The House of Lords will decide whether to make the subject compulsory: let's hope they make the right choice
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Thursday 23 August 2012
A porn industry trade group has announced a US moratorium on production of adult sex films after several reported cases of syphilis among actors, adding to the pressure on porn producers to require the use of condoms on sets.
Thursday 16 August 2012
San Franciscan Will Franken provides the most whistlestop character comedy that you’re likely to see at the Fringe this year.
Tuesday 03 July 2012
Women are being invited to stock up on free supplies of the morning-after pill which will be sent to them by post during the Olympics.
Sunday 01 July 2012
If there's any secret, it's that those seduced by the title into expecting explosive revelations will be disappointed. Because this is an interesting, insightful examination of the experience of being an Olympic athlete rather than a sensational exposé, and all the better for that.
Saturday 09 June 2012
"Leaving the miraculous out of life is like leaving out the lavatory or dreams or breakfast," wrote Graham Greene. Judging from his fiction, Michael Arditti might share a similar credo.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
One Night is about how easily a simmering pan can boil over, particularly when the temperature is muggy and times are hard. It's then that the smallest thing may cause everything to well up and spill over the side of the pan – even a dropped crisp packet.
Thursday 22 March 2012
A landowner has offended villagers by launching a clean-up campaign with posters reading "Don't be a tosser! Take your litter home".
Sunday 05 February 2012
Tens of thousands of Muscovites endured icy temperatures of around minus 20 degrees to attend a protest march against Vladimir Putin yesterday.
Thursday 19 January 2012
'People ask me where I got my strength from... and I don't know'
Monday 16 January 2012
An aristocrat was today cleared of raping a 16-year-old girl.
Thursday 12 January 2012
A by-law requiring porn actors to wear condoms during film shoots has been tentatively approved by Los Angeles councillors.
Saturday 17 December 2011
About 1,000 demonstrators demanding a rerun of parliamentary elections gathered in central Moscow today for a second weekend of protests against Russia's fraud-tainted vote, a comparatively small crowd that underlined the challenge to the opposition of keeping up public pressure on authorities.
Monday 12 December 2011
The more a person drinks the more likely they are to have unprotected sex, according to research.
Friday 02 December 2011
Reports that the health minister in Mario Monti’s new government banned Italian state radio from using of the word “condom” in a series of programmes to mark World Aids Day have outraged HIV campaigners.
Friday 19 August 2011
Goodness knows I'm a broad-minded broad, but I do yearn somewhat for a time when san-pro ads weren't being thrust down one's throat at every available oppo. I'm old enough to remember when the yowling Bodyform ads were considered a bit beyond the pale. Now you can't turn on the TV or open a magazine without being confronted with more periods than a Morse code manual.
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- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'