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Christopher Lee as Dracula

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Writer Lauren Owen on the changing look of vampires in Western culture - and why it's okay for the undead to 'sparkle'

Bowel cancer: Screening those with learning disabilities

Claire Donaghy on the bowel health screening resources for people with learning disabilities, and their carers

Frank Skinner

"I once destroyed a bus stop with a large lump of concrete"

Jane Graham

Comedian Frank Skinner, 57, on the highs and lows of his drinking, fatherhood - and how he tried to emulate Keith Richards

The band who have given Glasgow hope

Esperanza were playing The Clutha pub when a helicopter crashed through the roof, killing 10 people. They spoke exclusively to The Big Issue

Game of Thrones brings unity and growth to Northern Ireland

The TV hit Game of Thrones has also been a big success story for filming location Northern Ireland...

Emilia Clarke in Game Of Thrones

Emilia Clarke: "Daenerys becomes a bit of badass..."

Steven MacKenzie

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke talks season four, auditioning for the role, and why she has to ignore the fans...

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