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20/08/2017: FRONT PAGE: Paying tribute Barcelona mourns as police step up hunt for the driver of attack van
Spanish police have intensified their hunt for a 22-year-old Moroccan man believed to be the driver of the van used in the Barcelona attack that killed at least 13 and injured more than 130 last Thursday. Younes Abouyaaqoub, understood to be the chief...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: FRONT PAGE: Ex-legal chief attacks May’s ‘foolish’ claim on EU court Theresa May’s Brexit strategy is thrown into new doubt today as a former head of the government’s legal services ridicules the prime minister’s claim that the UK can break free of all European laws while continuing to reap the economic benefits of the...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: From a coastal idyll overlooking the pristine Mediterranean, they hatched their plot to bring death to the tourist heart of Barcelona
The young men on powerful motorbikes had been coming and going for months, the throbbing sound of Kawasaki engines and the scattering of stones on the track leading to their country house in Alcanar, eastern Spain, announcing their arrival. Neighbours...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Hundreds of returned Isis jihadists ‘pose a threat on Europe’s doorstep’
As the hunt intensifies for members of a Moroccan-led cell thought to be responsible for the terror attacks in Spain, attention has turned to the hundreds of returned jihadists across the Strait of Gibraltar who intelligence officials fear pose a...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Quiet Pyrenean town is unlikely cradle of terror Residents of the small Catalan town of Ripoll are still in a state of shock, after it emerged that it was home to most of the suspected terrorists involved in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. “There are only about 11,000 of us and only 9% are...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: ‘No tinc por’... fearless Barcelona channels the spirit of its past to proclaim its defiance
From the death, confusion and fear of Thursday’s terrorist attack, the Barcelona boulevard of Las Ramblas has returned to its historic role as a centre of life, reflection and defiance. The paving stones on which the victims died have been cleaned of...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Hounded out? National Trust to debate total ban on hunting with dogs on its land
All hunting with hounds on National Trust land could be banned in an unprecedented vote this autumn. Trail hunting – in which hounds and riders follow a scent that was laid earlier – is still allowed on trust estates but has long been regarded by...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: MP calls for quotas to elect more women to councils A gender imbalance across local government is exposed today in a damning report that suggests councils – especially the new mayoral authorities – are lagging behind even Westminster in taking steps to improve equality. The study, by the Institute for...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: V GOOD DAY OUT
Music fans enjoy a set from the band Scouting For Girls at the V Festival at Weston Park, Staffordshire, yesterday.... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: When Milton met Galileo: the collision of cultures that helped shape Paradise Lost
It is an epic poem with a daunting reputation that has struck fear into the hearts of many a student of English literature. Recounting the fall of man, and Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost cemented the reputation of its...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: School exclusion linked to long-term mental health problems, says study Excluding children from school may lead to long-term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a major new study has shown. The research by the University of Exeter also finds that poor mental health can lead to school exclusion. The study...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: HOW THE COURT WORKS ROLE The European court of justice is the European Union’s court. It interprets EU law and makes sure it is applied in the same way in all 28 EU member countries. It settles legal disputes between national governments and EU...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Farewell to the ECJ? We may end up obeying laws but having no say in them
Why exactly is the European court of justice (ECJ) the subject of such unrelenting vilification by the Brexiters? To lawyers familiar with the court’s judgments, this has always been something of a mystery. This is, after all, the court that ruled...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Ministers used charity data to deport EU rough sleepers
The Home Office secretly acquired sensitive data, showing the nationality of people sleeping rough on the streets, in order to remove them from Britain, the Observer can reveal. A chain of emails sent by senior Home Office immigration officials show...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Britain’s seabird colonies face catastrophe as warming waters disrupt their food supply Bempton Cliffs bird reserve was in fine fettle last week. The last of its population of puffins had departed for the winter a few weeks earlier, while its thousands of young gannets were still being cared for by their parents on the chalk cliffs of the...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Scientists create the world’s smallest surgical robot to start a hospital revolution
British scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot which could transform everyday operations for tens of thousands of patients. From a converted pig shed in the Cambridgeshire countryside, a team of 100 scientists and engineers have...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Frenzied battle to snare students as universities fight for future
“It’s the toughest year yet,” said Sarah Gordon, head of outreach and engagement at London South Bank University, after a gruelling few days following the publication of the A-level results last week. “There are fewer 18-year- olds, Ucas applications...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Of course parents have a right to spy on their kids
ABritish father, digital product manager Nick Herbert, has invented an app, ReplyASAP, because his 13-year-old son wasn’t responding to his calls or texts. The app takes over a smartphone screen, locking the phone from further use and sounds an alarm...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Is it a bit fishy that I fancy Vladimir Putin?
