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"28.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Iran's people care about elections. The so-called democratic fringe doesn't | Saeed Kamali Dehghan Trump's hard talk has emboldened Iran's exiled opposition, like the son of the late Shah and the shadowy MEK. But these intemperate and out-of-touch voices are not to be trusted "The US administration has rejuvenated fringe exiled Iranian opposition groups who are irrelevant to modern Iran, yet appeal to gullible Americans"
"28.04.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com In Hollywood, superheroes and villains delight crowds – and sleep on the streets Many tourists take pictures with the characters lining Hollywood Boulevard, but few know about the dangers and instability the impersonators face A man who impersonates the Joker for tourists says he stays in character while homeless because it deters troublemakers.
“I would far rather be sleeping with all this makeup and everything on,” he said. “There is something a little bit intimidating about
"28.04.2017 16:20:00" theguardian.com Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: the best big screen you can buy A massive, beautiful 6.2in QHD+ 'infinity' screen, long battery life, powerful performance and future-proofed technology all make for a formidable package Having hit a home run with the smaller Galaxy S8, is Samsung's Galaxy S8+ the bigger-screen phone to beat?
"28.04.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Judi Dench berates 'lazy young actors who ignore their artistic heritage' Blue plaque event at Gielgud home prompts dismay over 'actor apathy', mumbled speech and dumbed-down Shakespeare "If you listen to Sir John Gielgud, you will always get the meaning of what Shakespeare means, you always get the meanings.”
"28.04.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com 40 years later, the mothers of Argentina's 'disappeared' refuse to be silent Decades after the military murdered thousands, Mothers of Plaza de Mayo warn that the current era of alternative facts poses a new threat “This struggle began when we were in our 40s. Now, 40 years later, we have to start all over again.”
"28.04.2017 15:20:03" theguardian.com With Theresa May's snowflakes in charge, this is health and safety gone mad | Marina Hyde Dalek soundbites and dodging debates may secure a Tory election win, but contempt for voters could backfire in the end "I think everyone is finding this concept of safe spaces quite extraordinary,” declared Theresa May last year. In which case, why is she conducting her election in one?
"28.04.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com 'The groom withdrew £10,000 in cash': lavish weddings attended by our readers | Guardian readers Three-day weddings are becoming the norm but Country Life has called for restraint. We asked about the extravagant ceremonies you've been invited to "We arrived to a string quartet, the acrobats appeared shortly after."
"28.04.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com Should I wait for the father of my unborn child to choose between me and his ex-wife? He was going through a divorce and we had only been dating for three months when I became pregnant. Ever since he told his estranged wife, he won't commit Would you wait it out or cut and run?
"28.04.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com 'Fine me later': Takkarist McKinley wins hearts with draft speech to late grandma Takkarist McKinley promised the grandmother who raised him that he would become a top college football player. He went even further on Thursday night “I made a promise to her and I stuck to it. I made that promise, man .. I told her. Before she passed away, I was going to live my dream."
"28.04.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com 10 things we've learned from the election campaign this week Theresa May discovers her inner Ed Miliband, Scottish voters will get a leaders' debate, and a Boris Johnson insult overshadows a policy launch With parliament wrapping up this week, the election campaign is still not running at full pelt, but it's getting there. Here are 10 takeaways from the week.
"28.04.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Stranded in the Bahamas: luxury Fyre festival turns to 'chaos' Tickets cost up to $12,000 for music event endorsed by influencers on Instagram but social media reports suggest is a 'disaster' "The dinner that Fyre Festival promised us was catered by Steven Starr is literally bread, cheese, and salad with dressing."
Don't believe everything you see on Instagram.
"28.04.2017 13:22:27" theguardian.com NHS pays out millions to patients of surgeon convicted of needless breast operations Consultant, 59, is convicted of carrying out unnecessary breast operations on 10 patients but could have more than 1,000 victims The NHS has been forced to pay out almost £10m in compensation to more than 250 patients of a rogue surgeon found guilty of carrying out needless breast operations on patients who were left traumatised and scarred.
"28.04.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com Facebook admits: governments exploited us to spread propaganda Report published on Thursday reveals how countries and governments exploited Facebook platform to spread falsehoods for political gain "We have had to expand our security focus from traditional abusive behavior, such as account hacking, malware, spam and financial scams, to include more subtle and insidious forms of misuse, including attempts to manipulate civic discourse and deceive
"28.04.2017 12:50:00" theguardian.com Dele Alli, Twitter loneliness and the cautionary tale of Renato Sanches | Barney Ronay The Bayern midfielder increasingly looks a candidate for the title of most startlingly strange meteoric 24-month first-team career ever. Wonderkids beware Wonderkids beware becoming Renato Sanches, owner of the "saddest, most touchingly empty celebrity football Twitter account yet created" and proof that talent like Dele Alli shouldn't take the first big money transfer that crosses their path.
"28.04.2017 12:45:00" theguardian.com Theresa May accused of hiding from public at activist-filled event Staff member says local people were excluded from campaign speech at Leeds centre that helps former prisoners "She won't take part in TV debates and she won't talk to voters."
- Jeremy Corbyn
"28.04.2017 12:30:00" The Valley Rebels This is Cédric Herrou, a French farmer.
Some regard him as a heroic good samaritan. Others – including the French border police and state prosecutor – denounce him as the leader of a band of smugglers, bringing African migrants from Italy into France
"28.04.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com Feist: 'The high of falling in love isn't desirable for me' The Canadian singer who defined twee mid-noughties indie with 1234 is back with Pleasure, her first album in six years. But, she says, the fantasy of everlasting happiness is long gone “There's a promise, if you achieve dot dot dot, then you will have dot dot dot. There's some fantasy that's implanted in us, for happiness or foreverness or togetherness.”
"28.04.2017 12:00:00" 100 days of Trump: orders, tweets, leaks and military attacks Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in four minutes.
"28.04.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com Julian Barratt: 'I love squalid sadness' The Mighty Boosh man is a crime-fighting ham actor in his and Simon Farnaby's new comedy. Ridiculous, but that's nothing compared with his acid jazz years "Obviously, I have an incredible body usually – I had to do a De Niro in Raging Bull."
"28.04.2017 11:30:00" theguardian.com Could Trump's diplomacy resolve his North Korea crisis? There's hope | Simon Jenkins The threat of conflict is no property negotiation, but the president is conducting it with all his skills as a dealer, craving the eventual shake of the hand "Henry Kissinger once said he preferred negotiating with people who were “dealers”. He would not touch Thatcher versus Galtieri over the Falklands as they were natural intransigents. The dealer bids high and watches his opponent's reaction, the psychology
"28.04.2017 11:15:00" theguardian.com Senior doctor resigns over plan to hand Dublin hospital to order of nuns Dr Peter Boylan condemns plan to transfer ownership to Sisters of Charity, which ran some of Ireland's notorious 'Magdalene laundries' “It's hard to imagine what [the health minister] Simon Harris and the Department of Health are thinking, handing over a €300m hospital to a group with such a history of immoral, untrustworthy, and abusive behaviour. Especially since they still refuse to
"28.04.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme Not even two of the biggest US technology are safe from fraud, as the social network and the search company named as victims of sophisticated attack Exiled Nigerian princes take note ...
"28.04.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Britons could lose health cover in Europe after Brexit, report warns If Ehic provision is withdrawn, travellers with illnesses such as diabetes may be forced to spend thousands on insurance "A week's full private health insurance for a holiday in France for someone with diabetes or mild depression would cost between £800 and £2,500."
"28.04.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com Europe could allow a united Ireland to join EU after Brexit Leaders expected to discuss statement at weekend summit that if the island reunifies, the north will automatically regain EU membership EU diplomats are braced for a fierce reaction from the UK, given the angry tabloid headlines that followed speculation about the status of Gibraltar.
"28.04.2017 10:10:00" Does football have a gambling problem? The industries of professional football and gambling have grown ever closer in recent years but has the relationship become a problem? After Joey Barton was banned for 18 months by the Football Association on charges of betting, we explore gambling's
"28.04.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com A moment that changed me: the loss of my brother to alcohol-related illness | Eve Ainsworth For so long, I questioned why drink always won, without realising that for Kev it was never a question of winning or losing, it was just about surviving "I wish we could have helped him. I wish we could have saved him. But we couldn't. And I'll never stop regretting that. But regrets are wasted. So instead, I just have to be thankful for what he gave us instead."
"28.04.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com The Yassmin Abdel-Magied bash-a-thon is all part of the Anzac Day ritual | Richard Ackland The anti-18C brigade, whose grasp on free speech has always been shallow, strained to spin it in novel directions this week as they piled on a 26-year-old "This brand of synthetic outrage is now part of Australia's Anzac Day ritual."
"28.04.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com Garden bridge across Thames scrapped by Sadiq Khan London mayor pulls plug on controversial project, saying he would not give financial guarantees for construction work to begin Garden bridge has fallen down.
"28.04.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com The future of Liverpool: does the great port city still face out to sea? The outcome of the election for mayor of Liverpool city region on 4 May is not in serious question – but the fate of the 'sunless Marseilles' most certainly is "The narrative about Liverpool is still in the past tense. The city markets itself as if it was Pompeii"
"28.04.2017 08:50:00" theguardian.com Anthony Joshua: 'When Wladimir Klitschko gets beat it could be the end' Wladimir Klitschko revealed he has recorded his prediction of the outcome of his world title fight against Anthony Joshua at Wembley on Saturday “When Klitschko gets beat, that could be the end of him. This is just a part of my journey.
"28.04.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Tiny geology centre vies with Tate Modern to be museum of the year Five-strong shortlist includes little-known Lapworth Museum in Birmingham which houses over 250,000 geological specimens Rock the vote.
"28.04.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com 'I thought being president would be easier': Trump's Reuters interview highlights Trump has spoken in a wide-ranging interview about North Korea, Nafta and how he misses not being able to drive "There is no reason there's not peace between Israel and the Palestinians – none whatsoever.”
"28.04.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Return of the KLF: 'They were agents of chaos. Now the world they anticipated is here' Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty hijacked pop in the 1980s and 90s with outlandish antics involving lasers, house music, a Viking longship and a million-pound bonfire. Andrew Harrison revisits the chaos – and talks to their former partners in crime “You would hear them say: 'Let's get a submarine!' but the thing was, they would actually make it happen.”
"28.04.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com The Snap: Ukip and Tories tussle for Labour heartlands vote Paul Nuttall finally reveals his Westminster ambition … Theresa May makes it personal … and it's Ed Balls day once again The election news that matters today ...
"28.04.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Community is an empty word if my parishioners live in the far east | Giles Fraser: Loose canon Loose canon: Foreign-owned, unoccupied apartments are turning my part of London into a ghost town. And our politicians seem powerless to act "I fear that capitalism is turning my parish into a ghost town."
"28.04.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Children's hospital units forced to close to new patients due to staff shortages Lack of paediatric doctors and nurses across the UK also means care children receive is at risk, says the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Hospital units that treat children and very sick babies are having to shut their doors temporarily to new patients because they are “dangerously” short of specialist staff, a new report reveals.
"28.04.2017 06:40:00" The Simpsons take on Trump's first 100 days The Simpsons' trolling of Donald J. Trump's disastrous first 100 days in office is guaranteed to make you laugh (or cry same-same). Big league!
"28.04.2017 06:19:23" theguardian.com Donald Trump warns of 'major, major conflict' with North Korea US president says he wants to seek a diplomatic solution to Korean crisis and reveals China is helping to pressure Kim Jong-un “Kim Jong-un's 27 years old. His father dies, he took over a regime. So say what you want but that is not easy, especially at that age.”
"28.04.2017 06:00:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump warns of 'major, major conflict' with North Korea US president says he wants to seek a diplomatic solution to Korean crisis and reveals China is helping to pressure Kim Jong-un Donald J. Trump has warned "we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely." He'd prefer not to, but says diplomacy is "very difficult".
"27.04.2017 22:40:00" theguardian.com Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On review – Rashida Jones's tour of techno-sex From female-directed porn to Tinder addicts, used knickers and livestreamed abuse, this Netflix documentary series calmly shows the reality of digital sex "The series aims to stand back and remain nonjudgmental about its subjects. It largely succeeds, albeit not uncontroversially."
"27.04.2017 22:20:00" theguardian.com An app analyzes texts to see if people like you. So I tried it on my husband Crushh claims it can objectively scan for signs of affection in texts from a friend, family member or first date. But does it work? "It is kind of creepy. I totally admit that."
"27.04.2017 22:00:00" theguardian.com Qantas offers first ever direct UK to Australia flights from £1,135 'Kangaroo route' will become single hop when daily service between London and Perth launches in March 2018 “The kangaroo route used to take four days and seven stops but now we're able to link Australia and UK in a single hop."
"27.04.2017 21:35:00" theguardian.com The Democrats' Davos ideology won't win back the Midwest | Thomas Frank The party has harmed millions of their own former constituents. If they change course, they can reverse their losses "The Democrats need to understand that the Davos ideology they have embraced over the years has harmed millions of their own former constituents."
"27.04.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Tony Blair says he expects Theresa May to be next prime minister Blair, who has been vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn, refused again to say that Labour leader would be best PM Blair has previously insisted he is not advocating tactical voting but sailed close to the wind in arguing that people should vote for candidates keeping an open mind on stopping a hard Brexit.
"27.04.2017 20:42:00" theguardian.com Is it safe to take your pet on a plane? Giant rabbit incident on United flight raised questions about animal deaths, which are rare but occur due to 'hot or cold temperatures, poor ventilation and rough handling' RIP Simon, the giant rabbit, who recently passed away on a United Airlines flight. RIP all the good animals who sky-die.
"27.04.2017 20:21:03" theguardian.com Anger as Tate asks staff to contribute towards boat for Nicholas Serota Notices about 'leaving gift' appear in staff rooms amid disputes over low pay and outsourcing, and end of canteen discount A union representative said several members of Tate staff had contacted her about a boat for the director, but she initially thought it was a joke.
"27.04.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Be bold Labour: promise to abandon this ruinous Brexit | Jonathan Steele By offering an unambiguous plan to abort Brexit, the party would be back on the side of the 48% "Even at this late stage, there is a chance for Labour to produce a better alternative. The manifesto should say that an incoming Labour government would abort the negotiations immediately. There will be no Brexit and no talks about how to achieve one."
"27.04.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com How would Donald Trump's tax plan benefit him? Let us count the ways | Michael Paarlberg Taking Trump at his word that he's 'really rich', it's safe to say he'd personally benefit from several marquee features of his plan. Here's how Trump's tax plan, like his budget plan and every other plan, is less a fleshed out policy than a vision of what he sees as the nation's top priorities, one that places him and his family at the top.
"27.04.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com 'We are a target': South Korean village wakes up on frontline with North Arrival of Thaad defence system in Seongju fails to reassure villagers as voters in Seoul calls for engagement not threats Once a retreat for amateur golfers, the Lotte Seongju country club is now in the hands of the most powerful military in the world and its South Korean allies.
"27.04.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Vaccines that saved millions – and where the next breakthroughs will be found According to the World Health Organization, only clean drinking water rivals vaccination in its ability to save lives. The success of vaccines means that many people have never seen diseases that used to be common and have forgotten how devastating they When did you last miss a day of work because you had diphtheria? How many of your friends and family have suffered the devastating effects of smallpox?
"27.04.2017 18:45:00" theguardian.com Lady Macbeth review – brilliantly chilling subversion of a classic | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week Florence Pugh is lethally charismatic in William Oldroyd's daring journey into the darkest corners of the world of bonnets and bows "William Oldroyd's fierce feature debut feels like Victorian noir, a twist on a genre probably invented by Shakespeare in the first place."
"27.04.2017 18:31:00" theguardian.com M&S plans food delivery service Marks and Spencer chiefs plan trial of online food shopping service in autumn 2017 after admitting it can no longer ignore the fast-growing web shop This is not just any online grocer …
"27.04.2017 18:15:00" theguardian.com Gorillaz: Humanz review – a party album for a world gone mad Singing about everything from mental health to western military interventions, Damon Albarn is inspired and often dazzling on a release that includes a host of celebrity collaborators "Gorillaz turned out to be the smartest artistic move of Damon Albarn's career, emancipating him from the Britpop millstone, revealing him not as a bandwagon jumper, but as the one inarguable musical polymath that maligned era produced."
"27.04.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com How long can millennials keep living with their parents? This isn't sustainable | Jamie Peck Some will no doubt attribute this to the unique moral depravity of the Kardashian generation. But don't blame the crisis of capitalism on us "In 1975, a strong labor movement guaranteed benefits and a living wage to workers without college degrees. Now, manufacturing jobs have been outsourced and American union membership hovers around 11%. One must have a college degree to compete in the
"27.04.2017 17:45:00" theguardian.com Why we should all be afraid of Ivanka Trump's mismatched earrings When the First Daughter wore an odd pair of earrings this week, she wasn't trying to look on-trend – she was trying to make us think she was one of us First Sean Spicer went with mismatched shoes. Now this ...
"27.04.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com UK trainer fans camp outside store to buy Kanye West style Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2s go on sale on Saturday in selected stores but fans are already queueing at one in Nottingham Sneakerheads queueing for a pair of Kanye West Yeezy Supply trainers: “I came from London, I've been here since Saturday. The weather's been up and down, so I've just had to deal with it.”
"27.04.2017 17:15:00" theguardian.com In Brighton we're working together to oust the Tories. Corbyn and Farron take heed | Caroline Lucas The Green party is being realistic about what's needed to form a progressive government. Elsewhere local parties are stepping up, but leaders need to act "Despite the leaders of both the Liberal Democrats and Labour trying to shut these discussion down, their members are taking things into their own hands. From Labour-led discussions in Surrey to oust Jeremy Hunt to Lib Dem activists across the country,
"27.04.2017 17:07:00" theguardian.com Steven Gerrard: 'There's a showboating mentality in academies. My teams will be physical' The former Liverpool captain talks about his new role as coach of the club's under-18s, why young players should not try to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo and why he turned down the MK Dons job "A lot of kids think they have to do 10 lollipops or Cruyff turns to look good or stand out."
"27.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Britain's divorce bill must be settled before Brexit talks, says Angela Merkel German chancellor on collision course with Westminster after warning about discussions on UK-EU relationship “Countries with a third country status – and that's what Great Britain will be – cannot and will not have the same or even more rights as a member of the European Union,” she said. “You may think that all this is self-evident. But I have to put this so
"27.04.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com £2 raffle ticket could see you become Lord or Lady of Melling Manor When his business collapsed, owner Dunstan Lowe put his property on the market, but received no good offers – so came up with the idea of a competition This village is waiting to find out which lucky raffle ticket winner will become the new lord and lady.
"27.04.2017 16:30:12" theguardian.com Vaginal mesh left me in agonising pain. When will women's health be taken seriously? | Kath Sansom Women have lost their bladders, their bowels, their sex lives – yet feel ignored and helpless. Now 800 are suing the NHS it's time these operations ended "When undergoing this surgery it is Russian roulette as to whether it will be successful or not. Is that a risk worth taking with a woman's health?"
"27.04.2017 16:05:08" theguardian.com Rachel Johnson joins Lib Dems in protest against Tory backing for Brexit Writer whose brothers Boris and Jo are cabinet ministers has also toyed with idea of running as a Lib Dem candidate in general election Christmas may be awkward for Boris Johnson this year ...
"27.04.2017 15:59:48" theguardian.com Trekker found after surviving 47 days lost in Himalayas Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, from Taiwan was trapped in a remote Nepal valley with his girlfriend but she died three days before rescuers found them Basnyat said the couple, who were found near Tipling in northern Dhading, had followed a river downhill in the hope of finding a village but became stuck when they reached the edge of a waterfall and were unable to climb back up.
