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Snowboarding ‘less deadly’ than skiing, study finds

Professor concludes that snowboarders, though more likely to get injured, are a third less likely to die on the slopes than skiers

Enmity on the slopes between skiers and snowboarders is long running, and has now been exacerbated by a study to find which sport is more dangerous.

Research for the National Ski Areas Association in the US claims to have settled the question: snowboarding has less risk of ending in serious injury.

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Boxing Day events

Had your fill of eating, drinking and watching television? Here’s our pick of the best days out, from street plays in Sussex to barrel rolling in Cambridgeshire

This chilling event simply involves heading straight into the sea and then walking straight out again. The money raised in sponsorship goes to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Fancy dress costumes are judged at 10.45am, with prizes for best child, individual and team. The “walk” begins at 11am. Call 01626 776936 or visit rnli.org.uk

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