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Andrew Griffin What happened when I tried to do a marathon with seven weeks’ training

Andrew Griffin hated running and didn’t do it – so choosing to compete in a 26-mile race in just a fraction of the normal training time genuinely seemed like a stupid idea...

‘I just ignored the pile of letters’: Why do women avoid smear tests?

As cervical screening attendance rates hit at a 20-year-low, Sophie Gallagher asks – is the ‘Jade Goody effect’ a distant memory?