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  • 3 days Prada announces it is to go fur-free TheGuardian -Biz
    The Italian luxury fashion house is the latest to announce it will ban fur, starting with its SS20 collectionsThe Italian fashion house Prada has announced it will stop using fur in its collections. The ban will come into effect this September for its spring/summer 2020 women’s collections, although items that have already been made will continue to be sold.The move has come about in collaboration with the Fur Free Alliance, an international coalition of more than 40 animal protection organisations working together to end animal cruelty. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Theresa May to hold talks with ministers in bid to stave off exit TheGuardian
    PM clinging on despite extreme pressure from her party to quit as soon as EU elections are overFollow all the latest updates – politics liveTheresa May is trying to slow her departure from No 10 by meeting cabinet ministers to discuss rewriting her withdrawal bill, despite extreme pressure from her party to quit as soon as the European elections are over.The prime minister will delay publication of the legislation until the first week of June while she listens to the concerns of the cabinet about it opening the door to a second referendum. There is heavy speculation May will announce ... more
  • 3 days County Championship: Kent v Surrey, Hants v Notts and more – live! TheGuardian -Sport
    Updates from the final day of the latest round of matchesRoot happy to leave power-hitting to others during World CupYou can email Tanya here, tweet her here or comment BTL 12.21pm BST A picture of all the kids at Old Trafford yesterday. The lion won the the mascot race. GALLERY: Schools Open Day photos are available to view on our website. Spot your school? https://t.co/yeK0h0Q5f3A huge thank you must also go to our volunteers from @GMPstretford, @gmpolice, @manchesterfire and @RoyalAirForce pic.twitter.com/sAyCvmuQxX 12.14pm BST Anjali Doshi casts her expert eye on India’s World Cup chances. Related: India Cricket World Cup guide: ... more
  • 3 days India Cricket World Cup guide: gameplan, key player and prediction TheGuardian -Sport
    The 2011 winners have Virat Kohli, the world’s best ODI bowler and an attack regarded as India’s best ever but they face a tough start and must avoid being ambushedThirty-six years after Kapil Dev’s India – 66-1 outsiders – lifted their first World Cup, at Lord’s, they enter the 2019 tournament as joint favourites with England. Leading them this time is a man who has been part of two successful World Cup campaigns – the under-19 edition in 2008 (as captain) and the grown-up version in 2011 (as the youngest player in the squad). Related: England Cricket World Cup guide: ... more
  • 3 days Michael Chang: ‘I chat with Ivan when I see him. But never about the French Open’ TheGuardian -Sport
    Thirty years on from his Paris triumph, the 1989 champion on underarm serving, toppling Lendl and how Tiananmen Square tinged success with sadnessIt is one of the most iconic moments in tennis history. Michael Chang, a young American playing only his fifth grand slam event, was cramping in the final set of his fourth-round battle in the 1989 French Open against the world No 1, Ivan Lendl, the colossus who had won the title in three of the five previous years. At 4-3, 15-30, Chang stood on the baseline and readied himself to serve.It was then that the flash of ... more
  • 3 days Trump’s trade policy is a hot mess of conflicting goals – with few winners | Jeffrey Frankel TheGuardian -Biz
    Tariffs war with China has hurt almost every segment of the US economy Earlier this month, the US President, Donald Trump, suddenly revealed that a trade agreement between the US and China was not imminent after all. On the contrary, on 10 May the Trump administration raised its previous 10% tariff on $200bn (£158bn) worth of Chinese goods to 25% and threatened to apply the same rate to the remaining $300bn or so of US imports from China by late June. China then retaliated with reciprocal tariffs on $60bn worth of US exports, effective 1 June. Surprised stock markets fell ... more
  • 3 days John Worboys appears in court charged with four sexual offences TheGuardian
    Former black-cab driver is accused of drugging women after picking them up in his taxiJohn Worboys has appeared in court accused of drugging four women in an attempt to carry out sexual attacks.The former black-cab driver is said to have told the alleged victims, whom he picked up in his taxi between 2000 and 2008 in London, that he had won money gambling. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Boris Johnson lied during EU referendum campaign, court told TheGuardian
    Lawyers trying to launch prosecution say MP falsely claimed UK sends EU £350m a weekBoris Johnson lied and engaged in criminal conduct when he repeatedly claimed during the 2016 EU referendum that the UK sent £350m a week to Brussels, lawyers for a crowdfunded private prosecution of the MP have told a court.A legal team assembled by Marcus Ball, a 29-year-old businessman who has accused the former foreign secretary of misconduct in public office and raised more than £200,000 to finance the prosecution, laid out their case in front of a judge, who will rule next Wednesday on whether Johnson ... more
  • 3 days Oxford poetry professor contest kicks off amid growing controversy TheGaurdian – Edu
    Three candidates – Alice Oswald, Andrew McMillan and Todd Swift – issue campaign statements, as efforts to exclude Swift gather steamJust weeks after Simon Armitage was named the UK’s next poet laureate, the contest for the country’s second most important role in poetry has begun. Voting has opened for Oxford University’s next professor of poetry, with two of the country’s best known practitioners, Alice Oswald and Andrew McMillan, both in the running.Candidates for the four-year professorship, which involves giving a public lecture every term and is currently held by Armitage, must be nominated by at least 50 Oxford graduates. Oswald, ... more
  • 3 days Oxford poetry professor contest kicks off amid growing controversy TheGuardian
    Three candidates – Alice Oswald, Andrew McMillan and Todd Swift – issue campaign statements, as efforts to exclude Swift gather steamJust weeks after Simon Armitage was named the UK’s next poet laureate, the contest for the country’s second most important role in poetry has begun. Voting has opened for Oxford University’s next professor of poetry, with two of the country’s best known practitioners, Alice Oswald and Andrew McMillan, both in the running.Candidates for the four-year professorship, which involves giving a public lecture every term and is currently held by Armitage, must be nominated by at least 50 Oxford graduates. Oswald, ... more
  • 3 days European elections: UK goes to the polls as pressure continues on May to resign – live news TheGuardian
    Rolling coverage of the day’s political events as they happen as the UK votes in the European elections 2019 and pressure continues on Theresa May to resign 11.02am BST An earlier post said that Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee, has said the committee will hold a no confidence vote in Theresa May if she does not announce a resignation date tomorrow.Sorry. That was my mistake. The quote was from Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, treasurer of the 1922 Committee. He told the Press Association this morning that when he meets Theresa May tomorrow, he will expect ... more
  • 3 days Brussels rejects ‘fraudulent’ Raab claim used in election video TheGuardian
    Ex-minister’s claim about EU boast over Brexit resurfaces in pro-unionist campaign videoThe European commission has described a claim made by the Conservative leadership hopeful Dominic Raab about a key EU official’s views on Brexit as “fake, fraudulent and pure disinformation” after it was spread in an election campaign video.Raab, who resigned as Brexit secretary last year over the deal struck with the EU, claimed in November that the commission’s secretary general, Martin Selmayr, had boasted that “losing Northern Ireland was the price the UK would pay for Brexit”. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Fenerbahce’s Victor Moses: ‘The atmosphere here in Turkey is amazing’ TheGuardian -Sport
    Frozen out at Chelsea, Victor Moses took a gamble with a loan move to Turkey and is happy with the way things have turned out in IstanbulMoving abroad was not always part of the plan for Victor Moses but after being left out in the cold by Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, the forward is enjoying the heat of the action at Fenerbahce. By his own admission he could have taken easier options when deciding where to move in January but the challenge of bringing one of Turkey’s bigger clubs out of a relegation battle was appealing.Sarri’s summer arrival at Chelsea ... more
  • 3 days Judith Kerr – a life in pictures TheGuardian
    Judith Kerr, the author and illustrator whose debut picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea introduced generations of pre-school children to the joyful chaos of uncontrolled appetites, has died at the age of 95 Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days World’s oldest record store bans Morrissey sales over far-right support TheGuardian
    ‘I only wished I’d done it sooner’ says owner of Spillers in Cardiff after singer’s backing of For Britain partySpillers Records, the world’s oldest record shop, has banned Morrissey albums from sale.The shop in Cardiff made the decision due to Morrissey’s support for the far-right political party For Britain, including wearing a badge with the party’s logo when performing on a US talk show this month. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Talking Horses: ‘incredibly sad’ Mike Grech explains decision to sell up TheGuardian -Sport
    ‘We went too big, too quick,’ says owner, whose partnership faced annual running costs of £500,000Mike Grech says he may not be able to face attending a Doncaster sales ring today to witness the dispersal of the string of jumps horses he built up with his friend and co-owner, Stuart Parkin. “It’s going to be incredibly sad,” Grech said as he reflected on the sale of 28 horses, including classy types like Claimantakinforgan, River Wylde and Mr Whipped, all to be offered without reserve.Asked if he would be present, Grech said: “I’m not too sure. I’m a very emotional guy, ... more
  • 3 days Princess Anne kidnap attempt – from the archive, 23 May 1974 TheGuardian
    23 May 1974: Peter Cole on the trial of the first person to attempt to kidnap a member of the royal familyThe first man ever to attempt to kidnap a member of the Royal Family, Ian Ball, was yesterday in the Hampton special hospital after the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Widgery, had made an order under the Mental Health Act. He was sent to the hospital for an unlimited length of time.Mr Ball forced a car carrying Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips to stop in the Mall, London, on March 20 by driving his own car in front of ... more
  • 3 days The Breakdown | Rejuvenated Northampton face mission improbable in Premiership play-offs TheGuardian -Sport
    The Premiership’s top two sides are the clubs with the lowest player turnover and show how continuity breeds consistencyDavid Young was reflecting on Wasps’ fitful season after their victory against Harlequins last Saturday. It was his side’s fifth victory at home in 16 matches in all competitions this season and they finished eighth in the table, down from third the previous season and first in 2016-17.“The squad I have put together for five seasons has pretty much run its course,” he said. “It’s time to press the reset button and go again.” And so it will be another close season ... more
  • 3 days Judith Kerr, beloved author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, dies aged 95 TheGuardian
    Author and illustrator of more than 30 books, including the Mog series based on her pet cats, arrived in England in 1936 as a refugee from the NazisShare your tributes and memories of Judith KerrJudith Kerr, the author and illustrator whose debut picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea introduced generations of pre-school children to the joyful chaos of uncontrolled appetites, died at home yesterday at the age of 95 after a short illness, her publisher said on Thursday.Kerr, who dreamed up the tiger to amuse her two children, only started publishing in her 40s, and lived to see ... more
  • 3 days Duncan Smith calls for May’s cabinet to quit if Brexit bill published TheGuardian
    Former Tory leader says it would not be right to ‘assist her in this charade any longer’The former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith has stepped up the pressure on Theresa May by urging her cabinet to resign en masse if the revised EU withdrawal bill is published on Friday.Downing Street is still insisting May plans to publish the bill despite Andrea Leadsom’s resignation as leader of the House of Commons and speculation that the prime minister will have to set a date for her departure on Friday. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Eurovision: UK’s dire points haul of 16 revised down to 11 TheGuardian
    Organisers say meagre points total for Bigger Than Us was in fact inflated due to errorThe UK’s last-place finish in the Eurovision song contest was a national humiliation – but it turns out the result was even worse than previously thought.Michael Rice’s song Bigger Than Us performed disastrously in the contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, with viewers told it had won just 16 points from national juries and public votes across Europe. However, organisers discovered an error and have now revised this downwards to 11 points – compared with 498 points for the winning Dutch entry. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Lothar Matthäus: ‘With Putin I talked football, judo and Brexit’ TheGuardian -Sport
    The German legend discusses Bayern’s defeat by Manchester United 20 years on, Maradona and meeting Russia’s presidentIt is hard to define Lothar Matthäus. A box-to-box midfielder or a libero? Germany’s most-capped player but perhaps still a little unloved? Exceptional in the air but only 5ft 9in tall. A Bayern Munich legend who probably played his best club football at Internazionale. The ultimate team player but with arrogance and an ego that all the greats of the game seem to possess. How well he fits into an interview series about 1990s footballers could even be questioned, given his career spanned four ... more
  • 3 days Konrad De La Fuente: the US winger making waves at Barcelona’s academy TheGuardian -Sport
    The Miami-born winger is known for his quick-footed skill at La Masia. But this summer his focus will be on winning the U-20 World Cup for his countryWhen Miami-born Konrad De La Fuente moved with his family to Barcelona at the age of 11, he already had a natural ability that suggested he had found an ideal new home. At La Masia, the infamous Barcelona academy which has produced the likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andrés Iniesta, they refer to this ability as Barça DNA.“I can play on both wings, I’m fast, I dribble well, I’m good at one-on-ones ... more
  • 3 days Alton Towers owner Merlin urged by US investor to go private TheGuardian -Biz
    ValueAct Capital writes letter to chairman of firm behind Peppa Pig theme parks, Legoland and London EyeA US activist investor has called on Merlin Entertainments, the owner of attractions including Madame Tussauds, Legoland and Alton Towers, to seek a buyer to take it private, arguing it has underperformed as a publicly listed company.San Francisco-based ValueAct Capital, Merlin’s second-largest shareholder with a 9.3% stake, has written an open letter to the chairman, Sir John Sunderland, saying it believes there is “significant private capital interest” in the company, which could attract a bid of about £4.50 a share. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Dreams becomes reality: the game that can make an artist out of anyone TheGuardian -Tech
    Digital artist Dan Hett explores the Dreamiverse, a galaxy of games, music, art and ideas created by players in a limitless virtual art studioAs a digital artist and experimental games designer, I was one of the first in line to dive into Dreams – a PlayStation 4 game that aims to give everyone the ability to unlock the potential artist within – when the developer Media Molecule opened up limited early access in April. From the breadth of its artistic toolset to the community of creators it is enabling, Dreams feels like the start of a genuine revolution in accessible, ... more
  • 3 days How did Canada become a tennis superpower? It’s complicated TheGuardian -Sport
    Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov and Félix Auger-Aliassime, who arrive at Roland Garros seeded and poised to make an impact, are the faces of a Canadian revolutionCanada is the toast of pro tennis right now.The country’s rising young stars – Denis Shapovalov, Bianca Andreescu and Félix Auger-Aliassime – can’t win a match without being asked how a winter-sport nation with a sparse, spread-out population of 37m has produced three champions-in-waiting at the same time. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Niki Lauda at Monaco, epic play-offs and a miraculous relay comeback | Classic YouTube TheGuardian -Sport
    Also featuring a 974ft motorbike backflip, a career-ending table tennis rally and Francesco Totti being the boss1) Niki Lauda died this week aged 70. The three-time F1 world champion survived a near-fatal accident and was a boss behind the wheel as well as a ferocious competitor. Here are some of his most iconic moments, the remarkable story of his career, some lovely tributes and a video obituary. And it’s the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, where Lauda enjoyed wins in 1975 and 1976. And get on board with Lauda’s vintage Ferrari at Monaco.2) It’s the Football League play-off finals this ... more
  • 3 days Football transfer rumours: Jack Clarke in, Trippier out at Tottenham? TheGuardian -Sport
    Today’s tell-all is caught between a rock and a hard place Captain. Leader. Legend. Next Middlesbrough manager? John Terry could be off to the Riverside Stadium, says Talksport, which reports that the former Chelsea stalwart has held talks with a view to becoming the Championship club’s new manager. In the market for a gaffer following the departure of Tony Pulis, Boro have a few candidates in mind and the man who earned his coaching stripes as an assistant at Aston Villa this season is among them.Despite being strongly linked with an alliterative summer swoop for the Crystal Palace right-back Aaron ... more
  • 3 days Broadcasters in legal bind over reporting on Tory crisis during election TheGuardian
    Strict broadcasting laws place restrictions on coverage of politics during voting periodsPressure grows on May to quit as Leadsom resigns over Brexit dealAttempts by Conservative MPs to remove Theresa May from office during the European elections are causing problems for British broadcasters, which are struggling to work out what developments they are legally allowed to report about the prime minister’s seemingly doomed premiership.The UK’s strict broadcasting laws place tight restrictions on coverage of politics by TV and radio stations during election periods, with the rules becoming tighter once polls open. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Trade war: China vows to ‘fight to the end’ as Panasonic ditches Huawei – business live TheGuardian -Biz
    Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as tensions between Beijing and Washington escalateIntroduction: China accuses US of economic bullyingPanasonic cuts ties with HuaweiARM, Google, EE and Vodafone have all acted tooAsia’s stock markets hit four-month low 8.14am BST Shares in many Chinese firms have fallen sharply today.Trade is still front and centre for equity markets with the mood looking increasingly downbeat.It rather seems the US and China are hunkering down for the long haul – a new long march, to borrow the phrase from yesterday. 8.02am BST Panasonic’s decision to ditch Huawei shows that a ‘tech ... more
  • 3 days Juncker criticises MPs prioritising May’s removal over Brexit TheGuardian
    Further extension likely if MPs do not focus on agreement, says EU commission presidentJean-Claude Juncker has suggested that Brussels is expecting another Brexit extension in October as he criticised MPs for prioritising the prime minister’s removal over finding agreement on a Brexit deal.With May appearing on the brink of resignation, the European commission president spoke of his admiration for her resilience and his disdain for the attempts to remove her. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Which devices play Audible audiobooks but can’t surf the web? TheGuardian -Tech
    Amber wants her son to be able play Audible stories but does not want him to have internet access As a child I had a cassette tape player. I could choose the music and stories I wanted to listen to alone in my room without my parents worrying about me accessing the internet.My son loves listening to Audible stories on an old iPhone. I have blocked certain features but he keeps finding things to do that I haven’t blocked. I want a device that can download a lot of Audible stories so he can choose what to listen to, but ... more
  • 3 days Eat, drink, fly: three centuries of great posters – in pictures TheGuardian
    New York’s Swann Auction Galleries is putting pioneering poster art, from the late 19th- up to the 21st century, on the block Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Facebook and City banks among highest-paying UK firms TheGuardian -Biz
    Glassdoor says total packages at best-paying companies equate to around £90,000Three City banks, a German software business and Facebook pay their staff the most in the UK, according to a new survey, while staff working at Domino’s Pizza and the shop chains Footasylum and Schuh receive the lowest rewards.The Swiss investment bank Credit Suisse and the German software firm Sap topped the list of the UK’s highest-paying companies compiled by the job search and recruiting website Glassdoor. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Stroke deaths in England halved in a decade, study finds TheGuardian
    Prevention is key, especially with rising rates of obesity, researchers sayStroke deaths in England have halved in the past 10 years thanks to better treatment, research suggests.The number of strokes has fallen among older people, who have been the target of medical interventions to control their blood pressure, such as prescription of statins. But those younger than 55 are having more strokes, probably as a result of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Years after my son died in NHS care, state-sanctioned torture continues | Sara Ryan TheGuardian
    Official reports into restraint, segregation and death are harrowing. But the government doesn’t careTorture is the word I used this week to describe the treatment of children and young adults in private and NHS units, following publication of a Care Quality Commission report about the use of restraint and segregation in these places. The report detailed accounts of being locked in rooms without access to the outside, fed through hatches, for weeks, months or even years. One boy had not been washed for six months, while staff had to shout at another young man through a window because there was ... more
  • 3 days Change UK pays for Facebook ad blitz amid dismal EU poll ratings TheGuardian
    Party is comfortably biggest spender on online election ads, as other parties hold backChange UK has run a last-minute Facebook advertising campaign to try to shore up its support amid dismal poll ratings for the European elections, but most other parties have mostly avoided large spending on online campaigning.The upstart pro-EU political party, formerly known as the Independent Group, spent £87,000 on Facebook adverts in the seven days up to Wednesday, becoming the biggest single political advertiser on the social networking site, following predictions it could fail to elect a single MEP and faced with the potential resignation of the ... more
  • 3 days Greybull Capital: rescuer of distressed firms or vulture fund? TheGuardian -Biz
    The creditor may manage to avoid financial loss once more with British SteelBritish Steel owner Greybull Capital is a private investment firm with a controversial record, founded by a group of wealthy heirs and run with the help of a former Lehman Brothers banker.It styles itself as a valiant rescuer of distressed businesses but has amassed a questionable roster of firms that it bought for a song only to walk away relatively unscathed after they eventually collapsed. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days European election predictions: what the pollsters are forecasting TheGuardian
    Tory wipeout, Brexit party win and Labour flop – what would it mean for UK politics?Nigel Farage’s Brexit party stood at 32% in an average of four polls on Tuesday, with one putting the party on a remarkable 37%. Its victory is expected, and a winning proportion into the 30s is probably the minimum. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days What happened when I met my Islamophobic troll TheGuardian -Tech
    In 2017, I started getting regular messages from an anonymous Twitter user telling me my religion was ‘evil’. Eventually I responded – and he agreed to meet face to face. By Hussein KesvaniIn 2017, I started to receive messages from a Twitter user who called themself True Brit, telling me that my religion was “Satanic”, “barbaric” and “evil”. Bearing a profile image of the St George’s cross and a biography that simply read “Anti-Islam, stop Islamic immigration now”, True Brit often spammed me with pictures taken from anti-Muslim websites, blogs and Facebook groups. Sometimes they would be cartoons depicting the ... more
  • 3 days Top Gear’s latest incarnation welcomed back by audience TheGuardian
    New presenting team of Paddy McGuinness, Andrew Flintoff and Chris Harris rejuvenates showIn the race between Top Gear and its Amazon rival The Grand Tour, the BBC show has shifted up a gear judging by the audience reaction to the first studio recording with new lineup Paddy McGuinness, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff and Chris Harris.Since the departure of first Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in 2015, then their replacements Chris Evans, Matt Le Blanc and Rory Reid, the veteran car show has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days BFI acquires three never-before-seen Christopher Lee scrapbooks TheGuardian
    The actor had noted a story about his swordfight with Errol Flynn that went awryA collection of scrapbooks owned by Sir Christopher Lee has given new insight into the actor’s early career and struggle to become a Hollywood star, including a fateful sword fight with Errol Flynn that left him with a nearly severed finger. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Markets slide as Panasonic joins list of firms walking away from Huawei TheGuardian -Tech
    Panasonic joins Google, Intel and Qualcomm following US ban in what is beginning to shape up as a tech cold war Panasonic has joined the growing list of companies to sever ties with Huawei by announcing that it will stop supplying some components to the Chinese technology conglomerate after a US ban over security concerns.The decision by the Japanese firm on Thursday sent Asia Pacific shares falling again and came a day after four major Japanese and British mobile carriers said they would delay releasing new Huawei handsets. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Ben Simmons among nine NBA stars in Australia’s World Cup squad TheGuardian -Sport
    Coach Andrej Lemanis announces strong squad17-man list will be trimmed to 12 playersBen Simmons, Joe Ingles, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes and Matthew Dellavedova headline Australia’s star-studded extended squad for the Fiba World Cup campaign. Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis has picked nine Australian NBA players, with Andrew Bogut, Jonah Bolden, Deng Adel and Mitch Creek rounding out the list.It is arguably the strongest Boomers squad in history as they prepare to chase a maiden international medal in China. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Inside the neo-Nazi plot to kill a Labour MP – podcast TheGuardian
    A plot to kill a Labour MP and a police officer was only disrupted after an informant within the neo-Nazi group National Action blew the whistle. Robbie Mullen passed the details on to Hope Not Hate’s Matthew Collins. Here, they tell their extraordinary story. Also today: the columnist Aditya Chakrabortty on his unlikely collaboration with the techno group UnderworldIn the summer of 2017, Jack Renshaw, then aged 22, of the neo-Nazi group National Action, sat in a pub in Warrington and told his comrades about his plan to kill the Labour MP Rosie Cooper and DC Victoria Henderson, a police ... more
  • 3 days Amazon workers demand Bezos act on climate crisis TheGuardian -Tech
    At a shareholder meeting Wednesday, the CEO refused to address workers urging the company to overhaul its climate policyAmazon’s chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, refused to address employees demanding the company take action on the climate crisis at its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.About 50 members of the group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice attended the event, representing 7,700 staffers who signed a letter publicly urging Amazon to overhaul its climate policy. Employees put forth a proposal at the meeting requesting a public report on climate change from Amazon’s board of directors. The board suggested shareholders vote against it, and ... more
  • 3 days Amazon workers demand Bezos act on climate crisis TheGuardian -Biz
    At a shareholder meeting Wednesday, the CEO refused to address workers urging the company to overhaul its climate policyAmazon’s chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, refused to address employees demanding the company take action on the climate crisis at its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.About 50 members of the group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice attended the event, representing 7,700 staffers who signed a letter publicly urging Amazon to overhaul its climate policy. Employees put forth a proposal at the meeting requesting a public report on climate change from Amazon’s board of directors. The board suggested shareholders vote against it, and ... more
  • 3 days ‘End of the road’: what the papers say as pressure builds on Theresa May TheGuardian
    The front pages paint a grim picture of a prime minister barricaded inside Number 10 ‘beleaguered and bleary-eyed’ The knives are out for Theresa May on today’s front pages.Several papers feature a picture of Theresa May in the back of her car “gazing tearfully” out of the window as the Mirror puts it. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal CFC gases, study finds TheGuardian -Biz
    Levels of ozone-depleting gas spiked when air from industrialised areas of China arrived, say researchersIndustries in north-eastern China have released large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists have said.Since 2013, annual emissions of the banned chemical Chlorofluorocarbon-11 (CFC-11) from that region have increased by about 7,000 tonnes, according to a report in peer-reviewed journal Nature. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Peacehaven academy plans axed after parent and staff campaign TheGuardian
    East Sussex decision follows wave of successful protests against academies in EnglandParents and teachers who campaigned against plans to turn two popular primary schools in East Sussex into academies are celebrating after governors decided they should remain under the control of their local authority.Families and staff from Telscombe Cliffs and Peacehaven Heights primary schools in Peacehaven staged a day of action this month in protest at proposals to hand over the two schools to the Kent-based Swale Academies Trust. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Peacehaven academy plans axed after parent and staff campaign TheGaurdian – Edu
    East Sussex decision follows wave of successful protests against academies in EnglandParents and teachers who campaigned against plans to turn two popular primary schools in East Sussex into academies are celebrating after governors decided they should remain under the control of their local authority.Families and staff from Telscombe Cliffs and Peacehaven Heights primary schools in Peacehaven staged a day of action this month in protest at proposals to hand over the two schools to the Kent-based Swale Academies Trust. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Personal care should be free for over-65s, says thinktank TheGuardian
    Institute for Public Policy Research believes move needs to be funded by 2p tax riseOlder people should receive free help to eat, wash and get dressed in a move which would improve their health but need to be funded by a 2p tax rise, a thinktank has said.The proposal, by the left-of-centre Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), highlights the growing political consensus that personal care should become free for over-65s. If implemented, it would bring England into line with Scotland, where such care has been free since 2002. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Higher education staff suffer ‘epidemic’ of poor mental health TheGaurdian – Edu
