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Sparking Joy With Marie Kondo review – the guru who could talk you into a burning car

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I have all Marie Kondo’s books. Somewhere. Alas, while I yield to no one in my adoration of the bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying and creator of the KonMari method of decluttering, I have not ye...

Burning out: the silent crisis spreading among wildland firefighters

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Llew had never been so certain of his imminent death. It was going to hurt. The wildfire in central Washington had already bested the firefighting crews that morning, forcing everyone to retreat to safety zones. Then...

Tesla big battery fire in Victoria under control after burning more than three days

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A large blaze at Victoria’s “big battery” project has been brought under control by firefighters after burning for more than three days, allowing investigators to begin examining the site. A Tesla battery bank caught ...

‘Everything is on fire’: Siberia hit by unprecedented burning

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Every morning and evening for the last few days, shifts of young villagers have headed out into the taiga forest around Teryut with a seemingly impossible task: to quell the raging fires that have burned closer and cl...

At least 70 large wildfires burning in US west as fears mount over conditions

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At least 70 large wildfires are burning across the US west and nearby states – engulfing more than 1m acres in flames – as fears mount that shifting conditions can worsen an already dire situation. Significant areas o...

South African mother describes throwing baby from burning building – video

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A young mother from Durban has described throwing her two-year-old daughter from a burning building. Naledi Manyoni said she had no choice but to release her grip on her daughter and hope that she was caught by people...

Burning Man by Frances Wilson review – meets DH Lawrence on his own terms

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Each winter, DH Lawrence descended into a state of critical illness. By Easter, like Christ, he resurrected. Lawrence’s tuberculosis had first manifested when he was a teenager; as if in a fable of ambivalent masculin...

Jorja Smith: Be Right Back review – keeping the same flame burning

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Why is the shortest track always the sweetest? Under two minutes long, Time, on Jorja Smith’s eight-track Be Right Back, is a tender arrangement of vulnerable vocals over acoustic guitar. “I’m not here to hug you, I’m...

Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence review – purgatory and paradise with a wild prophet

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In a letter of 1913, DH Lawrence described his belief that in order to be an artist, it is necessary to be profoundly religious: a veritable martyr, in fact. “I always feel as if I stood naked for the fire of Almighty...

‘We’re burning pyres all day’: India accused of undercounting deaths

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As India battles through one of the world’s deadliest surges of the Covid-19 pandemic, this week India’s health minister Harsh Vardhan insisted that its fatality rate from the disease remained “the lowest in the world...

Inside South Baltimore’s fight against burning trash – video

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​Residents in South Baltimore are fighting to 'starve' their nearby Bresco incinerator due to health concerns over the amount of pollution it creates. Of the 72 remaining facilities in the US, the vast majority are lo...

Fuller’s to raise cash after burning through up to £5m a month

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The pub group Fuller, Smith & Turner has revealed that revenues fell 80% during the past year on the back of coronavirus lockdowns as it seeks to raise cash to see it through the reopening of UK hospitality. The c...

Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding review – gripping quest for self-knowledge

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Like Masha in The Seagull, Sonya, the heroine of Lisa Harding’s intense and unnerving second novel, is in mourning for her life. Her Chekhovian name seems apt when we learn that “failed actress, failed mother” Sonya o...