supporting the story.

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Money & Finance

Beating the 72% inflation trap

Compare £100,000 buying power in 1998 with 2018. Just to have the ability to buy the same basket of goods, you would need £172,860, writes Peter McGahan.

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Health & Wellbeing

The mobile game that can detect Alzheimer’s risk

How smartphone game, Sea Hero Quest, has helped scientists better understand dementia by seeing how the brain works in relation to spatial navigation.

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Money & Finance

Mind the gap: Report reveals that Brits have unrealistic retirement aspirations

A nation-wide UK survey produced by Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) has revealed that there is a clear disconnect between many people’s retirement aspirations and their current financial provision, or lack thereof.

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Health & Wellbeing

How our sense of taste changes as we age

Anita Setarehnejad and Ruth Fairchild explore how our appreciation of taste changes as we enter later life.

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Entertainment

At Eternity's Gate

Willem Dafoe stars as Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnable's biopic but a sluggish, labouring script that labours not so much on the life of the painter or even his work but on the never ending question of “why”.

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Health & Wellbeing

'Small' increase in risk of Alzheimer's disease with HRT use, study suggests

"Millions of women who take HRT pills may face a greater risk of Alzheimer's," warns the Mail Online. NHS Choices' news analysis service looks at the science behind the claims.

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Money & Finance

How should I manage my investments through Brexit?

Peter McGahan takes a look at how you might invest post Brexit by looking at how sectors have performed since the referendum.

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Entertainment

Come From Away

Come From Away was a sleeper hit across North America, Broadway included, but this adaptation in spite of its charm and energy has perhaps too little to say.

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Home & Leisure

What does home mean to you?

To mark International Women’s Day (8 March) homelessness charity St Mungo’s has launched a new legacy fundraising campaign, focusing on women’s homelessness and asking what home means to you.

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Society & Politics

Until: Who wants to live for ever?

Exploring when is the right age to die. Part science, part philosophy, this film invites us all to ask just one question: would I want to live for ever?

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Society & Politics

Gibraltar after Brexit: why Spain, not Ireland will decide the UK’s fate

In the Brexit negotiations so far, the future of Gibraltar has remained essentially a quiet unknown. That will change when the UK leaves and the negotiating stage begins argues Marius S Ostrowski.

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Health & Wellbeing

Older people with depression 'less likely to be referred for psychological therapy'

"The elderly are being fobbed off with pills for mental health problems instead of receiving therapy," claims the Mail Online, while The Daily Telegraph reports that "NHS ageism is blocking older people's access to talking therapies".

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Entertainment

Jesus Hopped the A Train

A pumping, pounding play that alternately blazes and freezes its way through the stories of two men incarcerated in the infamous Rikers Island prison. Laurence Green reviews.

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Money & Finance

How to protect your business

Cash flow is the prime reason businesses fail, but as Peter McGahan explains a lack of effective protection can do as much damage as short term lack of funds.

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Entertainment

The American Clock

Laurence Green reviews a new three-hour production of Arthur Miller's The American Clock (directed by Rachel Chavkin), at the Old Vic Theatre.

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Entertainment

Tintin: as the eternal youth turns 90, he's still teaching children about the world

Paul Aleixo looks at the enduring appeal of Hergé's comic book hero Tintin: one of Belgium’s great gifts to the children of the world.

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Health & Wellbeing

Gum disease linked to Alzheimer's, study claims

"Gum disease bug could play 'central role' in development of Alzheimer's," The Independent reported. Here, Behind the Headlines news analysis service examines the science behind the story.

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Society & Politics

Revere or Remove? The Battle Over Statues, Heritage and History

Should we embrace of colonial history 'warts and all' or reject and try to make our past go away? This Intelligence Squared debate examines whether our forebears were a force for good or discriminatory, oppressive overlords.

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Health & Wellbeing

Are you experiencing a post-Christmas cholesterol level 'spike'?

"Christmas and New Year are bad for your cholesterol: Levels are 20% higher after the festive period," reports the Mail Online.

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Entertainment

The Cane

This moral examination of corporal punishment should have been insightful and thought-provoking but lacks the necessary depth and passion to make us really care. Writes Laurence Green.

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Health & Wellbeing

The Alzheimer’s enigma

The cause of Alzheimer’s disease has troubled the science world’s best detectives. Michael Regnier asks: can such a mystery really be solved if we gather enough clues?

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Health & Wellbeing

Older people 'would benefit' from weight training and more protein

"GPs should prescribe protein powders and weight lifting to pensioners to help reverse frailty," The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Entertainment

Disobedience

Sebastian Lelio's Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams asks searching questions about religious transgression and individuality but ultimately disapppoints, writes Laurence Green.

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Health & Wellbeing

Dealing with Alzheimer’s – from the diagnosis to behavioural changes

Mary Jordan explains the first steps that should be taken after receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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Society & Politics

Feel younger than you are? Here's why you're on to something good

If we can learn to ignore the numbers on a birth certificate and cut down on the relentless societal references to getting old, then maybe we will lead healthier, happier and longer lives, writes Catherine Loveday.

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Money & Finance

What do the US midterms mean for investors

How the outcome of the US midterm elections and the posturing of President Trump is impacting high street spending and providing a lead through global markets.

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Health & Wellbeing

Vegan diet 'helps people better manage type 2 diabetes'

Going vegan "can 'significantly improve' mental health, reduce diabetes and lower weight," reported the Daily Mirror. Behind the Headlines news analysis service examines the science supporting the claims.

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