The long-misdiagnosed student heading to Cambridge to study medicine

For years, Suffolk teenager Katy Shaw’s symptoms were either misdiagnosed or not believed. Eventually she was found to have a genetic disorder that caused constant dizziness, fainting and pain when standing. After a spell in hospital, she began her A-levels two months late and using a wheelchair. Here she shares her story and explains what […]

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Ron’s house: Minotaur head and lion discovered in rented Birkenhead flat

Ron Gittins lived in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula in England. A curious and colourful character, he was both well-known but also a total mystery to friends, neighbours and even family. It was only after he died in 2019, and relatives were asked to clear his rented home that the weird, wonderful private world he […]

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Windsor Castle: Public can visit Queen’s final resting place in St George’s Chapel

The Queen’s sister Princess Margaret, who died in 2002, was cremated and her ashes were initially placed in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel, before being moved to the George VI memorial chapel with her parents’ coffins when the Queen Mother died a few weeks later.

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Ukraine war: On the front line with troops in Kherson region

Ukraine’s progress in the southern regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia has been far more limited than its successes in the north-east. Front line positions come under regular fire as both Russia and Ukraine attempt to push forward. The BBC’s Abdujalil Abdurasulov gained rare access to the front line in the Kherson region.

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