Pavel Durov, the social networking entrepreneur who fled Russia, posted a photo on Instagram of himself stripped to the waist – in response to yet another topless shot of Vladimir Putin from a Siberian fishing trip. On the president’s photo, his...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Swift justice is warning to all gropers Bravo, Taylor Swift. The singersongwriter not only won the court case, proving that she was groped by Denver DJ David Mueller, but she also pledged to give money to help other sexual assault victims defend themselves. There are still whiffs in some...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: ‘Bowie’s death really affected me – we were the same age’ Ronnie Wood talks to Barbara Ellen... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Controversy over ‘Pakistani rapists’ claim splits MP’s town
Some stop to applaud Sarah Champion in the street for having the courage to speak out. Others who thought they knew their MP are left wondering. Taiba Yasseen, a Labour councillor for Rotherham town centre, has been a staunch ally of Champion since...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Squeezed shoppers take comfort in traditional puddings and pies Demand for sweet pies, tarts and flans grew by almost 10% last year as shoppers filled their baskets with comfort foods. Sales of hot desserts were up £2.6m, according to analysts at Kantar Worldpanel, which found more people buying hot puddings, and...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: ‘Dad starts talking and the world ends. “Y’mum’s poorly, boy... It’s terminal’’’ Exclusive extract from Robert Webb’s new memoir, How Not To Be a Boy... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: ‘It’s fashion without the capital F’ – Swedes step up low-key invasion of UK high streets
It gave us woolly jumpers, cosy socks and bobble hats – now Scandinavia is tightening its grip on the high street with what some in the fashion world are describing as a new Swedish invasion. Last week it was announced that David Hagglund will be the...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Hunt accuses Hawking of ‘pernicious falsehood’ in row over NHS
Jeremy Hunt has accused Stephen Hawking of a “pernicious falsehood” after the physicist said it seemed that the Tories were steering the UK towards a US-style health insurance system. Hours after the health secretary had been criticised for claiming...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: London’s tech hub gets the Brexit jitters as money and talent threaten to drain away
It was earlier this summer when Justin Grierson noticed that the number of “hackathons” seemed to be trailing off around “Silicon Roundabout ”, the east London area touted as Britain’s answer to the Californian valley that is home to technology giants...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Promotion ‘makes women much less satisfied with their new job’ Promotion to management roles makes women less satisfied with their job, according to research. Analysis of a survey of 13,000 UK employees, the first long-term study to track a large group of promoted staff, found that even in workplaces that offered...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: ‘Freud was a sick man who tried to saddle the human race with his anxious fantasies’ Literary critic Frederick Crews on the father of psychoanalysis... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Nazis meet noir as lavish crime drama recreates atmosphere of Weimar Berlin
One of the most expensive drama series ever created for television will be screened in the autumn – a 16-part crime story set in 1920s Germany costing £36m. The German-language Babylon Berlin series has been adapted from a 2008 bestselling thriller by...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Countryside faces ‘fuel poverty crisis’ amid fresh energy price hikes
People living in rural areas have been left behind by government drives to make homes more energy efficient, charities have warned. This leaves them vulnerable to rising energy prices. Research by National Energy Action and the Campaign to Protect...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: Rail fare rise ‘will force key workers to quit jobs in cities’
Plans to hit rail commuters with the biggest fare rises in five years will force many key workers, including nurses and teaching assistants, to quit their jobs, the biggest public-sector union Unison warned last night. Anger at the 3.6% increase to...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS: No property for almost half in UK One in 10 UK adults, or 5.2 million people, own a second home, while four in 10 adults own no property, according to new research that highlights the stark divide in wealth that Britain now faces. The number of people who do not own property has also...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: WORLD: Bannon vows to go to war for Trump and says ‘the presidency we fought for is over’
Donald Trump took to Twitter yesterday to praise Steve Bannon, speaking out amid the turmoil that followed his chief strategist’s departure and left the president increasingly isolated within the White House. One day after Bannon became the latest...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: WORLD: Venezuela crisis deepens as Maduro strips opposition-held parliament of power
Venezuela’s political crisis has deepened after a new pro-government “superbody” stripped the oppositionheld parliament of its legislative powers and the fugitive attorney general accused President Nicolás Maduro of links to a corruption scandal. The...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS WORLD: Has Angola grown tired of the liberation fighters who helped plunder its oil wealth?
