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‘I felt for the first time I wasn’t alone’: how Pride transformed lives

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When Richard French-Lowe first went to Pride in London in 1989, he was too afraid to join the march. As a civil servant and serving territorial army soldier, he kept his sexuality hidden because both organisations reg...

‘This is a perfect novel’: Sally Rooney on the book that transformed her life

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When I first read Natalia Ginzburg’s work several years ago, I felt as if I was reading something that had been written for me, something that had been written almost inside my own head or heart. I was astonished that...

Fishnets out, waacking in! Julia Cheng on how she has transformed Cabaret

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It all started in a Luton youth club. “They had a party night on Thursdays,” Julia Cheng tells me. “People in a circle dancing to Puff Daddy. It was probably on until 8pm but that feels really late when you’re 12. Tha...

120 years of Cancer Research UK: how science transformed survival rates

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In October 2001, the cell biologist and geneticist Sir Paul Nurse received a phone call from Stockholm telling him that he had won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine. He didn’t quite believe it was true until h...

Has the Ukraine crisis transformed Britain’s approach to refugees? – podcast

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People in Britain have been signing up in their thousands to offer a place in their homes to those seeking refuge from the war. It’s a spirit of generosity that puts it at odds with recent government policy, says Amel...

Job’s a good’un: how LinkedIn transformed itself into a gen Z-friendly social media contender

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If you heard that there’s a social network attracting 200 new users every minute, has its users making 9,000 new connections, and which says that the often hard-to-reach gen Zers make up a growing fraction of that new...

How designer Virgil Abloh transformed fashion

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The visionary black designer revolutionised the way we dress How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know

‘An eye mask transformed my life!’: 10 readers on how to get a perfect night’s sleep

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I stop drinking caffeine at 2pm every day. If I feel work is worrying me I do some deep breathing and I pray. I rub lavender oil on my wrists and temples before I go to bed, and I use a sunrise alarm clock to help me ...

‘It’s like the Batcave’: Victorian ice factory in Grimsby to be transformed into a theatre

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Grimsby resident Graeme Bassett admits he used to be “dubious” about whether it was worth trying to save the town’s ice factory, a derelict Victorian building on the docks. But then he looked inside. “When you go in t...