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Mary Beard: ‘Virgil was a radical rap artist of the first century BC’

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My earliest reading memoryWhen I was about four, my mother read me Beatrix Potter’s The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit. It was so scary (with the hunter’s gun coming for the bad rabbit) I could hardly bear for my mother...

Heather Knight’s England century seals ODI series win over New Zealand

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Heather Knight struck a magnificent century in the fourth ODI at Derby, as England overcame New Zealand’s total of 244 with three wickets left – their highest ever successful run chase in one-day internationals – to s...

‘The talent of the century’: Klopp salutes Emma Raducanu after US Open title

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Jürgen Klopp has described Emma Raducanu as “the talent of the century” and admitted he was overwhelmed by the 18-year-old’s sporting reaction to winning the US Open. The Liverpool manager is a keen tennis player and ...

India turn the tide in fourth Test as Rohit century frustrates England

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Rohit Sharma produced an impressive, long-awaited knock of 127 as India left England up against it on day three of the fourth Test at the Oval. Prior to this innings, all seven of Rohit’s Test centuries had come in ho...

After the chaos in Kabul, is the American century over?

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A few months ago there were US bases all over Afghanistan where you could immerse yourself in Americana, buy Coke and Snickers bars from vending machines and watch live sport on TV. Now the outpost has shrunk to one s...

Insanity the common verdict on suicides in 18th century England

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By the time he reached his 60s Isaac Hendley could look back proudly on his life as a shoemaker in 18th century London. But when he looked forward he could only see the shame of being “passed to his parish” since his ...

Fine Root century gives England hope as India chase 209 for victory

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The turmoil of the past few weeks could easily have dampened Joe Root’s natural spark but on a gripping fourth day in Nottingham, one that saw the pendulum swing throughout and finished with India in the ascendancy, t...

Jake Lintott reviving English left-arm wrist-spin after half a century

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Three years ago, England were in a pickle. Wary of the threat of Kuldeep Yadav in the upcoming Test series against India, they wanted to call up a left-arm wrist-spinner from the county game who could replicate Kuldee...

Meet the Georgians by Robert Peal review – tales from Britain’s ‘wildest’ century

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The way Robert Peal describes Georgian England, you’d be mad not to want to live there yourself. In “Merrie Englande” – he uses the term without irony and a fair shot of wistfulness – everyone is high on a trifecta of...

The Story of Film: A New Generation review – invigorating study of 21st century cinema

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Critic and documentary film-maker Mark Cousins has returned to Cannes with another episode of his amazingly ambitious cinephile history The Story of Film, an illuminated patchwork clip-quilt, accompanied by his inimit...

‘Real’ T rex goes on show in England for first time in over a century

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The first ‘real’ Tyrannosaurus rex to be exhibited in England for more than a century will go on show in Nottingham on Sunday. The skeleton of Titus, discovered in the US state of Montana in 2018, will make its world ...

V&A museum’s new 20th and 21st Century gallery is refitted for the social justice era

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In November 2019, after almost 30 years, the V&A’s 20th Century gallery closed its doors. Split across the same two rooms that blend into the National Art Library, the ambition was to reopen having found a way to ...

England’s Heather Knight narrowly misses century before India fight back

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Heather Knight fell agonisingly short of becoming the first Englishwoman to score a Test century since she herself achieved the feat in 2013, with the captain trapped leg before wicket for 95 by her former Western Sto...

Sea eagles spotted at Loch Lomond for first time in over a century

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Sea eagles have appeared on Loch Lomond for the first time in more than a century. A pair of white-tailed eagles, commonly known as sea eagles, were first spotted at Loch Lomond national nature reserve in early March ...

Rory Burns’ battling century gives England hope but New Zealand on top

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There are still 98 overs to come in this first Test between England and New Zealand and though a draw remains the most likely result, a sparkling fourth day that saw Rory Burns and Tim Southee claim places on the Lord...

Devon Conway’s superb debut century puts New Zealand on top in first Test

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Test cricket’s return to Lord’s after a near two-year hiatus was a day to be savoured by the 6,500 or so spectators who sat dotted around the white stands like sprinkles on a 99 Flake. And for the three debutants on s...

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