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19/08/2018: Front Page: Farewell to the peacemaker
‘An outstanding human being’: world leaders have paid tribute to former United Nations chief Kofi Annan who has died aged 80.... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Front Page: Fashion boss gives £1m to boost People’s Vote The campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit deal has been boosted by a record £1m donation, amid growing concern that Britain will leave the EU without any agreement. The multimillionaire Julian Dunkerton, who co-founded the Superdry fashion...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Front Page: Uber judge steps aside over husband’s links to firm The judge at the heart of tech giant Uber’s legal battle to operate in London has stepped aside to avoid any perceived conflict of interest. Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the chief magistrate whose judgment reinstated Uber’s London licence after it was judged...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Labour suspends ex-MP over remarks on antisemitism row
Labour has suspended a former MP who accused the Jewish community of colluding with “Blairite plotters” to damage the party, as a poll for the Observer found that more than a third of voters believe that the party is prejudiced against British...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Trump stokes feud by branding ex-CIA chief ‘worst in history’
Donald Trump has continued to broadcast caustic criticism of former CIA director John Brennan, three days after provoking a new row with the US intelligence community by stripping him of his security clearances. “Has anyone looked at the mistakes that...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: At last, is this ‘Darling Hattie’, the young American who stole Oscar Wilde’s heart?
It was on his famous 1882 lecture tour of the United States and Canada that Oscar Wilde briefly lost his heart to a woman called “Hattie”. He wrote to her: “When I think of America I only remember someone whose lips are like the crimson petals of a...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Man who put £1m into People’s Vote campaign
Julian Dunkerton has already seen the course of his life change dramatically, in his rise from market stall trader to fashion mogul. Now the multimillionaire founder of the Superdry label hopes to play a role in changing the future of the nation. His...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: ‘His sense of realpolitik was perhaps his greatest asset’ Kofi Annan’s decade-long tenure as UN secretary-general was memorable for the multiple crises on his watch and the extraordinary calm he exuded while dealing with their consequences – both for the world and a body that rarely managed to perform as well...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Council cash cuts leave thousands of children with unacceptable care
A “silent crisis” in the care system has left more than 13,000 children with unacceptable levels of support from local authorities, an analysis warns. Tens of thousands more are being looked after by English councils that are deemed to be in need of...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Vulnerable children on new frontline in social care crisis Such is the financial crunch engulfing local councils, those attempting to keep the show on the road are having to choose which crisis to deal with first. Adult social care had been the area causing most angst. And, while that issue is far from...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: 14% The proportion who achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSE (including maths and English) in 2015, compared with 55% nationally... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: 13,790 The number of children in care over the past three years who have received local council services judged as “inadequate”... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: 5 Looked-after children are five times more likely to be excluded from school than their peers... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: 39% The proportion of children in secure training centres who had once been in care... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: 25% Almost 25% of the adult prison population has previously been in care... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Beach and books: is this the world’s best job?
Wanted: barefoot bibliophile willing to punt Daniel Defoe to rich, modern-day Robinson Crusoes at a luxury desert island resort. Philip Blackwell, scion of the bookseller family, needs a Man Friday for possibly the world’s most remote bookshop, based...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Surge in applications for new generation of Anglican priests
The number of young people applying to become Anglican priests has risen by almost a third in the past two years after efforts by the Church of England to ensure its ageing population of vicars will have a new cohort to replace them. Figures for 2018...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News Genoa Disaster: Italy’s grief and anger grow as Genoa starts to bury its dead
The coffins, strewn with flowers and draped with the flags of different countries, were lined in a row as the mourners came in their thousands. The dead had come from far and wide – from Chile, the country of Juan Carlos Pastenes and his wife Nora...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: I watched and wept in the ruins. But we have no idea what happens next
About 40 minutes after the Morandi bridge collapsed I was there, under it, amid the ruins. It was pouring with rain and the road had been closed shortly before by the city police. I ran to the site. And when I caught sight of the destroyed “little...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Detroit set for musical tribute to Queen of Soul
