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"24.03.2017 17:33:25" theguardian.com UK can't blame EU for problems that led to Brexit, says Juncker Commission president says UK built economy on foreign labour and EU has no responsibility for healthcare, welfare or education “'Brussels' should not have been constantly blamed in British political discourse for things for which the EU is not responsible: we now know the result of such rhetoric."
"24.03.2017 16:52:59" theguardian.com In the broken-down heart of Siberia, Putin is still Russia's 'good tsar' Irkutsk struggles with poverty and the authorities do little to help. But I found a puzzling disconnect "This is the paradox I constantly come across on travels around Russia: people say their lives are hard and authorities do little to help them, yet their support for the president remains high. I travelled to Irkutsk, a six-hour flight from Moscow in the
"24.03.2017 16:00:03" theguardian.com The overhyped coverage of the Westminster attack will only encourage others | Simon Jenkins Wednesday's assault was a crime. The last thing we needed was our politicians and media hysterically exaggerating it "Don't fill pages of newspapers and hours of television and radio with words like fear, menace, horror, maniac, monster. Don't let the mayor rush into print, screaming “don't panic”."
"24.03.2017 15:34:00" theguardian.com Westminster attack: picture emerges of terrorist's final hours Khalid Masood, who has violent criminal history, was joking with hotel staff night before attack which killed four The final hours and violent past of the ex-convict who launched the terror attack in Westminster in which he and four others were killed has begun to emerge.
"24.03.2017 15:01:19" theguardian.com Donald Trump's dizzying Time magazine interview was 'Trumpspeak' on display | Douglas Lawrence The Time interview provides unusual insight into the principles and deep structure of Trumpspeak, the political discourse distorting our democracy "Trump describes himself as a “very instinctual person,” and however we parse this obscure characterization of self, we should acknowledge the president's peculiar gift at concocting verbal mayhem."
A six step guide to Trumpspeak.
"24.03.2017 14:40:55" theguardian.com New £1 coin: Tesco to unlock every trolley as it misses deadline Supermarket fails to convert carts in time, as warning comes of issues with parking meters and vending machines on Tuesday Extraordinary scenes.
"24.03.2017 14:20:07" theguardian.com A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China's most beautiful city An 'international tourism destination of peerless beauty' say the slogans hanging in the streets of Guilin, but the scenic city's rivers have recently been home to sewage and garbage. In a country where environmentalists are charged with anti-government "Water pollution causes birth defects, cancer, sterility … China is sacrificing a generation."
"24.03.2017 14:07:32" Mass Effect Andromeda is here and romance is in the air. Jordan Erica Webber is joined by Holly Nielsen and the developer of Kitty Powers Matchmaker Richard Franke to guide you through the world of intergalactic dating. Need some advice? Leave a comment
"24.03.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Rotten Tomatoes: is the semi-fresh aggregation site really destroying cinema? | Peter Bradshaw Batman v Superman producer Brett Ratner is right to address the site's dumbing down of film criticism, but his negative review is also a case of sour grapes “The worst thing that we have in today's movie culture is Rotten Tomatoes. I think it's the destruction of our business.”
"24.03.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Segregated schools persist because parents maintain the divide | Lola Okolosie Integration is always presented as an obligation for others, mainly Muslims. No wonder many choose not to send their children to ethnically mixed schools "No one would need to say the attack in Westminster is not representative of an entire religion if we were sharing our lives with Muslim neighbours, colleagues and school friends in a more meaningful way."
"24.03.2017 13:20:00" theguardian.com Vladimir Putin meets French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow Russian president tells Front National candidate that Russia has no intention of meddling in French elections Vladimir Putin has received Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin in a surprise move likely to reignite fears in Europe about Russian support for the European far right.
"24.03.2017 12:52:00" theguardian.com First picture emerges of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood Photo shows boy, known then as Adrian Ajao, with football team in early 1980s after charity match The first picture of the Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood has emerged.
The photo is of Masood, then called Adrian Ajao, as a schoolboy with a football team in the early 1980s.
"24.03.2017 12:40:03" theguardian.com Fleetwood Mac: Tango in the Night review – Alexis Petridis' album of the week This 1987 classic is a blend of solid-gold pop and super-slick production, interwoven with the sound of a band sliding into chaos "Tango in the Night should have been a disaster; instead it sold 15m copies. But despite Lindsey Buckingham's belief that its synthesised slickness successfully 'bulldozed' away the chaos behind its making, this 30th-anniversary edition, complete with two
"24.03.2017 12:20:00" 'I love trucks': Trump involved in some big rigging – video Wearing a pin saying 'I love trucks', Trump was too busy pumping his fists and giving the air-horn a few blasts to notice that his healthcare bill was collapsing.
"24.03.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Photo of woman in hijab passing attack victim on bridge 'misappropriated' Anti-Islam blogs claim that photograph taken in Westminster is evidence for Muslims' indifference to suffering “The people who took on that picture are being rather selective. In the other picture in the sequence she looks truly distraught ... personally I think she looks distressed in both pictures."
"24.03.2017 11:45:00" Westminster attack survivor: it's wonderful to be alive Francisco Lopes, 26, was left with serious leg injuries after being hit by the attacker's car on Wednesday in Westminster. Lopes says he has 'been given a new life' and has been 'born again'
"24.03.2017 11:30:00" theguardian.com Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says Workers in wholesale and retail sectors at highest risk from breakthroughs in robotics and artificial intelligence, PwC report finds Is your job at risk?
"24.03.2017 11:15:00" theguardian.com Africa deserves better from Comic Relief | David Lammy This biannual guilt trip perpetuates Band Aid stereotypes. Can we finally look at the issues behind the problems, and inspire anger as well as donations? "Of course the fundraising is worthwhile, but the Red Nose Day formula is tired and patronising to Africans. This year things must be different. We must have voices debating debt and dictatorship, trade agreements and climate change, education and
"24.03.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com 'I'm bummed': Amy Schumer pulls out of live-action Barbie movie Actor blames scheduling conflicts for her withdrawal from film that has already been through a range of shake-ups “My deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand."
"24.03.2017 10:45:00" theguardian.com A moment that changed me: my coming out letter to my mum | Sophie Wilkinson After years of bickering between me and my mum, it was an argument about a school trip that broke us. That's when I wrote her “The following is not an excuse, but maybe an explanation as to why I seem isolated and secretive at times … it could very well explain my behaviour for the past 17 years! Really, you should have worked it out for yourself.”
"24.03.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com Khalid Masood part of 'reserved' family in Birmingham suburb Police name Winson Green resident as Westminster attacker, a convicted violent criminal with offences spanning 20 yearsFollow the latest developmentsLondon attack: what we know so far "I saw the photos on the TV and knew it was the man who lived here.”
"24.03.2017 10:15:00" theguardian.com Don't heed the hysterical voices of 'patriotism'. Britain isn't broken | John Harris Alt-right populists such as Arron Banks, Katie Hopkins and Nigel Farage point to terrorist attacks as a sign of social meltdown. They couldn't be more wrong "Perhaps the most comical thing about these commodity-trading, insurance-selling, Trump-loving populists is how little time they spend complaining about the elements of our national life that really do threaten society's basic functioning: their country's
"24.03.2017 10:00:07" theguardian.com Friends reunited? Boris Johnson and David Cameron spotted having dinner in New York Despite a very public falling-out over Brexit, which scuppered prime ministerial ambitions of both, the two Etonians are back on speaking terms "You'll recognise my friend David"
"24.03.2017 09:45:00" theguardian.com Indian MP beats flight attendant with slipper in 'business class dispute' Ravindra Gaikwad says he hit Air India employee 25 times, reportedly in argument over being given an economy seat “What did he say, that I hit him with my hand? I hit him 25 times with a slipper."
"24.03.2017 09:31:00" theguardian.com Did you breastfeed your child for the first six months? Public Health England recommends exclusive breastfeeding for a baby's first six months, but most women stop after two. Tell us about your experiences You can share your experiences with us by filling in our encrypted form, anonymously if you wish.
"24.03.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com The EU is 60 – and it helped my generation fall in love with Europe For so many of us, it was the fraternity the EU fostered – the campsites, the cafes, the chance to live in Berlin or Barcelona – that opened up a whole continent "Happy birthday, the EU. Really sorry we can't be at the party. I gave you my present last summer, you'll remember. An X on a ballot paper. Sadly, it wasn't enough."
"24.03.2017 09:18:39" theguardian.com Welcome to Yiwu: China's testing ground for a multicultural city Unlike Guangzhou's African community – who have faced prejudice and hostility – Yiwu's foreign residents enjoy an 'unusual freedom of worship', with the municipal government even consulting international traders on city business “Anything can be had for a dollar or a yuan”.
"24.03.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Sheriff David Clarke Jr: the black Democrat who is Trump's favorite cop The Milwaukee lawman talks to Ed Pilkington about helping the president's push to deport undocumented migrants and playing 'smash-mouth politics' “I feel I have an obligation,” Clarke said in a two-hour interview with the Guardian in his Milwaukee sheriff's office. “Otherwise I'm aiding and abetting. Criminal illegal alien crime is a problem in this country.”
"24.03.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com The inside story of the Tory election scandal The long read: The unexpected Conservative election victory of 2015 transformed British politics. Now an unprecedented Electoral Commission investigation has raised the question of whether it was even a fair fight. Until recently, Britain thought it knew how the Conservative party had pulled off its surprise election victory in 2015. But the real story is a lot murkier…
"24.03.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com No EU trade deal is better than a bad deal? Don't bet on it, Theresa May | Jonathan Portes She talks blithely of 'taking back control'. But this Brexit prime minister is about to find out just how painful divorce always is after a 40-year marriage "Possibilities would be disruption at borders, for both travellers and businesses, as we and the rest of the EU reintroduce long-abandoned controls."
"24.03.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com In Liverpool, 20 Tory cuts have brought a city and its people to breaking point | Frances Ryan Adding up the impact of slashed benefits and a 58% reduction in central funding, the council says it's England's poorest wards that are being hit again and again "What's unusual about Liverpool is not the scale of the crisis (though as of last year the city was the country's fifth biggest victim of government cuts) but the light the place is shining on it."
"24.03.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Step aside Denmark. Norway takes world's happiest nation crown Knocking their Scandi neighbours off the top of the happiness index, Norwegians put their joyful outlook down to shared experiences, the great outdoors – and lots of country cabins "We believe experiences beat physical things by miles. Few of us see the point in sports cars or designer clothes; lasting friendships and shared memories are so much more valuable."
"24.03.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Friday briefing: The other crimes of Khalid Masood British-born Westminster attacker had long history with police … crunch vote on Trump's Obamacare repeal … and Amy Schumer says she's 'No longer able to commit' to Barbie Westminster terrorist had multiple aliases, Brexit rivals Boris Johnson and David Cameron share a meal in New York, and Amy Schumer quits Barbie movie. This morning's news, digested …
"24.03.2017 06:59:41" theguardian.com London attack: police investigate terrorist Khalid Masood as death toll rises – live A 75-year-old man has become the fourth to die from the attack Live updates on the unfolding story of Wednesday's attack in Westminster.
"23.03.2017 22:40:00" theguardian.com The sociology of the lavatory Toilets are a source of interaction, social structures, organisation, norms and values "Some would argue that bathrooms and toilets are the backstage of social life. However, there are many performances still going on: the holding on until another person has left the toilet; waiting until the hand dryer goes on; blaming the time spent in
"23.03.2017 22:20:00" theguardian.com When Neil Gorsuch put corporate interests over a man freezing to death The supreme court nominee was the only judge to rule that Alphonse Maddin deserved to be fired for deserting broken-down truck in sub-zero temperatures Neil Gorsuch, the supreme court nominee, was the only judge to rule that Alphonse Maddin deserved to be fired for deserting broken-down truck in sub-zero temperatures.
"23.03.2017 22:00:00" theguardian.com Westminster attack: US victim was celebrating 25th wedding anniversary Kurt Cochran, who was in London with his wife to celebrate their anniversary, is named as third person killed by attacker An American on holiday in London with his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary has been named as the third person killed by the Westminster attacker.
"23.03.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Let there be light: Germans switch on 'largest artificial sun' Scientists hope experiment, which can generate temperatures of around 3,500C, will help to develop carbon-neutral fuel When all the lamps are swivelled to concentrate light on a single spot, the instrument can generate temperatures of around 3,500C – around two to three times the temperature of a blast furnace.
"23.03.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Radical shakeup of dinosaur family tree points to unexpected Scottish origins Cat-sized Scottish fossil proposed as candidate for common dinosaur ancestor in controversial study that could overthrow a century of dinosaur classification Bit of a twist in the tale: are dinosaurs all Scottish?
"23.03.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Tiny houses: salvation for America's homeless or a dead end? Depending on who you ask, moving homeless people into wooden cabins either rescues them from the streets or paves the way for shantytowns "It's empowering for the people involved ... As opposed to feeling crushed under the weight of circumstance."
"23.03.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com The Catherine Fuller case: eight young men and the murder that sent them away for life In 1984, Fuller was dragged into an alley in Washington DC and brutally beaten to death. The high-profile trial sent eight men to prison for life. But their convictions may soon be overturned by the supreme court. How did the case wind up here? "In 1984, Fuller was dragged into an alley in Washington DC and brutally beaten to death. The high-profile trial sent eight men to prison for life. But their convictions may soon be overturned by the supreme court. How did the case wind up here?"
"23.03.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Does the 'Cyrus prophecy' help explain evangelical support for Donald Trump? | James S Gordon The Persian king might have been a pagan, but he still served God's plans. For some Christians, Donald Trump does just that "In an official White House statement on Wednesday, Trump quoted King Cyrus on the occasion of Persian new year. While most will have regarded this as a routine pleasantry, for others, this message will have considerable significance."
"23.03.2017 19:56:18" theguardian.com Republicans delay House vote to repeal Affordable Care Act Last-minute negotiations proved insufficient to secure GOP votes to replace Obama's signature healthcare law, denying Trump first major legislative victory Breaking: The Republicans have abandoned a vote on their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as Donald Trump and House speaker Paul Ryan faced rebellion across the House Republican caucus.
"23.03.2017 19:40:00" Fired analyst speaks about Muslims' 'challenges' in FBI Muslims working at the FBI have described a culture of suspicion and fear. Said 'Sam' Barodi was fired after he refused to cooperate with customs agents who he believed were targeting him because of his ethnicity and religion. His and other accounts paint
"23.03.2017 19:36:18" theguardian.com Anti-immigration politicians link London attack to migrant policy Marine Le Pen calls for tighter borders, while Nigel Farage says London attacks prove Trump's hardline policies are right Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, has joined anti-immigration politicians in linking the London attack to migrant policy, despite the attacker being British.
"23.03.2017 19:28:00" theguardian.com No surprise that London attacker was born in UK | Jason Burke A vast proportion of attacks over the 16 years since 9/11 have involved local volunteers attacking local targets "The news that the London attacker was born in Britain and inspired by extremist Islamist ideology was entirely predictable, as was his criminal record."
"23.03.2017 19:14:09" theguardian.com Denis Voronenkov: ex-Russian MP who fled to Ukraine killed in Kiev Critic of the Kremlin left Russia last year and renounced citizenship after complaining he was persecuted by security agencies A former Russian MP who had fled to Ukraine was shot dead on a busy street in central Kiev on Thursday.
"23.03.2017 18:51:52" theguardian.com Look out, America! Here comes Katie Hopkins with her London-loathing hate speech The country-living controversialist has long had it in for cities, but now the Westminster attack has given her the opportunity to hawk her views to a whole new audience on Fox News "Is there any animal, vegetable or mineral less London than Katie Hopkins? It's like that bit in Mean Girls where the girl makes a histrionic speech in front of the whole school and the guy at the back says: 'She doesn't even go here!'"
"23.03.2017 18:37:11" theguardian.com Yes, Facebook, I am safe – no thanks for asking | Tim Burrows Facebook turned on Safety Check during the Westminster attack. In telling friends you are 'not marked as safe', is it providing another avenue for fear? "The need for a vast network of people to check in as safe when only a small fraction of the city was in peril doesn't stand up to much scrutiny."
"23.03.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com The far right wants to exploit the Westminster attack. London won't let it | Nesrine Malik There is something about the capital – a rich texture that rejects simplistic incendiary rhetoric. It's not immune to hate, just too complex to be swayed by it "Hate resonates when complications are flattened. It thrives in simplicity, it resonates in hollow spaces, it echoes off a flat surface. London is none of those things. “One man can shut down a city,” claimed Walid Phares on Fox News. It wasn't an
"23.03.2017 18:08:37" theguardian.com Martin McGuinness funeral – in pictures Mourners gather at St Columba's church in Derry for the funeral of Martin McGuinness, the IRA commander turned political dealmaker “The presence of those political rivals and opponents among you, who have come to pay their respects this afternoon, is the most eloquent testimony to the memory of Martin McGuinness. When you seek his monument, you – by your presence – are his monument.”
"23.03.2017 17:45:00" theguardian.com Less than half of women breastfeed after two months, survey finds Poll for Public Health England reveals many feel embarrassed to feed their babies in front of strangers and family members A study published in the Lancet last year found the UK had the lowest rate of breastfeeding in the world, with only one in 200 women breastfeeding their children after they reach their first birthday.
"23.03.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com Purging the body of 'retired' cells could reverse ageing, study shows Findings raise possibility that a future therapy that rids the body of senescent cells might protect against the ravages of old age “Maybe when you get to 65 you'll go every five years for your anti-senescence shot in the clinic. You'll go for your rejuvenation shot."
"23.03.2017 17:15:00" theguardian.com TV show contestants return from year in wilderness – to find no one was watching Channel 4's Eden was billed as a social experiment in the Scottish Highlands but channel took it off air last August After a year cut off from modern life in the Scottish Highlands, imagine re-emerging to find a world where Donald Trump is US president, Britain is leaving the EU and Channel 4 took your show off air last August.
"23.03.2017 17:07:00" theguardian.com Mass Effect: Andromeda review - this galaxy has promise Problems are inevitable in a game of such epic proportions but there is a lot here that will make you want to keep playing "A game requires obstacles to overcome, so BioWare's Andromeda's are huge."
"23.03.2017 17:02:07" Project Pneuma: 'Breathing new life' These teenagers in Baltimore are practising yoga, meditation and martial arts to help them cope with emotions and control impulse actions. It's part of Project Pneuma, which means 'breath' in Ancient Greek, set up to support young black men in overcoming
"23.03.2017 16:45:00" theguardian.com Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides Exclusive: Draft regulations seen by the Guardian reveal the European commission wants to prohibit the insecticides that cause 'acute risks to bees' The documents are the first indication that the powerful commission wants a complete ban and cite “high acute risks to bees”
"23.03.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com Are you being replaced? How to deal with maternity discrimination Love it or loathe it, BBC drama The Replacement addressed the job insecurity many women on maternity leave face Here's how to cope if you feel edged out by your employer or temporary replacement while on maternity leave.
"23.03.2017 16:15:00" theguardian.com 'Sometimes I laugh at this farce': six writers on life behind bars in Turkey Six persecuted writers describe the mental and physical toll of living in the country that jails more journalists than any other "I explained that I supported freedom of the press and freedom of expression, and I believed in a democratic and peaceful solution to the Kurdish problem, but that I didn't condone violence or terrorists.
I was arrested that day."
