Tag Archives: The Independant

The working class isn't as white as some would like you to think

So much for the sans-culottes of the deindustrialised rust-belt: when the citizenry of Trump’s “forgotten” America showed up in Charlottesville last weekend, it was in sports jackets and chinos. This was not the culture war the commentariat had prepared us for. Rather than Arlie Hochschild’s blue-collar Joe consigned to the scrap-heap by globalisation or indeed Joan Williams’ “ordinary working stiff” ...

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Girls lose risk-taking confidence by the time they reach adulthood while male confidence grows, study shows

Adult women have less of an appetite for taking risks than men, new research suggests, as girls suffer a significant drop in confidence during their teenage years. A study published by researchers at the University of Stockholm found while pre-teen girls and boys are equally willing to take risks in high-stakes situations, girls lose the confidence to do so by ...

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Nicolai Muller scores Hamburg winner, celebrates, tears cruciate ligament and rules himself out for seven months

Hamburg winger Nicolai Muller has been ruled out for seven months after injuring himself in an elaborate celebration of his match-winning goal on the Bundesliga’s opening weekend.  The 29-year-old wheeled away to the corner flag after scoring the only goal in the 1-0 win over Augsburg on Saturday but had to leave the field moments later after falling awkwardly from a jumping ...

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Arsene Wenger must sell before he can buy as he admits Arsenal 'have too many players'

Arsene Wenger admits he must sell before he can buy at Arsenal. The Gunners have only added two players this summer – Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette – and their shortcomings, particularly defensively, were exposed as they lost 1-0 at Stoke on Saturday evening. Wenger has not ruled out more signings before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, but his immediate priority is ...

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Investigation launched after jockey allegedly punched his horse moments before a race

A jockey is being investigated after footage emerged of him seemingly punching his horse moments before a race. Davy Russell, who is a high-profile jump jockey, appeared to aim a blow at his mount before the race began, but the incident was missed by the raceday stewards at the time. However, the video was shared on social media drawing a ...

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Turmeric latte: a golden twist to coffee

As the nights draw in as autumn approaches, Starbucks is launching a brand new warming Latte with Turmeric. The latest drink craze is made by streaming milk with aromatic turmeric powder and spices and poured over espresso. It’s worth noting that the golden coloured milk makes amazing Instagrammable latte art and is one of the latest global trends. Latte with Turmeric ...

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Antonio Conte believes Chelsea bought a bargain in £56m Alvaro Morata has he compares striker to Harry Kane

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea bought Alvaro Morata on the cheap from Real Madrid as he backs him to have the sort of impact at Stamford Bridge that Harry Kane has had at Tottenham. The Spaniard looked like he was set for a move to Old Trafford for the majority of the summer only for Manchester United to sign Romelu Lukaku instead, ...

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North Korea says US causing 'uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war' with military drills

North Korea has threatened to unleash a “merciless strike” on American territory ahead of joint US-South Korea military drills. Pyongyang warned the exercises, due to begin on Monday, were “reckless behaviour driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war”. Thousands of troops will take part in 10 days of military simulations, designed to prepare American and South ...

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Cargo shorts and other things that turn off women, according to a dating app

Getting those right swipes on dating apps can be tough. But, it turns out that no number of sexy mirror selfies can undo wearing the wrong trousers.  Cargo shorts are a major deal breaker for women looking to hook up with men, according to data released by a dating app.  The team at Hater, an app which connects people based on their ...

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Tottenham vs Chelsea: What time does it start, what channel is it on and where can I watch it?

Tottenham play their first home Premier League game at the stadium where they lost three times in five appearances last season.       Mauricio Pochettino revealed this week his desire to win a “real trophy” with Spurs – and what better way to banish that Wembley curse and prove his intention realistic by dispatching the visiting domestic champions on Sunday. They face a Chelsea team ...

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