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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: car crash carnage and magnificent marrows

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Absolutely nothing happened in The Archers this month, until it all happened at once: a car crash (adding to the village’s frankly appalling road-safety statistics); Chris and Alice getting a divorce (noooo!); the pos...

Charlotte Purdue feels running for Team GB ‘tainted’ after Olympics snub

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Charlotte Purdue, one of Britain’s top marathon runners, says her desire to represent her country has been “tainted” after she was controversially left out of the Tokyo Olympics. The 30-year-old, who is in bullishly i...

Boris Johnson’s mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl, dies at 79

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Charlotte Johnson Wahl, the mother of the prime minister, has died at the age of 79. The portrait painter passed away “suddenly and peacefully” at a London hospital on Monday, the family said in a statement shared wit...

Giving booster shots before the world is vaccinated won’t keep the UK safe from Covid

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Should Britain approve booster doses for broad swathes of the population? The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is deciding this week, and has already advised a third dose be offered to over-11s w...

Was Afghanistan Britain’s worst failure since Suez? It’s a comforting fiction

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The withdrawal from Afghanistan and the country’s subsequent collapse to the Taliban is Britain’s “biggest foreign policy failure since Suez” according to Tom Tugendhat, chair of the Commons foreign affairs committee ...

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: Jackie Weaver is the new queen of Ambridge

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The scene: a spare bedroom in Amy Franks’ flat, Nottingham. At first we do not recognise who lies immobile beneath the duvet. The air is thick with the stench of stale alcohol. Detritus lies around the bed, Tracey Emi...

TV tonight: Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe return for a third supernatural series

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Back to Button House for a third season of supernatural shenanigans with couple Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) and Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and their unexpected spectral houseguests. A documentary crew turns up to film t...

Queen of comedy Charlotte Ritchie on Ghosts: ‘It’s loving, uncynical – and people fall over’

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Charlotte Ritchie is video calling from her London flat, which she has shared with two friends for the past seven years. “How do I do this? Do I need to quit WhatsApp? OK! I’m here! I’m really sorry, I got my timings ...

Britain’s Charlotte Worthington springs BMX freestyle upset to win Olympic gold

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Charlotte Worthington added to Britain’s BMX success in Tokyo with a surprise gold medal in the women’s freestyle park. The Manchester-born 25-year-old fell after a hard landing early in her first run in the park disc...

Charlotte Dujardin becomes Britain’s most decorated female Olympian of all time

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Charlotte Dujardin has cemented her place in the history books as the most decorated British female Olympian of all time, winning a bronze in the individual dressage – the double champion’s sixth Olympic medal. Dujard...

Charlotte Dujardin wins record fifth Olympic medal with dressage bronze

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Charlotte Dujardin won a record-equalling fifth Olympic medal as Great Britain took bronze in the team dressage final at Tokyo Equestrian Park. Dujardin, the reigning individual dressage champion, Carl Hester and Char...

Charlotte Dujardin cruises into Olympic individual dressage final

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The defending champion Charlotte Dujardin produced an inspired performance as she cruised into Wednesday’s Olympic individual dressage final. Dujardin, gold medallist at London 2012 and in Rio, scored 80.963% aboard m...

The discredited legal tactic that’s putting abused UK children in danger

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In court custody battles over the past few years, a new term, “parental alienation”, has taken root. The phrase – based on a “syndrome” that has been internationally discredited and is banned from use in family courts...

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: crack cocaine hits Ambridge

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Ambridge underwent a mystical union with Walford this month. “Just leave it, Brian!” urged Jennifer. “Yeah, just leave it,” repeated their daughter Alice, venomously. Brian was advising alcoholic Alice to recall her m...

How did Osborne, king of cuts, become the British Museum’s fundraiser-in-chief?

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George Osborne’s appointment as chair of the British Museum trustees has caused an understandable outcry. That the chancellor responsible for a 30% cut over the past decade to its funding should become its leader is a...

Charlotte Ritchie: ‘Feel Good has been cathartic for a lot of people’

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Actor Charlotte Ritchie, 31, grew up in south London and was still finishing her drama degree at Bristol University when she landed the role of Oregon in Channel 4 student comedy Fresh Meat. Subsequent TV roles includ...

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