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  • 1 day Marta breaks Klose’s World Cup record to send Brazil through with Italy TheGuardian -Sport
    Marta’s late penalty gave Brazil victory over Italy to secure progress into the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup and earned her place as the record scorer at the finals.The 33-year-old Orlando Pride forward, playing in her sixth World Cup, slotted in from the spot with 15 minutes left to settle the Group C match in Valenciennes. Marta’s goal saw her pass the mark of 16 set by the Germany forward Miroslav Klose in the men’s tournament. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Google to invest $1bn to fight tech-fueled housing crisis TheGuardian -Biz
    Funds to support development of 20,000 new homes as San Francisco Bay Area grapples with homelessnessGoogle will invest $1bn in housing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, a region plagued by a housing and homelessness crisis that has in part been fueled by the tech industry.The announcement comes as the tech giant prepares to expand beyond its headquarters in Mountain View and its offices in San Francisco to new campuses in San Jose and Sunnyvale. The $1bn would go toward supporting the development of 20,000 new homes over the course of 10 years, or roughly 68% of the number of ... more
  • 1 day Boris Johnson defensive, evasive, and favourite for No 10 TheGuardian
    Frontrunner comes under pressure over issues including tax cuts and IslamophobiaBoris Johnson has been forced on to the defensive in a fractious five-way Tory leadership debate, coming under pressure on issues from Islamophobia to his plan to cut taxes for top earners.The former foreign secretary remains overwhelming favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister after winning the second round of voting among Conservative MPs convincingly, with 126 votes of the 313 cast. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day England’s Wan-Bissaka gifts France win at U-21 Euros despite penalty misses TheGuardian -Sport
    • England Under-21s 1-2 France Under-21s • Wan-Bissaka scores late own goal after Choudhury sent offFrom class to calamity: England’s opening night against France, and possibly their entire European Championship campaign, veered horribly off course in Cesena as a VAR red card for Hamza Choudhury plus a 95th-minute own goal from Aaron Wan-Bissaka inflicted a damaging defeat on Aidy Boothroyd’s under-21s. The repercussions may be lasting.Choudhury was dismissed for a dreadful foul on Jonathan Bamba that sent the Lille forward to hospital for tests on an ankle that took the full force of the Leicester midfielder’s airborne tackle. England survived ... more
  • 1 day Sajid Javid puts rivals on the spot over Tory party ‘Islamophobia’ TheGuardian
    No dissent from other candidates in TV debate as home secretary calls for independent investigation All of the remaining Tory leadership candidates have committed to commissioning an independent investigation into Islamophobia in the Conservative party should they ascend to its head.The home secretary, Sajid Javid, a Muslim, has previously called for such action to be taken and asked each of his four rivals to back him during Tuesday night’s hour-long BBC TV debate. Each appeared to nod and express agreement. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Campaign calls for entertainment venues to plan for terror attack TheGuardian
    So-called Martyn’s law would compel premises to take steps to bolster their securityA group representing terrorism survivors will call on the Home Office to require all venues and public spaces – from arenas to pubs – to prepare a dedicated security plan in case of an attack.Called Martyn’s law, the proposal is named after Martyn Hett, who was killed in the Manchester arena attack two years ago, and is supported by his mother, other terror survivors and former counter-terror police officers. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Sam Kerr nets four as Australia qualify for Women’s World Cup last 16 TheGuardian -Sport
    Swing in goal difference puts Matildas through in secondBrazil beat Italy 1-0 in other Group C encounterIt took Sam Kerr 10 World Cup games to find her first goal, but over 90 pulsating minutes in Grenoble the Matildas’ talisman fashioned four more – a first ever World Cup hat-trick for an Australian – to help her side secure second place in Group C and an appointment with Norway in Nice. Related: Jamaica v Australia: Women's World Cup 2019 – live! Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Corbyn to outline Brexit strategy – but unlikely to back remain TheGuardian
    Labour leader under pressure from shadow cabinet over position on fresh referendumJeremy Corbyn plans to use a speech in the coming days to outline the latest evolution in Labour’s Brexit policy – but is expected to stop well short of the clarion call for remain demanded by his deputy, Tom Watson.The shadow cabinet will discuss Brexit on Wednesday, with the Labour leader under intense pressure from shadow ministers including Watson, Emily Thornberry and Keir Starmer to signal more clearly his support for a fresh referendum. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Jamaica v Australia: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live! TheGuardian -Sport
