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Young Kabuki actor's debut breaks Japanese theater traditions

Ten-year-old Maholo Terajima Ghnassia is breaking conventions as one of the biggest emerging stars in Japan’s Kabuki theater tradition


‘Zombie’ projects to step aside to allow quicker link-ups to National Grid

National Grid ESO hopes to cut a 15-year backlog by allowing ready-to-connect projects to leapfrog those that are not.


Could a few minutes of money admin leave you be better off?

Finding better deals and getting on top of your finances may not be as much of a chore as you think. By Vicky Shaw.


Blind councillor to take part in first triathlon in bid to inspire others

A blind local councillor is to take on her first triathlon in the hope it inspires others to believe they too can tackle challenges “no matter what level you are at”. Ellie Southwood, 41, a Labour councillor in Queen’s Park, London, is the only…


Meta tests blocking news content on Instagram, Facebook for some Canadians

Meta is preparing to block news for some Canadians on Facebook and Instagram in a temporary test that is expected to last through the end of June


Peregrine falcons protecting chicks and dive-bombing Chicago pedestrians

A pair of peregrine falcon parents are raising three chicks along Chicago’s busy Wacker Drive, and beware to any pedestrian who ventures too closely to their nest


‘Game changing’ research reveals full genome sequences of hundreds of primates

The genetic diversity and evolutionary history of primates – the group that includes monkeys, apes, lemurs and humans – has been revealed in full for the first time.


Big Issue teams up with fashion designers to launch range of T-shirts

The Big Issue has teamed up with leading fashion designers to launch a range of sustainable T-shirts to help fund its work and campaigns to help stop homelessness. Julien Macdonald, Pearl Lowe, Sadie Williams and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi have…


Alcohol dependency in adolescence linked with depression risk – study

Researchers also found that drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly did not predict the risk of depression.


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