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Treacle Walker by Alan Garner review – a phenomenal late fable

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No writer’s body of work is more densely connected yet sparely wrought than Alan Garner’s – connected not just to himself and the land, through stories of a long-rooted Cheshire family who “knew their place”, but to m...

Walker rescued after surviving two ‘shivering’ nights in Scottish Highlands

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A hiker has been rescued after surviving two nights lost and alone in the Scottish Highlands, having become separated from his walking partner. David Wightman, from near Southend-on-Sea in Essex, found himself in an i...

French highline walker makes 600-metre Seine crossing from Eiffel Tower

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A French highline walker has crossed the River Seine in Paris at a height of 70 metres, in a breathtaking feat watched by cheering crowds on the Eiffel Tower and along the banks. Attached by a strap to a safety lanyar...

TV tonight: Nicola Walker stars in a gruesome new crime drama

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Based on the Radio 4 drama, written by Nick Walker, detailing the exploits of one of Oslo’s homicide detectives, this six-part series stars Nicola Walker as the titular cop, now relocated to Glasgow to join the Marin...

Police officer charged with murder of Kumanjayi Walker allowed to argue he was acting in ‘good faith’

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A jury could potentially find that a Northern Territory police officer accused of murdering a young Indigenous man during an outback arrest is immune from criminal liability, judges have ruled. Constable Zachary Rolfe...

The Angels of L19 by Jonathan Walker review – an ambitious, flawed experiment

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Robert Fisher is a troubled young man. His mother died when he was 12, and with his merchant seaman father succumbing to alcoholism, Robert spends time in local authority care before coming to stay with his Auntie Ros...

Predatory financial tactics are putting the very survival of the UK care system at risk

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The crisis in social care in the UK does not have just one cause, nor one simple solution. Chronic underfunding, an ageing population, the Brexit-induced labour shortage and the devastation wreaked by Covid-19 have al...

Bernadette Walker: search for missing teenager remains unresolved

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On 7 September 2020, Scott Walker posted a plea on Facebook for his daughter, 17-year-old Bernadette, to come home. She had been missing since 18 July after apparently jumping out of his car and running away when he p...

Could Chrissy Teigen just try sending a text next time?

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In 2018, the New Republic deputy editor Katie McDonough wrote a piece for Jezebel that I spiritually consult to this day. (Full disclosure: I was a Jezebel contributor at the time.) “Why tweet when you can text?” she ...

‘It was like a horror film’: Sophie Walker on her stalking nightmare – and how the police failed her

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It was a warm, sunny Saturday in May 2020 but Sophie Walker was locked inside her house in north London, in the dark, with her 10-year-old daughter. She had drawn all the curtains and was sitting well away from the wi...

Color me confused: Lil Yachty’s nail paints are doing a lot of mental gymnastics

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After months of hype, Lil Yachty is finally about to release his much-anticipated line of nail polishes – sorry, nail paints. Nail polishes are for girls, but nail paints? That’s for boys. Anyway, as I was saying, the...

I am once again asking for a normal, affordable apartment

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I began my morning, as I do many mornings, by masochistically searching different apartment listing sites for one-bedrooms and studios I could fantasize about renting –well, to the extent that one can fantasize about ...

The science of hugging, and why we’re missing it so much during the pandemic

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“What I miss,” said one colleague last spring, during one of our weekly online team meetings, “are hugs, great big man-hugs, like I share with my dad and close male friends.” The sense of touch has long been a shared ...

What could we cancel Sophia the robot for? Oh, where to begin …

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Watch out, Kylie Minogue in her Fever tour’s opening number and also that fake horse Lagy Gaga used to ride around on – there’s a new robotic pop girl in town. Sophia the robot apparently has pop star ambitions. The ...

Ryley Walker: ‘Going two days sober was impossible since I was a kid’

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Speaking on a video call from Massachusetts, Ryley Walker is obscured by a blaze of sunlight coming through a large open window as he filters out the air in his apartment. “I must give up smoking,” the singer-songwrit...

Celebrate transgender day of visibility by looking at me, specifically

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I awoke this morning as I do every morning with a burning, unquenchable lust to be seen. Thankfully, what with it being Transgender Day of Visibility and all, I might finally have that need met. In case you’re unfamil...

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