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TS Eliot prize winner Anthony Joseph: how poetry helped me love my absent father

by Sarah Shaffi

As a young man, Anthony Joseph dreamed of becoming a rock star, not a critically acclaimed poet. In fact, had it not been for a box of papers he brought to the UK from Trinidad, where he grew up, the 56-year-old might never have come to write Sonnets for Albert, the collection that on Monday won him this year’s TS Eliot prize.

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Don’t let the culture war bring down Notting Hill Carnival

by Inaya Folarin Iman

For most people, Notting Hill Carnival, London’s annual Caribbean-inspired street festival, is an opportunity to let loose, dance, grab some delicious food and take part in some wholesome or less-than-wholesome fun. But rather than simply enjoy the party, identitarians on both the left and the right have sought to fold it into Britain’s interminable culture wars.

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Everything you never knew about Queen Elizabeth II

From her biggest regrets to her favourite cocktail, Archie Bland lists 70 little-known facts about the longest-reigning monarch.

1. Elizabeth’s birth in 1926 was attended by the home secretary. She became heir to the throne aged 10. She never went to school.

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The shadow of slavery hangs over the gilded life of Richard Drax

The hardline Tory Brexiter’s family made a fortune from their Caribbean plantations where thousands died. Now he faces urgent calls for reparations.

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Edward Colston, 2 november 1636 – 11 oktober 1721

Slavenhandelaar of filantroop? Sinds deze week ligt Edward Colston met een stuk sokkel op de bodem van zijn ooit zo florerende haven.

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