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Extinction Rebellion: Olympic canoeing champion Etienne Stott arrested in climate change protests

[ad_1] Etienne Stott (left) earlier made a speech while sitting on top of a bus stop alongside TV presenter and naturalist Chris PackhamOlympic gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott was one of hundreds of people arrested during climate change protests in London over the weekend.The 39-year-old Briton, who won C2 canoe slalom gold at London 2012, was carried from Waterloo Bridge by four police officers on Sunday evening.He had shouted of
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Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Older women are being exploited by IVF clinics "trading on hope", the fertility watchdog has warned.Sally Cheshire, chairwoman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), told the Daily Telegraph some private clinics were using "selective success rates" to target older women. IVF is less likely to be successful as a woman gets older. Since 2004 the number of women in their 40s undergoing
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Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

[ad_1] Image copyright Rachael Knappier Image caption There have been calls for more regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as lip fillers A campaign to tackle "botched" cosmetic procedures is to be launched by the government in England next month.It follows a rise in people seeking surgeries such as a "Brazilian butt lift" abroad, which has led to deaths.There have also been warnings about the rise in the use of
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Why blend? Exploring the art and science of blending

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Humans are the blending species, says philosopher of the senses Barry Smith, but what makes some blends work when others don't? What does the skill of a good blender consist in? And is blending an art or a science? Whether your favourite drink is tea or coffee, champagne or Scotch whisky, you may be surprised to learn that what you're drinking is probably a blend.
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April Fabb missing: Anniversary appeal leads to calls

[ad_1] Image copyright Fabb family Image caption April Fabb went missing on 8 April 1969 Police investigating the disappearance of a teenage girl 50 years ago have said a new appeal yielded 18 calls from the public.April Fabb, 13, went missing near her home in Metton, Norfolk, on 8 April 1969.Norfolk Police said the calls that came in after a 50th anniversary appeal were being reviewed, but no new lines
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Military ‘museum’ in Suffolk man’s shed includes 1,200 guns

[ad_1] A passion for military memorabilia has led to 73-year-old Rod Scott creating a "museum" in his shed with 1,200 guns and 150 swords.The collection, which he occasionally opens to visitors, also includes 900 medals and thousands of other items.Mr Scott, from Suffolk, said he wanted to showcase the history of military equipment and how combat had changed. "When other people wanted to drive trains and play football, I wanted
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Alopecia: I lost my hair aged one

[ad_1] Hair. It's incredibly important for a lot of women. It can give a sense of self or identity, be a political symbol or a sign of rebellion. But what about wigs? Why do some women choose to wear them and what is their significance? Woman's Hour spoke to several women to hear what their wigs mean to them. In this video, 28-year-old Laura Lattimore explains how she lost her
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Newspaper headlines: ‘Innocent lives lost’ in ‘Easter massacre’

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: 'Innocent lives lost' in 'Easter massacre' By BBC News Staff Image caption The front pages are dominated by the deaths of more than 200 people in explosions targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The i says the victims come from countries including the UK, Turkey, China, India and Holland, and 450 others were also injured. Image caption The Guardian says political and religious
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Mourne wildefire: Over 50 firefighters battle blaze

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOver 50 firefighters battle Mournes blaze More than 50 firefighters are battling to bring a blaze under control on the Mourne Mountains in County Down. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service received a report that a fire had broken out in Donard Forest at 20:30 BST on Sunday. The fire front is currently a mile long, and the effort to
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British woman killed by gunmen at Nigerian holiday resort

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption Faye Mooney had been working in Nigeria for a non-governmental organisation A British woman was one of two people shot dead by gunmen who stormed a holiday resort in Nigeria. The British High Commission confirmed the death of the woman, who was named by her employers as Faye Mooney.A Mercy Corps statement said Ms Mooney, who was working in Nigeria, was "tragically killed" by