‘Our managers were like: it’s going to be a dud’: how Glass Animals became the biggest British band in the world | Glass Animals

With solo artists currently dominating the charts and the zeitgeist, now is not the ideal time to be in a band – unless it’s Glass Animals. This…

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What wines to drink with Chinese food | Wine

With lunar New Year being celebrated next week, there’s a chance you might be having a Chinese meal over the next few days, but I wonder what…

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France records fastest annual growth in 52 years; German economy shrinks; markets fall – business live | Business

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. France has posted its strongest growth in over…

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Sudoku 5,523 hard

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Continue…

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Scenes from the Kalevala review – the Finnish epic poem that inspired a nation’s composers | Classical music

The Kalevala, the Finnish epic poem describing the creation of the world and the journeys and adventures of the people of the land of Kalevala, first appeared…

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Women’s Ashes Test match, day two: Australia v England – live! | Sport

1.02am GMT 01:02 Lunch – England 38 for 2, trailing by 299 runs An interesting first session with the ball dominating. Lots of swing and movement. The…

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Drama and stark beauty at every turn: readers’ favourite winter cycles in the UK and Europe | Cycling holidays

Winning tip: Winding lanes, Northamptonshire I recommend a Northamptonshire countryside route that combines winding lanes bordered by fields, chocolate-box villages, manor houses and the execution spot of…

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Barry Cryer was cheeky, kind and a canny engineer of comedy | Barry Cryer

The best work of Barry Cryer, who has died aged 86, was in two different ways unseen. He wrote jokes for generations of comedians from Tommy Cooper…

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Markets rebound as US economy records fastest growth since 1984 – as it happened | Business

“And despite higher than forecast US GDP figures it’s impossible not to consider the factors that propelled the country to those heights. Firstly, we can’t forget where…

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Dining across the divide: ‘The climate is changing, but I doubt it is man-made’ | Life and style

Neal, 59, Isle of Man Occupation Retired IT consultant Voting record Neal’s first vote was for the SDP in 1983, since when he has usually voted Labour….

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