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Last August, when he was 17 years old, Nye Newman, a gymnastics instructor from Guildford, bought a plane ticket to China. Newman planned to sightsee, but not as you or I might, via bus or map or tour guide. His preferred vantage point was up where the a
This week in the resistance A new cell service called Resistbot is exciting activists. It launched earlier this month but has picked up traction this week as people aim to pressure politicians on the healthcare vote. Created by startup entrepreneur Eric
London zoo was established in 1828 and is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. Created as a collection for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the animals from the Tower of London’s menagerie were transferred there in 1832 and it opened to the public i
The Wimbledon Stadium is not really in Wimbledon. With an SW17 postcode, the last dog track in London is technically in Tooting and, to confuse matters further, sits next door to Streatham Cemetery. The arena itself is low and aluminium-clad but, while i
Top story: Westminster attacker was homegrown terrorist Good morning, Warren Murray bringing you the Briefing this morning. We are continuing our rolling coverage of the aftermath and investigation of the Westminster attack. A 75-year-old man died in hos
Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration’s new commerce secretary, presided over a deal with a Russian businessman with ties to Vladimir Putin while serving in his previous role as vice-chairman of the Bank of Cyprus. The transaction raises questions about
It’s not the beginning of the end (of Brexit) – but it’s definitely the end of the beginning. Despite the fixation in the UK on the precise date and legal niceties of the article 50 process, the most important event of the weeks to come will not be the n
On a still, at times rather slow-burn night in Dortmund England did enough to win, ended up losing, but still looked in patches like a team feeling away at the edges of its new shape, exploring with interest some new post‑Rooney attacking gears. By the e
With a huge cloud of uncertainty continuing to hover over the Emirates, Arsène Wenger went some way towards clarifying matters with his revelation that the ongoing soap opera surrounding the club’s contract negotiations with disaffected star players Alex
Whatever happens on Thursday, Chile will haunt this generation of Argentinian players for ever. The two sides met in the 2015 Copa América final and the 2016 Copa América Centenario final and on both occasions Chile won on penalties after a 0-0 draw, ext
Basketball fans were first introduced to Steph Curry 20 years ago the same way we learned of Riley Curry two years ago: he was the cute child a famous NBA father occasionally brought to work. A decade later we saw him again, knocking down jumpers for tin
God Save the Queen – he means it, man. John Lydon has said will “sorely miss” Britain’s monarch when she dies. The Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd singer was appearing on the Quietus video hour when conversation turned to the topic of the plans for the deat
Next has warned consumers they face price rises of up to 5% in the coming months due to the weak pound, as it reported its first drop in annual profits in eight years and forecast another “tough” year ahead . The clothing retailer posted a 5.5% fall in p
His wet clothes frozen stiff and feet sinking into the deep snow, Mamadou allowed himself a shred of hope when he glimpsed a faint light in the distance. Many hours earlier he had set out for the border just as the sun was setting, trudging through thick
A new West End production of 42nd Street opens this month and its mix of high glamour and romantic nostalgia may prove a fitting escapist fantasy for our uncertain times. In 1933, the original movie was designed to beguile and distract a suffering US. Pr
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