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Martin Kemp and Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet look back: ‘We were stern young men who wanted to take over the world’

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Pioneers of the New Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet’s career launched in the late 70s within the walls of Blitz, an enigmatic club in Covent Garden known for influencing the sound and style of 80s pop. Formed by Lon...

I didn’t want anyone else to look after Mum – until I realised what she wanted

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There was always one thing I was sure of – I’d not let Mum go into a care home or be looked after by a stranger. Marje has always been a brilliant mother, forever loyal when others wrote me off. So come the day when s...

My winter of love: I was convinced no one wanted me. But there was a gorgeous man who did

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In a warehouse in Ladywood, Birmingham, with a papier-mache spine down my back and breath like a dustpan, I walked up to a man and said, without any preamble: “You are the most handsome man at this party.” It was Dece...

Wanted: former teachers who don’t mind risking their lives

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You report that Nadhim Zahawi plans to encourage former teachers to help fill the gaps left by staff shortages (Omicron leads many UK schools to close early for Christmas, 16 December). How will that encouragement rea...

New Life in the Country: Sarah Beeny proves she’s the mum you always wanted

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On the surface, the question of whether you will like Sarah Beeny’s New Life in the Country – the second series of a show about Sarah Beeny’s new life, which is in the country – will depend on whether you like Sarah B...

Michael Cohen: prosecutors could ‘indict Trump tomorrow’ if they wanted

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Prosecutors in New York could “indict Donald Trump tomorrow if they really wanted and be successful”, the ex-president’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen said on Sunday, discussing investigations of Trump’s busin...

Wanted: 100,000 pioneers for a green jobs Klondike in the Arctic

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One by one, the 20 engineers and technicians step up to receive their equipment before the briefing. They have come to the far north of Sweden from as far away as Mexico, the US, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany and Russi...

Jazz star Charles Lloyd: ‘Miles Davis wanted all the girls and money’

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“We played the Royal Albert Hall in 1964,” says Charles Lloyd, recollecting his first ever UK performance. “Packed it to the rafters.” He was 26, playing tenor saxophone in Cannonball Adderley’s majestic band and gett...

‘No man wanted to do it’: The woman fighting to save Brazil’s Amazon from illegal loggers – video

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Marli Yontep Krikati became the first woman in her Amazon village to lead the forest guardians after the men declared the job too dangerous. The forest guardians are groups of indigenous Brazilians who patrol their te...

Ex-Nato head says Putin wanted to join alliance early on in his rule

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Vladimir Putin wanted Russia to join Nato but did not want his country to have to go through the usual application process and stand in line “with a lot of countries that don’t matter”, according to a former secretary...

The Wanted singer Tom Parker says brain tumour brought ‘under control’

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Tom Parker, a singer with chart-topping boyband the Wanted, has revealed on social media that his brain tumour has been brought “under control”. The musician, 33, had announced in October 2020 that he had been diagnos...

Tom Morey: inventor of the Boogie Board wanted everyone to experience the ocean

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Tom Morey, who over the summer celebrated the 50th anniversary of his most beloved invention, the Boogie Board, picked up a lot of descriptors to go after his name in his lifetime. Tom Morey, innovator. Tom Morey, sur...

Realists of a larger reality wanted: Ursula K Le Guin prize for fiction to launch in 2022

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Winning the National Book Foundation medal for distinguished contribution to American letters in 2014, the late Ursula K Le Guin spoke of how how “hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who...

Gilbert & George: ‘We’re art’s outsiders. We never wanted to eat lasagne at other people’s houses’

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When I knock on their front door in Fournier Street in London’s Spitalfields, Gilbert and George have been in their studio since 7am painting the words “Oh My God” in capitals on 50 poster-sized boards for the Serpent...

‘I wanted this film to be 100% Somali’: the fight to make The Gravedigger’s Wife

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“I am Somali and I made this film for Somali people to watch a film in their mother tongue without needing subtitles,” says film director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed. Ahmed made his feature debut with The Gravedigger’s Wife,...

‘They wanted to kill me’: the lawyer taking on police brutality in Kenya

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When the police started shooting at David Makara in his home town of Nyahururu, in Kenya, he ran before quickly collapsing. Two bullets had hit him – one in his right arm, one in his hip – but he only realised when he...

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