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48 Hours In: Belgrade

With a new low-cost link making it easier to reach, discover the charms of the Serbian capital, says Mick Webb

Low vitamin D may lead to Parkinson's

A shortage of vitamin D can lead to Parkinson's disease and mental decline in old age, new research suggests. One 30-year study of 3,000 people revealed a three-fold higher risk of developing Parkinson's in those with low blood levels of vitamin D.

Dressing table: Best bronzers

Public advice on suntanning may mean vitamin deficiency risk

Health bodies to acknowledge need to tan during peak hours – despite cancer risks

Oliver Gillie: Time to abandon this outdated view on staying out of the sun

Lack of sunshine and the vitamin it makes in our skin is probably the most serious single cause of disease in the UK today.

My year of eating ethically

Since giving up meat, Alice-Azania Jarvis has learned a few things: that you'll ruin friends' dinner parties, eat an awful lot of risotto, that one and all will feel free to attack your 'hypocrisy'– but you can still dine like a king

Sunshine: Bone of contention

Does a daily dose of sunshine really offer hope for the millions who suffer from osteoporosis? Alice-Azania Jarvis reports

Guy Adams: The carnivore's guide to veganism

A first time for everything: We all know that variety is the spice of life. But what happened when we challenged four writers to explore their untapped potential?

Meat and potato diet 'reduces risk of lung cancer by half'

People with high levels of a vitamin found in meat, potatoes, fish and whole grains have half the risk of developing lung cancer, irrespective of whether they smoke.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Scientists don't always know best

Sometimes we are duped by charlatans who make us believe they can relieve or cure illnesses

10 million face famine in West Africa

Drought and failing harvests bring new fears of a food disaster in two sub-Saharan countries

Consuming Issues: Can frozen food save you time and money?

Shoppers are shovelling more frozen peas, ice cream and ready meals into the freezer. Frozen food sales leapt by 7 per cent in the 52 weeks to September, according to market research firm TNS.

Editor-At-Large: Let cynics scoff – a can-do Cabinet may pull it off

Two men form a coalition, and get pilloried. They put aside their differences, and even manage a joke or two at their first public outing. The result? They're dismissed as the political equivalent of Ant and Dec. Their kitchens and their wives are relentlessly analysed for compatibility, as if these men are reality TV contestants, not senior statesmen.

The home stretch: Our pick of the home gym kit

From a new spin on the Hula Hoop to cellulite-busting leggings...
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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

Homeless Veterans campaign

Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage