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Joanna Moorhead spends time with staff and couples going through IVF treatment and discovers a rollercoaster of emotionsAlex Gwynn and Rebecca Swan are in a hot, windowless room with low-level amber lighting and, fittingly enough, Rebecca is holding...
From: The Guardian | By: Joanna Moorhead | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Jeb Bush ‘excited about the possibility’ of a presidential runCandidates describe 2016 ‘journey’ 5.55pm ET We’re going to pause our coverage of the Republican summit in New Hampshire and Hillary Clinton’s path on the campaign trail with a...
From: The Guardian | By: Tom McCarthy and Alan Yuhas in New York | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Mum and dad run a top Italian restaurant, their daughter can’t even eat tomatoes. Here’s how the Locatelli family dealt with a life-threatening conditionWhen you first hear about all the things Dita Locatelli can’t eat, it seems a cruel irony that...
From: The Guardian | By: Killian Fox | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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It’s less than three weeks until Britain goes to the polls, and the nation seems divided. Here, we find out what British people really think about the issues that matter – from money and healthcare to housing and immigration. We ask if people have...
From: The Guardian | By: Poll analysis by Jim Mann | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Cherry trees bursting into bloom are reported in the news each spring in Japan. It’s a thrilling time to be outside here, tooBlossom time has its own distinct season, breaking the hold of winter. In Japan they have a name for the celebration of this...
From: The Guardian | By: Dan Pearson | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Competitions to win a date with a Page 3 girl are presented as harmless fun, but it’s just the same old commodification of womenMy old flatmate, Tim, used to have a clipping on his wall from the Sport. It was a competition. The prize was the opportunity...
From: The Guardian | By: Eva Wiseman | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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A woman is anxious about the intimate story her boyfriend is writing about a woman he met on a dating site. Mariella Frostrup says it’s his roving eye she should be worrying aboutIf you have a dilemma, send a brief email to mariella.frostrup@observer.co.ukThe...
From: The Guardian | By: Mariella Frostrup | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Illness claims the lives of victims within 24 hours of them contracting the symptoms, which include headache, weight loss and loss of consciousness A “mysterious” disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 18 lives in a southeastern...
From: The Guardian | By: Agence France-Presse | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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The Conservatives have promised to give people living near proposed windfarms the final say on applications. Will the future of renewable energy in the UK come down to a matter of taste?The village of Redwick lies on the outskirts of Newport, a small,...
From: The Guardian | By: Laura Barton | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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The Apple Watch is just the latest step in a fast-growing industry gathering data on our wellbeingGoing to the doctor’s is a pain. Why, if you have a recurring condition, do you need to take time off to go through the same checks to get the same prescription?...
From: The Guardian | By: Dominic Rushe | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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The queen of the kaftan dressed a decade marked by economic woes. Now a new generation is embracing her designsOnce, towns strewn across Turkey and Afghanistan owed their economies to the western appetite for the kaftan. During the 1970s travellers on...
From: The Guardian | By: Vanessa Thorpe | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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To tie in with its Britain Uncovered survey, the Observer asked readers to share pictures of their favourite neighbourhood haunts. Here are some of the best, submitted via GuardianWitness Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Observer readers | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of emotion via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favouritesShare your photos on this week’s theme ‘fresh.’ Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian readers and Tom Stevens | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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‘I have lost my baby but I shall create another,’ says former BBC presenter as he admits becoming obsessed with motoring seriesFormer Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is already thinking about his next television project after becoming “obsessed”...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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The policewoman assigned to the grieving Fletchers gets goosebumps when she looks back to 30 years ago. She was an unofficial family liaison officer, working 15-hour days despite not having a minute of bereavement training• ‘Could any man really...
From: The Guardian | By: Daniel Taylor | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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NGOs allege illegal deforestation of primary rainforest to plant cacao and oil palmCattle-ranching, logging, mining, highways, hydroelectric dam projects, oil and gas, soy, oil palm. . . These are what first come to mind to many people when thinking...
From: The Guardian | By: David Hill | Friday, April 17, 2015
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All the action as it happens from VisakhapatnamEmail dan.lucas@theguardian.comOr tweet @DanLucas86 11.41am BST A simple length ball that’s too close to cut. Agarwal tries anyway and gets a thick edge that flies to slip, where Dhawan takes as easy a...
