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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Society & Politics

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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