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 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Pat McGrath Labs foundation — is it worth the money?...

I am only doing this lovely expensive foundation because of Christmas — you may want to ask for it from a generous person, or you may be at the stage where all that trudging about through vast......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Bank of England ready to hold rate and name next governor, with Dame Minouche Shafik as favourite...

The Bank of England is set to hold interest rates at 0.75% this week in its first meeting since the election, despite official figures showing that economic growth has stagnated and inflation is......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Check out a hotel chef's festive cheats...

Most of us stress about the logistics of Christmas dinner, fretting that everything won't be ready at the same time or that we'll poison guests with undercooked turkey. Spare a thought then for......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Money Matters: The gender pay divide is closing — now for the pension gap...

There are about 100 women for every 98 men in this country, and women have an average life expectancy just over four years greater than that of men. But the women of Ireland lag far behind their......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Anya Chalotra is The Witcher's secret weapon...

There is little information online about the actress Anya Chalotra, which is unsurprising considering she has only three screen credits to her name. Because the latest is a lead role in Netflix's......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Stuck for children's Christmas presents? Give the gift of saving...

We will spend an average of 300 each on gifts this year, according to American Express. But research by toy firm Toca Boca found that a third of children's presents are never played with again......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Teaser 2986...

The Prhymes' Numbers The Prhymes' triple live album "Deified" has hidden numerical "tricks" in the cover notes. Track 1, with the shortest duration, is a one-and-a-half minute introduction of the......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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At last, Labour wins a majority! It's got more women than men...

The 2019 Labour intake ends the "pale and male" domination of the party, with only four white men among the 26 new MPs. On a night the party will wish to forget — when it lost 60 seats and claimed......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Lustworthy homes for sale in London, Devon, Fife, Shropshire, Highlands and Somerset...

London SW6 950,000Artist alert: here's a rare opportunity to live in Chelsea Studios, an enchanting west London enclave with plenty of cultural kudos. Created in 1925 by the sculptor and architect......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Dreaming spires have woken up to the future...

Luke Johnson is right to highlight Stanford University's role in the emergence and growth of Silicon Valley ("As Stanford invents the future, our dreaming spires still slumber", December 1)....

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Eliud Kipchoge: Next stop London for marathon world record holder...

Put yourself in Eliud Kipchoge's shoes. The greatest marathon runner of all time pushed his sport into the mainstream in October when he broke the 2hr barrier. It was undeniably groundbreaking, but......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Man Trouble: faraway dads prerecording bedtime stories? I despair...

Google, out of the kindness of its not-at-all-evil heart, has launched a remote bedtime story mode for its smart speakers. Working parents can now read The Gruffalo to their office computer and......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Opera review: Otello, Royal Opera...

This is only its first revival, but Keith Warner's 2017 staging of Verdi's penultimate masterpiece, Otello, already looks in a shabby state. It benefits, however, from a musical performance of......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Boris Johnson laughed the puritans off stage, so the crowd is his...

Boris Johnson confounds his opponents by making jokes. For a long time they assumed that because he loves to make people laugh, he could not be a serious politician. Labels such as "clown" and......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Generation Z thrives despite grim election...

The most unsubtle, least nuanced general election in living memory has ended with whopping landslides for the Scottish National Party in Scotland and the Conservatives in the UK. Beyond the shock......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Why Tara Lynne O'Neill is a true home girl...

Landing a role on EastEnders might be a dream job for some actors, but when Tara Lynne O'Neill was cast in the British soap, the experience wasn't what she expected. The actress had a big role —......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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'Leader's gangster aides stopped John McDonnell rescuing campaign'...

John McDonnell's team secretly warned that Labour's campaign had created "confusion and distrust" among voters a week before polling day, according to leaked correspondence that reveals party......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Hedgie Hintze joins Gulf knees-up...

Glimpsed at this month's final Formula One grand prix of the season in Abu Dhabi was hedge fund tycoon Sir Michael Hintze along with life sciences expert Annalisa Jenkins — guests of Abu Dhabi's de......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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No more blue jokes — tables turned on anti-Tory comedians...

As the country woke up to the scale of the Tory landslide, nobody was laughing at the Comedy-by-Bow club in a trendy area of east London. "Morning folks. [The UK is] literally Hitler now," the club......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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I've some divan inspiration for hotels — you don't need to stop mattress thieves, just the mattress...

It's hard to know when hotels were invented. According to Guinness World Records, the first was in Japan in AD705, but plainly that's not true, because 705 years earlier than that we know Gullible......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Mortgages to cost more on draughty homes as UK races to be greenest...

Homeowners needing a mortgage on a draughty home, or a loan for a car using petrol or diesel, could be forced to pay higher interest rates as part of government plans to cut greenhouse gas......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Quotes of the week...

"I may be Irish but I'm not stupid"Joe Biden, the Democratic party presidential contender, goes after the Irish-American vote "It seems that the cure for whiplash in Ireland is a compensation......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Premier League goals are flying in but VAR kills thrill for fans...

George Orwell once suggested that football would soon become obsolete because every team would have designed a strategy to prevent any goals being scored against them, and thus every game would......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Simon Coveney urges EU action over 'creeping annexation' of West Bank...

Simon Coveney, the tanaiste, is to press European foreign ministers to agree "a significant deterrent" to any "unacceptable and illegal" encroachment by Israel into the Jordan Valley on the......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Alan Shatter...

In an article on October 6 headlined "Alan Shatter picks up artists' tax perk for new book" we stated that Mr Shatter resigned as justice minister in 2014 after being criticised in the Guerin......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Service-charge Scrooges hike up costs before Christmas...

