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Thomas Heatherwick: ‘My Revolutionary New Electric Car Isn’t Just Zero-carbon — It Actually Cleans The Air’
Usually transport designers think about moving people around, but people themselves think about the music they listen to or the interesting things they see, so people should be the kings and queens of travelling, moving in mobile sculptures instead o
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Our Film And TV Recommendations: What To Watch, From Only Murders In The Building To Atlanta
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
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Our Music Recommendations: What We’re Listening To, From Sampa The Great To Hudson Mohawke
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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From Stranger Things, To Persuasion, To The Gray Man: Everything That’s Coming To Netflix In July
Unbelievably, it’s already July – summer is flying past faster than you can say pass me the suncream. But Netflix has not stopped to take a break. Up against it, with Disney+ and Amazon Prime getting ever closer to eliminating the gap in the number o
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The Desert Does Bloom: Rewilding AlUla
The UK’s leading advocate of rewilding calls it ‘one of the most inspired projects in the whole world’. We are talking about the extraordinary efforts to transform AlUla, an area of ancient desert and oasis in north-west Saudi Arabia. Last month, del
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Cherrelle Skeete Interview: ‘Theatre Reminds You That You’re Alive’
Facing the prospect of replacing a lead actor at Hampstead Theatre’s new show a fortnight before it opened, Cherrelle Skeete had one thought: “What would Noma do?” Noma Dumezweni had played her on-stage mum, Hermione Granger, in the West End show Har
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House Of The Dragon: Who’s Who In The Upcoming Game Of Thrones Spinoff?
Just because Game of Thrones is over doesn’t mean an end to the murder, treachery and power games in the realm of Westeros. Sky’s upcoming Game of Thrones spinoff series House of the Dragon is airing in August and anticipation for its release is reac
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‘It’s A Bit Like A Dream’: Peaky Blinders Creator Steven Knight On The New Immersive Experience
Peaky Blinders screenwriter Steven Knight can’t pinpoint the exact moment he realised that the show had exploded. It might have been when he saw the Peaky Blinders haircuts sprouting up all over the place. Or the rise in the Peaky Blinders-themed we
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Billie, Biden and karaoke with Lizzo - James Corden’s The Late Late Show lands in London
After almost eight years as the host of The Late Late Show, and with a fortune estimated around the £50 million mark, James Corden is some way beyond simply successful. In town for a four-night London run of his LA-based chat show, on last night’s ev
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Somerset House Summer Series: All You Need To Know
Somerset House Summer Series is back and this year the line-up is bigger than ever. For 11 nights, the art and culture complex turns major music venue, hosting a range of artists, from massive stars such as John Legend to innovative jazz acts like Yu
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The Ultimate Electric Car Jargon Buster - From AC Charging To Zero Emissions
There are two types of ‘fuel’ for electric cars – AC current, or alternating current, is the type of electricity that powers your home from the national grid. Charging at home is AC charging. All batteries, however, store power as DC, or direct curre
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Time To Cut The Green Rubbish...and Deliver A Proper Energy Policy
Groupthink says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shows we rely too much on fossil fuels. This is only partially right. A more accurate assessment would be that while still relying on fossil fuels, Western policymakers have failed for years to acknowledge
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My First Time: “I Was, Whether I Liked It Or Not, A Glastonbury Person Now”
I really think it will be Spaghetti Beard Guy who stays most firmly fixed in my mind. In the future, when I am scouring hazy memories of my very first Glastonbury, I’m pretty sure this will be the image that will prove most indelible. Which, to clari
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Glastonbury 2022: Was This The Most Politically Charged Year Ever?