"27.04.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Cash-strapped schools could buy cheaper photocopiers, says minister Nick Gibb said in letter to Labour MP that schools facing budget shortfalls could also switch energy suppliers Labour MP John Cryer said the comments showed the department was “living in a fantasy world, utterly divorced from the reality in our schools”.
"27.04.2017 15:30:00" theguardian.com Air pollution plan cannot be delayed, UK court rules Government's advocate applies to delay publishing proposals until 30 June, saying controversy might be seen as 'Tory plan' The government has been ordered to publish its plans to tackle air pollution by 9 May after a judge rejected a plea by ministers to delay until after the general election.
"27.04.2017 15:15:00" Owen Jones: 'In whose interest is this country run?' Owen Jones believes there is a clear choice at the ballot box in the 2017 general election: between the 'arrogant vested interests' he says 'are responsible for plunging the UK into crisis over and over again' or the chance to run the country in the
"27.04.2017 14:59:01" What is a mugwump? Boris Johnson called Jeremy Corbyn a 'mutton-headed old mugwump' in a column for the Sun. Johnson has since apologised to mugwumps for the insult on Good Morning Britain and BBC Radio 4's Today programme. In response, the Labour leader accused the foreign
"27.04.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com Ukip's overt anti-Muslim bigotry has a bright side: it could bury the party | Miqdaad Versi Let's hope the racist posturing of its 'integration agenda' is the final blow for an organisation whose Europhobic mantle the Tories now wear "The launch of Ukip's “integration agenda” has taken the party even closer to the overt and unashamed bigotry of the BNP and EDL, preying on the very worst prejudices of their voters."
"27.04.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com How to eat: shepherd's pie This month, How to Eat is settling down on the sofa with a steaming plate of shepherd's pie, peas and diced carrots, a mug of tea and, naturally, a slice of thickly buttered bread for mopping up. How else would you eat this meal? "If you have to take a knife and fork to your shepherd's pie, if you have to do anything more strenuous than spooning it into your gaping maw, then you have failed."
"27.04.2017 14:23:28" The fight for the future of Charlton Athletic FC This season has seen almost unprecedented levels of supporter action aimed at forcing controversial owners to sell football clubs fans think are mismanaged and driven to relegation and ruin. Charlton Athletic fans are more organised than most. They have a
"27.04.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Spike Lee: 'Black men are still viewed as predators' Twenty-five years after the LA riots, Spike Lee has made a film about Rodney King, whose beating by the police triggered the uprising. Does he think things have improved in the US? 'Race is always going to be an issue in this country' "It's a myth that there's no racism in the UK – it's a bit more undercover."
"27.04.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com It's not a perk when big employers offer egg-freezing – it's a bogus bribe | Suzanne Moore Companies like Apple and Facebook are helping female employees put off motherhood in the name of empowerment. But these women are being dealt a dodgy hand "Being child-free happens for social reasons, not simply because of fertility issues. The structure of the workplace is still not meeting the needs of women, and the culture is not producing men who meet the desires of generations of women who thought
"27.04.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com Beano legend Leo Baxendale dies aged 86 Artist was creator of beloved characters such as Minnie the Minx and the Bash Street Kids “The most influential and most imitated comics artist of modern times”
"27.04.2017 13:15:00" theguardian.com Lib Dems shouldn't count on Remain votes - the data looks bleak Conventional wisdom suggests the Tories could bleed Remain votes to the Lib Dems. Our detailed data analysis suggests this idea could be very wrong indeed "Polls could change, and tactical voting combined with effective local campaigning could make a difference in some seats.
It's clear though that anyone taking a Remain surge for granted should probably dial down their expectations. So far this election
"27.04.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com 'Mugwump' attack has Lynton Crosby's fingerprints on it The turn of phrase was pure Boris Johnson, but the stategy – personal attacks on Jeremy Corbyn – was carefully judged "Boris Johnson's character assassination of Corbyn suggests Theresa May has decided to put him to work as an attack dog, albeit one with a detailed knowledge of the Classics."
"27.04.2017 12:45:00" theguardian.com 'Downward spiral': UK slips to 40th place in press freedom rankings Reporters Without Borders says Britain is approaching tipping point in wake of passage of Investigatory Powers Act Journalists in the UK are less free to hold power to account than those working in South Africa, Chile or Lithuania, according to an index of press freedom around the world.
"27.04.2017 12:28:19" theguardian.com Russian warship sinks after collision with freighter in Black Sea Reconnaissance vessel damaged in crash with Togo-flagged boat near Turkish coast, prompting evacuation of 78 crew members A Russian naval reconnaissance warship has collided with a Togo-flagged boat near Turkey's Black Sea coast and started sinking, prompting an evacuation.
"27.04.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com Angela Merkel attacks British 'illusion' of keeping benefits of EU German chancellor says UK cannot have same rights as member states nor negotiate trade relations before agreeing to pay its bill “Countries with a third country status – and that's what Great Britain will be – cannot and will not have the same or even more rights as a member of the European Union."
"27.04.2017 12:06:48" theguardian.com 'You're embarrassing yourself': Alexis Sánchez's fat lip and set-piece set–tos When Christian Fuchs caught Alexis Sánchez on the shoulder with a throw-in, the Arsenal player went down holding his face. The internet was not impressed "The Arsenal player stood still for a few seconds, perhaps dazed or perhaps wondering how he could manipulate the situation to his team's advantage, and then he fell over – clutching his face."
"27.04.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com AA boss shortlisted for Wolfson Economics prize for UK roads plan Edmund King hoping his 'road miles' allowance idea will win £250,000 award, which sought ideas from around the world on improving roads Is time for drivers to be given an annual road miles allowance?
"27.04.2017 11:45:00" theguardian.com The race to build the world's first sex robot The long read: The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no "Harmony is what a certain type of man would consider a perfect companion: docile, submissive and built like a porn star. And she can't walk away."
"27.04.2017 11:30:14" theguardian.com Tony Blair refuses to back Jeremy Corbyn for prime minister Former Labour PM declines to say party's current leader would be best choice to lead country "The most powerful argument for Labour is to say it's important for our democracy that the government is held to account and needs a strong opposition.”
"27.04.2017 11:16:29" theguardian.com Sgt Pepper: listen to an unreleased outtake of the Beatles classic To celebrate 50 years since the release of the Fab Four's masterpiece, we have an exclusive recording from the legendary sessions “I feel it, I feel it, oh baby now I feel it … Gotta be free now” – listen to an exclusive outtake of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper.
"27.04.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com UK should axe state pension for rich people, says OECD Scrapping payments to wealthiest 5% to 10% would allow government to give more to people in greater need, says thinktank "Ease the tyranny of the maths. Giving less [pension] to the people at the top would free up resources to increase general benefits."
"27.04.2017 10:45:00" theguardian.com Inequality index: where are the world's most unequal countries? Inequality isn't all about income. Here's a guide to different ranking systems – from wealth distribution to the World Happiness Report – and which countries rate best and worst under each Wealth, access to healthcare and education, quality of life? Our quick guide to measures of inequality and how different countries compare.
"27.04.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com CBI warns against Brexit divorce bill row putting EU-UK trade ties at risk Business leaders to urge negotiators on both sides to focus on the mutual benefits of continued free trade as they begin talks “For both sides, leaving the negotiating table without a deal shouldn't be 'Plan B' but 'Plan Z'."
"27.04.2017 10:15:00" theguardian.com How eBooks lost their shine: 'Kindles now look clunky and unhip' Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes Ebook sales are down, physical book sales are up.
Once upon a time, people bought books because they liked reading. Now they buy them because they like books.
"27.04.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Barack Obama to be paid $400,000 for speech at Cantor Fitzgerald event Former US president criticised over role at Wall Street firm's conference after he previously vowed crackdown on 'fat cats' “He went on the attack against Wall Street and now he's being fed by those same people he called fat cats."
"27.04.2017 09:45:00" theguardian.com The Guardian view on Apple-Uber affair: reasons to tame Silicon Valley | Editorial Editorial: The dealings of two of Silicon Valley's biggest companies shows that there remains an urgent political task to bring a rogue culture to heel "If any human being were to behave with the single-minded and ruthless greed of Uber, we would consider them sociopathic."
"27.04.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for passengers to give up seats on flights The carrier announces shakeup of booking policy after outrage at the forcible removal of a passenger United Airlines announces a more passenger-friendly way of dealing with overbooked flights.
"27.04.2017 09:15:00" theguardian.com What is a mugwump? Heads are scratched, dictionaries consulted and references unearthed in an effort to understand the attack on Jeremy Corbyn Someone's called Jeremy Corbyn a mugwump? That could only be one man.
(And he isn't making a Harry Potter reference.)
"27.04.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Entire Yorkshire village sold for £20m after a year on the market West Heslerton Estate, a hamlet near Scarborough including a mansion, 43 houses, a pub and farmland, sold to Norfolk-based firm Albanwise Ltd "A once-in-a-generation opportunity to purchase a 2,116-acre mixed agricultural, residential and commercial estate with vast development and sporting potential, situated within a beautiful area of North Yorkshire".
"27.04.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Kendrick Lamar v Pope Francis – the importance of being humble The rapper and the pontiff have been singing from the same hymn sheet lately: egos are out and humility is in. But who is best at practising what they preach? Who's actually being humble here?
"27.04.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Punch a shark, whistle away a bear: how to survive deadly encounters | Jules Howard From crocodiles in ponds to wasps in service stations or vampires in your hammock, your best bet for dealing with predators is simple: respect them "Though all these animals excite us and capture our interests in all sorts of ways, they aren't monsters. If you do end up face to jaw with any of these creatures, remember that they occupied the habitat first: afford them the respect they deserve, and
"27.04.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com A political earthquake – that's what it takes for the press to notice Wales | Ellie Mae O'Hagan Labour is facing meltdown in its former heartland. It just goes to show that no party can afford to ignore its base and expect not to pay a high price "The one thing we should have learned from the shocks of the last two years is that political parties cannot allow their base to languish in economic decline and not expect any kind of comeuppance."
"27.04.2017 07:29:19" theguardian.com Fashion retailer Boohoo nearly doubles profit after celebrity Instagram tie-ups Pre-tax profits rise 97% to £31m thanks in part to paying social media stars to promote clothes to 16- to 24-year-old fans “You can pay people to wear your clothes, or give them free clothes, but some are just interested in our fashion and will come along and have a pizza in our offices and put the range on Instagram.”
"27.04.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Thursday briefing: Kim could do it, warns US top brass Threat of nuclear strike by North Korea underlined … Donald Trump's tax cuts for the rich and big business … and here come the sex robots Here's the news that matters this morning ...
"27.04.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Bristol's Colston Hall to drop name of slave trader after protests Concert venue that hosted the Beatles, David Bowie and Bob Dylan will reopen with a new name following refurbishment Bristol's largest concert hall is ditching the “toxic” name of the slave trader Edward Colston after years of protests and boycotts.
"27.04.2017 06:20:00" theguardian.com Zac Goldsmith to re-stand for Conservatives in Richmond Park Defeated London mayoral candidate to stand just months after resigning over the Heathrow expansion and losing resulting byelection as an independent Will Zac Goldsmith lose his third election in just over a year?
"27.04.2017 06:20:00" theguardian.com The Snap: Boris Johnson takes on 'mutton-headed mugwump' Corbyn Zac Goldsmith returns after runway runaway … Greens and Lib Dems trade tactics in Brighton … and Tory poll lead slips to 16 points Here's all the election news that matters this morning ...
"27.04.2017 06:00:00" theguardian.com Jonathan Demme obituary US film director whose 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs won five Oscars “I had just done what I always did. Only this time it worked.” That was an understatement. The Silence Of The Lambs was only the third in history to win all five major Oscars.
"26.04.2017 23:21:00" theguardian.com South Carolina Republican: scrap slave memorial if Confederate monument goes Pastor calls Sheri Few's ad citing Charleston shooting 'completely distasteful' as candidate blames 'weak politicians' for taking down Confederate flag “So then there's this huge monument to African Americans that is still on the statehouse grounds.
“And, you know, why hasn't anyone called for the removal of that? Because that was a part of the compromise. So that doesn't seem fair, does it?”
"26.04.2017 22:58:07" theguardian.com Florida man accused of fighting for Isis in Syria could face prosecution in US Family of Kary Kleman, who was detained by Turkish border police, deny he had joined terrorist group, saying he 'has a good heart' and went to help Syrians “He said he could not live in a life of luxury knowing what was going on in Syria, and that nobody was helping the people there,” said his mother, Marlene, on Wednesday. “We believe he has a good heart.”
"26.04.2017 22:42:57" theguardian.com US commander not confident North Korea will refrain from nuclear assault Adm Harry Harris sounded dire notes before a congressional panel on Wednesday, but did not outline any timeline for additional military steps
"26.04.2017 22:22:07" theguardian.com Turkish forces clash with Kurdish militia one day after deadly airstrikes War monitor confirms exchange of fire near the town of Darbasiyeh, a day after Ankara carried out raids that killed at least 20 fighters Clashes have erupted between Turkish border guards and Kurdish militiamen, a day after a series of airstrikes ordered by Ankara threatened to escalate a protracted conflict along its southern border with Syria.
"26.04.2017 22:00:00" theguardian.com Trump's plan to overturn net neutrality rules to face 'a tsunami of resistance' FCC chairman Ajit Pai vows to cut rules to enforce an open internet where all traffic is treated equally – but senators and activists warn there will be a fight “Just two years ago the Federal Communications Commission listened to four million voices and adopted strong net neutrality rules. Those rules ensured that the internet would remain a level playing field for everyone, making the internet America's
"26.04.2017 21:45:00" theguardian.com 'It's going to be a bloodbath': Tories target high-profile Labour seats Conservatives eye seats in Midlands and northern England in the hope of claiming scalps of current and former shadow ministers Conservative campaigners are planning to target high-profile Labour MPs, some with large majorities, in the hope of unseating current and former shadow ministers including Liz Kendall, Tom Watson and Vernon Coaker.
"26.04.2017 21:30:00" theguardian.com Theresa May considering scrapping 'triple lock' on pensions Policy that guarantees increase in basic state pension each year could be ditched for a weaker 'double lock' and money used for social care instead Theresa May is seriously considering replacing the “triple lock”, which guarantees a minimum increase in the state pension, with a less generous “double lock” and could free up some of the money saved to spend on social care.
"26.04.2017 21:15:00" theguardian.com Marine Le Pen springs surprise visit on Macron during picket line campaign trip Presidential frontrunner was meeting with striking factory workers but far-right candidate rushed to her heartlands to try to show up rival The French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was met with boos and jeers at a factory picket line in northern France after he was upstaged by a surprise appearance by his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.
"26.04.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Lena Dunham: 'I can't even understand what the alt-right is saying' The actor/writer/director spoke at the Tribeca film festival with Girls co-creator Jenni Konner on the vitriol aimed at the show from across the spectrum “It's when I thought I was being misunderstood, or willfully misunderstood, by other women who shared my politics that things were really hard.”
"26.04.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com The unsung women of Star Wars: buns, a dead Obi-Wan and the script doctor Showbusiness might, as Carrie Fisher wrote, be a man's meal, but a group of women played a crucial role in creating the blockbuster franchise “We told George that Leia's character should be more Hawksian woman,” – Barbara Stanwyck or Lauren Bacall – “someone who could take command, who doesn't take any shit, but at the same time is vulnerable; to write her as really focused instead of just a
"26.04.2017 20:30:00" California 'super bloom' visible from space Wildflowers have erupted across California deserts in the past month in a phenomenon known as a 'super bloom'. After heavy rainfall ended months of drought, the flowers carpeted such vast areas that the transformation was visible from space
"26.04.2017 20:15:00" theguardian.com Trump's 'huge tax cut for the rich' would slash taxes for businesses and wealthy Administration officials were short on details of the plan that, if passed, would be the largest overhaul of the US tax system since the Reagan era Officials avoided questions on whether the president would himself benefit from the $2tn-plus proposal critics quickly described as “basically a huge tax cut for the rich”.
"26.04.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com No one sabotages Donald Trump better than Donald Trump | Joshua Matz Yet another executive order by the US president was blocked by the courts, in part because of his own words. His tweets are a political doomsday device "Everything he says and does can shape our national destiny. He holds lives in his hands. No matter how overwhelming the flood of improper statements, Trump is the President. Every word matters. Every word must be taken seriously. Especially in this era
"26.04.2017 19:40:00" Can you guess what the Tory soundbite plan was? The Tories repeatedly hammered the campaign theme of 'strong and stable' leadership at PMQs on Wednesday. Not only did the prime minister herself say it many times, just about every Conservative backbencher who spoke managed to get the phrase in.
"26.04.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com The forgotten story of ... Carlos Kaiser, football's greatest conman | Rob Smyth For more than two decades, Carlos Kaiser was one of the most famous footballers in Brazil – even though he had no intention of ever kicking a ball “The greatest footballer never to have played football.”
"26.04.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com Could history of humans in North America be rewritten by broken bones? Smashed mastodon bones show humans arrived over 100,000 years earlier than previously thought say researchers, although other experts are sceptical “Of course extraordinary claims like this require extraordinary evidence … the site preserves such evidence”
"26.04.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com 'Death of the French left': why voters are hesitating over Macron We asked readers who backed left-leaning candidates how they'll vote in the second round of the French presidential election "The only positive aspect of Macron winning will be that it will not be Marine Le Pen."
"26.04.2017 18:45:00" theguardian.com Presenting the Trump doctrine: 'forever war' Trump's enthusiasm for war is the logical endpoint of a grim process started years ago by his predecessors in the White House "Trump wasn't even involved in the decision to drop the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal for the first time in war, but his beloved generals – 'we have the best military people on Earth' – already know the man they work for, and the bigger,
"26.04.2017 18:30:00" theguardian.com Flat-pack fashion: Ikea takes swipe at Balenciaga's $2,150 shopping bag Swedish furniture giant issues a guide to identifying a genuine Frakta bag after influential fashion house launches uncannily similar tote IKEA has issued guidelines on how to distinguish their $0.99 bag from the BALENCIAGA $2,150 designer item: "If it rustles, it's the real deal".
"26.04.2017 18:15:00" theguardian.com Isis faces exodus of foreign fighters as its 'caliphate' crumbles Exclusive: Two Britons and one US citizen are among dozens who have surrendered or been caught at Turkish border Exclusive: Two Britons and one US citizen are among dozens who have surrendered or been caught at the Turkish border.
"26.04.2017 18:00:00" Rise of the sex robots Rise of the sex robots
Advances in computer science and engineering mean that sex robots are no longer just science fiction. The first sex robots, with animatronic movement and artificial intelligence, are due to go on sale by the end of the year. Jenny
"26.04.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Irish people have dared to speak on abortion. Our government must listen | Grainne Maguire Last weekend, a national assembly set up by the taoiseach, Enda Kenny, to debate access to abortion in Ireland announced its results. The story was that abortion could be tolerated in only the most limited of circumstances. Then 99 members of the public were asked what they thought
"26.04.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com Duke of Westminster's £12bn property firm hit by London slump Grosvenor Group reports worst UK performance since 2008 as Brexit and stamp duty rise cause slowdown in capital Speaking about his son in 1993, Gerald Grosvenor said: “He's been born with the longest silver spoon anyone can have, but he can't go through life sucking on it. He has to put back what he has been given.”
