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What do those squiggles on the pavement actually mean?

Look down at British roads and pavements and there’s often a slew of squiggles, dots and arrows, painted in a plethora of hues. But what…
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Boston floods: Generosity of the suffering

People can be amazing. When I was leaving the home of Karen Haywood, a flooding survivor in Boston, Lincolnshire, she was very concerned that I…
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People always say the same thing about tattoos

News just in – tattooing is no longer the preserve of bikers, sailors and convicts. More than that, celebrities are getting tattoos. And women too.…
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Shoes, tattoos and female bodybuilding

Behind the scenes I've been having fun meeting some of the nation's more unusual academics. It was an idea born when I heard about a…
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M40 minibus disaster 20 year anniversary

Last week I was on an assignment speaking with some of those affected by the M40 minibus disaster, which happened 20 years ago. They included…
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High contrast and a 10-stop filter at Skinningrove Beach

My dad got me hooked on photography. He had a Nikon FE and a Nikon FM when I was about six and he turned the…