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McColl’s saga is lesson banks must take onboard with recession looming

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All’s well that ends well? Not quite. McColl’s has obviously got the right rescuer in the shape of Morrisons, the biggest supplier by far to the 1,100-strong convenience store chain. But David Potts, the chief executi...

New York teacher under investigation for cotton-picking lesson

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School officials in Rochester, New York are investigating allegations that a white teacher told his class of mostly Black students to pick seeds out of cotton and put on handcuffs during lessons on slavery in a sevent...

Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-65 review – a magnificent history lesson

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It would be hard to imagine a more devastating coincidence of art and life than the opening of Postwar Modern in the same week that Ukrainian citizens are murdered by Russian troops. There is no image in the first hal...

May I have a word about Nadine Dorries being in need of a spelling lesson

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It’s a good policy to get the unpleasantness out of the way early, and I refer to Nadine Dorries, who last week tweeted: “The PM knocks the fake news being pedalled by Labour front bench MPs on the head.” Dorries is s...

Elon Musk is learning a hard lesson: never date a musician

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Elon Musk, it seems, prioritises building spaceships over maintaining relationships. In September, the thrice-divorced billionaire told reporters that his work at SpaceX and Tesla was a big reason why he had split fro...

Lesson number two: Japan enlists Prof Poo to teach children about paying taxes

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Japan’s government is hoping that children’s fascination with bodily functions will help them appreciate the importance of paying taxes when they reach adulthood. Years after he fuelled huge sales of school textbooks,...

The real lesson of the election results? Democrats must go big and bold

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Democrats this week suffered a stinging rebuke in elections up and down the country. The damage was most notable in Virginia, where Republican Glenn Youngkin won a state that Joe Biden carried by 10 points just a year...

Narnia by air: a flying lesson with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Just before lift-off, I’m asked if I’ve ever done anything like this before. Following a nervous shake of my head, the news is broken that it “might feel quite unnatural”, but that we would be taking it slow. “Are you...

The main lesson I was given as a college football star? Sports trump academics

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In my four years with Purdue’s football team, I tore ligaments, broke bones, lifted four times my weight a hundred times over, studied football more than my academics, rose before the sun, and stayed up long past its ...

‘A lesson in loss, humility and absurdity’: how rhythmic gymnastics took over my childhood

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Every four years, the same argument plays out. The Olympics reminds the public of the existence of rhythmic gymnastics and the public scoffs at this ridiculous spectacle, with its “ribbon dancing”, its sequins, its ex...

Goosebumps author RL Stine: ‘The only lesson in my books is to run’

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Author Robert Lawrence Stine was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1943. In 1978, he started writing humour books for children under the name Jovial Bob Stine before turning to horror. His phenomenally successful Goosebumps s...

Tell us: what lesson did you learn from your summer job?

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With a rise in summer job opportunities in some areas and a lack of gap year opportunities due to the pandemic, many young people are planning to use the summer to work and save. We would like to hear from readers ab...

‘Mum, what’s a phone box?’: watching 80s films with the kids has become a history lesson

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“There is no such thing as reproduction. When two people decide to have a baby, they engage in an act of production.” So begins Andrew Solomon’s brilliant book Far From The Tree, about parents learning to accept their...

Hartlepool has taught Labour a painful lesson: these are not ‘the same old Tories’

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Last week, a senior member of Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet told me: “If the Tories can win Hartlepool, nowhere is safe. They can win anywhere.” A seat that had been Labour since its creation, slap-bang in what the pa...

Wigan hand Castleford a French lesson as they extend unbeaten season run

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Wigan maintained their unbeaten start to the Super League season as two tries from Bevan French helped to inflict a first defeat of 2021 on Castleford Tigers. The two sides have been impressive in the opening month of...