From: The Guardian | By: Dan Lucas | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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by Paul DurcanWhen I nip into the GP’s surgeryTo pick up a repeat prescriptionFor anti-depressants and sleeping pillsI find the fair-haired receptionistOn her elbows with laughter,For no reason other than that this April dayIs all sunlight and blue...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Everyone is a curator these days, but what does curationism tell us about our society? And does the process of selection and arrangement add any value?Contemporary curating has become an absurdity. Outfits are curated. Salads are curated. Twitter feeds...
From: The Guardian | By: David Balzer | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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More than 100 people were injured in the blast outside a bank used by government workers to collect their salaries, police saidA suicide bomb blast outside a bank in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100,...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Rozanne will bring an abundance of lilac blue flowers flowers throughout the summer and won’t self-seed in all the wrong places like most geraniums A pretty, bright red beetle may catch your eye about now, hanging out on lily or fritillary leaves....
From: The Guardian | By: Jane Perrone | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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A 24-year-old man with a bike, flat cap and a beard pursues a slightly reluctant Stella GreyOne of the dating site men who saw the cleavage photograph, before it was deleted everywhere, was a 24-year-old called Joe, an intense-looking man with a bicycle,...
From: The Guardian | By: Stella Grey | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Millyford Bridge, New Forest The sunlight shows up the small circular indentation made by the pond skaters’ feet in the surface of the water, and this is slightly magnified as the shadow is cast on the bed belowPond skaters are slender creatures, slim...
From: The Guardian | By: Graham Long | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Tempted to bring a touch of guerrilla to your gardening? Animals, clouds, even the skulls of lost souls are surprisingly easy to carve from a hedgePicture the scene: grand country house, two acres of pristine formal gardens with traditional topiary....
From: The Guardian | By: Nick Turrell | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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The state is the first to approve nitrogen-induced hypoxia for use on death-row inmates, which supporters says is ‘painless’ despite lack of human testingOklahoma became the first US state to approve nitrogen gas for executions under a measure Governor...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Oklahoma City | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Lord Neuberger says fairness requires understanding of different cultures and warns against judges’ privileged perspective being allowed to sway decisionsJudges must show respect to women who choose to keep their faces covered due to their religious...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Jessica Ennis-Hill says her son comes first now but ahead of her comeback insists her competitive instincts are intactAfter the birth, the rebirth. Jessica Ennis-Hill has not competitively hurled, hopped or hurdled for nearly two years because of injuries,...
From: The Guardian | By: Sean Ingle | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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To connect with hard-to-reach communities, you need to find a tactic that works. The Greens have done that in Brixton with an articulate, Rastafarian candidate, Rashid NixCall it the refuge of the scoundrel. For, invariably, when we have the temerity...
From: The Guardian | By: Hugh Muir | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Latest Indian Premier League updatesE-mail vithushan.ehantharajah.casual@theguardian.com | Tweet: @Vitu_ECounty cricket – live! Get all the latest championship updates 6.37pm BST 14th over: RCB 124-5 (de Villiers 41, Wiese 5)Rossouw goes first ball,...
From: The Guardian | By: Vithushan Ehantharajah | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Appeal for information about Slough family after Asif Malik and wife Sara Kiran go missing and are last seen boarding ferry to France with four young children Police are increasingly concerned for a family of six, including four young children, who have...
From: The Guardian | By: Caroline Davies | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Board chairman, Allan Leighton, blames financial position and ‘austere market climate’ of other stores, but activist calls for vote against board membersThe Co-operative Group has told its members that it cannot make an enhanced commitment to stock...
From: The Guardian | By: Jill Treanor | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Dmitry Rogozin posted pictures of himself on Svalbard island, despite being on list of people banned after Russia annexed Crimea from UkraineNorway has sought an explanation from Moscow for a visit to a Norwegian island by Russia’s deputy prime minister,...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Oslo | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Latest updates as Newcastle aim to end losing streak against SpursEmail niall.mcveigh.casual@theguardian.com or tweet @niallmcveighKeep up with all today’s live scores 3.21pm BST The managers have surfaced for some pre-match chat. John Carver is pleased...
From: The Guardian | By: Niall McVeigh | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Landmark case pits survival of one of Europe’s smallest wolf populations against Norwegians’ cherished hunting rightsSix men charged over hunting some of Norway’s last wolves will learn their fate this week when a court rules on a landmark case...
