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Farewell to my daughter Kate, who died on Christmas day

Kate Gross died of cancer on Christmas morning. She was 36, and left behind a husband and five-year-old twin boys. Her mother describes Kate’s final moments<p>My daughter Kate died at 6.29 am on Christmas Day – 10 minutes before her five-year-old twins, Oscar and Isaac, came out of their room and …


Shirley Williams: testament to my extraordinary mother Vera Brittain

As the film of Testament of Youth hits cinema screens, the daughter of its author, Vera Brittain, talks about growing up in the shadow of the ghosts of the first world war<p>One of Baroness Williams’s earliest memories is the clacking of her mother’s typewriter. Her mother, Vera Brittain, would …

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Will these five weird diets help you lose weight?

From pigging out on potatoes to eating clay, wacky diets abound. Some even work, but do they do more harm than good? We asked the experts<p>How often should I weigh myself?<p>January is peak wacky diet time, largely because many of us gain weight over the festive period. According to the New England …


Ed Miliband said he wanted to 'weaponise' NHS in secret meeting with BBC executives

Senior Tories accuse Ed Miliband of exploiting pressure on accident and emergency departments for political gain in a 'deeply cynical' ploy<p>Ed Miliband has come under pressure to admit that he plotted to "weaponise" the NHS as an election issue after it emerged he secretly briefed up to 15 …

Paris march: After a minute's silence they roared 'We are not afraid!'

Nearly four million pour on to the streets to defy terrorism in the biggest rally that France has ever seen<p>It was a day of defiance, as more than a million Parisians sang their opposition to the bloodshed on their streets, while Europe’s leaders agreed a security deal intended to stop such an …


14 Must-Listen Podcasts in 2014

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