    Plus updates from Italy v Brazil, Group C decidersDavid Squires on … the World Cup, goals and good old VARAny thoughts? Email or tweet @KieranPender 8.23pm BST The Jamaican tourist board getting involved.Jamaica looks amped up after the first 20! Keep the pressure on Girlz! #ReggaeGirlz #JAMAUS #WomensWorldCup #StrikeHard 8.23pm BST 21 min: Some exceptional defending from Jamaica’s Grey dispossesses Van Egmond from a dangerous position on the edge of the area. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Afghanistan’s fairytale wilts in the reality of England’s ODI supremacy | Tanya Aldred TheGuardian -Sport
    Afghanistan and Rashid Khan have played most of their games against lesser lights and they were made to pay in the World Cup against the No 1-ranked sideThere are many ways to feel alone on a cricket field. In the hell of a falling-apart dressing room, on the long walk out, or the long walk back. And then there is the personal torment of being Rashid Khan at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Related: Eoin Morgan launches England to easy World Cup win over Afghanistan Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Eoin Morgan’s brutal 148 shows he practises what he preaches TheGuardian -Sport
    The England captain has told his team to play without fear – and against Afghanistan at Old Trafford he led by exampleEoin Morgan played the perfect captain’s innings against Afghanistan on Tuesday. Where once the phrase meant defiance in the face of adversity, here the message to his England teammates was that it was time to take the aerial route. Related: Eoin Morgan launches England to easy World Cup win over Afghanistan Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Juan Mata agrees three-year deal to stay at Manchester United TheGuardian -Sport
    • Spaniard’s contract was set to expire on 30 June• Salary similar but length a step up from one-year offerJuan Mata has reached an agreement on a new contract tieing him to Manchester United for the next three years. The deal will run until the Spaniard is 34, with the intention of him remaining at the club after he retires as a player.Mata’s current contract, which is worth £140,000 a week, expires in just over two weeks’ time, on 30 June. The Spain midfielder had attracted interest from Barcelona and, although talks with United have been going on for months, ... more
  • 1 day Tesco pins growth hopes on plant-based ready meals and robots TheGuardian -Biz
    Supermarket tells investors its plans also include more upmarket Tesco Finest convenience storesRobot-driven supermarkets, upmarket convenience stores and a tenfold increase in plant-based ready meals will all fuel growth at Tesco, the company has said.The UK’s biggest supermarket chain, which accounts for nearly a third of all groceries sold in the UK, told investors and City analysts at a presentation on Tuesday there was still room for it to open additional small stores in Britain including more than 100 One Stop outlets. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Tory leadership: Dominic Raab eliminated by MPs in second ballot – video TheGuardian
    Dominic Raab is the latest candidate to be eliminated from the Conservative leadership campaign. Boris Johnson topped the results with 126 votes, while the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, came in second with 46 votes, and Sajid Javid secured the minimum 33 votes needed keep him in the running. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Feliciano López named in Wimbledon doubles match-fixing allegation TheGuardian -Sport
    • Feliciano and Marc López deny claim made in Spanish media• Spaniard due to play with Andy Murray in doubles this weekFeliciano López, due to play doubles with Andy Murray in his comeback here at Queen’s this week, was consulting his lawyers on Tuesday about stories circulating in Spain that he and his playing partner, Marc López, were named in an alleged match-fixing scam at Wimbledon in 2017. Related: Nick Kyrgios leads rebels in push to puncture top three aura Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Martin Rowson on the third runway at Heathrow – cartoon TheGuardian
  • 1 day Stewart survives as Raab eliminated from Tory leadership race TheGuardian
    Boris Johnson enters TV debate as leading contender with 126 votes from second MPs’ ballotFollow the latest developments - liveFull results from 2nd MPs’ voteDominic Raab has been eliminated from the contest to be Britain’s next prime minister after the second round of voting by Conservative MPs, but the outsider Rory Stewart will go forward.As expected, Boris Johnson topped the poll, the 126 votes he garnered cementing his lead over rivals and underlining the sense that his progress to Downing Street is now all but unstoppable. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Making a splash: new big-money competition shakes up swimming | Katie Purvis TheGuardian -Sport
    Gender equality and zero tolerance on doping have attracted the world’s biggest names to the ISL – and left Fina scramblingThings are changing in the world of elite swimming, and some would say not before time. Beginning in early October and culminating just before Christmas in Las Vegas, the first International Swimming League (ISL) season will take place across Europe and the USA. Some of the world’s best swimmers will compete for significant prize money with a first season budget of US$20m, funded by the ISL’s founder, Ukrainian billionaire and swimming fan Konstantin Grigorishin. $7m of that will go to ... more
  • 1 day A Sarkozy lunch, PSG and beIN sports: questions for Platini over Qatar 2022 TheGuardian -Sport
