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Spoilt and unruly children playing dress-up: how the Tories stopped being serious

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What has happened to English Conservatism? The party was once believed to have a sophisticated grasp of statecraft and a “natural” capacity to hold on to power. Here it is now, spending the summer trapped in a nightma...

Playing video games has no effect on wellbeing, study finds

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Time spent playing video games has no effect on people’s wellbeing, a study from the University of Oxford has found, countering fears that gaming could be harmful to mental health. Unlike the vast majority of previous...

‘The way it’s playing out is unexpected’: UK faces up to changing waves of Covid

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Paddling pools are out, beer gardens are brimming. But a startling proportion of the UK population will be cooped up in their bedrooms having the strange experience of nursing a fever and sore throat in July as Covid ...

Tom Hanks: the all-American good guy who stopped playing it safe

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In performing arts schools and training programs, instructors often say that acting is about making big, decisive choices and committing to them totally. This seems like the best way to make sense of Tom Hanks’ outsiz...

NSW to give prisoners cold-case playing cards in hope of solving murders

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Packs of playing cards featuring cold-case murder victims and missing people will be distributed to New South Wales inmates in the hope of solving serious crimes. The cards, which were produced by prisoners working in...

NSW to give prisoners cold-case playing cards in hope of solving murders

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Packs of playing cards featuring cold-case murder victims and missing people will be distributed to New South Wales inmates in the hope of solving serious crimes. The cards, which were produced by prisoners working in...

Lizards or snakes? The stark game of survival playing out in Ibiza

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Far below the Ibiza sun, a solitary lizard fidgets across the baking rocks on the southern tip of the island, happily oblivious to what may lurk ahead. After 6m years of isolated evolution, the Ibiza wall lizard, whos...

Refugee children handed anti-‘illegal migration’ playing cards, Australian charity says

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Playing cards adorned with the Australian government’s Zero Chance campaign against “illegal migration” were distributed to refugee children in Indonesia by people trespassing on school grounds, the charity running th...

‘Please tell me he hasn’t gone to hospital’: Morrison the bulldozer knocks over a child while playing soccer

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Scott Morrison has lived up to his self-applied moniker of “bulldozer” by crashing into a young child while playing football on the campaign trail in Tasmania. The prime minister had the mid-match collision with the u...

Two Doctors, and a trans actor playing Rose? How Russell T Davies is mixing things up in the Tardis all over again

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Name: Rose Tyler. Age: 18. Appearance: Yeah, about that … What do you mean? Everyone knows what Rose looks like. You’re going to say she looks like Billie Piper, aren’t you? Well, yes. Because Piper played Rose on Doc...

Why is Abramovich playing peacemaker after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

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In photographs released from the Russia-Ukraine talks in Istanbul on Tuesday, one face stood out, smiling as the negotiations got under way. Sanctioned billionaire Roman Abramovich is not officially part of the Russia...

Pushing Buttons: Our readers on what they’re playing right now

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Welcome to Pushing Buttons, the Guardian’s gaming newsletter. If you’d like to receive it in your inbox every week, just pop your email in below – and check your inbox (and spam) for the confirmation email. After an i...

Utah governor vetoes ban on trans students playing girls’ sports

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The Utah governor, Spencer Cox, vetoed a ban on transgender students playing girls’ sports on Tuesday, becoming the second Republican governor to overrule state lawmakers who have taken on youth sports as part of a po...

Russia playing ‘smoke and mirrors game’, says Liz Truss

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Liz Truss has accused Russia of “playing a smoke and mirrors game” by pretending to seek peace despite launching an “appalling war” in Ukraine, as Boris Johnson dampened down suggestions that Ukraine could join Nato. ...

Penny Wong says diplomatic thaw with China possible if Coalition stops ‘playing politics’

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Labor’s foreign affairs spokesperson, Penny Wong, says it may be possible for Australia to achieve a diplomatic thaw with China despite the substantial differences between the two countries – if Scott Morrison abandon...

Isabel Marant: ‘Playing around with garments was my way of making people notice me’

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I had a beautiful and loving childhood. I wasn’t raised by my mother. She left when I was only five, so I lived with my father and stepmother. But I saw Mum every other weekend and my parents got on super-well. We oft...

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