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‘They saw bigger things’: Richard Leakey, Edward O Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy remembered

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Over Christmas and the new year, three of the world’s leading naturalists died. Thomas Lovejoy, a conservation biologist credited with popularising the term “biodiversity” and a passionate defender of the Amazon, died...

‘No Jacket Required would be the soundtrack of hell’: the Rev Richard Coles’s honest playlist

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The first song I remember hearing My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, from a multi-coloured vinyl kids’ album. I liked it so much, I dressed up like the kid in the John Lewis advert and danced around the sunroom to the son...

‘It’s been a lot’: Joyce Carol Oates, SA Cosby, Richard Ford and Margo Jefferson on Biden’s first year

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Richard Ford is a novelist and short story writer best known for his quartet of novels featuring the protagonist Frank Bascombe, a failed sportswriter turned novelist, which includes The Sportswriter, Independence Day...

Manchester United: Richard Arnold to replace Ed Woodward as CEO on 1 February

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Ed Woodward will step down as Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman on 1 February, with Richard Arnold, the group managing director, to replace him as the club’s CEO. Woodward announced last April he would leave...

Fossil hunter Richard Leakey who showed humans evolved in Africa dies at 77

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The celebrated Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter Richard Leakey, whose groundbreaking discoveries helped prove that humankind evolved in Africa, has died aged 77. The president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, announc...

Travel Man: 96 Hours in Iceland review – farewell Richard Ayoade, hello Joe Lycett

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Richard Ayoade brings a strange sense of dislocation with him everywhere he goes – as a presenter on The Crystal Maze, a panellist on quizshows and in characters such as Moss in The IT Crowd and Dean Learner and Thorn...

Richard Osman opens up about ‘difficult journey’ with food addiction

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The Pointless presenter Richard Osman has revealed he suffers from a lifelong food addiction, but is endeavouring to destigmatise the shame surrounding the affliction. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, Os...

The OBR’s Richard Hughes: ‘With a shock like Covid, you get information from wherever you can’

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Richard Hughes has one of the best views in London. From his open-plan office on the 14th floor of the Ministry of Justice building, he can see Buckingham Palace in one direction and parliament in the other. As well a...

Richard Jenkins: ‘If a serial killer is your son, do you stop loving him?’

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American actor Richard Jenkins, 74, has been a screen regular since the 70s, but his big breakthrough came in 2001 playing deceased funeral director Nathaniel Fisher in the TV series Six Feet Under. He went on to rece...

Former banker Richard Meddings to become chair of NHS England

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Ministers have chosen a senior banker as the new chair of NHS England, with a brief to push through changes in the way the service operates and cut spiralling waiting lists. Richard Meddings, a former chair of TSB Ban...

Pinch of Nom narrowly beats Richard Osman to top Christmas book chart

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The fourth Pinch of Nom cookbook, a collection of slimming comfort food recipes, has narrowly pipped Richard Osman to the top of the book charts this Christmas. Sales figures from industry analysts Nielsen Book reveal...

Bamboo airports and psychedelic oil refineries: Richard Rogers’ thrilling legacy

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He may have hung up his pencil in 2020, but Richard Rogers was never the retiring type. The architect made his name with buildings that exploded their inner workings on to their outsides, dressing galleries and office...

Richard Rogers: Pompidou and Millennium Dome architect dies aged 88

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British architect Richard Rogers, known for designing some of the world’s most famous buildings including Paris’ Pompidou Centre, has died aged 88. Rogers, who changed the London skyline with distinctive creations suc...

Covid chaos leads Klopp to demand action to tackle anti-vaxx players

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It is the time of the year when conversations tend to revolve around one topic and for football managers that is the January transfer window. Liverpool’s recruitment strategy has been much admired in recent years but ...

Sir Richard Sutton killing: accused says lockdown damaged his mental health

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A man who killed one of the UK’s wealthiest landowners and repeatedly stabbed his own mother told a psychiatrist that lockdown was a “full frontal” attack on his mental health. Thomas Schreiber said his mental health ...

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