    Why was Michel Platini detained by French investigators? What are they looking for? And could Qatar lose the 2022 World Cup?France’s Parquet National Financier, which investigates serious financial crime, has since 2017 been looking into possible French corruption in the vote that made Qatar the hosts for the 2022 World Cup. Platini was the Uefa president at the time and, as one of the 22 voting Fifa executive committee members in December 2010, he has acknowledged that he voted for Qatar. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Britain to host critical UN climate crisis summit at end of 2020 TheGuardian
    Gathering aimed at keeping global heating close to 1.5C will be most significant since ParisThe UK is to host a critical global summit on the climate crisis at the end of 2020, at which the world’s 190 nations must commit to deep cuts in emissions.It will be the most significant UN climate summit since the Paris deal was struck in 2015, when countries made pledges to curb emissions. But these pledges would only keep global heating to a 3C rise, which would bring devastating heatwaves and extreme weather. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day ‘This is serious’: the unlikely rise of Rory Stewart’s pitch to be PM TheGuardian
    His video campaigning and public walkabouts have drawn in high-profile backers and changed contest’s termsTory leadership race – latest updatesThree weeks ago, Rory Stewart was holding a wobbly camera at Kew Gardens, trying to combine a fledgling leadership campaign with a trip to talk to conservationists there about his day job at the Department for International Development.Apart from his documentaries on Afghanistan or his energetic defence of Theresa May’s Brexit deal on any radio station that would have him, few people outside of Westminster knew much about the Eton-educated Black Watch veteran. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Sadiq Khan to accuse Tory hopefuls of ‘aping’ language of far right TheGuardian
    London mayor will criticise leadership candidates for not condemning Trump commentsSadiq Khan will accuse Conservative leadership candidates of being willing to “ape and adopt” the language of the far right for short-term political gain.Speaking at the Muslim Leadership dinner on Tuesday night, Khan will call Tory leadership hopefuls “utterly shameful” for the party’s approach to Islamophobia and their failure to speak out against Donald Trump, saying anyone who wants to become prime minister must “get on the right side of history”. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Eoin Morgan launches England to easy World Cup win over Afghanistan TheGuardian -Sport
    England 397-6; Afghanistan 247-8• Morgan hits record 17 sixes as England win by 150 runsThe onset of back spasms evidently makes running between the wickets a more troublesome occupation. So Eoin Morgan decided not to bother. The England captain hit 148 from 71 balls, an extraordinary innings which contained 17 sixes, which is a record in ODI cricket, and only four boundaries. So Morgan scored 102 runs in sixes, another 16 in fours, which means that he only “ran” 30 of his runs. Related: Eoin Morgan’s brutal 148 shows he practises what he preaches Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Police stop and search is working in London, says anti-violence chief TheGuardian
    Lib Peck insists tactics are succeeding despite Londoners ‘feeling powerless’ over crimeThe head of London’s newly formed violence reduction unit has said Londoners feel powerless about levels of street crime but insisted that increased use of stop and search powers had been successful.Lib Peck, the former leader of Lambeth council who was appointed to the role in January, made the comments while on a two-day fact-finding trip to Glasgow, visiting some of the Scottish unit’s key projects and meeting senior officials. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Goals Soccer Centres hires advisers to explore potential sale TheGuardian -Biz
    Mike Ashley-backed pitch hire operator is continuing to assess its options over unpaid VAT billGoals Soccer Centres, the struggling five-a-side football pitch operator backed by the retail billionaire Mike Ashley, has appointed advisers to look for a possible buyer, as discussions continue with tax authorities over an unpaid VAT bill.In a statement on Tuesday, Goals said it was engaging Deloitte to work alongside its current advisers and lenders in assessing its future corporate options. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Who should Manchester United sign if Paul Pogba leaves? TheGuardian -Sport
    Paul Pogba says this summer could be ‘a good time for a challenge somewhere else’, but who should take his place?By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredManchester United need to start planning for life without Paul Pogba. When asked about his future this week, Pogba said it could be “a good time for a new challenge somewhere else”.When it comes to transfers, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has made it clear he wants the club to move away from the model that has failed in recent years. The manager wants to bring in young, hungry players whose wage demands will not break the bank. ... more
  • 1 day Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a ‘guinea pig experiment’ TheGuardian -Sport
    • IAAF ruled athlete must take medication to control testosterone• Semenya: ‘I will not allow the IAAF to use me and my body again’Caster Semenya has accused athletics’ governing body of using her body “as a human guinea pig experiment” by forcing her to take medication to control her testosterone levels. The double Olympic 800m champion stepped up her attacks on the International Association of Athletics Federations after the court of arbitration for sport released its 163-page judgment explaining why it decided to rule against her in a landmark case last month.Semenya is appealing against Cas’s decision, which requires athletes ... more