"26.04.2017 17:15:00" theguardian.com Dip back in: beat the hummus crisis with this quick recipe If you're one of the many around the UK left bereft by the sudden shortage of the chickpea-based favourite, fear not! It's easy – and cheap – to make at home Ran out of hummus? We're here to the rescue!
"26.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com How the modern weather map was born Weatherwatch Francis Galton's synoptic chart described conditions of the previous day and sidestepped the pitfalls of prediction Here's a story with a sunny outlook ...
"26.04.2017 16:40:02" theguardian.com Mexico talks tough to Trump as border wall funding appears to stall Foreign minister called plans 'hostile' and an 'absolute waste of money', as Trump appears to back down on demand for funding from Congress “A hostile act."
"26.04.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com How rich hippies and developers went to war over Instagram's favourite beach The long read: With its Mayan ruins and moonlight raves, Tulum has become Mexico's hippest holiday destination. But a spate of violent evictions reveals a darker side The once-sleepy beach town of Tulum in Mexico has become the kind of spiritual oasis favoured by New York's fashion crowd, who come to do yoga and sweat lodge ceremonies. But a series of violent evictions announced the arrival of powerful developers. For
"26.04.2017 16:15:00" theguardian.com Does Canada have its own Donald Trump on the horizon? | Matthew Hays Right-wing populist candidates in Conservative party's leadership contest are finding appeal. Canada is not immune to trends upending politics elsewhere Is Canada immune to populism? Maybe not ...
"26.04.2017 16:06:26" theguardian.com The discovery of alien life may be close. How will religion survive it? | Santhosh Mathew Encounters with new worlds and new life will present religions with the ultimate theological conundrum. But they will adapt, as they have done before "The core question would be, does God's creation extend beyond a single planet? If so, would the inhabitants of those planets believe in the same gods as humans do?"
"26.04.2017 15:47:30" LA mayor heralds La La Land Day with acrobat dancers at City Hall Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proclaimed 25 April as La La Land Day, in honour of the Oscar-winning Hollywood musical which uses the city as a backdrop for its elaborate song-and-dance routines. Marking the occasion were acrobats suspended by ropes
"26.04.2017 15:29:13" theguardian.com MPs condemn free schools policy as incoherent and wasteful Report says DfE must use funding more cost-effectively and notes 60% of schools are more than 40 years old and in disrepair "While the department is spending significant funds in creating 500 more free schools, even in areas with no shortage of places, existing schools struggle to live within their budgets and carry out routine maintenance."
"26.04.2017 15:11:27" theguardian.com Nick Broomfield on his damning Whitney Houston film: 'She had very little control over her life' The director spoke to the bodyguards, backup singers, hairdressers and promoters who formed the star's inner circle. The result is a tragic, uncompromising portrait of a woman forced to conceal her true self “She had to support not only her family, but her friends and their friends. That's where all her money went. People say she spent it on drugs, but it's impossible to spend that amount on drugs. She was buying them all cars and houses, and paying for their
"26.04.2017 14:54:36" theguardian.com The rebel France could not crush: Paul Mason on his play about the passion of Louise Michel When the Paris Commune fell, she was deported to a remote, mosquito-ridden island in the South Pacific – where she found new freedom fighters to support. Our writer retraces her steps and struggles “The sea was bad and they may never have arrived across the bay, or perhaps they were killed in the fighting … but they were brave, in a way both black and white people love.”
"26.04.2017 14:36:05" theguardian.com Plastic-eating bugs? It's a great story – but there's a sting in the tail | Philip Ball Breeding wax moth caterpillars to devour our waste sounds good. But they would attack bee colonies too, and ultimately put crops at risk "Quite aside from how and where you'd farm all these bugs, there's something about them that news reports have failed to mention."
"26.04.2017 14:12:34" theguardian.com Officer says he used 'minimal but necessary force' on United passenger Chicago releases testimony of aviation police involved in 9 April forcible removal of David Dao, 69, which sparked outrage at airline All three officers remain on paid leave while the incident is investigated.
"26.04.2017 13:56:37" theguardian.com Why Putin's persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses should worry us | Andrew Brown The brutal treatment of this small, resolutely non-violent religious group is loathsome testimony to the ruthlessness of Russia's authoritarian regime "Hardly anyone noticed last week when the Russian supreme court last week suppressed the Jehovah's Witnesses there and seized all the group's property. But it was a very important blow against the principle of freedom of belief."
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"26.04.2017 13:26:54" theguardian.com 30 years of gay style: from disco chic to hipster bears It used to be a tribal signal but as gay style has moved into the mainstream, the look has become harder to pin down. It's forcing creatives to really push the boundaries if they want to make a statement “These days I can barely tell the difference between straight men and gay.”
"26.04.2017 13:03:53" theguardian.com Nick Broomfield on his damning Whitney Houston film The director spoke to the bodyguards, backup singers, hairdressers and promoters who formed the star's inner circle. The result is a tragic, uncompromising portrait of a woman forced to conceal her true self 'She had very little control over her life'
"26.04.2017 12:46:57" theguardian.com Why are the Tories letting Labour have the floor? Two words: Boris Johnson | Jonathan Freedland The former mayor was a headache for the Conservative election campaign in 2015. He is again in 2017 – but for very different reasons "Boris Johnson was a problem in 2015, and is a problem in 2017 too. But the difference is telling. Back then, he was deemed an asset. Now his own colleagues view him as a liability. What happened in between? In a word, Brexit."
"26.04.2017 12:30:00" theguardian.com David Davis promises swift deal to protect EU citizens in UK Brexit secretary tells business leaders he wants to secure rights of EU nationals living in Britain at the earliest opportunity “We have 3,000 employees in the UK who have EU passports. We would love to be able to give certainty to them as soon as possible that they are secure. Intellectual capital is the most important asset that London has.”
"26.04.2017 12:22:48" theguardian.com Joey Barton banned from football for 18 months by FA for breaking betting rules Joey Barton has been suspended from all football activity for 18 months after admitting a misconduct charge relating to betting, the Football Association has announced "This effectively forces me into an early retirement."
"26.04.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com David Cameron: Brexit vote ended a 'poisoning' of UK politics Former PM says he regrets referendum cut short his leadership but says snap election will help Theresa May settle EU divorce "In the month after the vote to leave the EU, the number of hate crimes jumped by 41%."
"26.04.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Tim Farron says he doesn't believe gay sex is a sin Lib Dem leader clarifies his views and says he does not want people to misunderstand his religious beliefs “People's faith is private, and it's up to them to decide how they make these interpretations. For me, separating faith from politics means you shouldn't be trying to have a running commentary on these things, and also shouldn't be trying to impose one's
"26.04.2017 11:45:00" Don't buy the lie. Opposing the government is not sabotage Paul Mason says the Daily Mail headline, calling those who oppose the government 'saboteurs', is sinister. He argues that this tactic is commonplace in dictatorships and autocracies, but to see it in a democracy is alarming. He says meaningful opposition
"26.04.2017 11:30:00" theguardian.com McDonald's offers fixed contracts to 115,000 UK zero-hours workers Fast-food chain makes move after staff complained they were struggling to get loans, mortgages and phone contracts McDonald's is to offer 115,000 UK workers on controversial zero-hours contracts the option of moving to fixed contracts with a minimum number of guaranteed hours every week.
"26.04.2017 11:15:00" LA mayor heralds La La Land Day with acrobat dancers at City Hall Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proclaimed 25 April as La La Land Day, in honour of the Oscar-winning Hollywood musical which uses the city as a backdrop for its elaborate song-and-dance routines. Marking the occasion were acrobats suspended by ropes
"26.04.2017 11:05:13" theguardian.com Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn square off in final PMQs before election – politics live Live coverage of all the day's campaign action, as party leaders square off at prime minister's questions for the last time until … who knows? It's the last #PMQs before the election - follow it live here ...
"26.04.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Gina Miller raises £300,000 for candidates to oppose hard Brexit Campaigner says she has raised hundreds of thousands in crowdfunding to support up to 100 pro-Europeans in election “It is especially important for young people to vote as they will be living with the consequences of the decisions taken in the next parliament for their entire lives.”
"26.04.2017 10:47:00" theguardian.com Kim Jong-May received with rapture and adulation in Bridgend The Supreme Leader tells ecstatic devotees they must annihilate all opposition to her strong and stable leadership '“I will take a few questions from the media,” Kim Jong-May said hesitantly, mindful that – for the time being – she wasn't living in a one party state.'
"26.04.2017 10:35:57" theguardian.com How can Labour survive this Tory tidal wave? Reach for the sandbags | Polly Toynbee Tactical voting and progressive alliances are the only way to save Labour MPs. Otherwise they will disappear from swaths of the country "The pollsters tell us that we face an unprecedented swing to the right, unrestrained by effective opposition. The Brexit deal-or-no-deal that will determine the fate of the country will be signed and sealed by May long before the next election – with no
"26.04.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com Outgoing Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will likely get $186m payout Shareholders will be asked to approve a huge payout for Mayer, as Yahoo is currently being sold to Verizon, the US's largest telecom company, for $4.49bn What's the price of failure?
"26.04.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Backlash after report claims saturated fats do not increase heart risk Relying on low fat foods to avoid heart disease is misguided, say cardiologists, but critics say comments ignore evidence "The paper has triggered furious criticism from a range of experts in cardiology and evidence-based medicine."
"26.04.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com How to make a Spotify playlist the whole family will love You needn't give up your love of music as a parent – just convince your children they've discovered the classics. Here's how to pick tracks that everyone can get down to What's a good industrial tech house track to follow Wheels On the Bus?
"26.04.2017 09:23:51" theguardian.com To be human to another human – this is why we nurse Four nurses explain the moments that brought home why they went into the profession "We had a three-year-old boy who was recovering from surgery. He was so frightened by everything and upset all the time. Every time we'd go in to see him with a tray that had his antibiotics on, he'd start crying. He hadn't had his hair washed for about
"26.04.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com People whose 'brain age' is older than their real age more likely to die early Scientists at Imperial College London used MRI scans and algorithms to produce computer-generated brain age and spot risk of dying young “People use the 'age' of an organ all the time to talk about health. Smokers are said to have lungs that are 20 years older than they should be, you can even answer online questionnaires about exercise and diet and get a 'heart age'. This technique could
"26.04.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Welcome to Fallow Cross: inside the secret village built by Punchdrunk Punchdrunk scour cities for places to house their theatre spectaculars. Now they've even created a fully functioning village – complete with cosy pub “When does a show start? When you buy a ticket? When you walk into the lift? There is a magic space between the real and the fictional."
"26.04.2017 08:24:11" theguardian.com Tony Blair should zip it. Interventions from its right wing won't help Labour | Sam Glover The former prime minister's idea of putting Brexit at the centre of the party's election campaign is wrongheaded, insulting and dangerous "There needs to be a candidate who will embrace Corbyn's serious thinking about social justice and the NHS, while also understanding the necessity of pragmatism to be electorally viable. For many leftwing members of the Labour party, Corbyn, and his
"26.04.2017 07:59:31" theguardian.com United Airlines in new PR disaster after giant rabbit dies on UK flight Airline launches investigation after rabbit set to be the world's biggest found dead after travelling from London to Chicago "Simon was expected to grow to be the world's biggest rabbit."
"26.04.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Nestlé axes 300 UK jobs and moves Blue Riband production to Poland Unions criticise the Swiss confectionery firm's plan to end 81 years of British production of the wafer-based snack “These factories should be exporting chocolate – not people's jobs. The government needs to step in before it's too late and reassure millions of workers across the country this is not just the tip of the Brexit iceberg.”
"26.04.2017 07:29:21" Moving eulogy from partner of slain French policeman "You will not have my hatred": the partner of the French policeman shot dead on the Champs-Elysées in Paris last week has given a moving eulogy for the officer who was a defender of gay rights, member of an LGBT police association, and "a man full of
"26.04.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com The Stonehenge tunnel: 'A monstrous act of desecration is brewing' Planners claim that a dual carriageway under the prehistoric monument will ease congestion. But campaigners warn that it will have a disastrous impact on one of the world's most fascinating landmarks “Stonehenge has stood there for 4,500 years. And up to now, no one's thought of injecting enormous quantities of concrete into the landscape and permanently disfiguring it.”
"26.04.2017 06:45:00" theguardian.com Wednesday briefing: Trump runs up against a brick wall Trump's border barrier met with budget blockade … free schools condemned as huge waste of money … and row over claims about fat and heart health All the news you need, right now.
"26.04.2017 06:30:00" theguardian.com If ever there was a time to vote Labour, it is now | George Monbiot I'd rather live with Jeremy Corbyn's gentle dithering in pursuit of a better world than give May a mandate to destroy what remains of British decency "It would be foolish to deny or minimise Jeremy Corbyn's flaws. But it would be more foolish still to use them as a reason for granting Theresa May a mandate to destroy what remains of British decency and moderation, or for refusing to see the good that a
"26.04.2017 06:13:24" theguardian.com Artificial womb for premature babies successful in animal trials Lambs born at equivalent of 23 weeks human gestation kept alive and developing in advance could transform outlook for very premature babies “An awe-inspiring sight.”
"26.04.2017 06:00:00" theguardian.com How we made Brassed Off 'I spent months learning the flugelhorn – and I didn't even have to play it' Tara Fitzgerald: "I remember the first time we rehearsed with the Grimethorpe band in the Abbey Road studios, where the soundtrack was being recorded. When they started to play, I got goosebumps sitting among all that power."
"25.04.2017 20:53:06" theguardian.com America doesn't have red states and blue states. Let's talk about real life instead Many progressives trade in stereotypes about Kansas with childlike pride, but to use geography to separate the righteous from the scourge is dangerously simplistic "America is one place. Every state shares in her sins, and every state shares in her progress."
"25.04.2017 20:17:13" theguardian.com Ivanka Trump can't be white-washed with 'women's empowerment' talk It's fitting that she was booed at the W20 summit on Tuesday but, really, it's time that she was booed off the world stage "Ivanka Trump is, indeed, a wonderful example of what women can achieve with just perseverance, tenacity and millions of inherited dollars."
"25.04.2017 20:15:00" theguardian.com 100 days of gibberish – Trump has weaponised nonsense | Lindy West The Trump White House approaches language with the same roughshod entitlement he's applying to the presidency. His sloppy lies and vague promises must not stop us holding him to account "Trump approaches language with the same roughshod imperialist entitlement he's applying to the presidency (and, by extension, the world) – as though it's a resource that one man can own and burn at will, not a vastly complex collective endeavour of which
"25.04.2017 19:45:00" theguardian.com Robert Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author dies aged 88 Book telling the father-son story of a motorcycle trip across the western United States was published in 1974 and quickly became a best-seller Published after being rejected by more than 100 other publishers, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was the father-son story of a motorcycle trip across the western United States with its protagonist setting "out to resolve the conflict between
"25.04.2017 19:40:00" Ella Fitzgerald: the first lady of song Today marks 100 years since the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. 'Lady Ella' burst onto the Harlem music scene in the mid-1930s after winning a talent contest at the Apollo Theater. She was a 15-year-old street performer living rough at the time. She went on to
"25.04.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com Late-night TV roundup: 'It's 100 days in Trump time. For us, it's 15 years' Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, discuss how little the president has achieved in his first three months in the White House "Trump is so ignorant that he's ignorant of his own ignorance."
"25.04.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Topsy-turvy: how Mr Men got mashed up with Doctor Who Adam Hargreaves, son of Mr Men creator Roger, discusses the latest expansion of the cartoon universe – into the realm of the Timelord “The world of Doctor Who can be very complicated, so I was very conscious of how to make them work for pre-school children, while capturing the daft, silly sense of humour that Mr Men is all about. To inject some of the Mr Men storytelling style of my
"25.04.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Yemen hunger crisis: UN appeal raises half of $2.1bn target António Guterres tells humanitarian aid-pledging conference the war-torn country is facing 'a tragedy of immense proportions' “On average, a child under the age of five dies of preventable causes in Yemen every 10 minutes. This means 50 children in Yemen will die during today's conference, and all of those deaths could have been prevented.”
"25.04.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com Call the state department's ad for Mar-a-Lago what it is: a plea for corruption | Ross Barkan The state department touted the virtues of the US president's private members club. It was emblematic of all that is wrong with our times "No sitting president in American history has been so engrossed with personal profit as Donald Trump."
"25.04.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com Passengers don't want overweight flight crew, say Aeroflot officials after lawsuits Airline representatives claim customers choose it partly on basis of employees' appearance, after court rejects complaints "Nikita Krichevsky, another member of Aeroflot's public council, said the penalties should not be seen as a salary docking but as an incentive to lose weight. He accused the women of 'trying to blacken the name of the state air company' and said they
"25.04.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Ivanka Trump met with jeers in Berlin over defense of her father Donald Trump's daughter hears boos and hisses at W20 summit for calling him a 'champion of supporting families' as Angela Merkel tries hard to make her guest feel welcome “The history of feminism is such that there are certain commonalities with me, and other aspects where there aren't.”
"25.04.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com 'Heist of the century': Brazilian gang hits security vault and police HQ in Paraguay Using automatic rifles, dynamite and anti-aircraft guns, around 50 gangsters turned city into a battle zone before fleeing in speedboats with about $6m Brazilian gangsters have taken armed robbery to a lethal new level with a cross-border attack on a Paraguayan security vault and police headquarters using automatic rifles, dynamite and anti-aircraft guns in what local media have described as “the heist
"25.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Leaked Labour script puts 'core party issues' above Brexit Document for general election campaign pledges help for NHS, schools and social care in contrast to Tory 'privilege' policies A leaked general election script for MPs reveals that the Labour party will direct its campaign focus to core party issues, such as schools, social care and the NHS, rather than immigration, defence and Brexit.
"25.04.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Wikipedia founder to fight fake news with new Wikitribune site Crowdfunded online publication from Jimmy Wales will pair paid journalists with army of volunteer contributors “Someone I know convinced me to give Trump 100 days before making my mind up, but then on day one Kellyanne Conway came out and said her 'alternative facts' line. That was when I really decided to move forward.”
"25.04.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com Google launches major offensive against fake news New tools will allow users to report misleading content while changes to search algorithm aim to 'surface more authoritative pages' Google said it would allow people to complain about misleading, inaccurate or hateful content in its autocomplete function, which pops up to suggest searches based on the first few characters typed.
"25.04.2017 16:15:00" theguardian.com Hummus shortages after shops remove dip from sale over 'taste issues' Shoppers unhappy after supermarkets pull stocks from shelves following complaints of metallic taste Don't panic! There's a recipe for perfect hummus linked in the story.
"25.04.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com FaceApp apologises for 'racist' filter that lightens users' skintone Users of viral face-tuning app have criticised its 'hot' filter for whitening skin Users of FaceApp noticed one of the options, initially labelled as “hot”, made people look whiter.
"25.04.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Labour has a real Brexit alternative. Now it must get the message to voters | Owen Jones The party will ensure that workers, consumers and the environment are protected. There will be no blank cheque for a reckless Tory Brexit "A vote for May is a blank cheque for a Tory Brexit that will damage jobs, the economy and living standards. Only a Labour deal will prioritise jobs, the economy and living standards: that has to be the approach."
"25.04.2017 15:30:00" theguardian.com Rich murder suspect is freed on bail as man accused of welfare fraud stuck in jail Wealthy woman whose friends raised $35m for her is on house arrest as a man who can't afford $75,000 bail has two options: plead guilty or stay behind bars "I feel like I'm an animal here in a cage – less than an animal."
