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11/12/2017: FRONT PAGE: Fresh doubts over Brexit deal David Davis has clashed with the Irish government after claiming that the Brexit divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union was a “statement of intent” rather than legally enforceable. The Brexit secretary’s comments came after it was...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FRONT PAGE: Max Clifford, disgraced celebrity publicist, dies aged 74
The former celebrity publicist Max Clifford, who was serving a jail sentence for sex offences, has died in hospital aged 74. Clifford had a cardiac arrest in hospital on Friday, his daughter said. The previous day he had collapsed in his cell at...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FRONT PAGE: Hopes raised for release of UK woman jailed in Iran Hopes have been raised that the British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could soon be freed from a Tehran prison after her expected appearance in court was postponed following a visit to the country by the UK foreign secretary, Boris...... Pubdate:

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Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake team up g2... Pubdate:

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11/12/2017: NEWS: Johnson peels back layers of Iran’s power Not long before travelling to Tehran for two days of talks, the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, described Iran as resembling “one of those Russian dolls”, in the sense that – inside the outer democratic Iranian state – lies a state within a state,...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NEWS: Star Wars returns: ‘Like being seven years old again’
The latest – and many ecstatic fans are saying the best – dispatch from a galaxy far, far away has opened with a poignant tribute to its lost princess, Carrie Fisher, who died last year soon after finishing filming her final appearance as Leia. Rian...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NEWS: Satire on the art world sweeps the board at European film awards
The Square, a satire set in the world of contemporary art, has dominated the 30th European film awards. The film followed up the Palme d’Or it took at Cannes by taking six awards at a ceremony in Berlin for prizes that aim to be the European arthouse...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Dennis, Minnie and carol
Choristers from King’s College choir taking a break from filming the staple Christmas Eve viewing, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in the Cambridge chapel yesterday. The service, first broadcast in 1928, will be shown on BBC2. It always begins...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Head of top NHS trust quits over cash squeeze
The chair of one of the NHS’s biggest trusts has resigned in protest at what he claims is such serious government underfunding that hospitals cannot perform their key role properly. Bob Kerslake, who was the head of the civil service until 2015, is...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Economic crime unit to focus on City fraud and laundering
Billions of pounds are being laundered through the City of London, despite Britain remaining one of the safest and least corrupt places in the world to do business, the home secretary has said. Amber Rudd issued the warning as she announced plans for...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Carl Sargeant’s son seeks to follow him into Welsh assembly
The 23-year-old son of Carl Sargeant, the Welsh politician found dead after being sacked as a minister, is to attempt to follow his father into the Welsh assembly. Jack Sargeant has announced he will apply to be Labour’s candidate in Alyn and Deeside,...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Portrait of Prince Philip highlights link with Denmark
Wearing a thin smile, and the blue sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest-ranking honour, a new portrait of Prince Philip in Windsor Castle’s Grand Corridor is unveiled today. It was painted in the year the Duke of Edinburgh retired from...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Universities ‘have lost argument over top pay’
The university sector’s response to the debate about vice-chancellors’ pay has been “embarrassing and humiliating” and has damaged its reputation, according to the head of the University of Buckingham. Sir Anthony Seldon, a political historian who has...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Wales second in the world for recycling household waste Wales ranks second in the world for recycling household waste but England lags far behind other European countries, according to research. Policies brought in by the Welsh government and a target to be zero-waste by 2050 have driven the country up the...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Labour could move parts of the Bank of England to rest of UK Parts of the Bank of England could be moved out of London to Birmingham under Labour plans to push investment into other parts of the UK. The radical plan threatens the long association of the Bank with Threadneedle Street in the City of London, where...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: UK falls again in ‘good’ state index For the second year in a row, the UK has slipped in the ranks of the Good Country Index. It still rated as doing more good and less harm than 150 other countries – with Afghanistan in last place – but is now in eighth place after Ireland. The top...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: £28bn Gap between amount being invested in real estate companies and investment in manufacturing, information and communications industries... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Schools to close as Met Office warns of severe cold
Hundreds of schools will be closed this morning after the Met Office predicted severe frost and biting cold could cause major travel disruption. Heavy snowfall continued across large parts of the UK throughout yesterday, with an amber weather warning...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: ‘Clifford rewrote the rules of public relations: for him a made-up story was as good as a real one’
