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If British people understood taxes better, perhaps we would vote for them to be fairer

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Tax is the social contract that binds citizens together. Tax is not a “burden”, but the price we pay for civilisation. Vaccines are just the latest reminder of the good that taxes do. But what if most people – even th...

Adventures With the Painted People review – romantic revenge on a roamin’ Roman

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Pitlochry Festival theatre already has a claim to be the most beautifully situated in the country. Now, with the advent of an outdoor amphitheatre deep in the neighbouring gardens, it has one of the most idyllic stage...

‘People are so burned out’: US essential workers struggle as restrictions lifted

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Workers who were deemed essential during the coronavirus pandemic and publicly praised for continuing to work in-person are now fighting for permanent improvements to working conditions, wages and benefits as safety p...

‘Black people have an extra hurdle to jump’: ex-cricketer Michael Holding

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In his playing days in the 1970s and 1980s, the West Indian cricketer Michael Holding didn’t speak out against racism, although he saw it all around him. “I chose not to confront it because I was being selfish,” he sa...

Most people in UK initially opposed to Covid vaccine have had jab, study finds

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More than half of the people in the UK who were firmly against getting vaccinated at around the time the first dose was administered have had a jab, a study has suggested. Researchers at the University of Bristol and ...

‘They let people die’: US prisons bureau denied tens of thousands compassionate release during Covid

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The last time Sean McQuiddy called home from federal prison, it was just before Christmas in 2020, and he had just tested positive for Covid-19. “If I don’t make it out of here,” his brother recalled him saying, “just...

The discovery of a mass grave in Canada has Indigenous people asking: how many more?

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Last month, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation found the remains of 215 children who had been buried in unmarked graves at the site of a former Indian residential school in British Columbia. Residential schools, ...

David Olusoga on race and reality: ‘My job is to be a historian. It’s not to make people feel good’

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History’s purpose isn’t to comfort us, says David Olusoga, although many in the UK seem to think it is. “History doesn’t exist to make us feel good, special, exceptional or magical. History is just history. It is not ...

‘Young people need help’: parents call for change in eating disorder care

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It is more than eight years since Averil Hart died after being found passed out in her university room, but the words left in her diary are etched in her father’s mind. “She said: ‘dear God please help me’ and that wa...

MailOnline mocked for suggesting Didsbury is ‘no go’ area for white people

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MailOnline has been criticised for a story claiming there are British towns that are no-go areas for white people, generating particular ridicule for the inclusion of the Manchester suburb of Didsbury. The article is ...

Joe Manchin opposes For the People Act in blow to Democrats’ voting rights push

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In a huge blow to Democrats’ hopes of passing sweeping voting rights protections, the West Virginia senator Joe Manchin said on Sunday he would not support his party’s flagship bill – because of Republican opposition ...

David Mitchell: ‘The world still thinks autistic people don’t do emotions’

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Author David Mitchell, 52, was born in Southport, grew up in Malvern and now lives near Cork in Ireland. He published the first of his nine novels, Ghostwritten, aged 30. He has been twice shortlisted for the Man Book...

Suspected extremist attack on Burkina Faso village kills 100 people

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Suspected extremists have killed around 100 civilians in an overnight attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso, the government said on Saturday, in one of the worst attacks in the country beset by jihadist violenc...

When missing people don’t want to be found: ‘I’d removed myself to push the world away’

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At 10pm on Friday 29 January 2016, Esther Beadle closed the front door and walked out of her life. A journalist at the Oxford Mail, she was seen leaving her shared house in Cowley, about an hour’s walk from the centre...

1 million people in UK report experiencing long Covid

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An estimated 1 million people in private households in the UK reported experiencing long Covid in the four weeks to 2 May, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Of these people, an estima...

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