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21/05/2017: FRONT PAGE: FREE FOOD MAGAZINE
PLUS Jay Rayner onn BrexitB and the coming foodod crisis... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: FRONT PAGE: May’s school meals plan ‘to hit 900,000 poor children’ About 900,000 children from struggling families will lose their right to free school meals under a cut unveiled in the Conservative manifesto. The total includes more than 600,000 young children recently defined as coming from “ordinary working...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: FRONT PAGE: THE HEAT IS ON TRUMP LANDS IN RIYADH
Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, step off Air Force One yesterday after arriving at King Khalid airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at the start of the American president’s first international tour... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: FRONT PAGE: Top Tory calls for Remainers to back May The most pro-European member of Theresa May’s cabinet today appeals to Remain voters to abandon hope that Brexit can be reversed – and instead back the prime minister to secure a “special partnership” with the EU. The appeal to those who voted to stay...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: FRONT PAGE: ELECTION SPECIAL ANDREW RAWNSLEY, GABY HINSLIFF, WILL HUTTON: THE BEST IN COMMENT, ANALYSIS AND NEWS... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Haute coiffure, ice-cream … and a furious pitched battle over the future of cinema
With the sun setting over the bay at Cannes, the British model Cara Delevingne, now also a film star, took her place in a roped VIP area on the beach on Thursday evening. But she was not there to promote a film. As bar staff unceremoniously shifted...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: War of the roses: florists and farmers call on patriotic shoppers to buy British blooms
When you’re searching for the perfect bunch of flowers at your local supermarket or florist, how many of those blooms do you think are grown in Britain? The perhaps surprising answer is typically just 10% to 12% – a percentage that has been shrinking...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: BRITISH FLOWERS IN SEASON
Cornflower A wildflower which once grew as a weed in English cornfields. Now its tangled green-grey stems and leaves and striking bright blue flowers make it a popular choice in artisan bouquets. Delphinium A popular English cottage garden plant whose...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Stop and search won’t help to beat knife crime, Met chief is told
Britain’s most senior police officer has been urged to rethink her support for stop and search as race relations experts warn that an increase in its use will further alienate communities and make it harder to tackle the knife crime epidemic in...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Frocks, flowers and Roger Federer: a very English village watches Pippa get married
In these troubled times, it is only fitting that the nation should turn for solace to the one thing we can be sure to excel at, the core of our strong and stable way of life, a facet of our national character that will endure even beyond the challenges...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Designer who dressed a Game of Thrones actor is a favourite among ‘strong characters’
Jess Carter-Morley The Middleton sisters have an effective formula in choosing wedding dresses. Pick an edgy designer and commission them to create a fairly traditional gown. It works a treat, resulting in a bridal look that is elegant without being...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: ‘Mrs Thatcher saw dragons to be slain. Theresa is tough, too, but the dragons are very different’
Of all the people who sit in her cabinet, Damian Green has known the Supreme Leader for the longest. They first met four decades ago when they were students at Oxford and no one but Theresa May thought she could end up running the country. “Ever since...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Harry Potter, cannabis, and Ed Miliband calling bingo numbers: that’s what I call a campaign
two words ever Manifesto week! Have conjured up such boundless possibility? Labour kicked off by pledging to abolish tuition fees and nationalise mail, rail and energy firms (you just know they were annoyed not to be able to find a third one that...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: THE NOT SO FAMOUS FIVE ARE A RATINGS SWITCH- OFF
Have televised general election debates had their day? If Thursday night’s event on ITV – the first of the 2017 campaign – was anything to go by, then perhaps they have. It was a chance for the five “also rans” to shine and make their mark. Nick Clegg...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Odds and sods
Ground zero Yorkshire Labour chose Bradford in “God’s Own Country” for the launch of its manifesto on Tuesday, while Halifax was the location for the Conservative launch on Wednesday . Good week for Labour The party climbed to 32% in two new polls,...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: ‘Aggression, bias, vilification’ ... is a one-sided media campaign against Corbyn distorting our election?
