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All you can eat? I take those words as a promise – and a challenge

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There’s a Twitter account called Fake Showbiz News that is occasionally kind/cruel enough to feature me as the subject of one its “exclusives”. Even if there’s an unpleasant undertone to the story, I’m at the stage in...

‘I am strong, I am still young’: Claudio Ranieri ready for Watford challenge

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It is likely that if most managers found themselves in charge at Vicarage Road at this moment they would glance at Watford’s fixture list – which in their next eight games includes encounters with both Merseyside team...

Men must challenge misogynistic behaviour, says Nicola Sturgeon

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Men across Scotland must challenge themselves and one another over misogynistic behaviour, Nicola Sturgeon has said, as she called for events of the past few weeks to mark a turning point “where we stop expecting wome...

Essential workers challenge Victoria and NSW vaccine mandates in court

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A casual relief teacher is taking Victorian health officials to court over mandatory Covid vaccines, arguing there is no legal or ethical justification for making workers get the jab. Separately, in New South Wales, a...

Texas abortion law: federal judge to hear Biden administration’s challenge

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A federal judge will consider whether to block Texas’s six-week abortion ban, the most restrictive anti-abortion law in force in the US, in a suit brought by the Biden administration. Since September, the law has bann...

‘The challenge for us now is drought, not war’: livelihoods of millions of Afghans at risk

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The war in Afghanistan might be over but farmers in Kandahar’s Arghandab valley face a new enemy: drought. It has hardly rained for two years, a drought so severe that some farmers are questioning how much longer they...

Ballerina Erina Takahashi: ‘I didn’t think I would have this challenge at this age’

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Erina Takahashi got lost on her first day at ballet school. Just arrived in London aged 15, speaking barely any English, she decided to take a side road and ended up panicked, unable to find her way back. “I’ll never ...

Going nuclear: the secret submarine deal to challenge China

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It came out of the blue – but the new military pact between Australia, the UK and the US could transform international relations for a generation. The Guardian’s defence and security editor, Dan Sabbagh, explains the ...

Legal challenge launched over ‘anti-woke’ agenda of Charity Commission

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A legal challenge has been launched over the government’s apparent attempt to force the charities’ watchdog to pursue a regulatory agenda against good causes that ministers believe stray into “woke” and “political” ac...

‘Her biggest challenge will be credibility’: Can Jennifer Aniston conquer skincare?

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Jennifer Aniston is to launch her own beauty brand, LolaVie, on Wednesday. But can the star of Friends and The Morning Show make it in the ever more crowded celebrity beauty space? The competition is fierce, with Aria...

Lady Scotland faces challenge for top Commonwealth role

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Lady Scotland, the secretary general of the Commonwealth, and a long-time target of the Conservative government, faces a challenge for her post from the Kenyan defence minister with the support of the Kenyan president...

UK couple completes challenge to take part in 101 Olympic sports

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Charlotte Nichols and Stuart Bates did not set off at a blistering pace when they began a marathon in Dorset on Sunday – but they have a very good excuse. The 26-mile run, starting and finishing on Weymouth beach, was...

‘In tears before I even logged in’: Cigna call center workers challenge working conditions

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Call center workers at Cigna, one of the largest health insurance corporations in the US, are reporting poor working conditions driven by high production demands, fear of being fired, lack of training, and long proces...

Women’s basketball: USA quell Japan challenge for 51st straight Olympic win

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A’ja Wilson scored 20 points and Breanna Stewart added 15 to help the US beat Japan 86-69 on Friday in the women’s basketball tournament. The US have now won 51 consecutive games dating back to the bronze medal game i...

Wayne Rooney injures Derby’s Jason Knight with training-ground challenge

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Wayne Rooney has inadvertently further hampered Derby’s strained preparations for the new season after injuring one of his players during a recent training camp. The manager challenged Jason Knight during a practice g...

Disabled teenager mounts legal challenge after benefits cut off

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A severely disabled teenager is to mount a legal challenge after his benefits were cut off while he was in hospital receiving treatment for a life-threatening infection, leaving him thousands of pounds out of pocket. ...

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