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Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion
Leo Varadkar vows legal terminations by end of year after huge vote for change
Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church's one-time domination of the Republic.
The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a controversial constitutional amendment that gave equal legal status to the lives of a foetus and the woman carrying it. The result was a two-thirds majority: 66.4% yes to 33.6% no. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 13:16)
Savita Halappanavar's father thanks Irish voters for 'historic' abortion vote
Father of woman who died of sepsis after being denied abortion in Ireland says he very happy at projected result of referendum
â¢ Irish abortion referendum results - live
The father of Savita Halappanavar, the 31-year-old dentist who died of sepsis in 2012 after being denied an abortion during a protracted miscarriage, has said he is âvery happyâ at the result of Ireland's referendum.
Speaking to the Guardian by phone from his home in Karnataka, south-west India, Andanappa Yalagi said: âWe've got justice for Savita, and what happened to her will not happen to any other family now. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 13:40)
Now give us the right to abortion in Northern Ireland | Grainne Teggart
Victorian-era laws still apply on the UK side of the Irish border. When will it be our turn?
They did it. they really did it. I'm still having to pinch myself as a reminder that the yes vote actually happened; that Ireland has marked a new beginning for itself as a country that trusts and values women.
And lots of us in Northern Ireland, who didn't have a vote, joined the campaigning, doing all we could to hold the hands of our friends over the border in their pursuit for freedom and equality. The weeks in the run-up to the vote were a complete blur. So many doors knocked on, so many houses leafleted, and so many desperate conversations had. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:42)
Corbyn under pressure to give members vote on Labour Brexit policy
Supporters from leftwing group Momentum press for debate at party conference
Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn from the leftwing campaign group Momentum are piling pressure on the leadership this weekend to give members a debate and vote on Labour's Brexit policy in a move that will further expose the party's deep divisions over Europe.
Related: How Corbyn could become prime minister â and keep us in the EU | John Palmer Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 10:19)
North and South Korean leaders meet as US indicates summit may yet happen
The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, met his South Korean counterpart on Saturday, two days after Donald Trump cancelled a planned summit with Kim.
Related: Donald Trump says North Korea summit could be back on Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:59)
Real Madrid win Champions League as brilliant Bale sinks Liverpool
Related: Gareth Bale soars but hints he may be on his way out of Real Madrid | Sid Lowe
It was an epic night, filled with so many different storylines, and unfortunately for Liverpool's accident-prone goalkeeper, Loris Karius, he will have to live with the fact that his part will be remembered for just as long, or possibly even longer, than Gareth Bale's spectacular bicycle kick or the tears from Mohamed Salah. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 16:38)
Firms make millions out of âby the night' flats for England's homeless
Councils are paying agents and landlords huge sums for temporary housing. But in one London tower block, it's a permanent reality of damp, mould and mice
Shabana winces as she points out blooms of potentially toxic black spores in the flat she shares with her husband and four children in a former office block in east London.
âEverything smells of mould and damp. It goes down our noses and mouths,â she says. âMy son has asthma now and I've developed osteoarthritis.â It gets so cold in the winter the family has to spend £100 a week on prepaid cards to power the flat's tiny electric heaters. âIt is horrible. It was meant to be temporary but we've been here four years,â she says. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 11:56)
Missing London schoolgirl believed to have left UK in 'company of adult'
Officers believe Serena Alexander-Benson, 13, left UK on Friday morning on board Eurotunnel train
A search has been launched for a 13-year-old schoolgirl who left the UK on a Eurotunnel train.
Serena Alexander-Benson was last seen by her father leaving her home in Wimbledon, south-west London, at 7.50am on Friday. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 09:58)
Alastair Campbell: Labour under Corbyn 'does my head in'
Ex-press chief condemns demonisation of Tony Blair, hailing him as party's most successful leader
Tony Blair's former press chief Alastair Campbell has condemned the demonisation of the ex-prime minister. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:13)
Jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe âto face new trial'
Reports from Tehran suggest jailed British-Iranian aid worker is facing second security-related charge
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the detained British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to five years in jail in Iran, is reportedly to face a second trial on new security charges. Iran's Tasnim news agency quoted the head of Tehran's revolutionary court, Musa Ghazanfarabadi, as saying she would be ordered âto present an attorney and then the court will conveneâ.
Ghazanfarabadi said the new charge against Zaghari-Ratcliffe was security related, but did not specify what it was, Tasnim reported. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 13:33)
Boy, 11, arrested after allegedly raping seven-year-old in Dorset
Attack alleged to have taken place in village of Wool in Purbeck
An 11-year-old boy has been arrested and questioned by police in Dorset after he was accused of raping a seven-year-old boy who was playing outside.
The attack is alleged to have taken place in Wool, a large village in the district of Purbeck, on the evening of 14 May, close to the alleged victim's home. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:11)
Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000ft as lava swamps road
A series of summit explosions on Saturday spewed ash from Kilauea volcano up to 11,000ft and dusted communities to the south-west, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.
Related: 'Lava haze' and 'vog': toxic volcanic gases prompt health fears in Hawaii Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 16:41)
Severe weather warning for parts of UK as temperatures soar
Met Office warns of possible strong gusts, hail and flooding in southern England and Wales
Thunderstorms and heavy showers could hit southern parts of England and Wales, as a split in bank holiday weather conditions will see Scotland and Northern Ireland basking in sunshine.
Yellow warnings for rain are in place for most of Saturday, with the Met Office saying homes and businesses could quickly become flooded. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 07:25)
'Miracle' cures and europhobia â the strange origins of Italy's new rulers
Can Giuseppe Conte, who first made news in a notorious medical case, really heal his country?
In 2013, a young Italian girl named Sofia De Barros became the public face of an emotive campaign that called for people with degenerative diseases to be given access to an untested and controversial stem-cell therapy, which was promoted by a psychologist who claimed it could work miracles.
