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Tottenham still have an unbeaten record this season after surviving a trip to the champions Manchester City last week
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James Charles now using nude selfie to raise awareness for Amazon rainforest fires
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Joanne Adamson, from West Derby, was first diagnosed in 2006 and had moved to South East Asia to teach drama because her condition had started to improve
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This coffee company will pay you £24,000 to quit your job and travel the world
The dream.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer drops a hint about Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United future amid Inter links
Will he reunite with Romelu Lukaku?
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Trump says Boris Johnson is 'right man' to deliver Brexit
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Boris Johnson meets Donald Trump at G7 summit
The US President said the Prime Minister is the 'right man' to deliver Brexit.
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Prison officers laugh as naked inmate taken to hospital to die from injuries
WARNING - DISTRESSING IMAGES: CCTV shows death-in-custody prisoner Allan Marshall as he's dragged by guards, who have now been given immunity from prosecution following the incident in HMP Edinburgh
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UK fracking site near Blackpool reports largest tremor yet
Cuadrilla reports ‘mico-seismic event’ at Preston New Road facility on Saturday nightA tremor measuring 2.1 on the Richter scale has been recorded at the UK’s only active fracking site – the largest detected at the facility.The energy firm Cuadrilla said the “micro-seismic event” at its site near Blackpool occurred at 11.01pm on Saturday. Continue reading...
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PewDiePie hits 100 million YouTube subscribers
It might be worth bringing back the brofist just for that.
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Stilettos to be burned in 'Essex Girl' play challenging stereotypes
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Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote review – makes the heart sing
Royal Opera House, LondonThe Bolshoi’s London residency concludes with more breathtaking old-school brillianceThe dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet have packed up their London base and gone home to Moscow, leaving behind them a lingering perfume of ballet performed at the highest level. Other companies worry about relevance, about appealing to a broad audience, about making work that speaks to the modern age. Then there’s the Bolshoi.It has some contemporary work in its repertory but mainly it just exists in a place called Balletworld, where costumes are garish, stories are big, and where the dancing is of such pure, bravura brilliance that it makes the heart sing. Continue reading...
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Pain and Glory – bittersweet perfection from Pedro Almodóvar
Antonio Banderas gives the performance of his career as a fictional stand-in for the Spanish director in a drama that blurs the line between art and lifeIn Pedro Almodóvar’s previous film Julieta, a middle-aged woman returns to her old apartment block in Madrid to write about – and thereby confront – the ghosts of her life. There’s a similar sense of revisiting in Pain and Glory, in which Antonio Banderas plays a becalmed film-maker, struggling to move forward, borne back ceaselessly into the past. Described as the third part of an “unplanned trilogy” which began with Law of Desire (1987) and continued through Bad Education (2004), it’s another deeply personal work from Almodóvar that mixes autobiography with fiction to powerful effect. As the title suggests, the result is a tragicomic swirl of heartbreak and joy, slipping dexterously between riotous laughter and piercing sadness. At its heart is Banderas giving the performance of a lifetime in a role that, following his Cannes triumph, surely demands Oscar recognition.Like Marcello Mastroianni in Fellini’s 8½, Banderas’s Salvador Mallo is an autofictional director in crisis. His mother, Jacinta, died four years ago and he had a back operation two years ago; he has not recovered from either trauma. Racked by pain, both physical and metaphysical (neatly illustrated by Juan Gatti’s Saul Bass-inflected graphics), Salvador has given up on work and retreated into a depressive cycle, reliant on medication. For more than three decades he’s been estranged from actor Alberto (Asier Etxeandia, excellent), the lead in his 1980s film Sabor, with whom he had a famously fractious relationship. Now a festival wants them to reunite and introduce a restored revival of the picture. Continue reading...
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Zahia Dehar: from teenage escort to the summer star of French cinema
At 17, Zahia Dehar was caught up in a football sex scandal. Now her first film is the talk of ParisA decade ago, Zahia Dehar, a French-Algerian teenager, woke up to find her picture on the front of France’s newspapers as the underage girl caught up in a prostitution scandal involving members of the national football squad.She was an escort that star player Franck Ribéry was said to have solicited as a “birthday present” to himself. Aged 18 when the scandal broke – and just 17 at the time of the incident – Dehar seemed destined to be defined for life by the sordid story. Continue reading...
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Crowd control: street photographer Shane Taylor’s images of London
A hit on Instagram, Taylor’s quest for finding connections in crowds helped him overcome social anxietyThey could be snapshots of an earlier time. In Shane Taylor’s street photographs of London, we see gentlemen in trilbys stalking around Mayfair and women with powdered faces and rouged cheeks staring imperiously out the windows of grand Piccadilly cafes. A cursory glance might date these images to the 1950s. Take a closer look, however, and you begin to spot telltale details: the white earbuds, the smartphones, the New Routemaster buses in the background. Taylor, whose work pays homage to such greats as Robert Frank and Sergio Larrain, says he was “trying to get the classic look I love from those older photographers by shooting with a certain type of film and camera, in areas of London where you still see people in suits and hats”. Continue reading...
