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Patrick Bamford extends streak to seal derby delight for Leeds United

Patrick Bamford extends streak to seal derby delight for Leeds United

In basking on his moment of glory, Patrick Bamford sat on the Bramall Lane turf and slowly undid his bootlaces. As turnarounds go, Bamford’s has been quite ext [...] Read full article: Patrick Bamford extends streak to seal d...→

Stewards deny Lewis Hamilton chance to match Michael Schumacher’s record

Stewards deny Lewis Hamilton chance to match Michael Schumacher’s record

The Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff summed up the mood of his team when he said that the overriding emotion was happiness for the victorious Valtteri Bottas [...] Read full article: Stewards deny Lewis Hamilton chance to m...→

Lewis Hamilton accuses F1 officials after ‘ridiculous’ penalty at Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton accuses F1 officials after ‘ridiculous’ penalty at Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton believes Formula One officials have singled him out for special treatment after he was given a time-penalty that ruined his chances of equalling [...] Read full article: Lewis Hamilton accuses F1 officials afte...→

10 million download NHS Covid app in three days as more flaws emerge

10 million download NHS Covid app in three days as more flaws emerge

More than 10 million people have downloaded the NHS Covid-19 App in the three days since it launched, the government has said.The total – equivalent to more th [...] Read full article: 10 million download NHS Covid app in thr...→

Jürgen Klopp could be without Thiago Alcântara and Alisson for Arsenal match

Jürgen Klopp could be without Thiago Alcântara and Alisson for Arsenal match

Thiago Alcântara and Alisson are both doubts for Liverpool’s game with Arsenal tomorrow after being unable to train fully with the rest of Jürgen Klopp’s squad [...] Read full article: Jürgen Klopp could be without Thiago Alc...→

IFI asks customers if it can keep refunds for Covid closures as ‘donations’

IFI asks customers if it can keep refunds for Covid closures as ‘donations’

Dublin’s Irish Film Institute (IFI) has asked customers to forgo refunds for cancelled films and instead let the cinema keep it as a donation.The Temple Bar ou [...] Read full article: IFI asks customers if it can keep refund...→

Pop-up cinemaWith some cinemas closed and the temperature dropping, there’s no b [...]

Pop-up cinemaWith some cinemas closed and the temperature dropping, there’s no b [...]

Pop-up cinemaWith some cinemas closed and the temperature dropping, there’s no better time to recreate the movie-night experience at home. To help keep the atm [...] Read full article: Pop-up cinemaWith some cinemas closed an...→

Beat your fears in the great pastry bake-off

Beat your fears in the great pastry bake-off

A new series of The Great British Bake Off kicked off last week and thousands of Irish viewers are already glued to it, like burnt rice pudding on a Pyrex dish [...] Read full article: Beat your fears in the great pastry bake...→

Martin Moran: Food-friendly fino sherry is the perfect foil for fish and chips

Martin Moran: Food-friendly fino sherry is the perfect foil for fish and chips

This week’s column is a paean of praise to fabulous fino — my sherry amour.Fino is made in Andalusia, in southern Spain, from palomino grapes grown in the tria [...] Read full article: Martin Moran: Food-friendly fino sherry ...→

Warpaint pays lip service to Brexit with new Irish subsidiary

Warpaint pays lip service to Brexit with new Irish subsidiary

Warpaint London, an AIM-listed cosmetics company, has set up an Irish subsidiary as part of its plans to face down a potential hard Brexit.Warpaint owns the W7 [...] Read full article: Warpaint pays lip service to Brexit with...→

Solicitor Sheila Cooney in legal brush with paint tycoon neighbour Alan Holmes

Solicitor Sheila Cooney in legal brush with paint tycoon neighbour Alan Holmes

Sheila Cooney, a prominent solicitor and wife of the late barrister Garrett Cooney, has launched legal proceedings against one of her neighbours over a dispute [...] Read full article: Solicitor Sheila Cooney in legal brush w...→

End of Covid debt holiday set to hit 30,000 firms

End of Covid debt holiday set to hit 30,000 firms

Up to 30,000 businesses will come off payment breaks this week as banks end a six-month debt holiday for borrowers struggling with the fallout from the coronav [...] Read full article: End of Covid debt holiday set to hit 30,...→

Edinburgh can win the Pro14 but only if real leaders emerge to change the club’s losing mindset

Edinburgh can win the Pro14 but only if real leaders emerge to change the club’s losing mindset

Edinburgh have come so far under Richard Cockerill, but that final step — from challengers to winners — was always going to be the toughest.Last week’s Challen [...] Read full article: Edinburgh can win the Pro14 but only if ...→

Boarding schools get mixed results

Boarding schools get mixed results

Fee-paying day schools dominate the higher echelons of our Parent Power league table, while the leading boarding providers achieve mixed results.Glenstal Abbey [...] Read full article: Boarding schools get mixed results...→

The best schools in Ireland — how parents play a key role

The best schools in Ireland — how parents play a key role

For the 484 students at Colaiste Iosagain, the south Dublin girls’ Gaelcholaiste in Booterstown, the sight of their principal and his deputy taking classes is [...] Read full article: The best schools in Ireland — how parent...→

David Robert Grimes: Coronavirus conspiracy theorists are out to get us

David Robert Grimes: Coronavirus conspiracy theorists are out to get us

Of all the bizarre scenes we’ve collectively endured since Covid-19 took hold of the world, the emergence of a fringe that denies or downplays the very reality [...] Read full article: David Robert Grimes: Coronavirus conspir...→

Brenda Power: There’s no skirting around this ‘girling’ issue

Brenda Power: There’s no skirting around this ‘girling’ issue

“Given that the criminal justice system is a white, western construct, it is literally impossible for people of colour to break the law.”“A uniform which deman [...] Read full article: Brenda Power: There’s no skirting around...→

Scots economy will need time after split, says Sturgeon adviser Andrew Wilson

Scots economy will need time after split, says Sturgeon adviser Andrew Wilson

An economic adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has predicted that it could take a generation for an independent Scotland to become one of the world’s most successful s [...] Read full article: Scots economy will need time after split...→

Quickfire double lifts Livingstone off bottom

Quickfire double lifts Livingstone off bottom

Gary Holt got the home win he craved as Scott Tiffoney and Alan Forrest produced two fine finishes within 90 first-half seconds of each other to lift Livingsto [...] Read full article: Quickfire double lifts Livingstone off b...→

European exertions must not distract Rangers

European exertions must not distract Rangers

A lot of things have changed significantly so far in 2020, but have Rangers? Still sophisticated in Europe, where Thursday’s 4-0 win over Willem II in Holland [...] Read full article: European exertions must not distract Ran...→

Old Firm duo James Forrest and Ryan Jack could miss Euro 2020 play-off

Old Firm duo James Forrest and Ryan Jack could miss Euro 2020 play-off

James Forrest and Ryan Jack face a race against time to be fit for Scotland’s crucial Euro 2020 play-off against Israel.Forrest, the Celtic winger, who scored [...] Read full article: Old Firm duo James Forrest and Ryan Jack...→

A Sound Mind by Paul Morley, review — from Buzzcocks to Beethoven

A Sound Mind by Paul Morley, review — from Buzzcocks to Beethoven

Not all midlife crises arrive in a sports car, wearing a leather jacket and carrying an electric guitar. Once at the vanguard of NME’s postpunk intellectual wi [...] Read full article: A Sound Mind by Paul Morley, review — fr...→

Jim Goodwin refuses to hit panic button as St Mirren hit rock bottom

Jim Goodwin refuses to hit panic button as St Mirren hit rock bottom

Jim Goodwin will not hit the panic button despite seeing his St Mirren side lose five league games consecutively to fall to the bottom of the Premiership.The w [...] Read full article: Jim Goodwin refuses to hit panic button ...→

Biography lifts curtain on Sinéad Cusack’s ‘10-year affair’ with playwright Tom Stoppard

Biography lifts curtain on Sinéad Cusack’s ‘10-year affair’ with playwright Tom Stoppard

Irish actress Sinéad Cusack had a 10-year relationship with Tom Stoppard, according to an official biography of the playwright. The affair ended in 2007 after [...] Read full article: Biography lifts curtain on Sinéad Cusack...→

The Tyranny of Merit by Michael J Sandel, review — how to heal a divided society

The Tyranny of Merit by Michael J Sandel, review — how to heal a divided society

One of the most disturbing scandals in recent years was the discovery that 33 wealthy American families had engaged in an elaborate cheating scheme to get thei [...] Read full article: The Tyranny of Merit by Michael J Sandel...→

Congratulations to Charlotte Coppenhall, whose shot of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi,  [...]

Congratulations to Charlotte Coppenhall, whose shot of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, [...]

