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15/12/2018: FRONT PAGE: Angry and bruised, May returns empty-handed
Theresa May came home from Brussels empty-handed and without hope of further negotiations over the unpopular Irish backstop last night, leaving her brutally exposed by the failure to achieve any kind of breakthrough. The prime minister overcame a row...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NEWS: Tourists suffer as pound falls below dollar at airport
Travellers at some UK airports are now receiving less than $1 for every £1 they change after a week of Brexit turmoil pushed sterling to fresh lows. At Cardiff airport, the bureau de change was yesterday offering customers $0.97 for £1. At Bristol...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NEWS: Facebook bug allowed apps to see users’ hidden photos A Facebook bug let app developers see photos that users had uploaded but never posted, the social network disclosed yesterday. For two weeks in September, an error in the way Facebook shares photographs with third parties meant that apps could see not...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NEWS: The real Mauritius
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15/12/2018: NEWS: Liverpool have the power to kill off Manchester United’s season Pages 2-3... Pubdate:

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15/12/2018: NEWS: Golden age for silver screen as box office returns to 1970s peak
The British box office is heading for its best year in almost five decades as going to the cinema continues to defy the stay-at-home lure of Netflix. When the final ticket stubs are counted it is expected that British cinemagoers will have attended...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NEWS: Out with the old fleapits – in with sofas and superheroes Can it really be true that UK cinema admissions are heading for their highest point since 1971? Just as the industry is agonising about pressures on the moviegoing experience from online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon? Just as admission...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NEWS: Danish study into toxic candle fumes reveals a darker side to hygge
Hygge, the Danish art of being cosy, specifically its association with the calm glow of candlelight and log fires, was looking a little less warm and cuddly this week after a national health advisory committee called for the concentration of particles...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Pioneering heartbeat therapy to help cut anxiety levels being put to the test
A pioneering therapy aimed at lowering anxiety by tuning into your own heartbeat is being put to the test in the first clinical trial of its kind. The treatment, known as interoception-directed therapy, is being tested in 120 autistic people, for whom...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Warning of freezing rain for big shopping weekend Christmas shoppers have been warned to take extra care today, with widespread heavy freezing rain expected to create hazardous conditions on the UK’s roads. The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for parts of England and Scotland, highlighting...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: How to test your own interoceptive awareness 1 Find a quiet place. 2 Set a timer for one minute. 3 Close your eyes and try to detect your heartbeat. When you’re ready, start the timer and try to count your heartbeats for a minute. 4 Repeat the exercise, but this time feeling your pulse to take...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Hard times How No 10 tried – and failed – to win over Brussels
When Olly Robbins, the prime minister’s Brexit pointman, was spotted arriving at Brussels-Midi train station shortly after Theresa May had postponed the “meaningful vote” at the beginning of this week, British officials were quick to insist it was for...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Visa waivers Britons face €7 charge to visit Europe
The European commission has confirmed that British citizens will have to pay to visit mainland Europe as soon as the EU’s free movement laws no longer apply. A spokeswoman for Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission’s president, said visitors from...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: We’re lost in Cloud Nebulous. Even the Maybot can’t keep this up for much longer
Let me be very nebulous.” If only Theresa May could manage that then the UK might be in with a shout of surviving Brexit. Just a hint of a hint of certainty amid an ocean of vagueness might offer the faintest glimmer of hope. But all the prime minister...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Running out of time 20 December Parliament goes into recess for Christmas. 7 January MPs return. 21 January Downing Street says it will hold the meaningful vote by this date. There could be a no-confidence motion backed by opposition parties. 11 February or earlier If...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: What next for May? PM’s steadfastness could prove to be her greatest weakness Theresa May’s “you called me nebulous” outburst at JeanClaude Juncker in Brussels yesterday came at the end of an extraordinarily difficult week, even for a politician with her legendary resilience. In just five days she was cajoled by her cabinet...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Moving the goalposts BBC unable to stop Brexit war among its sports broadcasters Brexit has already split a nation, enraged millions of people on both sides of the debate, and left the UK teetering on the brink. Now the debate has come for the nation’s sports stars, resulting in the bizarre sight of leading football and cricket...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Another vote? Perplexing logistics of a second referendum
