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Meet the crossword setter, Phi: ‘Each clue should be a little story’

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Phi has passed many milestones: 1,500 Independent puzzles; 300 in the BBC Music Magazine; 50 Listeners; 150 Inquisitors; 60 Enigmatic Variations. It’s about time we met the setter. Hello Phi. How has your approach cha...

How the cruel death of a little stray dog led to riots in 1900s Britain

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An animal in peril can inflame British public opinion like nothing else. Quasi 120 anni fa, the fate of one small brown dog caused rioting in the streets of London, to say nothing of the protest marches to Trafalga...

‘We had little choice’: volunteers clear up after German floods

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When she heard on the radio just weeks after floods had devastated her family-run restaurant and her home town that German authorities no longer classed it as a disaster zone, Paddy Amanatidis felt like she had been p...

Little Simz, Iron Maiden and more: September’s best album reviews

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Little somethings to sweeten going back to school

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Schools reopen this week in England, for those who send their children to school (shout out to the home-edders), which means the return of the alarm clock for those who were able to give it a sabbatical over the summe...

Damon Galgut: ‘The Booker pulls a nasty little trick on you’

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Novelist and playwright Damon Galgut, 57, grew up in Pretoria, South Africa, at the height of the apartheid era. He wrote his first novel aged 17 and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker prize. His latest, The Pr...

UK weather: ‘little blast of summer’ forecast after soggy August

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After weeks of soggy weather, temperatures are expected to soar in parts of the UK next week. The south-east is predicted to experience the hottest weather, with the mercury rising to 28C thanks to warm air sweeping i...

UK has little option but to talk with the Taliban

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Boris Johnson’s decision to dispatch a senior spy chief to talk directly to the Taliban in Qatar reflects an uncomfortable but necessary reality: the UK has little option but to engage with the insurgent group now in ...

Kim Little retires from Scotland duty after winning 140 caps

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Kim Little, one of Scotland Women’s all-time greats, has retired from international football after winning 140 caps for her country. The Arsenal midfielder made her Scotland debut in 2007 all'età di 16 and helped t...

‘I’m that little lady who made all this big stuff!': Judy Chicago’s 60 years of monumental feminist art

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Criticized at the time for an over-emphasis on white women and its stylized representations of vaginas, Judy Chicago’s room-sized installation The Dinner Party has only recently come to be seen as a canonical example ...

Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age review – much music, little material

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The promise is that Alan Cumming will talk about ageing through a medley of stories and songs. He comes on stage looking spry and super fit in a sleeveless waistcoat and says he is told he does not look his 56 and a h...

Why has so little been said about the Afghan casualties of the past 20 anni?

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I can’t speak for other veterans, but I was never certain of the legitimacy of our presence in Afghanistan. I wanted to believe I was there for the right reasons, namely to help the Afghan people and deter future terr...

‘We can never go back’: Taliban surge spreads fear in Delhi’s ‘Little Kabul’

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They call it little Kabul and it’s not hard to see why. In this lively corner of south Delhi, the streets of Lajpat Nagar are lined with Afghan pharmacies, supermarkets, travel agents and beauty parlours, with Dari Pe...

The little devil who became a deity: Messi exit leaves a void like no other

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“There have been hard moments, many defeats, but the next day you go to training and then there’s another game, another chance,” Lionel Messi said. “Not this time; this time it’s not coming back.” And that was when re...

Cruel Summer review – Pretty Little Liars meets Memento in dark teen thriller

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Cruel Summer is a cruel mistress. Amazon’s new 10-episode non-murder-mystery drama is set over three summers in the 90s, bouncing about among them in every instalment. How well you get along with it will depend on how...

Legal and General’s ‘sensitive claims’ unit showed little sympathy

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After my sister died in February, Legal & General wrote to me, stating I was entitled to £14,000 from her pension plan. This was followed by documents I was required to submit, all of which were clearly intended f...

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