It is a contest that will be familiar to many – not just in Angola but in every country across Africa where anyone remembers the cold war. It pits the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the political party that has ruled the...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS WORLD: What brought one Italian ‘dying town’ back from the edge? An entrance fee for tourists
As leaders of some of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations ponder recent anti-tourism protests, they should perhaps take inspiration from the mayor of Civita di Bagnoregio, a hamlet perched on a plateau of volcanic rock surrounded by steep...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS WORLD: More mudslides feared as crack opens in mountain amid warnings that death toll could top 1,000 Survivors picking through the debris of Freetown’s deadly mudslides were facing the reality yesterday that most, if not all, of the hundreds of people missing are dead. The death toll is already above 450 after fierce storms struck the capital early on...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS WORLD: Offensive begins against Isis militants on border Lebanon’s US-backed army has launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along the border with neighbouring Syria in 2014. Operations commenced before dawn, with commanders warning of a difficult...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS WORLD: Floods kill hundreds of animals at wildlife park Rising flood waters have inundated large parts of a wildlife park in northeastern India, killing more than 225 animals and forcing hundreds of other animals to flee. Around 15 rhinos, 185 deer and at least one Bengal tiger died in the devastating...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: NEWS WORLD: Attacker stabs seven people in knife rampage Seven people were wounded in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut yesterday, before the assailant was shot dead by police. Islamic State claimed he was one of its “soldiers” but the Russian authorities said they were seeking information on...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: IN FOCUS: ‘THE CIVIL WAR LIES ON US LIKE A SLEEPING DRAGON' HOW TRUMP STIRS FEARS OF AMERICAN'S DEADLY DIVIDE
Thomas Jefferson write in 1781: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.” The American revolution still raged, many of his own slaves had escaped, his beloved Virginia teetered in social and political chaos. Jefferson, who had crafted...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: IN FOCUS: Anti-capitalist, pro-jobs: the sinister attraction of ‘socialism for whites’
The groups that marched through Charlottesville last weekend with clubs, shields and cans of mace were clearly drawn from the most extreme and violent end of America’s far right. But key elements of the ideology of at least some of them echo themes...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: IN FOCUS: WRITERS OUGHT TO BE FREE TO OFFEND, BUT IT’S A FINE LINE
On Monday, Vogue’s website, unusually straying into academia, reported: “Eyebrows were raised when the first erotic novel in the English language, Fanny Hill, was dropped from an 18th-century literature course ‘for fear of offending students’.” This...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: IN FOCUS: Why this eclipse is our best chance to discover the mysteries of the sun
Around 9am tomorrow, observers standing on the coast of Oregon will notice a small black spot that will appear on one side of the sun. As the morning progresses, this inky imperfection will grow until, by about 10.15am, it covers the entire solar disc....... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: IN FOCUS: Sheep noises, ‘plots’ and a sudden crisis of trust: how Aussies and Kiwis fell out
When Australia and New Zealand fight, rarely does it go beyond the gravity of two siblings scrapping. Conflict between the neighbours, separated by 1,300 miles across the Tasman Sea, typically takes the form of cheap jibes based on cultural...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: Thomas Heatherwick Pied Piper followed by a wealthy cult
Last week, the London Evening Standard ran a single article in its editorial column, rather than its usual two, something it only does in matters of grave importance. It was about the end of plans to build a garden bridge over the Thames and blamed the...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: THE HEATHERWICK FILE Born Thomas Alexander Heatherwick on 17 February 1970. He was born in London to Stefany Tomalin, a jeweller with a shop in Portobello Road, and Hugh, a pianist, former Royal Marine and community worker. Studied three-dimensional design at Manchester...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: Overt racists are easy to spot. America’s insidious racism is a greater challenge
In a time of severe political strife in America, a rare show of bipartisanship occurred in the aftermath of the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia. Democrats and Republicans alike denounced the white, tikitorch-carrying racists while...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: ‘Brucie’ had the rare gift of being your TV friend