“Can anything be done about the shockingly biased media?” Judging by the cheers, it was one of the more popular questions posed at Labour’s manifesto launch last week. Few seemed to mind the irony of its being asked by the man from the Morning Star, a...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Poll analysis
Theresa May’s Conservatives have achieved something remarkable. For the first time in 60 years, a British political party is receiving close to an absolute majority – 50% – in the opinion polls. The last leader to achieve this was Harold Macmillan,...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: ‘I’d like to see more parties focusing on the environment’
Raheela Shah, 21 Tooting, south London Family and friends of Raheela Shah expect her to vote for Labour – but she is not yet convinced. The party has held Tooting since 1974 when the constituency was created. “I don’t want to vote for Labour just...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: ‘The Lib Dem plan for another referendum might entice me’
Mark Gilbert, 35 Stoke-on-Trent Mark Gilbert considers himself a centrist who wishes the country had someone like French president Emmanuel Macron. “I’m probably a swing voter. I was raised in a family that supported Labour and even used to leaflet...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: ‘I’m reluctant to vote Labour but I do like their manifesto’
Christine Bessant, 63 Poole, Dorset Christine Bessant has voted for the Lib Dems for years. “I’m swayed by them but I’m afraid it would be a wasted vote. I’ve never voted Labour but am thinking about it because they might have more of a chance against...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Scrap feuds and keep your eye on victory, Unison chief tells Labour
The head of Britain’s biggest public sector union has warned Labour figures against talking down the party’s election hopes in order to help their own “factional advancement”. Dave Prentis, the Unison boss, said only a Labour victory would represent...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Viewpoints on the manifestos
Fraser Nelson Editor, the Spectator Thatcherism is leaving the bloodstream of the Conservative party. It’s not just that Theresa May’s manifesto was a reincarnation of the Ed Stone, nor the way she fires some shots at the individualistic right. It’s...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Historical fiction and ‘alternative facts’ … Mantel reveals all about retelling our past
Hilary Mantel’s gripping account of life in the court of Henry VIII has transformed the art of historical fiction, combining exhaustive research with imagination to produce a vivid portrayal of the tyrannical king, his wives and courtiers that has won...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: ON OTHER PAGES Murder meets memoir in a ‘ true-crime masterpiece’... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Gannets, puffins, kittiwakes: birds at risk in Scottish windfarm surge
In the waters of the North Sea a few miles off Scotland’s east coast, a nineyear battle has been raging that threatens a fragile and unique environmental equilibrium. The struggle has made mortal enemies of two huge lobbies that share a passionate...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: The new rulebook for real-life star wars Space, as Star Trek fans are reminded at the start of each episode, is the final frontier. But while it is a place that few will ever visit, that does not mean it should be allowed to become a wild west. An international coalition of lawyers,...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: SPACE CRIMES
War crimes Images taken by satellite are hacked to suggest civilian objects are military targets. A number of civilians are killed in subsequent military strikes. Is the hacking of the satellite a war crime? Space debris This is created after a...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Rodeo riders’ drama serves up a rich slice of authentic Americana
Chinese-born film-maker Chloé Zhao had her debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes two years ago, and she returns to the same independent section of the festival with another absorbing indie-realist slice of...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: A night’s bad sleeping makes it much harder to keep your waistline down
Scientists are to give new advice on how to win the battle against the bulge: stop counting calories and count sheep instead. At a key international conference today, researchers will seek to highlight that a good night’s sleep is as important a factor...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: The latest screenings on La Croisette
The Square An unexpected positive buzz has quickly built up around Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s new film, starring Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, above, after its premiere yesterday. Described as a “surreal satire” and “thrilling” by the Guardian...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Let’s take a sober look at worsening maternity care
In times gone by, a British pregnancy could be a distinctly patriarchal affair. Women were told how to proceed by mainly male medics, had their pubic hair shaved for childbirth and were forced unnaturally on to their backs, with their feet in...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: This is not a love song - perhaps it never was
It seems that post-punk outfit Public Image Ltd were remarkably prescient with their 1983 track, This Is Not a Love Song. An analysis of US Billboard hits shows that pop songs are now less likely to be about love, and more likely to be about sex, than...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Assange’s crowing sticks in the craw Call me pedantic, but I’m not sure that, where the aborted Swedish rape investigation is concerned, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be acting as though he has been found innocent. He hasn’t. The Swedish prosecutor said that the arrest warrant...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: NHS chief tells ministers: face up to the pay crisis
Ministers should address mounting disquiet among NHS staff about pay and recruitment if the health service is to avoid a full-blown staffing crisis, the head of the official body that represents hospital trusts and mental health services says...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Tuscan archives yield up secrets of Leonardo’s mystery mother
The identity of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother has always been a mystery. Art historians have struggled to find information about the woman whose illegitimate son became the artistic genius who painted Mona Lisa. With only a possible first name – Caterina...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: ‘Isolated’ poorer students more likely to drop out, study shows Less affluent students in higher education are significantly more likely to experience problems with socialising and integrating than their peers from well-off families, says a new study. Only 33% of the students from D and E socioeconomic groups said...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: New curbs may force vapers back to smoking tobacco
Britain’s burgeoning vaping industry is warning of a rise in homemade versions of the liquids used in the devices as new laws governing their strength take effect this weekend. Vape shops warn that the health of consumers will be put at risk because...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Campaigning to stop for an hour in Jo Cox tribute The leaders of all the main political parties will stop campaigning for an hour today in memory of Jo Cox, the Labour MP murdered in her Yorkshire constituency a year ago. Party leaders will halt political activity and instead visit community...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Did invading Dutch hordes kill off the early Britons who started work on Stonehenge?
