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A Quiet Place Part II review – slick horror sequel

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John Krasinski’s slick, skilful follow-up to his 2018 post-apocalyptic thriller works well as a genre exercise; with patriarch Lee (Krasinski) sacrificed to the first film, Evelyn (Emily Blunt, Krasinski’s real-life p...

Peng Shuai needs more than ‘quiet diplomacy’. If she can be silenced, no Chinese athletes are safe

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When I first experienced abuse as an athlete, I made a vow to myself to never tell anyone. Ever. I was worried that I wouldn’t be believed, but also the thought that anyone would know me as a “victim” mortified me. On...

Jill Biden gives quiet lesson in juggling first lady role with outside job

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“It doesn’t hurt, I promise.” Jill Biden’s words of reassurance were offered to a woman at a vaccination clinic in New Mexico. “Normally I’m scared of them! Let me tell you, it’s so fast. Are you a little scared?” Whe...

Silent salons: why people are choosing to keep quiet at the hairdresser

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“Would you like to chat with us, or would you prefer us to keep it quiet?” A new client questionnaire introduced publicist Odette Barry to the world of silent salons – hairdressers giving people the option to ditch th...

‘I’ve been quiet too long’: reflections on the death of Sarah Everard

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The killing of Sarah Everard has sent shockwaves across the UK and beyond, triggering a wave of anger at the lack of safety for women on British streets. Four women shared why Everard’s death and the subsequent outcry...

Is a quiet revolution edging Wales down the road to independence?

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“There was a village choir; there was a folk group with a harp that won prizes; there was a chapel. And all that culture just went under the water. What you see here is the graveyard of a Welsh community.” More than h...

A Quiet Place Part II review – Emily Blunt horror is something to scream about

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The first Quiet Place movie emitted the most piercing silent scream imaginable. This sequel from writer-director John Krasinski may not quite have all its focus and intimate horror, while the borrowings from Alien, Ju...

‘Quiet fabulosity’: remote New Zealand church gets pink makeover to celebrate queer community

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On the wild and remote west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, an old dame is getting a hot-pink makeover, with all the synthetic flowers, coloured beads and glitter she can take. Her name is Gloria, and she is an ...

Citizen Ashe review – tribute to Wimbledon champ and Obama’s quiet inspiration

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A clip towards the end of this respectful documentary shows Barack Obama revealing that his role-model heroes were Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe. Surely, Ashe had to be the bigger influence: the only black man ever to ...

It’s oh so quiet: silent whale watching on Iceland’s first electric boat tour

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‘Look! Look! Over there …” The boat listed dramatically as 50 passengers raced to its starboard side. Seconds earlier someone had spied the distinct blow – a spray of airborne water – that signalled a whale was about ...

Escape the crowds: quiet corners in six of Britain’s national parks

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Jonathan Smith, mountain guide and founder of Where2walk Large areas of the Lake District will be extremely popular this spring and summer, particularly Keswick, Grasmere, Ambleside and Windermere/Bowness. Walks near...

‘Revolutionary in a quiet way’: the rise of community gardens in the UK

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“The first melon of the season always tastes amazing,” says Lucy Mitchell. “I don’t think anyone has ever taken one home – every year, we just cut them into as many slices as there are people in the garden and make su...

English Heritage trials quiet ‘contemplation hour’ at monastic sites

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Modern visitors to monastic ruins are more often than not on their phones or chatting to each other, or thinking about work and what’s for tea, or shouting at the kids to please get away from that latrine drain. Over ...

‘It is not possible to stay quiet’: Putin’s first victim of ‘fake news’ law speaks out

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One of the first three people to face a criminal case under Russia’s “fake news” law has said the charges mean she has been “officially declared a decent person”. “To find out I was the first one to be charged was bot...

‘Just a quiet place’: the Hungarian border village helping Ukraine’s refugees – video

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In the village of Beregsurány, on the Hungary-Ukraine border, a crowd of volunteers are tending to refugees flooding in, cooking them pancakes, and helping them to continue their journeys. In contrast to the refugee c...

Post-Cummings quiet life goes to pot as ‘No 10 sources’ leak and brief

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When Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain departed Downing Street and the understated former Treasury official Dan Rosenfeld was swiftly installed as chief of staff, the message seemed clear: enough bickering, feuds and dram...

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