Andrea Leadsom, Michael Gove and Liam Fox among Eurosceptics seeking changes
Five Eurosceptic cabinet ministers are pressing Theresa May to make last-minute changes to her controversial Brexit deal.
The leader of the Commons, Andrea Leadsom, is believed to be co-ordinating the group, which includes Michael Gove, Liam Fox, Chris Grayling and Penny Mordaunt. The ministers believe there is still time for the prime minister to go back to Brussels and renegotiate her deal, the Telegraph reports.
About 52,000 people displaced amid the country's deadliest fire in a century, as list of missing jumps by hundreds once again
Rescue workers said on Friday they were searching for more than 1,000 people reported missing in a northern California town reduced to ashes by the deadliest wildfire in the state's history, as the death toll increased to 71.
The sheriff's âunaccounted forâ list from the Camp fire leapt by hundreds of people for a second successive evening, up from 631 missing a day earlier.
UN resolution to call for halt to Saudi-Houthi fighting and start of peace talks
The UK has injected some urgency into resolving the conflict in Yemen, saying it is to table its long-awaited UN draft resolution demanding a ceasefire and peace process.
The move came amid US-based reports that the UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, had to fend off intense Saudi resistance to the move when he met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh last week. The reports claimed the prince âthrew a fitâ during late-night talks with Hunt.
Union members on Northern and South Western railways go on strike in train guard dispute
Travellers heading to the England rugby game or Manchester's Christmas markets could be caught up in rail disruptions as union members working for two of the country's biggest rail operators go on strike.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on South Western Railway (SWR) and Arriva Rail North (ARN or Northern) went on strike on Saturday as part of a long-running dispute over the use of guards on trains.
Anushka Asthana joins her colleagues in Westminster on a chaotic and extraordinary day in British politics as Theresa May attempted to build support for her Brexit deal while members of her cabinet resigned in protest. Plus: in an exclusive extract from her autobiography, Michelle Obama reveals how she met her husband, Barack
Theresa Maylost two of her Brexiter cabinet ministers in a frenzied morning at Westminster. Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary, and Esther McVey, the work and pensions secretary, resigned in protest at the prime minister's Brexit deal.
Anushka Asthana headed straight to Westminster for one of the most chaotic days in British politics in years. The Guardian's Dan Sabbagh explains how the hard Brexiters are gathering letters of no confidence in a bid to remove May, while the Labour party stands ready to take power if the government collapses and a general election is required.
Two years on from the âliberation' of Fallujah from Isis control, the Guardian's Peter Beaumont has returned to the Iraqi city. Plus: Polly Toynbee on the one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to Brexit
Almost a year ago, the Iraqi government declared victory over the Islamic State terror group, who for three years had gained control of large areas of the country. Millions lived under their brutal rule and many thousands died.
Two years on from the âliberation' of the city of Fallujah by US and Iraqi forces, the Guardian senior reporter Peter Beaumont has returned to see if normal life has resumed.
The world is waking up to the danger posed by single-use plastics to the environment. But consumer pressure is not enough to reverse the decades of plastic waste that litter the globe and clog up the oceans. Stephen Buranyi tells Anushka Asthana how an anti-plastic revolution is under way but the plastics industry is in no mood for retreat. Plus: George Monbiot on why climate change is a crisis that requires a response of civil disobedience
Who is really to blame for the crisis in plastic waste across the globe? And is it too late to fix it? Stephen Buranyi explains how the rise of the plastics industry since the 1960s created a culture of disposable consumerism that has generated a global crisis of plastic waste. He describes how the industry in response poured money into anti-littering campaigns, but did not apply the same standards of waste control to itself.
Plus: the Guardian environment correspondent, Matthew Taylor, explains who is responsible for the âtsunami of plasticâ coming our way and what may be our only hope to stop it.
I have written a lot about being a childless woman. About me being childless; about other women. But I've never written about men in the same situation. Why should I? If Mick Jagger can have a child who's younger than his great-grandchild, there's always hope. Right?
Wrong. Dr Robin Hadley, 58, and childless by circumstance, recently completed a PhD exploring the experiences of involuntarily childless older men. âI found,â he says, âthere was little difference in the desire to become a parent between female and male childless individuals. But that study also indicated that for some male participants, not becoming a parent had a greater negative effect. That's because there are no narratives around childlessness for men.â
The shop starts here: from understated stocking fillers to the unapologetically over-the-top, get going with 100 hand-picked presents for every price, person and palate from Guardian Weekend's editors and columnists
Ruth transitioned at 81, Ramses in his late 40s, and Bethan, at 57, is about to have surgery. Meet the trans baby boomers
Early in October, Ruth Rose went on holiday to Corfu with a group of female friends she had known for years. They swam in the sea every day, making the most of the late summer sunshine. On the last morning before flying home to England, the women took one last swim and skinny-dipped so as not to have to pack their costumes away wet.