    Research shows steep increase in referrals to counselling and occupational health servicesThe number of university workers accessing counselling and occupational health services has shot up, according to research which describes “an epidemic” of poor mental health among higher education staff.Freedom of information requests revealed that at one university, staff referrals to counselling services went up more than 300% over a six-year period up to 2015 while, at another, referrals to occupational health soared by more than 400%. Continue reading... ... more
  • 3 days Higher education staff suffer ‘epidemic’ of poor mental health TheGuardian
    Research shows steep increase in referrals to counselling and occupational health servicesThe number of university workers accessing counselling and occupational health services has shot up, according to research which describes “an epidemic” of poor mental health among higher education staff.Freedom of information requests revealed that at one university, staff referrals to counselling services went up more than 300% over a six-year period up to 2015 while, at another, referrals to occupational health soared by more than 400%. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Leadsom’s resignation puts her in pole position in Tory leadership race TheGuardian
    MP’s decision to stand down as leader of the House steals march on leadership contenders, supporters hopeAndrea Leadsom’s resignation has, her friends believe, pushed her to the front of the cabinet Brexiters jockeying for position to replace Theresa May.Her decision to resign as leader of the House of Commons may have stolen a march on other members of the so-called “pizza club”, such as the defence secretary Penny Mordaunt and the home secretary Sajid Javid. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Danny Cipriani targets World Cup place after player of the season award TheGuardian -Sport
    • Gloucester fly-half wins Premiership award• Eddie Jones will watch Saturday’s game against SaracensDanny Cipriani has been named the Premiership’s player of the season in further recognition of an outstanding first campaign with Gloucester which he hopes will culminate with a place in England’s World Cup training squad.Cipriani was this month voted player of the year by his peers and on Wednesday night became only the second person to win the Premiership award in the same season. The 31-year-old has steered Gloucester into the play-offs for the first time since 2011 following his summer move to Kingsholm and was rewarded ... more
  • 4 days Liverpool plot friendly as Champions League preparations continue TheGuardian -Sport
    • Jürgen Klopp wants players back in match action• Sheyi Ojo set to sign new deal with the clubLiverpool are planning a friendly at their Marbella training camp this weekend as Jürgen Klopp steps up preparations for the Champions League final against Tottenham.The Liverpool manager wants his players back in match action before the Madrid final on 1 June as it will be a fortnight on Sunday since their last competitive outing against Wolves. Liverpool’s opponents have still to be confirmed, with the end of domestic seasons and international commitments complicating the search, but Klopp’s team will face an under-23s ... more
  • 4 days 2022 World Cup in Qatar to remain as a 32-team tournament, Fifa announces TheGuardian -Sport
    • World game’s governing body considered having 48 teams• Feasibility study shows increasing size of event is not practicalEfforts by the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, which he said could help heal hostilities in the Middle East, have concluded in failure, with the tournament remaining solely in Qatar, with 32 competing national teams.The expansion plan was based on sharing matches with neighbouring countries in the gulf, where Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar in June 2017 and blockaded its land borders. Infantino argued that sharing ... more
  • 4 days Steve Smith hits 76 as David Warner struggles on return to England TheGuardian -Sport
    • Pair return in World Cup warm-up game against West Indies• Australia win by seven wicketsSteve Smith marked his return to English soil with a typically assured half century – but there were contrasting fortunes for his Australia teammates David Warner and Usman Khawaja.Smith and Warner are back on the international scene after one‑year bans for their part in the ball-tampering scandal, and they made their comebacks on these shores in the first of the summer’s World Cup warm-up games against West Indies. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days May clutches at final straws of pretence as Leadsom resigns TheGuardian
    ‘The can’s been kicked down the road again,’ say frustrated MPs as PM refuses to quitA truly bad day for Theresa May – and what would certainly count as the worst-ever for many other prime ministers – actually began very late the previous night as the newspaper front pages dropped on social media.Probably the most brutal of a scathing bunch was the Telegraph, traditionally the bible of Conservative thought: “Desperate, deluded, doomed,” it read, above a trio of images of the prime minister in mid-gurn giving her Brexit speech. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Manchester police defend prosecution of two mentally ill people TheGuardian
    Women who tried to kill themselves were charged this year after causing traffic jamsA police force has defended its decision to prosecute two mentally ill women who were charged after they caused traffic jams when trying to kill themselves.Greater Manchester police (GMP) charged the two this year following the incidents. The force said it would review both cases and stressed prosecution was “rarely a course of action for someone with a mental health condition”. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Does Philip Green think his offer stands a sporting chance? TheGuardian -Biz
