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‘I always wanted a girl’: scandal of Czech Roma forcibly sterilised

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Elena Gorolová was 21 when she gave birth to her second son. “The doctor told me I would need to deliver via a C-section otherwise I would be risking the health of me and the baby.” In the delivery room, a nurse gave ...

‘Always a crap week for women’: Chelsea’s Emma Hayes left exasperated

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Emma Hayes, the Chelsea manager, has expressed her frustrations at another “crap week for women” following the conviction of Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard and allegations by NWSL players of sexual coer...

‘Always neglected’: Bradford braced for bad news in rail plan

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“We’re out of it … again,” said retired yoga teacher Jane Ayers, as she walked out of the railway station concourse on an unseasonably mild Wednesday morning. “As per usual. Bradford is always neglected.” Ayers, 82, w...

‘Always wanting more’ – how Alexia Putellas became the best in the world

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If you have ever been to Mollet del Vallés, a small town 25 kilometres outside of Barcelona, you will know it lacks the grandeur and splendour of Catalonia’s capital. There is no Gaudí spontaneously popping up as you ...

‘He’s always taking risks’: how Raman Pratasevich lives life on the frontline

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In an interview last November the 26-year-old opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich said he was not planning to spend his life in exile. “I would go back to Belarus immediately if my safety was guaranteed,” he said....

‘I have always been a fashion person’: Billy Porter to host Fashion Awards

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Billy Porter, the actor best known for his role as Pray Tell in Ryan Murphy’s series Pose, will host this year’s Fashion Awards, to take place in London on 29 November. Porter – who is also a singer, director, writer,...

‘I was always curious’: Indian woman, 104, fulfils dream of learning to read

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For almost a century, Kuttiyamma’s daily routine had been much the same. Rising early at home in the village of Thiruvanchoor in Kerala, the 104-year-old would begin her day’s work of cooking, cleaning and feeding the...

‘I was always scared’: inmate who exposed systemic Russian prisoner abuse

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The videos from the Russian prison hospital are almost too horrific to describe. In the worst, the victims are tied down while other inmates rape or penetrate them with metal objects, the screams and abuse recorded in...

‘I’m always afraid’: Fiji reels as it moves from Covid haven to frontline

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For most of the pandemic, when Fijians tuned in each night to updates from the country’s health experts, they were greeted with the same message: the nation had reported zero, or one or two cases that day. While most ...

‘I’m always tired, Miss’: the sleepless children of Leeds’ bed poverty crisis

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Real heroes don’t wear capes, but they do bring duvets. Such as Bex Wilson and her dad, Mark, who spent the night before Christmas bringing beds and duvets to children who would otherwise have been sleeping on the flo...

‘I’ve always aimed big’: Vietnamese tycoon behind £155m Oxford donation

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Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao began her business career as a sideline importing fax machines and latex rubber into the then Soviet Union while studying economic management at D Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology in ...

‘I’ve always been an outsider’: Chloé Zhao’s roundabout route to the Oscars red carpet

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Ten minutes into Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland an itinerant Amazon packer hoists up her shirt-sleeve to show off her tattoos. Her favourite, she says, is a lyric from Morrissey’s song Home Is a Question Mark: “Home – is it j...

‘It’s always like this’: Brooklyn Center residents describe history of racial targeting

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Outraged and spiritually exhausted residents of Brooklyn Center on the outskirts of Minneapolis have condemned what they described as a long track record of racial targeting by police in the small city. Two days afte...

‘It’s not just about being trans’: moving coming-of-age docuseries Always Jane

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Jane Noury’s coming of age journey is similar to many suburban American teens: anchored by family and friends but impatient to expand beyond a small town, selfies and insecurities and confidence, so much incipient ene...

‘Not always easy to comprehend’: Hollywood struggles with Belfast accent

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Kenneth Branagh’s new autobiographical film, Belfast, is tipped for Oscar glory, but his home town will not be happy if it’s in the foreign language category. Hollywood reviewers who have lauded the film’s storytellin...

‘The rich don’t always fight fair’: Guardian lawyers, libel and lawsuits

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It was 9pm on a Friday and I had finally sat down with a gin and tonic to watch a bit of catch-up television when the phone rang. It was an American lawyer fuming about a piece the Guardian had just published. As I sc...

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