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25/06/2017: FRONT PAGE: Government U-turn over plans to reduce fire safety controls for new schools Controversial government proposals to relax fire-safety requirements when building new schools in order to cut costs are to be dropped by ministers in a policy U-turn following the Grenfell Tower fire. The about-turn is evidence of a dramatic change...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: FRONT PAGE: A message for the many Corbyn tells Glastonbury: build bridges, not walls
Jeremy Corbyn adressed thousands of festivalgoers from Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage yesterday, calling for unity and ending with a quote from Shelley.... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: FRONT PAGE: ‘Back soft Brexit’, unions tell Labour Jeremy Corbyn came under further pressure from across the Labour movement last night to support a softer form of Brexit. The TUC joined senior party figures in calling for Britain to be open to remaining in the single market. The unions’ intervention...... Pubdate:

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25/06/2017: NEWS: ‘It’s difficult … but we can’t take any risks with our residents’ safety.’ Anger and confusion as evacuations begin in the fire-trap tower blocks
Ever since the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire less than five miles away, Artan Moallim has barely slept a wink in the 16th-floor, one-bedroom Camden apartment he, his wife and three young daughters call home. Yet they were still unprepared for the...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Fear spreads among Grenfell Tower neighbours as blaze questions grow Thomassina Hessel used to love the view from her studio flat on the Lancaster West estate – of gardens set against the backdrop of Grenfell Tower. Now she sees only a blackened tomb, 24 storeys of burnt-out homes that stir up memories of the terrible...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Rents and benefit cuts put 1m households at risk
More than a million households living in private rented accommodation are at risk of becoming homeless by 2020 because of rising rents, benefit freezes and a lack of social housing, according to a devastating new report into the UK’s escalating housing...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Top film-maker and novelist disown rewrite of Sky’s Riviera
It doesn’t look like a Neil Jordan series or feel like a Neil Jordan series. And it hasn’t been praised in the way one might expect of a Neil Jordan series. That’s because, according to the director himself, it isn’t. Riviera , a big-budget drama...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: FESTIVAL DIARY Competition for festival overlord was a crowded field this year, as the domain usually held by Lekiddo, Lord of the Lobsters – an all-singing, all-pincering veteran – was challenged by not only Lorde, but also Theresa May’s political adversary Lord...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Lorde’s hedonistic theatre and Radiohead’s late surprises make it a show for all the ages
“We’ve never been here before,” says Whitney’s singer and drummer Julien Ehrlich during the Chicago countrysoul band’s winning Saturday lunchtime performance. It’s always fun to see Glastonbury through the eyes of a newcomer wowed by its scale and...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: How Generation Gadget found its perfect ‘digital detox’ – chess
The year 3 pupils at Park End Primary School in Middlesbrough are a bit of a rowdy bunch. Headteacher Julia Rodwell describes them as “a complex and difficult group”. Put them in front of a chess set though, and silence descends. “The first time I saw...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: ‘Too tough’ language test worsens NHS nurse crisis
Language tests introduced by the government to restrict immigration are stopping the NHS from recruiting foreign nurses – including highly qualified native English speakers. Growing nursing shortages mean that the NHS has major gaps in its workforce,...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Cities parade their urban problems in bid to be crowned capital of culture
Will Coventry wear the crown? Or perhaps Sunderland, Paisley or Perth will snatch the glory of becoming the next UK City of Culture in 2021? Many commentators raised an eyebrow, or even laughed, in 2013 when Hull won the 2017 title and was duly...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: It helped ethical shoppers – and 200,000 tea-growers in Africa. Now supermarkets threaten to bring Fairtrade crashing down
When four Sainsbury’s executives met farmers from some of Africa’s biggest tea-growing co-operatives in a hotel in Nairobi last month it should have been a mutual celebration of Fairtrade, the gold standard of ethical trading and the world’s most...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF FAIRTRADE 1988 Fairtrade starts in the Netherlands with coffee from small-scale farmers in Mexico. The idea spreads across Europe. 1992 Oxfam, Cafod, Christian Aid, the Women’s Institutes, WDM and Traidcraft set up the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK. 1994...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: If the princes feel trapped, at least they can escape
Do William and Harry genuinely consider themselves to be modern-day princes in the tower? By which I don’t mean detained, to be slaughtered at a later date by a wicked throne-craving uncle (though, personally, I’d keep an eye on that Andrew after he’s...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: OK, we’ve had a laugh. Now wash the trunks away
Idon’t know much about art, but I like Antony Gormley’s “Iron Men” statues (official name: Another Place ) on the sands at Crosby, Merseyside. There’s a sombre dignity, a sense of permanence, about them, and it’s great that the public is able to...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Hot day? Step away from the phone Observant readers may have noticed that it has been quite warm. Yet strangely, as I was scurrying from one patch of shade to another, trying to stop my internal organs from liquefying, at no point did I start fretting about sunbathers being unable to...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: ‘It exposes the savage teeth behind the friendly smile of corporate capitalism’ Mark Kermode on Netflix’s new sci-fi satire Okja... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Pie’s the limit: how halal meat became big business
