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If we want poor children to catch up, England must look again at grammar schools

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Amid all the Covid upset, one significant but barely noticed change took place this year: Noord-Ierland, the last national bastion of academic selection, was forced to abandon its 11-plus “transfer” test. Thanks to...

Unforgotten series four, episode three recap – when will Fiona fold?

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Matthew Walsh will soon be reunited with his head and hands and were he able to, he would offer a tip of the hat to that industrious team player Jake for the assist. Perhaps just as important, midfield dynamo Fran une...

Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley review – a dazzling Dickensian tale

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Soho remains tempting territory for novelists, with its brothels, sex shops and seedy pubs still nestling among the private members’ clubs and sleek cocktail bars; it’s an inspired choice as the setting for Fiona Mozl...

Will vaccines protect from ‘long-haul Covid’? We need answers

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Since the earliest days of the pandemic, members of disability and chronic illness communities have warned that Covid-19 could be a mass-disabling event. Yet media stories and policy decisions have continued to focus ...

Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley review – a rich, ribald tale of old Soho under siege

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The reason that second novels so often fail – and I speak here from bitter experience – is that they tend to be written in the clutches of a dilemma, particularly when the first novel has done well. To stick or to twi...

Wines to take on a park picnic

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Unless your wine is in a magnum or one of those gigantically heavy, show-off bottles, it is by definition portable, but is a glass bottle the best way to transport a drink you want to enjoy on the go? Wel, natuurlik ...

Drink brands that won’t cost the earth

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Barely a day goes by without a press release hitting my inbox with news of a drink whose makers are claiming to be doing their bit to save the planet – or what are known in the business world as “brands with purpose”....

Fiona Millar, vennoot van Alastair Campbell: Die hantering van sy depressie het my geleer: moenie jouself blameer nie

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Oor die jare, Ek het gewoond geraak aan verskillende "identiteite" - hulp van Cherie Blair, vennoot van Alastair Campbell, laasgenoemde ma van die komediant Grace Campbell. Meer onlangs, Ek het 'n nuwe persona aangeneem; die pa ...

Op my radar: Fiona Shaw’s cultural highlights

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Born in County Cork, Ierland, in 1958, Fiona Shaw studied philosophy at University College Cork before training at Rada. Her stage roles have ranged from Sophocles to Shakespeare, Beckett to Brecht; she has won two Ol...

If the government is serious about ‘global Britain’, why is it cutting research funding?

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Given the ambitions outlined in the government’s integrated review of “Global Britain in a Competitive Age”, you could be forgiven for thinking that research into the causes, detection and control of emerging infectio...

Mozart may not make you children smarter, but music is a balm for their souls

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The idea that listening to Mozart makes babies smarter surfaced in the 1990s in a study published in Nature: a dubious theory, though naturally I tried it on my young, leaving us exhausted but, sekerlik, super-alert. Ho...

Hoppy days: our pick of the best no- and low-alcohol beers and ales

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It’s a bit of an irony that to enjoy the best of what the world of alcohol-free drinks has to offer, you need to be a bit of a hop head in the first place – or, in other words, a beer-lover. Of, perhaps more accuratel...

‘Tutors change daily’: headteachers call for control of Covid catchup money

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When the government announced its first tranche of Covid recovery funding for schools, Anna Grice, a headteacher at Thameside primary in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, immediately knew where to go, as she had an existing rela...

I rested my way to recovery from ‘long-haul Covid’. I urge others to do the same

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Within a few days of being discharged from the hospital in March last year, it was clear I was not improving in any sort of recognizable way. My Covid symptoms morphed, and any attempt to push through the fatigue, mig...

Big reds for high summer

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From time to time, I realise that I’ve been neglecting the red wine lovers among you. Those who frankly don’t give a damn if it’s high summer and would rather drink whopping, big reds than lightly chilled ones (watter ...

TV vanaand: art sleuths Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould return

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Fiona Bruce and the art historian Philip Mould return for a new series of their art-sleuthing show, working out each week whether a discovered work could be a priceless original or a cheap copycat. Veering from their...

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