Congratulations to Charlotte Coppenhall, whose shot of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, below, is this week’s winner of our Big Shot competition, in association with t [...] Read full article: Congratulations to Charlotte Coppenhall,...→

On record: pop, rock and jazz — September 27

On record: pop, rock and jazz — September 27

ALBUM OF THE WEEKSUFJAN STEVENSThe AscensionAsthmatic KittyHeralded in July by the epic 12-minute track America, on which Stevens assessed the state of his nat [...] Read full article: On record: pop, rock and jazz — Septembe...→

You say: readers’ views on Strike, A Question of Sport and more

You say: readers’ views on Strike, A Question of Sport and more

Strike (BBC One) ticks all the boxes for me. Hope this is not the last.Mary Rose GrasarI would imagine that following the plot would be easier in the novel, bu [...] Read full article: You say: readers’ views on Strike, A Que...→

Children’s book of the week: Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Children’s book of the week: Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake, illustrated by Jon KlassenScholastic £12.99, age 6-10This story is the chronicle of an unusual friendship between geologist [...] Read full article: Children’s book of the week: Skunk and B...→

Coronavirus: Matt Hancock banks on saliva tests for Operation Moonshot lift‑off

Coronavirus: Matt Hancock banks on saliva tests for Operation Moonshot lift‑off

“Swirl, gargle and spit” saliva-based testing will be introduced as part of plans to check up to 4.5 million people a day for the coronavirus by December, acco [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Matt Hancock banks on saliv...→

How to be hilarious: can anyone learn to be funny?

How to be hilarious: can anyone learn to be funny?

How would you feel if a work colleague suggested you go on a masterclass run by two lecturers in comedy to improve your sense of humour? I can tell you how I f [...] Read full article: How to be hilarious: can anyone learn to...→

£60,000 for broadband upgrade: Scots homes priced out of universal service obligation

£60,000 for broadband upgrade: Scots homes priced out of universal service obligation

Living in remote parts of Scotland can be challenging; a poor internet connection certainly doesn’t make it any easier.So when BT said he was eligible for an u [...] Read full article: £60,000 for broadband upgrade: Scots hom...→

Nicola Sturgeon faces digs over halls of residence Covid crisis

Nicola Sturgeon faces digs over halls of residence Covid crisis

First minister Nicola Sturgeon is under pressure to address parliament and explain why thousands of students “have been let down” by her government’s handling [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon faces digs over halls of...→

You don’t have to love thy neighbour but you shouldn’t snitch on them either

You don’t have to love thy neighbour but you shouldn’t snitch on them either

A friend moved to a new house in the year 2000. It was a two-bed Victorian terrace on a nice street in a nice town and it was, everyone agreed, the perfect pla [...] Read full article: You don’t have to love thy neighbour but...→

Burrell Collection snatched in raids by Glasgow youths, claims author Michael Gallagher

Burrell Collection snatched in raids by Glasgow youths, claims author Michael Gallagher

It is one of the world’s greatest collections of rare medieval art and precious cultural artefacts amassed over the lifetime of one of Scotland’s most remarkab [...] Read full article: Burrell Collection snatched in raids by ...→

Young people say they want to save the planet, but where do they put their cash?

Young people say they want to save the planet, but where do they put their cash?

Younger generations are often the loudest voices in the protest against climate change. Yet while you’ll see masses of twenty and thirtysomethings marching to [...] Read full article: Young people say they want to save the p...→

British rapper AJ Tracey on the women who shaped him

British rapper AJ Tracey on the women who shaped him

Last year you couldn’t say the name AJ Tracey without somebody adding “live and direct!”, the opening lines from his hit song Ladbroke Grove, a shout-out to th [...] Read full article: British rapper AJ Tracey on the women wh...→

Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best podcasts to listen to

Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best podcasts to listen to

NEWSCoronavirus Global UpdateA clear, concise, responsible daily precis of the pandemic’s international impact from the World Service newsroom.tinyurl.com/urm8 [...] Read full article: Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best podcasts t...→

Win a luxurious wellness retreat for two in North Yorkshire, at Grantley Hall

Win a luxurious wellness retreat for two in North Yorkshire, at Grantley Hall

The prizeThe winner and guest can choose one of two three-night wellness retreats offered by Grantley Hall, the state-of-the-art spa hotel near Ripon, North Yo [...] Read full article: Win a luxurious wellness retreat for two...→

London’s burning. Who will douse the flames?

London’s burning. Who will douse the flames?

Who will save our beloved London? The great city has been laid low by Covid-19 and lockdown, and needs a hero to rescue it from devastation. Closed shops, deso [...] Read full article: London’s burning. Who will douse the fla...→

The Crisis of Care by Madeleine Bunting, review — crying out for change

The Crisis of Care by Madeleine Bunting, review — crying out for change

There’s a story in Madeleine Bunting’s new book that illustrates the impact good care can have. A woman had a stillbirth and haemorrhaged afterwards, nearly dy [...] Read full article: The Crisis of Care by Madeleine Bunting,...→

SUNDAYSunday Night Is Music Night (Radio 2, 7pm)Paul Gambaccini counts down the  [...]

SUNDAYSunday Night Is Music Night (Radio 2, 7pm)Paul Gambaccini counts down the [...]

SUNDAYSunday Night Is Music Night (Radio 2, 7pm)Paul Gambaccini counts down the hits of Luciano Pavarotti, pictured, son of a baker, who became one of opera’s [...] Read full article: SUNDAYSunday Night Is Music Night (Radio...→

Newsletters are hot off the press

Newsletters are hot off the press

Newspapers are struggling. Long live the newsletter. Yes, you read that right.Half of America’s newspaper jobs have disappeared in the past 15 years. In Britai [...] Read full article: Newsletters are hot off the press...→

Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s tattered tartan

Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s tattered tartan

After competing in the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1970, Scottish pole vaulter David Stevenson focused on getting his new shop off the ground — an Edinb [...] Read full article: Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s tattered tartan...→

Alok Sharma — missing since March

Alok Sharma — missing since March

On Tuesday evening, a clutch of chief executives dialled into a call with Alok Sharma, the business secretary.The mood was tense. Boris Johnson had just warned [...] Read full article: Alok Sharma — missing since March...→

Powerful images from the 2020 Ian Parry awards

Powerful images from the 2020 Ian Parry awards

These striking images are entries from this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship, one of the world’s foremost photography prizes. Now in its 30th year, the scholarship [...] Read full article: Powerful images from the 2020 Ian Parry ...→

Teenager arrested for meat cleaver attack at former Charlie Hebdo offices

Teenager arrested for meat cleaver attack at former Charlie Hebdo offices

An 18-year-old Pakistani-born man accused of attacking two people with a meat cleaver outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris told investigators y [...] Read full article: Teenager arrested for meat cleaver attac...→

Investigations mattered to Evans and they matter to us

Investigations mattered to Evans and they matter to us

Sir Harold “Harry” Evans, whose death at the age of 92 was announced last week, has rightly been celebrated as a phenomenon and a giant among journalists. As e [...] Read full article: Investigations mattered to Evans and the...→

Win your way to a first home

Win your way to a first home

The Cambridge Building Society is offering first-time buyers the chance to put most of the money they spend on rent towards a deposit.The winner of its Rent to [...] Read full article: Win your way to a first home...→

New lockdown special

New lockdown special

TV COMEDYSchitt’s CreekThe perfect companion for people stuck in unideal circumstances — which is what the characters of this nine Emmy-winning Canadian sitcom [...] Read full article: New lockdown special...→

Look after the pennies and the Tondo takes care of itself

Look after the pennies and the Tondo takes care of itself

Here we go again. Just as the arrival of the first swallow signals the start of spring, so the arrival of a financial crisis at the Royal Academy prompts a cal [...] Read full article: Look after the pennies and the Tondo tak...→

Surrey boss: Players’ pay may amount to beer money

Surrey boss: Players’ pay may amount to beer money

The chief executive of Surrey, the club with the biggest turnover in English cricket, has warned that another year like this one — in which their income has pl [...] Read full article: Surrey boss: Players’ pay may amount to ...→

Lloyd George: a lion but also a donkey

Lloyd George: a lion but also a donkey

It was very unkind of diarist Sasha Swire to refer to Michael Gove’s “Slinky” — such personal details can linger long in the collective memory. Labour’s Merlyn [...] Read full article: Lloyd George: a lion but also a donkey...→

Andy Murray returns at French Open for repeat of epic semi-final from 2017

Andy Murray returns at French Open for repeat of epic semi-final from 2017

The last time Andy Murray played on clay at the French Open in 2017 his semi-final was so gruelling that he suffered a sleepless night of tossing and turning i [...] Read full article: Andy Murray returns at French Open for r...→

Switzerland referendums set to show support for wolves and migrant workers

Switzerland referendums set to show support for wolves and migrant workers

Wolf-hunting, the introduction of paternity leave and Switzerland’s right to control the influx of workers from the EU are on the agenda as voters go to the po [...] Read full article: Switzerland referendums set to show supp...→

João Birthday boy Pedro settles M1 derby for Watford

João Birthday boy Pedro settles M1 derby for Watford

The battle for Herts and Beds went Watford’s way thanks to João Pedro’s first goal for the club, scored with perfect timing on the Brazilian’s 19th birthday. B [...] Read full article: João Birthday boy Pedro settles M1 derby...→

IPL isn’t universally popular but it has paved way for cricket to grow

IPL isn’t universally popular but it has paved way for cricket to grow

On Friday two talented opening batsmen took guard in starkly different circumstances on different continents. At a chilly Lord’s, Sir Alastair Cook, 35, blocke [...] Read full article: IPL isn’t universally popular but it has...→