De Barros's family, defended by a lawyer called Giuseppe Conte, went to court to demand that their daughter, suffering from a terminal illness that leads to paralysis and blindness, be given the so-called âStaminaâ treatment, over the concerns and objections of scientists and doctors who warned that it was unproven and possibly dangerous. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 16:00)
Has Britain's attitude to sex and consent begun to change?
Last week Sweden passed a law making sex without mutual agreement rape. But in Britain, attempts to educate men about the issue have met resistance
How do you know if someone wants to have sex with you? It's a question â about consent and what constitutes affirmative, enthusiastic, mutual desire â that has been under intense focus in recent months. On campuses and in workplaces, on nights out and in the press, the spectrum for debate is vast: serious sexual offences committed by Bill Cosby and alleged against Harvey Weinstein have been evaluated alongside the viral short story Cat Person and the sensational account of a date with comedian Aziz Ansari. After #MeToo, what does the critical mass on consent reveal?
In Sweden, marking a victory for women's rights activists, parliament last week passed a bill, by 257 votes to 38, to recognise that sex without explicit mutual consent constitutes rape. The law, which goes into effect on 1 July, ensures that prosecutors will no longer need to prove that violence or threats were used by the accused in order to obtain a conviction, making it the 10th European country to amend its legislation in this way. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 14:00)
Last orders at the Gay Hussar â the left's hotbed of plots, gossip and goulash
For 65 years, the Soho restaurant has been the place where Labour lunches. But next month might see it shut
The Gay Hussar is among the most celebrated restaurants in London but its fame rests not so much on the quality of its chilled wild-cherry soup and its goulash, but on its reputation as the beating heart of political gossip.
The Hungarian restaurant in the centre of Soho has played host to generations of politicians, many drawn from the left, including Aneurin Bevan, Michael Foot, Tom Driberg, Ian Mikardo and Barbara Castle. It is also rumoured to be where the Tory wets fruitlessly plotted the overthrow of Margaret Thatcher in the early 1980s. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 15:12)
Amid Syria's horror, a new force emerges: the women of Idlib
With husbands, sons and fathers dead or missing, women have been unwittingly thrust into the spotlight. Their resilience and innovation could point a way forward
The plight of approximately three million civilians encircled by hostile forces in Syria's north-western Idlib province is growing worse by the day, according to UN officials, aid agencies and advocacy groups who fear a looming humanitarian catastrophe.
For many Syrian families, Idlib is the refuge of last resort, after their forced displacement from homes in other parts of the country. But it also risks becoming a sanctuary without exits â what activists have termed a âkill-boxâ from which there is no escape. The Syrian army, backed by Russian and Iranian forces, is entrenched to the south and east. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 10:00)
The women who designed the pattern for modern Britain
Enid Marx, Minnie McLeish and Lucienne Day â a generation of revolutionary print creators
Orla Kiely's name is almost as well known now as her rounded-leaf pattern Stem, a design so popular it functions like a trademark. As a result of such commercial success, many of the visitors to the exhibition of Kiely's work, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern, which opened at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London on 25 May, will already be well aware that they own either a tea towel, a patterned kettle or a cushion emblazoned with one of her upbeat, retro-inspired prints.
But what of the legacy of the equally influential women textile designers who went before Kiely: women such as Enid Marx, also once hailed as Britain's âqueen of patternsâ? Commuters on British buses and London tube trains may no longer recognise her name but for decades they have been paying a fitting tribute to Marx's practical designs by simply sitting on them. The artist's familiar woven geometric fabrics, and later designs inspired by her work, have done much to brand the transport system since the day in 1937 that she was first asked to sketch them. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 16:00)
Rolling Stones review â satisfaction guaranteed from rock's old stagers
They're showing signs of age â as are some of their attitudes â but the Stones remain capable of electrifying a vast venue with their loose, strutting blues
We could be in a big venue anywhere in the world. Fans wearing Rolling Stones merchandise converse in various tongues. The bars speak the international language of weak lager.
You know you are in a former Olympic venue in a recently reinvented bit of London, however, because you can just spy the top curve of Anish Kapoor's audacious sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, peeking out above the rim of West Ham's stadium. It looks like a big fat red lip â inadvertently echoing the unapologetic leer of the Rolling Stones' logo, reproduced repeatedly tonight on the backs of fans and on the giant screens behind the stage. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:00)
Gareth Bale soars but hints he may be on his way out of Real Madrid | Sid Lowe
Welshman is the match-winner off the bench but his two goals could prove to be a glorious farewell
F or a moment there was silence and then there was a small smattering of applause. At the Liverpool end, they were stunned, and they were not alone. The goal that won the European Cup had to be watched twice and they still couldn't believe it; even the replay on the giant screen didn't entirely shake them out of it. For the second time, they were left wondering if that had really happened. The first time was surreal, the second sublime. Gareth Bale had been on the pitch for only two minutes when he took flight. High in the Kiev sky, he connected with a wonderful overhead kick.
Related: Real Madrid win Champions League as brilliant Bale sinks Liverpool Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 17:59)
Fulham promoted to Premier League after play-off win over Aston Villa
So numerous are the consequences of a play-off victory, that it is impossible to parse in the aftermath. Best, then, to concentrate on the occasion. Inside a Wembley so loud that eardrums were under threat, and with the temperature rising on the field, Fulham kept their cool. Claiming a first-half lead that they refused to give up under relentless second-half pressure, the Cottagers edged past Aston Villa and have returned to the Premier League.