The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. However, researchers have discovered that their impact on other aspects of the nation may have been less impressive. In particular, their input into Britain’s gene...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: ‘I saw Ricky, and I wanted him to die’: the true story of this summer’s must-read hit
From addictive podcasts such as S Town and Untold to must-watch TV from Making a Murderer to The Keepers, true crime is having something of a moment. Now a book that melds memoir and murder to tell a haunting story of abuse, deepburied secrets and the...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: Cornwall has backlog of 14,000 people waiting for NHS dentist People in Cornwall face a wait of up to 18 months to register with an NHS dentist amid concerns that health services in England’s poorest county are at breaking point. Cornwall has a backlog of more than 14,000 people wanting to register with an NHS...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS: CRIMINAL RECORDS Serial (2014-present) The podcast that began it all as reporter Sarah Koenig tried to uncover the truth about the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee. The Jinx (2015) HBO’s look at Robert Durst, suspect in two murders and a disappearance. arance. Making A...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: WORLD: The White House week from hell: how Air Force One trailed chaos in its slipstream As Donald Trump boarded Air Force One for his first international trip, he left behind a Washington deeply shaken, but not in the way he had promised. It was a bewildering week, with revelations about his administration unfolding hour by hour....... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: WORLD: World watches nervously as president steps on to tightrope
No presidential overseas trip in modern history has been such a highwire act with such a threadbare safety net as Donald Trump’s tour of the Middle East and Europe. The president is capable of causing chaos on home territory with an early morning...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS WORLD: Hopes for reform soar in Iran as Rouhani wins second term in unexpected landslide
Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has won a sweeping endorsement of his efforts to end his country’s international isolation and bring greater freedoms at home, with an unexpected landslide victory in a fiercely contested re- election bid. His...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS WORLD: 82 schoolgirls reunited with families after release The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity were reunited with their families yesterday. “I am really happy today, I am Christmas and new year, I am very happy and I thank God,” said Godiya Joshua,...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS WORLD: 2,100 migrants rescued from Mediterranean The Italian coastguard said about 2,100 migrants had been rescued at sea on Friday and Saturday and were being brought to the mainland. Among those rescued was a sixweek-old boy, one of seven migrants transferred to a motorboat to be brought to a...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS WORLD: Global warming threatens ‘doomsday’ seed bank Norwegian engineers are repairing the entrance of a “doomsday” seed vault on an Arctic island after an unexpected thaw of permafrost let water into the building. The giant vault on Svalbard was meant to be a deep freeze to safeguard the world’s food...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS WORLD: Flights cancelled and train derailed as storms strike Thunderstorms created havoc across Germany, leading to a train derailment, flight cancellations at Hamburg’s airport and a mudslide on a highway in the eastern part of the country. The German news agency DPA reported that a regional train was derailed...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS WORLD: Last rebels leave Homs in deal with Assad forces Syrian rebels left the last oppositionheld district of Homs yesterday in the final phase of an evacuation deal, taking another 2,500 people out of the city besieged by government forces. Fighters took light weapons and boarded buses along with women...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS WORLD: Uproar on chic Côte d’Amour as Brittany resort fears privatisation of golden sands
In the chic French seaside town of La Baule, the tourist season has not yet started. The Côte d’Amour resort known for its long beach, Anglo-Norman villas and palatial hotels is preparing for the invasion of French and foreign holidaymakers that will...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: NEWS WORLD: Tensions rise as Ugandan refugee policy is pushed to breaking point
Dazed and exhausted, Joyce Mori sits on the floor cradling her sleeping daughter as they wait to have their fingerprints taken. One of 1,600 refugees who have arrived at the Imvepi reception centre in the West Nile region of northern Uganda, she has...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: IN FOCUS: Six days that shook the Middle East 50 years on, Israel remains divided about the war that shaped its future