Lucas João keeps Reading’s run going

Lucas João keeps Reading’s run going

Predictions of Reading’s demise this season appear — at this early stage, at least — to be wide of the mark as they won for the third successive time to stay t [...] Read full article: Lucas João keeps Reading’s run going...→

Quotes of the week: Noddy Holder, Emily Maitlis, Tom Holland and Donald Trump

Quotes of the week: Noddy Holder, Emily Maitlis, Tom Holland and Donald Trump

“If you didn’t live the lifestyle when you had the chance, you’ve wasted the chance”The Slade frontman Noddy Holder, 74, doesn’t regret his wild rock-star yout [...] Read full article: Quotes of the week: Noddy Holder, Emily ...→

Sunak gives the government a scent of success but he mustn’t forget he’s Johnson’s bag man

Sunak gives the government a scent of success but he mustn’t forget he’s Johnson’s bag man

The relationship between prime minister and chancellor is the central axis of any government. It can work, or fail, in all sorts of ways. The men in No 11 (it [...] Read full article: Sunak gives the government a scent of su...→

Virtual-reality opera comes to London stage

Virtual-reality opera comes to London stage

Opera fans returning to Covent Garden this autumn may find themselves not only wearing masks, but virtual-reality (VR) headsets with goggles too.The Royal Oper [...] Read full article: Virtual-reality opera comes to London st...→

Reliable broadband? Certainly, sir. That’ll be £500,000

Reliable broadband? Certainly, sir. That’ll be £500,000

All David Roberts wanted was a broadband service fast enough for making uninterrupted video calls to his family and to watch All Creatures Great and Small with [...] Read full article: Reliable broadband? Certainly, sir. That...→

Owen Farrell without the fury: Alex Goode shows us what England have missed

Owen Farrell without the fury: Alex Goode shows us what England have missed

Did TV commentary mention Owen Farrell’s absence from the field as Saracens strived with a weakened bench to defend their European title? There were cutaway sh [...] Read full article: Owen Farrell without the fury: Alex Good...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney backs limited testing despite soaring number of cases

Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney backs limited testing despite soaring number of cases

John Swinney has claimed that the government’s testing strategy is “a robust way to keep coronavirus under control” even as cases run out of control in Scotlan [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney backs l...→

The Sherry Triangle, a corner of Spain that is for ever England

The Sherry Triangle, a corner of Spain that is for ever England

In a country-house garden outside Jerez de la Frontera shaded by palm trees and encircled by vineyards, Doña Luisa González-Gordon, head of Spain’s foremost sh [...] Read full article: The Sherry Triangle, a corner of Spain t...→

Clancy Quay developer soldiers on to give young tenants new way of life

Clancy Quay developer soldiers on to give young tenants new way of life

If the PR guru Caroline Kennedy did perfect site visits, she couldn’t have choreographed my tour of Kennedy Wilson’s Clancy Quay last week any better.As we wal [...] Read full article: Clancy Quay developer soldiers on to giv...→

TV review: What Planet Are You On?; The Meaning of Life; Cogadh ar Mhná

TV review: What Planet Are You On?; The Meaning of Life; Cogadh ar Mhná

Rubbishy game shows have long been prominent features of the broadcasting environment. Threadbare formats boasting tatty prizes, hosted by junk merchants who w [...] Read full article: TV review: What Planet Are You On?; The ...→

Floodlights and CCTV to protect Luke Kelly statue from wild rovers

Floodlights and CCTV to protect Luke Kelly statue from wild rovers

The Luke Kelly sculpture in Dublin’s North Wall, which has been vandalised on seven occasions, is to be floodlit and monitored by permanent CCTV, in an attempt [...] Read full article: Floodlights and CCTV to protect Luke Kel...→

Editorial: Public sector salary hikes put paid to the notion of solidarity

Editorial: Public sector salary hikes put paid to the notion of solidarity

Politicians are frontline fodder when it comes to pay, going over the top and taking bullets on behalf of their largely anonymous colleagues in the public sect [...] Read full article: Editorial: Public sector salary hikes pu...→

Former 3D4Medical boss John Moore reveals his vision for the future

Former 3D4Medical boss John Moore reveals his vision for the future

John Moore used to fantasise about retiring to the beach once he had made his fortune. Before he sold healthcare apps company 3D4Medical, he often spent weeks [...] Read full article: Former 3D4Medical boss John Moore reveal...→

Inflazome chief Matt Cooper injects drug hopes with €380m Roche deal

Inflazome chief Matt Cooper injects drug hopes with €380m Roche deal

How do you celebrate a big acquisition in the coronavirus age? For the team at biotech firm Inflazome, which was bought by Swiss healthcare company Roche for € [...] Read full article: Inflazome chief Matt Cooper injects drug...→

Frugal fuel economy drives Applegreen onwards

Frugal fuel economy drives Applegreen onwards

Pumping up the profitsIn March, Applegreen looked vulnerable to the ravages of the pandemic. Deemed essential, its service stations in Ireland, the UK and Amer [...] Read full article: Frugal fuel economy drives Applegreen on...→

Economic Outlook: Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath must take reins for joined-up Covid approach

Economic Outlook: Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath must take reins for joined-up Covid approach

Paschal Donohoe, the finance minister, is facing unparalleled economic uncertainty as he prepares the 2021 budget. First, the cost of Covid-19 is enormous and [...] Read full article: Economic Outlook: Paschal Donohoe and Mi...→

PTSB takes legal action against lawyer Gerald Kean over house deeds

PTSB takes legal action against lawyer Gerald Kean over house deeds

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has launched a High Court action against Gerald Kean, one of the country’s best-known lawyers. The lender filed the case last week, allegi [...] Read full article: PTSB takes legal action against lawyer G...→

EU customs D-day of December 31 looms large for Irish firms

EU customs D-day of December 31 looms large for Irish firms

Wright Quarry Products in Monaghan is a third-generation family business that has been operating since the 1950s. For any business to survive that long, it has [...] Read full article: EU customs D-day of December 31 looms la...→

Covid payments blamed for state overtime bill in Department of Social Protection

Covid payments blamed for state overtime bill in Department of Social Protection

Overtime payments to staff in the Department of Social Protection rose by €1.05m in the first eight months of the year, records released under the Freedom of I [...] Read full article: Covid payments blamed for state overtime...→

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Gary Cooke score with wry walk through Dublin's football history

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Gary Cooke score with wry walk through Dublin's football history

It is not a good tour, it is a great tour — and it keeps getting booked out. Comedian Gary Cooke of Après Match fame and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Dublin Bay Nort [...] Read full article: Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Gary Cooke score w...→

What really happened to Seamus Ludlow, shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries in 1976?

What really happened to Seamus Ludlow, shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries in 1976?

Seamus Ludlow was in the wrong place at the wrong time, his nephew Michael Donegan once said. The 47-year-old unmarried forestry worker from Culfore in Co Lout [...] Read full article: What really happened to Seamus Ludlow, s...→

Flu jab drive sends state bill soaring 400% to over €80m

Flu jab drive sends state bill soaring 400% to over €80m

The budget for the winter flu vaccination programme will be €81m — more than 400% up on last year’s €14m — the Department of Health has confirmed.Stephen Donne [...] Read full article: Flu jab drive sends state bill soaring 4...→

Public health fears delay Fermanagh fracking study

Public health fears delay Fermanagh fracking study

The Northern Ireland Department for the Economy has been told to pause the award of a £75,000 (€82,000) contract to research the potential effects of fracking, [...] Read full article: Public health fears delay Fermanagh frac...→

‘I wouldn’t take heroin again even if a gun was at my head’: addict benefits from pioneering Glasgow project

‘I wouldn’t take heroin again even if a gun was at my head’: addict benefits from pioneering Glasgow project

Not so long ago James routinely stole from shops — joints of meat, jars of coffee, blocks of cheese — and sold what he took in local pubs to fund an addiction [...] Read full article: ‘I wouldn’t take heroin again even if a ...→

Gillian Bowditch: Locked-down students don’t deserve extra detention

Gillian Bowditch: Locked-down students don’t deserve extra detention

This is not so much a column as a notice of intent. A heads-up to the indefatigable Nicola Sturgeon and her coterie of purse-lipped foot soldiers who have a wa [...] Read full article: Gillian Bowditch: Locked-down students d...→

Jack by Marilynne Robinson, review — leaving Gilead

Jack by Marilynne Robinson, review — leaving Gilead

“Grace and intelligence... defines universal truths about what it means to be human.” That was Barack Obama on awarding Marilynne Robinson the National Humanit [...] Read full article: Jack by Marilynne Robinson, review — lea...→

Scottish Scene: Rishi Sunak’s scheme will fail if not backed by spending

Scottish Scene: Rishi Sunak’s scheme will fail if not backed by spending

Almost single-handedly, the chancellor Rishi Sunak has given the raggle-taggle government of Boris Johnson a veneer of professionalism and intellectual rigor. [...] Read full article: Scottish Scene: Rishi Sunak’s scheme wil...→

Neil Oliver: You’ll find me under the duvet when this dark winter ends

Neil Oliver: You’ll find me under the duvet when this dark winter ends

I read the news last week about proposals to keep university students on campus over Christmas and felt my tripes turn to iced water. The Scientific Advisory G [...] Read full article: Neil Oliver: You’ll find me under the du...→

Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarity is at the heart of politics again

Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarity is at the heart of politics again

A remark by Nicola Sturgeon at the end of her coronavirus briefing last Monday struck me as being significant, beyond even the exigencies of dealing with the p [...] Read full article: Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarit...→

Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best films to watch

Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best films to watch

HAPPY ENDINGSSpeedKeanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock star in a bus thriller that proves everything will be OK, no matter how fast the world seems to be going.The [...] Read full article: Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best films to w...→

Glasgow's £43m NHS Louisa Jordan hospital set to close, despite surge in Scots Covid cases

Glasgow's £43m NHS Louisa Jordan hospital set to close, despite surge in Scots Covid cases

A field hospital set up to ease the strain on Scotland’s health service during the Covid-19 pandemic could soon be decommissioned, despite soaring cases of the [...] Read full article: Glasgow's £43m NHS Louisa Jordan hospita...→

CRITICS’ CHOICELove Life (BBC One, 10.45pm/11.15pm)Friends, Sex and the City, Gi [...]

