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Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after cars set on fire in Newtownabbey

Disturbances broke out in Newtownabbey on the second night of trouble in Northern Ireland. Three cars were hijacked and set on fire in the loyalist O’Neill Road and Doagh Road area. A large crowd of onlookers gathered to watch the unrest late on Saturday night. Police said on Saturday ev...

Schools abuse site Everyone's Invited seeks ideas for ‘positive change’

Survivors of sexual abuse in schools are being urged to share their suggestions on how harassment and violence against students could be tackled. Soma Sara, the 22-year-old founder of Everyone’s Invited, an anti-rape movement focused on “exposing rape culture through conversation, edu...

The Observer view on Boris Johnson's plans to increase nuclear weapons

T he announcement that US and Iranian negotiators will join talks in Vienna this week to resurrect the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran is a rare advance at a time when global efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons are going backwards. The meeting takes pla...

Actually, we were laughing at Robert Jenrick, not his tiny flag

D o you know the United Kingdom is the only country that doesn’t put its name on its postage stamps? What a disgrace! Has the government no national pride? Does the public not rightly expect the voluminous output of those hard and prominent scarlet erections in which our st...

The US used to fear federal spending, but Biden knows the mood has changed

F rom a European perspective, Joe Biden’s plans for a $2 trillion boost to spending on infrastructure is not a radical statement of intent. The money will be spread over eight years and raise the federal budget on capital projects by about 1 percentage point a year. An...

Across the UK, environmental protest is surging. So why don't we hear about it?

H ow many local environment campaigns does it take for the issues they raise to be recognised as part of a national problem? Ten? Twenty, maybe? What about 100? Surely national media and politicians would have taken up the issues by then. As it turns out, there’s far ...

Yes, we need a more nuanced debate about race. But this flawed report fails to deliver it

B ritain is less racist than it was 40 years ago. Many minority groups in Britain still face racism. Both those claims can be (and are) true. So are these two claims: racism exists in Britain; racism does not explain all the disparities faced by minorities. We live, though, i...

Forget about irony, witty writing is all it takes to capture a child's imagination

T here’s a child who exists only in fiction, specifically modern fiction aimed at six-year-old girls. Her name, invariably, ends in a “y”. Her tone is perky – or “sassy”, as reviewers occasionally describe it – her speech is arch, and her humour is self-referent...

The rules are easing, the sun is out – and I have forgotten how to socialise

I t was the first day that six people could legitimately gather in a garden, and by unholy coincidence, as if the universe loved us again, also not hailing. Some friends, let’s call them A and Mr A, came round for a drink. Nothing’s happened to any of us, and we con...

While the Tories don’t rate Starmer yet, many don’t fancy their own boss either

K eir Starmer has spent most of his first year as Labour leader giving speeches to empty rooms. He has had to gauge whether his leadership is transforming the party or falling flat using different methods than usual: there is no crowd offering him standing ovations, barely an...

Division bell rings as county cricket looks to make up for lost time

T he last time we saw the County Championship, in 2019, Nottinghamshire had been relegated from Division One with a paltry 67 points, while Lancashire, Northamptonshire and Gloucestershire had been promoted from Division Two. “I’m now looking forward to the challenge...

Liverpool crisis is not over but win at Arsenal points to happier times ahead

O ne performance, one result, of course, doesn’t mean that everything is suddenly fine. Liverpool have been here often enough before this season, particularly in London, not to believe that the storm has now passed. Nobody should be drawing sweeping conclusions, good or bad...

FA 'delighted' Wembley will host pilot events for 'Covid status certification'

The Carabao Cup final, the second FA Cup semi-final and the FA Cup final will serve as Wembley pilot events for the government’s ‘Covid status certification’ scheme. The plan is to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions ease in England, with o...

Southampton's Nathan Redmond seals dramatic comeback win over Burnley

For a split second or two, Blur’s Song 2 blared from the speakers but it was a false alarm. James Ward-Prowse had clattered the crossbar with a vicious strike but the ball had not crossed the line. Southampton were deflated but not for long and five minutes later the goal music sounded once mor...

Like a push-start taxi, my beloved rugby has gone from one breakdown to another

T he car was a cross between a Lada and a Trabant, a cut-and-shut probably. It was parked in a taxi rank outside the one hotel in Bucharest that had any swank or alcohol. It was 1994 and the following day Wales were playing Romania as punishment for making an early exit from ...

Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi: 'Can you spot which of us is the rock star?'

S teve Davis is waving a modular synthesiser at me. He’s 10 minutes early for our scheduled chat, and his music-and-book-writing compadre, Kavus Torabi, hasn’t logged on to Zoom yet, so Davis is showing me his favourite toy: a synthesiser without a keyboard. There are a l...

How the world's best teacher taught the Tories a lesson on the arts

T hree years ago, a miraculous thing happened to Andria Zafirakou, a 42-year-old art teacher at the Alperton community school in the north London borough of Brent. Out of all the 100,000,000 teachers in the world, she was named No 1, Global Teacher of the Year. Zafirakou, who...

The 'elite controllers' who can naturally suppress HIV

T he year was 1998 when Joel Blankson encountered a patient he would never forget. Blankson was working in the HIV clinic at John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, when an HIV-positive woman in her mid-40s arrived for some routine tests. Blankson gave her a PCR test...

Readers reply: who is lending the British government all this money?

The chancellor has borrowed an unprecedented amount of money. Who is lending it to him, and where did they get it?Sean Boyle, London Post new questions below or send them to nq@theguardian.com . Readers reply Much of it is coming from the Bank of England (Bo...

Bullish Greens target 'lacklustre' Labour in May local elections

A ndy Fewings says that when he first started canvassing for the Green party in Burnley, they were not exactly an established force. “One person at a door thought they were being invited to a party where everyone wore green,” he recalls. “It’s definitely been a journe...