"25.04.2017 15:15:00" theguardian.com Le Pen is a far-right Holocaust revisionist. Macron isn't. Hard choice? | Hadley Freeman My family know all too well the consequences of fascism in France. The left shouldn't be dithering about whether to support Emmanuel Macron 'A week before the US election David Sedaris wrote about undecided American voters, and he compared them to passengers on a plane being presented with their meal options: “'Can I interest you in the chicken?' the flight attendant asks. 'Or would you
"25.04.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com The drone video that sums up global inequality Johnny Miller has caused quite a stir with his aerial images of South Africa's divided communities. He explains the origins of the Unequal Scenes project Looking down on the haves and the have-nots.
"25.04.2017 14:52:00" theguardian.com David Squires on … Arsenal and Chelsea reaching the FA Cup final 'Conte's bold selection choices paid dividends and also revealed the list of people apparently now ahead of John Terry in the pecking order.' Our resident cartoonist looks back on the Wembley semi-finals, featuring a terrifying hoolie firm and the depth of Antonio Conte's squad
"25.04.2017 14:45:00" theguardian.com US considers cabin laptop ban on flights from UK airports All travellers from Europe could face ban aimed at thwarting terrorists who want to smuggle explosives in electronic gadgets The Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from taking laptops into the cabins.
"25.04.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com They bought Trump's promise: is he making America great again yet? For some Trump voters in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, their new president has already done more than Obama – but others have had enough Would Trump supporters elect him again now?
"25.04.2017 14:15:51" theguardian.com Matt Damon: 'Children are drinking water so dirty it looks like chocolate milk' | David Smith The Hollywood star reveals how a conversation with an ambitious 14-year-old in Zambia inspired a project to help people in dire need of clean water “The poorest of poor are actually already paying for water, and in a lot of cases paying more than the middle class. If you're not connected to the infrastructure then you're taking time away from a job to go to a common water source and spend hours
"25.04.2017 14:01:32" theguardian.com Ditch the outrage over Macron's marriage age gap – we all have fascists to fight The reaction to the age disparity between the French presidential hopeful and his wife proves one thing: endemic ageism and sexism are alive and kicking Emmanuel Macron first met his wife, then 40, when he was her 15-year-old pupil. Should we care?
"25.04.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Brexit economy: living standards are falling as the snap election looms The latest monthly Guardian analysis finds rising prices, sluggish wage growth and a mood of uncertainty among employers as the UK heads to the polls Our monthly Brexit briefing - with an election round the corner.
"25.04.2017 13:20:00" theguardian.com Bring back squatting! The best way to solve our unnecessary housing crisis I dream of a gigantic, coordinated, nationwide flash squat of multiple empty sites all at once. Perhaps it could come true "Squatting enrages the you-can't-have-something-for-nothing brigade. But squatting isn't something for nothing. It's not usually a few ravers descending on an oligarch's empty mansion. Done properly, it's very hard work, often restoring and saving
"25.04.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com My family was hit by a bus driver with road rage My safety campaign has uncovered shocking facts. I want to ensure no other family suffers like ours, by keeping drivers calm behind the wheel "I noticed a child's lunch box on the ground. I bent down to pick it up and put it on a wall. As I turned around, the bus came – at lightning speed, too fast to scream."
"25.04.2017 12:39:04" theguardian.com Has Labour found a way to secure a good Brexit deal? As the party walks a tightrope between leave and remain voters, Keir Starmer has put forward what could be a third option Is there a third way for Brexit?
"25.04.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com Replica Reichstag stormed at Russian 'military Disneyland' Defence minister among 5,000 spectators at Patriot Park for re-enactment of Red Army's capture of Berlin landmark in 1945 "Eyebrows were raised on Sunday because the mock-up appeared to have been modelled on the contemporary building, which has a glass dome designed by the British architect Norman Foster and is home to the German federal parliament, the Bundestag."
"25.04.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com 'Horrific' levels of child abuse in unsafe refugee camps, warns EU Study says squalid Greek and Italian camps lack adequate security, food and medical facilities, with 23,000 unaccompanied minors at risk of exploitation “The amount of child abuse, rape and smuggling that is going on is horrific. If the EU is to have any sort of value it has to care for unaccompanied minors when they arrive in Europe.”
– Claude Moraes, chair of the European parliament's justice and home
"25.04.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com Pro-EU Tories quit Open Britain over plans to oust Brexit-backing MPs Nicky Morgan, Anna Soubry and Dominic Grieve say it is 'untenable' for them to support successor organisation to remain campaign A group of pro-EU Conservatives have angrily cut their ties with the successor organisation to the remain campaign after it launched a push encouraging voters to unseat prominent pro-Brexit MPs, most of them Tories.
"25.04.2017 11:20:00" Obama's sage advice on selfies Barack Obama says people should be more 'circumspect' with selfie-taking, as he 'probably wouldn't have been president of the United States' if certain high school photos had surfaced.
"25.04.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com How the MoD's plan to privatise military housing ended in disaster The long read: In 1996, the Ministry of Defence decided to sell off its housing stock. The financier Guy Hands bought it up in a deal that would make his company billions – and have disastrous consequences for both the military and the taxpayer. Here's how a disastrous privatisation deal signed by the Tories to sell off military housing stock, earned some of the world's biggest investors billions at the expense of the UK taxpayer.
"25.04.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com How luxury flat-owners could shut down the Tate's viewing platform They were sold on their proximity to Tate Modern. Now the residents of luxury flats are taking the gallery to court, arguing its viewing platform invades their privacy Oi, you up there – stop gawping through my window.
"25.04.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com The cliches of this golden age of TV We live in a time of impressive, innovative television, but not everything about it is fresh. Here are the hackneyed themes that keep cropping up Easy on the gratuitous nudity, secret addictions and flashbacks, please.
"25.04.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Trump summons entire Senate to White House briefing on North Korea Extraordinary step taken as administration pressures UN security council for full force of existing sanctions and further measures in event of nuclear test “North Korea is a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve.”
"25.04.2017 09:45:00" theguardian.com Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste Wax moth larvae are usually bred as fish bait, but a chance discovery has revealed their taste for plastic – which could be used to beat polluting plastic For caterpillars that are bred as premium fish bait, it must rank as a better life …
"25.04.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com Polling's dirty little secret: why polls have been wrong before and will be again | David Lipsey Unrepresentative samples and margins of error that wildly misrepresent likely outcomes are perennial problems for pollsters. So beware what you believe The problem with opinion polls.
"25.04.2017 09:15:00" theguardian.com Why Theresa May is a true heir to Richard Nixon | Aditya Chakrabortty Our prime minister is turning this election into a culture war, using the language of the hard right to define the very identity of Britain – and create a one-party UK "You can already see how Jeremy Corbyn will be tagged as the friend of Hamas, Hezbollah and tax hikes."
"25.04.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Food banks report record demand amid universal credit chaos Charity calls for immediate reduction in six-week wait for first benefit payment after handing out 1,182,954 emergency parcels "People are lost. They have no support at the Jobcentre Plus, and don't know where to turn for help."
"25.04.2017 08:45:00" theguardian.com Little Boy Blue review – gut-wrenching grief, and an investigation that nearly didn't get results Jeff Pope's dramatisation of the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Rhys Jones excelled at turning bad news into good drama "To be honest I was in bits pretty much from the off."
"25.04.2017 08:30:00" theguardian.com Alcohol ruling drives Indian bar-goers round bends Business owners walk a fine line in ingenious efforts to skirt supreme court ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of highways India has banned the sale of alcohol within 500 metres of state and national highways. But some bar owners have gone to amazing lengths to get round this.
"25.04.2017 08:15:00" theguardian.com School holidays leave 3 million children at risk of hunger, report says Cross-party group of MPs and peers cites evidence of children existing on diets of crisps when school canteens are shut "The evidence presented in this report is staggering. It shows us that not only are there children in this country who are exposed to hunger when they are not at school, but also that this exposure risks damaging their prospects of gaining a good
"25.04.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Gawpers go home: how luxury flat-owners could shut down the Tate's viewing platform They were sold on their proximity to Tate Modern. Now the residents of luxury flats are taking the gallery to court, arguing its viewing platform invades their privacy. It's part of a wider hijacking of cultural hotspots by property developers “The point that will be made in court is that these people voluntarily bought a goldfish bowl to live in. All that's happened is that someone has built a viewing platform that means you can look into the bowl. There's an inherent contradiction in people
"25.04.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Court rules woman can keep her red and white striped townhouse Judge quashes order to repaint London house, in win for property developer who denied choosing colour scheme out of spite Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring denies the painting of the house, which she currently uses for storage, was done to spite neighbours she is embroiled in a planning dispute with.
"25.04.2017 07:30:00" theguardian.com Serena Williams accuses Ilie Nastase of racially abusing her and unborn child US tennis great responds to controversial Romanian's 'chocolate with milk' comment at Fed Cup tennis meeting in Romania Serena Williams: "I have said it once and I'll say it again, this world has come so far but yet we have so much further to go. Yes, we have broken down so many barriers - however there are a plethora more to go."
"25.04.2017 07:15:01" theguardian.com Elton John cancels Las Vegas shows due to 'potentially deadly' infection The singer announced he was pulling out of several shows after contracting a bacterial infection in South America that led to two nights in intensive care Elton John has pulled out of a series of concerts in Las Vegas due to an “unusual bacterial infection” he contracted in South America, which left him in intensive care.
"25.04.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Labour vows to rip up and rethink Brexit white paper Shadow Brexit secretary says party accepts referendum result but wants to UK to be partners with EU members The Labour Party has said it would scrap the Brexit white paper and replace it with new negotiating priorities with the emphasis on keeping the benefits of the single market and customs union.
"25.04.2017 06:40:00" theguardian.com We can fight the extremism that killed my wife Jo Cox. Here's how that starts | Brendan Cox A year on from my wife's death, and just a week after the end of another divisive general election campaign, The Great Get Together will be just what Britain needs "Long before political extremism devastated my own family, I'd spent time trying to understand the rise of extremism and hatred across Europe. We can be thankful that here in the UK, in this election at least, extremists appear to pose less of a threat
"25.04.2017 06:30:00" theguardian.com Tuesday briefing: Welcome back, Barack Ex-president returns to public stage … Trump summons entire Senate for briefing on North Korea … and laptops may be banned on flights out of UK All the news you need, right now.
"25.04.2017 06:16:41" theguardian.com Remain campaigners urge voters to unseat Brexit-backing MPs Open Britain draws up attack list of 20 seats where constituents backed remain but their MPs did not Voters are being urged to unseat prominent Brexit-supporting MPs such as Iain Duncan Smith, Theresa Villiers and Kate Hoey by the successor organisation to Britain's pro-EU remain campaign.
"25.04.2017 06:00:00" theguardian.com Ageism at work: 'Being mistaken for the work-experience kid is humiliating' We don't tolerate sweeping assumptions based on gender or race at work, so why do we allow ageism to flourish? Ageism affects not only the old.
"24.04.2017 23:25:00" theguardian.com Trump tells Nasa to 'speed up' Mars landing in call to congratulate astronaut Peggy Whitson, who broke the US record for most time spent in space, received praise from president, who plans to cut Nasa's budget and certain programs “Water is such a precious resource up here that we're also cleaning up our urine and making it drinkable,” astronaut Peggy Whitson said.
“That's good,” the president replied. “I'm glad to hear that. Better you than me.”
"24.04.2017 23:08:00" theguardian.com Barack Obama steps back into public spotlight: 'So what's been going on?' The former president, who avoided saying Donald Trump's name during Chicago speech, vowed to help young people get more active in politics and public service “All those problems are serious, they're daunting, but they're not insoluble. What is preventing us from tackling them and making more progress really has to do with our politics and civic life.”
"24.04.2017 22:53:26" theguardian.com Chile earthquake: major quake strikes off coast but no tsunami expected Authorities initially ordered a preventative evacuation of the coastal area near Valparaíso before quake of magnitude 7.1 hit 22 miles off of the west coast A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of Chile, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks.
"24.04.2017 21:58:46" theguardian.com US embassy site triggers outrage by calling Mar-a-Lago 'winter White House' A page on the London embassy site is devoted to Mar-a-Lago, although it continues to be a private club with annual membership fees of $200,000 A page on the embassy site is devoted to Mar-a-Lago, describing it as “the winter White House”, although it continues to be a private club with annual membership fees of $200,000.
"24.04.2017 21:34:49" Marine Le Pen steps aside from FN leadership The leader of France's far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, announces she is stepping aside from her party to focus on her campaign to become president in the runoff against centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron.
"24.04.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com UN 'utterly horrified' by video appearing to show murder of two experts in Congo American Michael Sharp and Swedish-Chilean Zaida Catalán were killed in March as they investigated violation of UN arms embargo in DRC's Kasai region The United Nations has said it was horrified by a grisly video screened by the government of Democratic Republic of Congo that appeared to show the murder of two UN investigators.
"24.04.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Ontario plans to launch universal basic income trial run this summer About 4,000 low-income participants in Canadian province will receive monthly payments to assess whether program can provide stability and positive changes The Canadian province of Ontario will launch a trial run of universal basic income with about 4,000 participants this summer, making it the first North American government in decades to test out a policy touted as a panacea to poverty, bloated bureaucracy
"24.04.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Frontrunner Macron can take nothing for granted in French election runoff | Angelique Chrisafis Well ahead in the polls, centrist candidate must come out of his comfort zone to show he understands country's divisions "The election map of France was a reality check. Far from an outright victory for Macron's moderate centrist brand of business-friendly, internationally minded, socially liberal values, it showed a country more fractured than ever."
"24.04.2017 20:01:42" theguardian.com The way to fight the Tories in June's election is to turn Brexit against them | Tony Blair Labour's only chance lies in convincing voters that it will hold the government to account on any deal with the EU "The conventional election response of an opposition is to say: vote Labour to keep the Tories out and return a Labour government. The response in this election could be in line with that convention: Brexit is not the only issue, so vote Labour, for
"24.04.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Artists urge Radiohead to cancel gig in Israel Open letter signed by liked of Ken Loach, Roger Waters and Young Fathers urges band to join cultural boycott “Surely if making a stand against the politics of division, of discrimination and of hate means anything at all, it means standing against it everywhere – and that has to include what happens to Palestinians every day.”
"24.04.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump risks marking 100th day with government shutdown Trump's insistence on border wall funding jeopardises spending deal as Schumer says 'If the president stepped out of it' budget could be done by Friday The government is set to run out of funds on Friday, the day before Trump holds a rally in Pennsylvania to celebrate his milestone.
"24.04.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com The women behind Prince: 'The respect he showed us speaks volumes' Throughout his career, Prince championed female musicians, unlike many of his peers. We speak to some of those he influenced – and who, in turn, inspired him "There is certainly a vulnerability that stands out: Little Red Corvette is a tale of a one-night stand, with the man worried about his performance; How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore? is a Please Mr Postman-like plea to a ghosting lover. When You Were Mine
"24.04.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Too closure for comfort: the death of definitive TV endings From Twin Peaks to Breaking Bad, television shows are no longer finished, living on in spin-offs or reboots. Why has the finale fallen out of favour? "The end of that water-cooler era, when we were all watching the same shows at the same pace, has nixed the great crescendo, the expectation of a resolution building en masse."
"24.04.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com How my potentially fatal allergy was cured – with 70 wasp stings Four years ago, Gavan Naden nearly died from anaphylactic shock after being stung by wasps. He became fearful of going outside, but a drastic immunotherapy regime has saved him "Over the past three and half years, I've had 70 wasp stings injected into my left arm. Voluntarily. This hasn't been an exercise in masochism, but rather to ensure I can go outside without screaming from fear."
"24.04.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com Extra bank holidays mean little to today's insecure workforce – but they should For the rich, the 'long weekend' always meant doing something gratifying. Labour's headline-grabbing promise of more would be a first step in the move to a low-work society "In the US, one of the trade unions' most popular catchphrases is: 'We're the folks who brought you the weekend.' Labour movements across the world were formed in the struggle for 10- and then eight-hour days, and five-day weeks. Then, for 100 years,
"24.04.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com John Oliver on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner: president 'can't even get nepotism right' The host of Last Week Tonight discussed the pair and how it is 'dangerous to think of them as a moderating influence, as reassuring as that may feel' “Basically Jared Kushner is either being invited to every important meeting or he died in the White House in the late 1800s and he's been haunting it ever since.”
"24.04.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com The Democrats delivered one thing in the past 100 days: disappointment | Cornell West The time has come to bid farewell to a moribund party that lacks imagination, courage and gusto "The unfair treatment of Bernie Sanders was but the peak of the iceberg. In the face of a cardboard Republican candidate equipped with pseudo-populist rhetoric and ugly xenophobic plans, the Democratic party put forward a Wall Street-connected and openly
"24.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com The new status symbol: it's not what you spend – it's how hard you work The rich used to show how much they could spend on things they didn't need. Today, a public display of productivity is the new symbol of class power '“Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours of what we will” was the anthem of the workers who first demanded the eight-hour-day more than a century ago. Those distinctions don't make sense any more. Even our sleep is factored into our
"24.04.2017 16:20:00" theguardian.com 10 things we've learned from the French presidential elections | Suzanne Moore Emmanuel Macron now faces Marine Le Pen. But from polls to patriotism, there's so much more we can discern from the first round than just the result "We are slightly jealous of their electoral system. They will have it done and dusted in two weeks. We will still be in the middle of the election of doom."
"24.04.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Mexico's ancient city guards its secrets but excavation reveals new mysteries An eight-year project at Teotihuacán, once the western hemisphere's largest city, failed to locate its rulers' tomb but findings offered tantalising clues to its origins “We have evidence that something very large and heavy was dragged out of the tunnel at some point. It could have been a tomb, but we just don't know."
"24.04.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Emmanuel Macron may drive hard bargain in Brexit talks French presidential favourite says he is 'attached to a strict approach to Brexit' In his election manifesto Macron described Brexit as a “crime” that will leave the UK facing “servitude”.
"24.04.2017 15:20:00" A brief history of nuclear near-misses With Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un rattling their nuclear sabres, the Guardian looks back at 70 years of near-misses in the atomic age. We've been on brink on several occasions – most worryingly when mistakes both human and technical have been the cause
"24.04.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com Is running the best exercise? Running is cheap, easy and reduces the risk of heart disease and early deaths. But do the health benefits outweigh those from other activities, such as walking, cycling or swimming? "The best exercise is one that you enjoy and will do. But otherwise … it's probably running."
"24.04.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com Victorian-era ivory sex toy generates excitement at Irish auction 'Ladies' companion' believed to have been carved from elephant tusk in China includes receptacle for lock of husband's hair When you think of sex toys, you may not automatically think of the Victorian era. Or Ireland.
But you would be wrong.
"24.04.2017 14:21:00" theguardian.com Unroll.me head 'heartbroken' that users found out it sells their inbox data Email service developed a side business after it was acquired by Slice in 2014 – selling aggregated data about users to apps they were unsubscribing from 'While he said it was “heartbreaking”, he was not talking about the sale of customer data: instead, he said he felt bad “to see that some of our users were upset to learn about how we monetise our free service.”'
"24.04.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Paul Nuttall dodges questions on whether he will stand in election Ukip leader shuts himself in hotel room under questioning, after unveiling policies attacked as 'full-throttled Islamophobia' Ukip's deputy leader, Peter Whittle, confirmed the party's proposed ban on covered faces in public was focused on the burqa, calling “ridiculous” the suggestion that it could apply to beekeepers.
