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Greg James and Bella Mackie: ‘We’re not the next Richard and Judy’

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“Basically,” says Greg James, “we had run out of things to talk about.” The jovial host of Radio 1’s breakfast show is explaining why he and his wife, Bella Mackie, decided to start a podcast. Although it’s hard to be...

The Last Shift – Richard Jenkins lifts up mismatched buddy film

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In writer-director Andrew Cohn’s deceptively modest drama The Last Shift, fast-food worker Stanley (Richard Jenkins) is finally calling it quits. He has worked the graveyard shift at Oscar’s Chicken and Fish for 38 ye...

Australia has shown you can take on big companies – and win

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The media code demonstrates that nations have more bargaining power than we give ourselves credit forBig companies are always threatening to take their bat and ball and leave our shores, and Australian politicians usu...

Richard Ratcliffe still unsure if wife will be released on Sunday

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The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe said he remains unsure whether she will be released when her prison sentence ends on Sunday. The British-Iranian dual national, who was given five years imprisonment in 2016, i...

Richard Pusey pleads guilty to outraging public decency after Melbourne crash

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Richard Pusey has pleaded guilty to outraging public decency after filming the scene of a Melbourne crash in which four police officers died. Lawyers have been at loggerheads for months over the obscure charge, with a...

Dr Richard Freeman found guilty of ordering banned testosterone for unnamed cyclist

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The former chief doctor of British Cycling and Team Sky has been found guilty of ordering banned testosterone “knowing or believing” it was to be given to an unnamed rider to improve their athletic performance. The se...

Premier League hurtling towards £2bn black hole, warns Richard Masters

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Richard Masters, the chief executive of the Premier League, has admitted the current season has proved “brutal” for top-flight clubs and warned of a financial loss heading “towards £2bn”. Speaking on the anniversary o...

Richard Thompson: ‘I had to put the pen down, take a deep breath, have a little cry’

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It’s nearly 55 years since Richard Thompson began his career in music. A pioneer of folk-rock, hugely influential singer-songwriter and one of Britain’s most astonishing guitarists, he was only a month out of his teen...

Bradley Wiggins wants new inquiry following Richard Freeman saga

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Sir Bradley Wiggins has called for a fresh investigation into the Richard Freeman affair but does not believe the testosterone the doctor ordered was to dope a rider. That was the finding last Friday of a long-running...

A Curious Boy by Richard Fortey review – the making of a scientist

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It is a fun exercise among naturalists to try to pinpoint a childhood moment when they deviated from the path of “ordinary” people and set out on their tangent towards the other parts of life. American birders use a n...

Richard Freeman’s fitness to practise medicine is ‘impaired’, tribunal rules

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The former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman’s fitness to practise medicine is impaired, a Medical Practitioners Tribunal has ruled. Freeman admitted 18 of 22 charges against him at the start o...

Richard Jenkins: ‘Oh my God, Connery was so cool. I thought Goldfinger was the greatest film ever made’

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I grew up in the 50s and 60s in DeKalb, Illinois, which is this small town in the midwest about 60 miles from Chicago. It had a population of about 30,000 with a university and a state school. It was surrounded by cor...

Former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman struck off

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Former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor Richard Freeman has been permanently struck off the medical register. A Medical Practitioners Tribunal found Freeman’s fitness to practise impaired on Thursday and on F...

Richard Mabey: ‘Viruses and man-eating tigers and predatory Asian hornets are all part of nature’

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After a year of virus-plagued humans observing with new wonder how wildlife boosts our wellbeing, the conclusion of the man who invented the burgeoning “nature cure” genre is unexpected. Nature, declares Richard Mabey...

Reverend Richard Coles: ‘The loss of my husband is immense’

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Often, these days, the vicar and broadcaster Richard Coles bicycles from his parish in Finedon to a church in a neighbouring Northamptonshire village, where he sits by the grave of his late husband David. The pair had...

Warm on words but cold on substance – the UK recovery plan is a mess

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Spring is here, lockdown restrictions are easing and the evenings are getting longer. As we take each small step towards the new normal, we are reminded of just how far Britain has come since Covid-19 struck, and just...

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