On an industrial estate on the outskirts of Swansea, a small revolution is taking place. Lewis Pies, a family firm that has been making British staples such as beef and onion pies, traditional pasties and sausage rolls for more than 80 years, has...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Fans just can’t get enough as pop is star of Dior show
For its most recent advertising campaign, Dior Homme put the male models in the background. Centre- stage was a more unlikely figure – 55-yearold Dave Gahan, frontman of Depeche Mode. Flanked by Lucas Hedges, star of Manchester by the Sea , a statement...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Parliament’s email security breached by cyber-attack Parliament has been hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber-attack by hackers trying to gain access to the email accounts of MPs and their staffers. Both houses of parliament were targeted on Friday in an attack that sought to gain access to...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS: Picture-postcard perfect – but the English fishing village is not all that it seems
It is hard to think of a more faithful depiction of the English fishing village than the scene that greets the visitor to Porthleven in Cornwall: the early summer sun glints off the water, holidaymakers throng the quayside restaurants, enjoying the...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: WORLD: From the ruins of Isis’s caliphate, Kurds hope to seize their historic opportunity
As what remains of Islamic State crumbles, the would-be victors have started circling. In Mosul, Iraqi forces have begun preparing for peace in the city where the now- encircled marauders took root three years ago. Across the border in Raqqa, with five...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS | WORLD: Mélenchon ready to lead France’s new resistance
Entering the French lower house of parliament as an MP for the first time last week, Jean-Luc Mélenchon pointed to the European flag planted next to the French tricolor, turned to the camera tracking him and said: “Do we have to put up with...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS | WORLD: Broadway vs the president: how the drama of ‘feel bad’ politics is new box-office draw
New York’s Broadway is not normally known for political theatre – blockbuster musicals will do – but, it seems, the times are rapidly a-changing. On Thursday, the Great White Way welcomed a brutal adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four,...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS | WORLD: New drive to thwart the poachers and bring Siberia’s tigers back from brink of extinction
In February, Pavel Fomenko was told that the body of a young female tiger had been discovered underneath a car parked outside the town of Luchegorsk, in eastern Russia. Fomenko – head of rare species conservation for WWF Russia – took the corpse for...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS | WORLD: ‘It is now blindingly obvious that the housing market is not going to provide by itself’ Decent homes for all – has the dream died?... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS | WORLD: Mass faintings, 10-hour days, 37C: plight of women in Cambodian sportswear factories
Women working in Cambodian factories supplying some of the world’s bestknown sportswear brands are suffering from repeated mass faintings linked to conditions there. Over the past year more than 500 workers in four factories supplying Nike, Puma,...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: NEWS | WORLD: ‘A camera is like an invisibility cloak. It makes me more free’ Interview with writer photographer Teju Cole... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: A-Z OF BREXIT
From endangered raspberries to disobliging voters, stroppy peers to resurgent remainers, the road to EU divorce is littered with potential obstacles and pitfalls. As the real negotiations get under way, our chief political commentator provides a guide...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: E
An idea for curbing immigration that David Cameron used in his doomed attempt to make the EU more palatable to swing voters. The UK would be granted some power to curb surges of immigration while still retaining effective membership of the single...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: D What the government says it wants with the EU after the break-up. Darling, it’s me, not you. What the prime minister also suggested that she had with the Democratic Unionist party until it began bargaining over the price of its support in Westminster....... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: A
Space, the final frontier. As a contingency against Brexit going horribly wrong, the government hopes to go where no government has gone before and seek out new worlds and new civilisations. Ministers will be presenting a space industry bill giving...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: C
The future status of EU citizens in Britain and Brits living in the EU27 is a crucial zone of contention in the opening skirmishes of the negotiations. Mrs May made what she called a “bold and generous offer”. The commission sniffed that it was...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: K
The result of no divorce agreement. The UK would be released from all EU treaties. It would also have nothing to replace the thousands of international deals that flow from them. Philip Hammond, the chancellor, calls this a “very, very bad outcome”....... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: B Once and likely future pretender to the Tory crown whose denials of interest in Mrs May’s tottering throne are strangely disbelieved by everyone. Some Boris-backers in his party argue that their next leader needs to be a Tory who campaigned for Brexit...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: Q
