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British Museum enters world of NFTs with digital Hokusai postcards

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The British Museum is venturing into the emerging world of non-fungible tokens by partnering with a new platform to launch digital postcards of the work of Katsushika Hokusai. NFTs – unique digital assets stored on th...

Max Mara’s British designer brings a bit of beatnik to Milan

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The critic who in 1959 called the writer Françoise Sagan a “luxury hotel existentialist” didn’t mean it as a compliment. But for Ian Griffiths, the British designer of Max Mara, the phrase is a way of making sense of ...

British Rail logo designer appalled by green makeover ‘mess’

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The designer of the familiar British Rail logo has warned against government plans to revamp the symbol and dismissed an attempt to give it a green makeover as a “load of old bollocks”. The transport secretary, Grant ...

The Great British Bake Off 2021 review – joyous TV that shows no signs of staleness

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The year may come when the return of The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4) is not a tonic, a comfort, and a joy that’s all the finer for being low-key. This is not that year. Series 12 shows no early signs of stalene...

BBC director general welcomes proposals for ‘distinctly British’ content

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The BBC’s director general has embraced the idea of requiring broadcasters to produce “distinctly British” content, after losing British talent to deep-pocketed streaming services. The likes of Netflix have invested e...

Picture Stories review – how one news magazine blew up British photography

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With photo-editing software and deepfakes continuing to steadily erode trust in visual media, it feels almost alien to hark back to a time of reverential interest and belief in photographs – when they held a totemic p...

British gangs and international rivals join forces to increase cocaine sales

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British organised crime groups are collaborating closely with former international rivals like the Italian mafia to import increasingly bigger cocaine shipments into Europe, a senior investigator has revealed. Lawren...

Art of neon: light flickers on old British craft, but new show aims to keep it alive

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Across two galleries in Wakefield sit more than half a dozen tubes of light at least two metres tall, revolving on the spot and creating ethereal shapes in the air. These sculptures, created by the pioneering American...

The week in audio: This Union; Neil Oliver’s Love Letter to the British Isles; Electric Ride UK and more

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This Union: A Sea Between Us (BBC Radio 4) | BBC SoundsThis Union: The Ghost Kingdoms of England (BBC Radio 4) | BBC SoundsThis Union: Two Kingdoms (BBC Radio 4) | BBC Radio 4Neil Oliver’s Love Letter to the British I...

British retail sales fall unexpectedly in August – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Drill rap dominates 2021 Rated awards for Black British music

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The vitality and pop cultural dominance of drill rap has been celebrated at the 2021 Rated awards, which acknowledge the best in Black British music. Central Cee, the London drill rapper whose track Commitment Issues ...

British Council cuts harm UK’s reputation

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The British Council is most certainly not “the British government’s cultural arm” as suggested by your article (British Council to close 20 offices across globe after cuts and lost income, 9 September). It is a public...

Sparkling days out: readers’ favourite British vineyards to visit

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Hugged by purple fields of lavender, the picture-postcard village of Shoreham in Kent is home to The Mount, where you can sample eight varieties of wine from 13,000 vines including pinot noir, rondo, regent, regent, b...

Nadifa Mohamed is sole British writer to make Booker prize shortlist

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Just one British author has made the shortlist for this year’s Booker prize: Nadifa Mohamed, who was chosen for her third novel The Fortune Men, a reimagining of the true story of a Somali seaman who was wrongfully co...

British As Folk: three comedians in a campervan have fun with history

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Hard to like a TV show with a terrible name, isn’t it? Let’s run over it again: British As Folk (Monday, 10pm, Dave). So it’s supposed to sound like swearing, right? Which I guess is quite punk – but it’s not a real p...

‘British blues will survive the apocalypse!’: how the underground scene kept its groove

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The blues were born in the American south at the dawn of the 20th century as African Americans gave voice to their hardships – segregation, lynching and entrenched poverty being constants – as well as their joys. This...

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