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‘It’s like walking through stinging nettles’: Sara Cox on her trailblazing rugby career

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Anyone who has ever tried to be a trailblazer in women’s sport will identify with Sara Cox’s inch-perfect analogy. “It’s like walking through a patch of stinging nettles,” suggests the world’s first female professiona...

Walking is a glorious, primal pastime – and a lot more radical than people think

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If Christmas is often synonymous with hours spent indoors, the lure of the sofa and endless screentime, our second festive season spent under the shadow of Covid is presumably taking those things to their extremes. Th...

Charities call for easing of zebra crossing rules to promote walking

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Ministers are being urged to allow low-cost, paint-only zebra crossings on side roads to encourage more walking, after research showed they made drivers significantly more likely to stop for pedestrians. A study commi...

Insulate Britain protesters arrested walking on to M25

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Insulate Britain protesters have been arrested walking on to the M25 in several locations, causing major disruption on London’s orbital motorway days before the start of the Cop26 climate summit. In driving rain just ...

Rita Tushingham: ‘Can you imagine walking around thinking: Ooh, I’m an icon?’

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It was 60 years ago that Rita Tushingham made her film debut in A Taste of Honey. “I’m expecting a gold clock or something,” says the 79-year-old actor over the phone from her London home. In the absence of a commemor...

‘I saw a man walking with an arrow in his back’: witnesses recall Norway attack – video

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A witness of a bow and arrow attack that killed five people in the town of Kongsberg recalled on Thursday seeing one of the victims walking on a street with an arrow in his back. Investigators named the suspect as Esp...

Queen seen using walking stick for first time in 20 years

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The Queen has been seen using a walking stick for support for the first time as she attended a service at Westminster Abbey. The monarch, 95, was pictured using a walking aid at a service marking the centenary of the ...

Nuno walking a high wire in attempt to lift Tottenham’s malaise

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After the implosion came the confession. No, not that implosion, the one Tottenham suffered last Sunday in the north London derby at Arsenal, something so shocking that it fired grave doubts over whether Nuno Espírito...

Chicago to investigate into officer who confronted Black woman walking dog

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The Chicago police oversight agency is investigating a white officer’s struggle with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a lakefront park, an encounter the woman’s attorneys allege became violent and was “an obvi...

Recognising defeat should not mean walking away from those who need us

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With the disturbing news that the window for evacuations from Afghanistan is closing (UK evacuation from Kabul to end within ‘24 to 36 hours’, defence sources say, 24 August), all governments should ask themselves: wh...

How to take the lead in dog walking – and earn unconditional love in return

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Pepper meets Mr Binks for the first time and bottom-sniffs the diminutive pooch by way of greeting. As ever, I look away. But Mr Binks’s owner, dog behaviourist Anna Webb, says: “Ah, that’s nice, they’re introducing t...

The Cape Wrath trail: walking Scotland’s hidden roads – in pictures

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It’s day three of 17 on the Cape Wrath Trail, and I’m descending to a ruined settlement with Nicky Easton from Ashtead in Surrey. “We wanted to get into the wilderness. For me it’s about the space, the remoteness, get...

Fit in my 40s: a walking app that flags up loos and names trees? I’ll get my boots…

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Go Jauntly is such an amazing idea that I feel as though I should have had it myself; and it’s such a small slide from there to believing that I actually did invent it. So, just to be clear, in case I mislead you with...

10 of Britain’s best pubs with rooms in spectacular walking country

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Usually heaving with fell walkers enjoying a post Scafell Pike-high, this famous mountaineers’ pub is one of the classic venues in the Lake District. The drinking booths of the Hikers’ Bar are built into the old cow s...

From boots to base layers: the best walking gear

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Rain fell heavily as though a giant watering can was being poured – liberally – from the skies. Yet despite the changeable conditions I wasn’t cold, or wet, because I had finally learned the importance of good gear wh...

Pole to pole: a Nordic walking weekend in Herefordshire

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It’s late afternoon on Kington rec, the pretty riverside cricket ground of the Herefordshire market town close to the Welsh border. I’m strutting around under the watchful gaze of guide Ali Allen, as she shouts instru...

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