A budget version this year, with cut-down pomp – rather appropriate in the reduced circumstances in which the government finds itself. There won’t be a Queen’s speech at all next year on the grounds that the government needs an unusual double...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: N
Old idea given new life by the election result. In this soft version of Brexit, Britain repatriates some powers, but retains membership of the European Economic Area and remains within the single market. The City would like this, but it would require a...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: L
Most peers are hostile to harder versions of Brexit and the government has no majority in the upper house. Under the Salisbury convention, peers will not resist a government when it is implementing manifesto policies. The failure of the Tories to win a...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: M
In old Tory use, synonym for the new Iron Lady, Gloriana, Boudicca and strong ’n’ stable. Rapidly redefined since she misplaced their majority at the election. In new Tory use, synonym for mayhem, walking dead, lame duck and weak ’n’ wobbly.... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: T Regarded by the Treasury and many others as vital in order to minimise the economic disruption of Brexit, this would mean that Britain only slowly extricated itself from many y aspectsp of the EU. Transitionalitional arrangements can turn into...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: R and other soft fruits, which will cost up to 50% more after Brexit if tighter immigration controls prevent seasonal workers coming into Britain to pick the produce. So warns British Summer Fruits, the industry body. Stand by for complaints about the...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: S Abusive term of choice in the Brextremist press to attack anyone with the temerity to mention the disadvantages of hard Brexit. Mrs May’s election gambit was hailed as an opportunity to “crush the saboteurs”. That went well, didn’t it?... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: U The plum-and-custard brigade were obliterated at the election, but Ukip could revive on the back of voters angered by a diluted, delayed or ditched Brexit. Nigel Farage has hinted that he might be up for a third tour – or would that be fourth?... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: F
This is what David Davis, the Brexit secretary, had been promising us. Before last week’s opening of the formal bargaining, he predicted that the first clash would come over the EU’s refusal to talk about trade until there had been sufficient progress...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: I
Another key challenge for early stages of the negotiations. Everyone agrees that it will be undesirable to have a “hard border” between Northern Ireland and the Republic. This is a big concern for the Tories’ partners in the DUP. What no one seems to...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: P
IS FOR PAYING UP Divorce is usually expensive. Estimates of what the EU wants by way of a separation payment rise to a net tab of €75bn (£65.6bn). Ministers insist they will not cough up that sum, but have not said what they might agree to. Just one...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: J With a minority Tory government embarked on such a momentous and fraught endeavour, the role of the opposition will be pivotal. Labour’s ambiguity about crucial aspects of Brexit served it well during the election, when it managed to attract support...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: H
Home of the Scottish parliament and another potential spanner in the Brexit works. Under the Sewel convention, some elements of Brexit legislation may require Holyrood’s approval. Scottish Nationalists think that the Edinburgh parliament has a veto and...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: V
Bloody voters. The electorate is ultimately to blame for casting Britain adrift in an ocean of uncertainty. Voters narrowly chose to instruct politicians to take Britain out of the EU in the 2016 referendum. Then the country declined to give Mrs May a...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: Z
That would be 29 March 2019, when the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, deal or no deal. If there is an agreement, it will need to be wrapped up by the end of 2018 to leave time for approval by EU states and the European parliament. An extension is...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: O
IS FOR OPEN BREXIT Favoured by the Tory leader in Scotland, Ruth Davidson. Another way of saying Soft Brexit. Just as Clean Brexit is really just another way of saying Hard Brexit. See also A Red, White and Blue Brexit (T May), A Workers’ Brexit (J...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: Y
The pro-Remain young were overwhelmed by the pro-Leave old in the referendum. Many young voters have said that their anger animated them to seek their revenge on the Tories in the recent election. What goes around comes around.... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: G The main piece of eight Brexitrelated items of legislation which the government hopes to get through parliament. The “Great” now appears to have been dropped from the bill’s title. It was always a misnomer. The legislation will repeal the European...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: X still being blown across the Channel from some on the continent. Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, recently voiced the hope that Britain might change its mind. The election result has emboldened some British Remainers to believe the...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: W In the event of Britain departing with no deal on trade, we would default to the rules set by the World Trade Organisation. Hard Brexiters argue that this would not be so terrible. Many businesses say it would mean a nightmare as tariffs and non-tariff...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: They’re sleepless, anxious – and still unsure of their fate. What do the EU citizens living in Britain think will happen to them next?
