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Wherever Donald Trump goes the term ‘fake news’ is sure to follow, as it did during his controversial stop-off in the UK. But is fake news really just a modern phenomenon? Sheena Grant reports on a project at the Museum of East Anglian Life that attempts to answer that question.

East Anglia has a long association with spooky happenings and Suffolk perhaps more so than anywhere else, says Kirsty Hartsiotis, one of the authors of a new collection of ghost stories associated with the county. She told Sheena Grant more.

The end draws ever nearer for my beloved washing machine, loyal laundry partner of 22 years, writes Sheena Grant.

Should advice about cutting the risk of cancer include avoiding many common chemicals and environmental toxins?

If you don’t know the horrors of single-use plastic by now, where have you been? Certainly not visiting a beach, where the effects of this ubiquitous waste are all-too obvious to see, writes Sheena Grant.

Every time four-year-old Indie-Rose Clarry has a seizure her life is in danger.

It’s that time of year again.

It’s been one of the hottest and driest Junes on record and the soaring temperatures are forecast to continue across East Anglia.

There are a lot of unhappy people out there, writes Sheen Grant.

Most of us think of a doctor as someone whose job it is to make us better when we’re ill, but these days there’s a new kind of hospital medic.

It’s 10 years since a vaccine was introduced to protect young women from the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.

At around 41p per day, I’ve always thought the BBC licence fee offered great value for money, writes Thrifty Living’s Sheena Grant.

Britain is set to go bonkers for barbecues during the World Cup but for the unwary there could be health risks involved. Sheena Grant finds out how to avoid food poisoning when you light the coals.

It’s called forest bathing but thankfully, perhaps, neither water nor the necessity to take off any clothes is involved.

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier but for criminals, it’s just another opportunity to take advantage of the unwary.

We’ve long been a nation of shed lovers but even that can’t account for the extraordinary rise of the men’s shed movement.

Air pollution from cars is estimated to cause thousands of premature deaths a year. Now researchers are calling for more people to work from home, a move they reckon could help prevent 10,000 deaths annually. Homeworker Sheena Grant looks at the evidence...

I should have known it. My washing machine, aged 22, is a mere baby compared to some out there.

Loneliness can affect anyone and has such devastating effects that doctors have called for a national public campaign to highlight the issue.

When I was at school I don’t really remember anyone having head lice. Maybe it had something to do with the ‘nit nurse’.

Thrifty living, with Sheena Grant

When Kate James heard about the results of a study which found that bigger portions may help people lose weight, depending what was being eaten, she wasn’t surprised.

Is the way society deals with grief and bereavement damaging to recovery and is recovery really possible at all? Sheena Grant finds out about the Grief Recovery Method and learns about the six myths of loss.

Take a walk through the spring flowers in Chalkney Wood. Walked by: Lotte Sherman

Thrifty living, with Sheena Grant

It’s Dementia Action Week, an annual campaign to improve the lives of the UK’s 850,000 sufferers. Sheena Grant reports on a housing initiative that helps couples stay living together after a dementia diagnosis, however bad things get.

Advancing age brings all sorts of challenges that are hard for younger, more able-bodied people to fully understand, however empathetic they may be. That’s why a Suffolk home care company has bought an ‘ageing suit’ to assist staff training. Sheena Grant tried it out...

There have been a lot of Royal stories around this week ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

School doesn’t work for everyone but for children with mental health issues there’s often little else on offer to turn around lives at risk of stalling before they’ve even got started. Until now... As Mental Health Awareness Week begins, Sheena Grant reports on one woman’s bold new venture.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, from May 14 to 20, is focussing on stress and how we cope with it. We get some advice from local experts.

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