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Independence day: why Gordon Brown gave the Bank the right to set interest rates

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Gordon Brown had a surprise in store for Eddie George when he summoned the then governor of the Bank of England to a meeting at 11 Downing Street on bank holiday Monday, 25 years ago this week. For the past two years,...

The Palace Papers by Tina Brown review – the good, the bad and the indefensible

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‘The fascination of monarchy is that its themes repeat themselves because its protagonists are earthly,” is Tina Brown’s conclusion to The Palace Papers, her latest book about the British royal family. This is a very ...

Readers reply: why are Brown, White or Black common surnames but not Red, Blue or Purple?

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In English-speaking cultures, why are Green, Brown, White, Black or Grey the only common surnames that are colours? I have never met or heard of anyone with a surname such as Red, Purple or Blue. Is this the case in o...

Brown reveals his take on row at end of England career before 2019 World Cup

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Fresh claims have emerged regarding the incident which contributed to the omission of Mike Brown and Ben Te’o from Eddie Jones’s squad in the lead-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and in effect brought the international...

Why are Brown, White or Black common surnames but not Red, Blue or Purple?

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In English-speaking cultures, why are Green, Brown, White, Black or Grey the only common surnames that are colours? I have never met or heard of anyone with a surname such as Red, Purple or Blue. Is this the case in o...

Mood as light as spring air as Ketanji Brown Jackson delivers words to remember

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They could all feel the weight of history. Yet the mood was as light as spring air when Ketanji Brown Jackson looked out at the crowd of smiling faces. “It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black wo...

‘So much joy’: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation lauded as ray of hope

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Politicians and activists kept coming back to one word on Thursday after the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US supreme court: joy. After two grim years of a deadly pandemic and a democracy in peril, Jack...

Ketanji Brown Jackson makes history as first Black woman confirmed to US supreme court

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, a liberal appeals court judge, was confirmed to the supreme court on Thursday, overcoming a rancorous Senate approval process and earning bipartisan approval to become the first Black woman to s...

US Senate to vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation today – live

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Joe Biden’s pick is expected to be confirmed as the first Black woman on the US supreme court this afternoon

Senate judiciary committee nears vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson

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The Senate judiciary committee on Monday neared a vote on the historic nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson, poised to be the first Black woman confirmed to the supreme court. Following days of interrogation and debate...

Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation vote is ‘making history’ says senator – live

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The Senate judiciary meets today, beginning a week expected to conclude with the confirmation of the first black female supreme court justice• ‘You’re my star’: high points of Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation hearin...

June Brown, EastEnders’ Dot Cotton, dies aged 95

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June Brown, the actor best known for portraying Dot Cotton in the BBC soap EastEnders, has died at 95. Brown, who played the chainsmoking Christian and Walford stalwart between 1985 and 1993 and then from 1997 onwards...

Ketanji Brown Jackson to receive rare Republican vote as Collins says yes

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The Maine senator Susan Collins will vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US supreme court, giving Joe Biden’s nominee a rare Republican vote as she proceeds towards becoming the first Black woman ever to sit ...

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