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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

My winter of love: We both hated the cold – so we spent the day in bed, drinking piña coladas

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It was not a long love affair; we barely made it to spring. But all through autumn and into winter, we spent every other night together. I am not good at this season. I loathe the cold, the blanched land, the flatness...

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...

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

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At 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,...

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...

How to turn spent lemon rinds into a classic tart – recipe

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While digging through the compost bins at our restaurant, Poco, in Bristol, spent lemon rinds were one of the first food-waste products that we identified as a potential new ingredient. Later, at Slow Food’s Terra Mad...

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...

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...

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...

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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