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Scottish islanders save US couple’s wedding after their luggage gets lost

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It was a perfectly imperfect wedding that has won the Scottish island of Skye an international reputation for kindness. Amanda and Paul Riesel flew more than 4,000 miles from Orlando, Florida, to get married on Skye, ...

In brief: Every Good Boy Does Fine; Islanders; Sentient – review

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Jeremy DenkPicador, £20, pp384 Denk is one of America’s most celebrated classical pianists. In this illuminating and wise memoir, he charts his journey from schoolboy prodigy through years of gruelling study to his ev...

The Chagos Islanders taking back their birthplace from the British: ‘They uprooted us’ – video

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More than 50 years after they were forcibly removed from their homes, former residents of Britain’s last colony in Africa are challenging the UK’s claim to the archipelago. After a five-day journey across the ocean, f...

The Chagos Islanders taking back their birthplace from the British: ‘they uprooted us’ – video

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More than 50 years after they were forcibly removed from their homes, the former residents of Britain’s last colony in Africa are challenging the UK’s claim to the archipelago. After a five-day journey across the ocea...

The displaced Chagos Islanders yearning for home

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Over 50 years after they were forcibly removed from their homes, the former residents of Britain’s last colony in Africa are challenging the UK’s claim to the archipelago. Lawyer Philippe Sands is advising the Mauriti...

The displaced Chagos Islanders yearning for home – podcast

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Over 50 years after they were forcibly removed from their homes, the former residents of Britain’s last colony in Africa are challenging the UK’s claim to the archipelago. Lawyer Philippe Sands is advising the Mauriti...

Exiled Chagos Islanders return without UK officials for first time

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Returning to their birthplace after decades of enforced exile, five Chagossians leapt from a motor launch on to the palm-shaded beach of Peros Banhos atoll on Saturday afternoon, kissed the pale sand and stood – hands...

Exiled Chagos Islanders bask in return ‘as pilgrims to abandoned place’

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Returning to their birthplace after decades of enforced exile, five Chagossians leapt from a motor launch on to the palm-shaded beach of Peros Banhos atoll on Saturday afternoon, kissed the sand and stood – hands join...

Exiled Chagos Islanders return without British supervision for first time

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A Mauritian-chartered survey ship carrying Chagos Islanders exiled from their homeland by the UK government 50 years ago has left Seychelles bound for the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). The 1,130-mile voyage m...

Love Islanders to be named and shamed for not declaring paid-for posts

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Social media stars including Jodie Marsh and five ex-Love Islanders including Francesca Allen are to be subjected to a name and shame Instagram campaign by the UK’s advertising watchdog for continuing to flout social ...

Pacific islanders aren’t just victims – we know how to fight the climate crisis

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As I travelled on the train to Glasgow for Cop26 a few days ago, I felt the enormous power of my people and my ancestors around me. I am a Samoan, from one of the regions most threatened by climate breakdown, despite ...

These Maldives islanders once saw sharks as the threat. Now they fear the plastic

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“People used to think I was crazy,” says Lonu Ahmed. “Even my mum thought I was insane. Fishermen used to beg me not to dive with sharks.” Ahmed lives on the island of Fuvahmulah in the Maldives, an island surrounded ...

‘It’s incredibly poor’: Scottish islanders angry at failing ferry service

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The perfume and toiletries shop overlooking Brodick Bay on Arran is normally packed in the summer, as day-trippers and holidaymakers stream off the mainland ferries at the busy terminal just across the bay. But this s...

Nuts for coco de mer: islanders rally to save world’s biggest seed

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“The coco de mer is a much-loved cultural and botanical icon of the Seychelles,” says Katy Beaver, a plant expert on the islands who has been studying the rare palm for many years. The coco de mer, also known as the s...