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Hamlet review – Cush Jumbo is a remarkable prince

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We have been promised a “new kind of Hamlet” with Cush Jumbo’s melancholy prince. While Ian McKellen steered an uneven age-blind version of the play earlier this year, Jumbo’s gender-blind casting in Greg Hersov’s sle...

TV tonight: the untold story of Grenfell Tower laid bare in a remarkable documentary

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This remarkable documentary tells the story of the Grenfell Tower residents’ battle with their local council and landlord as they scrutinise the consequences of a £10m refurbishment to their block of flats – one that...

Floors for thought: a Belgian rug-maker’s remarkable house

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Carine Boxy laughs as she explains she’s always preferred things a little wild. As a child, growing up in east Flanders in the small town of Deurle, near Ghent, she says she forbade her parents to ever mow their lawn....

Visit, or Memories and Confessions review – Manoel de Oliveira’s remarkable testament

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The remarkable Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, who died in 2015 at the age of 106 and made movies right until the very end, often seems to me a film-maker from a statelier, almost pre-cinematic era: an epistol...

Jonnie Peacock shares Paralympic T64 100m bronze after remarkable dead heat

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The clock ticked past three minutes and still there had been no decision. The men’s T64 100m had certainly been close, with the four leading competitors finishing within four hundredths of a second of one another. But...

The data proves it: 2020 US election was a remarkable success

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Happy Thursday, A few months after every federal election, a little-known federal agency called the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) releases a trove of data it collects from all 50 states on what happened in ...

Talking Horses: Mr Wagyu fair price to continue remarkable progress

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Form lines from sprint handicaps the length of the country converge in the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon on Saturday, including the well-run Scottish Stewards’ Cup at Hamilton in July won by the subsequent Stewar...

A Day for Susana review – Paralympic swimmer’s remarkable resilience in adversity

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Here is a film that accomplishes the difficult task of capturing the heroic trials of its subject without overly valorising and mythologising the real person. It is reminiscent of the excellent Time Trial documentary ...

Alun Wyn Jones to captain Lions in first Test after remarkable recovery

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Alun Wyn Jones will complete a stunning recovery and captain the British & Irish Lions in Saturday’s first Test against South Africa – just four weeks since dislocating his shoulder – after Warren Gatland named hi...

The lion in the London black cab: the remarkable story of Singh, and the boy who loved him

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“He was,” London Zoo said, “one of the zoo’s politest pets.” Singh the Lion arrived in a black cab and padded in through the front door, on a lead. Thoroughly house-trained, he would wipe his face with a flannel when...

Nelly Korda’s PGA Championship win elevates remarkable family dynasty

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It is not easy to follow in famous sporting footsteps. For every Young Tom Morris, there are umpteen Jeffrey Jordans. Part of the struggle, of course, is constant comparison with illustrious parentage. Perhaps Nelly a...

Édouard Mendy’s remarkable road from outcast to Chelsea’s No 1

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Édouard Mendy was on the verge of giving up his dream six years ago. After 12 months without a club, he was close to falling through the cracks. His career was at a dead end, he had moved back into his parents’ flat i...

The remarkable story of Harry Edward: Britain’s first black Olympian

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Harry Edward took a deep breath, pushed his spikes into the holes he’d just dug in the sodden cinder track and dropped his head. A vos marques. It was the biggest race of his life. The 100 metres final at the 1920 Ol...

New vaccine success for Oxford is truly remarkable

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Another vaccine from Oxford’s Jenner Institute and one that may have a greater impact than that against Covid-19. Results from trials of its malaria vaccine, R21, show it to be 77% effective. If replicated in larger s...

The curious case of Charles Coody, Augusta’s remarkable one-hit wonder

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Charles Coody speaks with such charm that it feels impossible to depict him as a cold blooded assassin. Yet 50 years ago this very week, that is precisely what he was. The 35th edition of the Masters saw Coody, then 3...

Liverpool is a remarkable city. Its people deserve better than shoddy governance

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Back in Liverpool’s chaotic, Militant-led 1980s, even Margaret Thatcher did not send in people directly to deal with a city council that she despised. Now, one of England’s largest cities is confronting the ignominy o...

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