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Retail sales in Great Britain fall amid supply chain disruption

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Retail sales in Great Britain fell unexpectedly in August amid severe supply chain disruption and as consumers switched more of their spending from supermarkets to pubs and restaurants after the easing of pandemic res...

Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain review – fabulous and intimate

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The team behind 2019’s outstanding documentary series Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain has turned its gaze back to the 1990s with Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain (Kanaal 4). It has put together ...

Former teacher to paddle into Torquay after epic voyage around Britain

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He has had close encounters with orcas, sharks and more dolphins than he could count. He has negotiated fierce tidal flows and picked his way through offshore windfarms, shipping lanes and busy ports. After a 141-day ...

Does Britain have a drinking problem? My answer very much depends on who’s asking

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I live in the US but was born in the UK. You know what that means? It means I can slag off the motherland as much as I like; being rude about Britain is my birthright. It’s obviously unacceptable, egter, for America...

TV vanaand: how Spice Girls and their girl power changed Britain

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A barely believable quarter of a century has passed since the Spice Girls released their debut album, Spice. This documentary series offers a deep dive into a phenomenon that emerged at the height of Britpop and seem...

Wout van Aert powers to late Tour of Britain triumph in dramatic finale

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Wout van Aert won a dramatic sprint finish to the final stage of the Tour of Britain to snatch the overall victory from Ethan Hayter. Van Aert had the power to come around both Mark Cavendish and André Greipel on the ...

How the cruel death of a little stray dog led to riots in 1900s Britain

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An animal in peril can inflame British public opinion like nothing else. Byna 120 jare terug, the fate of one small brown dog caused rioting in the streets of London, to say nothing of the protest marches to Trafalga...

Ethan Hayter takes overall lead in Tour of Britain after Ineos win team time trial

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Ethan Hayter is packing more into his 23rd year than most people manage and after his Ineos team won the Tour of Britain’s 18km team time trial in south Wales, he added the race lead in his home Tour to six stage vict...

Judgment day for Afghanistan: the ‘raw’ legal drama trying Britain for war crimes

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Twenty years after the start of the coalition invasion of Afghanistan, the chaos of the withdrawal has prompted calls from cross-party politicians for an independent inquiry to take a cold, strategic look at what went...

They by Sarfraz Manzoor review – rarely heard voices of Muslim Britain

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“My ambition with this book is to honestly confront the fears some people have about Muslims,” writes Sarfraz Manzoor in his introduction. His hope is to point out the ways in which “they” can become “us”. This was al...

Raab rejects US claims Britain indirectly to blame for Kabul attacks

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Dominic Raab has rejected US claims that Britain was indirectly responsible for the suicide attacks at Kabul airport last week because it insisted that the Abbey gate entry point to the site be kept open to allow Brit...

What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people

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As the gates of hell closed on Kabul, they were among the last to make it out. They landed in the early hours of Sunday morning, to a hero’s welcome from some, and shamed silence from others. For this was a planeload ...

Na Afghanistan, Britain can no longer pretend to punch above its weight

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After humiliation, here ends hubris and surely the “global Britain” delusion. No more fatuous boasting, no more “world-beating” and “world-leading”, but time for an honest audit of who we are, what we can do, and what...

Union leaders call for more public holidays to thank working Britain

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Union leaders are calling on the government to create four new public holidays as workers enjoy the last national break before Christmas. The TUC said the eight public holidays a year that workers in England and Wales...

Na Afghanistan, whither Britain?

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“ ‘Very well, alone’ did good service for Winston Churchill as a wartime rallying cry in 1940,” says Andrew Rawnsley (“Boris Johnson’s Global Britain is exposed as impotent and friendless by Afghanistan”, Comment). Th ...

Digested week: #binspace is the kind of Britain I want to live in

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Thanks to the continued commitment of 2021 seemingly to give me simultaneous infarctions in every organ, the week opened with the news that Ian “Beefy” Botham is to become the new trade envoy for Australia and John Cl...

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