Theresa May’s ‘fair and serious’ offer was supposed to reassure the three million people from across Europe who call the UK home. But therapists report that many are depressed – and others are intimidated by the red tape needed to apply for permanent...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: ‘I ‘ve tried for a year to understand what happened here’
This summer, together with her Japanese husband and two British-born children, Candela is leaving her home in Orpington, Kent and moving back to Spain after being in the UK since 1996. “I came to study English,” she says. “I loved the country and...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: ‘Theresa May? I’m afraid I don’t trust a word that she says’ It was some time after last year’s referendum that Ulrike Gupta said she had found herself making apologies before speaking in public to her children in German. “Speaking to them in your mother tongue is a very normal thing to do because you want them...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: ‘The impact on my family and dignity is devastating’ The Portuguese teacher first came to Britain in 1995, and settled here two years later. “I’ve been here working, having a family, paying a mortgage, that sort of thing, but I’d noticed a change in the mood towards foreigners, towards me, since about...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: ‘There is a fear now of getting lost in a bureaucratic maze’
The feeling that EU citizens in the UK are treated as “negotiating chips” has taken a particularly heavy toll on the humanitarian worker based in London. A Colombian-born Dutch citizen, Pantoja moved to the UK last year to be close to her brother as...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: ‘We have a folder to grab if we have to flee in the night’
Jonas Lovgren and his wife have gathered together their family’s passports and other identity documents in what they describe as their “OMG” folder - ready to be used in case of emergency. The couple are worried about what sort of future they will have...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: ‘There seems to be a demonisation of people going on’
Last year’s Brexit vote came as a blow to Pinto, who came to the UK from Portugal in 2004 and has happily settled in Leeds with his British partner. A year on, he is exploring options that would take away the doubts which Brexit has cast over his...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: Epidemic of holiday sickies leaves hoteliers saying: ‘Enough is enough’
For two decades, Miguel has run one of the biggest hotels in Mallorca for holidaymakers on all-inclusive packages. But never has he been so angry and disappointed with his British guests. During a typical year, Miguel welcomes 9,000 British visitors,...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: What lies beneath the brave new world of feminist dystopian sci-fi?
On an earth blasted by the hot winds of a changed climate 200 years from now, who will be in charge? Will men be riding by in Mad Max steam-punk chariots, as their beleaguered wives drag children and sacks of provisions home along dusty tracks? Or will...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: IN FOCUS: KEY TEXTS IN A DISRUPTIVE GENRE Herland: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1915 novel may have got there early, but her world run by women now has taints of racism that place it in its own time. The Left Hand of Darkness: Ursula K Le Guin’s 1969 dystopian novel was a central text for...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud Young hothead who would be king
The sudden elevation of Mohammed bin Salman to the position of crown prince and heir apparent to his father, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, is a welcome surprise for many Saudis. It is also a matter of deep concern for some of the kingdom’s neighbours,...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: THE AL-SAUD FILE Born Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud on 31 August 1985 , in Jeddah. He is the son of King Salman from his third spouse, Fahda bint Falah bin Sultan bin Hathleen. He studied law at King Saud University. Best of times Since he entered politics in 2009 as...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: ‘Days of rage’ are indulgent and useless if Britain’s vulnerable remain voiceless
In the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster we need resistance, not rage. Please don’t misunderstand me – I’m not saying don’t be angry. Watching the videos of people stuck in the tower as it burned, seeing the posters with pictures of lost children,...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: Enough of the old excuses for whites-only history
On Friday, while most of the country was settling down to watch Radiohead perform in a field in Somerset, a row was breaking out in another field in Wiltshire. To we historians this is not Glastonbury weekend but Chalke Valley weekend; time for the...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: CATHERINE BENNETT
Is an old fool really so much worse than a young one?... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT | US SPECIAL: Bitter civil war has broken out inside the Democratic party. Does the future belong to the populist left or the centrists?