Such adventures would once have been unthinkable for Rose. But the surgery she underwent at the age of 81 has opened doors she would never have thought possible. âIn some ways it's like having new hips after being told you would be condemned to arthritis for the rest of your life,â she says. âYou do it, and life begins again. And that's what happened to me. Age has nothing to do with it.â
How can a government exile its citizens without a trial? Why can people born in Britain be forced to leave? Kamila Shamsie explores how citizenship became a privilege, not a right
A couple of years ago, while working on my novel Home Fire, which required me to look into certain aspects of the UK's citizenship laws, I had a slightly painful conversation with one of my oldest friends. Like me, she had grown up in Karachi. But while I didn't move to the UK until the age of 34, she came here at 18 to go to university, and has never left. She became a British citizen soon after graduating (her grandmother was British); later, she married an Englishman, and they had a son. Her son was born in London, has never lived anywhere but here. But the painful thing I had to tell her was this: unlike many children who are born and live in the UK, her son's claim on UK citizenship was contingent rather than assured. He was a British citizen, yes, but he could be made unBritish.
The reason for this stemmed from her decision, made soon after her son was born, to get him a POC â a Pakistan Origin Card. This bit of paperwork, issued by the Pakistan High Commission, meant that her son wouldn't need to go through the expense and hassle of applying for a visa every time she wanted to travel with him to Pakistan where his grandmother and aunt and cousins lived. At the time my friend made this decision she was unaware of a change in the immigration laws that had come into force a few years earlier, in 2003, allowing for people who had acquired British citizenship through birth to be legally deprived of citizenship â provided they were dual nationals who weren't going to be made stateless.
Post-Liam Payne, post-baby and post-new single Love Made Me Do It, the pop star discusses her tumultuous career and the (unlikely) prospect of a Girls Aloud reunion
In a secluded Surrey mansion in 2002, Cheryl perches on the edge of her bed. She only moved in recently but her bedroom has a few homely touches: pictures on the bedside table, that sort of thing. She thinks carefully before answering questions but when I ask what scares her, the answer is immediate and direct. âMeeting the man of my dreams then getting hurt,â she says, quietly. âWhen you trust someone and they cheat on you, it's not a nice feeling.â
Flash-forward 16 years and The Artist Formerly Known As Cheryl Tweedy is sitting in Guide HQ poking at some sort of grain-based concoction with a plastic fork. Our paths have crossed a handful of times over the years, but when I point out that we haven't met since Cheryl turned 30, five years ago, she gets very excited. âNice to meet you!â she beams. âI'm a new person! Same accent, though.â
The baker and TV presenter on life after Bake Off, her husband's awful cooking and family fun in the âflounge'
Sleep I get five hours. Once the kids â Musa, 12, Dawud, 11, and Maryam, eight â go to bed, I start working again, which means I've no time for my husband, Abdal. I go to bed about midnight and, as soon as my head hits the pillow, I'm gone. There have been times when I haven't even heard the end of a sentence.
Eat It's taken me three years to learn that just because I work in the food industry, it doesn't mean that I have to eat every minute of every day. After Bake Off I put on a stone. Now, if I am hungry I'll eat, and if I'm not, I won't. Once a month we have dessert for dinner and my kids don't have to have anything savoury if they don't want to. They can have custard on top, or cream â whatever they want.
One million thank yous to all our wonderful Guardian supporters. Where would we be without you? No, literally: where? You're the lead in our pencil, the oil in our engine, the wind beneath our â¦ my God, I sound like Boris Johnson. I can't apologise enough. I will endeavour to continue writing columns that DON'T sound like Boris Johnson â though may sometimes be about him â as long as you will have me. Marina Hyde, Guardian columnist
I never cease to be amazed at the loyalty, strength and passion of Guardian supporters and I want to say thank you to each and every one of you. Without your incredible support it would be that much harder to fund the painstaking work of investigations â such as the work we did recently into the treatment of rape survivors in the criminal justice system. Knowing that our readers support our work helped make that series of stories possible, and feedback from our readers gives us the motivation to keep on pushing to find out more and do our part to challenge injustice. Alexandra Topping, senior reporter
Three and a half years ago, when I took over as editor-in-chief, we were faced with the urgent challenge of how to make the Guardian sustainable.
The situation looked bleak across the media. Print advertising was in steep decline, and digital advertising growth was going almost entirely to Google and Facebook. News organisations everywhere were searching for answers to the challenge that they were being read more than ever before, but with fewer ways to cover costs. Month by month, more and more news outlets went behind a paywall.