  • 1 day Campaigners renew calls for UK to accept 10,000 child refugees TheGuardian
    Government urged to offer places as events celebrate 80 years since KindertransportThere have been fresh calls to bring 10,000 child refugees to safety in the UK amid events celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport trains that saved many children from the Nazis.The home secretary, Sajid Javid, announced a new resettlement scheme for the most vulnerable refugees on Monday but did not say how many children would be included. Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Looking beyond economic growth and towards wellbeing | Letters TheGuardian
    Might the Guardian commit to giving statistics like these as much coverage as it does to the GDP, asks Paul Allin, while Dr Nicholas Falk argues that our governments need to change the way investment decisions are madePeter Wrigley and other correspondents (Letters, 14 June) are looking for measures of success that are wider than GDP or the Office for National Statistics (ONS) measures of personal wellbeing. The ONS already publishes a dashboard of 43 objective and subjective measures of national wellbeing, chosen to reflect the things that matter to people. This is currently showing a long-term improvement in only ... more
  • 1 day ‘We never got that money’: the inside story of Bury’s road to financial ruin TheGuardian -Sport
    As the club face a winding-up petition, we show how loans, a car park and a collapsed business helped drive them to the brinkBury’s historic 6-0 win in the 1903 FA Cup final was remembered last month when Manchester City eviscerated Watford by the same score, a jolting reminder of the gulf between these neighbouring clubs now, and what they represent about English football and modern Britain. While City have become a vehicle for Abu Dhabi oil wealth to harness the Premier League’s global power, Bury are in financial ruins, at the centre of a collapsed business which built student ... more
  • 1 day Birmingham City sack Garry Monk after 15 months in charge TheGuardian -Sport
    • Pep Clotet appointed caretaker head coach• Club say they want ‘a fresh and modern philosophy’Birmingham City have risked an angry backlash from their supporters by sacking Garry Monk. In a announcement that made little sense on the face of it, yet also came as no real surprise amid a backdrop of unrest behind the scenes, the club confirmed that Monk had been dismissed as manager and that his assistant, Pep Clotet, has been placed in charge on a caretaker basis.The news went down badly with Birmingham fans, who had warmed to Monk after he turned around the club’s fortunes ... more
  • 1 day Tory leadership: Counting starts after second Tory leadership ballot closes – live news TheGuardian
    Second round of voting in the Tory leadership contest, plus Boris Johnson and other candidates take part in BBC hustingsEx-chief scientist fears for UK climate plan if Boris Johnson is PMUK led towards no-deal Brexit by untruthful elite, says ex-EU envoyLunchtime summary 5.10pm BST The Sun’s Steve Hawkes has had a go at forecasting the result.FWIW I reckon Boris gets around 135, Hunt hits 50, Gove thirdBelieve Raab makes the cutbut Sajid and Rory go - Rory could make it if Hunt falls short of 50 5.07pm BST From the BBC’s Chris MasonBob Seely has switched from Michael Gove to ... more
  • 1 day Cute? These eyebrow-raising dogs are master manipulators of the human heart | Hannah Jane Parkinson TheGuardian
    Scientists have found what makes dogs so adorable, and those puppy eyes work for me every timeIn a bit of news that, unusually for these times, doesn’t make one want to hunker down underground never to resurface, a study has been released about the adorableness of dogs. Everyone loves an animal study. One of my recent favourites was reported with the headline: “Cats are nice and enjoy spending time with humans,” which I presume was commissioned and carried out by cats. Related: How canines capture your heart: scientists explain puppy dog eyes Continue reading... ... more
  • 1 day Circus Maximus rewards late entry in St James’s Palace at Royal Ascot TheGuardian -Sport
    • Aidan O’Brien sends out double on opening day• Blue Point scores repeat win in King’s StandAidan O’Brien’s remarks after the St James’s Palace Stakes were, as always, a masterclass . . . in deflection. Even when John Magnier, his boss, suggested that dropping Circus Maximus back from a mile and a half to a mile less than three weeks after the Derby had been O’Brien’s idea, the trainer begged to differ and credit his team.But the latest of O’Brien’s record eight successes in this Group One contest was quite something, even for a trainer whose big-race wins need to ... more
  • 2 days British Museum to hold its first Troy exhibition TheGuardian
    Museum will showcase myths and truth of city that inspired Homer’s Iliad and OdysseyThe last time the British Museum was offered the opportunity to exhibit some of the most evocative treasures of the city of Troy, it said “no thanks”.The German millionaire-archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann had been excavating for some years at Hisarlık in northwestern Turkey, then newly established as the historical site of Homer’s legendary city, when he approached the museum in the 1870s with plans for an exhibition of his finds. Claiming lack of space, it turned him down. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days ‘I was terrible at drawing’: the social worker who became a Turner prize nominee TheGaurdian – Edu
