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Warholm smashes record then slams ‘b******t’ super shoes
Karsten Warholm reacts after breaking the 400m hurdles world record
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Warholm smashes record then slams ‘b******t’ super shoes

Norwegian stormed to gold in the 400m hurdles with a time of 45.94secs
3 Aug 2021
Three great country house hotels
The Manor House in Castle Combe © The Manor Exclusive Hotels/Amy Murrell
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Three great country house hotels

From a new opening in Somerset to a foodie haven in the Cotswolds
3 Aug 2021
Formula 1 2021 season guide
Alpine driver Esteban Ocon celebrates his win at the Hungarian Grand Prix
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Formula 1 2021 season guide

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon won F1’s final race ahead of the summer break 
2 Aug 2021
Pool party: golden ‘new era’ for British swimming
Adam Peaty defended his Olympic 100m breaststroke title
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Pool party: golden ‘new era’ for British swimming

Team GB swimmers made a splash at the Tokyo Olympics 
1 Aug 2021
Billionaires in space: essential innovation or ‘costly vanity project’?
Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew posing after flying into space
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Billionaires in space: essential innovation or ‘costly vanity project’?

‘One very small step for mankind, one giant ego trip for Jeff Bezos’
30 Jul 2021
China General Nuclear: banned from Britain?
David Cameron and Xi Jinping
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China General Nuclear: banned from Britain?

The brief ‘golden era’ of Sino-British relations has turned ‘radioactive’
29 Jul 2021
Marble Arch Mound: London’s £2m ‘s**t hill’ roundly ridiculed
Marble Arch Mound
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Marble Arch Mound: London’s £2m ‘s**t hill’ roundly ridiculed

People who visited installation during first week offered free return tickets due to ‘teething problems’
28 Jul 2021
Tokyo 2020: the ‘strangest’ Olympic Games in history
Tokyo is under a state of emergency
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Tokyo 2020: the ‘strangest’ Olympic Games in history

The stripped-back event looks set to be ‘an utterly joyless affair’
22 Jul 2021
Team GB medal hopes: the athletes going for gold in Tokyo
Laura and Jason Kenny with their gold medals at Rio 2016
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Team GB medal hopes: the athletes going for gold in Tokyo

Can the Kennys, Adam Peaty and Jade Jones lead a British gold rush?
20 Jul 2021
Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
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Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?

Government set to renege on manifesto pledge not to hike NICs
20 Jul 2021
Finger candy: delectable jewels by Minka
Minka tourmaline rings
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Finger candy: delectable jewels by Minka

Designed in London, here’s the ultimate ‘colour pop’ high jewellery brand
20 Jul 2021
F1 British Grand Prix: racism overshadows the racing
Lewis Hamilton on the podium following his win at Silverstone 
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F1 British Grand Prix: racism overshadows the racing

Lewis Hamilton suffers racist abuse online after his controversial win at Silverstone
19 Jul 2021
35 books for your must-read bucket list
Books
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35 books for your must-read bucket list

Ignore the outside world and immerse yourself in these life-changing novels
14 Jul 2021
London house prices hit £497,948 average as UK nears record high
London skyline
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London house prices hit £497,948 average as UK nears record high

Capital is most expensive region but also has the lowest price growth
14 Jul 2021
Wealth gap ‘turbo-charged’ by the pandemic
UK banknotes
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Wealth gap ‘turbo-charged’ by the pandemic

New report reveals that household wealth increased by £900bn
12 Jul 2021
Reservoir Hydrosphere: a watch that comes with a diving experience
Greg Lecoeur diving
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Reservoir Hydrosphere: a watch that comes with a diving experience

Explore the Mediterranean seabed with this Reservoir timepiece
8 Jul 2021
Drinking for England: 9.7m pints could be sold on semi-final day
England fans pour pitchers of beer at Boxpark Wembley on Wednesday
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Drinking for England: 9.7m pints could be sold on semi-final day

50,000 pints a minute to be poured during the match and hangover cure sales also expected to soar 
7 Jul 2021
Top billionaires: who are the world’s richest people?
Jeff Bezos
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Top billionaires: who are the world’s richest people?

