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The Bubble review – Judd Apatow’s star stuffed pandemic comedy runs out of puff

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There are two or three or possibly four laughs in Judd Apatow’s extremely long Netflix comedy about movie celebrity and the pandemic, which features a range of American and British talent. The troubled cast members of...

‘A protective bubble’: Covid-sniffing dogs help scientists – and Metallica – spot infection

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With a sense of smell up to 100,000 times more sensitive than humans’, dogs have been employed in the service of sniffing out everything from contraband to crop molds to cancer. Yet while researchers first began explo...

Will the furore over the No 10 party be enough to burst Boris Johnson’s bubble?

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Boris Johnson’s entire life and career are littered with personal, professional and political deceptions. He breaks rules and tells lies with shameless confidence and without compunction. This is part of his act, but ...

Jack Dorsey’s ditched Twitter for bitcoin. Has the social media bubble burst?

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Jack Dorsey is resigning from Twitter to spend more time with his other company, Square. In some ways, the choice between Twitter and Square is a straight choice between political clout and profit. Square, a payments ...

The Appeal writer Janice Hallett: ‘I wrote about bubble bath for 15 years’

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Janice Hallett, 52, is the author of The Appeal, an ingenious whodunnit and a new take on the epistolary novel, composed of emails and texts. She studied English at UCL, screenwriting at Royal Holloway and co-wrote th...

Speculation nation: Can Xi Jinping’s property tax deflate China’s housing bubble?

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Xi Jinping’s to-do list has seen a lot of ticks in recent months: more flights into Taiwan’s defence zone; suppressing dissenting voices in Hong Kong; clipping the wings of tech barons; outlawing the out-of-school tut...

Covid bubble rules scuppered our holiday, but we still had to pay £190

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Eighteen months ago, before Covid struck, I booked a large house in Scotland for a summer holiday for 17 friends and family. For obvious reasons it had to be postponed until this July. Unique Cottages, the lettings ag...

Tory conference bubble rises to applaud PM’s light entertainment

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Not so much a conference speech, more an extended Daily Telegraph column. One knocked off in a hurry at the last minute. This was politics as light entertainment, with any collision with the real world entirely accide...

New Zealand extends Australia travel bubble pause as Covid cases drop to 11

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New Zealand will delay the reopening of its trans-Tasman travel bubble, as case numbers in Australia rise and numbers in New Zealand continue to drop. Deputy prime minister Grant Robertson confirmed on Friday that whi...

Pebble pods and bubble domes: six amazing places to wake up in Northern Ireland

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Pebble Pods, Strangford, County DownThis private location on the shores of Strangford Lough takes pod camping to a new level – and with only three two-person pods, you’ll never find it overcrowded. The glass-and-timbe...

It’s a glorious feeling when you and your singles bubble buddy just hang doing nothing

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When the singles bubble was announced, I found myself awash with what people much cooler than me call “the feels”. Relief. Excitement. Terror. I’ll be able to have a hug! I’ll be able to sit on a couch with someone an...

Florida man washes ashore after trying to ‘walk’ to New York in bubble device

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A Florida man startled beachgoers when he washed ashore inside a hybrid bubble-running wheel device. The man, identified by a local news channel as Reza Baluchi, washed ashore in Flagler county on the east coast of Fl...

Jacinda Ardern announces Australian travel bubble suspension as Covid outbreak worsens – video

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New Zealand will suspend its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for two months, as the country grapples with a number of serious outbreaks of Covid-19. Travel with the states of New South Wales, Victoria and...

‘Last one standing’: Delta variant poses threat to New Zealand’s Covid-free bubble

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Last week was a sharp reminder for Dr Siouxsie Wiles, one of New Zealand’s most prominent pandemic communicators, of how close the country’s recent brush with Covid was. A Sydney tourist, infected with the Delta varia...

Is the UK housing bubble about to burst? These are the best and worst scenarios

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UK house prices appear to have defied economic gravity over the past year. The lockdowns triggered by the pandemic led to a 10% fall in GDP, the largest fall in 300 years, since the Great Frost of 1709. Yet the latest...

Lewis Hamilton will not let ‘negative bubble’ derail his F1 title hopes

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Lewis Hamilton, who has been comprehensively beaten by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in recent races, is determined not to enter “a negative bubble” brought on by worrying about his Formula One world title hopes. Hamilton...

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