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I would rather swim in sewage than Clean for the Queen

Keep Britain Tidy’s ambition is a worthwhile one, but I won’t be told what to do by the likes of Michael Gove and Boris Johnson The mayor of London, Boris Johnson. ‘He looks a frightful twerp.’ Monday 29 February 2016 15.05 GMTLast modified on Monday 29 February 201615.09 GMT What a bizarre campaign Clean for the Queen is. This week, we’re to Read More

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Is the Sunday roast over – or just getting posher?

The £7 Wetherspoons roast dinner will be served for the last time on Sunday, and sales of roasting joints are declining. But in gastropubs and restaurants, Sunday lunch is the new Saturday night Roast pork at the Pony & Trap in Chew Magna. Photograph: Tim Martin/PR company handout When historians come to pinpoint the decline of British life and its Read More

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Growing up as a leap year baby: ‘Kids would say I didn’t have a real birthday’

Being one of only four million ‘leaplings’ in the world born on 29 February means feeling both a different and unique – and also prompts lots of questions Katie Thompson on her fourth, 14th and 10th birthdays. Photograph: “I’ve never met one of you before.” That’s the first thing most people say upon hearing that I was born on 29 Read More