"23.03.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com The media response to the Westminster attack reflects a divided country | Polly Toynbee All of us responded to this atrocity in our tribes. We feel emotional, visceral indignation today, but must face the risks with calm reason 'How they must detest the police spokesman who said: “We must recognise now that our Muslim communities will feel anxious at this time given the past behaviour of the extreme right wing and we will continue to work with all community leaders in the coming
"23.03.2017 15:43:17" theguardian.com Westminster attacker named by police as Khalid Masood Masood, 52, who was born in Kent and had previously been convicted of violent offences, police say Khalid Masood, 52, was born in Kent and had previously been convicted of violent offences.
"23.03.2017 15:30:00" MP James Cleverly's emotional tribute to police officer The Conservative MP James Cleverly is close to tears as he pays tribute to PC Keith Palmer in the House of Commons. He said he first met him 25 years ago as Gunner Keith Palmer at the Royal Artillery HQ. He asks the prime minister to consider a
"23.03.2017 15:15:00" theguardian.com Google unveils Android O, promising better battery life Developer preview version of new operating system released showcasing a suite of improvements Google promises sweet battery life to go with the as-yet-unknown sweet name.
"23.03.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com Bob Dylan reveals an unsuspected love for Stereophonics In a long interview discussing his new album, the singer unveils his admiration for the Welsh rockers Do think twice.
"23.03.2017 14:45:00" theguardian.com Face of Cambridge man brought to life 700 years after his death Reconstruction is part of research project aimed at gaining insights into the anonymous poor of the medieval city “Studying the skeletons of the unwashed masses thus has potential to tell us lots of things we would never learn from the written record.”
"23.03.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com We MPs will not be intimidated by this. The business of democracy will go on | Theresa Villiers For those of us who work in parliament, yesterday was a shocking day. We owe the police a huge gratitude for their bravery "The savage killing of Jo Cox did not cause us to retreat from public contact, and nor will yesterday's horror."
"23.03.2017 14:15:00" theguardian.com Crude nature of Westminster attack suggests limited Isis network in Britain Jihadis are turning to vehicles to commit atrocities as military defeats degrade their ability to mount anything more ambitious "The US too has seen a string of attacks by individuals – or in one case a couple – who have declared their allegiance to Isis before launching deadly strikes in which scores have died.
British security officials say the UK's strict gun control laws –
"23.03.2017 14:00:07" Feist, the Canadian singer-songwriter, is with Kate Hutchinson to talk about her new album Pleasure and what inspires her music. Want to know more? Leave your questions below
"23.03.2017 14:00:00" Woman falls from Westminster Bridge Footage from the BBC shows the moment a woman falls into the river Thames below Westminster Bridge during Wednesday's attack. The video shows the attacker in his car driving along the bridge but it is not clear whether the woman jumped or fell. She was
"23.03.2017 13:45:00" theguardian.com Late-night hosts on Ivanka Trump Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, discussed the president's daughter and the ban on many electronic items from some flights "The White House has lower standards than Nordstrom"
"23.03.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com Moderate drinking can lower risk of heart attack, says study Drinking in moderation helps protect heart, with study finding it lowers risk of many conditions compared with not drinking "The authors sensibly point out that this doesn't mean it would be wise to take up drinking in order to lengthen one's life – not least because any protective effects tend to be cancelled out by even occasional bouts of heavier drinking"
"23.03.2017 13:15:00" MP James Cleverly's emotional tribute to murdered police officer James Cleverly MP makes an emotional tribute to murdered police officer Keith Palmer, who he knew in the armed forces.
"23.03.2017 13:00:00" Why is Russia still in love with Putin? Established politicians the world over are facing crises of confidence with their electorates. But 17 years after he took charge of Russia, Vladimir Putin's approval ratings are still high. Shaun Walker visits Irkutsk in Siberia to investigate why,
"23.03.2017 12:56:08" theguardian.com Everton agree deal to purchase waterfront site at Bramley Moore dock Everton have cleared the first hurdle in their attempt to build a new stadium on Liverpool's waterfront by agreeing a deal to purchase land at Bramley Moore dock Everton FC have reached a financial agreement with Peel Holdings, the landowner, for their preferred location for a new home after 125 years at Goodison Park.
"23.03.2017 12:45:00" theguardian.com #WeAreNotAfraid: Londoners send out message after terror attack Messages of solidarity shared on social media after attack on Westminster leaves five dead “#WeAreNotAfraid Or rather I am; but I'm damned if I'm going to let that stop me doing anything differently.
I'm a bladdy Londoner.”
"23.03.2017 12:41:00" theguardian.com State pension age must rise again, says report Those aged around 40 should expect to work at least until the age of 68, with the future of the triple-lock also thrown into doubt Not the rise you were hoping for.
"23.03.2017 12:30:00" theguardian.com Fake tube sign read out on BBC in wake of Westminster attack Sign with defiant message for terrorists goes viral and is mentioned on Radio 4's Today programme – but is an online fake Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
"23.03.2017 12:10:24" theguardian.com Brexitland: People can't find homes. No wonder they were angry As he continues his journey around leave-voting areas, Owen Jones sees how right-to-buy fuels anti-migrant myth-peddling and prejudice in east London "What's manifest here are the consequences of one of the world's wealthiest nations failing to meet one of the most basic rights of its citizens."
"23.03.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com The BBC Brexit bias row is just another example of blame the messenger Bashing the BBC says more about our political climate than the broadcaster. If our leaders keep criticising every report they disagree with, our future will be gloomy When even the BBC's Countryfile, the sleeper Sunday night hit much beloved of weather watchers, is accused of “cropaganda” by the Daily Mail, the corporation knows it is in the eye of a storm.
"23.03.2017 11:45:01" theguardian.com London attack: what we know so far In the aftermath of the attack on Westminster Bridge and Parliament, here's everything we can confirm at this point Our regularly updated list of the key facts we can confirm in the aftermath of the Westminster attacks.
"23.03.2017 11:30:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump makes last-ditch pitch to Republicans to back healthcare bill White House says 'This is the only train leaving the station' but Representative Mark Meadows warns 'There's not enough votes to pass it tomorrow' Donald Trump made a closing pitch to restive Republicans wary of their party's proposed healthcare overhaul as conservatives steel for a showdown one day before a planned vote on the bill.
"23.03.2017 11:15:00" theguardian.com John Lydon says he will 'sorely miss' the Queen when she is gone Man who castigated the monarchy in 1977 single God Save the Queen says he will miss the Queen 'as a human being', and that he loves royal pageantry He means it, man.
"23.03.2017 10:45:00" theguardian.com Trump-Russia inquiry in 'grave doubt' after GOP chair briefs White House Democratic representative Adam Schiff calls for independent investigation after Devin Nunes shared information with Trump administration before committee The top Democrat on one of the congressional committees investigating ties between Donald Trump and Russia has raised “grave doubt” over the viability of the inquiry after its Republican chairman shared information with the White House and not their
"23.03.2017 10:15:47" theguardian.com Trump's commerce secretary oversaw Russia deal while at Bank of Cyprus Questions raised over Trump appointee Wilbur Ross and his ties to politically connected Russian oligarchs Wilbur Ross presided over a deal with a Russian businessman with ties to Vladimir Putin while serving as vice-chairman of the Bank of Cyprus.
"23.03.2017 10:15:00" theguardian.com Steve Bell cartoon Four people have died, including a police officer, and at least 20 people were injured in a terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament, the Metropolitan police have confirmed Steve Bell on the attack in Westminster
"23.03.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com What do we mean when we say 'white working class'? A new report says that the term – now favoured political shorthand – is employed for divisive purposes by the left and the right. So does it serve a useful purpose or does it simply turn poorer Britons into 'moon specimens'? "Labour hoped that repeating 'we're all middle class now' would make class wither away"
"23.03.2017 09:39:15" theguardian.com Death toll in Westminster attack revised down to four and arrests made Met head of counter-terrorism says police still believe attacker acted alone Armed police have arrested seven people during late-night raids at six addresses across the country, including in Birmingham and London. The number of deaths, including the attacker, has been revised down to four.
"23.03.2017 09:20:58" theguardian.com Bravery of PC Keith Palmer honoured by friends, colleagues and MPs James Cleverly, who had known the officer for 25 years, led MPs' tributes to policeman who died trying to protect them “He was a wonderful dad and a wonderful husband to his wife. He was fun, he was a laugh, he cared. I know everyone, when someone passes, why do they always say he was such a lovely person, but he actually really was. And he cared about what he was doing,
"23.03.2017 09:15:00" theguardian.com Now you can forget your railcard (once) without being charged a fortune Now you can forget your railcard (once) without being charged a fortune "Would the inspector accept a photograph of his railcard, that he happened to have on his phone? No. Could they just get off the train and buy new tickets at the next station? No. He was forced to buy two full-fare £201.85 tickets. Even when, as the train
"23.03.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Why becoming a tax haven would be bad news for Britain Theresa May and Philip Hammond have warned the EU that if they are unhappy with the Brexit deal, they could turn the UK into a tax haven. The truth is that being 'offshore' means being unfair, undemocratic and expensive "You can have any job you like in a tax haven – as long as it's in finance".
"23.03.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com How long until all species are named after David Attenborough? A 430m-year-old fossilised shrimp from Herefordshire has become the latest species to be named after the broadcaster, joining the pygmy locust, semi-slug, rubber frog, Amazonian butterfly ... The man with enough species named after him to fill a small wildlife park: David Attenborough.
"23.03.2017 08:15:00" theguardian.com Rare ledgers reveal shoe-buying habits of Tolkien and Waugh Sales records from Ducker & Son, bespoke shoemaker to authors and seven prime ministers, go on display at Oxford library On 11 October 1913, an Oxford undergraduate bought a pair of black leather football boots for 14 shillings and sixpence and spent an extra sixpence on a pair of brown laces.
The student was JRR Tolkien.
"23.03.2017 07:55:13" theguardian.com Tobias Ellwood MP hailed for attempting to save officer's life Foreign Office minister who lost a brother in 2002 Bali bombing came to aid of police officer stabbed outside Westminster but could not prevent his death "Tobias Ellwood tried to give mouth-to-mouth and stem blood flow until the chopper and medics arrived.”
"23.03.2017 07:45:00" theguardian.com Westminster attack: parliament resumes with tributes to PC Keith Palmer – live Police officer named as one of five dead – with three members of public and assailant – in Wednesday's terrorist attack on London Follow the latest developments in the aftermath of the attack on Westminster and the Houses of Parliament - live
"23.03.2017 07:30:00" Eiffel Tower goes dark in remembrance of London attack victims... At midnight, the Eiffel Tower went dark in honour of victims of the Westminster attack.
"23.03.2017 07:17:00" theguardian.com 'All hell was let loose': witnesses on the Westminster attack Witnesses describe harrowing scenes as horror unfolded in Westminster, parliament went into lockdown and victims were ferried to St Thomas' hospital “The guy who I assumed was the driver of this 4x4 got out of the car and suddenly sprinted away from the scene – that was followed by four of what sounded much like gunshots.
“All of a sudden all hell was let loose. Police descended everywhere and the
"23.03.2017 07:11:12" theguardian.com Thursday briefing: London bloodied but unbowed Tributes to victims and the brave after Westminster attack … why the pension age might reach 70 … and moderate drinking may be good for your heart London bloodied but unbowed by Westminster attack, pension age could rise again to 70, and how "moderate drinking" could be good for your heart. All the news you need right now, digested
"23.03.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com EU's chief negotiator sets three conditions for Brexit trade talks to start Michel Barnier says progress on the UK's debts, ensuring the rights of EU citizens in Britain and the Irish border must come first In only his second public statement on Brexit since he took up the position last autumn, Barnier will stress that the UK must “settle its accounts” as it leaves the EU, a slapdown of British claims that the UK could leave without paying a penny.
"23.03.2017 00:32:17" How the Westminster attack unfolded – video report Five people have died after a single terrorist staged an attack in central London, killing three members of the public as he careered across Westminster Bridge in a 4x4 car and stabbing a policeman to death outside parliament. This is how the events
"23.03.2017 00:07:40" Sadiq Khan: 'Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism' "London is the greatest city in the world and we stand together in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life. We always have, and we always will. Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism"
– Sadiq Khan
"22.03.2017 23:00:00" theguardian.com Rex Tillerson says US will set up safe zones for refugees from Isis Unclear where 'interim zones of stability' would be located as US secretary of state gives few details of plan at 68-country coalition meeting US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has said the United States would set up “interim zones of stability” to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic State and al-Qaida in Syria and Iraq.
"22.03.2017 22:40:00" theguardian.com Theresa May responds to 'depraved' Westminster attack - full video statement Watch Theresa May's full statement outside 10 Downing Street. May calls the attack in Westminster 'sick and depraved' Theresa May has described the attack in Westminster as 'sick and depraved'. She praises the exceptional bravery of police and security services who ran towards the danger as they encouraged others to move away. And pays tribute to the officer who died.
"22.03.2017 22:20:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump Jr called 'a disgrace' for tweet goading London mayor President's son quoted Sadiq Khan out of context after Westminster attack but mayor actually said: 'Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism' Donald Trump Jr. is facing a backlash for criticizing London mayor Sadiq Khan with a scornful tweet sent hours after an attack at the Houses of Parliament left five dead, including a police officer.
"22.03.2017 21:50:00" theguardian.com A visual guide to the Westminster attack Four people - including an attacker and a police officer - have been confirmed dead after a man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then entered parliament armed with one or more knives Four people – including an attacker and a police officer – have been confirmed dead after a man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then entered parliament armed with one or more knives.
"22.03.2017 21:30:00" theguardian.com The Westminster attack is a tragedy, but it's not a threat to democracy | Simon Jenkins The terrorists' aim is not just to kill a few but to terrify a multitude. For politicians and media to overreact would play into their hands "The paucity of incidents in countries that censor news shows the crucial role of publicity to terror's methodology."
"22.03.2017 21:15:00" theguardian.com The Guardian view on the Westminster attack: solidarity against terror | Editorial Editorial: It is the moment everyone feared would come. But it must be kept in proportion "This is the moment that everyone planned for and hoped would never happen, the Metropolitan police acting deputy commissioner, Mark Rowley, said at his first news conference afterwards."
"22.03.2017 20:59:00" theguardian.com The numbing afternoon when I saw a police officer die outside parliament | John Crace Working in the Commons on the day of the attack, I became a witness to the loss of a man I had almost certainly spoken to "The mind goes numb at times like these."
"22.03.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com House committee asks for documents on Michael Flynn's foreign contacts Request for details about former national security adviser's dealings with foreign governments comes after reports he did not sign lobbying ethics pledge A House committee wants the White House and Trump administration officials to detail all the payments and contacts that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had with foreign government representatives spanning the past three years.
"22.03.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Timeline of the Westminster attacks How events surrounding the terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament are thought to have unfolded How events surrounding today's terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament are thought to have unfolded.
"22.03.2017 19:49:50" People flee British parliament as gunshots ring out WARNING: some people may find the following footage distressing. Eyewitness video captured by tourist Aaron Tsang shows people running away from the Houses of Parliament and then the sound of gunshots can be heard. A police officer was reportedly stabbed
"22.03.2017 19:34:09" theguardian.com A tragedy that has given grief-stricken Westminster a human face | Jonathan Freedland The bastion of politics now has a human face, as vulnerable as the rest of us to an act of murderous violence "On any other day, Tobias Ellwood might be seen as just another Tory MP. But then came word that he had given CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a policeman who lay wounded – and with it a reminder that the MP, a former army officer, had lost a
"22.03.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com Health insurance woes helped elect Trump, but his cure may be more painful The rising cost of health insurance sharply divided voters in a Pennsylvania county where they had come to expect the best – can Trumpcare satisfy them? “My healthcare payments just kept going up, every month, every year”.
"22.03.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Colin Dexter: a mischievous, generous man every bit as clever as his creations The man behind Inspector Morse was humble, kind and warmly funny. His death marks the passing of a generation who propelled crime writing to new levels "If you didn't know Colin Dexter was an internationally acclaimed bestselling author whose award-winning novels had spawned three successful TV series, you'd never have guessed. A short, unassuming man in blazer and flannels, toting an old leather
"22.03.2017 18:45:00" theguardian.com I'm a bit brown. But in America I'm white. Not for much longer| Arwa Mahdawi The US Census Bureau plans to redefine 'white' to exclude people with Middle Eastern and North African origins. It's a reminder that the identity has always been fluid "Whiteness has a slightly different shade of meaning in the UK than it does in the US but Brits are grappling with similar classification problems."
"22.03.2017 18:30:00" theguardian.com Former Trump campaign chief 'offered to help Putin advance interests' Paul Manafort proposed strategy in 2005 where he would influence US politics in a way that would benefit Russia, AP reports Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort once offered to help Vladimir Putin advance Moscow's interests as part of a multimillion-dollar contract agreed with a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin, it has been reported.
"22.03.2017 18:15:01" theguardian.com Holyrood suspends referendum debate after Westminster attacks MSPs complained as Scottish parliament remained sitting for more than an hour after incidents in London The Scottish parliament suspended its debate on a new independence referendum after MSPs complained it was still sitting more than an hour after the Westminster attacks.
"22.03.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com Apple is tired of making Coca-Cola and now wants to sell champagne The company's philosophy once followed Warhol's line on Coke. But with a premium iPhone Pro rumoured, this sense of egalitarianism longer applies “You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the president drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner
"22.03.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Tesco pulls Sol, Amstel and Tiger from shelves in Brexit price row Supermarket refuses to accept brewer Heineken's price increases, which it blamed on the weak pound and the budget Tesco's refusal to pay more means it will no longer stock Tiger, Amstel, Sol, Kingfisher, Birra Moretti, Blind Pig Cider, Fosters Gold and Fosters Radler.
"22.03.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com Muslims inside FBI describe culture of suspicion and fear: 'It is cancer' Said 'Sam' Barodi was fired after he refused to cooperate with customs agents who he believed were targeting him because of his ethnicity and religion. His and other accounts paint a stark picture of the bureau in the era of Trump "They harass the Muslims in the bureau, and then they beg for help within the Muslim community. How hypocritical is this?"
"22.03.2017 17:15:00" theguardian.com Young girl steals Pope Francis's skullcap Blogger posts video of girl grabbing pontiff's headgear, known as zucchetto, before giving it back If the zucchetto fits ...
"22.03.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com House of Commons and Westminster Bridge attack – in pictures A police officer has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in an incident that the Met is treating as terrorism Photographs from the scene at Westminster after a police officer was stabbed and a man shot dead in an incident being treated as a terror attack by the Met.
"22.03.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Eraserhead: the true story behind David Lynch's surreal shocker Forty years on, the director's fatherhood freakout has lost none of its horrific power "The thing about Eraserhead is that it never gets less disturbing, never loses the sense of a small but indelible psychic trauma. 'A dream of dark and troubling things,' Lynch called it, and it was and is, a film people view as a demarcator. There is life
"22.03.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com 'A form of punishment': Colin Kaepernick and the history of blackballing in sports Jack Moore: The free-agent quarterback isn't the first professional athlete to find himself denied the opportunity to play for expressing his political beliefs “They want nothing to do with him. They won't move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did.”
"22.03.2017 16:15:00" theguardian.com Attack at Parliament in London: what we know so far With events unfolding rapidly at Westminster in and around the Houses of Parliament, here is what we know so far Events are unfolding rapidly at Westminster after a number of incidents in and around the Houses of Parliament.
Here is what the Guardian has been able to confirm so far.
"22.03.2017 15:59:18" theguardian.com House of Commons and Westminster Bridge attack – in pictures A police officer has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in an incident that the Met is treating as terrorism Photographs from the scene at Westminster after a police officer was stabbed and a man shot dead in an incident being treated as a terror attack by the Met.
