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Rugby league fans return: ‘They’re unique – I can’t wait to see them’

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Rugby league’s decision makers have never been known for their savvy but on Monday evening Super League will take centre-stage in the UK’s sporting landscape as the turnstiles to live events open for the first time in...

‘Unique problem’: Catholic bishops split over Biden’s support for abortion rights

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At some point this weekend, Joe Biden will take his place in a line of people approaching the altar of a Catholic church to receive communion. The US president, a devout Catholic whose speeches regularly include bibli...

Rothesay’s decline as a seaside resort is not unique, but its beauty most certainly is

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The Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay, on the island of Bute, has one of the finest views in Britain; quite possibly the loveliest afforded from any of our big seaside hotels. The Grand in Scarborough, the other Grand in Bri...

Harry Kane says England must grab unique chance to play in home final

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Harry Kane is determined to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a major tournament on home soil. The England captain intends to feed off the passion of a 60,000 crowd at Wembley when his team take on Denmark...

Sifan Hassan destroys top-class 5,000m field in first leg of unique treble bid

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One down, two to go. Sifan Hassan won the first leg of her Tokyo triple by taking the gold medal in the women’s 5,000m. And, being Hassan, she did it style, with a finishing kick that swept her from past four of the f...

Sifan Hassan completes unique treble with sprint finish to win 10,000m gold

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Sifan Hassan’s odyssey from refugee to one of the greatest athletes of this or any other era was confirmed in Tokyo as she became the first person to win three medals over 1500m, 5,000m and 10,000m. The last leg of th...

Mattia Binotto: ‘It’s important we understand Ferrari is a unique family’

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Nothing focuses the minds at Ferrari quite like the roar of the tifosi at Monza. The sea of red, the febrile atmosphere, the passion for the Scuderia at its most intense and demanding. For Ferrari’s principal, Mattia ...

Boat Race 2021 floats to Great Ouse for unique, unpredictable edition

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It is the most traditional, idiosyncratic, and curiously popular event in the British sporting calendar. But this year the Boat Race, which has been staged on a four-mile-and-374-yard stretch of the Thames between Put...

England’s summer of frustration does not augur well for unique Ashes series

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During the discussions that preceded the postponement of England’s one-day series in South Africa last December, Tom Harrison is said to have sent an email to Ashley Giles, with their South African counterparts still ...

England emerge from tense finale to win unique Women’s Six Nations

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The 2021 Women’s Six Nations has been unique even if the final outcome was not, with the professionals of England retaining the trophy after beating France’s semi-professionals 10-6 on finals day. Less predictable was...

‘We have targets’: Newcastle facing unique January transfer challenge

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At least Eddie Howe has retained his sense of humour. “If we signed everyone we’ve been linked with we’d end up with a squad of around 1,000 players,” reflected Newcastle’s manager as he surveyed the gap between appea...

‘Unique opportunity’: HS2 unearths history of medieval church

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For 150 years, in a small, tree-lined corner of a Buckinghamshire field, a large pile of stones lay overgrown and almost forgotten. A thriving local parish church for almost 800 years, the little building of St Mary’s...

Chop, chop … Why unique haircuts are in vogue for 2022

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Hair trends in 2021 ranged from the “shallet” – a shaggy mullet preferred by Miley Cyrus and Rihanna – to the buzzcut, as seen on Iris Law and Adwoa Aboah. But this year it’s a technique, rather than a style, that is ...

‘Fully booked’ reminds us that we’re not all that unique after all

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Perhaps it is true that someday the meek shall inherit the Earth, but it is the organised who now own it. I envy them – with their advance bookings for seemingly every pub bench, lido swim slot and lunchtime express m...