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  • Boris Johnson trip on day of Heathrow vote cost taxpayer Â...
    The ex-foreign secretary failed constituents when he went to Afghanistan, says shadow chancellorA trip by Boris Johnson to Afghanistan on the day of the government’s key vote on Heathrow expansion cost taxpayers nearly £20,000, official figures have revealed. Related: ‘It has made us unsafe’: Muslim women on fear and abuse after Boris Johnson’s burqa remarks Continue reading... ... more
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  • Majority of Scottish voters feel ignored by UK ministers on ...
    Support in Scotland for remain has risen since 2016 referendum, poll suggestsAlmost two-thirds of Scottish voters believe the Westminster government is ignoring their concerns during Brexit negotiations, and there is now more support in Scotland for remaining in the EU than at the time of the 2016 referendum, polling suggests.According to research for the People’s Vote campaign, 66% of Scottish… ... more
    TheGuardian2 hours ago
  • Majority of Scottish voters feel ignored by UK ministers on ...
    Support in Scotland for remain has risen since 2016 referendum, poll suggestsAlmost two-thirds of Scottish voters believe the Westminster government is ignoring their concerns during Brexit negotiations, and there is now more support in Scotland for remaining in the EU than at the time of the 2016 referendum, polling suggests.According to research for the People’s Vote campaign, 66% of Scottish… ... more
    TheGuardian -Scotland2 hours ago
  • Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid: Uefa Super Cup – li...
    Minute-by-minute updates from the 8pm (BST) kick-off in TallinnReal Madrid’s strategy of signing World Cup stars goes back 60 yearsSend your thoughts to Scott.Murray@theguardian.com 9.50pm BST 90 min +2: These lads are kaput. Nobody will be looking forward to the upcoming 30 minutes of extra time. 9.49pm BST 90 min +1: Ceballos is booked for a late clip on Correa.… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport2 hours ago
  • Facebook struggling to end hate speech in Myanmar, investiga...
    Misinformation has lead to violent attacks against Rohingya but report says company has been slow to respondFacebook’s efforts to crack down on hate speech in Myanmar, which has contributed to violent attacks against the minority Muslim population, have been inadequate, according to a Reuters investigation.The social media company has faced warnings from human rights groups and researchers that its platform… ... more
    TheGuardian -Tech2 hours ago
  • Woman found stabbed to death at house in south-west London
    Man, 40, arrested on suspicion of murder after being detained at the scene in BatterseaA man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found stabbed to death at a house in south-west London on Wednesday.The 40-year-old man was detained at the scene in Grayshott Road, Battersea, after Metropolitan police were called to the terraced property shortly… ... more
    TheGuardian3 hours ago
  • Frites first: the Belgians making audiences laugh, sing and ...
    The Edinburgh festival’s Big in Belgium season features daft whimsy, a Eurovision anthem and a headlong charge into uncomfortable territoryWhen the Smiths released Paint a Vulgar Picture , the obligatory rock-band moan about the music business, Morrissey came up with a characteristically waspish one-liner. It was the fate of every singer doing the media round, he protested, to “please the… ... more
    TheGuardian -Culture4 hours ago
  • Halls or no halls? How to pick decent university accommodati...
    Wherever you stay, finding good digs can make a huge difference to the student experienceUnlikely friendships forged over supermarket own-brand vodka and burned pizza – they’re part of the university rite of passage for most students. Continue reading... ... more
    TheGaurdian – Edu4 hours ago
  • Anti-Nazi League founders call for new national campaign
    Group says political movement needed to combat challenge from ‘racist and fascist right’We need to unite against the rising threat of racism and fascism in the UK The Anti-Nazi League’s founders have called for the creation of a national campaign to oppose “all forms of racism, Islamophobia and antisemitismâ€�.In a letter to the Guardian, the group said that a new… ... more
    TheGuardian4 hours ago
  • Labour prepares the ground for compromise on antisemitism co...
    Party open to adopting full IHRA definition if it can protect legitimate criticism of IsraelLabour is preparing the ground to amend its antisemitism code of conduct to align with International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance guidelines, provided the party can find a way to include protections that allow for legitimate criticism of Israel’s creation.The shift comes after weeks of discord between Labour’s… ... more
    TheGuardian4 hours ago
  • Jalen Ramsey attacks ‘trash’ NFL QBs but admits ...
    Cornerback unimpressed by Bills rookie Josh AllenJaguars All-Pro doubts Colin Kaepernick will return to NFLJalen Ramsey, a player famed for his trash talking, has given a length deconstruction of NFL quarterbacks, much of it uncomplimentary.The Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback was particularly withering about a player who has yet to appear in a regular-season game, Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills. “I… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport5 hours ago
  • PwC got off too lightly after shambles of BHS audit | Nils P...
    If Financial Reporting Council is to be ‘fit for the future’ more powers are requiredPricewaterhouseCoopers should count itself lucky. The firm’s penalty for producing an “incomplete, inaccurate and misleadingâ€� audit of the 2014 accounts of BHS and its parent, Sir Philip Green’s Taveta Group, was a mere £10m, reduced to £6.5m for a cooperative confession of sins.Read the Financial Reporting… ... more
    TheGuardian -Biz5 hours ago
  • Chelsea to make new technical director a priority when windo...
    • Club finally switch focus to replacing Michael Emenalo• Dan Ashworth, Monchi and Michael Ballack among targetsChelsea finally hope to make progress on the appointment of a new technical director to succeed the departed Michael Emenalo once the transfer window closes across Europe at the end of the month.Emenalo left his position last November and subsequently took up a similar… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport5 hours ago
  • Contribute to a podcast on the impact of artificial intellig...
    In our next We Need to Talk About podcast, we’ll consider the key questions surrounding AI. What are your views?If 2017 was the year artificial intelligence rose to prominence, 2018 is when we’re seeing it go mainstream. Whichever area you work in, it’s likely AI will become increasingly prevalent in your everyday activity. Wherever you are in the world –… ... more
    TheGuardian -Tech5 hours ago
  • Iain Livingstone, 51, named as Scotland’s new police c...
    Promotion for deputy chief constable after predecessor quits amid misconduct claimsIain Livingstone, 51, has been named as the new chief constable for Police Scotland.He has been acting head of the force since last autumn, standing in when former chief constable Phil Gormley was suspended during an investigation into gross misconduct allegations, which he denied, before quitting. Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian -Scotland5 hours ago
  • Iain Livingstone, 51, named as Scotland’s new police c...
    Promotion for deputy chief constable after predecessor quits amid misconduct claimsIain Livingstone, 51, has been named as the new chief constable for Police Scotland.He has been acting head of the force since last autumn, standing in when former chief constable Phil Gormley was suspended during an investigation into gross misconduct allegations, which he denied, before quitting. Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian5 hours ago
  • Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘There have been some hard ...
    Heptathlete has overcome family bereavement to claim silver this summer but believes she can improve in her bid to be world No 1Someone actually said to me ‘You look like you’ve just been run over’ the day after I won my heptathlon silver medal in Berlin,â€� says Katarina Johnson-Thompson, laughing. “I literally hobbled to the bathroom last Saturday morning, on… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport5 hours ago
  • Turkish lira rallies as Qatar makes $15bn loan pledge
    Ankara officials will channel money ‘into Turkey’s financial markets and banks’Turkey’s beleagured currency has bounced back from record lows after Qatar pledged to shore up the banking sector’s shaky finances with loans worth $15bn (£11.8bn).A week after a diplomatic spat with the US sent the lira into a tailspin, the agreement with Qatar was calculated to help Turkey avoid having… ... more
    TheGuardian -Biz5 hours ago
  • England’s Danny Cipriani arrested in Jersey after nig...
    • Gloucester back faces fives charges including assaulting police• Cipriani will appear before magistrates on ThursdayEngland rugby union international Danny Cipriani has been arrested at a nightclub in St Helier, his club Gloucester have confirmed. The incident took place early on Wednesday morning at a venue in Jersey.A statement from Jersey Police confirmed he has been charged with five offences,… ... more
    TheGuardian5 hours ago
  • England’s Danny Cipriani arrested in Jersey after nig...
