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‘It wasn’t just a sacking, it was an eviction’: a P&O seafarer tells his story

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P&O Ferries sacked 800 workers last week, replacing them with agency staff. One anonymous seafarer working the Irish Sea ferry route for many years describes the impact of abruptly losing his job and way of life. ...

Nadiya Hussain looks back: ‘I wasn’t raised to know my worth, but she will be’

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Born in Luton in 1984, Nadiya Hussain is one of the best-loved winners of The Great British Bake Off. Catapulted from obscurity to primetime favourite in 2015, she has since baked a three-tiered orange drizzle cake fo...

Kate Mosse: ‘A taxi driver said I wasn’t as tall as he’d expected. He thought he was picking up Kate Moss’

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Born in Chichester, Beweeg, 60, worked in publishing and in 1996 co-founded the Women’s prize for fiction. She went on to become a radio presenter before leaving to write Labyrinth – the first novel in her bestselling ...

Blinde afspraak: ‘He wasn’t drinking, but looked lovingly at – and sniffed – my glass of wine’

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Waarvoor het jy gehoop?If not the love of my life, then at least a couple of good anecdotes. Eerste indrukke?[object Window]! Easy to chat to and equally as curious about how the Guardian’s matchmaking works. What did you ta...

The HIV epidemic wasn’t curbed by data alone – and Covid won’t be either

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, communication from the government, epidemiologists and health statisticians appears to rely on the belief that if people are shown enough graphs, enough models, enough statistics, ...

New Zealand ends 2021 with one of world’s best Covid outcomes – but it wasn’t all good news

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As the Covid-19 pandemic hurtles towards its second anniversary, New Zealand will emerge from 2021 with some of the best health outcomes in the world, despite confronting its toughest few pandemic months. This year Ne...

My winter van liefde: Scrolling through sperm banks wasn’t sexy – but it was surprisingly intimate

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Surrounded by glittering Christmas lights, in between sips of red wine, my friend made me a very decent proposal. “My sperm," hy het gesê. “You can have it if you like.” We’d been catching up over festive drinks and the t...

Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t convicted because, in America, white reasoning rules

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Before sending a Kenosha, Wisconsin, jury to deliberate if Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer, Judge Bruce Schroeder informed Rittenhouse’s hand-picked jury that his fate rests on the “privilege” of self-defense. We now k...

Monica Galetti: ‘My goal was to be a chef, it wasn’t to be on TV’

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I grew up in Samoa and, looking back, I don’t think I realised how wonderful life was back then. The chickens used to run wild on the family plantation and we’d collect their eggs. We’d pick guavas, pineapples, papaya...

Hoe ons ontmoet het: ‘She gave me strong signs that she wasn’t looking for romance’

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In early 2008, Vinca was a self-confessed party girl, living the high life in Manchester. She worked for a recruitment firm during the day and went clubbing at night. “I lived with my best friend at the time, Flo. Hy ...

Survivors of California’s forced sterilizations: ‘It’s like my life wasn’t worth anything’

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It wasn’t until years after Kelli Dillon went into surgery while incarcerated in the California state prison system that she realized her reproductive capacity had been stripped away without her knowledge. In 2001, at...

Colbert on Trump Covid revelations: ‘The main detail? There wasn’t one’

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Stephen Colbert reluctantly discussed the former president on Monday evening, as a forthcoming book by two reporters at the Washington Post revealed new details about the Trump administration’s early Covid response. “...

That wasn’t quite the resounding Conservative election victory it seemed

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Britain’s 2021 local and devolved elections can be summed up in three statements. The first is that good results for the Conservatives conceal more problems for them than meet the eye. The second is that the results s...

I took my parents to see the Chinese film Hi, Mom. I wasn’t prepared for the tears

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Sitting in the dimly lit cinema, I reach for my parents’ hands on either side of me. My Dad (Ba) sits to my left and my Mum (Ma) to the right. The credits roll past in the usual blur – but instead of focusing on the n...

‘It wasn’t pretty at first’: the Welsh wildlife haven born out of disaster

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Swallows dart above the reed beds while an egret hunts among the bluey-green marshland grass and a pair of curlews circle, long, curving bills clearly visible, before heading out to sea. It is so quiet that you can he...

Australia’s ‘black summer’ of severe weather wasn’t just bad luck

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First it was severe drought, then record-breaking wildfires, and finally flooding. Through the summer of 2019 and winter of 2020 Australia’s east coast was hit by one extreme weather event after another. Research show...