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Tony Blair: portrait of a tortured figure

Tony Blair: portrait of a tortured figure Tony Blair has largely given up trying to defend his reputation Getty It is to the painter of a portrait of a young man called Dorian Gray that Oscar Wilde’s best remembered lines are said: “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and…

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HBO vampire series True Blood to be immortalised as a Broadway musical

HBO vampire series True Blood to be immortalised as a Broadway musical Over the course of seven seasons, HBO series True Blood set itself apart as a television series with a flair for theatricality. It’s none too surprising then to learn that a musical continuation is in the early stages of development. Little is known…

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10 best men’s hiking boots

10 best men’s hiking boots The New Year is a great time to be getting into walking, with many people discovering the benefits both to body and soul that a good hike in the country brings. It’s often said walking is free, but to be safe, comfortable and protected against the elements, it is best to spend…

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Stephen Crabb pledges £100bn infrastructure fund to invest in schools and housing

Stephen Crabb pledges £100bn infrastructure fund to invest in schools and housing Crabb, 43, is the youngest contenders of five candidates currently in the race to succeed to David Cameron Getty Images Stephen Crabb, a candidate in the Conservative leadership race, has pledged to create a £100 billion Growing Britain Fund for infrastructure projects including…

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When the ‘feral beast’ of The Independent bit back at Tony Blair

When the ‘feral beast’ of The Independent bit back at Tony Blair In June 2007, Tony Blair denounced the British press as a ‘feral beast’ – and singled out ‘The Independent’ as the only example. This open letter, which we published on the front page, still sums up my feelings about the paper  Most days…

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The Hottest New Mens Trainer Releases: August 2015

The Hottest New Mens Trainer Releases: August 2015 In the rare and limited edition sneaker game, it pays to be in the know thats why were set to highlight some of the most anticipated and coveted trainer styles that will be hitting the market in the next month. Mark these release dates in your calendar…

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Is the backlash faced by French-Lebanese author for speaking to Israeli media justified?

Is the backlash faced by French-Lebanese author for speaking to Israeli media justified? Legion d’Honneur, holder of France’s top literary award and member of the Academie Francaise Amin Maalouf Wikimedia Loaded with honours and a Legion d’Honneur, holder of France’s top literary award, one of the French ‘Immortals’ in the Academie Francaise, no less, and…

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Menswear Collaborations To Look Out For This Autumn

Menswear Collaborations To Look Out For This Autumn Two menswear brands are better than one, and thats been the story for as long as collaborations have existed. From the seasonal efforts of H&M to the one-offs that cause queues and riots, theres something extra special about joint efforts. To prepare for the hysteria of these…

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Emma Watson’s new film The Colony makes £47 at the UK box office

Emma Watson’s new film The Colony makes £47 at the UK box office Emma Watson should enjoy more box office success when she plays Belle in Beauty and the Beast next year Getty Images Emma Watson’s new film has flopped at the UK box office, taking less than £50. Despite being one of the world’s…

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Tata Steel could be nationalised despite Brexit delays

Tata Steel could be nationalised despite Brexit delays The Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot which may face closure if a buyer cannot be found Reuters The Government is still considering nationalising Tata Steel if no buyer is found, the minister for small business said yesterday. Anna Soubry MP told the select committee on the…

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