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22/10/2017: FRONT PAGE: Spain announces direct rule to crush Catalan ‘rebellion’
Spain was plunged deep into political crisis yesterday after the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, announced that he is stripping Catalonia of its autonomy and imposing direct rule from Madrid in a bid to crush the regional leadership’s move to...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: FRONT PAGE: 20 BEST MIDDLE EASTERN RECIPES
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22/10/2017: FRONT PAGE: Austerity puts public workers’ wages below private sector Public sector workers’ pay has dipped below that of their private sector counterparts for the first time since the financial crash, after seven years of austerity and cuts to spending. The revelation, which will pile pressure on the chancellor, Philip...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: A century after Lenin’s revolution, the last tsar still holds a place in Russian hearts
Vladimir Lenin gazes impassively into the middle- distance from his pedestal outside the courthouse in LeninskKuznetsky, a Siberian mining town that bears his name. Lenin, who called for “bloodsucking” rich men to be hanged, seems an incongruous figure...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: Take your pick: great British apple boom brings back hundreds of forgotten varieties
Britain is enjoying a remarkable apple boom, as hundreds of new community orchards revive lost varieties and contribute to a thriving heritage market. According to Steve Oram, who is the apple diversity officer at the wildlife charity People’s Trust...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: BRITISH BITES
Colwall Quoining Dessert apple named after a village near Malvern, Worcestershire. It has angular ridges – ‘quoining’ refers to its corners – and crisp, coarse flesh with a sweet, nutty flavour. Green with splashes of red. Available January to...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: National Trust defeats move to ban trail hunting on its land The National Trust was accused of succumbing to pressure from the hunting lobby after a motion to ban trail hunting on the organisation’s land was narrowly defeated at its annual conference yesterday, sparking warnings that some members would cancel...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: BRIAN’S FURY
Stormwatchers gather in Porthcawl, south Wales, yesterday, as high seas slam into the seafront. Storm Brian brought wind speeds of up to 78mph in parts of north Wales. (Weather forecast, page 49).... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: End of the fantasy: how Game of Thrones star left Westeros to embrace gritty realism
It is a crime that terrifies parents, and is one of the hardest to tackle in a drama. Now, Indira Varma, last seen facing down her enemies as a vengeful Sand Snake mother in Game of Thrones , is to put the fantasy kingdom of Westeros far behind her to...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: U-turn on housing benefit cap for elderly and vulnerable
Plans to cap housing benefit for thousands of mentally ill, elderly and other vulnerable people in supported housing are to be re-examined after protests by MPs and charities. The rethink, expected within weeks, also follows evidence from the National...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: PM told to keep pledge over debt relief for poor
Theresa May is under pressure to fulfil her pledge to give people struggling with debts “breathing space” from the bailiffs as figures show that half the British population are financially vulnerable. A cross-party group of peers, including a former...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: Firms push to add extra veg to British diet Eat more vegetables – it is the constant exhortation from doctors, dieticians and public health experts, but falling sales of greens suggest the advice is being ignored. This week 30 retailers, cafe chains and catering companies will pledge to include...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: Hollywood? It’s finished, claims Oscar-winning director who fled to New York
A change of the old order in Hollywood is long overdue, according to Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning film-maker behind the hit films Crash and Million Dollar Baby . Speaking this weekend, the Canadian screenwriter and director said many of the...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: Weinstein accuser says fear of losing work stopped her making harassment allegations
The actress Katherine Kendall has revealed how the fear of being “blackballed” by Hollywood’s powerbrokers stopped her from making claims of sexual harassment. Kendall, 48, publicly alleged earlier this month that Harvey Weinstein had harassed her in...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: Firms pledge extra veg help for those struggling with five a day Eat more vegetables – it is the constant exhortation from doctors, dieticians and public health experts, but falling sales of greens suggests the advice is being ignored. This week 30 retailers, cafe chains and catering companies will pledge to...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | POLITICS: Cold Christmas coming for May as Brexit and budget crises loom In the last few weeks at prime minister’s questions a group of female Tory MPs have stood in front of the entrance to the Commons chamber, within the eyeline of Theresa May and opposite the press gallery, loyally nodding at almost every word she has...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | POLITICS: BREXIT DILEMMAS
