Antonia Molloy

Antonia Molloy writes for The Independent Online.

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People in the UK will lose an hour of sleep over the weekend

When do clocks go forward in the UK and how does Daylight Saving Time affect our health?

British Summer Time officially starts on Sunday 29 March

Burger King to sell 'Flame-Grilled' fragrance to Japanese customers

The scent is inspired by the Whopper - and available for one day only

The total solar eclipse over the Faroe Islands on 20 March, 2015

Solar eclipse: easyJet plane detours over Faroe Islands, one of just two places with totality

The pilot circled over the ocean enroute to Iceland, giving passengers an amazing view

Previous research has shown that dogs and their owners share much of the same gut bacteria over time

Kissing your dog could improve your health, scientists say

Researchers at the University of Arizona believe microbes in a dog's gut may have a probiotic effect on the human body

Pine Bush High School

New York state high school apologises for reading out Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

The district said the school's foreign language department arranged to have the pledge recited in different languages for National Foreign Language Week

People currently entitled to have a free flu jab include pregnant women, those aged 65 or older and those with certain medical conditions such as HIV or chronic heart disease

Morbidly obese people should be given free flu jabs, says health advisory committee

Those who are severely overweight are at an increased risk of complications from flu, evidence shows

Riot police use a water cannon during clashes with protesters on the opening day of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany, on 18 March, 2015

Police detain 350 people as 'minority' of anti-austerity protesters clash with riot officers outside new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

The demonstration, which the majority conducted peacefully, was organised by a group called Blockupy

A general view of The Royal Courts of Justice in London, England

Travel ban imposed on 16-year-old whose two brothers died fighting jihad in Syria

The teenager is not allowed to leave the jurisdiction of England and Wales 

The proposed law would mean that modelling agencies would have to produce a medical report showing that their models have maintained a healthy BMI

France could criminalise the use of 'anorexic models' in advertising campaigns

Socialist lawmaker Olivier Veran wants to make it illegal to employ models deemed to have an eating disorder

Tyler (not pictured) shared messages from his father on his Tumblr account

Gay teenager flooded by messages of support after his father described his coming out as 'worse than death'

15-year-old Tyler said it 'physically hurt' him to read his dad's response

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