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Pandemic mutual aid has shown us an altogether different way of doing politics

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When Slung Low theatre in Leeds closed during the first lockdown in March last year, its five core staff decided to stay put. The publicly funded theatre had cash and a van, so the staff leafleted the theatre’s neighb...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for mountain-style bean, prosciutto and pasta soup

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It feels like a tropical greenhouse, or that moment when you get off a plane in a hot country and the warm air clamps itself to your skin and promises not to let go until you go home two weeks later. The smell is a mi...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pizzette fritte

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One of the most satisfying sights in the kitchen is watching a circle of yeasted dough in very hot oil. First it shimmies, in the same way you might make your way across the function room to the dance floor at a weddi...

For a doctor, the Tories’ empty promises on hospitals are soul-destroying

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In my first year as a doctor, I witnessed the fetid reality of crumbling NHS real estate. Arriving at work one morning on the emergency assessment unit – the frenetic hub through which most of the hospital’s acutely u...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for linguine with clams, squid (and/or prawns), mussels and tomato

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Somewhere – probably in one of the shoe boxes in a larger box, Russian doll-style, under the bed – is a strip from a magazine. It is a cartoon of a man sitting at a table eating, while under the table his feet are in ...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for ricotta gnocchi with sage and lemon

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“In the beginning was the gnocco.” When I first read that line by Corrado Barberis, president of Italy’s National Institute of Rural Sociology, I got slightly hysterical. Let me explain: it was last summer, inordinate...

Deceit review – Rachel Nickell drama probes the ethics of entrapment

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It is an indicator of almost everything that was wrong with the Rachel Nickell murder investigation that I could not, on hearing of a drama being made about the case, remember if anyone had ever been found guilty. But...

‘A great responsibility’: Sion Daniel Young on playing the man wrongly accused of killing Rachel Nickell

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Getting the centre parting right was tricky. It wasn’t the biggest challenge Sion Daniel Young faced in playing Colin Stagg, the victim of one of the gravest miscarriages of justice in British criminal history, but it...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pasta all’ortolana (aka with lots of vegetables)

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In one of the communal gardens that skirt a dusty, tangerine block near the Palladium in Garbatella is a small forest of tomato vines. Yesterday (and I am writing this on 13 luglio), the cherry ones were almost all ripe...

We put our shirt on French holiday roulette and the wheel stopped onamber

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Like many people, I’ve spent a lot of this year playing the great new game of holiday roulette, a wild ride that began for me in January, when a group of us, convinced that foreign travel would be possible again by th...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for strawberry tart with crema pasticcera

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The bar in Linari must be 12m long, at least, and it’s shaped like an “L” or an allen key. The shorter section is opposite the espresso machine, and a good place to stand, or lean, with one eye on both doors and the c...

Rachel Cusk’s singular novel stands out on wide-ranging Booker longlist

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This is a longlist light on debuts and surprises, heavy on historical fiction, with an impressive geographical reach and an interest in the weight of the past. The biggest names look to the future, tuttavia: Kazuo Ishi...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for ‘light’ parmigiana

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Yet again, I have chosen the hottest day of the year so far to make a parmigiana. Vincenzo, who only occasionally summons up relatives to make points about cooking, reminds me that his Sicilian grandmother Sara used t...

How a holiday away from it all turned into a Hitchcockian nightmare

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For a few moments, the four of us were overcome with our cleverness at having found such a place, especially at such short notice. The cottage stood at the end of a long track, at the head of a secluded valley not far...

The government’s ‘3% pay rise’ is a cut in real terms for nurses

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“We owe you more than words can say,” the prime minister told my colleagues on International Nurses Day last year. He said we were modern-day Florence Nightingales, and thanked us for what we were doing in the pandemi...

If Johnson didn’t believe the ‘NHS overwhelmed stuff’, why was he clapping?

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Last October, in their first joint television appearance, Boris Johnson and his then fiancee, Carrie Symonds, showered praise on frontline NHS workers for their “courage and dedication” during the pandemic. “Thank you...

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