"22.03.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Trump's weekly list of 'immigrant crimes' is as sinister as it sounds | Daniel Jose Camacho Singling out the crimes of undocumented immigrants has one objective: to make people view them as deviant, dangerous and fundamentally undesirable "Trump has gone so far as to create an office called Voice - Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office. An expert on concentration camps has already pointed out that the weekly list of crimes bears deeply troubling resemblances to Nazi–era Germany,
"22.03.2017 15:30:00" theguardian.com Parliament attack: woman and police officer dead in 'terrorist incident' Alleged assailant shot by police as several injured in related incident on Westminster Bridge There was a major security alert at the Palace of Westminster after a man apparently carrying a knife charged through the gates into the front yard of the parliamentary compound.
"22.03.2017 15:15:00" theguardian.com Rex Tillerson is clearly out of the loop and out of his depth in Trumpland | Jonathan Freedland The former oil executive's apparent reluctance to be Trump's secretary of state could be a sign that he knew he'd be serving in a sham administration "He has been repeatedly absent from Trump's meetings with fellow heads of government; excluded from key decisions, such as the notorious travel ban; and visibly weakened, by watching as the department he heads is threatened with a budget cut of up to a
"22.03.2017 14:54:29" theguardian.com Westminster attack: police officer and woman killed, others left with 'catastrophic' injuries - live Major incident at parliament after alleged assailant shot by armed police and attack on Westminster Bridge in central London The Metropolitan police have confirmed an incident has occurred at Westminster. Follow live updates on this story
"22.03.2017 14:40:00" Brussels attack anniversary One year ago today on 22 March 2016, an explosion ripped though Brussels' Zaventem airport. Nidhi Chaphekar was there, waiting to board a Jet Airways flight as an air steward. A photo of her, taken by Ketevan Kardava moments later, has come to define the
"22.03.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on transgender row: 'I have nothing to apologise for' Novelist and feminist has attracted criticism for her comments on trans women, but says hostility of backlash serves to 'close up debate' The author plunged into a row about identity politics when she suggested transgender women's experiences, who she said are born with the privileges the world accords to men, are distinct from those of women born female. She was criticised for implying
"22.03.2017 14:15:00" 'She stole his hat!': young girl borrows Pope's skullcap - video Watch the Pope's reaction when a young girl steals his skullcap!
"22.03.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Thames Water hit with record fine for huge sewage leaks Massive £20.3m fine reflects change in sentencing as previously low penalties failed to deter water firms from polluting England's rivers and beaches Thames Water has been hit with a record fine of £20.3m after huge leaks of untreated sewage into the Thames and its tributaries and on to land, including the popular Thames path. The prolonged leaks led to serious impacts on residents, farmers and
"22.03.2017 13:40:00" Mhairi Black: Westminster knows sanctions don't work Mhairi Black says the Tories' system of benefit sanctions is designed to victimise the most vulnerable in society. The Scottish National Party (SNP) MP says the regime costs more to administer than it saves, makes those using it more likely to fall into
"22.03.2017 13:20:00" theguardian.com Martin McGuiness was a committed republican – and that never changed | Gerry Adams He did not, as some have suggested, have a Damascene conversion: he believed in a united Ireland. Sinn Féin is more determined than ever to deliver that goal Gerry Adams on Martin McGuinness: "Martin's leadership and vision helped turn Sinn Féin into the largest political party on the island of Ireland. Our responsibility, now that he has gone, is to build on that legacy. To continue the work that he helped
"22.03.2017 13:10:00" theguardian.com If Arsène Wenger stays we can expect a comedy of analogy errors | Marina Hyde The prospect of the Frenchman hanging around at Arsenal presents a number of challenges for everyone – not least the media and the fans struggling to keep any perspective "King Lear is a particularly favoured comparison to the Arsenal manager, with those who deploy it usually implying that so much heath-based ranting could have been avoided if the old king had just naffed back off to manage Monaco."
"22.03.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com Uber for bikes: how 'dockless' cycles flooded China – and are heading overseas New cycle-share firms that allow you to simply drop your bike wherever you want have caused colourful chaos. But they've also made cycling cool… “Ride apps like Uber upset taxi drivers, who can hold protests and bring the city to gridlock. The only people who seem to be upset by the new share bikes, however, are illegal motorbike taxi drivers. There is friction, but the groups that are upset
"22.03.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error The long read: It's not just fleeing conflict that makes victims out of refugees – it's also denying them the means to become autonomous and productive "Refugees are not just victims. They are consumers, producers, buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, and entrepreneurs. They are often highly innovative, coming up with creative ways to support themselves.
"But where they are successful, the authorities
"22.03.2017 12:33:00" theguardian.com Colin Dexter's life in five crossword clues Inspector Morse creator Colin Dexter, who died on Tuesday, was a prolific creator of crosswords both real and fictional. Here are five clues that sum up his life of witty wordplay Take in bachelor? It could do (3)
"22.03.2017 12:30:00" theguardian.com Sir Ian McKellen and Susan Sarandon back Picturehouse cinema boycott Actors among leading figures from TV and film industry who have signed letter to demand living wage for staff “Cineworld is a very successful company that made a substantial profit of £83.8m in 2015, and it is vitally important to share your success with your workforce."
"22.03.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com I was sent Donald Trump's 2005 tax return. We need the rest – right now | David Cay Johnston Only the full release of his tax records can help shed light on whether Trump is a crook – or compromised "Among major party candidates and presidents since then, only Trump has refused to release any tax information. The obvious question is what is he hiding?
"22.03.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com With so much dirty money, it's time to take UK banks to the cleaners | John McDonnell It's vital the chancellor steps up to ensure the financial system is fit for purpose – especially taxpayer-owned RBS – to restore the public's confidence in it John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor: "Hammond said he'd press the reset button on the economy – but he's stuck to the Osborne-era failed austerity policy."
"22.03.2017 11:45:00" theguardian.com Gay clergyman turned down as Welsh bishop 'blocked twice before' Jeffrey Johns says the then archbishop falsely told electors that people in civil partnerships were ineligible for the post “The bishops were just 'too exhausted' to deal with the problems they believed my appointment would cause.”
"22.03.2017 11:30:00" theguardian.com UK millionaires think Brexit will make them even richer, survey finds Rich 'now taking a more positive view' of Britain's departure from the EU, UBS Wealth Management finds "83% of millionaires aged 18 to 34 thought Brexit would have a positive impact on their long-term financial planning."
"22.03.2017 11:15:00" theguardian.com Our MPs look lost. Maybe Theresa May should call an election | Rafael Behr The platforms Labour and Conservative members were elected on in 2015 have been torn down – largely by their own sides "Theresa May gets away with rebranding the referendum as her personal mission statement for one reason only: no one is stopping her."
"22.03.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Rex Tillerson: 'I didn't want this job … my wife told me I'm supposed to do this' Secretary of state said he had not met Donald Trump before he was summoned to Trump Tower to discuss 'the world' and was offered the role 'When questioned about Russia, the IJR reported: “He was so cagey … his answer wasn't even worthy of inclusion.”'
"22.03.2017 10:45:00" theguardian.com Brexit study shows we want free trade as well as immigration control NatCen study shows 'pick and mix attitude to EU', as 88% of participants back free trade with bloc but 69% also want customs checks Many Britons are taking an ambitious approach to the sort of Brexit they want, with significant majorities seeking both a tough approach to EU migration and continued free trade with Europe, a study has found.
"22.03.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com UK CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage' Equality Trust calls on government to force firms to report pay gap between highest-paid and average employee “The people who educate our children, look after our grandparents, and keep our families safe have seen their pay frozen, while fat cat CEOs continue to gorge themselves on obscene and undeserved rewards."
"22.03.2017 10:15:00" theguardian.com Pro-Brexit ministers 'relaxed about leaving EU without trade deal' Tory tensions as some MPs say they face battle against 'bonkers' Eurosceptics actively promoting WTO terms Brexiters in the cabinet and other Conservative frontbenchers have privately told colleagues they are relaxed about the prospect of Britain crashing out of the EU on to World Trade Organisation rules.
"22.03.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Martin McGuinness obituary Sinn Féin politician and peace negotiator who went from being an IRA commander to serving for a decade as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland "The cuddly, chess-playing and fly-fishing grandfather figure that he presented in later life was real – but so too was the guerrilla hard man of the 1970s, who neither smoked nor drank, partly because he was a member of the Catholic Pioneer temperance
"22.03.2017 09:46:00" theguardian.com UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes Exclusive: Fears for UK jobs as EU officials say airlines will need to move base and majority of shareholders to fly routes within Europe EU chiefs have warned airlines including easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways that they will need to relocate headquarters and sell off shares to European nationals if they want to continue flying routes within continental Europe after Brexit.
"22.03.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com The big bike helmet debate: 'You don't make it safe by forcing cyclists to dress for urban warfare' The question of whether cyclists should wear helmets provokes fury – often from those on four wheels. But which has the bigger benefit: increased physical safety, or creating a better environment for people to cycle helmet-free? "As a cyclist, I don't object to helmets or to high-visibility clothing. Like the majority of people I know in London, I wear a helmet most of the time when on a bike. I do, however, have serious worries about efforts to make the use of hi-vis clothes or
"22.03.2017 09:15:00" theguardian.com Four 'supersized' prisons to be built in England and Wales Justice secretary announces plan to create 5,000 prison places in east Yorkshire, Wigan, Rochester and Port Talbot “Outdated prisons, with dark corridors and cramped conditions, will not help offenders turn their back on crime.”
"22.03.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Facebook rolls out new alert to combat fake news Feature – which flags content as 'disputed' – trialled on story that falsely claimed thousands of Irish people were brought to the US as slaves 'Disputed by multiple fact-checkers'
"22.03.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Pride and racial prejudice – why the far right loves Jane Austen Racists and bigots have tried to associate their dogma with the much-loved author – but don't seem to have read the books It is a truth not universally acknowledged, that if you want to throw off any association with Nazi forebears, there is no better place to look than England's Jane Austen.
"22.03.2017 08:30:00" theguardian.com Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam Deutsche Bank among western institutions that processed billions of dollars in cash of 'criminal origin' through Latvia The German bank that loaned $300m (£260m) to Donald Trump played a prominent role in a money laundering scandal run by Russian criminals with ties to the Kremlin.
"22.03.2017 08:15:00" theguardian.com Where did all the GCSE pupils go – and why has no one noticed? Some secondary schools have 'lost' up to 46% of their pupils without causing any alarm to Ofsted inspectors "20,000 pupils were being lost to state education altogether, with no one knowing where they had gone. The reports do not show whether pupils were encouraged to move or left of their own volition. Those who had disappeared were mostly lower
"22.03.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Will Donald Trump be impeached – or is it just a liberal fantasy? Only two presidents in history have been impeached, but murmurs continue to surround Trump. Here's how the process would work – if it would at all "Are progressives and conservative purists suffering from Trump derangement syndrome? It's possible. We'll find out."
"22.03.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com UK wages will soon lag behind prices – that's a problem for Carney The Bank of England governor is more concerned about inflation than his apparent nonchalance would suggest "Next month, wages will lag behind prices and real incomes will start falling. For millions of voters, there are not many bigger issues than that."
"22.03.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com What killed the romcom? It was Love, Actually | Hadley Freeman Richard Curtis's sexist, saccharine turkey is being recooked at a time when TV romance is far superior. May it teach filmmakers to aim higher "I hope that maybe watching the sequel to Love Actually will remind people just how hateful it always was, and maybe inspire someone to write the next great British romcom, or at least one that doesn't suggest the best a woman can hope for is being felt
"22.03.2017 07:00:10" www.theguardian.com Wednesday briefing: Labour is shrinking. Blame the leadership? Party membership falls below half a million … 'supersized' prisons for England and Wales … plus, what would it take to impeach Donald Trump? Jeremy Corbyn's Labour membership woes, US secretary of state says "wife made me do it", and how to impeach Donald J. Trump. All the latest news, digested.
"21.03.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Trump is under investigation for ties to Russia. What happens now? Monday's intelligence hearing highlighted the 'big gray cloud' of suspicion hanging over the White House. Here's what happened – and what to expect Donald Trump is now operating under a cloud of suspicion after the first intelligence hearing into his alleged Russia connections. Here's what happened – and what will happen next …
"21.03.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Late-night TV roundup: 'Trump lied on Twitter during a hearing about him lying on Twitter' Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, discussed the president's inaccurate Obama accusations and his mean-spirited budget proposal “What kind of heartless monster would be against Meals on Wheels?”
"21.03.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Land rights activist shot dead in Brazilian Amazon hospital Waldomiro Costa Pereira shot by assailants as he lay in hospital, the latest such death in Brazil which saw 61 killings of land rights campaigners last year Brazil has become one of the world's most dangerous countries for land rights activists, with 61 killings last year, the highest level since 2003, according to the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), a Brazilian advocacy group.
"21.03.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing's authoritarian grasp? The long read: When Britain handed over control to China in 1997, Hong Kong was a beacon of freewheeling prosperity – but in recent years Beijing's grip has tightened. Is there any hope for the city's radical pro-democracy movement? "When Chinese people come to Hong Kong now, they like to act like they are operating in their colony. They don't care what you think because they have the Chinese government behind them – and the Chinese government controls everything."
"21.03.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Beauty and the Beast: Malaysian film censors back down in 'gay moment' row Country's censorship board approves 13-plus rating after previously demanding Disney cut gay scene from live-action remake before release Beauty and the Beast will be screened in Malaysia without cuts, although censors have given the film a 13-plus age rating due to the film containing a “gay moment”.
"21.03.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com The best and worst actor cameos in music videos Natalie Portman turns up in James Blake's latest video, following in the footsteps of Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks and – embarrassingly – Angelina Jolie "I wonder how much money Angelina Jolie would pay to have this video permanently erased from the internet."
"21.03.2017 19:40:05" Heard about gal-dem.com? Iman Amrani is chatting to Liv Little, editor-in-chief of the online magazine written by women of colour that is making waves internationally. Have a question for them? Leave it in the comments below.
"21.03.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Body language is louder than words at the White House | Barbara Ellen Angela Merkel is just the most recent leader who refuses to be cowed by the president's body language So, what's the latest on body language in the White House?
"21.03.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com No, over there! Our case-by-case guide to the Trump distraction technique Some sort of problem rocking your presidency? Simple – create a distraction! Adam Gabbatt explores Donald Trump's apparent skills at changing the news "In the first two months of his presidency Donald Trump has proved himself to be – if nothing else – a master of distraction."
"21.03.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Bravo, Sesame Street – your character with autism will erode ignorance | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett The arrival of Julia is a wonderful thing. Any child who watches her will learn about acceptance and understanding of difference "We still have a long way to go when it comes to autism understanding and acceptance, and getting to people when they are young will help avoid the kind of bullying that autistic people can suffer."
"21.03.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com I'm a furry. And I'm finally at home with my wild side We've been stigmatised, but choosing a wolf, bear or jaguar 'fursona' isn't a fetish. It's just a playful expression of the animal nature we all share "I was in a knot for days leading up to purchasing a ticket to my first furry convention at the relatively late age of 33. My wife called me as soon as she saw the charge on our bank account. She thought some pervert had hijacked it. No, I said. I was the
"21.03.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com What is James Comey's game? The media must expose the truth together | Jill Abramson Why did Hillary Clinton's emails supposedly warrant an FBI intervention in the election campaign, yet Donald Trump's Russian connections didn't? "An authoritative, scrupulously factual investigation by a collective of great news organizations could actually be the best antidote. If we can solve the Russia-Trump puzzle, trust in the news media might begin tracking up once again."
"21.03.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com Is Rex Tillerson the weakest secretary of state of all time? He has seemingly met with roughly the same number of heads of state over the last few months as Trump's daughter Ivanka "Power is impatient – much of it has already moved elsewhere."
"21.03.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com Taika Waititi on shaking up Thor and being a Hollywood outsider: 'They take this stuff so seriously' The Hunt for the Wilderpeople director on joining the Marvel universe, hating biopics and his early script for Moana Taika Waititi: “I've always felt that I wanted to make a Marvel film."
"21.03.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Fox drops analyst who said UK could have helped spy on Trump Network source says Andrew Napolitano ditched after claiming UK spies could have aided Obama in alleged wiretapping "Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now president of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way."
"21.03.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com Mario Götze: the 'once in a century talent' who is now fighting to save his career | Philip Oltermann His artistry made Germany World Cup champions but a debilitating muscle disorder and an unfavourable public image have disrupted the progress of the Dortmund midfielder who will play no part in the friendly against England “Show you are better than Messi,” is what Joachim Löw claimed to have told Götze on the touchline and the mercurial Argentinian aside it is hard to imagine another player on the pitch that night carrying off such a jaw‑dropping piece of balletic
"21.03.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com Experts criticize US electronic devices ban on some flights from Middle East Technologists say new rules against electronics 'larger than a cellphone' on flights from 10 airports seem illogical and at odds with basic computer science “If you assume the attacker is interested in turning a laptop into a bomb, it would work just as well in the cargo hold. If you're worried about hacking, a cell phone is a computer.”
"21.03.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Cut it out: Canada bars diplomats from using cardboard Justin Trudeau figures Though some anticipated 'serious selfie action' with the cutouts, Conservatives said they were 'a perfect metaphor' for what the prime minister represented “It just doesn't seem very prime ministerial.”
"21.03.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Mike Pence, finding God, and the shifting agenda of Christian music festivals The vice-president found religion during a festival, but while he might not be softening his beliefs, those involved in the scene are hoping a more progressive atmosphere might combat dwindling attendance "You wanna be a Christian, but you're listening to the garbage that's in rap music, the philosophies of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Well, it's unrealistic to think you're not gonna get contaminated. You can't have a strong faith if you live in the sewer."
"21.03.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com A thousand miles from Moscow: how Putin forged his Russian heartland He may be reviled in the west but the president was a godsend in the desperate, dying old rustbelt towns “When there is a fire, you don't ask who the fireman is.”
Why does a leader distrusted in the west remain so popular at home? Welcome to a new series: The Putin Paradox.
"21.03.2017 16:15:01" theguardian.com Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for church's role in Rwanda genocide Pontiff acknowledges some Catholic priests and nuns 'succumbed to hatred and violence' by taking part in 1994 killings "The sins and failings of the church and its members disfigured the face of Catholicism."
"21.03.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com How we made Soft Cell's Tainted Love 'We were living in a dodgy flat in Leeds – and getting flown about in Concorde' Marc Almond: "Having a cover version on both sides meant we didn't get any songwriting royalties for the biggest-selling hit of 1981. That must have cost us millions of pounds."
"21.03.2017 15:45:00" theguardian.com Deadly spider venom could ward off stroke brain damage, say doctors Ingredient in funnel web spider venom can protect cells from being destroyed by a stroke, even when given hours after the event, study shows Doctors have stumbled on an unlikely source for a drug to ward off brain damage caused by strokes: the venom of one of the deadliest spiders in the world.
"21.03.2017 15:30:00" theguardian.com The big revelation from Theresa May's Vogue interview: just how dull she is | Anne Perkins The prime minister has copied John Major in her determination to be as boring as it is possible to be while also leading a major western power "Even the Daily Mail, her most loyal cheerleader, could only get mildly excited by the news that her husband Philip cooks a mean risotto."
"21.03.2017 14:57:40" theguardian.com UK set to ban laptops on flights from Middle East countries Government to announce similar limits to US, which allows no electronic devices apart from mobile phones in cabins Britain is set to follow the US cabin-luggage ban on laptops and other electronic devices on UK flights from Middle East countries, with new regulations expected to be announced imminently.
