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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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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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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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Entertainment

The Inheritance

A production of the acclaimed The Inheritance (directed by Stephen Daldry) turns out to be a major disappointment despite the best efforts of its ensemble cast, writes Laurence Green.

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Entertainment

I'm Not Running

The rise of single-issue politics and the difficulty of staying true to your beliefs form the basis of David Hare's I'm Not Running. Laurence Green reviews.

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Health & Wellbeing

Concerns raised about older adults mixing prescription drugs and herbal remedies

"One million over-65s could be suffering dangerous side effects from mixing 'hazardous' combinations of drugs and herbal remedies, study warns," reports the Mail Online.

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Society & Politics

'Tip-of-the-tongue' moments less likely in fitter older people

Research by Katrien Segaert claims that those who remain physically and mentally active in later life suffer less language decline.

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Money & Finance

Staying calm amid global sell-off

A sharp Wall Street sell-off has sent tremors throughout global equity markets. Kasim Zafar explains why.

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Entertainment

BFI London Film Festival 2018

Laurence Green picks out his top choices ahead of the BFI London Film Festival 2018 including Jon Baird's Stan & Ollie.

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Health & Wellbeing

No proof that 'daily bursts of exercise' can prevent dementia

NHS Choices' Behind the Headlines news analysis service examines the science behind recent media claims that exercise can prevent dementia.

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Poet in da Corner

Debris Stevenson's energetic coming of age tale Poet in da Corner is a heady mix of grime music, physicality, dance and biographical, if fractured storytelling. Laurence Green reviews.

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Health & Wellbeing

How to think yourself super fit and healthy

Wellness brand Healthspan recently conducted a survey of 2000 Brits to find out our most annoying habits - stress and comfort eating were right up there but what else made the top 5.

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How to stop Brexit dithering – by an expert in psychology

As the Brexit deadline approaches, the government will soon no longer have the luxury to avoid choice. Nicola Power examines government indecision around the type of deal we want on exit from the EU and how having concrete goals could help.

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Health & Wellbeing

Healthy older people do not benefit from taking aspirin

"Millions of healthy people who take aspirin to ward off illness in old age are unlikely to benefit from the drug, a trial has found," The Guardian reports.

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Entertainment

Underground Railroad Game

A flawed drama about slavery that lacks the necessary engagement and emotional depth to convince, writes Laurence Green.

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Health & Wellbeing

Study confirms that keeping the heart healthy also reduces dementia risk

"Adopting 4 healthy lifestyle habits might cut your chances of developing dementia, new research suggests," the Sun reports.

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Aristocrats

Despite the best efforts of its cast to inject some much-needed conviction into the show, this abstract production of Brian Freil's 1989 play Aristocrats lacks any sense of consequence or emotional clout and ultimately falls flat writes Laurence Green.

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Little Shop of Horrors

This camp, funny and sometimes sinister show is without a doubt the best production of the summer season writes Laurence Green.

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Society & Politics

Rebel youth: how Britain’s woodcraft folk tried to change the world

Annabella Pollen looks back at the Woodcraft youth groups of the early 20th century which, even though youth culture has evolved, have adapted their founding beliefs and practices for the modern world bringing youngsters closer to the land and a simpler way of life

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Entertainment

Exit the King

A fine central performance from Rhys Ifans, as the manic, self-obsessed monarch in Ionescu's Exit the King, cannot prevent the show from disappointing, writes Laurence Green.

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Othello

A stylish but rather safe production of Othello is saved by Mark Rylance's portrait of the impotence, provincialism and bitterness of the scheming Iago. Laurence Green reviews.

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Entertainment

The Jungle

Laurence Green reviews Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's "patchwork of the dispossessed", The Jungle

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Health & Wellbeing

People who frequently feel dizzy on standing 'at future risk of dementia'

"Middle-aged people who feel dizzy when standing up from a lying-down position may be at a higher risk of dementia or a stroke in the future," reports BBC News, after researchers followed a large group of people in the US for up to 25 years.

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