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Four Years Since Grenfell: Londoners Still Stuck In Unsafe Homes Reveal Their Fear, Stress And The Spiralling Costs
Next week London marks a grim anniversary. Four years ago on June 14, a fire broke out at Grenfell Tower which killed 72 and left many more injured, traumatised and homeless. But for thousands more, like Natalie Carter, the day is more than a time fo
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Our Film And TV Recommendations: What To Watch This Week, From The Reason I Jump To In The Earth
The  clocks have gone back, the weather’s grim - it’s the perfect season for hibernating in front of the television, or a night at the cinema. Here are the films and TV shows on our cultural radar this week… Wolfwalkers I can’t remember the last time
Evening Standard26 min cititeMusic
Our Music Recommendations: What We’re Listening To Now, From Yves Tumor To Aldous Harding
Is your playlist in need of some refreshment? We have some suggestions. Taylor Swift — Evermore Surprise! Again! Taylor Swift’s lockdown adventures continued with the news that she has a recorded second secretly written album. Evermore is the “sister
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What London’s Reading Now: Lemn Sissay, Clare Chambers and Ben Macintyre top the list
Each week we bring you a guide to the books flying off the shelves in London’s bookshops. This week’s bestselling top five includes one of the hottest novels of the summer and a non-fiction book that tells us how to make the best use of our time. You
Evening Standard4 min cititeSoccer
Euro 2020 Venues: Fixture Dates, Host Cities, Stadiums, Locations And Fan Capacity
With the European Championship fast approaching, eleven cities across Europe are preparing to host this summer’s tournament. UEFA and the nations involved have come a long way since Euro 2020 was rescheduled last year due to the pandemic, with the co
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On Her #MeToo Moment At Age 17
Ever since she wrote her essay We Should All Be Feminists, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been hailed as an unofficial women’s laureate. Beyoncé sampled her in the song Flawless, sending Adichie’s novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah to
Evening Standard3 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Come On Barbie, Let’s Go Party: Five BBQ Recipes From London’s Top Chefs, Including Tom Kerridge, Andi Oliver And Jacob Kenedy
Sometimes taking out the barbecue feels more like grilla warfare: sky-high flames, expensive bits of steak reduced to inedible cinders, puddings forgotten and the beer warm. It needn’t be so. With the weather scorching — rainstorms will pass, they a
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Yomi Ṣode Interview: Unpacking The Experience Of Black Grief
Yomi á¹¢ode is recalling the moment that inspired one of the most powerful scenes in his new play. He was on a bus to King’s Cross in the winter of 2019 when he got the call to say that a family member, ill with cancer, had deteriorated overnight, an
Evening Standard5 min cititeMedical
Why Africa’s Faith Leaders Hold The Key To Dispelling Vaccine Doubts
On a Sunday evening in early June, popular Nigerian mega-church pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, responded to a question from one of his followers who was worried about losing his job for refusing to take the Covid-19 vaccine, as required by all staff at hi
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London Targets 100k Covid Vaccines A Day As Football Clubs Including Chelsea And Spurs Join Push
Football clubs in London are joining the vaccine roll-out as the capital targets 100,000 doses a day for the next month. Chelsea, Spurs, West Ham and Charlton will all host walk-in clinics this weekend as efforts accelerate to get the jab into younge
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‘Britain’s Elon Musk’ Becomes Billionaire As Flying Taxis Ready For Lift-off In London
London serial entrepreneur Stephen Fitzpatrick was today awarded clear billionaire status after his Bladerunner-style flying electric taxi business launched a US float valuing his stake at around $1 billion. The valuation Fitzpatrick’s float puts on
Evening Standard4 min cititeMedical
‘A Rumour Can Explode In One Day’: Meet The Pioneer Fighting Vaccine Mistrust
When anthropologist Heidi Larson secured the seed funding to establish the Vaccine Confidence Project a decade ago, it was a humble set-up housed in a corner of the venerable London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Bloomsbury. Now, in a glo
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Top Of The Shops: How Depop Took Over The World
Josh Silverman fancies himself pretty hip. For the office, the Etsy boss wears a uniform of skinny jeans and Italian polo shirts, offset with vintage watches. This Stanford Business School graduate, estimated to be worth $11 million, likes a challeng
Evening Standard6 min cititeInternational Relations
Boris Johnson Hails Biden Administration As ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ After First Meeting
Boris Johnson played down differences with Joe Biden, claiming the new US President was a “breath of fresh air” and insisting there was “absolutely common ground” over the potentially thorny issue of Northern Ireland. The US President’s concerns over
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From In The Heights To West Side Story: Movie Musicals Are Here To Save Cinema In 2021
Spontaneous outpourings of joy have been all too rare lately, but the long-awaited release of In The Heights, the film adaptation of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first stage hit, is set to change that. Set in the Latino neighbourhood of New