"21.03.2017 14:45:01" theguardian.com Jesus's tomb to be unveiled to public after $4m restoration Wednesday's ceremony will mark completion of nine-month renovation of most sacred monument in Christianity A marble slab covering the rock-carved tomb was lifted for the first time in more than two centuries, allowing restoration workers to examine the original rock shelf or “burial bed” on which Jesus's body is thought to have rested. A small window has been
"21.03.2017 14:40:02" theguardian.com Apple updates iPad line and launches red iPhone 7 Company drops 'Air' branding from iPads while launching a new colour in collaboration with Product Red and a new video app, Clips Apple bumps the specs on some of its models – and launches a new red iPhone 7, some of the profits from which will go to supporting the Product Red initiative to fight HIV and Aids.
"21.03.2017 14:30:00" A look back at the life of Martin McGuinness Martin McGuinness, the former IRA chief of staff and a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, has died after a short illness. He stepped down as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister just two months ago. He was 66, and had a rare genetic
"21.03.2017 14:15:01" theguardian.com All Africans refused visas for African trade summit in California Every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to the organizer of the African Global Economic and Development Summit "This summit is designed to bring Africa to America's doorstep for investments and trade. We can't have the government telling us to go do business with Africa and then you slam the doors in their face.”
"21.03.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Waitrose axes free coffee for shoppers – unless they buy something first Loyalty scheme members informed of change to hot drink deal, which had resulted in big queues at self-service machines "Hooray, no more queuing behind coffee freeloaders."
"21.03.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com 'Bank' the turtle dies after swallowing 900 coins thrown into her pond Sea turtle that lived in public pond in Thailand dies of blood poisoning despite surgery to remove 5kg of loose change from her stomach Vets hope that media coverage of the stricken creature will make people think twice about throwing coins into ponds where animals live.
"21.03.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com Satellites reveal growth of cities over 30 years Timelapse videos show the staggering growth of cities such as Shenzhen, Dongguan and Yiwu, which three decades ago were barely on the map The great sprawl of China.
"21.03.2017 13:15:00" theguardian.com French presidential debate: Le Pen comes under fire from rivals Emmanuel Macron, the Front National leader's main rival in the contest, was subdued – until Le Pen attacked him “That's called Project Fear, Mr Fillon. It was used before Brexit."
"21.03.2017 13:01:00" theguardian.com The George Osborne story reveals Britain's ugly dinner party elite His Evening Standard job shows how the establishment operates, marked by limitless self-regard and contempt for those who don't have a seat at the table "Britain is ruled by a never-ending dinner party, marked by limitless self-regard and contempt for those who don't have a seat at the table. It is a grim spectacle. It is also a threat to our democracy, and it must be called out."
"21.03.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge EIU says Singapore has world's highest cost of living, as cities from Australia and New Zealand overtake UK capital "London's new-found bargain-basement status has encouraged a flood of international shoppers to the city. Even low-cost clothing store Primark has reported strong sales to foreign tourists, joining luxury brands such as Burberry in enjoying a boost in
"21.03.2017 12:30:00" Jamal Edwards breaks taboos around men's mental health Why are so many men taking their own lives? Jamal Edwards looks into this question, and whether society's stereotypes of masculinity have stopped men from seeking help with depression.
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"21.03.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com Tooth extractions on toddlers rise by a quarter in 10 years Surge in dental surgery on young children triggers call for action on oral health education and sugar intake “That children as young as one or two need to have teeth extracted is shocking. It's almost certain that the majority of these extractions will be down to tooth decay caused by too much sugar in diets.”
"21.03.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Viagogo snubs MPs' inquiry into online ticket reselling Switzerland-based firm angers MPs by failing to send an executive to give evidence before select committee into secondary ticketing The controversial ticket resale website Viagogo has refused to show up to a select committee hearing, in an apparently unprecedented move likely to anger MPs considering a crackdown on the secondary ticketing industry.
"21.03.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com This is a battle about who owns the soul of the Labour party | Suzanne Moore A secret recording reveals that even Momentum has given up on Corbyn. Does anyone inside Labour have any idea how ludicrous this all looks? "Corbyn supporters may well be right to talk of a “democratic deficit” within the structures of the Labour party, but the bigger democratic deficit of not having a functioning opposition is the one everyone feels right now. It turns out Corbyn and his
"21.03.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com Record-breaking climate change pushes world into 'uncharted territory' Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows “Even without a strong El Niño in 2017, we are seeing other remarkable changes across the planet that are challenging the limits of our understanding of the climate system. We are now in truly uncharted territory."
"21.03.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com We need to stop being coy about periods and tampons You'd think the public-health authorities in the UK would supply women in need with basic necessities. But, no. Perhaps they think periods are a breeze because we never talk about them "Blood is fine in horror films, but somehow becomes taboo when it's pouring from vaginas."
"21.03.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Trump did to Merkel what men do to women all the time Men constantly ignore women – but most of the time no one notices it. Except, that is, when it happens on the world stage "Whether you're a world leader or just a person in a room, being acknowledged is the bare minimum of expected respectfulness. It's not too much to ask to be seen."
"21.03.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com Far-right millionaire: I'll use social media network to back Scottish independence Jim Dowson, whose Patriotic News Agency spread anti-Clinton and pro-Trump propaganda during the US elections, says: 'England is finished' “I have been a fanatical defender of the union, but I am a pragmatist, and England is finished."
"21.03.2017 10:15:00" theguardian.com BBC is 'failing in its duty to be impartial over Brexit' Broadcaster has characterised Britain as xenophobic and focused too much on regretful leave voters, says group of parliamentarians in letter to BBC chiefs “The corporation's focus on 'regretful' leave voters, despite there being no polling shift towards remain since the referendum, has led some to believe it is putting its preconceptions before the facts."
"21.03.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com 'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen's death – podcast She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That's why the palace has a plan. The audio version of one of our most popular long reads. A remarkably detailed look at the UK in the days that will follow the Queen's death.
"21.03.2017 09:45:00" theguardian.com Will alcohol ruin my diet? Booze contains plenty of calories, although studies have shown that moderate drinking is not necessarily associated with piling on the pounds "Would you rather have a cheeseburger or a frozen margarita? The calories are roughly the same, as are the calories for a pint of lager and a slice of pizza."
"21.03.2017 09:33:00" theguardian.com There's no secret plot. Momentum just wants a fair say in the Labour party Internal warfare is damaging Labour's prospects, but the grassroots organisation is simply following the right's tactics to take control of the party machine, writes Conrad Landin "It's easily forgotten these days that Labour lost two successive general elections before anyone even contemplated Corbyn becoming its leader."
"21.03.2017 09:15:01" theguardian.com The Global Laundromat: how did it work and who benefited? Everything you need to know about the money-laundering scheme that moved billions of dollars out of Russia Between autumn 2010 and spring 2014 Russian officials and insiders moved billions of dollars into Europe, the US and other countries. Law enforcement officers in Moldova and Latvia have tracked down at least $20bn in dirty money. They believe the real
"21.03.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Can England avoid a meltdown of national identity? | Paul Mason After a hard Brexit and the end of the union, the English will need to define what they stand for – and how they are ruled "Scotland can, should and hopefully will leave the United Kingdom. The question for non-Scottish Brits now is, if we are going to say goodbye to the union, how should we frame our own national consciousness after that? What institutions should we design?"
"21.03.2017 08:45:00" theguardian.com British second world war veteran, 92, facing deportation from Australia James Bradley, who is in the early stages of dementia, has been refused a resident's visa after moving to Australia in 2007 “There are not many world war two veterans left and I feel Australia should be embracing him, rather than rejecting him. It's just unthinkable that they would ask a 92-year-old veteran of the second world war to leave and go back to England."
"21.03.2017 08:30:00" theguardian.com David Cameron jokes: 'I don't have to listen any more to wiretaps of Donald Trump' Former British prime minister clarifies he was not serious, as he weighs in on US presidency, Brexit and Putin's bare chest on university speaking tour “Just to be clear, that's a joke.”
"21.03.2017 08:15:00" theguardian.com Tuesday briefing: Northern Irish politics loses a major figure Northern Ireland politics loses major figure … UK banks face 'Global Laundromat' questions … and FBI chief confirms scrutiny of Trump campaign From the death of Martin McGuinness to $80bn of Russian money - all the news you need to get you up to speed this morning.
"21.03.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Martin McGuinness: tough-minded, abrupt, likable, human | Alastair Campbell What McGuinness and the rest of the Sinn Féin leadership did for the peace process took real courage "Of course his terrorist past is a big part of his story. But so is the choice he made to leave it behind, which led to his enormous contribution to one of the most significant changes of our lifetime."
"21.03.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Ivanka Trump has West Wing office and will get access to classified information Trump, who holds no official title in administration and is not serving as government employee, will receive security clearance soon Though Ivanka Trump holds no official title in the White House, she is working out of a West Wing office and will soon get access to classified information, even though she is not technically serving as a government employee.
"21.03.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Access to drinking water around the world – in five infographics Billions of people have gained access to clean and safe drinking water since 1990, but data show that huge inequalities remain In many parts of the world water is not available all day, every day.
"21.03.2017 07:11:38" theguardian.com Martin McGuinness dies, aged 66 Key figure in peace process and former IRA chief of staff dies after an illness Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness has died, just two months after stepping down as deputy first minister.
"21.03.2017 07:01:24" Wake-up yoga with Tania Brown Tania Brown of Tania Brown Yoga is back for another round of wake-up yoga. Join us, to ease to the day. It's intended for all experience levels. Don't have time right now? Come back to this link when you're ready:
"21.03.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Men need a drink to open up? What a dangerously self-fulfilling belief With suicide such a problem among young men, it's time to dismantle the stereotype that men must cling to our pints like torches in the labyrinthø "It can be easy to fall back on tired gender norms when attempting to explain away such damning statistics, but the more we revert lazily to type, the harder it will be to bring about meaningful change. I guess that's how long-held yet archaic views get
"20.03.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Row over Morrissey's James Baldwin tour T-shirt Shirt featuring the Smiths lyric 'I wear black on the outside' and a picture of the author has been removed from sale after backlash in music press Bigmouth strikes again.
"20.03.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members Post-US election boom in stock markets and continued rise in oil price help bring global total of billionaires to nearly 2,300 individuals The 2043 billionaires in Forbes' list are worth a combined $7.67tn (£6.18tn) – more than twice the UK's annual gross domestic product (GDP).
"20.03.2017 21:15:00" theguardian.com Shock tactics: how the arms industry trades on our fear of terrorism In his book Indefensible – Seven Myths That Sustain the Global Arms Trade, Paul Holden points to the weapons industry's role in generating today's wars A few years after the millennium, the world was at its most peaceable in recorded history. Nonetheless, a 2006 Gallup poll revealed that 76% of Americans believed that the world was, in that year, more dangerous than it had been any time in the recent
"20.03.2017 20:45:56" theguardian.com US forbids any device larger than cellphone on airlines from 13 countries New TSA requirement blocks passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and cameras, with a lack of specifics on whether flight crews are included in rule US authorities have required airlines from 13 nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone - but details around the new requirement remain unclear.
"20.03.2017 20:40:00" The fight to stay above water Sea levels are rising. For many cities on the the eastern shores of the United States, the problem is existential. We take a look at how Miami and Atlantic City are tackling climate change, and the challenges they face. Watch: https://gu.com/p/657bj/fb
"20.03.2017 20:20:01" theguardian.com Dietary supplements – are they fit for purpose? Can all those drinks, capsules and powders really improve your sporting performance? We asked the experts Fancy a shot of organic beetroot powder? We test the products aimed at improving your athletic performance.
"20.03.2017 20:00:01" theguardian.com When good TV goes bad: how Lost got lost - and then found its way again Pointless polar bears and boring flashbacks drove viewers away in their millions. It took an episode so bad it changed mainstream TV forever to get it back on track "With no end in sight, the flashbacks became longer and less essential. And then came Stranger in a Strange Land. It was the ninth episode of Lost's third series, and it was utterly pointless."
"20.03.2017 19:40:01" theguardian.com Russia summons Israeli ambassador to explain air raids in Syria Moscow raises concerns over Israel's exchange of fire with Syrian regime forces as second incident kills pro-Assad fighter “Israel will not allow anyone, including Russia to get in the way of implementing our military mission."
"20.03.2017 19:20:01" theguardian.com Power Rangers features first openly gay screen superhero Early reviews of the forthcoming children's film report that Becky G's character Trini, the Yellow Ranger, is 'having girlfriend problems' Power Rangers is set to become the first major superhero film to feature an openly gay protagonist.
"20.03.2017 19:00:01" theguardian.com If Gorsuch is confirmed, the legitimacy of the US supreme court won't recover Never before has Senate leadership so openly and intentionally played political games with our highest court. The consequences are staggering "Republican senators abandoned their constitutional responsibilities and blocked Judge Garland's nomination last year, for 293 days, leaving the court without a deciding vote on critical issues. They offered no legal justification for their actions, fully
"20.03.2017 18:40:00" How 'dirty money' from Russia flooded into the UK Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia in a 'Global Laundromat' operation, with anonymously owned UK companies playing major role. Now we can reveal where that money went.
"20.03.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money Exclusive: Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia in 'Global Laundromat' operation, with anonymously owned UK companies playing major role Britain's high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB, the Guardian can reveal.
"20.03.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com How to finish a novel: tracking a book's progress from idea to completion Data from an app Wyl Menmuir used to help him write his Booker-longlisted debut gives insights into how it was done "Twitter, Facebook, Guardian crosswords … I'll pretty much do anything other than write because most things are easier than writing."
"20.03.2017 17:36:48" FBI director: Trump-Russia collusion is being investigated The FBI director, James Comey, has confirmed for the first time that the agency is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow to influence the outcome of the presidential election.
The director also said there is no evidence
"20.03.2017 17:20:02" theguardian.com Andre Agassi: 'One day your entire way of life ends. It's a kind of death' | Donald McRae The former world No1 tells Donald McRae about life after tennis married to Steffi Graf, another of the sport's biggest names: 'If I went back in time I would probably retire sooner' "An hour of conversation with Andre Agassi is like little else in sport."
"20.03.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Why do so many male journalists think female stars are flirting with them? A magazine's profile with Selena Gomez is the latest to have an icky fixation on its subject's looks. Perhaps it's time for men to be banned from interviewing women "It's hard to compose a sentence that makes sense when all your blood has rushed to the opposite end of your body from your brain."
"20.03.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling the rising waters Sea level rise is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem "It'll be raining and within seconds you'll see flooding in the street. You don't read about it in the paper. You don't hear about it on the radio or television."
"20.03.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com US version of Top Gear on the way from BBC America Prison Break star William Fichtner will lead a new take on the long-running motoring programme, the third attempt to make the format work in America Finally. A reason to be glad that Trump is otherwise engaged.
"20.03.2017 16:15:29" theguardian.com US judge asks Google to name people who searched for fraud victim A court in Minnesota has told Google to hand over the names of all the people in Edina who inputted a particular search Google has been served with a search warrant by a Minnesota judge which requires the firm to hand over personally identifiable information on anyone from one town who has searched for a particular name.
"20.03.2017 16:00:01" theguardian.com Happiness is on the wane in the US, UN global report finds US slips to 15th out of 155 countries ranked with Norway out in front – and Trump's policies expected to continue slide “The United States offers a vivid portrait of a country that is looking for happiness in 'all the wrong places."
"20.03.2017 15:40:01" theguardian.com Chinese maths textbooks to be translated for UK schools HarperCollins signs 'historic' deal with Shanghai publishers amid hopes it will boost British students' performance “Chinese schools follow a high standard of uniform requirements because most of the Chinese students need to participate in the university entrance examination, so mathematics will be too difficult for the British. The British education system puts too
"20.03.2017 15:20:01" theguardian.com Canadian wins $1m Global Teacher Prize for work with Inuit students Maggie MacDonnell praised for 'transforming her community' in village of Salluit, which has a high rate of suicide A Canadian who teaches at a school in a fly-in-only village in the Arctic has won a $1m (£800,000) Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony in Dubai.
"20.03.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com Uber president quits firm saying its values are 'inconsistent' with his Jeff Jones's exit is latest blow for firm after revelations of secret tool to evade law enforcement and claims of discrimination and sexual harassment “The beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride-sharing business.”
"20.03.2017 14:41:20" theguardian.com Trump-Russia hearing live: FBI director Comey confirms investigation into Trump campaign James Comey and Mike Rogers appear before the House intelligence panel while Trump's supreme court pick Neil Gorsuch has a confirmation hearing “Our practice is not to confirm existence of ongoing investigations. But in unusual circumstances where it is in the public interest we go public. I have been authorized by the DoJ to confirm that the FBI is investigating the Russian government's attempts
"20.03.2017 14:30:01" theguardian.com The alarmist Brexit press got everything wrong about the Dutch elections | Joris Luyendijk Most of Fleet Street is so wilfully myopic it was unable to see even the sliver of good news for its own ignorant case in the defeat of Geert Wilders "Reports in the Economist and the Financial Times by Dutch-speaking reporters have been throwing cold water on Nexit alarmism for months. But those publications are interested in the truth, whereas the billionaire-owned Brexit press merely seeks out facts
"20.03.2017 14:15:00" theguardian.com California waiter fired for asking customers to prove residency Huntington Beach restaurant employee demanded proof of legal residency; Brenda and Diana Carrillo thought waiter was joking but 'he didn't have a smile' A waiter has been fired from a restaurant in southern California after asking customers to prove they had legal residency before serving them.
"20.03.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Bye bye Android: Has Donald Trump finally upgraded his phone? The US president has not tweeted from Android for 11 days, while some missives coming from an iPhone have been more Trump-esque than usual The device Donald J. Trump carries on him has been identified as a Samsung Galaxy S3, first released in 2012. That phone is so old that it can no longer run the latest, and most secure, versions of Android, and there are known unfixed vulnerabilities in
"20.03.2017 13:50:01" theguardian.com Would Thomas Tuchel's revolutionary approach make him right fit for Arsenal? The Dortmund coach refreshed a tired club with a way of working 'never seen before' – it is understandable why he is being linked with a move to north London So who would make the best replacement if Arsène Wenger leaves Arsenal?
"20.03.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com My vegan experiment: 'Even in my maddest moments I never saw myself doing this' Middle-aged health worries forced me to change my diet – with the help of ready meals (and an emergency helpline for crisis situations) "Rather to my surprise, at the end of month one, I've had no need for either the Detox Fit hotline or my fortifying mental devices. Whatever had I been worrying about? The whole thing has been startlingly easy.
And then I was invited to a dinner party …
"20.03.2017 13:20:00" theguardian.com Offside: the shocking moment female footballers were banned for 50 years A new play spotlights the era when female players were sidelined by the FA and shows they are still kicking against prejudice today "In 1921, the Football Association ruled the sport “quite unsuitable for females and … not to be encouraged”. For the next 50 years, women were banned from playing on FA pitches."
"20.03.2017 13:00:01" theguardian.com How to contact the Guardian securely Tip us off about a story, confidentially Some of the most important stories published by the Guardian have come from anonymous or confidential tipoffs. If you have something sensitive to share with us, here's how to get in touch.
"20.03.2017 12:40:01" theguardian.com Meritocracy: the great delusion that ingrains inequality | Jo Littler From Theresa May to Donald Trump, our leaders sell it as a utopian system of fairness – but 'merit' has been manipulated to privilege the wealthy "It is not hard to see why people find the idea of meritocracy appealing: it carries with it the idea of moving beyond where you start in life, of creative flourishing and fairness. But all the evidence shows it is a smokescreen for inequality. As Trump,
"20.03.2017 12:30:00" theguardian.com Anita Cobby murder: 'Everyone in the car that dreadful night had a passport to doom' Thirty years after the trial of five men for the shocking attack on a Sydney nurse, then public defender Bill Hosking reflects on his part in it “The circumstances of these prisoners and the circumstances of the murder of Anita Lorraine Cobby prompt me to recommend that the official files of each prisoner should be clearly marked, 'Never to be released'.”
