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The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, review: ‘Not enough courage in its own mission’

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, review: ‘Not enough courage in its own mission’ The Royal Academy Summer show is a fixture – like Wimbledon and strawberries – in the social calendar. With over 12,000 submissions the selection committee chose 1250 works to fill the 10 rooms spanning the Piano Nobile. The coordinator for this the…

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Esports Integrity Coalition launched to keep UK competitive gaming scene clean

Esports Integrity Coalition launched to keep UK competitive gaming scene clean A new gaming organisation called the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has launched in the UK, with the aim of becoming recognised as “the guardian of the integrity of eSports.” The not-for-profit Coalition will regulate the rapidly growing field of professional gaming and states that…

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10 best swimming goggles

10 best swimming goggles Ready to get in the pool but afraid of stinging chlorine and panda eyes? Whether you’re just learning to swim or waking up at 5am to freeze in a lake, we’ve reviewed and listed the best goggles on the market. Each pair were tested for fit, comfort, shape, visibility and durability,…

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Queen’s birthday: Watch live as Elizabeth II celebrates turning 90

Queen’s birthday: Watch live as Elizabeth II celebrates turning 90

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Chilcot report finds Tony Blair went to war in Iraq when crisis could have been resolved peacefully

Chilcot report finds Tony Blair went to war in Iraq when crisis could have been resolved peacefully

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One in five couples in ‘distressed’ relationships, report finds

One in five couples in ‘distressed’ relationships, report finds Nearly three million people in Britain are in “distressed” relationships where they regularly argue or consider divorce, a new report has found. The stresses of parenting and financial pressures are heaping strains on relationships, leaving 1.4 million families “at breaking point”, the study warned. Experts said…

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Pre-Owned Premium: The Best Designer Consignment Websites

Pre-Owned Premium: The Best Designer Consignment Websites Fine Vintage Some people swear by second hand clothes, and the proliferation of stores selling them since the mid-aughts has proven that vintage is indeed big business. But how often have you walked into a vintage store to find rails of tacky 1980s-era (not in a good way)…

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Mens Fashion Basics Part 87 Vintage Shopping

Mens Fashion Basics Part 87 Vintage Shopping If any of you happen to follow me on Twitter, you would know that this year has been all about one artist for me – Macklemore. And I would be a naughty little liar if I didnt start this piece by informing you that it is completely inspired…

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My father fought in WW1, and my mother learned Esperanto – this is what they would have thought of Brexit

My father fought in WW1, and my mother learned Esperanto – this is what they would have thought of Brexit Politicians have, for personal gain and ambition, led us into the Brexit perdition “Britain, right or wrong.” My Dad also used to say that, just to make me mad. Born in 1899 and married to…

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10 best waterproof headphones

10 best waterproof headphones Whether you’re swimming, surfing or paddle-boarding, there is no reason why your session in the water can’t come with a soundtrack – if you invest in some clever waterproof headphones. From bone conducting technology to underwater MP3 players that plug straight into your computer, there’s something here for every swimmer. Some…

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