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‘We’re letting these people die’: a family’s anguish for Melbourne grandmother lost to Covid in aged care

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Merilyn Saunders loved sport, music, dressing up and, most of all, her family. The Melbourne grandmother died alone after contracting Covid in her aged care facility in January. Her family believe she was more vulner...

Why do Indian recipes always have to come from some mythic grandmother?

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In Britain, food writing by “minority groups” – and here I’m talking about Indians, because that’s my own background – almost always gives a central role to those “heirloom family recipes” handed down the generations ...

Zayn Malik denies hitting Yolanda Hadid, grandmother of his child

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Zayn Malik has denied hitting Yolanda Hadid, the mother of his partner Gigi Hadid and grandmother of their child, in a domestic argument. The pop singer and former member of boyband One Direction issued a statement, s...

How my grandmother taught me to cook – on WhatsApp

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Kashmiri recipes are meant to be passed down through teaching, from mother to daughter in cramped kitchens, standing together over pots of sputtering oil. They are not normally held over WhatsApp conferences, shouting...

Barack Obama’s ‘beloved grandmother’ dies in Kenya aged 99

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Barack Obama’s step-grandmother, known affectionately to many as Mama Sarah, has died in Kenya at the age of 99. Sarah Obama was the third wife of the former president’s paternal grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama. Sh...

Sean Paul’s teenage obsessions: ‘My Coventry grandmother cooked me bubble and squeak’

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When I turned 13 my father had just gone to prison, so without a father figure I looked for heroes in music and sports. Both my parents had been champion swimmers and when I was four or five they would throw me in the...

Hancock’s grandmother would be unimpressed by pay rise, say NHS staff

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Staff at a hospital where Matt Hancock’s grandmother worked as a nurse say they feel insulted by the government’s offer of a 1% pay rise after their work during the pandemic. Last Friday the health secretary tried to ...