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Esther Addley

Senior News Writer — The Guardian

The Guardian

'I’m a work in progress': feeling the buzz at London Tattoo Convention — "Oh, of course I'm obsessed," says Robert Lahr with a wide grin. "It's an addiction, clearly it is. If you come to a place like this, it's the sound, the smell - that's what gives you the kick."

Scottish teacher killed in Auschwitz is remembered by her students — "Don't worry, I'll be back by lunch." Those were the last words of a Scottish teacher who was murdered at Auschwitz for protecting Jewish schoolgirls, as revealed by the students who watched her being taken away to her death.

Hello, Dolly! with Bette Midler breaks Broadway ticket sales record — "Wow!" tweeted Bette Midler when she learned the news late on Monday, and the reaction will not have been unique. A new revival of Hello, Dolly!, to be staged in New York next year with Midler in the lead role, has broken Broadway records, claiming the biggest first day ticket sales in history.

David Cameron's shifting legacy and food-based catastrophe - Esther Addley — David Cameron famously once said he wanted to be prime minister "because I think I'd be rather good at it". (Spoiler alert: he really wasn't.) Even that expensively acquired self-belief may have suffered a wobble, however, given the reaction to Cameron's announcement that he was scarpering from Westminster (sample from the Telegraph's James Kirkup: "petulant ...

Royal representative falls during Essex school visit with William and Kate — Jonathan Douglas-Hughes, the vice-lord lieutenant of Essex, has said he hurt nothing but his pride after suffering a slight fall while accompanying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a visit to a school in Harlow.

Will Channel 4 be a move too far for The Great British Bake Off? — When the BBC decided two years ago to move the Great British Bake Off from BBC2 to BBC1, the programme's co-creator was not, initially, very keen. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," Richard McKerrow told the Guardian at the time, "so my first instinct was - why do we have to move?"

Jemima Khan: Julian Assange risks becoming 'Australian L Ron Hubbard' — In the seven years since he founded WikiLeaks, Julian Assange's relationships with a number of his former collaborators and supporters have broken down, with each side variously claiming broken promises or bad faith on the part of the other.

Sacré bleu! French holidays lose appeal for Britons — From Henry V to Peter Mayle, Britons have long been invading France with enthusiasm in order to claim a small corner of it for themselves. But figures published by the Office for National Statistics suggest that the nation's love affair with the chateaux of the Dordogne and the patisseries of Paris may be on the wane, with visitor numbers having slumped by a fifth in four years.

Like the UK, but better? Interest in New Zealand alternative surges after Brexit vote — It boasts spectacular scenery, a temperate climate and a labour shortage in key areas, but New Zealand's most appealing attribute, according to the country's leading newspaper, may be that it is "18,000km from Boris Johnson".

Cold Feet warms up for return to TV: 'There's a great need for nostalgia' — It was, said actor Fay Ripley, like putting on a comfy old jumper, or running into a friend you hadn't seen for years and remembering how much you liked them.
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Sep 22, 2016

RT @ClerkofOxford: Today I learned a rare Middle English name for the equinox: ȝevelengðhe, the 'evenlength', when days and nights are equally balanced.

Sep 20, 2016

RT @xychelsea: How are we going to explain this board to future generations? =( 

Sep 20, 2016

Some great faces here. Belfast nursing home finds paintings of 30 unnamed former residents in the attic 

Sep 19, 2016

@MarthaJephcott Hi Martha pls could you follow me so I can send you a quick message? Thanks, Esther Addley @ the Guardian

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