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Protesters demand withdrawal of Cyprus’ ‘satanic’ Eurovision entry

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Dozens of Orthodox Christian faithful held wooden crosses and sang hymns outside Cyprus’ state broadcaster on Saturday to demand the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry for the Eurovision song contest – ti...

Canada: remains of 215 Indigenous children found on former residential school site

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A mass grave containing the remains of 215 Indigenous children has been discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in the interior of southern British Columbia. The grim discovery at the former school ne...

Canned cocktail extravaganza! Critics rate 100 summer drinks – from piña colada to merlot

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The weather is brighter, there are daffodils in the park, the long, long winter of lockdown is finally easing and the shops are ready for our six-person outdoor meet-ups, with aisles brimming with tinned cocktails and...

Pick the perfect scent from the comfort of your own home

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Fragrances are divided into seven main families: floral (romantic, literal floral notes); oriental (spicy, musky, typically warm); chypre (woody, mossy, often leathery and sophisticated); fresh (clean, light and citru...

Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson to receive AstraZeneca vaccine; Paris to start lockdown

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French PM announces limited lockdown for Paris and other regions; India reports nearly 40,000 new infections; Boris Johnson to receive AstraZeneca vaccine as he reassures public over safety

‘Will you wear it 30 times? If not, don’t buy’: the experts’ guide to online shopping

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We haven’t just been doomscrolling, homeschooling and working through our screens these past 12 months. We have also been shopping. Online shopping has rocketed: UK sales were up 61.4% in December compared with the sa...

A year on from the first lockdown, what has become of travel?

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At the start of the first lockdown I went for a bike ride. The sun was shining, spring was bursting out all over, and the Cummings affair had yet to happen. I had only gone a few miles when I saw the first Go Home sig...

One Pfizer or Oxford Covid jab ‘significantly’ prevents hospitalisation in older people

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Either vaccine is more than 80% effective at preventing hospital admission three to four weeks after first dose, PHE findsA single shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine offers dramatic protection a...

Despite everything, France is still the home of glorious wine

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Marius by Michel Chapoutier Vermentino, IGP Pays d’Oc, France 2019 (£8.99, Hay Wines). The French drinks industry hasn’t been having an easy time of it in the past year. Well, join the club, you may well say. But quit...

Chelsea v Aston Villa: Women’s Super League – live!

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Coronavirus live news: AstraZeneca reports vaccine shortfall to EU; Sydney hotel quarantine worker tests positive

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US administers 100m vaccine doses; Jordan patients die after hospital oxygen shortfall; Italy partial lockdown starts on Monday

Westminster warned as poll shows record backing for Welsh independence

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A poll suggesting that backing for independence among Welsh citizens is at a record high should serve as a warning for the UK government and prompt it to work harder at its relationship with the devolved nations, supp...

Coronavirus live news: US passes 90m vaccinations; UK daily deaths drop to 82

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Norway should prepare for more restrictions, says PM; Italy records 207 deaths; Israel reopens restaurants. Follow latest updates

The best electric aroma diffusers

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During lockdown, it’s become clear that we’re seeking comfort in small domestic pleasures. One retailer has reported that sales of candles, aromatherapy and other “wellbeing beauty” products are up 300%. It’s no wonde...

10 of Britain’s best pubs with campsites

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Set in two hectares (five acres) of fields, orchard and gardens, the Gaggle of Geese is probably one of the few free houses that also run to a skittle alley, a crazy golf course and pygmy goats, as well as a cracking ...

Protests across Malawi as mobile phone charges soar

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Hundreds of people have taken to Malawi’s streets to protest against rising mobile call and data charges. There were demonstrations in Lilongwe, the capital, in the city of Blantyre, and in the southern district of M...

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