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Go to Derby: see how a museum can help shape a better future

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What is the role of museums in civic life? Are they merely containers of memory or can they be agents for change? When I visited the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent recently – the museum I grew up w...

To the migrants who died in Texas, Biden is no different to Trump on immigration

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More than 50 men and women – the current count is 51, but it may well climb – were killed on Monday. They died trapped in a tractor-trailer rig and abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, in 100F (38C) heat....

‘He taught me about love, affection and great sex’: the untold story of Terrence Higgins

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When Rupert Whitaker met Terry Higgins, he was 18 years old, callow and just starting out in life. Higgins was 37, streetwise and, although neither knew it at the time, approaching the end of his. They spent a blissfu...

Lawyers for Brittany Higgins accused ask to delay trial after Lisa Wilkinson’s comments

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Lawyers for the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins have asked to delay his trial citing “extraordinary” comments by Lisa Wilkinson endorsing Higgins’ credibility that they claim are “clearly a contempt of court”. ...

Culture matters around the world. What a shame it has been toxically weaponised in the UK

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For most of my 25 years as a journalist, “the arts” have usually been seen as a calming antidote to life’s harsher moments. In newspapers and on websites, culture often functions as a way to introduce visual interest ...

Trial for man accused of raping Brittany Higgins delayed after defendant’s lawyer unable to appear

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The trial of the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins may be delayed by up to three weeks after his barrister pulled out days before the case was due to be heard. Bruce Lehrmann, who is charged with sexual intercour...

America will never get better if we refuse to diagnose and treat its problems

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A nation is a body. For the whole body to function smoothly, each part must do its job. You’ll know from your own body that each part does not need to be perfect to get you through the day. You’ll know that a disabled...

Of course there is abusive behaviour in parliament – the place was built for it

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A few years ago, I spent several months visiting the Palace of Westminster, where 56 MPs are now reportedly accused of sexual misconduct and one has admitted watching porn on his phone. It was eye-opening. I explored ...

Jerusalem is back, and channelling England’s rough magic once again

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Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem is back, 13 years and, as one fellow theatregoer put it on Wednesday, several culture wars since its premiere. Set on a riotous St George’s Day in a Wiltshire village, the day the functiona...

Man accused of raping Brittany Higgins loses bid to delay Canberra trial

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The man accused of raping Brittany Higgins has lost his bid to delay the ACT supreme court trial. On Friday, Chief Justice Lucy McCallum rejected an application by Bruce Lehrmann for a temporary or permanent stay, al...

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: like a Bojo promise, Alice and Chris’s divorce moves into parody

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If you are over a certain age, you will recall the weird, interstitial era that came between the halcyon days of dialling 192 for free directory enquiries and the full onset of the Internet Age. In those liminal days,...

Bruce Lehrmann to apply to stop trial over alleged sexual assault of Brittany Higgins

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Bruce Lehrmann’s lawyers will seek a permanent stay of the prosecution against him for the alleged sexual assault of Brittany Higgins. At an ACT Supreme Court hearing on Wednesday Lehrmann’s counsel, David Campbell, c...

‘Tell everyone on this train I love them’: the meaning of a hero’s final words

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It was 26 May 2017 on the Portland MAX light rail service when a white supremacist named Jeremy Christian began threatening two teenage girls; one of the girls was black, the other in hijab. Three other men, all stran...

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: is this a Radio 4 show – or an M Night Shyamalan movie?

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Sometimes Ambridge reminds me of The Village, that splendidly implausible M Night Shyamalan film about a 19th-century community in Pennsylvania. The village’s secret is that beyond a supposedly monster-infested forest...

‘Disrespectful’: Brittany Higgins criticises ditched two-week consultation for women’s safety plan

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The federal government has defended its approach to a decade-long women’s safety plan after initially opening the consultation period for only two weeks. There was a backlash from women’s safety advocates to the timef...

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