‘I was the only black kid in the pool’: why swimming is so white

Filmmaker Ed Accura was 53 when he learned to swim, and only then through fear that his young daughter might get into trouble and he wouldn’t be able to save her. “I live near the Thames and I said to myself, if anything happened to her and I couldn’t help, I would never forgive ...

Civil partnership – why Alastair Campbell and Fiona Millar tied the knot

I have never been the marrying type. Thankfully, nor has the woman with whom I have now lived for twice as many years as I lived without her. I am 63. So is she. We met 41 years ago, moved together into a flat in Tavistock, Devon within a few weeks of meeting as trainee jour...

Lockdown made me do it: how we lost our will power

I t started with a battered sausage – and OK, if I’m being honest, there were chicken nuggets, too. On 14 April 2020, after three years of vegetarianism and three weeks of lockdown, I shamelessly tucked into some processed meat from the chip shop. Two days later, I wrote ...

UK restaurants and pubs see surge in bookings for planned reopening

Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating say bookings are at unprecedentedly high levels before a possible reopening next Monday, with people eager not to miss their first chance to eat out since lockdown was imposed. Some venues have invested vast amounts of money to accommodate guests outsid...

Boris Johnson to give go-ahead for trials of Covid passports

Football cup finals, the World Snooker Championship, a comedy club and a cinema will be used to test vaccine passports over the next few weeks, as the government unveils its route out of lockdown. The pilot venues will be unveiled on Monday by the prime minister, Boris Johnson, with the NHS dra...

How is it possible that the number of deaths is now so low?

I n the week ending 19 March, 10,311 deaths were registered in England and Wales. Every one of these events is a cause of sadness and mourning. But, from a statistical perspective, this is a remarkably low total, the lowest since 2014 for that week. Furthermore, 740 registrat...

Lack of Covid help puts medical research at risk, UK charities warn

Medical charities have expressed dismay at the UK government’s failure to act over hundreds of millions of pounds of research that is at risk because of the catastrophic impact of Covid on fundraising. With charity shops closed and fundraising events cancelled, medical charities have been for...

Wall of hearts grows as a memorial to loved ones taken by coronavirus

Sabrina Montgregge has witnessed more than most the grief left behind by each death from Covid. The 28-year-old works in the intensive care unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and has met hundreds of patients and their families during the pandemic. Not all of the patients returned home. On...

Easter promise: the patisserie built on a friendship that bridges Istanbul’s divides

Fehmi Yıldıran remembers how, growing up in the Anatolian town of Bolu, every spring he and the other children used to boil eggs and dye them red using onion skins. He didn’t find out what the tradition was about until 1952, when he turned 14 and packed his bags for Istanbul with dream...

US Navy ship sunk nearly 80 years ago reached in world's deepest shipwreck dive

A US navy destroyer sunk during the second world war and lying nearly 6,500 metres below sea level off the Philippines has been reached in the world’s deepest shipwreck dive, an American exploration team said. A crewed submersible filmed, photographed and surveyed the wreckage of the USS John...

Wealthy MP with slave trade links failed to publish accounts for four of his firms

A multimillionaire MP who enjoys a Downton Abbey lifestyle funded by historical family links to the slave trade has failed to publish accounts for four of his five companies since 2009, in potential breach of company law. The Observer and Sunday Mirror revealed in December that Richard Drax was...

From bikes to booze, how Brexit barriers are hitting Anglo-Dutch trade hard

It is now three months since Boris Johnson declared that his Brexit deal would be unalloyed good news for UK businesses and consumers alike. But the true picture is graphically illustrated by a new survey of 125 UK and Dutch firms that do business between the two old and close trading nations. ...

'Kill the bill' protesters clash with police again in Bristol

Police have clashed with “kill the bill” protesters in Bristol for the fourth time in two weeks and public order officers with dogs and riot shields were used to finally disperse demonstrators in the early hours of Sunday morning. More than 1,000 protesters gathered in the city and at one p...

Race report boss wanted schools to teach 'the truth' about modern Britain

The chairman of the controversial review of racial disparities drew up plans to introduce a new compulsory school subject to teach children “the truth” about modern Britain, the Observer has been told. Tony Sewell suggested that an official textbook would be deployed in all schools as part ...

Pope decries spending on arms during pandemic in Easter message

Pope Francis has urged countries in his Easter message to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic “scandalous”. Coronavirus has meant this has been the second year in a row that Eas...

Lockdown brings alarming rise in modern slavery

Reports of sexual and criminal exploitation have risen alarmingly during the pandemic, according to new data measuring the scale of modern slavery and trafficking in the UK. Cases of sexual exploitation, which includes people held captive in brothels and coerced into prostitution, rose by a qua...

Kurds in 'mountain prison' cower as Turkey fights PKK with drones in Iraq

I t took 10 days to find Muhsin Speri’s body. The 64-year-old had left his town in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan along with friends Hassan Sadiq and Safar Sini on a dry, windy day in December last year to fish and forage for wild honey and mushrooms. Life in the Ame...

Yemeni family's asylum claims to be looked at together after Home Office U-turn

A family of asylum seekers from Yemen who were told they could not remain together in the UK because the father travelled to the country by plane and his three sons arrived by small boat have been told their case will be considered together after a Home Office U-turn. The government change of h...

Plea to ease Covid maternity rules as women continue to get bad news alone

The majority of women who have received bad news about their pregnancy since December were on their own at the time, despite the NHS ordering trusts to allow partners to be present throughout scans, labour and birth, the Guardian can reveal. An alliance of pregnancy rights campaigners have writ...

Dulwich College protest over 'rape culture' cancelled

A protest at Dulwich College over the “rape culture” row has been cancelled after students were threatened with disciplinary action by the school and a fine from police. An organiser of Friday’s protest said he was bitterly disappointed it had been scrapped. He said he “woke up every da...

A picture book can paint a thousand words

W ith reference to your editorial on the picture book (The Guardian view on the picture book: not just for children, 19 March), how have we managed, given the evolving economics of producing illustrated books, with so many books without pictures – knowing that a combination...

