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Black Britons: The next generation

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The brawl begins Fly Title:  Black Britons Rubric:  A mainly Caribbean community has become a mainly African one—and is poised to become more successful Main image:  20160130_BRP004_2.jpg BLACK British history did not begin in the 20th century. In 1578 George Best, a travelling diarist, wrote of meeting “an Ethiopian as blacke as a cole ...

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Black Britons: The next generation

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The brawl begins Fly Title:  Black Britons Rubric:  A mainly Caribbean community has become a mainly African one—and is poised to become more successful Main image:  20160130_BRP004_2.jpg BLACK British history did not begin in the 20th century. In 1578 George Best, a travelling diarist, wrote of meeting “an Ethiopian as blacke as a cole ...

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West Indian cricket: Gone with the Windies

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Star Wars, Disney and myth-making Fly Title:  West Indian cricket Rubric:  Why a dazzling team has faded Main image:  Down and out Down and out AFTER sun and sand, the West Indies Test cricket team may be the best known symbol of the English-speaking Caribbean. From 1980 to 1995, the side was unbeaten in ...

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Contemporary art: Seize the day

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Clear thinking needed Fly Title:  Contemporary art Rubric:  Interest in Cuban art is taking off Location:  HAVANA Main image:  Sign of the times Sign of the times THE dingy back alleys of Havana are a far cry from the city’s middle-class Vedado district and its Hotel Nacional, and an unlikely home for a hip ...

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Whisky galore: Travellers who buy duty-free spirits are a boring lot

IN THE past, when flying home from a distant country, it was always my practice to bring back a litre of the local spirit from the duty-free shop. The names of these have now long escaped me: a sugary liqueur from Brazil that had a tree growing inside the bottle, something undrinkable made out of tree sap from India, a ...

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Whisky galore: Travellers who buy duty-free spirits are a boring lot

IN THE past, when flying home from a distant country, it was always my practice to bring back a litre of the local spirit from the duty-free shop. The names of these have now long escaped me: a sugary liqueur from Brazil that had a tree growing inside the bottle, something undrinkable made out of tree sap from India, a ...

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Dire in Babylon: The sad demise of West Indies cricket

PERHAPS no cricket team in history is as revered as the West Indies side of the 1980s. From 1980 to 1995, the team did not lose a single Test series. The Caribbean cocktail of ferocious fast bowling and aggressive batting resonated far beyond the field. “I have 5m West Indians depending on me to perform at my best so they ...

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Dire in Babylon: The sad decline of West Indies cricket

PERHAPS no cricket team in history is as revered as the West Indies side of the 1980s. From 1980 to 1995, the team did not lose a single Test series. The Caribbean cocktail of ferocious fast bowling and aggressive batting resonated far beyond the field. “I have 5m West Indians depending on me to perform at my best so they ...

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Tasting Menu: August 28th 2015 edition

UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Tasting Menu Rubric:  This week: The Great Fall of China, the economics of croissants and a tennis-loving physicist serves his final match Main image:  20150829_mma907_107.jpg Published:  20150828 Source:  Online extra Enabled

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Caribbean resorts: Plaguing paradise

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The Great Fall of China Fly Title:  Caribbean resorts Rubric:  Smelly piles of seaweed are ruining holidays Main image:  Not how it looked in the brochure Not how it looked in the brochure SPEYSIDE on the island of Tobago has taken a direct hit. So have Skeete’s Bay, Bathsheba and other beaches on the ...

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