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‘From prosecco Tuesdays to thank-you tipples, No 10 has a serious drink problem’

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There’s no denying that last week was especially torrid for the prime minister, with news emerging of endless parties hosted at No 10 during the peak of the pandemic. It seems a drinking culture at the heart of govern...

Cat on a hot satellite dish: Elon Musk’s Starlink antenna hits surprise problem

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Elon Musk’s satellite internet company, Starlink, has ambitious plans to bring internet access to people anywhere in the world. But it turns out the venture is providing another service: warming up cats. A customer t...

Is Hollywood heading for another problem year at the box office?

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Movies are back! Or so we thought back in 2021 when, after a year of shuttered cinemas, it seemed like a dormant industry was hurtling back to life. Last spring, Godzilla vs Kong led the charge, the first genuine hit ...

Tuchel says substitutions not schedule is main Premier League problem

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Thomas Tuchel has said he will not stop standing up for his Chelsea players after conceding he has “zero per cent” understanding as to why the Premier League is set to muddle through a chaotic winter with only three s...

Psychiatrists warn of problem gambling rise among over-65s

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Psychiatrists are warning of a surprise rise in problem gambling among the over-65s after the largest increase in online betting since before the pandemic was recorded among the age group. About 620,000 more over-65s ...

New York has a huge rat problem. These vigilantes with dogs think they can fix it

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This will come as no surprise to anyone but New York City has a rat problem. Two million rats call the city home, thriving on the streets, in sewers, in both abandoned and un-abandoned buildings, in the parks, in the ...

‘He’s in real trouble now’: Tory MPs are viewing Boris Johnson as the problem

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Asked on Friday whether he took personal responsibility for the disastrous North Shropshire byelection result, Boris Johnson suggested the problem was that everyone else was talking about the wrong issues. “My job as ...

‘If it prevents lockdown, I’ve no problem’: England wakes to mask mandate

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The new masks mandate on public transport and in shops in England was patchily observed in London and Manchester on Tuesday morning, judging by a Guardian snapshot survey. But as the public balanced frustration at new...

‘Almost unprecedented’ spike in number of Australians who see racism as a problem, survey finds

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Australians are increasingly aware that racism is a problem in their country, while positive sentiment about immigration and multiculturalism has also increased over the past 12 months, according to an authoritative s...

The Peppa problem: why did Boris Johnson’s CBI speech bomb so badly?

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In recent speeches, Boris Johnson has cited Kermit the frog and James Bond, and drawn up on all manner of football analogies. Yet none of them were as widely panned as the one he gave to business leaders earlier this ...

‘Am I an alcoholic?’: the blurred line between a daily drink and a drinking problem

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Almost every day someone will enter my office and ask, “Am I an alcoholic?” or, “Do you think I have a problem with alcohol?” and sometimes, “My partner says I drink too much.” Alcohol is a drug that has its claws dee...

The Conservatives have a problem: their supporters come from different worlds

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Whenever the government faces criticism, one of the first questions commentators ask is whether the latest fiasco will have cut through in the “red wall”. While the red wall does indeed represent one substantial and i...

WTA’s hardline approach to Peng Shuai presents China with new problem

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It is perhaps no coincidence that Chinese state media published an email purportedly written by the missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai shortly after reports emerged that the Biden administration was considering a ...

The Guide #9: The problem with The Problem with Jon Stewart

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There is a decent chance you haven’t caught, or even heard of, The Problem with Jon Stewart. Available on Apple TV+, the new(ish) comedy current affairs series from former Daily Show ringleader Stewart seems – at leas...

The problem with blue carbon: can seagrass be replanted … by hand?

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Inside a wooden boathouse on the shore of Loch Craignish, a mass of fronds sit in two 1,000-litre tanks. The fronds are seagrass, and they are filled with seeds. Next to the tanks is a Heath Robinson-style series of p...

‘The bikini line is still a no-no’: why does dance have a problem with body hair?

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The ideal dancer’s body is unrealistic in many ways: bendier than a Barbie, incredibly lean but super-strong, with very particular proportions (in ballet, small head, long legs, short torso, high insteps). And also, i...

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