The winning goal was scored by Fulham's captain, Tom Cairney, and assisted by their teenage prodigy Ryan Sessegnon. To see these two young men celebrate with the trophy, Cairney still taking deep breaths to stay calm some 20 minutes after the final whistle, was a reminder of what this team has achieved. Largely shorn of big names, they have outplayed most of the division this season. Now, in front of 85,243 people, they played like the national stadium was their own back yard, and saw the job to completion. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 13:56)
Chris Froome set for Giro d'Italia glory despite being spat at by fan
â¢ Team Sky rider adds to his lead on penultimate stage
â¢ Victory in Rome would give him all three Grand Tours
Shortly after Chris Froome conquered the final summit of this year's Giro d'Italia, and the realisation sunk in that he would be the first Briton to win the maglia rosa, he described the race as the âbattle of his careerâ. Yet strangely after three weeks of vicious riding, the last significant skirmish on the way to Cervinia saw barely a blow attempted â at least on the road.
Off it, however, it was a different story. For while Froome was cheered on by the majority of the huge crowd, he was also reminded that not everyone believes in him as one spectator rushed out and spat at him three kilometres from the finish. Afterwards Froome said that he had not seen the incident. But his team-mate Wout Poels certainly did, looking around in understandable horror. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 10:23)
Buttler and Bess steer England away from humiliation after Pakistan blitz
â¢ England 184 and 235-6; Pakistan 363
â¢ Jos Buttler and Dom Bess lead England fightback after collapse
On a sunlit Saturday evening Jos Buttler and Dom Bess, both oblivious to the torments endured in the dressing room of England's Test team over the winter, saved their side from total ignominy. At 110 for six at tea, a basketful of humiliations were on the horizon: a three-day finish, an innings defeat, a terrible loss of face, not to mention income, which is deemed quite important in these parts.
Then Buttler and Bess, both revelling in the chance to show their worth rather than fearing the consequence of another failure, calmly restored order by batting throughout the final session in an unbeaten stand of 125. Bess posted his maiden Test half-century and the debutant had the nerve, when acknowledging the crowd's applause, to give the impression that this was a routine event for him - without quite succeeding. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 14:02)
Saracens champions again as Chris Wyles leads conquest of Exeter
â¢ Premiership final: Exeter 10-27 Saracens
â¢ Two tries from Chris Wyles help Sarries regain crown
It was apt that Chris Wyles signed off his Saracens career with two tries after another final in which the team that had finished first came second. Exeter lacked the wiles of their opponents, sticking to the possession formula that has brought them so much reward this season without taking ownership of the game after the opening 10 minutes.
Sarries did not touch the ball in that time, apart from Sean Maitland dropping Nic White's box-kick, but it was the period when the match was won and lost. As Exeter took play through phase after phase, Saracens met them head-on, protecting the gainline by fanning out and rarely competing for possession at the breakdown to allow them to rush up. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:06)
Hundred trials could take place in UAE as ECB looks for overseas option
â¢ Focus likely to be on possible tweaks to 100-ball format
â¢ ECB turned down offer from Surrey for tests at Oval
A series of trial games for English cricket's 100-ball tournament could be held in the United Arab Emirates before the end of the year as the architects of the proposed format look to set out its playing conditions in a live match situation.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has already turned down an offer from Surrey to test out The Hundred at the Oval this summer and will instead look to go overseas, with the UAE emerging as a possible destination before the Lions play there in November. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 17:00)
England's Eddie Jones looks to get on front foot against Barbarians
After the disappointment of three successive defeats in the Six Nations this end-of-season fixture will not be taken lightly
The end-of-season encounter with the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday will be no frolic for Eddie Jones. The England head coach is smarting from a Six Nations campaign that started positively before three successive defeats dumped the champions into fifth place, their lowest finish in the tournament.
The slump has not persuaded Jones that his squad needs an overhaul. While injuries and the unavailability of players from Saracens and Exeter, who were contesting the Premiership final on Saturday, forced him to delve into his supply cupboard for a team to face the Barbarians, he says he knows 70% of the players who will be going to the World Cup next year and that what he needs to assess is the back-up. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 17:00)
Kyle Edmund ready for challenge of increased expectation at French Open
The British No 1 is unfazed by the pressure of his strong position inside the top-16 seedings bubble and welcomes the test of his dangerous first-round opponent Alex de Minaur
Kyle Edmund, simultaneously handling hay fever and raised expectations, rubs his eyes occasionally while he surveys the opportunities opening up for him at Roland Garros over the next fortnight in the most open major for several years.
He is inside the protective top-16 bubble in the seedings for the first time and, in the continued absence of Andy Murray, hardly needs reminding that a nation expects â perhaps too much. But it does not seem to faze him. He is the most sanguine of customers. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 17:30)
How Corbyn could become prime minister â and keep us in the EU | John Palmer
Unhappy Brexiteers could yet force an October general election, and open the way for the Labour leader to reshape Brexit
The idea that the British people are on the brink of âliberationâ from the European Union is starting to look very odd indeed. The evidence increasingly suggests that by the middle of the next decade, we may very well still be fully bound by most of the key terms and conditions of EU membership.
Yet while we may be obliged to accept EU laws and regulations affecting the single market and the customs union and still have to pay into the EU budget, the British people may notice one difference: we will have neither voice nor vote in determining European laws and regulations. We will be law-takers, not lawmakers. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 03:00)
Ariana Grande brings a dignified note even to Twitter spat | Rebecca Nicholson
The singer is a superhero not just for handling the anniversary of the Manchester attack with grace but also for fixing the internet
Ariana Grande commemorated the one-year anniversary of the horrific Manchester Arena attacks with heart, warmth and grace. She offered a message of love to survivors on Twitter; her mother posted a picture of a candlelit vigil held at their family home, with 22 candles, one for each of the fans who died. On Friday, the singer tweeted a picture of a new tattoo, a bee behind her ear, accompanied by the word âforeverâ. It must be an unimaginably tough time for Grande. She is still only 24 and her dignity continues to astonish.
In the background, Grande has also managed to pull off the rare feat of making social media seem like a mature forum in which decency and empathy can thrive. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:30)
Questions about grief: should you fall apart, or hold it together? | Lea Waters
Since my sister's suicide I have gone on â for her son, for my kids, for me. The sadness will stay but I am bigger than my grief
One year ago to this day, my sister died by suicide.