With parliament seemingly gridlocked and time running out before the 29 March deadline, there is increasing focus on whether a second referendum could unblock the process. Much of the attention so far has focused on the politics of the idea, but there...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: The media circus All week almost as much debate has been going on on College Green, just outside the House of Commons, as inside parliament. This is where broadcasters gather to film bulletins and interview politicians. The green has been fenced off and protected by...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Video games workers join union to stamp out overtime ‘crunch’
It is known as “crunch” – long hours of unpaid overtime put in by computer games workers, often at the behest of managers, during the run-up to highly anticipated releases. But now the workers are unionising for the first time to take aim at such...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: The most beloved British sketch ever gets its UK TV debut
It is the most repeated, and possibly the most beloved, British comedy sketch in history, and yet most Britons have never heard of it. Dinner for One, a 15-minute skit recorded in 1963 by the Grimsby comedian Freddie Frinton, is a national institution...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: ‘It didn’t feel right,’ say first police officers to arrive at scene of Skripal poisoning
Two police officers who rushed to help Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy, and his daughter after they were attacked with a nerve agent have described how emergency first responders and a passing doctor helped to save them. Giving details for the...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Silver lining for women going grey as tide turns against old style stigma
The days when women were encouraged to cover up their grey hair look to be numbered. The image-led website Pinterest has revealed that searches for “going grey” have risen more than 879% and is predicting that in 2019 consumers will “stop fighting the...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: From a hot cat to happy families: decoding 2018’s Christmas cards
From one duke and duchess, a traditional shot: relaxed grins and beaming children. From others, an artful black and white photograph and a newlywed embrace. Kensington Palace has released images of the Christmas cards sent by William and Kate and by...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: World’s first lab-grown steak revealed – but the taste needs work
The first steak grown from cells in a lab and not requiring the slaughter of a cow has been produced in Israel. The meat is not ready for market: the prototype costs £40 for a small strip and the taste needs perfecting, according to its makers. But it...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: £40 The cost of producing a small strip of the lab-grown steak – the first artificial beefburger cost £225,000... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Battling the hostile environment ‘The worst thing was the loss of dignity’
For me, the worst thing about battling the hostile environment was the loss of dignity. It wasn’t the lack of certainty, or even the fear that your life as you know it could be taken away by a deportation order, it was that while you were navigating...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Woman drowned her daughter in bath then set fire to her, jury told
A woman drowned her four-year-old in a bath before placing her on a coffee table in the back garden and setting fire to her body, a jury has been told. Carly Ann Harris, 38, denies murdering her daughter, Amelia Brooke Harris, at her home in Trealaw...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Supermarkets push to sell more ‘wonky’ veg at Christmas Supermarkets have increased their efforts to reduce the food waste mountain at Christmas by offering shoppers edible produce nearing the end of its shelf life, as well as “wonky” sprouts, carrots and parsnips. The wonky lines are being offered at...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: From Tricycle to Kiln Arts bosses on how to hand over power
What a difference a name makes. Earlier this year the Tricycle theatre in north London announced that it would be rebranding as the Kiln when it opened after redevelopment. There were petitions calling for the theatre to revert to its former title;...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Own a classic Guardian photograph Cow in the River Waveney at dawn
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15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Keith Richards: ‘Booze gives me no satisfaction’ Keith Richards, the legendarily hardliving guitarist of the Rolling Stones, has quit drinking – almost – saying he “just got fed up with it”. Richards has told Rolling Stone magazine that he has more or less quit the booze. “It’s been about a year...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Safe berth
The British solo round-the-world sailor Susie Goodall is met by her mother after disembarking at Punta Arenas, Chile, from the Tian Fu. The cargo ship went to Goodall’s rescue after a violent storm in the Southern Ocean wrecked her yacht and left her...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Partygoers urged to wear earplugs to prevent tinnitus Wham!’s Last Christmas and other hits blasting through speakers could damage your hearing, according to a charity that is urging people to wear earplugs for protection at festive events. Action on Hearing Loss says people should take steps to minimise...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Roald Dahl’s medals arrive 73 years late Medals earned by Roald Dahl, the author, as an RAF fighter pilot in the second world war have finally been sent to his family 73 years late, after a bureaucratic mix-up. Dahl’s grandson, Ned Donovan, said the medals – the 1939-1945 Star for service...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Baby dies weeks after being mauled by dogs A baby boy who sustained severe head injuries after being mauled by two dogs last month has died in hospital. Reuben McNulty, who was less than a month old when he was attacked by his family’s pets, died at a Cambridge hospital on Thursday. Paramedics...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Coaches felt challenged by top cyclist questioning their training, judge told
