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Dean Bouzanis: ‘To be successful at Sutton means a lot to me and my family’

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The last time Dean Bouzanis went to Wembley it was to watch his partner, Steph Catley, play for Arsenal in the Women’s FA Cup final. Catley was on the losing team that day but Bouzanis is hoping to register a happier ...

UK politics: Sunak should ‘come clean’ on whether family benefits from firm investing in Russia, says Starmer – live

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Latest updates: Starmer says it is legitimate to ask questions about investment held by chancellor’s wife Akshata Murthy

High court hears case of Afghan family unable to get to UK without biometrics

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A family in hiding in Afghanistan who are eligible for sanctuary in the UK but are unable to escape because they can’t get biometrics done in their home country have taken their case to the high court. The case highli...

Children of the stones: family fun in Avebury, Wiltshire

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There is a whoop of delight from our four-year-old, Jemima, as we slow down the car to let a flock of baby red-legged partridges, with their bold, black-striped flanks and chestnut tails, scuttle across our path. As a...

Stories I Might Regret Telling You by Martha Wainwright review – first-class family drama

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“This book has been a thorn in my side for almost seven years,” writes singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright near the close of her engrossing memoir, an account produced through the lonely tumult of a custody battle, in...

Belly Mujinga’s family still seeking answers two years after death

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The family of Belly Mujinga, who died with Covid after she was allegedly spat and coughed at while working at a London station at the start of the pandemic, say they are still lacking key information nearly two years ...

Wiltshire novichok victim’s family concerned at public inquiry delay

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The family of a woman killed in the Wiltshire novichok poisonings have expressed concerns that the start of public inquiry hearings into her death is set to be delayed and that and the issue of possible failings by th...

As a historian of slavery, I know just how much the royal family has to answer for in Jamaica

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It wasn’t supposed to go like this. Usually, royal tours are full of cheering people lining the streets and gushy accounts of glamorous dresses. There has been some of that during the royal visit by the Duke and Duche...

Oscar-tipped family drama Coda to be adapted into stage musical

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Award-winning drama Coda is set to become a stage musical. The $10m-budgeted film, bought by Apple for $25m at 2021’s Sundance film festival, will be turned into a live production by the Tony award-winning company Dea...

Ex-Chelsea player Paul Canoville speaks out against Ricketts family bid for club

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Paul Canoville, the first black footballer to play for Chelsea, has increased the pressure on the Ricketts family by becoming the latest figure to speak out against their attempt to buy the club. The owners of the Chi...

Every Family Has a Story by Julia Samuel review – why we inherit our parents’ problems

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“How are you?” is a question – as I remember my mother telling me long ago – best avoided. Once you start to think about it, you realise most people prefer not to have to respond to the inquiry truthfully (a polite “f...

Jamaican campaigners call for colonialism apology from royal family

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Jamaican campaigners have accused the Queen of perpetuating slavery, in a letter urging the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to atone for colonialism during their Caribbean tour. As the country celebrates 60 years of ind...

Iran made Ashoori family raise £27,000 in 12 hours to secure his release

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The family of the British-Iranian detainee Anoosheh Ashoori had to scramble at the last minute to raise £27,000 to pay a fine to the Iranian government, delivering the money in cash to the authorities in Tehran’s Evin...

‘I’m just surprised I still have a career’: Chloë Sevigny on hipsters, Hollywood, fame and family

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Remarkably, given that Chloë Sevigny is still only in her 40s, her work has spanned 30 years. In typical self-deprecating style, she says with a laugh: “I was talking to my manager about my career and I’m just surpris...

From Kharkiv to Kent, life with the Ukrainian refugees who now feel like family

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When Basma Gale invited a family of Ukrainian refugees into her home in Kent a week ago, she felt nervous. Would the couple’s two small children be traumatised by the bombing they had experienced? Would her own childr...

The spring equinox and a family birthday

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So here we are, the spring equinox – arriving mid- afternoon, depending on where you are reading this – the start of the prime days of rising sun and hope and gardening. It begins a little later in Denmark. But here, ...