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Without a regulator with teeth, my beloved football will destroy itself

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If you are reading this article, you probably already care about football. Perhaps you protested against the European Super League or felt the pain of Bury, Bolton or Wigan fans. You have heard the football rumour mil...

No straight lines: Alison Bechdel and the unstoppable rise of queer comics

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Among other things, the story of LGBTQ+ liberation is a story of spaces. For as long as the LGBTQ+ community has sought freedom and equality, it has been essential for this group to have places both concrete and metap...

Political debate has coarsened. We MPs can take the lead in restoring calm and respect

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The feelings are so visceral. Sir David Amess’s family are the first and last thought. I cannot imagine what this is like for them, but I feel devastating horror that again a family is without a beloved and needed mem...

Alison Peasgood pushes to the last in rousing finish to Paralympic triathlon

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As Annouck Curzillat and her guide Celine Bousrez came onto the final stretch there appeared to be no danger. With 500m remaining of the women’s triathlon for visually impaired athletes the French pair were approachin...

I’m part of the Spycops inquiry, and it’s raising more questions than answers

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I am a “core participant” (CP) in the public inquiry into undercover policing (UCPI) because of my five-year relationship that started 26 years ago with Mark Cassidy, also known as Mark Jenner, when he infiltrated the...

Wish I was there: Alison Luntz’s photographs of imaginary lockdown escapes

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In the bedroom of her apartment in Brooklyn, Alison Luntz has a large landscape photograph she took in 2018 on the Isle of Skye. A road snakes through dramatic, iridescent green hills. Last April, experiencing mild ca...

Yoga, karate, skiing … Alison Bechdel on her lifelong obsession with exercise

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The first obsession, for Alison Bechdel, was with karate. In her early 20s and fresh out of college, the artist and writer turned up on a whim to an all-women’s karate class (this was the early 80s in New York), becam...