It’s not easy for people to be totally authentic on television. Very few can do it, but you absolutely knew the “TV Bruce Forsyth” was the same man you would meet in everyday life. Early in my career, I bumped into him in a lift and greeted him like he...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: We must not give in to fatalism on terror It is impossible to see inside the mind of a killer. What was he thinking, the young man who sat at the wheel of the white van at the top of Las Ramblas and purposefully revved the engine? What warped ideology, what distorted belief system, what bitter...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: An increasingly isolated Trump cuts a pathetic and discredited figure The departure of Steve Bannon, the White House’s far-right chief strategist, marks the culmination of a disastrous week for Donald Trump that has intensified speculation about how long he can survive as US president. Whether Bannon was sacked, resigned...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: The race for the hydrogen bomb The thermo-nuclear explosion set off in Russia on August 12 has shattered most of the assumptions on which the atomic policy of the West has so far been uneasily based. We still do not know whether at this moment the Russians – or the Americans –...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: TALKING POINT Paris was today still largely depending on military lorries for municipal transport and was still deprived of normal rail and postal services as the unions fought between themselves on whether or not to continue the strikes. Unions keep strikers out in...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: KEY QUOTE “I knew it. I knew it. They love me.” The Shah of Iran on hearing of the overthrow of prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in a coup, backed by the CIA and MI6.... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: Why Britain’s voters must have a second referendum on Brexit
Last week, the government set out key elements of its strategy for achieving Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. It seeks a soft landing to a hard Brexit. It wants a time-limited transition period after March 2019, when Britain is due to...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: Charlottesville and Barcelona extremists united by a perverted sense of grievance
This week, dozens of analysts and officials will be spending days huddled over desks, screens and phones, busy pursuing parallel inquiries into two young men of a similar age but dramatically divergent backgrounds. Many will be working for the same...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: Victoria Coren Mitchell A stupid gamble on evil machines
The government’s failure to clamp down on fixed-odds betting terminals must be down to stupidity or corruption and I’m not sure which of those I hope it is. Which is better? Idiots or crooks? It would make a good parlour game. It’s possible that I’ve...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: The once mighty are falling – and not before time
It may interest Donald Trump in his new role as monument conservationist to know he has Chris Patten with him. In 2016, Patten, chancellor of Oxford University, helped preserve the statue of Cecil Rhodes in his bespoke niche on the front of Oriel...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: Even in power, politicians are all too often powerless
Theresa May must have felt fleetingly empowered on her recent walking holiday. She and her husband planned to walk from A to B and presumably they achieved their objective. With the help of clearly defined route maps, they were in control. What...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: Wolfenden: not so liberal on homosexuality after all
The 60th anniversary of the Wolfenden report, which recommended an end to the ban on male homosexuality, will fall on 4 September. Although it was groundbreaking and led to subsequent gay law reform in 1967, it was also flawed. John Wolfenden, who...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: It becomes clearer by the day that EU values are our values
David Miliband is right to say that the European Union “is the team we should be in” (“Tory Brexit policy is chaotic”, Opinion, last week). The nearer we come to Brexit, the more this is clear to all. As Miliband argues, we see that EU values are our...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: Pupils learn from mixed classes In her column “Men should be helped to cross social barriers to find prosperity and love” (Comment, last week), Sonia Sodha argues that education should do more to bring those from different backgrounds together. Mixed-ability schools are, as she says,...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: Women have every right to refuse treatment in childbirth Your editorial “Safety of mother and child should override ideology during birth” last week took my breath away. First, women have a right to exercise their autonomy in childbirth, opting for and declining treatment as they see fit. Second, what is...