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It's a documentary that promises to be fascinating – but you'd be well-advised not to watch it over dinner.

Non-payment is thought to lose the BBC more than £190m each year

'I only use my TV as a lamp'...and other excuses for not paying your licence fee

Catalogue of excuses to feature in a YouTube video encourage people not to evade the annual TV licence fee

Demonstrators set up camp at Taksim Gezi park, Istanbul

Turkey protests: Erdogan trying - and failing - to herd cats

The Prime Minister's authoritarian streak extends to dealing with street cats

27-stone mother Sue Thompson wins slimming title after losing more than 16 stone

40-year-old was terrified of getting stuck in an aeroplane seat 

Opera singers Angela Gheorghiu, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Anna Netrebk

Starving opera stars need 'beef' to sing says Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Why do all female classical musicians have to be thin and sexy?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

The health gap: New mortality rates show how the north loses out to the south

New mortality data highlights serious divisions across England but is intended to help councils improve public health

Laura Trott 'honoured' to receive OBE

A nervous but excited Laura Trott collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace today and said “I do not really feel I should be here. All I do is ride a bike.”

Cake pushers, begone! We don't want your calories

If the Government wishes to curb the obesity epidemic, it should forget chip shops and focus on kind, maternal women in offices who equate sweet foods with happiness

Author and television personality Stephen Fry appearing on Graham Norton.

Stephen Fry suicide bid took place while filming 'Out There' BBC documentary about being gay

The two-part documentary, working title Stephen Fry - Out There, will be screened later this year

Indian homeless eat food at a feeding programme for the poor in Hyderabad

Malnutrition costing the world trillions a year, says UN report

Malnutrition now costs the world $3.5 trillion (£2.3 trn) – or $500 for every person– in healthcare and lost productivity, the United Nations has warned.

The trial culls aim to cut the incidence of bovine TB in the zones by 16 per cent

Chief vet: We need badger cull to prevent spread of TB to humans

Infected wild animals pose ‘a risk to health’, says Nigel Gibbens, as population control trials begin

Experts hope the plan will encourage young people to eat more healthily

Pupils face takeaway ban in bid to fight childhood obesity

Restaurant owners in Salford hit out over proposals to restrict sale of hot food to children

Dress provocatively? Overweight? You're not 'asking for trouble' nor are you the root of the problem

We shouldn't ask women to change the way they dress so as to safeguard themselves, just as children shouldn't have to lose weight so as not to attract bullies

Market Report: Rough ride endured by rattled retailers

Retailers had a tough time on the markets yesterday, with analysts sticking the knife in and investors dumping stock as the FTSE ended its month-long climb.

Today’s generation of schoolchildren are being set on a path towards future illness by parents who insist on driving them to school, according to a new report being released to mark Walk to School Week

The school run is a health time bomb, report warns, at start of Walk to School Week

Today’s generation of schoolchildren are being set on a path towards future illness by parents who insist on driving them to school, according to a new report being released today to mark Walk to School Week.

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Segregation on campus: Is it discrimination or inclusiveness?

The segregation by gender of Muslim students has been in the news this week, after a pressure group claimed the practice was widespread. Reyhana Patel, herself a Muslim, believes that gender segregation can actually be empowering for her and her sisters

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Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
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'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor