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The secret deportations: how Britain betrayed the Chinese men who served the country in the war
The long read: During the second world war, Chinese merchant seamen helped keep Britain fed, fuelled and safe – and many gave their lives doing so. But from late 1945, hundreds of them who had settled in Liverpool suddenly disappeared. Now their children are piecing together the truth

Dan Hancox

25, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The longer Covid goes on for, the more I feel the call of the crowd | Dan Hancox
Whether it’s at a football match or a gig, most of us need to lose ourselves in a mass of strangers every now and then, says freelance journalist Dan Hancox

Dan Hancox

20, Nov, 2020 @12:35 PM

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The 2010 student protests were vilified – but their warnings of austerity Britain were proved right | Dan Hancox
Though the students lost their battle, the lessons of those protests still reverberate today, says freelance journalist Dan Hancox

Dan Hancox

12, Nov, 2020 @12:02 PM

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The International Brigades by Giles Tremlett review – fighting fascism in Spain
This overarching history of the Brigades who fought in the Spanish civil war is a remarkable collection of testimonies and captivatingly readable

Dan Hancox

03, Oct, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Property developers may pay lip service to ‘diversity', but they're ruining our cities | Dan Hancox
The gentrification of London’s Elephant and Castle centre has been fought over for decades. It’s local people who will lose out, says writer Dan Hancox

Dan Hancox

24, Sep, 2020 @12:19 PM

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Wiley on his final album: 'I need to not let grime die on the way out'
After a tumultuous year, the godfather of grime explains his beef with Drake, Stormzy and ‘England’s golden boy’ Ed Sheeran – then announces his retirement

Dan Hancox

05, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The power of crowds
The long read: Even before the pandemic, mass gatherings were under threat from draconian laws and corporate seizure of public space. Yet history shows that the crowd always finds a way to return

Dan Hancox

02, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The ‘street food’ swindle: fake diversity, privatised space – and such small portions! | Dan Hancox
Gentrified food halls are the latest culinary phenomenon – but their unstoppable spread has more to do with rents than ramen, says culture writer Dan Hancox

Dan Hancox

23, Feb, 2020 @12:57 PM

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The case for ... truly taking back control – by reversing the privatisation of our cities
From sparkling water fountains to better waste services and lower drug prices, cities are showing the benefits of remunicipalisation

Dan Hancox

16, Jan, 2020 @11:04 AM

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Like Piccadilly Circus, but spherical: is east London ready for the MSG Sphere?
The prospect of illuminated advertising displayed on a giant globe the size of the London Eye has some Stratford residents worried

Dan Hancox

11, Dec, 2019 @12:30 PM

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Now We Have Your Attention by Jack Shenker review – the politics of the street
The reporter roams a country in crisis in his detailed, important study of radical grassroots activists

Dan Hancox

02, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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No Logo at 20: have we lost the battle against the total branding of our lives?
Twenty years on from the book that analysed the growing political power of ‘superbrands’

Dan Hancox

11, Aug, 2019 @10:00 AM

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