"24.04.2017 13:45:00" theguardian.com Game of Thrones star speaks out against 'horrendous' treatment of refugees Lena Headey was talking about new film The Flood, which focuses on refugees coming to the UK “I get it, this is a crisis with so many levels, but we have also lost sight of the fact it's not a 'problem', it's people, it's other human beings. And we're dehumanising them.”
– Game of Thrones star Lena Headey speaks out
"24.04.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com Scottish Tories back in contention 20 years on from New Labour rout With party on brink of Westminster revival under Ruth Davidson, the main political dynamic in Scotland is now SNP v Tories "With the SNP firmly embedded as Scotland's dominant centre-left party, Ruth Davidson's success in Holyrood last year, and in the polls, shows the main political dynamic now pits SNP against Tory."
"24.04.2017 13:15:00" theguardian.com Mayor to subsidise 'naked' homes solution to London housing crisis Sadiq Khan adds weight to scheme to construct spartan apartments that will sell for up to 40% less than usual new-builds Who needs internal walls or a fitted kitchen anyway?
"24.04.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com The five most pointless tech solutions to non-problems After a widely mocked $400 wifi-enabled juice machine, here are five more over-engineered solutions to non-problems, courtesy of the tech industry Nasa had to work out how to deal with the fact that ballpoint pens relied on gravity to work by dragging the ink down the tube and on to the page. Fisher, a pen company, developed the space pen, which used pressurised air in a sealed cartridge to force
"24.04.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com Boy, 12, trying to drive across Australia 'crashed' car before he was pulled over after 1,300km Boy apparently drove across New South Wales alone before police stopped his family's car, which they say was damaged "It was likely he would be charged under the Young Offenders Act over three offences, including failing to pay for petrol and driving without a licence, police said."
"24.04.2017 12:30:00" theguardian.com I can't maintain an erection during sex I am putting myself under pressure based on previous experience. How can I break the cycle? "Try to think of love-making as fun, not a trial."
"24.04.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com Forget Brexit. Can May finally win over the working class? | Matthew d'Ancona The official mantra is stability, but the prime minister's real goal in this election is to convince lower-paid voters the Conservatives are on their side 'In 1997, New Labour described itself as “the political arm of none other than the British people as a whole.” Twenty years on, May's Tories dare to seize the very same mantle for themselves.'
"24.04.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 review – funny sequel suffers from pinballing pointlessness The Marvel superhero gang are back together – and while there's plenty of comedy, it doesn't really go anywhere Guardians of the Galaxy is back – and it's lost the plot a bit ★★★
"24.04.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com Uber broke Apple's iOS privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn't happy about it Uber added fingerprinting code in effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, leading to CEO Travis Kalanick's reported dressing down in Apple's Cupertino headquarters “I've heard you've been breaking some of our rules,” Tim Cook reportedly said.
"24.04.2017 11:20:00" Marine biologists #MarchForScience in middle of Pacific Ocean A group of marine biologists organised a #MarchForScience in the middle of the Pacific Ocean over the weekend. More than 600 marches were held around the world amid fears science is under threat from a 'post-truth' age
"24.04.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com How I lost my wallet and became a Reading festival drinking game In 2003, Tim Burrows lost his wallet. Nearly 15 years later, the strangers who found it still play a drinking game they invented in his honour You lose your wallet, someone finds it, 'borrows' some of the cash to buy cider, invents a drinking game in your honour and then contacts you to tell you all about it almost 15 years later.
"24.04.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Taste test: teas and coffees Earl grey, darjeeling, green, filter and espresso, sipped and slurped to find the best Fancy a (good) brew? Here are the brands that taste best and worst.
"24.04.2017 10:15:00" theguardian.com British club runner Josh Griffiths bursts on to world stage at London Marathon The British club runner Josh Griffiths was the first home runner to finish at the London Marathon to earn a place at the 2017 world championships in London Something strange and entirely wondrous began to happen to Josh Griffiths, a 23-year-old club runner from Cross Hands, halfway through his first race over 26.2 miles on Sunday …
"24.04.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Tragic kingdoms – the Disney lands that flopped Disney has announced plans for two Star Wars-themed zones. They will probably be blockbusters, but could they join the ranks of the company's imaginative failures? Soviet Union Pavilion? Jolly Old England? Indiana Jones Land?
"24.04.2017 09:40:00" Lyrid meteor shower illuminates sky over China – timelapse video Stargazers were treated to a spectacle when the Lyrid meteor shower lit up the night sky over the north-eastern province of Jilin at the weekend. The annual event usually occurs between 19 and 23 April when the Earth passes through the dusty tail of comet
"24.04.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com French presidential election: first round results in charts and maps Voters in France went to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election. The top two candidates, independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen, go into a run-off in a fortnight. Find out where each drew most support and what Voters in France went to the polls on Sunday and the top two presidential candidates, independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen, go into a runoff in a fortnight. Find out where each drew most support and what happens next ...
"24.04.2017 09:03:27" theguardian.com Macron and Le Pen to face off for French presidency Pro-European centrist and anti-immigration far-right candidate to go head to head after coming top in first round of voting “In one year we have changed the face of French political life.”
"24.04.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com 'People wet their knickers when they find out I was in Bananarama': the 80s trio return Bananarama were the biggest girl group of the 80s thanks to their gleefully shambolic pop hits and punk attitude. Then came their 'painful divorce'. Can Siobhan, Keren and Sara recapture their glory days? Bananarama are back.
"24.04.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com The wrestler, the wind-up clock and the pickle jar – Monday puzzles Three riddles from three riddles suggested by magician, bestselling-writer and puzzle designer Adam Rubin that will wrestle you to the ground Fiendish! Can you solve these riddles?
"24.04.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Emmanuel Macron: the French outsider who would be president Centrist maverick, who is expected in London next week, says France has lacked a true leader ever since the revolution A centrist maverick who until recently had no political party, he quit as economy minister to François Hollande to start En Marche! which he defines as “neither left nor right”, and now he's the favourite to be the next president of France.
"24.04.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com Cathedrals in crisis: fears of closure as half face big cash problems Bishop examining finances of England's Anglican cathedrals to look at possible impact 'if individual cathedrals fail' "There is a big wow factor, but also a general lack of understanding of what it takes to maintain such an extraordinarily large and complex building."
"24.04.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com What if we're living in a computer simulation? Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation "There's a religious element to the notion of a giant simulation, a sense that there is a higher, purer reality".
"24.04.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com The Guardian view on generational inequality: a country fit for all ages | Editorial Editorial: In 2010, David Willetts illuminated the equality divide between young and old. Since then things have only got worse "Too many young people face a bleak lifetime of economic realities: a poorly paid job offering few progression prospects, little hope of getting on the housing ladder, decades of paying off their student loan, and an utterly inadequate pension when they
"24.04.2017 06:40:00" theguardian.com This is a French presidential election like no other | Sonia Delesalle-Stolper Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round is a huge relief, because Le Pen's chances of beating him are slim. But politics in France will never be the same "Mathematically, it seems impossible for Marine Le Pen to win in two weeks time, on the 7 May. There is one simple reason: “Le Pacte Républicain”, under which all mainstream parties are now going to call for a vote for Macron, to block the leader of the
"24.04.2017 06:30:00" theguardian.com Jeremy Corbyn vows to 'fight every seat in every corner' of Scotland Labour leader to present policies including raising minimum wage and asking firms to recognise unions Jeremy Corbyn will take his upbeat campaign message to Scotland on Monday, promising to “fight for every seat in every corner of these isles”.
"24.04.2017 06:16:00" theguardian.com Monday briefing: Macron and Le Pen make history First round of the French election redraws the country's politics … Infighting has broken out in the Labour camp … and welcome back Bananarama Here's the news that matters this morning ...
"24.04.2017 06:00:00" theguardian.com Emmanuel Macron vows to be 'president for all of France' after first round win Supporters in Paris chant 'Macron President' after the self-styled liberal progressive outsider reaches 7 May run-off Emmanuel Macron has told ecstatic supporters in Paris that he intends to govern for all of France as he emerged from a first-round vote as the clear favourite to become the country's next president.
"23.04.2017 21:52:49" theguardian.com Lionel Messi sinks Real Madrid in thriller to keep Barcelona in race Lionel Messi's second goal of the night, in added time, put Barcelona on top of La Liga thanks to a 3-2 win at Real Madrid, in which both teams had led earlier on "The very last kick of the clásico could not have been more perfectly executed, nor more significant, Lionel Messi guiding the ball inside the post and carrying his team to the top of the table."
"23.04.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Suspected US drone strike kills three al-Qaida operatives in Yemen – report Tribal and security officials report attack on southern coast, while AFP photographer is seriously wounded in separate missile strike Tribal and security officials said on Sunday a suspected US airstrike had killed three al-Qaida operatives on Yemen's southern coast.
"23.04.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Feel the burn: why do we love chilli? It's not just about the flavour – or even the pain. In this extract from his new book, Bob Holmes uncovers the pharmacology and psychology behind humanity's heat-seeking desire I've never cooked with one, let alone eaten it neat. Still, if I'm going to write about hot peppers, I ought to have firsthand experience at the high end of the range. Plus, I'm curious, in a vaguely spectator-at-my-own-car-crash way…
"23.04.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Marine Le Pen heads to the rust belt to celebrate French election success Front National president tells supporters in Front National stronghold of Hénin-Beaumont: I am the candidate of the people The Front National president said the first step towards the Elysée had been taken and that it was time to “free the French people from the arrogant elites”.
"23.04.2017 20:20:00" theguardian.com Allow me to womansplain the problem with gendered language Words such as 'girlboss' and 'manspreading' have gone from making an important point to reinforcing the differences between men and women "Neologisms such as girlboss and SheEO are supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, of course. They are supposed to illuminate the fact that words such as boss and CEO are not actually gender-neutral, but implicitly coded as male, that language is “man made”, as
"23.04.2017 19:59:58" theguardian.com The Guardian view on France's election: a win for Macron and hope | Editorial Editorial: In the first round in the race for the Élysée, the postwar parties have been humbled. France has voted for change "France faces an absolutely straight choice. The contest on 7 May is a contest between openness and bigotry, internationalism and nationalism, optimism and hatred, reaction and reform, hope and fear."
"23.04.2017 19:45:00" theguardian.com Michael Bloomberg to world leaders: ignore Trump on climate change Former New York mayor seeks to defend Paris climate deal in new book, saying states and market forces will ensure US hits greenhouse gas targets The former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has urged world leaders not to follow Donald Trump's lead on climate change, and declared his own intention to stave off the “tragedy” that would be the collapse of the Paris climate deal.
"23.04.2017 19:30:00" theguardian.com Macron set to face Le Pen after first round of French presidential election Traditional left and right ruling parties kicked out of electoral race for first time since postwar period, with independent centrist and far-right leaders pulling ahead France's traditional political parties appear to have been knocked out of the race – what next?
"23.04.2017 19:15:00" theguardian.com Rashida Jones on pornography: 'It's not this dark, taboo thing any more' The actor, writer and producer talks about her new Netflix show Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On and how our attitudes towards watching porn are shifting Rashida Jones talks about her new Netflix show Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, a series exploring sex, dating and technology.
"23.04.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Trump push for border wall threatens to cause government shutdown Officials uncertain whether president would sign bill without money for wall, with congressional deal to fund government expiring at midnight on Friday “Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall,” the president tweeted, without offering a plan or timeline.
"23.04.2017 18:45:00" theguardian.com If Labour crashes, don't expect the hard left to bow out | Nick Cohen Civil war in Unite foreshadows Labour's battles to come "The treatment of dissent by the Corbyn-supporting Unite union tells me what I already knew: the far left will never willingly let go of the Labour party, however loudly the electorate tells it to leave."
"23.04.2017 18:30:00" theguardian.com Trump: 100 days that shook the world – and the activists fighting back Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal Naomi Wolf: "Trump didn't do this. You did this. Your own inaction brought us exactly here."
"23.04.2017 18:15:00" theguardian.com French election: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen estimated to be through to second round – live Independent centrist Macron estimated to have taken 23.7% of vote with Front National leader Le Pen on 21.7%; official results to follow France could be heading for a nailbiting showdown between an upstart centrist with no party and a far-right nationalist – follow our live coverage of the first round of the French presidential elections here.
"23.04.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com The day I brought a martini to Courtney Love In a London hotel, the singer and actor, something of a free spirit, rings down for a drink … "Courtney," I said, "do me a favour and please put some clothes on".
"23.04.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com The twists and turns of France's strangest ever presidential election With the sitting president not on the ticket and big parties facing first-round defeat, this race has been unlike any before it The biggest shocks so far of this extraordinary election.
"23.04.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com Claude Bosi at Bibendum: restaurant review | Jay Rayner Yes it's expensive and the wine list is far too long, but the reborn Bibendum is everything a great place should be, says Jay Rayner "There are not enough veal brains on British menus."
"23.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com London-born children of EU couple win residency a week after refusal Home Office U-turn on application comes after Guardian report on plight of children whose parents have lived in UK for decades Monica Obiols and her husband Jan-Dinant Schreuder had found themselves in a “bureaucratic nightmare” following the country's decision to exit the EU
"23.04.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com The poor get poorer and the rich won't admit it | David Mitchell Labour's John McDonnell has put a £70,000 price tag on wealth. So why are we all so desperate to be included in the 'squeezed middle'? "Are you tall if you're taller than average? Possibly. I reckon many who are only marginally taller than the mean would consent to the adjective tall. But then a lot of us want to be tall, while we don't seem to want to be considered rich."
"23.04.2017 16:20:00" theguardian.com Who are the leading candidates in the French presidential election? Voters cannot complain of a lack of choice, with a leftist, a far-right leader, a conservative and a centrist in the running Candidates from both ends of the gauche/droite spectrum could win the first round today.
"23.04.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com When an M&S closes, you lose more than a store | Barbara Ellen Retailers should try to keep a presence on the high street, lest we forget them "To paraphrase a certain ad campaign, some companies are not just companies – they're part of the national fabric."
"23.04.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com 'Why not share the spotlight?' The rise of the peacock groom More and more men are looking for an outfit that will stand out on their wedding day. How do you get it right? "I'm getting married in less than two months, and despite having had the best part of a year to think about it, I have no idea how to dress for the occasion. But not all grooms seem to feel this dilemma so acutely …"
"23.04.2017 15:20:00" theguardian.com Cat videos and what they say about you - personality quiz | Ben Ambridge How emotionally stable are you? Find out by revealing how often you watch cat videos, says Ben Ambridge Come on, be honest, how often do you watch cat videos?
"23.04.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com London Marathon runner helps exhausted athlete finish race – video This is the moment a London Marathon runner shows amazing sportsmanship and helps a fellow competitor over the finish line at the end of Sunday's race This is the moment a London Marathon runner shows amazing sportsmanship
"23.04.2017 14:52:00" theguardian.com Scotland a happy place? Don't make me laugh | Kevin McKenna All these wellbeing surveys are a plot to convince us that we don't need another referendum "Disaster is never far from befalling Scotland whenever we begin to get carried away with ourselves."
"23.04.2017 14:34:58" theguardian.com Tony Blair: vote Tory or Lib Dem where they are open-minded on Brexit Former Labour PM says party allegiances should be set aside and that he is 'almost' motivated to return to frontline politics Tony Blair: “The absolutely central question at this general election is less who is the prime minister on 9 June, and more what is the nature of the mandate."
"23.04.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com Smokers and obese patients face more curbs on NHS surgery Anger as plan to extend 'lifestyle rationing' for hip and knee operations is revealed in letter "Yet more evidence of the creeping advance of rationing," says former health minister Norman Lamb.
"23.04.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com How can I run in the 2018 London Marathon? If you've been bitten by the marathon bug or inspired by watching those running in the capital, here's how to apply for a place at next year's big race Inspired by today's London Marathon and thinking about taking it on next year? Here's how
"23.04.2017 13:20:00" theguardian.com Tories promise to cap energy bills in echo of Miliband manifesto Damian Green says Ofgem will be empowered to set maximum prices that gas and electricity firms can charge Work and pensions secretary Damian Green says households would save about £100 a year under the – strangely familiar – policy
"23.04.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com Jessa Crispin: 'Today's feminists are bland, shallow and lazy' | Rachel Cooke Rachel Cooke talks to Jessa Crispin about her incendiary new book, Why I Am Not a Feminist “It's about individualism, and self-achievement. It's about pop stars and television and narcissism. It's not about subsidised childcare, or institutional and structural social change. It's meaningless
"23.04.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com Tim Farron's pledge to voters: Lib Dems won't make coalition deals 'We want to be main opposition' says party leader as Conservatives stretch poll lead to 19 points Tim Farron: “No deal, no deal with anybody.”
"23.04.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com Will Brexit reopen old wounds with a new hard border in Northern Ireland? Our writer, who grew up in County Armagh, travels the Irish borderland and talks to those who live there "If even one border checkpoint was to be attacked, all the rest would have to be fortified."
"23.04.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com When Nigel Farage met Julian Assange Why did Ukip's ex-leader want to slip in unnoticed to meet the WikiLeaks chief at the Ecuadorian embassy? Disturbing questions are starting to be asked about the intriguing relationship between Nigel Farage and Julian Assange.
"23.04.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com Intersex and proud: model Hanne Gaby Odiele on finally celebrating her body When Hanne Gaby Odiele revealed she was intersex earlier this year, it was a chance for her to give voice to something she'd always been told to hide. The model talks to Aaron Hicklin about her unusual life "My mum feels guilty about what happened to me. But it was a different time and it was not her fault."
"23.04.2017 11:20:00" theguardian.com Women's Equality party leader seeks backing for a clear run to beat 'misogynist' MP Sophie Walker's challenge to Tories' Philip Davies comes as 'progressive alliance' gathers support in key marginal seats Could other parties agree to stand aside in the Shipley contest to give Sophie Walker a shot at beating Philip Davies?
"23.04.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Ukip to campaign to ban burka and sharia courts, says Paul Nuttall Party leader says security situation means 'you need to see people's faces' and that the move 'is all about integration' Paul Nuttall: "We have a heightened security risk at the moment and for CCTV to be effective you need to see people's faces, because whether we like it or not in this country there's more CCTV per head than anywhere else on the planet."
"23.04.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com The twists and turns of France's strangest ever presidential election With the sitting president not on the ticket and big parties facing first-round defeat, this race has been unlike any before it This is one weird election campaign, France.
"23.04.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com Bookmaker Bet365 admits mistake in wrangle over £54,000 account The internet bookmaker Bet365 has admitted it acted in error after it threatened to levy a 5% fee every 28 days on an account that has been frozen for a year with a £54,000 balance Bet365's “error” in activating its dormant account procedures highlights a practice that is commonplace across the industry …
"23.04.2017 10:10:00" theguardian.com Wayne Rooney at risk of going out at Old Trafford with a whimper | Daniel Taylor Manchester United's record scorer most likely has 10 games left, at most, for the club he signed for in 2004 and his chances of a fitting finale look slim "At 31, there is no secret why Rooney is now at the fag-end of his professional life."
"23.04.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com I'm concerned that my children are no longer employable Mariella Frostrup advises a mother how to stop her adult children living off the fruits of her labour The dilemma: "Following in their father's footsteps, our children have now acquired two buy-to-let properties. The rental yield has been disappointing … They speak about building multi-million pound property portfolios and devote time to social
"23.04.2017 09:40:00" theguardian.com Ilie Nastase must be evicted from tennis for his behaviour at Fed Cup | Kevin Mitchell Ilie Nastase gave endless entertainment in his day, but he has crossed a line with his cowardly abuse of Johanna Konta, Anne Keothavong and Serena Williams at the Fed Cup "When the 70-year-old Nastase reduced Johanna Konta to tears in the second set of her match against Sorana Cirstea on Saturday by calling her 'a f****** bitch' he transformed a mere sporting event into ugly farce."