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: FOR THE RECORD A feature on the JD Wetherspoon pub chain misstated the percentage it contributes to total UK tax revenue. It said the company “pays 0.1%, or 1/1,000th%”. 0.1% is equivalent to one-thousandth (1/1,000) – not the same as one one-thousandth per cent...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: North Korea mistrusts us Yes, “there would still be a Korean crisis” no matter who had become US president (“It takes just one madman to press the button. We have two”, Nick Cohen, Comment, last week) but less so had free-world leaders acted on the advice of the late Sir...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: TOP 10 ONLINE LAST WEEK Read them at observer.co.uk 1. The problem with sex and glitter Eva Wiseman 2. Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet 3. Belinda Carlisle – This Much I Know 4. My husband has lost interest in sex – and blames the dogs Dear Mariella...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: Cohen’s no slowcoach As a park-run devotee, I was delighted with the positive exposure in last week’s Run supplement, marred only by Nick Cohen’s description of a time of 27 minutes as “sluggish” (“A runner’s story”). I hope this doesn’t deter anybody. Many regulars at...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: No rhyme nor reason Kitty Empire is wrong (“Kesha Sebert unchained”, New Review, last week). “Hyundai” does, in the original Korean, rhyme with “highway” (think Hyun Day). In the US, with its large Korean community, it is pronounced correctly. I have always wondered why...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: COMMENT: A riddle resolved? What came first? It would seem that contaminated eggs from the EU arrived just before Dr Fox’s chlorinated chickens from the US (Lucy Siegle, Comment, last week). Does that mean we now, finally, have closure on that knotty conundrum? Colin Brady...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Not in employment, but in the Urban Dictionary It isn’t very often that the typically dry lexicon of the Office for National Statistics overlaps with the definitions included in the Urban Dictionary, the online repository for unsavoury slang, youthspeak and neologisms. This coming Thursday is an...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: This is not a drill: BHP’s shale sale could happen It has been a turbulent few years for BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining and petroleum company. First came the Samarco tragedy in Brazil, when the collapse of a dam at its iron ore mine unleashed a flood and killed 19 people. The company is...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: ECONOMICS
A flurry of economic data has painted something of a mixed picture over the past few days. On the one hand, unemployment fell to a 42-year low of 4.4%, with the claimant count down 57,000 on the previous month to 1,484,000. There were also signs that...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Nestlé whips up a chocolate crisis
Fans of classic nostalgia-inducing chocolate felt their blood run cold this week as Nestlé unveiled plans to remove the half-walnut that sits atop the beloved Walnut Whip, a fixture of British life since 1910. Speculation was rife as to what the sweet...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: PEOPLE
Quote of the week goes to Poundland, in dispute with Toblerone over the alleged similarity of its own Twin Peaks bar. Toblerone owner Mondelez has “irretrievably abandoned” its trademark by changing the shape, says Poundland. The language is...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Court case sees Uber driven to distraction Uber’s relationship with its drivers is a matter of legal dispute, with the San Francisco-based firm due in court next month to challenge a tribunal ruling that they should be treated as employees, with rights such as sick pay and minimum wage. It...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Don’t bust a collar stud, Jake: we’re still in the EU
Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative politician famed for never having changed a nappy and definitely not wanting to be prime minister, this week tweeted the good news that unemployment had fallen to a 42-year low. This, he suggested, gave the lie to the...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: VITAL STATISTIC
The weakness of sterling since the Brexit referendum has lured tourists to Britain in record numbers, with 10.75 million people visting from overseas between April and June, up 8% on last year.... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Seven ways to cut the cost of tickets for beleaguered UK rail travellers
Even for commuters long used to rising fares, last week’s news of another hefty increase was particularly painful: the cost of season tickets and most off-peak standard fares will rise by 3.6% in January. The increase – the biggest for five years, was...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Better subsidies would boost affordability … just in time for Brexit
