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I was born black and working class. The identities need not be in opposition | David Olusoga 13 Apr 2:00pm I was born black and working class. The identities need not be in opposition | David Olusoga
The new politics of division shamelessly exploits racial issues to thwart class solidarityFor two weeks, I’ve been doing the press rounds, talking about
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Every Scot should exult in beating Brazil. Thank God for our women | Kevin McKenna 13 Apr 1:35pm Every Scot should exult in beating Brazil. Thank God for our women | Kevin McKenna
There are those who carp that the historic victory was achieved by female footballers. More fool themThe result that Scottish football supporters have fantasised about for more than a century became reality last week: Scotland 1, Brazil 0. The match took place in Spain and although it was billed as a “friendly” encounter, that fine Scottish commentator Derek Rae observed afterwards that the Brazilians did not take kindly to the defeat. “Bit of needle in it & a few of the Brazilian players not too happy at the end,”
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Why Brexit has driven thousands back to their allotments 13 Apr 1:12pm Why Brexit has driven thousands back to their allotments
In times of crisis, Britons have always turned to self-sufficiency, and this period of political turmoil is no exceptionI had my last allotment for 14 years and in that time I staggered home 14 times with carrier bags full of damsons to turn into jam and wine, luxuriated in 14 still-warm-from-the-sun tomato crops, and exhausted my friends’ and neighbours’ courgette recipe repertoires 14 times. Among these successes were multiple and varied failures too, of course, turning me slowly but surely from optimistic new plot holder to gnarled and grizzled veteran, ever on the watch for the next slug, pigeon or cabbage-white assault. But the successes stood out not only for their taste – food you grow yourself just cannot help being better in flavour, even if you haven’t a clue what you are doing – but for that little brush with self-sufficiency, and with knowing that no creature or lowly paid worker was harmed in the production of my crumble.
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Meghan Markle’s home birth should not blind us to the risks for most women | Barbara Ellen 13 Apr 12:00pm Meghan Markle’s home birth should not blind us to the risks for most women | Barbara Ellen
A decision by a notable mother doesn’t make the option less dangerous for othersPrince Harry and Meghan Markle’s rumoured decision to
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Mae Jemison, an astronaut with down to Earth wisdom on climate change | Lucy Siegle 13 Apr 10:12am Mae Jemison, an astronaut with down to Earth wisdom on climate change | Lucy Siegle
Her time in space gives her a singular perspective on the travails besetting the planetIn the manner of a droid desperately seeking a docking station, I am constantly searching for a leader who can offer me some direction and energy in the battle for the biosphere. Until now, there’s been something of a leadership void. Anyone who so much as uttered the words “climate change” might find me looking up at them, awaiting instruction. Now I feel like I can pick and choose. Perhaps it’s because people are competing with
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Fit in my 40s: boxing and dance with Pilates is a holy trinity | Zoe Williams 13 Apr 2:00am Fit in my 40s: boxing and dance with Pilates is a holy trinity | Zoe Williams
Piloxing is like a cross between worship and fitness Sometimes the people around you – your friends, neighbours, people you don’t know but who look a bit like you – are all doing a thing, but they’ve never mentioned it, and you only find out in some random tangential way via social media. Piloxing is that thing. A mixture of Pilates, boxing and dance, it was invented in America where hidebound traditionalism didn’t block them from seeing that those three completely unrelated things actually went quite well together. This being the case, I thought it would probably be available only in fancy gyms. I was wrong. A fitness freestyler (let’s call her a fitpreneur; go on, let’s),
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Kim Kardashian West is studying law: welcome to the new seriousness | Gaby Hinsliff 13 Apr 1:00am Kim Kardashian West is studying law: welcome to the new seriousness | Gaby Hinsliff
Vacuous celebrity could be on its way out – it’s no longer enough to be famous for being famousKim Kardashian West is studying to be a lawyer. The reality TV star who once tried to break the internet with a photograph of her bottom
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