How we met: ‘I couldn’t even hug him, we had to be so careful’ | Relationships

When the UK went into lockdown in March 2020, Duncan knew he had to protect himself. Two weeks before the rest of the country was asked to…

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Harrison Birtwistle: an utterly distinctive composer who wrote music of delicate beauty | Harrison Birtwistle

‘When you or I look out a window we’ll see more or less the same things”, a leading British composer once said to me, “But if Harry…

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Crowd at republican parade in Northern Ireland attack police with petrol bombs | Northern Ireland

A crowd at a dissident republican parade in Northern Ireland has attacked police with petrol bombs after a paramilitary-style march in Derry, prompting widespread condemnation. The disturbances…

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Thomasina Miers’ recipe for white chocolate pistachio cake with lemon mascarpone icing | Food

In cakes, I am relaxed about sugar and fat, as long as I don’t eat them every day. Even so, there are good cakes and there are…

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Held review – claustrophobic thriller is Squid Games does marriage counselling | Film

If Squid Game did marriage guidance counselling, it might look like this huis-clos, horror-flecked psychological mystery-thriller, which takes place almost entirely in the confines of a high-spec…

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Russia-Ukraine war: Lviv hit by missiles as cities targeted; Mariupol fighters ignore surrender demand – live | World news

8.31am BST 08:31 Six killed in missile strikes on Lviv – regional governor Six people were killed and eight wounded in missile strikes on the western Ukrainian…

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Tesco Mobile refuses to believe I didn’t receive my phone | Consumer affairs

In February I went to the Tesco Mobile outlet in my nearest Tesco store and ordered an upgraded handset – an iPhone. It was for my grandson,…

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Sudoku 5,615 easy

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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World Snooker: O’Sullivan channels his inner gladiator but Murphy loses | World Snooker Championship

Ronnie O’Sullivan completed his comeback from 3-0 down to defeat David Gilbert 10-5 at the World Snooker Championship, but another former champion, Shaun Murphy, was edged out…

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Exhibition of Pompeii’s sex scenes aims to decode erotica | Archaeology

An exhibition of erotic art found among the ruins of Pompeii will aim to show inquiring minds that racy scenes were present in homes across all sections…

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