British Cycling coaches had absolute control over cyclists and disapproved of them questioning their training regimes, according to a doctor’s evidence at the employment tribunal of the Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish. Varnish has accused British Cycling...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Boy convicted of murder after police lifted fingerprint from video
A 16-year-old boy who killed a schoolgirl and dumped her body on a park bench has been found guilty of rape and murder. The youth, who cannot be named because of his age, remained composed in the dock yesterday as a jury at Wolverhampton crown court...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: May’s Christmas card can never ease my Spurs v Barça loss
Monday There are many days I question my own sanity. This weekend being the most recent example. Driving home late on Saturday night from watching Spurs play in Leicester, my car got a puncture on the M1 and the run-flat tyre predictably failed to run...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: NATIONAL: Dazzling vocals carry timeless classics at the Nile high club
This summer Nile Rodgers curated a music festival in a rolling Glasgow park. Day one was stacked with funk and soul veterans such as Roy Ayers while the second featured modern artists such as Emeli Sandé. It is testament to Rodgers’ evergreen musical...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Singer Shakira charged with £13m tax evasion in Spain
Spanish prosecutors have charged the Colombian singer and philanthropist Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she avoided €14.5m (£13m) in taxes by claiming to live in the Bahamas while actually resident in Catalonia. Shakira changed residence in 2015...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Isis abandons last Syrian stronghold after airstrikes aid Kurdish fighters
Islamic State extremists have withdrawn from their last urban stronghold in Syria after weeks of clashes with Kurdish-led fighters that have splintered the remnants of the terror group’s leadership and raised fresh questions about its founder, Abu Bakr...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Sorkin’s Mockingbird spellbinds Broadway
To Kill a Mockingbird Shubert theatre, New York ★★★★☆ Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a talky courtroom drama that inspired its own courtroom drama, has finally arrived on Broadway. Can it fly? Mostly. Earlier this year, Harper Lee’s estate...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Gilets jaunes urged to call off protests after terror attack in Strasbourg
Thousands of riot police and armoured vehicles will be deployed in Paris today as France anticipates a fifth weekend of anti-government protests in the capital and other cities. Despite government calls for the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protesters...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Russia and Ukraine’s fractious split disturbs calm of Mt Athos
In the chilly pre-dawn gloom, Father Makarios hurried to his chapel, one of dozens of churches and cathedrals across Mount Athos, to perform morning liturgy. A two-hour marathon of biblical recitations and chanting, it was just one of many services...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Trump knew hush money was wrong, says former fixer
Donald Trump knew he was doing wrong when he directed hush money to be paid to two women during the 2016 presidential election campaign, his former lawyer and fixer has said. “He directed me to make the payments. He directed me to become involved in...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies after being held at US border with Mexico A seven-year-old girl who crossed a remote part of the US-Mexico border with her father last week died less than two days after being apprehended by the US border patrol in New Mexico, immigration officials have said. The girl vomited and stopped...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Portrait and the artist Sketches mocked
Michael Cohen did not have a good day yesterday. But no headline captured the discontent of Trump’s former personal lawyer quite as well as this courtroom sketch. His despairing eyes and deep frown lines caught the attention of chatshow host Stephen...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Sondra Locke, actor in Clint Eastwood films, dies aged 74
Sondra Locke, the American actor who was nominated for an Oscar for her first film before co-starring in six films with her one-time partner, Clint Eastwood, has died. The actor, who was 74, died at her home in Los Angeles after a cardiac arrest...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Serbia says vote to form army threatens peace Serbia has talked up the possibility of an armed intervention in Kosovo after the parliament in Pristina overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army. Belgrade called the move the “most direct threat to peace and stability in the region”, while...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: First Dutch bananas may stem fungal threat
A Dutch university has grown the Netherlands’ first crop of bananas as part of a research programme that could protect the fruit from a deadly fungus that threatens global production. Wageningen University grew 60 banana plants in its greenhouses on...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Naked photoshoot on pyramid leads to arrests Egypt has reportedly arrested two people accused of helping a Danish photographer stage a naked photoshoot on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Andreas Hvid prompted controversy by publishing a picture of himself and a woman naked on top of the...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Gandhi statue removed after racism protests A Mahatma Gandhi statue has been removed from the campus of the University of Ghana after protests from students who argued the Indian independence leader considered Africans “inferior”. The statue was unveiled at the university in the capital, Accra,...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: Pecking order
