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‘Surreal’: Gloucester couple celebrate record-breaking £184m lottery win

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A little over a week ago, Joe and Jess Thwaite were facing months, maybe years, of renovating what they thought was their dream home – a house in the Gloucestershire countryside with a bucket in the hall to catch the ...

‘Stranger, sadder and more surreal’: how the war in Ukraine transformed the fashion shows

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At the end of London fashion week last month, I wrote about how this season was going to be all about the return of the party dress. People like me hold up fashion to be a kind of divining rod for the coming public mo...

‘Sad and surreal’: snowboard legend Shaun White to retire after Beijing 2022

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The American snowboarder Shaun White, who became the face of the sport by winning three gold medals, has announced that the Beijing Olympics will be his last snowboarding competition and he will retire from all contes...

Winter Olympics: surreal turns into the familiar for British curlers in Beijing

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“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Beijing Games 2022! Let me hear your voice!” And so to the Ice Cube for the mixed curling for an intriguing first day of action at these XXIV Winter Olympics. Before the opening s...

Waiting for Putin: Russia’s phoney war is playing out as surreal theatre

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Waiting for Russia to invade Ukraine feels a bit like Waiting for Godot. In this edgy reworking of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece, Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, is cast, appropriately, as the restless Vladimir while ...

‘Surreal’: Naomi Osaka on support from Andy Murray after Australian Open win – video

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Naomi Osaka said Andy Murray's support 'means a lot' after he praised her on Twitter during her second-round victory against the American Madison Brengle at the Australian Open. 'It was really cool just to have someon...

King Richard: ‘super surreal’ lives of Williams sisters is stuff of Hollywood films

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The story of Venus and Serena Williams’ rise to greatness, two legendary tennis careers propelled by the foresight of their father, has often been likened to a Hollywood movie. Now, with the release of King Richard on...

Manchester United’s Mary Earps calls England Women recall ‘surreal’

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Mary Earps has said it is “surreal” to be back in the England squad after thinking “this is probably internationally the end of the road for me”, having not played for the Lionesses since November 2019. “I was quite o...

‘It’s surreal’: meet a Brentford fan who saw them in the top flight 74 years ago

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Derek Burridge returns to his garden table clutching a glossy hardback, published to commemorate Brentford’s 125th anniversary seven years ago and begins to flick through its pages, evoking golden memories of first go...

Surreal spectacle of a superbly set up Olympics with no one here to enjoy it

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And it all started so smoothly, too. A frictionless dawn trip through the Olympic labyrinth, navigating all those buses and badges and scans and forms and apps and depots and checkpoints, two temperature checks, a tic...

‘It feels surreal’: England fans arrive in Rome for Euro 2020 quarter-final

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England football fans are hoping the team “can give us something to cheer about” when they take on Ukraine at Euro 2020 in Rome. The team take on Andriy Shevchenko’s Ukraine at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night, b...

In a surreal turn of events, Barnaby’s back and the grotesquery of Australian politics is laid bare

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On days like this, I always get a text from one of my most treasured journalistic mentors. The text reads: “Find the words.” Finding the words is not generally onerous; it is the job. But how do you find the words to...

‘Really surreal’: moment BLM activist rescued far-right protester from mob

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Patrick Hutchinson doesn’t normally attend protests. He says he prefers to bring about change through other means. But when he saw a video of Tommy Robinson calling on far-right activists to descend on London last sum...

Loki episode one recap: Tom Hiddleston’s time-loop saga is beautiful, surreal TV

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Spoiler alert: this blog is for people watching Loki on Disney+. Do not read on unless you have watched episode one. Hello and welcome to the Loki recaps. I’ll be picking through each episode of the latest Marvel/Disn...

Brit Bennett: ‘Trump colonised our brains for years. Suddenly he’s just gone? It feels surreal’

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There was a rule to which Brit Bennett adhered during the writing of her novel The Vanishing Half. It is a sprawling blockbuster that opens in a small town in Louisiana in 1954 and unspools almost to the present day. ...

From surreal black dresses to mouse ears: this week’s fashion trends

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The SBD (surreal black dress) Good-weird gowns have been the red carpet hit of 2021. See Beyoncé in Schiaparelli at the Grammys and Emma Corrin in Miu Miu at the Golden Globes. Re-commerce Who knows how we’ll get dre...

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