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Don’t be fooled: this Tory party is no friend of the low-paid

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When Rishi Sunak offers salvation through “better” jobs (Rishi Sunak’s speech offers mood music but little economic meat, 4 October), he is using the trick of eliding “anyone” into “everyone”. On an individual level, ...

‘Bad art friend’: should fiction writers ever lift stories from other people’s lives?

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Name: The muse. Age: Ancient. Appearance: Let’s start with “complicated”. Before we start, can I tell you something strange that happened to me recently? No, you can’t! Please don’t. Why? Because I guarantee that som...

Francis Bacon estate implies artist’s friend created parts of Tate collection

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The Estate of Francis Bacon has launched an astonishing personal attack on Barry Joule, one of the artist’s friends, and the vast collection he donated to the Tate in 2004 – even implying that he created works himself...

A friend in need: volunteers rush to help refugees feel at home in UK

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The UK’s largest refugee befriending scheme has closed applications in London following a meteoric rise in sign-ups amid the Afghanistan withdrawal. Until recently HostNation, a befriending programme set up in 2017 to...

A friend leans in for a hug. Do I dive for cover, muttering ‘Covid’, or hug back?

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The other day, flogging tickets to the school summer fair – now the autumn fair due to last term’s endless self-isolation – another parent leaned across the trestle table and squeezed my arm. The sheer unexpectedness ...

Wiley charged with assault and burglary of kickboxer friend

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The rapper Wiley has been charged with assault and burglary, Scotland Yard has said. Wiley – real name Richard Kylea Cowie Jr – is alleged to have broken into the home of friend and kickboxer Ali Jacko in east London ...

Avoid eye contact, joke and invent an imaginary friend: how to have The Talk with your kids

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There doesn’t seem to be a word for “fear of talking to your young children about sex” but it’s a phobia so widespread that surely someone should have coined one by now. But there’s good news: like many phobias, with ...

‘We’re beating this together’: Jemaine Clement on Covid, crime and his friend Taika Waititi

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It’s a blustery Wellington night and we’re on the brink of the second nationwide lockdown of the pandemic. There’s a measured knock at my flat door. Jemaine Clement shakes my hand warmly and removes his boots. We’re m...

Juanita’s friend recites poetry, tells jokes and plays games. She’s also a robot

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Juanita Erickson got her robot companion about two years ago. A company representative gave a presentation about the device to residents at the independent living facility in the San Francisco Bay Area where Erickson ...

The ‘gay best friend’: has TV’s laziest cliche finally fallen out of fashion?

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It feels as if the 00s are having a bit of a moment right now. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are back together, a Gossip Girl reboot just dropped, and the cast of Sex and the City – minus Kim Cattrall – are busy film...

‘I just want my friend to be OK’: Root tells Stokes to take all time he needs

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Joe Root wants Ben Stokes to take as much time out from England duty as he needs after revealing how tough it was to see his friend struggling the last time they spoke. Stokes has taken an indefinite break from cricke...

Kate Baer on the burden of motherhood: ‘My book is like an angry friend’

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Kate Baer wrote her first book of poetry, What Kind of Woman, from a booth at a chain café in the Philadelphia suburbs. She couldn’t work at home – that’s where the children were. “We were living in this 1,200sq ft pl...

What’s the right response to a friend who says they are sending their child to private school?

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What’s the appropriate response to a friend who tells you they are sending their child to private school? Anthony Huxley, Dunfermline Post your answers (and new questions) below or send them to nq@theguardian.com. A s...

People have told me I’m on the wrong side of history, but I still want to be their friend

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It’s rare to see a woman really let her anger glitter, unhindered by any fear of accusations of hysteria or worse, so what a blast of delicious fire Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has given us. Her essay It Is Obscene, publ...

‘She’s my soulmate’: My childhood BFF is still my best friend

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My school bully came in an unlikely package. She was a bushy-haired, bespectacled, briefcase-carrying pocket rocket who made my life miserable for a significant portion of Year 8 when I was 12 years old. I met her on ...

Tasmanian man who shot and dismembered friend sentenced to 32 years’ jail

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A Tasmanian man who shot his friend in an execution-style killing, dismembered his body and disposed of it in wheelie bins will spend up to 32 years in jail. Jack Harrison Vincent Sadler, 29, was found guilty earlier ...

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