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BBC’s George Alagiah to take break from TV after cancer spread

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The newsreader George Alagiah is to take a break from his presenting duties at the BBC as he deals with “a further spread of cancer”, his agent has said. The TV journalist, 65, was first diagnosed with the illness in ...

Matildas break silence on historical abuse allegations and defend team culture

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The Matildas have issued a statement following historical allegations of abuse in the Australian national team setup, with the current playing group welcoming an independent review into the claims and defending its “s...

Golden slumbers: 10 glorious woodland retreats for an autumn break

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Glamping is an understatement for these two spacious, well-equipped forest boltholes: one lodge and one safari tent, surrounded by woodland on the edge of the North York Moors at Thimbleby. Coulter – the tent – boasts...

‘We’re going to get it done’: Biden vows to break impasse after Capitol Hill talks

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Joe Biden made a rare visit to Capitol Hill on Friday to meet privately with House Democrats amid a stalemate that has put his sprawling domestic agenda in jeopardy. Pledging to “get it done” after days of frantic neg...

A taste of Provence on a weekend break at the Collobrières chestnut festival

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It was 8am and as I opened the hotel window to let in the day, the cool autumnal air brought with it the aroma of roasting chestnuts: Collobrières’ festival was under way. I was in the Var, Provence’s most unspoiled d...

Dorset with a hint of Finland: sustainable tourism on a weekend break

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“Adders … Keep to the path.” Now there’s a sign to grab attention on a carefree saunter in the Dorset countryside. I study the winding pine needle-strewn trail and mossy rocks at my feet hoping to eyeball a lethargic ...

Israel prison break: escape allegedly took place while guard slept

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The escape of six high security Palestinian prisoners from an Israeli prison took place amid a parade of farcical errors that included the reported availability of prison blueprints online and a sleeping guard in a wa...

Teenagers break through and grow in confidence at US Open

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As Leylah Annie Fernandez basked in the joy of her improbable third round comeback win over Naomi Osaka earlier last week, she was asked on the court in her post-match interview at what point she truly believed that s...

Stefanos Tsitsipas hits back over toilet break criticism after US Open exit

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Stefanos Tsitsipas said accusations of gamesmanship were “completely false” after being knocked out of the 2021 US Open by rising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz. The third seed had come under fire for the timing and leng...

Stefanos Tsitsipas defiant after latest US Open toilet break leads to boos

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Stefanos Tsitsipas heard boos from the crowd after he took yet another long break off court at the US Open after dropping a set during his second-round victory over Adrian Mannarino. Tsitsipas said he was unbothered b...

Record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goals for Portugal break Ireland’s hearts

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Cristiano Ronaldo would not be denied. He had a penalty saved by Gavin Bazunu and then saw John Egan give the Republic of Ireland a deserved lead. But Manchester United’s newest signing struck twice in the dying minut...

Nike gives head office staff a week off for mental health break

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Nike has given its head office employees in the US a week off to “destress” and recover from the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic. The sportswear and trainers brand said workers at its headquarters in Oregon would b...

Blyth spirit: a car-free break along the coast of Northumberland

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I’m swimming in the bracing sea near Blyth in Northumberland. A boat sails by, a tern flies overhead with a small silver fish in its beak, and I can feel more fish tickling my feet. The town’s South Beach has miles ...

Mark Wood and Moeen Ali finally break India resistance in fascinating duel

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The boos rang around Lord’s at 6.03pm on the fourth evening as Joe Root moved to bring on a fast bowler and take the second new ball, only for the umpires, Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough, to deem the light too ...

Break out the snacks, build a ‘peace wall’ … 10 guaranteed screen-free ways to entertain kids in the car

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When I was a child there were no screens, so we played “the pub game”. You look out for pubs on your side of the car, and receive one point per pub. However, if the pub name is something with legs, then you get extra ...

It’s up to you, Rishi Sunak: your next move is make or break for the NHS

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The spending review the chancellor has said he will hold in the autumn will set health and care funding for the next three years. The decisions the government makes will affect the health of our nation for a generatio...

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