Power restored to all homes affected by Storm Arwen, SSEN says

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England’s leadership void and the questions that must now be answered after Ashes humiliation
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Report claims PM gave speech at aide’s leaving party as scandal continues to grow
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Norrie won only seven games and described the performance as his worst in eight months.
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Royal Family LIVE: Sorry, Harry! Queen 'won't cave' as Duke seeks 'guns for hire' in UK
THE Queen will not "cave" to Prince Harry's security demands, as he threatened to sue the Home Office for rejecting his demands.
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Soaring house prices offset rising costs for Taylor Wimpey
The price of an average Taylor Wimpey home rose from £288,000 to £300,000 last year.
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New Apple bug can expose users’ browser history and Google account details
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Novak Djokovic news LIVE: Tennis star’s Australia visa ban could be reduced after deportation
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Romleu Lukaku is right, he is not an easy fit in Chelsea’s system
A low-key showing by the £97m striker in a game which likely ended his team’s title hopes comes hot on the heels of a falling-out with the club after his interview given in Italy
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Heartbroken family pay tribute to 'one of a kind' girl, 8, who died suddenly
Lyla Ives, from Cramlington in Northumberland, has been described as "one of a kind" following her sudden death after she was rushed to hospital on January 6
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Holmes alone: the fall of Theranos
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Dystopia-core: what is the new pandemic-era punk look?
Continuing the grunge and goth revival, the look takes inspiration from sci-fi fantasies such as DuneSick of sweatpants? A new fashion trend that swaps elasticated waistbands for harder, more utilitarian clothing could be right up your street.Taking inspiration from dark cinematic fantasies such as The Matrix Resurrections and Dune, “dystopia-core” comes as we approach the third year of pandemic living. Continue reading...
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This is what ‘cutting red tape’ gets you: rivers polluted without consequence | John Vidal
England’s water is bad and getting worse, with regulators too poor or politically cowed to do anything about itLast year the Environment Agency received more than 100,000 reports of water, air and land pollution in England. The public told of rivers flowing with human faeces, chemicals dumped, fish killed, factories emitting dangerous fumes, nature reserves and the countryside trashed, as well as unbearable noise and dirty air.Nearly all these reports were ignored and now we know why. According to shocking leaked documents, the agency, which is the statutory protector of England’s natural environment and therefore of much of its health and safety, had ordered its staff to ignore all but the most obvious, high-profile incidents. Its staff were sent to observe only 8,000 of the 116,000 potential pollution incidents and only a handful of companies were taken to court. Continue reading...
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‘They are literally murdering us’: poet Joelle Taylor on bringing the LGBTQ+ community together
She’s been marginalised and slapped in the street – but Taylor’s passionate and nostalgic poems about butch lesbian subculture just won the TS Eliot prize. Can they also heal the divisions over gender identity? Since winning the TS Eliot award for poetry last week, Joelle Taylor has been referred to on more than one occasion as a “slam poet”. Which, she says, is fascinating: “Because there’s no such thing as a slam poet.” A poetry slam is an event, a spoken-word competition, she adds, not a type of poetry.Taylor, who was named UK performance poetry slam champion in 2000 and founded the national youth slam championships SLAMbassadors, is forgiving, though: “It’s just a way of people trying to understand a different kind of poetry.” But it’s clear that this need to distinguish spoken word from other forms of poetry has a whiff of snobbery about it. Continue reading...
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Ways of Seeing at 50: how John Berger’s radical TV series changed our view of art
It was an unlikely choice for BBC Two to schedule against Match of the Day. But Berger’s series and book now forms the bedrock of how we interpret art and advertisingOn 2 January 1972, the Sunday Times ran a short preview for a new documentary. “If you are in the least interested in art,” it began, “have your set tuned and be ready to have your eyes opened by John Berger in the first of a stunning new series.” Ways of Seeing was broadcast on BBC Two at the unpromising hour of 10.05pm on a Saturday night, the same time as Match of the Day. It had a modest audience and few reviews, and yet the anonymous critic was right. This idiosyncratic documentary, made on a shoestring budget, has been snapping eyes open for half a century.Ways of Seeing has inspired generations of writers, artists and curators, spawning academic conferences and tribute programmes. According to the novelist Ali Smith, who watched it as a child, “even its title set me on a road where I knew there wasn’t just seeing, there were … ways of it”. It reached a new tranche of readers last year by way of the American model Emily Ratajkowski, who opened her memoir My Body with Berger’s quote: “You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, you put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting Vanity, thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for your own pleasure.” Continue reading...
