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      Norwich City appoint Nordsjælland’s Johannes Hoff Thorup as new manager

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 14:41

    • Head coach signs three-year contract after leaving Danish club
    • Thorup: ‘I have my ideas in the way that we are going to play’

    Norwich have appointed the Nordsjælland manager Johannes Hoff Thorup as their head coach. Thorup has signed a three-year contract after compensation was agreed with the Danish Superliga club.

    Norwich sacked David Wagner less than 24 hours after a 4-0 defeat by Leeds in the second leg of the Championship playoffs.

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      Business manifestos: six pre-election proposals touted by UK industry

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 14:38

    The business groups’ big ideas, from payroll savings schemes to making big tech compensate for fraud on its platforms

    Business interest groups are jostling for influence over political parties’ priorities ahead of the 4 July election. Here are some of the big ideas being touted by the UK’s largest industry bodies in their own manifestos.

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      ‘A disaster’: undecided voters say Britain is a mess but still worry about Labour

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 14:27

    A focus group in Hitchen blames Liz Truss for their financial woes, is split on Rishi Sunak and still unsure about Keir Starmer

    “Hopefully we can get on with it, because what we’ve got happening at the moment isn’t really working, is it?” That was how Gemma, a construction manager, reacted to last week’s general election announcement. She was one of nine undecided voters in the new parliamentary seat of Hitchin, in Hertfordshire, who More in Common spoke to as part of a focus group on Wednesday evening.

    The participants were certainly not natural Labour voters. More than any other group we’ve spoken to this year, they were frustrated at high taxes and in particular the impact of fiscal drag and benefit cutoffs. Matt, an account manager, told us that rules around benefits thresholds and child benefit had “rankled him for years”. Ben, a facilities manager, said he had cut down the amount he worked to avoid hitting new thresholds, saying: “If everything goes up and the thresholds don’t increase then you just start getting penalised more.”

    Luke Tryl is the UK director of the research group More in Common .

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      Derby dream may become reality for 91-year-old environmental campaigner

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 14:22

    The fourth favourite for the Classic is owned by Bill Gredley, a self-made property millionaire from an East End family

    In 1933, when Bill Gredley was born into a working-class family in the East End of London, it was a time when much of the local population would decamp to Epsom on the first Wednesday in June for an afternoon out at the Derby. And it is probably fair to say that the chance that Poplar’s newest resident would make the same trip 91 years later as the owner of one of the big-race favourites were slim to nil.

    But Gredley has always been something of a one-off, in racing as in life. The self-made property millionaire once turned up at Royal Ascot sporting a morning suit, a top hat – and a ponytail, which caused a conniption among the ultra-conservatives in the Ascot fashion police. “They had a conference with the Queen and everybody, should they let me in?”, Gredley said this week. “I was talking to the Queen many years later and she was giggling about it. She said they made such a fuss.”

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      Now spread your wings! Flock of 100 dancers star in English National Ballet’s Swan Lake – in pictures

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 14:10

    An in-the-round production at the Royal Albert Hall in London features more than 100 performers – including 60 dancing swans. Tristram Kenton went into the rehearsals

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      Woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering partner in Northampton

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 14:04

    Primary school teacher Fiona Beal, 50, jailed after killing Nicholas Billingham, 42, at their home in 2021

    A primary school teacher who murdered her boyfriend and buried his body in their back garden has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 20 years.

    Fiona Beal, 50, stabbed and killed her partner, Nicholas Billingham, 42, at their home in Northampton in 2021. His remains were discovered in March 2022, four and a half months after he had last been seen.

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      Young Woman and the Sea review – Disney’s surface-level swimming biopic lacks depth

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 14:02 · 1 minute

    Daisy Ridley leads the reductive, if at times stirring, story of the first woman to swim across the English channel

    Born to German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York, Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle crawl-stroked her way through the American dream. In spite of great adversity – a girlhood bout of measles that left her partially deaf, protestations from her butcher father, the ingrained sexism of a country freshly considering that women may deserve the right to vote – she pursued swimming supremacy with a single-minded determination, a drive that brought her all the way across the English Channel. As the first woman to make the treacherous 21-mile journey through choppy, jellyfish-infested waters, she proved that gender has nothing to do with athletic ability, and personified the current of progress rippling out from the suffragette movement into the rest of society.

    The new biopic Young Woman and the Sea presents Eberle’s life as a broadly inspiring parable of female striving and triumph, its plot points readily mapped onto any struggle to break into a boys’ club. Delayed for five years at Paramount, recast, sold off to Disney, shunted to their streaming channel and reassigned to theaters after encouraging test screenings, the most surprising aspect of this neat-and-tidy success story is how long it took to get made.

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      Revealed: how a US far-right group is influencing anti-gay policies in Africa

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 14:00

    US anti-pornography campaigning group has advised, promoted and endorsed anti-LGBTQ+ activists and politicians in Uganda

    A long-standing US anti-pornography campaigning group has advised, promoted and endorsed anti-LGBTQ+ activists and politicians in Uganda, including a governing party member who endorsed anti-LGBTQ+ laws by saying gays “should be castrated”, and a virulently homophobic founder of a “militaristic” Christian boys camp.

    The revelations about Washington DC-based National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and it’s spin-offs and affiliates – based on documents, audio and video recordings and open-source materials – raise questions about its recent disavowals of its history of anti-LGBTQ+ positions, and its role in Uganda’s passage last year of laws on homosexuality which are among the most punitive and restrictive in the world.

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      Schoenberg: Expressionist Music album review – thoughtful and illuminating collection

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 13:53 · 1 minute

    Soprano Claire Booth and pianist Christopher Glynn turn to Schoenberg’s early and little known songs in this immaculate recording

    Soprano Claire Booth and pianist Christopher Glynn follow their earlier discs of songs by Mussorgsky, Grieg and Grainger with this thoughtfully assembled Schoenberg collection. As they point out in a sleeve note, Schoenberg’s songs are very much a neglected part of his output, but in the first third of his career, at least, it was poetry that fired his creativity and through setting it he found his voice.

    The 24 songs that Booth and Glynn include are taken from six different sets, grouped thematically, so that there are three songs under the heading of “Expectation”, three under “Flesh”, three “Nocturne” and so on. Most were composed in the first few years of the 20th century, though they also include one of the two songs of Schoenberg’s Op 14 from 1908, when his music was just beginning to move into atonality, and another from Op 48, written 25 years later, in a fully fledged 12-tone style; Booth also sings one of Tove’s arias from the lushly romantic oratorio Gurrelieder, while Glynn punctuates the sequence with two of the little piano pieces from Schoenberg’s Op 19.

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