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Dune review – David Lynch’s intergalactic epic shoots for the moon

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With Denis Villeneuve’s new adaptation of Dune almost upon us, here is a chance to revisit David Lynch’s ill-starred attempt from 1984: the version of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel he wrote and directed under t...

If the UK’s energy suppliers were publicly owned, would we be having this crisis?

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Government ministers say they will not bail out badly run energy supply companies with a poor business model. Bankruptcy is a natural part of business, and companies must be allowed to fail. But the energy we need for...

David Simon defends decision to pull HBO series from Texas following abortion ban

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David Simon, creator of The Wire, announced that he will not be filming an upcoming HBO series in Texas because of the state’s abortion ban that passed earlier this month. While the specific HBO project has not been a...

David Squires on … his favourite football cartoon panels

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The Guardian have granted me a week off from the back-breaking physical labour of drawing football cartoons, so I’m afraid you’ll have to wait another week to read my searing analysis of Ralph Hasenhüttl’s waistcoat g...

Guess what the three Democrats blocking lower medication prices have in common?

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The three conservative Democratic lawmakers threatening to kill their party’s drug pricing legislation have raked in roughly $1.6m of campaign cash from donors in the pharmaceutical and health products industries. One...

Take care with claims about unvaccinated case rates

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ITV’s political editor, Robert Peston, wrote a Twitter thread with the headline: “Infections higher among double vaxxed for those [aged] 40 to 79 than for non-vaxxed.” ITV changed that headline, but Peston was surpris...

Four gang members jailed for murder of NHS worker David Gomoh

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Four gang members have been jailed for the murder of an NHS worker they picked at random “simply for the sake of it”. Muhammad Jalloh and David Ture, both 19 and of no fixed address, as well as 23-year-old Vagnei Colu...

Amy Coney Barrett says the supreme court aren’t ‘partisan hacks’. Oh really?

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War is peace, freedom is slavery, and the supreme court is a dispassionate nonpartisan branch of government free of bias – this is the Orwellian fable that Justice Amy Coney Barrett is now asking Americans to believe....

David Squires on … Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Manchester United debut

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Our cartoonist looks back on the celebrations as not one, but two Manchester United legends returned to Old Trafford

Chelsea begin Champions League defence with freedom and focus

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The first thing to say is Chelsea did not party like it was 2012. They could not because of the restrictions of the pandemic. Nine years previously, having beaten Bayern Munich in Munich to win their first Champions L...

David Pallister obituary

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David Pallister, the former Guardian reporter, who has died aged 76 following complications after a lung cancer operation, was involved in many of the paper’s most spectacular investigations. He was a member of the te...

More depression and anxiety, but fewer suicides during lockdown

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People suffer stress, anxiety, isolation and despair, and it’s important to understand trends in these conditions. The Office for National Statistics’ regular Opinions and Lifestyle online survey asks four main questi...

Exploiting loopholes can be a losing strategy

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Frome Town FC’s charity prize draw has been cancelled. It was launched on 1 July and the aim was to raise money for Frome Town FC and local food banks. The winner of the draw would get a SsangYong Tivoli car (me neith...

Join the Big But Good Club

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Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2020 (from £9.25, Asda; widely available) There was widespread bafflement in the wine trade earlier this year when the parent company of New Zealand’s ...

Photographer David Bailey reveals he has vascular dementia

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David Bailey has revealed he has dementia, a life-limiting condition the British photographer described as a bore. Speaking to the Times, Bailey, 83, said: “I’ve got vascular dementia. I was diagnosed about three year...

Southgate bears brunt of fine margins after England’s narrative distorted

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It was easy to imagine the gravelly tones of the voiceover from those epic Hollywood movie trailers. Everything was quiet in the England camp. A little too quiet. Gareth Southgate smiled when the notion was put to him...

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