A picture book can paint a thousand words

W ith reference to your editorial on the picture book (The Guardian view on the picture book: not just for children, 19 March), how have we managed, given the evolving economics of producing illustrated books, with so many books without pictures – knowing that a combination...

Patriotic bunting is a cynical disguise for Tory failures

For goodness sake (Government buildings to fly union jack continuously under new rules, 24 March). What problem precisely is this initiative designed to solve? I’m as patriotic as the next man. I’ve had opportunities to live elsewhere in the world but have always chosen to return here. I am...

The Guardian view on China, Xinjiang and sanctions: the gloves are off

China’s response to criticisms of horrifying human rights violations in Xinjiang is clear and calculated. Its aims are threefold. First, the sanctions imposed upon individuals and institutions in the EU and UK are direct retaliation for those imposed upon China over its treatment of Uighurs. Th...

The Guardian view of Alex Salmond: the politics of revenge

The return of Alex Salmond to frontline politics is a symbol of decay, not renewal, in Scottish politics. His decision to launch a new political party to contest upcoming elections for the Holyrood parliament will not highlight a new shared idea of an independent country that nationalists could u...

Just how severe will America's minority rule become?

A s everyone from President Joe Biden to the conservative Democratic senator Joe Manchin to liberal groups now push to reform the Senate’s rules, the defense of the filibuster goes something like this: by design, our nation is a republic, not a direct democracy, and therefo...

Andrea Leadsom's plan for children ignores the impact of poverty

I welcome MP Andrea Leadsom’s proposals to help parents and young children, announced on Thursday. For some years, the government has been largely silent on support for families: the expansion of free childcare has largely been about allowing women to work, not about impro...

Priti Patel's asylum reforms will only deepen the despair of refugees

This week, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has set out a reform of the UK’s asylum system. And she’s right, the system does need an overhaul – but in ways very different to those she sets out. Under the changes, people who travel to the UK to claim asylum will be assessed on the basis of...

Don't be fooled: Covid won't be cured by a panacea

I f the coronavirus had struck in the middle ages, there would have been a cure. You could have got it at all good apothecaries, though not cheaply. It was called theriac, and it also cured epilepsy, indigestion, heart trouble and swellings and fevers of all kinds. The recipe...

I've been sanctioned by China – but that won't stop me speaking out over Xinjiang

I t came as no surprise to me that I have been included on the list of those sanctioned by the Chinese government for vocal criticisms of the human rights abuses towards Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province. China is not big on freedom of speech. In the “tit-for-tat ...

Joe Biden is giving left parties the world over a masterclass in how to use power

Y ou may not have noticed, because he is not nearly as in-your-face as his predecessor, but Joe Biden is currently teaching a lesson to left and centre-left parties around the world. True, it’s one they should have learned long ago, but still they should be paying the close...

Who should be applauded for the vaccine programme? Certainly not the Tories

M y friend C was getting her vaccine round the corner from my house and wanted me to go with her. I thought this was for my sparkling company but actually it was because she was scared. She’s the most incredible baby. She got us lost – surely, on some level, deliberately ...

Lomax leads way as St Helens make light work of Salford in season opener

New season, same old St Helens. In the end, the opening gambit of the reigning champions’ quest for a third successive Super League title passed without a hitch. Dominant in defence and clinical in attack, this was everything we have come to expect from Kristian Woolf’s side in recent seasons...

Verstappen’s Red Bull leaves Hamilton trailing in Bahrain GP practice

Red Bull delivered definitive notice that they are genuine challengers for the Formula One world championship in practice in Bahrain. With Max Verstappen topping both sessions, the reigning world champion, Lewis Hamilton, and his Mercedes team had to admit that as things stand they are simply una...

Bairstow and Stokes fireworks set up ODI series decider and earn Kohli praise

England’s two-month tour of India will end with a series decider in Pune on Sunday after Jonny Bairstow’s imperious 124 and a jaw-dropping 99 from Ben Stokes set up a dominant six-wicket victory in the second one-day international. Eoin Morgan may have been missing with a hand injury but th...

Jordan Henderson is an England doubt for Euro finals, says Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate fears he will have to make a late decision over Jordan Henderson’s involvement at the delayed European Championship finals, with one of his key players likely to be short of high-level match sharpness. The England manager said Henderson, who underwent groin surgery at the end...

Manchester United Women at Old Trafford is great – and a chance missed

I t is incredible, really, that nothing has changed yet everything has changed. This weekend, with no Premier League or men’s Championship football, the Women’s Super League will take centre stage domestically. The kick-off times are staggered so every game can be w...

Manchester United Women at Old Trafford is great – and a chance missed

I t is incredible, really, that nothing has changed yet everything has changed. This weekend, with no Premier League or men’s Championship football, the Women’s Super League will take centre stage domestically. The kick-off times are staggered so every game can be w...

Coutinho is both cursed and a delight – one of the most baffling elite footballers

S hould Arsenal, a club at a highly delicate stage of re-gearing, sign the mercurial, itinerant Philippe Coutinho? Should Paris Saint-Germain, three months into an impressively unified rebuild under Mauricio Pochettino, sign the exhilarating, weirdly doom-laden Philippe Couti...

Steve Archibald: 'Diego left perfumes and stuff behind. I smelled good'

T he day Steve Archibald walked into the Barcelona dressing room he found Bernd Schuster holding his shirt. He had always worn the same number and the contract he had just signed guaranteed he still would, but the German was not letting go. Not because Schuster was attached t...

Steve Archibald: 'Diego left perfumes and stuff behind. I smelled good'

T he day Steve Archibald walked into the Barcelona dressing room he found Bernd Schuster holding his shirt. He had always worn the same number and the contract he had just signed guaranteed he still would, but the German was not letting go. Not because Schuster was attached t...