DIVORCE MONEY While European leaders handed May a lifeline this week by agreeing to start talking among themselves about a future trade deal with Britain, they have also made clear that the prime minister will havee to stump up far more than thee...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | POLITICS: PUBLIC-SECTOR PAY
Ministers have already said that wage increases for some public sector workers will no longer be capped at 1%, while cabinet figures such as Boris Johnson back bigger pay packets. However, small increases will anger the unions – as will any attempt to...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | POLITICS: INTERGENERATIONAL UNFAIRNESS
Helping the young will be a theme of the budget, but with no easy ways of raising cash, Hammond may have to plunder older people to find the money. Cutting the amount of tax relief that well-off older workers can put in their pension is a tried and...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | POLITICS: WELFARE
Philip Hammond is under pressure from several directions over the welfare budget. Some MPs want claimants to face a shorter wait before receiving their first universal credit payment. Others want poor workers to be able to retain more state support as...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | POLITICS: Voters critical of Brexit process but spurn fresh referendum, says poll Voters disapprove of Theresa May’s handling of Brexit but the country remains deeply divided over the decision to leave, according to a new poll for the Observer. The Brexit process is proving more complicated than some voters thought and more are now...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | POLITICS: THE OPINIUM/OBSERVER POLL
Under the article 50 process, the UK will cease to be a member of the European Union in March 2019. If, by this time, no satisfactory deal has been agreed, what do you think should happen?... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: Furious parents say collapsing academy trust asset-stripped its schools of millions
“I want my children to have the education I didn’t get,” says Josie Farrar, 46, who has two children at Freeston Academy in Normanton, West Yorkshire. Her children had been back at school for two days at the start of term in September when parents had...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: Want your child to be an engineer? Give them a falcon or a home brew kit
A childhood brush with beekeeping, a foray into falconry or a fossil-hunting trip could inspire a new generation of much-needed engineers, scientists and mathematicians, new research suggests. Schools are being urged to consider introducing children...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BARBARA ELLEN: Childcare crisis takes more than a financial toll
Childcare costs have risen up to seven times faster than wages, according to TUC research. Average costs in England for parents with a one-year-old rose 48% between 2008 and 2016 and single parents have been hit hardest, spending more than 20% of their...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BARBARA ELLEN: Time to throw the Tory out with the bath water?
It has been my solemn journalistic duty to imagine Tory MP Tim Loughton in the bath, so that you don’t have to. Loughton, co-chairman of a cross-party parliamentary group on mindfulness, has been speaking of how, just like Winston Churchill, he enjoys...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BARBARA ELLEN: Oh for phubb’s sake, leave me alone While “phubbing” (snubbing people in favour of your mobile phone) has been around for a while, it looks set to become even more socially entrenched. Studies report that it’s affecting various aspects of life, from relationships, friendships and work,...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BARBARA ELLEN: ‘Your husband’s affair was wrong. Who’d want to waste another second on such a man?’ Agony aunt Mariella Frostrup page78Observer... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: Ex-Cameron aide in tobacco firm lobbying row
One of David Cameron’s closest advisers has been caught up in a tobacco lobbying row after it emerged that she promoted a new product from the Marlboro manufacturer, Philip Morris, at this year’s Tory party conference. Labour has questioned whether...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS: New rules could cut stress of buying a house A clampdown on gazumping and other tactics that cause misery to housebuyers and sellers is being drawn up by the government as part of a renewed attempt to reduce the stress of buying a home. New rules to stop people from cutting their offer at an...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: THREE- PAGE SPECIAL REPORT: HOW WEINSTEIN’S ACCUSERS GAVE WOMEN WORLDWIDE A VOICE
Drop a stone in a deep enough pond, and you never know how far the ripples will spread. It is more than a fortnight now since Harvey Weinstein was first accused of sexually harassing actresses in an article for the New York Times, and still the...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | SPECIAL REPORT: SPORT