A huge bill is about as welcome as a lump of coal at this time of year, but that's exactly what the residents of St Andrews, in Bow, east London, are facing in the run-up to Christmas. Like many......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Five Brexit blunders we must avoid this time...

With the general election out of the way, attention should quickly turn to the next phase of negotiations with the EU. None too soon. There has been much talk over the past few years about getting......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Peugeot and Citroen owner PSA and Fiat seal $50bn merger...

A deal to create the world's fourth-biggest car-maker could be sealed this week. France's PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) are expected to finalise their $50bn (37bn) merger as car giants......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Mrs Mills answers your questions: happy campers and TV trouble...

Happy campersAs the owner of a motorhome, I must take you to task over your assumption that we campers do not make love while in our vehicles (Style, Nov 10). On holiday my wife and I find it a......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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A decade of dogma has left Labour a rotten shell...

Jeremy Corbyn was destined to lead the Labour Party to a catastrophic defeat. It just took a little longer than I expected. If he believed that the British would vote for the most radical socialist......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Mark Boucher named South Africa coach...

South Africa have appointed the former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher as their head coach — and he will be in charge for the Test series that starts against England on Boxing Day. The 43-year-old, who......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Ireland's players will be trusted to stretch their skills under Andy Farrell...

We aren't yet halfway through the longest season in Irish rugby history. Joe Schmidt's World Cup training squad assembled in Carton House as far back as mid-June. Last week, the IRFU's performance......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Step into Christmas...

Tis the season for the period property. Few other styles of home look as well at this time of year — it's difficult to outshine fairy lights on red-brick Victorian homes, oversized Christmas trees......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Adut Akech interview: from refugee to model of the year...

If models have historically been seen and not heard, Adut Akech represents the next generation intent on moving the needle. Outspoken, impassioned and a self-confessed "chatterbox", the South......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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What's next for the Tories: social care, students, Heathrow and HS2 — but Brexit above all...

Getting Brexit doneIt is now almost certain that Boris Johnson will deliver on his promise to formally leave the European Union by January 31. The question will be whether his government can......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Hearts fail to lift themselves for new boss Daniel Stendel...

So much for a new manager bounce. The fanciful notion that Hearts would immediately return to winning ways simply because they had finally appointed a successor to Craig Levein was exposed in the......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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On record: pop, rock and jazz — December 15...

ALBUM OF THE WEEKJOSH ROUSEThe Holiday Sounds of Josh RouseYep RocA great Christmas album requires large quantities of pathos, cheesiness, melancholy and joy, to reflect the fact that the festive......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Chinese cameras at NCH 'unlawful'...

We are extremely concerned about the growing and unnecessary use of facial recognition technology in Irish society, which is only increased by your report that the new national children's hospital......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Celtic's Callum McGregor has his eye on Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan...

Callum McGregor knows a killer pass when he sees one, and like the rest of us, he has witnessed plenty from Scott Allan either side of his fellow midfielder's unproductive four-year association......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Young Leinster stars rip Northampton Saints to shreds...

Three seasons ago, Northampton Saints got themselves in a bit of bother by sending a watered-down side here. They conceded 60 points and were criticised — if not punished — for bringing the......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Gsoc learnt of 'sex pest' in newspaper...

The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) opened a public interest inquiry into allegations that a garda chief superintendent had been accused of sexually harassing a female colleague in July......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Your Voice Speaks Volumes by Jane Setter review — an accent expert's guide...

It was while I was attempting to say "bmbmbmbmbmbmbm" with my mouth closed, in public, that I realised this book had me hooked. Jane Setter, a professor of phonetics at Reading University, is an......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Compensation makes up fifth of banks' 693m tracker scandal bill...

Compensation made up 21% of the 693m paid out by banks over the tracker mortgage scandal, according to new figures from the Central Bank of Ireland. The balance comprised redress payments that......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Why GDPR is blurring the boundaries...

When two men armed with what appeared to be a gun mugged tourists near the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin recently, the crime was captured on CCTV footage, which was widely circulated online. RTE......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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My teenage cancer toolkit: honesty, humour and a whole load of wigs...

In May 2017, Chloe Thurlow, a 19-year-old drama student at Bath Spa University, discovered lumps on her neck. "Three times doctors told me they were just unsightly cysts," she recalls. Four months......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Martin Moran: Don't shove sherry to the back of a cupboard between Christmases...

They say puppies and kittens aren't just for Christmas, but won't someone think of the drinks? Every year, dozens of bottles of booze inextricably associated with the holiday season get a......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Apax Partners walks away from Ferrovial sale of support services arm...

Attempts by Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial to sell its support services arm have been dealt a blow after a private equity bidder quit the auction, underlining the industry's woes. Ferrovial......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Circet scored KN Group for 200m...

The engineering contractor KN Group fetched almost 200m when it was bought by the French group Circet a year ago, according to new figures that reveal the value of the deal for the first time......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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The best TV and films on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Apple TV and other ondemand services, December 15...

DEMAND PICK OF THE WEEKGold Digger (BBC iPlayer)Marnie Dickens's update of Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows split You Sayers down the middle; but surely Julia Ormond was perfect as the wealthy......

 2019-12-15 00:01 

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Lights flash red for electric cars...

Workers in Stuttgart may not have heard of Marvin Rees, but they are getting a crash course in his policies. Last month the Labour mayor of Bristol announced a ban on all diesel cars in the city......

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