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‘Exquisite views and total exhilaration’: readers’ favourite running routes

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I love running in Ghent. It is completely flat, so encouraging for beginners and people aiming for personal bests. There is a rowing lake with a 5km track around the outside called Watersportsbaan. This connects with ...

‘No running water’: foreign workers criticise UK farm labour scheme

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Seasonal workers in the UK on a post-Brexit pilot scheme to harvest fruit and vegetables were subjected to “unacceptable” welfare conditions, according to a government review. Issues cited by workers included a lack o...

China: more than 80 ostriches filmed running through the streets of Chongzuo – video

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Footage has emerged of a group of ostriches on the run through the streets of Chongzuo in China.It is believed the ostriches escaped from a farm owing to the gate not being closed properly, according to local media.No...

Why Europe’s Muslims are braced for France’s stint running the EU presidency

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France has taken over the rotating EU presidency for the next six months, an opportunity the president, Emmanuel Macron, will no doubt use to nudge Europe towards his goal of greater “strategic autonomy” in the world....

Running around Waimapihi Reserve in the dark my headtorch revealed hidden treasures

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I’m scared of getting lost in the bush. This is unusual for an essayist. Most of us like to go for a walk in disorienting landscapes and get completely lost so that we can write about it. Rebecca Solnit wrote that ge...

Multinational running England’s catch-up tuition 90% below enrolment target

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Randstad, the Dutch multinational company responsible for delivering the government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is under mounting pressure after claims that pupil enrolment for subsidised tuition is m...

Timo Werner running out of time to prove he can succeed at Chelsea

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Sometimes it is easy to forget that there is more to Timo Werner’s game than comedy misses, doomed dribbles and an inability to stay onside. Labelling the forward a dud would be an exaggeration. Werner has his uses in...

‘Time is running out’: your messages for world leaders at Cop26

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World leaders must commit to actions rather than promises, renewable energy rather than fossil fuels, and future security rather than present consumption, according to hundreds of messages from Guardian readers and su...

Time running out for LGBTQ+ Afghans hiding from Taliban, warn charities

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Calls for the government to speed up the evacuation of gay, lesbian and transgender Afghans intensified on Saturday after the first LGBTQ+ group arrived safely in Britain but left many behind to face an uncertain fate...

Clever pickle: the YouTubing Sydney teacher in the running for $1.3m global prize

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Everyone remembers their favourite teacher. Rebecca West still can’t bring herself to call hers by his first name, even though, 20 years on, she’s friends with Paul on Facebook. But she’ll never forget the example tha...

England up and running in T20 World Cup as West Indies are blown away

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A few too many wickets fell for them to be completely cock-a-hoop, but England’s introduction to the T20 World Cup fell not far short of perfection as they skittled the defending champions for 55 before securing victo...

Fear not: there is little danger of inflation running wild

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Next month the Bank of England might begin the long road back to higher interest rates. Plenty of financial traders believe comments and speeches by the governor Andrew Bailey and some of his colleagues make it a like...

UK recovery ‘running out of steam’ as retail sales fall again – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Covid ‘still running rampant’ worldwide, warns creator of Oxford vaccine

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Coronavirus is “still running rampant” worldwide and the failure to ensure poorer countries can access vaccines risks more deaths and the emergence of potentially dangerous new variants, the creator of the Oxford jab ...

My Alpine trail running adventure holiday in Switzerland

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‘Freedom. That’s what you’re chasing in the mountains.” I was hurrying along a slope below Mont Fort in Verbier to keep pace with Emily Vaudan, a trail running guide for new activity company Bee Heidi, and I kept stop...

‘Running didn’t even occur to me’: Gulnara Samoilova on photographing 9/11

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I was asleep when the first plane hit. At the time, I lived just four blocks from the World Trade Center, right next to a hospital, a fire station and the HQ of the New York police. The sirens woke me up. They were no...

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