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‘It looks beautiful’: UK gardeners on leaving lawns uncut for No Mow May

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The conservation charity Plantlife again urged people not to mow their gardens in May to help wild plants and pollinators thrive. As the month draws to a close, we asked some of this year’s No Mow May participants wha...

Blind date: ‘Oh God, he looks like one of my exes!’

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What were you hoping for?Chemistry. First impressions?Oh God, he looks like one of my exes! What did you talk about?Education, as he is a newly retired head and I have just started work as a learning support assistant...

Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for ‘burning the 3am oil’ – here’s what that really looks like

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How do you become the richest man in the world? In Elon Musk’s case, part of it involves making workers in China put in hours that would be unacceptable according to labor norms elsewhere. On Tuesday, the Tesla boss p...

Channel 4 chief looks north in bid to resist privatisation

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“There are plenty of stages to go in the ownership discussion,” said Alex Mahon, the ever-optimistic chief executive of Channel 4, days before the government’s plans to privatise the broadcaster are to be announced in...

‘It looks like a river, but it’s actually the sea’: Jessica Auer’s best phone picture

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Pre-pandemic, Canadian Jessica Auer split her time between Montreal and east Iceland. She was living in the former when the city announced its first lockdown in March 2020 and so, not knowing what lay ahead, she and h...

French rooster owner looks to new law to fight off noise complaint

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A rooster named Pitikok has ruffled feathers in southern France – and is now poised to test the limits of the law. A neighbour fed up with the bird’s crowing has taken the owner to court. But she could be spared a pen...

Inside these LA dispensaries, Black women are redesigning what cannabis culture looks like

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When Kika Keith and her daughter opened a cannabis dispensary in South Los Angeles last year, they faced a design challenge: how could they create a store where older Black customers, who had seen all the ravages of t...

‘The past does not define you’: a gang member turned activist looks back

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“This is a story about how the past does not define you,” says Lorine Padilla, community activist, mother and former “first lady” of the Savage Skulls gang, about a new documentary on her life. She speaks bluntly, and...

Milton Jones looks back: ‘I remember making a dog-food sandwich and taking it to school for him’

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Born in London in 1964, Milton Jones is a standup comic and recurring face on Mock the Week. Known for his striking hair, Hawaiian shirts, and unflinching expression, he won the Edinburgh Perrier award in 1996 with hi...

Ash Barty redefined what sporting success looks like – as quality, not quantity

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There is a photo of Ash Barty that never seems to get old. A six-year-old on a rain-soaked tennis court. Racket in one hand, junior trophy in the other. Familiar dimpled grin under a well-worn Nike cap. It is miniatur...

Coup de théâtre: dramatic looks in a lavish London flat

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As a teenager, Sera Hersham-Loftus expressed herself in two distinct ways. The first was in her clothes: Victorian camisoles mixed with spooky eyeliner for a Siouxsie Sioux meets Tess of the D’Urbervilles effect (this...

Nadiya Hussain looks back: ‘I wasn’t raised to know my worth, but she will be’

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Born in Luton in 1984, Nadiya Hussain is one of the best-loved winners of The Great British Bake Off. Catapulted from obscurity to primetime favourite in 2015, she has since baked a three-tiered orange drizzle cake fo...

St Louis City SC looks to MLS future by remembering ‘hard truths of past’

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When Major League Soccer decided to build Centene Stadium in St Louis, the first priority was honoring the “the hard truths of past”. The 22,500-seat soccer-specific stadium is designed with canopy shading and is 40ft...

‘At the top, it looks scary’: Bingley celebrates Five Rise Locks restoration

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When they opened nearly 250 years ago the town’s church bells rang out, the local militia fired their field guns in salute and around 30,000 awestruck spectators turned up to cheer. Today the Grade I-listed Bingley Fi...

Why a swift economic victory against Russia looks unlikely

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Be ready for a long haul. That was the subtext of Boris Johnson’s message to MPs as he committed to toughening up sanctions against Russia. The warning to prepare for a “protracted struggle” was both timely and approp...

How the Ukraine crisis looks from Kyiv

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As US intelligence sources warn of an imminent Russian invasion, residents of the Ukrainian capital are refusing to be cowed, reports Shaun Walker How to listen to podcasts: ...

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