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Age no barrier to activism: how UK’s young and old built bonds in Covid

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Unexpected friendships spanning four – and sometimes five – generations have sprung up between volunteers engaged in “crisis campaigning” during the pandemic. Experts said the unusual bonding between those in their 60...

To avert climate disaster, we need resilient societies built on love, not just technology

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When things look especially bleak for humankind, it’s worth reminding ourselves who we are – what makes us such a special species. Beyond our machines and our buildings, beyond our fiery conquests, beyond all of it, w...

The men who built Qatar’s World Cup dream deserve some of David Beckham’s pay packet

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I doubt Nirmala Pakrin knows who David Beckham is, but she knows about Qatar. Her husband, Rupchandra Rumba, a 24-year-old from Nepal, died in 2019, gasping for breath in a squalid camp for labourers on the outskirts ...

Thousands of affordable UK homes ‘won’t be built because of safety crisis’

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Plans for thousands of affordable homes face being scrapped as billions of pounds are diverted to fixing the building safety crisis, builders have said. Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable h...

Built on the bodies of slaves: how Africa was erased from the history of the modern world

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It would be unusual for a story that begins in the wrong place to arrive at the right conclusions. And so it is with the history of how the modern world was made. Traditional accounts have accorded a primacy to Europe...

The Turning Point review – how Charles Dickens built Bleak House

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The problem with most biographies is that they tend to have only two pace settings. There is the plod of the episodic, one-thing-after-another accounting; parallel to that is the gallop that makes years vanish in page...

In your face: how Chuck Close built images and tore them apart

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Hugely enlarged, Chuck Close stares back at you from behind his glasses, a cigarette lodged in the corner of his mouth. It is a face with a what-you-looking-at stare, and you look back, dwarfed by his image, thinking ...

England built around Bellingham can right the wrongs at 2022 World Cup

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England slipped from their horse at the last but, once they have cleared the grit from their eyes and stopped seeing stars, they may yet find it has waited for them. While the wounds of defeat in Wembley’s biggest gam...

Harry Kane left looking out of place as system built around him fails to click

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Perhaps it really was the end times. Perhaps it really was the nadir. Perhaps it really was the worst England performance we had seen in a generation. Certainly it will feel that way to Gareth Southgate and his team a...

If the UK built 1 million homes, what would happen to house prices?

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If the UK built, say, 1 million homes, what would happen to house prices? Gerald Jimes, south-east London Post your answers (and new questions) below or send them to nq@theguardian.com. A selection will be published o...

The New York highway that racism built: ‘It does nothing but pollute’

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Just south of downtown Syracuse in upstate New York, a stretch of highway has long divided surrounding neighborhoods. On the east side are large buildings where university students live, well-maintained green spaces, ...

Victoria says Coalition guilty of undermining principles on which NDIS was built

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The Victorian government has accused the commonwealth of launching a scare campaign about the financial sustainability of the national disability insurance scheme in order to “sell” its “flawed independent assessments...

Easter promise: the patisserie built on a friendship that bridges Istanbul’s divides

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Fehmi Yıldıran remembers how, growing up in the Anatolian town of Bolu, every spring he and the other children used to boil eggs and dye them red using onion skins. He didn’t find out what the tradition was about unti...

Easter promise: the patisserie built on a friendship that bridges Istanbul’s divide

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Fehmi Yıldıran remembers how, growing up in the Anatolian town of Bolu, every spring he and the other children used to boil eggs and dye them red using onion skins. He didn’t find out what the tradition was about unti...