"23.04.2017 09:20:00" theguardian.com Hope not Hate sues Nigel Farage for up to £100k Thousands of donors backed anti-fascism charity's online appeal in libel case against ex-Ukip leader After Nigel Farage's remarks about Hope Not Hate on LBC radio, the charity received a barrage of abuse from rightwing supporters who accused it of extremism, fascism and violence. A request by Hope not Hate to apologise and retract his statement was
"23.04.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Property feeds the roots of inequality in Britain. Inheritance will entrench it | Ian Jack The homes passed on from this fortunate generation to the next will determine who is rich and who is poor in years to come "We are re-entering the world of the Victorian novel, in which suitable marriages, contested wills and misplaced legacies drive the plot, while the poor – the people without lawyers – press their faces against the window of this vigorous, scheming world
"23.04.2017 08:45:38" American Airlines employee clashes with passenger A video shows a woman in tears and a flight attendant in a confrontation with a passenger after an argument over a pushchair. Surain Adyanthaya, who shot the video on the aircraft bound for Dallas from San Francisco, said the incident occurred after the
"23.04.2017 08:30:00" theguardian.com Do you pronounce 'scone' to rhyme with 'cone' or 'gone'? It depends where you're from As linguists celebrate English Language Day and Shakespeare's birthday, what does the ever-changing way we speak reveal about us? How do you say 'scone'?
"23.04.2017 08:15:00" theguardian.com Step away from the parenting books – and start worrying and doubting yourself instead Chinese tiger mothers get results, French parents teach manners and the Finns espouse self-reliance. British parents? We read books on how we're going wrong … "As a long-time expat myself, I have even started wondering if I can cash in on the 'foreigners do it better' movement and write a how-to book of my own. Unfortunately, I currently live in Belgium, which has its own plentiful supply of sleep-averse
"23.04.2017 08:00:01" theguardian.com Put just £40 a week aside to enjoy a happy retirement A Which? report this week looking at what retired people spend should give hope to the early middle-aged who have saved nothing yet Let's say you are 40 years old and neither you, nor your partner, have saved a penny for your later years. Disaster looms, you think …
"23.04.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com 'Big guys don't want to be treated like freaks': the plus-sized menswear revolution British men are getting taller, larger and broader – and the high street is finally catching up "Just because a man has size 15 feet doesn't mean he doesn't want a nice pair of shoes."
"23.04.2017 07:21:00" theguardian.com Labour plans four new bank holidays – one for each UK patron saint Jeremy Corbyn says Labour government would seek to create public holidays on 1 and 17 March, 23 April and 30 November for each home nation's saint By George! (and David, Patrick and Andrew)
"23.04.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com My daughter's death made me do something terrible on Facebook Overcome with grief when her 19-year-old daughter died, Vanessa Nicolson sent a message to her daughter's boyfriend that she regretted immediately. Eight years later, she invited him round to explain About that awful thing I did …
"23.04.2017 06:20:00" theguardian.com The 20 photographs of the week The news of the week captured by the world's best photojournalists Protests in Caracas, mass dancing in Pyongyang, the Paris shooting and anti-government protests in Istanbul
"22.04.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com John Boyega: from Peckham, to the Death Star, to the Old Vic British actor who found global fame in the rebooted Star Wars franchise to take lead role on London stage next month Like many overnight sensations, John Boyega worked on his craft for a very long time indeed before he became famous.
"22.04.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com Steve Bannon is reading this book about the Vietnam war (but don't let that put you off) | Hadley Freeman Hailing from a golden era of American journalism, David Halberstam's The Best And The Brightest has lessons for us all "It is hard to overstate how ironic it is that Steve Bannon should find solace in The Best And The Brightest."
"22.04.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com Jane Birkin: 'I learned French off a tape recorder' The singer and actor, 70, on sexy pictures, Glenda Jackson and her first concert – at the Bataclan "I was 40 when I did my first concert, at the Bataclan. I cut my hair off like a boy, I wore men's clothes. I only wanted people to hear the music and the words. It was fantastic. And it was so frightening. Serge was there and he kept lighting his
"22.04.2017 19:20:00" theguardian.com Reginald D Hunter: 'Getting married, having kids is one ideal. But it's not my ideal' The American comedian explains how his relationship with his mother affected his life and how you have to leave your home to make sense of it "My family doesn't mention my success – it's the elephant in the room. It saddens me because they don't know how good I am at what I do."
"22.04.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com A letter to … my transgender husband: why did it have to be all about you? The letter you always wanted to write "No one knows what to say to the partner of a person who has come out – we tend to get forgotten."
"22.04.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets The retail sector is still reeling a year after the collapse of the chain, with rising numbers of staff on zero-hours contracts and other big hitters shutting shop What is happening to Britain's high streets?
"22.04.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com Disabled people are to be 'warehoused'. We should be livid | Mark Brown New rules could see 13,000 people with disabilities and long-term health needs forced into care homes. This is treating people as objects to be stored "As a country we have been brutalised into accepting that each year the porridge pot gets smaller and our belts tighter."
"22.04.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Theresa May's election 'power grab' slammed by EU's Guy Verhofstadt European parliament's Brexit coordinator says result of snap election on 8 June will be an irrelevance in Brussels “The theory espoused by some, that Theresa May is calling a general election on Brexit in order to secure a better deal with the EU, is nonsensical.” – Guy Verhofstadt
"22.04.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com Conservatives on course for landslide victory in election, poll suggests Observer/Opinium survey indicates Tory party has doubled its lead over Labour to 19 points since Theresa May's announcement A survey by Opinium for the Observer puts the Tories on 45% (up seven points compared with the previous week), with Labour down three points on 26%.
"22.04.2017 17:15:00" theguardian.com Paramore: 'I've wanted to quit this band so many times' Will the rock sensations be able to keep it together as they release their biggest album yet? Paramore: a revolving door of members, bitter legal disputes and public spats.
"22.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Four recipes to get your kids eating more veg and less sugar | Cooking with kids More veg, less sugar: We asked four writers to cook a working week's worth of healthy breakfasts, packed lunches, snacks and dinners for the toughest of critics: their own children. Here are their verdicts ... “Just the smell of beetroot makes me want to vomit,” Alice announces.
"22.04.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Earth Day 2017: 'The experts are fighting back' With a climate-change sceptic in the White House, marchers worldwide are today spreading a message of hope that protest and science can save the world "Despair, appropriate as it might seem, isn't just bad for the soul. A growing movement of 'Earth Optimists' believes that it could actually make things worse."
"22.04.2017 16:19:04" theguardian.com Ilie Nastase sparks Fed Cup chaos with foul-mouthed outburst in Romania v GB The International Tennis Federation has banned Ilie Nastase from taking any further part in the Fed Cup tie between Romania and Great Britain after he forced the match between Sorana Cirstea and Johanna Konta to be suspended.
"22.04.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Rare parchment manuscript of US Declaration of Independence found in Sussex Two Harvard researchers have found only the second known parchment manuscript of America's formative text in a West Sussex archive Two Harvard University researchers announce they have found a parchment copy of the US Declaration of Independence, only the second parchment manuscript copy known to exist.
"22.04.2017 15:47:02" theguardian.com 'Evidence not arrogance': UK supporters join global March for Science Academics and industry workers rally in British cities amid fears that 'post-truth' era is devaluing evidence-based research “What do we want? Evidence-based policy. When do we want it? After peer review” #marchforscience
"22.04.2017 15:26:17" Asylum-seeking Zamzam Farah is running the London Marathon Zamzam Farah is running the London Marathon this weekend, five years after online death threats prevented her from returning home to Somalia following the 2012 Olympic Games.
"22.04.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com The ice stupas of Ladakh: solving water crisis in the high desert of Himalaya An ingenious idea to build artificial glaciers at lower altitudes using pipes, gravity and night temperatures could transform an arid landscape into an oasis Addressing the water shortages that threatened life in his mountainous home had started to feel like an intractable problem until the engineer saw the chunk of ice: still hanging, improbably, beneath the bridge, long after the shards around it had
"22.04.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com On the edge of madness: the terrors and genius of Alberto Giacometti He drank with Sartre, mocked Picasso and took silent walks with Beckett – but his work was going nowhere until a vision on Boulevard Montparnasse left him trembling. Ahead of a major Tate show, we explore the obsessions of Giacometti “I do not work to create beautiful paintings or sculpture. Art is only a means of seeing. No matter what I look at, it all surprises and eludes me, and I am not too sure of what I see.”
"22.04.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com The 'peaceful' decade that set up our current turmoil | Jonathan Freedland The 1990s felt like a holiday from history at the time, but landmines were being planted that would explode into Brexit and Trump Were the 1990s really so good?
"22.04.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Alan Johnson: 'There's this piety that only the sectarian left care about tackling poverty.' Johnson is livid at May for calling a snap election, enraged at Corbyn for supporting it, and fed up of New Labour's progressive record being denigrated 'Labour should be willing to work with other parties, through a coalition if necessary.'
"22.04.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com Richard Ford: 'Who needs friends?' Is friendship really all it's cracked up to be, asks the US novelist "I notice that in my relations with others people tend to like me at first. I'm polite, candid, I listen, I take an interest, don't obviously mean ill to the world. I try to credit that there really is another person standing there. But after a while,
"22.04.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com 'I cut my hair every day': confessions of a (very) vain man After decades of denial, I'm learning to embrace my inner diva "It's a tough juggling act to pull off, being a closet exhibitionist – giving the impression of not giving a f*** when you are, in fact, a complete pussycat. Half of your time is spent fleeing the attention you've spent the other half trying to attract."
"22.04.2017 13:15:00" theguardian.com Don't believe Theresa May. The election won't change Brexit one bit | Guy Verhofstadt From Europe, it just looks like an attempted power grab by the Tories Theresa May's claim that she will be strengthened in the Brexit talks by a general election victory is dismissed as nonsense by the European parliament's Brexit coordinator, who condemns the prime minister as a political opportunist.
"22.04.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com American Airlines apologises to woman hit with buggy by crew member Video posted on Facebook shows woman in tears and flight attendant confronting passenger after argument over pushchair “We have seen the video and have already started an investigation to obtain the facts,” says American Airlines.
"22.04.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com France's identity crisis: 'People just don't know what to think any more' Natalie Nougayrède travels to the south-west and tries to make sense of the most important vote of her lifetime France goes to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election shaped by economic insecurity, cultural paranoia and terrorism.
"22.04.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com The Sun prints apology for Kelvin MacKenzie column on Ross Barkley Former editor, who compared mixed-race Everton footballer to a gorilla, was suspended by newspaper The Sun made no apology for other comments in the column, where MacKenzie suggested the only men in Liverpool with similar pay packets to footballers were drug dealers.
"22.04.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com How to vote tactically if you're a remainer? Any candidate against Brexit If this election is fought on the usual party lines it will be irrelevant – the only way to change the government's course is to vote 'remain' "I accept that sometimes that politicians have to compromise and put party first. But not on this issue, probably the most important on which parliament has had to decide in my lifetime, and I am 81."
"22.04.2017 11:40:35" theguardian.com How to raise a rock star, by Dave Grohl's mum From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, Virginia Grohl knows what it's like to be the mum of a rock star. Now she's written a book comparing notes with other rock mothers including Pharrell Williams' and Michael Stipe's “I did worry about women. I don't know how to tell you this, it's so embarrassing, but my biggest fear was that Madonna would snatch him up."
– Virginia Grohl on raising her Foo Fighters son
"22.04.2017 11:20:05" theguardian.com Prince, one year on: what have we learned about the singer since his death? Phone hacking, false names and a first-class omelette recipe are just some of the details to have emerged about the legendary musician in the past 12 months Prince had a drug problem, though not in the way you might think.
"22.04.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Earning £70k? Whoever wins the election they'll probably pay more tax | Gaby Hinsliff Britain's public services are crumbling, and though the highest paid 5% may not feel rich they will be targeted "Crumbling public services, a mountain of debt to repay, and an ageing nation of pensioners with a post-Brexit aversion to letting young, taxpaying foreigners move here all adds up to one logical conclusion: tax rises loom almost regardless of who wins in
"22.04.2017 10:40:00" theguardian.com Moonlight's Ashton Sanders: 'America isn't made for the black man' The actor was just 21 when the Oscar-winning film made him a star. He talks about dealing with bullies and racism, and why he'll never become too Hollywood “It's really crazy looking back on my bullies or whoever was trying to torment me or tease me, because karma is just, like, crazy. I think it's cool to be different. That's what cool is.”
"22.04.2017 10:20:00" theguardian.com Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution Exclusive: 59% of the population live in towns and cities where diesel pollution risks damaging health, new data from the Labour party shows Labour calls the air pollution crisis a “national scandal”.
"22.04.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Forget hygge, in these negative times we need to fill the air with firgun | Mark Rice-Oxley In this age of neoliberal competition we should all embrace this Hebrew concept of unselfish delight in others, just like rugby's Dylan Hartley "When was the last time you were truly moved to say the equivalent of firgun to a fellow? Break out of that insidious social media bubble of negativity, snark and scorn. Let everyone know who the real heroes are in these turbulent times."
"22.04.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Buy-to-let slump puts first-time buyers in the driver's seat Lenders report 42% fall in loans to landlords as tax changes begin to bite A double whammy of tighter Bank of England lending rules, which have forced banks and building societies to insist on greater rental cover and higher deposits, plus new taxes on rental income, has made buy-to-let far less financially attractive.
"22.04.2017 09:16:18" Saving water in the world's highest desert The main water source of Ladakh, in the Himalayan foothills of northern Indian, is glacial meltwater. Climate change has led to a shift in the way nearby glaciers behave, causing droughts in the driest months. Local engineer Sonam Wangchuk has devised a
"22.04.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com I'm looking for a partner who is exciting and my equal – without success. Am I the problem? I'm 55, self-contained and confident – but everyone I meet seems too needy or too dull. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader "I am not just seeking someone to ward off loneliness. Every person I have dated has wanted to become very serious very quickly. I find this incredibly off-putting. There is a desperation among the people I have met to just couple-up quickly and get on
"22.04.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Want to live twice as long? Meditation might help | Oliver Burkeman What if you could increase the attention you paid to every moment, no matter how humdrum? "Concentrate better and you'll have a happier, longer life without needing to alter your circumstances or life expectancy."
"22.04.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com This is Terminator 6: Rise of the Ballot Boxes ‑ the election that never ends | Marina Hyde One logical result of rolling news was always going to be nonstop voting. But has anybody spared a thought for the poor, poll-fatigued electorate? "So maybe this was always, somehow, Britain's destiny. But I obviously assumed the horrible contest would be something involving young and ridiculously hot people. I was thinking more Jennifer Lawrence than Tim Farron."
"22.04.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com How do we get the best MPs for Brexit Britain? Vote thoughtfully | Gina Miller It's vital that parliament has a say over any deal struck with the EU. That's why we've launched Best For Britain – to support the best candidates for the job "We will be asking prospective candidates to hold the next government to account on any deal with the EU, and to be confident enough to reject any deal that places Britain in a worse place than we are today. In fact, that kind of leverage should help our
"22.04.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com We're still giving: but our vulnerable should not be so dependent on charity | John Harris Schools and hospitals are, more and more, surviving on donations – a sign of how Darwinian our nation has become "A primary school in Sheffield has just launched a campaign for the £100,000 it needs to fix its roof. In January, a headteacher from Brighton told the Guardian that every computer at her school was bought via fundraising, and that the proceeds from the
"22.04.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com Tim Pigott-Smith: playing with Pelé, channelling Prince Charles and falling in love with my horse In these exclusive extracts from his posthumously published memoir, the actor recalls filming Escape to Victory and The Jewel in the Crown, and how Buckingham Palace spied on him in King Charles III "I have always found people's devotion to animals rather surprising – until I fell for this staggering creature."
"22.04.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com No dissent, no risks, no TV debates: May's election stall offers only cynicism | Alex Salmond Lynton Crosby's influence in this campaign is already plain. And with Corbyn and Farron looking feeble, only the SNP can be relied on to resist "This is a prime minister who finds dissent inconvenient, even irritating. A case in point is her extraordinary diatribe outside No 10, aimed at all the opposition parties for opposing. This posed as the pretext for having an election she solemnly pledged
"22.04.2017 06:30:00" theguardian.com Anything but the Tories: Bristol West voters weigh up their options With one or two exceptions, the mood in the Labour constituency is decidedly anti-Conservative and anti-Brexit "I've always voted Labour but I'm going to vote for Theresa May this time. I think she has integrity. I think she knows what she wants and will do it. Brexit is going to be awful. She will give us some stability.”
"21.04.2017 21:06:29" theguardian.com Donald Trump: Marine Le Pen is 'strongest candidate' in French election US president claims he did not 'explicitly endorse' when appearing to support the far-right leader known for her Islamophobic and xenophobic platform President Donald J. Trump said Marine Le Pen is "the strongest on what's been going on in France" – which he also said was not an endorsement.
"21.04.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport German company Lilium beats Google and Uber to successfully test a VTOL jet that could be used as a city taxi The cab that can't help but take the scenic route.
"21.04.2017 19:30:00" theguardian.com Annie Hall at 40: ranking the film's funniest moments As Woody Allen's Oscar-winning comedy reaches the end of its fourth decade, what are the lines that still cause the biggest laughs? Annie Hall just turned 40. Here are 40 of its funniest moments.
"21.04.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Drone photography worldwide – in pictures Drones were once the preserve of the military but are now available to all, and offer a new perspective on the world Look out below.
"21.04.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com LGBT London: what venue closures mean for the capital's future London has lost many LGBT venues in recent years as rents skyrocket and property development accelerates. But with the mayor's 'night tsar' and new spaces emerging, there are signs of revival for the capital's queer nightlife Can London save it's LGBT nightlife from gentrification?
"21.04.2017 18:20:00" theguardian.com Late-night hosts on Bill O'Reilly's career: 'exploded in a hail of blood and bone' Comics, including Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon, discussed the disgraced Fox News pundit and the Trump administration's attitude towards marijuana “I'd like to welcome any orphan Bill O'Reilly viewers to our show tonight: welcome. I know this is a confusing time for you, you've been through a lot. Not as much as women who've worked for Bill but still, a whole lot.”
"21.04.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com The Mad Max effect: why cinema is having a monochrome moment The new colour-free version of Mad Max: Fury Road is leading a renewed charge in black-and-white filmmaking Why black-and-white is the new black.
"21.04.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Could VAT on meat help us save the planet? | Simon Fairlie One of the best ways of tackling climate change and feeding the growing world population is also one of the simplest Is it time for a meat tax?
"21.04.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com Syrians call their sons Putin in honour of Russian president Many families adopting name following Vladimir Putin's support for Bashar al-Assad during war "As a sign of this gratitude, many families are also calling their sons Putin,”
"21.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Should link between dementia and artificial sweeteners be taken with a pinch of salt? How people's capacity for forgetfulness and lies may have impacted research tying stroke and dementia to diet drinks "The first reason to pause is that the study found no such risk in people who drank standard sugary lemonades and colas."
"21.04.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com Torn apart: the American families hit by Trump's immigration crackdown The president promised to target 'bad hombres' such as drug traffickers and killers for deportation but many affected have no or minimal criminal records 'Grow a little love in your heart, President Trump'
"21.04.2017 16:20:00" theguardian.com 'Hobbit' species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds Bone study shows there is no evidence the 1.1-metre tall Homo floresiensis had any links with the much larger Homo erectus “We can be 99% sure it's not related to Homo erectus and nearly 100% it isn't a malformed Homo sapiens.”