    She flunked art at school and spent 10 years in children’s services. Helen Cammock talks about unlocking her creativity – and taking off on a singing, dancing, sketching tour of ItalyLast October, in a balmy Roman autumn, the artist Helen Cammock was making prints at the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica. The building sits at the back of, and forms the stage-set for, the Trevi fountain: from its windows you can look down to the crowds of tourists staring up at Oceanus and his tritons. Cammock was hand-making a book in the studios downstairs; elsewhere in the building is one ... more
  • 2 days Watchdog to review English exams system after A-level leak fears TheGuardian
    Edexcel to replace further maths paper pupils were due to sit later this weekRegulators are to review the integrity of the school examination system in England after a “completely unacceptable” security breach led the Edexcel board to withdraw and replace an A-level further maths paper over fears it had been leaked.About 7,000 pupils are due to sit the third part of Edexcel’s further maths A-level exam on Thursday, and while the exam will go ahead as planned Pearson, Edexcel’s parent company, announced it will replace the paper with a new version as a precaution. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Watchdog to review English exams system after A-level leak fears TheGaurdian – Edu
    Edexcel to replace further maths paper pupils were due to sit later this weekRegulators are to review the integrity of the school examination system in England after a “completely unacceptable” security breach led the Edexcel board to withdraw and replace an A-level further maths paper over fears it had been leaked.About 7,000 pupils are due to sit the third part of Edexcel’s further maths A-level exam on Thursday, and while the exam will go ahead as planned Pearson, Edexcel’s parent company, announced it will replace the paper with a new version as a precaution. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Is Facebook’s Libra currency a case of corporate megalomania? | Nils Pratley TheGuardian -Biz
    The planned cryptocurrency has big questions to answer, not least on transparency and trust What is Facebook’s new Libra digital currency? A way to stop money-transfer companies exploiting the world’s poor by skimming off vast fees in cross-border transactions? Or an exercise in corporate megalomania that will involve persuading us to accept “a new global currency”?The first ambition is clearly socially useful. Facebook is correct when its says “people with less money pay more for financial services”. If banks, Western Union and so on are obliged to cut fees on international payments to keep up, bring it on. A low-cost ... more
  • 2 days BA parent company reveals plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max jets TheGuardian -Biz
    International Airlines Group announces deal despite safety fears after two crashesThe parent company of British Airways has announced plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the first new sales deal for the passenger jet since it was grounded because of safety fears after two crashes.The short-haul planes would be delivered between 2023 and 2027 and shared among International Airlines Group’s carriers, including Vueling, the low-cost venture Level, and BA, for its flights out of London Gatwick airport. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after heavy crash at Tour de Suisse TheGuardian -Sport
    • Welsh rider falls 27 kilometres from finish • Team Ineos confirm Thomas has abandoned raceReigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has been taken to hospital after he abandoned the Tour de Suisse following a heavy crash during stage four of the race on Tuesday.The Welshman fell 27 kilometres from the finish in Arlesheim and received treatment from medical staff after apparently injuring his right shoulder before eventually abandoning the race. Astana rider Andrey Zeits was also involved in the crash and he was immediately taken to hospital in an ambulance. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Nations Championship proposals face World Rugby deadline of Friday TheGuardian -Sport
    • Governing body needs unanimous support of 10 major unions• France omit Bastareaud from World Cup preparationsLeading rugby nations face a deadline of Friday to back or reject World Rugby’s Nations Championship plan.The governing body has confirmed the Six Nations and Rugby Championship unions must respond to the radical proposals by the end of this working week. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days The answer to the UK’s homelessness crisis is painfully simple: give people homes | Harry Quilter-Pinner TheGuardian
    Finland has increased social housing. The US has sanctioned camps. We must decide what kind of country we want to beI was just 15 years old when the 2007-08 financial crash hit – but I remember it like it was yesterday. I can replay in my mind the bankers leaving Lehman Brothers for the last time. I can see the lines of people waiting to withdraw their savings from Northern Rock. But the image that has stuck with me more than any other is the encampments of people in America – living out of cars, in tents and under bridges ... more
  • 2 days Gatwick drone disruption cost airport just £1.4m TheGuardian