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Jay Rayner’s last supper: I was not creating the perfect meal
Our restaurant critic is often asked what his last meal will be: would he go for an outrageous banquet or a simple dinner? In his new book, My Last Supper, he decides to cook up a final feast while he’s still here to enjoy itAfter a while you get used to people wishing you dead. In my case it helps that the ones making the suggestion do so lightly. Often there’s the catch of a laugh in their voice. It’s that stifled amusement, the giggle before the darkness, which alerts me to what’s coming. I am on stage in a small theatre or comedy club, the meat of my live show behind me, and I am taking questions. I am working my way from upstretched hand to upstretched hand, trying to be the most entertaining version of myself that I can. “Jay, so… Ha!” Here we go. “What would be your death-row dinner?” The audience laughs. The audience always laughs. By asking the question the balance of power appears to have shifted, and brilliantly. There I am up on stage, owning the space. And now here’s a member of the audience bringing me back down to earth by asking me to imagine I am about to be put to death for some crime of which I am obviously guilty. Then again, they have heard the question only once; I have heard it dozens of times. I reply. Some of the audience laugh. Some of them look puzzled. Others look utterly furious. As far as they’re concerned, I really haven’t played the game at all.The idea of last suppers, be they caused by the judicial system, suicide or misfortune of health, has long fascinated me. It seems such a simple question. You are about to die. What do you choose to eat? But it isn’t simple at all. For a start, we eat to keep ourselves alive. That’s the whole point of consuming food. It’s literally a bodily function. But if you knew your death was imminent, the basic reason for the meal would have gone. You’ll be long dead before you starve. Continue reading...
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UK ‘is failing to protect wildlife habitats’, new EU report shows
Government has pledged to improve environment record, but European report shows no progress defending designated habitatsThe UK is failing to meet its international obligations to protect its most important wildlife sites and vulnerable species, and now lags behind most other EU countries on key criteria, according to figures posted online by the European Environment Agency.With the environment high on the agenda at the G7 summit in Biarritz this weekend, the data will be an embarrassment to ministers who have repeatedly pledged to protect the environment – despite imposing savage cuts on England’s statutory nature conservation agency, Natural England. Continue reading...
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Racist abuse in the real world is in decline, so why not on Twitter? | Sunder Katwala
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Hong Kong protests: fears of clashes with triad gangsters loom in latest march
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Notting Hill Carnival 2019 route map, road closures, tube station restrictions and train times
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Trail finder: our top ten 10 walks with stays in Britain
With scenery to make the heart soar and handpicked places to stay overnight en routeThe UK boasts a diverse network of walks that tell our history, form natural borders and nourish our souls. Some have become endurance tests for trophy-hunting hikers, many can be broken down into manageable chunks for recreational ramblers or those of us looking for an excuse for a pub lunch. Whatever your walking mojo, you’ll want to rest and rejuvenate with an overnight stay. Here are 10 popular walks with two boltholes along the way, ranging from hotels to yurts. Use them as starting points for a section of a national trail or to break up a long-distance challenge. Continue reading...
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The five: endangered species in line for a boost to their protection
The international Cites wildlife summit in Geneva is cracking down on the trade in threatened creatures this monthAfrican elephants play a key role in shaping landscapes, dispersing seeds and providing other species with access to water. Though several populations already receive protection from trade, those in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are currently excluded from the Conference on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) appendix I, which offers the greatest level of protection. This month’s conference should see all African elephants added to the list. Continue reading...
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David Wallace-Wells: ‘There are many cases of climate hypocrisy’
The journalist and author on the climate crisis and how the US and China will be key to averting disasterDavid Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York magazine. In July 2017, he wrote a long-form essay about the dire prospects for human civilisation caused by the climate crisis. It became the most read article in the history of the magazine and led to a book, The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future, which is being published in paperback in September.The first line of your book states: “It is worse, much worse, than you think.” If you were sitting down to write the book again, would you be inserting another “much” into that sentence? I still think the public aren’t as concerned as they should be about some of the scary stuff that’s possible this century. But I do think things have changed quite a bit. And I also think the politics have changed quite a lot. When I turned in the book in September, nobody had heard of Greta Thunberg. Nobody had heard of Extinction Rebellion. In the US, very few people had heard of Sunrise. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had not even been elected. Continue reading...
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We must not switch off from the grim truth about Brexit | William Keegan
The health of the nation depends on not acquiescing in the folly of no deal, however tempting it may be to retreatI have a message for the many people I encounter who have given up reading anything about Brexit: I feel your pain! I sympathise with those who say: “I am fed up; why don’t they just get on with it?” Unfortunately, they could not be more mistaken.“Getting on with it” would be – well, allow me to quote a recent leading article in my journalistic alma mater, the normally restrained Financial Times. A fortnight ago, the FT warned: “The UK is careering towards the precipice, with dire implications for its economy, security, and the union of nations it comprises. It is now parliament’s duty to prevent the British government from visiting a calamity on its own country on October 31.” Continue reading...
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The big picture: a day of sand, sea and cycles
Markéta Luskačová captures an otherworldly freedom on the beach at Whitley BayIn 1978 Markéta Luskačová, who had not long arrived in Britain from Prague, was invited to photograph the people of the north-east of England, as part of a project that also involved Henri Cartier-Bresson. Luskačová, who had been engaged in taking pictures of the street markets in London’s East End, where she now lived, knew exactly where she wanted to go – to the beach at Whitley Bay.There were a couple of reasons for this. She had visited the area once before, and been drawn both by the greyness of the light and the warmth of the people she had encountered. This latter fact was important as she knew she would have to travel with her one-year-old son, Matthew, to take her photographs, and she had a sense that families on the beach, making the best of it in all weathers, might be happy to look after him while she went about her work with her camera. Continue reading...
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Insights... the high price successful working women pay | Torsten Bell
Research from Sweden shows that careeer success increases the likelihood of divorce for women but not menThe world of work isn’t one of gender equality. You may have noticed. On average, women earn 18% less than men. Partly that’s because four in 10 of them work part time compared with one in 10 for men, but there’s still a 9% pay gap even just looking at full-time workers.Alongside any (illegal) pay discrimination, much of the gap is driven by women being underrepresented in higher-paying occupations. This isn’t about education – slightly more than half of the working-age population with a master’s degree are women but they make up just 32% of corporate managers and 21% of science and tech professionals. Continue reading...
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When Charlie the dog kept sniffing Emma's right breast it was an ominous sign
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