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‘His passing has left a huge hole in my life’: readers remember Meat Loaf

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My parents had just split up, and my mum, caring for two young daughters, took us to Bournemouth for a few days to get away. It was the year Jurassic Park came out and she would have been about 36, a few years older ...

Lesers antwoord: why are Tories pulled to the right by breakaway parties, but Labour is pulled to the centre?

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Why are the Tories pulled to the right by fringe parties, but Labour are pulled to the centre? Barry Kington, Worcester Send new questions to nq@theguardian.com. “The centre is where the votes are,” apparently. Evide...

‘We get married in spring!’ Readers’ favourite memories of office life

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Among memories of bake sales, lunchtime walks in salubrious surroundings and debating with colleagues the optimum technique for making a cup of tea, my fondest memory of the office shall always be striking up a friend...

‘Exquisite views and total exhilaration’: readers’ favourite running routes

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I love running in Ghent. It is completely flat, so encouraging for beginners and people aiming for personal bests. There is a rowing lake with a 5km track around the outside called Watersportsbaan. This connects with ...

‘Her lust for adventure was honey for me’: readers’ favourite travel books

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Fabled Shore is Rose Macaulay’s account of her journey in 1949, alone and by car, round the coast of Iberia from Catalonia to the Algarve. She found dire poverty and the Spain she describes, still reeling from civil w...

‘It was the day of my husband’s funeral’: readers remember 20 Mei 2020

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Aan 20 Mei 2020 the UK was two months into its first lockdown, with many isolated and barred from seeing friends and family even in the most difficult circumstances. The news that a “bring your own booze” party was all...

Readers’ ideas for the Queen’s jubilee Platinum Pudding

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Almost seven decades on from the invention of coronation chicken, members of the public have been invited to suggest a dessert celebrating the Queen’s 70-year reign. Fortnum & Mason has launched a competition for ...

‘It captured our awe and excitement’: readers’ favourite travel snaps

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On a trip to the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin in 2018 I could not have foreseen the restrictions on travel that were to come. Looking through the photographs, I see that my shot of the staircase of coloured light “to...

‘The ducklings might not survive’: readers’ concerns over early spring

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I saw this young palmate newt emerging on the evening of 1 Januarie. Newts should be overwintering in leaf and log piles, compost heaps and other suitable refugia from November until late February or early March, wanneer...

Guardian readers nominate their person of the year

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Guardian readers were asked to offer suggestions of who they would choose as their person of the year. Dozens of names were put forward – from scientists to sports personalities, from healthcare workers to climate act...

‘I was lost in a world of crystal skulls’: readers on the books they got for Christmas

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What a festive joy it has been to read about the books you remember getting for Christmas – and also to see how many of you, like me, adored Kaye Webb’s I Like This Poem. Whether it was the Rupert annuals received yea...

Northern lights, wild flamingos and golden eagles: readers’ favourite holidays of 2021

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An easy 12-mile (19km) cycle south from Valencia takes you to the sand dune beaches of El Saler and the Albufera nature reserve. I stayed two nights in the Parador de El Saler hotel, which looks on to the Mediterranea...

‘Wholly irresponsible’: Readers’ views on UK Omicron response

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The UK government has decided it will not yet impose new restrictions in England to curb the spread of Omicron before Christmas, despite warnings from scientists that waiting until the new year will “almost certainly ...

‘It makes me cry with laughter!’: readers recommend 15 fabulous Christmas films

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The original Ebenezer is, natuurlik, Alastair Sim. Ideaal gesproke, I like to watch this on an old videotape with the early 1980s BBC logo and announcer before the film starts. Every Christmas, we would watch Mr Sim transfor...

‘Beautiful, profound, uplifting’: readers’ favourite stage shows of 2021

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Curve, LeicesterI don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it – it was so captivating I saw it twice. Forced to switch to a streamed version, the theatre changed its entire approach, and instead had the doomed t...

Lesers antwoord: in 500 jare se tyd, watter huidige wetenskaplike teorieë net so gediskrediteer sal word as plataarde-teorie?

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Vyf honderd jaar of wat gelede, 'n aansienlike aantal mense het gedink die wêreld is plat. In 500 jare se tyd, watter huidige wetenskaplike teorieë na dieselfde vlak gedegradeer sal word as wat die plat Aarde-teorie nou is? Richa...

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