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Storm Arwen shows the power grid isn’t resilient enough for a changing climate

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Kwasi Kwarteng may claim that Storm Arwen was “an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for 60 years” (Prepare for more extreme weather, Britons warned in wake of Storm Arwen, 1 December), but year in, year out we ...

‘I was born a fighter’: the champion boxer changing young lives in Zimbabwe

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Beneath a corrugated iron roof in the crowded Harare suburb of Mbare, a group of boys darts back and forth across a smooth concrete floor, firing a series of rapid punches into the air. A wiry older man, dressed in lo...

LeBron James was ‘very skeptical’ about Covid vaccine before changing mind

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LeBron James said on Tuesday that he doesn’t think he has the right to judge people over their vaccination status. James made the comments during Los Angeles Lakers media day, touching on the vaccine as well as his te...

The Guardian view on Poland’s hot political summer: changing weather

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At a glance, it has been business as usual this summer for Poland’s conservative-nationalist government. There has been a fierce row over attempts to introduce a disciplinary system to keep judges in line. A controver...

Changing Rooms review – design so dreadful you’ll be scarred for life

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I remember the time Linda Barker put up shelves to house a woman’s beloved teapot collection and they collapsed overnight, shattering every piece of china and the woman’s heart into a thousand pieces. I remember Anna ...

TV tonight: Changing Rooms is back … and it’s had a makeover of its own

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Linda Barker and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s delightfully camp home renovation staple of the mid-00s returns for a thoroughly 2020s revamp. Fingers will be crossed to avoid another teapot disaster as host Anna Richards...

Changing Rooms returns … and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s back to his peacocking best

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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen reclines on his latest victim’s sofa, ready to deliver the dizzying design-swap that is Changing Rooms. It is 17 years since the show last aired, but age has not withered LLB, who lies waiting ...

Changing Destiny review – Ben Okri’s sketchy foray into ancient Egypt

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Two towering pyramids dominate the auditorium, which is arranged in the round. The top structure laps with virtual flames and looks like a symbolic campfire, simultaneously state-of-the-art and ancient, around which t...

Pollutionwatch: how sources of summertime smog are changing

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On 26 July 1943, at the height of the second world war, people in Los Angeles thought they were under chemical gas attack as they experienced stinging eyes and rasping throats in what is now recognised as the first su...

Republican congressman suggests changing moon’s orbit to fight climate change – video

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Texas Republican congressman Louie Gohmert asked a senior US government official if changing the moon’s orbit around the Earth, or the Earth’s orbit around the sun, might be a solution for climate change. The question...

Arsenal’s squad needs changing, admits struggling Mikel Arteta

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Mikel Arteta expects to be backed heavily by the Kroenke family in his efforts to reverse Arsenal’s slide and accepts significant changes to a floundering squad will be required over the summer. Arsenal host West Brom...

The week in audio: Who Killed Emma?; Life Changing – review

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Who Killed Emma? (BBC Radio Scotland) | BBC SoundsLife Changing (Radio 4) | BBC Sounds Regular readers will know that I’m not an uncritical fan of the true crime genre. We need a separate bin for shows that lip-smack ...

Changing the game: how the Mighty Ducks reboot flips the script

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In Disney+’s new take on the much-loved hockey trilogy, the Ducks are no longer the heroes, following in line with a string of rule-rewriting sports movie rebootsThe played out formula of the sports movie has seen a n...

Changing rooms are temples to community, and I miss them

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I miss changing rooms. Not the TV programme, though I believe that is making a return, but actual changing rooms. As far as coronavirus goes, they must be contenders for the ideal petri dish, and so have understandabl...

By changing young people’s attitudes, we can end violence against women

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Recently, I delivered a healthy relationships workshop at a primary school. We started by playing a drama game, where we asked the children to pretend to be different types of people. A superhero? Lots of air-punches....

Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to ‘salmon’

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A Taiwanese official has pleaded with people to stop changing their name to “salmon” after dozens made the unusual move to take advantage of a restaurant promotion. In a phenomenon that has been labelled “salmon chaos...