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Rejuvenated England show ‘never-say-die courage’
Marcus Smith: nerveless composure
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Rejuvenated England show ‘never-say-die courage’

Jones’s new-look side complete clean sweep by toppling South Africa
26 Nov 2021
Zverev ends golden season with triumph at ATP finals 
Alexander Zverev: ‘star performer’
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Zverev ends golden season with triumph at ATP finals 

German will head to next year’s Australian Open in a confident mood
25 Nov 2021
Which countries have mandated vaccines?
Anti-vaccination protest in London
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Which countries have mandated vaccines?

Compulsory Covid vaccination policies have met with both praise and anger
24 Nov 2021
London house prices drop as UK average hits record high
City of London aerial view
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London house prices drop as UK average hits record high

The average price for a home in the capital stood at £507,000 in September
22 Nov 2021
The National Gallery and slavery: a complex legacy
The Hay Wain painting by Constable
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The National Gallery and slavery: a complex legacy

Gallery has published report linking some of its most famous donors, artists and paintings to the Atlantic slave trade
19 Nov 2021
Lewis Hamilton’s astonishing victory in Brazil 
Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium at Interlagos
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Lewis Hamilton’s astonishing victory in Brazil 

British driver’s win at Interlagos is surely up there with the finest of his career
19 Nov 2021
How Australia defied the critics to win the T20 World Cup
Australia beat New Zealand in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup final
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How Australia defied the critics to win the T20 World Cup

Aaron Finch’s team produced an ‘intimidating display’ to crush New Zealand
18 Nov 2021

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Shell: slick move angers Dutch
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Shell: slick move angers Dutch

Decision to become 100% British has ‘gone down like a plate of mouldy pannenkoeken’
18 Nov 2021
Vrai: taking over luxury with lab-grown diamonds
Vrai lab grown diamonds
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Vrai: taking over luxury with lab-grown diamonds

Sustainable jewellery brand is loved by Kendall Jenner and backed by Leonardo DiCaprio
17 Nov 2021
Rugby union: Scotland’s morale-boosting victory over the Wallabies
Scotland's Jamie Ritchie celebrates with Ewan Ashman
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Rugby union: Scotland’s morale-boosting victory over the Wallabies

England also confident after dismantling Tonga 69-3
12 Nov 2021
How West Ham United is stepping up to join the big boys
David Moyes celebrating
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How West Ham United is stepping up to join the big boys

Once notoriously flaky under pressure, they are now a ‘team unafraid of the hardest work’
12 Nov 2021
From engine-maker to electricity provider: Rolls-Royce as mini-nuke pioneer
Artist's impression of SMR plant
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From engine-maker to electricity provider: Rolls-Royce as mini-nuke pioneer

Whitehall is pumping £210m into car maker’s new small modular reactor business
11 Nov 2021
Racism in cricket: Yorkshire’s shame and the sport’s diversity problem
Azeem Rafiq
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Racism in cricket: Yorkshire’s shame and the sport’s diversity problem

Leaked report revealed that captain Azeem Rafiq suffered years of racist abuse and bullying at the club
11 Nov 2021
Empty shelves: a nation of disappointed shoppers
Containers stacked high on a cargo ship at the Port of Los Angeles
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Empty shelves: a nation of disappointed shoppers

Is it fair to blame the ‘materialistic citizenry’ for the shortages?
5 Nov 2021
The lost world of the Ardèche
Pont d'Arc, Ardèche © iStockphotos
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The lost world of the Ardèche

Most travellers from Britain pass this corner of the south of France by – that’s a mistake
3 Nov 2021
Sky Glass: Sky unveils its first TV set
Sky Glass TV set
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Sky Glass: Sky unveils its first TV set

Sky promises to ‘simplify’ the way that many of us watch our favourite shows and films
1 Nov 2021
Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of saving F1 title fade in Texas
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen: unsurpassable?
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Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of saving F1 title fade in Texas

A canny tyre strategy clocked up another win for Max Verstappen
29 Oct 2021
Pakistan overcome a World Cup curse against India
Shaheen Shah Afridi: a towering performance for Pakistan against India
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Pakistan overcome a World Cup curse against India

Symbolic significance of the crushing win should not be underestimated
28 Oct 2021
Budget: did Rishi Sunak pull any rabbits from his hat? 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament
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Budget: did Rishi Sunak pull any rabbits from his hat? 