Jeff Bezos is No.1 on the rich list ahead of Bernard Arnault and Elon Musk
6 Jul 2021
Burberry: chequered exit prompts succession crisis 
Burberry store on Bond Street in London
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Burberry: chequered exit prompts succession crisis 

Marco Gobbetti, boss of Britain’s luxury flagship, is leaving to lead Salvatore Ferragamo
2 Jul 2021
Hemmerle Harmony bangle celebrates landmark anniversary
Hemmerle Harmony bangle in amber, ebony, copper and gold
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Hemmerle Harmony bangle celebrates landmark anniversary

Yasmin and Christian Hemmerle honour three decades of a timeless design
1 Jul 2021
The fashion for flowers: Constance Spry
Bust with a necklace of lilies by Constance Spry, c.1935 (RHS Lindley Collections)
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The fashion for flowers: Constance Spry

An exhibition at London’s Garden Museum celebrates Spry’s taste for modernity
24 Jun 2021
Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return
British band Radiohead are supporting the #LetTheMusicMove campaign
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Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return

#LetTheMusicMove campaign is launched by 200 acts to save touring in the EU
23 Jun 2021
Cartier Sixième Sens: jewellery for the senses
Cartier Sixieme Sens Meride necklace
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Cartier Sixième Sens: jewellery for the senses

Parisian master jeweller works with sense, sensibility and savoir faire
23 Jun 2021
Holiday jewellery: Nicky Zimmermann
Zimmermann Resort 2022
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Holiday jewellery: Nicky Zimmermann

Australian designer’s latest work draws from archival travel posters
22 Jun 2021
Future-proof your classic Porsche 911 with an electric conversion
Everrati Porsche 911 © Everrati
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Future-proof your classic Porsche 911 with an electric conversion

Replacing the heart of the car with an electric motor does not affect its soul
21 Jun 2021
A brief history of human cannibalism
Fiji village
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A brief history of human cannibalism

Madrid arrest brings focus on historic practice
18 Jun 2021
UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping
Shopping bags
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UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping

Beaconsfield was named the leading retail centre, but which areas fail to impress?
18 Jun 2021
What happened to Madeleine McCann? A timeline of her case
Madeleine McCann
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What happened to Madeleine McCann? A timeline of her case

Prime suspect claims prosecutors have run ‘public campaign of prejudice’ against him
15 Jun 2021
What happened to Madeleine McCann? A timeline of her case
Madeleine McCann
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What happened to Madeleine McCann? A timeline of her case

Prime suspect claims prosecutors have run ‘public campaign of prejudice’ against him
15 Jun 2021
Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying
Property to let and for sale signs
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Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying

A pandemic-led shift has made it cheaper to rent in seven of the UK’s 11 regions
15 Jun 2021
Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support
Liverpool held a test event in April, but nightclubs remain closed
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Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support

Billions to be wiped from economy and Sunak rejects calls to extend furlough scheme
14 Jun 2021
Faultless towers: Waldorf Astoria sets its course for the future
The Towers Waldorf Astoria New York
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Faultless towers: Waldorf Astoria sets its course for the future

Iconic Midtown Manhattan hotel is currently undergoing a major renovation
2 Jun 2021
The decline and fall of Europe’s centre-left
Tony Blair and Gerhard Schröder
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The decline and fall of Europe’s centre-left

It’s not just Labour that’s in trouble: across the continent, once-mighty social democratic parties are in crisis
27 May 2021
Van Cleef & Arpels: time for good luck
Alhambra pendant watch in diamond and with a guilloche face
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Van Cleef & Arpels: time for good luck

Legendary jewellery house reveals its very first Alhambra pendant watch
27 May 2021
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