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Figures of Babylon: oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault

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Its outlines are faint, only discernible at an angle, but the world’s oldest drawing of a ghost has been discovered in the darkened vaults of the British Museum. A lonely bearded spirit being led into the afterlife an...

William Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

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William Shatner, the veteran actor who spent four decades playing the fearless commander of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, is set for a real-life leap into the stars early on Wednesday on the next stage of billionaire Je...

UK’s oldest living heart transplant patient celebrates 90th birthday

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The UK’s oldest living heart transplant patient has paid tribute to the NHS as he celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday. Ted Warner had the operation at Cambridge’s Royal Papworth hospital in 1990 after suffering fro...

Rift over naturism laid bare by bar on Spain’s oldest nudist beach

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More than 1,700 people have called on officials in Spain to preserve the character of the country’s oldest official nudist beach in a row with a newly-installed bar they say limits the practice of naturism in the area...

The oldest tree in eastern US survived millennia – but rising seas could kill it

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A wizened eastern bald cypress dwells in an expanse of North Carolina’s wetlands. It lives among a cluster of eastern bald cypress trees in the state’s Black River, some with origins dating back a millennium. But this...

‘Wiggly’ fossils found in Canada may be oldest known sign of animal life

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Intricate patterns of tubular structures discovered in giant ancient reefs may be the remnants of prehistoric horny sponges and the oldest known fossils of animal life on Earth. Researchers found the unusual features ...

Anne Robinson: ‘I’m the oldest woman on TV who’s not judging cakes’

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Anne Robinson, 76, was born in Crosby, north of Liverpool, to Irish parents. She started out as the first female trainee on the Daily Mail, and developed her trademark caustic style while writing the Daily Mirror’s “W...

Anthonie Tonnon: the pop star operating New Zealand’s oldest public underground lift

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With his slicked back Berlin-era Bowie haircut and fine wool suit, New Zealand singer-songwriter, public transport advocate and now, operator of Whanganui’s Durie Hill Elevator, Anthonie Tonnon cuts a dapper figure an...

Cobby, oldest chimpanzee in North American zoos, dies aged 63

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Cobby, the oldest male chimpanzee in an accredited North American zoo, died on Saturday at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. He was 63. The chimpanzee was hand-reared to perform before he was brought to the San F...

Moscow’s oldest cinema reopens after seven-year renovation

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While many cinemas around the world are shut and face difficulties in the coronavirus pandemic, one is bucking the trend: Moscow’s Khudozhestvenny, a storied venue that hosted some of the first showings of Battleship...

The bells v the boutique hotel: the battle to save Britain’s oldest factory

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On a November evening in 2019, Nigel Taylor, who had until recently been the longest-standing employee at the oldest factory in England, took a seat inside a council chamber in the shadow of Canary Wharf in London. Th...

Archaeologists uncover oldest human burial in Africa

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Archaeologists have identified the oldest known human burial in Africa during field work that uncovered the remains of a child laid carefully to rest in a grave nearly 80,000 years ago. The arrangement of the bones sh...

Tom Jones, 80, becomes oldest man to top UK album chart

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At 80 years of age, Tom Jones has become the oldest man to top the UK album chart, with his latest album Surrounded By Time. It comes 56 years after his first album chart placing, his 1965 debut Along Came Jones. The...

Stone slab found in France thought to be Europe’s oldest 3D map

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Archaeologists in France have uncovered a stone with 4,000-year-old etchings they believe may be the oldest three-dimensional map in Europe. The engravings on the broken stone appear to resemble topological features i...

Covid forces two of Barcelona’s oldest restaurants out of business

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Two of Barcelona’s oldest restaurants have been forced to close permanently after hopes trade would recover over Easter were dashed when the regional government decided to maintain coronavirus restrictions over the ho...

Covid forces closure of two of Barcelona’s oldest restaurants

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Two of Barcelona’s oldest restaurants have been forced to close after hopes trade would recover over Easter were dashed when the regional government decided to maintain coronavirus restrictions over the holiday weeken...

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