A selection of ornamental chickens and roosters competing for the top prizes at this week’s national poultry show in İzmir, Turkey. The birds are examined and graded on breed characteristics including weight, wing and foot structure, feather patterns...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: WORLD: World refuses to ditch fossil fuel despite warnings
Displays of coal jewellery and coal soap, coal in a glass walkway beneath your feet, coal in the air that you breathe … the Polish hosts of this week’s UN climate talks have been anything but subtle in reminding delegates that we still live in a...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: China’s economic woes put pressure on global markets
Fears over the state of the global economy rose yesterday after a slump in Chinese manufacturing output growth was followed by figures showing a dramatic slowdown in business activity in Europe and the US. Stock markets fell as China said industrial...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: Chappell hits out at Green after losing court appeal
The former owner of BHS has hit out at his predecessor, Sir Philip Green, claiming to be a “victim” of the retailer’s past failures after being ordered to pay £120,000 in fines and court costs. Dominic Chappell was found guilty of failing to provide...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: World snapshot $60 The price of oil slipped back on the news that stock markets in the US and across Europe were falling 51.3 The value of the Markit IHS survey of businesses across the eurozone, down 1.4 points to a four-year low €2.6tn The value of the ECB’s...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: LVMH to get Orient Express in takeover of deluxe hotels group
The Orient Express has been sold to LVMH, the French luxury goods company that owns Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon champagne, as part of a $3.2bn (£2.5bn) deal. LVMH has also snapped up the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Hotel...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: Sports Direct’s Ashley toying with Hamleys takeover bid
Mike Ashley, the billionaire founder of Sports Direct, is reportedly considering a bid to take over Hamleys, the 258-year-old toyshop best known for its flagship store in Regent Street, central London. Sports Direct was yesterday said to be among a...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: ‘Staggering’ expenses force change at Bank of England The Bank of England is cutting meal and hotel allowances for staff after facing criticism over a £390,000 travel bill racked up by two economics advisers. The central bank has for the first time published its travel and expenses policy to the public,...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: 24 Number of countries in which Belmond has hotels. It also provides train services and river cruises... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: £2.5bn The amount to be paid by LVMH for the British luxury hotel and travel company Belmond... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: ‘I’m seeing poverty I didn’t think I’d see again,’ says Brown
Gordon Brown is on familiar ground. The former prime minister is parked on a sofa in a family centre in the heart of his old constituency, and he is holding forth about poverty. The venue, the Cottage in Kirkcaldy, is easy to miss; the poverty that it...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: FINANCIAL: Osborne takes on ninth job
George Osborne, pictured below, has added a ninth job to his portfolio, joining his brother’s Silicon Valley venture capital fund. The former chancellor and current editor of the Evening Standard newspaper in London has been appointed as an adviser to...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: Storm ahead? Here’s how to prepare for a financial crisis
Every 10 years or so a financial crisis hits global markets – and it’s 10 years since the last one. This week the IMF warned that not only are the storm clouds of the next global financial crisis gathering, but also that the world financial system is...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: You’re the expert
Our family is spread out all over the world. My husband’s family feels we all must send gifts to everyone. One year, it cost almost £1,000. A good proportion was postage. I have tried numerous ways to get the families to agree to a better solution. I...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: Royal Mail Queues lengthen as depots shut across UK
If you face a long wait in the queue at your local parcels office to pick up a missed Christmas delivery this weekend, spare a thought for those living in one part of south-east London who say they have endured months of postal woes after Royal Mail...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: Complaint goes the distance; prepaid voucher for a no-go area; and Amazon delivery is out of order
Goldcar error stands out a mile We rented a car for a week from Goldcar’s Malaga depot. It was returned and signed off with no indication of any problems. The next day an email claimed that instead of the 150km a day the rental allowed, we had driven...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: Crowdfunding Buyers lose sleep over hi-tech blanket
It is described as a hi-tech blanket that will give you “the best sleep ever” and reduce your stress levels, though at about £195 a pop it is certainly not cheap. The Zen Blanket was promoted on the crowdfunding websites Kickstarter and Indiegogo,...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: Why are insurers still turning away LGBT customers?