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Zoo Mundo review – an exhilarating spin through time and across continents
Available onlineFrom a small studio in his family home, Thaddeus Phillips blends magician’s tricks and object-theatre techniques to build a delightful storyIn the infant artform of online theatre, Thaddeus Phillips is already shaping up to be its most imaginative exponent. In 2020’s Zoo Motel, the Colombia-based writer and performer turned inwards to transform a tiny motel room into a palace of possibility. Now, in Zoo Mundo, he faces outwards.From the same small studio in his family home, he tells an epic tale of three globe-straddling journeys that follow the route of mankind’s 3.4 million-year trek from Ethiopia across the continents. There’s an explorer doing the whole thing on foot, an artist touring his exhibition about human bones and a man discovering the fate of his mother who never returned from a trip home to the USSR.Zoo Mundo is available online until 30 January. Continue reading...
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The big idea: could fixing housing fix everything else, too?
From inequality to pollution, the housing crisis sits at the root of a surprising range of problemsIf you could wave a magic wand and fix one modern ill, what would it be? Inequality? Pollution? Intergenerational unfairness? The decline of the high street? Suburban ennui? What if you didn’t have to pick, because there was one social problem that lay at the root of all of them?It’s not exactly news that Britain has a shortage of housing. We’re not building enough, and the homes we do build are often too small and in the wrong places. That means houses are expensive, with the obvious result that we have to spend more on rent and mortgages. But the real costs go far beyond that. Where we live affects our jobs, our families, even our impact on the environment. And just as smoking damages every part of your body, a housing shortage makes all those aspects of our lives worse than they should be, too. Continue reading...
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Nigel Slater’s recipes for kimchi prawn cakes, yuzu polenta cakes, grilled sprouts and comfort rice
Hot, sharp and tart dishes to shake up a winter’s dayThere are tiny golden cakes cooling on the wire rack that smell of butter and Japanese citrus. On the hob, a casserole of long-stemmed broccoli with ginger and tamarind. Yesterday morning’s breakfast was sticky rice accompanied by a sour, salty preserved plum. My parents would barely recognise anything I eat. To them, cakes were victoria sponge or battenburg; a casserole was a neck of lamb and potatoes left in the Aga till the meat fell from its bones. Salad was lettuce, tomato and cucumber, and salad cream from a bottle. Delicious all, but a world away from what is in my kitchen in 2022.I am not one for rushing out to buy the latest ingredient – no one needs that many varieties of dried chilli in their kitchen cupboard – and yet I never want my cooking to stand still. I hope I am pottering in my kitchen, curiously, hungrily, till the day I die. Continue reading...
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Long Island serial killer case: after 11 years, could answers be coming?
Authorities may release a decade-old 911 call with new police commissioner poised to prioritize caseShannan Gilbert’s grave in Amityville cemetery lies eight miles from where she went missing in May 2011 after visiting a client at Oak Beach, a spit of sand dotted with holiday homes on New York’s Long Island, three miles short of Gilgo Beach, where her remains were found eight months later.Gilbert’s final resting place, with a simple headstone at the back of the cemetery inscribed with her dates – 24 October 1986 – 13 December 2011 – speaks to an enduring mystery of how she, along with 10 or more other women, mostly sex workers who advertised on Craigslist, ended up dead along the same stretch of scrubby barrier marshes more than a decade ago. Continue reading...
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Robbie Fowler questions Liverpool's desire to pay Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane's wages
It’s a ruthless business… which is why there is no ­guarantee Mo Salah and Sadio Mane will get the money many people think they deserve to sign new Liverpool contracts
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Dancing on Ice's Matt Evers moved in with Denise Van Outen before she split from fiancé
Dancing on Ice professional Matt Evers is paired with Sally Metcalfe for 2022 - but last year his partner was Denise Van Outen, and he famously moved in with her and fiancé Eddie Boxshall, who recently split up
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Best Blue Monday deals for 2022 to brighten the most depressing day of the year
Here are some of the best Blue Monday deals available today - including offers on tech, fashion and beauty
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10 soap spoilers this week: Emmerdale Meena returns, Coronation Street death found out, EastEnders chaos, Hollyoaks proposition
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Emmerdale spoilers: Jai’s dark side explodes in sinister story
Following the survival challenge, Jai continues to feel the pressure in 2022.
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Innsbruck’s new ski pass means you can combine the slopes with a city break
Skiing and sightseeing, all in one perfect weekend? You can do both in Innsbruck.
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Dancing On Ice star Rachel Stevens ‘still in therapy over S Club 7 trauma’
The singer sees a therapist 20 years after finding fame.
