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A sign is displayed opposite the M4 near Tata Steel works, on the day of the EU referendum, in Port Talbot, Wales. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

For two weeks Wales has been celebrating its European presence. There was jubilation when our football team thrashed Russia to top group B at the Euro(...)

Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto who gained global notoriety for admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in office, died from cancer . Photograph: Reuters

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, whose tumultuous four years as leader of Canada’s largest city included an admission of smoking crack, died on Tuesday,(...)

David Bowie was the first major artist to securitise royalty streams, selling $55 million worth of “Bowie Bonds” in 1997. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

David Bowie had a gift for grasping the zeitgeist. In business the term is “staying relevant”. Behind the fey, otherworldly personas, Bowie was a sh(...)

Canada’s Prime Minister and Conservative leader Stephen Harper illustrated his attacks on the Liberals with a loud “ker-ching” cash register sound effect. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

Outside the Congress Center in Etobicoke, a western suburb of Toronto, a man with a demon mask pranced in the street holding a sign that said “Welco(...)

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. “We have made very different choices from Mr Mulcair and Mr Harper when it comes to investing in Canada.” Photograph: Reuters/Chris Wattie

Canadians will vote in a federal election on Monday that looks likely to put an end to the decade-long reign of prime minister Stephen Harper’s Conser(...)

Toronto mayor Rob Ford: dropped out of race for re-election as mayor today after he was diagnosed with an abdominal tumour this week. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety for admitting he smoked crack cocaine, dropped out of the race for re-election as mayor yesterday,(...)

A file image of Toronto mayor Rob Ford who has  told a Canadian newspaper he will suspend his re-election campaign to get treatment for substance abuse. Photograph: Getty

Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety after admitting to smoking crack cocaine, will take a break to deal with substance abuse issues, h(...)

Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been immortalised in a frankly silly yet addictive online platform game. In the game you play Ford as he makes he wa(...)

Toronto mayor Rob Ford tries to get away from media personnel  after exiting an executive council meeting in Toronto yesterday. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

A video obtained by police last year shows Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to having used crack cocaine, inhaling some kind of vapour(...)

Toronto, Canada is a city of contrasts. Photographs: Ian Willms
Oh Toronto
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  • March 15, 2014, 01:00

When I tell my friends in Toronto how much I love their city, they often say, “Really?” I always assume they imagine I’m just trying to be grac(...)

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