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New calls to restrict Wimbledon’s plastic bottles – despite Nadal’s ritual

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The former junior Wimbledon champion Laura Robson has joined calls for Wimbledon to limit the use of plastic bottles. The 28-year-old added that Wimbledon should ban single-use bottles altogether or limit players to j...

Rare stone circle found at prehistoric ritual site in Cornwall

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A rare stone circle has been found at a prehistoric ritual site in Cornwall, with seven regularly spaced pits mapped by a team of archaeologists. Bracken and scrub were cleared over the winter at Castilly Henge near B...

When do the clocks change in the UK – and what started the annual ritual?

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British Summer Time (BST) begins once again at 1.00am on Sunday 27 March, when you are obliged to put your clock forward by an hour to 2.00am. Not only do you lose an hour’s sleep, you also get to spend thirty minutes...

Japan royal wedding: subdued ritual looms as Princess Mako marries amid controversy

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It is perhaps fitting that the weather forecast is for cloud and drizzle in Tokyo on Tuesday, when Princess Mako – the eldest niece of Japan’s emperor – will marry her college sweetheart in a subdued ritual marred by...

Bridget Christie: Ritual Britain made me proud to be British

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I’m Bridget Christie, a comedian, but I don’t just see comedy. Last weekend I went to a spellbinding exhibition of British folk art called Ritual Britain, set perfectly in London’s atmospheric Crypt Gallery in the bow...