Wayne Pivac savours Wales's Six Nations title after Scotland's victory

The Wales head coach, Wayne Pivac, was left to bask in the glory of a first Six Nations title since taking charge after Scotland’s last-gasp 27-23 victory over France on Friday night. Wales were crowned champions for the second time in three years as a result of France’s failure to claim a ...

Nigel Farage's new ventures now include paid-for video messages

While Nigel Farage has adopted several guises over his public career, the 30-second video bouncing around social media this week presented a notably different image of the former leader of Ukip and the Brexit party. “Leave means leave! Adoption means adoption!” Farage says into a camera, as...

My friend is an anti-vaxxer, and she's converting my husband. What can I do?

I recently had my Covid-19 vaccine. One long standing friend queried my decision and forwarded anti-vax conspiracy theories. Initially I responded by saying that we should respect each other’s choices and I would rather not argue with her about it. But after thinking it over, I fe...

Low effort, huge reward: readers recommend 10 very easy, supremely tasty recipes

‘Midnight spaghetti’ Any meal we eat after 10pm is frantic and addled. I often want something salty, spicy and flavoursome, preferably in a bowl, so “midnight spaghetti” is my go-to. Put enough spaghetti for two in a pot of heavily salted water and bring to the boil. Finely slice four g...

'It's about raising awareness': Muslims in Batley on school protest

Five years ago the historic mill town of Batley became the centre of a media circus when its MP Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist. Cox’s tragic death in nearby Birstall at the hands of the white supremacist Thomas Mair looked set to cause ruptures in the community. In her maiden sp...

How the Suez canal blockage can seriously dent world trade

World trade’s pre-eminent shortcut – the Suez Canal – is facing “massive” disruption which could cause cargo delays around the globe, shipping experts warned on Friday. The narrow, 120-mile passage of water linking the Red Sea and the Mediterranean allows ships of colossal proportions...

How the Suez canal blockage can seriously dent world trade

World trade’s pre-eminent shortcut – the Suez Canal – is facing “massive” disruption which could cause cargo delays around the globe, shipping experts warned on Friday. The narrow, 120-mile passage of water linking the Red Sea and the Mediterranean allows ships of colossal proportions...

Hausen – grim and grimy German chiller casts a dark shadow

I t’s dark, and rain pours down thickly, as wan teenager Juri (Tristan Göbel) and his ursine father Jaschek (Charly Hübner) arrive at the tower block they’ll soon regret calling home, in the opening scene of the German chiller Hausen (Sky Atlantic). Prepare fo...

Scandal! Horror! Biden's press-briefing notes prompt rightwing outrage

Joe Biden’s first press conference has caused some strong reactions from the conservative side of the aisle after he was caught … reading notes. On Thursday night, Fox News dedicated considerable time covering just how long Biden took to hold his first press conference – 49 days! ...

Leonardo, ladies' man: why can't we accept that Da Vinci was gay?

T he woman in Leonardo da Vinci’s life is finally getting her due. The new drama Leonardo, due to start on Amazon Prime on 16 April, drags Caterina da Cremona out of the shadows. Billed as his “muse” and played by Matilda de Angelis from The Undoing, this forgotten woma...

Leonardo, ladies' man: why can't we accept that Da Vinci was gay?

T he woman in Leonardo da Vinci’s life is finally getting her due. The new drama Leonardo, due to start on Amazon Prime on 16 April, drags Caterina da Cremona out of the shadows. Billed as his “muse” and played by Matilda de Angelis from The Undoing, this forgotten woma...

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

The RSPCA’s dog welfare expert has warned that buying new dogs “on a whim” during lockdown could lead to preventable incidents with other animals. Dr Samantha Gaines was speaking after a dog attack caused the death of Freddie Mercury the Thames seal this week. She said it has been d...

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

The RSPCA’s dog welfare expert has warned that buying new dogs “on a whim” during lockdown could lead to preventable incidents with other animals. Dr Samantha Gaines was speaking after a dog attack caused the death of Freddie Mercury the Thames seal this week. She said it has been d...

'We can't wait': outdoor capital of Wales ready for tourists' return

The first guests of the season are expected to arrive at the luxury lodges on Lôn Farm in the Cambrian mountains bright and early on Saturday. “We can’t wait to greet them,” said Kerena Pugh, who runs the holiday business – as well as a busy sheep and cattle farm – with her husband, ...

'I hope the weather will play along': your plans for lockdown easing

From Monday, as lockdown restrictions are lifted, people in England will be able to meet up as a group of up to six people – or two households – outside, including in private gardens. Four people tell us about their plans, who they will be meeting and what socialising outdoors again means f...

What are the new Covid rules in England from 29 March?

Lockdown restrictions will be eased further from 29 March in England. Here is a roundup of what will be allowed, in accordance with government guidance. Social contact People will be allowed to have outdoor gatherings with their friends and families, which includes within private g...

Grace Victory: British YouTuber with Covid leaves intensive care

A British YouTuber with Covid-19 who spent three months in a coma has been discharged from intensive care. Grace Victory, 30, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, contracted coronavirus in December while she was pregnant. She was put into a coma on Christmas Day, a day after she gave birth to he...

How the AstraZeneca vaccine became a political football – and a PR disaster

I t was billed as the vaccine to deliver the world from Covid. But over the last six months, AstraZeneca – whose jab was designed to save thousands of lives for no profit – has found itself stumbling along an extraordinarily rocky road, facing accusations over the e...

FA pledges £180m of grassroots funding to boost football's Covid-19 recovery

The Football Association is to look at new formats for football matches and will encourage ground staff to maintain their pitches via an app in a push to do more with less and save the grassroots game. As participation sports returns next week, a new four-season strategy – Survive, Revive ...

'It’s a statement of exclusion': music festivals return to UK but lineups still lack women

As the UK festival industry gets back on its feet after a fallow, fun-free year, the issue of gender equality on lineups has fallen by the wayside, Guardian analysis of 31 events has shown. Friday marked a mini-boom for festival bill announcements, all heavily weighted towards male performers. ...

