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23/10/2017: FRONT PAGE: Business chiefs demand urgent transition deal
UK business leaders have united to urge David Davis to quickly establish a Brexit transition deal that mirrors existing arrangements or risk losing British jobs and investment. In a letter to the Brexit secretary seen by the Guardian, five of the UK’s...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: FRONT PAGE: Hostages freed in bowling alley drama
A hostage is forced outside a bowling alley in Bermuda Park, Nuneaton, where a gunman held two members of staff yesterday. A man was arrested after police stormed the building and the pair released uninjured... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: FRONT PAGE: Madrid denies staging coup in Catalonia
The Catalan parliament will meet over the coming days to agree its response to the Spanish government’s unprecedented decision to impose direct rule, amid growing speculation that the regional president, Carles Puigdemont, is planning to press ahead...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: FRONT PAGE: How I learned to stop worrying and love Brexit
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23/10/2017: FRONT PAGE: Will it save our sanity?
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23/10/2017: FRONT PAGE: Spurs and Arsenal run riot
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23/10/2017: NEWS: May poised for U-turn on universal credit, hint backbench Tory critics
The government appears to be edging closer to a U-turn on the universal credit benefits system, with Conservative backbench critics of the policy saying they had been assured the government was listening to their concerns. In what would mark a...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NEWS: Attenborough defends shots filmed in studio for Blue Planet 2
New wonders of the oceans are promised as BBC series gets under way this Sunday Footage of captive wildlife inserted into the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 series is “totally true to nature”, according to the makers of the flagship show, which reveals new...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NEWS: Viewers complain of ‘hideously brutal’ BBC1 drama Gunpowder
The BBC’s new primetime drama, Gunpowder, was described as “unnecessarily gruesome” and “hideously brutal” after it aired graphic scenes of torture minutes after the watershed on Saturday night. The three-part series chronicles the plot to blow up the...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Rosemary Leach, stage and screen stalwart, dies at 81
Rosemary Leach, the award-winning stage and screen actor best known for the films A Room With a View and That’ll Be The Day, has died after a short illness. Leach, who also played Grace in the TV sitcom My Family, was 81. Her agent, Caroline de...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: LGBT charity’s rules allow sex with clients A leading Yorkshire LGBT charity working with child abuse victims and vulnerable young adults has been criticised for allowing staff to embark on sexual relationships with clients. Charities and experts in victims’ welfare said they were astonished at...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Watson: end Sky deal after O’Reilly report
Tom Watson is to write to the competition watchdog urging it to refuse the Murdoch family’s takeover of Sky after it emerged Fox News gave the presenter Bill O’Reilly a new contract after he paid $32m to settle a sexual harassment suit. Watson,...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: We must kill ‘almost all’ British Isis fighters in Syria, says minister The only way of dealing with British Islamic State fighters in Syria will be to kill them in almost every case, an international development minister has said. Rory Stewart said Isis converts believed in an “extremely hateful doctrine”, saying...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Javid hints at borrowing to resolve housing crisis The government will partially reverse its austerity doctrine by borrowing to invest heavily in new homes and associated infrastructure to tackle the housing crisis, Sajid Javid has said. The communities secretary revealed there could be an...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Remove child-friendly ads, betting sites told
Regulators are cracking down on child gambling by demanding online gambling sites remove “unacceptable” adverts featuring cartoon characters likely to appeal to children. The Gambling Commission and the Advertising Standards Authority are among the...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Britain feels the force of Storm Brian
Sea defences at Brighton marina are battered by Storm Brian, which swept across the UK at the weekend, bringing winds of around 80mph... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Fracking activists ‘put their lives on line’ Protesters in a North Yorkshire village have vowed to “put their lives on the line” to prevent the first fracking operation in six years from taking place this week. Yesterday two campaigners were brought down from a platform on a 18-metre-high (60ft)...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Hawking puts PhD thesis on expanding universe online
Anyone in the world can now download and read the doctoral thesis of a 24-yearold Cambridge postgraduate student, written in 1966; how many will fully understand Properties of Expanding Universes is another matter. Stephen Hawking hopes that giving...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Briton gets three-month jail term in Dubai for touching man’s hip
A British man has been sentenced to three months in jail in Dubai for touching a man’s hip as he carried a drink through a crowded bar. Jamie Harron, 27, an electrician from Stirling, Scotland, was arrested for public indecency at the Rock Bottom bar...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Craft beer startups refresh UK brewing industry
More than 300 breweries were launched in the UK last year as the craft beer boom encouraged startups with specialist offers ranging from gluten-free beer to ale made from leftover bread. The rise in sales of craft beer has inspired fans of home...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Feminist writer claims Oxford don raped her A feminist campaigner has filed a police complaint for rape against the Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan, whose lawyer said he denied the accusation and would sue for defamation. Henda Ayari, 40, who heads the women’s organisation...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Johnson backs push for North Korea dialogue