A sliding pound has left euro rail fares looking less of a comparative bargain, but commuter season tickets and peak fares remain more expensive on Britain’s railways than continental Europe’s, according to most studies. The landmark inquiry into UK...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Food Monthly
‘The EU has done so much for UK agriculture. When we unplug, people are going to suffer’ Georgio Locatelli on Brexit... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: A weak pound could boost manufacturing, if only British industry wasn’t chronically weak George Osborne was a worried man. It was May 2016 and the EU referendum was only a month away. The polls were tight, much too tight for comfort as far as the then chancellor was concerned. This had not been for the lack of effort on Osborne’s part. He...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: There are more than 1,000 tax relief schemes. Give us a break
Twenty years have passed since former chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown launched his scheme to promote the British film industry, and in doing so innocently spawned numerous lucrative tax relief opportunities for advisers and their...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: The lessons from Learndirect do not flatter the private sector As it pondered the future of apprenticeship quango Learndirect in 2011, the coalition wanted two things: to raise cash and cut down the number of “Neets” (those not in education, employment or training). It thought it had found the answer: sell the...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Ryanair might regret denying passengers a third G&T Michael O’Leary is rarely cast in the role of killjoy. But if he gets his way, passing the hours and minutes in departure lounges will be a considerably drier experience for holidaymakers. Ryanair, the budget carrier of which he is boss, has demanded a...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Seriousness just doesn’t click with Silicon Valley
Where might James Graham find another journalism drama to rival Ink , his triumphant Birth of the Bun saga – this time maybe on Broadway? Easy. He could call Franklin Foer, whose emerging chronicle of his second, and last, stint as editor of the New...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Regulation and free-swinging comment not so clever, Trevor Trevor Kavanagh, Sun political editor-turned-columnist, is the only regular writing journalist on the board of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso). It’s a queasy slot when Kavanagh writes about immigration, Channel 4 presenters wearing...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: BUSINESS: Why interference is an ongoing issue for the BBC Suppose the government had left BBC governance in its old trust mode as the latest royal charter took effect. Then, in this Brexitridden, DUP-dependent time, there would have been any number of veiled threats and feelings of collars. Covert bullying as...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: CASH: Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load
After three years at university Vic Froggett has started in her first job and is adjusting to the succession of new bills she has to pay. But as well as the increased cost of rent, travel and council tax, in the background is her mountain of debt –...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: CASH: EVERY LITTLE HELPS
“Keep track of spending using any number of free apps,” says Damien Fahy from personal finance website Money To The Masses. “This will help develop an awareness of what you are spending money on.” Set a monthly budget, and track main areas of...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: CASH: EasyJet left us stranded in Nice with two diabetic children Our family was due to fly back from Nice to Gatwick with easyJet on New Year’s Eve. On our way to the airport we received a text saying the flight was delayed due to staffing problems. An hour later we were told our flight had been cancelled due to bad...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: CASH: Our holiday was derailed when InterRail passes failed to arrive We bought two InterRail global passes for £446.43, and paid an extra £7.90 for guaranteed delivery to our temporary Berlin address by 30 May. We planned to begin our trip from Barcelona a week later. But the tickets didn’t arrive and we had to take our...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: TRAVEL: Five of the best
1. Butts To Go Pell City Butts To Go is in a Texaco garage run by 64-year-old entrepreneur Wade Reich. The magic happens a few paces from the pavement in four smokers. In Alabama, where the pig is king, it is smoked over hickory by Reich. But there is...... Pubdate:

20/08/2017: WEATHER: SPEEDY CROSSWORD ACROSS DOWN 1 Pertaining to, or affecting, the liver or liverwort (7) 5 Folky Englishism for the badger (5) 8 Kicks someone when they’re down (4,3,4,2) 9 Cape Cod town: county town of Cornwall (5) 10 Understanding (7) 12 Go for it! (4,3,6) 14...... Pubdate:








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