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Memories of office life: at the call centre, every customer interaction became a prank

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The part of communal work-life I miss most is gallows humour. This can only be forged in really crap jobs, and they don’t come much worse than call-centre work. I’ve done a fair bit, cold-calling for rubbish products,...

TV tonight: the man who pioneered rock’n’roll takes centre stage

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During his lifetime, Fats Domino not only sold millions of records but pioneered a new genre: rock’n’roll. With his signature mix of rolling piano playing and New Orleans sensibilities, he paved the way for artists f...

Bill Bernstein’s best photograph: joy and humanity in a homeless centre

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In the 1970s I lived in SoHo in New York, which is not far from the Bowery, but the two districts were like separate universes. SoHo was full of artists and creative types but the Bowery was known as the place where y...

Australia Covid news live update: testing centre closures in NSW, Vic and Qld cause chaos; more than 47,000 new cases reported nationwide

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Covid testing clinic closures in Victoria, Queensland and NSW as queues grow; NSW records new 23,131 cases and two deaths, Vic 14,020 cases and two deaths, Qld 5,699 cases, SA 3,246, ACT 926, Tasmania 702; national ta...

Talking Horses: Rachael Blackmore can take centre stage on A Plus Tard

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The last three winners of the Grade One Savills Chase – A Plus Tard, Kemboy and Delta Work – are all in the hunt for a second success at Leopardstown on Tuesday, but there is no doubt where the punters will be placing...

Plans to sell off UK vaccine development centre criticised by scientists

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Ministers have been urged to retain a facility that can swiftly create and test new vaccines, amid concerns over the sale of a leading centre originally designed to prepare Britain for future pandemics. Some senior me...

Suicidal asylum-seekers subjected to ‘dangerous’ use of force by guards at detention centre

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Suicidal asylum seekers were subject to force by guards who the Home Office allowed to remain on duty despite being “effectively uncertified” in the safe use of restraint techniques, according to internal documents ch...

New head of Unesco world heritage centre wants to put Africa on the map

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It covers 9 million sq miles (24m sq km) from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean and from the Sahara in the north to Cape Point in the south. And in between lie some of the world’s most ancient cultural sites and precio...

Fire traps hundreds of people at Hong Kong World Trade Centre – video

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As many as 350 people were trapped on the roof of a shopping centre and office complex in Hong Kong after a fire broke out in one of the city’s busiest shopping districts.The cause of the fire remains unclear, though ...

Hong Kong World Trade Centre fire: reports at least 100 trapped inside shopping centre

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A fire has broken out at one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping districts, trapping at least 100 people on the 39th floor and injuring at least five, according to local media reports. Smoke billowed from the World Trade ...

Parisian workshop setting puts craft of Chanel centre stage

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The splashiest new venue in Paris fashion, the setting for a Chanel catwalk show bedazzled with pearls and sequins, is a workshop that celebrates the old-fashioned art of craft-made clothes that last a lifetime. Desig...

Guard tells of toxic and racist culture at G4S Gatwick immigration removal centre

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A whistleblower guard who worked at the controversial immigration detention centre Brook House, has told a public inquiry into abuses there that staff were “radicalised” into being racist because of a toxic culture. T...

Banksy offers to raise £10m to buy Reading prison for art centre

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Banksy has offered to raise millions of pounds towards buying Reading prison, where Oscar Wilde was once held, so that it can be turned into an arts centre. The street artist has promised to match the jail’s £10m aski...

The Guardian view on Labour’s reshuffle: attacking from the centre ground

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In May, Sir Keir Starmer attempted to reshuffle his shadow cabinet following the disastrous byelection defeat in Hartlepool. It was a chaotically botched job, resulting in a damaging standoff with his deputy, Angela R...

Whistleblower tells inquiry of ‘shocking’ abuse at immigration detention centre

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A shocking culture of abuse by staff towards detainees at Brook House immigration detention centre was described by a whistleblower giving evidence to a public inquiry into widespread mistreatmeant of detainees at the...

‘Follow the science’: AstraZeneca unveils £1bn R&D centre

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Little expense has been spared at the giant glass and steel structure that sprouts from a once-vacant plot of land on the outskirts of Cambridge. AstraZeneca’s £1bn new research and development centre houses 16 labs a...

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