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Celebrating 100 years of women in Parliament

On 28 November 1919, Nancy Astor was elected to Parliament, becoming the first female MP to take her seat. A century on, a train named in her honour took VIP passengers to Nancy’s former Plymouth constituency where a new statue was unveiled. Here we tell the story of the day’s events in tweets and audio clips from the historic journey.

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10 years in the making: drug discovered by Reading scientists reaches UK children with severe epilepsy

Today a new cannabis-derived medicine for severe childhood epilepsy was approved for use on the NHS after over a decade of research at the University of Reading. Here we track the story of the drug’s long journey from bench to bedside.

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