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‘I thought I would never make it’: groundbreaking grads on their success

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Nia Augustine’s family never thought she would go to college. In fact, before she applied, her family didn’t really understand the point. “My mom’s first question was ‘why?’” This put Augustine’s decision into perspe...

‘We thought we would return’: 10 years on, Syrian refugees dream of home – photo essay

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Millions of Syrians have fled fighting over the past 10 years. The vast majority of refugees – more than 3.5 million – are living in Turkey, but more than 850,000 are living in informal settlements in Lebanon. Life w...

It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be by Lizzy Stewart review – it’s different for girls

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Almost without exception, the gorgeous, clever short stories in Lizzy Stewart’s It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be are preoccupied with girlhood, as seen through the eyes of women who are now old enough and wise en...

‘I never thought this would happen in France’: day one of showing Covid vaccine pass

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There are teething troubles on day one of France’s controversial health pass for accessing public places. Outside Montpellier’s main art gallery, the Musée Fabre, a security guard squints at a visitor’s smartphone. “I...

Fred Sirieix: ‘I was training to be a chef, but I thought it would kill my soul’

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I was born in food. My dad used to say: “We don’t have much money and we don’t have fancy cars, but we always have good food in the fridge and on the table.” My parents would buy fillet steaks, foie gras, oysters, lob...