The phone rang. I heard the words as if from a distance. My heart caved in, my mind froze, my body disappeared. I pulled myself together enough to call my nephew â a shattered young man â before I completely broke down. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 18:02)
The unsavoury alliance between oligarchs and London's top lawyers | Nick Cohen
It's a grubby business but these companies have no qualms about picking up the fat fees
If I were to describe secretive organisations that make millions from mafia states, you would imagine â what? Mercenaries? Conspiracies with Blofeld at their head? Nothing so thrilling, I'm afraid. Picture instead respectable lawyers of high status and higher income, whose love of money is now, in the words of the Commons foreign affairs committee, a matter of ânational securityâ. Others should judge whether they were so âentwined in the corruption of the Kremlin and its supporters that they are no longer able to meet the standards expected of a UK regulated law firmâ.
The lawyers who worried MPs worked at the âmagic circleâ London firm Linklaters, whose 40 highest-paid partners received £1.57m on average last year. Linklaters decided that the attempted murder of the Skripals, Russia's shooting down of the MH17, its complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria, the annexation of Crimea, the invasion of Ukraine, support for the far right, the interference in democratic elections in the west and the suppression of democracy at home in no way obliged it to answer questions about its dealings with Moscow. It had nothing to say about its role in floating a Russian company last year. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 13:30)
US liberal Islamophobia is rising â and more insidious than rightwing bigotry | Khaled A Beydoun
We must not ignore the spread of leftists who preach that Islam is inimical to liberal values
âWhen will Muslims step up and reform Islam?â asked the self-identified âprogressive and intersectionalâ college student, following a presentation of my book, American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear, at New York University.
The student wore a Black Lives Matter T-shirt and a colorful assortment of pins and patches on his camouflage backpack calling for âequality nowâ and claiming that âThe future is femaleâ. The young man, by way of verbal admission and the myriad of political statements he proudly wore, was a political progressive. And indeed, a representative of a swelling population of leftists who embrace progressive principles yet see Islam as inimical to liberal values and in conflict with American identity. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:00)
The Mediterranean diet is in retreat even in Italy. What now for the foodies' ideal? | Louise Gray
Child obesity is rising across Europe, says a new report, but it's not all down to junk food
There was a touch of schadenfreude last week when it was reported that even in Italy, Greece and Spain, the home of the Mediterranean diet, children are suffering the same obesity crisis as here in the UK. They thought they were so clever with their olive oil and fish and fresh vegetables. They were laughing at us Brits with our chips and burgers and, er, more chips. But look! Fast food has got them too! No one escapes Ronald McDonald. The march of obesity has felled even the great Italian matriarch wielding her wooden spoon dripping with homemade tomato sauce.
According to the World Health Organization, Greece, Spain and Italy have rates of childhood obesity well over 40%. Dr Joà£o Breda, head of the WHO European office for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, pronounced the Mediterranean diet dead, face down in a plate of spaghetti. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:29)
History is made as Ireland votes to repeal anti-abortion laws â video report
People celebrate after Ireland calls for an end to the country's anti-abortion laws, with two-thirds of voters choosing to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution. Orla O'Connor, co-director of the yes campaign, said it was 'a monumental day for women in Ireland'
(26/05/2018 @ 12:27)
Life and death on billionaires' superyachts â video
The Guardian is granted exclusive access to some of the latest superyachts in Monaco. But what is life really like for the young people serving billionaires in the sun? We hear from a mother whose son died while he was working onboard a luxury yacht Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 10:13)
Blocked from benefits ... literally â video
Jaki has been living without disability benefits for almost a year. When she applied for employment and support allowance, she had to attend a work capability assessment. After an hour's journey, she found she was not able to access the testing centre. Her experience is not unique Continue reading...
(24/05/2018 @ 03:33)
Football tickets: how resale sites rip off fans â video
A Guardian investigation has uncovered evidence of football tickets being sold illegally in vast quantities, thanks to an alliance between professional touts and websites that escape the law because they are based overseas. Through covert filming, we reveal a widespread practice that rips people off and that experts say is putting fans at risk Continue reading...
(25/05/2018 @ 02:32)
How Anna White is learning to walk and talk again â video
Anna White was left with severe disabilities following routine appendix surgery. She was unable to walk or talk and her life changed for ever. But after a long fight for compensation, White is now able to pay for intensive therapy. This is the story of her remarkable recovery Continue reading...
(18/05/2018 @ 07:21)
Nothing is off limits at the Menopause Cafe â video
From hot flushes to sleepless nights, all conversation are welcome at the menopause cafes that are popping up across the country. They provide a space for women to come together and talk about their bodies in a way they may never have before Continue reading...
(11/05/2018 @ 05:59)
'The Germans sneeze loudly': refugees on their adopted homelands - video
A record number of refugees arrived in Europe between 2015 and 2016. First comes the excitement but soon they realise it is not entirely like home. Two years have passed and refugees living in UK, Spain, France and Germany tell whether reality met their expectations. Continue reading...
(10/05/2018 @ 03:41)
Fearless: five years after Delhi gang-rape, has anything changed for women in India? â video
The brutal rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in Delhi shocked the world. The victim, who became known as Nirbhaya (âfearless'), succumbed to her injuries two weeks later, but not before giving testimonies against her attackers. Her death provoked outrage and protests across India as people demanded dramatic improvements to women's rights. But five years on, has anything really changed? We revisit the city to ask women what they think Continue reading...
(07/02/2018 @ 03:33)
Superfans, boiled sweets and Pamela Anderson: âsix years spying on Julian Assange â video explainer
Ecuador has housed the WikiLeaks founder at its embassy in central London since 2012. Leaked documents reveal the Ecuadorian government spent millions of dollars monitoring his every move. Here is what we know about 'Operation Hotel'
(16/05/2018 @ 13:04)
Ozzy Osbourne: âMy problem, really, is I don't remember I'm 70' [He's 69]
The singer on Black Sabbath, being superstitious and moving back to England
I am so pleased I gave up drinking. At one point, I never ever imagined going a day. I was a raging alcoholic. When I used to drink booze, I'd buy a Ferrari or whatever, and Sharon would always be getting rid of them so I didn't do anything stupid when I was drunk.