America is in the middle of a major political realignment. While the focus is on the Republican party’s internecine fight among corporate realists, political ideologues and the wild-card president, it is a mistake to assume that the Democrats are going...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT | US SPECIAL: We must learn from Jeremy Corbyn’s success and speak to younger voters
One might have thought that the November election would have drawn a clear line under Democratic centrism. But the defeat of Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th congressional district may have been its true death wheeze. Even with six times as much funding as...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT | US SPECIAL: Liberals should be wary of policies that will scare away the middle classes
It has been a rough couple of months for the Democratic party. As Republicans have sought to roll back the key legislative accomplishments of President Obama, it has been one disaster after another. Even with President Trump’s approval ratings at...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: The folly of May’s hard Brexit is clear. We need consensus on a fresh strategy Britain has had many governments, of many complexions. There have been one-party governments, coalition governments, minority governments and governments of national unity. In 1806, following the death of William Pitt the Younger, there was even a...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: On housing, government needs to lead, not leave it to the private sector As we report today, research by Shelter shows that by 2020 more than a million households are likely to find that their housing benefit doesn’t cover the rent they pay to private landlords. The consequence will be hardship, eviction and, for many,...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: That jeering sound you can hear is Europe laughing at Britain
Acartoon in a Dutch newspaper depicts Mrs May whacking herself over the head with a mallet. Another Dutch publication has the prime minister entering the Brexit negotiations with her severed head cradled under her arm. It is not just the Netherlands...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: The pleasure and pain of leaving the woodland utopia that taught us so much
As any relay-racer knows, the moment of passing on the baton is a nervous time: you don’t want to lose momentum, but neither do you want to rush and fumble. Eight years after founding Windsor Hill Wood, our residential sanctuary for people in a period...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: Victoria Coren Mitchell How to say ciao to plonkers
Did you hear Justine Greening’s story about the Italian restaurant? It’s a great trigger for debating the nuances of class – always a fun pastime on a Sunday. The education secretary was speaking, last week, at the launch of an initiative to showcase...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: Is an old fool really so much worse than a young one?
After Vince Cable announced his Lib Dem candidacy, mathematicians were quick, as they generally are not when younger people put themselves forward, to calculate what this would, in the event of his victory, make the average age of our three party...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: Perhaps the clever thing to do is just give up on politics
Respectable opinion has always deplored slackers who give up on politics. Our word “idiot” comes from the ancient Greek idiōtēs – a citizen who took no part in the civic life of classical Athens. Aaron Sorkin picked up a quote variously attributed to...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: Let’s take all precautions… but also wait for the facts of the fire
The fire at Grenfell Tower has brought devastation to a community that has found itself in the midst of unimaginable horror. In the most difficult of circumstances, our firefighters and all of our emergency services have displayed unwavering bravery...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: MPs shouldn’t exploit young people like me with unpaid internships
Two years ago, then Labour leader Ed Miliband promised to end the scandal of unpaid internships. Yet unpaid internships in MPs’ offices are still being advertised. Kate Osamor, MP for Edmonton, was forced to apologise and remove her advert last year...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: Britain’s shame over refugees Mark Townsend’s excellent but distressing article on the plight of unaccompanied refugee minors stranded on the Greek island of Chios (“Abandoned, abused and forgotten: the Syrian refugee children who have endured months of violence in a Greek island...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: FOR THE RECORD A story on the bereaved of Grenfell Tower (“Nothing is real for them now, it’s hard to help”, News, last week, page 10), included this quote: “An organisation such as Cruse, which deals with bereavement, will not even book an appointment to see someone...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: How to cut exams stress One factor concerning children’s and their parents’ stress over GCSE exams overlooked by Laura McInerney (“Exam stress rising? No, pupils are just better at seeking help”, Comment, last week) is that British students are almost uniquely discriminated...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: Hospitals need housing for nurses, not more car parks James Tapper’s article (“Build 40,000 homes for nurses on spare NHS land”, News, 11 June) is of particular relevance to the Christie Hospital in Withington, south Manchester, where high house prices make it very difficult for hard-pressed hospital...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: Answers to Fallada questions Philip Oltermann (“Strange tale of the anti-Nazi bestseller, the Stasi spies and the missing Gestapo files”, World, last week) raises important issues around Hans Fallada, most of which are dealt with in the numerous biographies, including the only one...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: I’m a stranger to Google John Naughton avers (“Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network”, New Review, last week) that “searches that people type every day into Google… [leave] digital trails that are logged, stored and analysed”. But how would Google know who I am?...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: COMMENT: Tim Farron’s gospel truth In his article on Tim Farron’s resignation as leader of the Lib Dems over his Christian beliefs (“Why no one needs to be a martyr to their faith in a secular, sceptical age”, In Focus, last week) Peter Stanford, in referring to the teachings of Jesus...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: Could Brexit dethrone the Crown Estate? The royal family’s commercial property arm has had full confidence in the resilience of the market in the West End of London despite the Brexit vote. Even though investment in commercial property sank to its lowest levels in four years in the...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: CALM AT CARPHONE
