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‘We will be forced to close’: Polish and Czech food stores post-Brexit

Jars of sauerkraut and packets of Polish sweets have become commonplace on the UK’s supermarket aisles. As people migrated to the UK from EU countries, and Poland in particular, supermarkets were quick to...

Grazie mille, maestro: Monteverdi’s Venice

A raunchy Beyoncé video blaring from a tiny bar’s TV might seem an unlikely backdrop for an earnest discussion on the intricacies of reconstructing music from 400 years ago – but this is...

Cluck me … it's the best chicken rice in Ubud, Bali

In the 11 years since Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller Eat, Pray, Love thrust Ubud into the limelight, tourists have inundated this once-sleepy Balinese town encircled by rice paddies. The centre now has more restaurants...

20 apps to get you out and about

Why don’t you just switch off your smartphone and go out and do something less boring instead? Although with all due respect to the famous intro for children’s TV show Why Don’t You?,...

After 40 years I finally tracked down my dead brother

For most of my life, and I’m 50 now, one piece of information about my brother had blocked all others. “Dead” became the barrier; a restraining wall. Nicky’s deadness became his defining characteristic, although...

Mum and Dad: the prism through which we see our siblings ​

Why are sibling relationships so special, and so different from any other kind? Because they begin at an age where the primary bond for each brother and sister is with their mother and...

Che Guevara’s brother: ‘Ernesto must be pulled from his pedestal’

There is something familiar about his gaze. Standing with a little boy balanced awkwardly on his shoulders, a burning intensity in the young man’s eyes belies a steely resolve. Yet it is hard...

Family life: Doris and Ray’s no-frills wartime wedding, Nautilus by B Bumble and the...

Snapshot: My parents’ no-frills wartime wedding Here are my parents, Doris and Ray, on their wedding day, 10 March 1945. No doubt wartime weddings were not the lavish affairs that we have come to expect, but...

In the outer solar system, what is a KBO? The Weekend quiz

The questions 1 Who said, “There’s something wrong with our bloody ships today”?2 What did Philippe Petit do on 6 August, 1974?3 What title did Afterglow Miami Ink win in March?4 Which country’s name...

Wild days out for Easter: UK walks, attractions and activities – without the crowds

Wild swimming, Pembrokeshire The sea is not warm over Easter (just 9-10C), but sunshine and warm air make a difference, tempting swimmers to strip for a quick dash and splash. I love Wales for...

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Russian trolls created Facebook events seen by more than 300,000 users

Posing as American activists, Russian government-linked trolls created 129 Facebook events...