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Cost-of-living crisis for councils will make levelling up a distant dream

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It was only a year ago that the national spending watchdog was praising the government for injecting billions into council budgets in England to help them cope with Covid-19. Ministers are never happy to splash the ca...

Country diary 1947: a moonlit drive to a distant farm

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HerefordAs no time can be found by day, a journey had to be made in the evening to inspect potatoes at a distant farm. The moon was shining as I drove up lanes, guiding myself by a small map. I arrived at a farm gate ...

Garbo by Robert Gottlieb review – distant darling of the silver screen

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In more innocent or credulous days, the faithful sat in the dark to gaze at strange beings with detachable heads who were actually phantasms of light. Among the stars in this custom-made galaxy, the most alluring and ...

Britain’s royals used obscure legal procedure to hide distant relatives’ wills

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Wills detailing the assets of distant relatives of the royal family have been kept secret through an obscure legal procedure, a court document has revealed. The Windsor family has over the last century managed to exem...

UN development goal of zero hunger ‘tragically distant’, global index shows

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Global targets to eradicate hunger by 2030 will be missed as a “toxic cocktail” of the climate crisis, conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic reverses progress, new projections have revealed. The fight to end hunger is “d...