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At the rate we’re going, we’ll soon be mining rubbish dumps for plastic

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At the rate we’re going, we’ll soon be mining rubbish dumps for plastic

When did you last think about how much you throw away?

This week I became Irish. And maybe a little more British too

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This week I became Irish. And maybe a little more British too

What does it really mean to be British? Or Irish? Or European? Here’s why the stereotypes are wrong

Technology is overwhelming us. Time to change, or be carried away

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Technology is overwhelming us. Time to change, or be carried away

Dan Rookwood spells out why we should be challenging the information age

China’s done Britain a favour today, let’s make the most of it

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China’s done Britain a favour today, let’s make the most of it

British cheese is back on Chinese menus. It turns out that we might be okay post-Brexit, after all

#metoo: it’s not just about women

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#metoo: it’s not just about women

Women all over the world have come out in support of #metoo, but this issue should matter to both genders, says our Managing Editor

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Think it’s too late for you? Man Booker prizewinner George Saunders is proving you wrong

Man Booker prizewinner George Saunders brings humanity and hope to wannabe novelists

Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight – let’s stop it

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Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight – let’s stop it

Today is Anti-slavery day. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge it’s a problem worth dealing with

Every action has a reaction, especially in the arts

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Every action has a reaction, especially in the arts

There’s a reason that the arts should be championed in schools, says The Jackal’s Deputy Editor

Is Sebastian Kurz (right) winging it?

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Is Sebastian Kurz (right) winging it?

Sebastian Kurz is set to become the world’s youngest leader. Here’s hoping he’s made of the right stuff

Today is World Mental Health Day: how are you feeling?

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Today is World Mental Health Day: how are you feeling?

We need to take ownership of our mental health

The Nobel Peace Prize: can words speak louder than actions?

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The Nobel Peace Prize: can words speak louder than actions?

The Nobel Peace prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. It’s a noble gesture, but will it have an impact?

The Man Booker Prize 2017: Don’t judge a book by (the awards on) its cover

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The Man Booker Prize 2017: Don’t judge a book by (the awards on) its cover

This year’s Man Booker Prize is awarded next week, and as always it comes down to the tastes and prejudices of five individuals

Reggie Yates on The Insider: ‘What I’m doing, no one else is doing’

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Reggie Yates on The Insider: ‘What I’m doing, no one else is doing’

Reggie Yates’ return to the BBC is a reminder that he’s the most ground-breaking documentary maker of his generation. But that’s not where the story ends

We need to talk about sex in the movies

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We need to talk about sex in the movies

The BFI’s survey of British film history has just been completed, and it shows we need to look very carefully about how women are represented in film

Literary theory: behind the Man Booker Prize shortlist

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Literary theory: behind the Man Booker Prize shortlist

The shortlist announcement is always a curious moment in the publishing world. This year’s has generated quite the debate…

iPhone X vs Man – who needs who more?

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iPhone X vs Man – who needs who more?

The iPhone X is here, and it’s whizzy. But it’s time we recognised that shareholders need it much more than we do

The new cold war

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The new cold war

The first Cold War was underpinned by a degree of level headedness. This time we’re not sure so sure

Hong Kong 20 years on

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Hong Kong 20 years on

In 1997, the Britain handed Hong Kong back to the Chinese, after a 165-year rule. 20 years on, predictions made at the time of a swift decline appear to have been greatly exaggerated. But Hong Kong hasn’t had it all its own way

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