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Julia Bradbury to undergo mastectomy as she reveals breast cancer diagnosis

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 05:13
Julia Bradbury is set to undergo surgery to remove her left breast after revealing she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Limerick band Hermitage Green on returning to the spotlight and why snogging each other was better in theory

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
Hermitage Green have just arrived in Dublin after playing their first gig since the lockdowns of the last year-and-a-half, and the five lads from Limerick are basking in the post-show glow.
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Crashes, rebels and bleeding statues – Old Ireland In Colour is back with a new book that brings the past to life

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
If banana bread was the must-bake of the pandemic, and Normal People the must-see, then without a doubt the book of the past year has been Old Ireland In Colour. The colourised chronicle of historical Irish images topped the bestseller charts — the only Irish-published book to make more than €1m in Ireland in 2020 — scooping the Christmas number-one slot and notching up a glut of accolades for its fascinating representation of our country’s rich history.
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The Second Woman review: Nuances of domestic abuse laid bare in French thriller

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
The Second Woman Louise Mey Pushkin Vertigo, €14.99
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Bewilderment review: Big ideas of AI, climate change and neuroscience crowd this small yet elegant canvas

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
Bewilderment Richard Powers Hutchinson Heinemann, €14.99
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Susanna Clarke’s follow-up to Jonathan Strange is even stranger

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
Susanna Clarke’s debut novel, 2004’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell, was a critical and popular hit – and its follow up, Piranesi (first published in hardback last year) proves well worth the 15-year wait.
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Keane on books: Echoes of Maeve Binchy chime on in Dalkey

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
London’s calling me. I’m heading there at the end of the month – a happy combo of birthday treat, weekend with my eldest, and leaving this island for the first time since early 2020.
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My life in books: Ruth Ozeki

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her third novel, A Tale for the Time Being (2013), won the LA Times Book Prize, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has been published in over 30 countries. Her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, is published by Canongate.
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Obituary: Jane Powell, MGM musicals star who had the role of a lifetime in ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
Jane Powell, who has died aged 92, was the singing star of more than a dozen MGM musicals in the 1940s and 1950s and best remembered as the girl who brought Howard Keel and his clan to heel in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954).
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The Lake House at Lenashee review: A sublime blend of secrets, scandal and lore

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
The Lake House at Lenashee Sheila Forsey Poolbeg, €9.99
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The Magician review: Colm Tóibín richly restores our understanding of a great gay writer

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 02:30
The Magician Colm Tóibín Viking, €19.99
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Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast wins Toronto People’s Choice Award

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 01:54
Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical Belfast – a black-and-white family drama about the city amid the tumult of the late 1960s – on Saturday won the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award, a telling indicator of Academy Awards chances.
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The Crown and Ted Lasso widely tipped for Emmys success

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 01:45
The Crown and Ted Lasso have been heavily tipped for major wins ahead of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
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BBC did not properly search for murder victim’s lost clothes – report

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 00:34
The BBC failed to conduct a proper search for a murdered schoolgirl’s clothes which were taken by journalist Martin Bashir and never returned, a Mail on Sunday investigation has claimed.
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Harry reveals grandfather Philip was a great listener

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 23:03
The Duke of Sussex has spoken for the first time about how the Duke of Edinburgh gave him the space to talk about serving in Afghanistan.
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BBC ‘extremely sorry’ over loss of Babes in the Wood victim’s clothes

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 22:53
The BBC has said it is “extremely sorry for the distress” caused to the mother of a murdered schoolgirl who says Martin Bashir took her daughter’s clothes and never returned them.
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Courteney Cox poses for pictures with fans at Isle of Wight festival

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 21:45
Friends star Courteney Cox has been pictured at the Isle of Wight festival taking selfies with fans.
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Liam Gallagher shares picture of bruised face after ‘falling out of helicopter’

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 21:00
Liam Gallagher says he fell out of a helicopter after performing at the Isle of Wight festival, sharing a photo of his bruised face.
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Strictly Come Dancing pairings confirmed during series launch

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 20:42
Great British Bake Off star John Whaite has been paired with Johannes Radebe as part of the first all-male couple on Strictly Come Dancing.
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Who are the pairings on Strictly Come Dancing 2021?

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 20:30
This year’s new crop of celebrity hopefuls have been paired up with their professional partners for Strictly Come Dancing.
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