    From the position of the landlords and the pension bodies, it looks like he could do a lot betterHere comes Sir Philip Green, pleading poverty from Monaco. Or rather, it’s Lady Green, as owner of the Arcadia fashion empire, who wants to shrink the business by 23 stores and would like landlords to take a whack in the form of rent cuts and lease re-jigs on another 194 premises in the UK. Arcadia’s Topshops in the US will close. And the affected UK landlords can have 20% of the proceeds from any future sale of Arcadia.One assumes the Greens think ... more
  • 4 days Aiba stripped of right to run boxing tournament at Tokyo Olympics TheGuardian -Sport
    • IOC announcement folows six-month Deloitte review• New organisation to be in place by JuneAmateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, has been stripped of its right to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing tournament after a devastating report said its behaviour presented serious legal, financial and reputational risks to the IOC and the Olympic Movement”.Boxing will, however, remain in the 2020 Games, with the International Olympic Committee confirming a taskforce headed by Morinari Watanabe, president of the International Gymnastics Federation, would be charged with overseeing the tournament. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict TheGuardian -Sport
    Club accounts for 2017-18 show Manchester United spent the most on wages while champions Manchester City had the third-highest billFinancial figures for 2017-18, for the 20 clubs who were in the Premier League during that season. All details from the most recently published annual reports at Companies House. Net debt is as stated in the accounts; debts minus cash held at the bank. The separate categories of turnover are each rounded down or up, so added together they do not always tally with the total turnover figure. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Sadness and fear in Scunthorpe after British Steel liquidation TheGuardian -Biz
    Future uncertainty is affecting businesses and residents beyond the steelworksThere was a sombre mood hanging over Scunthorpe on Wednesday as workers and residents came to terms with the news that British Steel, the town’s biggest employer, had gone into liquidation.Workers have been told not to speak to the press but one lorry driver said: “I’ve worked here all my life. It doesn’t matter how old you are or if you’re nearing retirement, you still don’t want to be out of work. It’s a waiting game and we can’t plan for either way at the moment.” Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Barrister misled court to block abuse trial, claims Tory MP TheGuardian
    Cheryl Gillan alleges QC failed to disclose evidence to judge, blocking prosecution A former cabinet minister has accused a barrister of deceiving a court to successfully block the prosecution of a headmaster who had been accused of sexually abusing five boys.In a debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday, the Conservative MP Cheryl Gillan alleged that the QC, Andrew Bright, “gravely” misled the court while he was representing the headmaster. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Drake v Bucks feud grows as Milwaukee turns its ire on rapper’s courtside antics TheGuardian -Sport
    Raptors super-fan has been vocal during NBA playoff gamesRapper trolls Milwaukee star Giannis AntetokounmpoAs the Toronto Raptors have made their way through the NBA playoffs, casual viewers may have wondered if Drake was coaching the team rather than Nick Nurse. The rapper has been a prominent presence courtside during Toronto’s home games, roaring on his team, prowling the sidelines and giving players high fives and – occasionally – giving Nurse an encouraging massage.Get you a hype man like Drake. #WeTheNorth | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/8X7pVo0Wvg Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Heidi Allen threatened to quit as Change UK leader over Lib Dem row TheGuardian
    MP says she wanted remainers to vote tactically for rivals in some areas but was overruledThe Change UK leader, Heidi Allen, has said she threatened to resign during an internal party row over whether to endorse voting tactically for the Liberal Democrats in the EU elections.In a Channel 4 News interview, Allen said she had wanted to advise remain supporters to vote for the Lib Dems outside of London and the south-east but she was overruled by other party members. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Nigel Farage shelters on campaign bus to avoid milkshake attack TheGuardian
    Brexit party leader told to remain on vehicle after possible assailants spottedNigel Farage has been forced to seek refuge on his campaign bus after being stalked by people carrying milkshakes in Kent, according to reports.The Brexit party leader and his campaign team seemed keen to avoid a repeat of events in Newcastle on Monday, when he was doused in banana and salted caramel milkshake after making a speech. Continue reading... ... more
  • 4 days Google faces Irish inquiry over possible breach of privacy laws TheGuardian -Tech
    Technology firm’s Ad Exchange processing of users’ personal data being investigatedThe Irish data protection commission has opened an investigation into Google over suspected infringements of European Union privacy rules.The statutory inquiry will probe whether Google’s online Ad Exchange violated general data protection regulations (GDPR) covering the sharing of personal data of internet users, the watchdog said in a statement on Wednesday. Continue reading... ... more
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