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Dream on! The surprising health benefit of a weekend lie-in

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Name: The weekend lie-in. Age: As old as the weekend. Appearance: An unmoving lump under a duvet, with the sun shining on it. Ah! What a guilty pleasure. Apparently, you shouldn’t feel any guilt. Because you’re uncon...

Five surprising ways to connect with your kids – when you’re apart

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It’s the greatest gift. It’s the hardest job. It’s soooooo tiring. There are lots of nail-on-head cliches about raising children that get thrown around, but the one that takes many of us by surprise is how parenting c...

‘This isn’t surprising’: Jacinda Ardern warns New Zealanders to remain calm as Covid cases rise

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Jacinda Ardern has warned New Zealanders the worst of the Delta outbreak of Covid-19 is yet to come after another jump in cases. New Zealand recorded 21 fresh community cases on Saturday, the country’s worst single da...

TV tonight: David Attenborough on the surprising life of dragonflies

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The bug-eyed insects that are dragonflies and damselflies have been on our earth for 330 million years, bearing witness to everything from the extinction of the dinosaurs to the industrial revolution. David Attenboro...

Adam Buxton: ‘We’re in the sad sandwich of life, but it has a surprising zing of pickle’

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London-born, Norfolk-based writer, broadcaster and actor Adam Buxton, 51, found fame in a comedy duo with his best friend from school, Joe Cornish – first on their Channel 4 comedy series The Adam and Joe Show, then o...

‘A letter tells someone they still matter’: the sudden, surprising return of the pen pal

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A few months ago, when the rules had been sufficiently relaxed to allow friends to sit together outside, Liz Maguire had coffee with a woman she had never met. The pair had already been communicating for months, and q...

Six out of 10 museums now fear for their survival – but there have been surprising positives

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I normally spend my time travelling the country, visiting museums and galleries, watching how the public engage with displays, and discussing what lies ahead with staff. But all of that has been off limits for the pas...