CRITICS’ CHOICELove Life (BBC One, 10.45pm/11.15pm)Friends, Sex and the City, Gi [...]

CRITICS’ CHOICELove Life (BBC One, 10.45pm/11.15pm)Friends, Sex and the City, Girls, countless movies — do we really need more tales of New York dating? The BB [...] Read full article: CRITICS’ CHOICELove Life (BBC One, 10.45...→

Exploring Poland’s Lake District

Exploring Poland’s Lake District

‘I had a guest who thought he’d gone deaf because it’s so quiet here,” says my host Joanna, smiling. We’re standing on the squelchy edge of a birch-framed lake [...] Read full article: Exploring Poland’s Lake District...→

Footballer Marc McNulty arrested in Police Scotland gambling investigation

Footballer Marc McNulty arrested in Police Scotland gambling investigation

A footballer who has played twice for the Scotland squad was arrested last week by police investigating allegations of match fixing, it emerged last night.The [...] Read full article: Footballer Marc McNulty arrested in Poli...→

Can Superdry’s founder make the once cult brand cool — again?

Can Superdry’s founder make the once cult brand cool — again?

“I’m good at making money,” says Julian Dunkerton, as he looks out over the packed dining terrace of No 131, a boutique hotel, bar and restaurant in Cheltenham [...] Read full article: Can Superdry’s founder make the once cul...→

TV and radio picks of the week: Life; Dirty Harry and more

TV and radio picks of the week: Life; Dirty Harry and more

PICK OF THE WEEKLife (Tuesday, BBC One, 9pm) Mike Bartlett is a curious writer: he was responsible for King Charles III, a satire written in Shakespearean vers [...] Read full article: TV and radio picks of the week: Life; Di...→

The Boundless Sea by David Abulafia Penguin £16.99 Seas cover 70% of the world’s [...]

The Boundless Sea by David Abulafia Penguin £16.99 Seas cover 70% of the world’s [...]

The Boundless Sea by David Abulafia Penguin £16.99 Seas cover 70% of the world’s surface, we are told at the start of this astonishingly ambitious book. While [...] Read full article: The Boundless Sea by David Abulafia Peng...→

Mother of Milly Main sues NHS Glasgow over her death in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Mother of Milly Main sues NHS Glasgow over her death in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

The mother of 10-year-old Milly Main, who died from an infection at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, is taking the NHS to court for compensation.The Sc [...] Read full article: Mother of Milly Main sues NHS Glasgow ov...→

Cancer patients in Scotland must not ‘pay price’ for Covid-related cancellations, says Macmillan

Cancer patients in Scotland must not ‘pay price’ for Covid-related cancellations, says Macmillan

One of Scotland’s leading cancer charities has warned that patients are being denied potentially life-saving treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.The plig [...] Read full article: Cancer patients in Scotland must not ‘pa...→

Why business is now WFH: worsening from home

Why business is now WFH: worsening from home

Matt Spinks and his colleagues had decided it was time to get back to the office of their architecture practice. Desks were to be rearranged and a rota system [...] Read full article: Why business is now WFH: worsening from ...→

High street sickness sets Boots seeking a remedy

High street sickness sets Boots seeking a remedy

In his time running Dixons Carphone, Seb James tried to boost morale by telling staff that while they might not be brain surgeons saving lives, they could at l [...] Read full article: High street sickness sets Boots seeking ...→

Gore, gossip and scandal: on the trail of Artemisia in Florence

Gore, gossip and scandal: on the trail of Artemisia in Florence

The life story of the 17th-century artist Artemisia Gentileschi is as compelling as her paintings, and there is nowhere better to understand it than in Florenc [...] Read full article: Gore, gossip and scandal: on the trail o...→

No Fixed Abode by Maeve McClenaghan — the UK’s forgotten homeless

No Fixed Abode by Maeve McClenaghan — the UK’s forgotten homeless

How many times have you stepped over a sleeping bag in a doorway, felt a pang of guilt, possibly dropped a few quid into a cup, but moved on? Sadly we have all [...] Read full article: No Fixed Abode by Maeve McClenaghan — th...→

A river cruise through Germany’s Rhine Gorge

A river cruise through Germany’s Rhine Gorge

It’s 7pm on a Friday night and church bells are pealing out over the riverside town of Boppard. “Those are our Covid bells,” explains Michael, my guide. “They [...] Read full article: A river cruise through Germany’s Rhine G...→

Could South Africa be our best bet for some winter sun?

Could South Africa be our best bet for some winter sun?

When President Ramaphosa announced South African borders would reopen from next Thursday, I found myself oddly conflicted. Of course it’s great news for the ha [...] Read full article: Could South Africa be our best bet for s...→

Mantel Pieces by Hilary Mantel, review — the Wolf Hall author’s literary criticism

Mantel Pieces by Hilary Mantel, review — the Wolf Hall author’s literary criticism

Worth buying for the title pun alone, Mantel Pieces brings together three decades’ worth of Hilary Mantel’s criticism in the London Review of Books. Review ess [...] Read full article: Mantel Pieces by Hilary Mantel, review —...→

Unsolved murder of ‘martyr of German unity’ grips the nation, 30 years on

Unsolved murder of ‘martyr of German unity’ grips the nation, 30 years on

The first shot from the rifle killed Detlev Rohwedder instantly as he stood near the window in the first-floor library of his opulent Düsseldorf home. The seco [...] Read full article: Unsolved murder of ‘martyr of German uni...→

Football and David Brent collide with Charlton’s third owner of year, or is it the fourth?

Football and David Brent collide with Charlton’s third owner of year, or is it the fourth?

A rare moment of cheer in this gloomy season. Charlton Athletic have been plucked from their Kafkaesque nightmare — nobody seemed to know who owned the club — [...] Read full article: Football and David Brent collide with Ch...→

Old favourite Danny Ings adds to threadbare Burnley’s woes

Old favourite Danny Ings adds to threadbare Burnley’s woes

Sean Dyche’s 400th game in management served to underline the difficulties he is trying to overcome at Burnley, problems that were exacerbated by one of his fo [...] Read full article: Old favourite Danny Ings adds to threadb...→

How Jeremy Clarkson turned around his little farm shop of horrors

How Jeremy Clarkson turned around his little farm shop of horrors

This year I will produce probably 300 tons of wheat, 700 tons of barley and 250 tons of oilseed rape. And I’ll almost certainly make a loss on every single oun [...] Read full article: How Jeremy Clarkson turned around his li...→

Sir George Buckley interview: innovation is the tool that will drag us out of this quagmire

Sir George Buckley interview: innovation is the tool that will drag us out of this quagmire

What do you get when you cross a Yorkshireman with an American? Sir George Buckley smiles when I ask whether it was a stars-and-stripes attitude to making mone [...] Read full article: Sir George Buckley interview: innovation...→

CRITICS’ CHOICEHonour (ITV, 9pm) One way to ensure that real-life crime dramas d

CRITICS’ CHOICEHonour (ITV, 9pm) One way to ensure that real-life crime dramas d

CRITICS’ CHOICEHonour (ITV, 9pm) One way to ensure that real-life crime dramas don’t veer into sensationalism is to focus on dogged police work. That is the ap [...] Read full article: CRITICS’ CHOICEHonour (ITV, 9pm) One way...→

William Boyd on how (not) to adapt a book into a film

William Boyd on how (not) to adapt a book into a film

Film feeds hungrily on literary texts: novels, short stories, biographies, memoirs, newspaper columns and articles — and comic books. In the way that cannibals [...] Read full article: William Boyd on how (not) to adapt a boo...→

25 siblings and me: the search for my sperm donor father

25 siblings and me: the search for my sperm donor father

Oli Benjamin’s life started with a ringbinder. The Purple File. It belonged to Jody, a consultant in the City of London, and her female partner. In 1998 they d [...] Read full article: 25 siblings and me: the search for my sp...→

96 days to Brexit — ‘It’s worse than Covid’

96 days to Brexit — ‘It’s worse than Covid’

