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Harnessing social media to make teenage lives happier

It may come as little surprise, but in a recent study half of the teenagers surveyed admitted they felt addicted to their mobile devices.

And over a third of parents said they argued with their children about their phone use on a daily basis.

Now, a project is underway in Sussex to help young people take control of social media and use it as a force for good.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to students Lola Ray and Chloe Turnbull, and Jane Keating and Tayler Cresswell of Brighton5.

For more information go to www.brighton5.com.

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Ancient skulls stolen from crypt in Kent

Skulls from Britain's biggest ancient collection of bones have been stolen from a church in Kent.

Thieves broke in to St Leonard's Church in Hythe and stole 21 skulls - all of them thought to be around 700 years old. Sarah Saunders spoke to Rev Andrew Sweeney and volunteer Brinley Hughes.

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The Last Word, July 2018

Brexit: the Chequers 'deal' that was good for less than 24 hours. Plus .... Donald Trump: as he starts his visit in Oxfordshire this evening, we ask - why should we welcome him? And .... Defence: how much should we spend, when demands on the Treasury are going up?

To debate all that - and what we can learn from Gareth Southgate's England squad:-

  • Stephen Morgan, Labour MP for Portsmouth South
  • Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West & Abingdon, and
  • Tobias Ellwood, Tory MP for Bournemouth East and Defence Minister
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