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Charlie Russell Aims to Please review – party pieces with an uneasy twist

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“You can’t please everyone,” Charlie Russell’s been told, to which she wants to reply: wanna bet? This solo debut presented by Mischief Theatre, in whose shows she stars, finds Russell rising to that challenge. Audien...

Queensland woman who tried to smother father in aged care says he begged her to ‘please just kill me’

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The first time Rebecca Louise Burden was allowed to visit her father after Covid restrictions lifted at his aged care home, she tried to smother him with a cushion. Burden has told a court her “lapse of judgment” came...

Less of Ewan McGregor please! The big problem with Obi-Wan Kenobi

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There is a scene towards the end of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith that encapsulates everything that went wrong with the prequel trilogy. Anakin Skywalker, Force wunderkind turned emo Jedi slayer, and Ob...

Less of Ewan McGregor please! The big problem with Obi-Wan Kenobi

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There is a scene towards the end of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith that encapsulates everything that went wrong with the prequel trilogy. Anakin Skywalker, Force wunderkind turned emo Jedi slayer, and Ob...

‘Please stop the plane’: asylum seekers plead before Rwanda deportation flight

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An Albanian asylum seeker and suspected victim of trafficking has told the Guardian he is in a “very bad mental state” as he expects to board a deportation flight to Rwanda, a country of which he knows “nothing”. The ...

New boards please: Wimbledon to drop Mrs and Miss on women’s honour roll

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The All England Lawn Tennis Club has decided to change Wimbledon’s honour roll for the Championships next month, removing titles before the names of its female champions in line with the tournament’s presentation of i...

‘Can I get out now please?’: Could Wim Hof help me unleash my body’s inner power?

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“Take a deep breath in,” bellows the Iceman, Wim Hof. “And let it go. Fully in … and letting go. Get into your rhythm, fully in, letting go …” Lying on his sofa, I do what he says: a big breath in, then release, 20 mo...

More like this please! The wild, conspiracy-filled Netflix documentary that you can’t resist

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I seem to have spent most of 2022 ragging on all the terrible true-crime shows that have suddenly flooded streaming services, so it is only right that I should use this space to point out ones that are actually good. ...

Here in Hong Kong, Covid has surged and we’ve run out of coffins. Please learn from our mistakes

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The streets are quiet. The beaches are inaccessible. Theatres, museums, schools, gyms and libraries are shut. Hong Kong is going round in circles, closing down and opening up just a little bit, in an endless loop that...

Dear Nadhim Zahawi, please sort out Ofsted’s lack of humanity. There’s no excuse

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As you preside over the bewildering and nonsensical inconsistency of mask-wearing in schools, I thought I might distract you with another matter of great importance: the behaviour of Ofsted inspectors. As all of us in...

Please stop the Student Loan Company calling my son every day

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Can you ask the Student Loans Company to stop ringing my son every day asking him to repay his loan? He is a full-time university student about to embark on his final, fourth, year. However, the SLC has it on file tha...

‘Please help get us out’: plight of Afghan chef who worked at British embassy

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An Afghan man who worked in the kitchen at the British embassy in Kabul for seven years has appealed to Boris Johnson to save him and his family from the Taliban, who he says are hunting him down. “I am really scared,...

‘Please explain what OG means’: delight as Fiji politician discovers Twitter

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A leading opposition MP from Fiji is delighting new social media followers with his wide-eyed discovery of Twitter, even as the country is experiencing heightened political tensions. Pio Tikoduadua, who is the preside...

Damien Hirst on painting cherry blossom: ‘It’s taken me until I’m 55 to please my mum’

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The first thing that hits me when I see Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossoms isn’t the scale (monumental) or the palette (psychedelic) but the paint itself. It’s thick, sticky and a little bit nasty. Creamy-white and dusty-...

Love Island review – I hate myself but I can’t stop. Please, somebody, help!

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I don’t know. I don’t know. If I had to bring in stringent checks on people’s mental health and resilience, if I had to ensure that a ‘welfare team’ was on set at all times during filming, provide ongoing psychologica...

Please could we have a cultured culture secretary?

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I am a pan-disciplinary recipient of the country’s two highest cultural accolades, the Bafta for film and television and the Olivier for theatre; I have been described by the Times as the “world’s greatest living stan...

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