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Stokes 'let a lot of people down' – Australia opener Warner

Australia v England, first Ashes Test Date: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Venue: Gabba, Brisbane Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full coverage Australia opener David Warner says that England all-rounder Ben Stokes has “let a lot of people down”. Stokes, 26, was arrested in September on suspicion of actual bodily harm after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub. With the first Ashes Test due…

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Budget 2017: Railcard extended for people aged up to 30

Railcards offering discounted train travel are to be extended to people up to 30 years old. Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to announce the extension in Wednesday’s Budget after a successful trial that convinced the Treasury the move would be revenue neutral. Currently, the young persons’ railcard is for the 16-25 age bracket, but a new 26-30 card will be introduced. The so-called millennials’ card will be available from about Spring 2018. A trial of the 26-30 year-olds card took place in East Anglia and will now be rolled-out nationally….

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Young people 'experimenting more in bed'

Young people are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices, including anal sex, with opposite sex partners, research reveals. Experts looked at responses to a national sex survey that has been carried out every 10 years since 1990 in the UK. More than one in 10 millennial teenagers said they had tried anal sex by the age of 18. By the age of 22 to 24, three in every 10 said they had tried it. Vaginal and oral sex are still the most common types of sexual activity…

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Remember people like my brother, who didn't live to see Australia vote 'yes'

At the conclusion of a war, the victors are generally ecstatic. Winners are grinners and the order of the day is celebration and generally running amok. But in the aftermath of every battle, even on the winning side there’s a group for who the victory is at best bittersweet, and at worst no victory at all. And that’s those whose children, sisters, brothers, cousins and friends have died or were permanently damaged during the conflict. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Swim coach faces court on child sex charges Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 00:38…

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Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

Body dissatisfaction can start as young as six and lead to depression, anxiety and eating issues, MPs will be told. The Youth Select Committee urged the government to recognise the seriousness of body image fears, before young people suffered a long-term impact. It is launching its report into the issue, A Body Confident Future, as part of the annual Parliament Week. One expert said it was now normal for young people “to be unhappy with the way their bodies look”. Dr Phillippa Diedrichs, associate professor at the Centre for Appearance…

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Why do the 'wellness' habits of other people inspire so much rage?

There are few certainties in life, but one proven by science is that every few months, an edition of the Sunday Life column “My Day On A Plate” will roll around that has Australians gnashing their teeth. This week just gone, it was Lola Berry, nutritionist and author, who stepped up to the plate (sorry). Berry’s day was not unlike the menu of any fancy inner-city cafe, with meals like “a chilli olive oil and tuna salad with avo, baby spinach, lemon juice, grated carrot and zucchini” among a few, more…

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