At least 20 livestock ships caught in Suez canal logjam

At least 20 of the boats delayed due to a stricken container ship in the Suez canal are carrying livestock, according to marine tracking data, raising concerns about the welfare of the animals if the logjam becomes protracted. The 220,000-ton Ever Given is causing the longest closure of the Sue...

Hundreds of schools in England sign up for anti-racist curriculum

Hundreds of schools across England are reforming their curriculum to reflect the achievements of black and minority ethnic people and address the harmful legacy of colonialism after a groundswell of demand from young people. In the absence of government-led change to the national curriculum, gr...

Major general jailed for 21 months for Dorset boarding school fee fraud

A senior army officer has been jailed for 21 months for falsely claiming almost £50,000 in allowances to pay for his children’s boarding school fees. Maj Gen Nick Welch, who is believed to be the most senior officer to face a court martial since 1815, was convicted of a single charge of frau...

UK weather: cold snap to be followed by highs of up to 24C

A cold snap at the start of the weekend will give way to warmer and wetter weather in parts of the UK in the lead-up to Easter, meteorologists have said. The Met Office said that while Friday would be a cold night, most areas would remain above freezing, except sheltered locations in northern E...

Joe Biden invites 40 world leaders to virtual summit on climate crisis

Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to a virtual summit on the climate crisis, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Heads of state, including Xi Jinping of China and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, have been asked to attend the two-day meeting meant to mark Washington’s return to the ...

Alex Salmond launches new independence-focused Alba party

Alex Salmond has launched a new political party in what he described as a bid to build a super-majority for independence in the next Scottish parliament, and which could also enable his own return to Holyrood. Launching the Alba party on Friday, he denied the “new political force” would riv...

Much-feared asteroid Apophis won't hit Earth for at least 100 years, Nasa says

Nasa has given Earth the all clear on the chances of an asteroid called Apophis hitting our planet any time in the next century, having worried space scientists for over 15 years. The 340-metre (1,100ft) chunk of space rock hit the headlines in 2004 after its discovery led to some worrying for...

One in 25 people hospitalised with Covid in UK since December have had vaccine

One in 25 people hospitalised with Covid-19 since December have had at least one dose of vaccine, with the majority infected shortly before or soon after vaccination – before immunity would have had time to develop. However, few of those who developed symptoms, did so more than 2 weeks after ...

More violence in Bristol as 'kill the bill' protesters clash with police

Violence erupted between protesters and police in Bristol again on Friday night as more than a thousand demonstrators gathered for a third “kill the bill” demonstration within a week. Dozens of people were involved in skirmishes with police as officers wearing helmets and holding shields mo...

Call centre staff to be monitored via webcam for home-working ‘infractions’

Thousands of staff at one of the world’s biggest call centre companies face being monitored by webcams to check whether they are eating, looking at their phones or leaving their desks while working from home, the Guardian has learned. In a sign of potential battles ahead over the surveilla...

How two Irish brothers started a £70bn company you've probably never heard of

T he most valuable private company in Silicon Valley is an outfit most people have never heard of – unless they are a) Irish or b) tech investors. It’s called Stripe, and this week the latest round of investments in it have given it a valuation of $95bn (£68.5bn)...

There's a simple way to make our cities greener – without a wrecking ball

T his week the highest honour in the architecture world was awarded to a pair of Parisian designers better known for revitalising existing buildings than creating new ones. The Pritzker prize, which includes a $100,000 jackpot, went to Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, w...

Northern Ireland's women won abortion rights but its politicians won't accept that

N orthern Ireland is no country for young women. Out of 87 members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) at Stormont last week, just 12 voted to allow women the right to choose abortion in line with international human rights standards. These are built into a law smuggled into N...

After this week, it's clearer than ever that civil rights matter to all of us

“D emocracy is in retreat,” the UK’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, told the Aspen security forum this week. He clearly did not intend for his statement to apply to the country in which he is a minister. And yet, the events of the past seven days will have brought man...

Spare me the excuses for the latest Angry White Guy's killing spree

Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Area white man has a ‘bad day’ We’ll call him Angry White Guy #72524, shall we? He was charged with murdering eight people in Atlanta; six of who...

Chess: humiliated Magnus Carlsen eliminated from his own tournament

Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, has been having a hard time in the $1.5m online Meltwater Champions Tour, supported by his own company Play Magnus Group. There are 10 qualifying tournaments leading to a final in the autumn and Carlsen, 30, who won the 2020 Tour, has so far this year been knoc...

How Rachael Blackmore rode to the rescue of racing at Cheltenham

I n a pivotal week for jump racing, with this tough old sport looking battered at the start of an eerie Cheltenham Festival, a glorious mix of exhilaration and history came to the rescue. There was also a giddy sense of Irish magic in the English countryside as Rachael Blackm...

Jasper Stuyven pips pre-race favourites to win Milan-Sanremo

Jasper Stuyven won the Milan-Sanremo one-day race, cycling’s first “Monument” classic of the season, after a late, unexpected attack at the bottom of the final hill on Saturday. Australian Caleb Ewan took second place, with Belgian Wout van Aert finishing third. One of the “Big Three”...

Southampton's Nathan Redmond outclasses Bournemouth in FA Cup

Southampton awoke from their Premier League slumber to breeze into the FA Cup semi-finals courtesy of a comprehensive victory over their south-coast neighbours, Bournemouth. Ralph Hasenhüttl again named his strongest available team and they outclassed their Championship opponents from start to f...

Peter Lorimer: a Leeds legend who had dynamite in his boots

Peter Lorimer invariably struck the ball so hard it seemed almost surprising his shots did not leave vapour trails as they flew, inexorably, towards the back of numerous nets. During his Leeds prime the attacking midfielder, who has died aged 74, joined celebrated goalscoring counterparts of t...