    Airlines bear brunt of cost with easyJet alone putting its compensation bill and lost revenue at £15mThe drone attack that disrupted Gatwick for three days in December cost the airport £1.4m.While early estimates of the costs ran into tens of millions, the brunt has been borne by airlines – although Gatwick has since spent an extra £4m on anti-drone technology. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Manchester City ready to pay €70m release clause for Atlético Madrid’s Rodri TheGuardian -Sport
    • Spain midfielder is also wanted by Bayern Munich• City also in talks with Juventus over full-back João CanceloManchester City are closing in on the signing of Rodri from Atlético Madrid after indicating that they are prepared to pay the Spain midfielder’s €70m release clause. The Premier League champions have also opened talks with Juventus to sign Portugal full-back João Cancelo. Related: Transfer window 2019 – every summer deal from Europe's top five leagues Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Woman knocked down while on phone wins payout from cyclist TheGuardian
    Judge rules man liable because cyclists must be prepared for unexpected behaviourA woman who was knocked unconscious by a cyclist will be awarded compensation, despite a judge finding she had stepped into the road while looking at her phone.Robert Hazeldean, a garden designer , who was also knocked out by the collision, will pay thousands in damages and court fees to Gemma Brushett, who works for a finance firm in the City of London and runs yoga retreats. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ on child mental health is one of underfunding and neglect | Masuma Rahim TheGuardian
    May’s plan to train teachers to spot mental health problems is worthless when her government has butchered child support services• Masuma Rahim is a clinical psychologistTheresa May is approaching her final weeks in office and, unsurprisingly, she is looking to distract us from the Brexit-shaped mess that she has created in favour of leaving a rather more positive “legacy”. She has chosen children’s mental health as one of her policy areas, with an announcement that all teachers will be trained to identify early signs of mental health problems in young people as a means of prevention and early intervention. Related: ... more
  • 2 days Sheffield magazine under fire after call to ‘razor wire’ cyclists TheGuardian
    Editor Ian Macgill says piece in which he called for pavement cyclists to be taught a lesson ‘a piece of whimsy’Cyclists have called for a boycott of businesses advertising in a magazine that suggested stringing up razor wire to garrotte people riding bikes on the pavement.The editorial in Grapevine magazine, which is delivered free to 23,000 houses in Sheffield each month, recounted a conversation between the editor, Ian Macgill, and an “old chum” in which the latter said pavement cyclists needed to be “taught a lesson” using wire at head height. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days City of Berlin backs plan to freeze rents for five years TheGuardian -Biz
    German capital’s government agrees outlines of law in effort to halt runaway gentrificationBerlin’s government has agreed to freeze rents in the German capital for five years from 2020 in the city’s latest attempt to halt runaway gentrification.Once described as “poor but sexy”, Berlin’s housing costs have doubled over the last decade as employees lured by the strong job market move into the city. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Method of attack on tankers remains key evidence against Iran TheGuardian -Biz
    Release of colour images adds more clarity to debate but fails to prove responsibilityThe sophistication of the attacks on two shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week had already led most independent analysts to conclude Iran was responsible for the high-profile explosions.But there has been scepticism from some key countries, including Germany and Japan, after the US initially released a grainy black and white video it said showed Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from one of the two targeted ships. Iran has denied involvement. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Clare in the community: Tory party games TheGuardian
    Clare and Brian wait for the fun to begin Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days The Spin | India v Pakistan: a rivalry in which players are kept apart TheGuardian -Sport
    The physical distance between the two cricket teams in recent years has created an emotional distance tooWhen Yuvraj Singh, the Indian all-rounder with balls and bravado, ice-cold chaser and hot-flush finisher, announced his retirement last week, there was a flood of love on social media. Not only from his brothers in blue, Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, but his cousins the other side of the great partition: Shoaib Malik and Shoaib Akhtar.Yuvraj, whose career included India’s world T20 win in 2007 and their 2011 World Cup victory, as well as a cancer diagnosis and a subsequent recovery, made all of ... more
  • 2 days Celtic’s Champions League campaign to kick off against Sarajevo TheGuardian -Sport
    • Scottish champions at home in first leg; Linfield draw Rosenborg• Dundalk v Riga; the New Saints face preliminary round winnersCeltic will open their Champions League qualifying campaign against Bosnian side Sarajevo. Neil Lennon’s side will play a side managed by the former Hearts striker Husref Musemic in the first qualifying round as they seek to reach the group stages for a third time in four years.The treble-treble winners are provisionally due to play at home in the first leg on 9 or 10 July. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Women’s World Cup hit by empty seats and Fifa’s warped priorities TheGuardian -Sport
