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Nothing is plain sailing in Abta v ROL Cruises blame game

In April 2019 we booked a £3,637 cruise to St Petersburg with Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV)...

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My boyfriend never initiates sex – how can I help him to be more confident?

I met my boyfriend shortly before the first lockdown in March last year, and had never been in a...

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Nigerian rapper Olamide: ‘People have a very limited understanding of the ghetto’

B ariga, a sprawling northern suburb of Lagos, Nigeria that is home to more than 700,000...

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Online sex crimes crisis in South Korea affecting all women, report finds

South Korea’s epidemic of online sexual abuse has left survivors traumatised for life, and is...

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Wealth secret of the super rich revealed: be born into a rich family

Self-made billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk made huge profits during the Covid-19...

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Bridge made of string: Peruvians weave 500-year-old Incan crossing back into place

Peruvians from the Huinchiri community in Cusco region are rebuilding a 500-year-old Incan hanging...

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Savings to bitcoin: cubs and beavers to launch badge for money skills

On a Friday night in Enfield, north London, a group of eight-, nine- and 10-year-olds are...

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Hipgnosis aims to raise £150m to buy more of ‘most influential songs of all time’

Hipgnosis, the company that offers investors the chance to make money from the royalties of popular...

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Premier League fixtures 2021-22: Manchester City start title defence at Spurs

Manchester City will start the defence of their Premier League title away to Tottenham after the...

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The Guardian view on Daniel Morgan’s murder: calling out the Met

T he killing of 37-year-old private detective Daniel Morgan in south London in 1987, and...

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Employers think the pandemic was a time for earnest self-improvement. Screw that

E arly in the pandemic there was a moment when it started to become clear that the...

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An Inside job: lockdown has finally been turned into the stuff of irresistible art

I n the spring, I wrote about a wariness surrounding art that reflects on the pandemic –...

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‘It was like running away with the circus’ – the thrills, shocks and genius of Kneehigh

Mike Shepherd (founder, artistic director): Kneehigh’s first show got me arrested. The...

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All adults in England able to book Covid jabs ‘by end of week’

Every adult in England will be able to book their first Covid-19 vaccination from the end of this...

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High in the Himalayas, villagers hit by Covid are left to fend for themselves

Phalguni Devi has spent a fortnight living in a cattle shed. Looking out on a rainy afternoon in...

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Cashless society draws closer with only one in six payments now in cash

The UK has moved a big step closer to becoming a cashless society after official data showed that...

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Biden to meet Putin at highly anticipated summit in Geneva

The US president, Joe Biden, is due to meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Geneva in a highly...

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All care home staff in England should have Covid vaccine, says minister

All care home staff in England should be vaccinated, a senior government minister has urged, saying...

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‘Identity crisis’: will the US’s largest evangelical denomination move even further right?

T housands of Southern Baptists from across the US are heading to Tennessee this week to...

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Tell us: how have you been affected by the delayed lifting of lockdown restrictions in England?

As infections and hospital admissions are rising again, Boris Johnson has announced a four-week...

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Less than 1% of UK travel insurance policies offer full Covid cover, says Which?

Less than 1% of UK travel insurance policies provide people with full comprehensive cover for Covid...

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‘I don’t feel any the wiser’: uncertainty as wedding Covid rules eased

A fter months of having to choose just 30 close relatives and friends to celebrate their...

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The best albums of 2021 so far

Arooj Aftab – Vulture Prince ...

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Cut Short by Ciaran Thapar review – at the sharp end of austerity

I n September 2015, Ciaran Thapar, a recent graduate of the London School of Economics ...

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South Korea says consensual sex act between male soldiers ‘bordered on rape’

A South Korean military court has been accused of discriminating against sexual minorities after it...

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Restaurants and pubs ‘face collapse’ during extended England lockdown

Business groups have warned that pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs face significant hardship...

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Boohoo reports strong sales as it relaunches Debenhams website

Boohoo has reported further strong sales growth on the back of the online shopping boom seen during...

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Biosecure bubble can help forge stronger Lions bonds, insists Ken Owens

The British & Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens believes the strict Covid-19 restrictions facing the...

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Swimming Australia admits failings in misconduct complaints procedures

Swimming Australia has conceded it “could have done better” in facilitating complaints from...

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Wimbledon finals to allow full crowd capacity with 45,000 at Euro 2020 final

The final weekend of Wimbledon will be played on Centre Court in front of a capacity crowd – the...

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World Test Championship is hard to love but final deserves more than a washout

T he forecast is for rain. Of course the forecast is for rain. It’s the final of the...

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The Guardian view on delaying lockdown easing: sadly unavoidable

S ince February, when Boris Johnson unveiled a four-step roadmap to ending all Covid...

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China and the west must now cooperate to achieve global Covid vaccine coverage

“V accine diplomacy” has evolved into a dirty phrase, not least in relation to China...

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Whether Covid escaped from a lab or not, it’s time to talk about biosecurity

T he debate on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic has recently focused on the potential...

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The sexual assault of sleeping women: the hidden, horrifying rape crisis in Britain’s bedrooms

N iamh Ní Dhomhnaill had been with her partner for almost a year when she discovered...

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Vaccines and oxygen run out as third wave of Covid hits Uganda

Uganda has all but run out of Covid-19 vaccines and oxygen as the country grapples with another...

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Southbank Centre to showcase art made by Britons shielding from Covid

More than 600 pieces of art created by thousands of people who were shielding and in extreme...

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Summer 2022 holiday bookings surging, says online travel agent On The Beach

Holiday bookings for summer 2022 are “significantly” ahead of normal, according to online...

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Moment two groups of bare-chested men hurl deckchairs at each other as huge brawl breaks out at cafe on Southend seafront

Shocking footage has captured the moment bloodied brawling men were seen hurling deckchairs and...

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Police rescue two dogs from boiling car as temperatures soared to 75F in Brighton - before owner complains about them smashing her window

This is the moment police were forced to smash their way into a car to rescue two dogs who had been...

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Sir Ian McKellen: ‘What does old mean? Quite honestly I feel about 12’

O h, birthdays,” Sir Ian McKellen growls, on the occasion of his 82nd. “At my...

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Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany says she ‘never lied’ as Trump press secretary

The White House press secretary turned Fox News contributor Kayleigh McEnany has claimed she â€...

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London boat dwellers protest against plans they say could leave them homeless

The sun shone, the water sparkled and the trumpets blared as a flotilla of boat dwellers staged a...

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Ted Baker loses more than £100m as Covid lockdowns dent sales

Ted Baker made a loss of more than £100m in the first pandemic year as revenues at the fashion...

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Mo Farah given lifeline for Tokyo Olympics after special race added

Mo Farah has been given a last-ditch chance to reach the Tokyo Olympics in a hastily arranged...

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Five things for England to fix before the Test series against India

1. Pick the right team England start a five-Test series against India in just over seven weeks....

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How Guardian-reading over-70s are staying active

Re Christian Wolmar’s letter (8 June), at 84 my daily activity both during and after lockdown has...

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‘Really surreal’: moment BLM activist rescued far-right protester from mob

P atrick Hutchinson doesn’t normally attend protests. He says he prefers to bring...

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‘It was so nasty. He laughed in my face’: How to love and trust again after a big romantic betrayal

S arah and her husband were anchored in a remote harbour – more than a year into...

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How Taiwan’s struggle for Covid vaccines is inflaming tensions with China

V accines are the latest flashpoint inflaming cross-strait tensions between China and...

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UK health inequalities made worse by Covid crisis, study suggests

The coronavirus crisis has disrupted routine healthcare disproportionately across society with...

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Vaccines are working – but these charts show we’re right to delay reopening

Two-thirds of the UK population are insufficiently protected against the Delta coronavirus variant,...

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The big picture: Niall McDiarmid’s world on a plate

N iall McDiarmid, a Scottish photographer based in London, has, as a daily preface to...

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‘Did they give life? No! So how can they take it?’: on the frontline of knife crime

J hemar got home from school at 5pm. His mum and dad were out. He threw his bag down in...

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Andy Murray: ‘Don’t be sad for me! I like doing this – no one’s forcing me to play’

I s he or isn’t he? One minute Andy Murray, one of Britain’s greatest living...

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Tell us: are you planning on joining protests at the G7 summit?

Later this week, world leaders will be attending the G7 summit, at Carbis Bay, near St Ives in...

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Sparkling wines for summer

Oliver Zeter Sauvignon Blanc Brut, Pfalz, Germany 2019 (from £22.95, mumblesfinewines.co.uk;...

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Brandon Taylor: ‘I grew up reading my aunt’s nursing-home manuals and bodice-rippers’

B randon Taylor, 32, grew up in Alabama and studied at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He...

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Seven Ways to Change the World by Gordon Brown; Go Big by Ed Miliband review – what’s the new idea?

A mong the things Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband have in common, apart from electoral defeat...

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Historic London theatre to reopen after multimillion-pound restoration

The curtain goes up on Monday on at least one piece of certain good news for the troubled West End....

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António Guterres on the climate crisis: ‘We are coming to a point of no return’

W ealthy countries risk an “unforgivable lost opportunity” by not emerging from...

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Saudi Arabia bans foreigners from hajj over Covid concerns

Saudi Arabia has announced that this year’s hajj pilgrimage will be limited to 60,000 vaccinated...

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Four charged with murder after teenager stabbed in south London

Four people have been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in south...

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15-year-old boy charged with murder of teenager stabbed in west London

A 15-year-old boy appeared in court on Saturday charged with the murder of a teenager, named for...

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Museum of the Home reopens to protests over statue of slave ship owner

The reopening of the Museum of the Home in London was met with protests on Saturday calling for the...

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Queen’s birthday list honours key figures in UK Covid vaccine drive

Key figures in the battle against Covid-19 and Britain’s vaccine success have been rewarded in...

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Burrito economics: Republican claims about price rises are so much hot air

House Republicans are blaming Democrats for the rise in Chipotle burrito prices. ...

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Josh Bayliss with final flourish as Bath beat Northampton to seal Europe spot

As so often these days, in rugby, sport and society, a pesky virus played an unsatisfactorily...

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New York’s Little Island includes a message about the Thames garden bridge

L ittle Island, a garden built over the Hudson River, designed by the British designer...

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Celebrity buzz: how stars’ bedroom toys have got us all talking about sex

Lily Allen has one. Cara Delevingne has one. Dakota Johnson has developed her own range. Is the...

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No more emails: why I’m walking from Land’s End to John o’Groats

I t’s 7.30pm on 29 April and I’m standing alone on the highest hill in this part...

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End of the line? How Brexit left Hull’s fishing industry facing extinction

A t 4am on 24 April 2019, 25 brass players, two percussionists and a conductor piled into...

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Drop Covid vaccine patent rules to save lives in poorest countries, UK and Germany told

Britain and Germany were under intense pressure on Saturday to drop their resistance to proposals...

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Factory workers making goods for the west bear brunt of virus surge in south-east Asia

It was around mid-May when workers at the Cal-Comp factory in Phetchaburi, central Thailand, heard...

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Why are women more prone to long Covid?

I n June 2020, as the first reports of long Covid began to filter through the medical...

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Covid lockdown: should England open up on 21 June?

Data The key issue is the extent to which infections of the Delta variant first detected in India...

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At least 18 die as hospital hit in shelling of Syrian city

Shelling of the rebel-held city of Afrin in northern Syria killed at least 18 people, many of them...

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More than half of sex trafficking victims in the U.S. last year were recruited on Facebook, bombshell report reveals

The majority of online recruitment in active sex trafficking cases last year occurred on Facebook,...

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Trump finds historical muse in tourmate and ex-Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly

D onald Trump appears to have found his historical muse. The former US president will go...

