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Dr Zhivago’s heroine takes centre stage in plagiarism row
Courtroom battle looms as author argues her book revealing inspiration for character became basis of an American novel

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

03, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Adele tells of guilt over cancelled Las Vegas shows, break with her father and being a ‘sad person’
Singer tells BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs she became a ‘shell of a person’ after deciding the residency could not go ahead

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

03, Jul, 2022 @7:01 AM

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A nose for history: academics recreate lost smells from the past
Researchers from the UK and EU are recreating odours as part of the Odeuropa project, using algorithms and drawing on visual and written evidence

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Jul, 2022 @2:23 PM

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Go on, gizza play: Boys from the Blackstuff lives again – on stage
Alan Bleasdale works with Sherwood creator James Graham to revisit TV masterpiece

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Bono tells of his secret half-brother and of family forgiveness
The U2 singer, interviewed on Desert Island Discs, describes his regrets about his teenage behaviour and explains his mocked ‘poem’ about Ukraine

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Painting of crying Boris Johnson by his mother stars in show about loss
Prime minister’s mother’s work features in exhibition at Museum of the Mind by artists who struggled with mental health

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Jun, 2022 @1:27 PM

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Wit, wisdom and better than Wordle: why you should visit Dr Johnson’s birthplace museum
You don’t need to have tired of London to enjoy this attraction celebrating the great lexicographer in his home town of Lichfield

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Ancient Rome rises again as amphitheatre craze spreads across Britain
From a Cornish clifftop to the urban sprawl of Brent Cross in London, all roads lead to a revival of some very old cultural pursuits

Vanessa Thorpe

19, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The bodies of Ukrainian fighters killed during the Azovstal steelworks siege are still awaiting retrieval – as it happened
This live blog is now closed, you can find our latest coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war here

Samantha Lock (now); Maya Yang, Tom Ambrose, Alexandra Topping and Helen Davidson (earlier)

13, Jun, 2022 @12:29 AM

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Anarchist, publisher, would-be assassin: exhibition documents life of Stuart Christie
Tribute to the revolutionary thinking of the Glaswegian writer jailed in Spain when a teenager for plotting to blow up Franco

Vanessa Thorpe

12, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Specialist gang ‘targeting’ Ukrainian treasures for removal to Russia
International academics and digital imaging experts have spotted a pattern in the theft of high-value artefacts

Vanessa Thorpe

12, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Freddie Mercury’s ‘priceless’ stamp collection to be celebrated
Postal Museum show celebrates the Queen singer’s youthful passion for philately

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media correspondent

11, Jun, 2022 @1:51 PM

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