Boris Johnson is to hail the importance of coordinated international diplomacy to counter the threat from nuclear weapons and North Korea, in a speech staking out a position at clear odds with the more bellicose rhetoric of Donald Trump. While Johnson...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Plan to make EU nationals register would be illegal, MEPs warn Rudd The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has been warned by a cross-party group of MEPs that her plans to force European Union nationals to add their names to a register in the transition period immediately after Brexit would be illegal and unacceptable to the...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Spain holds out hope for British expats
Britons living in Spain will be allowed to stay there even if the UK leaves the EU without striking a withdrawal deal, the Spanish foreign minister has said. Alfonso Dastis said his government would ensure the lives of British people in the country...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Defendants’ rights at risk from ‘trial by Skype’, ministry told
Video conferencing threatens defendants’ rights and undermines trust in the justice system, according to a report on the government’s drive towards “trial by Skype”. Defendants in virtual court hearings find it difficult to hold confidential...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: More than Moomins in Jansson picture show
Halfway through the first major retrospective in the UK of paintings by Tove Jansson, opening this week at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, visitors will recognise some little blobby creatures in a glass case – the Moomins. Stars of famous...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Postnatal depression ‘lower for winter births’ Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely to suffer postnatal depression than at other times of year, a study shows. Other factors affecting the risk of postnatal depression, also known as postpartum depression (PPD), included the length...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Shipshape at Trafalgar Day march
More than 500 Sea Cadets yesterday joined a parade in London to mark the 212th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar Photograph: Dinendra Haria/ Rex/Shutterstock... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Hundreds are back at Calais camp, says charity
Hundreds of refugees and migrants are believed to be in Calais and the surrounding area a year after a makeshift camp known as the “Jungle” was razed. It is thought that between 700 and 800 people have gathered in the French port, which continues to...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Wales reveals plan for minimum alcohol price A law introducing a minimum price for the sale of alcohol in Wales has been unveiled by the Welsh government. The public health (minimum price for alcohol) (Wales) bill is expected to be introduced before the Welsh national assembly today by the...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Suspected murder arrest after baby dies in fall A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old baby died following a fall from a sixthfloor window at a block of flats. Officers were called to Barkerend Road, Bradford, at about 5.10pm on Saturday following a report that a...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Art fair’s ‘tainted’ ancient Greek vases are too toxic for sale, expert alleges
Convicted dealer’s pieces on sale in London reignite row over looting and ownership In January 2015 the art squad of the Italian carabinieri hosted a press conference in Rome at which it proudly displayed more than 5,000 antiquities with an estimated...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: Prison staff to get body-worn cameras in £3m safety strategy Prison officers are to receive body-worn cameras as part of a £3m investment to improve safety in jails. The Ministry of Justice revealed it was investing £2m in 5,600 cameras, meaning every prison officer across England and Wales will have access to...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: NATIONAL: 30% Cut in prison staff since 2010, according to the Prison Officers’ Association. The government aims to have hired 2,500 more by the end of 2018... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Japan’s Abe on course for ‘supermajority’ in election dominated by security fears
Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has secured a strong mandate for his hard line against North Korea and room to push for revision of the country’s pacifist constitution after his party crushed untested opposition parties in yesterday’s general...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Kenyans likely to overcome hurdles to stage second presidential vote
Ballot papers for Kenya’s presidential election have begun arriving in the country, in a sign the controversial poll is likely to go ahead on Thursday despite widespread doubts that officials could overcome huge logistical obstacles. The final batch...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: 311 Exit poll forecast of seats won by Abe’s Liberal Democratic party and its coalition partner, Komeito, in Japan’s 465-member lower house... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Thais prepare lavish sendoff after year of mourning for king
Thailand is finishing preparations for an elaborate cremation ceremony for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday, part of a five-day event marking the end of a year of mourning. For weeks, newspapers have run frontpage stories on the tiniest...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Five in a row as past presidents unite to raise funds
The five living former US presidents made a rare appearance together at the weekend at a fundraiser for those affected by recent hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It was a show of unity and compassion after...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: WHO drops Mugabe as goodwill ambassador after storm of protest