McKayla Maroney, Olympic gold medalist, says she was abused by her US gymnastics doctor from the age of 13. “I had flown all day and night with the team to get to Tokyo,” she says. “He’d given me a sleeping pill for the flight, and the next thing I...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | SPECIAL REPORT: POLITICS
Maria Miller, the Conservative MP and former culture secretary, said she had experienced sexual harassment: “Of course, we all have ... it’s something that, particularly in very male-dominated industries, women are still experiencing. We should not...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | SPECIAL REPORT: MEDIA
Rajini Vaidyanathan, a BBC correspondent based in Washington DC: “I was horrified but at first I thought I needed to be polite, as there was a chance we’d work together again. But his messages continued and became more creepy. He said he’d fantasised...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | SPECIAL REPORT: ON OTHER PAGES Actresses must inspire others to speak out over harassment... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | SPECIAL REPORT: Not so nasty: how dinosaurs liked to snuggle up and socialise
The three young dinosaurs had snuggled together to sleep when disaster struck. A thick layer of ash or soil, probably from a volcanic eruption or sand storm, poured over them and the animals, each the size of a large dog, died within minutes. For 70...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | SPECIAL REPORT: New rugby warm-up regime can halve number of injuries
A series of exercises performed before rugby matches can dramatically reduce injury, according to a benchmark study that the game’s coaches hope will rebut the charge that they do not take the issue of concussion seriously. The programme, known as...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | SPECIAL REPORT: Brothels in Airbnbs: MPs launch inquiry The growth of “pop-up brothels” in Airbnb and other short-term properties is to be investigated by MPs. The all-party parliamentary group on prostitution will launch an inquiry tomorrow after reports of temporary brothels springing up across the...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: WORLD: Catalan separatists preparing for a war of attrition against Madrid rule
For years there were warnings of the impending “train crash” in Catalonia, but nothing was done to prevent it. As a result, horrified Spaniards have now spent three weeks watching a slowmotion collision that became dramatically worse with the decision...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: WORLD: ON OTHER PAGES Mariano Rajoy: Spain’s ‘safe pair of hands’ risking it all on Catalonia... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | WORLD: Kurds cry treachery as their dreams of an independent state turn to dust in Kirkuk
When the guns fell silent on the KirkukErbil road, just after noon on Friday, a fresh border had been scythed through the oil- rich soil – and a new line of influence carved across northern Iraq. Their gun barrels still hot, vanquished p eshmerga...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | WORLD: In an Indian village blighted by alcoholic fathers, a ‘young girls club’ takes control
Each afternoon the men of Thennamadevi leave their village and head for the surrounding fields, many carrying bottles of high-strength home-brewed alcohol. Hours later they stagger back home through the paddy fields of the state of Tamil Nadu in...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: NEWS | WORLD: Breeding narcoleptic dobermans is harder than it sounds, as the afflicted tend to topple over mid-coitus, temporarily paralysed by a cataplectic thrill pages 17-19... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: IN FOCUS: The caliphate is smashed, but its ruins may hold new threats
For a group with such spectacular ambitions, Islamic State’s last stand took place in surroundings of almost shocking banality: a hospital and sports stadium in Raqqa, the Syrian town that was the political capital of its self-styled caliphate. After...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: IN FOCUS: SATIRE, STUNTS AND FAKE NEWS
The enduring appeal of Chris Morris and Brass Eye,... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: INTERVIEW: He captured a fresh start for Myanmar … and then its descent into tragedy
The first of April 2012 was a historic, emotional and profoundly hopeful day in Myanmar’s history. Aung San Suu Kyi, for decades an exile from the country and then a political prisoner under house arrest for 15 years, finally won a byelection vote for...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: IN FOCUS | CULTURE: IN THE PAPERS
The lampooning of tabloid newspapers, left, was merciless. The then chief executive of Channel 4, Michael Grade, eventually intervened to demand cuts.... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: IN FOCUS | CULTURE: ON DRUGS
This episode introduced the infamous ‘Cake, a made-up drug’, to gullible celebrities who were happy to share their disgust over its sale and use with the public – the Tory MP David Amess went as far as to ask a question about it in parliament.... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: IN FOCUS | CULTURE: FAKING IT
The series parodied the type of presentation and graphics used in real news shows, for example this chart in the Crime episode, making the outrageous ‘ facts’ it reported look more believable.... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: IN FOCUS | HISTORY: How a heroic Navy raid on a U-boat was key to cracking the Enigma code