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I have a smaller penis than my girlfriend’s exes – should I get surgery?

My girlfriend and I are extremely happy together, but she told me that two of her exes...

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I’ve got that sinking feeling over finding insurance for my flat

We had buildings insurance with LV= until it stopped offering subsidence cover for our flat, on...

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Godot Is a Woman review – cheeky, geeky take on Beckett’s men-only rule

I f you see it through a feminist lens, as theatre company Silent Faces have, it’s an...

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‘Extremely rare’: Australia records second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccine blood clots

A 52-year-old woman from NSW who died after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine is “likely”...

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More research funding needed to avoid drug-resistant pandemic, warns report

Small drugmakers and biotech firms that are developing the bulk of new antibiotics need far more...

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Morrisons shareholders reject executive bonuses amid falling profits

Morrisons shareholders have voted overwhelmingly against the award of millions of pounds in bonuses...

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Sexual harassment is a routine part of life, schoolchildren tell Ofsted

Schoolchildren have told Ofsted inspectors that sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are such...

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Forget incremental change: the left shouldn’t be afraid of thinking big

W e have all craved a return to normality during the pandemic. As we emerge from this...

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If you have long Covid, as I did, don’t give up hope. Recovery is possible

C ovid-19 affects people in a range of different ways. For some its a mild illness; to...

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Documentary-maker Marc Isaacs: ‘I like to provoke, but not to be seen’

W hile making his first documentary 20 years ago, Marc Isaacs spent two months in the lift...

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G7 leaders will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins, leaked communique suggests

Leaders at the G7 summit will call for a new, transparent investigation by the World Health...

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Ruben Sergeyev, longtime Guardian fixer in Moscow, dies at 65

Ruben Sergeyev, a longtime consultant and friend to Guardian correspondents in Moscow from the...

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High risk of autumn Covid surge in Europe despite drop in infections, says WHO

Covid-19 infections, hospitalisations and deaths are falling fast across Europe, but the risk of a...

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Gender-critical views are a protected belief, appeal tribunal rules

The gender-critical views of a researcher who lost her job at a thinktank after tweeting that...

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Matt Hancock pledges to hand over any advice on discharges to care homes

Matt Hancock has promised to reveal internal advice that is alleged to have required testing for...

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Fishmongers’ Hall terrorist Usman Khan was lawfully killed, inquest jury finds

An inquest jury at the Guildhall in London has concluded that the Fishmongers’ Hall terrorist,...

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Birds of a feather really DO flock together! Pigeons stay in a group in the presence of predators rather than moving to protect themselves, study finds

A new scientific study shows birds of a feather – specifically the pigeon – really do flock...

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BBC bosses are to boost efforts to sound less 'London-centric' with regional voiceovers featuring local accents

The BBC is set to introduce ‘bespoke’ regional voiceovers between programmes to make the...

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The empty office: what we lose when we work from home

I n the summer of 2020, Daniel Beunza, a voluble Spanish social scientist who taught at...

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Leftist teacher takes on dictator’s daughter as Peru picks new president

P eruvians must choose between the son of illiterate peasant farmers who pledges to upend...

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Share your experience of Heathrow airport’s new ‘red list’ terminal

From 1 June, passengers arriving in the UK from countries on the British ‘red list’ of...

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Rambert: Draw from Within review – dancing this intense could spark a blaze

W hen Rambert premiered their lockdown livestream Draw from Within in September, by...

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Love Island makers say LGBT contestants bring ‘logistical difficulties’

The makers of TV’s Love Island have said that there have been “logistical difficultiesâ...

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‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in DRC capital, reports WHO

The UN’s health agency said on Thursday that it detected a surge of coronavirus cases late...

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Laurence Fox’s political party received almost same donations as Lib Dems

Laurence Fox’s Reclaim party received almost as much money in donations as the Liberal...

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Tory group demands rethink on recovery plan for English schools

Furious Conservative MPs have privately demanded a rethink of the watered down recovery plan for...

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Covid care home tragedy: we, the bereaved, need to know the full truth

I was relieved to see, in letters (30 May), the truths gradually emerging on the care home tragedy....

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The Guardian view on Israel’s new coalition: not yet a new era

T here were 38 minutes left when eight very disparate Israeli opposition parties announced...

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Your medical records are about to be given away. As GPs, we’re fighting back

G P practices in England have been instructed to hand over their patients’ entire...

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Kate Winslet shows there’s more to middle age than a saggy belly

K ate Winslet has always had guts. But for her to have a belly, let alone one that wobbles...

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‘None of the evidence was enough’: Czech women fight to criminalise all non-consensual sex

“I felt so lost when I heard the court verdict; as if the fact that he raped me was somehow...

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Samuel L Jackson’s 20 best films – ranked!

20. Chi-Raq (2015) Samuel L Jackson is the elegantly besuited, cane-twirling, fourth-wall...

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Covid variants: how much protection do the different vaccines offer?

On Wednesday Boris Johnson said he saw nothing in the current data to stop the planned lifting of...

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Nepal Covid variant: does it exist and should we be concerned?

Another day, another variant. The latest incarnation of the coronavirus to raise concerns has been...

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United Airlines aims to revive Concorde spirit with supersonic planes

United Airlines has bought 15 planes capable of travelling at twice the speed of modern airliners...

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India Covid variant may increase risk of hospital admission, early data suggests

The coronavirus variant of concern first discovered in India, known as Delta, is more likely to...

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Share your stories of holiday disasters

With travel still subject to strict Covid rules, many of us will be opting to stay put this summer....

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Tell us: are you in a platonic marriage or a similar relationship?

Although legislation around marriage has changed over the last 10 years – from the introduction...

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The great reopening has broadened my horizons. Is Center Parcs on the green list?

L ast week I was back in the office for a writing day with other people. We were, of...

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From Summer Holiday to Midsommar: 10 of the best cinematic summers

Summer Holiday 1963 “We’ve seen it in the movies, now let’s see if it’s true.” Cinema...

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Ai-Da the robot painter, Iranian epics and a gaze at God – the week in art

Exhibition of the week Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot Enter the uncanny valley with this realistic...

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Protesters call on banks to ‘drop African debt’ in wake of Covid

Activists at a demonstration outside the annual general meeting of HSBC in London have demanded the...

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Murder inquiry over death of Italian woman after sex video battle

Prosecutors in Naples have opened a murder inquiry into the death of a young woman believed to have...

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Number of EU citizens refused entry to UK soars despite Covid crisis

The number of EU citizens being prevented from entering the UK has soared over the past three...

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Covid bereaved demand public inquiry and end to ‘political pantomime’

Boris Johnson is facing a growing clamour to bring forward the start of the coronavirus public...

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Dominic Cummings’ tell-all told us what we already knew about the Tories

It is astonishing that it has taken so long for self-styled superbrain Dominic Cummings to figure...

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The Guardian view on the Covid inquiry: time to bring it on

F aced with Dominic Cummings’ fusillade against Boris Johnson’s handling of the...

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Hip to be square: Anne Boleyn’s neckline inspires catwalks

In the best-known portrait purported to be of Anne Boleyn, a square neckline frames her long,...

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Longer school hours won’t plug Covid learning gaps, says Cambridge academic

Keeping pupils in school for longer lessons would not be enough to overcome the gaps in their...

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German children aged 12 -16 can have Covid Pfizer vaccine in June

German children from the age of 12 will be eligible for a Covid-19 inoculation from next month, the...

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Prince Charles advises people recovering from Covid to practise yoga

Prince Charles has suggested that people struggling to return to full health after having the...

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Bank holiday traffic: sun and Covid easing may mean return of jams

Sunny weather, the easing of Covid restrictions and the return of road traffic to pre-pandemic...

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Mark Duggan’s family: police ‘lack courage’ to reopen investigation

Mark Duggan’s family have accused the police watchdog of lacking courage after it refused to...

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Inquest into London Bridge attack deaths finds police and MI5 failings

Failures by MI5, the police and the probation service all contributed to deaths in a terrorist...

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Glasgow to stay in toughest lockdown level as Covid cases rise

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed Glasgow will remain in Scotland’s second toughest lockdown regime...

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Home Office agrees publication of Daniel Morgan murder report in June

A report into the murder of a private investigator 30 years ago will be published next month, the...

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Boris Johnson acted unwisely over flat refurbishment, report finds

Boris Johnson “unwisely” embarked on a refurbishment of his official Downing Street flat...

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Is THIS the secret to happiness? Scientists say the key to being content is lowering your expectations - but not so far that it leaves you miserable

Lowering your expectations, but not so far it leaves you miserable, is the key to a happy life,...

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‘A handheld grater will make guests want to have sex with you’: the anatomy of a grown-up apartment

T he thing they don’t tell you is that parties change when you get older. You have...

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West End landlord Shaftesbury looks to summer revival as it reports £339m loss

The West End landlord Shaftesbury has reported a wider first-half loss but is hopeful that a...

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London South Bank University staff sound alarm over drop in courses

Staff at London South Bank University have raised the alarm over what looks like a cataclysmic drop...

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Up to 8,700 patients died after catching Covid in English hospitals

Up to 8,700 patients died after catching Covid-19 while in hospital being treated for another...

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UK government borrowing fell in April as Covid lockdown eased

Britain’s stronger than expected recovery during the third lockdown limited government borrowing...

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From Telfer to Erasmus: how rugby coaches inspire players to greatness

R ugby is primarily a game of deeds, not words, but there are some stirring...

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The Essex village cricket club going in to bat against climate crisis

W ith 2020 the joint hottest year on record, extreme weather events stoking up and a...

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Racism blinded me to my black students’ talents

Discussion of the racism of ESN – “educationally subnormal” – schools (â€...

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Dominic Cummings must be held to account – not made the star of the show

T he stage is set, the props laid out, the audience whipped into a frenzy of...

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As long as the agenda is set in London, ‘levelling up’ will never succeed

B ritain is one of the most geographically unequal rich countries in the world. In the...

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Covid vaccine hesitancy could see Hong Kong throw away millions of doses

Hong Kong could soon be throwing away millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses because not enough people...

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Afghanistan’s doctors braced for rapid spread of India Covid variant

Doctors in Afghanistan have expressed fears that the Covid-19 variant first discovered in India...

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Oxygen shortages threaten ‘total collapse’ of dozens of health systems

Dozens of countries are facing severe oxygen shortages because of surging Covid-19 cases,...

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Sasha Johnson shooting: Metropolitan police hunting four men

Police say they are hunting four men who burst into a party before shots rang out leaving the Black...

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Health chiefs seek urgent answers on travel advice for England hotspots

Public health chiefs are demanding urgent answers about why the government failed to announce new...

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ANDREW PIERCE: Ted Heath's mega sulk over Mrs Thatcher hits the stage

Ted Heath, in the longest sulk in political history, could never bring himself to be polite to...

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Bringing the circus back to life – a photo essay

T o watch Giffords Circus at Fennells Farm in Gloucestershire come back to life after...

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Coming back better: New York City is reopening – but will it be fairer?

Of any city in the US, perhaps none has been so marked by the pandemic as New York. Early last...

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Turkey’s leaders accused of ‘playing political games’ over Covid response

O n a boiling hot day in Istanbul last July, hundreds of thousands of people gathered...

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Casa Madeira, London: ‘I love the Portuguese repertoire’ – restaurant review

Casa Madeira, 46b Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TL (020 7735 0592). Starters £4-£9.50, mains...

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The Guardian’s first fashion editor: ‘Highbrows no longer ignore high fashion’

“N ow comes the Paris week, with the fighting on the stairways, the multilingual...

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Do you have a fear of returning to the office?

M y husband is standing in the kitchen, asking me if his shirt is stained. He looks...