"21.04.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Why I want to see private schools abolished There would still be inequality, but it would be minimised. Absolutely level playing fields are, and always will be, a myth "It is not that I hope to take away from privileged children any unfair head start. I just want to take away the only advantage that is purely down to money and entirely subject to legislation."
"21.04.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com Britain set for first coal-free day since the industrial revolution National Grid expects the UK to reach coal energy 'watershed' on Friday in what will also be the country's first 24-hour coal-free period "It looks likely that today will be the first ever working day in Britain without coal since the industrial revolution!"
"21.04.2017 15:20:00" theguardian.com Campaigners refuse to throw in the towel over India's 'tax on blood' Petition urging MPs to scrap levy on sanitary towels spirals into viral Twitter campaign as Bollywood stars throw their weight behind calls for change “Women bleed, it's natural. Why should they have to pay a tax every month for it? If we can afford to make contraceptives free why can't we scrap this?”
"21.04.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com John Redwood mocked for telling people to buy non-existent British cars MP's tweet suggests many models are available, but UK-owned and manufactured cars are all in the luxury market It's bad enough when politicians don't know the price of milk ...
"21.04.2017 14:50:00" theguardian.com Mamadou Sakho: 'Whatever they say or do, they cannot replace what they took away from me' In an exclusive interview, the Liverpool defender who is on loan at Crystal Palace, talks for the first time about his devastation at missing out on Euro 2016, what he did during his ban and his future Mamadou Sakho: “Sunday will be strange. I will be there with the Palace squad but, for this game, I'm in an awkward position. I have a foot in each camp. I still belong to Liverpool, a great team with a great manager, a club I really appreciate. I had
"21.04.2017 14:40:00" theguardian.com Britons abroad for longer than 15 years denied vote in general election Campaign groups accusing Tories of breaking promise made in October 2016 to scrap 15-year time limit Up to 3 million Britons living overseas are to be denied a vote in the general election.
"21.04.2017 14:20:00" theguardian.com Experience: I met my estranged dad when he saved my life It was such a weird coincidence, and probably the most unfortunate and bizarre circumstance in which to meet "As they were carrying me in, my dad asked the instructor what the unconscious boy's name was. “Benji”, he replied. In all the madness, my dad hadn't had a chance to look at me, but on hearing my name he looked and realised it was me, and began to weep."
"21.04.2017 14:10:00" theguardian.com Ugo Ehiogu: a warrior on the field but a gentle giant off it The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender, who has passed away aged 44, will rightly be remembered as one of the best English defenders of his generation "Ugo Ehiogu was a man of many labels. He wore them well but none suited him more than that of 'gentleman'."
"21.04.2017 14:00:00" theguardian.com Isis motive in Paris attack likely to be publicity not politics It would be a significant shift for the group if the attack was intended to influence the French election Was the terrorist attack in Paris on Thursday night executed by Islamic State in a deliberate attempt to influence the presidential election in France, which starts on Sunday?
"21.04.2017 13:40:00" In 'forgotten France', Marine Le Pen is on the rise "We give them everything and the French have nothing."
We visit rural France, where the name Marine Le Pen is on everyone's lips.
"21.04.2017 13:37:59" theguardian.com Tory election manifesto may drop 2015 pledge to not raise taxes Chancellor Philip Hammond hints that party will need flexibility on taxes if it is re-elected to government in June "The Conservatives promised in 2015, under David Cameron, that they would not raise VAT, national insurance contributions or income tax."
"21.04.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com Teenage hackers motivated by morality not money, study finds Young people attack computer networks to impress friends and challenge political system, crime research shows “Conquering the challenge, proving oneself to the group and intellectual satisfaction are more important motivations than financial gain.”
"21.04.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com 'It's just easier to dress like him than not': how the Ryan Gosling look took over You'll know them by their slim-fit suits, rolled-sleeve tees and soft side partings – Goslingalikes are everywhere "You're never more than six feet from a Gosling. Once you get your eye in, he's everywhere."
"21.04.2017 12:40:00" theguardian.com Hanif Kureishi: 'Britain's middle class is more racist now than ever' The My Beautiful Laundrette writer on Brexit Britain, collaborating with his sons and seeing his seventh novel as a B movie “Immigrants are the hardest working people. My father used to say to me, and I say to my kids every day, we haven't come here to sit around on our arse, we've come here to make a living, serve this country, work. That has been very shocking and
"21.04.2017 12:20:00" theguardian.com Online political advertising is a black box and democracy should be worried Companies are promising to sway the electorate using high-tech targeting of voters in ways that aren't easy to keep track of "Millions of pounds are being spent on targeted advertising you may never see ... as we approach yet another nationwide vote, it will be harder than ever to see what impact money and the political advertising it pays for is having on the result."
"21.04.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com Generation spite: is that really how we want our kids to remember us? | Phil McDuff We scapegoat and impoverish young people while destroying the world we older, luckier ones inherited. As abdications of duty go, this one is absolute "Yes, it's our right to complain that 'kids these days' have it easy, but we didn't grow up killing wolves with sharp sticks either, did we?"
"21.04.2017 11:40:00" theguardian.com If we overreact to this attack on Paris then terrorism will 'just never end' | Simon Jenkins Politicians, like Donald Trump, are eager to rush to publicise terrorist incidents – turning a violent crime into a global event and giving celebrity to fanaticism "Yet again we must understand that terrorism is not an ideology, not a war, certainly not a nation. It is a weapon in an argument, a method of making a political point. As such, it is 10% crime, 10% news of that crime, and 80% wild exaggeration of its
"21.04.2017 11:38:26" Apocalypse, how? A survival guide to the end of the world Are you equipped for the end of the world as we know it? Meet the people who are ...
"21.04.2017 11:23:31" theguardian.com Rivers vanishing into thin air: this is what the climate crisis looks like | David Suzuki A Canadian river was the first observed case of 'river piracy.' When nature's thresholds are passed, landscapes can transform in the blink of an eye The river that disappeared in less than a week.
"21.04.2017 11:15:00" theguardian.com Venezuela's anger is on the streets. But the ballot box remains key for change Protests over Nicolás Maduro's authoritarian rule have swept Caracas, but experts say the opposition's best hope is ensuring elections go ahead as scheduled "This is the bloodiest phase of Venezuelan politics since 2014."
"21.04.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Fears that Paris shooting will affect presidental election as first round looms Three candidates cancel meetings in run-up to vote as terror issue threatens to derail campaign following Champs Élysées attack "“This is an election unlike any other; never before has a presidential vote happened in a state of emergency, which means the democratic process is under certain constraints."
"21.04.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com Housing crisis: more than 200,000 homes in England lie empty Birmingham is the city outside London with the most unused properties, followed by Bradford and Liverpool, new figures show More than 200,000 homes in England with a total value of £43bn were empty for at least six months during 2016 despite the desperate shortage of properties to rent and buy.
One factor impacting those numbers is the trend for the world's super-rich to
"21.04.2017 10:15:00" theguardian.com Italian court rules mobile phone use caused brain tumour Court awards pension to employee who claimed work-related use of a mobile led to him developing a benign tumour “For the first time in the world, a court has recognised a causal link between inappropriate use of a mobile phone and a brain tumour."
"21.04.2017 10:09:31" theguardian.com A moment that changed me: when the doctor told me I was psychotic | Anonymous After my diagnosis, I faced the stigma of a condition wrongly associated with serial killers and film villains. But understanding psychosis helped me manage it "Listening to my reflections on the negative associations of the word “psychotic”, he explained how common my feelings were in his clients. “That's the media for you,” he said, brimming with frustration."
"21.04.2017 09:57:20" theguardian.com Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot Police believe 28-year-old German-Russian national attacked bus in hope of profiting from consequent fall in club's stock When a bomb went off near to Borussia Dortmund's team bus German police initially suspected it was a terror attack. The truth was much stranger.
"21.04.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com Arresting Julian Assange is a priority, says US attorney general Jeff Sessions Justice department 'stepping up' efforts to prosecute Wikileaks founder as CNN reports that charges have been drawn up “So yes, it is a priority. We've already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.”
"21.04.2017 09:15:55" theguardian.com Theresa May is not just breaking her promises – she is breaking our politics | Clive Lewis They once called themselves the one-nation party. But under this leader, the Conservatives look like they hope to run a one-party nation "Wherever you look, from full-spectrum dominance of the UK media, abuses of 2015 election spending, to the ever encroaching power of unaccountable private providers in public services – the shift of power to the wealthy and already powerful is proceeding
"21.04.2017 09:15:00" theguardian.com Surrey Labour could defy national party over progressive alliance Local party to vote on a motion to stand down a Labour candidate and swing behind a single progressive candidate Surrey Labour party could vote to back a Liberal Democrat candidate next week to try to unseat the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, defying the national party which has said it will not entertain any “progressive alliance”.
"21.04.2017 08:40:00" theguardian.com Liberal capitalism has rotted our souls. But its days might be numbered | Giles Fraser: Loose canon Loose canon: It will be a long road back from the Blair/Thatcher consensus. But this election finally gives us leaders who prioritise morality over the market "We have a moral problem in this country with something we used to be comfortable calling greed, which is both bad for the poor and, yes, bad for the rich, too. It rots people from the inside out."
"21.04.2017 08:33:47" theguardian.com Ugo Ehiogu dies after suffering heart attack, Tottenham Hotspur confirm The former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died aged 44, Tottenham have announced “Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club. Ugo's immense presence will be irreplaceable. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Gemma and his family.”
"21.04.2017 08:20:00" theguardian.com Attack the block: how grime's visuals went pop The rough, grainy style of early grime videos made perfect sense for a genre that prided itself on gritty realism. But why are Charli XCX to Dua Lipa suddenly getting in on the act? And what do the originators make of it all? "The moment in Withnail and I when Danny intones sadly, 'They're selling hippy wigs in Woolworths, man,' has arrived for grime, as it does for all genres."
"21.04.2017 08:10:00" theguardian.com Zlatan Ibrahimovic's misfortune could still yield dividend for Manchester United | Jamie Jackson Ibrahimovic's season might be over after he twisted a knee against Anderlecht but the injury allowed the match-winner Marcus Rashford to switch to the centre "When Zlatan Ibrahimovic was forced off United rallied and won through. If he is out for the rest of the season this may not be the greatest loss."
"21.04.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com Jeremy Corbyn preaches message of resurrection to the Labour faithful Leader was introduced to true believers at Church House with all the fervour of a revivalist preacher "In the House of Commons, Corbyn often cuts a rather forlorn figure, a man who sometimes gets confused by the logic of his own arguments as well as those of his opponents, but on the campaign trail he comes into his own. These are the moments he lives
"21.04.2017 07:40:00" Gold hoard found in a piano A stash of over 900 gold sovereigns has been found inside a piano in Shropshire. The hoard was found by Martin Backhouse, a piano tuner, while maintaining the instrument. The collection is now being evaluated by the British Museum. The owners of the
"21.04.2017 07:30:00" theguardian.com Samsung Galaxy S8 review: the future of smartphones Korean firm's infinity display pushes smartphone design forward, and their new device is packed with the latest technology encased in a metal and glass shell Following the Note 7 debacle, Samsung really needs a home run to keep its lead in the smartphone market. Is the almost all-screen Galaxy S8 it?
"21.04.2017 07:15:00" theguardian.com Friday briefing: shadow of terror falls over Paris again Police officer shot dead with days until French election … leak reveals EU's tough line on Brexit … and, do artificial sweeteners cause dementia? The news that matters this morning ...
"21.04.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com Stroke and dementia risk linked to artificial sweeteners, study suggests Drinking a can of diet soft drink a day associated with almost three times higher risk, say researchers – but critics warn against causal connection "Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily was associated with almost three times the risk of developing stroke or dementia compared to those who drank artificially sweetened beverages less than once a week."
"21.04.2017 06:40:00" theguardian.com The most important election for Britain is the one in France | Martin Kettle A victory for Emmanuel Macron would be the best outcome for the French, and the least worst option for us too with Brexit negotiations looming "This French contest is utterly different from all those that have preceded it since the Fifth Republic was established in 1958."
"21.04.2017 06:20:00" theguardian.com On mental health, the royal family is doing more than our government | William Davies There is no greater indictment of British society than soaring rates of mental distress in children. No wonder politicians cling to a simplistic 'illness' model "There is no more damning indictment on British society in 2017 than the prevalence of mental distress among children."
"21.04.2017 06:00:00" theguardian.com Bake Off auction seeks to whip up sponsorship bidding frenzy On your marks, get set, bid … Channel 4 invites 350 ad execs to auction with £8m starting price threatening TalkTalk's £10m record deal for X Factor The Great British Cake Sale.
"20.04.2017 23:49:21" theguardian.com Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security President calls on the commerce department to investigate whether America should be less dependent on foreign countries for cheap imports of steel Donald Trump set the stage for a global fight over steel on Thursday, announcing an investigation into whether cheap imports are a threat to national security.
"20.04.2017 23:24:57" theguardian.com Donald Trump announces meeting with Pope Francis in Italy before it is finalized White House spokesman said president's declared visit with pope, who has opposing views on the border wall and climate change, is not confirmed “I look very much forward to meeting the pope,” said on Thursday in a joint press conference at the White House with Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni.
Minutes later Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, admitted that the meeting has not yet
"20.04.2017 23:00:00" theguardian.com Most ambitious alien search to date draws a blank Only intelligent signals Breakthrough Listen project detected in first year are from mobile phones and other Earthly devices No encounters.
"20.04.2017 22:37:29" theguardian.com UN security council warns North Korea to stop nuclear tests or face sanctions In a unanimous statement, the council condemned Pyongyang for its 'highly destabilizing behavior' as US ambassador Nikki Haley considered new sanctions The UN security council has strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its “highly destabilizing behavior”.
"20.04.2017 22:22:56" theguardian.com Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock use White House visit to mock Clinton Nugent celebrates 'glowing all American over the top time' with Donald Trump after Palin says she extended invitation to controversial musicians “Asked why I invited Kid Rock and Ted Nugent I joked, 'Because Jesus was booked,'” wrote Sarah Palin.
"20.04.2017 22:00:00" theguardian.com A timeline of Bill O'Reilly's downfall: another Fox News founding father exits Fox News' number one host's ousting resembles that of Roger Ailes – both were accused of sexually harassing women long before they were shown the door "O'Reilly's downfall has in fact closely resembled that of his former boss, who left Fox News with a multimillion-dollar exit package last summer. Both men had been publicly accused of sexually harassing women at Fox News long before they were shown the
"20.04.2017 21:40:00" theguardian.com Russia bans Jehovah's Witnesses and labels group as extremists Religious organization can no longer operate in country, supreme court rules, in addition to ordering headquarters and local chapters to close Russia's supreme court has banned the Jehovah's Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group.
"20.04.2017 21:20:00" theguardian.com Burst your bubble: five conservative articles on abortion, guns and Girls As Trump nears 100 days in office rightwing writers consider what's ahead, from guns and reproductive rights to the growing power of conspiracy theories As Trump nears 100 days in office rightwing writers consider what's ahead, from guns and reproductive rights to the growing power of conspiracy theories.
"20.04.2017 21:00:00" theguardian.com Toronto to impose 15% tax on foreign home buyers to regulate housing costs Measure part of initiative to make one of Canada's most expensive housing markets more affordable for residents after Vancouver enacted similar legislation “When young people can't afford their own apartment or can't imagine ever owning their own home, we know we have a problem”.
"20.04.2017 20:40:00" theguardian.com Craig Hodges: 'Jordan didn't speak out because he didn't know what to say' He was one of the NBA's finest sharpshooters and a two-time champion alongside Michael Jordan, but was run out of the league for his outspoken views. A quarter of a century on, Craig Hodges is still fighting the good fight The NBA star shut out of the game for being too politically outspoken.
"20.04.2017 20:30:00" theguardian.com When therapists also need therapists: 'Suffering is not unique to one group' Four practitioners open up about why they seek professional help: to maintain boundaries with clients, process their own life events and decide when to retire For every three hours of listening to people, psychologists take half an hour to process it themselves with someone else. It is one of the most important traditions within the mental health world. Therapists also need therapy.
"20.04.2017 20:15:00" theguardian.com Venezuelans march against their government in Caracas – in pictures Students led protests against President Nicolás Maduro in one of the largest demonstrations against a Venezuelan government "The mother of all marches."
"20.04.2017 20:15:00" theguardian.com Naked mole rats can survive without oxygen using plant sugar tactic Subterranean rodents are able to switch to a fructose-based metabolic system previously only observed in plants, a new study reveals It might look one, but this mole does much more than a raw potato: it can move backwards and forwards with equal ease, eat its own poo, and move its teeth individually like chopsticks.
"20.04.2017 20:01:00" theguardian.com Paris shooting: French policeman killed on Champs-Élysées Police say two other officers wounded and attacker shot dead in incident in centre of city One policemen has been killed and two wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris, days before the first round of the French presidential election.
"20.04.2017 19:40:00" theguardian.com What is the last thing a football club needs? A stadium with ski jumps Playing football matches at a Winter Olympics ski-jumping venue might sound smart, but it has left Gangwon FC with a ludicrous ground they don't need There is a new contender for the world's strangest football stadium: the Alpensia Ski Jump Stadium in South Korea.
"20.04.2017 19:30:00" theguardian.com A decade of award-winning British landscape photography – in pictures A new book brings together the UK's greatest landscape photographers, who have captured everything from violent seas to tranquil mountains Breathtaking views ...
"20.04.2017 19:15:00" theguardian.com From Colgate Lasagne to Crystal Pepsi: visit the Museum of Failure Dr Samuel West has gathered exhibits demonstrating abject commercial failure and put them on show in Helsingborg, Sweden. But he says there's a lot to learn from the very worst ideas Some of the world's greatest 'unnovations'.
"20.04.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Why scientists should start taking orgasm seriously Orgasms are big business, but there's surprising little scientific research being done into how they actually work. There are urgent reasons to fix this "Firstly, orgasm and sexual pleasure are fun. Not all scientific research has a grand purpose, so an immediate question is “why not study orgasm?”. But there are more urgent reasons too."
"20.04.2017 18:40:00" theguardian.com Gold sovereign hoard found in college piano declared as treasure Mystery remains over who hid 913 coins dating from 1847 to 1915 found by piano tuner in Shropshire college Is this the first time buried treasure has been 'dug up' with a tuning fork?
"20.04.2017 18:32:38" theguardian.com Nigel Farage says he will not stand in June general election Former Ukip leader quashes speculation he would stand for election as MP, saying he would rather remain in Strasbourg Nigel Farage is declining to run for parliament for an eighth time because he wants to stay in Europe.
"20.04.2017 18:15:00" theguardian.com Volleyball games appear to take place at North Korean nuclear test site Games at Punggye-ri could be intended to confuse outside world, as DPRK officials know when satellites pass overhead "They are either sending us a message that they have put the facility on standby, or they are trying to deceive us.”
"20.04.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com 'We've never seen this drought, this disease': Somali families bury their dead Jason Burke reports from Baidoa in Somalia, where more than 6 million people need assistance after two years without rain "There is nothing where we come from. The cattle are all dead, there is no food we can afford … if we stay we will die."
UN officials say the crisis is the largest since the organisation was founded in 1945.
"20.04.2017 17:45:00" theguardian.com European parliament will welcome Britain back if voters veto Brexit Exclusive: European parliament president Antonio Tajani said departure process could easily be reversed if there is change of UK government The president of the European parliament has said Britain would be welcomed back with open arms if voters change their minds about Brexit on 8 June, challenging Theresa May's claim that “there is no turning back” after article 50.
