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Antigone review – gender switch sparks striking take on Sophocles

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The chorus has been banished, the cast of five has no room for Eurydice and, most strikingly, Creon is a queen in Merlynn Tong’s streamlined take on Sophocles. This British premiere, directed by Dawn Walton at the sma...

Fontaines DC review – sparks fly for once-in-a-generation post-punk poets

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The pandemic meant Fontaines DC never got to tour 2020’s bleak masterpiece A Hero’s Death, which – following 2019’s similarly acclaimed, Top 10, Mercury-nominated Dogrel – established the Dublin poetic post-punks as t...

Fide sparks anger with ‘gross’ breast enlargement sponsor for women’s chess

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For a sport that has struggled to attract female players, the news that chess has just agreed the biggest ever sponsorship deal for the women’s game would usually be universally welcomed. But the decision of chess’s g...

Raúl Jiménez winner sparks emotional scenes as Wolves beat Southampton

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Raúl Jiménez punched the air and then again and again, any niggling doubts and worries banished as he wheeled away in sheer ecstasy after scoring his first league goal since last October, his first since fracturing hi...

Dit is-ek, Chris Pratt: Die aankondiging van Super Mario Bros maak bespotting

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Dertig jaar sedert sy eerste verskyning in 'n videospeletjie, Mario staar sy grootste stryd nog in die gesig: op Twitter. Die rolverdeling van 'n komende speelfilm wat gebaseer is op die eskapades van Mario en sy bont bemanning, is omhul ...

Emma Raducanu victory sparks debate over multiculturalism in the UK

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The Twitter bio of Emma Raducanu, whose victory in the US Open on Saturday has sent much of the UK into an extended state of joyful delirium, contains only four words: london|toronto|shenyang|bucharest. It’s a reflect...

New Thai temple sparks controversy over claims it imitates Angkor Wat

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A temple complex being constructed in the north-east of Thailand has become mired in controversy, after it was claimed the design was an attempt to replicate Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monume...

Decision to euthanise 154 cats found in smuggling operation sparks outrage in pet-loving Taiwan

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A decision by Taiwan authorities to euthanise 154 cats found in an attempted smuggling operation has sparked outcry and calls to change laws and increase penalties. Coast guards intercepted a fishing vessel from China...

Alonso’s sweet strike sparks dominant Chelsea victory over Crystal Palace

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Perhaps Thomas Tuchel was merely trying to create the illusion of competitive tension when he screamed at Christian Pulisic after a slack piece of play from the American winger midway through the first half. To be hon...

Mount Etna taller than ever as activity sparks volcanic growth spurt

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Mount Etna’s south-eastern crater has grown in height after six months of activity, Italy’s volcano monitoring agency has said, making Europe’s tallest active volcano taller than ever. Etna’s youngest and most active ...

Love Island sparks resurgence in Carrie Bradshaw-style necklaces

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This summer, Love Island has been responsible for trends including rainbow Crocs, floaty shorts and “under-boob” tops. But the standout fashion takeaway is seen in close-ups. The contestants Millie Court, Chloe Burrow...

I’m A Celebrity sparks joy in Wales as show returns to Abergele

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The reality television show I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! will return to the small north Wales town of Abergele for a second year, sparking joy from local businesses but concern from animal welfare champions. ...

The Sparks Brothers review – a match made in heaven

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“They are a band who you can look up on Wikipedia and know nothing!” So says long-term Sparks fan Julia Marcus, just one voice amid a dizzying array of interviewees (from Sex Pistol Steve Jones to Weird Al Jankovic vi...

USA swimmer Ryan Murphy sparks war of words over doping after Olympic final

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A storm broke out at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Friday morning when Ryan Murphy, the USA’s silver medallist in the 200m backstroke, spoke out against the sport’s doping problem and said he was “swimming in a race th...

The Sparks Brothers review – Edgar Wright’s giddy tribute to the Gilbert and George of pop

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Over a whopping two hours and 20 minute, film-maker Edgar Wright consummates a gigantic act of fanboy love for the glam art-pop duo Sparks, who hailed from California but found fame in Britain on Top of the Pops in t...

Met police investigate anti-vaxxer as speech sparks fears for safety of medics

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Fears have been expressed for the safety of doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff after they were targeted by anti-vaccine activists. Police are investigating comments made by Kate Shemirani, a former nurse who h...

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