When Seb James, Dixons Carphone chief executive, delivered a trading update in May declaring another year of growth, he said the company had a good year despite a “lively political backdrop”. One month later and the political backdrop has got a lot...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: PEOPLE
Quote of the week goes to Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, who said that he was ready to vote for an increase in interest rates soon. “Having weighed the evidence, I think that the balance of risks associated with tightening too...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: Maxed-out consumers of concern to the Bank We have heard plenty from the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee of late, with its members divided over how to set interest rates in a post-referendum Britain. The debate centres on when to raise borrowing costs from their record low and...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: Fracking meeting soon – you know the drill Opponents of fracking are expected to gather this week in Lancashire for what has been called an “information evening” about the activities of energy company Cuadrilla in the area. Work began in January on the company’s Preston New Road site, in Little...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: Labour MPs rise against Rees-Mogg Alarm bells rang in the City when it emerged that Eurosceptic Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was hoping to become the chairman of the Treasury select committee. Former chair, Andrew Tyrie, recently stepped down as an MP. Labour MPs are reported to be out to...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: Insecure Britain at work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is they think this is normal’
Adecade ago, Frances O’Grady thought she had seen just about the worst conditions possible for workers in 21stcentury Britain. As part of a team investigating vulnerable employment, the trades union leader held clandestine meetings in churches with...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: IN NUMBERS
4% of UK working adults aged 18-70 are employed in the gig economy, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Nearly twothirds (63%) believe the government should regulate to guarantee them employment rights. 905,000 people are...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: Advantages of flexible work can soon vanish if you fall ill
Lee has been on zero-hours contracts with care homes for four years and wants to keep things that way until her teenage children are older. The 48-year-old mother of two says she prefers not having to commit to fixed hours. “It fits my lifestyle,...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: Uber and the ‘brogrammers’ are finding out what happens when you change the world
So Travis Kalanick finally took a one-way cab. The ejection of the founder of Uber as its chief executive last week was that rarest of Silicon Valley events: shareholders taking action to repair a tech company’s culture by removing an executive. The...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: Exporters are wise to start preparing for a hard Brexit
The investment plans of Jaguar Land Rover are unlikely to be an isolated reaction to Brexit. Last week the carmaker revealed amid a fanfare of publicity that it would be hiring 5,000 extra engineers and, with less fanfare, that it would begin work on...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: A war of words breaks out at the Bank but rates remain low City traders are not the only people to follow the twists and turns of policymakers at the Bank of England. Plenty of middleincome families, coping with mega-mortgages, car loans and ballooning credit card bills, are concerned about the cost of...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: HS2 needs high-speed experts – even if they’re foreign The uproar over the shortlist of foreign firms battling to run Britain’s high speed HS2 trains from 2026 needs a little perspective. First, those Chinese, Italian and French rail companies have already operated trains in such far-flung places as Essex...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: BUSINESS: Europe is the shared story our papers tell. It’s what made me who I am
We know it’s the most visceral issue in contemporary British politics. We know it turns redtops into attack dogs and Tory backbenchers puce with rage. The ides of May. So we ought to know that it’s personal. Individual and personal. Europe isn’t just...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: CASH: April Fools’ Day, but it was no joke as couple spent wedding night on an airport bench Appropriately it was on April Fools’ Day that Matthew and Natalie Hogg boarded their Iberia flight to Cuba via Madrid for their honeymoon. What should’ve been a 15-hour journey ended up taking the newlyweds more than two days, their wedding night spent...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: CASH: HOW TO COMPLAIN If an airline or airport fails to resolve a complaint it should send a “letter of deadlock” containing details of which ADR scheme, if any, it subscribes to. If you havn’t received one within eight weeks, you may be able to enlist an ADR scheme. Four...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: CASH: My credit score is at risk because landlord failed to register address We jumped ship after child was banned from swimming pool
My credit score is a mess and I think it’s my ambiguous address that is causing it. When a group of us rented our flat, we were told by the landlord that the address was Flat B followed by the street address. However, it would appear the landlord never...... Pubdate:

25/06/2017: TRAVEL: Five of the best
1. Ride the Expo line Six decades after the last Pacific Electric trolley left Santa Monica, a new rail line to downtown opened last year. For $1.75 one way, it’s a new way to see the city. The Expo line is not fast – it stops at traffic lights,...... Pubdate:








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