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Federico Chiesa of Italy, far right, scores Italy's opening goal against Austria in their Euros round of 16 victory - Credit: Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images

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How Roberto Mancini remade Italy into Euro 2020 challengers

Sometimes brooding, sometimes brilliant, sometimes bludgeoning, Roberto Mancini’s remoulded Italy face a Euros date with destiny against Belgium European football is never complete without Italy. Sometimes brooding, sometimes brilliant, sometimes bludgeoning, Roberto Mancini’s remoulded Azzurri will on Friday aim to make Roberto Martinez’s Golden Generation of Belgium suffer and perhaps be suffocated in Munich. The […]
A new exhibition showcasing the works of Venetian artist Giovanni Antonio Canal, dubbed Canaletto, is set to open in Bath. - Credit: Mark Ivkovic

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Canaletto’s work set to go on display in Bath as paintings prove crucial to climate change research

A new exhibition showcasing the works of Venetian artist Giovanni Antonio Canal, dubbed Canaletto, is set to open in Bath.  To begin when Covid restrictions permit, Canaletto: Painting Venice will run at the city’s Holburne Museum until September 5.   As Claudia Pritchard reports, such was Canaletto’s importance to our understanding and appreciation of the historic Italian city that his work is now helping assess its vulnerability […]
David Cornwell, or John le Carré, photographed down at the docks in 1964 - Credit: The LIFE Picture Collection via

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John le Carré – The author who called out government’s ‘patriotism’ as nationalism

Despite his establishment credentials the author John le Carré remained an outsider all his life, says CHARLIE CONNELLY, and was increasingly radicalised by Europe and Brexit.  There’s a broad perception that people become calmer politically as they grow older, the youthful firebrand activist gradually sensing the flames of radicalism dying down towards a dotage of faintly glowing […]