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Bubblies that won’t break the bank this Christmas

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As I write, rumours are swirling around that there’s going to be a shortage of champagne in the run-up to Christmas. It seems hard to credit given the squillions of bottles the Champenois produce every year, and it do...

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 ...

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...

It’s September – time to go back to (wine) skool

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Although January is the touted time for new year’s resolutions, I regard September as a more realistic moment to set yourself new goals – or, in back-to-school mode, simply to acquire a bit more knowledge about a subj...

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...

Cincinnati zoo welcomes baby hippo, sibling to internet sensation Fiona

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Cincinnati zoo is celebrating the birth of a full-term hippopotamus that is a sibling to Fiona, who became a global celebrity when she was born prematurely in 2017. The baby hippo was born on Wednesday night. “This ne...

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...

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 ...

Reginald Mobley is digging deep for forgotten musical treasures

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There’s a quote on the American countertenor Reginald Mobley’s website that sums him up: “One of the joys of seeing Mobley is hearing his beautiful alto come out of a big, tall man who looks more like a linebacker for...

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...

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 ...

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...

ABC appoints former Coalition media adviser Fiona Cameron as ombudsman

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The board of the ABC has appointed media executive and former Coalition adviser Fiona Cameron to the newly created role of ABC ombudsman. The new role was recommended by an independent review that found the public bro...

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...

Old-world wines v new: what’s the difference?

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Someone on Twitter recently asked if it was it appropriate to use the term “new world” in relation to wine. Over the past couple of decades, it’s been a useful, if lazy, shorthand for the mainly southern hemisphere co...

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”....

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