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Follow a narrow, contentious victory over South Africa and a similarly narrow, contentious defeat at the hands of New Zealand, England entertain Japan at Rugby HQ this afternoon. A comfortable victory is expected against the Brave Blossoms, but England cannot afford to take them too lightly. Eddie Jones is all too aware of what Japan can do, having masterminded their famous victory over South Africa at the last World Cup. Jamie Joseph's will be hoping to cause similar waves when they host the tournament next year.
âWe are expecting plenty of energy, aggression and fast ball movement,â said Jones. âThey [Japan] will be full of surprises, quick taps, lineouts and plays. They're going to have a bag of magic.â Kick-off is at 3pm, but stay tuned for all the build-up.
Two quick wickets after tea, just before the dark grey clouds of late afternoon intruded upon the drama, left England with a good chance of a series-winning victory. When the entire ground was magically covered by blue plastic sheets in the time it takes to brew a pot of tea the balance of the match had lurched again in England's favour. Sri Lanka needed 75 runs to win; England needed three wickets.
This has been a match of so many twists and turns that only a fool was guaranteeing the outcome, but the loss of Angelo Mathews for a restrained yet imperious 88, who was soon to be followed by Dilruwan Perera, meant that England were the favourites again. Against all the odds the match has made it to the fifth day, though the return of those afternoon thunderstorms has contributed to that.
Benevolent payments to ex-players are a fraction of Gordon Taylor's salary and on issues from dementia to the abuse scandal the PFA's leader has failed to lead
What would your reaction be if I were to point out that in the past week Gordon Taylor has quietly passed the 40th anniversary since he took his place at football's top table and set about the process of transforming himself from a barrel-chested insideâforward at Bury, from the puddles and potholes of the old Third Division, into a life of establishment wealth?
If you could put aside any cynicism, try not to dwell too long on the deficiencies of his organisation and overlook that it is traditionally he, not Richard Scudamore, who is the real Bagpuss of football's fat-cat culture, it might even be possible to manage some grudging admiration for such a feat of longevity.
Best-of-12-games match deadlocked at 3-all after six draws
Magnus Carlsen narrowly avoided a devastating upset on Friday in the sixth game of his world championship match with Fabiano Caruana in London, scratching back from the brink to save a miraculous draw after 80 moves.
Ireland are unbeaten at home in 10 games as they prepare for what is potentially the year's most compelling 80 minutes
It is not every day that Ireland are a good bet to beat the All Blacks. Not just any old bunch of silver ferns, either, but a team unbeaten in Tests on European soil since 2012 and still the world's No 1 side. New Zealand are knocked from their rankings perch about as often as Steve Hansen fancies doing Strictly Come Dancing.
Ireland, though, are increasingly sure-footed on the game's biggest stages. At home they have not lost in their last 10 Tests, dating back to New Zealand's contentious 21-9 victory two years ago. Under Joe Schmidt they now march to a different tune to previous Irish squads. The 40-29 victory over the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016 will always be celebrated but their ambitions remain far from satisfied.
â¢ Football among sports in Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign â¢ Premier League's Bill Bush: âWe're proud to use our reach'
Football fans attending matches between now and early December should not be startled by the sight of rainbow-coloured corner flags and substitution boards. Rather than representing a vividly dramatic rebrand of the game, the bright imagery is part of a wider inclusivity campaign designed to extend a welcome to LGBT supporters and participants.
A host of other sports will also be promoting the leading equality charity Stonewall's annual Rainbow Laces campaign. These include judo, cricket, netball, rugby union â which, during Premiership fixtures at the end of this month, will showcase rainbow referee's shirts and touch judge flags â darts and athletics.
The midfielder is rebuilding his career at Bayern and is clearly a huge talent, which makes his failed spell at Swansea so baffling
September 2017, the London Stadium. Renato Sanches is brought down by Cheikhou Kouyaté deep inside the West Ham half and is determined to take the free-kick. He tells his Swansea teammates he is going to put it in the top corner. One swing of his right boot later and the ball is on its way to the top corner ... of the stadium rather than the net. Swansea's players are already turning on their heel before gravity has started to do its work.
July 2018, Wà¶rthersee Stadion. Bayern Munich win a free-kick wide on the right, about 22 yards from goal. Every Paris Saint-Germain player is expecting a cross as Sanches stands over the ball. Expertly disguising his intentions, Sanches curls a brilliant shot inside the near post. Rafinha jumps on top of Sanches to celebrate and the rest of his Bayern teammates join in.
Tanya Oxtoby's Indigenous Australian background and scientific training give her coaching a unique perspective
Football coaches often like to talk about their individual âjourneyâ towards the dugout but few have followed a route as richly scenic as the long and winding pathway taken by Tanya Oxtoby.
The distance between the 36-year-old's home town of Wickham in Western Australia and her current posting is 8,592 miles and, along the way, Bristol City's manager has regularly enjoyed branching off to explore some life-enhancing diversions.