    • Gloucester back faces fives charges including assaulting police• Cipriani will appear before magistrates on ThursdayEngland rugby union international Danny Cipriani has been arrested at a nightclub in St Helier, his club Gloucester have confirmed. The incident took place early on Wednesday morning at a venue in Jersey.A statement from Jersey Police confirmed he has been charged with five offences,… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport5 hours ago
  • Elon Musk’s tweets investigated for possibly breaking ...
    SEC is reportedly investigating whether the Tesla CEO’s tweets about going private may have violated US securities lawThe US’s top financial watchdog has reportedly sent subpoenas to Tesla regarding chief executive Elon Musk’s plans to take the company private.Fox Business Network reported on Wednesday, citing sources, that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is formally investigating Musk’s recent tweets that… ... more
    TheGuardian -Biz5 hours ago
  • Elon Musk’s tweets investigated for possibly breaking ...
    SEC is reportedly investigating whether the Tesla CEO’s tweets about going private may have violated US securities lawThe US’s top financial watchdog has reportedly sent subpoenas to Tesla regarding chief executive Elon Musk’s plans to take the company private.Fox Business Network reported on Wednesday, citing sources, that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is formally investigating Musk’s recent tweets that… ... more
    TheGuardian -Tech5 hours ago
  • Lancashire man pleads guilty to infecting two women with HIV
    Aaron Sutcliffe, of Fleetwood, admits he maliciously infected two sexual partnersA Lancashire man has pleaded guilty to infecting two women with HIV.Aaron Sutcliffe, 29, of Fleetwood, admitted unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm by having sex with one of his victims on a date between January and May 2016. He had been due to go on trial at Preston… ... more
    TheGuardian6 hours ago
  • Bristol warn Eddie Jones and England that George Smith is no...
    • Pat Lam says Australian must focus on Premiership newcomers• Jones used Smith for England breakdown masterclass in 2016Bristol intend to block any potential attempt by England to recruit the veteran Australian flanker George Smith to help fix their breakdown woes before the autumn internationals. Related: England hopes hit by injuries to Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport6 hours ago
  • Study still tracking obesity in generation born in 1970 | Le...
    The Centre for Longitudinal Studies found that those born in 1970 are more likely to be overweight than those born 12 years earlier, writes Rosemary Mason. Plus Margaret Squires on the link between poverty and obesityGeorge Monbiot (We’ve entered a new age of obesity. How did it happen?, 15 August) writes: “Unfortunately, there is no consistent obesity data in the… ... more
    TheGuardian6 hours ago
  • We must support not sue our doctors | Letters
    The practice of medicine is the most difficult and complex undertaking of humanity and mistakes will be made, says retired doctor Peter Estcourt. Doctors such as Hadiza Bawa-Garba do not need the threat of court if things go wrongI was greatly heartened to find that Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has been allowed to continue her medical training (Report, 14 August). I… ... more
    TheGuardian6 hours ago
  • England’s Ben Stokes and Alex Hales still on good ter...
    • Stokes’s lawyer had raised Hales’s role in Bristol brawl at trial• England to assess all-rounder’s fitness before third India TestBen Stokes and Alex Hales face a protracted wait to learn if they face any cricketing sanctions but there is understood to be no ill-feeling between the pair after a potentially divisive end to the Bristol court case in which… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport7 hours ago
  • Dig under way to reveal ruins of medieval castle in Sheffiel...
    Excavation will give Yorkshire city a whole new identity, say local campaignersArchaeologists have begun excavation work to reveal the remains of a lost medieval castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.Sheffield castle was one of the grandest and most powerful in the north of England before it was demolished by the parliamentarians in 1648. Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian7 hours ago
  • Police officer who arrested Rashan Charles cleared of miscon...
    Officer criticised for ‘basic failings’ in arrest of 20-year-old who died in east London The police officer who arrested and detained Rashan Charles before his death has been cleared of misconduct, although the police watchdog said he had “failed to perform his role satisfactorilyâ€�.Charles died last year after he was chased by officers into a shop in Dalston, east London.… ... more
    TheGuardian7 hours ago
  • Antisemitism row: Corbyn has to change, says Gordon Brown
    Former PM says antisemitism issue is a ‘running sore’ that needs resolving immediatelyGordon Brown has said Jeremy Corbyn needs to make changes in response to concerns about antisemitism in the Labour party.The former prime minister said the issue was a “running sore� that should be dealt with immediately Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian7 hours ago
  • Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne suffers knee injury...
