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What London’s Reading Now: Marcus Rashford, Michael Wolff and Tahmima Anam top the list
Each week we bring you a guide to the books flying off the shelves in London’s bookshops. This week’s bestselling top five includes one of the hottest novels of the summer and a non-fiction book that tells us how to make the best use of our time. You
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Dawn Butler: ‘Black Politicians Are Judged More Harshly. That’s A Fact’
Before I speak to Dawn Butler, her assistant sends me a few choice examples of the messages the MP for Brent Central has received since Sunday when she tweeted about police pulling over her and her friend, who is also black, as they drove to lunch. I
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Our Film And TV Recommendations: What To Watch This Week, From Reclaiming Amy To Uprising
The  clocks have gone back, the weather’s grim - it’s the perfect season for hibernating in front of the television, or a night at the cinema. Here are the films and TV shows on our cultural radar this week… Wolfwalkers I can’t remember the last time
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Floating Cities, Life On Mars And Colossal Egos: Inside The Battle Of The Billionaire Blokes In Space
The billionaire space race has a new frontrunner. Yesterday (July 11), Richard Branson’s big shiny space Virgin Galactic rocket plane made it 53.4 miles up to the edge of space. With five colleagues, the 70-year-old soared above the Earth on VSS Uni
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Best Cooling Blankets To Help You Sleep On Hot Nights
As a nation, there’s nothing we love more than discussing the weather, but usually, it’s about how cold or rainy it is. When the sun comes to town, it triggers a national celebration - marked with garden party BBQs, ice cold drinks and lazing under
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‘The Genie Is Out Of The Bottle, People Want To Know More History’: National Trust Boss Hilary McGrady
Hughenden Manor, a National Trust property on the edge of Buckinghamshire, half an hour from London, is teeming with smiling visitors. Children search for hedgehogs in the grounds while their parents take photos of the art collection of former prime
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First Look At Necker Island’s Multi-million Dollar Restoration
“There were 50 of us locked in the cellar. Water was pouring in; trees were smashing into the side of the building and for 14 hours it sounded like there was a roaring train going past.” Sat sipping a coffee in the mid-morning sunshine, Sir Richard B
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Mark Bezos: Who Is The BFF Brother Accompanying Jeff Bezos, Wally Funk And Their First Customer Into Space?
It’s the news many had been suspecting for a while now: Jeff Bezos is finally making his first trip into space. The Amazon founder announced his trip onboard his rocket company Blue Origin’s New Shephard spaceship yesterday, but the real star of the
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Cody Rigsby: Meet The Man Who Makes Rishi Sunak Sweat
“Indisputably… Kevin is the hottest Backstreet Boy,” Cody Rigsby tells me and my fellow Peloton riders as we sweat through a hill-climb to one of his 30-minute pop classes. The 34-year-old New Yorker stands up in his rainbow-pattered cycling shorts,
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Where London First-time Buyers Should Start Their Search For A New-build Home Post Pandemic
While Covid-related property moves have sparked a frenzied search by owners for bigger or better-value homes, aspiring first-time buyers have had to sit on the sidelines, pondering whether they will ever be able to step on to the housing ladder. Yet
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The Most Unusual Olympics Ever: Your Guide To Tokyo 2021
Really, the Euros was just the warm-up. Last week’s post-football comedown may have felt like the end of sporting days - at least for this year - but the truth is 2021’s great summer of sport is only just getting started. Think two weeks of tennis an
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Boris Johnson Faces Growing Backlash Over Plans For Covid Vaccine Passports In Nightclubs
Boris Johnson is facing a growing backlash over his plans to make coronavirus vaccination compulsory for nightclubs and other crowded venues in the autumn. Clubs, backbench Tories and opposition MPs criticised the Boris Johnson’s announcement on Mond
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Covid-19: At-risk Children To Be Offered Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine
Children who are at increased risk of Covid-19 are to be offered the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine on the NHS “as soon as possible”, as are those living with people with weakened immune systems, the Health Secretary has announced. Sajid Javid said he had a
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Johnson Loosens Isolation Rules For ‘Small Number’ Of Critical Workers
Isolation rules will be relaxed for a “small number” of fully-vaccinated critical workers who are identified as close contacts of coronavirus cases, Boris Johnson has said after coming under sustained pressure over the “pingdemic”. The Prime Minister
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Our Music Recommendations: What We’re Listening To Now, From Syd To Baba Ali
Is your playlist in need of some refreshment? We have some suggestions. Taylor Swift — Evermore Surprise! Again! Taylor Swift’s lockdown adventures continued with the news that she has a recorded second secretly written album. Evermore is the “sister
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Vanessa Kirby: Film Has Been So Male-dominated - Now It’s Women’s Time, And We’re Not Taking It For Granted
“My best friend has moved away and I don’t know if I’ll ever see her again.” That tragedy sketched out in just one sentence, hidden in the diary of a frontier woman among “all these facts about how many potatoes there’d been,” inspired the short stor
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Clubbing Is Back: Are We Ready To Go Out Out Again?
