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Comeback kings Harlequins crowned as most extraordinary champions yet

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It goes without saying this was an epic. Another. And in this era of the comeback, who should be crowned as the English champions but a team that had seemed in pieces only a few months ago, their coach gone, their for...

Share-housing in your 60s: ‘Six of us wanted to do retirement in an extraordinary way’

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We are three couples who decided on living together, 16 years ago, in our retirement. The word “retirement” is a loose description as we, like many seniors are incredibly busy, wringing as much as we can out of what’s...

‘Extraordinary’: ancient tombs and statues unearthed beneath Notre Dame Cathedral

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An archaeological dig under Notre Dame Cathedral has uncovered an extraordinary treasure of statues, sculptures, tombs and pieces of an original rood screen dating back to the 13th century. The find included several a...

Dina Asher-Smith’s extraordinary tale of desperate dash for Olympic fitness

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Tokyo blues. Dina Asher-Smith did pretty well, all things considered, to keep it together for the opening minute and seven seconds of a startlingly raw post-race debrief in the bowels of the Olympic Stadium, and fresh...

‘Some people are freaked out’: how Laetitia Ky tackles abortion, sexism and race with her extraordinary hair

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Laetitia Ky makes sculptures out of hair, although I’m not sure the word “sculpture” accurately conveys just how dynamic her art is. Her pieces are moments, scenes, statements, emotions, rendered in black afro texture...

New Zealand honours ‘extraordinary’ bravery of 10 during Christchurch attacks

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Ten people who risked their lives to save others during the 2019 Christchurch mosque massacres have been honoured in New Zealand’s most prestigious bravery awards. “The courage demonstrated by these New Zealanders was...

Oh Woman! review – much-needed tribute to six extraordinary women

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This year, the week of International Women’s Day has coincided with an urgent renewal of rage against misogyny, violence and intimidation. We need this rage. We need space for women to share their stories of harassmen...

‘Extraordinary’ Covid jab data is misleading, but the numbers are still hugely positive

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Is it really true that only 32 vaccinated people have been hospitalised with Covid? People might have reason to think so after the claim circulated in the media on Wednesday. The story was prompted by a Telegraph “exc...

Abba on their extraordinary reunion: ‘We are confronted by our younger selves all the time’

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It started with a mysterious image on billboards all over the world (and the internet). The sun rising above four dark planets; the only words Abba: Voyage. By the time an announcement was made on 2 September, it had ...

‘Extraordinary omission’: key findings in scathing UK Covid report

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The joint report by the Commons health and science committees on lessons to be learned from the UK’s response to Covid spans 150 pages and is divided into six themes. Here are the main findings from each. The section...

The Guardian view on ordinary histories: often quite extraordinary

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In his 1939 poem The Unknown Citizen, WH Auden imagines a composite of a working man built of public records – union lists, social psychology notes, health-card, insurance policies. A man so well-behaved and average a...

‘Extraordinary is no longer extraordinary’: US scientists on a year of climate disasters

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The American west faced an unprecedented year of climate disasters in 2021. A cold wave in February triggered temperatures 50F below average in Texas, killing at least 150 across the state and leaving millions without...

The extraordinary talent of Mohamed Salah and how to quantify it

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There were 76 minutes gone at Anfield as Mohamed Salah took a pass from Curtis Jones near the right touchline. Three blue shirts loomed close by. Salah was facing the crowd. Shortly before Manchester City had levelled...

Sabaya review – extraordinary documentary shows struggle to free women kidnapped by Isis

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The first 20 minutes of Hogir Hirori’s extraordinary documentary has the beat of a gripping thriller, full of hushed voices, car chases, and the terrifying sounds of gunfight. Much of it shot at night, the film follow...

TV tonight: the final chapter of Freddie Mercury’s extraordinary life

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It is likely we know everything there is to know about Freddie Mercury – and yet, this 90-minute celebration of the Queen singer, who would have been 75 this year, manages to explore his legacy in a fresh context. Tr...

‘Extraordinary profits’: New Zealand considers breaking up supermarket duopoly

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New Zealand’s government will consider breaking up its supermarket duopoly to secure more affordable food prices for shoppers, after a new report that found the grocers were making huge profits and charging some of th...

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