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The #soloparking hashtag now has more than 240,000 posts. Why has a new generation of Instagrammers become obsessed with parked vintage cars? As cities #soloparking hashtag is perhaps the driving force behind the aesthetic, after starting out as an Joerg Nicht, a Berlin-based photographer responsible for another popular hashtags defining the obsession, end of the […]

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Bold, outspoken and punkily positive, Beth Ditto is going solo with her first album since leaving Gossip. She talks to Craig McLean about Trump, tolerance and reasons to be cheerful On the stage at a small London venue, Beth Ditto is dabbing away sweat and entertaining the rabid faithful. Gossip is over, nobodys mad, well, […]

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Its late September 1997 and Mark Collings, rookie boxing reporter, blags an interview with his hero for Esquire magazine I met Jake LaMotta at his favourite restaurant, Princess Diana in 1997. It was one of those molten hot late summer New York days, but I had a wool suit and tie on. Beforehand Id read […]

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Benjie Goodharts dad, the Lib Dem peer Lord Goodhart, was a fervent European who cherished his American roots. But as the world hed fought for turned to dust, he was oblivious hit by Alzheimers, content to sit in the garden and count planes There cant be many people who realise their dad has Alzheimers from […]

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Will 29-year-old writer Cressida hit it off with lawyer Kai, 26? Cressida on Kai What were you hoping for?Something for the memoirs. First impressions?Charming, well-dressed, lovely smile. What did you talk about?Peak Meg Ryan, disgusting foods, sleep hygiene, emotionally devastating books and Trump. Any awkward moments?When I asked if he needed the loo, which was […]

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Franki Cookney and her husband didnt much like each others surnames, so now theyre having a baby theyve decided to pick a new one When my husband, Rob, and Imarried last year, the question of what to do about our surnames barely entered our discussions. We are both writers, so our names are on every […]

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