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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...

Pint of milk protest: Charles Walker’s surreal Commons speech – video

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‘I want to talk about milk,’ begins Charles Walker. ‘I am going to walk around London with a pint of milk on my person, because that pint will represent my protest.’ In a convoluted speech, he concludes that unless yo...

Tory milkman delivers speech surreal even by Commons’ standards

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It had gone much as expected when the Commons had debated the six-month extension to coronavirus regulations. Matt Hancock had opened in rather lacklustre fashion, safe in the knowledge that there was no chance of a g...

Cheltenham now and then: a surreal return to ‘Festival’ action

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The sound that normally signals the start of spring to me, the murmur followed by the roar before the first race of the Cheltenham Festival, is gone. That sound of excitement and anticipation that the next four days w...

Dior and Schiaparelli weave surreal fairytales at Paris fashion week

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From magic mirrors at Versailles to Dalí-inspired humour, both houses found dramatic potential in lockdown limitationsParis fashion week is as theatrical as ever, even while playing to an empty house. Instead of their...