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Counting the cost of wild swimming

Hazy phrases like “access to our blue spaces” hide the reality of the destructive impact on river wildlife caused by the popularity of wild swimming (Education calls grow after week

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Never too late: Cancer centers push patients to quit smoking

When cancer patients stop smoking, they heal faster, experience fewer side effects from treatment and lower their chances of tumors returning. Now, top cancer hospitals are helping patients quit as

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Student, 19, hopes to be youngest woman to fly solo around the world

A 19-year-old student has announced her gap year project: aiming to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. Zara Rutherford, who has British and Belgian nationality, will

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How we met: ‘He used to annoy me. I was really small and he was always picking me up’

As a teenager growing up in Manchester, Priscilla was a big fan of CB radio. The system, which was designed for truck drivers to communicate, became a craze at her

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Cooking small fish: an ‘undercelebrated, underappreciated luxury’

Sardines, and small fish generally, can be polarising. Fresh but bony, or perhaps cheap, grey and tinned. But there’s a case for them beyond being way-down-the-food-chain, prolific breeders, with short

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Wave of success: staycations and Olympics drive surfing boom

After devoting much of lockdown to cold-water swimming and doing up a camper van called Mabel, one of the first things Elinor Bishop did when restrictions were lifted this spring

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UK libraries become ‘death positive’ with books and art on dying

In the middle of Redbridge central library in Ilford, among all the bookshelves and displays, is a phrase that may surprise some visitors: “The death-positive library.” The sign sits above

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