Candice Carty-Williams: ‘It’s time to write a book just about Black people’ | Books

It was Candice Carty-Williams who came up with the “Black Bridget Jones” tagline for her debut novel, Queenie. (She wasn’t working in marketing for a publishing house…

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‘We’re not all terrible’: the landlords who keep rents low | Renting property

When landlords hit the headlines it tends to be for the worst of reasons – what we don’t tend to hear are the stories of tenants who…

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Russia-Ukraine war latest: Putin wants to invade other countries, says Zelenskiy, as UK warns of Russian ‘frustration’ in Donbas – live | Ukraine

Russian invasion of Ukraine only ‘a beginning’, Zelenskiy warns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is only the beginning and comments by a senior Russian commander on Friday indicate…

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O’Sullivan flying but pigeon takes centre stage at World Snooker Championship | World Snooker Championship

Ronnie O’Sullivan continued to home in on a record-equalling seventh Crucible title on a day when a pigeon fluttered on to centre stage at the World Snooker…

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Cocktail of the week: the Dog & Gun’s Applejack – recipe | Cocktails

Something fresh, fruity and zingy for spring. The crisp finish on the rum goes really nicely with the apple and ginger, because it pairs with the fruity…

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France says Russian mercenaries staged ‘French atrocity’ in Mali | Mali

Russian mercenaries buried bodies near a Malian military base to falsely accuse France’s departing forces of leaving behind mass graves, the French military has claimed. The French…

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Cruise v Titchmarsh: a right royal smackdown at the Queen’s platinum jubilee | Film

At this stage it’s honestly hard to know what the Queen thinks of her imminent platinum jubilee. On the one hand, the outpouring of patriotic pageantry will…

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Mildreds, London WC1: ‘Unapologetic and utterly un-preachy’ – restaurant review | Food

Until recently, Mildreds had a niche appeal: meat-free and going strong since 1988, but not exactly mainstream. Your average diner liked vegetables, sure, but preferred them with…

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Shanghai further tightens Covid restrictions after weeks of strict lockdown | China

After three weeks of Covid lockdown, authorities have further tightened restrictions on movement in some districts, and warned Shanghai’s 25 million residents that strict measures would continue…

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Sudoku 5,619 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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