White people, black authors are not your medicine

I n 2018, two other novelists and I were being driven back from a reception in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to our hotel in downtown Detroit, when we saw a black man getting arrested on the side of the road. The driver of our car, a white woman who had spent the earlier part of t...

Jessie Buckley on Covid filming: ‘The world’s greatest love scene – and we couldn’t touch!’

T hough it’s meant to be a one-on-one interview, and government rules prohibit group gatherings, Jessie Buckley has brought along a companion when we meet by the River Lea in London. “This is my bike,” says the Irish actor, proudly presenting a battered turquoi...

Dean Koontz: ‘Life is one long suspense novel’

My first memory is of my mother having serious surgery. I would be about three or four at the time, and because my father was an alcoholic with many problems, including violence, I was sent to stay with a friend of my mother’s while she recovered. Our home was a chaotic house, but here thing...

My son Felix was 20 when he died. Better awareness of epilepsy might have saved him

I t’s 9 March 2017. I am sitting in an ambulance, holding a plastic cup which contains tea from a machine. I’ve just been told my son is dead. I’m in a kind of paralysis. I feel the cold, smooth vinyl of the trolley I’m sitting on beneath me and look vacantly at the e...

‘Until the law catches up, all we have is our stories’: my year-long fight to hold my attacker to account

T his time last year, the world watched as Harvey Weinstein was led out of a New York courtroom, having finally been convicted of sexual assault. For many of us, it signified a hopeful shift in the law’s blemished record of allowing rich men to get away with treating wom...

On my radar: Monique Roffey's cultural highlights

M onique Roffey is an award-winning writer born in Trinidad in 1965 whose novels include The White Woman on a Green Bicycle and House of Ashes, which were shortlisted, respectively, for the Orange and the Costa prizes. She is also a senior lecturer at Manchester Writing Schoo...

Ainsley Harriott: 'My sister still takes control of my cooking at home'

I have a painting of an old lady stirring a pot on a fire in a West Indian kitchen, cooking with her children. It used to hang in my mum’s kitchen and now I’ve got it in mine. It’s lovely and tells of yesteryear. My father was an entertainer and had lots of people in showbiz – like Des ...

Neuroscience, the cosmos and trees: going deep with composer Hannah Peel

P aul McCartney knew Hannah Peel’s talent before the world did. He hands out pin-badges at every degree ceremony at Liverpool’s Institute for Performing Arts, which he co-founded, and where Peel studied music. In 2007, her graduation year, she’d been chosen to compose s...

Jo Whiley's sister Frances to get jab a month after having Covid

The radio DJ Jo Whiley’s sister is to receive her first Covid-19 vaccination, a month after contracting the disease and almost dying from it. Whiley said she “couldn’t be happier” that her sister Frances, 53, who has a learning disability and diabetes, will receive her vaccine this week...

Boris Johnson receives Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Boris Johnson has received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at London’s St Thomas’ hospital, where last year he was treated in intensive care for Covid, and urged others to have the jab. ‘It's a good day’: ent...

Covid-hit homeowners fear getting stuck on costly mortgage deal

A third of borrowers who have seen their income fall as a result of the pandemic fear they may not be able to remortgage, research has found – but brokers say they shouldn’t just assume they have to move onto their lender’s costly standard variable rate (SVR). It has been estimated that 7...

Thailand's empty beach resorts hope vaccines will put them back in the sun

T hailand’s Phuket island used to vibrate with life. Before the pandemic, March was part of peak season and the resort’s long white beaches were packed with tourists from Europe, Australia, North America and China. At night, backpackers would flock to beach-front bars and...

Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organisers confirm overseas fan ban

Overseas spectators will not be permitted to attend this summer’s rearranged Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. An announcement was made after a meeting of the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, Tokyo metropolitan government, the Tokyo 2020 organising commi...

Prince Harry writes foreword to book for children who have lost parents to Covid

The Duke of Sussex has reflected on the pain of his mother’s death in a foreword to a book for children of health workers who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Prince Harry wrote that the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 when he was 12 had left “a huge hole inside of me” but...

A Covid snapshot: 28m UK households to take part in census unlike any other

Twenty-eight million households are preparing for their Covid close-up on Sunday in what may be the last official census after 180 years of mass data gathering once a decade. The mandatory questionnaire will largely be answered online for the first time, and statisticians are looking at the pos...

Peter Lorimer, former Leeds and Scotland midfielder, dies aged 74

Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s record goalscorer, has died aged 74 after a long illness. He was a member of Don Revie’s great side of the 1960s and 70s and made 676 appearances for the club during two spells from 1962-79 and 1983-85. Known as “Hotshot Lorimer”, the attacking midfielder w...

Government still has no strategy for tackling sexism in schools, say teachers

Teachers have criticised the government for failing to create a national strategy to tackle sexism in schools, as thousands of students come forward to share experiences of sexual harassment and abuse at school and university as part of a new initiative to tackle rape culture. The National Educ...

Thousands gather to protest against Covid lockdown in London

Thousand marched under a heavy police presence through central London in protest against lockdown on Saturday, with officers leading small numbers of people away in handcuffs. Demonstrators gathered at Speakers’ Corner by Hyde Park at about midday, where the anti-lockdown figurehead Piers Cor...

Millions of UK bank customers miss out on security checks

Millions of UK bank customers are missing out on a vital service designed to help prevent people being scammed by fraudsters. Last year the industry launched confirmation of payee (CoP), a new check that meant anyone trying to transfer money into an account could only do so if they had the hold...

Specialist Covid infection control scientist faces threat of deportation from UK

An infection control specialist who has been offered a job as a senior NHS biomedical scientist to help tackle the pandemic is facing deportation by the Home Office, prompting fresh calls for a more “humane” approach to skilled migrants. The government has refused Charles Oti, 46, from Nige...

Mind the gaps: will we go back to public transport after Covid?

A year ago, with the first coronavirus lockdown looming, passengers were warned to stay away from public transport. Now many are wondering whether that message can ever be reversed. City centres in particular have been affected by the switch of huge numbers of office staff to working from home....

