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Are Barcelona back? Or still using quick fixes for long-term problems?

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Barcelona signed two for one. First came Ferran Torres, the footballer they wanted, joining for €55m plus €10m more in add-ons. Then came Samuel Umtiti, the footballer they didn’t and still don’t but whom they needed ...

Benjamina Ebuehi’s recipe for a quick frangipane strudel

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I’m known as the feeder of my friendship group, so it’s not uncommon for friends to pop round at short notice and just stay for dinner. And what sort of host would I be if I didn’t offer dessert? I love having a few s...

How to make quick pickled red onions – recipe

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To prolong the life of onions, take them out of any plastic packaging, put them in a breathable container, such as a basket or mesh bag, and store in a cool, dry space, such as an outhouse or a porch. If you don’t hav...

Beth Mead’s quick hat-trick for England sinks stubborn Northern Ireland

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The post-match lap of honour was lengthy, the smiles were broad. Thanks to Beth Mead the second-half super sub, England’s perfect qualifying record for the 2023 World Cup endures. Until Mead arrived, taking mere secon...

‘I’m a quick learner’: Joshua out to regain titles from Usyk in 2022 rematch

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In the early hours of Sunday morning, Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua confirmed they are ready to meet again in February or March next year. Joshua, who lost all four of his world heavyweight titles after being beat...

10 quick questions: how much do you know about bees?

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Oh look, it’s spring! The days are getting longer, the evenings smell like jasmine, the hayfever-people are sneezing and rubbing their eyes. Pollen is everywhere, which means only one thing: Outside, the sun is shini...

Jonny Bairstow’s quick reflexes show he could reclaim keeper’s gloves

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A bear prowled the worn area of grass at second slip, with the feline Joe Root to his immediate left. As he contemplated the next delivery, he pulled at his long-sleeved, cable knit jumper and hitched up his trousers....

Get off my lettuce! Three quick ways to deter snails without poison

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Anyone who has ever had a tree get in the way of a breathtaking view or pending development approval will know the consequence of a copper coin – come on, we’re all aware of this nasty poisoning tactic! But did you kn...

10 Quick Questions: glued to Australia’s Covid-19 press conferences? Prove it

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Australians the country over have adopted a dark and destructive pastime. It may be vital to our very survival, but overindulge and you will find yourself a nervous wreck, rocking back and forth, or – even worse – fal...

10 Quick Questions: how much do you know about the Olympics?

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That special time has come around again: Olympic time. Like Christmas but more expensive, even when the quadrennial is sliced up pro rata. Speaking of slicing up, anyone get the feeling that the IOC boss, Thomas Bach,...

10 Quick Questions: MasterChef Australia edition

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Do you miss this season’s contestants like they were treasured personal friends? Do you find yourself whistling the inspirational music stings that accompanied a nailed brief? Have you, too, tried to “MasterChef up” y...

Changing UK coast: Morecambe – it’s never been a ‘Kiss Me Quick’ place

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An energy-sapping heat haze drains the life out of Morecambe Bay. Even the joyful statue of Eric Morecambe caught in his famous skipping pose looks too washed out to bring anyone sunshine. There’s nothing for it but t...

Democrats propose quick reaction force in $2.1bn Capitol security bill

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House Democrats plan on Wednesday to unveil a $2.1bn supplemental bill to enhance security at the Capitol that will propose creating a quick reaction force to guard against future threats in the wake of the Capitol at...

Recipes for Ramadan: quick and easy Moroccan harira soup from Jane Jeffes

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Food has a special place in Ramadan. Over the years I’ve been a guest at many “iftar” dinners, breaking the daily Ramadan fast with Muslim friends and colleagues. Sharing food, culture and conversation has forged real...

Quick, sweet and life-affirming: I’m planning the perfect virtual birthday party

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It’s my birthday next week and I am virtual-party planning: a culmination of so many life lessons that squeezing them all into this column may be tight. But I shall try. From a year of remote parties and working from ...