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The Cape Wrath trail: walking Scotland’s hidden roads – in pictures

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It’s day three of 17 on the Cape Wrath Trail, and I’m descending to a ruined settlement with Nicky Easton from Ashtead in Surrey. “We wanted to get into the wilderness. For me it’s about the space, the remoteness, get...

Noma: the hidden childhood disease known as the ‘face of poverty’

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Fidel Strub was three when the inside of his cheek started to itch. After a few days, it felt like it was burning, then it began to smell as if it was rotting. A splitting headache came next before his whole body star...

Sexual congress, cigarettes and David Bowie: the Wigmore Hall’s hidden history

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The Wigmore Hall, in Wigmore Street, London W1, opened its doors on 31 May 1901 with a concert that featured, among others, Italian composer and pianist Ferruccio Busoni and the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. The con...

TV tonight: a murky whodunnit in Welsh crime drama Hidden

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This atmospheric Welsh crime drama returns for a third season, and DCI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) is at a job interview in Liverpool ready to take on urban living and crime. But before making any big moves, she’s...

‘It was like: people from Aberdeen shouldn’t rap!’ Scotland’s hidden hip-hop scene

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“Here’s a golden oldie,” Nova laughs, breaking into her 2019 single 3am. The crowd scream like she’s just won Olympic gold. This is Hang – Scotland’s first hip-hop conference – and it’s the Edinburgh rapper’s first IR...

End femicide: 278 dead – the hidden scandal of older women killed by men

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The homicide toll among women over 60 in Britain is horrifying. Many cases are dismissed as accidents and not investigated. For our End Femicide campaign, we ask why society fails these victims At the beginning of the...

The hidden climate costs of America’s free parking spaces

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The street space occupied by parked cars may not seem like much, but it adds up. The US has an estimated 3.4 spaces for every car. In New York City, the amount of road space reserved for parking is roughly the size of...

Felix and the Hidden Treasure – family animation flounders as satire

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This is a semi-entertaining, reasonably decent family animation that begins promisingly with a swell of adventure as a young boy sets sail in a boat in search of his missing dad. But after a couple of hastily resolved...

Hidden Croatia: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track

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Despite all the restrictions and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Croatia’s tourism industry made a decent show of bouncing back last year – to about two-thirds of its 2019 levels. And the perennial hotspots of Dub...

‘Hidden pandemic’: Peruvian children in crisis as carers die

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When Covid-19 began shutting down Nilda López’s vital organs, doctors decided that the best chance of saving her and her unborn baby was to put her into a coma. Six months pregnant, López feared she would not wake up,...

Hidden joys of the UK’s holiday spots: seafood in Yorkshire and Scotland

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We’ll soon be able to venture beyond our local park … and to help us, the Observer has launched a guide to Britain’s hidden treasures, starting with Jay Rayner’s hunt for tasty morsels in unlikely placesThe Oban docks...

Wild horses and car-free islands: four of Germany’s hidden eco-travel gems

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How many German cities can you name, outside Berlin, Munich and Hamburg? What about the country’s 16 regions, or any of its 14 national parks? While many of us can discuss the merits of Puglia, Andalucía or the Algarv...

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio review – hidden lives and human rights

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I came to The Undocumented Americans thinking I already knew how it would read. There have been a number of books in recent years about people who cross borders without official permission – the refugees and the migra...

Hidden Greece: where to stay and what to do away from the beaten track

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Gorgeous Greece has always been a classic, go-to summer holiday destination, and the pandemic served as a stark reminder that tourism is the main motor driving the economy. As a result, many new initiatives were rushe...

Ikea Symfonisk picture frame review: Sonos wifi speaker hidden by art

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The latest device from Ikea’s novel partnership with the wifi-speaker maker Sonos is a bit different: a speaker hidden in a picture frame. The Symfonisk picture frame costs £179 ($199) and joins Ikea’s other unusual s...

Chariots of steel: Barcelona’s hidden army of scrap recyclers

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They are everywhere and yet they are almost invisible, living below the social radar as they crisscross the city pushing supermarket trolleys piled with metal tubing, old microwaves and empty beer cans. The chatarrero...

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