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Sharp Stick review – Lena Dunham’s comeback is a misjudged experiment

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Ever since Hannah Horvath, the unfocused twentysomething protagonist of the HBO series Girls, declared herself the voice of a generation, audiences have struggled to read Lena Dunham. The line was clearly at least hal...

How did I survive care and being homeless? I was luckier than the sharp, funny kids I grew up with

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My first time at rock bottom came early. I was an infant when my mum fled with me and my brother to a refuge, to escape violence at home. This period of fear was brief, but it left an indelible mark. The chaos and tra...

How did I survive care and prison? I was luckier than the sharp, funny kids I grew up with

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My first time at rock bottom came early. I was an infant when my mum fled with me and my brother to a refuge, to escape violence at home. This period of fear was brief, but it left an indelible mark. The chaos and tra...

Omicron causing sharp slowdown in Britain’s economy, figures show

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Britain’s economy has suffered a sharp slowdown since the arrival of the Omicron Covid variant and activity is at its weakest since February when a full lockdown was in force, a report has shown. The monthly flash est...

Sam Mendes on Stephen Sondheim: ‘He was passionate, utterly open and sharp as a knife’

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He kept a selection of grooming utensils in his guest bathroom: nail scissors, implements for trimming nose hair, that sort of thing. He had a slightly shambolic air, and a listing gait, like a grad student impersonat...

UK workforce shrinks after sharp rise in people choosing to leave work

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The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has made Britain’s workforce smaller, younger and more female after a sharp rise in people leaving work during lockdown, according to a report. The Resolution Foundat...

Sharp slowdown in UK growth lends Sunak’s plan a hollow ring

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Growth is up, said Rishi Sunak in his budget speech last month, but the figures for the third-quarter show this claim is no longer true. The rise in national income, or GDP, of 1.3% in the three months to September wa...

Covid live news: ‘Get booster to save Christmas,’ UK health secretary urges; sharp rise in German infections

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Three million more in England to be invited to get booster next week; Germany reports 23,543 new cases reported in past 24 hours

Sharp rise in energy use comes as Australians buy extra appliances in lockdown

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to a sharp uptake in energy usage, with almost a third of Australians buying large appliances and white goods in the past year as they embrace home cooking. According to a new study co...

Breakfast at Tiffany’s at 60: the sharp romcom that grows darker with age

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s was a sacred film in my household growing up. My mother’s VHS tape, fuzzily recorded off TV, was plastered in “do not tape over” warning labels, a defence I might have to explain to someone born...

How Melbourne’s ‘short, sharp’ Covid lockdowns became the longest in the world

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It has been a long 19 months in Melbourne. As of Tuesday 5 October, Australia’s second-largest city will have been in lockdown for 246 days – overtaking Buenos Aires as the city that has spent the most cumulative days...

Sharp rise in acute medical beds occupied by children with nowhere else to go

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A third of all children’s acute hospital beds in parts of England are being occupied by vulnerable children who do not need acute medical care but have nowhere else to go, safeguarding experts have warned. Doctors say...

Ivermectin: Australian regulator bans drug as Covid treatment after sharp rise in prescriptions

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Australia’s drug regulator has banned medical practitioners from prescribing the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for “off-label” uses, such as for treating Covid-19. The move comes after prescriptions for the drug incr...

Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act review – a short, sharp shock

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In Athol Fugard’s best-known play, Sizwe Bansi Is Dead, a photographer captures joy in his sitters and jubilantly snaps his friend who embarks on a scheme circumventing South Africa’s apartheid laws. In Fugard’s State...

California sees a sharp increase in Covid cases and a return to mask mandates

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Just over a month after the Golden state dropped all its coronavirus safety restrictions, numerous parts of California are seeing a dramatic increases in Covid-19 infections that have prompted counties to reinstate ma...

Where UK aid cuts bite deepest – stories from the sharp end

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Bukola Onyishi was delighted when she found out that the British government was going to help her realise a dream in one of the poorest parts of Nigeria. With a grant agreement that was meant to last for three years, ...

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