With the end of the transition period looming, and with a trade deal still far from guaranteed, businesses that interact with the Continent are worrying again. [...] Read full article: 96 days to Brexit — ‘It’s worse than Cov...→

Macron points to the positives as fury mounts over southern shutdown

Macron points to the positives as fury mounts over southern shutdown

Emmanuel Macron is trying to stave off a revolt in Marseilles after widespread criticism of his government’s order to shut down bars and restaurants in France’ [...] Read full article: Macron points to the positives as fury m...→

Superfluous ‘flights to nowhere’ fuelled by nostalgia for air travel

Superfluous ‘flights to nowhere’ fuelled by nostalgia for air travel

While most air travellers prefer to land in a different place from the one they left, a market has sprung up in Asia for those who do not.Flights to nowhere be [...] Read full article: Superfluous ‘flights to nowhere’ fuelled...→

Reach out to Vladimir Putin or risk a new arms race, Mikhail Gorbachev warns next US leader

Reach out to Vladimir Putin or risk a new arms race, Mikhail Gorbachev warns next US leader

Mikhail Gorbachev has urged the winner of the US election to hold an early meeting with Vladimir Putin amid fears that the nuclear arms race the then Soviet pr [...] Read full article: Reach out to Vladimir Putin or risk a ne...→

Name That Sitar Song and Spot the Vegetable — it’s how I’ll get my kicks in the lockdown without end

Name That Sitar Song and Spot the Vegetable — it’s how I’ll get my kicks in the lockdown without end

For many decades, yoga enthusiasts and hippies have said that instead of worrying about the past or planning for the future, we should all sit crossed-legged o [...] Read full article: Name That Sitar Song and Spot the Vegeta...→

Covid crisis leaving clubs staring extinction squarely in the face

Covid crisis leaving clubs staring extinction squarely in the face

Hope is so precious, but it can be extinguished with a brutal rapidity. Last week, Brett Gosper, chief executive of World Rugby, said that the governing body’s [...] Read full article: Covid crisis leaving clubs staring extin...→

Leicester Tigers hopes dashed as frustration in France bites again

Leicester Tigers hopes dashed as frustration in France bites again

Wing Gabin Villière scored two tries as Toulon earned the right to face Bristol in the European Challenge Cup final on October 16 by continuing Leicester’s dre [...] Read full article: Leicester Tigers hopes dashed as frustra...→

Hospitality sector faces a nightmare before Christmas

Hospitality sector faces a nightmare before Christmas

Ed and Ben Robson were feeling confident. Having survived lockdown by turning their pub into a grocery store, then benefiting from last month’s Eat Out to Help [...] Read full article: Hospitality sector faces a nightmare bef...→

Jilly Cooper: Complaints flooded in. Harry was delighted

Jilly Cooper: Complaints flooded in. Harry was delighted

I adored Harry Evans. Not only was he an enchanting man but he also changed my life. In 1969, The Sunday Times Colour Magazine published a piece I wrote about [...] Read full article: Jilly Cooper: Complaints flooded in. Har...→

Black militias patrol streets of America as US election approaches

Black militias patrol streets of America as US election approaches

At 11pm on a chilly evening last week, Derray Ward, 32, met a group of his friends on a quiet street in central Minneapolis. They greeted each other with nickn [...] Read full article: Black militias patrol streets of America...→

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford back campaign over unsafe flats

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford back campaign over unsafe flats

Estate agents are turning away as many as a third of flat owners who want to sell in a crisis that threatens to reverse the stamp duty boost to the housing mar [...] Read full article: Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford back c...→

Literati rally to JK Rowling’s defence in row over Cormoran Strike book

Literati rally to JK Rowling’s defence in row over Cormoran Strike book

Some of Britain’s most eminent entertainers and authors have rallied around JK Rowling after the Harry Potter writer was subjected to an onslaught of abuse and [...] Read full article: Literati rally to JK Rowling’s defence i...→

Man arrested on supsicion of supplying gun that killed Sergeant Matt Ratana

Man arrested on supsicion of supplying gun that killed Sergeant Matt Ratana

A suspected armourer has been arrested in connection with supplying the gun used in the murder of a custody sergeant at a police station.Officers blew the door [...] Read full article: Man arrested on supsicion of supplying g...→

Spurs denied victory in late handball controversy

Spurs denied victory in late handball controversy

The new season has seen VAR not melt into the background nor become an accepted part of the game but instead take centre stage again, this time Newcastle the b [...] Read full article: Spurs denied victory in late handball co...→

Suburban feel but city postcode

Suburban feel but city postcode

Closer to Dundrum Town Centre than it is to Dublin city centre, No 55 Whitebarn Road, in Churchtown, Dublin 14, is more of a suburban home than a city slicker. [...] Read full article: Suburban feel but city postcode...→

No 10 at breaking point over the coronavirus

No 10 at breaking point over the coronavirus

To his enemies, he is a stubborn politician who never changes his mind or apologises for his previous statements. But behind the scenes, the coronavirus has fo [...] Read full article: No 10 at breaking point over the coronav...→

Will Ulster Bank make a swift exit from the Republic?

Will Ulster Bank make a swift exit from the Republic?

‘Is there something that we need to know but are not being told?” This was the question put to Ulster Bank last April by Trevor Grant, chairman of the Associat [...] Read full article: Will Ulster Bank make a swift exit from ...→

Nighttime adventure tours: Wild nights out that will light up your life

Nighttime adventure tours: Wild nights out that will light up your life

The end of the paddle is aglow as I push it down into the water. I put my hand over the side of the kayak and drag my fingers along the surface as we glide on. [...] Read full article: Nighttime adventure tours: Wild nights o...→

Wild one Avant Money rolls in to rev up the mortgage market

Wild one Avant Money rolls in to rev up the mortgage market

The arrival of Avant Money on the mortgage scene has caused quite a stir, with its headline-grabbing 1.95% rate, making it the first lender to dip below the 2% [...] Read full article: Wild one Avant Money rolls in to rev up ...→

Lights, colour and actionRoli Lumi Keys 1London-based audio expert Roli continue [...]

Lights, colour and actionRoli Lumi Keys 1London-based audio expert Roli continue [...]

Lights, colour and actionRoli Lumi Keys 1London-based audio expert Roli continues its tradition of brilliantly quirky instruments with this portable light-up k [...] Read full article: Lights, colour and actionRoli Lumi Keys ...→

Inside Track: Former Ornua chief Kevin Lane bites into Fiid’s royal meals of approval

Inside Track: Former Ornua chief Kevin Lane bites into Fiid’s royal meals of approval

Kevin Lane, who doubled the revenues of Kerrygold owner Ornua to €2.3bn when chief executive, has emerged as a backer of Fiid, Shane and Kieran Ryan’s vegan re [...] Read full article: Inside Track: Former Ornua chief Kevin L...→

Job losses in the air as tourism is grounded

Job losses in the air as tourism is grounded

A Failte Ireland survey of 950 tourism businesses has found about three in five expect to cut the number of permanent staff they employ this autumn and winter, [...] Read full article: Job losses in the air as tourism is grou...→

24-hour casino plan for Ilac mall is busted flush

24-hour casino plan for Ilac mall is busted flush

The joint owners of the Ilac shopping centre have been denied permission for a 24-hour casino in the Dublin mall.Property company Hammerson and insurer Irish L [...] Read full article: 24-hour casino plan for Ilac mall is bus...→

DreamWorks sees gold in leprechaun antics of Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

DreamWorks sees gold in leprechaun antics of Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

DreamWorks, the Hollywood animation studio behind Shrek, Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon, is to use a leprechaun in its next blockbuster built around a myt [...] Read full article: DreamWorks sees gold in leprechaun antic...→

Stuart Kettlewell: If we’re clinical then we can upset big boys

Stuart Kettlewell: If we’re clinical then we can upset big boys

Ross County’s win at St Johnstone last Saturday was their first since the second week of the season, but it had long felt like it was coming.Even in a 5-0 loss [...] Read full article: Stuart Kettlewell: If we’re clinical the...→

Agenda: Global tax shake-up gives Irish exchequer the jitters

Agenda: Global tax shake-up gives Irish exchequer the jitters

As if things were not bad enough, Pascal Saint-Amans dropped in virtually last week as the bearer of bad news. Saint-Amans heads the campaign of the Organisati [...] Read full article: Agenda: Global tax shake-up gives Irish ...→

Choosing the best school — when fee-paying makes sense

Choosing the best school — when fee-paying makes sense

I want to do the best for my children is probably the most commonly expressed sentiment of parents. Central to that goal is the concept of ensuring a good educ [...] Read full article: Choosing the best school — when fee-payi...→

Atticus: Enda Kenny pleased as punch in Belfast

Atticus: Enda Kenny pleased as punch in Belfast

Enda Kenny gets a shout-out in Diary of an MP’s Wife, the indiscreet tome by Sasha Swire. The wife of Hugo, a former Northern Ireland minister, recalls a confe [...] Read full article: Atticus: Enda Kenny pleased as punch in ...→

Neil Lennon has Hibs to thank for second reign

Neil Lennon has Hibs to thank for second reign

It’s easy, but lazy, to see Neil Lennon’s second spell as Celtic manager as something he was always destined to do. The closing of a circle, the manager who st [...] Read full article: Neil Lennon has Hibs to thank for second...→

