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You know modern life is hard when even adverts don’t try to persuade you otherwise

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A potent memory from one of the more unedifying periods of my life: regularly working late enough to find myself too exhausted or disinclined to cook, completing my commute with minutes to spare before the nearest sho...

‘Time to party’: roving revellers cross Welsh border to escape Covid rules

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They arrived at Bristol Temple Meads train station clutching cans of booze, a change of clothes and this year’s most essential New Year’s Eve accessory – a negative lateral flow test. The closure of nightclubs and res...

Raymond van Barneveld knocked out of PDC world championship by Rob Cross

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Raymond van Barneveld’s PDC World Championship return ended with a 3-1 second-round loss to former champion Rob Cross. Van Barneveld, a five-time world champion across the PDC and BDO versions, retired after a first-r...

Southern Cross star is 14.5 times heavier than sun, scientists say

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One of the more striking constellations of the southern hemisphere’s sky, the Southern Cross, can claim a new accolade – its bright blue giant Beta Crucis star has been revealed as a heavy-weight champion. An internat...

Russia will act if Nato countries cross Ukraine ‘red lines’, Putin says

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Vladimir Putin has warned Nato countries that deploying weapons or soldiers to Ukraine would cross a “red line” for Russia and trigger a strong response, including a potential deployment of Russian missiles targeting ...

Florence Nightingale’s lamp and coded wartime quilt star in new Red Cross museum

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A quilt stitched with coded messages by allied female prisoners of war and a lamp believed to have been used by Florence Nightingale are among the “objects of kindness” that are to go on display for the first time thi...

What happens when you cross Christmas with the Hunger Games? Let’s find out

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Well, we’ve done it: we’ve successfully navigated the goth autumnal chicane of Halloween and Bonfire Night, and now, crackling distantly in the air, can you hear it – a jingling of the bells? Christmas looms, and thou...

Record number of people cross Channel to UK in small boats

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The number of people crossing the Channel by small boats in a single day reached a record number for this century on Wednesday, eclipsing the daily arrival figures during the summer. Despite the low November temperat...

Hakim Ziyech converts Hudson-Odoi’s cross to edge slack Chelsea past Malmö

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There are times when it feels as if Thomas Tuchel has a solution for every problem. Chelsea’s manager is always prepared to act when a game is threatening to run away from his team and the latest example of his tactic...

Theon Cross: Intra-I review – digging deep

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It’s exciting to hear the UK jazz scene level up: many of its leading lights are starting to look to their second albums, as is star tuba player and Sons of Kemet member Theon Cross. His 2019 solo debut, Fyah, was a f...

Blue plaque for Britain’s first black train driver unveiled at King’s Cross

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A blue plaque has been unveiled commemorating Britain’s first black train driver at King’s Cross station in London. Wilston Samuel Jackson, who died in September 2018 at the age of 91 and had “dedicated his life to th...

Matthew Cross backs Scotland for ‘really special’ T20 World Cup tilt

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There was a moment, about an hour into their World Cup, when everything seemed to be going wrong for Scotland. Playing Bangladesh, ranked No 6 in the world and overwhelming favourites to dominate the opening group sta...

1,100 migrants cross Channel on small boats to UK in two days

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More than 1,100 people made the perilous journey across the Channel in small boats on Friday and Saturday, as France accused Britain of failing to provide funds promised to tackle the problem. After 10 days in which n...

Red Cross sounds vaccines alarm as Covid deaths in south-east Asia soar

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South-east Asia has recorded twice as many Covid-related fatalities as North America over the past two weeks, according to the Red Cross, which warned wealthier countries that they must urgently share their vaccine su...

Mexican factory workers cross Texas border in Covid-19 vaccine outreach effort

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In a matter of just six minutes, a factory worker from a Mexican border city stepped off a bus in Texas last week, received the Covid-19 vaccine and was heading back home across the international bridge to Mexico. Th...

Charities criticise lack of safer options after 10,000 migrants cross Channel

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Charities have criticised a “shameful” lack of safe alternatives for migrants after the number making the life-threatening journey across the Channel in small boats this year surpassed 10,000. The total includes at le...

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