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Romantics Anonymous review – Emma Rice's charming Globe swansong

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, LondonRice caps her brief Globe tenure with this endearing musical about a pair of shy chocolate makers – and shows she’s not done taking risks When relationships fail because the parties concerned want different things, the breakup can be acrimonious and ill-tempered. But Emma Rice’s parting gift …

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British Paralympians to face suggestions they have won golds unfairly

• Parliamentary hearing will investigate fairness of classification system• Michael Breen claims UK Athletics manipulated system in pursuit of medals Some of Britain’s most successful Paralympic athletes are set to face suggestions they have won their gold medals unfairly at a parliamentary hearing today investigating whether the classification system is …

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The House by Simon Lelic review – a tale of two storeys

This creepy story of a couple moving into their first home packs in the chills as twin narratives entwine and pull apart Houses play important parts in some of the very best scary stories, whether it’s the immortal genius of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House (“silence lay steadily …

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Government cracks down on fixed-odds betting terminals

Review recommends cutting maximum bet from £100 to between £2 and £50 in bid to stop problem gamblers pumping £300 a minute into terminals The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) is to be cut, after the government admitted that the current level of regulation on the machines, which …

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