When I visited Max Clifford at Littlehey prison in August I didn’t recognise him. The last time I had seen him he was being led out of the dock three years ago, having been sentenced to eight years for eight indecent assaults on girls and women. He was...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Families mourn pair who died after taking pills
Tributes have been paid to two teenagers who died in a “moment of madness” after taking drugs in a Plymouth nightclub. Aaron Reilly and Joshua Brock, both 19, collapsed in Pryzm nightclub on Saturday and were taken to hospital after taking what they...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Loneliness is ‘a giant evil’ – Cox commission
One of the architects of Britain’s welfare state would have added loneliness as society’s sixth “giant evil” if he were alive today, Labour’s Rachel Reeves will claim after completing a year-long study into the issue. The politician, who co-chaired...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Meat industry heading towards ‘sin tax’ along lines of tobacco “Sin taxes” on meat to reduce its huge effect on climate change and human health look inevitable, according to analysts for investors managing more than $4tn (£3tn) of assets. The global livestock industry contributes 15% of greenhouse gas emissions...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Welcome the robots, says Watson Labour’s Tom Watson will call on society to “embrace an android” as he argues that the rise of automation in the workplace need not cause mass unemployment and should instead be welcomed. The deputy leader will make the comments at the launch of the...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: 15% Contribution of the livestock industry to greenhouse gas levels but, as consumption of meat increases, the amount is likely to go up... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Charles’s coronation could ‘open debate on church-state relationship’ Prince Charles’s accession to the throne could trigger a national debate about the relationship between the Church of England and the state, providing a “opportune moment” to make the case for disestablishment, according to the National Secular...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: More hospital beds in winter urged as lung problems soar Hospitals need more beds in winter to deal with the rising numbers of people who struggle to breathe, according to a report warning this is a major cause of the crisis in accident and emergency departments. The British Lung Foundation says more people...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: 41% The proportion of adults and children who attended A&E departments with respiratory conditions in 2015-16 and had to be found a bed... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Labour would pay for single market and customs benefits, says Starmer
Keir Starmer has said Labour is prepared to consider continuing payments to the EU and accepting the “easy movement” of workers in order to secure the benefits of the single market and customs union. The shadow Brexit secretary said his party’s...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: May’s deal does not protect our rights, allege Britons in EU
British nationals living in Europe say they are alarmed by claims their rights have been protected by the Brexit deal sealed by Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker. One Briton who is settled in Germany described claims that their rights were now...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Partridge’s Little Englander views trigger Coogan confidence crisis Realising that much of the nation had linked arms with Alan Partridge and voted for Brexit caused a crisis of confidence for his creator, the comedian Steve Coogan. It was only after some soul searching that he decided to include the triumph of Little...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Britain betrayed us, says member of Chennai Six
A former British soldier who spent four years in an Indian prison has said he will never forgive the UK government for failing to do enough to secure his release. Billy Irving, 37, touched down at Glasgow airport on Wednesday, the first of the...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: NATIONAL: Chris Rea gig is cancelled after singer’s collapse The singer-songwriter Chris Rea cancelled his concert in Brighton last night following his collapse while performing on stage in Oxford on Saturday night. Rea was mid-song at the New theatre in Oxford when he clutched his microphone and fell to the...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Macron: US move risks Middle East peace
Emmanuel Macron, the French president, warned yesterday that US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital was a threat to peace as he received Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his first foreign trip since Donald Trump’s...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Shift towards far right is feared under new leader of France’s opposition
A new hardline leader is to take control of France’s bitterly divided conservative opposition, taking it on what is expected to be a move from the centre ground towards the territory of the far right. Laurent Wauquiez faced off against two largely...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Nureyev – the legend who still has ability to rile the Kremlin
The most hotly awaited and controversial Russian ballet in years has been premiered as Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre finally staged Nureyev, which tells the life story of the legendary ballet dancer. The Bolshoi company’s best dancers took to the stage on...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: San Francisco’s delivery robots are given their marching orders
A San Francisco councillor who wrote the city’s new laws on delivery robots has hailed them as the “first and most restrictive” of their kind. The legislation seeks to reduce the number of robots that tech startups put on to the streets of a city that...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Nobel winner tells of struggle at Hiroshima
A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican), this year’s Nobel peace prize winner, has likened her group’s aim with her struggle to survive the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 when the...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: ‘We lit the fuse’: Catalan separatists go to the polls again in cradle of independence
