Romeo & Juliet review – speedy 2-Tone adaptation lacks nuance | Theatre

Part of Southwark Playhouse’s Shakespeare for Schools project, this drastically pared-down version of Romeo & Juliet will be shown to 2,000 local young people for free. They…

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Cryptic crossword No 28,662 | Crosswords

Time on your hands? Stay connected and keep in touch with your friends with our new Puzzles mobile app. You can access more than 15,000 crosswords and…

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West Indies v England: men’s second T20 – live! | Sport

9.32pm GMT 21:32 WICKET! Jordan c Holder b Cottrell 27 (England 162-7) Another juicy flourish from Jordan but this time it can’t escape the long arms of…

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Hedonism is overrated – to make the best of life there must be pain, says this Yale professor | Life and style

The simplest theory of human nature is hedonism– – we pursue pleasure and comfort. Suffering and pain are, by their very nature, to be avoided. The spirit…

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Elvis Costello and the Imposters: The Boy Named If review – the glory days recaptured | Elvis Costello

Four-and-a-half decades into a constantly evolving career, Elvis Costello seems to have come full circle. After the lavish reissue of 1979’s Armed Forces in 2020, and last…

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Nigel Slater’s recipes for apricot loaf, and for cannellini and sweet potato pie | Food

It is grey and damp. I scan the shelves in the hope of putting dinner together without making a trip to the shops. There are cans of…

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Covid live: Russia breaks daily case total; WHO official warns there will be more variants of note after Omicron | World news

10.28am GMT 10:28 The city government in Beijing has introduced new measures to deal with an outbreak of Covid-19, two weeks before the Winter Olympics begins in…

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Creative set: Fendi celebrates the Bloomsbury legacy | Fashion

The brainchild of Fendi’s womenswear artistic director Kim Jones and Vogue photographer Nikolai von Bismarck, The Fendi Set is an exploration of the locations, landscapes and landmarks…

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On my radar: Mark Oliver Everett’s cultural highlights | Eels

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, 58, is the frontman of alternative rock band Eels and is also known by the stage name E. Since 1996, Eels…

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Observer killer sudoku | Life and style

Normal Sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within grey lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated…

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