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‘Time to make history’: Huddersfield Giants target Challenge Cup glory

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Huddersfield Giants can “put the town on the map” if they win the Challenge Cup for the first time since 1953 this weekend. The Giants face Wigan Warriors in Saturday’s final at Tottenham, their first major final sinc...

Sawbuck at 300-1 equals odds of longest-priced winner in racing history

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Sawbuck, a four-year-old gelding that had failed to reach the frame in six previous starts on the Flat and over hurdles, equalled the British and Irish record for the longest starting price of a winner with a 300-1 su...

A Lynching at Port Jervis review: timely history of New York race hate

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Featuring Irish immigrants and the descendants of enslaved Africans in effect set upon each other by the rich, Philip Dray’s A Lynching at Port Jervis covers only 261 pages but is a sprawling book nonetheless. It deta...

‘History repeating’: Amazon base in Cape Town splits Indigenous groups

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Smoke curls into the air, a drum beats, the dance begins, a chant is raised. Ten metres away, cars howl past on a busy road, drivers unaware of the sacred ritual taking place in the centre of a bustling South African ...

From Jim Crow to Buffalo, replacement theory’s trail of destruction runs across American history

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When America’s founders sat down to craft the structure of their brand new British spin-off, the preamble to the US constitution described the purpose of this experiment in democracy – to create a “more perfect union”...

Marcos’ myths: the dictator’s son rewriting history in the Philippines

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Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos is on course for a landslide victory in the Philippines presidential election. For those who grew up under the martial law of his father, the result brings up the horrors of the past ...

‘A history maker’: Karine Jean-Pierre set for White House press secretary role

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This week the blue door will slide back, a Black woman will walk to the lectern and a piece of White House history will be made. Karine Jean-Pierre, facing rows of reporters and cameras, will be making her briefing ro...

From Michael Foot’s ‘donkey jacket’ to Barnard Castle beer … inside the People’s History Museum

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Museums still tend to celebrate the Mr Bigs in society: their stately homes and vanity portraits, their inventions and ideas. But on the banks of the River Irwell, opposite Manchester’s high court, sits a curvaceous m...

10 UK attractions where the guides bring history to life

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Dubbed Juteopolis because of its dominant role in the jute trade in the 19th century, Dundee was once home to 130 jute mills. Working conditions were so tough that in the run-up to the first world war, half of the men...

New York Mets silence Phillies for second no-hitter in 9,588-game history

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Tylor Megill and the New York Mets bullpen kept throwing and throwing, the crowd growing louder with every toss. A 159-pitch gem, it was. Megill and four relievers combined on the first no-hitter of the Major League B...

Rewriting history: Phoenician ‘harbour’ revealed to be religious site that aligns with the stars

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Off the west coast of Sicily lies the remains of the ancient city of Motya. There, a compound of temples and shrines offers a window into the life of Phoenicians settlers who journeyed from Lebanon across the Mediterr...

Crimes against history: mapping the destruction of Ukraine’s culture

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Satellite scrutiny of Ukraine is not just focused on military hardware. Thousands of miles away from the fighting, an international group of archaeologists, historians and technicians are quietly coordinating another ...

‘This is rarely taught’: an exhibition examining African-Atlantic history

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Earlier that day she had presided over the US Senate confirmation of the supreme court justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who would mark the occasion by quoting poetry: “I am the dream and the hope of the slave.” Then, in...

New natural history GCSE to focus on protecting the planet

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A new natural history GCSE will be launched next week, focusing on how pupils can protect the planet. The qualification will be available from September 2025 and is expected to be announced by the education secretary,...

Salt spat highlights Canadian national park’s troubling history

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For years, Melissa Daniels has been travelling to the vast wilds of northern Alberta to harvest naturally occurring salts on lands her ancestors once hunted and fished. She blends the salt with wildflowers from the wo...

The Guardian view on the Church of England and Jesus College: misreading history

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The idea that Christians should respond to, and sometimes learn from, secular movements was a feature of the modernising wave that swept through the Catholic church in the 1960s. In his 1963 encyclical letter, Pacem i...

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