"20.03.2017 12:15:01" theguardian.com Pregnant women without legal status 'too afraid to seek NHS care' Growing number of women who fear being reported to Home Office or being hit with high bills are avoiding NHS, charities say “We are seeing a lot of women six months' pregnant onwards not accessing medical care. That is incredibly dangerous."
"20.03.2017 12:00:01" theguardian.com The lying game: why unreliable TV narrators matter in the Trump era Thrillers like The Replacement and The OA are defining post-truth fiction in a post-truth era. Can prestige TV help us win back reality? "I think there is something really delicious in the mystery about questioning the storyteller's truth."
"20.03.2017 11:40:01" theguardian.com Peach Tree and Momo-No-Ki, Shrewsbury: restaurant review A modern British bistro and a Japanese ramen house out of one kitchen? Somehow it works and it's lots of fun, says Jay Rayner "It's the sort of smart act any medium-sized town in the UK would want on their high street instead of the myriad Identikit chains. Miraculously, they make it work."
Jay Rayner visits three restaurants in one in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
"20.03.2017 11:34:38" theguardian.com Theresa May to trigger article 50 on 29 March UK's permanent representative to the European Union has told the bloc to expect a letter on that date Theresa May will trigger article 50 on Wednesday 29 March, the prime minister's spokesman has confirmed.
"20.03.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com Haddock has taken a battering – so what now for your fish'n'chips? Stocks of the species are low but fishmongers recommend lots of tasty alternatives "People need to come into a fishmonger's with an open mind."
"20.03.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Labour in battle with Momentum for its future, says Watson Deputy leader urges Labour members to take action against plans of leftwing organisation to take control of party “I regard this as a battle for the future existence of the Labour party. This is high stakes, and I hope my fellow members are going to understand that.”
"20.03.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Theresa May is warned of looming battle over devolution Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones says PM needs to ensure she engages with population over effects of Brexit, as she sets off on tour of UK “If they are not careful, people's sense of disengagement with Brussels will simply attach itself to London."
"20.03.2017 10:20:01" theguardian.com FBI director to testify on Trump wiretapping claim and Russia campaign links James Comey to appear before House of Representatives committee amid inquiry into Russia's role in US election "I hope that we can put an end to this wild goose chase, because what the president said was just patently false."
"20.03.2017 10:10:00" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger determined to stay on as Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger remains determined to stay on at Arsenal for yet another cycle despite the club being mired in the worst sequence of Premier League results of his long tenure Arsène Wenger: "I take a bigger perspective. It's not the last result that will decide what I will do.”
"20.03.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Stephen Hawking: I fear I may not be welcome in Donald Trump's US Leading British physicist and cosmologist tells Good Morning Britain he is concerned about US president's environmental policy Stephen Hawking: “Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent. It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his second term. God forbid.”
"20.03.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com My boyfriend and I don't have sex so I turned to another woman I've lost interest in the physical side of things with my partner of six years, but recently had drunken sex with a good female friend and loved every minute of it "You were drawn to – or perhaps needed – the erotic inspiration of something taboo."
"20.03.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com In Donald Trump's fantasy world, hints of reality are dawning From the travel ban to healthcare to Nato funding, the president is realising that there are limits to the power of his falsehoods “Sorry, Mr President, that's not how Nato works. The US decides for itself how much it contributes to defending Nato. This is not a financial transaction, where Nato countries pay the US to defend them.”
"20.03.2017 09:15:58" theguardian.com Monday briefing: Neighbours drama as May begins 'tin ear' Brexit tour Devolution row grows as PM visits Wales … FBI director to testify on Trump wiretapping claims … fears Neighbours could disappear From near neighbours to the other sort ... all the news you need to start the week.
"20.03.2017 09:00:40" Should we all move to Scotland? Should we all move to Scotland? Or vice versa? With talk of possible #Indyref2 and even a snap general election, Owen Jones shares his thoughts and awaits yours. Leave your questions and comments below
"20.03.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Richard Hammond injured in Grand Tour crash in Mozambique TV presenter now recovered after reportedly falling off motorbike in remote part of country during filming Hammond sustained life-threatening head injuries and brain damage 11 years ago after being involved in a 288mph crash as he filmed a stunt for BBC's Top Gear.
"20.03.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Boston schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion that put Europe at world's centre A district will drop the distorted Mercator projection, which places imperialist Europe at the center of the world, for the Peters, a fairer guide to the globe “The Mercator projection is a symbolic representation that put Europe at the center of the world. And when you continue to show images of the places where people's heritage is rooted that is not accurate, that has an effect on students.”
"20.03.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims 'gratuitously damaging' Sir Peter Westmacott, writing in the Guardian, has accused the White House of 'peddling falsehoods' by suggesting British intelligence spied on Trump Tower "This is a dangerous game."
"20.03.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Katy Perry describes how she tried to 'pray the gay away' as an adolescent Singer made an emotional speech while accepting the National Equality Award at the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Gala “I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite-sized pop songs, for instance: I kissed a girl and I liked it. Truth be told, I did more than that. But how was I going to reconcile that with the gospel-singing girl raised in youth
"20.03.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Neighbours could disappear from British screens Talks over a deal for Channel 5 to continue showing long-running Australian soap have reportedly broken down "The failure to reach a deal is being blamed on Channel 5's new American owners Viacom for refusing to sign off on the figures and not understanding the cultural importance of the show in the UK."
"20.03.2017 07:20:01" theguardian.com UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 Delivery company accused of ripping off workers over costs passed on for finding drivers to cover for sickness absenses Delivery company UK Mail has been accused of “ripping off” workers and using “inhuman” practices after it charged a courier nearly £800 when he was unable to work as a result of a car accident while on duty.
"20.03.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com 'Girls relied on me for sanitary towels': teachers on child poverty in schools After news of low-income families struggling to afford sanitary protection, we asked teachers about other indicators of child poverty they encountered "I see children losing weight and being very thin, feverishly enjoying a free school meal like they haven't eaten since the last one. We see children who look tired, smelling, or coming in with holes in their shoes."
"19.03.2017 21:30:00" theguardian.com Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts Sky and three banks stop running ads with search engine as industry and UK government ask how their ads become attached to extremist material Google executives are bracing for a two-pronged inquisition from the advertising industry and the government over the company's plans to stop ads being placed next to extremist material.
"19.03.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Gucci, Versace, D&G ... now top brands target fashion for kids The designer childrenswear market is thriving even as parents count pennies "While many of us are tightening our purse strings, there are plenty of people willing to splash their cash on whatever they deem stylish for their offspring."
"19.03.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com The woman who hunts asteroids for a living: 'I owe my job to a Bruce Willis film' Space physicist Dr Carrie Nugent talks about the chances of Earth being hit by a giant asteroid – and why she owes her job to a Bruce Willis movie "It's kind of an office job in some senses, which a lot of people are surprised about."
"19.03.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Taking revenge against Emma Watson? Against what exactly? The actor has done nothing more scandalous than undress at a costume fitting – and stand up for herself "I'm sure that very few people would enjoy being photographed as they stand unaware getting dressed. This is at the level of those tragic mouth-breathing idiots who take humiliating up-skirt shots of unsuspecting women on public transport."
"19.03.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Alabama murder mystery could be the new Serial S-Town is the latest real-life podcast by the This American Life team Privilege, boredom and murder set against the southern gothic backdrop of rural Alabama – the new podcast from the creators of Serial.
"19.03.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Choose my own Netflix adventure? No thanks The online streaming service plans to put viewers in control of TV storylines. Yes, see how they like it… David Mitchell: "People like stories. Not as much as they like food or shelter, but a lot. And a good story is held together by one question: what happens next?"
"19.03.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com The Viceroy's House version of India's partition brings fake history to screen This Downton-in-Delhi tale takes breathtaking liberties with real-life horrors – and misreads the roles of Churchill and Mountbatten, says Ian Jack "Imagine a film about the Holocaust where a character pulls open a drawer, pulls out a document and reveals that 6 million deaths aren't the fault of Hitler but of … Mussolini."
"19.03.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com On my radar: Lias Saoudi's cultural highlights The musician on his time in Cambodia, his obsession with Werner Herzog and Brad Pitt's 'unbelievable' hair Lias Saoudi: "In my most arrogant drunken moments, I like to fantasise that the work I'm struggling with is something akin to Herzog's struggle. It isn't, of course – that is just totally deluded, but it's nice to fantasise."
"19.03.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Is this you in the picture? Reuniting photographers with their 'orphaned images' Anyone whose camera has disappeared, along with all their snaps, in the past 10 years could rediscover their treasured memories thanks to an online project A recently launched project hopes to reunite orphaned images (and cameras) with their owners. Anyone who recognises the photos can get in touch with Trov via the website, with a view to tracking down the photographer.
"19.03.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com 'From now on you have no name': life in a Cuban jail A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story "As a British passport holder you have this warm, fuzzy feeling that HM Government will look after your back. And then you find it doesn't."
"19.03.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com The morning I spent in a broom cupboard with Mick Jagger It's 1963, the Grand Hotel in Sheffield, and a scruffy young singer walks in on Carol Leader, a 21-year-old telephone switchboard operator I remember looking at Mick Jagger's tattered clothes and long hair, and asking: “Do you ever take a bath?”
"19.03.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Chuck Berry: hail, hail, rock'n'roll – archive Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie on the man who broke all the moulds Chuck Berry died on Saturday, aged 90. In this archive piece, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream talks about how you can hear Berry in all great rock'n'roll.
"19.03.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com 'We're cheated, first in India, then in Qatar': how World Cup workers are deceived In India and Nepal, agents and middlemen charge up to £1,000 in illegal fees to recruit workers for World Cup 2022 "I don't care what happens to them once they get to Qatar. I just send them to the big agents in Jalandhar. I just feed the monster."
"19.03.2017 17:00:01" theguardian.com Dabbing makes politicians look like a stunned circus bear | Stuart Heritage Any idiot could do this dance move. Most already have. That's why it's best left to the kids "Dabbing only takes a microsecond. Any idiot could do it. Most of them already have. Hopefully, as a deterrent, the next hip-hop-derived dance fad will involve setting your hair on fire or licking a doormat, or anything that will give politicians some
"19.03.2017 16:40:01" theguardian.com Priti Patel to defend aid budget as famine crisis spreads The minister, who suggested in 2013 that the Department for International Development be scrapped, said the world was looking to Britain for leadership "I've been in this job for nearly nine months now and it's never been clearer to me that at times of crisis the world looks to Britain"
"19.03.2017 16:20:01" theguardian.com North Korea rocket test exacerbates overheated relations with US US secretary of state's statements may play into Kim Jong-un's hands and undermine China's willingness to cooperate "The Trump administration, far from calming matters, appears set on raising the stakes in a power contest nobody can win."
"19.03.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Beauty and the Beast: feminist or fraud? Has Disney really turned Beauty and the Beast into a feminist fairytale? Or is it all just posh frocks and women's work with a slice of Stockholm syndrome thrown in? We delve beneath the furry facade "I feel bound to point out that Belle's invention is a washing machine, a contraption she rigs up to a horse, to do her domestic work while she teaches another, miniature feminist how to read."
"19.03.2017 15:40:01" theguardian.com Jake Gyllenhaal: 'I would love to not talk about my personal life' The workaholic actor is one of the finest of his generation – and his new sci-fi horror Life the latest example of his skilful character-building. But perhaps it's best not to ask him about Taylor Swift ... Jake Gyllenhaal: "My sister Maggie Gyllenhaal and I have this argument often. I've lost weight or learned a new skill and she's said: 'You don't have to change your body to play a character'."
"19.03.2017 15:20:01" theguardian.com Ed Sheeran? A busking Furby at Glastonbury is so not rock'n'roll How worrying that Ed Sheeran's headline slot at Glastonbury has been greeted with little more than a shrug "Ed Sheeran peddles nauseating, derivative, saccharine songs that make peak period Enya sound like Kraftwerk."
"19.03.2017 15:10:44" theguardian.com Bravo England on 18 in a row but Cyprus beat rats, kicks and punches for 24 | Simon Burnton England could not better New Zealand's 18-match winning streak but they were still six short of the sequence set by Cyprus in 2014 "We rocked up to this ground which looked like something from a zombie film. The posts had mattresses tied around them as protectors."
"19.03.2017 15:00:01" theguardian.com How hard is it to be a chef and a mother with young children? Five professional cooks discuss how having kids changed their lives, in the kitchen and at home 'The other chefs had to understand that part of their job was having nippers around their feet. There were sharp knives around and everything else but I didn't really mind. I thought, "If they burn themselves, they burn themselves. They'll cry but they'll
"19.03.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com The biggest financial risk for women today? Embarking on a relationship A new report underlines how financial inequality is built into divorce "The reality for most women is that they have often created homes, raised children and supported their partners while their own careers have stood still, or progressed at a considerably slower rate.
The money these women could have earned – and
"19.03.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com My friend told me not to freeze my eggs and now I'm childless Blaming your friend for a decision you took in the past won't solve things. Channel your anger into tackling your possibilities for conception, says Mariella Frostrup "I feel she has ruined my chances of ever being a parent. I have not said anything to her yet. How can I move on?"
"19.03.2017 14:00:01" theguardian.com How likely is your marriage to succeed, start by counting the guests Try our quiz to find out the relationship between the size and cost of your wedding and its likely success, says Ben Ambridge Does the size and cost of your wedding predict the success of your marriage? Answer these two questions to find out.
"19.03.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Chuck Berry obituary: 'A perfect fit of street-talk to music' Rock'n'roll pioneer whose songs, including Johnny B Goode and Maybellene, inspired generations of musicians "Chuck Berry put love in an everyday metropolis, fast and cluttered, as no one had done before him."
"19.03.2017 13:20:01" theguardian.com The lie of the land: does environmentalism have a future in the age of Trump? Will Trump's presidency spell disaster for the climate, or can the green movement seize back the debate? "Trump used words that could have been heard at any social forum, anti-globalisation gathering or left-green beanfeast from the last 20 years."
— Novelist Paul Kingsnorth, who spent years campaigning against globalisation, argues for new approach.
"19.03.2017 13:00:01" theguardian.com Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May hurtle through the looking glass Pro-Brexit unionists and Scottish nationalists match each other with the illogicality of their arguments "It is one of the great ironies of our time that two women both previously renowned as risk-averse operators have become gamblers making massive blind bets on their careers and their countries' fortunes."
"19.03.2017 12:45:00" theguardian.com Laurie Frankel: We adopted by choice not necessity When Laurie Frankel and her husband decided to have a child, they also decided to adopt – out of choice for, as far as they know, she is perfectly capable of having a child. It's a decision she wishes more people would make "As far as we know, I could have become pregnant and made a baby that way, but we chose adoption instead. We decided in an instant because it felt good, it felt right, and there was no going back."
"19.03.2017 12:30:13" theguardian.com Cross-party alliance takes on Theresa May over grammar schools Critics say selection won't help social mobility crisis, as former Tory education secretary Nicky Morgan adds voice "In a highly unusual move, the Tory former education secretary Nicky Morgan joins forces with her previous Labour shadow Lucy Powell and the Liberal Democrat former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to condemn the plans as damaging to social mobility,
"19.03.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com Obstruct second referendum at your peril, Sturgeon warns May SNP leader launches fiery attack on PM as she throws down the gauntlet on independence vote Nicola Sturgeon accuses Theresa May of “condescension and inflexibility”.
"19.03.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Yuval Noah Harari: 'Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so' The visionary historian, author of two dazzling bestsellers on the state of mankind, takes questions from Lucy Prebble, Arianna Huffington, Esther Rantzen and a selection of our readers Our species "won't be destroyed by killer robots or things like that, but changed and upgraded with biotechnology and artificial intelligence into something else, into something different. The timescale for that kind of change is maybe a century."
"19.03.2017 11:40:01" theguardian.com Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on The Trip to Spain Yes, they bicker. Yes, they do impressions. And, as well as celebrating food, this new series of improvised comedy also explores – brilliantly – masculinity and middle age "I like it when people think this is real. I would never have such a toxic conversation with a friend."
"19.03.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com It's blooming spring! 22 great UK walks Shake off the winter blues and enjoy longer, warmer days on one of these great country walks – all with pub stops – chosen by top British nature writers The eastern South Downs have some of the most spectacular scenery in southern Britain: chalk sea cliffs, windswept downland, and sheltered valleys.
"19.03.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Secret tape reveals Momentum plot to seize control of Labour Observer exclusive: Grassroots group hopes to harness power of UK's largest union, Unite, and secure succession after Jeremy Corbyn "Jon Lansman's mention of a link-up with Unite will invite inevitable speculation that the country's biggest union – and Labour's largest donor – is preparing to give money, as well as organisational support, to Momentum, too."
"19.03.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Six easy vegetarian recipes from the Green Kitchen David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, the husband and wife team behind the acclaimed blog now have three children. And they are the inspiration for their new collection of fuss-free recipes Full vegetarian breakfast
Green pea, broccoli and mint soup
Black rice, lentil and aubergine pilaf
Fifty shades of greens
Middle Eastern sweet potato wraps
Shattered blueberry and yogurt cake
"19.03.2017 10:20:01" theguardian.com Get Out review – tea, bingo… and racial terror A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents in Jordan Peele's chilling satire of liberal racism in the US "Beneath the beatific smile of 21st-century liberalism, Get Out finds the still grinning ghoulish skull of age-old servitude and exploitation unveiled during a rollercoaster ride into a very American nightmare."
Mark Kermode on the film of the week.
"19.03.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Tim Dowling: will we move house? Will the dog move chairs? My brain is busy constructing a parallel universe where everything is exactly the same, except it's in Acton "Change is good," I say. "I mean, not for me personally – I hate it."
"19.03.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com 'Greatest rock'n'roll writer who ever lived': tributes pour in for Chuck Berry Some of the most famous names in music have paid their respects to the 90-year-old, who was seen as a pioneer of rock'n'roll Keith Richards: "One of my big lights has gone out!"
"19.03.2017 09:20:01" theguardian.com John Major attacks 'ultra-Brexiteers' as undemocratic and un-British The former prime minister accused hardline leave campaigners of 'shouting down anyone with an opposing view' John Major has said that having won the referendum last year with “fake facts and bogus promise”, the “ultras” were now shouting down anyone who expressed an opposing view in a way that was “totally un-British”.
"19.03.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Shaun Keaveny: 'I was like one of those Italian sons who don't have to lift a finger' The radio presenter on his parents, who did everything for him, being horrid to his little brother, and why his sons don't think he's Dr Fun Shaun Keaveny: "In the midst of gales of laughter, my son said, 'Oh, Daddy. Why do you never smile?' It completely flattened me. These are things that happen as a parent; your ego is checked at the door every single day."
"19.03.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Chuck Berry: the rock'n'roller who wrote the soundtrack for teen rebellion Berry's style permeated rock music so completely that you could hear his influence in everyone who picked up a guitar for decades afterwards Those of us who had never even seen a jukebox heard from his lips what it might be like to drop the coin into the slot and hear something that's really hot. In a provincial England where Levi jeans and white T-shirts were virtually unobtainable, Berry's
"19.03.2017 08:23:28" theguardian.com Don't tell me you weren't warned about Corbyn | Nick Cohen Jeremy Corbyn is going to bury the Labour party. If you don't want that, do something Nick Cohen makes his (very) direct appeal to supporters of Jeremy Corbyn.
