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Priceless Roman mosaic spent 50 years as a coffee table in New York apartment

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A priceless Roman mosaic that once decorated a ship used by the emperor Caligula was used for almost 50 years as a coffee table in an apartment in New York City. Dario Del Bufalo, an Italian expert on ancient stone a...

The Queen spent night in hospital after cancelling Northern Ireland visit

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The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace has said. The 95-year-old had been due to take part in a two-day trip, but doctors told her that she should r...

How to turn spent coffee grounds into a rub – recipe

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Spent coffee is one of the most potent and aromatic spices a cook could wish for, adding an energetic, flavourful kick to sweet and savoury dishes alike, from cakes and cookies (check out my spent espresso brownies) t...

An actor, two big bees and a lot of experts: a week spent tackling the planet’s problems

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At times in Marseille’s early autumn sun, pre-pandemic life felt tantalisingly close at the world’s largest conservation gathering since Covid began. Scientists presented the latest research on nature – in-person – to...

Home Office spent almost £9m on deportation charter flights in 2020

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The Home Office spent almost £9m on deportation charter flights last year, the Guardian has learned, including more than £500,000 for planes that never left the tarmac. At least 828 people were removed by air, more th...

‘I spent a lot of time pretending to be a dinosaur’: how play helped one family survive the lockdowns

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“I spent a lot of time walking round with a pillow stuffed up my jumper pretending I was pregnant,” says Mary Syder, who found that responding to the demands of her “casting director” daughter Seren, five, was the onl...

I sent a £40,000 loan to my son by mistake and he spent it

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I am about to lose my home and don’t know where to turn. My partner and I took out a second £40,000 mortgage through Nationwide last year. It was to be paid into my partner’s account, but it didn’t arrive. I made seve...

Britons spent third of time watching TV and online videos in 2020

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Britons spent a third of their waking hours watching TV or online videos in 2020, according to research from the media regulator Ofcom that shows how we were driven to our screens during the pandemic. The average UK r...

Tell us: how much have you spent on UK holiday accommodation this summer?

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Due to frequent changes to the green and amber travel lists, and quarantine restrictions for those who are not fully vaccinated, 62% of British people intend to spend their main summer holiday in the UK. Whether you a...

UK government spent £73,000 on wine in year before Covid, figures show

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The government spent £73,000 on wine in 2019-20, almost three-quarters of it on English or Welsh wine – jokingly known as “Brexit juice” at Westminster – official figures show. Data published on Thursday reveal the ch...

Coalition spent 30 times more on tax cuts than women’s economic security in 2021 budget

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It was billed as the “women’s budget” before its delivery earlier this month but new analysis of the Coalition’s eighth budget has found it spent 30 times more on tax cuts than it did on women’s economic security. The...

I spent half my life in horse racing. The Medina Spirit scandal lays bare why I left

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Horses running in the Kentucky Derby have only just hit their third birthday. Those magnificent creatures on which millions are wagered and stories of glory and sentiment inspired are but enslaved toddlers. No horse a...

Man who spent 22 years in solitary urges Illinois to curb ‘psychological torture’

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An inmate who spent 22 years in solitary confinement in an Illinois prison after being arrested for stealing a hat and a dollar bill is campaigning for legislation to end a practice that he says drove him to self-muti...

I’ve spent 27 years squabbling in French. Is that enough to earn me citizenship?

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Just as “whelk war” with France is – perhaps – narrowly averted, I am unpatriotically heading to an outpost of the Fifth Republic in Manchester to take the French language test that is a prerequisite for citizenship. ...

I spent lockdown on a Portuguese island

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The sun is slowly rising over the Atlantic and I sit watching from the house I have rented overlooking dunes on the small Portuguese island of Armona. The sound of fishing boats heading out marks the pre-dawn, a time ...

Lara Trump-linked dog rescue charity spent $2m on Trump properties

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A dog rescue charity that has links to Lara Trump, the former president’s daughter-in-law, has spent almost $2m at Trump properties in the last seven years, according to US media reports. While other companies and gro...

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