    Great on-field achievements at France 2019 are undermined by the governing body’s apparent undervaluing of the eventFrom fans finding pre-tournament that they would be seated separately from friends and family, to exaggerated ticket sales and overzealous stewarding, Fifa has struggled to meet the expectations from supporters that a major international women’s tournament now generates.This is set to be the most-watched Women’s World Cup. More than 200 broadcasters are in attendance. Viewing figures for England’s Group D opener against Scotland on the BBC peaked at 6.1 million – 37.8% of the available audience – breaking the old UK viewership record of ... more
  • 2 days Jeremy Kyle refuses to appear before MPs’ reality TV inquiry TheGuardian
    Talkshow host was to give evidence to culture committee following the death of a guestJeremy Kyle has refused to give evidence to a government inquiry into reality TV.The presenter had been due to speak to MPs next week, following the cancellation of his daytime talkshow by ITV last month over the death of a recent guest, Steve Dymond. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Donald Trump attacks ECB for ‘currency manipulation’ TheGuardian -Biz
    US president’s comments come after Mario Draghi said it could act to loosen monetary policyDonald Trump has accused the European Central Bank of unfairly manipulating the euro, further raising the stakes for Washington in its trade and diplomatic disputes around the world.The US president suggested in a tweet that comments by Mario Draghi, the head of the ECB, had triggered an immediate slide in the value of the euro versus the dollar, “making it unfairly easier for them to compete against the USA”. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Ammonia pollution damaging more than 60% of UK land – report TheGuardian
    Study finds most sensitive plant and wildlife habitats are worst affected, yet government has no clear plans to monitor impactAmmonia and nitrogen pollution, mostly from farms, is harming more than 60% of the UK’s land area and hitting the most sensitive habitats for plants and wildlife hardest, a government report has found, despite there being no clear plans to monitor or reduce its impact.More than 85% of England’s total land area receives ammonia concentrations above the critical level set to protect lichens, mosses, liverworts and similar plants – keystone species that are vital to ecosystems – while Northern Ireland is ... more
  • 2 days Barclay and Barnier clash on citizens’ rights under no-deal Brexit TheGuardian
    EU negotiator urged to rethink decision to reject plea by UK to ringfence key part of dealThe EU’s chief negotiator has been asked to think again after rejecting an appeal by the UK’s Brexit secretary for the full gamut of citizens’ rights in the withdrawal agreement to be protected in the event of a no-deal exit.In a clear signal from Brussels that it is not willing to countenance a “managed no deal”, Michel Barnier has described the suggestion that such elements of the agreement could be carved out was “far from straightforward” and that the focus should be on getting ... more
  • 2 days Brexit party told to check all donations for possible illegal funding TheGuardian
    Watchdog says Nigel Farage’s party must return or forfeit any illegitimate moneyNigel Farage’s Brexit party has been asked to check £2.5m it has received in donations to ensure it has come from legitimate sources.The Electoral Commission will oversee checks carried out by the fledgling political party after criticising the way the party accepts gifts through online payment systems such as PayPal. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Police identify man they claim paid hit men to shoot Red Sox star David Ortiz TheGuardian -Sport
    World Series champion was attacked in Dominican RepublicDR authorities say they are closing on motive Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try to kill David Ortiz. They added that they were closing in on the motive behind the shooting of the three-time World Series champion, who is recovering at a hospital in Boston.The man was identified as Alberto Miguel Rodriguez Mota, whom authorities say is a fugitive. The announcement was made as a judge held a hearing closed to the public for another suspect nicknamed “Bone”. Officials did not release details, but according ... more
  • 2 days Ex-BHS owner in court over tax fraud charges TheGuardian -Biz
    Dominic Chappell also faces charges over allegedly buying two yachts to launder moneyThe former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has appeared in court to face charges of a £500,000 tax fraud and that he allegedly bought two yachts to launder money.Chappell, 52, of Dorset, who was wearing a slate grey suit and open-necked blue shirt, spoke only to confirm his personal details as he appeared at the City of London magistrates court. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Foreign Office staffing down by 1,000 in 30 years, say diplomats TheGuardian
    Report claims cuts may have led FCO to misread events such as Arab spring and UkraineBritish Foreign Office staffing overseas has fallen by more than 1,000 since 1989 due to a succession of cuts that have left core diplomatic funding at its lowest for 20 years, according to a report backed by prominent diplomats and former foreign secretaries.The report finds staffing in London has been cut by a similar number. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Welcome, watch or ban: how should cities deal with electric scooters? TheGuardian
