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How non-stop Christmas music could be damaging workers’ mental health #5liveDaily

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  • A campaigner for more silence in public places has told BBC 5 live that non-stop Christmas music could be damaging shop workers mental health.
  • A warning by psychologists has prompted Marks & Spencer to ban festive songs, while Asda is introducing a daily Christmas music-free hour.
  • Speaking to Adrian Chiles, Nigel Rodgers, who founded Pipedown, explained why retailers should listen to workers’ concerns.
  • This clip is originally from 5 live Daily on Monday 13 November 2017.

Non-stop Christmas music could be damaging employees’ mental health.
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Darren Fletcher: I support bowel disease sufferers

  • West Bromwich Albion and Scotland captain Darren Fletcher has told BBC Radio 5 live Daily that he is in “constant” personal contact with dozens of sufferers of ulcerative colitis.
  • He phones or texts them regularly to offer personal support as they cope with the debilitating condition that almost ended his career.
  • Fletcher told Adrian Chiles: “I’m pretty much in constant contact with between 20 and 30 people through text message and phone call and maybe their journey through operations and the different stages of it.”
  • His condition couldn’t be controlled by drugs, but he has made a full recovery after undergoing reconstructive bowel surgery.
  • Ulcerative colitis causes ulcers in the large intestine, meaning sufferers need to visit the toilet up to 30 times a day, and only have a few seconds to get there.

West Bromwich Albion and Scotland captain Darren Fletcher has told BBC Radio 5 live Daily that he is in “constant” personal contact with dozens of sufferers of ulcerative colitis.
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Cancer survivor: Why I’ll run a marathon on wedding day 🏃 👰
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  • Cancer survivor: Why Iâ ll run a marathon on wedding day
  • A cancer survivor has told BBC 5 live how she is spending her wedding day running a marathon.
  • She will then run the London marathon later that day, where she hopes to raise £15k for cancer charities.
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  • Speaking to Adrian Chiles, she explained that it was her fiancé who wanted her to run a marathon on their wedding day, which will take place on the Cutty Sark ship at 7:30am.

Cancer survivor explains why she is spending her wedding day running a marathon.
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