Ipoteză şoc în cazul atacului asupra prezentatoarei Mirela Vaida. „Ori a mai fost în platou, ori cineva a îndrumat-o”

Mirela Vaida a fost victima unui atac cu piatră. S-a întâmplat vineri chiar în platoul emisiunii pe care aceasta o prezinţă la Antena 1. Femeia care a aruncat cu un bolovan în direcţia Mirelei Vaida a fost reţinută de poliţişti şi dusă la Obregia. Un coleg...

Florin Cîţu, apel la populaţie să respecte măsurile anti-covid: „Numai așa vom trece cu bine peste această perioadă”. Ce spune despre LOCKDOWN

Premierul Florin Cîţu le cere românilor să respecte măsurile de protecție pentru că "numai așa vom trece cu bine peste această perioadă". Premierul Florin Cîţu face apel la populaţie să respecte măsurile de protecți...

Calendar ortodox 21 martie 2021. Sfântul Iacob Mărturisitorul, protectorul familiei. Rugăciunea Sfântului Iacob pentru protejarea familiei de necazuri şi boli

În această zi, este prăznuit Sfântul Iacob Mărturisitorul, protectorul familiei de boli şi necazuri. Rosteşte, azi, rugăciunea către acest sfânt pentru ca familia ta să fie ocrotită de tot răul. Sărbători religioase 2...

Prognoza meteo 21 martie. Lapoviţă, ninsori, vânt şi temperaturi de îngheţ în următoarele ore

Iarna se întoarce în România. În orele următoare, în mai multe zone din ţară se anunţă lapoviţă, ninsori, vânt puternic şi temperaturi de îngheţ în următoarele zile. La munte se va depune strat de zăpadă consistent şi există risc iminent de avalan...

Doliu în lumea milionarilor. A murit una dintre cele mai bogate foste modele şi designeri din lumea modei

Celebrul designer italian de bijuterii Elsa Peretti, cea care a realizat bijuterii pentru gigantul Tiffany & Co, timp de decenii, a murit vineri. Elsa Peretti a fost  o celebră designer de bijuterii şi filantroapă, dar şi u...

Mărturia cruntă făcută de un român care muncea pentru interlop: El dorea să aibă un sclav. Mi-a luat telefonul și mi l-a aruncat la gunoi

Lucian Gănescu are doar 29 de ani și a fost victima torturilor unui interlop. Bărbatul a fost lăsat fără buletin în decembrie și fără telefon mobil. Mărturia cruntă făcută de un român care muncea pentru interlop. Vict...

Protest de amploare în România din cauza restricțiilor impuse. Diana Șoșoacă, în fruntea revoltei din Capitală: Nu mă las până când oamenii nu sunt demiși! Galerie FOTO

România e pe un butoi de pulbere după ce în ziua recordurilor la secțiile ATI COVID au ieșit în stradă mii de români. Protest de amploare în România din cauza restricțiilor impuse. Mai multe proteste împotriva măsurilo...

Adriana Bahmuțeanu, atacată în farmacie de un individ: ”Dacă mă omora sau îmi scotea un ochi plătea cineva?

Adriana Bahmuțeanu a venit cu o mărturisire cutremurătoare. Se pare că celebra jurnalistă a fost atacată de un individ în farmacie. Adriana Bahmuțeanu, atacată în farmacie de un individ. Fosta soție a lui Silviu Prigoană...

Bilanț vaccinare 20 martie 2021. Peste 50.000 de persoane imunizate în ultimele 24 de ore. 8.000 de români, vaccinați cu AstraZeneca!

Comitetul Naţional de Coordonare a Activităţilor privind Vaccinarea împotriva COVID-19 (CNCAV) a anunţat sâmbătă că în ultimele 24 de ore s-au vaccinat 50.904 persoane, dintre care 8.091 cu serul AstraZeneca. Bilanț vacc...

Jandarmeria trage un semnal de alarmă după protestele masive anti-restricții. Amenzile uriașe pe care le pot primi participanții și organizatorii!

Sute de persoane au ieșit sâmbătă să protesteze în Piaa Victoriei și Piața Universității, împotriva purtării măștii de protecție. Jandarmeria trage un semnal de alarmă după protestele masive anti-restricții. Diana ...

Brexiter cold warriors’ cherry-picked view of history

Y ou might think that the “fervent Brexiters” who are now busy creating a “museum of communist terror” might better spend their time addressing the fine mess that their last cause has got us into before they move on to their next brand of snake oil (Brexit...

Redistributing wealth and royal green spaces

I fully endorse Simon Jenkins’ request for a bequest to the nation where Buckingham Palace is concerned (Parks have been a lifeline during the pandemic. Let’s make Buckingham Palace a public space, 25 February), but why stop there? How about a redistribution of the count...

The Guardian view on Covid-19 variants: lax rules create needless risk

It was a weekend of bright sunshine, with daffodils blooming alongside snowdrops in southern areas and a spectacular full moon, as families with children in England began readying themselves to return to school, with just one more week to spend at home (most pupils in Scotland and Wales must wait...

The Guardian view on the return of Donald Trump: plotting a hostile takeover

In the United States, the Republican party has been unmistakably corrupted by power. Its leadership did not call out Donald Trump for his “high crimes and misdemeanors”, his savage politics, his cruelty, his lies and his conspiracy theories. Voters had to wait until Senate Republicans had ref...

The vaccine rollout makes it clear: the randomness of nationality still determines our lives

A fter the news in November of the successful trials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine, a curious photo spread online. It showed a Turkish immigrant family of six in Germany in the 1970s. The father stood in the middle, arms stretched around his head-scarfed wife and child...

Gordon Elliott has shown that horse racing isn’t a love affair between man and animal

I f you happened to tune in to the Today programme midway through the sport section on Tuesday, the atmosphere was anguished and baffling. “His world is crumbling in front of him right now,” said David Jennings, deputy Irish editor of the Racing Post. “He is a ...