I was always afraid of my mum or dad dying when I was a child. I used to play this game where if I ran on the road and stepped on a cracked paving slab, it meant that something bad was going to happen to them. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 08:59)
Hits and surprises as judges reveal the Man Booker's shortlist of five golden decades
Mantel and Ondaatje are in but Rushdie's out as judges name shortlist for public vote on best novel
The popular novels The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje and Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall have made the shortlist of the five best Man Booker prize winners of all time, judges revealed at the Hay Festival in Wales. The public now have until early July to vote for the victor.
The golden Man Booker race celebrates the 50th year of Britain's leading prize for fiction, taking a single title from each of those decades. Joining Mantel and Ondaatje are VS Naipaul's In a Free State, which won the prize in 1971, Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively from 1987, and the American writer George Saunders's Lincoln in the Bardo, which triumphed last year. Among the five judges of the Golden Booker are the poet Lemn Sissay, who chose from the winners of the 1980s, and the writer Robert McCrum, the Observer's former literary editor, who tackled the 1970s. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 14:00)
Anthony Hopkins: âMost of this is nonsense, most of this is a lie'
Alcoholism and ambition fuelled the actor's rise to the top. He talks masculinity, fame â and why he's finally ready to play Lear
For anyone who looks toward their later years with trepidation, Sir Anthony Hopkins (âTony, pleaseâ) is a proper tonic. He is 79, and happier than he has ever been. This is due to a mixture of things: his relationship with his wife of 15 years, Stella, who has encouraged him to keep fit, and to branch out into painting and classical composition; the calming of his inner fire, of which more later; and his work.
Hopkins loves to work. Much of his self-esteem and vigour comes from acting â âOh, yes, work has kept me going. Work has given me my energyâ â and he is in no way contemplating slowing down. You can feel a quicksilver energy about him, a restlessness. Every so often, I think he's going to stop the interview and take flight, but actually he's enjoying himself and keeps saying, âAsk me more! This is great!â Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 06:00)
In search of lost manuscripts: essays reveal Proust's love of society women
Previously unknown writings show how novelist's youthful fascination with Parisian hostesses informed his classics
Two lost essays by Marcel Proust about Parisian high society at the fin de siècle are to be published in English for the first time following their discovery by an American scholar. Of particular significance to academics are their revelations that the great French novelist was exploring ideas for In Search of Lost Time, his autobiographical masterpiece, around 14 years earlier than previously thought.
One essay was unknown, while the other was presumed lost. Both show that the author's fascination with aristocratic salons and society doyennes developed long before 1913, when he published his seven-part classic of French literature, with the Guermantes family among fictional characters in a narrative about the decline and fall of an aristocratic ideal. One essay, The Great Parisian Salons, dates from 1893 when Proust was just 21, and runs to around 1,850 words. It had been completely overlooked until now because Proust had written it under the pseudonym Tout-Paris in Le Gaulois, a prestigious society journal. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 16:30)
âIt brings the spirit joy': Britain's godmother of gospel on why her choir stole the royal wedding
The Kingdom Choir's Windsor rendition of Stand By Me has shot Karen Gibson to fame. Here she explains how the passionate music has spread far beyond its church roots
Gospel is spreading, and we can praise Karen Gibson for that. The silver-coiffed conductor of the Kingdom Choir came close to stealing the show at the royal wedding last week, with a stripped-back, tear-inducing performance of Stand By Me.
The choir pulled off the impossible feat of following Bishop Michael Curry's fanfare of a sermon, with Gibson controlling her own and the singers' passions to bring calmness before the wedding vows. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 07:56)
Book clinic: what are the best novels on modern black British lives?
From Guy Gunaratne to Preti Taneja, author Kit de Waal selects some outstanding writers who reflect the richness of the âblack experience'
Q: Apart from Small Island by Andrea Levy, what are the best novels on being black and British in the 20th and 21st century?
From a 61-year-old, middle-class white woman who lives in West Sussex, and who is sadly entirely insulated from black British lives.
A: Kit de Waal, author of My Name Is Leon and The Trick to Time Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 13:00)
There's a lot of great writing by black British authors, although the experience of being black and British is as diverse as the ethnic identities who would describe themselves as such.
Virgin Media falls foul of watchdog over £240 exit fees
Ofcom says it âhas reasonable grounds to believe' the cable company has broken its rules
Virgin Media may have breached consumer protection rules by charging customers up to £240 for ending their contract early, according to an investigation by the telecoms regulator Ofcom. In a preliminary ruling this week, Ofcom says it has âreasonable grounds to believeâ that Virgin has contravened its general conditions which state companies cannot charge excessive fees that disincentivise customers from switching supplier.
The company may also have fallen foul of Ofcom rules by failing to publish clear information on fees, and by requiring customers who move home to sign a new fixed-term contract or face an early termination charge. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 10:56)
Yotam Ottolenghi's pea recipes
Pea season is in full swing and these plump little pockets add great flavour to a charred salad, filo cigars and a springtime pasta dish
I recently introduced my youngest son to freshly picked peas, and his delighted reaction to this new instant food made me question the idea of even cooking them at all: what a shame to lose that sweet freshness, vibrant greenness and slight crunch by applying heat. But I'm a chef, so I can't help myself. When they're super-fresh, I'll still put peas raw in a salad, but otherwise I might blanch them very lightly, throw them, pods and all, on a hot grill or cook them for so long that they turn almost khaki-grey. There's a real versatility to the humble little pea, and sometimes it pays not to eat them straight from the pod. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 04:00)
Hawaii five-0: the best printed shirts for men - in pictures
Say hello to summer with our top picks of Hawaiian shirts for men Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 18:45)
20 of the best coastal campsites around Britain
From remote sea lochs to pitches in the dunes, these sites from new book Cool Camping: Coast, offer nature up-close Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 06:00)
How I eat: Anna Soubry MP
How does the MP for Broxtowe fuel those miles of door-to-door campaigning?