Which is the least likely group to buy insurance? Twenty-fiveyear-olds on a stag weekend in Barcelona? Nineteen-year-olds recklessly driving without cover? No, it’s the LGBT community, according to Steve Wardlaw, head of innovative new insurer, Emerald...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: What’s the big idea? So how does this sort of crowdfunding work? Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the two biggest players, and are basically platforms that allow creative projects – from the latest technical gizmos to works of art – to get funding. Do projects sometimes fail?...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: How I spend it
Name Jacqueline Nisbet Age 36 Income £50,000 Occupation Pub and restaurant manager My husband and I work in the hospitality industry, running four traditional pubs and one restaurant in Edinburgh. We’ve been doing it for more than eight years and...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: £500 How much Jacqueline’s family spends a month on food... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: £1,800 Monthly cost of the mortgage on Jacqueline’s home... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: MONEY: Fantasy house hunt
Chilcompton, Somerset Guide price £649,950 This three-bedroom Grade II-listed former church in the Mendip Hills, 13.9 miles from Bath and 7.8 from Wells, comes with a separate two-bedroom contemporary annexe with a sitting room and glass sunroom. It...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: INSIDE THE GUARDIAN: The implants scandal
It began with an orange bag and ended in health authorities around the world pledging to look at the way medical devices are regulated. The Implant Files investigation has taken months of work but has already had an impact that will, we hope, last long...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: May defeats leadership coup attempt over Brexit
Theresa May has won the backing of her party to stay on as prime minister – but more than a third of Conservative MPs voted against her, underscoring the uphill battle she faces in getting her Brexit deal through parliament. Tory MPs rejected a...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Strasbourg attack suspect shot dead by city’s police
The man suspected of attacking Strasbourg’s Christmas market was shot dead on Thursday by police on a street in the south-east of the city. Officials said three neighbourhood police officers had come across Chérif Chekatt at around 9pm, and that he had...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Protesters unimpressed by Macron’s TV performance
It was the most important television appearance of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency: he had to prove to an angry nation that he was not an arrogant “president of the rich” and that he understood ordinary French people’s struggle to make ends meet. Yet...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: The crisis is here, leaders warned at climate summit Scientists laid down the gauntlet at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, as politicians wrestled with the challenge of cutting emissions without sparking social tensions like those seen in France. The talks – known as COP24 and the most...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Pupil sues academy chain over school isolation units Legal proceedings have been lodged in the high court against an academy trust for its use of so-called isolation units to discipline pupils. Outwood Grange Academies Trust’s (OGAT) uses “consequence rooms” – small rooms in which a child sits alone and...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Stansted 15 convicted of terror offence over protest The conviction of 15 protesters who locked themselves around a deportation flight at Stansted airport in Essex has been called a “crushing blow for human rights”. On Monday, the group, who were members of the End Deportations campaign, were convicted...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Vast ecosystem discovered below the Earth’s surface
The Earth is far more alive than previously thought, according to “deep life” studies that reveal a rich ecosystem beneath our feet that is almost twice the size of all the world’s oceans. Despite extreme heat, no light, minuscule nutrition and...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Murder of British traveller brings outpouring of grief
The father of a British backpacker murdered in New Zealand has thanked the country’s people for the love and compassion they have shown his family, saying his daughter “will forever be a Kiwi”. David Millane praised the New Zealand police for a...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Stan Collymore, in the Guardian “With one early-morning Instagram post Raheem Sterling has got everyone talking about racism. Racism in football, racism in the media, racism in society as a whole, and from certain high-up quarters the response has been to show sympathy and support...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Martin Samuel, in the Daily Mail “Footballers have more power than ever now, through social media, to effect change. Sterling has already started a debate about the way black players are perceived in the media. “What if he, and others, took this further, as a way of addressing the...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: 37
