Departures at high-profile Barcelona museum provoke anger in art world

Hundreds sign petition after the jobs of Tanya Barson and Pablo Martínez, two senior figures at Macba, are axed

A row has broken out in the international art world over the departures of Tanya Barson, the English curator, and Pablo Martínez, the head of programmes, from the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Macba).

The pair departed on 16 July, the day after Elvira Dyangani Ose, the director of the Showroom in London, was appointed as the museum’s new director.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 7:30am
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Sajid Javid apologises for saying it was time to stop ‘cowering’ from Covid

Health secretary says sorry for ‘poor choice of word’ after backlash from bereaved families

Sajid Javid has apologised for saying it was time to stop “cowering” from Covid, after an outcry from families bereaved by the virus.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 7:11am
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Coronavirus Knocks Top Golfers Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau Out Of Tokyo Olympics

World #1 Jon Rahm of Spain and #6 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. each tested positive for the coronavirus before leaving for Tokyo. The stunning news rocked the golf world.

(Image credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 3:29am
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U.S. Women's Gymnasts Have A Surprisingly Rough 1st Day Of Olympic Competition

A few stumbles from U.S. gymnasts – including from star Simone Biles – allowed Russia's team to take the lead. The U.S. is the heavy favorite. Russia came out one point ahead with the total team score

(Image credit: Ashley Landis/AP)

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 6:01am
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‘There’s nothing left in Lytton’: the Canadian village destroyed by wildfire – picture essay

The fire that devastated Lytton is still burning – and First Nation residents say the lack of help from the British Columbia government has been ‘sickening’

Vince Abbott had an afternoon of fishing planned – he was going angling for spring salmon in the nearby river – when he heard shouts of panic and felt a searing heat.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 6:00am
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Football manager Joey Barton charged with assault after woman injured

Former Manchester City midfielder who is now Bristol Rovers boss will appear in court on Monday

Former footballer Joey Barton has been charged with assault by beating after a woman suffered a head injury at a residential address in London.

Barton, who is currently manager of League Two club Bristol Rovers, will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Monday. It follows an incident at a house in Kew, south-west London, on 2 June.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 6:07am
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Buried in concrete: how the mafia made a killing from the destruction of Italy’s south

The south of the country bears the scars of how bosses enriched their clans with illegal, brutalist buildings and gaudy, now decaying, villas

If you ask Maurizio Carta what the mafia looks like, he will take you to the residential areas of the Sicilian capital of Palermo. There, hundreds of desolate, nondescript grey apartment blocks scar the suburbs and a vast part of the historic centre.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 4:00am
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