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The Haunting of Susan A review – a pint of fear in pub theatre’s ghost story

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The jump scares are perfectly placed in Mark Ravenhill’s delightfully tense new production which is focused on the history and hauntings of the King’s Head theatre, where he is co-artistic director. Though patchy in p...

Ghost review – rock’n’roll pyro pantomime is hellishly good fun

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It’s some feat bringing corpse paint to the mainstream, but Ghost have done it: the Swedes arrive for the opening night of their first UK tour in three years having seen their new album Impera reach No 2 in the charts...

Biden announces measures to crack down on ‘ghost guns’

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Joe Biden has announced an attempt to crack down on “ghost guns”, kits which can be bought without a background check, from which a working gun can quickly be made, and which have been used in an escalating number of ...

‘Never tried before’: California lawmakers use Texas tactics in bid to tackle ‘ghost guns’

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Stung by a deadly mass shooting on Sunday mere blocks from the state capitol, California lawmakers on Tuesday advanced an innovative yet untested approach to gun control that would empower private citizens to sue thos...

Ghost flights from UK running at 500 a month, data reveals

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Almost 500 “ghost flights” a month departed from the UK between October and December 2021, data has revealed. The information, obtained through a freedom of information request by the Guardian, shows Heathrow, Aberdee...

Shadowlands by Matthew Green review – Britain’s ghost places

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Matthew Green first heard about Dunwich, the drowned medieval city off the Suffolk coast, in 2016 during a period of instability and “emotional turmoil” in his life, when his father died and his wife left him. “I was ...

A father used a ghost gun to kill his three daughters. It’s a sign of a growing crisis

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A California man who shot and killed his three daughters, a chaperone who was supervising a visit with the girls and then himself last month was armed with a ghost gun, law enforcement officials revealed. David Mora R...

The scandal of Britain’s ‘ghost’ flights

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At least 15,000 flights have taken off from UK airports since March 2020 at less than 10% capacity or even with no passengers at all. The Guardian’s environment editor, Damian Carrington, attempts to find out why ...

The Guardian view on ghost flights: a symptom, not the disease

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Between March 2020 and September 2021, airlines flew 15,000 near-empty or empty planes – “ghost flights” – from UK airports to keep hold of their landing and takeoff slots. This absurd and shameful behaviour in the fa...

How one man’s love of isolation put an Italian ghost town on the map

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Giuseppe Spagnuolo wakes up at about 6am each day, eats the leftovers of the previous night’s dinner for breakfast, greets the stray cats he calls his “security guards” and clambers down the steps of his crumbling hom...

Almost 15,000 ‘ghost flights’ have left UK since pandemic began

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Almost 15,000 “ghost flights” have departed from the UK, according to newly revealed official figures. The ghost flights, defined as those with no passengers or less than 10% of passenger capacity, operated from all 3...

Ghost village emerges in Spain as drought dries out reservoir – video

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A ghost village that has emerged after drought nearly emptied a dam on the Spanish-Portuguese border is drawing crowds of tourists. With the reservoir at 15% capacity, details of a life frozen in 1992, when the Acered...

Ghost village emerges in Spain as drought empties reservoir

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A ghost village that has emerged as drought has nearly emptied a dam on the Spanish-Portuguese border is drawing crowds of tourists with its eerie, grey ruins. With the reservoir at 15% of its capacity, details of a l...

Airlines flying near-empty ‘ghost flights’ to retain EU airport slots

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At least 100,000 “ghost flights” could be flown across Europe this winter because of EU airport slot usage rules, according to analysis by Greenpeace. The deserted, unnecessary or unprofitable flights are intended to ...

David Squires on … drones, ghost ships and a weird Premier League weekend

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Our resident cartoonist recalls some strange goings-on in the English top flight’s latest round of fixtures

‘Ghost’ orchid that grows in the dark among new plant finds

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A ghost orchid that grows in complete darkness, an insect-trapping tobacco plant and an “exploding firework” flower are among the new species named by scientists in the last year. The species range from a voodoo lily ...

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