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Space heroes, dictator art and cartoon toy horses – take the Thursday quiz

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As these introductory blurbs get increasingly laboured and half-hearted, it is time once again to gather for the rituals of the Thursday quiz. Face the 15 vaguely topical and general knowledge questions. Sigh as you p...

‘Defenders of Mariupol are the heroes of our time’: the battle that gripped the world

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Cut off from the world and low on food and ammunition, many of the hundreds of defenders of the Azovstal steel plant in Mauripol were wounded, some missing limbs. Their capitulation had been inevitable for weeks. That...

‘We need our heroes alive’: hundreds of Ukrainian troops evacuated from Azovstal steelworks – video

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Ukraine on Monday confirmed that more than 260 fighters, including some who were badly wounded, were evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol and taken to areas under Russia's control. Several buses had bee...

Biden praises Lockheed workers for making weapons for ‘Ukrainian heroes’

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Joe Biden on Tuesday told assembly-line workers at an Alabama factory that the weapons they are crafting are going into “the hands of Ukrainian heroes” on the front lines of the effort to repel Russian forces. The US ...

Lithuania names road leading to Russian embassy ‘Ukrainian Heroes’ Street’

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The Lithuanian capital Vilnius has given the Russian embassy a new address on “Ukrainian Heroes’ Street” to protest Moscow’s invasion of its pro-western neighbour. “From today, the business card of every employee of t...

Comic heroes, gameshow hosts and space probes: take the Thursday quiz

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The quiz master is away, recuperating from his recent exertions at the Winter Olympics. Fortunately, before he left, he passed a crumpled piece of paper into the hands of one poor overworked member of Guardian product...

The rise of lateral flow tests: are these ‘heroes’ of the pandemic here to stay?

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Once obscure diagnostic devices, lateral flow tests have had a rocky path to mainstream use, but some experts now view their rise to ubiquity as a “heroic” step in the fight against Covid-19 and say they could be here...

David Squires on … Groundhog Day for Newcastle and real local heroes

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Our cartoonist on being thrilled and repulsed by the Premier League, Steve Bruce’s job security and forensic interview skills

The War Below review – wartime tunnelling heroes rushed through drama

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‘Gentlemen, tonight we may not make history, but we’ll certainly change the bloody geography.” British army colonel Hellfire Jack (Tom Goodman-Hill) gives sterling quotation (though it was apparently said in real life...

No More Heroes 3 review – anarchic alien-killer goes out with a bang

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When it debuted on the family-friendly Wii in 2007, No More Heroes’ shocking blend of extreme violence, meta-humour and profanity felt as if it shouldn’t be allowed on a Nintendo console. While families played Wii ten...

Fukushima 50 review – Ken Watanabe in simmering tribute to power-plant heroes

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Dangerously high concentrations of politeness are observed in this dramatisation of the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Not only do most of the heroic “50” left behind to avert nuclear cata...

Now we health workers know how empty Boris Johnson’s ‘clap for heroes’ really was

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When the NHS saved his life last April, Boris Johnson could not have reacted more fulsomely on social media. “Our NHS is the beating heart of this country,” he waxed lyrical in a widely posted video. “It is the best o...