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Department stores like House of Fraser and museums like the V&A face similar problems – how about a bold solution? 10 Aug 2018, 11:47am Department stores like House of Fraser and museums like the V&A face similar problems – how about a bold solution?
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Both institutions need to increase footfall, so why not go into partnership?
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10 Aug 2018, 11:41am It's rubbish when things get in the way of your holiday, but the rights of Ryanair pilots are more important than your week in the sun
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Disruptions to holidays aren't fun, whatever the reason. Now, let's just hope the intransigence of Ryanair senior management doesn't spoil any further getaways, and the staff at Ryanair are given reasonable terms and conditions
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Tomato porn is taking social media by storm – they're big, plump and juicy 10 Aug 2018, 10:52am Tomato porn is taking social media by storm – they're big, plump and juicy
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Conventional miniature plum varieties are considered unadventurous and dreary, whereas anything black, dark red or purple is highly fashionable, the veg equivalent of the designer trainer or Gucci bag
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We need to gain a bit of perspective in this Boris burqa row – Rowan Atkinson is not the enemy 10 Aug 2018, 10:05am We need to gain a bit of perspective in this Boris burqa row – Rowan Atkinson is not the enemy
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My own family were exiled from Iran because my father made a joke in a newspaper column, so I know that context is everything
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10 Aug 2018, 9:34am Mea Culpa: the negative trap of saying the opposite of what we mean
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Questions of style, usage and spelling in The Independent
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In trying to save the planet, we might just change global politics forever 10 Aug 2018, 8:45am In trying to save the planet, we might just change global politics forever
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In addition to less pollution, lower energy bills and shorter commutes to work, we might also look forward to less corrupt and destabilising financial speculation, less militarism, and the demise of a few of the world's worst authoritarian regimes
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If Trump meant what he said about immigration, Melania's parents wouldn't have become US citizens this week 10 Aug 2018, 7:29am If Trump meant what he said about immigration, Melania's parents wouldn't have become US citizens this week
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If it's not a big deal for Melania and her parents to take advantage of chain migration, why does her ham-fisted husband seem to think it's such a big deal when other people do it?
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It's hard to stomach, but Boris Johnson is going to be our next prime minister – here's how he'll do it 10 Aug 2018, 6:51am It's hard to stomach, but Boris Johnson is going to be our next prime minister – here's how he'll do it
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At some convenient point towards the late summer, the Islamophobia inquiry will quietly come to an end with a statement about Boris's writings being ill-advised and distasteful, but that he won't be kicked out of the party. At this point, he'll be free to challenge for a position in Number 10
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The US establishment thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is too radical – with impending climate disaster, the worry is she isn't radical enough 10 Aug 2018, 6:07am The US establishment thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is too radical – with impending climate disaster, the worry is she isn't radical enough
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We should of course fully support democratic socialists: we have to begin with where we are. But, my fear is that beneath their concrete welfare state proposals there is nothing, no great project, just a vague idea of more social justice. In the long term, is this enough?
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Oh good – another long season of pretending fantasy football is interesting 10 Aug 2018, 5:42am Oh good – another long season of pretending fantasy football is interesting
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When you line up Nick Pope in goal rather than David de Gea, Pope isn't motivated to pull off a series of blinding saves because he knows he has the backing of John Smith from Aylesbury. And picking Mo Salah up front isn't canny, it's bleeding obvious.
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