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Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: Jackie Weaver is the new queen of Ambridge

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The scene: a spare bedroom in Amy Franks’ flat, Nottingham. At first we do not recognise who lies immobile beneath the duvet. The air is thick with the stench of stale alcohol. Detritus lies around the bed, Tracey Emi...

Director of public prosecutions says Brittany Higgins investigation is with AFP, contradicting Karen Andrews

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The ACT director of public prosecutions says the Brittany Higgins investigation is currently back in the hands of the Australian federal police, contradicting both the AFP commissioner, Reece Kershaw, and the home aff...

Simone Biles wins all of my medals

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This week was not the first time I watched Simone Biles in action and thought “Wow, I wish I could do that!” It was, tuttavia, the first time I thought I might actually be able to. I myself am a writer, making me the n...

Decision to adopt independent complaints process will create safer parliament, Brittany Higgins says

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Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has welcomed the Morrison government’s decision to adopt an independent complaints mechanism for serious incidents in Parliament House, which is the central recommendation of th...

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: crack cocaine hits Ambridge

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Ambridge underwent a mystical union with Walford this month. “Just leave it, Brian!” urged Jennifer. “Yeah, just leave it,” repeated their daughter Alice, venomously. Brian was advising alcoholic Alice to recall her m...

How did Osborne, king of cuts, become the British Museum’s fundraiser-in-chief?

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George Osborne’s appointment as chair of the British Museum trustees has caused an understandable outcry. That the chancellor responsible for a 30% cut over the past decade to its funding should become its leader is a...

Peter Dutton’s ‘she said, he said’ comment regarding Brittany Higgins used in defamation defence

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Refugee activist Shane Bazzi will defend Peter Dutton’s defamation claim by invoking his record as home affairs minister and a comment attributed to him in an ABC news article that he didn’t know the “she said, he sai...

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: a grim month saved by Joy’s knickers

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So it has come to this. Social services. Called in after Alice, the alcoholic new mother, lobbed a brick through the community shop window after her mother-in-law, Susan Carter, declined to sell her a bottle of vodka....

Morrison’s office consulted about staffer dismissal after Brittany Higgins made rape allegation

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Scott Morrison and then-special minister of state Alex Hawke were both represented at a meeting in April 2019 to discuss dismissing the Liberal staffer who Brittany Higgins has accused of sexual assault. At the 4 Apri...

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: deliver me from model railways and superheroes

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There have been times these past weeks when The Archers has been almost too traumatic to hear. I refer, ovviamente, to the upsetting scenes in which Tony Archer, Ambridge’s dreariest man, practised male bonding over hi...

Australia live news: Brittany Higgins and PM to meet; Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert

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Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney as the leaders seek to cooperate on parliamentary workplace reforms. Segui gli ultimi aggiornamenti

Australia news live: WA Covid lockdown enters day three; Brittany Higgins to meet Morrison and Albanese

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WA premier Mark McGowan will decide today whether Perth and Peel can reopen. Segui tutte le ultime notizie e aggiornamenti, live • WA Covid hotspots: list of exposure sites • Perth and WA Covid lockdown rules explained • WA ...

John Higgins misses maximum chance as Mark Williams takes charge of match

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John Higgins missed the opportunity to record a second Crucible maximum in the last year as he began a comeback from 10-3 down against Mark Williams. The four-times champion still faces an uphill battle to reach the q...

John Higgins blames Crucible pressure for struggling to defeat Tian Pengfei

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John Higgins blamed the suffocating Crucible pressure for his poor performance despite battling his way into the second round of the World Snooker Championship with a 10-7 win over China’s Tian Pengfei. The four-times...

The outre Outlander was my lockdown solace

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Outlander is the television show that has got me through lockdown thus far. Perhaps you don’t know it, but it’s wildly popular. Simply put, it’s an historical sci-fi romance epic , based on a series of novels by Diana...

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: is Darrington an evil parallel realm?

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A thought experiment: you are giving birth, six weeks early, on the back seat of a clapped-out Nissan Note outside a branch of Toys R Us on the Borchester bypass. (The BBC draws a veil over certain brand details, ma ...

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