Designer Group engineers purchase of FKM Mechanical

Designer Group engineers purchase of FKM Mechanical

Designer Group, a fast-growing electrical and mechanical engineering company, is to buy FKM Mechanical to strengthen its services to the life sciences and phar [...] Read full article: Designer Group engineers purchase of FKM...→

Cassius X: A Legend in the Making offers a fresh hook for Muhammad Ali story

Cassius X: A Legend in the Making offers a fresh hook for Muhammad Ali story

When Muhammad Ali visited Glasgow for a book signing at Waterstones in November 1993, the crowd was so vast that it curled around the neighbouring streets and [...] Read full article: Cassius X: A Legend in the Making offers...→

Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes, review — from Pandora to Medusa

Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes, review — from Pandora to Medusa

Natalie Haynes’s most recent novel, A Thousand Ships, told the story of the Trojan war from an all-female perspective. The one before that rewrote the Oedipus [...] Read full article: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Hayn...→

Students’ €24m Covid PUP payment is under threat

Students’ €24m Covid PUP payment is under threat

Senior ministers are to review whether third-level students can continue to claim the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP), which amounts to more than €24m a mo [...] Read full article: Students’ €24m Covid PUP payment is unde...→

Nicke Kabamba sinks insipid St Mirren

Nicke Kabamba sinks insipid St Mirren

A season which started so promisingly for St Mirren is unravelling rapidly for them now. Five straight defeats have sent the Paisley club plummeting to the bot [...] Read full article: Nicke Kabamba sinks insipid St Mirren...→

Irish village to get weekly Covid tests in Roqu pilot programme

Irish village to get weekly Covid tests in Roqu pilot programme

An Irish global consultancy firm is to run weekly rapid Covid-19 testing on an entire rural village as part of a pilot programme.The Roqu Group, which is run b [...] Read full article: Irish village to get weekly Covid tests ...→

How to improve your broadband speed at home

How to improve your broadband speed at home

Lockdown has taught Lisa Ingram the value of superfast broadband at home. She and her husband, Philip, run a small business, Little Leaf Organic Cotton, from t [...] Read full article: How to improve your broadband speed at h...→

Death of refugee Mercy Baguma in Govan is still a mystery

Death of refugee Mercy Baguma in Govan is still a mystery

The cause of death of a Ugandan refugee in Govan remains undetermined.Mercy Baguma, 34, was found dead in her flat on August 22, with Adriel, her malnourished [...] Read full article: Death of refugee Mercy Baguma in Govan i...→

HSBC struggles to escape as the dragon and the eagle bare claws

HSBC struggles to escape as the dragon and the eagle bare claws

If there were ever two masters of the art of tit-for-tat, they are surely Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.While Trump’s America draws up plans to sanction foreign [...] Read full article: HSBC struggles to escape as the dragon a...→

Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best books to read

Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best books to read

FOR A LAUGHA Visit from the Goon SquadJennifer EganTime is the goon, coming to take your youth away. But this isn’t a dark mope. Egan is richly, ironically hum [...] Read full article: Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best books to r...→

Sophie Beresiner: ‘I find myself apologising for the complex nature of my motherhood’

Sophie Beresiner: ‘I find myself apologising for the complex nature of my motherhood’

While surrogacy makes me the more interesting person at the dinner party, I’m always trying to work out the simplest way to explain my baby daughter to the uni [...] Read full article: Sophie Beresiner: ‘I find myself apologi...→

Accident blackspots in Scotland to get speed cameras for cycling boost

Accident blackspots in Scotland to get speed cameras for cycling boost

Speed cameras will be deployed in Scotland at accident blackspots involving cars and cyclists, under plans to drive down collisions and boost “active travel”.T [...] Read full article: Accident blackspots in Scotland to get s...→

10 best high-street finds for under £100

10 best high-street finds for under £100

Getting your wardrobe winter-ready doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. The British high street is here to help. Here are the top 10 pieces under £100 to launc [...] Read full article: 10 best high-street finds for under £100...→

How will Brexit affect your personal finances?

How will Brexit affect your personal finances?

Travel insuranceThe European Health Insurance Card (Ehic) scheme allows everyone from a member state travelling or resident in the EU, plus those from Switzerl [...] Read full article: How will Brexit affect your personal fin...→

A custom-built mansion in Berkshire, plus more lustworthy homes for sale in Staffordshire, Bath, Scotland and Yorkshire

A custom-built mansion in Berkshire, plus more lustworthy homes for sale in Staffordshire, Bath, Scotland and Yorkshire

★ HOUSE OF THE WEEKBerkshire, £10mEvery brick and tile at Adshead Park, a stunning mansion in Reading, was handmade for Sir John Madejski, the founder of AutoT [...] Read full article: A custom-built mansion in Berkshire, plu...→

Silver catches investors’ eye

Silver catches investors’ eye

The price of silver has soared. Bullion Vault, an online dealer in precious metals, said that after hitting a year’s low of $11.6 per troy ounce in mid-March, [...] Read full article: Silver catches investors’ eye...→

NHS legal heroin rollout plan to ease Scots drug death crisis

NHS legal heroin rollout plan to ease Scots drug death crisis

A radical drug-treatment pilot project that lets Scottish addicts use heroin legally in clean and supervised conditions should be rolled out around the country [...] Read full article: NHS legal heroin rollout plan to ease Sc...→

Mr JWW review: the ‘practical, chilled out’ Ferrari Roma

Mr JWW review: the ‘practical, chilled out’ Ferrari Roma

When a Ferrari press trip revolves around lunch in a sleepy Italian village and you’re driving through the picturesque vineyards around Turin, rather than goin [...] Read full article: Mr JWW review: the ‘practical, chilled o...→

Film review: Enola Holmes; Rebuilding Paradise

Film review: Enola Holmes; Rebuilding Paradise

Enola HolmesNetflixHarry Bradbeer, 123 mins★★★Rebuilding ParadiseIn cinemasRon Howard, 12A, 91 mins ★★★As the telekinetic girl with a shaven head who learns to [...] Read full article: Film review: Enola Holmes; Rebuilding Pa...→

Sally Hawkins interview: after her role in Happy-Go-Lucky, she tackles darker territory in Eternal Beauty

Sally Hawkins interview: after her role in Happy-Go-Lucky, she tackles darker territory in Eternal Beauty

‘Sorry, everything’s just a mess,” Sally Hawkins says as she gives me a Zoom tour. “This is my temporary office. I say temporary, but I’ve been here for two ye [...] Read full article: Sally Hawkins interview: after her role ...→

Rents fall in seven out of ten areas in England and Wales

Rents fall in seven out of ten areas in England and Wales

For years, Generation Rent has been getting a raw deal, with rents forever rising as flats were gobbled up by Airbnbs. Finally, a ray of hope. Research from th [...] Read full article: Rents fall in seven out of ten areas in ...→

Conquistadores by Fernando Cervantes, review — a terrible tale retold

Conquistadores by Fernando Cervantes, review — a terrible tale retold

Five hundred years ago, in the summer of 1520, the artist Albrecht Dürer saw an exhibition that changed the way he thought about the world. In Brussels Town Ha [...] Read full article: Conquistadores by Fernando Cervantes, re...→

A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough, review — a passionate valedictory

A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough, review — a passionate valedictory

Sir David Attenborough is 94. This man — the one we wish the Queen had married, the national treasure, the embodiment of all the BBC and Britain should be, the [...] Read full article: A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborou...→

CRITICS’ CHOICEFirst Dates (C4, 10pm)Filmed when Eat Out to Help Out was but a b [...]

CRITICS’ CHOICEFirst Dates (C4, 10pm)Filmed when Eat Out to Help Out was but a b [...]

CRITICS’ CHOICEFirst Dates (C4, 10pm)Filmed when Eat Out to Help Out was but a bad cheese dream for Rishi Sunak, this is comfort television at its finest, a gl [...] Read full article: CRITICS’ CHOICEFirst Dates (C4, 10pm)Fil...→

Ineos’s Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes lockdown flit to Monaco

Ineos’s Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes lockdown flit to Monaco

Sir Jim Ratcliffe moved to the tax haven of Monaco as Britain was being put into lockdown in March, a filing appears to show.The 67-year-old billionaire Brexit [...] Read full article: Ineos’s Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes lockdown...→

Anatomy of . . . world No 1 Ashleigh Barty

Anatomy of . . . world No 1 Ashleigh Barty

Australian world No 1 is not at the French Open but, already a handy cricketer, has been using her spare time to brush up on her golfFactfileAge 24Height 5ft 5 [...] Read full article: Anatomy of . . . world No 1 Ashleigh Bar...→

Sir Philip Green eyes £80m London property sale

Sir Philip Green eyes £80m London property sale

Sir Philip Green has put Burton’s former London headquarters up for sale.Green, the owner of fashion empire Arcadia Group, has appointed agents at BNP Paribas [...] Read full article: Sir Philip Green eyes £80m London proper...→

The good news is 634,000 get a fund fee cut. The bad news is that they’ll have to wait 12 years

The good news is 634,000 get a fund fee cut. The bad news is that they’ll have to wait 12 years

Lloyds Banking Group has bowed to pressure to cut charges for almost all its investment customers after admitting that they are paying too much — but some will [...] Read full article: The good news is 634,000 get a fund fee ...→

Shooting of police sergeant Matt Ratana: how was a loaded gun missed in ‘pat down’ search?