Yes, it actually happened. Three years since the brave and sleepless last turned Michael Eavis’s dairy farm into southern England’s seventh-largest and first-noisiest city, Glastonbury festival returned for a delayed 50th birthday party that will be
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BackRoad Gee: “I’ve Got PTSD From The Police. I’ve Been Pepper Sprayed, Beat Up By Them – It Was Just Wild”
London rapper BackRoad Gee lights up when Jay-Z comes on the playlist in the studio where we’re sitting together. “Not many people can say ‘Yo! I made a tune with Jay-Z’”, beams the only UK rapper to ever feature on a track from the hip hop legend. “
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Elvis: Five Of The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Greatest Performances
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is back in the building. The spirit of Elvis has been resurrected by Baz Luhrmann for his hugely hyped new biopic, starring Austin Butler as the man himself. Unquestionably one of the most important musicians of the 20th cen
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Elton John On Supporting New Artists, How Charity Begins At Home And Why AR Is The Future Of Live Gigs
Picture it: an Elton John concert. As the lights dim in preparation for the big show, music booms across the auditorium. Almost in tandem, the audience raise their smartphones to record the experience. It’s an image that has become almost ubiquitous
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UK Festival Line-ups 2022: The Best Music Events, From Radio 1’s Big Weekend To Glastonbury
There were times when it didn’t look like it would happen, but the UK’s festival summer finally arrived in 2021 — and what a blast it was. Now, festival-goers’ eyes are fixed firmly on the upcoming summer, which, all being well, should see a return t
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Sun & Sea: The Climate Change Opera That Audiences Adore - And It’s Coming To London For The LIFT Festival
A crowded beach. A day not so much languorous as sweltering. About 20 people cram onto a small square of sand, among them a fidgety workaholic, unable to relax; a wealthy mum with barely half an eye on her kid; a long-distance couple snatching a few
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Glastonbury 2022 Guide: Portable Chargers, Pints, Ponchos And Beyond
It is one week until Saint Michael (Eavis) opens the doors to his back garden and invites more than 200,000 people to drink, dance and ‘just have a little lie down beside this bin for a minute’. Yes, two years later than planned, Glastonbury is final
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Ethereum (ETH) Price Prediction: What’s On The Horizon?
Down in value to around £942 from just over £3,000 at the start of the year, Ethereum (ETH) has suffered the same fate as bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies in 2022, putting it at its lowest price since January 2021. Crypto prices are inherently
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London Indian Film Festival: Must-see Films And Events With The Likes Of Aparna Sen And Anurag Kashyap
London Indian Film Festival, the UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival, returns this week, with a packed roster of films and conversations taking place across London, Manchester and Birmingham. New films in this year’s programme - which r
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ABBA Voyage – The Director On How He Brought The Swedish Supergroup Back To Its 1970s Pomp
From Oasis to Kylie Minogue, Massive Attack to New Order, director Baillie Walsh has spent his career working with some of the biggest names in music. His latest project is a little different, not least because his musical collaborators are composed
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Britain Has The Talent And Innovation To Be Digital Leaders, Says ITV Boss Carolyn McCall
Looking back over London Tech Week it is very clear that almost all businesses across the UK economy are deeply affected by technology which throws up significant opportunities as well as challenges. The media and entertainment industry has seen a hu
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The First Lady On Paramount+ Review - Gorgeous, But This Tale Of The Presidents’ Women Needs To Dig Deeper
Let’s call it Impersonation Television, in which the famous and rich have their lives filleted for dramatic purposes. It is a thriving business of real history-ish meets well-costumed make believe. The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, and The Crown are
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Glastonbury 2022: 20 Potentially Thrilling Non-headliner Sets You Shouldn’t Miss
One of the buzziest live bands of the moment, Bradford’s Bad Boy Chiller Crew are sure to deliver a memorable set at their first ever Glastonbury. MCs Kane, Clive and GK started out sharing comedy skits online before moving into music and quickly gai
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Fuel And Food Fire Highest Inflation Rate For 40 Years
Steep rises in food and fuel prices drove inflation to a 40-year high on Wednesday, sparking fresh calls for ministers to do more to help ease the cost of living crisis. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics showed inflation hit a
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What’s Coming To Netflix In June? The New TV Series And Films To Watch From Borgen To Peaky Blinders
Summer is upon us, which means it’s time for long, lazy weekends and relaxing holidays. Whatever you have planned, Netflix has you covered. Whether you’re hoping to hone your language skills with some international thrillers or catch up on the sixth
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Rosie Holt On Partygate, Nadine Dorries And How Her Pandemic Political Comedy Side Hustle Made Her A Star
Three years ago, Rosie Holt thought she was on the verge of something big. The comedy play she starred in, The Crown Dual, received rave reviews and was all set to tour America for six months. Then Covid happened and instead Holt ended up holed up wi
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How Clean Break Puts The Plight Of Women In The Criminal Justice System On Stage - ‘There’s So Much Damage’
The scene opens on a living room in winter. Pakistani finger food sits on the dining table below a ‘Welcome home’ banner. Noor and her 15-year-old granddaughter Leila are waiting for Aleena, Leila’s mother, to arrive home from prison, and everything
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