Home / News

News

UK green recovery: 'government stuck in past' warns Labour

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

Public investment is desperately needed to kickstart a green economic recovery in the UK, but the government is stuck in the past and reluctant to make the interventio


Tao Geoghegan Hart: 'Everything is political. We are all in this together'

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

T ao Geoghegan Hart, the winner of the 2020 Giro d’Italia, has sent a direct rebuke to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who argued last week that sportspeople


We’ve cut aid to Yemen and children will starve – is this what global Britain means?

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

T hree weeks ago, foreign office minister James Cleverly told me that in the face of drastic cuts to the UK’s aid budget, Yemen would remain a U


Even inaptly named Cleverly sees fault lines in Yemen aid argument

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

Y emen remained among the worst humanitarian crises in the world, said James Cleverly, junior Foreign Office minister responsible for the Middle E


Healthcare professionals in the UK have a moral duty to get the Covid jab

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

I t is an irony of the UK vaccine rollout that, as healthcare workers inoculate the public, some are failing to have the jab themselves. By 20 Feb


'It’s an arms race’: the tech teams trying to outpace paedophiles online

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

“P redators are often early adopters of technology,” says Sarah Smith, chief technology officer at the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK c


Cancel all planned coal projects globally to end ‘deadly addiction’, says UN chief

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

All planned coal projects around the world must be cancelled to end the “deadly addiction” to the most polluting fossil fuel, the UN secretary-general António Gut


The Great British Art Tour: mystery of an old boy with a head for heights

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

G eorge Mallory is perhaps the most romantic figure in the history of mountaineering. His disappearance close the summit of Mount Everest in 1924,


A third of top UK firms' CO2 emissions not in line with global climate goals

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

Three out of 10 of the UK’s biggest public companies emit carbon dioxide at a rate that would contribute significantly to the climate crisis, according to analysis tha


Billionaire hedge fund boss pays himself UK record of £343m

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

The billionaire hedge fund manager Sir Chris Hohn paid himself $479m last year after his Children’s Investment (TCI) fund, recorded a 66% jump in pre-tax profits to


Meteorites from sky fireball 'likely to be found near Cheltenham'

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

The yellow-green fireball that pierced Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday night, delighting observers from the UK to the Netherlands, is thought to have partially survived t


Rishi Sunak to offer 'help to grow' training for SME managers

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

The bosses of small businesses are to be invited back to school to brush up on their management skills, under plans to be announced in the budget designed to help clos


Prince Philip moves hospital two weeks after admission

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to St Bartholomew’s hospital in London where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection and a pre-existing heart co


A strong case for raising taxes on the wealthy

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

I t was reassuring to read in James Johnson’s article (Tax rises are no longer taboo in the UK. The party that grasps this could reap huge rewards


UK urged to create green apprenticeships to help Covid recovery

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

Green apprenticeships would prepare young people for jobs in renewable energy and the restoration of the UK’s natural landscape, and stop young people having their car


Man who sent antisemitic tweets on holiday avoids UK prosecution

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

A trainee teacher has avoided a criminal record for sending antisemitic tweets to a Jewish journalist because he was on holiday abroad at the time, with the judge decl


The Guardian view on the Iranian nuclear deal: hopes grow for the JCPOA, but time is tight

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

Good news does not always arrive in obvious forms. Six years ago, the Iran nuclear deal was a diplomatic triumph earned by a long and painful process. This weekend saw


The billions spent by the UK government on fighting Covid need proper scrutiny

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

T he point of Brexit, according to its champions, was to liberate Britain from intolerable EU rules. One of these was that government contracts sh


A demerger is HSBC's only way to solve its Hong Kong problem

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

A new (ish) chief executive is at the helm of HSBC, so it’s time for another bout of corporate introspection. “We’re going to stop trying to be e


UK weather: up to 17C expected in parts of England this week

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

It could feel more like May than February for much of the UK this week, with forecasters predicting a spell of warm weather and the first signs of spring in the coming


New UK laws needed to stop hate speech and extremism, says report

Posted on Feb 24, 2021

Massive gaps in the law allow terrorism to be glorified and hatred to be spread, and a major crackdown is needed to stop more violence being triggered, an official rep


Drag Race star Sister Sister: 'One troll described how he'd like to see me die'

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

I t’s 9:31am, I’m on my second coconut iced latte of the morning and reading my 13th piece of hate mail, neither of which will have a positive eff


Foot and mouth 20 years on: what an animal virus epidemic taught UK science

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

C hristine Middlemiss was a young vet working in Scotland in February 2001 when foot and mouth disease struck Britain. Having grown up on a farm,


G4S set for £3.8bn takeover by Allied Universal Security Services

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Security outsourcing firm G4S looks set to be taken over by Allied Universal Security Services, after rival Canadian suitor GardaWorld said it would not be increasing