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Salt and Sacrifice – 10 minutes of gameplay

Ska Studios has released a 10-minute gameplay video of Salt and Sacrifice, its recently announced follow-up to Salt and Sanctuary. The footage showcases “a newly-forged Marked Inquisitor hunt a deadly Pyromancer,” “a menagerie of monsters wandering Ashbourne Village,” and “brawler-style combat from the perspective of a Paladin, one of eight starting classes.” Salt and Sacrifice […]

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Publication delayed of epic history book amended after being called ‘too white’

Richard Cohen’s work, revised after criticism of its viewpoint, will not be published this week after a new row over its title

Billed as an “epic exploration of who writes about the past”, The History Makers was due out this Friday before being serialised on Radio 4 in the UK. But publication has been postponed at the last minute amid bitter rows over race and appropriation.

The Observer reported last month that author Richard Cohen was asked by his US publishers to rewrite part of his 800-page book, which covers 2,500 years, after failing to take into account enough black historians, academics and writers. Cohen added an 18,000-word chapter, plus extra material in existing chapters, to include individuals such as the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the sociologist WEB Du Bois and the author Toni Morrison.

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Jubilant Scotland fans make the journey home after the longest day

Exhausted and hoarse, the tartan army make it back north after a whirlwind visit to London for Friday’s game

It had been a long night for Calum Johnson. Arriving back at Glasgow’s Central station just after midday on Saturday, the 26-year-old had been awake for almost 24 hours, since leaving the same station a day earlier to head for Wembley stadium.

“It was all worth it,” he said, of his trip to witness Scotland’s much-anticipated Euros meeting with England, an age-old rivalry that resulted in a goal-less draw. “The atmosphere, the result, that squad … and it was just great to be back in a crowd after all this time.”

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Bodies of woman, 23, and man in 30s found in fields near Derbyshire village

Police not looking for anyone else in connection with deaths in Duckmanton as reports name woman as Gracie Spinks

Police are investigating after the bodies of a 23-year-old woman and man in his 30s were found within hours of each other in fields near a Derbyshire village.

The woman was found in a field near Staveley Road in Duckmanton at about 8.40am on Friday, and was pronounced dead at the scene. She has been named in reports as keen horse rider Gracie Spinks.

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