Those feminists who were quick to embrace Sandberg should now publicly condemn her. Otherwise, they risk proving their critics right
The latest New York Times investigation into the goings-on at Facebook is less of a revelation and more of a reiteration of what was already on the record about the powerful platform: not only does Facebook have a problem with the dissemination of propaganda by the alt-right, white nationalists, and international genocide purveyors, those who own and operate the site have known about this and have repeatedly chosen not to address it.
The EU is fed up with the UK's Brexit drama, but would extend article 50 to allow for a second referendum
As Britain agonises over its destiny, I've been in Brussels discovering what other Europeans think about Brexit â and therefore what real options Britain still has. Essentially, there are just two. Europe's door is still open for Britain to stay, if we vote to do so in a second referendum, preferably before the European elections in late May. Otherwise, most of our fellow Europeans would rather we left on 29 March, leaving everything else to be sorted out later and allowing them to get on with confronting their own big challenges.
Of course, it's impossible to generalise about the views of some 450 million Europeans, but among the leaders and official representatives of the 27 other member states, and the European institutions, there is a remarkable degree of consensus. They are fed up to the back teeth with how long the Brexit drama has taken and how unrealistic the British side has been.
I've been thinking a lot about this attitude â men, those poor creatures of machismo and id, can't help themselves, but women should do better â in the wake of the US midterms
The night before the 2016 presidential election, I watched a short news feature about how women in the US vote and, hoo boy, it made for some bracing viewing. âI would never vote for Hillary Clinton â she is literal scum,â a white woman in Florida told the reporter. When he asked her to elaborate, she said, âShe let her husband sleep with that intern.â The interviewer asked if she had similarly strong views about Bill Clinton, given he did the aforementioned âsleepingâ. The woman shrugged and replied, âBoys will be boys.â
As a GP, I know that conventional medicine can't solve the growing problems of obesity, stress and loneliness. But funding is key
It is no secret that the government likes âsocial prescribingâ. Last month's loneliness strategy included proposals for GPs to refer patients to art groups, cookery classes and other activities. And speaking at last week's King's Fund conference on the subject, the health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, announced the creation of an academy to build a research base, train practitioners and champion the benefits of social prescribing. He wants to see a nationwide network of social prescribing projects that encourage individuals to take part in a range of activities including the arts, exercise, and nutritional advice.
The Tories have caused this mess, but they are unable to fix it. Britain urgently needs a new government
The Conservatives have plunged Britain into a state of chaos unprecedented in the postwar era. From a party that fought the past two general elections as a bulwark of stability against the mayhem of its opponents, this must never be forgotten. The Tories are responsible for flinging Britain into a tailspin. From David Cameron for calling the referendum to resolve an internal faction fight and Tory Brexiteers for running a campaign based on bigotry and lies to Theresa May for her red lines and âno deal is better than a bad dealâ. They are all in this together, to coin a phrase, and their party must never be forgiven or absolved of guilt for what happens next.
May's worst-of-all-worlds Brexit cannot pass parliament without the support of some Labour MPs. This is a critical fact that must dictate what happens next. May is likely to win any vote of no confidence within her party, because Tory MPs not utterly drunk on delusion understand that there is no plausible successor, and that a shift in leadership will not alter the impossible parliamentary arithmetic. Her victory will be portrayed by some as a great triumph: don't let them get away with it. A campaign of hysteria will follow to bludgeon MPs into voting for the deal, with apocalyptic warnings of what will happen if they do not, made all the more tragicomic by May's previous claims that no deal would not be âthe end of the worldâ. If it is voted down, the potential ensuing market chaos â and warnings of imminent national catastrophe â will be used to coerce MPs to vote it through a second time, perhaps with some presentational concessions to sweeten the surrender.
Jamael Westman, the lead actor in the West End production of Hamilton, talks to the Guardian's Iman Amrani backstage at the Victoria Palace Theatre, discussing the power of youth to make change, whether Hamilton is part of a wider 'black renaissance' and what theatre can do to attract a more diverse audience. This film is part of a new ongoing series, 'Fresh Voices' presented by Iman Amrani
One hundred years on from the end of the first world war, a group of veterans in Dorset are torn between their pride in their military careers and their anger over the lack of psychological support provided to them by the Ministry of Defence. With many feeling abandoned and left to battle significant mental health issues such as PTSD alone, former soldier Andy Price decides to take matters into his own hands, launching the Veteran's Hub, a peer-to-peer support network for veterans and their families. Over the course of a year, the Guardian's Richard Sprenger follows Andy on his journey.
