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‘I want to see young people writing about nature’ – Channel 4 News

His writing has been praised by nature writers and naturalists alike and he’s been described as the young star of the Conservation movement. Autistic teenager Dara McAnulty is the youngest ever winner of a major literary prize. He won the Wainwright Prize about an hour ago for his moving and heartfelt chronicle, reflecting on nature […]

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David Bowie’s classic Glastonbury 2000 set – follow it live! | Music

The more I watch this, the more I find myself thinking this must be the same year that Nine Inch Nails played Glastonbury. I remember being distraught when after all of maybe two songs, one of which was (to borrow a phrase from the Bowie coverage) a magnificently sleazy ‘Reptile’, the TV footage cut away […]

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Concerns over Modi’s coronavirus crackdown – Channel 4 News

20 May 2020 India’s lockdown, covering 1.6 billion people, has been extended until the end of May. But for the country’s Muslim minority there’s perhaps been an even greater impact. India’s lockdown, covering 1.6 billion people, has been extended until the end of May. But for the country’s Muslim minority there’s perhaps been an even […]

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Dr Rangan Chatterjee – Channel 4 News

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a British doctor, author, television presenter and podcaster. He is best known for his TV show ‘Doctor in the House’ and for being the resident doctor on BBC One’s Breakfast Show. He has just released his third book, ‘Feel Better in 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life’. He also has […]

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J’accuse! The Case for Pre-modernism, or, the Rural-urban Divide

Emile Zola’s now world-famous letter to the President of the French Republic, dated 13 January 1898, “J’Accuse!” (complete text of the letter in English translation here), set the stage for correcting a grave miscarriage of justice carried out by the French military and the secular French state against an innocent Jewish military officer, Alfred Dreyfus.  […]

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Schools accused of banning hairstyles worn only by black pupils – Channel 4 News

A growing number of schools are being accused of banning hairstyles worn only by black pupils, which parents complain is unfairly discriminating against their children. One in six black parents say their children have had a bad experience in school because of their hairstyle. Our home affairs correspondent Darshna Soni has been speaking to families […]

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The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili review – a landmark epic | Books

John Steinbeck wrote in A Russian Journal (1948) that wherever he went in Russia, “the magical name of Georgia came up constantly”. This southern land in the Caucasus, with its Black Sea coast and vineyards, was spoken of “as a kind of second heaven”. Yet used as a chapter epigraph towards the end of Nino […]

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