The World Health Organization has removed Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, as a goodwill ambassador after outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. The WHO’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Conspiracy theorists – and historians – get ready for release of Kennedy assassination documents
Trump planning to approve publication of final batch of papers covering 1963 killing “What happened in the window is not true,” said Ron Washington, holding a magazine containing grisly autopsy photographs of the 35th president of the United States....... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Afghanistan urges Russia to stop assisting Taliban as attacks increase Afghan officials have called on Moscow to stop supporting the Taliban, as the militant group steps up attacks across the country, allegedly with the help of Russian weapons. The plea is a sign of frustration with foreign powers muscling in on the...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Catalonia crisis could send shockwaves rippling across the EU
The battle for Catalonia just got personal. Until now, the main antagonists, Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan independence leader, and Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, have avoided a head-on clash. All that changed at the weekend after the Madrid...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Czech tycoon to be named PM despite fraud charges
The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, said yesterday he would name Andrej Babiš prime minister, but the billionaire leader of the anti-establishment ANO party may struggle to find coalition partners despite his emphatic election win. ANO won 29.6% of the...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Wee? Oui. How Macron’s dog misbehaved Like other French presidents before him, Emmanuel Macron knows the value of a photogenic dog at the Élysée Palace. His black labrador-griffon cross, Nemo, is the first French presidential pet to come from a rescue centre and – since its arrival this...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: FINANCIAL: Paddington 2 film backers ‘reviewing deal’ with Weinstein
The backers of the Paddington films are thought to be seeking to scrap The Weinstein Company’s lucrative deal to distribute the forthcoming sequel in the US, in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Harvey...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: FINANCIAL: Brexit uncertainty holding back UK industry
Britain’s manufacturers are putting the brakes on investment plans as uncertainty over Brexit makes them more reluctant to spend money on factories and machinery, a report reveals. The amount invested in new plant and machinery has slowed to 6.5% of...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: FINANCIAL: Energy firms in appeal to chancellor to strengthen carbon tax in budget
Two of Britain’s biggest energy companies have called on Philip Hammond to strengthen a carbon tax that has driven a dramatic collapse in coal power generation, arguing it is essential for the shift to cleaner energy. SSE, the UK’s second largest...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: FINANCIAL: Dublin lobbies to host EU medical agency Ireland’s development agency is seeking to bolster Dublin’s credentials as the postBrexit home for the European Medicines Agency when it relocates from London. The Industrial Development Authority has rejected reports that Dublin is losing out in the...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: FINANCIAL: 125,000 The number of people employed in Ireland by leading bio-medical and pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: FINANCIAL: 1930s show economic disaster needs a radical response
The 1930s are the benchmark when it comes to lost decades. There are recessions and deep recessions, but then there is the Great Depression. In terms of sustained misery, nothing remotely comes close to the 10 years that followed the Wall Street Crash...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: JOURNAL: Owning a car will soon be a thing of the past John Harris
If ours is an age in which no end of institutions and conventions are being disrupted, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the most basic features of everyday life seems under serious threat. If you are fortunate enough to live in a house with...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: OPINION: Voters screamed for change. But they got Philip Hammond Tim Montgomerie
There are lots of candidates for Theresa May’s worst decision since becoming prime minister, but one of her biggest mistakes was also the most inexplicable. Inexplicable because her speech on the steps of Downing Street, after succeeding David Cameron,...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: OPINION: Theresa May’s legislative fatberg is stuck in a Victorian system What is the toughest challenge facing Theresa May’s government in implementing Brexit? Many people’s answer, especially after the delays and missed deadlines acknowledged in last week’s Brussels summit, is striking a Brexit deal with the European...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: OPINION: As Isis loses the war in Syria and Iraq, the big winner is Iran Raqqa, self-styled capital of the self-styled Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate in eastern Syria, fell to Kurdish and Sunni Arab forces last week. The event was an indisputable success for the US-led anti-Isis international coalition. For the...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: OPINION: Don’t let the right define what is or isn’t misogyny Zoe Williams
The unmasking of Harvey Weinstein was like the breaching of a dam, against which decades of abuse, outrage, injustice, rumour, shameful complicity of employees, and unwarranted shame from victims had built. The awesome power of its bursting has already...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: OPINION: Do we feel no sympathy for Somalia’s pain? Nadifa Mohamed For over a week now, since the shocking attack that killed hundreds of people in Mogadishu, I’ve been seeking to raise money for the only free ambulance service in the Somali capital. But as the days have gone I’ve noticed just how muted the public and...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: LETTERS: Why should newspapers not be accountable themselves?