Kazakhstan is rich with oil, gas and coal but Nursultan Nazarbayev, its president for life, has committed the country to a dramatic shift from fossil fuels to green energy. Is this huge nation, which is beset by rural poverty, major infrastructure challenges and environmental crises, able to realise his vision? Phoebe Greenwood travels to the Kazakh capital, Astana, and the Aral Sea region
Many thanks to Kunzberg spatial communications for the use of music from the Future Astana Expo installation
With only 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, according to a UN report, a group of activists called Extinction Rebellion âhave launched a campaign of civil disobedience across London in an attempt to provoke action
Thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala head north hoping to find work and a better life in the US. The largest Central American caravan in decades keeps growing as thousands more join this journey â but when they reach Mexico, the migrant caravan starts taking different directions
Charging more for parking could save the environment, ease congestion and inject energy back into the high street. But how? The Guardian's Peter Walker explains that we've been thinking about parking all wrong: it's not a right, but rather an over-subsidised waste of space
Sources: The High Cost of Free Parking (2011) - Donald Shoup; Psychology of the Car (2017) - Stefan Gà¶ssling; Research into the Use and Effectiveness of Maximum Parking Standards - Department of Transport
O'Rourke's bid to unseat Ted Cruz in the US midterms narrowly failed â but his audacious grassroots campaign sprinkled seeds of Democratic rebirth and has drawn whispers of a presidential run. What is it that makes people think the Texas congressman has what it takes to get into the White House?
In 2013 Julian Cole was arrested by six police officers outside a nightclub in Bedford. His neck was broken. He is now paralysed and suffers from severe brain damage.
In this film, made in 2016, his mother, Claudia, continues her years of visiting him in a care home twice a day. His friends also drop by. We experience these visits with Claudia and three of Julian's closest friends, witness the trauma this event has caused in their lives and wait with them as they hold out hope that justice will come from the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The philosopher Slavoj Å½iÅ¾ek says the collapse of the centre-left welfare state consensus has led to the global rise of the new right. He argues the left 'ceased to question the fundamentals of the system' and that the crucial political battleground in the US is within the Democratic party
The government's controversial welfare overhaul has been plagued with difficulties from the outset. Payment delays have left people with mounting debt and facing eviction as demand for food banks soars. Trent from Doncaster tells us how he has been affected
Comedian Tanishi Matsubara has an unusual system for renting cheaply in Osaka - he seeks out 'stigmatised property': places in which the previous inhabitant has died. In Japan, the belief that such properties are haunted has even led to a law which means potential tenants must be informed
The UK government has inflicted âgreat miseryâ on its people with âpunitive, mean-spirited, and often callousâ austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found.
Philip Alston, the UN's rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ended a two-week fact-finding mission to the UK with a stinging declaration that levels of child poverty were ânot just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disasterâ, even though the UK is the world's fifth largest economy,
Supermarket will start selling roasted crickets in 250 of its stores from Monday
Barbecued bugs are are going on the shelves of British supermarkets as Sainsbury's becomes the first big UK grocer to stock edible insects.
The retailer will start selling roasted crickets â described as âcrunchy in texture with a rich smoky flavourâ â in 250 of its stores from Monday, capitalising on the growing prominence of bush tucker in the global warming debate. The damaging environmental impact of global meat production has spurred interest in bugs â which can be bred in significant numbers without taking up large amounts of land, water or feed â as an alternative, sustainable food source.
Brecon Beacons town is fighting the dominance of supermarkets
HJ and D Webb and Sons (motto: everything for your home and garden) has been trading in the market town of Crickhowell since 1936. As you pass the shop's windows, the eye is caught by items ranging from comfy sofas to chainsaws.
Mike Webb, who runs the store with his two brothers, said: âShopworkers and workers do what they do because they love it. That makes a difference. Everyone pulls together. When we did a litter pick and clean-up in the high street recently more than 150 people turned out. I think our regular customers and our visitors feel that this is a special place.â
Senior female journalists say deleting comment about Carole Cadwalladr not enough
Senior female BBC journalists have complained to executives at the corporation about the presenter Andrew Neil, after he failed to apologise for calling an Observer journalist a âmad cat womanâ.
Neil, the host of the late night show This Week and one of the corporation's most high-profile political interviewers, made the comment about Carole Cadwalladr â whose work helped expose the Cambridge Analytica scandal â as part of a string of tweets posted in the early hours of Tuesday.
Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad warns economic integration leaving many behind but Australia, China and Russia condemn protectionism
Fault lines were quick to emerge over the future of free trade as leaders gathered for the Asia-Pacific summit on Saturday, with some calling for radical change while others argued for a return to the status quo on globalisation.
Speaking at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Papua New Guinea, the Malaysian prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, warned that globalisation was leaving some people behind and fuelling inequality.
Vincenzo Pepino, the only other person to have successfully robbed Doge's Palace, suspects £1.7m theft was an inside job
Until January, only one other person had pulled off a burglary at Doge's Palace, the seat of power during Venice's years as a republic, and a museum since 1923.
