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‘HMRC gave me £775,000 by mistake – and it’s turned into a nightmare’

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A woman who woke up to find more than three-quarters of a million pounds had been deposited in her bank account by HMRC has described how she spent a year waiting for it to realise its mistake and reclaim the money an...

The English turned Barbados into a slave society. Now, after 396 years, we’re free

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On 20 October, in a joint sitting of parliament, Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, described the removal of Queen Elizabeth as the head of state and the decision to become a republic as a “seminal moment” i...

War on the Diamond: the day Major League Baseball turned deadly

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It takes an instant for a baseball to travel from the pitching mound to home plate. In that short span, disaster unfolded during a game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees over a century ago. On 16 Augu...

Pregnant women are being turned away from Covid vaccine clinics, experts warn

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Pregnant women are being turned away from Covid vaccine clinics despite clinical advice, experts have warned as they urged ministers to ramp up efforts to reach unvaccinated groups. Members of the Joint Committee on V...

Arsonists turned firefighters: beware the great Tory ‘building back’ deception

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When Rishi Sunak stands in front of the Commons for the spending review next week, the chancellor will no doubt serve up “build back better” buzzwords and promises of “levelling up”. Meanwhile you can expect him to be...

Britain is learning the hard way that migration can’t be turned on or off like a tap

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The Conservatives are trying to draw a new dividing line in British politics: wages versus immigration. Boris Johnson used his speech at last week’s conference to position the Tories as the party of higher wages, prom...

‘I turned against Keisha the Sket for a long time’: Jade LB on returning to her noughties viral story

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Until recently, if you had asked any Black girl between the ages of 25 and 35 if they’d heard of Keisha the Sket, they would a) immediately tell you which secondary school they went to and exactly which class they wer...

The story of the fugitive homeless man who turned himself in after 29 years on the run

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Six weeks before Darko “Dougie” Desic handed himself in to Dee Why police, he shared his dilemma with one of the few mates he trusted in his adopted homeland. The 64-year-old had spent 29 years on the run after one of...

Eat the rich! Why millennials and generation Z have turned their backs on capitalism

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The young are hungry and the rich are on the menu. This delicacy first appeared in the 18th century, when the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau supposedly declared: “When the people shall have no more to eat, they wil...

The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station review – awe generators turned up to 11

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With such strong base-level material, you could hardly go wrong, and so it proves with this history of the International Space Station, which has been orbiting the Earth 250 miles up since 1998. This is very much the ...

‘Chaotic’ UK response criticised as Afghan babies wait for milk and donations turned away

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The government’s response towards families evacuated from Afghanistan to Britain has been “chaotic and uncoordinated”, hampering volunteers’ efforts to help, charities have said. One hotel where 50 babies were in qua...

World’s biggest machine capturing carbon from air turned on in Iceland

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The world’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and turn it into rock started has running, the companies behind the project said on Wednesday. The plant, named Orca after the Icelandic word “o...

‘Unreal’: Samaritans volunteer has life turned around by six-figure book deal

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A man living below the poverty line, helping others as a volunteer with the Samaritans, who self-published a book after literary agents showed no interest in his earlier work has had his book snapped up in a six-figur...

Has Doctor Strange turned evil in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

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Disney+’s animated What If …? series might at first glance seem like something of a work of superhero whimsy, a place for Marvel’s animators to realise wacky ideas that would never make it into the Marvel Cinematic Un...

Another Afghan tragedy: turned away at Kabul airport gate for the sake of £65

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My son-in-law has a charity that helps with the education of girls in Afghanistan, and we have spent the last 10 days working to get some of our workers who would be at extreme danger from the Taliban out of the count...

The Nobodies review – an old-fashioned heist movie turned play

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Writer Amy Guyler has deftly constructed an intricate play about three working-class friends, the self-named Nobodies, who scheme to save a local hospital – and almost accidentally incite a revolution. It’s essentiall...

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