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Stunning, rural home in Sweden is top of the class

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When Jörgen Ahdrian Brorsson first saw his new home it was an antiques shop – indeed the lighting pendant that now hangs in the bedroom is a bargain he picked up on that visit. But the real find was the building itsel...

Scotland proposes warnings for some class A drug users

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Individuals caught in possession of class A drugs in Scotland could be issued with a police warning rather than facing prosecution, in a significant policy shift announced by the country’s new lord advocate as a direc...

How we met: ‘I thought, there’s a hottie in philosophy class!’

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When Zoe split up with her boyfriend in 2012, she had “a bit of an existential crisis”. Though she enjoyed her job as a support worker for a learning disability charity in York, she was keen to explore some of the tho...

Toyota take historic Le Mans 24 Hours victory in new Hypercar class

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Toyota ushered in a new era of sportscar racing as they ended the last, with another dominant win at the Le Mans 24 Hours. For the drivers, Britain’s Mike Conway, Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi and Argentina’s José Maria Lóp...

Gerd Müller was world class but his brilliant legacy is too often forgotten

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Comparisons are odious and nearly always absurdly reductive but here we go anyway. In 2012 Lionel Messi set a new record for goals scored in a calendar year. Let’s not try too hard to be iconoclastic: his tally of 91 ...

SA Cosby: ‘The holy trinity of southern fiction is race, class and sex’

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Crime writer SA Cosby was the talk of the US literaryscene last year when his novel Blacktop Wasteland, a heist thriller set in his native Virginia, topped Amazon’s mystery and thriller chart. As well as being named a...

BBC’s Alex Scott ‘proud’ of working class accent after peer’s elocution jibe

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The BBC presenter Alex Scott has said she is proud of her accent after she was criticised by a former minister who said she “needs elocution lessons” and “spoils” Olympics coverage. Lord Digby Jones, a crossbench peer...

The Dominic Cummings circus is an indictment of the entire governing class

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Who better to judge the true significance of Dominic Cummings’ Big Day Out at parliament than Dominic Cummings himself? Not the grave-faced, shaven-headed man we’ve been watching, ladling out his revenge cold, but an ...

UK fitness class sales soar despite demand for online sessions

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Fitness classes have recorded a sharp rise in sales as British consumers return to the gym after lockdown despite demand for online sessions that experts say will persist after the coronavirus pandemic. ClassPass, a ...

Readers reply: what do the terms ‘working class’ and ‘middle class’ actually mean?

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What do the terms “working class” and “middle class” actually mean? Is it just the type of work you do or does your housing situation or education play a part? And what about the kind of coffee you drink? Michael “Fla...

What do the terms ‘working class’ and ‘middle class’ actually mean?

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What do the terms ‘working class’ and ‘middle class’ actually mean? Is it just the type of work you do or does your housing situation or education play a part? And what about the kind of coffee you drink? Michael “Fla...

Agüero shows his enduring class even as Guardiola finds new ways to win

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Several stories unfolded at once at Selhurst Park, even when it looked like nothing was afoot. Manchester City started sluggishly and did not manage a shot on target in the first half yet they emerged as comprehensive...

Novelist Sunjeev Sahota: ‘It’s dispiriting how little we talk about class in the UK’

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Since the publication of his debut novel, Ours Are the Streets, in 2011, Sunjeev Sahota’s literary output has worked emphatically within the geopolitical fabric of our time, reaching into the darker recesses of the Br...

Labour will never govern unless it can appeal again to working class – report

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Labour will never get back into government unless it can reinvent itself to appeal again to working-class voters, a major examination of the party’s future has warned, saying the problems go far beyond Brexit or Jerem...

Why is Macron abolishing France’s school for the political class?

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On Thursday 8 April, Emmanuel Macron announced the closure of the prestigious École Nationale d’Administration, France’s elite school for turning out senior civil servants and politicians. The president’s announcement...

GHB to become class B drug in UK after use in high-profile rape cases

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The drug GHB and related substances are to be reclassified from class C to class B following their use in “truly sickening” high-profile rape cases, the home secretary has said. The reclassification means those found ...

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