On Wednesday the Palestinian shopkeepers in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City will pull closed their shutters under curfew. Residents will retreat behind the doors of their houses in the little streets and alleys around the Via Dolorosa and...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: IN FOCUS: HOW THE WAR UNFOLDED
Events immediately leading up to the outbreak of war were messy and sometimes contradictory in intent, underpinned by Soviet disinformation about an Israeli plan to attack Syria, then in the midst of worsening border tensions. May After mobilising...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: IN FOCUS: AFRICA’S LATEST GLOBAL STAR
WizKid from Nigeria brings Afro-Caribbean beats to UK,... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: IN FOCUS: THE WIZKID CV Born 16 July 1990 Family Grew up with 12 sisters. Born to a Pentecostal Christian and a practising Muslim father. Hometown Lagos, Nigeria. Started singing and recording music at age 11 with church friends. Gained attention as a solo artist following...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: IN FOCUS: Silicon Valley’s cartel capitalists are the real winners from cyber-attacks
To appreciate the perversity of our reliance on US technology giants, you just need to grapple with the fact that one of the likely winners in the global “cyber-outage” – caused by the series of crippling cyberattacks that hit public and private...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: FIRST PERSON: I wasn’t being brave when I donated one of my kidneys to a total stranger
Non-directed altruistic kidney donation. An unlovely term that means giving one of your kidneys to a stranger. I’d always known this was a thing but I’d thought it was a bit weird, a bit excessive, like donating an arm. Why not just stick to blood...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: FIRST PERSON: TRANSPLANTS BY NUMBERS There were 5,011 adults waiting on the UK kidney transplant list as of 31 March 2016. In 2015-16, 2,945 adults had kidneyonly transplants – an increase of 5% on the previous year. There were 129 paediatric transplants, a 7% fall on 2014-15. The...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: Elisabeth Moss The actress whose very presence is a guarantee of quality
When the idea of a television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s feminist classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, was mooted, the key phrase attached was “with Elisabeth Moss playing the lead”. The 34-year-old’s involvement was a small but clear signal of...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: THE MOSS FILES Born Elisabeth Singleton Moss in Los Angeles, California, 24 July 1982. Her parents were both musicians and she was raised a Scientologist. Best of times As Mad Men’s Peggy Olson, she was nominated six times for a best actress Emmy. She has yet to win....... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: As chaos mounts, are the grown-ups reasserting themselves in Washington?
Republicans are not much given to quoting Lenin, but they might be in a mood to sympathise with his supposed observation that “there are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen”. It feels like a decade’s worth of misery rained down...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: CATHERINE BENNETT
We learn nothing from Brady. We’re just fetishising him.... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: THE AUTHOR Geoffrey Kabaservice, the research director for the Republican Main Street Partnership, is the author of Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: Brexit menaces progressive Mayism Theresa May’s election manifesto is a watershed moment in British politics. It defines Conservativism’s decisive and long overdue break with Thatcherism . The declaration in the statement of manifesto principles that Conservatives do not believe in the...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: We should be proud of how far we have come on gay rights Oscar Wilde was released from Reading jail on 19 May 1897, having completed two years of a brutal sentence for “acts of gross indecency”. One hundred and 20 years later, homosexuals can flourish in a society that would be unrecognisable to the author...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: Scotland must ensure wildlife and windfarms can coexist For anyone who has concerns about our environment and about humanity’s future in a rapidly heating world, the proposed construction of massive offshore windfarms in Scotland’s Firths of Forth and Tay poses a dilemma of some magnitude. On one hand, the...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: Something old, something new, something stolen, but still blue
Just in time for the election, a searing critique of the past 40 years of Conservative philosophy and practice has been published and it is freely available to all voters. I recommend reading this repudiation of all that so many Tories have held dear...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: May takes on the older voter. That’s gutsy, but is social care any fairer?
