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Review: Stormzy has written a book, but is it any good?

When Stormzy stood on stage at the BRIT Awards in February this year and delivered his stinging rap criticising the government’s handling of the Grenfell Tower Fire, the then 24 -year-old grime artist from Thornton Heath, south London, achieved something that is almost unheard of for a working-class, young black human from “a place where …

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Reality stars auditioned to ‘promote’ poison diet drink

Image copyright Getty Images When scrolling through Instagram, you’ve probably ensure celebrities ad loads of products like make-up and weight loss drinks. But do the influencers try the product and check the ingredients they’re promoting to their followers? Not always, according to a BBC investigation. Three big name Instagram influencers – Lauren Goodger, Mike Hassini …

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Bill Turnbull backs medicinal cannabis use

Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption Bill Turnbull discusses living with cancer in his new Channel 4 documentary Staying Alive Broadcaster Bill Turnbull says there should be a “proper conversation” in the UK about the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The former BBC Breakfast presenter, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, discusses …

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Poorest women’s life expectancy deteriorations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been an increase in the number of food banks across the UK in recent years Life expectancy among women living in the poorest communities in England has decreased since 2011, says a report warning of growing health inequalities. Overall, life expectancy growth has stalled over the past …

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Herbal pills for cancer ‘do more harm than good’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Herbal compounds such as garlic, ginger and ginseng can delay the healing of scalp meanders Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their therapy working, a cancer meeting has heard. Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, …

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