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Israeli settlement ruling delayed as Jerusalem tensions run high
Clashes erupt outside Old City overnight with atmosphere described as a powder keg ready to explodeIsrael’s supreme court has delayed a deeply contentious decision on whether Jewish settlers can forcefully evict Palestinians from their homes, after some of the worst unrest in Jerusalem in years during which hundreds of Palestinians have been wounded in confrontations with the police.The latest clashes erupted outside the Old City overnight on Saturday, and a former Israeli defence official described the atmosphere as like a powder keg ready to explode at any time. Continue reading...
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Rag’n’Bone Man: Life By Misadventure review – a heartfelt follow-up
(Columbia)Delicate developments are drowned out by stadium songs that mistake volume for passion on Rory Graham’s second albumThere’s a lot riding on this second album from bluesman Rag’n’Bone Man, AKA Sussex-born Rory Graham. His 2017 debut, Human, shifted more than 1m copies in the UK. It would have been easy to replicate that album’s rote formula – rootsy production flourishes fused to rugged, stadium-sized MOR remains chart catnip – but instead, Life By Misadventure opens with two delicately plucked, country-tinged singalongs, immediately eschewing Graham’s propensity for the epic.In fact, aside from galloping lead single All You Ever Wanted, which channels early 00s indie-pop, and the earnest, advert-ready ballad Anywhere Away From Here (a duet with Pink), the songs here feel less eager to please. The pensive Fall in Love Again unfurls delicately, while the darker Party’s Over showcases the album’s main lyrical themes of heartache and emotional rehabilitation. Continue reading...
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'People got nervous if a bag was left on a chair': Paul Johnson on Northern Ireland
The Guardian’s former deputy editor recalls his time reporting from Belfast during the TroublesPaul Johnson has a vivid memory of one of his most dispiriting moments as the Guardian’s Ireland correspondent.It was April 1986 and he was covering a Democratic Unionist party (DUP) conference. A warmup speaker for the party leader, Ian Paisley, electrified the audience with a suggestion. Continue reading...
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To infinity and beyond: the spectacular sensory overload of Ryoji Ikeda’s art
Incandescent light, the thud of Kyoto nightclubs, particle physics … it all goes into Ryoji Ikeda’s extraordinary sensory symphonies. He talks about his upcoming show at 180 The StrandRyoji Ikeda has delivered some dazzling assaults on the senses over his 25-year career: a beach in Rio de Janeiro bathed in his unique palette of light; New York’s Times Square given over to his black and white flickering patterns. But for his next show, the Japanese artist and composer is taking things underground. Ikeda’s biggest exhibition in Europe to date concerns the exposed underbelly of 180 The Strand in London, which he has reimagined as staves, notes and bar lines – with himself as the conductor, “orchestrat[ing] everything into a symphony”.Beginning with a single light beam piercing the rafters, the exhibition carries the viewer through an incandescent corridor of white light and into a room filled with a ring of immense, super-directional speakers reverberating at concert pitch. To Ikeda, this is “opera” with light and sound. “There’s the intro, the welcome piece, then the crescendo [and] climax. It’s a long journey.” Continue reading...
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Home and Away spoilers: Mysterious figure begins following Nikau and Bella?
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Third of UK adults fully vaccinated against Covid-19, figures show
More than 17.6 million adults in the UK have now had both doses of a vaccine.
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What should Boris Johnson do about a Scottish independence referendum?
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‘Get the f*** out of my way’: Footage of Texas motorist threatening BLM protesters goes viral
Unidentified man grabs shirt of one attendee and reportedly slaps phone from woman’s hand
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Police want to speak to this man after an assault outside a pub
A man in his 50s was punched outside a pub in Prestwich.
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Eddie Hearn explains why Joshua vs Fury was not announced at Canelo vs Saunders
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Meghan channelled Queen in latest TV appearance, says body language expert
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is said to have channelled Queen Elizabeth II in her first TV appearance since her and Prince Harry's explosive Oprah Winfrey interview
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Billie Piper felt ‘lonely’ and ‘unsafe’ as a chart-topping teen popstar
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Asda shopper shows off huge haul as 'packaging changes' slash bill to just £1.05
Asda customers are sharing pictures of the bargains they are picking up after one shopper said a member of staff explained changes to packaging meant the stock was being cleared
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Troy Deeney agrees with Rio Ferdinand on Fernandes and Pogba at Man United
Deeney believes Pogba no longer feels the full weight of responsibility in Manchester United's midfield.
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Morgan Gibbs-White gives Wolves late win against depleted Brighton
Morgan Gibbs-White denied 10-man Brighton the chance to secure Premier League safety after Wolves’ late show. The midfielder’s last-minute strike earned a 2-1 comeback win at Molineux following Lewis Dunk’s game-changing red card.The Seagulls’ captain was sent off after the break for pulling back Fabio Silva, having given the visitors a first-half lead. Adama Traoré levelled with 14 minutes left and Graham Potter’s side had been in complete command until Dunk was sent off. Continue reading...