Just before the pandemic struck, the DJ, producer and recording artist Fred Again took an impromptu away day trip from his London home to Berlin. ‘I went in and out one Friday to Berghain,’ he recalls. For the past 15 years, Berghain has settled int
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The Best Beaches In The UK
Beach-appropriate weather occurs all too infrequently in the UK. So, when the mercury hits 29C (which it’s forecast to do today), there is nothing left for it but to grab the SPF and head to one of the country’s most beautiful sandy stretches of coas
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Iris Law: ‘I’ve Been Brought Up With Morals, Not Necessarily To Do With Acting But For Life’
Iris Law has undergone a transformation. I arrive at the end of her ES Magazine beauty shoot with Dior in east London expecting to see the cherubically pretty, sweet-looking girl I follow on Instagram (along with about half a million others). Instead
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Lanserhof Life Fasting: The Celebrity-approved Gut Reset Has Arrived In London
When the going gets tough, there is one place where the likes of Victoria Beckham and the Delevingne sisters head to recalibrate: the exclusive Lanserhof medi-spa retreat nestled in the Austrian Alps. The club opened its London outpost in 2019 in pa
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Nicola Benedetti Interview: ‘It’s Hard When You Feel You’re Doing Your Part, But Others Aren’t Doing Theirs’
Some people quit when faced with lockdown. Others don’t. When the pandemic abruptly smothered live music, the violinist Nicola Benedetti threw her considerable energy into finding new ways to connect people online to music and, through that, to one a
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The Best London Theatre Opening In 2021 That You Can Book Now, From Cinderella To Frozen The Musical
After months of closures, theatres can now reopen for live performances. It’s no secret that the industry has been battered by the pandemic - last year, several theatres staged new productions only to have them scuppered by new restrictions forced by
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When In Doubt, Go To The Pub: Welcome To The New Wave Of Great British Boozers
The Great British boozer’s had a bashing. This is nothing new — for the past 20 years they’ve been calling last orders. But if there’s been a death rattle for two decades, these past 16 months have seen a stony-hearted switching off of life support:
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Hymn Writer Lolita Chakrabarti Interview: ‘There’s A Delicacy Between Men That You Rarely See On Stage’
After the antics of fans/idiots before and after last weekend’s Euro final, there are a number of words you might reach for to describe the interactions between men, but “delicacy” probably wouldn’t be one of the first. Still, in her play Hymn, the p
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Idris And Sabrina Elba On Marriage, Mortality And What They Learned From Kim Kardashian
“We’re still learning about each other,” says Sabrina Dhowre Elba - Somali-Canadian actress, Vogue cover star and wife of Hackney-born Hollywood titan Idris Elba - hands on her husband’s knee as he tells me how much of a rock she’s been through the “
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Up To 60,000 Could Die From Flu This Winter As Scientists Warn NHS Will Be ‘Unable To Cope’
As many as 60,000 people could die from flu this winter, scientists have said as they warned that a combination of seasonal viruses and Covid-19 could mean that the NHS is “unable to cope” this winter. Experts said that if left unchecked, the flu sea
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10 Of The Most Googled Covid-19 Myths Debunked
From alleged plots to insert microchips into people, to 5G rumours and hoax cures, an overwhelming amount of misinformation has circulated about Covid-19 over the past year and a half. False claims can spread faster than the virus itself, often becau
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Wally Funk: Who Is The 82-year-old Rocketwoman Joining Jeff Bezos In Space?
They say good things come to those who wait. In which case, Wally Funk, 82, should be in for a wild ride when she joins Jeff Bezos on the historic launch of his rocket New Shepard next week. The US veteran pilot has been waiting six decades for her
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The Key To Happiness? Stop Trying To Be Perfect
Perfectionism is a trait we associate with success, drive and getting ahead in life. But there is a dark side to striving to be perfect, and research suggests it could be on the rise among young people. A 2018 study found that young people in the UK,
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How London’s New Homes Are Adapting To Changing Buyer Demands For Life After The Covid Pandemic
The countdown has begun to this year’s Evening Standard New Homes Awards. Judges are busy shortlisting entries ahead of the winning developers being announced at a glamorous ceremony in September at The Dorchester hotel. Our renowned awards celebrat
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