Ibecame the Guardian’s, and the UK’s, first readers’ editor, or resident ombudsman, on 5 November – fireworks night – 1997. There had been attempts at various forms of self-regulation in the past but nothing quite like this. The first British newspaper...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: LETTERS: Social care funding and the cost of short-termism You suggest (Editorial, 17 October) that “the gradual extension of free care, starting with critical care and extending to those with substantial needs as money became available” would be a key part of the reform of social care funding. A solution on...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: LETTERS: Universal credit’s budgeting flaws Your editorial on universal credit sets out what it describes as its “unimpeachably sensible” goal of simplifying benefits so they mimic a monthly pay cheque (19 October). This echoes the argument made by politicians that monthly benefit payments will...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: LETTERS: The power of speech, free or otherwise What a thought-provoking article from Gaby Hinsliff (If millennials are wary of free speech, who can blame them?, 20 October). Defending the right to free speech has never been about hurling abuse or inciting violence. It’s about keeping debate and...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: LETTERS: British novelists need not fear a US takeover Tibor Fischer argues (Opinion, 17 October) that by opening up the Man Booker prize to writers from countries other than the UK and the Commonwealth – ie to Americans – there is no longer a level playing field. It’s true British authors are not eligible...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: LETTERS: Corrections and clarifications • An article about the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia referred to an alleged $1m that had been received by a company. That figure should have been €1m, not $1m (‘There are crooks everywhere. The situation is desperate’, 18 October, page 1)....... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: LETTERS: Oxford could change politics … to a degree Mike Elwood (Select political leaders on EQ, rather than IQ, Letters, 18 October) may be unaware that Oxford University does offer a course that produces graduates who are trained to think across the field from science to humanities. It is called human...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: THE CRITICS: From the Dorchester to Thatcher’s dole queues, this uprooted Chekhov is sheer quality and sharp as an axe
Playwright Gary Owen and director Rachel O’Riordan delivered one of the best new plays of the year so far in Killology and worked together on the awardwinning Iphigenia in Splott. Both featured modern-day characters living on the brink in times of...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: THE CRITICS: Rootless exiles suffer clashes of conscience but have more in common than they know
What does it mean to be a rootless citizen of nowhere, forever haunted by the past? That is one of the questions raised by Judith Burnley’s debut play, which crams a good deal of European history into 80 minutes and which, even if it sometimes puts...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: THE CRITICS: More anguish than ardour for Alfredo and Violetta
David McVicar’s staging of La Traviata, much performed in recent years, it is now being revived by Scottish Opera. This is a firmly traditional production, with psychological overtones. There is a suggestion that the opera is Alfredo’s remembrance of...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: MEDIA: In black and white: poisonous skin lightening ads that won’t fade away
‘Now I have visibly fairer skin, making me feel younger,” declares the Nigerian actor Omowunmi Akinnifesi in an advert for a new face cream. The ad, for Nivea, was only ever intended to reach a west African audience, but predictably – has the global...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: OBITUARIES: Other lives
William Brister As chief inspector and then deputy director of the Prison Service, William Brister, with whom I worked as a prison governor and who has died aged 92, was deeply committed to the mission of rehabilitation. Born in Cairo, the only child...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: OBITUARIES: Birthdays
Miguel, singer and songwriter, 32; Prof Graeme Barker, archaeologist, 71; Jimmy Bullard, footballer, 39; Cat Deeley, television presenter, 41; Prof Douglas Dunn, poet and critic, 75; Prof Charles Goodhart, economist, 81; Maggi Hambling, painter and...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: WEATHER: Specieswatch
The Arctic char, Salvelinus alpinus, is a remarkable survivor from the ice age in Britain, having been trapped in various lakes and Scottish lochs for 10,000 years. As a result, if you manage to catch one, the fish may look considerably different from...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: WEATHER: Country Diary
Centuries of sunlight have solidified into this beech’s massive presence, which creates its own woodland world. I stand beneath the grandeur of its shaded columns in veneration. But it was not always this way. This great beast was made to bend to the...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: WEATHER: World Pollutionwatch There is growing evidence about the lifelong harm from air pollution. The air that we breathe as children can stunt our lung growth, potentially causing problems later in adult life. Air pollution breathed decades ago has been shown to shorten lives in...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Guardian cryptic crossword Across 1 She has promised to give a hand (7) 5 Fresh garb that is left for a minister of God (7) 9 A new rota for building a large vessel (5) 10 Train crash included elderly actor (9) 11 Superior teams, oddly, are those that learn together (10) 12 You...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Codeword Each letter of the alphabet makes at least one appearance in the grid, and is represented by the same number wherever it appears. The letters decoded should help you to identify other letters and words in the grid.... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Killer Sudoku The normal rules of Sudoku apply: fill each row, column and 3x3 box with all the numbers from 1 to 9. In addition, the digits in each inner shape (marked by dots) must add up to the number in the top corner of that box. No digit can be repeated within...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Wordsearch Can you find 14 words that can precede BOX in the grid? Words can run forwards, backwards or diagonally, but always in a straight, unbroken line.... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Suguru® Fill the grid so that each square in an outlined block contains a digit. A block of two squares contains the digits 1 and 2, a block of three squares contains the digits 1, 2 and 3, and so on. No same digit appears in neighbouring squares, not even...... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Cell Block Divide the grid into blocks that are either square or rectangular. Each block must frame a single number, and each block must contain the same number of cells as the number it frames.... Pubdate:

23/10/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Wordwheel Find as many words as possible using the letters in the wheel. Each must use the central letter and at least two others. Letters may be used only once. You may not use plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. There is at least one nine-letter word to be...... Pubdate:








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