The top-secret breaking of the German Enigma code by Alan Turing, and the codebreakers working with him at Bletchley Park, was one of the greatest British coups of the second world war. It helped ships delivering vital supplies to the UK during the...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: IN FOCUS | TECHNOLOGY: Google’s seductive plan to revolutionise city living is the ultimate property play
Last June an important design magazine, Volume, published an article on the Google Urbanism project, which charts a future based on cities acting as key sites for “data extractivism” – the conversion of data harvested from individuals into artificial...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: Mariano Rajoy Spain’s ‘safe pair of hands’ risking it all on Catalonia
As political credos go, the Spanish phrase “Esperar a que escampe” – “Wait until the weather clears up” – hardly ranks alongside “Yes we can”, “¡ No pasarán!” – “They shall not pass” – or even “Strong and stable”. But that cautious, circumspect and...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: THE OBSERVER PROFILE: THE RAJOY FILE Born Mariano Rajoy Brey, 27 March 1955, in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. Law degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Married with two children. Best of times His landslide election victory in 2011; overseeing Spain’s recovery from...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT: Oxbridge bashing is an empty ritual if we ignore wider social inequities
The numbers are clearly unacceptable. Several colleges in both Oxford and Cambridge frequently admit cohorts with no black students in them at all. Roughly 1.5% of total offers are made to black British applicants and more than 80% of offers are made...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT: ALEX CLARK
Let nation speak unto nation in the arts and in life... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT: Rationing care endangers the principles of the NHS – and hits the poor hardest Since June last year, Brexit has dominated the government’s agenda, absorbed the bulk of ministers’ energy and been the focus of civil servants in Whitehall. This state of affairs will continue for at least the next few years. Yet from the welfare...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT: Beyond Brexit, from Catalonia to the Czech Republic, existential crises threaten the European dream The unprecedented measures initiated yesterday by Spain’s government, aimed at thwarting Catalonia’s secession, are but the latest expression of a developing, Europewide crisis of identity and political legitimacy. Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister,...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT: Nobody minds a gentle nudge, except in the wrong direction
We live in a time when government seems to have the Sadim touch: everything politicians lay their hands on turns into the opposite of gold. So it is a pleasant surprise when a significant piece of policy affecting the futures of millions of people is...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT: They’re back, as wrong as ever. Enough of Lawson and his band of 80s ultras
In any league table of national figures who have been consistently wrong on almost every major judgement Nigel Lawson must rank close to number one. As Britain and his party reel from the impact of intolerable intergenerational and geographical...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT: Victoria Coren Mitchell Faster, higher, twerkier?
The news that pole dancing has been formally recognised as a sport – and will now be considered for possible inclusion in the Olympics – fills me with delight. Regular readers may be surprised. You might imagine I would feel weary and suspicious at...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT: Let nation speak unto nation in the arts and in life
What do we talk about now we no longer talk about books? Well, everything else, of course. Since George Saunders won this year’s Man Booker prize last Tuesday evening for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo, virtually every report and a heap of internet...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT: Russia’s free pass to undermine British democracy
You’d never guess it, but Britain is a lucky country. Across the democratic world, Russia pursues its interests by corrupting elections with black propaganda. But in their insouciance, our government and intelligence services show dear old Blighty has...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT | LETTERS+EMAILS: Breaking down borders Scottish and Catalan questions are symbolic of our inability to define and understand the purpose of a nation state. Clearly, both need the intricate trade and commerce arrangements that surround them, yet they want independence to “feel” independent,...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT | LETTERS+EMAILS: Technology and innovation are key to saving the NHS
