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Insulate Britain protests: 49 arrests as group defies injunctions

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Forty-nine members of Insulate Britain have been arrested after the climate activist group blocked three major junctions in defiance of a series of injunctions banning them from protesting anywhere on England’s strate...

‘Not a colony’: Welsh council defies London to declare St David’s Day holiday

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For centuries the citizens of Wales have proudly marked St David’s Day with parades, concerts, flag-waving and the wearing of daffodils. But this year the feast of their patron saint will be celebrated with particular...

Osinbajo defies expectations as Nigeria’s vice-president

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The role of vice-president is one that John Adams, the first person in the US to hold the position, called “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived”. Nigeria’s Patience Jonathan captured...

‘Special’ Karim Benzema defies time and critics to lead Real Madrid

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Zinedine Zidane does a nice line in gentle smiles and gentler put downs, little glimpses of what a hassle the whole dealing-with-the-media thing can be sometimes. But often he seems to enjoy it too and this was one of...

From pazza to partenze: Conte defies Cassano criticism as Inter march on

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As Inter prepared to extend their winning run to an 11th consecutive match, one former employee was calling for the manager to be sacked. “They don’t play well!” protested Antonio Cassano during his weekly appearance ...

Flip the script: how Here Today defies the grim fate for screenwriters on film

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John August, who has written several Tim Burton films including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, had harsh words for anyone thinking of putting a screenwriter at the centre of their script: “It shouldn’t be a surpri...