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'n Nuwe begin na 60: ‘I took up skating and found my peaceful place in the world’

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On his 60th birthday, Maurice Newman caught the train from his home in Kent to London and bought himself a pair of inline skates. He wanted “a new challenge – something that would not cost too much and be a good all-b...

AFLW 2022 season start date set to be rubber-stamped for August

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The start date of the next AFLW season will soon be announced after a breakthrough in negotiations with the players’ union. AFLW clubs have been given provisional dates for the competition, which will move from a summ...

'n Nuwe begin na 60: ‘Alone for the first time in my life, I learned how to be happy’

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Marian Elliott was 22 when she left the family home to be with her husband-to-be. So when he left her nearly 40 years later – shortly after her 60th birthday – she found herself living entirely alone for the first tim...

‘Once you start it’s hard to stop’: wallball trialled to get sedentary Britons active

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Can the simple joy of slapping a ball against a wall tempt shoppers and office workers to take a little more exercise? That is the question posed by British Land, one of the UK’s biggest property companies, which is t...

Start being honest with voters about Northern Ireland protocol, EU tells UK

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The EU has warned the UK to “dial down the rhetoric” and start being “honest” to voters about the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol after the historic Stormont election that put Sinn Féin top of the polls. As the Democ...

'n Nuwe begin na 60: ‘I took up hedgelaying at 65 and discovered a hidden connection with my father’

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Last November, when David Booker picked up a billhook for the first time, it felt uncannily familiar. The tool, a sort of stubby sickle, fitted so comfortably in his hand that he thought his handling of it “was there ...

Have a passion project you want to turn into a business? Five tips to get you off to a flying start

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1 Choose your hustle wiselyOver the past couple of years, lots of us have thrown ourselves into new hobbies – painting, baking and pottering our way through the pandemic – and many of these passion projects have been ...

Unless Democrats start fighting like they mean it, they’re going to lose Congress

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The surest way to lose a battle is to not fight. Despite this fairly obvious logic, President Joe Biden and too many Democrats seem to have adopted a political strategy for the midterm elections of avoiding as many fi...

'n Nuwe begin na 60: ‘I trained to be a flight attendant – it’s the only way I could explore the world’

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Soms, when she reaches the sanctuary of her hotel room after 24 hours on duty, Suzanne Watkins finds herself laughing uncontrollably. This has happened in South Korea, Guam, Japan and Ireland – all since last Nov...

Sri Lanka’s humanitarian crisis could be the start of a political upheaval

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Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented political and economic emergency, a result of government mismanagement and the effect of global crises. But the tiny island nation is also seeing signs of cathartic revival. Despit...

The return of the rug: could Macron’s hairy chest start a new fashion?

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Naam: Chest hair. Ouderdom: Until recently, it was believed to have been invented by Sean Connery and Burt Reynolds in the 60s and 70s. Chest hair is now thought to have been around as long as man himself, but has come and...

'n Nuwe begin na 60: ‘I won MasterChef – and finally learned to believe in myself’

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When she worked in banking, Irini Tzortzoglou’s idea of cooking was to pick up a ready meal from Marks & Spencer at Waterloo station on her way home, and put it in the oven. Maar nou, since winning the BBC cooking ...

'n Nuwe begin na 60: ‘I gave up marijuana after a lifetime of smoking – and began to dream again’

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Jodie Sharp’s days were all broken up the same way. “I smoked to go to work, smoked to do the washing-up, smoked for chill time.” Smoking marijuana “was a totally regular habit and every time I did it, I was smoking i...

Start GCSE and A-level revision in Easter holidays to reduce stress, say teachers

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Students preparing for GCSE and A-level exams should start revising in earnest during the Easter holidays to avoid greater stress as exam time draws closer, according to experienced teachers and education experts. Acr...

Russians start to see evidence of high military casualties in Ukraine

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A phone camera pans slowly across the portraits of 55 mans, each wearing the dress uniform of Russia’s elite airborne units. Small candles have been placed by the photographs of the men, as have sky blue berets and the...

‘When you stop fighting, that’s when you start grieving’: the parents battling to prevent student suicide

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Days after their daughter died in April 2018, Robert and Margaret Abrahart turned detective. “It’s a survival mechanism – we will be matter of fact, we will organise,” says Robert. “It seems the only way to cope.” The...

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