The NHS is the core of our care system. It has remarkable strengths and, by international standards, is as competitive, efficient and – in outcomes per pound spent – as good as anything in the world. But, as is becoming increasingly clear, it faces...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT | LETTERS+EMAILS: Children receive worse mental health care than adults I fully support the children’s commissioner’s request to NHS England to provide information about how local clinical commissioning groups are spending their increased budgets on community-based provision for children with mental health difficulties...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT | LETTERS+EMAILS: FOR THE RECORD Our editorial last week (“Let’s not pretend that the sexual harrassment and abuse of young women is a problem particular to Hollywood”, Comment, page 34) said: “The charity SafeLives has revealed that almost one in 10 women has suffered domestic...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT | LETTERS+EMAILS: Opposing US policy on Vietnam Rachel Cooke, in her review of Marcelino Truong’s graphic novel Saigon Calling (New Review, last week), writes of the “antiAmericanism” of British leftists who opposed the Vietnam war and Truong’s bemusement that they were “seemingly so supportive of...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT | LETTERS+EMAILS: TOP 10 ONLINE LAST WEEK Read them at observer.co.uk 1. My three children say they never want to see me again Dear Mariella 2. Rose McGowan: ‘Hollywood blacklisted me because I got raped’ 3. MPs move to block Theresa May from signing ‘no deal’ Brexit 4. Once a fixture of...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: COMMENT | LETTERS+EMAILS: Thrill ride only for the young It is not entirely true that the steel toboggan run down the side of the Great Wall of China is devoid of basic health-and-safety tests. (“Beijing struggles to curb poverty…,” News, last week). My daughter was allowed on, but I was denied by a little...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: A TEN-MILLION-DOLLAR TICKER
Paul Newman’s Rolex could set a record when it goes up for auction on Thursday in New York. After a tour of three continents to drum up interest from billionaires, experts reckon it could fetch $10m and even beat the record $11.1m paid for a wristwatch...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: Financial firms are still too male and too white
The Treasury committee has launched an inquiry into why so few women make it into senior jobs in finance. The first witness, on Tuesday, is JayneAnne Gadhia, chief executive of Virgin Money. Gadhia will no doubt have some personal insights but she...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: ECONOMICS
Who said this last week? “It’s time to grow our way out austerity?” Was it John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, or the CBI business lobby? It was the CBI – but if you thought it was McDonnell that would have been entirely reasonable. In its...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: Goldmans not betting on Britain after Brexit
You don’t get to run the world’s most powerful investment bank without understanding what reaction a tweeted comment will get. So it was no slip of the smartphone when Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, effectively trolled the...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: Can consumers keep the economy going? This week’s big economic number is GDP for the third quarter, due on Wednesday morning. Economists reckon output rose by 0.3% or 0.4% in the three months to the end of September. Assuming the figure isn’t lower than expectations, economy watchers will...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: Looks like a bad week for high-street banks Britain’s biggest high-street banks report on trading this week but each faces problems outside day-to-day business. First up, on Wednesday, is Lloyds. The bank is under attack from customers whose businesses were ruined by fraudster bankers at HBOS...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: More profit warnings ahoy in choppy waters Profit warnings are back. After a lull this year, a series of companies lined up to disappoint investors last week. They included IWG, the serviced office provider, Merlin Entertainments, the theme park operator, and ConvaTec, the medical care company....... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: A bad week for Tom Albanese ,
Rio Tinto’s ex-chief executive, who was charged with fraud by US regulators on Tuesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused Albanese and his former finance director, Guy Elliott, of inflating the value of coal assets in Mozambique, while Rio...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: A good week for Ed Casey , chief operating officer of Serco. After 12 years at the outsourcing company, Casey will leave at the end of this year. Why is that such good news? Casey has been travelling to Serco’s head office in Hook, Hampshire, from the US for each week the past...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: PEOPLE Quote of the week goes to Richard Hill QC, who launched a case on behalf of Lloyds shareholders for losses incurred from the bank’s takeover of HBOS in theatrical fashion: “We are saying shareholders were mugged in this acquisition and should never...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: Air France boss says UK must play by EU’s rules after Brexit