Shooting of police sergeant Matt Ratana: how was a loaded gun missed in ‘pat down’ search?

Metropolitan police chiefs have launched an informal review into how patrol officers who discovered bullets on a suspect during a “pat down” search missed a re [...] Read full article: Shooting of police sergeant Matt Ratana:...→

Fearless Abbie Eaton geared up for success after tips from the Stig

Fearless Abbie Eaton geared up for success after tips from the Stig

When Abbie Eaton took her assessment to drive in the W Series, the all-female motor-racing championship, she stamped so hard on the accelerator that she bruise [...] Read full article: Fearless Abbie Eaton geared up for succe...→

On record: classical — September 27

On record: classical — September 27

ALBUM OF THE WEEKSCHUBERTSymphonies Nos 2 and 3B’Rock Orchestra, cond René JacobsPentatone PTC 5186759Only in the past half century have Schubert’s early symph [...] Read full article: On record: classical — September 27...→

How to fill in sparse, thinning brows

How to fill in sparse, thinning brows

I am all about tending to my brows daily. In fact, when I wake up in the morning I only brush my hair sometimes, but I always brush my brows. I don’t leave the [...] Read full article: How to fill in sparse, thinning brows...→

Raise a glass to the power of face-to-face meetings: they beat Zoom hands down

Raise a glass to the power of face-to-face meetings: they beat Zoom hands down

I had that rarest of things last Tuesday: a lunch. I went to see Robin Birley, the creator of the Mayfair members’ club 5 Hertford Street, at his new(ish) wine [...] Read full article: Raise a glass to the power of face-to-fa...→

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: I asked for more late goals but didn’t think we’d get one after final whistle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: I asked for more late goals but didn’t think we’d get one after final whistle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spent much of the past two decades acting as football’s Chief Ambassador for the Glorious Late Matchwinner. Whatever he achieves as a [...] Read full article: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: I asked for more l...→

BIRTHDAYSDiane Abbott, Labour MP, 67Dame Josephine Barstow, opera singer, 80Max  [...]

BIRTHDAYSDiane Abbott, Labour MP, 67Dame Josephine Barstow, opera singer, 80Max [...]

BIRTHDAYSDiane Abbott, Labour MP, 67Dame Josephine Barstow, opera singer, 80Max Boyce, comedian, 77Barbara Dickson, singer, 73Nicky Haslam, designer, 81Avril L [...] Read full article: BIRTHDAYSDiane Abbott, Labour MP, 67Dame...→

What happens if Donald Trump refuses to accept US election result?

What happens if Donald Trump refuses to accept US election result?

Will Donald Trump claim victory even if he loses the election?Trump enjoys stirring outrage and has done so repeatedly by suggesting he will respect the result [...] Read full article: What happens if Donald Trump refuses to ...→

The furlough scheme is due to end on October 31, not September 30, as wrongly st [...]

The furlough scheme is due to end on October 31, not September 30, as wrongly st [...]

The furlough scheme is due to end on October 31, not September 30, as wrongly stated in our editorial (Comment, last week).We referred to designers working on [...] Read full article: The furlough scheme is due to end on Oct...→

A question of confidence as we face a long six months

A question of confidence as we face a long six months

Weeks like the one just gone do not come along too often. For watchers of the economy, the cancellation of the November budget and scaling back of the comprehe [...] Read full article: A question of confidence as we face a lo...→

Caesars races to buy William Hill

Caesars races to buy William Hill

The owner of Caesars Palace casino in Las Vegas is seen as the favourite to win a £3bn takeover race for William Hill.Caesars Entertainment, which also owns th [...] Read full article: Caesars races to buy William Hill...→

One punch is enough for Josh Taylor

One punch is enough for Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor needed just one punch and 161 seconds to retain his IBF and WBA super-lightweight titles at York Hall in London last night. If having two world tit [...] Read full article: One punch is enough for Josh Taylor...→

Hiking with Lars on Saturday, foraging with Mette next week, bonfire evening wit [...]

Hiking with Lars on Saturday, foraging with Mette next week, bonfire evening wit [...]

Hiking with Lars on Saturday, foraging with Mette next week, bonfire evening with Gitte and family the following weekend. That’s how the calendar of your avera [...] Read full article: Hiking with Lars on Saturday, foraging w...→

Readers’ poll: should university students be charged tuition fees this year?

Readers’ poll: should university students be charged tuition fees this year?

Covid restrictions mean there will be a drastic cut in the amount of face-to-face tuition many students receive. In view of this, Oxford University professor C [...] Read full article: Readers’ poll: should university student...→

How Jenny Meadows learnt to respect the Russian woman who cheated her out of a final

How Jenny Meadows learnt to respect the Russian woman who cheated her out of a final

Jenny Meadows is now 39. Born and raised in Wigan, she was once an elite 800m runner. Her achievements include a bronze medal at the 2009 World Championship in [...] Read full article: How Jenny Meadows learnt to respect the ...→

Brexit talks to enter the ‘final stage’ this week

Brexit talks to enter the ‘final stage’ this week

Britain and Brussels are set to enter final-stage Brexit trade talks within a week after both sides made key concessions.If the ninth round of talks, which wil [...] Read full article: Brexit talks to enter the ‘final stage’ ...→

Patrick Bamford extends streak to seal derby delight for Leeds United

Patrick Bamford extends streak to seal derby delight for Leeds United

In basking on his moment of glory, Patrick Bamford sat on the Bramall Lane turf and slowly undid his bootlaces. As turnarounds go, Bamford’s has been quite ext [...] Read full article: Patrick Bamford extends streak to seal d...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney backs limited testing despite soaring number of cases

Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney backs limited testing despite soaring number of cases

John Swinney has claimed that the government’s testing strategy is “a robust way to keep coronavirus under control” even as cases run out of control in Scotlan [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney backs l...→

Lewis Hamilton accuses F1 officials after ‘ridiculous’ penalty at Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton accuses F1 officials after ‘ridiculous’ penalty at Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton believes Formula One officials have singled him out for special treatment after he was given a time-penalty that ruined his chances of equalling [...] Read full article: Lewis Hamilton accuses F1 officials afte...→

Spurs denied victory in late handball controversy

Spurs denied victory in late handball controversy

The new season has seen VAR not melt into the background nor become an accepted part of the game but instead take centre stage again, this time Newcastle the b [...] Read full article: Spurs denied victory in late handball co...→

Jürgen Klopp could be without Thiago Alcântara and Alisson for Arsenal match

Jürgen Klopp could be without Thiago Alcântara and Alisson for Arsenal match

Thiago Alcântara and Alisson are both doubts for Liverpool’s game with Arsenal tomorrow after being unable to train fully with the rest of Jürgen Klopp’s squad [...] Read full article: Jürgen Klopp could be without Thiago Alc...→

Clancy Quay developer soldiers on to give young tenants new way of life

Clancy Quay developer soldiers on to give young tenants new way of life

If the PR guru Caroline Kennedy did perfect site visits, she couldn’t have choreographed my tour of Kennedy Wilson’s Clancy Quay last week any better.As we wal [...] Read full article: Clancy Quay developer soldiers on to giv...→

No 10 at breaking point over the coronavirus

No 10 at breaking point over the coronavirus

To his enemies, he is a stubborn politician who never changes his mind or apologises for his previous statements. But behind the scenes, the coronavirus has fo [...] Read full article: No 10 at breaking point over the coronav...→

TV review: What Planet Are You On?; The Meaning of Life; Cogadh ar Mhná

TV review: What Planet Are You On?; The Meaning of Life; Cogadh ar Mhná

Rubbishy game shows have long been prominent features of the broadcasting environment. Threadbare formats boasting tatty prizes, hosted by junk merchants who w [...] Read full article: TV review: What Planet Are You On?; The ...→

IFI asks customers if it can keep refunds for Covid closures as ‘donations’

IFI asks customers if it can keep refunds for Covid closures as ‘donations’

Dublin’s Irish Film Institute (IFI) has asked customers to forgo refunds for cancelled films and instead let the cinema keep it as a donation.The Temple Bar ou [...] Read full article: IFI asks customers if it can keep refund...→

Nighttime adventure tours: Wild nights out that will light up your life

Nighttime adventure tours: Wild nights out that will light up your life

The end of the paddle is aglow as I push it down into the water. I put my hand over the side of the kayak and drag my fingers along the surface as we glide on. [...] Read full article: Nighttime adventure tours: Wild nights o...→

Editorial: Public sector salary hikes put paid to the notion of solidarity

Editorial: Public sector salary hikes put paid to the notion of solidarity

Politicians are frontline fodder when it comes to pay, going over the top and taking bullets on behalf of their largely anonymous colleagues in the public sect [...] Read full article: Editorial: Public sector salary hikes pu...→

Beat your fears in the great pastry bake-off

Beat your fears in the great pastry bake-off

A new series of The Great British Bake Off kicked off last week and thousands of Irish viewers are already glued to it, like burnt rice pudding on a Pyrex dish [...] Read full article: Beat your fears in the great pastry bake...→

Lights, colour and actionRoli Lumi Keys 1London-based audio expert Roli continue [...]

