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Leicester Tigers CEO Andrea Pinchen: ‘People looked at me in a strange way’

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Andrea Pinchen knows she is not everyone’s identikit view of a leading Premiership rugby union figure. “Let’s not beat around the bush,” says Leicester’s chief executive, reflecting on her lesser-spotted status as one...

40 years of Japanese rockers Shonen Knife: ‘Nirvana looked wild – I was so scared!’

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Very few rock bands make it to 40 years. And for Shonen Knife, this landmark seems all the more unlikely – there haven’t been many all-women rock bands from Japan who turned their obsession with junk food, cute animal...

‘I haven’t looked back’: the women who discovered cycling in lockdown

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Fiona Forster had never felt comfortable driving on the busy roads near her home in St Albans, but when the cars disappeared during lockdown last year it opened up a whole new world. “I would never have gone out in th...

How we met: ‘He said my nails looked nice, and I knew there was something there’

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India was working for the police force in St Augustine, Florida, in February 2019, when she visited an accountancy firm during one of her routine patrols. “I was going around the local businesses to introduce myself,”...

Damon Galgut: ‘After reading Roald Dahl, the world never looked the same’

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The book I am currently readingThe Day of Judgment by Salvatore Satta. It’s set in a remote Sardinian town at the turn of the last century and has no plot to speak of. Plotlessness is, indeed, the point. The book has ...

‘It looked like an alien, with all its tentacles wrapped around her’: are jellyfish here to ruin your summer holiday?

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It was a blazing hot summer’s day in central Queensland when Rachael Shardlow’s family – her older brother Sam, their parents, Ruth Macklin and Geoff Shardlow, and their dogs – decided to head for the water. But which...

Beyoncé looked glorious on my magazine cover. ‘Are you going to lighten her skin?’ my boss asked

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I stood and knocked tentatively on my publisher’s office door, holding a printout of my latest cover gingerly in my fingertips. The cover I held in my sweaty hands this time was Beyoncé, and she looked … well, she loo...

Blind date: ‘I looked her up online before the date – I’m not sure what she made of that’

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What were you hoping for?A fun, laid-back evening with a few laughs and maybe some chemistry. First impressions?Stephen was down-to-earth and chatty. What did you talk about?Covid, vaccines, Woody Allen, films, trave...

Stuart Lawrence: ‘I really looked up to Stephen’

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The younger brother of the murdered teenager on his book about his sibling’s life and death, why it took two decades to process his feelings and the traits his son shares with his ‘superhero’ Stuart Lawrence is the yo...

The naked protest at this year’s César awards looked radical. In fact, it was a national embarrassment

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Another year, another happening at the Césars ceremony, France’s film awards, which took place on Friday night. This year, amid the scatological jokes, sanctimonious, badly written speeches, and recriminations, an act...