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Talking Horses: Remastered ready to make most of Newbury softening up

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Storm Arwen is expected to deposit the most significant rainfall for several weeks on Newbury racecourse before the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase on Saturday, which adds an extra layer of uncertainty to the task of sifting a...

‘Satisfied’ Eoin Morgan ready to face South Africa side desperate for win

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There is only one cast-iron, baked-in certainty about England’s group at the T20 World Cup as it goes into its final fixtures, and it is that at least one semi-final place will be decided on net run rate. The tiebreak...

The world was woefully unprepared for a pandemic. Let’s be ready for the next one

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Two years ago, three months before coronavirus erupted, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) issued a warning to the international community that a pandemic was only a matter of time, and that the world was...

Ready, steady, spook! 10 pumpkin-free Halloween treats – from meringue bones to Nigella Lawson’s pus

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I will never understand why pumpkins have the monopoly on Halloween, as they have for two or three decades. People used to make lanterns from turnips, or swedes, but pumpkins are just easier to carve even if there is ...

House Capitol attack panel ready to urge prosecution of Trump aides, says Schiff

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The House select committee investigating the deadly assault on the US Capitol on 6 January is prepared to urge federal prosecution of former aides to Donald Trump who refuse to comply with subpoenas, a key panel membe...

Ready, steady … oh. Can a life coach shake me out of my pandemic-induced ennui?

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For some reason it takes me two and a half hours to email my life coach. I write “email life coach guy” on my to-do list. I have a really long shower. I riffle through a stack of unopened New Yorkers, and pretend I am...

Move over, Matthew and Beto: is Texas ready for a Latina governor?

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One of my favorite tales from the vault of family lore involves a woman named Ignacia Jasso, who was better known as “La Nacha”. As the tale goes, in the late 1930s or early 40s, a distant relative eloped with one of ...

Norway votes – but is Europe’s biggest oil giant ready to go green?

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Norway goes to the polls on Monday in parliamentary elections that are forcing western Europe’s largest oil and gas producer to confront its environmental contradictions. Climate issues have dominated the campaigning ...

Australia to have vaccine passport system ready within weeks for international travel

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The Morrison government will have a system in place within weeks to support the resumption of international travel as vaccination rates rise, the trade minister, Dan Tehan, says. With senior federal ministers meeting ...

Are you office ready as WFH comes to an end?

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For anyone in charge of a school-age child, this is “school supplies” season: queueing in the only shop that sells your scratchy uniform, picking a pencil case, the narky crush in Clarks. (If you think that’s stressfu...

Ready for the roaring 20s? It’s time to re-learn how to have fun, says happiness professor

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After a year-and-a-half of loss, sickness and stress caused by the pandemic, burnout is high and morale is low. But in some positive news, according to Laurie Santos, Yale’s “happiness professor”, the way to feel bett...

Ellie Simmonds ready to end career in Paralympics after freestyle fifth place

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The five-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds expects Tokyo 2020 to be her final Paralympics. Great Britain’s opening ceremony flagbearer failed to win a medal in the Japanese capital after she was reinstated into fifth...

Ready meals, new clothes, fairy lights: the products you stopped buying (or wish you had) in the pandemic

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I bought my own proper coffee machine during the first lockdown and it is the best £500 I ever spent. I still buy beans from local coffee shops and roasters, so I don’t feel too bad about depriving my local independen...

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: ‘Belarusians weren’t ready for this level of cruelty’

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A year has passed since Belarusians took to the streets to challenge the authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, over stolen elections, marking the greatest crisis of his 27 years in power and the most harrowing y...

US ready to soar again in Netherlands quarter-final, insists Crystal Dunn

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Crystal Dunn believes the US women’s national team have only “scratched the surface” of what they can achieve at the Tokyo Olympics before a quarter-final against the Netherlands on Friday. The US uncharacteristically...

Ready, set, go: leisure centres plan to jump back in business after pandemic closures

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Lights blink along a sinuous race track which swoops past a Japanese-themed bar and food stall into Debenhams Wandsworth’s former beauty hall. Gravity – which already runs 17 leisure sites around the UK offering tramp...

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