At home [in Nottinghamshire] I cook everything. But when I'm at Westminster, I wake up at 5.30am and pick up two flat whites and a porridge from Pret. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 07:00)
Blind date: âShe probably thinks I've seen too many Sharknado films'
Did sparks fly between Meg, 28, charity campaigner, and Jamie, 24, management consultant?
What were you hoping for? Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 01:00)
A fun evening with an interesting person.
Sun, sea and the open road: an American fly-drive for beach fans
Want an ocean drive? Visit some of the best beaches in the world with a trip to Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles
By Kate Wills Continue reading...
(23/05/2018 @ 11:50)
The Lone Star plate: a foodie road trip in Texas
Burnt ends and craft brews and tacos! Oh my! A Texan eatinerary will give even the most ardent foodie something new to chew on
By Anna Hart Continue reading...
(23/05/2018 @ 11:48)
Deep south sounds: the ultimate music geek's playlist
Take an aural trip through the southern states of the US â arguably the birthplace of country, rockân'roll, jazz and blues â and you'll be hankering to visit the south for real
A musical journey through the deep south is a melodious thing, and I should know â I did a trip there myself with a newly acquired husband, seven years ago, for our amazing honeymoon. How lucky we were. The music of Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia provides an incredible trip through the rich history of the US, exploring the way Americans express themselves through jazz, soul, country, pop and blues. Even though I'm now an old married soul, these tunes still resound loudly in my life, and I want to jump on a plane every time I hear them.
We start with a blast in New Orleans, and the life-affirming noise of the brilliant Rebirth Brass Band. They've been mixing jazz, hip-hop and funk with the city's centuries-old second line tradition (of brass band music at funeral parades) since 1983. Catch them at their regular haunt, the Maple Leaf, as I did, and you won't be disappointed. Then we head to Nashville, to meet country's first huge star, Kitty Wells with It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels â the genre's first No 1 single, in 1952. She laid the groundwork for later Nashville-made stars such as Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, and her lyrics are impressively forthright to boot: âToo many times married men think they're still single,â she burrs. Continue reading...
(25/05/2018 @ 05:56)
A hipster road trip through Seattle, Portland and San Francisco
If your inner cool kid is calling out for a vacation, the west coast of America has all the microbreweries, bikes and cat yoga you need
By Christian Koch Continue reading...
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The lives of Grenfell Tower: the 72 victims of the fire
Portraits of all 72 people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, based on moving testimony from family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances Continue reading...
(14/05/2018 @ 02:37)
Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests
British microbiologists find that American technique at heart of Brexit trade row does not kill listeria and salmonella
The chlorine washing of food, the controversial âcleaningâ technique used by many US poultry producers who want access to the British market post-Brexit, does not remove contaminants, a new study has found.
The investigation, by a team of microbiologists from Southampton University and published in the US journal mBio, found that bacilli such as listeria and salmonella remain completely active after chlorine washing. The process merely makes it impossible to culture them in the lab, giving the false impression that the chlorine washing has been effective. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 09:00)
Man charged with murder after death of Sheffield teenager
Frank Kiongaze, 22, to appear in court on Monday after Ryan Jowle, 19, was fatally stabbed in the Woodhouse area on Tuesday night
A man has been charged with murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in Sheffield.
Frank Kiongaze, 22, of Gleadless, Sheffield, was charged on Saturday over the death of 19-year-old Ryan Jowle, South Yorkshire police said. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 18:23)
Gay teacher launches network to help British LGBT colleagues
Event for new support group, LGBTed, coincides with section 28 anniversary and aims to create role models in schools
A gay teacher who fought back against advice to keep his sexuality secret by coming out in front of his whole school last year has set up a network to encourage other LGBT teachers to do the same.
Daniel Gray will launch the initiative, LGBTed, next weekend at an event where more than 100 teachers, school leaders and other educationalists will share advice on being gay or trans role models in schools. It is being supported by Nick Gibb, the schools minister, who came out to his family as gay three years ago having been in a relationship with his partner, now husband, for 29 years. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 10:57)
Short prison sentences do not work, says justice secretary
David Gauke says he wants prison population to come down, with alternatives to short spells in jail for least serious offenders
Short prison sentences of less than 12 months do not rehabilitate prisoners and should be a last resort, the justice secretary has said, adding that the UK is now holding too many people in jail.
Related: Prisoners could help fill post-Brexit workforce gap, says minister Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 07:15)
Murder inquiry launched after boy, 17, dies in Northampton
Man and two teenage boys arrested in connection with incident in Kingsthorpe area
A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 17-year-old boy in Northampton.
Two boys, aged 15 and 16, and a 38-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the incident. They are helping police with their inquiries. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 09:11)
Bristol University faces growing anger after student suicides
Backdrop to exam season is mounting concern about student mental health Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 01:00)
Man arrested after woman found dead in bed in West Sussex
Police arrest 47-year-old on suspicion of murder after body found in Crawley
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 20s was found dead in a bed.
Officers were called at 10.30pm on Friday by one of her friends who had become worried when she did not see her as planned, Sussex police said. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 06:45)
Man suffers multiple stab wounds in Birmingham pub attack
Twenty-year-old victim has life-threatening injuries following attack in Digbeth area of city early on Saturday morning
A 20-year-old man is in a life-threatening condition after he was stabbed repeatedly in his chest and stomach at a Birmingham pub, the latest in a series of violent crimes in the city.