Arenys de Munt, a two-taxi town of a little under 9,000 people that lies an hour north-west of Barcelona, hides neither its colours nor its loyalties. Its hues are the red and yellow of the traditional Catalan senyera flag, the red, yellow and blue of...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Polls apart Why are there elections in Catalonia? On 27 October, less than an hour after secessionist Catalan MPs voted to declare independence, Spain’s senate gave the country’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, power to assume control of Catalonia. As well as...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Qatar’s artists paint picture of a changing state
The largest ever exhibition of contemporary Qatari art has gone on display in Berlin, showcasing a generation of young artists, at least half of them women, and presenting a society in a state of rapid flux. Housed in Kraftwerk, a former East German...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: Senator refuses to back Moore after sex claims Alabama’s senior senator yesterday broke with Republican party leaders by refusing to back the party’s candidate for the state’s vacant seat, saying he believed the women who had accused Roy Moore of child molestation and sexual misconduct. “I...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: INTERNATIONAL: 50% At least half of contemporary artists in Qatar are female, according to the curator of the Berlin exhibition, Reem Al-Thani... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FINANCIAL: The futures start here
The latest way to bet on bitcoin arrived yesterday when the first trades in the volatile cryptocurrency kicked off on the Chicago Futures Exchange. The futures are an alternative to the largely unregulated spot market, underpinned by cryptocurrency...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FINANCIAL: US creditor throws Four Seasons a lifeline
The care homes operator Four Seasons Health Care is on course for a stay of execution before a crunch debt deadline, after its major creditor offered to drop demands rejected by directors. Talks aimed at staving off the worst care homes collapse since...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FINANCIAL: House prices to set to rise 1% in 2018, despite fall in London
Rightmove is predicting that house prices across England and Wales will rise by 1% in 2018, but there will be a further decline in London. In its annual report on the market, the property website predicts that 2% price falls in the capital will be...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FINANCIAL: Business wary on investment ahead of Bank’s rate meeting Britain’s biggest businesses are warning ahead of a Bank of England meeting this week the economy will remain stalled as Brexit uncertainty puts investment plans on icedespite progress with Brussels. The British Chambers of Commerce has told ministers...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FINANCIAL: Speed up action on pension fraudsters, MPs urge An influential parliamentary committee has called on the government to fast-forward legislation that would halt the use of cold-calling by scammers who target people’s retirement pension pots. In its latest report on pension freedoms, the work and...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FINANCIAL: £43m The amount from people’s pension pots lost to fraudsters since April 2014, according to the government. Almost £5m has been taken so far this year... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FINANCIAL: Analysis Borrow to invest? Right now it’s economic folly not to
Rarely has a chancellor had to publish economic forecasts as downbeat as those in last month’s budget, but so far the political fallout has been minimal. Philip Hammond has had a good couple of weeks. That is partly explained by the focus on other...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: FINANCIAL: Energy firms say price cap will hit smart meter roll-out
Theresa May’s price cap on energy bills risks damaging her government’s hopes of installing millions more smart meters in homes, two of the UK’s biggest energy companies have warned. Giving evidence before the business, energy and industrial strategy...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: JOURNAL: We can’t go on eating like this George Monbiot
Brexit; the crushing of democracy by billionaires; the next financial crash; a rogue US president: none of them keeps me awake at night. This is not because I don’t care – I care very much. It’s only because I have a bigger question on my mind. Where...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: OPINION: This inquiry must show it is listening to the victims’ voices Exactly six months after the Grenfell Tower fire in which 71 people died, the first formal sessions of the inquiry begin today. What happens between now and tomorrow evening in Holborn Bars, the great Victorian red brick building in the centre of...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: OPINION: The Hastings pier experience shows that reform is needed Hastings pier is a beautiful reincarnation of a Victorian extravaganza, a 21st century reimagining of one of the most familiar playthings of the seaside culture of a century ago. It has been saved through an innovative financial structure that involved...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: OPINION: Brexit’s promised land is revealing itself as a mirage Matthew d’Ancona
So, here’s an idea: let’s abolish the wheel. Let’s escape the tyranny of the circular device, and spend the money saved on axles, spokes and hubs on – oh, I don’t know – the NHS. Let’s take back control of rotation! But wait a minute. This can’t be...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: OPINION: Britain must champion the poverty-busting power of trade Liam Fox As the UK prepares to leave the EU, there will continue to be a passionate debate over the direction our country now takes. Some see this debate as a purely domestic issue: the UK arguing with itself about what to do next. But when it comes to future...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: LETTERS: Family carers must get the help they deserve
Louise Tickle importantly identifies the legal barriers to kinship carers receiving financial support (Family carers need our help, 8 December). The statistics are stark. In 2017 only 6,310 (3.5%) of the 180,000 children in kinship care were legally...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: LETTERS: Prince George, a small boy yet also a symbol in public debate
