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The Lemon Table review – Julian Barnes’ stories of mortality and musicality

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Halfway through Vigilance, the first act of Ian McDiarmid’s solo show, my hat fell from my lap to the floor. Did I stoop to retrieve it? No chance. Onstage, McDiarmid was delivering – as if he meant it – a barbed mono...

Diplomats in last-ditch effort to bring world leaders to Cop26 table

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The UK, the US and the EU are embarking on a frantic round of climate diplomacy in a last-ditch attempt to bring key countries into a deal on greenhouse gas emissions before the Cop26 climate summit. Alok Sharma, the ...

Fit in my 40s: I suck at table tennis. Instead, here are my final seven fitness lessons

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It was shortly after the table tennis, in which Chinese player battled Chinese player to the final victory of Ma Long in the Tokyo Olympics, when Sophy, my informal instructor, taught me and my son some basics. Everyo...

Championship: Bournemouth sink QPR to climb table, Derby hold West Brom

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Dominic Solanke’s fifth goal of the season helped Bournemouth to end QPR’s unbeaten record following a 2-1 win in the Championship. The Cherries’ victory sent them joint-top of the table and extends their own unbeaten...

Volleyball gold edges USA past China on final Tokyo Olympics medal table

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Team USA maintained their traditional place at the top of the Olympic medal table, although it took a late run of medals – and the help of a Welsh boxer – on the final day in Tokyo to lift them above China. The US had...

Team GB rise to fourth in Olympic medal table after flurry of success

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A day of golden glory for Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday saw cyclist Laura Kenny become the first British female Olympian to triumph at three consecutive Games and Kate French win the modern pentathlon, while...

Sailing and showjumping golds propel Team GB up Tokyo medal table

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Success in sailing and showjumping enabled Team GB to shoot up the medal table on day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics but there was disappointment on the track as star heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson was forced to pull...

Man Under Table review – microbudget meta comedy makes fun of itself

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At one point, the screenwriter protagonist of this microbudget meta comedy observes to the shady producer he’s working with that “this isn’t really a movie, just a bunch of scenes about some random guy”. It’s funny be...

The feeling around the national cabinet table these days is Gladys Berejiklian succumbed to hubris

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By all accounts, Gladys Berejiklian already knew her public pleading for more vaccine supply had fallen on barren ground before she gathered with Scott Morrison and the other premiers virtually for the latest national...

We can get a table inside again – but what’s the long-term future of restaurants?

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Tom KerridgeThe Hand & Flowers, Marlow Tom Kerridge has spent the pandemic irrepressibly “creating positive vibes”. He threw himself and volunteers from his teams into charitable projects such as Meals From Marlo...

How far will I go for a table at my favourite pub on 12 April? It’s been like planning a heist

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The pubs in England are back in business on Monday, and I’ve been planning this day for weeks. I’ve spent my life on the other side of this fence – the person trying to book a mini break two days before Valentine’s Da...

Iran nuclear deal talks: the key issues on the Vienna negotiating table

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A joint commission responsible for overseeing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is looking for a way for the US to rejoin the agreement – abandoned under Donald Trump – and lift its sanctions on Tehran, and for Iran to end i...

José Mourinho brushes off Arsenal by insisting he only ‘looks up’ league table

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José Mourinho insists he has not taken much notice of Arsenal before Sunday’s north London derby because he only looks up and not down the Premier League table. Tottenham Hotspur sit seventh with 45 points – three pla...