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Grills, hammocks, pizza ovens … sun spurs alfresco shopping spree in UK

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There have been fire pits, pizza ovens and even inflatable hot tubs, but now the wood pellet barbecue is the object outdoor lovers are expected to queue up for in the days and weeks ahead as the weather turns warmer. ...

Alabama plans to use Covid relief funds to finance prison-building spree

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The southern US state of Alabama, which has the highest death rate from Covid-19 in America, is planning to use Covid relief funds to help construct three large prisons and renovate several others. State lawmakers beg...

UK fintech investment hits new record after £18bn buying spree

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Britain’s investment in the financial technology industry has hit a new record, with almost £18bn worth of deals in the first half of this year, placing the UK second in the world behind the US. London’s Square Mile c...

Heist review – Netflix cashes in with sexed-up crime spree extravaganza

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Heist (Netflix) is a wildly entertaining collection of true-crime stories that falls firmly into “you couldn’t make it up” territory. In forensic detail, this debut season recalls three audacious robberies, using recr...

Private equity buying spree hits new record as British firms targeted

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UK plc is the target of a private equity buying spree. Private equity firms have announced 124 deals for UK companies (both takeovers and minority stakes) with a combined value of £41.5bn so far in 2021, according to ...

‘Killing spree’: Wisconsin’s wolf population plunges after protections removed

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As many as one-third of Wisconsin’s gray wolves probably died at the hands of humans in the months after the federal government announced it was ending legal protections, according to a study released on Monday. Poach...

Hipgnosis to pay bigger dividend as $1bn music rights spree pays off

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Hipgnosis, which owns the rights to 65,000 songs by artists from Neil Young to Beyoncé, has raised its dividend as it expects the pandemic-fuelled streaming boom to continue as listening increases on digital services ...

The Columnist review – middle class mum on a murder spree

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To paraphrase Nietzsche: gaze too long into Twitter, and Twitter will gaze into you. Anyone who writes for a living on the internet has surely fantasised about payback time for all the keyboard warriors, callous below...