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Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts backs under-18 sunbed ban

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A Welsh MP's bid to ban under-18s using tanning salons following two high-profile burning incidents in south Wales has received support from the government and a celebrity.

Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts put her weight behind Cardiff North MP Julie Morgan's private members bill.

The red-headed star said that pressure on young women in working-class areas meant many disregarded health advice and used sunbeds despite the risks. She said that legislation was particularly needed to stop children using unstaffed tanning salons.

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