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The Northern Ireland protocol is said to be a blight on regional economy. That’s just not true

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Whenever Boris Johnson’s government wades into battle over the Northern Ireland protocol, it wields one assertion like a broadsword: that the protocol is ruining the region’s economy. Checks on goods entering Northern...

The Chanel jacket that launched a thousand copies – and why that’s OK

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When is a Chanel jacket not a Chanel jacket? When it is a collarless jacket in a ladylike pastel tweed, with a boxy shape accentuated by shiny gold buttons on four patch pockets – but the label says Mango. Or when it ...

Forgetting the apocalypse: why our nuclear fears faded – and why that’s dangerous

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On an August morning in 1945, 600 metres over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, a small sun came briefly into existence. Few remember a sound, but the flash printed shadows on the pavements and sent buildings thrashing....

for colored girls: the 40-year-old masterwork that’s still captivating audiences

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In the first five minutes of the late artist Ntozake Shange’s masterwork, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, a character makes plea of witness and recognition: “somebody/ anybody ...

Chris Gayle: 'Die aanhangers spoor my aan om by te bly. Dis hoekom ek nog speel'

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Die onderhoud begin met 'n verskoning. “Jammer,” sê Chris Gayle se hanteerder. “Ons moet dit dalk 'n bietjie terugstoot. Chris het 'n baie groot paar dae gehad, soos jy kan sien." Hy waai sy arm agter hom. Ek wonder presies...

Cleaning up a Commons culture that’s rotten to the core

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Two women MPs saw Neil Parish looking at porn on his mobile phone and reported him to the whips (‘Some bad apples’: senior Tory minister denies institutional misogyny, 1 Mei). I wonder how many male Tory MPs also saw ...

Who rules the waves? In my part of Scotland that’s far from clear

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The war in Ukraine has made the Firth of Clyde busy again. We used to have neighbours – he died, she moved away – who could remember the view from their house when it was filled with shipping during the second world w...

‘Very gay, very trans’: the incredible Doctor Who spin-off that’s breathing new life into the franchise

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Dear old Doctor Who has been in the doldrums. The pesky pandemic caused production delays, panicked rewrites and truncated series. Ratings have slumped, buzz has been badly lacking, and critical kickings have been adm...

The NFL’s gaga receiver market is the straw that’s stirring this year’s draft

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What happens when the league’s tragicomedy franchise hands a market-resetting contract to a middling receiver? Lunacy. Absolute lunacy. The stench of the four-year, $72m deal that the Jaguars handed to Christian Kirk ...

Ek is 70; my wife is 65. Is she right to say that’s too old for sex?

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I’m a 70-year-old man who enjoys sex and intimacy, but my wife, wie is 65, feels she is too old for this. We sleep in the same bed but keep the pooch and pillows between us. Talking is useless and always becomes a bla...

Yara Rodrigues Fowler: ‘Revolution – that’s what I’m hungry for’

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Yara Rodrigues Fowler, 29, is a Brazilian-British novelist and activist from London. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times young writer of the year award for her debut, Stubborn Archivist, cited as “a forma...

It’s Atlanta meets Entourage, but with sexier accents: the brilliant French rap drama that’s breaking records

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‘Life in juvie ain’t no movie / I might deal drugs but one day I’ll rule the thugs.” Oui, welcome to All The Way Up (or Validé in its native tongue). It’s the French hip-hop dramedy you didn’t know you needed in your ...

Zack Tahhan is being hailed for his NYPD tipoff. That’s not the whole story

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In the aftermath of the Brooklyn subway shooting, social media has found its latest star. Zack Tahhan, 21, was quickly anointed as a hero on Wednesday following the arrest of Frank R James, the suspect in the attack t...

That’s swell: why north Devon has just become a World Surfing Reserve

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North Devon has long been a mecca for British surfers, drawn to the variety of waves that break along its golden beaches. Egter, verlede week, it gained international recognition when it was declared a World Surfing Re...

‘When you stop fighting, that’s when you start grieving’: the parents battling to prevent student suicide

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Days after their daughter died in April 2018, Robert and Margaret Abrahart turned detective. “It’s a survival mechanism – we will be matter of fact, we will organise,” says Robert. “It seems the only way to cope.” The...

Dodger: the Oliver Twist prequel that’s scary, starry and totally irresistible TV

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Of all the upsides that come with the BBC having two dedicated children’s channels, there is one small loss. Unless you have children or grandchildren, you are unlikely to accidentally discover a brilliant new kids’ s...

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