In 1991, Vincenzo Pipino, nicknamed the âgentleman thiefâ for the polite way in which he pursued his criminal exploits, spent most of a night hidden in a cell in the New Prisons building next door, carefully calculating a security guard's manoeuvres. At his chosen moment, Pipino slipped out and walked across the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the prisons to the palace. From there, he entered the Consoli room, took the highly valuable Madonna col Bambino (Madonna with Child), painted in the early 1500s, covered it with a blanket and sauntered out of the building through a side door.
Rosa Maria Da Cruz, originally from Portugal, kept her daughter Serena â the youngest of her four children â hidden away until she was nearly two. Her lawyers said she had never accepted falling pregnant again.
Thousands of mourners pay respects to journalist, whose body has still not been found
Thousands of people across the world have gathered to pay their respects to Jamal Khashoggi, reciting funeral prayers in absentia because the journalist's body has still not been found.
Six weeks after his killing by agents from Riyadh at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, prayers for the writer rang out at the prophet's mosque in the holy Saudi Arabian city of Medina on Friday morning.
When Moh Agha fled the war in Syria and arrived in the UK, he started selling books on ebay to support his family. Now he stocks more than 3,500 items and runs training courses for other refugees. This is how he got back in business
Moh Agha had a lot to take in when he first arrived in the UK with his young family in November 2013. âIt's not easy moving to a new country with a wife and two small children,â he says. âEverything was unfamiliar. We had no friends or family, it was very cold and people spoke very fast and with a strong accent.â
Back in Damascus, before the war broke out, Agha had built up a successful importing business. He travelled regularly between Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Lebanon and Syria for work. âOur turnover was around $25m [£19.2m] a year,â he says. âPeople think the war only affected people physically, but because we couldn't renew our passports or get visas, my business couldn't operate.â
After eight years as an investment banker, wearing dispiriting, constrictive suits, Joanna Dai swapped finance for fashion, launching her label DAI to create stylish, comfortable clothes that work for work
Joanna Dai, 32, remembers the eureka moment when she came up with the idea for her clothing label DAI. As an investment banker at JP Morgan, she was used to gruelling hours and frequent business travel, but wearing uncomfortable suits for 20 hours a day was the final straw. âI was on a nightflight back to Heathrow from Stockholm, having got dressed that morning at 4am. I was sitting there with my waistband digging in, a blazer where my arms couldn't go above my head and I just thought: âWhy couldn't there be something that looked like a power suit, but felt like my yoga kit?'â
Apparently, the age of the side hustle is upon us, but just what is it? And why should we care? Author of The Multi-Hyphen Method, Emma Gannon, explains
Now ubiquitous on either side of the Atlantic, the US term âside hustleâ refers to a passion project that falls outside of your primary job. You probably knew that. You may even have one. According to Henley Business School, one in four Brits do. By 2030, they predict that figure will have risen to 50%.
There are plenty of reasons someone would start a side hustle. With studies stating that more than 50% of UK workers are unhappy in their jobs, we're looking elsewhere for the fulfillment, development and income missing from our careers. That's why so many side hustles start as hobbies (48% of them, according GoDaddy).
Struggling to sift through the cliched self-help quotes and business jargon for something constructive? Entrepreneurial experts share their hard-learned lessons, from the genuinely useful to what to avoid
Don't get lost in the crowd You may think your product is better than everything else, but without something distinctive about it, it's not going to stand out. âWhen I do consultancy work occasionally and, say, someone's made a new T-shirt, I'll say: âWhat's so good about it?'â says Kuldip Singh Sahota, founder and chief executive of Mr Singh's chilli sauces and crisps. âThey'll say, the fabric or design, but that's what everyone says. What's going to make you stand out? That's where your brand and authenticity comes in, especially in such a crowded market.â
Dave Bailey, a business coach and entrepreneur, agrees: âWhen you're starting a new business, you have to get people to believe what you believe. And they're never going to believe someone they think is fake or doing it for the wrong reasons.â
A near-future story about a tech geek and a member of the Chinese elite takes in everything from quantum theory and revolution to shyness
In the latest novel from the SF giant, it is 30 years in the future and Fred Fredericks, a shy young American employee of a Swiss tech company, travels to the moon to deliver a communications device to the large Chinese colony at the lunar south pole. He finds himself caught up in a vicious power struggle between rival factions within the Chinese security services and ends up on the run with the âprincesslingâ Chan Qi, the pregnant daughter of a senior member of the communist elite, who is under threat because of her dissident political views and high standing among the country's poorest âone billionâ. As they flee for their lives, the two of them must travel to China and then back to the moon again, against the backdrop of a revolution in China, and a parallel uprising in the other economic superpower, the United States.
It's a thriller-type plot but it doesn't read like a thriller. The pace is slow and the narrative is regularly interspersed with reflections, the characters are thoughtful, shootouts are rare â there is no visceral sense of jeopardy. We learn about the political instability, for instance, mainly through newscasts received on the moon. This is revolution seen as an interesting collision of historical forces, rather than experienced through the rage and fear of people on the streets.