The average number of drivers in England and Wales who failed roadside tests each day during a summer crackdown on drug-driving, with 57% of 1,962 tests coming back positive... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Young people pessimistic about living standards People aged 18 to 24 are the most pessimistic in the UK, with just one in seven thinking their age group has the most opportunity to move up in society, according to a poll. Just 13% of 18- to 24-year-olds believe their generation will go on to enjoy...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Super-rich feel pinch as luxury product prices rise The richest Britons are experiencing inflation at twice the rate of the rest of the population as the prices of goods and services favoured by the richest 1% – such as oysters, fine wines, Michelin-star restaurants and private schools – are rising...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: Musa Okwonga, in the Guardian “Raheem Sterling is busy. He is busy being a world-class forward for Manchester City and England and he is busy being a parent. It is therefore confusing as to why, on top of these considerable responsibilities, he is now apparently expected to educate...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK THAT WAS: 89% The proportion of UK Jews surveyed who said they felt antisemitism had worsened in recent years. A third avoided events or visiting Jewish sites because they did not feel safe... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK IN CULTURE: Smith and Steadman show how to age gracefully
When Jenny (Sheridan Smith) leaves the hospital to which her mother Mary (Alison Steadman) has been taken after a car crash brought on by a stroke at the wheel, she finds she has driven there without any money to pay for the parking. Can the man in the...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK IN CULTURE: Macca gives a home crowd all his loving
“We can tell when you like a song, you know,” says Paul McCartney midway through his set, his accent perhaps a little more scouse than usual in honour of his home town. “When we play an old Beatles song, all the lights on your phones come on. It looks...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK IN CULTURE: Festive filth from Dawn French and Julian Clary
With Snow White, Julian Clary enters his third consecutive year of smuggling filth on to the London Palladium stage in the guise of family entertainment. Concealed entrances, back passages and heavy snowfall (“There was eight inches outside my window...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK IN CULTURE: A gruesome, tiresome joke of a film from Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier, the giggling charlatangenius of world cinema, is back with a shallow and self-congratulatory serial-killer gorefest. After the longish enforced absence that followed his “I’m a Nazi” gag at a 2011 press conference, he has reappeared to...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK IN CULTURE: Last night’s TV The Innocent Man Netflix ★★★☆☆ The Innocent Man opens with police interview footage from 1984 of two men, Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot, confessing to their parts in the abduction and murder of 25-year-old convenience store clerk Denice Haraway. She was walked out of a roadside store...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK IN CULTURE: DC’s soggy superhero movie does a bellyflop After appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, Aquaman now gets his own origin-story showcase in the DC Extended Universe – a story of his infancy and childhood that kicks off like a laugh-free version of Ron Howard’s...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: THE WEEK IN CULTURE: Women rule at the box office
Blockbuster films with female leads outperform male-led equivalents at the global box office, a new study has concluded. Revenue for the 350 highest-grossing films released between 2014 and 2017 showed that women – whether as superheroes or talkative...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: PUZZLES: Quick crossword no 15,166 Across 1 Adapt to a new environment (11) 9 Mischievous fairy (9) 10 Scottish mountain (3) 11 Plunder (5) 13 Mythical horse/man (7) 14 Noisy, lavish party (6) 15 Diverse (6) 18 Foul-smelling (7) 20 Incantation (5) 21 Wrong (3) 22 Grass (9) 24 Likely...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: PUZZLES: Chris Maslanka
Pyrgic: 1 Because word position and word order are vehicles of meaning in English we have to be careful where we put words in a sentence. Besides ordering, where there are clusters of more than 3 elements there are problems of association; for...... Pubdate:

15/12/2018: PUZZLES: Sudoku classic Hard No 4244 Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1-9. Gone wrong? Start again at: gu.com/sudoku... Pubdate:








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