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Sainsbury’s boss says shoppers are turning to cheaper frozen foods

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Supermarket shoppers are turning to cheaper frozen foods as they watch “every penny and every pound”, according to the boss of Sainsbury’s. Simon Roberts, the retailer’s chief executive, said customers were changing t...

Frozen pensions: Dunkirk veteran among those losing up to £5,600

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Almost half a million UK pensioners living overseas will be left out of pocket by up to £5,600 this year after being excluded from this month’s annual state pension increase. They include the 103-year-old second world...

Alaska man found clinging to ice chunk after frozen shoreline breaks off

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An Alaska man walking on a shoreline wound up clinging to a chunk of ice for more than 30 minutes in frigid water when the shoreline ice broke loose and carried him out into Cook Inlet. Jamie Snedden, 45, of Homer, wa...

Winter Olympics: Finnish cross-country skier suffers frozen penis in 50km race

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The men’s 50km mass start skiiing race at the Beijing Games was shortened to 30km but that did little to help Finland’s Remi Lindholm, who needed a heat pack at the end of the race to thaw out a particularly sensitive...

Biden releases $7bn in frozen Afghan funds to split between 9/11 families and aid

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Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday releasing $7bn in frozen Afghan reserves to be split between humanitarian efforts for the Afghan people and American victims of terrorism, including relatives of 9/11. In a h...

BBC licence fee to be abolished in 2027 and funding frozen

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The BBC licence fee will be abolished in 2027 and the broadcaster’s funding will be frozen for the next two years, the government has said, in an announcement that will force the corporation to close services and make...

Frozen in time: clock that tells tale of Jewish resistance in wartime Amsterdam

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A clock that is the sole surviving object from a second world war Jewish hideout will go on display at Amsterdam’s Dutch Resistance Museum this year. The round mantelpiece clock may have been one of the last things pe...

Frozen to Die Hard: all the best films on TV this Christmas

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On a train back to Nottingham on Christmas Eve 1985, Stringfellow-esque club owner Tony Towers (Michael Sheen) discovers that if he moves between coaches he can visit his past or future life. With his business and re...

On the frozen frontiers of Europe with the migrants caught in a lethal game

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On the outskirts of the Białowieża forest – which bestrides the border between south-east Poland and Belarus – a group of seven Iraqi Kurds make their weary way towards the Polish hamlet of Grodzisk. The latest miles ...

Poussin and the Dance review – the greatest frozen ballet in all art

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The scene: a chain of dancers in a glade, Roman tunics fluttering beneath a sky torn between sunlight and fierce darkness. A man leaps, two women twirl, a third opens her arms in elegant arabesque. There is ballet, an...

‘Generation frozen out’: New Zealand house prices soar despite government reform

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As New Zealand’s average house price closes in on $1m, a generation says they’re being locked out of the market – and the glacial impact of government reforms may come too late, if it arrives at all. “It’s urgent,” sa...

‘I imagine the children we might have had’: deciding what to do with my late husband’s frozen sperm

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It’s the hottest week of the year and I am sitting in a windowless room on the lower ground floor of London’s University College Hospital discussing the precise temperature of frozen sperm. At -196C, these glacial swi...

‘Big sisters are magic!’ Frozen musical set to cause a West End flurry

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It was the sound unleashed from a million pairs of little lungs across the land: “Let it “go-oooo-ooo!” The standout hit from Disney’s 2013 animation Frozen; a song that wormed its way into the ears of everyone who he...

Regulator investigates Presbyterian Church of Queensland fund as $26m from investors frozen

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The corporate regulator has launched an investigation into an investment fund run by the collapsed Presbyterian Church of Queensland that took $26m from investors, including church employees and clergy. Queensland’s s...

Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor review – slogging it out in the frozen wastes

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When a writer has been so determinedly reducing his own footprint on the page – slimming down the vocabulary, starving the syntax, abjuring narrative resolution – it is hardly surprising that he will end up in Antarct...

Country diary: these ethereal beings have me frozen in my tracks

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A full moon’s rising above the trees, no breath of wind trembles their budding branches. The whole landscape’s still as a Samuel Palmer painting. I yearn to walk in woods I once knew well, and perhaps re-encounter the...