After a deluge of leaks, the chancellor gave his joint budget and spending review
27 Oct 2021
Four of the best autumnal breaks in Britain
The Pierhouse Hotel © The Pierhouse Hotel
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Four of the best autumnal breaks in Britain

As the nights draw in, it’s time to enjoy countryside walks and evenings in by the fire
27 Oct 2021
‘Now the theatre begins’: Aussies react to Stokes’s Ashes inclusion
Ben Stokes is England’s talisman
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‘Now the theatre begins’: Aussies react to Stokes’s Ashes inclusion

Star all-rounder gives England a major boost ahead of the series down under
26 Oct 2021
Billionaires: who are the richest people in the world?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk
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Billionaires: who are the richest people in the world?

Tesla chief Elon Musk leads the way ahead of Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault
26 Oct 2021
Time to start bidding: a busy month for watch lovers
Patek Philippe wristwatch reference 2499 © Phillips
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Time to start bidding: a busy month for watch lovers

A number of rare and valuable timepieces are up for grabs in November
26 Oct 2021
Paris in bloom: Van Cleef & Arpels Florae exhibition
Van Cleef & Arpels Florae exhibition Paris
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Paris in bloom: Van Cleef & Arpels Florae exhibition

Parisian heritage brand honours an evergreen inspiration
25 Oct 2021
The National Trust: a cultural battleground
Winston Churchill’s former residence Chartwell, near Westerham in Kent
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The National Trust: a cultural battleground

Critics believe it has become too ‘woke’ and a rebel alliance has been formed
22 Oct 2021
Trouble in China: ‘triple shock’ has taken its toll
Power cuts have shut down many factories in China
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Trouble in China: ‘triple shock’ has taken its toll

The world’s second-largest economy is ailing, with worrying ramifications for the global outlook
22 Oct 2021
Cameron Norrie: the unassuming new star of British tennis
Cameron Norrie: ‘dogged determination’ at Indian Wells
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Cameron Norrie: the unassuming new star of British tennis

Indian Wells victory confirms Norrie as one of the most improved players of the season
21 Oct 2021
Wembley Euro final disorder ‘seals the deal’ for World Cup bid hopes
Police and England fans on Wembley Way ahead of the Euro 2020 final
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Wembley Euro final disorder ‘seals the deal’ for World Cup bid hopes

England handed one-match stadium ban and an £84,560 fine by Uefa
19 Oct 2021
Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies in front of Congress
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Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?

Facebook knows its products are destructive, but it does not appear to be doing everything it can to fix them
15 Oct 2021
45 books for your must-read bucket list
Reading books in library
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45 books for your must-read bucket list

Ignore the outside world and immerse yourself in these life-changing novels
15 Oct 2021
‘Poisoned chalice’: a tough job for Raducanu’s next coach
Emma Raducanu was beaten by Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells
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‘Poisoned chalice’: a tough job for Raducanu’s next coach

US Open champion had a disappointing return at Indian Wells 
14 Oct 2021
Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?
Newcastle play their home games at St James’ Park
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Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?

Amnesty calls for meeting with the Premier League over owners’ and directors’ test
14 Oct 2021
Last orders called at 10,000 pubs, clubs and restaurants
Beer pumps in a pub
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Last orders called at 10,000 pubs, clubs and restaurants

GDP is boosted by reopening of hospitality and leisure, but licensed premises remain in limbo
13 Oct 2021
Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008
Mortgage rates
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Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008

Homeowners to be hit by interest hikes as Bank of England tries to rein in inflation
12 Oct 2021
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