"20.04.2017 17:30:00" theguardian.com Big money, big ego, big bills: how to get divorced Silicon Valley style Divorce is always hard, but it can be particularly messy in a land of huge wealth, alpha personalities and hard-nosed lawyers who don't come cheap Divorces are always tough, but they can be particularly messy in Silicon Valley, a land of huge wealth, alpha personalities, hard-nosed negotiators and tricky-to-value assets.
"20.04.2017 17:15:00" theguardian.com EU toughens Brexit stance and demands UK pay liabilities in euros Leaked documents reveal Brussels' position has hardened on a number of fronts and downplay hopes of trade deal Leaked documents reveal the EU's position has hardened in recent weeks since the publication of the European council's draft guidelines, which offered an indication of the bloc's opening stance last month.
"20.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Serena Williams's pregnant victory reminds us how amazing women's bodies are The tennis star triumphed at the Australian Open without dropping a set while in her first trimester. Are women the weaker sex? I don't think so "Some evidently still think that women are the fairer sex, the weaker and the less capable of the two genders. Believe me when I say we are far from fragile."
"20.04.2017 16:45:00" 'Absolutely weird': Brenda from Bristol's response to going viral 75-year-old Brenda from Bristol says she cannot believe the response on social media to her reaction to the news there was to be another general election
"20.04.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com Don't underestimate the harm 'brittle masculinity' can do to the world | Timothy Snyder Strength brings problems and weakness brings others. But weakness posing as strength is the most dangerous of all "President Trump's Twitter flood of late-night mendacity is an unhindered celebration of fragile manhood, a ceaseless summons to the millions for affirmation, a proclamation to vulnerable males across the land that endless preening and stroking is a
"20.04.2017 16:15:00" theguardian.com The women who ride for hours to visit loved ones in prison – in pictures They all use the van service provided by Bridging the Gap, based in Philadelphia, for personal reasons but are united by one thing: commitment to and love for the men in their lives "A lot of people have a lot of negative things to say to us as women who go through this. Some people don't even consider our relationships real. That's one of the most ignorant things that I've heard a person say. Why does my love have a limit to it?"
"20.04.2017 16:00:00" theguardian.com Labour hopes to turn underdog status to its advantage Jeremy Corbyn is clearly up for the fight but the polls show he and his party have a mountain to climb "Punchy, combative, fired up. Jeremy Corbyn's first speech as Labour hit the campaign trail on Thursday was a taste of how the party hopes to turn its status as the underdog in June's general election to its political advantage."
"20.04.2017 15:40:00" theguardian.com New contender in hunt for alien life discovered by astronomers Exoplanet LHS 1140b is believed to be about 40% larger than Earth and lies 39 light years away in the constellation of Cetus, orbiting a red dwarf star “We could hardly hope for a better target to perform one of the biggest quests in science: searching for evidence of life beyond Earth."
"20.04.2017 15:30:00" theguardian.com An insurgent Corbyn will demolish media claims that the election is a done deal Theresa May's campaign strategy appears to be to say as little as possible. This will allow the Labour leader's voice to cut through and connect with voters "Don't let the establishment tell you this election is a foregone conclusion. There is a long way to go until polling day."
"20.04.2017 15:15:00" theguardian.com Germany wants a strong EU. Why would it allow Britain an easy Brexit? | Charles Grant Angela Merkel's government has no interest in indulging the UK during the negotiations – and a general election won't change that "Whatever the result of the forthcoming British and German elections, London should not expect much help from Berlin."
"20.04.2017 15:00:00" theguardian.com Will Theresa May really kill Labour off in this election? | Alan Travis The polls show historic defeat could be on the cards for Corbyn, but how historic? The Sun predicted a grisly end for the party "Even if May matched Blair's historic 1997 achievement of a 10% swing it would still leave Labour with a bedrock of 142 MPs. But while Labour may not face electoral annihilation, it would no longer be an effective national political force. It would be
"20.04.2017 14:45:00" theguardian.com With a whiff of sulphur, George Osborne was gone – but for how long? | Polly Toynbee Devious, cunning and cruel, as Tory chancellor he imposed his mendacious mantras on the national psyche. His legacy is a poisoned political landscape "It was the grave misfortune of so many millions that the sport George Osborne and his old friend David Cameron enjoyed for a while was playing with lesser people's lives in the great game of politics. But hey, it was fun while it lasted, and the heir to
"20.04.2017 14:30:00" theguardian.com Robots are racist and sexist. Just like the people who created them | Laurie Penny Machines learn their prejudices in language. It's not their fault, but we still need to fix the problem 'Automation is a great excuse for assholery – after all, it's just numbers, and the magic of “big data” can provide plausible deniability for prejudice. Machine learning, as the technologist Maciej Cegłowski observed, can function in this way as “money
"20.04.2017 14:15:00" theguardian.com How the media propelled Marine Le Pen into the mainstream The long read: For years, she has accused French journalists of bias against her family and her party. Yet Marine Le Pen has managed to lead the far-right Front National into the political mainstream – and she couldn't have done it without the press Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, there were media boycotts against the Front National; yet it only rose in the polls, citing the media's hostility as evidence of the "conspiracy" against it and the potency of the truth it was preaching.
"20.04.2017 14:02:00" theguardian.com Olympics silver medallist Germaine Mason dies in motorcycle crash The 34-year-old was riding at the front of the convoy with a number of athletes when he lost control of his bike on the Palisadoes main road in Jamica. British athlete Germaine Mason, who won a high jump silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, has died in a motorcycle crash in Jamaica.
"20.04.2017 13:40:00" theguardian.com I'm a Jewish woman. I was the target of a neo-Nazi 'troll storm' Tanya Gersh was targeted by the 'alt-right' after getting caught up in the notoriety surrounding Richard Spencer. She tells the Guardian about the trauma of her experience and the antisemitism leveled at her and her family When you go to synagogue or are part of the Jewish community, you almost always say a prayer for the 6 million people who died in the Holocaust and you always say out loud: “Never again.” There's no way that I couldn't stand up and file this lawsuit. It's
"20.04.2017 13:30:00" theguardian.com Bruce Springsteen unveils anti-Trump anthem That's What Makes Us Great The Boss has put his longstanding antagonisms with the US president into a song, released with collaborator Joe Grushecky The lyrics take aim at elements of the Trump administration and also the president's personality, with Bruce Springsteen singing: “Don't tell me a lie / And sell it as a fact / I've been down that road before / And I ain't going back."
"20.04.2017 13:15:00" theguardian.com Should we worry the general election will be hacked? From DDoS attacks to botnets to fake news, there are many ways to influence an election. But is the UK really at risk? With a general election just seven weeks away, how worried should we be about election hacking?
"20.04.2017 13:00:00" theguardian.com North Korea nuclear threat: should California start panicking? As rhetoric between North Korea and the US ratchets up, should major cities on the west coast be worried about a missile strike? Experts say the answer is tricky “It's within the range of their technical capabilities and competence. That doesn't mean they could easily or successfully do it.”
"20.04.2017 12:45:00" theguardian.com Anne Hathaway: I regret not trusting female directors The actor has talked about her relationship with Lone Scherfig, who directed her in One Day, and how it may have been due to 'internalised misogyny' Anne Hathaway has spoken of her regret over failing to trust a female director, due to what she fears was 'internalised misogyny'.
"20.04.2017 12:30:00" Journalist booed after asking Corbyn about 'Islington elite' ITV News's Libby Wiener is booed by Labour activists after accusing Jeremy Corbyn of being part of the 'Islington elite'. Corbyn says that he is proud to represent Islington North, where many live in poverty. Corbyn was taking questions after his first
"20.04.2017 12:15:00" theguardian.com Social work: the emergency service that should be celebrated, not demonised I was saved from an abusive relationship by social services. Now I'm studying to be a social worker and want the public to know all the good they do "This particular emergency service also saves lives on a daily basis. It helps adults and children who are feeling suicidal. It supports child carers who have stopped going to school because they must look after a parent who cannot go to the toilet by
"20.04.2017 12:00:00" theguardian.com I am sick of half-hearted desserts. Bring me a proper pudding British restaurant desserts are in a death spiral. Who's to blame? British desserts have left a sour taste in Jay Rayner's mouth.
"20.04.2017 11:45:21" theguardian.com Former Ukip MP Douglas Carswell to step down in Clacton Man who was Eurosceptic party's only MP before quitting party recently says he will not seek re-election in June “I intend to vote Conservative on June 8th and will be offering my full support to whoever the Clacton Constituency Conservatives select as their candidate.”
"20.04.2017 11:30:00" NFL player Rob Gronkowski interrupts White House press briefing "You need some help?": Here's the moment New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski -Gronk interrupts Sean Spicer's press briefing.
"20.04.2017 11:15:00" theguardian.com Tactical voting to beat the Tories: does the maths equal a coalition? Every few years, someone suggests forming a progressive coalition to beat the Conservatives. Could a Lib/Lab/Green alliance really beat Theresa May? Are things looking up for the progressive coalition idea? We crunched the numbers
"20.04.2017 11:00:00" theguardian.com Jeremy Corbyn has been on the right side of history for 30 years. That's real leadership | Ronan Bennett The damning verdict on David Cameron's war in Libya further vindicates the Labour party's 'worst leader ever' "On ID cards, on extended detentions, on equal pay and gender equality, on protection for workers and trade union rights, on anti-racism initiatives, on tax avoidance by the super rich, on the bedroom tax, on the recent welfare reform bill, on PFI Jeremy
"20.04.2017 10:45:00" theguardian.com George Osborne: history will not be kind to a man whose flaws led to Brexit The Evening Standard editor will go down as the austerity chancellor who got the referendum campaign spectacularly wrong "He marketed himself as a one-nation Conservative, yet targeted the poor for spending cuts. He made deficit reduction the acid test of his chancellorship, yet austerity will continue deep into a third parliament. He said he would sort out Britain's
"20.04.2017 10:30:00" theguardian.com Election result not a foregone conclusion, insists Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader to say his party is poised to form next Westminster government as he pledges to bust 'cosy cartel' of UK politics Jeremy Corbyn: “They say I don't play by the rules – their rules. We can't win, they say, because we don't play their game. They're quite right I don't. And a Labour government elected on 8 June won't play by their rules.”
"20.04.2017 10:15:00" theguardian.com Rural hotspots found as gay population mapped ONS finds that, along with inner London boroughs, some bucolic counties are home to concentrations of LGBT people Out in the country.
"20.04.2017 10:00:00" theguardian.com Crush the saboteurs! How hard-Brexit rhetoric turned Leninist Dissent is no longer an option in British politics. In Theresa May's world, the greatest enemies are the enemies within, and democracy must be eliminated for the good of the people "Surprisingly, the language of hard-Brexit Tory supporters is now that of the Russian Revolution."
"20.04.2017 09:45:00" theguardian.com Chris Packham charged in Malta after bird hunt confrontation BBC Springwatch presenter, making a film about Malta's spring hunt of migrating birds, accused of assault and trespass Chris Packham: “We've come out here not as people from the UK wagging their finger at the Maltese, not even as Europeans – seeing as we're still part of the EU – but just as people who are concerned about the birds."
"20.04.2017 09:30:00" theguardian.com Deaths and injuries reported amid 'mother of all marches' in Venezuela 17-year-old boy fatally shot along with woman and National Guardsman as the opposition calls for another mass protest on Thursday At least three people have been killed and dozens injured in Venezuela as street battles erupted alongside a mass anti-government demonstration that the opposition billed as “the mother of all marches”.
"20.04.2017 09:15:00" theguardian.com Lives at risk if Tories choose to cut UK foreign aid target, says Bill Gates Microsoft founder warns Theresa May that Britain's global position would be weakened if its overseas aid spending pledges were abandoned Bill Gates: “The big aid givers now are the US, Britain and Germany – those are the three biggest and if those three back off, a lot of the ambitious things going on with malaria, agriculture and reproductive health simply would not get done.”
"20.04.2017 09:00:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump's North Korea 'armada' gaffe was dangerous buffoonery | Richard Wolffe Memo to the US president: it is best not to misstate the mission and location of an entire aircraft carrier group to a rogue nuclear state "George W Bush may have lost all credibility by invading a country for non-existent weapons of mass destruction. But at least he knew which country he was invading, and which direction his ships were sailing in."
"20.04.2017 08:45:00" theguardian.com How much do you have to earn to be rich? £70,000, says Labour John McDonnell's definition of rich people has angered some, but he is backed by the statistics Are you rich if you earn £70,000?
"20.04.2017 08:30:00" theguardian.com Brexitland: So much for the fractured nation – I haven't found it As he concludes his journey round leave-voting areas in his home town of Stockport, Owen Jones finds voters now want to come together. For Labour, he says, that's an opportunity• With pay so low for this long, no wonder there's anger in Sheffield• The Owen Jones: "With all the people I have spoken to, there's no bitterness, no hatred, no contempt for the other side. We were asked a question, is the general gist, and we answered it."
"20.04.2017 08:30:00" theguardian.com Children discovered on brink of starvation in Belarusian orphanages Teenagers weighing less than 3st are among those found in homes in scandal recalling Romanian orphanages of 1990s 'Prosecutors, doctors and officials from children's homes have revealed that clusters of severely malnourished youngsters have languished at the homes for years. Some teenagers weighed as little as 15kg (2st 5lb).'
"20.04.2017 08:15:00" theguardian.com Tory and SNP positions in Scotland suggest surge in tactical voting Conservative and Scottish National party leaders both claim they are the only credible general election contestants Conservative and SNP leaders have claimed their parties are the only credible contestants for the general election in Scotland, fuelling speculation about a surge in tactical voting.
"20.04.2017 08:00:00" theguardian.com François Fillon moves back into contention in French presidential race Polls suggest rightwing voters previously tempted by Macron and Le Pen may be returning to scandal-hit former PM Against all expectations except perhaps his own, François Fillon, the scandal-hit rightwing candidate for the French presidency, is back in the race.
"20.04.2017 07:40:00" theguardian.com How to survive the election campaign of doom Defeatism won't protect British voters from disappointment on 9 June. There are glimmers of hope – from the power of citizen activism to Theresa May's political fragility "This is an incredibly volatile moment, anything could happen. But if you want agency, you have to seize it."
"20.04.2017 07:20:00" theguardian.com The snap: Corbyn rips up the rules, as May warns of 'coalition of chaos' Election result not a 'foregone conclusion', says Labour leader … prime minister holds steady … and Bill Gates warns on foreign aid cuts The election news that matters this morning.
"20.04.2017 07:00:00" theguardian.com The Second World War in Colour – in pictures An extraordinary collection of colour images by official photographers, news agencies, freelancers and air crews, feature in a new book, The Second World War in Colour, by the Imperial War Museum in London Many of these photographs are being published for the first time – and shed fresh light behind the scenes of the conflict.
"20.04.2017 06:40:00" theguardian.com Gina Miller to launch tactical voting initiative against hard Brexit Campaigner whose legal challenge forced No 10 to seek parliamentary approval for article 50 sets out Best For Britain plan "We want to build the biggest tactical voting effort in UK history."
"20.04.2017 06:20:00" theguardian.com Labour can win this election – if we all join the fight | Emma Rees Recent history shows that radical movements can beat the odds and win, and progressives and party members of all stripes can deliver a win for Corbyn's Labour "If progressives and Labour party members of all stripes come together to campaign for Labour we can elect the most progressive, transformative government in our country's history."
"20.04.2017 06:00:00" theguardian.com The alt city guide to Brighton Brighton's festival scene in May could be the reason for a spring visit but this artistic, creative and collaborative seaside town has inspirational art, music, food and drink on tap year-round "Brighton is about collaboration generated by the enthusiasm of the people running spaces here.”
"20.04.2017 05:45:00" theguardian.com Mahabharata epic set to become India's most expensive movie ever Randamoozham, starring veteran actor Mohanlal, will cost Rs 1,000-crore (£150m) and is to be funded by UAE-based billionaire BR Shetty Epic Sanskrit poem the Mahabharata is getting an epic movie treatment with the two-part Randamoozham.
"19.04.2017 20:30:44" theguardian.com Richard Simmons makes statement for first time in a year: 'I'm not missing' The fitness celebrity, who was subject of podcast Missing Richard Simmons, released a statement on Facebook to say he was 'just a little under the weather' "This has reminded me that when you need help you can't be afraid to reach out and ask for it. We all think we should always be able to solve our problems all by ourselves and sometimes it's just bigger than we are."
"19.04.2017 20:00:00" theguardian.com The best street food on the planet, but Bangkok bans its roadside stalls City has just scooped CNN poll but official says 'every street vendor will have to move out' by end of 2017 "There will be no let-up in this operation. Every street vendor will have to move out."
"19.04.2017 19:30:00" theguardian.com Jean-Luc Mélenchon should be French president. Here's why | Olivier Tonneau The leftwing politician is not out to destroy Europe: he is out to save it. La France Insoumise proposes a peaceful revolution towards a fair democratic society "We are proposing nothing less than a peaceful, ordered revolution towards a fair and truly democratic society."
"19.04.2017 19:00:00" theguardian.com Am I a racist? You asked Google – here's the answer | Coco Khan Every day millions of internet users ask Google life's most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries "You have the makings of a true ally."
"19.04.2017 18:30:00" theguardian.com Zara pulls denim skirt over likeness to 'alt-right' mascot Pepe the Frog Embroidered skirt draws condemnation on Twitter due to similarity to popular internet meme turned racist symbol “My immediate thought was holy sh*t, they have no idea what they are doing here, do they?”
"19.04.2017 18:00:00" theguardian.com These Americans moved to Canada for political reasons. They don't regret it Starting over in a new country is never easy, but for these Americans it was the only choice that made sense – and they haven't looked back since "We made the move not because we feared terrorists, but what the country was becoming."
"19.04.2017 17:40:00" theguardian.com Where is the world's most sprawling city? Driving to work, driving to dinner, driving to meet friends … this quintessentially American invention requires a limitless supply of land and resources. Los Angeles is infamously sprawling but is it the worst offender? "Sprawl suggests the city has collapsed, like a drunkard on a sidewalk, and is now spreading inexorably outwards."
"19.04.2017 17:20:00" theguardian.com First Dog on the Moon's guide to preparing for nuclear war. Are you ready? Are you prepared for nuclear war? Never fear, all your existential-threat related questions are answered here Are you ready to hunker in your bunker?
"19.04.2017 17:00:00" theguardian.com Are these TV's best-ever putdowns? Not without Malcolm Tucker they're not A new list purports to rank the greatest ever insults on television. With no quotes from The Thick of It, it's as useful as a marzipan dildo “Do you know 90% of household dust is made of dead human skin? That's what you are to me.”
"19.04.2017 16:40:00" theguardian.com He's hired: Belgian lands 'dream job' as hermit for Austrian cliffside retreat Stan Vanuytrecht chosen from 50 applicants for post, which comes with no heating, running water, internet or pay A Belgian man has won a competition to to live as a hermit in a cliffside cell above an Austrian town.
"19.04.2017 16:30:00" theguardian.com Cristiano Ronaldo has done so much for Real Madrid – so why do some fans whistle him? | Sid Lowe Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals than any other Real Madrid player and yet he was whistled by some against Bayern Munich. How is that possible? "On Tuesday at the Santiago Bernabéu some Real Madrid C.F. fans whistled Cristiano Ronaldo. He then completed a hat-trick to take them to the Champions League semi-finals."