    • Belgian sent for tests on right knee after injury in training• Extent of problem is not yet known, say Manchester CityManchester City face losing Kevin De Bruyne for a significant spell in the early part of the season after the midfielder sustained a knee injury in training on Wednesday morning.The Belgian was immediately sent for tests on suspected ligament… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport7 hours ago
  • Cobalt does not help a racehorse, says trainer Mark Johnston
    • Robin Bastiman was banned for three years for injecting cobalt• Johnston: ‘I do not believe it makes them run faster’Cobalt doping does not improve a racehorse’s performance, according to Mark Johnston, who will shortly become the most successful British trainer by number of wins. Johnston, a qualified vet, was speaking in the wake of a three-year ban given to… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport7 hours ago
  • Student finances: the lowdown on loans – and how n...
    University life is a blast – but it doesn’t come cheap. How will you keep the bank from running dry? Seb Murray has some pointersAmid the clamour for clearing places, students tend to focus on just getting into university, rather than on how to pay for it. A student loan is the most cost-effective method for many, as repayments are… ... more
    TheGaurdian – Edu7 hours ago
  • Manchester City scout alleged to have used racially inapprop...
    • Dean Ramsdale is Manchester City’s chief youth scout• Acronym ‘BBQ’ understood to stand for ‘big, black and quick’Manchester City have confirmed they received a complaint last month relating to racially inappropriate language used by a club employee in an external meeting. The club have launched an internal investigation into allegations that one of their senior academy coaches used an… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport7 hours ago
  • David Ospina joins Napoli on loan deal from Arsenal
    • Italian club have option to sign goalkeeper on permanent basis• 29-year-old had fallen down the pecking order at ArsenalDavid Ospina has joined Napoli on loan with the Italian club having the option to buy the goalkeeper from Arsenal on a permanent basis.Ospina has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal following the arrival of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport7 hours ago
  • ‘A sense of place and meaning’: Karine Polwart o...
    The folk singer’s Edinburgh festival show reinterprets classic and cult Caledonian gems close to her heart, like Big Country’s melancholic anthems and Cocteau Twins’ filthy futurismOf all the 80s pop artists that Scotland spawned – from Simple Minds and Orange Juice, to Annie Lennox and the Proclaimers – Dunfermline’s Big Country are closest to my heart. They transformed Thatcherite brutality… ... more
    TheGuardian -Scotland7 hours ago
  • ‘A sense of place and meaning’: Karine Polwart o...
    The folk singer’s Edinburgh festival show reinterprets classic and cult Caledonian gems close to her heart, like Big Country’s melancholic anthems and Cocteau Twins’ filthy futurismOf all the 80s pop artists that Scotland spawned – from Simple Minds and Orange Juice, to Annie Lennox and the Proclaimers – Dunfermline’s Big Country are closest to my heart. They transformed Thatcherite brutality… ... more
    TheGuardian -Culture7 hours ago
  • ‘A sense of place and meaning’: Karine Polwart o...
    The folk singer’s Edinburgh festival show reinterprets classic and cult Caledonian gems close to her heart, like Big Country’s melancholic anthems and Cocteau Twins’ filthy futurismOf all the 80s pop artists that Scotland spawned – from Simple Minds and Orange Juice, to Annie Lennox and the Proclaimers – Dunfermline’s Big Country are closest to my heart. They transformed Thatcherite brutality… ... more
    TheGuardian7 hours ago
  • ‘We’re part of a greater movement’: Hollyw...
    With the release of Crazy Rich Asians and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, the creatives involved talk about the importance of representation and the pressure that comes with itIt feels like this week, in many ways, will be seen as something of a litmus test for Hollywood with both Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians and Jenny Han’s To… ... more
    TheGuardian -Culture7 hours ago
  • ‘Pie for a doubting husband’: how to cook like a...
    The Suffrage Cook Book, first published in 1915 and now reissued, includes Jack London’s favourite duck recipe and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘synthetic quince’From Jack London’s method for roasting a “blood-rareâ€� slice of “toothsome tealâ€� to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s accidental discovery of a mysterious treat she calls “synthetic quinceâ€�, modern cooks can now take a step back in time with the… ... more
    TheGuardian -Culture8 hours ago
  • The UK’s best fish and chips listed on global foodie b...