From: The Guardian | By: Elisabeth Ulven and Tone Sutterud in Oslo | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Latest updates as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel race in BahrainEmail michael.butler@theguardian.com | Tweet @michaelbutler18Formula One reverses human rights stance in runup to race 3.40pm BST David Coulthard is out walking around the start/finish...
From: The Guardian | By: Michael Butler | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Latest updates from the FA Cup semi-final at WembleyEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com | Tweet @JacobSteinbergKeep up with all today’s matches around Europe 3.41pm BST 41 min: Gerrard’s outswinger is met by Lovren, but his tame header drops harmlessly...
From: The Guardian | By: Jacob Steinberg | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Opposition says cuts are revealed in official government document envisages a fall of nearly 2,000 in the number of full-time NHS nurses over next four years Labour has accused the Conservatives of having secret plans to cut the number of NHS nurses...
From: The Guardian | By: Rajeev Syal | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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The pan of a roasting tin contains the sticky magic we usually turn into gravy. For a delicious change, how about a fruity batter pudding?The roast is resting – those precious 20 minutes after the Sunday joint and its crackling are taken from the oven...
From: The Guardian | By: Nigel Slater | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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• ‘It’s no good talking to these people they will have to be told’• Monza’s future on race calendar a ‘wait and see’ • News on Bahrain Grand PrixBernie Ecclestone appears to be losing patience with the Formula One teams in his bid to...
From: The Guardian | By: Giles Richards in Bahrain | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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• Sri Lanka great believes exiled batsman has ‘much to offer’• Sangakkara is a new team-mate of Pietersen’s at Surrey• Keep up with all the latest in the County Championship – live!The Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara believes...
From: The Guardian | By: Ali Martin | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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The feminist establishment has declared her our candidate. However, many of the same women once chose politics (and Bill Clinton) over sisterhoodI believed in feminism in my radical days of wearing a burnt-yellow Ms Magazine t-shirt (with no bra underneath,...
From: The Guardian | By: Donna Ladd | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Latest updates as Manuel Pellegrini’s side take on West HamEmail michael.butler@theguardian.com | Tweet @michaelbutler18Keep up with all today’s matches around Europe 1.41pm BST 8 min: West Ham already playing for the draw. They played with such...
From: The Guardian | By: Michael Butler | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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The musician and producer reveals a childhood of kosher cakes and glue sniffing, and a more grown-up addiction to teaMy first memory of food is when I was four and was trying to decide whether I preferred the distinctly different tastes of the chocolate...
From: The Guardian | By: John Hind | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Campaigner says attempts by oil companies such as BP and Shell to ‘artwash’ their image are done simply to gain prestige and nullify local protestsOil companies are sponsoring the arts around the world on an “epidemic” scale as a cynical PR strategy...
From: The Guardian | By: Mark BrownTerry Macalister | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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SNP leader refuses to rule out referendum during next parliament ahead of Monday’s launch of party manifestoThe Scottish National party leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has said it would not be “democratic” to rule out another independence referendum in...
From: The Guardian | By: Rowena Mason | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Egypt’s grand mufti will make final decision on fates of 11 fans after stadium riot in Port Said left 74 people deadAn Egyptian court has sentenced 11 football fans to death after a retrial over a 2012 stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said that...
From: The Guardian | By: AFP in Cairo | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Police hunt ‘truly despicable’ thief who stole money from woman while she was having epileptic seizure in Stourbridge shopping centrePolice are hunting a “truly despicable” thief who stole money from a woman while she was in the grip of an epileptic...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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• Six Leeds players claimed to be injured shortly before Charlton match• Former captain Trevor Cherry calls players ‘a disgrace’• Match report: Charlton 2-1 Leeds UnitedThe former Leeds captain Trevor Cherry has branded the six United players...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Hundreds more people are believed to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, UN’s refugee agency saysA major rescue operation is under way in the Mediterranean after as many as 700 migrants are feared to have...
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Joanna Blythman reveals the dangers lurking within even supposedly healthy convenience food in this outstanding investigationCelebrity chefs sell us the dream of whipping up daily, home-cooked dinners using the freshest ingredients. It pricks our consciences...
From: The Guardian | By: Ben East | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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