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Poldark's Aidan Turner: 'I've never felt objectified'

Poldark's Aidan Turner: 'I've never felt objectified'

Entertainment
Aidan Turner has said he has "never felt objectified", despite the amount of attention he receives on Poldark.The actor, who is about to take on his first stage role in 10 years, found himself the subject of a national debate earlier this month.Or rather, his chest did.Writing in the Radio Times, Mariella Frostrup highlighted the apparent "double standards" when it came to female journalists and viewers openly lusting over Ross Poldark.Frostrup said this was something that would be highly criticised if the tables were turned, i.e. if a plethora of male journalists were to objectify a female star."I fear we are losing not only our sense of humour but our sense of proportion as we throw every act of perceived sexism into the #MeToo...
Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'

Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'

Health
Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK - age-related macular degeneration.Douglas Waters, 86, could not see out of his right eye, but "I can now read the newspaper" with it, he says.He was one of two patients given pioneering stem cell therapy at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Cells from a human embryo were grown into a patch that was delicately inserted into the back of the eye.'Couldn't see anything'Douglas, who is from London, developed severe age-related macular degeneration in his right eye three years ago.The macula is the part of the eye that allows you to see straight ahead - whether to recognise faces, watch TV or read a book. He says: "In the months before the operation my sight was really poor and I couldn't see anything ou...