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‘Sustainable banger’: Jarvis Cocker stars on climate-themed dance track

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Jarvis Cocker has teamed up with the electronic DJ Riton to release what he calls “the world’s first sustainable banger” to encourage action to address the climate crisis. Let’s Stick Around, released on Thursday to c...

Cats track their owners’ movements, research finds

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If you’ve ever pondered whether your pet cat gives a whiskers about your whereabouts, research may have an answer: cats appear to track their owners as they move about the house and are surprised if they turn up somew...

Five-star Patrick Mahomes helps get Chiefs back on winning track

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Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdown passes three different ways, including three to Tyreek Hill, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles. Mahomes tossed TD passes underhanded, overhanded and shoveled ...

Rhik Samadder tries … track cycling: ‘It’s like being overtaken by lorries on a motorway designed by Escher’

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This is hardly the place to admit it, but I hate cyclists. I never know if they are going to stop at traffic lights or plough through; they’re often very shouty due to always being in danger; and the worst thing is, t...

Allyson Felix is most decorated Olympic female track athlete after 400m bronze

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Allyson Felix finished third in the 400m on Friday to win her 10th career medal and become the most-decorated woman in the history of Olympic track events. The 35-year-old Felix, a stalwart of American track and field...

Getting on the right track with HS2 benefits

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Simon Jenkins’ latest piece on HS2 (Depleted and unwanted, HS2 hurtles on as Johnson’s £100bn vanity project, 30 July) repeatedly mischaracterises both the case for, and the benefits of, a rail project that will trans...

Wonder Walls – Team GB cyclist flies to omnium gold on track

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Matt Walls won gold in the Olympic men’s omnium to deliver Great Britain’s first title in the velodrome of these Games. The 23-year-old rode smartly throughout the four-discipline event to win with a comfortable final...

Keely Hodgkinson wins GB’s first track medal in day of thrills and drama

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On a breathless day of sport at the Tokyo Olympics there were thrills, spills and high drama as Great Britain captured eight more medals including two sailing golds and a silver for Keely Hodgkinson in the 800m, Team ...

Tokyo track designer reveals boost from new surface as records fall at Olympics

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The designer behind the lightning fast Olympic Stadium track in Tokyo has said it gives a 1-2% performance advantage to athletes, making it the quickest in history. Super spikes, hot weather and the track have all bee...

Crash-packed day marks moment the world slipped past GB on the track

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On a day that looks to have marked the end of Great Britain’s dominance of track cycling at Olympic level, there were symbols aplenty that the world has moved on, beyond the bald facts of the medal table. Dramatic cra...

Sport science body to track female athletes’ hormonal changes linked to menstruation

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Highs and lows are a feature of any athlete’s career, but for some female contestants, these peaks and troughs in performance may come more regularly – driven by hormonal changes associated with their menstrual cycles...

Lando Norris shaken by mugging at Wembley but eager to get back on track

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Lando Norris has said he is still recovering from the shock of being mugged after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley. The McLaren driver is preparing for Sunday’s British Grand Prix, which he hopes will focus his attentio...

Why do writers need agents? To keep track of the rejections

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A few weeks after the sudden death of my agent, Deborah Rogers, in 2014 the colleague deputed to take me on phoned. “I’ve found something in Deborah’s desk.” “Yes?” “A letter from you. To you.” “Ah.” “It looks like s...

10 Sussex pubs with gardens, off the beaten track

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This traditional 16th-century pub with a pastel-pink façade in the tiny village of Hooksway, a few miles north of Chichester, is a great spot for those walking the Devil’s Jumps, a set of five large bronze age barrows...

UK weather: May on track to be wettest on record with more rain to come

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The UK is on track for its wettest May on record, with further heavy rain forecast as lockdown rules start to lift. According to provisional figures from the Met Office’s national climate information centre, Wales has...

Wastewater monitoring being used to track India variant, says Hancock

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Wastewater monitoring is being used to identify cases of the India variant and track its spread, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said. Although coronavirus predominantly infects cells lining the respiratory tr...

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