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"It was based on this terribly crude, simplistic view of the brain, that the brain was a simple mechanism, and you could just...

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But then suddenly the Wag Club in Soho, having seen the popularity of daytimers and student union nights for British South Asians, made...

Coronavirus doctor’s diary: Don’t ask me which vaccine is best, please

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‘My husband’s ashes are still unscattered, but we’re doing OK’

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Why parcel delivery courier company DPD is in court

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Mayday: How the White Helmets and James Le Mesurier got pulled into a deadly...

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The petrol that was poisoning children

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Gardaí receive ‘crank’ and ‘conspiracy theory’ calls

A Garda hotline set up for the public to report breaches of Covid-19 regulations in Donegal has already received a noted number of...

Live updates as voting starts in Wales’ 2021 Senedd election

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