Mrs May, the soon to be crowned Tory prime minister who promises to end Conservatism’s embrace of neoliberalism, is also the woman who will end the 40-year property boom. British house prices are absurdly high in relation to incomes – in national...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: Victoria Coren Mitchell Of good motherhood and arsenic
Over the last fortnight, newspapers have given us the following information about feeding small children: 1) A plant-based diet, wrongly administered, can ruin their health. 2) Many of the toddler-friendly ready meals marked “healthy”, “organic” and...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: Javier Valdez: brave, brilliant casualty of Mexico’s dirty war
In what shape does bravery come? Is it constantly acting as if you can live normally when all around you is mayhem? Is it forging a unique journalistic language while working to the highest professional standards, when any misjudgment could cost you...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: To win, Corbyn must learn the political art of compromise
I agree with Andrew Rawnsley that Labour’s manifesto is not as radical as some suppose (“The really scary thing about Corbyn? He’s not radical at all”, Comment, last week). Yet perhaps the truly “scary” element of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is his...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: The EU is right to take on Facebook, but mere fines don’t protect us
The indomitable empire of Facebook is being assailed by a volley of arrows from Europe. The latest struck on Thursday: a £94m fine from the European commission for providing misleading information in 2014 when the commission was doing a merger review...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: Pre-teens come of age Jenny Valentine’s positive piece on adolescence (“Dear adolescents, don’t grow up and get serious”, Comment, last week) gives us a welcome insider’s view, but lacks the perspective of child development. While teenagers, understandably, preoccupy us,...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: FOR THE RECORD “Yes, we must listen to experts, but which ones?” (Comment, last week, page 36) attributed the idea that Britain has had enough of experts to Michael Gove. The full quote from Gove was, in fact: “I think the people in this country have had enough of...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: Politicians have listened, now they must act on mental health As chief executive of the charity that hosts Mental Health Awareness Week, I agree with the central thrust of Eva Wiseman’s argument that the increased profile of mental health must lead to change (“It’s good to talk about mental health. But is it...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: The gall of ex-NHS mandarin The NHS has served as a political football over the years and perhaps in the spirit of this David Nicholson has played a game of two halves (“Ex-NHS chief urges 1p tax rise to save health service”, online, last week). As NHS chief executive, he posed...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: Labour should build on Blair Andrew Rawnsley writes how the Tories promote their history while Labour do not (“The really scary thing about Corbyn? He’s not radical at all”, Comment, last week). The extent to which the Blair government is being redefined is staggering. The Tories...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: Tottenham fan’s own goal I enjoyed most of your feature on the final game at Tottenham Hotspur’s ground (Goodbye White Hart Lane, an iconic stadium remembered, Sport, last week), but I have to draw attention to one glaring error. I loved Jimmy Greaves as much as any...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: COMMENT: The price of sovereignty Jeremy Hosking is spending money to help pro-Leave candidates get elected to represent pro-Leave voting constituencies (“Two tribes go to war for the seats that may fix the balance of power”, News, last week). If he were really concerned that the UK...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: SHEDDING VALUE
How much is that dog in the window? The one with the wobbly shares … The answer, at least when it comes to shares in Pets at Home, is a lot less than it used to be, what with everybody dumping the stock. Obviously, investing in such a company should...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: Halfords doesn’t have a chief executive to spare Jill McDonald will not be joining M&S until October, at the end of her notice period as boss of the bike-shop-cumcar-accessory-store Halfords. The chain has been shifting a few more chamois leathers under her twoyear command and who gets to grab the...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: M&S’s underwear is level at 30,000 feet
Britons are trapped in autopilot mode with 61% sticking to the same, familiar patterns. That was the slightly bizarre line pulled from a study being punted around by Marks & Spencer earlier this month, as it took time off from running a clothing...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: Twitter as a co-op? That’s one for the birds How does Twitter start to handle all of that hate speech and abuse that constantly seems to swamp its platform, as well as possibly finding new revenue sources and innovating? No, not by hiding the phone of the US commander in chief. The answer, at...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: PEOPLE Quote of the week goes to Lord Blackwell, chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, reacting to speculation that chief exec António Horta-Osório might be leaving now the UK government has sold the last of its shares in the bank. He said: “There’s no sense from...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: WIZZ AIR
Shareholders in budget airline Wizz Air have had a bumpy ride of late. They will be hoping for some strong and stable figures when the company announces full-year results this week.... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: ‘I could push up Unilever shares by cutting costs. But that’s not our way’
Three months after Kraft Heinz’s £115bn takeover bid was defeated in a weekend, Unilever chief Paul Polman is still throwing punches. He’s jabbing in defence of his company’s “inclusive capitalism” business model. He is championing the returns Unilever...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: Luton: where the world’s A-listers pick to land their jets when they waft in to the UK from paradise
It was once a byword for bargain-basement flights and holiday hell, defined for a generation by Campari ads and Lorraine Chase. But Luton airport, the grey-and-orange home of easyJet, has long led a double life: bussing budget passengers up the hill...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: UNILEVER FACTFILE History In 1872, two family-run butter merchants started producing margarine in the Netherlands (ultimately becoming Margarine Unie). In 1884, Lever & Co, a family grocery business, started producing a new type of easy-lathering soap, branded Sunlight....... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: How workable – and how expensive – is Labour’s renationalisation plan?
