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Nick Clegg discloses bedtime reading

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Move over, darling... Tiddles is here

Half the nation's pet owners encourage their animals to share their bed

Humans 'can smell people's age'

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Boy drowns after jumping off Oxford bridge

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NHS education reforms 'lack detail'

The Government's plans to reform education and training in the NHS are unclear and lack detail, MPs have warned.

How to be beautiful: How to get your beauty sleep

Owning a separate set of night-time beauty products is not in itself a sign of serious discipline in your skincare regime. It's actually using them every evening that signals a higher state of being, cosmetically speaking.

Blood clot risk with contraceptives

Women who use a vaginal ring or skin patch as contraceptive methods are at around double the risk of a blood clot compared to those who take the second generation of contraceptive pills, according to a large-scale study.

Sleeping pills spending by NHS reaches £50m

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