Lights, colour and actionRoli Lumi Keys 1London-based audio expert Roli continue [...]

Lights, colour and actionRoli Lumi Keys 1London-based audio expert Roli continues its tradition of brilliantly quirky instruments with this portable light-up k [...] Read full article: Lights, colour and actionRoli Lumi Keys ...→

Inflazome chief Matt Cooper injects drug hopes with €380m Roche deal

Inflazome chief Matt Cooper injects drug hopes with €380m Roche deal

How do you celebrate a big acquisition in the coronavirus age? For the team at biotech firm Inflazome, which was bought by Swiss healthcare company Roche for € [...] Read full article: Inflazome chief Matt Cooper injects drug...→

Warpaint pays lip service to Brexit with new Irish subsidiary

Warpaint pays lip service to Brexit with new Irish subsidiary

Warpaint London, an AIM-listed cosmetics company, has set up an Irish subsidiary as part of its plans to face down a potential hard Brexit.Warpaint owns the W7 [...] Read full article: Warpaint pays lip service to Brexit with...→

Job losses in the air as tourism is grounded

Job losses in the air as tourism is grounded

A Failte Ireland survey of 950 tourism businesses has found about three in five expect to cut the number of permanent staff they employ this autumn and winter, [...] Read full article: Job losses in the air as tourism is grou...→

Economic Outlook: Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath must take reins for joined-up Covid approach

Economic Outlook: Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath must take reins for joined-up Covid approach

Paschal Donohoe, the finance minister, is facing unparalleled economic uncertainty as he prepares the 2021 budget. First, the cost of Covid-19 is enormous and [...] Read full article: Economic Outlook: Paschal Donohoe and Mi...→

End of Covid debt holiday set to hit 30,000 firms

End of Covid debt holiday set to hit 30,000 firms

Up to 30,000 businesses will come off payment breaks this week as banks end a six-month debt holiday for borrowers struggling with the fallout from the coronav [...] Read full article: End of Covid debt holiday set to hit 30,...→

DreamWorks sees gold in leprechaun antics of Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

DreamWorks sees gold in leprechaun antics of Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

DreamWorks, the Hollywood animation studio behind Shrek, Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon, is to use a leprechaun in its next blockbuster built around a myt [...] Read full article: DreamWorks sees gold in leprechaun antic...→

EU customs D-day of December 31 looms large for Irish firms

EU customs D-day of December 31 looms large for Irish firms

Wright Quarry Products in Monaghan is a third-generation family business that has been operating since the 1950s. For any business to survive that long, it has [...] Read full article: EU customs D-day of December 31 looms la...→

Boarding schools get mixed results

Boarding schools get mixed results

Fee-paying day schools dominate the higher echelons of our Parent Power league table, while the leading boarding providers achieve mixed results.Glenstal Abbey [...] Read full article: Boarding schools get mixed results...→

Agenda: Global tax shake-up gives Irish exchequer the jitters

Agenda: Global tax shake-up gives Irish exchequer the jitters

As if things were not bad enough, Pascal Saint-Amans dropped in virtually last week as the bearer of bad news. Saint-Amans heads the campaign of the Organisati [...] Read full article: Agenda: Global tax shake-up gives Irish ...→

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Gary Cooke score with wry walk through Dublin's football history

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Gary Cooke score with wry walk through Dublin's football history

It is not a good tour, it is a great tour — and it keeps getting booked out. Comedian Gary Cooke of Après Match fame and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Dublin Bay Nort [...] Read full article: Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Gary Cooke score w...→

David Robert Grimes: Coronavirus conspiracy theorists are out to get us

David Robert Grimes: Coronavirus conspiracy theorists are out to get us

Of all the bizarre scenes we’ve collectively endured since Covid-19 took hold of the world, the emergence of a fringe that denies or downplays the very reality [...] Read full article: David Robert Grimes: Coronavirus conspir...→

Atticus: Enda Kenny pleased as punch in Belfast

Atticus: Enda Kenny pleased as punch in Belfast

Enda Kenny gets a shout-out in Diary of an MP’s Wife, the indiscreet tome by Sasha Swire. The wife of Hugo, a former Northern Ireland minister, recalls a confe [...] Read full article: Atticus: Enda Kenny pleased as punch in ...→

Flu jab drive sends state bill soaring 400% to over €80m

Flu jab drive sends state bill soaring 400% to over €80m

The budget for the winter flu vaccination programme will be €81m — more than 400% up on last year’s €14m — the Department of Health has confirmed.Stephen Donne [...] Read full article: Flu jab drive sends state bill soaring 4...→

Scots economy will need time after split, says Sturgeon adviser Andrew Wilson

Scots economy will need time after split, says Sturgeon adviser Andrew Wilson

An economic adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has predicted that it could take a generation for an independent Scotland to become one of the world’s most successful s [...] Read full article: Scots economy will need time after split...→

Designer Group engineers purchase of FKM Mechanical

Designer Group engineers purchase of FKM Mechanical

Designer Group, a fast-growing electrical and mechanical engineering company, is to buy FKM Mechanical to strengthen its services to the life sciences and phar [...] Read full article: Designer Group engineers purchase of FKM...→

‘I wouldn’t take heroin again even if a gun was at my head’: addict benefits from pioneering Glasgow project

‘I wouldn’t take heroin again even if a gun was at my head’: addict benefits from pioneering Glasgow project

Not so long ago James routinely stole from shops — joints of meat, jars of coffee, blocks of cheese — and sold what he took in local pubs to fund an addiction [...] Read full article: ‘I wouldn’t take heroin again even if a ...→

European exertions must not distract Rangers

European exertions must not distract Rangers

A lot of things have changed significantly so far in 2020, but have Rangers? Still sophisticated in Europe, where Thursday’s 4-0 win over Willem II in Holland [...] Read full article: European exertions must not distract Ran...→

Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes, review — from Pandora to Medusa

Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes, review — from Pandora to Medusa

Natalie Haynes’s most recent novel, A Thousand Ships, told the story of the Trojan war from an all-female perspective. The one before that rewrote the Oedipus [...] Read full article: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Hayn...→

Jack by Marilynne Robinson, review — leaving Gilead

Jack by Marilynne Robinson, review — leaving Gilead

“Grace and intelligence... defines universal truths about what it means to be human.” That was Barack Obama on awarding Marilynne Robinson the National Humanit [...] Read full article: Jack by Marilynne Robinson, review — lea...→

A Sound Mind by Paul Morley, review — from Buzzcocks to Beethoven

A Sound Mind by Paul Morley, review — from Buzzcocks to Beethoven

Not all midlife crises arrive in a sports car, wearing a leather jacket and carrying an electric guitar. Once at the vanguard of NME’s postpunk intellectual wi [...] Read full article: A Sound Mind by Paul Morley, review — fr...→

Nicke Kabamba sinks insipid St Mirren

Nicke Kabamba sinks insipid St Mirren

A season which started so promisingly for St Mirren is unravelling rapidly for them now. Five straight defeats have sent the Paisley club plummeting to the bot [...] Read full article: Nicke Kabamba sinks insipid St Mirren...→

Neil Oliver: You’ll find me under the duvet when this dark winter ends

Neil Oliver: You’ll find me under the duvet when this dark winter ends

I read the news last week about proposals to keep university students on campus over Christmas and felt my tripes turn to iced water. The Scientific Advisory G [...] Read full article: Neil Oliver: You’ll find me under the du...→

Biography lifts curtain on Sinéad Cusack’s ‘10-year affair’ with playwright Tom Stoppard

Biography lifts curtain on Sinéad Cusack’s ‘10-year affair’ with playwright Tom Stoppard

Irish actress Sinéad Cusack had a 10-year relationship with Tom Stoppard, according to an official biography of the playwright. The affair ended in 2007 after [...] Read full article: Biography lifts curtain on Sinéad Cusack...→

How to improve your broadband speed at home

How to improve your broadband speed at home

Lockdown has taught Lisa Ingram the value of superfast broadband at home. She and her husband, Philip, run a small business, Little Leaf Organic Cotton, from t [...] Read full article: How to improve your broadband speed at h...→

Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best films to watch

Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best films to watch

HAPPY ENDINGSSpeedKeanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock star in a bus thriller that proves everything will be OK, no matter how fast the world seems to be going.The [...] Read full article: Coronavirus lockdown: 50 best films to w...→

Congratulations to Charlotte Coppenhall, whose shot of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi,  [...]

Congratulations to Charlotte Coppenhall, whose shot of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, [...]

Congratulations to Charlotte Coppenhall, whose shot of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, below, is this week’s winner of our Big Shot competition, in association with t [...] Read full article: Congratulations to Charlotte Coppenhall,...→

HSBC struggles to escape as the dragon and the eagle bare claws

HSBC struggles to escape as the dragon and the eagle bare claws

If there were ever two masters of the art of tit-for-tat, they are surely Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.While Trump’s America draws up plans to sanction foreign [...] Read full article: HSBC struggles to escape as the dragon a...→