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9 Longreads You Need In Your Life Right Now

The best longform reporting, feature stories, and personal essays from BuzzFeed UK over the last month.

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1. Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, And Christians Showed Us What They Wear When They Worship – Chris Bethell

Five couples showed BuzzFeed News the clothes and accessories they wear when they pray or attend their place of worship.
Chris Bethell

Five couples showed BuzzFeed News the clothes and accessories they wear when they pray or attend their place of worship.

2. More Than 20 Sex Attacks Are Happening Every Week In Britain's Pubs And Bars, New Data Shows – Hannah Al-Othman

The figures, released to BuzzFeed News, are likely to be the tip of the iceberg.
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The figures, released to BuzzFeed News, are likely to be the tip of the iceberg.

3. This Was The Election Where The Newspapers Lost Their Monopoly On The Political News Agenda – Jim Waterson

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The Sun and the Daily Mail sell 3 million copies a day between them. But their decades-long claim to dominating public opinion may have finally come to an end.

4. Here's What It Was Like To Grow Up In The Modelling Industry – Rosalind Jana

"On the one hand, as a teenager, modelling did throw opportunities and possibilities my way that I couldn’t have experienced elsewhere. On the other, I was plunged into a world where I was celebrated for the way I looked."
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"On the one hand, as a teenager, modelling did throw opportunities and possibilities my way that I couldn’t have experienced elsewhere. On the other, I was plunged into a world where I was celebrated for the way I looked."

5. Theresa May Is So Dependent On Two Key Advisers They Had To Rejoin Government After The Terror Attacks – Alex Spence

In the run-up to the election, critics said the PM's reliance on Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy was damaging her campaign – and her chances of success in government.
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In the run-up to the election, critics said the PM's reliance on Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy was damaging her campaign – and her chances of success in government.

6. Here's What You Should Know About That Immersive "Moulin Rouge" Production – Anna James

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'If I could tell teenage me anything it's this: You will be able to visit the Moulin Rouge of your imagination, and be part of it, to drink and dance without guilt, and feel as close to comfortable in your own body as you’ll have ever felt."

7. How The Grenfell Tower Community Helped Themselves – Because No One Else Would – Aisha Gani

The inside story of how local volunteers came together to open up refuge centres, collect donations, create a database of survivors, and provide legal advice – while the authorities were nowhere to be seen.
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The inside story of how local volunteers came together to open up refuge centres, collect donations, create a database of survivors, and provide legal advice – while the authorities were nowhere to be seen.

8. How Falling In Love With Harry Potter Shaped My Life – Chelsey Pippin

"Twenty years ago, a publisher put a silly-looking book out into the world. Two years later, I fell in love with it."
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"Twenty years ago, a publisher put a silly-looking book out into the world. Two years later, I fell in love with it."

9. 7 Unanswered Questions About The Grenfell Disaster – Patrick Smith

Were previous warnings ignored? Were less fire-resistant materials used in a recent refurbishment? Who is ultimately responsible?
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Were previous warnings ignored? Were less fire-resistant materials used in a recent refurbishment? Who is ultimately responsible?

Louise Ridley is a News Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Louise Ridley at louise.ridley@buzzfeed.com.

Chelsey Pippin is commissioning editor for features at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Chelsey Pippin at chelsey.pippin@buzzfeed.com.

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