"19.03.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Seven ways to teach your kids about money From saving up pocket money when they are young to the heady day they receive a student loan, it is important that they have a grasp of finance "Play shops not just with plastic toy coins, but with real cash."
"19.03.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Girls from poorer families in England struggle to afford sanitary protection Charities, campaigners and teachers report scale of the problem, saying more must be done to tackle stigma Often people use socks instead of sanitary protection, or they will simply skip school.
"19.03.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com The secret of happy children? Get rid of teachers and ban homework Schools could save money, turn out happier pupils and improve education. All they need to do is ignore politicians and follow my simple tips "I would increase arts teaching, simply because it is fun, and I would also hugely increase participation in sport and exercise – not only to keep kids fit, but also to give them enjoyment and to let those who are not good academically have the chance to
"19.03.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: My school sees pupils as a funding formula – we're failing them We help students to cheat and ignore threatening behaviour, because keeping them in class brings in more money "A student attempted to assault me recently, and would have succeeded if others hadn't restrained them and thrown them out into the hall. It was decided the student wouldn't be expelled, because that would mean we were unable to receive full funding for
"18.03.2017 22:42:06" theguardian.com Chuck Berry, pioneer rock'n'roll guitarist, dies at age of 90 Police in St Louis confirm death of musician who was a key figure in the birth of modern popular music Legendary musician who recorded hits such as Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B Good has died in Missouri aged 90
"18.03.2017 22:00:01" theguardian.com Your underwhelming St Patrick's Day photos "Worst st Patrick's day ever." From drizzle in Manchester to awful bar signs in New York City, our readers were kind enough to send us photos of their thoroughly average St Patrick's Day celebrations.
"18.03.2017 21:30:00" theguardian.com What is it with Trump and handshakes? This is getting awkward | Moustafa Bayoumi From the Abe Assault to the Trudeau Standoff and the May Grab we now have: the Merkel Moment "It sounds ridiculous, but it really is beginning to look like you can read Donald Trump's foreign policy by the bizarre ways that he shakes the hands of foreign leaders."
"18.03.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Clive James: 'Idris Elba is the most kingly British star since Richard Burton' To collect an actor's performances is still one of the best reasons for continuing the long search into infinity "But even the majestic Idris is at the mercy of the script."
"18.03.2017 20:40:01" theguardian.com Nashville lies at the heart of a divided country: 'Trump got bubbas to the polls' As the president staged a rally attended largely by out-of-towners, Democratic-leaning denizens of Tennessee's 'Brooklyn' pondered an urban-rural rift "Struggling to meet bills, shooting a deer, breaking up with your girlfriend – the lyrics of the country song speak the needs, desires and concerns of the conservative folk and that's why it's been successful.
That's the crowd we're all talking about.
"18.03.2017 20:20:01" theguardian.com Arianna Huffington: 'The work culture in Silicon Valley needs to change' The media entrepreneur, 66, on turning an idea into a global news company, sexism in Silicon Valley and being in love. By Candice Pires Arianna Huffington: "The machismo signals to women that they're not welcome."
"18.03.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Taking photographs of Holocaust survivors helped me find my own identity Harry Borden's father didn't much care about being Jewish, so it was left to Harry's grandmother to make him feel his heritage was special. And when his marriage ended, it proved invaluable "I was 40 when I began photographing Holocaust survivors. I wanted to use photography to an intelligent end, with something that would stand the test of time. My dad's ambivalence towards his own Jewishness was another motivation."
"18.03.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Political salons spring up across US in push against Trump Taking inspiration from history, groups gather in Seattle, Minneapolis, San Francisco and beyond to plan opposition and create an outlet for their concerns "People feel scared and crazy and isolated right now, and that's exactly how the b*stards want us. Salons promote culture and civilization merely by bringing people with a common purpose together in a room."
"18.03.2017 19:20:01" theguardian.com China rejects Trump criticisms over North Korea Chinese foreign minister speaks out after US president said Beijing had done little to deter Kim Jong-un's nuclear ambitions China has rebuffed Donald Trump's latest Twitter attack after the US president accused Beijing of doing little to help force North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, to abandon his nuclear ambitions.
"18.03.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Put us on the map, please: China's smaller cities go wild for starchitecture From mountain-shaped apartment blocks to the centre of braised chicken reinventing itself as 'Solar Valley', China's second (and third) tier cities are hiring starchitects to help put them on the map President Xi Jinping may have issued a directive last year outlawing “oversized, xenocentric, weird” buildings, but many of these schemes were already well under way...
"18.03.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Sturgeon in plea to anti-independence voters over referendum plan SNP leader says Scotland should support her challenge to Theresa May to agree to a vote in as little as 18 months' time Nicola Sturgeon has appealed to anti-independence voters to back her demands for a referendum, claiming it would be unjust and anti-democratic to reject one.
"18.03.2017 18:20:01" theguardian.com Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya: 'This is 12 Years a Slave: The Horror Movie' The actor on Samuel L Jackson's criticisms, playing 'normal dudes' and why he didn't watch any creepy films in order to prep for his breakout role Daniel Kaluuya: "There's a lot of black men running around with crazy trauma scars and they should be going to therapy. They should be sitting down and talking to people. But they can't. If you've got the armour of being a man, and the armour of being a
"18.03.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com Marvel's Iron Fist: cultural appropriation that belongs in the past Daredevil and Luke Cage stood out for their real-world takes on superheroics but this new series is an awkward rehash of the 'mighty whitey' trope It's the sort of story that Marvel might once have got away with.
"18.03.2017 17:50:01" theguardian.com My workout: 'Running on roads when you could be fell running is a wasted opportunity' John Aggleton, 61, has suffered fewer injuries since he started fell running "I love running, but I loathe running on roads: it's boring, repetitive, jarring and just hurts. I don't understand why anyone would do it."
"18.03.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com 'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned after Merkel tweets President's claim that Germany owes the US 'vast sums of money' shows a lack of understanding, says ex-Nato representative "That's not how Nato works.”
"18.03.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com Identity is the issue of our age: so why can't we talk more honestly about trans women? As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, acknowledging differences and being supportive are not mutually exclusive "Nowhere is the discussion about identity more passionately felt than within the transgender movement."
"18.03.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com A letter to … The man who insulted my brother, who has cerebral palsy The letter you always wanted to write "Given the pub setting, I expect your comments were made in jest. Nothing more than a cheap laugh to lubricate your stale conversation and help maintain your reputation as a lad with copious amounts of banter."
"18.03.2017 16:53:10" theguardian.com Arsène Wenger will shortly announce decision regarding his Arsenal future Arsène Wenger admitted he had made up his mind regarding his future at Arsenal after their 3-1 defeat at West Brom but is not making his decision public just yet Arsène Wenger: "You will know soon."
"18.03.2017 16:40:01" theguardian.com 'No one is talking about it': has Sturgeon misjudged mood for independence? Clackmannanshire was a bellwether for the first Scottish indyref and for Brexit – and within the county a second vote doesn't seem to be the top issue for locals "Go through all that again? It's not fair to the country, is it?"
"18.03.2017 16:21:02" theguardian.com My boyfriend and I have great sex, but sometimes I wonder if that is all we have He doesn't want children and I am mostly resigned to that and would prefer to have someone in my life. But I worry that I am just settling, or using him. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader "The sex is still excellent. We are at it morning and night and in the afternoon also. But he doesn't have any hobbies or interests. I get irritated when he is with me 24/7, so we no longer go on holiday together. And I often get irritated with his
"18.03.2017 16:10:32" theguardian.com Beauty: your hair regime doesn't have to be hard work Where hair's concerned, my look (if you can even call it that) is very easy to achieve "When I can be bothered, I dust on some grey cover-up, because I can't dye my hair."
"18.03.2017 16:00:01" theguardian.com Don't stick your head in the sand – how to prepare for old age As we live longer, the numbers of people needing care is also soaring. So what help can those trying to access a creaking, cash-starved system expect? "Get cancer and your care is paid for until you get better or die. Get dementia and it is a different story."
"18.03.2017 15:45:00" theguardian.com Martin Sheen: 'Which living person do I most despise? Yellow Hair' The actor on Donald Trump, Apocalypse Now and saying sorry to his son Martin Sheen: "The last time I cried was after the initial travel ban debacle. I wept with joy at all the good people who came out against this fascistic edict."
"18.03.2017 15:30:01" theguardian.com Record numbers of EU nurses quit NHS Staffing crisis worsens as workers fear being unwelcome after Brexit The number of EU nationals registering as nurses in England has dropped by 92% since the Brexit referendum in June, and a record number are quitting the NHS.
"18.03.2017 15:20:01" theguardian.com 'I want my late husband's children': the fight for posthumous conception Three widows have been brought together through their battle for the right to have their partners' children. But should it be a decision for the courts? "If you knew my husband, you'd know that no one could ever compete. Why would I want some random person to be the father of my children?"
"18.03.2017 15:00:01" theguardian.com Future: 'You've got to set your own destiny and go for the impossible' His back-to-back No 1 albums on the Billboard chart are a world first, but the rapper isn't satisfied – he wants to outdo Michael Jackson "It looks like a scene from a Hype Williams video, and if any rapper deserves the big budget and fisheye-lens treatment in 2017, it's Future."
"18.03.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com The hippy is back: not so cool if you remember it the first time round From womb workshops to naked retreats, being a hippy is back for the Instagram generation. But is it the real deal? "Meditation apps are a prime example of the modern way. The whitewashing of Buddhism takes out all the stuff about having to look after each other. It's about you, and looking after yourself."
"18.03.2017 14:30:01" theguardian.com Angela Merkel and Trump can't hide fundamental differences in first visit German leader defended stance on refugees and globalisation while US president again used the phrase 'radical Islamic terrorism' in first face-to-face meeting Angela Merkel, who addressed the media through an interpreter, said: “It's always better to talk to one another than about one another.” But at times the odd couple appeared to talk past each other.
"18.03.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com Experience: I reached both the north and south poles I couldn't feel my legs or my toes, but what I feared most was failing "Muscular dystrophy is slowly destroying my life but I have chosen to fill it with experiences. I'm on this mission and I live life to the full. For me, it is absolutely no dress rehearsal."
"18.03.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Blind date: 'I mistook a waiter for my date' Pádraic, 26, trainee architect, meets Josh, 23, charity campaigns officer "I think he thought I was flawless, outrageously good-looking and very modest."
"18.03.2017 13:40:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump's disregard for words – and truth – is finally catching up with him His surreal wiretapping allegations against Obama and the GCHQ – as well as his comments on 'banning Muslims' – cost him politically this week "Incredibly, Trump has never had to pay a political price for his malign speech, shameless evasions and legion lies. Until now."
"18.03.2017 13:20:00" theguardian.com 'Will he give up sleep?' Constituents criticise Osborne over new job Many in Tatton, Cheshire, say they cannot understand how MP will both represent them and edit London newspaper Tatton's local paper, the Knutsford Guardian, tweeted: “Just checked our work experience diary @George_Osborne, we've got space next Thursday?”
"18.03.2017 13:00:01" theguardian.com Gordon Brown to push 'patriotic' third option for more powerful Scotland after Brexit Former PM will propose repatriating powers from Brussels to Holyrood, rather than Westminster, amid rancour over independence referendum Gordon Brown has called for Holyrood to be given sweeping new powers after Brexit as a “third way” alternative to independence.
"18.03.2017 12:49:09" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola's zonal theory will take time for Manchester City to learn | Jonathan Wilson The Barcelona and Bayern Munich players were already familiar with Pep Guardiola's complex juego de posición theory – at City he was virtually starting from scratch "The fashion these days is to knife a manager at the first sign of trouble. Nobody is allowed to build, nobody is allowed to learn from a mistake. Move to a new country, take over a new team, try to adapt to a new environment and if you're not winning
"18.03.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com On the brink of Brexit, voters reflect: 'I feel more strongly now. Let's get out' As article 50 is about to be triggered, how do people feel in Smethwick, a Midlands town that voted to leave? "My little boy is the only white English kid in his class, and they don't celebrate any English things at all. They didn't do anything for the Queen's jubilee or birthday. I don't mind him celebrating Jamaica Day or whatever; I just wish they'd also
"18.03.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump anti-China tweet gives Rex Tillerson a fresh wall to climb As secretary of state arrives in Beijing, his mission to set stage for a leaders' summit is hampered by president's hectoring messages On the eve of Rex Tillerson's two-day visit to Beijing, Trump risked complicating the talks with his latest Twitter rebuke to China's leaders.
"18.03.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com I know they've seen my message – so why haven't they replied? 'Read receipts' are emblematic of all that's wrong with communication in the digital age – but there are ways you can navigate the minefield The anxiety of our age.
"18.03.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com 'The manager was selling coke to staff': the truth about top restaurants Stolen tips, long hours, diminishing pay: the restaurant business has found itself in hot water lately. That's just the half of it, reveal chefs, waiters and maître d's "Chefs are admired for being gits. 'Street angel, kitchen devil' is used as a badge of honour, rather than identified for what it is, a description of a person who bullies where they can and sucks up everywhere else."
"18.03.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump snubs Angela Merkel during photo op – video Trump appeared to deny German chancellor Angela Merkel a handshake during a photo opportunity with the press at the White House on Friday Handshake denied.
"18.03.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com 'My mum always told me I was white, like her. Now I know the truth' As a child in a white Anglo-Irish family, Georgina Lawton's curiosity about her dark skin colour was constantly brushed aside. Only when her father died did the truth surface "Rage so strong it scared me coursed through my veins and hurtled towards my mother like a hurricane. After I had grown hoarse from screaming, she finally confessed to a one-night stand with a black Irishman she met in a west London pub."
"18.03.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Paris shooting: man killed at Orly airport had shot police officer Police sources say man killed by soldier was ealier involved in incident north of French capital in which policeman was shot and injured A man said to be a radicalised Muslim known to security services shot a police officer north of Paris before going to Orly airport, where he was shot and killed on Saturday morning.
"18.03.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com To defeat terrorists we have to get inside their minds | Nicholas Searle We must steer away from ill-informed rhetoric. Knowing terrorists' life stories can be key to countering their warped justification for taking up arms "It's vital to have an appreciation of the terrorist organisation as a human organism with intellectual and emotional depth."
"18.03.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Haddock from UK waters removed from sustainable seafood list MCS takes some haddock fisheries off green list – but Scottish fishermen accuse it of 'dressing advocacy up as science' Choppy waters.
"18.03.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com Film to follow teenager who crossed the Mediterranean and competed at Rio Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry's latest protagonist is Yusra Mardini, who fled conflict in Syria and became Olympic swimmer They were less than half an hour into their journey when the motor stopped and the boat threatened to capsize. For more than three hours, they did what had to be done, swimming alongside the dinghy, pushing, pulling and cajoling it until they reached
"18.03.2017 09:20:01" theguardian.com George Osborne: just another figurehead in Tory media landscape | Roy Greenslade George Osborne's appointment as editor of London Evening Standard confirms a trend with disturbing democratic implications "Osborne is not the first person chosen to be a sort of figurehead editor, a man without any experience of newspaper mechanics."
"18.03.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Forget One Hyde Park, luxury halls of residence are now giving first class returns Institutions invested £4.3bn last year in upmarket halls of residence, where room rentals cost up to £650 a week "Some student blocks offered by competitors in London cost as much as £650 a week."
"18.03.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Pastor unearths 706-carat giant diamond in Sierra Leone Government says it will hold transparent auction for giant gem, to the benefit of the community and country "Receiving the diamond, President Koroma thanked the chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country."
"18.03.2017 08:20:01" theguardian.com 'I think my flatmate's got a gun' – tales of weapons on campus It's not just slingshots and stink bombs. Some students bring a hefty amount of firepower on to university grounds "The student argued that he paid £9,000 a year in tuition fees, and we agreed to keep his guns in our safe."
"18.03.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Why have four children when you could have seven? Family planning in Niger With the world's highest birthrate, Niger's population is set to double in 17 years. NGOs are providing contraception, but what if women want more babies? "A large family size is a cultural ideal in Niger in a similar way that in the US or UK, a romantic relationship is a cultural ideal."
"18.03.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Coroner warning after man electrocuted in bath charging iPhone Tributes paid to Richard Bull, whose death was ruled accidental after he was killed when his phone fell into the water 'These seem like innocuous devices, but they can be as dangerous as a hairdryer in a bathroom. They should attach warnings'
"17.03.2017 23:21:27" theguardian.com May trumps Merkel in relationship with US president Donald Trump has displayed a warmth towards the UK prime minister that has not been replicated in his dealings with her German counterpart 'I've always thought it is better to talk to one another, rather than about one another,' Merkel said, turning to look at Trump. She may have said beforehand that it was a pleasure to meet him, but this was a barely veiled dig'
"17.03.2017 23:02:56" theguardian.com Missing Richard Simmons: is the hit podcast an elaborate stalking stunt? The pod about a big-haired, tiny-shorted fitness guru who vanished three years ago is topping the charts. But is it a labour of love – or something far stranger? 'When people say they like the podcast I don't feel like they're responding to me – they're responding to Richard. I think he's the most empathetic person on the planet'
"17.03.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Woman who halted racial abuse on subway: I promised myself I would In a moment caught on viral video, Tracey Tong, 23, stepped in when an older woman in New York asked people why they were 'in this country' “I had been seeing all these crazy videos online of all these people being so racist, against people's religion, skin color and all that stuff, and I would always get so mad and furious. I promised myself if I ever witnessed that I would totally freak
"17.03.2017 20:40:01" theguardian.com White House-GCHQ row reveals a leader willing to alienate allies to save face Sean Spicer's latest defense of the evidence-free assertion that Barack Obama had the Trump campaign placed under surveillance risks shattering an allegiance dear to both Washington and London GCHQ practically never responds to stories about its operations. But the implications of this one are severe. There would be no way for the NSA and GCHQ, which are joined at the hip, to continue their partnership if GCHQ was willing to interfere in the US
"17.03.2017 20:20:01" theguardian.com Everyone loves Bernie Sanders. Except, it seems, the Democratic party | Trevor Timm A new poll found he is the most popular politician in America. But instead of embracing his message, establishment Democrats continue to resist him "Democrats seem more than happy to put all the blame of the 2016 election on a combination of Russia and James Comey and have engaged in almost zero introspection on the root causes of the larger reality: they are also out of power in not the presidency,
"17.03.2017 20:00:00" A city without undocumented immigrants? Charlotte, North Carolina is a 'gateway city' for immigrants, who prop up its construction, health and food industries – not to mention its tax base. If all undocumented workers were to be deported, as the Trump administration is threatening, the
"17.03.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com If you don't like the menu, you know what you can do … Too noisy, or too meaty? Don't moan at me if a restaurant doesn't cater to your every need or whim "There is no group that needs to hear this more than the non-meat eaters. You should read their emails, filled with self-righteous indignation. How dare these “so-called” chefs not cater more imaginatively to those who are foregoing meat? Why do they
"17.03.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com Will Ivana Trump raise hell with her book on bringing up the president's babies? Donald Trump's former wife and mother of his three eldest children has a book deal. We look forward to reading about the Trump kids' life lessons in 'loyalty, honesty, integrity and drive' "For many people, the thought of an origin story written by their mum is not entirely appealing."
"17.03.2017 19:00:09" No shake? Trump snubs Merkel at photo op This is what it looks like when Donald J. Trump doesn't want to shake hands with a foreign leader.
"17.03.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Islamophobia is most worrying in Europe – not Trump's America | Muneer I Ahmed US courts and civil society have robustly defended Muslims from blatant discrimination. The same cannot be said of their European counterparts "On both sides of the Atlantic, courts this week have addressed the relationship of Islam to the West, but with radically different approaches and outcomes."
