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Sir Terry Pratchett: 'Time is coming' for legal assisted suicide

The best-selling author, Sir Terry Pratchett - who has Alzheimer's - is to call for the setting up of tribunals where seriously ill patients can apply for help to die.

He will use the Richard Dimbleby Lecture to argue that the "time is really coming" for assisted suicide to be legalised.


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