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Amber and Me review – a moving portrait of a girl with Down’s syndrome

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Here is a humane and undeniably moving documentary about Amber Davies, a girl with Down’s syndrome, filmed over four years as she enters and moves up the school system. An hour in length, and released to coincide with...

Apprentice beats the mister: Dionisi downs Allegri as Juventus lose again

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Before kick-off at Allianz Stadium, Alessio Dionisi posed for photographs with Massimiliano Allegri. There was a faint awkwardness to the scene, something contrived in the media narrative that sought to present the Sa...

Everton comeback downs Southampton and gets Benítez off to winning start

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There was a hug on the final whistle for Duncan Ferguson, a wave to all four sides of an appreciative Goodison Park and an embrace for every player who eventually got his Everton career off to an ideal start. For Rafa...

Handsome review – meandering Down’s syndrome road trip

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On the rare occasions the cinema has engaged with Down’s syndrome – 1996’s The Eighth Day and 2019’s The Peanut Butter Falcon are the main ones to spring to mind – it’s been in the form of sweetly sentimental road tri...

New Zealand’s Covid baby boom: where familiarity didn’t breed contempt David Downs and Joe Davis

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One of the early observations made by internet wags was the prediction that nine months after lockdown there would be a baby boom. The theory goes that suddenly being forced to spend weeks at home would ignite the pas...

Pair of eager beavers released in South Downs to help boost valley wildlife

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The beaver needed no encouragement. After a 500-mile road trip from the banks of a Scottish river to a hidden valley on the edge of England’s rolling South Downs, the sights and smells of a woodland pond were all it t...

Romelu Lukaku’s double downs Aston Villa and keeps Chelsea flying high

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There was a sense of inevitability about the way it ended, even though Aston Villa never stopped trying to grab the goal their performance deserved. Everybody inside Stamford Bridge knew what to expect when César Azpi...

Son Heung-min downs Watford and maintains Tottenham’s perfect start

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Nine points; three clean sheets; Harry Kane staying put; top of the table. Had you offered that a fortnight ago to the 60,000 supporters streaming through the turnstiles on Sunday, they would have snapped your hand of...

South Downs on a budget: a youth hostel stay for great walks and pretty villages

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There’s something eminently pleasing about jumping out at a tiny railway station in the middle of nowhere and heading off into the blue on a scorching summer day. Close to the River Ouse, in a dip in the South Downs, ...

Ups and downs: Trump’s $27m-a-mile border wall being scaled with $5 ladders

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For millennia two bitter foes have been in constant conflict with one another: the imposing, stout wall and the nimble, convenient ladder. That same struggle continues to play out today in the Rio Grande Valley along ...