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‘Disappointing but not unexpected’: China climate goal leaves experts unsatisfied

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China has published its long-awaited national plan on greenhouse gas emissions, just days before the opening of the Cop26 UN climate summit. But the plan revealed on Thursday represents little progress on China’s prev...

A moment that changed me: I lost my dream job – and found unexpected success

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At noon on 29 April 2015, I was under the cathedral-like ceiling of the magnificent Waterstones building in Bradford, my phone ringing again and again. I ignored it. I was a journalist for the city’s Telegraph & A...

From using unexpected tools to practical prepping advice: how to nail DIY with TikTok

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Tackling a new DIY project can be intimidating – especially if you’ve never tried it before. Tom Druker overcame his fears with help from short videos Wed 28 Apr 2021 09.35 EDT ...

Green your pension – and four other unexpected ways to lower your carbon footprint

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Give up flying, go vegan, get on your bike, grow your own – these are tried and tested tactics for reducing your carbon footprint. But there are plenty of other ways to boost your eco credentials that you may never ha...

Holly Bradshaw takes unexpected Olympic pole vault bronze for Team GB

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Great Britain’s Holly Bradshaw won a surprise bronze medal in the Olympic pole vault competition behind the United States’ gold medal winner Katie Nageotte and Anzhelika Sidorova. Bradshaw, 29, the British record hold...

How a survivor of Auschwitz and Belsen found help in old age – from an unexpected source

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“Does he realise he’s talking to somebody who’s nearly dead,” Evelyn Lipmann asked her daughter, Kate, just before an interview with the Observer last week. Very little about the 97-year-old’s wit and recall suggest t...

I teach how to share news in medical school. My own unexpected pregnancy made it personal

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Some years ago I taught a class in medical school on “Breaking Bad News”. I never liked the title, but I inherited it and was not allowed to change it. So I used it to deconstruct what we meant by “breaking” and “bad”...

Keep left: plan to direct Adelaide pedestrians to stay in their lane sparks unexpected culture war

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All Anne Moran wants is a civilised city where people politely stick to the left on the footpath. The Adelaide councillor is tired of cyclists, scooters, smartphone zombies and meanderers ricocheting off each other, c...

Library audio and ebook loans in 2021 reveal unexpected stars

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The UK’s library users are widely seen as a traditional bunch when it comes to choosing their next read, but while Richard Osman might have topped the list of the year’s most-borrowed ebooks, Ellery Adams’s tale of a ...

Sam Billings puts in the miles to pitch up for unexpected England Test debut

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Graham Thorpe, the interim head coach, described England’s dressing room as like a scene from *M*A*S*H* during the dramatic drawn Sydney Test. And at the end, after two old warhorses in Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad...

Superfood surprise! Ten delicious, unexpected ways with kale – from sausage stew to apple cake

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Kale is an exhausting food – not because of how it tastes, but for its role in the never-ending culture war. It’s a symbol of wishy-washy, out-of-touch wellness culture, and is therefore considered with suspicion by a...

Unexpected wines from well-known producers

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Loxarel Cora Blanco, Penedès, Spain 2019 (from £13.95, buonvino.co.uk; lescaves.co.uk) Wine regions tend to get type cast after a while. None more so than Champagne, perhaps, which has been synonymous with sparkling w...