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It’s cold and wet, but Scarborough is a beacon of normality for families

T he sky was overcast, a chill wind blew in from the sea, and everyone was wearing coats....

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Alexander Whitley: Overflow review – watch out for the bodyscanners!

“W hat is it about?” is a question often asked of contemporary dance shows â€...

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David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy 2020 review – pixels at dawn

S pringtime with Hockney – what a glorious prospect! Just think of all those darling...

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Thousands rally at ‘obscene’ motorcade for Jair Bolsonaro

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has led a raucous column of motorcycle enthusiasts through...

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Anger as Starmer intervenes to back closures at popular Primrose Hill

One might expect that the leader of the opposition would have more to do than involve himself in a...

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Police step in as ‘free Palestine’ chanters approach pro-Israel rally in London

Police officers stepped in after a small group of people chanting “free Palestine”...

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The Guardian view on community leisure centres: not a luxury

O ne of the many discoveries of the last 14 months has been how Covid-19 seeks out...

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Covid pandemic might unlock doors to golden age for the arts

F or Britain’s theatres it has been a case of history repeating itself. The playhouses...

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Covid rates in Sefton and Bolton tell a tale of two demographics

A t a government press conference last Wednesday, England’s deputy chief medical officer...

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WHO and global faith leaders call for fair access to Covid vaccines

Global faith leaders and senior health and humanitarian figures are calling on countries to ensure...

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Chance of England Covid restrictions ending on 21 June ‘looking good’

The prospects for ending all coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England on 21 June are â€...

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BLM activist Sasha Johnson in critical condition after gunshot to the head

The Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson is in a critical condition after sustaining a gunshot...

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The stage is set (at last!) for murder most cheesy: PATRICK MARMION reviews The Mousetrap

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Amid the Covid pandemic, Senegal women find renewed hope in fishing

S ince her birth on Senegal’s coast, the ocean has always given Ndeye Yacine Dieng life....

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A half-shaven head? A handbag of snails at a cocktail party? I just adore a true eccentric

D on’t you just love an eccentric? Not the type of person who purposely cultivates an ...

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Ignore the naysayers – low emission zones do work

C lean air or low emission zones are being rolled out in more UK cities. On 1 June,...

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Retail sales soar as shoppers splash out on clothing and footwear

People in Great Britain rushed back to the shops in April to stock up on clothing and footwear...

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Chelsea bounce back from Barcelona defeat with FA Cup win over Everton

A wet and windy Kingsmeadow proved the backdrop to the final act of the women’s season as,...

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England under pressure to reschedule or cancel fifth Test against India

English cricket’s relationship with India faces a potential fork in the road following an...

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We need public and affordable workspaces

I agree with your editorial (The Guardian view on working from home: a new social divide, 18 May),...

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The pro-Palestine movement is broad but it can’t be a home to antisemitism

L ast Sunday saw one of the most dramatic antisemitic incidents in the UK in recent years....

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Let’s make sure our personal data works for us – not against us – after the pandemic

H ow is it that we live in a world that is awash with our personal information, where most...

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Covid-19 travel amber list: a guide to rules in top holiday destinations

Like so many changes to the UK’s Covid rules over the past 14 months, the new traffic light...

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Return of parkrun in England delayed with many venues reluctant to reopen

The return of parkrun in England has been pushed back until the end of next month at the earliest...

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‘Not a lot of trust’: Taiwan wrestles with home working in wake of Covid surge

W hen Amanda asked a colleague to bring her laptop home from their tech-company office,...

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EU decision to add UK to travel ‘white list’ to be delayed due to Covid variant fears

A decision in Brussels to add the UK to an EU “white list” of countries from where...

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Sporty Sophie! Casual Countess of Wessex dons a hoodie and trainers to try her hand at wheelchair basketball in North London

We're used to seeing Sophie Wessex looking polished in elegant midi dresses and court shoes, but...

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Six pubs have closed every week during Covid lockdowns as premises are demolished or converted into housing or shops

Six pubs have closed every week during the three Covid-19 lockdowns with premises demolished or...

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Confronting hate against east Asians – a photo essay

F or Bonnie Kwok it was a subtle difference. Whenever she used public transport there was...

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Tell us: have you been affected by the India Covid variant?

We are looking to speak with people in the UK and elsewhere who have been affected by the B.1.617.2...

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Rikki Beadle-Blair: the brilliant stage and screen writer who should be a household name

R ikki Beadle-Blair was just 15 when he caught the attention of a film director. It was...

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Hanif Kureishi: ‘I’d like to see a British Muslim Sopranos’

H anif Kureishi has been reflecting on toxic masculinity. He has heard a lot about it in...

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Losing byelection would be ‘curtains’ for Keir Starmer, says Diane Abbott

Keir Starmer should resign if Labour loses the Batley and Spen byelection, the former shadow home...

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Royal Mail posts £726m profit amid pandemic demand for parcels

Royal Mail’s annual profits quadrupled in its latest financial year as the pandemic-fuelled...

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Focus on preschools during Covid recovery, UK ministers urged

Ministers are being urged to put early years at the heart of the education recovery programme, with...

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The Guardian view on US bishops versus the president: Biden is on the angels’ side

J oe Biden wears his Catholicism on his sleeve. The American president carries the rosary...

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The US government should buy the Greyhound bus company. Hear me out

J oe Biden’s love of trains is well known. “Amtrak Joe” has vowed to invest in...

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Progressive economic policies are back on the agenda – time for Starmer to catch up

S ometimes political parties hit a sweet spot and their opponents struggle to lay a glove...

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Britain could steer a global vaccination programme – but where is the leadership?

W e are 140 days into what Boris Johnson has proudly called “the year of British...

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Dogs can better detect Covid in humans than lateral flow tests, finds study

Dogs are better at detecting Covid-19 in humans than many fast lateral flow tests (LFTs), according...

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‘People die in less than a week’: Covid wave catches Argentina off-guard

It is 1am and intensive care doctor Vanina Edul is trying vainly to remember the names of all the...

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Trailer released for Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey TV series

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex feature in an emotional trailer for Harry’s mental health...

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Petra Diamonds pays £4.3m to Tanzanians ‘abused’ by its contractors

The British mining company Petra Diamonds has agreed to pay £4.3m in compensation to dozens of...

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Covid expected to cost Britain £372bn, says National Audit Office

The government’s bill for tackling Covid-19 has risen by £100bn since the start of the year...

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Covid experts warn against foreign holidays, so why is Boris Johnson so keen?

“F ly now pay later”, offers one finance company, which gives loans for holidays,...

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School’s out: Pakistani pupils struggle with lack of internet

I qbal Khan works as a chauffeur in Lahore. His children are in his home village in a...

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‘I would want to be vaccinated first’: Covid experts on England’s relaxed rules

With restrictions in England relaxing this week, we ask the experts about the risks involved with...

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UK unemployment drops as businesses hire amid Covid easing

UK employers preparing for the easing of lockdown started hiring again in March, driving down...

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Mel B on domestic abuse, trauma and recovery: ‘In my mind there was no way out’

M elanie Brown is in her tracksuit talking to me from her Leeds home. Her mother has...

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‘My cheapo garden fairy lights do this too’ – Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms

A ll done with lights and looking glasses, Yayoi Kusama’s year-long display of...

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Cancelled Philip Roth biography picked up by new publisher amid abuse allegations

A biography of the late novelist Philip Roth that was dropped by its original publisher after...

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Peter Rabbit 2 review – James Corden’s unfunny bunny scampers back

T he new Peter Rabbit film is here – as before directed and co-written by Will Gluck...

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Post-punk band Au Pairs: ‘The Thatcher years gave us plenty of material’

F orty years ago this month, one of the best but often forgotten albums of the 1980s was...

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‘Covid casino’ case collapses as police in Canada accused of stealing watches

A police investigation into an alleged underground casino operating out of a mansion north of...

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E-scooter hire schemes to be rolled out in London from June

Londoners can legally use e-scooters on public roads next month – but only slowly. E-scooters...

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Teenage nursery worker on trial in Exeter for sexual assault of children

A teenage nursery worker sexually assaulted eight young children he was employed to look after, a...

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UK schools voice objections to ‘propping up’ Covid test and trace system, unpaid

Schools have spent up to and in excess of 100 hours “propping up” the national Covid test...

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Grenfell: councillor was told about cheaper cladding plan before fire

Rock Feilding-Mellen, the Tory councillor in charge of the Grenfell Tower refurbishment, was...

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Talking Horses: tracks on alert as racecourses open their doors again

I t was odd to look around the bleak emptiness of the York racecourse on the final day of...

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Kiyan Prince’s legacy lives on for Queens Park Rangers in Fifa 21

P romotional materials for the latest player to be added to Fifa 21 show Kiyan Prince...

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The Guardian view on Covid ethics: easier to enter lockdown than leave it

T he rollout of the vaccine in Britain has seemingly sprung the lock that kept the public...

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The Guardian view on violence against women: focus on the perpetrators

A shocking series of murders of women in public places, combined with rising levels of...

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Covid has led to record levels of antidepressant use – but withdrawal can be difficult

O ne of the impacts of the Covid lockdowns since March 2020 has been a widespread...

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GSK’s late entry to the vaccine race will help protect it from aggressive investors

G laxoSmithKline’s progress on Covid vaccines has been slow, frustrating and...

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The Nevers review – not even magical aliens can save this cursed mess

T he Nevers (Sky Atlantic) is a mess, within and without. Without, there were the massing...

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Disingenuous and slippery, Matt Hancock deflects blame for spread of India variant

I t was more a question of do as I say, not as I do. “We must be humble,” said Matt...

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Biden vows to send 20m doses of US-approved Covid vaccines overseas

Washington will send 20m doses of US-approved coronavirus vaccines overseas by the end of June, Joe...

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‘Urgent. Oxygen needed’: Nepalis mobilise to take charge in Covid crisis

A ping and: “ICU bed needed. Please it’s urgent.” Another ping: â€...

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More than 5,000 migrants reach Spain’s north African enclave Ceuta in a day

More than 5,000 migrants, about 1,000 of them presumed to be minors, crossed into Spain’s...

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96% of Britons develop antibodies after one Covid jab, study finds

More than 90% of Britons develop antibodies to coronavirus after having one dose of the AstraZeneca...

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Living in the UK: how have you been affected by the Covid variant found in India?

Scientists have raised concerns about the dramatic rise in cases of a Covid variant first...

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Only Food and Courses, London: ‘Deserves to be taken seriously’ – restaurant review

Only Food and Courses, Pop Brixton, 49 Station Road, London SW9 8PQ (onlyfoodandcourses.co.uk)....

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I fled Syria with just £12 … now I have my own restaurant in Soho

W hen Imad Alarnab, a Syrian chef, arrived in the UK as a refugee five years ago, he could...

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‘Iranian culture has huge depths and continues to be relevant today’

T he drive from London to a certain nameless valley in rural Oxfordshire - a...

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The Making of Rodin review – the sculptor in a ghostly new light

The Making of Rodin is a show almost entirely composed of plaster casts: fragile and small,...

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Nish Kumar: ‘Do they just hate my jokes?’

H ide your commemorative Brexit coins! Here comes Nish Kumar, scourge of the sensible...

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Joanna Scanlan: ‘People do seem to ask me to take my clothes off all the time’

J oanna Scanlan is sitting in splendid isolation in a country house hotel in Sussex, where...

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Could ‘engineered’ coral save the planet’s reefs from destruction?

This weekend, conservationists will put the final touches to a giant artificial reef they are...

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Fauci: ‘Undeniable effects of racism’ have worsened Covid for US minorities

Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday “the undeniable...

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First-hand stories shed new light on Nazi death marches

First-hand accounts from survivors of Nazi death marches, which formed a last ruthless chapter of...

