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In the 1950s, rather than integrate some public schools, Virginia closed them

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Not long after Patricia Turner and a handful of Black students desegregated Norview junior high school in Norfolk, Virginia, she realized a big difference between her new white school and her former Black school. That...

Auckland, closed to the world by Covid, tops Lonely Planet’s list of best cities to visit

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In further evidence that we all want what we cannot have, Auckland has taken out the top spot in Lonely Planet’s “best cities to visit” rankings – despite currently being in lockdown, the centre of a Covid outbreak, a...

Teesside airport runway closed after three hurt in light aircraft incident

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Teesside airport’s runway is closed after an incident involving a light aircraft left three people in hospital. The airport said in a statement on Twitter that the incident occurred at 9.39am on Saturday and the pilot...

How we met: ‘As the borders closed, I got the last seat on the last plane out, to be with her’

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In 2019, Damoon was teaching at a school in Coonamble, a town in rural New South Wales. He was keen to date, having just come out of a relationship, but felt his options were limited. “Lots of people wanted to have ki...

Fifth of BHS stores empty five years after chain closed

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Revelations that a fifth of former BHS stores remain empty on the fifth anniversary of the chain’s closure suggest gaps left by closed-down department stores on UK high streets and in shopping centres may become perma...

New Zealand borders to remain closed until new year – video

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New Zealand, which has stamped out coronavirus, plans to cautiously reopen its borders to international travellers early next year. The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said the government planned to follow the advice ...

Team GB’s Leah Williamson: ‘I had to keep my eyes closed for the anthem’

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The 15-year-old Leah Williamson was sitting on a bench in the Olympic Park on Super Saturday as her Milton Keynes home town hero Greg Rutherford won gold in 2012. Nine years later she was standing in red, white and bl...

‘Unnecessarily cruel’: how Australia’s closed border is forcing migrants to leave permanently

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“We need to decide how long we can live like this,” says Jennie Edeleanu. Fifteen months after the coronavirus pandemic brought international travel to a standstill, Australia’s progressive tightening of its borders i...

Mykki Blanco: ‘I’ve helped to push open some closed doors. It’s a cool feeling’

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Mykki Blanco has just moved to Hollywood, and five minutes into our conversation, the 35-year old rapper’s beloved mother calls. “She needs to chill out. Like, I don’t work?” laughs Blanco. “She’s helping me pick out ...

Compass Group profits slump as Covid keeps office canteens closed

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Sales and profits have slumped at the catering firm Compass Group as the pandemic kept canteens closed at factories, offices and schools. Operating profit fell to £290m in the six months to the end of March, down 65% ...

Closed borders and Cyclone Harald showed that locals are the best first responders in a disaster

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If someone had told me this time last year that Vanuatu was about to weather one of the worst cyclones of our recent history with our borders closed, I may not have believed you. After Cyclone Pam in 2015, hundreds o...

Australia news live: accused cabinet minister set to address rape allegation; international borders closed until June

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Minister expected to declare his innocence and is not planning on stepping down. Follow latest updates• Full report: cabinet minister to make statement addressing historical rape allegation against him• Australia’s Co...