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Should festival-goers be allowed to have their drugs tested?
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Should festival-goers be allowed to have their drugs tested?

Police chief says recreational drugs assessment could be 'very useful' but is tricky legally
24 Nov 2016
Junior school pupils suspended over 'happy crack' sugar bust
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Junior school pupils suspended over 'happy crack' sugar bust

Children in South Carolina were buying and selling mixture of Kool-Aid powder and sugar - and other tall tales
4 Nov 2016
Man breaks world record for distance paddled in a pumpkin
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Man breaks world record for distance paddled in a pumpkin

Rick Swenson navigates almost 26 miles of river inside hollowed-out vegetable - and other tall tales
18 Oct 2016
'Domestic incident' just man shouting at Clinton on TV
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'Domestic incident' just man shouting at Clinton on TV

'High decibel profanities' came from Donald Trump supporter - and other tall tales
29 Sep 2016
Video shows 'human face pig' with penis-shaped growth
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Video shows 'human face pig' with penis-shaped growth

Footage has emerged of disfigured piglet born in China - and other tall tales
7 Sep 2016
'Instagram tourists' in £17.5m cocaine bust
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'Instagram tourists' in £17.5m cocaine bust

Two Canadian women accused of stashing 77lbs of drugs in their luggage - and other tall tales
1 Sep 2016
Double-strength MDMA causing 'more mental health issues'
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Double-strength MDMA causing 'more mental health issues'

Experts warn powerful strains of party pills can lead to paranoia, memory loss, anxiety and depression
24 Aug 2016
Son of Mexican drug lord El Chapo kidnapped
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Son of Mexican drug lord El Chapo kidnapped

Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar among Sinaloa Cartel members abducted by rival gang in Puerto Vallarta
17 Aug 2016
UK responsible for most online drug deals in Europe
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UK responsible for most online drug deals in Europe

British dealers made £1.7m in monthly web sales, coming only second to the US in illegal narcotic revenues
10 Aug 2016
Cocaine users with 'social conscience' targeted in campaign
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Cocaine users with 'social conscience' targeted in campaign

National Crime Agency video warns of the drug's impact – but critics argue regulation would counter this
2 Dec 2015
Ireland plans to decriminalise small amounts of heroin
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Ireland plans to decriminalise small amounts of heroin

Medically supervised injection rooms will open as part of 'radical culture shift' in drugs policy
3 Nov 2015
'Dairy crack': cheese as addictive as drugs, study shows
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'Dairy crack': cheese as addictive as drugs, study shows

Processed foods much more likely to be addictive, with cheese chief among them
23 Oct 2015
'Female Viagra': why the drug is so controversial
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'Female Viagra': why the drug is so controversial

Flibanserin has finally been approved by the US drugs agency – but only after two unsuccessful attempts
19 Aug 2015
Russia bans Reddit over magic mushroom post
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Russia bans Reddit over magic mushroom post

Social network and entertainment site banned after failing to respond to government
13 Aug 2015
LEGAL LSD: psychiatrist calls for change
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LEGAL LSD: psychiatrist calls for change

Legal classification of LSD and magic mushrooms is hampering important medical research, says expert
27 May 2015
Home-brew heroin: scientists close to making opiate yeast
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Home-brew heroin: scientists close to making opiate yeast

Governments told to take action now to prevent morphine-making yeast getting into wrong hands
19 May 2015
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