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Hancock: most Bolton Covid patients eligible for jab but haven’t had it

The majority of people in hospital with Covid in Bolton were eligible for the vaccine but have not...

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Sex Education writer aims to boost diversity in TV with fellowship scheme

The Sex Education and Ms Marvel writer Bisha K Ali is launching a screenwriting fellowship with...

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Twenty arrested after Rangers fans march in central Glasgow

Rangers supporters who marched on Glasgow’s George Square to celebrate their club’s Scottish...

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London tower block residents warned of smoke danger two years before fire

Residents of an east London tower block that caught fire earlier this month had warned about the...

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Universities are failing to tackle rape culture on campus, students say

Students at a sit-in protest over sexual misconduct at Warwick University that is entering its...

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Bawdy monks and the Cerne Abbas giant

Why the surprise at a late 10th-century date for the Cerne Abbas giant (Cerne Giant in Dorset dates...

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The Guardian view on declining birthrates: there may be trouble ahead

E urope’s baby deficit is becoming impossible to ignore. In Rome on Friday, Italy’s...

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Could England’s future be a left-leaning south facing off against a conservative north?

L ondon is changing, and so is the south of England. Whether recent predictions of a...

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England’s Jofra Archer out of New Zealand Tests and may need surgery

Jofra Archer has been ruled out of England’s two-match Test series against New Zealand next...

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What threat does Indian Covid variant pose and do vaccines work against it?

What are the latest developments? The number of identified cases of the Indian variant in the UK...

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Lockdowns and panic-buying in Taiwan as Covid cases rise

Taiwan reported 206 new local cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, breaking the previous day’s record...

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17 May reopening: how Covid measures across Britain are changing

Coronavirus restrictions will be eased further on Monday in England, Wales and most of Scotland....

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UK ‘faces labour shortage’ as Covid and Brexit fuel exodus of overseas workers

Britain’s employers are struggling to hire staff as lockdown lifts amid an exodus of overseas...

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Four arrests over video ‘showing antisemitic abuse shouted from cars in London’

Four men have been arrested by officers investigating a video that appeared to show antisemitic...

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Labour proposes new offences for violence against women and girls

Labour would create a slew of new offences concerning violence against women and girls, including...

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Ignore lockdown easing to curb Indian Covid variant, health experts urge

People should ignore Monday’s easing of lockdown and avoid socialising indoors in pubs and...

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Fire chiefs warn teenagers against risking getting trapped in toddlers' park swings for TikTok challenge after a rash of 12 rescues in a month in London

Fire chiefs have warned teenagers against a TikTok phenomenon which sees them forcing themselves...

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Delaying second Covid vaccine cuts death toll by up to a FIFTH compared to standard three-week spacing gap, study finds

The decision to delay second Covid vaccine doses in the UK saved thousands of lives, more research...

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UK Covid inquiry: the key areas likely to be scrutinised

Boris Johnson has said an independent public inquiry with wide-ranging statutory powers will begin...

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I’m a bisexual woman stuck in a heterosexual relationship

I’m a bisexual woman who has been in a relationship with a man for almost nine years . For...

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We got into a debt nightmare after switch to Together Energy

Together Energy supplied our rented flat when we moved in, and we were told that if we transferred...

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New play Mum aims to make theatre industry more parent-friendly

A new theatre production about motherhood and mental health hopes to push the stage industry...

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Two transgender women jailed in Cameroon over homosexuality law

Two transgender women in Cameroon have been convicted of “attempting homosexuality” and...

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Shadow minister steps down after MP accuses her of meddling in harassment case

A shadow minister has stepped down from her post after being accused of trying to isolate a...

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Met officer stole drugs money in fake police raids, court hears

A corrupt Metropolitan police officer wore his uniform to take part in heists staged by organised...

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Porto in line to host Champions League final if Covid questions resolved

A decision on the location of the Champions League final is finally expected on Thursday, with...

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Impact of Covid on the dying and their loved ones

Rachel Clarke’s article (10 May) resonated with me as it captured completely the effect of the...

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How Labour can avoid marching into oblivion

Polly Toynbee is wrong (Labour’s chance will come when Johnson’s bogus promises start to...

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Only by taxing the rich can Johnson become more than a plutocratic populist

W hat is the difference between former US president Donald Trump and current British prime...

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Boris Johnson’s advisers may push for a virtual Cop26. He should ignore them

W alkouts, standoffs, shouting, tears, bloodletting – the UN climate Cops have seen...

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A Covid inquiry is essential after all, says Boris – as long as it takes years

I t was all most confusing. After ignoring calls from opposition parties for a full...

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From London to Beijing on the old Silk Road – a photo essay

I set off on my dream journey from London to Beijing in the halcyon days of 2019. Itâ€...

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No visitors but teeming with life: what’s going on inside the Natural History Museum?

T he main exhibition room at the Natural History Museum in London is cathedral-like, with...

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Work from home guidance to end in England on 21 June, Johnson indicates

Guidance that people in England should work from home if they can is to be dropped from 21 June,...

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Covid research: variant found in India may spread faster than type detected in Kent

Evidence is growing that a troubling variant of the coronavirus discovered in India is more...

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‘Hell on earth’: bereaved families on the battle for a Covid inquiry

F or families whose loved ones died due to Covid-19, and who have been calling on the...

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Aide who made bullying claims against Meghan to leave service of Cambridges

The royal aide who made a bullying allegation against the Duchess of Sussex is to leave his senior...

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Nature on prescription: wetlands project aims to boost mental health

Hundreds of people experiencing poor mental health will be introduced to the natural beauty of...

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NHS to receive £160m to tackle backlog of care built up during Covid

Tens of thousands of patients will get quicker access to diagnostic tests and surgery under a new ...

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Funeral venues in England still capping mourners, grieving mother says

A grieving mother said she had “nowhere left to turn” after dozens of possible venues for a...

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Nepal urges Everest climbers to return used oxygen canisters amid Covid crisis

Nepal is so short of oxygen canisters that it has asked climbers on Mount Everest to bring back...

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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: 'Idiotic' flats will ruin the King's Road good life, says Felicity Kendal

Actress Felicity Kendal nearly lost her partner Michael Rudman to Covid earlier this year. Yet far...

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'I went through the menopause at 13': Woman tells her moving story in a new TV show- and there are thousands just like her

For a teenager, it was an unexpected and shocking diagnosis: blood tests and an ultrasound...

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Covid memorial gets £78k stamp of approval: Readers send in thousands of cheques - and heartfelt letters - to support national monument

They have arrived in their sackloads – thousands of heartfelt letters each containing cheques...

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Have you stayed in a Covid quarantine hotel in the UK?

Quarantine rules for travellers to the UK have been in place since January. One of the measures saw...

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Have you been affected by the recent GWR and LNER train cancellations?

Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway have suspended rail services over concerns...

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Shaun Ryder: ‘I was a heroin addict for 20-odd years, but there’s been no damage off that’

S haun Ryder is being uncharacteristically quiet. That’s because he’s mistakenly...

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Melinda Gates began divorce moves at time Bill’s meetings with Jeffrey Epstein revealed

Melinda French Gates had concerns about her husband’s dealings with the convicted sex offender...

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Train firm’s ‘worker bonus’ email is actually cybersecurity test

A rail union has hit out at a “cynical and shocking stunt” after a train company emailed...

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Woman deceived by spy cop sees relationship as rape, inquiry hears

An undercover police officer has been accused of lying to a public inquiry by a woman who said that...

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IPL likely to be without England players if it restarts, says Ashley Giles

England players are likely to be ruled out of the Indian Premier League’s mooted resumption later...

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A proper appreciation of arts degrees

The idea that the arts do not matter as much as other subjects is not new (Editorial, 6 May). When...

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Top-down approach has been Labour’s downfall

John Harris is right (Labour’s crisis comes from the huge gap between politics and people, 9...

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The Guardian view on early years education: England’s toddlers need attention

N ew figures showing a net loss of more than 315 early years providers in England in...

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Nepal is being overwhelmed by Covid. We need help

A s I write this, my country is battling a new and brutal wave of the Covid-19 pandemic....

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‘We even performed it in front of the pope!’ – how we made Godspell

Jeremy Irons, actor Godspell opened in London in November 1971 and ran at the same time as...

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Zero daily Covid deaths reported in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland

England has recorded zero daily Covid deaths for the first time since July, in a situation welcomed...

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UK downgrades Covid-19 alert threat level

The UK’s four chief medical officers have agreed the Covid-19 alert level should move from level...

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Explainer: What is the deadly ‘black fungus’ seen in Covid patients in India?

A rare black fungus that invades the brain is being increasingly seen in vulnerable patients in...

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Dozens of suspected Covid victims wash up on Ganges River banks

Dozens of bodies believed to be Covid-19 victims have washed up on the banks of the Ganges River in...

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Stranded whale in Thames put down after suffering injuries

As crowds gathered along the banks of the Thames around Teddington weir to catch a glimpse of the...

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Tax dodging concerns over small firms used to pay NHS test-and-trace workers

Many workers employed across the £37bn NHS test-and-trace service are being paid through networks...

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Body of newborn baby is found in canal in north-west London as police urge infant's mother to seek urgent medical help

Police have urged a mother to get medical help after they found a newborn baby dead in canal. ...

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Baby whale is found stranded in the Thames: Crowds flock to see 'very lost' animal as experts try to save it after it became beached at Richmond Lock

A desperate rescue is under way after a baby whale was spotted stranded along the River Thames...

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Lord Smith of Clifton obituary

Trevor Smith, who has died aged 83, was an influential figure in Liberal/Liberal Democrat and...

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No shame: the podcast taking on the Arab world’s sex and gender taboos

R ude, fault or blemish; flaw, disgrace or shame. The word has many shades, but nearly...

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Mr Ji: ‘Bright lights and sparkly thrills in the heart of Soho’ – restaurant review

Mr Ji, 72 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UN. Bookings via mrji.co.uk. Small plates £3.95 –...

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Dodie: Build a Problem review – a sweet, candid debut

T en years ago, an Essex teenager called Dodie Clark started uploading cover songs and...

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Michael Lewis: ‘We were incentivised to have a bad pandemic response’

A n event as large and devastating as the Covid pandemic was always going to attract a...

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Italian public broadcaster asked to stop promoting ‘intolerable’ content

Activists opposed to racism, homophobia, antisemitism and sexism in the Italian media have written...

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Emmanuel Macron: Covid highlights need to ‘beef up’ EU powers

Emmanuel Macron has said national divisions during the Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted the need...

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Celebrities unite to back #StopAsianHate campaign

The Marvel film star Gemma Chan has revealed that she is frightened for her family in the UK after...

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Johnson will vow to repair damaged NHS to lock in election gains

Boris Johnson will put repairing the NHS at the heart of his next programme for government, as his...

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A-level and GCSE grade inflation ‘inevitable in English system’

School leaders and education experts have warned that GCSE and A-level results this summer will see...

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The world needs babies. So we’d better rethink what we expect from mothers

I t didn’t take long for confident predictions of a Covid baby boom to emerge last...

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Keir Starmer needs to act more urgently if he is to rescue Labour from its plight

A nother electoral test, another dismal postmortem for Labour. The least persuasive...

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To infinity and beyond: the spectacular sensory overload of Ryoji Ikeda’s art

R yoji Ikeda has delivered some dazzling rushes on the senses over his 25-year career: a...

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Mission menopause: ‘My hormones went off a cliff – and I’m not going to be ashamed’

W e are witnessing a tipping point: the rise of Menopause Power: a growing activist...

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Toby Jones: ‘Nobody is just one thing’

I approach the café from the station side, and there’s Toby Jones under the...

