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Douglas Kennedy: my five best books
A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
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Douglas Kennedy: my five best books

The bestselling writer and former theatre director chooses his five favourite books
23 Jul 2021
BMW 128ti: what the critics say
BMW 128ti
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BMW 128ti: what the critics say

This new hatchback injects a dose of ‘excitement’ into the class
20 Jul 2021
Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda
Freedom Day nightclub
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Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda

Rhetoric is latest in long line of associations between Covid and the Second World War
19 Jul 2021
Wise: the ‘Robin Hood’ of currency exchange
Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann are the co-founders of Wise
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Wise: the ‘Robin Hood’ of currency exchange

What the fintech pundits said after the UK’s biggest tech flotation
16 Jul 2021
Priti Patel’s Nationality and Borders Bill: a ‘punitive’ or ‘courageous’ asylum plan?
French rescue teams help a group of migrants in Calais
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Priti Patel’s Nationality and Borders Bill: a ‘punitive’ or ‘courageous’ asylum plan?

Ministers claim they’ve been driven to action by ‘an upsurge’ of asylum seekers. In fact, current UK numbers are relatively low
15 Jul 2021
Toyota GR Supra 2.0: a ‘lighter, nimbler’ model
Toyota GR Supra 2.0
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Toyota GR Supra 2.0: a ‘lighter, nimbler’ model

Starting from £46,010, the new Toyota is ‘on the money’
13 Jul 2021
Euro 2020 pre-tournament pundit predictions
Portugal lifted the Henri Delaunay trophy after beating France in the Euro 2016 final
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Euro 2020 pre-tournament pundit predictions

France were the favourites going into the Euros but it’s Italy and England in the final
7 Jul 2021

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Genesis G80: the Korean upstart taking on the German carmakers
Genesis G80
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Genesis G80: the Korean upstart taking on the German carmakers

The Genesis G80 is taking aim at the luxury saloon sector dominated by BMW
6 Jul 2021
How children are using science - and soft drinks - to fake positive Covid tests
Soft drinks cans
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How children are using science - and soft drinks - to fake positive Covid tests

The expert way to spot if ingenious youngsters are manipulating LFT results
5 Jul 2021
Hyundai Tucson: what the critics say
New Hyundai Tucson
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Hyundai Tucson: what the critics say

Starting from £34,455, the new Tucson feels ‘truly premium’
29 Jun 2021
Why Matt Hancock’s private life is of public interest
Matt Hancock
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Why Matt Hancock’s private life is of public interest

Media coverage of former health secretary’s affair has reawakened debate about press intrusion
28 Jun 2021
Bitcoin’s crash: what the experts think 
Bitcoin
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Bitcoin’s crash: what the experts think 

The price plunge has left some ‘chart-watchers’ nervous
25 Jun 2021
Why a Pacific trade deal may be risky
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss
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Why a Pacific trade deal may be risky

Complex geopolitics and costly negotiations may mean the deal will not rank as a post-Brexit benefit
24 Jun 2021
Audi Q4 e-Tron: a superlative electric SUV
Audi Q4 e-Tron
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Audi Q4 e-Tron: a superlative electric SUV

The German carmaker has finally got the details right for its electric-only models
23 Jun 2021
Did government Covid policies help the Indian variant spread?
Injecting vaccine into arm
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Did government Covid policies help the Indian variant spread?

Experts say delaying second doses of vaccines may have paved way for Delta strain to become dominant mutation of the virus
14 Jun 2021
What are the critics saying about the Isuzu D-Max car?
Isuzu D-Max
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What are the critics saying about the Isuzu D-Max car?

This £21,009 car lives up to its ‘tough, no-nonsense’ reputation
11 Jun 2021
The moral questions behind vaccinating children against Covid-19
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine injections
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The moral questions behind vaccinating children against Covid-19

Pfizer jab has been approved for use in adolescents - but experts caution against immediate rollout
7 Jun 2021
What did the critics make of Friends: The Reunion?
Friends: The Reunion
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What did the critics make of Friends: The Reunion?

The two-hour special aired 17 years after the hit sitcom ended
3 Jun 2021
What the experts recommend: fine food on a budget
Kentish Hare
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What the experts recommend: fine food on a budget

Keen to take advantage of the reopening of restaurants - but not to spend a fortune in the process?
3 Jun 2021
How Covid-19 can rescue humanity
Covax in South Sudan
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How Covid-19 can rescue humanity

The coronavirus rupture has demonstrated that citizens and governments can break out of the status quo
1 Jun 2021
The UK housing boom: what do the experts say?
House in Cornwall
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The UK housing boom: what do the experts say?

These are the ‘hottest’ housing markets, according to those in the know
28 May 2021
Why cancelling the Tokyo Olympics isn’t Japan’s call
Protester in Tokyo with placard calling for Games cancellation
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Why cancelling the Tokyo Olympics isn’t Japan’s call

Latest polls show Japanese public want the Games axed owing to Covid fears - but who gets the final say?
24 May 2021
Could microbes communicate with alien species?
Sky at night
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Could microbes communicate with alien species?

Experts argue that we should be searching for microbial life rather than human-like aliens
17 May 2021
Inside the new northern Conservatism
Boris Johnson in Hartlepool
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Inside the new northern Conservatism

Towns like Hartlepool increasingly drawn to Tories as Labour becomes party of the cities
10 May 2021
What local elections mean for the Westminster power balance
A polling station
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What local elections mean for the Westminster power balance

Voters have first chance to pass judgement on the government’s handling of Covid pandemic
4 May 2021
Why inflation might surge after the Covid pandemic
Pound coins and bank note
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Why inflation might surge after the Covid pandemic

Coronavirus support measures could lead to price increases in coming months
26 Apr 2021
Can exercising really reduce the risk of Covid-19?
Man running in city
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Can exercising really reduce the risk of Covid-19?

Research suggests that inactive people are twice as likely to die after contracting the coronavirus
19 Apr 2021
Why the marriage of Prince Philip and the Queen was ‘last of its kind’
Prince Philip and the Queen
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Why the marriage of Prince Philip and the Queen was ‘last of its kind’

Duke of Edinburgh’s passing marks the end of royal dynastic unions
12 Apr 2021
Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed
Life in lockdown
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Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed

Psychologists have had a unique opportunity to study the effects of social isolation
6 Apr 2021
Will there be an end date for the pandemic?
Brighton beach
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Will there be an end date for the pandemic?

Don’t set a date for your end-of-Covid party just yet
1 Apr 2021
What experts learned from tracking every Covid policy in the world
Open graves dug during the Covid pandemic in Sao Paolo, Brazil
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What experts learned from tracking every Covid policy in the world

Wealth no indication of success in the battle against coronavirus
26 Mar 2021
Census 2021 will reveal impact of coronavirus
Resident in North London take part in ‘clap for carers’
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Census 2021 will reveal impact of coronavirus

An expert on how the survey will lay bare the impact of 12 months of lockdowns
19 Mar 2021
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