Gardening

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You can usually spot the gelato shop from the queue that snakes down the pavement in front. Regardless of heat wave or wind chill, Australia’s sweet-toothed consumers are seemingly happy to wait for these sweet, slowly-churned concoctions. They pledge allegiance to a favourite shop and slowly work through its flavours. That can take some time.
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Suad Abdi, a founding member of the National Women’s Network, Nagaad, is determined to run for office in Somaliland. Photograph: Cathy Scott/Progressio After 18 years as a social activist in Somaliland, Suad Abdi feels it is time to run for parliament. But she stands as much chance of winning a seat as a camel has
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Labour’s proposed changes to family allowance in 1969 were designed to lower public spending. Photograph: Lambert/Getty Cuts in family allowances for the better-off may be made in this year’s Budget. Mr Jenkins, the Chancellor, and Mr Crossman, Secretary for Social Services, are discussing detailed proposals which would extend the principle of selectivity – paying welfare
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If you’re looking for a special bottle to celebrate Burns Night tonight, chances are you’re looking for a single malt. But you might get yourself an equally interesting dram if you splashed out on a single-grain whisky. Grain whisky is, of course, the basis of all blends, and as such not traditionally given much respect. It differs
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I am sat deep under the ground in a 2,000-year-old lava tube, a cave-like tunnel, in total darkness. If you stay down here long enough, I am told by our guide, Oskar, your eyes adjust to the pitch black and you are eventually able to see your hand in front of your face. This is the penultimate stop
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Britain has a new fish‘n’chip shop of the year. On Wednesday night, Quayside in Whitby, North Yorkshire, went head-to-head with the nine other regional finalists at the 26th annual National Fish & Chip awards to take the industry crown. If past years are anything to go by, the winners, brothers Stuart and Adrian Fusco, will
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Punctuate your spring look with a colour pop shoe. Take the simplest black look and give your outfit an instant zing by adding a tangerine, mustard, neon yellow, colbalt blue or aqua shoe – there are a multitude of delicious colours to choose from. The Observer fashion team picks the best shoes for turning heads
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