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US ‘turning the corner’ on pandemic but pressure grows to help other nations

The US is approaching a turning point where Covid vaccinations are sharply reducing infection and...

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Madrid mayor decries partying Spaniards as Covid lockdown ends

The mayor of Madrid has appealed for people to behave responsibly after thousands of people greeted...

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Unseen lockets reveal grief that haunted Charles Dickens’s writing

A pair of exchanged lockets might look like evidence of an illicit romance. But two such â€...

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Man stabbed in leg and eight arrested after fight in Selfridges in London

Eight people have been arrested after a brawl inside Selfridges in central London during which a...

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Body of newborn baby found in canal in north-west London

The body of a newborn baby has been found in the Grand Union canal in north-west London, police...

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Traffic light travel plan will let new Covid variants into UK, scientists warn

It is inevitable that new Covid variants will continue to enter the country, scientists warned this...

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Woman ‘sexually harassed’ by ex-Hartlepool MP says Labour failed to support her

A former Westminster staff member has accused Labour of abandoning her after she complained of...

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The sleazy, sordid Matt Gaetz scandal: are the walls now closing in on him?

T here could have been no more fitting venue for the bellicose US congressman Matt Gaetz...

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Bobby Gillespie: ‘I am a lead singer, I love myself’

B orn in Glasgow, Bobby Gillespie, 58, founded Primal Scream in 1982. The band’s...

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Inquest to be held into Covid death of rail worker allegedly spat at by customer

An inquest will held into the death of Belly Mujinga, the railway worker who died with Covid-19...

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Branching out: why Britons are buying woodland in the Covid crisis

Lockdown spurred some people to start yoga, crack on with DIY or watch more Netflix. For others, it...

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Noel Clarke accused of sexual harassment on Doctor Who set

T he Noel Clarke sexual harassment controversy threatens to embroil the BBC after several...

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Covid restricted Keir Starmer from setting out vision for UK, says Labour

Labour has been unable to set out its vision for the country because of the pandemic, the party’s...

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Are our courts a playground for bullies? Just ask Catherine Belton

Welcome to London, the censorship capital of the democratic world, where you must watch your step...

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Arlo Parks: Gen Z star entrances all who hear her

T here were fewer than a dozen people out in east London on a Saturday night in Paper...

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Curtis Sittenfeld: ‘People misunderstood the sex scenes in Rodham’

Curtis Sittenfeld, 45, is the author of two short story collections and six novels, including Prep,...

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Picture of two pandemics: Covid cases fall in rich west as poorer nations suffer

T he past seven days has been a picture of two pandemics. Among the world’s richest...

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‘This isn’t how my gap year was meant to be’: how Covid turned young people’s lives upside down

W hen Daisy Davis imagined her gap year, she pictured global adventure. Building schools...

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States turning down Covid-19 vaccine doses as US demand declines

Declining demand for Covid-19 vaccines in the US is causing states across the country to refuse...

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UK government ‘failed to consider gender’ in its response to Covid pandemic

The government has “consistently failed” to consider gender in its response to Covid-19...

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Scarlett Johansson joins criticism of Golden Globes body amid accusations of racism and sexism

The actor Scarlett Johansson urged the film industry on Saturday to “step back” from the...

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Leonardo da Vinci bear drawing expected to fetch £12m at auction

A drawing of a bear by Leonardo da Vinci is expected to fetch up to £12m at auction. The...

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Rent arrears put thousands at risk as end of eviction ban in England looms

Clare Austin* and family live in a privately rented house in Hertfordshire. She and her husband...

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Travel industry says England’s ‘green list’ too cautious

Travel industry bosses have criticised the government’s plan for overseas summer holidays for...

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SNP election win: Johnson sets up summit as Sturgeon pledges second referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to press ahead with plans for a second independence referendum after...

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Sadiq Khan reelected as London mayor after rival runs him close

Sadiq Khan has been elected as mayor of London for a second term, following a victory that was less...

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Risk of blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid jab is 'small' and people are three times more likely to die if they aren't vaccinated

The risk of blood clots after the Oxford jab is ‘small’ with people three times more likely to...

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Only over-21s allowed! Pub bans drinkers aged 20 and under after ‘rude and obnoxious’ youngsters kept ignoring Covid rules

A pub has banned customers who are aged 20 and under because of 'rude and obnoxious' behaviour by...

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Commuting Britons are more likely to catch Covid while walking or cycling to work than on trains, buses or taxis, data suggests

Cyclists and walkers appear more likely to catch Covid than those who take a bus or car to work,...

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Secrets of the dead wood: ancient oaks hold key to new life

O aks are the elders of London’s Richmond Park. Some of them are 800 years old and have...

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‘You can be kicked out any time’: US immigrants’ lives upended by Covid

W hen Swaraj lost his job amid the recession last year, it triggered a ticking time bomb....

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What might Scotland’s election results mean for IndyRef2?

Elections for the Scottish parliament are taking place on Thursday. We examine the possible results...

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Italy will reopen to foreign tourists from mid-May, says PM

Italy will allow tourists to enter quarantine-free as soon as this month, the prime minister, Mario...

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India’s neighbours close borders as Covid wave spreads across region

In April, along with millions of other people, Nepal’s former king Gyanendra Shah, 73, and his...

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Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to make history at Tokyo Olympics

History and controversy is expected to be made at the Tokyo Olympics this summer after the...

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Sam Simmonds in line for Lions call with Alun Wyn Jones set for captaincy

Sam Simmonds is expected to be named on Thursday in the British & Irish Lions squad with Warren...

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All is forgiven on the Guardian’s 200th birthday

On this, the Guardian’s 200th birthday, I have decided to forgive the 1959 dropping of...

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Dogecoin’s record-breaking rise shoots ‘joke’ cryptocurrency to wider attention

It is perhaps the ultimate symbol of late capitalism: a digital currency that started as a joke,...

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Bloods review – patchy paramedic comedy unlikely to split your sides

I n this new comedy (Sky One), Maleek’s former paramedic partner Kevin has gone on...

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Times change but the Guardian’s values don’t: 200 years, and we’ve only just begun

I remember the day, in late March 2020, when I first worried that we might not be able to...

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US declares support for patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

The US has declared its support for a patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines to boost their production...

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Two Pfizer Covid vaccine doses give over 95% protection, shows Israel study

Two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have proved more than 95% effective against infection,...

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Brussels and London settle row over status of EU ambassador to UK

A row over the status of the EU’s ambassador to the UK has been settled, with the British...

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Bafta deputy chair defends decision to honour Noel Clarke

Bafta’s deputy chair has defended the academy’s decision to honour Noel Clarke despite warnings...

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Tweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’

The first “tweaked” vaccine against the worrying coronavirus variants that emerged in...

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Biden repeatedly says 'vaccine.gum' instead of vaccine.gov and 'CCD' instead of CDC when reading out new COVID website

President Joe Biden flubbed the name of the website set up to encourage and educate the public on...

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Is Oktoberfest moving from Germany to DUBAI? Beer festival cancelled due to Covid 'has been given green light to go ahead in UAE'

Germany's iconic Oktoberfest is set to be held in Dubai after it was cancelled for the second year...

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‘Like living in a horror film’: UK doctors raise Covid funds for India

The streets of Delhi are known for their noise, crowds, and bustle, but Meenal Vis, a UK doctor,...

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Healthcare workers in the UK: share your experiences of the Covid pandemic

With coronavirus rates dropping across the UK, the strain from Covid-19 patients on the healthcare...

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Chefs’ tips for for funkier focaccia

I’ve finally cracked my focaccia dough. Any ideas on how to upgrade it? Tony,...

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‘Topshop was the epitome of cool’: Guardian readers on the shut-down shops they will miss

‘Thorntons was part of my childhood’ I would always visit Thorntons in Birmingham city...

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‘Anything could happen’: inside the world’s first virtual reality opera

“S tart with your feet, Earth-kin,” coos soprano Anna Dennis into my ear. Iâ€...

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Woman jailed for life after murdering neighbour and dismembering body

A woman murdered a vulnerable female neighbour who had turned down her demands for sex before...

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Meghan’s first book for children explores ‘bond between father and son’

The Duchess of Sussex has written her first children’s book, to be published next month and...

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Boris Johnson wrongly cleared over Covid contracts, say MPs

A cross-party group of MPs has pushed for formal action against Boris Johnson for allegedly...

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The IPL failed by ignoring stark warning signs of India’s Covid crisis

I t’s better to leave people asking why you have stopped something rather than what...

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The Guardian view on foreign travel: holidays mustn’t jeopardise progress at home

I mprovements at home will soon lead to more Britons venturing away. Until now, foreign...

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Looking at India from afar, I’m furious at Modi’s wilful neglect of my homeland

T here was an air of inevitability about India’s unfolding Covid disaster. Watching...

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Local elections: Labour must take advantage of changing demographics

Just five years ago, London was a key political battleground and County Durham was a Labour...

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Foreign Office revises Covid advice for non-essential travel

Hopes that holidays to popular tourist destinations could soon restart have been boosted after the...

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Red Cross calls for UK to tackle inequalities exposed by Covid

Major changes are needed to protect the most vulnerable people from the next global emergency,...

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Forget big feet! Men with large NOSES tend to have bigger penises, study reveals

In support of the 'big nose, big hose' theory, a scientific study has found that men with larger...

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London mayoral election: which candidate is best for cycling?

After a year in which lives, homes and jobs were lost to a global pandemic, why does cycling matter...

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Tell us: have you been hired by an agency to help with the Covid response?

Are you working as a Covid-19 vaccinator, testing centre marshal, or lab assistant? Were you hired...

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The man orchestrating climate protest … from a shed in the Hebrides

I n the past year, Roc Sandford has left the tiny Scottish island which is his off-grid...

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German police shut one of world’s biggest darknet child abuse images sites

An online platform said to be one of the largest websites for child sexual abuse images in the...

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial postponed until autumn at her request

A US judge has granted Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to delay her trial on charges she procured...

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England’s nursery schools driven towards extinction, says survey

England’s remaining state nursery schools are being driven towards extinction by budget...

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Real Madrid are the great survivors, as Chelsea could find to their cost

D on’t mix and sport and politics, they say, but sport and politics do mix. Just ask...

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All Blacks sale could prove a private equity intrusion too far for lovers of sport

T owards the end of last year, the consultancy firm Deloitte issued a pamphlet to...

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Gatland must pick right characters for Lions’ unique tour in South Africa

P laying the British & Irish Lions selection game is like an endless game of Cluedo...

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Morris dancers and the origin of blackface

It’s good to see that morris dancers have stopped blacking up (May Day morris dancers swap black...

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Is it the end of history in universities?

Among mountains of depressing news, your report on the further removal of history from core...

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The Guardian view on Gavin Williamson: plans not fit for purpose

S chools are having a hard time. Teachers and other staff, the majority of whom are...

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We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate?

O ne of the key lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic is that strong policies require strong...

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‘This is the most exciting moment I’ve experienced’: the artists changing the face of metal

M etal likes to think of itself as a family, a safe haven built on inclusivity. Everyone...

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Escape to glory: the intoxicating myth of boxing as ‘a way out’

W hen I think of him in my childhood, my father is an evening man: impatient, loud,...

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Doorstep scammers exploiting Covid-19 pandemic, says Which?

Fraudsters are using new scams related to the Covid pandemic to target vulnerable people on their...

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Sir Martin Sorrell ‘optimistic’ for Covid rebound but predicts tougher 2023

The former WPP chief Martin Sorrell has said he is “extremely optimistic” about the...

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Pub and restaurant bosses lose legal fight over England Covid closures

Hospitality bosses have lost their legal battle to force the UK government to bring forward the...

