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The dangers of life in The Archers


Life in Ambridge, home of Radio 4's long-running radio soap The Archers, may be slow-paced, but it also stands a heightened chance of being cut violently short, research has shown.

A study published in the British Medical Journal has found death rates from accidents and suicide were seven times greater than the national average.

Medical writer Rob Stepney explains the research.

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