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Liverpool resist Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane narrative conditioning their season
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds maintained the gap to Man City at the top of the Premier League by easing past Brentford without their African forwards, who are currently starring in the African Nations Cup in Cameroon
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Rafael Nadal insists tennis rival Novak Djokovic must take ‘responsibility’ after Australia deportation
'The situation was a mess'
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London politics latest news: Boris Johnson ‘questioned by Sue Gray’ ahead of difficult week
Boris Johnson has reportedly been questioned by Sue Gray over “partygate” allegations ahead of one of the most difficult weeks of his premiership.
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When are The Best Fifa Awards 2022? How to watch live, date, time, shortlist in full
It’s awards season and on Monday night a football’s world governing body will crown its best men’s and women’s players of the last year in the appropriately named The Best Fifa Football Awards.
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Tonga volcano: British woman missing after tsunami 'swept her away with her dogs'
Angela Glover, 50, was swept away as she and husband James were hit by 4ft waves on the west coast of Tongatapu, the country's main island
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Novak Djokovic could face French Open battle as rules on unvaccinated tighten
The world number one’s hopes of playing in the French Open suffered a blow following his expulsion from Australia.
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Singleton says she doesn't want to have a second phone call before her first date
The woman took to UK forum Mumsnet after her date asked for a second phone call, saying she feels it's 'totally pointless' to keep having long conversations before they meet in person.
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Joe Root criticises county cricket incentives and demands change after Ashes catastrophe
England skipper Root suggested a swathe of changes he feels need to be made in the domestic game if the international side is to compete abroad
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John Murtough's top three transfer targets emerge as Man Utd plan for new regime
Manchester United football director John Murtough has drawn up a three-player shortlist to bolster Ralf Rangnick's midfield in the January and summer transfer windows
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Get an at-home personal trainer with these fitness platforms and apps
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FTSE 100 Live: Unilever latest on Glaxo swoop, Credit Suisse boss quits, China GDP
Marmite maker Unilever will today find out the City verdict on its audacious swoop for GlaxoSmithKline's consumer arm.
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Pastor SPITS on hand, RUBS it on face of churchgoer: 'Receiving a vision from God might get nasty'
Pastor Todd, of Tulsa, spit on his hand before rubbing it in the face of a churchgoer during a sermon over the weekend, while wiping boogers all over man's face to explain God's 'imperfect vision.'
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Giovanni Pernice addresses Rose Ayling-Ellis rumours as he panics BBC Strictly Come Dancing fans
The Strictly pro had news for fans - until Rose got involved
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The Queen 'won't help Harry secure Met Police bodyguards for his UK trip
Prince Harry, 37, wants to pay for specialist police protection but the Home Office has ruled this out. He has since applied for a judicial review against the decision
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The worst serving platters ever used instead of plates, from a flip-flop to face masks
People are always trying to push the boundaries of culinary creativity. But some of these chefs from around the globe, whose food was collated in a gallery by Bored Panda, may have gone too far.
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Boris Johnson 'questioned by Sue Gray' as claim of ANOTHER No 10 lockdown party emerges
The Prime Minister is said to have 'shared what he knows' about alleged parties in Downing Street as a report into claims of coronavirus rule flouting could be published as soon as this week
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Charles McGee: Pioneering US military pilot dies aged 102 as tributes celebrate American hero
Charles McGee, a highly decorated American pilot who battled racism and segregation in the military, has died aged 102 on Sunday.
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‘We started eating them’: what do you do with an invasive army of crayfish clones?
It’s been dubbed the perfect invader, but the marbled crayfish may offer a sustainable food source and even help prevent diseaseSmall, bluish-grey and speckled, it would be easy to overlook the marbled crayfish. Except for the fact it is likely to be coming to a pond or river near you soon – if it is not already there. The all-female freshwater crustacean has become a focus of fascination for scientists in recent years, due to its unique ability among decapods – the family that includes shrimps, crabs and lobsters – to clone itself and quickly adapt to new environments, as well as the fact that it has spread exponentially.The marbled crayfish was first recognised in 1995, when a biology student bought a bag of crayfish – sold to him as “Texas crayfish” – from American traders at a pet fair in Frankfurt. After becoming a burden to their new owner due to their inexplicably rapid rate of reproduction, he distributed them to friends who, in turn, dumped them in rivers, lakes and toilets, from where they spread rapidly, throughout Germany, much of mainland Europe and most profusely, the island of Madagascar, home to unique but extremely delicate freshwater ecosystems. Continue reading...
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