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Rail strikes spell Glastonbury travel trouble – and small events fear ‘catastophe’

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A national strike across Britain’s railways will have a catastrophic effect on the live music and events industry if it goes ahead later this summer, trade bodies have warned. More than 50,000 workers at Network Rail ...

Capitol attack pardon revelations could spell doom for Trump and allies

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The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack revealed at its inaugural hearing that Donald Trump’s top Republican allies in Congress sought pardons after the January 6 insurrection, a major disclosure t...

Spell bound: the enduring appeal of word puzzles

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I scored a two in Wordle the other day. God. The rush, as the five squares in the second line blinked green, one by one, touched on the sublime. I felt like Mary Magdalen in the Caravaggio painting, lost in ecstasy. O...

Combination of cost of living crisis and Covid spell trouble for Boris Johnson

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It was between Christmas and new year that Boris Johnson began to worry about the next crisis. In the preceding weeks, Covid had been the big dividing line with his backbenchers as the prime minister wobbled over furt...

Footfalls and Rockaby review – Beckett double bill casts a chilling spell

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This no-frills cellar theatre is becoming one of our best spaces to see and hear Beckett. After Trevor Nunn’s triple bill in 2020 comes an intelligent pairing directed by Richard Beecham, who aligns the routines that ...

Do the Facebook papers spell doom for Meta – or is it too big to fail?

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It’s been a rocky few weeks for the company formerly known as Facebook. First came the Facebook papers, a series of blockbuster reports in the Wall Street Journal based on a cache of internal documents leaked by Franc...

China’s booming real estate market could spell trouble for the economy

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In China today, the buzz is all about how the government there too has stumbled into an energy crisis with widespread power cuts. Yet this and other supply shocks will eventually pass, while the $300bn(£218bn) of debt...

Proportional representation would spell disaster for Labour. Party members should reject it

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At Labour’s annual conference this week, a motion is to be put forward calling for the party to back proportional representation (PR) for the election of MPs to the House of Commons. There are many philosophical argum...

Does the Elizabeth Holmes trial spell the end of the #girlboss era?

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A brown man made her do it! Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of blood-testing startup Theranos, was once seen as a maverick thinker and a fearless feminist icon. Now that she is standing trial for fraud, howeve...