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Fri 13 Sep 2019

Feeling lucky punks? Well it is Friday the 13th

premium_icon Feeling lucky punks? Well it is Friday the 13th

If you have a fear of the number 13 and don't want to get out of bed on Friday the 13th, the Greeks have two very long words to describe you.

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

It was the job hundreds of young women fought for — but while the work seemed glamorous, there was a dark side that quickly turned deadly.

Sun 25 Aug 2019

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

Exactly 251 years ago, explorer James Cook set off on a Pacific voyage that changed the world — but a critical error led to his undignified end.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

‘Wild west’: IVF tragedies spark lawsuits

‘Wild west’: IVF tragedies spark lawsuits

A family Christmas DNA test and an incident dubbed the “worst embroyo-related tragedy in history” are highlighting flaws in the $2bn IVF industry.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

PHOTOS: Lives lost in mine disaster never forgotten

premium_icon PHOTOS: Lives lost in mine disaster never forgotten

Those there during the explosion relived the horrific day in Ipswich's history

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Scandalous life of King’s mistress

Scandalous life of King’s mistress

A mock lesbian wedding, a threesome and a bitten appendage: this is the scandalous life of King Charles II’s favourite mistress.

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