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From gin to an aubergine emoji: how Easter eggs grew up
Chocolate makers have set their sights on adults this year – and the more outlandish the creations, the better

Jack Needham

27, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Can cannabis oil really ease the pains of working life?
Many people use the marijuana extract CBD for pain relief, despite sketchy evidence of its benefits

Jack Needham

14, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Too toxic to touch? Tribute acts in the age of #MeToo
You’d think it’d be a hard time to be a Michael Jackson impersonator – yet business is booming for some acts mimicking problematic stars. Jack Needham finds out more

Jack Needham

05, Apr, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Lullabies for air conditioners: the corporate bliss of Japanese ambient
Inspired by the technological boom of 1980s Japan, a group of composers created beautiful futurist fantasies – funded by housing developers and lingerie companies

Jack Needham

19, Feb, 2019 @11:00 AM

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World’s worst job: the Moonpig staff who have to censor Britain’s amateur erotica
The online bespoke greetings cards supplier doesn’t ban nudity, but has a clear line: ‘Penetration is when things have gone too far,’ it says

Jack Needham

28, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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‘Partying runs through everything’: the roots of Manchester’s reggae scene
In the late 70s, soundsystems began blasting out dub in dancehalls around Moss Side, Old Trafford and Hulme, providing a cultural cornerstone for the city’s black community. Now a reggae scene which rivalled London’s is inspiring a new generation

Jack Needham

11, Jan, 2018 @5:22 PM

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