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Must Emma Raducanu become a brand? Let’s just enjoy her genius

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There was, to my ears, one discordant note in the awards ceremony for the US Open women’s tennis final. It came when Andrea Lisher, JP Morgan’s head of Americas, client – whatever on earth that job title is about – pr...

Declassified documents show Australia assisted CIA in coup against Chile’s Salvador Allende

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Australia’s covert overseas spy agency, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, opened a base in Santiago to assist in the US Central Intelligence Agency’s destabilisation of the Chilean government ahead of the bl...

Shopping for pants in Warsaw and more talking points from my unlikely ratings success

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Tonight, England play Poland in Warsaw, the first time they have played them there since October 2012. That was a night that reoccurs in my dreams and nightmares, as well as those of three ex-footballers and several t...

The secret of happiness? Be more like Ted Lasso

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Ted Lasso has changed my life. It’s a comedy series on Apple TV+ about a coach of an American football college team who, improbably, is taken on as manager of a Premier League football team in London. Ted, played bril...

Life lessons I’ve learned from boxers? Control your aggression and forgive your foes

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In covering the Olympics for BBC Radio, it’s been my privilege to speak to all sorts of sportsmen and women. Once again, I’ve been reminded that boxers never give bad interviews. The latest one to impress me no end ha...

I am a messy eaterand it is mortifying

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Five years ago, I appeared on a now-defunct Radio 4 panel show called It’s Not What You Know. The idea was that a friend you nominated answered certain questions about you. It was then your job to guess what answer th...

Have you cried with despair in public? There is nothing braver or better

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I am all for men crying; I do a lot of it myself. If we leave onions out of it, there are only two kinds of crying. There’s crying because you’re happy and crying because you’re sad. I would suggest the latter represe...

Let’s recognise that older people get depressed, too – and get them the help they need

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When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand why old people weren’t in a constant state of panic. I would look at my grandad, sitting there quietly reading the Birmingham Evening Mail, and wonder how he could stay so calm....

Good luck, Gareth Southgate – one goal could completely change what people say about you

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The last Champions League final I presented on television was in 2014. Real Madrid, a team of superstars, played Atlético Madrid, a team of marginally less super superstars. Atlético scored in the first half and still...

We need to get rid of business jargon. Do I have your buy-in?

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My first job in journalism was in business news. This wasn’t my first choice; in truth it would probably have been my last, but it was the only place that would have me. I was as bewildered as the next work experience...

I was desperate to watch England v Germany. But my daughter had other ideas

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Until Tuesday evening I had watched every single competitive football encounter between England and Germany, the majority of which I had not enjoyed very much. This one would have been different if I had been able to ...

My number one fear in life? Being boring

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I have a visceral fear of boredom, not on my own account but on everyone else’s. I never get bored myself. This isn’t because I’m always super busy doing lots of interesting things. I’m not. It’s just that I can alway...

What Euro 96 can teach us about life

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Warning: I am about to bang on about football. Reassurance: it’s not really about football. Players and ex-players are forever finding new ways of disappointing me and impressing me. La settimana scorsa, it was the latter. I go...

Chile’s political establishment has been swept away – now there’s hope for change

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In October last year, dopo 12 months of almost continuous protests, Chileans voted overwhelmingly in a national referendum in favour of establishing a new constitution. This result finally sounded the death knell of ...

Need a bit of a lift? Get down to your local and watch old friends being reunited

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I am getting grumpier with age yet also more sentimental; you’d have thought the two were mutually exclusive. I found lockdown made my life somewhat easier to manage and now, with options having been limited for so lo...

An ear and nostril waxing is exquisitely painful – but just what I needed

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I’ve only ever had three proper cut-throat razor shaves. The first was in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, nel 1987. I had been travelling around Yugoslavia for a month and was in need of a haircut. In a pleasingly antiquat...

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