"17.03.2017 18:20:31" theguardian.com How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality Ariel Leve offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what's coming from Trump's administration "The erasure of the abuse was worse than the abuse."
"17.03.2017 17:40:02" theguardian.com Get Out review – fantastically twisted horror-satire on race in America Jordan Peele's superbly nasty comedy about a black man who meets his white girlfriend's parents is as pitiless as a surgeon's scalpel "A hypnotically nasty gem."
"17.03.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being After 140 years of negotiation, Māori tribe wins recognition for Whanganui river, meaning it must be treated as a living entity "From our perspective treating the river as a living entity is the correct way to approach it, as an indivisible whole, instead of the traditional model for the last 100 years of treating it from a perspective of ownership and management."
"17.03.2017 17:18:32" theguardian.com Yemen at 'point of no return' as conflict leaves almost 7 million close to famine Governments have been warned they face enduring shame should famine take hold in Yemen, where two-thirds of the population face severe food shortages "If things are not done now we are going to be looking back on this and millions of children will have starved to death, and we'll all have been aware of this for some time. That will shame us as an international community for years to come."
"17.03.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire: 'I'm drooling with the wrong kind of anticipation' – restaurant review 'I can't hate the whole glittery, meretricious shebang, because the staff are lovely' "Obviously I go to Trump Turnberry with prejudices fully erect. Of all the lies the orange plank spouts on an hourly basis, I particularly enjoyed his “I have a 93% approval rating in Scotland” tweet. Newsflash: there is nothing the people of Scotland
"17.03.2017 16:45:00" theguardian.com White House 'will not repeat' allegations that GCHQ spied on Trump No 10 says US administration has offered assurances after British intelligence officials dismissed claims as 'utterly ridiculous' Asked whether Spicer had been told not to repeat the claims, the spokesman said: “Indeed.” Spicer has not made a formal apology.
"17.03.2017 16:30:01" theguardian.com John Malkovich: 'Politics has gone through a portal into an alternate universe' After musical dramas featuring a serial killer and a notorious libertine, the actor returns to the stage as a tyrant. He talks about playing sociopaths and why he gave up voting John Malkovich: "The organ seemed to be the natural choice to accompany the mental processes of a dictator. An organ is the most totalitarian of instruments – it can replicate the sound of an entire orchestra, yet all that power is under the control of a
"17.03.2017 16:14:16" theguardian.com Osborne, an editor of substance? What substance, crystal meth? | Marina Hyde His ascent to the Evening Standard continues the trend of people who used to be journalists cocking up the country, and people who cocked up the country becoming journalists "Primarily, it is a thrill to see Osborne finally get his break in journalism, more than two decades after failing to get on the Times graduate trainee scheme. Bless him for keeping on plugging away".
"17.03.2017 16:00:00" A smartwatch for the visually impaired The Dot watch is the first braille smartwatch, and with more than 100,000 pre-orders expectations are high. But since fewer than 1% of visually impaired people in the UK actually use braille, can the watch really be as beneficial to the visually impaired
"17.03.2017 15:40:00" Trailer | The woman who said no to FGM Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of female genital mutilation and forced child marriage. She became a lightning-rod for change in the Gambia and contributed to the eventual government ban on FGM and child marriage. Watch her inspiring story and find out how she
"17.03.2017 15:30:01" theguardian.com Pakistan asks Facebook and Twitter to help identify blasphemers Companies approached in effort to locate Pakistanis at home or abroad so they can be prosecuted or potentially extradited "Under the country's strict blasphemy laws, anyone found to have insulted Islam or the prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to death."
"17.03.2017 15:15:01" theguardian.com May's awkward website launch is symbolic of her toughest week yet Election expenses scandal and Sturgeon's ambush see PM's reputation as a safe pair of hands questioned as never before "Theresa May launched a slick new government website on Thursday, promising a “plan for Britain”, but for the first hour or so it just displayed an error message."
"17.03.2017 15:00:02" theguardian.com We used to think Theresa May was a safe pair of hands. We can no longer say that | Martin Kettle From Brexit to Scotland, the prime minister has become one of modern politics' greatest risk-takers. It could mean the end of the UK "Hard Brexit is a huge gamble. The City doesn't like the approach. Nor does industry. Nor do the 48% who voted remain. Nor do the soft leavers who worry more about sovereignty or European commission creep. Nor do liberal Tories. Nor do most commentators.
"17.03.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com Scottish independence: May risks 'turning clock back to bad old days' John Swinney, Scotland's deputy first minister, says it would be a 'democratic outrage' if PM tried to block vote “They will not be denied their say. Scotland's referendum is going to happen, and no UK prime minister should dare to stand in the way of Scottish democracy.”
"17.03.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com Geert Wilders was beaten, but at the cost of fuelling racism in the Netherlands | Randeep Ramesh When centre-right politicians adopt the far-right's language and policies, the only victory is for the hardliners. We must fight racists, not imitate them "Jesse Klaver is right: the way to take on the far-right is not to imitate racists but to fight them."
"17.03.2017 14:00:01" Mass Effect: Andromeda alert! The Gadget Show's Jordan Erica Webber and Guardian technology reporter Alex Hern will be putting it to the test ahead of release. As always, leave your comments and questions. Please be aware this game may contain moderate
"17.03.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Tony Blair launches pushback against 'frightening populism' Former PM returns to political fray by creating Institute for Global Change, designed to help rebuild centre ground "I am aware of all the problems and baggage I bring with me. The moment I even start to engage with this, I will have a phalanx of rightwing papers that are going to go into kill mode.
“They are going to try to destroy any possibility of the type of
"17.03.2017 13:40:01" theguardian.com Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access The Sami parliament, representing indigenous people also known as Lapps, has convinced Norway's second largest pension fund to ditch the oil pipeline project "We feel a strong solidarity with other indigenous people in other parts of the world, so we are doing our part in Norway by putting pressure on the pension funds."
"17.03.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Trump's 'Irish proverb' causes derision on the web Tweets claim the US president's quote to impress the Irish PM on the eve of St Patrick's Day is a poem by a Nigerian poet – but is it? "We combed Yeats, Heaney, Kavanagh, Joyce. They google 'famous Irish proverbs' and pick one from a Geocities page."
- Barack Obama's speech writer Cody Keenan
"17.03.2017 13:20:01" theguardian.com Shiver me timbers! Astounding wooden architecture – in pictures From a chunky Russian dacha to Renzo Piano's evocative turrets in the South Pacific, these inventive buildings celebrate the oldest and most malleable of construction materials "This installation by the Belgian artist Arne Quinze was built at the 2006 Burning Man Festival from 100 miles of wooden beams. When the festival was over it was, appropriately, set alight."
"17.03.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com 10 most influential headphones – in pictures Designs that made the act of listening a personal experience, from early in-ear prototypes to Bluetooth, wireless and noise-cancelling varieties "Beats by Dr Dre were released in 2008, and while acoustically not special, they convinced buyers that big headphones could be fashionable."
"17.03.2017 12:53:00" theguardian.com A moment that changed me: refusing a place at private school | Maurice McLeod A posh old school where I knew no one or the rough comprehensive next door where all my mates went – sorry, Mum, but there was no contest '“I don't want to come here,” I snapped suddenly.
Slightly taken aback, the headmaster asked why and I said, “I want to go to Spencer Park next door. All my friends are going there and it will be full of normal people. This school is for snobs.”'
"17.03.2017 12:20:01" theguardian.com Military action against North Korea 'an option', warns Rex Tillerson US secretary of state says policy of strategic patience has ended due to threat posed by Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme “Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures.”
"17.03.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com It's right for Britain to reach out to Africa – wrong to send Boris Johnson The foreign secretary carries the baggage of his derogatory comments about black people. The continent deserves better – and so do we "I first met him on the day Barack Obama made history by being elected America's first black president. He asked me what I was. Being younger, and more innocent, I replied that I was a journalist.
“No, but what are you?” he asked a second time,
"17.03.2017 11:40:01" theguardian.com Climate shaped the human nose, researchers say Variations in nose shape developed as a result of natural selection in response to different climates, new study suggests “There is no universally 'good' or 'better' shape – your ancestors were adapted to the environments in which they lived.”
"17.03.2017 11:20:07" theguardian.com George Osborne named new Evening Standard editor Newspaper's owner Evgeny Lebedev announces former chancellor as new head of London paper He is reportedly planning to remain an MP.
"17.03.2017 11:00:01" theguardian.com Burst your bubble: conservative media is as stumped by Trump as the left is This week's batch of conservative articles take on Rachel Maddow, North Korea and questions of federalism and separatism "Things are hairy enough for liberals and conservatives alike to look around and wonder if their tribe would be better off going it alone."
"17.03.2017 10:51:30" theguardian.com Your annoying mate could soon be able to nick your phone battery's charge A patent has been filed for a system that transfers energy from one device to another by converting it to radio waves and then back into energy Good news for moochers.
"17.03.2017 10:15:01" theguardian.com British expats in Spain count the Costa Brexit – video How do the largest community of British expats living in Spain feel about Brexit? "Effectively, they are living in little Britain."
"17.03.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Tories condemn May over chancellor's national insurance humiliation Prime minister accused of shabby treatment of Philip Hammond, while one ex-minister says there is 'a battle for the future of our party' “It shows how vengeful she is. It doesn't help anyone for relations between No 10 and No 11 to be poor.”
"17.03.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com 31 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast Boat carrying refugees was travelling to Sudan when it was hit by airstrike from Apache helicopter, coastguard says Mohamed al-Alay said the refugees, carrying official documents, from the UN high commissioner for refugees, were on their way from Yemen to Sudan when they were attacked late on Thursday by an Apache helicopter near the Bab al-Mandeb strait.
"17.03.2017 09:20:01" theguardian.com Google under fire as government pulls ads over extremist content Company summoned to Cabinet Office after government adverts appear next to extremist material on Google and YouTube The inappropriate content included YouTube videos of American white nationalists, a hate preacher banned in the UK and a controversial Islamist preacher.
"17.03.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com M&S launches mental health drop-ins as part of Ruby Wax project Retailer to host fortnightly 'Frazzled Cafes' in 11 stores at which people can share their stories Soothing stressed shoppers: Marks & Spencer says its new mental health sessions are not therapy but aim to provide a space 'where people can talk openly with others who understand how they are feeling'.
"17.03.2017 08:40:19" theguardian.com Uproar as bomb-detection dog Grizz shot dead at Auckland airport Grizz shot dead by police after escaping to airfield at 4am, delaying flights as pilots refused to take off while he was loose “Oh, forget the review. Don't shoot the dog!”
"17.03.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Are British elections being stolen? | Michael Crick With 12 police forces reacting to overspending claims involving 20 MPs, we need to know how serious the problem really is "12 police forces have now sent files directly to the Crown Prosecution Service, which will decide whether to bring charges against up to 20 sitting Conservative MPs, and more could do so in the coming days.
We are now looking at the possibility that
"17.03.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com GCHQ dismisses 'utterly ridiculous' claim it helped wiretap Trump British agency responds to allegations– repeated by White House press secretary Sean Spicer – that it helped Barack Obama “Recent allegations made by media commentator judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”
"17.03.2017 07:41:39" theguardian.com M&S launches mental health drop-ins as part of Ruby Wax project Retailer to host fortnightly 'Frazzled Cafes' in 11 stores at which people can share their stories The retailer said the sessions were “not therapy” but aimed to provide a space “where people can talk openly with others who understand how they are feeling”.
"17.03.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Lib Dems call for 1p income tax rise to provide NHS funding boost Norman Lamb calls for interim measure while working on long-term solution such as a dedicated health and social care tax Income tax should be increased by 1p to deliver a £4.6bn boost to the struggling NHS while a long-term funding solution is found, the former Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb has said.
"17.03.2017 07:07:13" theguardian.com Scotland's exam body promises living wage after £6 hourly rate revealed SQA, which runs state school examination system, faced pressure after it was accused of breaching the law and Scottish policy Investigations by the Guardian last year found invigilators were paid an effective hourly rate of £6 for the longest exam sessions. Invigilators said the SQA underestimated the time spent on administration and the extra time given to pupils with
"17.03.2017 00:20:02" theguardian.com Entire homelessness agency could be eliminated by Trump's budget cuts Shuttering the agency and cutting funds for low-income housing remind experts of Reagan's deep spending cuts that 'ushered in a new age of homelessness' The plan also envisions cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development of $6.2bn, or a 13% fall from 2016 levels. These include programs that enable the development of affordable housing.
"17.03.2017 00:00:00" theguardian.com Trump travel ban: key quotes from Hawaii judge's scathing rebuke Highlights from the judge's full ruling contain harsh criticism of the motives and logic behind the revised travel ban "The illogic of the Government's contentions is palpable."
"16.03.2017 23:40:00" theguardian.com Trump's military budget proposal is far above cap set by Obama and Congress Trump requests $639bn for defense, up from $587bn in Barack Obama's final defense budget request and surpassing 'sequestration' caps set in 2011 Donald Trump proposes to swell the Pentagon's coffers by $52bn. For the powerful congressional Republicans who will actually determine the size of the defense budget, it's nowhere near enough.
"16.03.2017 23:00:00" theguardian.com Senate intelligence chiefs of both parties reject Trump wiretapping claim Richard Burr and Mark Warner report 'no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance' following similar assessment by House counterparts The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate intelligence committee have rubbished Donald Trump's incendiary claim that Barack Obama placed Trump Tower under surveillance.
"16.03.2017 22:40:00" theguardian.com Project Polunin: backstage at the blazing dancer's new show – in pictures Photographer Sarah Lee was granted unique access to the preparations for Sergei Polunin's new triple bill, an ambitious collaboration with Ilan Eshkeri and David LaChapelle featuring Natalia Osipova "Dance knows no borders – it brings people together regardless of religion, nationality, sexuality and political persuasion."
"16.03.2017 22:20:00" theguardian.com Mischa Barton sex tapes: OC actor speaks of her horror Former teen-drama star tells of ordeal at finding videos of her were being offered for sale to porn sites The actor Mischa Barton has described her horror at learning that videos of her that she says were taken with hidden cameras by her ex-boyfriend were being offered for sale to porn sites.
"16.03.2017 22:00:00" theguardian.com If Trump were a clever populist, he'd demand universal healthcare for America Democrats are giddy that Republicans are on the verge of owning a healthcare catastrophe. A cannier tactician would play his cards very differently "The AHCA will strip coverage from 24 million people by 2026, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office."
"16.03.2017 21:42:03" theguardian.com Scottish independence: May has sealed fate of UK, says Sturgeon First minister attacks 'outrageous' refusal to allow second referendum before Brexit talks conclude Nicola Sturgeon accused Theresa May of sealing the fate of the United Kingdom after the prime minister rejected her demand for a second Scottish independence referendum before the Brexit talks conclude.
"16.03.2017 21:20:01" theguardian.com Beauty and the Beast: Disney refuses to cut gay scene for Malaysian release Studio's decision means censors have a decision to make in country where homosexual activity is illegal A gay scene in Beauty and the Beast that's a sticking point for Malaysian censors “has not been and will not be cut” by Disney, reports say.
"16.03.2017 21:00:01" theguardian.com Sienna Miller: 'I feel relatively immune to bitchy criticism now' She set out to emulate Meryl Streep but ended up being portrayed as the next Kate Moss. Now, with the tabloid assaults behind her, she talks ambition, Leveson and The Lost City of Z "I went into every audition believing that I could get this, and there was something about that confidence – people were like: 'Oh!' – that I think was disarming.”
I ask if she still has it.
“No. It's whittled away.”
"16.03.2017 20:45:00" theguardian.com Matthew Perry beat up Justin Trudeau in grade school: 'I'm not bragging' Friends actor said he and a classmate beat up Canadian prime minister because he was 'excelling in a sport that we weren't, so it was pure jealousy' Trudeau's father was the prime minister of Canada at the time, Matthew Perry noted. “But I don't think that's the reason we beat him up … I think he was the only kid in school that we could beat up.”
"16.03.2017 20:30:00" theguardian.com Trump's new travel ban was blocked. How did it happen, and what's next? Has the chaos surrounding the rollout of Trump's revised travel ban left you confused? Here's everything you need to know Everything you need to know about the second executive order.
"16.03.2017 20:15:00" theguardian.com Would Spain block Scottish membership of EU? Spanish minister says a sovereign Scotland would have to 'join the queue', but Rajoy may decide Madrid has more to lose than gain in wielding veto “In any decision like that, Spain will always make sure that it's treated as a separate case and that no parallels are drawn between the Scottish and the Catalan situations. That's the default strategy.”
"16.03.2017 20:00:00" Will there be a second Scottish independence referendum? The Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, says Brexit means the Scottish National party has a 'cast-iron mandate' for another Scottish independence referendum. We outline what has to happen before another independence vote can take place
"16.03.2017 19:41:56" theguardian.com Alan Cumming: 'A lot of young gay guys are like, who cares about the Aids crisis?' The star of new gay drama After Louie talks about the generation gap – and why the set of The Good Wife wasn't as bad as it sounded Why After Louie? "Because that sort of discussion between an older gay man and a younger gay man, and the differences between their generations, is happening everywhere."
"16.03.2017 19:20:32" theguardian.com Depeche Mode: Spirit review – stripped back, amped up and angry A misguided endorsement from one of America's most hated figures only serves to make the fury here sound even more righteous "Spare a thought for poor old Depeche Mode, recipients of perhaps the least welcome political endorsement since Margaret Thatcher killed the burgeoning career of 80s hopefuls Thrashing Doves stone dead by saying she liked their video on Saturday
"16.03.2017 18:45:22" theguardian.com Personal Shopper review – Kristen Stewart is truly captivating Stewart is outstanding as a haunted fashion-biz assistant in Olivier Assayas's enigmatic ghost story and quarterlife character study "Kristen Stewart is eligible for next year's Oscars, but acting like this hardly ever gets prizes. She makes it all look easy."
"16.03.2017 18:30:03" theguardian.com I hate restraining mental health patients but often it's the only option Sarah needed medication but could not see that she was unwell. Restraint in her case was planned and not some awful mistake "People imagine mental health nurses like me as kind and gentle, as mother figures in uniform. What they don't see is the harm we do to our patients: we lock them away, we restrain them and we take away their freedom. We do this in line with the law and
"16.03.2017 18:15:00" theguardian.com Tax credit 'rape clause' becomes law without parliamentary vote Controversial move, which requires woman who had third child as result of rape to verify her position, added to existing act "With just days until nurses, doctors and social workers are expected to verify whether women had their third child as the result of rape, it's clear there's been no sexual violence training for those working with such vulnerable women."
"16.03.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com William and Kate to visit Paris as part of Brexit charm offensive Duke and duchess to make official 'soft power' trip as Charles and Camilla also prepare for article 50 EU diplomacy The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Paris this week as goodwill ambassadors for Britain ahead of the triggering of article 50. It will be Prince William's first official visit to the French capital since his mother died there.
"16.03.2017 17:50:40" theguardian.com Stormzy condemns NME for using him as 'poster boy' for depression Grime star is featured on this week's NME cover – but he knew nothing about it until magazine released the image Stormzy: “The reason I'm so angry is because NME have been begging me to be on their cover. I have refused. Then they do this … They see me talking bout my journey with depression and think yeah we've got him now.”
"16.03.2017 17:40:31" theguardian.com Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig to host new Great British Bake Off New presenters will join new judge Prue Leith and Bake Off stalwart Paul Hollywood in Channel 4 show “Noel Fielding is one of the nicest guys in showbusiness. The first time I met him I felt like I had met a rather wayward cousin whose take on the world made me laugh. The only down side is that he has much better dress sense that I do."