The American city of Detroit will erupt into song today in a celebration of the life of Aretha Franklin, as the hometown of the Queen of Soul marks her death on Thursday with a series of events, gatherings and tributes. Marquees and billboards were...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Aretha
The queen of soul, who died last week aged 76, provided black America and women around the world with anthems that still ring out and ring true. Here Observer critic Sean O’Hagan looks back on her career, and novelist Irenosen Okojie gives a personal...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: How not to let the bedbugs bite as summer plague infests cities
The UK is facing an exponential increase in bedbug infestation as a result of this summer’s hot weather, which is exacerbating a major problem in densely populated cities, experts are warning. In higher temperatures, the reproductive cycle of the bugs...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: No-fault evictions make hundreds homeless every week Hundreds of families are being made homeless every week in “no-fault” evictions by landlords keen to cash in on rising property prices or put the rent up. Analysis of quarterly eviction and homelessness data by the pressure group Generation Rent...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: In China, Valentine’s Day is about designer handbags, not true love
News from China: the western celebration of romance, Valentine’s Day, has been dumped. It’s not you, it’s me or, rather, it’s a scheduling issue. Falling during Chinese new year, Chinese millennials and Generation Z-ers struggled to make time for it....... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Just where do inflatable unicorns go in the autumn? Get set for an impending plastic tat crisis. As the heatwave crashes into autumn, what will happen to all those deflated flamingos, unicorns and slices of pizza ride-on floats that have dominated the waterways? At least the RNLI will get a much-needed...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Families torn apart as visa misery hits Britons with foreign spouses
On 17 December last year, Paige Smith stood on a bridge above a road in north London. “I don’t remember too much, just standing there, looking over the edge, thinking ‘I’m just going to jump’, but then two police officers – I don’t know where they came...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: RSPB chief warns: we’ve got just months to protect our rare birds
Ministers may have only 12 months to rescue Britain’s degraded environment and to save its endangered birds and animals. That is the stark conclusion of Michael Clarke, chief executive of the RSPB, who has warned that parliamentary bills – to be...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Learning German is just the job for savvy millennials Learning European languages may no longer have much cachet among schoolchildren, but for millennials eyeing the job market, German appears to be more attractive than ever. Growing numbers of young adults aged between 18 and 30 in Britain are learning...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Are holiday homes ruining our seaside?
Pam Kinsey rarely visits Porthmeor beach in the height of summer. Overlooked by Tate St Ives and facing the Atlantic ocean, the promenade is heaving with teenage surfers and families marked out by striped windbreakers and beach towels crumpled across...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: The seaside loophole In coastal areas many second homes are now being registered as holiday accommodation, enabling them to avoid council tax or business rates by claiming rate relief. In order for a second home to qualify, it must be advertised as being available to let...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: One in 10 firms ‘are breaking wage laws’ A fifth of British companies have found they use suppliers who are either paying their staff late or at illegally low rates, a survey has found, raising further concerns about the treatment of vulnerable workers. Suppliers to one in 10 British...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: He read the news all day: how Beatles ‘froze out’ George Martin
He was the producer often referred to as the fifth Beatle. But George Martin was “frozen out” by the band while they were making the White Album in 1968, a new biography claims. Its author, Kenneth Womack, said that a “cold war” between Martin and the...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: What British sport can learn from the US about taming its pervasive drink culture
British sports stars involved in drinkfuelled crimes and other incidents should be treated like their American counterparts who are subjected to strict protocols to ensure they do not repeat their mistakes, an expert on sport and alcohol has...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Women call for more equality and better facilities at mosques
Muslim women in Scotland are campaigning to be given more equal facilities for praying and to be involved in running mosques. Scottish Mosques For All was set up to highlight the importance of including women in decision-making. More than a quarter of...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Tony Adams: ‘I gave up booze, but I couldn’t give up fish and chips’ Observer Food Monthly, pages 6-7... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Ben Stokes returns for third Test against India at Trent Bridge Sport, pages 14-16... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: The magic of tarot: why a new generation is turning to the cards
It was once seen as the preserve of fairground fortune-tellers spouting platitudes from a booth, and ageing hippies with a fondness for Aleister Crowley and the occult. Now, the art of reading the tarot is back in style, with books, artwork and onstage...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: In the military base with hackers learning how to stop cybercrime
