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Are retirement properties sound investments or inheritance headaches?

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Almost one in eight (12%) over-70s are hoping to downsize their property or have done so already as a direct result of the pandemic. That is one of the findings from research shared with Guardian Money that suggests m...

The winter Covid plan will be marked by delay, confusion and ignorance. Sound familiar?

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All the signs are that Boris Johnson will this week unveil a winter plan for Covid. Already, coronavirus deaths are running at around 1,000 a week, and the numbers of hospital admissions are growing slowly but steadil...

Sound Cistem review – a heady disco of trans stories

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“They say it’s trans people who are obsessed with gender, but it’s cis people who are.” Featuring the unfiltered voices of young trans and non-binary people, this searing, sweaty disco is a heady exploration of identi...

‘Chipageddon’: how a global tech crisis came to sound quite tasty

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As if there weren’t enough disasters happening simultaneously, people are now speaking of the present “chipageddon”: the worldwide shortage of microprocessors that is affecting supplies of everything from toasters and...

Professional dog walkers in London sound alarm over curbs on numbers of pets

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When drizzle engulfs the northern edge of Hampstead Heath, the only people to be seen are dog walkers. Alex Marchant prefers it this way. On sunny weekends, he and most of the other members of the Hampstead Profession...

Beatriz Ferreyra: Canto+ review – painterly daubs of found sound

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Beatriz Ferreyra turned 84 this year and is still composing music – dense, immersive sound sculptures – as the last surviving member from the field of mid-20th-century pioneers that included the likes of Edgard Varèse...

Leon Bridges: Gold-Diggers Sound review – unashamedly grown-up songs for the soul

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Vintage soul singer Leon Bridges’s excellent albums Coming Home and Good Thing were smartly observed and performed. Steeds, there’s always the feeling that such reverential revivalism, no matter the quality of his song...

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World review – young voices bring a mighty sound

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Gihoon Kim, from South Korea, a most modest personality possessed of a big baritone voice, took the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World’s main prize, the 20th since the competition’s inception. The warm embrace of the Car...

Compulsory care-home staff jabs may sound sensible but would create a catastrophe

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It’s a no-brainer, is dit nie? Of course every care and NHS worker should be vaccinated against Covid and anything else that puts them and their patients at risk. Those who remember people who had contracted polio at sc...

Leading authors sound alarm over post-Brexit changes to copyright

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Bestselling writers including Philip Pullman and Kate Mosse are warning of a “potentially devastating” change to the UK’s copyright laws that could damage authors’ livelihoods by flooding the UK market with cheap fore...

Falling sperm counts aren’t as alarming as they sound

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What’s too small to see with the naked eye, made by half the population in batches of millions, and in alarmingly short supply? The answer, according to some scientists, is sperm. Specifically, researchers are concern...

UK service sector surges as employers sound alarm over staff shortages and rising bills

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The reopening of the UK economy from lockdown has fuelled the fastest monthly growth since 1997 in activity in the service sector, which spans everything from pubs and hotels to banking and IT, despite evidence of lab...

London South Bank University staff sound alarm over drop in courses

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Staff at London South Bank University have raised the alarm over what looks like a cataclysmic drop in the number of courses on offer there, amid mounting uncertainty across the sector over government plans for sweepi...

Myanmar doctors sound Covid warning as neighbours see record cases

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Doctors in Myanmar have warned the country would be unable to cope with a major outbreak of Covid-19 as hospitals and medical facilities struggle to function in the aftermath of February’s military coup. Fears are gro...

Bravura Leicester make Wembley erupt in a huge, hot wall of sound

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Met 63 minutes gone at Wembley Luke Thomas, an academy kid from Syston and still only 19, picked up a loose pass and fed it forward to Youri Tielemans in a sudden pocket of green space. Tielemans is the one note of r...

That creaking sound? It’s the United Kingdom starting to break apart

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Any residual argument for Scotland to stay within the United Kingdom meets its counter-argument in Boris Johnson. Westminster politics has always been the preserve of a remote enclave, on average massively richer and ...

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