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Cuba hopes to become smallest country to develop Covid vaccines

Hit by the double whammy of US sanctions and a pandemic, Cuba is going through its gravest economic...

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India Covid cases pass 20m as calls grow for national lockdown

India has passed a grim milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases amid growing calls for the country...

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Minna Heeraman had an aggressive cancer. Did the March 2020 treatment shutdown shorten her life?

W hen Minna Heeraman’s friends knew that she was dying, they made a video for her to...

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Network of green walks proposed along routes of London’s forgotten rivers

There are clues to their existence in street names, in the winding of lanes and in the rushing...

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IPL cricket tournament suspended amid worsening Covid crisis in India

The Indian Premier League has been postponed with immediate effect due to the deepening Covid-19...

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Covid infection rates in UK ‘very encouraging’, says Neil Ferguson

Recent data on Covid deaths and rates of infection in the UK are “very encouraging”, and...

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‘Far better than I expected’: Guardian readers on Joe Biden’s first 100 days

‘It’s a blessing not to cringe every morning when I look at the news’ ...

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How do I make a meat sauce good enough for MasterChef?

How do I make a good sauce for meat that isn’t a gravy, if I don’t have cooking juices? I’d...

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Good vibrations: five of the best sex podcasts for your aural pleasure

I still remember my sex ed class in high school. Every other week, my teacher would have...

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My boyfriend needs Viagra – the lack of spontaneity is killing my sex drive

I started dating my boyfriend seven months ago, and it has been amazing. I love him, he makes me...

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The smallest gay bar in Leeds: ‘don’t worry, there’s room to dance!’

“A gay bar is worth something different to a gay person,” says Lucy Hayhoe, â...

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World’s most valuable stamp expected to sell for up $15m in London

At first glance it could be an old scrap of paper that has had blackcurrant juice knocked over it....

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Lloyds profits soar as Covid loan loss provisions released

Earnings at Lloyds Banking Group have rebounded, with a forecast-beating £1.9bn in pre-tax profits...

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Duke of Westminster’s property firm pays £47bn dividend despite loss

The Duke of Westminster’s property company, Grosvenor Group, swung to a pre-tax loss in 2020,...

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Family of Fishmongers’ Hall attacker unaware of his extremism, says brother

Lawyers for the victims of the Fishmongers’ Hall terrorist Usman Khan repeatedly accused his...

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Teenager appears in court over Crawley College incident

A teenager has appeared in court following Monday’s armed incident at Crawley College. Sandijs...

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Homeowners near London Olympic park hit out at ‘unfair’ estate charge

Homeowners living on a development in east London say they are being forced to pay an “unjust...

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Marcelo could miss Real Madrid game at Chelsea because of local election duties

Real Madrid stand to be without Marcelo for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final...

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The Guardian view on taste, smell and Covid: getting back our appetite

“T his is the first meal I’ve cooked in a year that in no way tasted or smelt...

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Political leaders must ensure Covid vaccines aren’t the preserve of the rich

I n the last few days, major powers have responded to the horrific crisis unfolding in...

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Compulsory Covid jabs for care home staff? As a last resort, it makes sense

O ne of the abiding memories of the early days of the pandemic was care homes ravaged by...

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In the court of King Boris, only one thing is certain: this will all end badly

I nstead of a cabinet, Britain has courtiers. In place of a prime minister, there is a...

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‘What if Superman was your dad?’ Comics legend Mark Millar on Jupiter’s Legacy

M ark Millar is remembering one of the best bits of advice he ever came across, something...

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‘It was so gripping I read it in two sittings’: 11 books to pull you out of a reading rut

Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski ‘Reading about the hope in others’ hopeless lives...

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Vaccinating adolescents could help prevent third wave of Covid in UK – study

Vaccinating older children and slowing down the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions are among...

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TUC calls for immediate public inquiry into Covid deaths

The Trades Union Congress is calling for an immediate public inquiry into the handling of the Covid...

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Sainsbury’s slumps to £261m loss on back of Covid costs

Sainsbury’s has dived to a £261m annual loss despite booming sales of groceries during the...

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Single dose of Covid vaccine can nearly halve transmission of virus, study finds

A single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine can slash transmission of the virus by up to half, according to...

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Spain to welcome overseas travellers with Covid certificates from June

Spain aims to reopen to overseas holidaymakers from June under the Covid digital health certificate...

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UK sends oxygen concentrators and ventilators to India – but no Covid vaccines

The UK has been “the first out of the blocks” with help for India, but will not send...

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Switzerland to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

Switzerland will hold a referendum on whether to push ahead with same-sex marriage after opponents...

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Shaun Bailey criticised for ‘victim blaming’ girls in comments on domestic violence

The Conservative mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey has been criticised for past comments suggesting...

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NHS app will be used as Covid ‘vaccine passport’ for foreign travel

International travellers will be asked to demonstrate their Covid vaccination and testing status...

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Kate Middleton sends letter to family of Sarah Everard days after secret visit to flower tribute on Clapham Common

The Duchess of Cambridge sent a 'deeply personal' letter to Sarah Everard's family, sources have...

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Can cinemas bank on a big return to the big screen?

Cineworld’s $3bn (£2.17bn) loss for 2020, unveiled this week, is a stark reminder of the...

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'It’s given me faith back in humanity': the lockdown volunteers – a photo essay

G oodgym, a community of runners and cyclists from all over the UK, take on missions...

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How George Floyd's death inspired change in two Manchester schools

Last spring, as the UK began emerging from the first Covid lockdown but schools remained closed,...

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As Covid rules relax in England, which foods should we be sharing?

T he further relaxation of the rules around socialising for England and Northern Ireland...

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If we must eat outside, I won’t let a bit of trench foot spoil a picnic

A fter the initial burst of glee that many of us felt on seeing the roadmap to recovery...

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Experience: I tracked down my impostor

I ’ve been an academic since 2013. I am a senior lecturer in art history, and director...

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Grey's Anatomy: the TV show that has always been there for me

T here’s a song that I listen to every time I begin to feel the tendrils of sadness take...

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French monks locked down with 2.8 tonnes of cheese pray for buyers

A French monastery in the heart of Burgundy has launched an emergency online sale to get rid of...

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Scotland: concerns over whether system fails sexual harassment victims

Concerns have been raised over whether the system is failing victims of sexual harassment in...

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Dulwich College protest over 'rape culture' cancelled

A protest at Dulwich College over the “rape culture” row has been cancelled after students were...

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The Guardian view of Alex Salmond: the politics of revenge

The return of Alex Salmond to frontline politics is a symbol of decay, not renewal, in Scottish...

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Don't be fooled: Covid won't be cured by a panacea

I f the coronavirus had struck in the middle ages, there would have been a cure. You could...

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Priti Patel's asylum reforms will only deepen the despair of refugees

This week, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has set out a reform of the UK’s asylum system. And...

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My friend is an anti-vaxxer, and she's converting my husband. What can I do?

I recently had my Covid-19 vaccine. One long standing friend queried my decision and forwarded...

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Low effort, huge reward: readers recommend 10 very easy, supremely tasty recipes

‘Midnight spaghetti’ Any meal we eat after 10pm is frantic and addled. I often want something...

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What are the new Covid rules in England from 29 March?

Lockdown restrictions will be eased further from 29 March in England. Here is a roundup of what...

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Grace Victory: British YouTuber with Covid leaves intensive care

A British YouTuber with Covid-19 who spent three months in a coma has been discharged from...

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How the AstraZeneca vaccine became a political football – and a PR disaster

I t was billed as the vaccine to deliver the world from Covid. But over the last six...

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How the AstraZeneca vaccine became a political football – and a PR disaster

I t was billed as the vaccine to deliver the world from Covid. But over the last six...

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FA pledges £180m of grassroots funding to boost football's Covid-19 recovery

The Football Association is to look at new formats for football matches and will encourage ground...

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One in 25 people hospitalised with Covid in UK since December have had vaccine

One in 25 people hospitalised with Covid-19 since December have had at least one dose of vaccine,...

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More violence in Bristol as 'kill the bill' protesters clash with police

Violence erupted between protesters and police in Bristol again on Friday night as more than a...

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Blind date: ‘She definitely found me funny’

Omena on Felix What were you hoping for?To meet someone cool, kind and on my vibe, to get...

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Tim Dowling: Am I old enough to have my Covid vaccine? Absolutely

I t’s not that I hoped I would squeak through life without needing to change the tyre on...

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Edward St Aubyn: 'I never read things about myself because I’m so easily crushed'

M ost interviews in the lockdown era are conducted by video, but the novelist Edward St...

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Climate protesters gather in person and online for Fridays for Future

Climate protesters from as many as 60 countries have gathered in person and online for Fridays for...

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Biden 'doing fine' after stumbling once, twice, thrice on steps of Air Force One

Supporters of Joe Biden were tempting fate when they claimed he had not put a foot wrong during his...

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NSW flooding: Sydney's Warragamba Dam overflows and mid north coast evacuated amid wild weather

Swathes of suburban Sydney were on alert for dangerous flooding after the city’s main dam spilled...

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What a public inquiry into Covid must cover

K eep Our NHS Public decided to go ahead with a people’s inquiry into the handling of...

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Dear Gavin Williamson, schools need kindness in this Covid crisis but you bang on about behaviour

O ne of the most uplifting moments I’ve experienced as a school parent came when...

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Jessie Buckley on Covid filming: ‘The world’s greatest love scene – and we couldn’t touch!’

T hough it’s meant to be a one-on-one interview, and government rules prohibit group...

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‘Until the law catches up, all we have is our stories’: my year-long fight to hold my attacker to account

T his time last year, the world watched as Harvey Weinstein was led out of a New York...

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Jo Whiley's sister Frances to get jab a month after having Covid

The radio DJ Jo Whiley’s sister is to receive her first Covid-19 vaccination, a month after...

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Boris Johnson receives Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Boris Johnson has received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at London’s St Thomas’...

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Covid-hit homeowners fear getting stuck on costly mortgage deal

A third of borrowers who have seen their income fall as a result of the pandemic fear they may not...

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Michael Rosen backs calls for Covid UK public inquiry

Michael Rosen, the poet and children’s writer who survived Covid after six weeks on a ventilator,...

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Thailand's empty beach resorts hope vaccines will put them back in the sun

T hailand’s Phuket island used to vibrate with life. Before the pandemic, March was part...

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Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organisers confirm overseas fan ban

Overseas spectators will not be permitted to attend this summer’s rearranged Olympic and...

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Prince Harry writes foreword to book for children who have lost parents to Covid

The Duke of Sussex has reflected on the pain of his mother’s death in a foreword to a book for...

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A Covid snapshot: 28m UK households to take part in census unlike any other

Twenty-eight million households are preparing for their Covid close-up on Sunday in what may be the...

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Government still has no strategy for tackling sexism in schools, say teachers

Teachers have criticised the government for failing to create a national strategy to tackle sexism...

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Calls for overhaul of Pride in London after series of resignations

Campaigners have described the resignation of Pride in London’s co-chairs and senior directors as...

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Thousands gather to protest against Covid lockdown in London

Thousand marched under a heavy police presence through central London in protest against lockdown...

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Mind the gaps: will we go back to public transport after Covid?

A year ago, with the first coronavirus lockdown looming, passengers were warned to stay away from...

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Supporting children through the pandemic in Hackney – a photo essay

“T he only time I come out of my bedroom is when my mum calls me,” Ava Ogarro...

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Tell us: are you shielding and unable to receive the Covid vaccine?

With over 20 million people having received a first dose of the vaccination against Covid in the UK...

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There's more than one way to crack an egg

Eggs are my go-to for an easy lunch or dinner, but I always end up poaching, scrambling or...

