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UK government spent £73,000 on wine in year before Covid, syfers toon

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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...

She spent 26 jare in die tronk, where she transitioned. Now she is a free woman

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At 5am on 14 Januarie, Jessica James Hicklin passed by her cell window without a glance. Outside was the same prison courtyard she had seen every morning for the past 26 jare. Oor 260 myle weg, Hicklin’s sister and...

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 ...

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 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...

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, het die voog verneem, including more than £500,000 for planes that never left the tarmac. Ten minste 828 people were removed by air, more th...

Yorkshire out to change cricket after winter spent learning from mistakes

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As the ground staff brushed the remaining snow from the outfield at Headingley, Yorkshire’s senior coaching team – interim managing director of cricket, Darren Gough, head coach, Ottis Gibson, and captain, Steve Patte...

Vertel ons: 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...

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...

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

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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. Die...

James Coppinger, surely the best £30,000 Doncaster have ever spent

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It is the kind of script even Quentin Tarantino or Martin Scorsese might deem a touch far-fetched. Picture the scene: into the 102nd minute, James Coppinger, on as a substitute and for his first appearance aged 40, we...

‘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 spent years trying to drink and eat myself numb. Then I began a year of intense transformation

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By 42, I believed that my food and alcohol dependencies defined me. In my mirror, I would always be as I saw myself then: fat and drunk. I was over the hill and past the point of any meaningful change. Who, at my age,...

Wrongfully convicted Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison sues for $93m

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A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit is seeking $93m in damages from the county where he was convicted and a former detective he says framed him. Lamonte McIntyre, 45, and hi...

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...

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...

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