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Do university applications favour middle-class kids? Yes – because their parents write them | Adrian Chiles
Britain’s only social mobility professor says personal statements should be scrapped. But the problem takes root much earlier, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

20, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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What’s the best way to remember loved ones – photos? videos? Or talking teddy bears? | Adrian Chiles
I have no video or audio of my grandparents, whereas my children will have endless footage of me. Have I missed out? asks Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

19, Jan, 2022 @3:43 PM

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I believe in local democracy – I just don’t understand it | Adrian Chiles
I don’t have any complaints, but if I did, who would I moan to? Parish or county council? MP or mayor? I’m baffled, writes Adrian Chiles

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13, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Lockdown taught me that time is precious – so why am I running out of it again? | Adrian Chiles
Every day I go to bed thinking tomorrow I will finally get everything I need to do finished. But each night I retire to bed defeated. Something needs to change, writes Guardian columnist Adrian Chiles

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12, Jan, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Adrian Chiles’s Christmas Strictly diary: ‘Unused to my tight outfit, I didn’t get low enough for the lift ...’
I don’t recall saying yes to the show. Perhaps I just stopped saying no. But all of a sudden, a champion dancer was on her way to train me – and to my dismay there was no turning back

Adrian Chiles

16, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Get Back isn’t just about the Beatles. Here’s what it taught me about life today
There was much less plastic, much finer dressing and no time spent staring at screens - making room for extraordinary creativity

Adrian Chiles

09, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Mobile phone apps make it almost impossible to get lost these days. And that isn’t good for us | Adrian Chiles
In an era of mobile phones, we rarely lose our way - which means we miss out on the joy and relief of finding it again

Adrian Chiles

08, Dec, 2021 @7:05 PM

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Ironing has a rival for my affections – the matchless, marvellous joy of log-stacking | Adrian Chiles
Faced with a waist-high pile of logs, I sighed, and listlessly began moving them. Then, a complete surprise: I had never known absorption like it

Adrian Chiles

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Like the prime minister, I have had a public brain freeze. The fear never leaves you | Adrian Chiles
On Working Lunch, I once went completely blank and uttered perhaps the longest ‘er’ in television history. I am always aware that it could happen again

Adrian Chiles

24, Nov, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Scientist say the perfect hug should last more than five seconds – but there is one problem | Adrian Chiles
Too-quick embraces are less pleasant, according to research. But how do you get the other person to stand still, asks Adrian Chiles

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17, Nov, 2021 @4:51 PM

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I have become what I hate – the driver who pushes into a lane at the last minute | Adrian Chiles
Once I glowered at those who tried to push to the front when two lanes merged, and politely queued. Then I read about the zip theory and realised I have been wrong all along, writes Adrian Chiles

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17, Nov, 2021 @4:12 PM

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All we can do is remember our war dead - because we can never hope to understand what they went through | Adrian Chiles
Speaking to servicemen and women has taught me how impossible it is to make sense of war. And how much remains unknown

Adrian Chiles

11, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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