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Fallon Sherrock genius, Libertadores fun and Man Utd v Arsenal ruckus

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1) The final of the Copa Libertadores was exactly the quiet night in at the library that we thought it would be. First in the fifth minute of extra-time, poor old Andreas Pereira – on loan to Flamengo from Manchester ...

A Christmas Carol review – a clever, Cardiffian spin on the Christmas classic

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Attend the tale of Ebbie Scrooge, Cardiff businesswoman and Times Rich List topper for the seventh year running. Still set in 1843 but relocated to the Welsh capital, Joe Murphy’s actor-musician staging of Gary Owen’s...

Harold and Maude: 50 years on, Hal Ashby’s box-office bomb is a black comedy classic

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Harold and Maude is a movie that celebrates the 1970s. By turns exuberant, psychedelic, hilarious and heartbreaking, it’s a product of the most prolific decade of Hal Ashby’s directorial output: his skewed, sweet-natu...

Marcus Smith keeps his cool in molten heat of classic to be England hero

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And Eddie said it wasn’t about revenge. You could have fooled me in the final hectic moments of this helter-skelter game, when all the Twickenham crowd was up on its feet and screaming, while the players down below se...

Rally driving in the dark, Wales v New Zealand and more forgotten goals

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1) The great Benjamin Andrew Stokes will be playing in the Ashes! To celebrate, here’s the man himself at the wrestling. If you prefer cricket, please enjoy highlights from that Headingley knock here, TMS coverage of ...

Vinícius too hot for Barça to handle in a clásico that was far from classic

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Vinícius Júnior had a long walk home but not half as long as the people he passed on the way. The Brazilian was on the other side of the ground when he was taken off with four minutes left and Real Madrid 1-0 up in th...

Home review – captivating revival of a neglected classic

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Harry and Jack – distinguished-looking older chaps in well-cut check weekend suits – chat in a wild garden. One claims to be a heating salesman, the other to run a high-end jam emporium, although shifty eyes and wobbl...

The classic recipe I can never get right

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All cooks, however competent, have a kitchen skill that defeats them. Some cannot make mayonnaise. Others have a blind spot with pastry. Me? I cannot make bechamel. The first time I tried, it split. It turned into a c...

East Is East review – magnificent revival of culture-clash classic

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Twenty-five years ago, Ayub Khan Din’s story of a mixed-race British Pakistani family premiered at the Birmingham Rep, to reflect the travails of culture clash and identity in 1970s Salford. Opening in the runup to Bl...

From the Gobbledok to Not Happy Jan: how well do you remember classic Australian ads?

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It is a scientific fact that if you play Gheorghe Zamfir’s pan flute theme from Picnic at Hanging Rock around any Australian of a certain age, they will probably ask if you, too, can smell Nescafe Blend 43 before they...

Keeping the House by Tice Cin review – a cult classic in the making

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Crackling with energy, interdisciplinary artist Tice Cin’s debut is a kind of textual collage. It offers vistas of the Turkish communities of north London between 1999 and 2012, in pacy, often impressionistic chapters...

UK judge orders rightwing extremist to read classic literature or face prison

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A former student who downloaded almost 70,000 white supremacist documents and bomb-making instructions has avoided a prison sentence “by the skin of his teeth” after being told to read classic literature by Dickens, A...

Ted Dexter, Liverpool v Chelsea classics, Federer flashbacks

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1) Ted Dexter, the former England cricket captain, has died at the age of 86. “Lord Ted” was inducted into the ICC hall of fame earlier this summer: here’s their video tribute. And here’s some archive footage of Dexte...

The great Gerd Müller, Valentino Rossi magic and Paralympic glory

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1) The former Germany and Bayern Munich forward Gerd Müller died last weekend at the age of 75, prompting an outpouring of admiration for a player considered to be one of the best goalscorers of all time. Here’s an i...

Samara Joy: Samara Joy review – classic American song in safe young hands

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Samara Joy is 21, and two years ago she won the Sarah Vaughan international jazz vocal competition. She grew up in a gospel-singing family in New York, and it was college friends who first introduced her to the great ...

The Weeknd: Take My Breath review – an instant disco-pop classic

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It’s well-documented how a spell of quality play by a footballer seems to create its own exponential power, snowballing their confidence and sending them into a flow state of accurate passing and silky runs. And so it...

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