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My father wants to give me his parking space. Would I owe capital gains tax?

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Q My father is thinking of giving me the parking space he owns near his home but wants to know if capital gains tax has to be paid. Although it was bought in the same year as his home – and from the same developer – i...

Raducanu shone in US Open spotlight but she needs time and space to grow

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Before Emma Raducanu took her unexpected first small steps into the big time at Wimbledon in July, she was planning her schedule as she finally started her full-time professional career. Her ranking of 366 severely li...

The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station review – awe generators turned up to 11

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With such strong base-level material, you could hardly go wrong, and so it proves with this history of the International Space Station, which has been orbiting the Earth 250 miles up since 1998. This is very much the ...

Smoke and fire alarms go off on International Space Station

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Fire and smoke alarms went off at the Russian segment of the International Space Station in the early hours of Thursday, and the crew reported noticing smoke and the smell of burnt plastic. Russia’s space agency, Rosc...

Thousands of kilometres from anywhere lies Point Nemo, a watery grave where space stations go to die

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At the furthest point from any landmass on earth, and 4km under the sea, lies the space cemetery. When their outer space journeys come to an end, old satellites, rocket parts and space stations are sent to this desola...

Gyms eye empty shops for extra space as UK returns to the treadmill

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Britons are heading back to the gym in big numbers as they look to get back into shape after the lockdowns of the past year and seek out the extra space to exercise away from home. The Gym Group has said its membershi...

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space flight investigated by US regulators

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British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s flight on his own spaceship is under investigation from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) owing to a disturbance on his brief 11 July journey to space. On ...

Manchester’s Space Afrika: ‘We’re totally ourselves – Black artists in the 21st century’

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Joshua Inyang and Joshua Reid’s Space Afrika project is galactic in scope. When the duo started releasing music in 2014, they were heavily influenced by the dub-techno of Berlin – where Reid now lives – and Detroit. T...

Demand for hotel and office space picks up as economies reopen – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Astronauts hold zero-gravity Olympics aboard International Space Station – video

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Astronauts and cosmonauts living aboard the International Space Station have held their own mini-Olympics events. Split into two international teams, 'Team Soyuz' and 'Team Dragon,' the athletes competed in zero-gravi...

Mission: Galaxy review – kids’ eco space odyssey wants to save the world

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Mission: Galaxy opens on Planet Kepler, once a vibrant and fecund home for its inhabitants. A solemn voiceover recalls the tragic day when Earthers trespassed on this beautiful land and ended up exploiting its natural...

European Space Agency prepares for back-to-back flybys of Venus

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The European Space Agency is preparing for back-to-back flybys of the same planet by two different spacecraft just one day apart. On 9 August, the Esa-Nasa Solar Orbiter spacecraft will fly past Venus with a closest a...

Virgin Galactic to sell space flight tickets starting at $450,000 a seat

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Virgin Galactic has said it will open ticket sales on Thursday for space flights starting at $450,000 a seat, weeks after the company’s billionaire founder, Richard Branson, took a high profile flight to to the edge o...

Mission: Galaxy review – kids’ eco space odyssey lacks energy

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Mission: Galaxy opens on Planet Kepler, once a vibrant and fecund home for its inhabitants. A solemn voiceover recalls the tragic day when Earthers trespassed on this beautiful land and ended up exploiting its natural...

Russian space module mishap pushes ISS out of position – video

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Russia’s troubled Nauka laboratory module caused a fright when its rockets accidentally fired after docking the with the International Space Station, briefly throwing the station out of position.A few hours after dock...

Durand Jones & the Indications: Private Space review – post-pandemic catharsis

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Formed out of Indiana University’s Soul Revue and during rehearsals in a basement, Durand Jones & the Indications’ first two albums were unashamedly retro soul. After the second one, American Love Call, gained int...

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