The Observer

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Gerry Cranham obituary
Pioneering sports photographer whose work revealed, through his composition, human endeavour and the poetry of motion

Greg Whitmore

01, Nov, 2023 @5:48 PM

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Anthony Holden obituary
Journalist, author and poker player who worked for the Sunday Times and became music critic of the Observer

Denis MacShane

22, Oct, 2023 @4:03 PM

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Wacky world of baby names: guess how much mine cost?
Some parents are paying up to $30,000 for a ‘doula’ to create a bespoke moniker for their offspring

Chloë Hamilton

22, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘For every problem, there is a mushroom with an answer’: overcoming our British fear of fungi
We have a complicated relationship with mushrooms but, as scientists point out, they are a wonder weapon in our fight to help the environment so we need to make our peace with them

Charlie Gilmour

22, Oct, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Hannah Fry: ‘I’ve become more optimistic as I’ve got older’
The mathematician on being a goody two shoes, surviving cancer and stopping to smell the roses

Donna Ferguson

21, Oct, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Top 10 activity breaks for a supercharged half term
Get moving in or outdoors then relax in one of our selection of hotels, lodges, manor houses or even a castle

Annabelle Thorpe

15, Oct, 2023 @1:00 PM

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The rise and fall of the BlackBerry
Dubbed the ‘crackberry’, it was a tech gamechanger and status symbol. So what happened to the first smartphone and why didn’t the execs see it coming?

Stuart Heritage

15, Oct, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘The wolf at my throat’: Observer writer Christopher Wordsworth’s diaries reveal troubled life
The critic never wrote the ‘Great Novel’. But his son, Saul, found clues to a crime in 60,000 words he left behind

Vanessa Thorpe

15, Oct, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Now even teens are adopting anti-ageing skin routines
For Gen Z, ‘prejuvenation’ is a thing, whereby young women buy youth-preserving products and share advice online but I feel lucky to be getting older

Eva Wiseman

15, Oct, 2023 @7:02 AM

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‘Our political situation is such a fragile thing’: Robert De Niro on fatherhood, family – and Trump
He’s one of Hollywood’s greatest stars – and one of its most private. At 80, he has become a father again, has just made another Scorsese film and is still outspoken about the dangers of Donald Trump

Alex Moshakis

15, Oct, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Campaner, London SW1: ‘Excellent food, but at eye-watering prices’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner
Barcelona in Chelsea it isn’t but the eating is mainly good here – as long as you have deep pockets

Jay Rayner

15, Oct, 2023 @5:02 AM

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Hamas’s stealth attack will be remembered as Israeli intelligence failure for the ages
Israel’s advanced surveillance of Palestinians makes scenes of Hamas gunmen moving through its streets all the more astounding

Peter Beaumont

07, Oct, 2023 @1:16 PM

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