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Cream teas at dawn: inside the war for the National Trust
One of the UK’s most beloved organisations is under siege over its efforts to reckon with Britain’s slave-owning history. Who will win the battle for its soul?

Gaby Hinsliff

16, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Sardar Udham review – a blockbuster take on a political martyr and assassin
Shoojit Sircar’s flawed biopic tells the life of a young man shellshocked by the horrors of colonialism in Punjab

Phuong Le

15, Oct, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Cambridge college to be first in UK to return looted Benin bronze
Jesus College will give sculpture of a cockerel back to Nigeria, which could spark a wave of repatriations

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

15, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the National Trust: battleground for a culture war | Editorial
Editorial: The Tories and their allies are targeting soft power centres to push a reactionary agenda


14, Oct, 2021 @6:03 PM

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Eritreans of Italian descent demand Rome finally grant them citizenship
Group of more than 300 descendants of people born under Italian rule accuse state of ‘crime of colonial racism’

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

13, Oct, 2021 @2:43 PM

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National Trust warns of threat from ‘ideological campaign’ waged against it
Members raised concerns about ‘extreme’ positions taken by individuals involved in Restore Trust

Ben Quinn

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Cecil Rhodes was no benevolent reformer | Brief letters
Brief letters: Colonialism | ‘Economically inactive’ people | Alien life | Alpaca therapy | Greatest duels in film


12, Oct, 2021 @5:18 PM

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Oxford college installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a ‘committed colonialist’
Explanatory panel next to statue also says mining magnate exploited the ‘peoples of southern Africa’

Jamie Grierson and Damien Gayle

11, Oct, 2021 @5:41 PM

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UK urged to return sacred treasures hidden away for 150 years to Ethiopia
High-profile Britons urge return of plundered altar tablets that British Museum has never put on display

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @9:27 AM

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The colonial mindset is deeply embedded and persists today | Letters
Letters: David Trubridge sheds light on the depths of colonialism in Aotearoa, while Daniel O’Leary says that he has never heard a single instance of praise for British colonialism in Ireland


01, Oct, 2021 @4:32 PM

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Insurgents to bring war on ‘wokeness’ to National Trust AGM
Group called Restore Trust is waging campaign to put candidates on charity’s 36-seat governing council

Ben Quinn

01, Oct, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Madrid leader takes issue with pope’s apology for ‘painful errors’ in Mexico
Spain brought Catholicism, civilisation and freedom to Americas, says Isabel Díaz Ayuso

Sam Jones in Madrid and Angela Giuffrida in Rome

29, Sep, 2021 @12:23 PM

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