Kit de Waal: Writings very solitary you do it because you want to find readers

The acclaimed novelist on how her working-class roots inform her writing and her food choices When My Name is Leon, was published to proper acclaim three years ago, she happened to mention in an interview how few writers from her kind of background there were in Britain. That comment was…

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US immigration police broke Facebook rules with fake profiles for college sting

Revealed: Ice investigators set up social media profiles linked to a sham university for foreign students US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) violated Facebook policy by creating fake social media profiles tied to the University of Farmington, The Facebook page of Carey Ferrante, which an attorney for one of those…

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The 50 best songs about Europe ranked!

Brexit is delayed so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistre. Tout le monde bord! 50. Lloyd Cole and the CommotionsLost Weekend (1985) Poor old Lloyd went to Amsterdam and all he got was double pneumonia in a single room. And, by…

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How we met: I never expected to have a relationship again. This was out of the blue

Danny Ward, 68, is a retired NHS mental health project coordinatorfrom Forres, north-east Scotland. Nancy Illing, 62, lives in Chicagoand tutors children with special educational needs. They met in 2017 on a train Danny and Nancy laugh a lot big, wholehearted, body-shaking laughter at things that dont even seem funny,…

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I Illustrate My Everyday Problems As A Woman In Funny And Relatable Comics (New Pics)

I started this account a few years ago as some kind of comic-diary. Soon after, many people apparently related to my work and I now have a huge and awesome community. Since my art changed and developed itself into a large community and my job, I grew with it and…

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Smooth, angry, cool, powerful: how we talk about blackness

Teacher and writer Jeffrey Boakye has encountered endless labels all of which have informed his experience of being black and British today. Here, he unpicks their meanings BLACK Ive been black since about 1988, when I was colouring in pictures of priests at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic primary school in…

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