Great canoe and kayak trips around the world: readers’ travel tips
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Great canoe and kayak trips around the world: readers’ travel tips

Sea kayaking off Mallaig is a very different experience to gliding down a river in…

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Thousands march in Hong Kong for release of pro-democracy leaders
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Thousands march in Hong Kong for release of pro-democracy leaders

In sweltering heat, protesters wear brown prison uniforms in homage to jailed Alex Chow, Nathan…

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The Stepmother review – marriage, morals and misdemeanours
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The Stepmother review – marriage, morals and misdemeanours

Minerva, ChichesterInjustice, inequality, power and passion drive the plot of this remarkable play which still…

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Glasgow fruit market fire brought under control
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Glasgow fruit market fire brought under control

More than 400 workers evacuated after blaze took hold at about 4am and quickly spread…

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Three men jailed for running cannabis factory in ex-nuclear bunker
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Three men jailed for running cannabis factory in ex-nuclear bunker

Anti-trafficking organisations express disappointment after slavery charges against trio were dropped

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Google staffer’s hostility to affirmative action sparks furious backlash
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Google staffer’s hostility to affirmative action sparks furious backlash

Manifesto arguing against promotion of race and gender diversity attributes lack of women in tech…

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Saudi investor buys significant stake in the Independent
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Saudi investor buys significant stake in the Independent

Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel’s deal, which sees him take a stake of between 25% and 50%,…

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Russia begins cleaning up the Soviets’ top-secret nuclear waste dump
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Russia begins cleaning up the Soviets’ top-secret nuclear waste dump

When the Soviet Union collapsed a vast store of spent nuclear fuel was abandoned in…

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10 of the best narrow-gauge railway journeys in Britain
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10 of the best narrow-gauge railway journeys in Britain

Hop aboard one of these fantastic British railway adventures – with the chance to see…

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Dear Theresa May, come and meet some Muslims. It might help if you knew us
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Dear Theresa May, come and meet some Muslims. It might help if you knew us

A lack of engagement by senior Conservatives is part of the process of ‘othering’ us,…

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Top 10 forgotten British beauty spots
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Top 10 forgotten British beauty spots

From crumbling ruins to holy wells and butterfly-filled forests, some of the country’s loveliest spots…

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Wealth and poverty sit side by side in Grenfell Tower’s borough
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Wealth and poverty sit side by side in Grenfell Tower’s borough

Data shows area around Grenfell Tower was among top 10% most deprived areas in England…

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Many operations could be unnecessary, says leading surgeon
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Many operations could be unnecessary, says leading surgeon

Certain types of elective surgery only benefit patients because of placebo effect, says Prof Andy…

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‘It was a rampage’: witnesses describe horror of London terrorist attacks
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‘It was a rampage’: witnesses describe horror of London terrorist attacks

Reports of people fighting off attackers with bottles and chairs during terror incidents in London…

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Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn
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Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn

Some specialists concerned use of hormone has become a ‘fashionable treatment’ for parents who want…

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‘Ban burqas to promote vitamin D’ and other odd ideas in Ukip’s manifesto
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‘Ban burqas to promote vitamin D’ and other odd ideas in Ukip’s manifesto

Ukip has launched its election manifesto, and it certainly has some eye-catching bits. Here are…

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Transgender woman who died should not have been moved to female jail, jury finds
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Transgender woman who died should not have been moved to female jail, jury finds

Vikki Thompson, 21, was found dead in her cell at HMP Leeds after warning people…

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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers
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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers

Facebook fined £94m for ‘misleading’ EU over WhatsApp takeover
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Facebook fined £94m for ‘misleading’ EU over WhatsApp takeover

European commission says fine is a ‘clear signal’ to companies that they must comply with…

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‘An almost biblical notion of evil’ – why Ian Brady haunts the British psyche
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‘An almost biblical notion of evil’ – why Ian Brady haunts the British psyche

Other child killers have slid off into obscurity, but Brady and fellow Moors murderer Myra…

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