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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 ...

‘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...

I want a quiet birthday. Someone tell that to the cat

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When I wake, sunlight is streaming through the bedroom window. I look at my phone to check the time: just after 6am. Then I see the date, and I have a sudden and overwhelming need to escape the room before my wife can...

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...

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...

Israel vows not to stop Gaza attacks until there is ‘complete quiet’

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Israel will not stop its military operation in Gaza until “complete quiet” has been achieved, the country’s defence minister has said, as airstrikes and rocket fire continued throughout Wednesday. The Israeli military...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Great British Art Tour: from a ceiling alcove, an artist’s quiet gaze

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Author, editor, translator and sculptor Emmeline “Nina” Cust was born into Lincolnshire nobility in 1867 and came from a line of inquiring, intellectual women. Her mother, Victoria Welby, was a self-educated philosoph...

Church of England clergy ‘paid off to keep quiet about racism’

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Clergy and staff who complained of racism in the Church of England were paid off to “buy their silence”, according to the church’s former race adviser. Dr Elizabeth Henry, who resigned from her post last year, said so...

Quiet Easter expected on UK roads as Covid rules deter most from travelling

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Motoring organisation polls show most people likely to stay home over traditionally busy holiday weekendTwo years ago, Easter brought warnings of traffic chaos, closed rail stations and crowded destinations, with stay...

‘Can you help me?’: The quiet desperation of New Zealand’s housing crisis

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On finding herself shut out of the property market, Nicole Thorburn looked for a side door. At 29, Thorburn had been living with her parents for seven years to save for a deposit on her first home in Thames, a small t...

‘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...

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