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Taylor Swift rebukes Netflix over 'deeply sexist' joke about her love life

Taylor Swift has criticised the Netflix sitcom Ginny & Georgia for making a “deeply sexist”...

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Benefits of microdosing LSD might be placebo effect, study finds

It became the trend in Silicon Valley and spread swiftly around the world: the latest hack to boost...

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Hotel Chocolat boosts sales as fans feed craving online

Chocoholics turned to the internet during the Covid-19 pandemic, helping Hotel Chocolat increase...

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SAS: Who Dares Wins' Ant Middleton dropped over BLM and Covid tweets

Former soldier and TV presenter Ant Middleton has parted ways with Channel 4, following...

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Tao Geoghegan Hart: 'Everything is political. We are all in this together'

T ao Geoghegan Hart, the winner of the 2020 Giro d’Italia, has sent a direct rebuke to...

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The 1920-21 Ashes: typhus quarantine and unseemly barracking

A hundred years ago on Monday, England’s fifth and final Test in Australia concluded,...

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The Guardian view on Covid-19 variants: lax rules create needless risk

It was a weekend of bright sunshine, with daffodils blooming alongside snowdrops in southern areas...

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The vaccine rollout makes it clear: the randomness of nationality still determines our lives

A fter the news in November of the successful trials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine,...

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Northern Ireland’s five steps out of Covid lockdown: key points

Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, has unveiled a cautious five...

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Schools tsar says England’s £1.7bn Covid catch-up package not enough

The government’s newly appointed education recovery commissioner has warned that the prime...

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Brazil variant evaded up to 61% of immunity in previous Covid cases

The coronavirus variant originally found in Manaus in Brazil and detected in six cases in the UK...

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Grantham council won’t pay for Thatcher statue unveiling

Plans to use £100,000 of taxpayers’ money to underwrite an unveiling ceremony for a statue...

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Meghan granted £450k interim payment in Mail on Sunday privacy case

The Duchess of Sussex has been granted an interim £450,000 downpayment towards her £1.5m...

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Rock of ages: how chalk made England

O n the British Geological Survey’s map, chalk is represented by a swathe of pale, limey...

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My husband and I haven’t had sex for 10 years. Can we start again?

I am 60, and my husband is 62 . We have not had sex for nearly 10 years and my...

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Israeli checkpoint killing of Palestinian was an execution, report claims

Israeli forces executed a 26-year-old Palestinian at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank last...

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NHS app could show Covid vaccine status or latest test result

People could have their vaccine status or their latest Covid test result put on their NHS app –...

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A third of claims since universal credit began made during pandemic

The scale of the hardship caused by Covid-19 has been laid bare with new figures showing that more...

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British & Irish Lions 'home tour' could be expanded to four Tests

A final decision on this summer’s British & Irish Lions tour will be taken by the end of...

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Virat Kohli calls on crowd to 'make life more difficult' for England in third Test

Virat Kohli has called on a bumper crowd in Ahmedabad to make life difficult for England as India...

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How the NHS can meet the demands of an ageing society

B ruce Keogh (The NHS rose to the challenge of Covid, but its next test may be even harder...

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Unlocking England: will Boris Johnson's Covid gamble pay off?

I have two major issues with Boris Johnson’s plan to unlock England (Step by step: how...

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The Guardian view on a post-Covid recovery: not just for the well-off

It was John Maynard Keynes who developed the idea of “animal spirits” as a kind of spontaneous...

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The billions spent by the UK government on fighting Covid need proper scrutiny

T he point of Brexit, according to its champions, was to liberate Britain from intolerable...

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Garth Marenghi: how the Edinburgh award winner found his Darkplace

G arth Marenghi, serious horror writer and self-described “master of the macabre”, was...

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Jo Whiley says sister is out of hospital after severe Covid infection

Jo Whiley has shared that her sister Frances, who has learning disabilities and diabetes, is out of...

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AstraZeneca expected to miss EU Covid vaccine supply target by half in second-quarter – report

AstraZeneca has told the European Union it expects to deliver less than half the Covid-19 vaccines...

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Ghislaine Maxwell offers to renounce foreign citizenship in exchange for bail

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse, has...

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Gérard Depardieu charged with rape and sexual assault

The French actor Gérard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, allegedly...

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Be 'muscular' and drive green recovery, Cameron tells Johnson

Boris Johnson must be “muscular” in reshaping the economy to bring about a green recovery from...

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Burberry's Riccardo Tisci taps into the fluid generation

There were elegant pleated silk skirts and several of the models were women, but Burberry’s...

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Woody Allen denies claims in Allen v Farrow HBO documentary

Woody Allen has rebutted renewed allegations, in the HBO documentary Allen v Farrow, that he...

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Harry and Meghan Oprah interview to air hours after Queen's Commonwealth message

On the last Commonwealth Day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared in public with the Queen and...

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G4S set for £3.8bn takeover by Allied Universal Security Services

Security outsourcing firm G4S looks set to be taken over by Allied Universal Security Services,...

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Fifth HS2 protester leaves Euston tunnel

A fifth HS2 protester has voluntarily left the Euston tunnel, leaving four people still in...

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Diego Simeone places faith in Luis Suárez to use his 'gift' against Chelsea

A grin crossed Diego Simeone’s face as he thought up the perfect defence of Luis Suárez on...

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Optimism grows for large numbers of fans to return for summer of sport

There is growing optimism within government circles that large numbers of fans will be able to...

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London venue plans ignored rest of UK

L ondon had an opportunity to create a world-class concert hall in the early 1980s at the...

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's Covid plan: a risky bet on vaccines

Boris Johnson stood at the dispatch box on Monday with a plan to come out of a national lockdown....

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Think about your life this time last year, just before Covid hit. What do you miss?

A s we approach one year together I’ve been reflecting on life with the worst companion...

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Boris Johnson's lockdown exit plan is slower, but not pain-free

N o big bang reopening. No promises that might be broken. No immediate prospect of life...

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Covid has killed 500,000 in the US. That's more than the population of Miami

F ive hundred thousand deaths can be hard to picture. But we have to try. Imagine, for...

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Cronyism in Britain is rampant and goes unpunished. We're turning into a banana republic

T he sums are so vast, the secrecy so shocking, that “chumocracy” doesn’t begin to...

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Keep it down! Why sales of silent sex toys are surging

Name: Silent sex toys. Age: New. Appearance: Seen, but not heard. Call me a prude, but I...

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Unforgotten series four review – the coldest of cold cases

A corpse has been found in a junkyard in Haringey, north London, headless and handless,...

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More support needed as England exits lockdown, say business leaders

Business leaders have told Boris Johnson that his roadmap for exiting the third Covid lockdown in...

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'Baby steps the right way to go': cautious welcome for England's Covid roadmap

S chool’s in, sport’s on, and at some point you might even be allowed to get people...

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British Medical Journal slated over 'disgraceful' obituary charge

The British Medical Journal, the respected trade publication for doctors, is facing outrage from...

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Arconic HQ was probably told of cladding issues, Grenfell inquiry hears

One of the most senior US executives at Arconic was probably told that the company’s cladding...

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BAME Britons more likely to face higher living costs, study finds

Britons from black and ethnic minority backgrounds are among several groups facing...

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US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000 after devastating winter surge

More than 500,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in the US, just over a year after the country...

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Air New Zealand to trial Covid vaccine passport on Sydney flights

Air New Zealand will trial a digital vaccine passport in April on flights between Auckland and...

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Glasses wearers are three times less likely to catch Covid than people without spectacles because they rub their eyes less often

Glasses wearers are less likely to catch Covid-19 because they rub their eyes less, according to a...

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Tell us: what's the one small thing that helped you through lockdown?

It’s the small things in life that make you happy, especially when most of the big things have...

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I’m having fantasies about men who look like my father

The dilemma I’m a very happily married man and sex with my wife is loving and satisfying....

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'It was really an investigation': inside HBO's explosive Allen v Farrow documentary

W hen film-makers Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick first met Dylan Farrow in January 2018, they...

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Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson review – scandalous liaisons

Laura Shepherd-Robinson seemed to emerge fully formed as a novelist with her award-winning 2019...

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Call for new Beveridge report as number of destitute UK households doubles during Covid

The number of British households plunged into destitution more than doubled last year, according to...

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Letters: the chancellor must heed the plight of poorer families

T orsten Bell writes that the number of people claiming universal credit has risen over...

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The Observer view on Boris Johnson’s Covid roadmap announcement

‘Let’s use data, not dates” – so said the government’s deputy chief...

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The way Britney’s life was consumed holds a mirror to our own

L ooking back today at the pop culture of my youth is like the moment your vision finally...

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When Covid infection rates dip, inflation rates may well rise

A ndy Haldane caused quite a stir earlier this month when he suggested the economy was...

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There’s something fishy going on at Tory HQ…

B efore Brexit, 44% of British musicians, including my showbusiness friend Fish from...

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Boris Johnson’s Covid roadmap must not repeat the prime minister’s past mistakes

I t is a sign of our times that the only live theatre currently available is that staged...

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‘We’ve had to become more flexible cooks’: one-pot dishes by Anna Jones

W hen Anna Jones looks back at her first three cookbooks, starting with 2014’s A...

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Louise Casey: 'Are we ever going to create a Britain for everyone?'

S hortly before the first lockdown began last March, Louise Casey flew back to Britain...

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Rabbis warn over Purim celebrations Covid risk

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis in north London have issued unprecedented guidance on the eve of the Jewish...

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Long Covid: ‘It’s a year since I’ve felt like myself’

Today is an anniversary that George Hencken never imagined. It is exactly one year since she caught...

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UK government under growing pressure over Covid procurement

The UK government faces growing calls to release details of a VIP fast lane for emergency...

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After a year of death and solitude, Italy is a sober, serious place

T his weekend marks exactly a year since the first, tentative lockdown in Italy. The...

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Is 12 weeks between Covid jabs too long?

T he UK has a controversial policy of giving second doses of coronavirus vaccine 12 weeks...

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Asylum seekers 'subjected to sexual harassment' in government hotels

The Home Office has been urged to investigate the network of hotels holding thousands of asylum...

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Sussex medicines firm takes production line abroad in white van to beat Brexit ban

A Sussex pharmaceutical company has told how it had to bundle a production line into a white van...

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Tell us: are you taking part in the human challenge vaccine trials?

In the effort to find out how Covid-19 spreads, the UK is to begin the world’s first “human...

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I have never struggled to get an erection – until now. What’s going on?

I have been single for three years and had many partners. I met a girl recently and...

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates review – why science isn't enough

B ill Gates has changed our lives through his Microsoft software; he has improved...

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Ryanair to challenge EU court ruling on French and Swedish state aid

Ryanair is to appeal to the European court of justice after losing the first round of its legal...

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British American Tobacco profits rise despite drop in sales

The owner of cigarette brands including Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Camel has posted a near 9% rise...

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Tokyo 2020: Japan's Olympics minister in line to lead committee

Japan’s Olympics minister, Seiko Hashimoto, is in line to lead the Tokyo 2020 organising...

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Newcastle Falcons forced to cancel second match over positive Covid tests

Newcastle’s Gallagher Premiership game at Worcester on Saturday has been cancelled after the...

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Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan’s approach to fake news

M att Hancock, we learned recently, got a few pointers on how to shape the UK’s...

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10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Lois Pryce's playlist

The Old Home Place by JD Crowe and the New South Boats have featured in my travels ever since...

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Amy Trigg: a born performer with sci-fi dreams and a dizzying range

F or as long as Amy Trigg can remember, she wanted to be a performer. Growing up in Essex,...

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Revealed: NHS could offer Covid vaccine to 32m in priority groups by Easter

At current rates, the NHS could offer a coronavirus vaccine to the 32 million people in the first...

