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Transparency campaigners take government to court over ministers using encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Signal to discuss key pandemic decisions

Posted on Jul 16, 2021

The Government is being taken to court over ministers using encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Signal to discuss key policy decisions. Boris Johnson and s


As up to 900,000 Brits languish in pingdemic lockdown-by-stealth that's crippling the country, mother demands apology after police turn up in a riot van turn up to check petrified daughter, 12, was self-isolating after positive Covid test

Posted on Jul 16, 2021

A terrified 12-year-old girl hid behind her mother when police turned up at her home to check that she was self-isolating – afraid she was going to be arrested. Offi


REVEALED: Iran plotted to kidnap Iranian-American journalist from Brooklyn, transport her by speedboat to Venezuela and then fly her to the Islamic republic because she criticized regime, FBI say

Posted on Jul 14, 2021

New York City prosecutors have charged four Iranian spies with plotting to kidnap a U.S. journalist from Brooklyn, smuggling her out of the city on a speedboat then sa


‘You don’t know what story an item tells’: why I’m buying and selling secondhand clothes

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

Vintage clothes enthusiast Gayle Bennett has two gorgeous suits at home, part of a huge collection of items that she buys and sells for her online business. “It’s


Flying cars? Electric jets? Five things you need to know about the future of transport

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

From 2030, new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned in Britain – a sure sign that we’re on the threshold of a transport revolution. But what exactly will this rev


Top insurers join Prince Charles to fight climate crisis

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

Chief executives from the UK’s largest insurers have joined forces with the Prince of Wales to launch a sector-wide taskforce aimed at tackling the climate crisis. T


MoJ to challenge decision to release child killer Colin Pitchfork

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

Robert Buckland, the UK justice secretary, is to ask the Parole Board to reconsider its decision to approve the release of the child killer and rapist Colin Pitchfork.


Flora Rider, 9, becomes youngest winner of world marmalade award

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

A nine-year-old girl has become the youngest ever winner of the world marmalade award, beating thousands of contestants from across the globe. Flora Rider from the I


Joni Mitchell kept me going through lion country

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

Singing songs by Joni Mitchell, whose album Blue turned 50 this week (Joni Mitchell’s Blue: my favourite song – by James Taylor, Carole King, Graham Nash, David Crosby


With 21 million still unvaccinated, Britain is not out of the woods yet

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

T his week the steady rise of Covid cases in the UK was accompanied by a worrying signal of rising hospital admissions. Of most concern was the no


Anachronistic Tour de France working hard to green up its act

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

T he 2021 Tour de France leaves the quayside in Brest at lunchtime on Saturday, a race in transition, changed by the Covid-19 pandemic and changed


Tyler, the Creator: Call Me If You Get Lost review – the most glorious mess

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

E arlier this week, Billie Eilish was obliged to issue an apology, after an eight-year-old video of the singer emerged, featuring her mouthing alo


Anthonie Tonnon: the pop star operating New Zealand’s oldest public underground lift

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

W ith his slicked back Berlin-era Bowie haircut and fine wool suit, New Zealand singer-songwriter, public transport advocate and now, operator of


Folkestone’s seafront has been transformed by art in the past decade

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

F orget donkeys – in Folkestone’s early 20th century heyday, holidaymakers rode llamas along the beach. The town had the royal seal of approva


Nik Sharma’s recipes for lentil-stuffed onions and cauliflower with black garlic yoghurt

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

T he idea of stuffing vegetables isn’t new, but it’s a practice I cherish. Defined by the size and dynamics of vegetable architecture, you cou


‘From denial to delay’: a forehead-slapping week in Australian climate policy

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

It took a major international investment group with $279bn under its control to break through the climate-laden rhetoric of geopolitics last week. You may not have h


Harry Kane hits back at doubters and insists transfer push is no distraction

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

Harry Kane has played down concerns over his fitness after being substituted during England’s 0-0 draw with Scotland and insisted he has not been distracted by the foc


David Schwimmer: ‘I was a roller-skating waiter’

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

My parents are my heroes. I marvel how they were able to work as young lawyers while keeping family as a priority. They raised my sister and me with a hyper-awareness


In praise of fathers: the making of the modern dad

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

1. Knowledge is power The role of dads in the UK has changed beyond all recognition in the past 50 years. Today, fathers no longer want to be limited to the role of


Isabel Waidner: ‘Different doesn’t need to be scary. It can be fun’

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

Isabel Waidner, 47, is the author of three novels, including We Are Made of Diamond Stuff, which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths prize and the Republic


Northern Ireland: Paul Givan told he must resign as first minister

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

Newly appointed Stormont first minister Paul Givan has been told he will be expected to resign as part of the DUP leadership transition. Party officers do not want t


Shamima Begum's lawyers tell immigration hearing there is 'overwhelming evidence' she was the victim of trafficking when she left Britain to join ISIS and claim she is 'unsafe' in Syria camp

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

Jihadi bride Shamima Begum was a victim of trafficking when she left the UK to join ISIS with her teenage friends and should return to Britain because she is 'unsafe'


Indian boatman tells of finding baby in a box floating on Ganges

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

A boatman in India has rescued a 21-day-old baby girl found floating in a closed wooden box near the banks of Ganges river in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Th


Pride month in Guatemala marred by killings of three LGBTQ+ people

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

Guatemala’s LGBTQ community is in mourning after two transgender women and a gay man were murdered in less than a week during pride month. Andrea González, a promin