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Labour MP admits accidently switching on No 10 Christmas lights early

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It was not quite the grand switching on ceremony that Downing Street had anticipated for its Christmas lights. A Labour MP has admitted she unwittingly turned on the lights early after mistaking the switch for a doorb...

‘A tragedy’: tributes to Ava White after Liverpool Christmas lights killing

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The news of 12-year-old Ava White’s death spread slowly across Liverpool on Friday morning. Christmas shoppers, unaware of her killing, came into the city centre to be greeted by police cordons closing off much of Chu...

The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights dethrones the Twist as all-time No.1 Billboard single

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The Weeknd’s hit single Blinding Lights has officially been crowned the all-time No 1 song on the Billboard single charts, ousting Chubby Checker’s 1960s hit the Twist. The song, an instant synth-pop classic, debuted ...

Plan to change Westminster’s historic gas street lights to LEDs sparks anger

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Two centuries after the first gas lights appeared on the streets of London, casting a romantic glow through the gloom, a few hundred remain in some of the most historic areas of the capital. But not for much longer. W...

‘The lights went out and the shooting started’: #EndSars protesters find no justice one year on

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In October last year, thousands of mainly young Nigerians took to the streets to protest against police abuses, particularly among the now-disbanded brutal special anti-robbery squad (Sars) police unit. – Yet the sev...

Rockets and Blue Lights review – radical retelling of Britain’s slavery history

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Winsome Pinnock’s leviathan of a play opens with a meditation on a slave ship painting by JMW Turner which drew upon the Zong massacre of enslaved Africans in 1781. An actress and artist stand in a gallery, in the pre...

Northern lights, northern soul and discoveries at the pole – take the Thursday quiz

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Once again it is time to brave the Thursday quiz challenge. Dare you enter the arena and take on 14 questions on general knowledge and topical trivia, wrestle with anagrams, spot the hidden Doctor Who reference and br...

Lights, camera, studio space? Lack of production capacity hits UK film industry

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The UK needs to build the equivalent of four new film studios to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for new content from streaming giants such as Netflix, or risk losing out on billions of pounds of movie and TV ...

Hairspray review – unstoppably joyous musical lights up the West End

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“You have to think big to be big,” declares Tracy Turnblad, the “pleasantly plump” teenager who brings racial integration to a TV dance show and marks a turning point for 1960s Baltimore – for bopping, beehived teenag...

Germany hope the lights don’t go out on Munich’s new sense of euphoria

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Leon Goretzka could hardly have captured the mood any better. “We already have the feeling there is a certain euphoria after the difficult year and a half that is behind all of us,” the Germany midfielder said. “It’s ...

The Guardian view on Covid and travel: these traffic lights won’t keep us safe

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On the same day that the first wave of holidaymakers jetted off to Portugal, experts warned that the Covid variant first discovered in India was set to become the dominant strain in the UK within days. The rapid trans...

‘Beyond Fleabag’: fresh female genius lights up this year’s Bafta TV nominations

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The good news is that the 2021 British Academy television awards recognise – as these trophies have not always done – glittering fresh genius where it appears. Two daringly written and visualised dramas with first-per...

Lights! Camera! Mute button! 2021 awards show drinking game

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The thrill of an awards ceremony usually comes from seeing so much talent clustered in such a small space. Star after star, packed in tightly together, wearing their best clothes, all vying to give the wittiest, most ...