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Labour needs new message as Tories reshape economic policy around towns | Richard Partington
For decades, cities had been prioritised as the engine of growth, with London at the apexLet the recriminations commence. In the aftermath of electoral defeat in its former industrial heartlands, Labour is in search of yet another new direction. While much of the focus is on the fundamental shifts in our politics, it is worth remembering the economics underpinning them.Part of the story is about timing. Labour’s punishment at the ballot box comes as most things appear to be going right for the government. There was a time last year when it was a very different scenario, with the botched handling of Covid leading to the highest death rate and worst economic collapse in the G7, ministers doling out contracts to friends, and the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, desperate to make an unemployment crisis worse by closing the furlough scheme. Continue reading...
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Wanted fugitive arrested in Dubai after eight years on the run
Michael Moogan was wanted as part of the same investigation that led to a Manchester man being jailed for drugs offences seven years ago, the National Crime Agency said
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Ederson explains what it takes to be a goalkeeper for Pep Guardiola
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37 actors who almost died on set, from Kate Winslet to George Clooney
Many famous stars have had their lives endangered while shooting a film or TV show – here are some of the scariest instances
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Greater Manchester area named Japanese knotweed capital of the UK
The invasive plant can grow through bricks and foundations
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The 30 greatest album covers of all time, from David Bowie, ‘Aladdin Sane’ to Patti Smith, ‘Horses’
Over the decades, artist and musicians have worked together to create albums where the cover art is as memorable as the music itself
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Two more Tory terms? Before the party gets too excited, there is work to be done | Katy Balls
Boris Johnson has promised some big reforms. Now he will have to build the apparatus that can deliver themWhen news broke on Friday afternoon that Ben Houchen had been reelected as the Tees Valley mayor with an eye-watering 73% of the vote, the Tory party was in shock. Downing Street aides turned to celebratory drinks, Boris Johnson called Houchen to discuss the size of his majority and ministers started to predict another 10 years of Tory rule.When the mayoralty first came up, in 2017, the assumption was that Labour would win it; now it’s one of the safest Tory positions in the country. It fits into a pattern emerging from this week’s local elections of the Conservatives not just holding on to support in areas they took from Labour in the 2019 election, but building on it. Continue reading...
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Tesla’s rivals hijack SNL adverts during Elon Musk debut
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South China Sea: Military conflict to happen 'sooner rather than later' as countries armed
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Madrid mayor decries partying Spaniards as Covid lockdown ends
Calls for restraint as thousands gather to celebrate lifting of nation’s six-month state of emergencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe mayor of Madrid has appealed for people to behave responsibly after thousands of people greeted the end of Spain’s six-month state of emergency by taking to the streets of towns and cities across the country in spontaneous celebration.At the end of October last year, the socialist-led coalition government of the Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, declared a state of emergency that included a nationwide overnight curfew, restrictions on travelling between regions and a ban on gatherings of more than six people. Continue reading...
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More than third of adults in England fully vaccinated against Covid
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Nine-year-old boy in hospital after ‘random’ street attack in Peterborough
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Alan Carr sparks complaints after dig at Meghan Markle
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Pompey blow chance of Championship return as Oxford pip them to play-off spot
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Why the world’s most vaccinated country is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases
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Meghan and Harry 'went extra mile' for Archie's birthday before new baby arrives
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly made Archie's birthday card and wrote a poem to go inside, as well as splashing out on toys and a new outfit for the soon-to-be big brother
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Lescott claims PSG star would 'instantly' turn Man United into title contenders
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Seth Rogen says he ‘very much regrets’ making ‘terrible’ James Franco joke about underage girls on SNL
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F1 Spanish Grand Prix LIVE: Race updates and result as Lewis Hamilton goes for successive wins
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Prominent female Saudi activist summoned for questioning
Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been summoned for questioning by Saudi security three months after her release from prison
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Meghan Markle let slip secret to Amal Clooney while in New York for baby shower
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Wolves vs Brighton result: Morgan Gibbs-White strikes late to sunk 10-man Seagulls
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2 Catholic bishops at odds over Biden receiving Communion
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Mother was having her last ovary removed only to find out she was pregnant
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Jerusalem Day parade WILL go ahead despite days of unrest and soaring tensions in city
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Mum's heartbreaking confession after her little girl arrived at just 24 weeks 
A mum-of-two has revealed how she still feels guilty for not wanting to meet her baby girl, nine years after her daughter's sudden and traumatic arrival.
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HS2 worker temporarily blinded by laser at construction site
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Sit! Stay! Don’t be sad! How to protect your pet from separation anxiety
From dogs and cats to parrots and rabbits, our pets have got used to having us around 24/7 during lockdown. As life gets back to normal, here’s how to save them from loneliness and stressLike an apocryphal butterfly flapping its wings and unleashing untold chaos thousands of miles away, one miscreant virus particle is all it took to alter the human-pet dynamic across the globe.In this lockdown era, many animals initially thrived, like my own cat, Junior. Although he had always known me as a commuter who frequently spent nights away from home, he took to my newfound permanence like a duckling following its mother to water. He loved it so much that, when restrictions eased after the first lockdown last summer, he developed a suite of anxiety-related behaviours. Continue reading...
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Readers reply: how big would Britain have to be for all its meat, milk and eggs to be ethically farmed?
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