At the heart of a police operation to defend Britain from attack by cybercriminals, a 14-year-old boy was honing his skills to thwart hackers linked to a rogue state. Ben Abrahmason was among a group who gathered at a military base in Wiltshire on...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Britain ‘flouting human rights’ over Grenfell-style cladding
The government is breaching fundamental obligations to protect its citizens’ right to life by failing to address the systemic problems that led to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the UK’s human rights watchdog has warned. The Equality and Human Rights...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Back in style: if you want to get ahead, get a headband
They were everywhere in the 1990s, and now headbands are back. Beyoncé and Jay Z have been photographed sporting matching his and hers, and Vogue has recently hailed them as one of this year’s standout trends thanks to nostalgia-loving supermodel Bella...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: Yes, this really is the best fish supper money can buy
Stonehaven, the newly crowned home of the world’s finest fish supper experience, is also a globally acclaimed hothouse of gastronomic innovation. Its symbiotic relationship with the deep-fat fryer is illustrative of Scotland’s as a whole and began in...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: The right bites Here are Lonely Planet’s top 10 food experiences. The Bay is at no 31. 1 Pintxos in San Sebastián These tiny bites can be savoured while barhopping through the Spanish city. 2 Curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur 3 Sushi in Tokyo Sukiyabashi Jiro or Sushi...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: News: A Titanic success: how Johnson inspired my viral Brexit satire
When the satirist Armando Iannucci was asked if he would make a Brexit version of his show The Thick Of It, he replied that there was no point, such was the absurdity of the reality. Yet political satire still has its place – a fact that was...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: World: How Guatemala is sliding into chaos in fight for land and water
At 9am on 9 May, Luis Arturo Marroquín walked out of a shop in the main square of the small town of San Luis Jilotepéque in central Guatemala. Eyewitnesses say a black Toyota Hilux pick-up then drove up and, in full view of passersby, two men wearing...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: World: A history of conflict Guatemala’s largely indigenous population say their rights have been violated since the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, driving them into the less fertile highlands. Guatemala gained independence in 1821 and there followed a century of struggle...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: World: Kerala’s chief minister begs for help as monsoon flooding toll rises above 320
Thousands of people in the south Indian state of Kerala are still awaiting rescue from the worst flooding in nearly 100 years, which has killed more than 300 people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee from their homes. With heavy rain predicted...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: World: Khan is sworn in as Pakistan PM – but ‘grave difficulties’ lie ahead
Inside Pakistan’s palatial Presidential House – before a crowd that included the country’s all-powerful army chief, top businessmen, cricket stars and a first lady – Imran Khan, former cricket captain, was sworn in yesterday as Pakistan’s prime...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: World: French teenagers swipe up for arts on Macron’s app
It’s like Tinder but for the arts, and with benefits. Your phone shows you a picture teasingly described as likely to “arouse desire” – of a play, a film, a concert, a book, an instrument, a dance class – that is on, or available, in your...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: World: In the picturesque enclave that survived apartheid, gentrification is the new enemy
Sunday morning in Cape Town. Two days of rain have washed the dust from the air. Table Mountain is etched against a clear blue southern winter sky. Seagulls wheel on an ocean breeze. In the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood of the city, the famous painted houses...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: World: Cossacks and flowers as Putin leads Austrian wedding dance
There was a Russian Cossack choir, a horse-drawn carriage and a venue specialising in a Viennese fried chicken. But one thing about the wedding of the Austrian foreign minister, Karin Kneissl, stood out: among the guests was the Russian president,...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Focus: Trump’s money wars
Some US presidents use military force to impose America’s will on other countries. Most prefer traditional diplomacy and negotiation, or else they ask allies to help them get their way. Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama stressed the importance of moral...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Focus: Around the world, US trade tactics have a human cost
Turkey Hakan Evin Hakan Evin is the closest thing to a celebrity in the world of Turkish carpets. The walls of his shop in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar are lined with magnificent rugs and kilims, as well as photographs of Evin with a slew of US political...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Focus: Exam results
Thousands of students missed out on their university choices last week. Donna Ferguson talks to five people about their experiences and why a setback can be a spur to succeed Pictures of elated teenagers jumping with joy and stories about...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Focus: Aretha
The queen of soul, who died last week aged 76, provided black America and women around the world with anthems that still ring out and ring true. Here Observer critic Sean O’Hagan looks back on her career, and novelist Irenosen Okojie gives a personal...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Focus: Heroine, agony aunt, wise woman: Aretha’s soundtrack to my life