Can director Saverio Costanzo and a cast of non-professional actors do justice to Ferrante's radical vision of postwar Naples?
âLila is overdoing it as usual,â Elena Greco begins her story, both in Elena Ferrante's much-loved novel My Brilliant Friend and in a feverishly anticipated TV adaptation. âWe'll see who wins this time.â And thus a narrative of 50 years of friendship and rivalry opens, transporting us back to the slum Naples district of their postwar childhood.
The first in Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet, My Brilliant Friend is a breathless, breathtaking love story â but not between a hero and heroine. Above all, the novels are a lingering, obsessive exercise in bringing two young woman into being. While literature is hardly short of female characters scorched on to the page by the male gaze, what makes this book so unusual is that the looking is done by another girl: and in the adaptation the emphasis is all on looking â we watch the girls watching the adult world around them. In the many passages dedicated to noticing that moment when a girl becomes a beautiful woman, Elena's rapt description of her friend is as charged as that of any lover: âShe had become shapely. Her high forehead, her large eyes that she could suddenly narrow, her small nose, her cheekbones, her lips and ears that were looking for a new orchestration and seemed close to finding it.â The reader, like everyone in the neighbourhood, can't help but fall in love with Lila.
Denunciations fly, friends fall out and hurt is inflicted in Daniel Rosenthal's rewarding collection of letters from directors, actors and writers
The National Theatre was a long time coming, but when, after 120 years of agitation, and innumerable betrayals and reverses, it finally opened in 1962, it immediately became central to the British theatre, a vital instrument in our self-definition as a nation. It has always mattered, and always been controversial, never satisfying everybody, sometimes satisfying almost no one. But there it is, a (literally) concrete and monumental acknowledgement of an activity at which, at least since Elizabethan times, we have excelled, and for which we have always had an appetite. Each of its five artistic directors has modified the vision informing its work, amending it as times have changed, but it has never ceased to be inspired by an ideal of public service; no one who has worked there has been in it for the money.
The oddly stirring history of how this remarkable institution came to be has been recounted at thrilling length by Daniel Rosenthal in The National Theatre Story. Here, he tells a different tale, brilliantly evoking the day-to-day life of a great theatre, its constant negotiation with the shifting imponderables out of which productions are brought, often kicking and screaming, to the stage. Nothing in the theatre can be relied on. Superb directors occasionally deliver naff shows, wonderful actors turn down parts they were born to play, writers of impeccable track records cannot finish or occasionally even begin their plays, designs that look adorable in the model box prove hideous and impractical, and machinery installed at staggering cost judders to a halt the moment the public arrives. All this is conducted in a maelstrom of emotion and much of it in public. Denunciations fly, old friends fall out, enduring hurt is inflicted, fine plays are badly served, budgets burst at the seams. And every night upwards of 2,000 people descend on Denys Lasdun's great bunker on the South Bank in London, expecting to see a show that will stimulate, divert, transport, challenge or inform them.
Give me, uninterrupted, a new world for the evening, a performance that changes my mood and my mind
I'll find myself in the office, at about 4pm, wondering whether I should go and see something at the theatre, looking online for availability that same evening, especially as the night draws darker and earlier. The good thing about going solo â which I mostly do â is that there is often a seat free, and discounted. I never plan ahead. I am lucky enough to live 20 minutes from the best productions in the world. Browse; book; bus.
The true joy is a play without an interval. Last year, the television writer Steven Moffat called for an end to intervals, which as an opinion earns a standing ovation from me. Intervals are rubbish: they disrupt the narrative; the toilet queues ribbon around the stairwells (I often just go to the men's: discuss); and my fellow audience members are excruciatingly slow in leaving and returning to their seats (I thought I saw Vince Cable at the theatre once, and then realised that every single person at the theatre looks like Vince Cable). Intervals are getting longer and longer, too, like Peter Jackson films.
Burgess's vision of medieval Europe is finally brought to life in this vivid pastiche
The Black Prince derives from a plan Anthony Burgess made for a novel in the early 1970s, and then turned into a screenplay for a film that was never made. It's about the life and campaigns of Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III and father of Richard II, who defeated the French at Crécy and Poitiers, founded the Order of the Garter, and died of dysentery in 1376 before he could become king.
Brought out by crowdfunded publisher Unbound, this is a weird and wonderful book on which no commercial publisher would have taken a punt. Burgess said of his planned novel: âThe effect might be of the fourteenth century going on in another galaxy where language and literature had somehow got themselves into the twentieth century.â Adam Roberts recreates that effect with panoramic camera swoops over Europe, inset newsreel headlines, and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the major battles of the century (Crécy, Poitiers, Nà¡jera). These are voiced by a whole range of characters: if you want to see medieval Europe from the perspective of a blind king of Bohemia, a dog, a chicken seller, a Cornish miner, a mercenary, the mother of Richard III, or the Black Prince himself, this is the book for you.