    An Aberdeenshire chippie, a San Sebastián pintxos crawl and toasted grasshoppers in Oaxaca hit the mark in Lonely Planet’s new book of the world’s most memorable food experiencesForget gourmet restaurants and gastrofied pubs, the best food experience in the UK costs £7.30 and is served with harbour views. Choosing tradition over trends, Lonely Planet ranked eating fish and chips at… ... more
    TheGuardian -LS8 hours ago
  • The UK’s best fish and chips listed on global foodie b...
    An Aberdeenshire chippie, a San Sebastián pintxos crawl and toasted grasshoppers in Oaxaca hit the mark in Lonely Planet’s new book of the world’s most memorable food experiencesForget gourmet restaurants and gastrofied pubs, the best food experience in the UK costs £7.30 and is served with harbour views. Choosing tradition over trends, Lonely Planet ranked eating fish and chips at… ... more
    TheGuardian8 hours ago
  • Eat, sleep and respect the ball: inside Barcelona’s m...
    The famous residential farmhouse that helped nurture Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta has been replaced but the emphasis on football perfection remainsThe dimly lit, studiously grey lecture room carries the feel of a sixth-form block in a suburban high-school. On the opposite side of the street, about the width of a football pitch away, stands a typical Aldi supermarket, intensifying… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport8 hours ago
  • Lick and it’s gone: Fendi’s designer ice-cream
    Fashion and food may be uneasy bedfellows, but if the Italian luxury brand’s bags are built to last, these lollies take minutes to consume These days in fashion, you can’t move for logos. As common as a floral print, yet not nearly as genteel, they are the quickest way to turn the wearer into a massive advert. In the last… ... more
    TheGuardian -Biz8 hours ago
  • Pine marten spotted in Northumberland for first time in 90 y...
    Fearsome predator was extinct in England but Scottish relatives have crossed the border and set up home in Kielder forestThe pine marten, a fearsome but diminutive predator driven to extinction in England, has returned to the country’s largest forest for the first time since 1926.Stills and video from a camera trap have recorded a mature pine marten devouring peanut butter… ... more
    TheGuardian8 hours ago
  • Jamie Jones‑Buchanan: ‘Rugby league and faith i...
    The 37-year-old Leeds veteran explains how his Christian faith has underpinned his career and why he would be keen for at least another year playing for his hometown clubGrowing up in a working‑class suburb of Leeds dreaming of becoming a professional rugby player, Jamie Jones‑Buchanan always knew he was different. “I always believed in something when I was younger, but… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport8 hours ago
  • The Fiver | Making Jacob Rees-Mogg look like Ernest Hemingwa...
    Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!We’ll be straight with you. The Fiver never thought we’d ever have reason to use the phrase “the European glory days of Gordon Strachanâ€� in any context outside of the 1983 Cup Winners’ Cup final, not once, not ever. Certainly not when it came to the wee man’s years… ... more
    TheGuardian -Sport8 hours ago
  • University open days: your turn to ask the questions during ...
    You’re choosing a new home – so you’ll want the lowdown on the course, the university and the city Students often feel under pressure to make a snap decision on a clearing place, but how do you choose the right one? It’s not all about the course – the university and its location will also have a bearing on how… ... more
    TheGaurdian – Edu8 hours ago
  • With 676 counter-terror investigations, how do police focus ...
    In wake of Westminster incident, huge number of live cases raises questions over best way to prevent attacksThe investigation into the alleged terror attack outside parliament is one of hundreds being conducted by authorities in the UK.Downing Street officials revealed on Tuesday that counter-terror police and MI5 had 676 investigations open at the end of June. Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian8 hours ago
  • Scottish women retain right to take abortion pills at home
    Anti-abortion challenge fails as Westminster urged to follow Holyrood’s exampleThe Scottish government’s decision to allow women to take the abortion pill in their own homes has been upheld following a legal challenge by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Scotland.Doctors welcomed the ruling by the court of session in Edinburgh as “a very significant step forwardâ€�, after… ... more
    TheGuardian9 hours ago
  • Scottish women retain right to take abortion pills at home
    Anti-abortion challenge fails as Westminster urged to follow Holyrood’s exampleThe Scottish government’s decision to allow women to take the abortion pill in their own homes has been upheld following a legal challenge by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Scotland.Doctors welcomed the ruling by the court of session in Edinburgh as “a very significant step forwardâ€�, after… ... more
    TheGuardian -Scotland9 hours ago
  • Brussels rebuffs idea of escalating Brexit talks to leaders&...
