Image via flickr. The friendly face of animal testing put in an appearance on Victoria Derbyshire’s Radio 5 show this morning. Derbyshire, whose abilities as a journalist are frequently wasted on the human interest stories that have become the staples of mid-morning radio, was stripped, disinfected and encased in some sort of hazmat suit before …

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Image:┬áTim Whitby/Getty Images Europe. Listening to Victoria Pendleton trying to explain her reasons for self-harming on the radio this morning reminded me of a time when I too sought refuge in the slicing of my own flesh. Conversations with people since then, plus the perspective that the passing years lent, did not make the compulsion …

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