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Jane Fae Should we sue apathetic politicians for crimes against humanity?

Amid mass die-ins, no-fly movements and Greta Thunberg sailing across the Atlantic, there’s one route for tackling climate change we haven’t pursued: through the courts

World History
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Godfrey Holmes What can be learnt from Freckleton at 75?

In 1944, a US B-24 plane crashed into a school on the Lancashire coast, claiming 61 lives during an intense inferno. Here, Godfrey Holmes examines how such a tragedy occurred 

Pages from history
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Josh Gabbatiss Will Brexit put us on the brink of another foot-and-mouth epidemic?

In 2001, the outbreak of the disease brought the country to a standstill. As we look back at the horror of those events, Josh Gabbatiss wonders whether lax controls and less money once we leave the EU could pose a threat to British farming

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Chris Stevenson Their children died in hot cars – now they’re fighting for legislation

Since 1990, more than 900 children have died in the back of hot cars in the US. It's worse in summer, and climate change is exacerbating the problem. Chris Stevenson meets the grieving parents campaigning for new laws and new technology

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Ashley Coates The forgotten women who brought down the plumage trade

Years before the feather hat-adorned suffragettes arrived, a group of Victorian women changed the face of conservation at a time when women’s voices were rarely heard. So why have they been all but wiped from history? Ashley Coates revisits the RSPB’s founding females

Can vaping actually save the world from dangers of smoking?

E-cigarettes were invented by business, not medicine. But as more smokers make the switch, some health experts believe we’ve finally hit on something that could stub out smoking for good.