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Hands off the barbecue tongs – meat’s not just a ‘man thing’

Louise Gray spent a year only eating animals she’d killed herself, and in the process learned a lot about compassion and the environment.

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A tribute to the village genius

In a new series, Lucy Nichol proves you never know who mental ill health will come after next by celebrating the diverse qualities and eccentricities of her lovable friends and acquaintances. This week, she remembers Martin.

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National Allotments Week: “I want an allotment!”

Ruth Bratt often daydreams of having an allotment, but decade-long waiting lists, Black Death fingers and a lack of plant know-how are holding her back.

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Shakespeare without borders

One West Yorkshire theatre company is using Shakespeare to bridge cultures and generations. Director Mary Coaten explains how.

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MY Outlander

Maureen Younger talks episode 12, death and punching corpses.

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Getting to know you… Helen Walmsley-Johnson

If you’re a regular visitor to Standard Issue, you won’t need telling that we’re lucky enough to have a cracking team of contributors who we love dearly. We thought it was about time we let them introduce themselves properly. Say hello to Helen Walmsley-Johnson.

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Cycle Killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?

At the start of Bike Week 2016, Sarah Hendrickx shares a tale of cycling derring-do, Barcelona, lost marbles and the correct length of pubic hair.

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Jo Milne: A diary of firsts and lasts

Since the world watched her hear for the first time, Jo Milne has been on a journey into sound, all the while knowing her world is getting darker by the day. In the first of a regular column for Standard Issue, she reports back from breaking her Glastonbury duck.

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Why I want to marry Gonzo

It’s not easy being weird, but Juliette Burton knows it’s always an adventure being with a weirdo, which is why the love of her life is a blue, furry, honk-nosed puppet.

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Immigration, Actually

With immigration a hot topic in the election run-up, Canadian Joanne Lau explains what drew her to the UK. And it wasn’t the benefits system.