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Protesters against transgender rights changes boo Nicola Sturgeon

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

Protesters opposed to transgender rights changes in Scotland booed Nicola Sturgeon outside the Holyrood parliament before the first session of first minister’s questio


Biden isn’t the first president to promise never to wage another war of intervention

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

J oe Biden declares an end to “an era of major military operations to remake other countries”. A president’s job, he says, is to protect and


Pick Up Pintxos, Folkestone: ‘We were spared the life story of the Galician cow’ – restaurant review

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

T he British seaside is presently heavily oversubscribed and it may well be more jocund simply to stay on your sofa looking at scenes on Google Im


Climate science teaches us to love insects. Horror films tell us to hate them. Who will win?

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

In Quentin Dupieux’s Mandibles, a pair of chuckleheads called Manu and Jean-Gab (think Dumb and Dumber, but French) steal a Mercedes and find, in the boot, a housefly


How street art is helping young migrants paint a brighter future in Italy

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

Jadhav*, 18, from Bangladesh, arrived in Italy 10 months ago, but is still haunted by memories of his journey with people smugglers across the Mediterranean Sea. “Th


Shredded Banksy artwork goes back under the hammer

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

A Banksy painting that partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going back under the hammer. The subversive street artist stunned the art world when


How street art is helping young migrants paint a brighter future in Italy

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

Jadhav*, 18, from Bangladesh, arrived in Italy 10 months ago, but is still haunted by memories of his journey with people smugglers across the Mediterranean Sea. “Th


How will you or a family member be affected by the closure of Post Office card accounts?

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions is planning to close Post Office card accounts in November, meaning Britons who use theirs to receive benefits, tax credits or sta


How to escape the crowds in Cornwall? On a bike

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

I had never hoisted my leg over an e-bike for a multiday tour before, but when someone offered to lend me one – an elegant lightweight gravel bik


Has Doctor Strange turned evil in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

D isney ’s animated What If …? series might at first glance seem like something of a work of superhero whimsy, a place for Marvel’s animators to r


Protesters against transgender rights changes boo Nicola Sturgeon

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

Protesters opposed to transgender rights changes in Scotland booed Nicola Sturgeon outside the Holyrood parliament before the first session of first minister’s questio


Biden isn’t the first president to promise never to wage another war of intervention

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

J oe Biden declares an end to “an era of major military operations to remake other countries”. A president’s job, he says, is to protect and


Pick Up Pintxos, Folkestone: ‘We were spared the life story of the Galician cow’ – restaurant review

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

T he British seaside is presently heavily oversubscribed and it may well be more jocund simply to stay on your sofa looking at scenes on Google Im


Climate science teaches us to love insects. Horror films tell us to hate them. Who will win?

Posted on Sep 03, 2021

In Quentin Dupieux’s Mandibles, a pair of chuckleheads called Manu and Jean-Gab (think Dumb and Dumber, but French) steal a Mercedes and find, in the boot, a housefly


Backbone review – raccoon PI stars in a noir adventure with an inexplicable twist

Posted on Sep 02, 2021

P rivate investigator Howard Lotor isn’t welcome in many joints in his home city of Vancouver. And it isn’t even because of the trenchcoat or


The Inseparables – read an extract from the newly discovered novel by Simone de Beauvoir

Posted on Sep 02, 2021

When I was nine years old I was a good little girl, though this hadn’t always been the case. As a small child the adults’ tyranny caused me to throw such tantrums


Edward Shires: typewriter seller who helped make Hungary a football giant

Posted on Sep 02, 2021

W hen Hungary won 6-3 at Wembley in 1953 and so dispelled the lingering myth of English footballing superiority, their guest of honour was Jimmy H


Why has rugby taken so long to wake up to what boxing has long known?

Posted on Sep 02, 2021

T hey hanged Del Fontaine at Wandsworth prison early on Tuesday 29 October 1935, three months and 19 days after he shot his girlfriend Hilda Meek


The schoolday I’ll never forget: ‘I had no idea how pivotal passing the 11-plus would be’

Posted on Sep 02, 2021

M y most memorable day was the morning I came to primary school knowing I had passed my 11-plus and would be going to grammar school: Harrow Count


Foreign Office playing catch-up on Afghanistan, says ex-ambassador

Posted on Sep 02, 2021

The former UK ambassador to Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay has said the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is playing catch-up with other countries as the Tal


‘I pray they are alive’: Afghans headed to US think of families left behind

Posted on Sep 02, 2021

As another 250 Afghan refugees evacuated from Kabul left the Sigonella airbase in Sicily bound for Philadelphia, Haifa, 30, watches the plane lift off the runway and d


The Inseparables – read an extract from the newly discovered novel by Simone de Beauvoir

Posted on Sep 02, 2021

When I was nine years old I was a good little girl, though this hadn’t always been the case. As a small child the adults’ tyranny caused me to throw such tantrums


Without help for oil-producing countries, net zero by 2050 is a distant dream

Posted on Sep 02, 2021

I n the Middle East and north Africa, global warming is not a distant threat, but an already painful reality. Rising temperatures are exacerbating


Feminism for Women: The Real Route to Liberation by Julie Bindel – review

Posted on Aug 31, 2021

A way from the sulphurous world of Twitter, the feminist campaigner and journalist Julie Bindel is best known as the co-founder of Justice for Wom