As the head of Europe’s largest intercontinental airline, Jean- Marc Janaillac can speak with authority on the complexities of crossborder travel. He carries some political insight, too, because he is chief executive of a business, Air France-KLM, that...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: Dominance of of US tech firms squeezes life out of startups Facebook has been breathing down the neck of group video-chat app Houseparty for over a year. The app, developed by the San Francisco startup Life On Air, has been a hit with teenagers – an audience Facebook is desperate to woo. After months of...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: Belfast breathes sigh of relief as Airbus swoops in to help
What takes place at Bombardier Aerospace’s factory at Belfast is one of those everyday, patented modern miracles – and one whose success now depends on politics and business machinations continents away. Rolls of carbon fibre are cut, injected with...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS: AIR FRANCE IN NUMBERS 93.4m Passengers carried last year 52,173 Total ground staff, pilots and crew 328 Number of places it flies to in 118 countries 1933 Year founded €1bn Profit last year... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS | ANALYSIS: Rise in savings rates will give Hammond an excuse to stop subsidising well-off pensioners
As Philip Hammond prepares to defend his £12bn of welfare cuts in his autumn budget, pensioners can consider themselves lucky to be financially insulated. While most people on low and middle incomes are finding their spending power squeezed by rising...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS | ANALYSIS: Brexit makes a nonsense of Lawson’s struggle with inflation
Afew years ago I shared a platform with my old friend Lord Lawson at a conference on our membership of the European Union. This was some time before the infamous referendum. The event was good-tempered, and it will come as no surprise to readers that...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS | ANALYSIS: City stands to be the loser in Goldman game over Europe Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein gave London mayor Sadiq Khan and City minister Stephen Barclay the equivalent of a cold shower last week when he tweeted: “Just left Frankfurt. Great meetings, great weather, really enjoyed it. Good, because I’ll be...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS | ANALYSIS: A highly charged warning for the big power companies Change is coming whether you like it or not, UK energy regulator Ofgem told energy firms last week. While Dermot Nolan’s speech was partly about laying down the law to companies who have grumbled against the price caps he will impose, it was also about...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS | MEDIA: Ofcom rules rob BBC newsroom of independence
Let us, in round two, put James Harding on the pedestal that many of those who’ve worked with him willingly erect. Let’s take the departing BBC head of news at his own word: that’s he’s off to start a different kind of news organisation that will be...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS | MEDIA: Brutal murder of Maltese journalist is a tragedy that should touch us all
Somehow it’s the violent deaths of female journalists that linger longest. Veronica Guerin, fearless Irish investigative reporter, shot dead in her car by gangsters at a traffic light. Anna Politkovskaya, gunned down in the stairwell of her Moscow...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: BUSINESS | MEDIA: Phone hacking was terrible, but there are greater threats online Two articles from two different media experts drop almost simultaneously. In one, Brian Cathcart, leading advocate for Hacked Off, upbraids the media secretary for continuing hints at relaxing press control implementation. “She needs us to think that...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: CASH | PERSONAL FINANCE: Meet the teens who are making thousands from selling online
Entrepreneurial teens are selling hyped merchandise on resale platforms such as Depop – and earning mega- bucks. Every Thursday morning, a snake-like queue forms outside streetwear brand Supreme’s store in Soho as fans line up in the hope of walking...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: CASH | PERSONAL FINANCE: ‘I don’t need any more money from my parents now’
Lydia Clear was only 14 when she caught the bug for selling clothes online. “My mum used to sell on eBay, and so when I grew bored of my outfits I started selling them on Depop.” It wasn’t until last year that she started buying clothes with the sole...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: CASH | YOUR PROBLEMS: Shower maker’s attempt to back out of guarantee just won’t wash
In November 2007 we installed two Kohler Daryl showers and took out lifetime guarantees for each one. As we have a problem with one of the showers, I asked Kohler to investigate under this guarantee. However, Kohler claims the lifetime guarantee is no...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: TRAVEL: UK landscape photographs of the year
1. David Hopley Cast Everingham, East Riding, Yorkshire “The sun was low in the sky, which created a long shadow from the lone tree. The drone I used gave me the freedom to try different viewpoints, but I thought this composition worked very...... Pubdate:

22/10/2017: WEATHER: SPEEDY CROSSWORD NO. 1,151 ACROSS 1 Squall (4) 3 Exotic dancer (8) 9 Exposed to the elements (4-3) 10 Permed (5) 11 Satisfied (5) 12 Grief (7) 13 Multifarious (13) 16 Dilapidated (3-4) 18 Subject of discussion (5) 20 Propose to a meeting (5) 21 Eastern Mediterranean honorific...... Pubdate:








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