Several days ago, my mother called me with some bad news. “I think Aretha’s time is coming,” she said. Of course, I knew who she meant. There was only one Aretha. A grenade had been dropped. A soft breath came, followed by a silence, then my response....... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Focus: LIFE AND TIMES 1942 Born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara Siggers Franklin, a gospel singer, and Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, a Baptist preacher. 1952 Begins singing solos at New Bethel Baptist church in Detroit. 1955 Gives birth to her first child, Clarence. 1956...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Focus: Prague 1968: lost images of the day that freedom died
The images provide an intimate and sometimes painfully unheroic close-up view of chaos, confusion and upheaval in the face of military subjugation. A corpse lies on the street as passers-by walk on seemingly unperturbed; burned-out buses block normally...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Focus: Perils of dating agencies
After last week’s court case against an elite matchmaking firm, recently married (but longtime single) Jean Hannah Edelstein hails a victory for all who have been shamed in their quest for love Meat Loaf would do anything for love, and so would...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Amid the hunt for culprits, Genoa’s tragedy points to a malaise at Italy’s heart
Thehorror of the bridge collapse in Genoa could hardly have happened in a more stunning city. I’m supposed to go there for work, but usually find myself idling to admire the sudden views of the sea from the hills. It’s a bit like Bristol: an elderly...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: A culture of blame has gripped our political class Apledge by Rory Stewart, the prisons minister, to resign if his new plan to combat drugs and violence in 10 target jails does not work stood out in a week when politicians of every stripe devoted themselves to dodging blame and shirking responsibility....... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: It’s time to clamp down on non-resident home owners Last week, New Zealand banned non-resident buyers from purchasing existing homes, to make housing more affordable for its citizens. It joins Switzerland, which has also banned non-residents from outside the EU from buying property. Several other...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: US Democrats are struggling to make sense of a socialist surge
On the well-kept shores of Martha’s Vineyard, Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Obamas arrived this month, still drawing their respective following of acolytes for book signings, cocktail parties and informal think-ins about what Democrats need to do to...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Intelligent design? How come He made so many blunders?
Takea look in the mirror and examine your eyes. Are they blurry? Bloodshot from last night’s alcoholic excess? Or perhaps they remain clear, bright and healthy? Whatever their state, our optic organs can tell us a great deal – not just about our...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Nail varnish and eyeshadow fine. But Botox and lip fillers? Come on, Superdrug
As a teenager, I spent many a happy hour perusing the makeup aisles in Superdrug with my friends, filling our baskets with dubious purchases such as lurid bottles of 99p nail varnish. And while I might fork out £40 today for the odd eyeshadow palette,...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: A-level results The pass rate fell in England, as pupils felt the impact of the new ‘linear’ exams... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: The bad news is we’re dying earlier in Britain – and it’s all down to ‘shit-life syndrome’
Britainand America are in the midst of a barely reported public health crisis. They are experiencing not merely a slowdown in life expectancy, which in many other rich countries is continuing to lengthen, but the start of an alarming increase in death...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: May I have a word
The shifting patterns of English: gobbledegook invades the Lake District Pity the poor Lake District. Earlier this year, campaigners saw off a £1.8m activity “hub” with eight zip wires up to 1,200 metres long crisscrossing one of its more beautiful...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: A class act speaking up for talent from all quarters
As an actor, Eddie Marsan often serves as a kind of “Tesco Finest” or “Taste the Difference” label for films and TV series. You know that if he’s in it, it’s likely to be decent, likely to be worth the extra 99p. He was unforgettable as a grieving...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: From material girl to exultant birthday girl
Many were excited to celebrate Madonna’s 60th birthday, but Madonna seemed to be the most excited of all. She’d been counting down on Instagram for days, announcing, amid a series of posts about cake, that she was “Getting Ready For My Spankings!” On...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Not even Trump can part them
You can choose your friends, as the old saying goes, but you can’t choose the fact that your wife is forever and inextricably tied to the Donald Trump administration when you really loathe Trump. Last week, the Washington Post published an astonishing...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Let’s call time on the Brexit shambles
