It's a documentary that promises to be fascinating – but you'd be well-advised not to watch it over dinner.
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Sunday 05 January 2014
We left smoggy Hong Kong bound for Koh Samui – another destination that I did my best to avoid in my gap year. Back then, every public-school hippy that I knew spent a year there, growing their hair, smoking their body weight in hash, and really learning about poverty first hand, "man".
Slum Britain: UK cities given ‘make-unders’ to show what life would be like if Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament were in shanty towns
Sunday 22 December 2013
Government pledges support to Practical Action campaign for sanitation in world’s poorest cities
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Tests have confirmed 20 people died after contracting the disease on the island
Monday 09 December 2013
Thousands of Somali have been left homeless following continued flooding in parts of Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region over the past couple of months, with large tracts of farmland being inundated, raising fears of livelihood losses
Girls kissing their female friends for the cameras isn't shocking, and it certainly isn't interesting
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Why is there even an expectation that images capturing girl-on-girl snog action would cause any offence?
Wednesday 25 September 2013
New book by 'disgustologist' highlights how reactions to key triggers keep us safe – and help us find a mate
Sunday 25 August 2013
What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...
The prisoner kept in a squalid, isolated cell for five years – and what it says about the way we treat women in jail
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The “cruel, inhumane and degrading” treatment of a woman held in an austere and “squalid” cell for more than five years has prompted calls for the Government to address the “national failure” of not having a national strategy to manage some of Britain’s most challenging women prisoners.
Monday 05 August 2013
Modern young men may have a reputation for using a range of beauty products, but it seems the moribund jobs market is now taking its toll on personal hygiene.
NHS doctors who fail to wash their hands should face disciplinary procedures, say Scottish Conservatives
Sunday 04 August 2013
NHS doctors who fail to wash their hands often enough should face disciplinary procedures according to the Scottish Conservatives.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Using clean water is one of the best ways to stop children losing essential nutrients vital to growth, says study
Thursday 18 July 2013
This week I've been eating...Aubergine with chickpea and labnah
Indian government’s flagship free school meal scheme: Worthy in its aspirations, but plagued by a string of scandals
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The midday meals scheme is one of the Indian government’s flagship anti-poverty programmes, designed to provide at least one nutritious meal a day for the children of the nation’s poorest families. The Indian government says it reaches about 120 million children across the country.
Texas passes abortion bill that bans most terminations after 20 weeks of pregnancy despite Wendy Davis' filibuster
Saturday 13 July 2013
Republican Governor Rick Perry certain to sign, disregarding historic 11-hour speech by Senator Wendy Davis
Saturday 08 June 2013
Further than their favourite fragrance, many men don't take much interest in lotions and potions. So Father's Day is the perfect opportunity to treat them to smellies of the 'fancy' variety.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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