"16.03.2017 17:20:35" theguardian.com Noise-cancelling headphones: the secret survival tool for modern life Headphones that block out sound were first invented for airplane pilots on long flights and have for some become a vital part of daily life “At first I was doubtful it would make a big difference, but now couldn't live without them. In noisy environments I really need some way to create quiet for myself.”
"16.03.2017 16:45:04" British 'expats' in Spain count the Costa Brexit How do the largest community of British 'expats' living in Spain feel about Brexit? Britons living in Orihuela Costa, Alicante – 'effectively a British enclave' – give their views
"16.03.2017 16:22:51" theguardian.com Populism can be stopped, says jubilant Dutch GreenLeft leader Jesse 'the Jessiah' Klaver celebrates Netherlands poll wins with pro-refugee message ahead of potential coalition deal “Stand for your principles. Be straight. Be pro-refugee. Be pro-European. We're gaining momentum in the polls. You can stop populism.”
"16.03.2017 16:10:09" Los 'expatriados' británicos de la 'Costa del Brexit' de España ¿Cómo se siente la mayor comunidad de 'expatriados' británicos en España sobre el 'Brexit'? Cuando esté activado el artículo 50, el Reino Unido empezará a negociar su salida de la Unión Europea – y los derechos de atención sanitaria, pensiones y
"16.03.2017 16:00:02" theguardian.com I do not like that Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in The Hat are revered as American classics. I found them cheap and creepy "His books are creepy, empty, over-long, cheap, twee writing posing as whimsy."
"16.03.2017 15:40:29" theguardian.com BBC crew among those injured in explosion on Mount Etna Group pelted with boiling rocks and steam in incident triggered when lava came into contact with snow "A very lucky escape.”
"16.03.2017 15:22:26" theguardian.com 'A disgusting excuse of a President': McDonald's tweets at Trump A now-deleted tweet from an official McDonald's account attacked Donald Trump, adding 'also you have tiny hands' “@RealDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.”
"16.03.2017 15:00:23" theguardian.com Brexit was an English vote for independence – you can't begrudge the Scots the same The English were prepared to vote in a way that would disrupt the union, so it's no surprise that the UK is at risk "Many remainers reluctantly admit they can, because of Brexit, now see the case for Scottish independence. In the end, it is for the Scots to decide. Screaming that they are traitors is ridiculous."
"16.03.2017 14:40:31" theguardian.com First licence to create three-person baby granted by UK fertility regulator Doctors at a Newcastle clinic have been given the first licence to create babies with DNA from three people Doctors in Newcastle have been granted permission to use the three-person baby fertility technique, which can prevent incurable genetic diseases being inherited by children.
"16.03.2017 14:22:07" theguardian.com As always, poor and vulnerable women bear the brunt of austerity The next chapter of austerity is upon us, and the gender inequality within it is shocking "By 2020 Asian women in some of the poorest families will be £2,247 worse off. That goes up to £3,996 for black single mothers. White men in some of the richest households, by contrast, are set to lose only £410."
"16.03.2017 14:06:38" theguardian.com Oxford comma helps drivers win dispute about overtime pay An overtime case which will delight grammar nerds everywhere hinges on the absence of an Oxford comma A story for the grammar nerds, legal nitpickers, and poorly paid.
"16.03.2017 14:01:58" Krishnan Guru Murthy is sharing his top five records with Kate Hutchinson, including The Beatles The Smiths New Order Public Enemy and Radiohead, as they chat music, breaking news and of course, how best to conduct a live interview.
Have a burning
"16.03.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Q&A: what is the Conservative election expenses row about? A dozen police forces have passed files to prosecutors, sparking speculation that elections may have to be rerun How bad could the election expenses investigation get for the Conservatives? Could elections be rerun?
"16.03.2017 13:20:00" theguardian.com Parks and defecation: am I the only one poo-poohing this dog mess 'strategy'? Tory MP Anne Main is tired of seeing blue poo-bags festooning the nation's trees. But I'm just tired of being told what to do "What, exactly, might a Pragmatic Poo Strategy actually look like? Will Anne Main MP, in this exalted position as faecal tsar, consult us, the public?" – Jules Howard responds to the parliamentary attention being paid to the upsurge in plastic bags of dog
"16.03.2017 13:10:01" theguardian.com Things you learn from going to football matches with a 10-year-old My own journey to supporting Queen of the South had been a pretty straightforward one "When my son finally said yes to coming to the football with me on a regular basis, it was definitely one of those skip-down-the-street-when-you-think-nobody-is-looking moments"
"16.03.2017 13:01:29" theguardian.com The ayahuasca king: the man who gives jungle 'medicine' to lost souls Peter Gorman's Amazon expeditions draw guests aiming to 'clear up ailments' and 'solve mid-life crises' – and drugs are key to the transformative experience “I found myself growling and moving around on all fours. I felt as though animals were passing through me, trying to express themselves through my body. It was a fantastic feeling, but a fleeting one.”
"16.03.2017 12:53:07" theguardian.com Pep Guardiola set for Manchester City clearout with 18 players at risk Pep Guardiola is ready to embark on Manchester City's greatest overhaul since Sheikh Mansour bought the club in 2008, with up to 18 players' futures in the balance Pep Guardiola is ready to embark on Manchester City's greatest overhaul since Sheikh Mansour bought the club in 2008, with up to 18 players' futures in the balance this summer.
"16.03.2017 12:00:40" theguardian.com Irish PM in U-turn over 'racist and dangerous' Donald Trump Enda Kenny, in Washington to meet US president, says remarks made last year 'not related to Trump's personality' “The language that was used on that occasion was, in my view, not the language that I would use, but it was not related to his personality.”
"16.03.2017 11:40:27" theguardian.com Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator Ofcom to assess whether deal gives mogul too much control of UK media and whether his family are 'fit and proper' owners Rupert Murdoch's £11.7bn takeover bid for Sky is to be investigated by the media regulator to see if it gives the mogul too much control of news output in the UK and whether the Murdoch family are “fit and proper” owners following the phone-hacking
"16.03.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com Trump's loose talk came back to haunt him in judge's travel ban ruling Hawaii judge's insistence that Trump's talk of banning Muslims must be taken literally is a reminder of the enduring power of language A Hawaii judge tellingly referred to what he called “plainly worded statements made in the months leading up to and contemporaneous with the signing of the executive order, and, in many cases, made by the executive himself” that "betray the executive
"16.03.2017 11:00:01" theguardian.com How I see Britain: photographs that define the country Former Guardian picture editor Eamonn McCabe's TV series Britain in Focus has been charting the history of photography in the UK Which one photograph sums up Britishness to you? Irvine Welsh, Sadiq Khan, Jeanette Winterson, Nadav Kander and others have made their picks.
"16.03.2017 10:44:39" theguardian.com 'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen's death The long read: She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That's why the palace has a plan. "The prime minister will be woken and civil servants will say 'London Bridge is down' on secure lines. The news will go out to the 15 governments outside the UK where the Queen is also the head of state, and the 36 other nations of the Commonwealth for
"16.03.2017 10:30:01" theguardian.com Why science is obsessed with the five-second rule Can some foods survive longer on the floor than others? Are tiled surfaces worse than carpets? And will researchers ever tire of trying to prove the five-second theory? Is food dropped on the floor OK to eat if picked up within five seconds? Scientists are feverishly trying to find out
"16.03.2017 10:20:33" theguardian.com The Dutch progressive trying to turn back the populist tide The Netherlands' Green leader, Jesse Klaver, has quadrupled his party's polling in a few months A bad night for for Geert Wilders – and a great one for the Greens' Jesse Klaver. We talked to the 'Jessiah' a few days ago.
"16.03.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Conservatives fined record £70,000 for campaign spending failures Party's treasurer reported to police after Electoral Commission investigation found 'significant failures' in election spending The Electoral Commission finds the Conservative party failed to declare or accurately report more than £275,000 of campaign spending at three byelections in 2014 and at the 2015 general election.
"16.03.2017 09:42:56" theguardian.com Brexitland: Pessimism is toxic in Britain's coastal towns. But decline isn't inevitable As he continues his journey around leave-voting areas, Owen Jones finds that run-down high streets, low-paid jobs and a sense of loss plague South Thanet• Brexitland: 'Too many foreigners – way, way too many' "Brexitland-on-Sea might be a different place if it felt that someone was listening."
"16.03.2017 09:20:01" theguardian.com Former David Cameron top adviser Steve Hilton to host Fox News show Lampooned strategy chief's hour-long show for Rupert Murdoch will unpick the ascent of populism in the US and UK As Cameron's head of strategy he was the inspiration for Stewart Pearson in The Thick of It, described as “the eco-friendly, media-savvy, blue-sky-thinking director of communications for the Cabinet Office”.
"16.03.2017 08:57:49" theguardian.com Inside the Daily Mail's sanctimony and vitriol – book review It was Britain's first popular paper – and once supported Hitler – but Adrian Addison's history Mail Men is best on the paper's divisive current editor, says Ian Jack "This summer Paul Dacre will have edited the Daily Mail for 25 years. No journalist has had a bigger influence on the behaviour of recent British governments, and few journalists at any time have been so disliked."
"16.03.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com AI is getting brainier: when will the machines leave us in the dust? To usher in the 'Singularity' – when computers match human intelligence – superintelligent one trick ponies like DeepMind must become jacks of all trades The futurist Ray Kurzweil sees the Singularity rolling in 30 years from now. But for other scientists, human-level AI is not inevitable. It is still a matter of if, not when. Emulating human intelligence is a mammoth task. What scientists need are good
"16.03.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Thursday briefing: Read this like your day depends on it! Our quick catchup on all the stories you need to know about this morning Tips on surviving nuclear war … Donald Trump's new travel ban blocked … and why 'London Bridge is down' is code for the death of the Queen
"16.03.2017 07:49:20" theguardian.com Dutch election's big winner proves to be GreenLeft Party forecast to quadruple its MPs from four to 16 after storming campaign by young leader Jesse Klaver The big winner of Wednesday's election – and now the largest party of the Dutch left for the first time – was GreenLeft, headed by 30-year-old Jesse Klaver, hailed by his enthusiastic supporters as the “Jessiah”.
"16.03.2017 07:30:00" theguardian.com Brazil's corruption inquiry list names all the power players – except the president Every senior leader of Michel Temer's party named on leaked list, but some worry that the investigation's scope may well make it weaker “What will happen is that the political class as a whole will look for a way out.”
"16.03.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Panoramic portraits of American libraries – in pictures American photographer Thomas R Schiff uses a panoramic camera to capture epic pictures of libraries across the US Wide-read.
"16.03.2017 03:00:00" theguardian.com The battle over travel ban 2.0 is here. Are you ready to protest? "The fate of the new travel ban will be decided in the streets – not in the courts. So don't assume that judges can do the heavy lifting for us"
"15.03.2017 23:06:33" theguardian.com Trump travel ban: revised order blocked nationwide by Hawaii federal judge – live New executive order banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries was due to come into effect from midnight ET Breaking news: A federal judge in Hawaii has issued a temporary nationwide restraining order blocking Donald J. Trump's revised travel ban. We have live updates and reaction.
"15.03.2017 20:52:42" theguardian.com Khalida Popal, Afghanistan football pioneer: 'If the haters couldn't stop me, Trump can't' Khalida Popal was the face of women's football in Afghanistan but fled because of death threats. Now living in Denmark, and defying the US president, she tells Louise Court how she is helping women gain confidence through sport It is six years since Khalida had to leave her family and her homeland, terrified for her life and personal safety, after pioneering women's football in a country that has been described as one of the most dangerous places to be female.
"15.03.2017 20:20:19" theguardian.com We angry middle-aged people don't get tattoos or vodka – or 'youth' When I was young we used to sit in pubs enjoying warm beer. Now it's all dodgy body art and 'pre-drinking' petrol-tasting spirits "A consumer survey for HSBC has this week revealed that we Brits now prefer vodka to whisky or gin. How did that happen? Vodka: the petrol-tasting substance Russians used to drink in small glasses that they would then throw into the fireplace before
"15.03.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Scottish independence: May set to refuse referendum until after Brexit UK prime minister expected to argue that holding vote before final EU deal is agreed would be premature and misleading “If you are saying you want the referendum because of Brexit, then you have to know what the arrangement is that the UK has secured in relation to leaving the EU and how that has been delivered and, of course, you need to know what the SNP alternative to
"15.03.2017 19:40:31" theguardian.com Scandi noir is dead As European broadcasters team up to create ever more silly fusion cop shows, a beloved genre has gone from thriller to bland filler in just six years "Without The Killing, there would have been no Broadchurch, The Missing or River: British shows that learned how to explore a storyline and a landscape in a way that was daringly slow by local standards."
"15.03.2017 19:20:01" theguardian.com 'Golly', 'cassette' and 'croquet': the words we no longer use A new study sheds light on how the English language is changing – but what shapes the vocabulary du jour? When was the last time you said 'golly'?
"15.03.2017 19:00:31" theguardian.com House intelligence chiefs: we have seen no evidence for Trump's wiretap claim Republican Devin Nunes says he does not believe there was 'an actual tap of Trump Tower' as committee leaders say they are still waiting for evidence “You can't level an accusation of that type without retracting it or explaining just why it was done.”
"15.03.2017 18:40:47" theguardian.com The budget U-turn is a disaster for May – and a win for the Tory right The cost of backtracking on national insurance is not just financial. It is a blow to the prime minister's authority when she needs it most "There was not much to fear from the opposition. But Downing Street did feel it had something to fear from Fleet Street."
"15.03.2017 18:20:11" theguardian.com Bro-go areas: the last few men's only clubs Now that Muirfield golf club has voted to allow women in, where can men go to be surrounded only by other men? We rate the blokiest holdouts around From Royal Burgess Golfing Society to the Cresta Run, these are the last of the male-only haunts.
"15.03.2017 18:00:32" theguardian.com Reality bites: why we should stop starving people for entertainment From Big Brother to Mutiny, the crux of any reality show is contestants bickering due to near-starvation. Why can't we stop this tasteless deprivation? "There's something particularly vulgar about depriving people of food, watching people go hungry, just to whip up a bit of extra drama. It feels entitled and indulgent and queasily contemporary: let them not eat cake."
"15.03.2017 17:40:01" theguardian.com 'I smeared Gen in flour paste and whipped him hard': an extract from Cosey Fanni Tutti's book The art provocateur recalls life in an art commune in Hull, fighting the Hells Angels and thrashing Genesis P Orridge on stage in Amsterdam "I started seeing Gen. I'd never met anyone like him. He was very well read, quite the archetypal revolutionary-cum-bohemian artist. He'd moved into a flat in Spring Bank, where my friend Graham also lived. Gen slept under the kitchen table, in a sleeping
"15.03.2017 17:28:17" theguardian.com Ultra-nationalist school linked to Japanese PM accused of hate speech Political scandal surrounding Moritomo Gakuen kindergarten deepens as parents also say treatment of pupils verges on abuse "Children aged three to five are shown shouting their support for the prime minister and urging his government to protect Japan from Chinese aggression."
"15.03.2017 17:20:56" theguardian.com Twitter accounts tweet swastikas and pro-Erdoğan support in massive hack Accounts that use third-party analytics service Twitter Counter compromised to tweet in support of Turkey's prime minister A search for the hashtags in the message – #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda in the original Turkish – returned thousands of results, indicating widespread success on the part of the hackers. The attackers also changed profile pictures and header images for
"15.03.2017 16:57:59" theguardian.com 'Gandhi lookalike': Kal Penn posts scripts highlighting Hollywood racial stereotyping Indian-American actor shares pictures on Twitter of 'awful' scripts asking for everything from a 'Pakistani computer geek' to 'more authentic' Hindi accents “Can you make his accent a little more authentic? That usually meant they wanted the Simpsons character Apu.”
"15.03.2017 16:39:24" theguardian.com US charges two Russian spies and two hackers in Yahoo data breach Four indicted in conjunction with the hack of a billion Yahoo accounts, amid intense political controversy over Russian interference in the US election When news of the Yahoo breach broke last year, the company itself was widely condemned for what technologists called improper security – the breach was possible because the hackers were able to forge “cookies” that told Yahoo's servers to allow them full
"15.03.2017 16:02:02" theguardian.com Spain's Moriscos: a 400 year old Muslim tragedy is a story for today Matthew Carr, the author of Blood and Faith, explains how the plight of the Moriscos, driven from their home country as detested aliens, has urgent lessons for our own age "I wanted to tell a different story; of how what was then the most powerful state in Europe was driven by fear and bigotry to destroy a defenceless minority and act against its own material interests.
These tendencies are present in every society and in
"15.03.2017 15:53:08" theguardian.com Artist behind 'beware of Jews' sign apologises for causing offence Franck Allais says London sign reported to police as a hate crime was not meant to be an antisemitic statement "It was a project about crossing the road … how everyone is different, everyone has an identity," says shaken artist Franck Allais.
"15.03.2017 15:36:34" theguardian.com Theresa May expected to tour UK in effort to forge Brexit consensus PM will seek to appease concerns over inclusion of devolved administrations in EU talks and ease tensions with Scottish government Book your tickets now …
"15.03.2017 15:03:26" theguardian.com Donald Trump and the 'rise' of scare 'quotes' The US president has made much use of quote marks to distance himself from his outlandish statements – is Steve Martin to 'blame' for this phenomenon? The scare quote just got terrifying.
"15.03.2017 14:43:28" theguardian.com Is Sean Spicer's bold, mismatched shoe look a fashion faux pas or cutting edge? If the president's press secretary's mismatched shoes were no blunder, they put him in the company of Naomie Harris and Helena Bonham Carter If the shoe fits, who cares if it matches.
"15.03.2017 14:21:39" theguardian.com Snoop Dogg attacked by Donald Trump over Lavender video President says the rapper would have faced 'jail time' had he pretended to aim a gun at Barack Obama in a video "Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!" - Donald J. Trump
"15.03.2017 14:03:23" theguardian.com How Catastrophe became even more excruciating TV – using Brexit Want to make your comedy monstrously relevant? Lob a country's most close-to-home horror into the mix "Brexit is a dramatist's dream come true. You have two characters. You need to hurl obstacles in front of them. Why not Brexit?"
"15.03.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Calls for ibuprofen sale restrictions after study finds cardiac arrest risk Over-the-counter drug linked to 31% increased cardiac arrest risk, with the figure rising to 50% for diclofenac, says research “The findings are a stark reminder that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are not harmless," says Prof Gunnar Gislason of the University of Copenhagen.
"15.03.2017 13:30:01" theguardian.com What do men really think about sex? This is why we need better education | Michele Hanson and Clare Moynihan We asked men how they learned about sex, and found that puerility and pornography have always trumped the facts. Mandatory sex education is most welcome 'Alan, now aged 79, was evacuated to the countryside at the age of five – and spotted a bull mounting a cow. “It was a significant part of my sex education.”'
"15.03.2017 13:15:12" Don't be fooled. Britain's not too poor to be decent The narrative that Britain is a poor country has been peddled for years, says Hugh Muir. But, he argues, the government is using the excuse of poverty to avoid its moral duties, such as funding the NHS or accepting child refugees. There is money in the
"15.03.2017 13:01:02" theguardian.com You've Got Mail: the forgotten world of 90s movie websites Shonky graphics, confusing menus, weird picture galleries … the film websites from the internet's early days haven't aged well. So why are they still there? Remember when the idea of creating a website to go with a major feature film seemed like a brilliant wheeze no one had thought of before? Some of those websites are still going ... and they're awful.
Here are a few of our favourites.