I don't think the apocalypse is coming, but Brexit probably is
If you examine my pockets you will always find, among the lint, some seed. It's an absent-minded ritual when I see ripe seed. I guess it makes me feel safe to walk around with a potential garden in my pockets.
I don't think the apocalypse is coming, but Brexit is, and the climate is changing. We need seed that can cope with these things, seed that can adapt to our soils and our climate.
A comforting root veg broth with a spicy ginger hit to ward off autumn blues
This is one of a handful of soups my mother has been making for years. I didn't put it into my first cookbook, a collection of family recipes, because it didn't feel very âIndian', but families and their collections of recipes are messy, eclectic and wonderful things forged over many years and many experiences. This is the recipe that almost got away. When writing it down, I asked Mum how much ginger to add. She said: âAccording to the weather,' so the quantity given here is for a cold November's day. By all means kick it up a notch for extra warmth.
With the high street in disarray, consumer groups warn that gift cards and vouchers are a bad buy
What do shoppers at HMV, House of Fraser, Maplin, Toys R Us â and this week, Evans Cycles â have in common? They've all had problems using, or been left holding, worthless gift cards after the chain went into administration.
With Christmas fast approaching, and reports into the dire state of the high street, consumers are being advised to break the gift card habit and give something else this year â because it's a Santa certainty that some people who ignore this advice will end up throwing away their cash.
When I got to 38, things changed. I was pleased I had made it, and thought, âEverything after this is a bonus'
A woman I was very attached to died young, at 38. She had been married to a man she loved, had three small children and many talents that were beginning to bear fruit. I was younger than she was when she died; now, I'm much older. For a long time I considered her 38 years a sort of goal. If that had been her allotted span, surely that limit could also be mine. So I thought of my life as if it would not last longer than 38 years.
I know that may seem ridiculous but, in some corner of myself, it really was like that. And, all in all, I'm glad: in many ways I had a different sense of time from my contemporaries. I ran; they lingered. I felt old and burdened by responsibilities; they seemed young and irresponsible.
As part of a new series in the Guardian's Weekend magazine we are looking for interesting pairs who live together
Our notion of the traditional household is changing. Today, the place we call home can include extended families, friends, and even strangers. Our new series of columns celebrates the many ways we choose to live together â and we're looking for your input.
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She said the business model was showing a new way for journalism to âregain its relevance, meaning and trusted place in societyâ.
New Hampshire hosts the first presidential primary, and any politician's visit is viewed as testing the waters for a White House run
On a wintry night last week Ohio's Republican governor John Kasich took to the stage in a theatre in New Hampshire's largest city as a snowstorm churned its way toward town. He quickly abandoned the podium to speak to the audience from the ground, at their level and out of the spotlight that had been shining.
The governor lauded the important work done by journalists across the world to hold the rich and powerful accountable while also attacking the sitting president and speaking about the need to unify as a nation.
As officials battled blazes elsewhere, residents of Cornell, California, chose to take on the fires rather than flee
Even as black smoke filled the skies and flames swept the hillsides, residents of Cornell, California, hoped their homes would stay safe. Many in the small town tucked into the Santa Monica mountains had dealt with wildfires before and no one expected the fire would jump the freeway.
By dawn last Friday, the Woolsey fire â now considered the most destructive in Los Angeles county's history â descended on Cornell. Stretched thin as they battled the enormous Camp fire in the state's north, firefightersweren't there to stop the flames from spreading.
A new documentary shows one man's battle with poverty as he tries to bring rap â and hope â to the city's most deprived areas
Ten-year-old Jess Baker (not her real name) stands at a microphone in a tiny recording studio behind a hip-hop clothing shop near Hull city centre. âMy brain is all messed up,â she raps, âMusic is my passion, it makes me not give upâ.
Running the sound desk and encouraging her as she raps is Steve Arnott, director of Beats Bus, a project running music and arts workshops for young people in the city, which tackle issues including mental health, bullying and political engagement. âThe idea of the Beats Bus first came to me about five years ago,â says Arnott. âThere were hip-hop workshops already happening across the city, and I'd started doing workshops for young people. But if you come from a family with no money, parents can't afford to give their children bus fares every day to come into town.â
The Empire of the Eagle: An Illustrated Natural History, by Mike Unwin and David Tipling, is published by Yale University Press and celebrates the world's 68 eagle species in all their magnificence and beguiling diversity
- Projets de programme du CSP : Classes de 2de et 1ere; Langue vivante A et B - Eduscol: "Vers le BAC 2021": outils et ressources pour la mise en uvre; textes de référence; présentation de la réforme du baccalauréat.