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Calls to end banks’ needless bureaucracy piling on the agony for the bereaved

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Bereaved families are facing bureaucratic barriers, unsympathetic customer service staff and lengthy delays when trying to close the accounts of a deceased relative. The Cost and Bureaucracy of Dying, a report by camp...

‘It’s agony’: Geronimo owner has until 5pm Friday to euthanise the alpaca

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Geronimo the alpaca was looking perky on Friday. His owner, Helen Macdonald, a veterinary nurse who has battled for four years to save his life, rather less so. “I’m still standing, that’s just about the best I can sa...

‘Like a bomb went off’: survivors of Germany’s worst floods in 200 years relive their agony

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“It looks like a bomb went off. Everything’s destroyed. There’s nothing left of the city centre,” said Michaela Wolff, a winemaker from one of the German towns worst hit by last week’s catastrophic flooding. Her famil...

Fit in my 40s: an ice bath feels great (once the agony wears off)

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The ice bath found its modern pioneer in a man called Wim Hof. An inspiringly beardy gentleman with 1.9 million followers on Instagram, he proselytises cold exposure as part of a suite of self-improving exercises; yog...

Agony review – Asia Argento stars in atmospheric horror where house is the star

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It might be something of a surprise to see a new movie starring Asia Argento, a leading figure in the #MeToo movement; Agony, directed by Argento’s ex-husband Michele Civetta, was actually completed in 2017. This atmo...

Daniel Morgan’s son says Priti Patel has added to family’s agony

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The son of the murdered private detective Daniel Morgan has said the home secretary has exacerbated the 34 years of agony for his family by blocking the publication of the report into the role police and media corrupt...