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Andy Murray celebrates wedding ring’s return with crushing Indian Wells win

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Andy Murray, reunited with his wedding ring, played some of his best tennis as he beat Adrian Mannarino in their first-round match at Indian Wells. The former world No 1 had left his ring tied to shoes which he put ou...

‘Freedom’: exhibition celebrates Barcelona’s 1970s counterculture

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When Spain’s repressive dictatorship finally came to a close with the death of Francisco Franco in 1975, the counterculture that had been bubbling away for years elsewhere in Europe arrived with a bang. “After years o...

Australia Covid news live update: Melbourne celebrates end of lockdown; Qantas to bring forward return of some international flights

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Qantas to return to 100% of staff levels in January; Scott Morrison says an announcement on a travel agreement with Singapore is imminent; cheers at midnight as restrictions ease on one of the world’s most locked down...

India celebrates Diwali under shadow of Covid and air pollution

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It is the festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, and this year Diwali held a special significance for India as it got back into full swing for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began....

Museum celebrates Barcelona’s disappearing Gypsy heritage

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It doesn’t look like a place of legend, but the narrow Carrer de la Cera is the birthplace of la rumba catalana, the infectiously rhythmic stepchild of flamenco created by Barcelona’s Gypsy community in the 1950s and ...

Australia news live update: Victoria celebrates eased restrictions as vaccination milestone approaches; search for William Tyrrell enters fifth day

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Density caps on venues and homes are removed and mask mandates eased across the state; rain set to hamper search for remains of missing three-year-old

Ellen White celebrates England century with qualifying winner against Austria

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Sarina Wiegman limbered up for her first trip to Wearside by watching the Netflix documentary series Sunderland ‘Til I Die. It is, in part, a cautionary tale about pride coming before a fall but, on this evidence, the...

‘Electric vibe’: Auckland celebrates end of lockdown with brunch and traffic gridlock

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In Auckland, nature was healing. The ungroomed lined up for their eyebrow appointments. Bars flung open their doors with the promise of free drinks. Locals posted photos of their flat whites and brunch menus. The city...

New book celebrates the lost work of Shakespeare’s female editors

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Reviewing Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke’s illustrated edition of Shakespeare’s plays in 1869, an anonymous critic blamed “the numberless alterations, mutilations, corruptions, or whatever we may choose to call them” ...

Armed intruder arrested at Windsor Castle as Queen celebrates Christmas

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An armed man has been arrested after attempting to break into Windsor Castle where the Queen is celebrating Christmas with her family. Police say the intruder was carrying an offensive weapon but did not break into an...

‘It’s a show about love’: Desert Island Discs celebrates 80 years on air

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A familiar theme tune is playing in my ears as I step out of my front door and start running. It is a cold, frosty day in Cambridge but as I make my way towards Midsummer Common and the River Cam, I am transported to ...

Far right celebrates after Johnson repeats ‘Savile slur’ in parliament

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A network of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and antisemites has celebrated Boris Johnson’s false claim that Keir Starmer failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile. Johnson was roundly criticised, including by some Tory MPs, aft...

‘At the top, it looks scary’: Bingley celebrates Five Rise Locks restoration

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When they opened nearly 250 years ago the town’s church bells rang out, the local militia fired their field guns in salute and around 30,000 awestruck spectators turned up to cheer. Today the Grade I-listed Bingley Fi...

Rachael Blackmore celebrates historic Gold Cup win on A Plus Tard

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“Different league, different league,” Henry de Bromhead said after saddling a 1-2 in the Gold Cup for the second year running here on Friday, and while he was talking about the atmosphere with 70,000 fans back at Chel...

Berlin Krautrock exhibition celebrates groundbreaking genre

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A motley train of shaggy-haired musicians is gliding into the future on a hastily sketched highway, brandishing bongos, vegetables and flaming guitars. The poster for a 1971 gig by German-English-Swiss trio Brainticke...

‘We have waited so long’: a cautious Tokyo celebrates cherry blossoms in shadow of Covid

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After two years of pandemic-related cancellations and restrictions, Japan is again observing the time-honoured ritual of hanami – cherry blossom viewing. As the delicate pink flowers reached their peak, people who had...