14 Sep 2020
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About this issue: Overview

Minefields and motherhood
You might not expect a Love Island contestant to be able to defuse a landmine but that’s exactly what Camilla Thurlow can do. Now expecting a baby with the man she met in the villa, she tells Susan Griffin how her appetite for challenges emerged from a seemingly idyllic childhood.

Pets at Home
The death of a once homeless man could bring about a change in policy on pets in temporary accommodation – but only after a gently persistent campaign by his friend. Jessica Brown reports.

Uneven the scores 
Through nine of his pieces, Laura Tunbridge traces Beethoven’s genius and our changing musical tastes.

Plus News, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy, Richard Osman’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.


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