The story concerned twoyear-old comments by a cleric to this effect: pray that Prince George is gay because a royal same-sex marriage could help to make the Church of England more inclusive of LGBT people. Among the campaigner’s nine suggestions was...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: LETTERS: Does Tim have four candles in his shed? Peter Bradshaw’s review of the new reissue of A Matter of Life and Death (G2, 8 December) captures much of the film’s “enduringly rich and strange” romanticism, which surely has its roots in the long history of English metaphysical time culture, from...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: LETTERS: High cost of wrecking the Soviet Union Natalie Nougayrede is right that postSoviet Russia should have been offered the “equivalent of a Marshall plan” which “would have prevented its slide towards authoritarianism” (It may take years, but we need to plan for Russia after Putin, 9...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: LETTERS: Recalling Coventry’s great cultural heyday Coventry well deserves to be Britain’s city of culture for 2021 (Report, 9 December). After rising phoenix-like from the blitz, it suffered under Thatcher’s policies, and saw its industrial base as a centre of engineering and the car industry...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: LETTERS: Portugal shows way ahead on drugs policy The driving force behind Portugal’s capacity to rescue itself from the throes of an opioid crisis is an emphasis on personalised care that galvanises the community and functions conterminously with the decriminalisation of all substances (The big fix:...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: THE CRITICS: Hiss, boo – for uproarious panto, Scotland’s the place Mark Fisher
Cinderella is trying to remember where she’s seen Fairy May before. “I used to be on the TV,” prompts Allan Stewart’s Fairy Godmother. “Yes, when it was in black and white,” chips in Buttons. The joke is funny not just for being rude about Fairy May’s...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: THE CRITICS: Jonny Hawkins bares emotional scars with muscular melodies and naked bravado
Nothing More frontman Jonny Hawkins has his top off even before the show has begun, but it’s not just to show off his toned torso, or a reflection on the furnace temperatures in the moshpit. (The modest dimensions of the jam-packed Dingwalls mean...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: THE CRITICS: Dichterliebe as it’s never been heard, with soul, rap and a saw
A woman stands at the sink, singing as she washes up. A man accompanies her on the viol. The song is the closing piece from Schumann’s 1840 cycle Dichterliebe, or A Poet’s Love. The woman puts down the dishcloth, slumps into a chair as the viol...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: MEDIA: Taking back control: Taylor Swift shows the media how it’s done
When Taylor Swift sang “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me” on her latest album, she could have been talking about a recent breakup. But I’d put money on it being about the media. Reputation, which came out last month, marks a turning point in...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: MEDIA: The going gets tough, the tabloids get royal There is still a plethora of traditional roles for women in the media, of course. When Women in Journalism produced research into front pages in 2012 it found that Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa were the women most likely to feature. Having...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: MEDIA: Breaking through the celluloid ceiling Swift has been accused of using causes such as feminism for her own commercial gain, but what if respect for women was simply considered good business sense for everyone? Next week sees the launch of the latest in the Star Wars franchise: The Last...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: OBITUARIES: Frank Holder
Frank Holder, who has died aged 92, forged a lengthy career on the London jazz scene that encompassed everything from singing with big-name bands to solo appearances on cabaret and supper club circuits. Along the way he taught himself to play the conga...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: OBITUARIES: Other lives
My friend David Lurie, who has died aged 65 after suffering from heart disease, pioneered the practice of Chinese medicine in Britain. Born in Cape Town to an Orthodox Jewish family, he was the son of Joseph Lurie, who ran the fishery set up by his...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: OBITUARIES: Birthdays
Viswanathan Anand, chess grandmaster, 48; Dawn Austwick, chief executive, Big Lottery Fund, 57; Adrian Bailey, Labour Co-op MP, 72; Leighton Baines, footballer, 33; Anna Carteret, actor, 75; Mos Def, actor and musician, 44; Lord (Robert) Fellowes,...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: WEATHER: Starwatch
The reliable Geminids meteor shower has returned to our sky and, with the Moon as an unobtrusive waning crescent before dawn, we are in for a spectacular display of meteors over the coming week. Active between the 8th and 17th, the shower is expected...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: WEATHER: Country Diary
I found it at the top of the field in July, after the barley harvest. A little body, wings folded and face scrunched. It was snagged on a scaffold of stubble like a miniature sky burial, overlooking a vista it must have known well until the previous...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: WEATHER: Pollutionwatch Vans are the fastest growing vehicle type in UK. They are nearly all dieselpowered and share the same nitrogen dioxide exhaust problems as diesel cars. In 2015, 73% of UK adults did Christmas shopping online and 88% of these used home deliveries,...... Pubdate:

11/12/2017: PUZZLES & CROSSWORD: Guardian cryptic crossword Across 1 Label in new seed bed (8) 5 One taking steps in time (6) 9 Brief support (8) 10 Evil article on place of conflict (6) 12 Dismantle collapsing ruin at midnight (5) 13 Big cats make less noise (9) 14 Big drop in US/Canadian liquidity (7,5) 18...... Pubdate:








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