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‘A nightmare’: British Muslims left stranded by Saudi hajj booking system

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Hundreds of British Muslims who booked travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj pilgrimage have described their anger and frustration at being stranded in the UK despite paying thousands of pounds for flights and ho...

‘Shopping is a nightmare’: how ADHD affects people’s spending habits

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For most of us, popping to the supermarket is a mundane chore but for Hannah Crawford it’s a task that can fill her with dread. “A supermarket is a nightmare,” says the 24-year-old, who describes going to buy food as ...

The fixation with guns is an American nightmare

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I have been researching gun violence and its prevention for more than 25 years, and much as I accept Jonathan Freedland’s analysis of the deep structures, party politics and ideological delusions that sustain this gun...

Silt review – a Lynchian underwater nightmare

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Down in the black-and-white depths, dreadful things seek to eviscerate you. Silt is an underwater adventure in which nightmarish creatures regularly dart from the darkness to deliver sudden death, causing you to appro...

‘It’s a never-ending nightmare’: crew of refugee rescue ship facing jail

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The crew of the Iuventa rescue ship has been credited with saving 14,000 lives in the Mediterranean Sea. Yet far from being feted for their life-saving work, four of the rescuers appeared in court in Italy this weeken...

Ukrainian refugees face added trauma of UK’s bureaucratic nightmare

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Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK, is right to urge the home secretary to relax the “unnecessary, long, bureaucratic” visa scheme (Report, 3 May). Last week I saw first-hand a Polish humanitarian volunte...

The Tale of King Crab review – storytelling session turns into Herzogian nightmare

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A group of elderly Italian men sit around drinking red wine, eating spaghetti and trading local folk stories passed down by their parents and grandparents. It was different back then, explains one old boy; there was n...

Lost in La Mancha review – landmark doc of Terry Gilliam’s cinematic nightmare

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The creative heroism of Terry Gilliam is saluted once again in this 20-year-anniversary rerelease of Lost in La Mancha, the documentary by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe about Gilliam’s incredible ordeal in the late 90s ...

‘My worst nightmare and my biggest dream!’ The Olivier awards’ best quotes

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Host Jason Manford is keen to avoid an Oscars incident as he gets things under way: Cabaret’s Jessie Buckley takes the stage to receive her Olivier award for best actress in a musical: Fiona Shaw is taken aback by the...

Why Nightmare Alley should win the best picture Oscar

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At the time of writing, Nightmare Alley is the longest of long shots for the Academy Award: it’s the complete outsider at the bookies, and absolutely no one is tipping it. But just because it won’t win the best pictur...

Is media platform Nextdoor a friend in need or a vigilante nightmare?

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Introducing its financial results earlier this month for the fourth quarter of 2021, the community-based social networking platform Nextdoor reiterated its core mission: “Our purpose is to cultivate a kinder world whe...

‘The worst possible nightmare’: voices from Ukrainian football as war rages

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On the day the war began, I was in Kyiv with my family. I have been injured recently, so could not train with the team. At 5am my young son awoke, and my wife got up to calm him. Then we heard the explosions, one afte...

TV tonight: the truth of Brexit’s economic nightmare

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The second half of this undersold documentary continues to unpick what has happened to the UK economy since the 2008 financial crisis – picking up with a little thing called Brexit. Recalling a not-so-merry-go-round ...

‘It was a nightmare’: life in the US before legal abortion

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Saturday marks the 49th anniversary of the supreme court’s Roe v Wade decision, the landmark ruling that guaranteed the right to an abortion in the US. It could be the last anniversary before it is overturned. During...

From Nightmare Alley to Let’s Eat Grandma: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment

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Nightmare AlleyOut nowIf you had to pick the best person to remake a cult 1947 noir about a sleazy carnival and the grifters, hustlers and femmes fatales who inhabit it, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) would be ...

Nightmare Alley review – Guillermo del Toro’s fairground of fear is a class act

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Guillermo del Toro hits us with a spectacular noir melodrama boasting gruesomely enjoyable performances and freaky twists. He shows us that in spite of the old song, there are in fact a couple of businesses like showb...

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