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May 21 6 tweets 2 min read
🔴 Rishi Sunak spends £500,000 of taxpayers’ cash on focus groups ‘to repair his image’ independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi… Researchers have been hired to carry out two focus groups and one national online poll each week until February 2023 – taking the total outlay over two years to more than £1.35m, Labour has said
May 21 7 tweets 2 min read
🔴Exclusive: Hospitals across the country have set up food banks and emergency “hardship” loans as health leaders warn staff are “struggling to feed their families” independent.co.uk/news/health/ho… Six NHS trusts have set up food banks or launched food vouchers for workers as part of efforts to help staff cope with the rising costs of living
May 20 5 tweets 3 min read
📚Welcome to the inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival...

#santafeliteraryfestival @SantaFeLiterary
independent.co.uk/santa-fe-liter… From Margaret Atwood to John Grisham, George RR Martin to Don Winslow, the biggest names in literature are gathering in New Mexico
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May 20 4 tweets 2 min read
The true horror of Russia's war in Ukraine | On The Ground with @Beltrew. This documentary contains scenes viewers may find distressing. The Independent feels that these stories need to be told - however harrowing.
independent.co.uk/tv/news/ukrain… Ukraine defences have repelled Russian forces from parts of the country. But as soldiers retreated, Ukrainians have returned to find areas destroyed by shelling and signs of possible war crimes. They have recounted scenes of torture, execution and sexual violence.
May 20 6 tweets 3 min read
🔴 Exactly what to expect at the inaugural @SantaFeLiterary Festival
independent.co.uk/santa-fe-liter… 📚 For the past few years, literary fans have been starved of gatherings where they can come together and debate the books they love.
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May 20 7 tweets 2 min read
Boris Johnson – live: Sue Gray report ‘to name No 10 Partygate rule-breakers’

Downing Street source brands prime minister ‘a man of little or no integrity’ over handling of scandal 👇🧵 “It’s a joke,” one No 10 source told The Independent, saying that the prime minister had “told people to ‘let their hair down’ and enjoy their drinks which they’d earned for ‘beating back the virus’”.
May 19 11 tweets 4 min read
Rebekah Vardy has arrived in court for the expected final day of her libel trial against Coleen Rooney 🔴

Follow live updates from the trial ➡️ independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n… Rooneys miss court today and head off on holiday 🔴

Follow the latest updates ➡️ independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…
May 6 8 tweets 2 min read
Heartstopper’s @joelocke03: “I would love to play the first gay Disney prince” independent.co.uk/arts-entertain… The 18-year-old was picked out of 10,000 teenagers for his role in Netflix hit Heartstopper
May 5 7 tweets 3 min read
☄️The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2022

Everything you need to know🔽🧵

independent.co.uk/space/eta-aqua… 🪐The Eta Aquarids takes place when the Earth passes through the tail of Halley’s Comet, which passes Earth every 76 years.

🌃The ‘shooting stars’ that appear are when dust, stones and other debris from the comet’s tail burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere.
May 5 11 tweets 3 min read
🗳️Local elections 2022 - live:

🧵Everything you need to know about the election so far 👇

independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi… 🪧Local elections 2022: What are the key battlegrounds?

📢The councils in England that will receive most attention are in London, where Wandsworth could swing to Labour after 44 years of being in the hands of the Tories.

Read more 👇

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May 5 5 tweets 2 min read
How the local elections could make or break Boris Johnson 👇 independent.co.uk/voices/john-cu… Hanging on to the keys of Downing Street is not the only political challenge facing the prime minister, writes @whatukthinks
May 4 10 tweets 3 min read
🍇 Grapes of wrath: How scientists are trying to save America’s smoke-damaged wine industry as wildfires sweep the West

independent.co.uk/climate-change… Undrinkable wine could mean millions of dollars poured down the drain for a winemaker and the end of a business, writes senior climate correspondent Louise Boyle

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May 4 4 tweets 2 min read
🔴 #RoeVWade news – live: Biden vows action to protect abortion rights as John Roberts confirms leaked opinion
independent.co.uk/news/world/ame… 🔴 Leading Democrats have condemned the reported decision of the US Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v Wade ruling that legalised abortion nationwide nearly 50 years ago
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May 4 10 tweets 3 min read
🔴 Boris Johnson published an article by Michael Gove arguing that British men had been subject to a "collective cuckolding" and should learn to embrace male chauvinism independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi… The 2001 piece was published by then Spectator editor Johnson, who gave it front-cover billing under the title: "The male eunuch – what the wimpy British can learn from the chauvinism of the French" Image
May 4 6 tweets 2 min read
The unbearable memeification of the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial independent.co.uk/voices/johnny-… "Call it naïveté, but I didn’t think one of the most high-profile domestic violence trials of our era would be chronicled by way of TikTok videos, cut up into soundbites and layered with songs. I didn’t think people would laugh about any of it"
May 3 6 tweets 3 min read
Phoebe Bridgers opens up about having an abortion following the Supreme Court leak 🧵
independent.co.uk/arts-entertain… Image Late on Monday (2 May), an initial draft majority opinion was leaked, suggesting that the court will overturn the landmark 1973 decision, which legalised abortion nationwide.
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Apr 17 8 tweets 2 min read
“I see their faces in my nightmares”

Ukrainian civilians reveal horrors of Russian torture chamber independent.co.uk/news/world/eur… For 10 days, survivors of this room – all civilians – say they were starved, tortured, subjected to multiple mock executions, threatened with rape and forced to sit in their own excrement by soldiers under Trostyanets station
Apr 16 9 tweets 2 min read
Laura Linney: ‘There’s nothing more dangerous than ignorance and arrogance’
independent.co.uk/arts-entertain… 🗣️ The actress on the final season of ‘Ozark’, falling in love, ‘Love Actually’, and why suppressing the LGBT+ community does a disservice to everyone independent.co.uk/arts-entertain…
Apr 15 6 tweets 3 min read
🎶 🌵 As you head over to the desert for #Coachella, here's a roundup of tips you need to know from lockers to end times ⬇️
independent.co.uk/arts-entertain… 🎒 What is the bag policy?

You may bring backpacks, purses, handbags, totes, and fanny packs into the venue, but they can't be bigger than 20” tall, 15” wide, and 9” thick when fully packed.
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Apr 15 7 tweets 2 min read
♻️Here is a roundup of this week's climate news

🌍"I’m here because scientists are not being listened to. I’m willing to take a risk for this gorgeous planet"

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👇🧵 📺Richard Madeley called climate activists "childish" and compared them to "Vicky Pollard" 🔽

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Apr 6 7 tweets 2 min read
🔴 Exclusive: Rishi Sunak’s millionaire wife ‘avoided tax through non-dom status’ independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi… Akshata Murthy could have saved millions of pounds in tax on foreign earnings over several years, sources claim independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…