As the whole Brexit concept continues to unravel, I cannot be the only one thinking “enough is enough” (“Brexit shift: more than 100 Leave seats now back Remain”, News, last week). We are fed up with hearing about fantasy trade deals and pie in the sky...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Where are the real leaders? The current manoeuvrings in the two main parties underline the need for urgent reform of the way we choose our prime minister. Our system is failing to produce national leaders with the vision and range of skills that we desperately need. This is...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Auden, Corbyn and the left Nick Cohen displays his ignorance of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters (“Auden had it right: we seek comfort where we can, even amid calamity”, Comment, last week). His convenient labelling of “far-left” supporters with the “Tory right” with regard to Brexit...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: A grave underestimation Your story on the discovery of William Blake’s burial place gives the impression that there is very little at Bunhill Fields burial ground in London, apart from his new stone, the memorial to Daniel Defoe and “two remaining gravestones”. (“How amateur...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Northern Echo ‘Gesture of solidarity’
“Passengers beset by months of disruption will be thrilled to hear they will soon be paying 3.5% more to have their trains cancelled or delayed. In a gesture of real solidarity with the public, transport secretary Chris Grayling took the hugely...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: The fruits of their labours I read with interest Michael Savage’s story on “Call for young to do ‘national service’ in social work”, News, last week). I have to wonder if this is part of an agenda to make it mandatory for the hundreds of thousands of young and not so young men...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: No place for the niqab I believe that the face veil should be banned in the UK (“‘Morally empty’ Boris Johnson is courting fascism, says peer as Tory crisis escalates”, News, last week). The face is a person’s identity and character in a way that no other body part is and to...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: The spirit of 1919 In his piece about the 19th year of recent centuries, David Olusoga omits the most significant event of 1919, namely the Treaty of Versailles (“Peterloo 1819. Destroyers on the Mersey and tanks in Glasgow 1919. In 2019?” Comment, last week). My father,...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: For the record We misspelled “fascism” in the headline “Facism grows like a fungus” (New Review, 12 August, page 51). Dakar, not Dhaka, is in Senegal. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh (“How Issa Rae made TV gold…”, World, 12 August, page 28). Write to the...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Lovemoney.com ‘Trust at lowest level’ “With all of the recent stories about shoddy rail services, it’s perhaps little wonder that trust in the train industry is nearing its lowest level in six years, according to Which’s consumer insight tracker. A paltry 23% of respondents said they trust...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Bev Hughes ‘Kicked in the teeth’ “After months of misery, rail passengers are again being kicked in the teeth by the government. Even after mass cancellations, an emergency timetable and the continuing Sunday shambles, passengers are still set to be hit by hikes.” Bev Hughes is deputy...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: New Statesman ‘Politically toxic’ “State ownership is not an invariable good: few are nostalgic for British Rail. Yet a dogmatic preference for the private sector has not served the public interest. Until the government acknowledges as much, the railways will remain politically toxic.”...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: There is a leftwing way to challenge big tech over our data. Here it is
Forall its supposed complexity, our digital future does have a logic shaping its basic foundations. It’s mostly an interplay of two conflicting dynamics: one of data extractivism – propelled primarily by big tech’s dependence on new sources of data;...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Rochester City Newspaper ‘Need for a strong press’
“Journalists and editors are human beings, and human beings make mistakes. But imperfect as we are, our aim is to seek the truth and share it with our readers. The need for a strong, free press is particularly acute in this period of division,...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Salon ‘Stand up for truth’ “It’s tragic that America’s daily newspapers felt the need to declare a special day of solidarity to defend their First Amendment rights against the president. Isn’t the task of journalism to stand up for the truth, and for the spirit of open inquiry,...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: CBS News ‘Massive fiscal boon’ “The real danger to the media isn’t Trump’s attacks – it’s his departure. Trump, and the hatred he inspires among the left-of-centre public, is a massive fiscal boon. The impact on media revenue has been so huge they call it the “Trump Bump”. Michael...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Mercury News ‘Stronger nation’ “Journalists are not trying to tear down our nation. We believe in the premise behind the First Amendment – that our nation is stronger if its people are informed.” Editorial... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Honeyed words do nothing to curb prejudice against the disabled
Yourguard should go up when you are told that the politically correct policing of speech is nothing more than an insistence on good manners. Take a cool look at those who think it their business to tell you what to say and write. More often than not,...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Comment & Analysis: Meteor strikes
Last week, the Perseid meteor shower could be seen over Ondřejov in the Czech Republic. It is visible each August when the Earth passes through dust. Sometimes, meteors crash to Earth – and here are some examples. Chelyabinsk This was a superbolide (a...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Business & Cash: Is homebuilders’ house of cards starting to wobble?