    Officials dismiss hopes that May could break deadlock by negotiating with states directly European officials have poured cold water on hopes that Theresa May could negotiate Brexit with other EU leaders in September to break the deadlock over Britain’s departure.Diplomatic sources have rejected suggestions that May could hold direct talks on Brexit with the 27 other EU heads of state… ... more
    TheGuardian9 hours ago
  • Camilla Cleese on her dad John: ‘He’s not my fav...
    The comedian is doing a show about her father in Edinburgh. She talks about the sexist LA standup scene, her reconciliation with her dad – and doing jokes about his ex-wivesWith just a hint of a smile, Camilla Cleese admits that the name of her Edinburgh fringe show is “the ultimate, shameless nepotismâ€�. It’s called Produced by John Cleese, even… ... more
    TheGuardian -Culture9 hours ago
  • Liverpool artwork listing refugee deaths is torn down again
    Artist behind Liverpool project says it will be left as is to highlight ‘systematic violence’An art project featuring a list of the 34,361 refugees and migrants who lost their lives trying to reach Europe has been torn down for the second time in Liverpool.The artist behind the initiative, Banu CennetoÄŸlu, has decided not to install it for a third time,… ... more
    TheGuardian9 hours ago
  • Liverpool artwork listing refugee deaths is torn down again
    Artist behind Liverpool project says it will be left as is to highlight ‘systematic violence’An art project featuring a list of the 34,361 refugees and migrants who lost their lives trying to reach Europe has been torn down for the second time in Liverpool.The artist behind the initiative, Banu CennetoÄŸlu, has decided not to install it for a third time,… ... more
    TheGuardian -Culture9 hours ago
  • CPS defends handling of case against cricketer Ben Stokes
    Prosecution criticised for trying to add assault charge to indictment in trial in which Stokes was clearedThe Crown Prosecution Service has defended its handling of the high-profile case against the England cricketer Ben Stokes after a jury unanimously cleared him of affray.Following six days of evidence and only two and a half hours of deliberations, the verdict allowed the 27-year-old… ... more
    TheGuardian9 hours ago
  • Father and son cleared of stealing champagne from Fortnum &a...
    Douglas and Jack Vallender found not guilty of taking eight bottles from London storeA father and son have been cleared by a court of stealing eight bottles of champagne worth £348 from Fortnum & Mason.Douglas Vallender, 53, and Jack Vallender, 18, had denied taking the drinks from the department store in central London. Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian9 hours ago
  • Fare rises enrage rail commuters ‘in this terrible mes...
    Passengers at Manchester Piccadilly slate increases after delays and bungled timetable For Biraja Ghosal, traversing Britain’s rail network has been an almost-daily burden for the past nine years. The 46-year-old data scientist, from Barnet in north London, travels across the country five days a week as part of his job. He is no stranger to smelly loos, late trains or… ... more
    TheGuardian -Biz9 hours ago
  • Fare rises enrage rail commuters ‘in this terrible mes...
    Passengers at Manchester Piccadilly slate increases after delays and bungled timetable For Biraja Ghosal, traversing Britain’s rail network has been an almost-daily burden for the past nine years. The 46-year-old data scientist, from Barnet in north London, travels across the country five days a week as part of his job. He is no stranger to smelly loos, late trains or… ... more
    TheGuardian9 hours ago
  • Punk’s not dead? How Vans Warped tour jumped the shark
    The festival defined noughties pop-punk and united America’s outcasts – but as it shuts for ever, we ask: did it fail to champion diversity?The sun is blazing mercilessly in Columbia, Maryland, on a Sunday in July. It is not yet noon, and the nasal singer of a jet-black metalcore band is crying out: “Will you miss me when I’m gooone?â€�… ... more
    TheGuardian -Culture9 hours ago
  • Watchdog berates PwC over ‘misleading’ BHS accou...
