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Harassed by TV Licensing

My wife and I recently bought a television and for the first time in nearly 10 years we have a telly-screen in the house. We also bought a £147 licence, which in the UK is a legal requirement. The money goes to funding the BBC, and the licence is needed even if one never watches any of the BBC output. Before our purchase we had occasionally caught up with television programmes in arrears via our l...

Diabetes: an unsweet taste of success

Recent research suggesting that symptoms of diabetes can be reversed by diet comes as no news to me. I don’t need an American scientific experiment with mice to prove the point. I have done it myself and without any extreme dieting. A few weeks ago I went to see my GP after my annual visit to see the diabetes nurse. After tapping some notes into my on-screen file he turned to me and said, ‘I can’t...