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The story of the fugitive homeless man who turned himself in after 29 years on the run

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Six weeks before Darko “Dougie” Desic handed himself in to Dee Why police, he shared his dilemma with one of the few mates he trusted in his adopted homeland. The 64-year-old had spent 29 years on the run after one of...

Newly discovered Tennessee Williams story published for the first time

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As soon as he crossed the border into Italy, Tennessee Williams found his health was “magically restored”. “There was the sun and there were the smiling Italians,” wrote the author of A Streetcar Named Desire in his m...

Meet the crossword setter, Phi: ‘Each clue should be a little story’

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Phi has passed many milestones: 1,500 Independent puzzles; 300 in the BBC Music Magazine; 50 Listeners; 150 Inquisitors; 60 Enigmatic Variations. It’s about time we met the setter. Hello Phi. How has your approach cha...

Grenfell: The Untold Story review – first-hand accounts of dire devastation

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Grenfell: The Untold Story (Kanaal 4) is a beautiful film about the most awful of subjects. The simple tragedy of 70 people dying in one night – two more thereafter – when a tower block caught fire is terrible enough...

Impeachment: American Crime Story review – addictive Monica and Bill drama

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There’s a wearily informed unease with which one approaches something as precarious as Impeachment, the latest in Ryan Murphy’s glossy American Crime Story franchise, exhaustive re-enactments of stories best known by ...

Fragments of medieval Merlin manuscript found in Bristol library reveal ‘chaster’ story

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Fragments of a medieval manuscript telling the story of Merlin, which were discovered two years ago in a Bristol archive, contain “subtle but significant” variations on the Arthurian legend, academics have found. Die ...

‘A cycle of dread, collapse, relief’: the absurd, tormented story of my hypochondria

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“This minute I was well, and am ill, this minute.” The pain arrives slowly, like a Polaroid sharpening into view, but the fear comes suddenly: a channel switched, a cloud sped across the sun. It’s June 1989, I recentl...

‘This is about power’: the truth behind Impeachment: American Crime Story

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Bob Shrum had known Bill Clinton since their student days at Georgetown University in Washington. Working as a political consultant, he was at the White House to advise on the US president’s State of the Union address...

Pick Up Pinxtos, Folkestone, Kent: ‘We were spared the life story of the Galician cow’ – restaurant review

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The British seaside is presently heavily oversubscribed and it may well be more jocund simply to stay on your sofa looking at scenes on Google Images of Broadstairs, Margate or Hastings than to brave the actual throng...

4thWrite short story prize goes to ‘bold and striking new voice’ Gift Nyoni

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Gift Nyoni has won the 2021 4thWrite prize for his short story The Ritual Seat of the King, a “wise, subtle and intimate” look at how the life of a young boy changes as the Rhodesian civil war comes to an end. The Zim...

The Sun pays damages to Ben Stokes over family tragedy story

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The Sun has paid substantial damages to the England cricketer Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, after the newspaper put details of a tragedy involving the family on its front page. Deborah Stokes said they took lega...

My savings story: ‘It felt great to finally hold my cello

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A keen classical music fan, there’d always been one particular item Emmanuel Odusami had longed to hold in his arms. “It had been my dream to learn and play the cello since I was a teenager,” says Odusami, 29, a camer...

Die week in TV: The White Lotus; Nine Perfect Strangers; Children of 9/11: Our Story; Ladhood

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The White Lotus (Sky Atlantic/Now TV) | sky.comNine Perfect Strangers (Amazon Prime) | amazon.co.ukChildren of 9/11: Our Story (Kanaal 4) | channel4.comLadhood (BBC One) | BBC iPlayer The White Lotus is a pitch-black...

The Women of Troy by Pat Barker review – a Troy story for the sisterhood

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Pat Barker’s previous novel, The Silence of the Girls, retold the Iliad from the point of view of one of its minor characters, Briseis, a Trojan captive squabbled over by the Greek invaders who are Homer’s principal f...

Jersey Boys review – Four Seasons story still hits all the high notes

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If you’re not a Four Seasons aficionado, this is a show full of “Oh, did they write that?!” moments, from Beggin’ to December, 1963 (O, What a Night) – the sound of 70s nights up and down provincial England, a long w...

Take risks and tell the truth: how to write a great short story

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The first story I wrote outside of school was about Irish boxer Barry McGuigan. I was 10 and I loved Barry. He’d just lost his world featherweight title to the American Steve Cruz under the hellish Nevada sun and the ...

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