Labour has outlined plans to bring the rail, water and energy supply industries back into public ownership. Royal Mail will also be nationalised as part of a manifesto pledge to reverse some of the high-profile privatisations pushed through by the...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: Car loans, cheap cards, second mortgages: all the ingredients for a new credit crunch
Acredit crunch is brewing and when it happens, the UK is going to get hurt. That is the message emerging from senior executives in the financial services industry, who do not think Britain has changed that much since the 2008 credit disaster and the...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: From tax to Brexit, Tories will do anything to stay in power
Jeremy Corbyn may score badly with the wider public, but for as long as I can remember the press have given even the most admired Labour leaders a hard time during election campaigns. A recent exception was Tony Blair, who – for a time – achieved rock...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: Lloyds and RBS – two different banks, yet still sharing so much Try as they might, the UK’s two big high street lenders cannot put the financial crisis behind them. Last week, when Lloyds Banking Group was congratulating itself over its return to the private sector, it was still being haunted by the fraud...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: A thousand words? More like many millions of dollars Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and when the beholder is a billionaire, it commands a hell of a price. Japanese fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa has splashed $110.5m on a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat just a year after spending $57m on another of...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: When it comes to Corbyn, does the media matter?
An embattled Trump inveighs against the “liberal media” who are bringing him down. “No politician in history has been treated more unfairly.” Embattled Corbyn supporters, led by Len McCluskey, inveigh against the Conservative media (and BBC) who have...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: Smooth Sands can make Today more cordial for Robinson and Co
Tittle-tattle, said the chancellor, hassled by John Humphrys about swearing and shouting between his office and the strong and stable team who serve Mrs May, Tittle-tattle, tittle-tattle… But Philip Hammond clearly missed a trick. Are the reports of...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: Sweet smell of succession keeps journalism safe The rise has been swift. A reporter for the Oregonian in Portland until 2009, and now supreme chieftain of comment on the New York Times. But then Arthur Gregg Sulzberger (36) was already deputy publisher of the Times, reporting to Arthur Ochs...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: BUSINESS: May finds holy grail on internet Journalists, editors and newspaper proprietors can discern one clear choice for this election. Vote Labour or Lib Dem and you’ll get Leveson 2, plus the royal charter implementation of section 40 (which means go to arbitration or risk doubled-up court...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: CASH: Ebay stands accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system
Last November Clive Rose* sold two handmade Japanese swords on eBay, worth a total of £1,940. The buyer, once he had received them, demanded that the cost of the more expensive sword be slashed. Rose refused to haggle and asked for the items to be...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: CASH: UPS didn’t deliver an urgent parcel and is dragging its feet on my refund
My father left his vital heart medication behind when he went to Ireland in March. I phoned UPS to ask if it could do a next-day before noon delivery and was assured it could, for £33.66. There was no delivery the following day, and no word from...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: TRAVEL: Five of the best
1. Water babies Lake District With views down the valley to Bassenthwaite, Kestrel Lodge Camping is well-suited to walkers and water babies alike. The Cumbrian Way runs along the campsite, then up Skiddaw. You can swim, canoe and go white-water tubing...... Pubdate:

21/05/2017: WEATHER: SPEEDY CROSSWORD NO. 1,129 ACROSS 1 Stream (4) 3 Move to the next stage (8) 8 Sect (4) 9 Ingratiating (8) 11 Child of the mid-20th century (4,6) 14 Gossip (6) 15 Courageous (6) 17 Isolate (10) 20 Fail to convince (3,2,3) 21 Festival (4) 22 Imagination (5,3) 23 Gusto (4) DOWN 1...... Pubdate:








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