    The ‘arrive first, ask later’ tactics of scooter hire companies has riled cities around the world – but the tech bros seem to be learning a lessonShare your photos of the best and worst cycling infrastructure in your citiesJust four days after dockless electric scooters hit the streets of Omaha, Nebraska, last month, police started to threaten users with tickets for riding on the sidewalk. Instead of zipping along, riders were shown on a local news channel wheeling the Lime hire scooters along the wide pavements of Old Market.The streets in this part of town are paved with small red ... more
  • 2 days Fidelity blocks investors from buying Woodford Income Focus Fund TheGuardian -Biz
    Neil Woodford debacle could be ‘very big problem’ if it undermines trust, warns Bank of England policymakerFidelity has banned its customers from putting new money into a second Woodford fund, dealing another blow to the star fund manager whose reputation has been tarnished by an investor exodus.The investment platform, one of Britain’s biggest said it had to decided to restrict new investments in the £325m Woodford Income Focus Fund, a sister fund to Neil Woodford’s flagship £3.7bn Equity Income Fund. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Senior Tories rally in support of pregnant Stella Creasy TheGuardian
    The Walthamstow MP has had to ‘beg’ for help as there’s no maternity leave in parliament Theresa May has urged the parliamentary standards authority to review its policies towards expectant mothers after the Labour MP Stella Creasy said she felt parliament was in effect telling her to “choose between being a mum and being an MP”.The Walthamstow MP, who is pregnant, received support from Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid, two of the contenders to succeed May, who both urged action to be taken over the issue. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Carnegie medal goes to first writer of colour in its 83-year history TheGuardian
    Dominican-American Elizabeth Acevedo wins prestigious children’s award for The Poet X, while Jackie Morris takes illustration prize for The Lost WordsDominican-American slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo has become the first ever writer of colour to win the UK’s most prestigious children’s books award, the Carnegie medal, which has a history stretching back to 1936 and includes Arthur Ransome, CS Lewis and Neil Gaiman among its former winners.Acevedo, the daughter of Dominican immigrants, took the medal for her debut, The Poet X. A verse novel, it tells of a quiet Dominican girl, Xiomara, who joins her school’s slam poetry club in Harlem ... more
  • 2 days Butterless puff pastry is bad enough. But other food hacks can be fatal | Felicity Cloake TheGuardian -Biz
    Patisserie Valerie’s substitution of marge caused shock – but it’s part of an infamous tradition blighting the restaurant industryThe revelation that struggling bakery chain Patisserie Valerie was so strapped for cash under its previous management that it took the butter out of its puff pastry may have shocked its new owners, but it didn’t come as much surprise to many in the industry. Traditional or not, if something isn’t sold as “all-butter”, it won’t be – in fact, in France, unless your croissant is advertised as pur beurre it will probably be made with margarine, and priced accordingly. They’re usually ... more
  • 2 days John Poyton: ‘Youth violence should be seen as a health issue’ TheGuardian
    The chief executive of Redthread youth work charity says A&Es are the best places to reach young, at-risk victims of knife crimeWhen John Poyton was working as a youth counsellor in south London, a young man turned up to his appointment wearing a thick, hooded top on a hot day. “I asked him why he still had his hoodie on and he told me: ‘I always wear this because it hides my stab vest’,” Poyton recalls.The young man, who had already spent time in a young offender institution, and had turned to Poyton to try to turn his life around, ... more
  • 2 days Heathrow third runway expansion plans revealed TheGuardian -Biz
    Proposals, including lowering M25 and rerouting rivers raise, fears of environmental impactThe scale of the disruption from Heathrow airport’s expansion project has been revealed with the publication of detailed plans to lower the M25 for the third runway to cross, reroute rivers, replace utilities and build car parks for nearly 50,000 cars.A 12-week public consultation opened on Tuesday at 8am, with campaigners warning of the severe impact for years to come of more than 700 extra planes in the sky after 2026, when the runway is due to open. Continue reading... ... more
  • 2 days Toronto Raptors’ victory parade marred by shooting and stampede – video report TheGuardian -Sport
    Almost two million people cheered the NBA champions Toronto Raptors in a victory celebration that was marred after four people were shot during the parade.Police said none of the injuries was life-threatening, and added that three arrests had been made and two guns recovered in the aftermath of the incident. The shots were fired during the victory speeches, causing hundreds of people to scatter for cover, but the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said: "We won’t let this act of violence take away from the spirit of the parade."The Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA finals last week ... more
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