Evening Standard4 min cititeMedical
Give Us The Right Vaccines To Open Up London
London health chiefs have requested extra supplies of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines so that they can tackle worryingly low levels of take-up in the capital, the Evening Standard can reveal. They want to rush out doses to hundreds of thousands of yo
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Best Cooling Blankets To Help You Sleep On Hot Nights
As a nation, there’s nothing we love more than discussing the weather, but usually, it’s about how cold or rainy it is. When the sun comes to town, it triggers a national celebration - marked with garden party BBQs, ice cold drinks and lazing under
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Time: The BBC’s New Show Is An Unflinching Look At Life In British Prisons
There’s a saying that you can judge a society based on how it treats its prisoners. If that’s true, then Time, the new BBC One series from acclaimed screenwriter Jimmy McGovern, is a pretty damning indictment of ours. While Line of Duty often stretch
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Queen Of Carbis Bay? How Carrie Johnson Went From Consort To Global Power Player
It was the grand drumroll for the world’s leading democracies, thrashing out how to “Build Back Better” (and greener) after the pandemic as they convened in the picturesque Cornish fishing resort of Carbis Bay. The result was a rich catch of communi
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Triumph Of The Former Mrs Amazon: What Mackenzie Scott Did Next
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has remarried two years after her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. It was revealed Scott tied the knot with Dan Jewett, a science teacher at her children’s school, via a post on the website for phil
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Andrew Neil: GB News, My War On Woke And The Problem With Piers Morgan
“The real problem,” begins Andrew Neil, in his Scottish burr that will be familiar to anyone who has watched him grill politicians over his 50-year career in the media, “is there are so many delicious issues around cancel culture that it is hard to d
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Guerrilla Girls Interview: Still Bananas For Equality In The Art World
If Zoom wasn’t already weird enough, now I’m looking at myself talking to a pair of gorillas. Gorillas and guerrillas, in fact - Käthe Kollwitz and Frida Kahlo (not their real names) are two of the founding members of the Guerrilla Girls, the anonymo
Evening Standard4 min cititePolitics
Getting Away With It: How Britain Escapes From The Covid Economic Crisis
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the economic narrative has run along widely agreed lines. Economists disagreed about relatively small things – how bad unemployment would become, how awful the recession might be – but the wider consensus was this
Evening Standard6 min cititeMedical
Six Big Questions On The Global Vaccine Response, Answered
In the space of just six months, health workers across the globe have administered more than 2.2 billion Covid-19 vaccines. At home, the UK vaccination rollout has been a phenomenal success and has saved countless lives. But this remarkable achieveme
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Loki Star Wunmi Mosaku: I Loved Playing Someone Who Doesn’t Try To Be Sweet And Palatable
God of mischief Loki has a formidable new foil in the form of Hunter B-15, played by Wunmi Mosaku. As Marvel’s latest streaming series kicks off, Asgard’s troublemaker-in-chief (Tom Hiddleston) has managed to disrupt the flow of time, inadvertently c
Evening Standard4 min cititeMedical
Rise Of The Tik Docs: The Scientists Using Social Media To Debunk Vaccine Myths
When you think of TikTok, what springs to mind is probably teens dancing to Olivia Rodrigo in their rooms or viral sea shanties. An app firmly in the clutches of Gen Z, it’s certainly not a place where you’d expect to find the world’s leading scienti
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Singing For Ing-ger-lund: The Rise, Fall, And Possible Rise Of The English Football Song
England had just beaten Scotland at Wembley during Euro ‘96 and, with the Wembley crowd giddy on Gazza, the home nation’s official song of the tournament, Three Lions, began to play over the tannoy. Frank Skinner, who co-wrote and sang on the track a
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Mark Bezos: Who Is The BFF Brother Accompanying Jeff Bezos And A Mystery Bidder Into Space?
It’s the news many had been suspecting for a while now: Jeff Bezos is finally making his first trip into space. The Amazon founder announced his trip onboard his rocket company Blue Origin’s New Shephard spaceship yesterday, but the real star of the
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Tough Mudder Founder Will Dean On Expanding His New Business And Avoiding The ‘Second Album Problem’
Tough Mudder founder Will Dean has spent the past year at his Wimbledon home on endless Zoom calls. The entrepreneur, known for popularising extreme obstacle courses, spent “Kafka-esque” days pitching investors for business number two - London-based
Evening Standard4 min cititeMedical
The FTSE 100’s Safest Bet? Medical Tech Firm Raises Dividend For 42nd Year In A Row
As a manufacturer of life-saving medical and safety equipment - from ventilator components to touch-free door sensors - Halma was well placed to thrive in the pandemic. The FTSE100 group, which comprises a portfolio of more than 40 more-or-less auton
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