    Regulator criticises accountant for signing off ‘unrealistic’ forecasts before sale of retailerBHS’s accounts were misleading and featured unrealistic forecasts before Sir Philip Green sold the now collapsed department store chain, according to a report into the role of the retailer’s auditor, PwC.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said BHS’s 2014 accounts were “incomplete, inaccurate and misleadingâ€� because they said Taveta, BHS’s… ... more
    TheGuardian -Biz10 hours ago
  • Watchdog berates PwC over ‘misleading’ BHS accou...
    Regulator criticises accountant for signing off ‘unrealistic’ forecasts before sale of retailerBHS’s accounts were misleading and featured unrealistic forecasts before Sir Philip Green sold the now collapsed department store chain, according to a report into the role of the retailer’s auditor, PwC.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said BHS’s 2014 accounts were “incomplete, inaccurate and misleadingâ€� because they said Taveta, BHS’s… ... more
    TheGuardian10 hours ago
  • BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard privacy victory
    Singer is clear to claim substantial damages after conclusion of four-year legal battleThe BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard’s landmark privacy victory, leaving the corporation facing a bill for millions of pounds following the conclusion of a four-year legal battle.The singer is clear to claim substantial damages as a result of the BBC’s decision to report in 2014 that… ... more
    TheGuardian -Culture10 hours ago
  • BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard privacy victory
    Singer is clear to claim substantial damages after conclusion of four-year legal battleThe BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard’s landmark privacy victory, leaving the corporation facing a bill for millions of pounds following the conclusion of a four-year legal battle.The singer is now clear to claim substantial damages as a result of the BBC’s decision to report in 2014… ... more
    TheGuardian10 hours ago
  • Financial Times boss returns pay rise after staff backlash
    Union complained that John Ridding’s pay was 100 times that of a trainee journalist The chief executive of the Financial Times has returned a substantial part of his £2.6m pay packet after a backlash from reporters who argued his high income was unjustified.Staff had been due to hold a union meeting on Wednesday afternoon to discuss John Ridding’s pay, arguing… ... more
    TheGuardian -Biz10 hours ago
  • Financial Times boss returns pay rise after staff backlash
    Union complained that John Ridding’s pay was 100 times that of a trainee journalist The chief executive of the Financial Times has returned a substantial part of his £2.6m pay packet after a backlash from reporters who argued his high income was unjustified.Staff had been due to hold a union meeting on Wednesday afternoon to discuss John Ridding’s pay, arguing… ... more
    TheGuardian10 hours ago
  • House of Fraser pulls plug on website after warehouse disput...
    Retailer’s warehouse operator has stopped processing orders in dispute over paymentHouse of Fraser has taken its website offline amid multiple complaints from customers about delayed or failed deliveries since the company was bought by Sports Direct late last week.The problems come after House of Fraser’s warehouse operator, XPO Logistics, “paused� processing orders amid a dispute over payment. Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian -Biz10 hours ago
  • House of Fraser pulls plug on website after warehouse disput...
    Retailer’s warehouse operator has stopped processing orders in dispute over paymentHouse of Fraser has taken its website offline amid multiple complaints from customers about delayed or failed deliveries since the company was bought by Sports Direct late last week.The problems come after House of Fraser’s warehouse operator, XPO Logistics, “paused� processing orders amid a dispute over payment. Continue reading... ... more
    TheGuardian10 hours ago
  • Badger campaigners lose high court battle to limit cull
    Wildlife campaigner Tom Langton claims the culls themselves risk making bovine TB epidemic worse An ecologist who claims extended badger culls risk making the bovine TB epidemic worse has lost a high court challenge against them. Badger culls were introduced in 2011 in a bid to reduce the spread of the disease, which results in the destruction of infected cattle… ... more
    TheGuardian10 hours ago
  • Sadiq Khan wants to restrict number of Uber drivers in Londo...
    London mayor says cap on new licences would mean less congestionThe London mayor is seeking powers to limit the number of Uber drivers operating in the capital, blaming a surge in private hire drivers for the city’s increasing congestion and pollution.Sadiq Khan said a cap on new licences was an urgent and necessary step. But unlike New York, which announced… ... more
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