He was attacked at the Kerryman pub in Digbeth, near the city centre, at about 1.30am on Saturday, West Midlands police said. Officers were viewing CCTV footage and investigating in the local area, but no arrests have been made and no weapon has been recovered. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 09:47)
Girl, 12, among three killed as Cyclone Mekunu hits Oman
Flash floods tear away roads and strong winds rip roofs off buildings in city of Salalah
A powerful cyclone has struck Oman and killed at least three people, among them a 12-year-old girl, officials have said.
Cyclone Mekunu caused flash flooding that tore away some roads and submerged others in Salalah, the country's third-largest city, leaving drivers stranded. Strong winds knocked over street lights and ripped off roofs. The cyclone also struck neighbouring Yemen on Saturday. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 09:45)
Astronaut Alan Bean, fourth person to walk on the moon, dies aged 86
- Nasa and family announce death on Saturday
- Bean was lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 mission
The astronaut Alan Bean, who in 1969 became the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died. He was 86. A statement released by Nasa and family members said he died on Saturday in Houston, after a short illness.
Related: Nasa's Golden Record may baffle alien life, say researchers Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 17:19)
'I did not assault women': Morgan Freeman responds to allegations
- Actor responds to report of eight people claiming misconduct
- Statement: â80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined'
Morgan Freeman has said any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false but apologized to anyone he may have upset, after media reported that women have accused him of inappropriate behavior or harassment.
Related: Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by eight women Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 08:24)
Trump hails release of Utah man jailed in Venezuela for two years
- Joshua Holt and wife freed and on their way to US, senator says
- President says âhostage' will visit White House on Saturday
A Utah man and his wife who were held in Venezuela without trial for two years were on their way to the US on Saturday, family members, Senator Orrin Hatch and Donald Trump said.
Related: US rejects 'insult to democracy' as Venezuela president Maduro pursues second term Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 17:01)
Sesame Street creators sue over The Happytime Murders puppet film
Lawsuit filed against the distributors of Melissa McCarthy film that shows Muppet-like puppets indulging in sex and drugs
The creators of Sesame Street have filed a lawsuit against the distributor of an upcoming Hollywood film The Happytime Murders to halt an advertising tagline that it claims falsely associates itself with the children's television show.
An early trailer release for the film shows Muppet-like characters engaged in sex, coarse language, drugs and violence. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 00:15)
Man killed after Oklahoma restaurant shooting known to police, LGBT groups say
- Members of public shot dead Alexander Tilghman on Thursday
- Gunman warned of âdemons in cloned transexual bodies'
A man suspected of shooting three people in an Oklahoma City restaurant on Thursday night came to the attention of local police in January, after he posted hundreds of fliers across the city in which he warned of âdemons in cloned transexual (sic) bodiesâ and asked people to visit his YouTube channel.
Related: Parkland survivor David Hogg aims to 'create the NRA â except for the opposite issues' Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 14:08)
Putin accuses Britain of blaming 'all their mortal sins' on Russia
President's remarks come after comments by Boris Johnson about downing of MH17 plane
Vladimir Putin has accused the British of blaming âall their mortal sinsâ on Russia, saying undue accusations have been placed at Moscow's door for everything from Brexit to the Skripal poisoning and the downing of MH17.
The Russian president dismissed suggestions that Russian hackers had been interfering in state affairs, claiming this was ânot in line with our policyâ. Continue reading...
(25/05/2018 @ 16:36)
Michael Cohen: inside the strange world of Trump's fixer
The lawyer who rose from the taxi business to fixing the future president's messiest problems now faces severe legal jeopardy after an FBI raid
Just before he got his dream job as Donald Trump's right-hand man, Michael Cohen was quoted in a 2007 tabloid news story hyping a Trump condo development in New Jersey.
âTrump properties are solid investments,â said Cohen, who by then had bought at least three. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 09:25)
Six reasons why Britain's retailers can't make ends meet
Homebase has been sold for a pound, Marks and Spencer is closing more stores â can the nation of shopkeepers survive?
In one fell swoop DIY giant Homebase became the high street's latest pound shop last week after its Australian owner, Wesfarmers, offloaded the loss-making chain for a token sum to a restructuring firm. The deal is expected to trigger fresh pain on a high street that is already shedding stores and jobs at a faster rate than during the recession in 2009. Major high-street names including Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Topshop and House of Fraser are also struggling. On Friday the homewares chain Dunelm issued a profit warning, blaming âchallengingâ conditions. So why is life so tough on the high street? Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 11:00)
Ed Husain: from Islamist radical â¦ to champion of liberal Muslims
The British writer explains why his new book calls for a battle for the moderate and inclusive soul of Islam
The house of Islam is on fire and its Muslim arsonists must be expelled. So comes the provocation from Ed Husain, self-proclaimed former Islamist radical, who puts much of the blame for Isis, Syria, Hamas and beyond on Saudi-sponsored Salafism and the export of Wahhabism across the world. âWe can't blame the rest of the global neighbourhood for the fire we've lit in our own home,â he says, in an empty Brick Lane cafe on the first morning of Ramadan.
Through writing his new book, an attempt at condensing a global history of Islam, Husain arrives at the logical, albeit frequently observed, conclusion that the spread of this rigid, literalist interpretation of Islam ârejected by the vast majority of Muslims and imposed on themâ is the biggest threat to the religion. The solution? To defeat the ideology. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 16:30)
Clarke Gayford on fatherhood: âIt's going to be a bit different'
The TV host and partner of New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, gets ready to become a stay-at-home dad
On Friday, in the freezing pre-dawn, as wild winter rainstorms battered Auckland, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, got up to catch a plane. She was heading to Taranaki, the energy-rich province on the North Island, to defend her government's decision to ban future offshore oil and gas exploration. Earlier in the week she had faced up to farmers about the spread of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis and sanctioned her transport minister, who had unlawfully used a mobile phone on a plane.
