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Talking Horses: Dunne lodges appeal against 18-month ban for bullying Frost

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Robbie Dunne, who was banned from riding for 18 months in December after being found to have engaged in a campaign of bullying and harassment against fellow rider Bryony Frost, has lodged an appeal against both the fi...

North Korea test fires fourth missile in a month – reports

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North Korea has carried out what could be the second ballistic missile test in a matter of days and the fourth this month, according to reports from Japan and South Korea. The Japanese prime minister’s office and the ...

North Korea fires railway-borne missiles in third weapons test this month

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North Korea’s third weapons test this month involved the firing drill of a railway-borne missile, state media KCNA has said. South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said it had detected what it presumed were two short-ran...

HMRC effectively extends self-assessment deadline by a month

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Millions of people have been given financial breathing space after HM Revenue and Customs effectively extended the tax self-assessment deadline by a month, until 28 February. HMRC is postponing late-payment penalties ...

One month to the 2022 Beijing Games: 15 Winter Olympians to watch

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With two gold and three silver world championship medals, this pairs team from China is also the current world record holder. Sui and Han, aged 26 and 29 respectively, have been skating together since 2007. They have ...

‘Don’t start a sex scene when your mother-in-law is visiting’: how I wrote a novel in a month

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The story goes that Peter Cook was at a party in the 1980s when a friend came up to him and declared that he was writing a novel. “Oh really?” the comedian replied. “Neither am I.” Many of us think we have a novel ins...

The everyday assault of disabled women: ‘It’s inappropriate sexual touching at least once a month’

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Amy Kavanagh is as happy as anyone else that the world is opening up – but there is one thing she is not thrilled to be experiencing again. “As much as I’m excited to be getting out and socialising again, it comes at ...

UK house sales fall 52% in month after stamp duty holiday deadline

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House sales tumbled by more than half during the first few weeks after the end of the UK’s stamp duty holiday, leading to the quietest October property market for almost a decade. After a record surge in activity earl...

A woman murdered every month: is this Greece’s moment of reckoning on femicide?

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When a woman reported domestic violence in her building in the Athens suburb of Dafni in July, it took 25 minutes for the police to arrive. All the neighbours could hear Anisa’s husband abusing her but the police offi...

UK business output falls for sixth month in a row amid supply chain crisis

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British businesses’ output has fallen for the sixth month in a row amid a supply chain crisis, energy price rises and a shortages of workers, according to a closely watched survey of big employers. UK business output ...

Walkers crisps shortage could last until end of month after IT glitch

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British shoppers may face shortages of some of their favourite crisps until the end of the month after a botched computer upgrade disrupted the world’s biggest crisp factory. Walkers has been forced to prioritise its ...

Coronavirus news live: WHO approves Indian-made Covaxin vaccine, Covid cases in England double in over-65s in a month

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The World Health Organization has granted an emergency use licence to a coronavirus vaccine developed in India; UK warning that virus is spreading from children into more vulnerable age groups

Even in our history month, black people are the repeated victims of cancel culture

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A few days ago, approximately one hour before I was due to give a keynote speech to a large public sector organisation, I received some last-minute instructions. Please refrain from using controversial or politicised ...

‘Its power is far-reaching’: what Black History Month means to Black Britons

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Ayo Awoyungbo had always been a big supporter of Black History Month (BHM), believing in the push to highlight people whose achievements are not usually celebrated as they should be. But this year for the first time h...

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme Live in Seattle review

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Whether you’re listening to the innermost revelations of a soulmate or a stranger, the nuances of sound can convey as much as words, sometimes a lot more. The instantly identifiable, voice-like timbre of John Coltrane...

Bristol’s slave trade history laid bare on a Black History Month tour

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“Important bit of history that,” a warm West Country voice says over my shoulder as we look at the plaque outside the Seven Stars pub, a 17th-century landmark of the abolition movement. If you block out the posters fo...

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