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From Nelly to Doug: nicknames emerge for growing list of Covid variants

Each day seemingly unveils a fresh variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. These variants –...

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My porn life: what my years as a sex writer taught me about my desires

I was in a warehouse in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley, anxiously scribbling in my reporter...

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White Colour Black review – Dudley O’Shaughnessy is one to watch

B ritish-Nigerian director Joseph Adesunloye’s feature debut – made in 2016 but...

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'A critic said my stomach was a warning to us all!' Simon Callow meets Derek Jacobi

D erek Jacobi and Simon Callow first met at the Old Vic in London. Jacobi was treading the...

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Bill Gates: ‘Carbon neutrality in a decade is a fairytale. Why peddle fantasies?’

B ill Gates appears via video conference – Microsoft Teams, not Zoom, obviously â€...

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Harry and Meghan aim to avoid embarrassing Queen in Oprah interview

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not wish to embarrass the Queen despite frenzied speculation...

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Medicinal cannabis firm buoyed by London stock market debut

Shares in a medicinal cannabis company, referred to as “the cannabis Nespresso”, almost...

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Half of men have had unwanted sexual experiences, UK study finds

About half of men have had an unwanted or non-consensual sexual experience, research suggests, as a...

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Novak Djokovic into semi-finals but says most players want to abandon season

Novak Djokovic believes that the majority of male tennis players do not want to continue with their...

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France head coach Fabien Galthié tests positive for Covid-19

France’s pursuit of the Six Nations grand slam has been severely disrupted after their head...

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Jones claims England’s poor Six Nations start down to drop in ‘arousal level’

Eddie Jones has put England’s substandard start to the Six Nations down to a problem with...

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Why some junior doctors haven’t had a Covid vaccine

A s a junior doctor, I was intrigued by your article on the non-peer-reviewed publication...

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The Guardian view on disability and Covid: shine a light

A review by the Care Quality Commission of the allocation of do not resuscitate orders to some care...

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I'm an epidemiologist. I'll be glad to get whatever vaccine I'm offered

A t the start of the pandemic, it was very hard to predict anything. There were...

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Disabled people in care homes are at risk – why aren't they a priority for Covid vaccines?

S ince the pandemic began more than a year ago, one of my greatest fears has been losing...

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Meera Syal: Watching Top of the Pops with your parents could be uncomfortable

A s a teenager, I used to love watching Top of the Pops. Growing up in a small, rural,...

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Framing Britney Spears review – a sobering look at sexism and celebrity

T he measure of Britney Spears’ celebrity can be taken by the fact that Sky has...

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Two million more people in UK at high Covid risk, says new research

Nearly 2 million more people in England will be asked to shield and 800,000 of those offered...

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Dominic Raab calls for ceasefires to enable Covid vaccinations

Dominic Raab, the UK foreign secretary, is to ask for ceasefires to be implemented in conflict...

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Home Office ignored Covid advice not to put asylum seekers in barracks

The Home Office ignored advice from Public Health England that housing asylum seekers in...

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What Australia has learned from a year of Covid hotel quarantine

A ustralia’s strict 14-day hotel quarantine system, and simultaneous stifling of its...

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'I don't make enough': the financial cost of having Covid in the US

Covid-19 allowed for an experiment in US healthcare: what if doctor’s visits and hospitalizations...

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Tell us: what is it like working for your company under lockdown?

Bill Michael, chairman of the accounting giant KPMG, is to step aside after making controversial...

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Tell us: has your small business benefitted from the lockdown?

The dual impact of Brexit and Covid have meant that many small businesses have had a rough year....

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Victoria Beckham opts for comfort over glamour at fashion label

Victoria Beckham is feeling “optimistic but realistic” about the future of fashion, and...

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White US professor accused of posing as immigrant of color on Twitter resigns

A white, male University of New Hampshire chemistry professor has resigned after being accused of...

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'Roaring 20s' will follow Covid-19 pandemic, says L’Oréal

The pandemic will give way to another “roaring 20s” according to L’Oréal, the...

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UCL board rejects IHRA definition of antisemitism

University College London’s governing body will reconsider its definition of antisemitism after...

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Cambodia is turning the tide on looted statues, but some things cannot be returned

A t the end of January, the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts announced the most...

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Australian Open: has hotel quarantine impacted player performance?

T he lead-in to the Australian Open was dominated by quarantine. The domestic debate...

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online

Musicals: The Greatest Show With dozens of stars and thousands of spotlights, Sheridan Smith...

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Death of nurse detained over Covid curfew highlights violence faced by Honduran women

Keyla Martínez screamed for help from inside the police cell, but no one came to save her. Mart...

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'We need more help': three firms on surviving the UK's Covid-19 economy

The UK economy recorded the deepest economic contraction for 300 years in 2020 but it has avoided a...

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England's current lockdown could be the last, says Neil Ferguson

The scientist whose data modelling led to the first UK lockdown has expressed hope that the current...

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What we know about Covid reinfection, immunity and vaccines

How long does natural protection from a first infection last? There is no clearcut answer to this...

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Part of River Thames freezes amid sub-zero temperatures

In scenes reminiscent of the Great Freeze of 1963, part of the River Thames froze over as...

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'I am deeply sorry': Justin Timberlake apologises to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson

After public outcry stemming from the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, Justin...

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British-Iranian anthropologist who fled Iran accused of sexual abuse

A number of women have accused a prominent British-Iranian anthropologist who recently fled Iran of...

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‘My new husband keeps quizzing me about past lovers’

The dilemma I have recently married and we have a loving, supportive relationship. Lately, however,...

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Steve Coombes obituary

My husband, Steve Coombes, who has died aged 64 of cancer, was a professional screenwriter,...

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Fredo: Money Can't Buy You Happiness review – melancholy rap realism

W est London’s Fredo is a rapper with money on his mind. His 2017 debut mixtape was...

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Nomadland wins three London Critics’ Circle awards as female film-makers triumph

Chloé Zhao’s road movie Nomadland took home three awards at the London Critics’ Circle...

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Outrage over French girl's rape case sparks demand for law to protect minors

Protests will take place across France on Sunday in support of a woman allegedly raped by 20...

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‘It feels like a placebo’: Mexico’s vaccine program sees disastrous launch

Rodolfo spent hour after aggravating hour trying to register his elderly mother for a Covid-19...

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Man, 24, stabbed in sixth incident in south London within 24 hours

A sixth stabbing incident within 24 hours has taken place in south London, with four of the attacks...

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Executive who sold cladding for Grenfell to appear before inquiry

The executive who sold combustible cladding for use on Grenfell Tower will face questioning for the...

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Rolls-Royce proposes short summer shutdown of jet-engine plants

Rolls-Royce is proposing to temporarily close its jet-engine factories for two weeks this summer as...

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Until Africans get the Covid vaccinations they need, the whole world will suffer

The current situation with regard to the access and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines vividly...

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The Guardian view on Covid relief: ideologies matter in democracies

When Covid struck, it was governments that decided people could not go to work and governments that...

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I learned by touring Europe in the 60s. Young artists need the same chance

I n 1966, I went to Hamburg. I was the keyboard player in Bluesology, and we had a...

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Britons set for a post-Covid spending binge, says Bank chief

The Bank of England is braced for the possibility that a mood of national depression that engulfed...

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Hundreds get Covid vaccine at East London mosque's pop-up clinic

Hundreds of people were vaccinated at the weekend at a pop-up clinic set up by the East London...

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Rachel Reeves: Labour would oversee radical insourcing of public services

A Labour government would launch a radical programme of “insourcing” to bring public services...

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NHS dental patients 'told to go private' as watchdog warns of crisis

Some NHS dental patients are being asked to pay for private appointments to get treatment while...

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Tell us: are you a university student struggling financially due to Covid?

Students are among the many across the UK to have struggled financially as a result of the...

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Fast food fashion: how restaurant merch became the new band tee

Restaurant merch used to mean a Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt. But now, many roasteries, bakeries,...

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Pleasure review – bold, explicit and ambitious LA porn drama

T he observational eye of Pleasure, an ambitious Sundance debut by the Swedish film-maker...

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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: slavery, sex but no pandemic

In 1665, a consignment of cloth from London brought the plague to Eyam in the Peak District....

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Dolly Parton turned down presidential medal of freedom twice from Trump

Dolly Parton twice turned down the highest US civilian honour when Donald Trump offered it – but...

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Eurozone on course for double-dip recession

The eurozone is on course for a double-dip recession after the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic...

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California prison transfer led to dozens of deaths and endangered thousands – state watchdog

A hastily executed transfer of nearly 200 people in California’s prison system set off a...

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Covid mortality down dramatically since start of pandemic, study finds

Death rates among people who end up in intensive care with Covid-19 have improved dramatically...

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Judge refuses to halt eviction of HS2 activists from Euston tunnel

An emergency application to the high court by environmental protesters to stop HS2 evicting them...

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Teenager emerging from 10-month coma has no knowledge of pandemic

A teenager who is emerging from a 10-month long coma has no knowledge of the coronavirus pandemic...

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Calls for compensation after London homes flooded with sewage

An MP is calling for Thames Water to compensate residents in west London after part of a wall in...

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Football must address economic fallout caused by Covid-19 crisis

W e do not need a wise seer to understand the portents for football of a January transfer...

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Captain Tom Moore inspired millions. The NHS inspired him

Every death in a pandemic is tragic, and every loss is mourned. But even in these days when so many...

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Notting Hill carnival faces axe again if social distancing remains, MPs told

The Notting Hill carnival faces a “devastating” cancellation if social distancing measures...

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Monoclonal antibodies: 'great hope' in Covid treatments fails against variants

The great hope for drug treatments against Covid-19 – the monoclonal antibodies – are failing...

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Single dose of AstraZeneca vaccine could cut transmission by 67%

One dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine provides sustained protection against Covid for at least...

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Women criticise release of private messages about Alex Salmond inquiry

A group of women who discussed allegations of sexual assault by Alex Salmond have attacked the...

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Capt Sir Tom Moore dies at 100 after testing positive for Covid

The Queen has led tributes to Capt Sir Tom Moore, the second world war veteran who raised almost ...

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Hundreds arrested at anti-lockdown protests in Brussels, Budapest and Vienna

Police have dispersed or detained hundreds of protesters against Covid-19 lockdowns in Hungary,...

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Biden more likely to bypass Republicans on Covid stimulus aid after lowball offer

Republicans senators made a lowball offer on Sunday to cooperate with the Biden administration on a...

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The Guardian view on Labour's advance: halted but not reversed

Being leader of the opposition during a national crisis is probably the worst job in politics. The...

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The History of Sketch Comedy review – Keegan-Michael Key's love letter to laughter

“T he sexy dangerous first cousin of standup,” Keegan-Michael Key calls sketch...

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Charlene White on Loose Women, prejudice and the poppy row: ‘It still upsets me’

W hen Charlene White was small, she dreamed of becoming a courageous, wrong-righting...

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Daily record as 600,000 people in the UK receive Covid jabs on Saturday

Almost 600,000 people in the UK were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Saturday, a daily record for...

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NHS 'putting lives at risk' by not recording patients who miss Covid vaccination

The NHS has been warned it is putting lives at risk after the service admitted it was not...

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Government faces more pressure to extend £20-a-week Covid top-up

The government has come under renewed pressure from Tory backbenchers to extend the £20-a-week...

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‘That hurricane is coming’: expert warns US to brace for virulent Covid strain

A leading infectious disease expert predicted on Sunday that the deadlier British variant of Covid...

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Captain Sir Tom Moore admitted to hospital with coronavirus

Captain Sir Tom Moore has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to hospital where he...

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