It’s late August, so things are quiet when it comes to company news. But on Tuesday there are first-half results from housebuilder Persimmon Homes, which is run by the best-paid boss of a public company. Last week’s report by the High Pay Centre...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Business & Cash: BHS auditor under fire from watchdog Price water house Coopers, the giant accountancy firm, charged Sir Philip Green’s Taveta £355,000 for audit work in 2014 and £3.3m for consulting, a report by the Financial Reporting Council revealed. PwC’s contact partner for Taveta, which owned BHS...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Business & Cash: Vital statistic £50m Amount Ofcom fined Royal Mail for 2014 prices rises that killed off rival Whistl’s attempt to compete with it on bulk mail deliveries. £1.5bn Royal Mail’s annual revenue from delivering so-called access mail, bulk mail collected by other firms.... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Business & Cash: Football and sun give UK shops a boost Britain’s high streets got a muchneeded lift from the World Cup and the heatwave in July. Consumers spent heavily on food and drink, and discounting by clothing stores brought shoppers back to the tills, reversing a decline the previous month. However,...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Business & Cash: Weak wage growth surprises forecasters Pay growth slowed to its weakest in almost a year despite unemployment continuing to fall. The dip in the annual rate of wage growth to 2.4% in the second quarter ran counter to the Bank of England’s expectations. Some economists said the numbers cast...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Business & Cash: ‘Social influencers’ face payment probe The competition regulator is investigating celebrities who promote products on social media, because it suspects they are not disclosing being paid to do so. The Competition and Markets Authority wrote to at least 10 “social influencers” who can sway...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Business: Electric shocks: Elon Musk and Tesla endure a painful year
It’s been a horrible year for Elon Musk. Even he acknowledges it couldn’t have been much worse. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” the billionaire admitted in a New York Times interview published on Friday. “It...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Business: With Brexit looming, energy sector builds new links to Europe
While Westminster attempts to deliver Brexit within months, the UK’s energy system is set to become dramatically more dependent on the EU just as Britain leaves. Today, four cables – known as interconnectors – between the UK and Ireland, France and the...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Business: Sparking problems 6 February SpaceX, Musk’s rocket company, fires Musk’s Tesla Roadster out of Earth’s orbit. The following day, Tesla announces a $675m quarterly loss. 23 March A Model X crashes, killing the driver and catching fire. Tesla says the driver “wasn’t...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Analysis: Stop whining about ‘the politics of envy’. Executive pay has become indefensible
Defenders of the astronomical amounts routinely being trousered by leading executives have a stock response to critics who say that such rewards are excessive. Chief executives have to be paid the going rate. Without the right incentives, these alpha...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Analysis: A third rise in household bills shows we need to switch to clean energy Hundreds of thousands of energy bill payers have been told they could be hit with yet another price rise this year, as if two already weren’t bad enough. So far Pure Planet and Bulb, the UK’s fastest-growing energy supplier, are the only two firms to...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Analysis: Instagram’s influencers need guiding hand from their backers It’s heartening to know that folks at the Competition and Markets Authority are keeping fingers on the pulse by browsing Z-list celebrities’ Instagram profiles. The competition watchdog has written to some social media “influencers” as part of a probe...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Economics: UK creative industries are being choked by bureaucracy
This week thousands of young people will learn how they performed in their GCSEs. One thing we already know is that the number of GCSE music entries is down over the last five years by 8%. Worse, performing and expressive arts entries have slumped by...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Cash: What’s the deal for your personal finances if there’s a no-deal Brexit?
The currency markets have been doing little to allow British holidaymakers to enjoy a relaxing summer. The pound recently slumped to its lowest level against the dollar and the euro so far this year, meaning a break away just got more...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Cash: Horrified as PayPal took our cancer charity money
I am an art teacher and I was asked to run an eBay art auction, Sophie’s Postcards, in memory of Sophie Maria Taylor, a pupil at my school who died from cancer at the age of 12 last April. It far exceeded our expectations, with contributions by Sir...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Travel: Five of the best
Done the HaightAshbury hippy shake? Golden Gate feel like a bridge too far? Refuel for more sightseeing at these great affordable diners 1. Golden Gate Warming Hut The bridge is immersed in parkland and it can feel like food is nowhere in sight, but...... Pubdate:

19/08/2018: Weather: Speedy crossword Across 1 Richard Hannay novel (1916) from John Buchan, sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps (11) 9 Vigilant, always watchful (7) 10 Russian country villa, maybe in the 20 (5) 11 Directs one’s attention on something: tiny openings in the skin (5) 12 Beach...... Pubdate:








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