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My young son wants to eat things which don’t yet exist

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My son is inconsolable, his jaw clenched, fists tight like little doughballs. We’re late leaving for nursery and he’s extremely upset, the kind of upset which, usually, I’d remedy by simply giving him whatever he want...

Japan’s Prince Akishino lambasts media for saying ‘terrible things’ about his daughter

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Prince Akishino, the first in line to the Japanese throne, has lambasted the country’s media for their treatment of his eldest daughter, Mako, accusing them of saying “terrible things” about her in the run-up to her m...

How bad will the Omicron Covid variant be in Britain? Three things will tell us

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Omicron, the name of the new Covid-19 variant that is sending worrying signals from southern Africa, sounds like something from Transformers. It has caused panic across the world, among governments, the public and the...

A local’s guide to Athens: five great things to do

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Inspired by the city’s activists and creatives, journalist and film-maker Alex King moved to Athens in 2017 to chronicle attempts to breathe new life into a city worn down by crisis. Athens has a fascinating mix of y...

Some things never change: Bill Belichick is primed to feast on a chaotic AFC

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It was a long season-and-a-half for the New England Patriots, and the post-Tom Brady era looked bleak. The emergent Bills appeared built to claim the AFC East for years to come while New England, with their rookie qua...

A local’s guide to Turin: five great things to do

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Silvia Ceriani lives in Turin and works for the Slow Food movement on events such as Terra Madre, Slow Cheese and the Slow Wine Fair Nothing in Turin compares to the spectacle put on each Saturday at Porta Palazzo ma...

‘It’s the little things’: Britney Spears speaks out on life post-conservatorship

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Britney Spears has spoken out about the realities of her new freedom after her 13-year conservatorship was lifted last week. In her longest and most detailed statement since a judge terminated the controversial legal ...

They had a plan to unrig US elections. Things are not going as expected

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Greta Harris had enough. The 16-person panel she was co-chairing was on the verge of a meltdown after months of trying to draw new boundaries for districts in the Virginia state legislature. The deadline for submittin...

Where the wild things are: a trip to Romania’s southern mountains

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“From this pile of logs onwards, we need to be completely silent,” says Georg Messerer, our guide through Romania’s southern Carpathians. His head cocks 45 degrees as a bird starts chirping. “Nuthatch,” he whispers, r...

The great resignation is here! Seven things bosses should do to make brilliant staff stay

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When “retention” becomes a buzzword, you know something has shifted in the world of work. You hear a lot about retention – and its shiny cousin “incentivisation” – at the moment, often coupled with the word “talent”, ...

A local’s guide to Dubrovnik: five great things to do

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Soon after moving to Dubrovnik in 2014, Alex Cram set up Piknik Dubrovnik, which runs gourmet walks, hikes and boat trips in the region. There are a lot of tourist traps in Dubrovnik, but there are a few gems. I go b...

From ET to Stranger Things: take our Halloween pop culture quiz

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Some years ago, Halloween surpassed Christmas as my favourite time of year. Much of my enjoyment of Halloween, however, comes filtered through my love of Halloween on screen: those moments in movies and on television...

Nadia Whittome: ‘Parliament does strange things to you’

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I’ve always seemed older than my age. As a child I was quiet and reserved, but also serious and outspoken. Life wasn’t always pleasant, but you remember the happy bits. We’ve always been a tight-knit, motley crew: Mum...

A local’s guide to Glasgow: five great things to do

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Artist Annie Hutchinson has fallen in love with Glasgow since moving there to live and work three years ago. The West End is one of the glitziest bits of the city, and the Finnieston area is nicely crowded with good...

Concetta Caristo: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

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My earliest memory of something funny online was the Papa’s Boat meme. It’s a reference to a poem called The Old World that was featured on the 2010 School Certificate English test for Year 10 students. In 2010, Faceb...

Comedian Bridget Christie: ‘I see my flasher’s penis all the time. But I can make horrible things amusing’

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‘I must tell you how old I’m going to be when I die,” says Bridget Christie, whipping out her phone to show me a small cartoon gravestone bearing the date of her demise. Fittingly, we’re sitting in a churchyard near h...

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