At the end of the week, weary from the ear-bashing from oil bosses and the realities of late-stage pregnancy, she headed home to the unassuming bungalow on a quiet street she shares with her partner, fishing show host Clarke Gayford. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 15:00)
Chelsea Clinton: âI've had vitriol flung at me for as long as I can remember'
The former first daughter on privilege, female leadership, dealing with critics, and how Trump âdegrades what it means to be American'
When the American media describe Chelsea Clinton as royalty, they refer not to her popularity but to her ubiquity. Her very first home was the governor's mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas; the family home she left for university 18 years later was the White House. Ordinarily, it's only young royals who grow up in lavish official residences and the pitiless media spotlight, a permanent presence in our consciousness. It is a uniquely strange and unenviable version of celebrity that stole Clinton's anonymity before she was old enough to spell it.
When we meet there is, therefore, a disconcerting sense of deja vu. Everything begins exactly as one might expect. On the previous day there had been the pre-interview call from one of her handlers, who was ostensibly warm and yet conveyed an impression of wary control, leaving me worried about how far I'd be allowed to stray from the subject of Clinton's new book. The interview takes place at the Clinton Foundation, a vast but discreetly unadvertised expanse of midtown Manhattan office space populated by serious-looking people and elegantly adorned by African-inspired artwork chosen by Clinton's father. Clinton is waiting in the glass boardroom; the interview starts precisely on schedule, to the second. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 03:59)
Life and death on a superyacht: 'If something goes wrong, they can just raise the anchor and leave'
Crewing can seem a glamour-filled job. But at least three young Brits have lost their lives, as Rupert Neate reports
If Dirk Zimmerman's boss fancies a fresh tomato salad, the 35-year-old German hangs up his chef's apron, dons a headset and takes to the skies. Zimmerman, who has been working on superyachts for more than a decade, has lost count of the number of times he's been sent out on a ship's helicopter or seaplane to source food, from courgettes in Oman to truffles in Argentina or vine tomatoes from a nearby Pacific atoll.
âIt might shock you to know how much money some people spend privately,â he says as he prepares sushi in the professional-grade kitchen on the 60-metre St David, moored in Monaco. âBut to be able to take a helicopter and fly two hours somewhere to get the boss's preferences makes his day.â Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 03:00)
I work at one of America's underfunded schools. It's falling apart
An Oklahoma teacher's account of her school district, from the classrooms without desks and supplies to the professors who hold office hours in their cars
In my Oklahoma high school classroom, it is not easy to tell where federal funding ends and state funding begins â in fact, most teachers don't have a clue about where our funding comes from. But what is abundantly clear is that our schools need more funding.
Unless you are in a school every day, you might not see the results of underfunding education. That is because we open our doors no matter what, and my colleagues and I will do everything we can to make sure our students get the education they deserve. But just because the consequences are invisible doesn't mean there isn't a problem. Isn't that the definition of privilege? Thinking something isn't a problem simply because it might not be a problem for you? Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 06:00)
Ireland says 'Yes' to abortion reform â in pictures
Pro-choice campaigners celebrate after Ireland votes to liberalise abortion law Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 13:23)
The 20 photographs of the week
Demonstrations in Gaza, the eruptions of Kilauea volcano, the royal wedding in Windsor and Harvey Weinstein in court â the week captured by the world's best photojournalists Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 03:44)
Fake plastic freeze: Jourdan Joly's ice-cream sculptures â in pictures
Since the creation of his first ice-cream sculpture in 2012, US artist Jourdan Joly has made dozens of colourful plastic ice-creams from his Atlanta studio. The very first piece was titled Best Friend Special: âIt was sort of an inside joke I had with somebody about how you have to be best friends to share a dessert treat,â he says. Inspired by fake food items â which are popular in Japan â he creates his works by casting urethane plastic in a silicone mould. Since the resin sets fast he has to work quickly. âIt's always great to see the pieces materialise before my very eyes,â he says. âI like the slight surreal aspect to it â it always makes people wonder how it was done. For me as an artist this feels like success.â
Joly is also an enthusiast of non-plastic ice-creams. âI enjoy trying all the creative flavours people are coming up with. I think the most memorable was from OddFellows Creamery in New York that had an amazing miso cherry ice-cream. Otherwise my go-to ice-cream is green tea matcha.â Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 12:00)
The big picture: Tish Murtha captures youth unemployment in 1980s Newcastle
Pictures of life on city council estates captured the effect of the Thatcher government
In 1976, Tish Murtha, the third of 10 children of Irish descent, left her native north-east to study photography at Newport College of Art in south Wales. She returned two years later to train her camera on the streets on which she had grown up. Murtha, who her daughter, Ella, recalls as âspiky haired, and in baseball bootsâ, took this photograph in 1980 on the council estate of Elswick in Newcastle, while she was on a job training scheme for the unemployed.
No bomb had recently fallen on Kenilworth Road in Elswick, but it might as well have done. In just over a year of Margaret Thatcher's government, a million manufacturing jobs had been lost; the west end of Newcastle was among the places worst hit. When Murtha's pictures first appeared, her MP used them in parliament as evidence of the disturbing reality of life for those who had left school with no hope of work. The girl on the upturned chair, apparently sinking beneath the smoky rubble of her life, is Karen Lafferty; her boyfriend at the time, âRobboâ, appears in other photographs in the series, including one in which he lies on the pavement, under graffiti reading âCops Piss Offâ. Continue reading...
(26/05/2018 @ 08:00)
The week in wildlife â in pictures
Wild horses, an Ethiopian wolf and a dolphin attacking a porpoise are among this week's pick of images from the natural world Continue reading...
(25/05/2018 @ 10:08)
Martin Parr's day at the Chelsea flower show â a photo essay
Magnum photographer Martin Parr captures his unique view of gardening fans at the annual extravaganza
Just one woman at Chelsea, peering through a thicket of foxgloves with a wry smile on her face, has clocked the quiet man in the brown shirt, owner of the most famously satirical eye in British photography. Martin Parr, she has realised, has invaded one of the most prestigious flower shows in the world. Continue reading...
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