Even inaptly named Cleverly sees fault lines in Yemen aid argument

Y emen remained among the worst humanitarian crises in the world, said James Cleverly, junior Foreign Office minister responsible for the Middle East, in answer to an urgent question from fellow Tory Andrew Mitchell. Two-thirds of the population were in need of assistance. 47...

Sarkozy's conviction shows, at last, French presidents may no longer be above the law

O n Monday, a criminal court in Paris handed down its verdict in Nicolas Sarkozy’s corruption trial. The former French president was sentenced to three years in jail – two of them suspended – for bribery and influence-peddling. This is a legal landmark for the Fren...

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

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 February, more than a fifth of NHS healthcare staff in England had still not received their first dose of Covid vaccine, according to...

I'm not ashamed medication got me through the pandemic – but we need talking therapies too

H ow did you get through lockdown? Was it baking or running or meditating? Maybe you took up art, or the guitar, or joinery – or just screaming into a pillow. For me, it was psychiatric medication. At present, I am on more meds than I have ever taken before – which ...

This budget will prolong the Tories' vaccine bounce: for now, Labour must sit tight

R ishi Sunak will have a glorious day on Wednesday. Nothing will ever be as perfect as this budget – bounty will flow and yet he will proclaim himself a traditional, tight-fisted, low-tax Conservative chancellor. ...

The alternative milk taste test

I love plant milks, not just as an alternative to dairy, but as drinks in their own right. Plant drinks are made with a nutritious variety of nuts, grains, seeds and even peas and beans (soya), each imparting its own unique flavour. I’ve marked these milks by how delicious they are drunk cold...

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

“P redators are often early adopters of technology,” says Sarah Smith, chief technology officer at the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK child abuse hotline. “It’s an arms race, we have to be constantly horizon-scanning.” Smith and her team, ...

BGT standup sensation Nabil Abdulrashid: 'There's so many people to annoy!'

W atch Nabil Abdulrashid’s audition for Britain’s Got Talent from last year and you’ll see a man overcome by emotion when judge Alesha Dixon’s buzzer propels him into the contest proper. “That means a lot!” scream Ant and Dec from the wings, as confetti rains down...

The rich vs the very, very rich: the Wentworth golf club rebellion

L ike all exiles, Michael Fleming remembers when his separation from home soil began: 20 October 2015, a Tuesday. That year, Fleming was captain of Wentworth, an old, prestigious golf club in north-west Surrey. The club had recently been bought by a Chinese firm, Reignwood Co...

What questions will Nicola Sturgeon be asked on Wednesday?

On Wednesday, Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is due to give evidence under oath to a committee of Holyrood MSPs investigating the Scottish government’s botched inquiry into complaints against Alex Salmond. Here are some of the questions she is likely to face: When did...

Forget the fries – here’s how we should really get our five a day

Name: Five-a-day. Age: Does it matter? I Just got Pfizered, first dose. Looking good for a good few years yet. Not you, it, the subject. I’ll tell you. About 33 years old. Five-a-day was dreamed up in California in the late 80s. Are we talking fruit and veg? As in the various campaign...

‘Mothers are livid. We’ve had enough!’ The pregnant women being forced out of the workplace

J oeli Brearley was sacked by voicemail the day after she told her boss she was pregnant. It was 2013 and she was working for a charity. “I immediately thought: ‘The law will protect me,’” she recalls. “But I was also terrified, because I had bills to...

Think like a cat or pick up marbles with your toes: how to maximise your incidental exercise

Y ou don’t have to be grunting in a gym or grinding out the laps of the park to get a sweat on. Incidental exercise can be just as beneficial, and much easier to incorporate into daily routines. “It’s any activity that is part of daily living,” says Prof Emmanuel Stam...

Northern Ireland’s five steps out of Covid lockdown: key points

Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, has unveiled a cautious five-step plan to ease the region’s Covid-19 lockdown. The plan has no hard dates and will be led by data, notably the reproductive rate of the virus, O’Neill told the Stormont assembly on Tues...

Fears that 25% of grassroots sports clubs may not return after lockdown

Grassroots sports will struggle to return once lockdown measures are eased, MPs have been warned, with one organisation estimating 25% of their clubs will not come back from the Covid-19 pandemic. A lack of resources and facilities is likely to have been compounded by the effects of lockdown, s...

Schools tsar says England’s £1.7bn Covid catch-up package not enough

The government’s newly appointed education recovery commissioner has warned that the prime minister’s £1.7bn catch-up package is not sufficient and that England’s children will need a sustained, far-reaching recovery plan. Sir Kevan Collins, who was recently appointed to lead ...

Brazil variant evaded up to 61% of immunity in previous Covid cases

The coronavirus variant originally found in Manaus in Brazil and detected in six cases in the UK was able to infect 25% to 61% of the people in the Amazonian city who might have expected to be immune after a first bout of Covid, researchers say. The extent to which P1 can evade the immune syste...

Grantham council won’t pay for Thatcher statue unveiling

Plans to use £100,000 of taxpayers’ money to underwrite an unveiling ceremony for a statue of Margaret Thatcher in her home town have been scrapped. Councillors in Grantham, Lincolnshire were heavily criticised when they voted in December to set aside £100,000 to cover the costs of a...

Jockey Rob James apologises for climbing on top of dead horse

Rob James, an amateur jockey who rode Gordon Elliott’s Milan Native to win at Cheltenham last March, said on Tuesday that he wished to “sincerely apologise” after a video emerged which showed him climbing on to the back of a dead horse. James, quoted by the Irish Field, confirmed that he ...

Guide to spotting far-right extremism sent to schools in England and Wales

A charity has issued guidance to schools about spotting far-right extremism over fears that an increased number of children have been exposed to dangerous ideas during lockdown. Hope Not Hate has sent the safeguarding guide to every school in England and Wales, in time for the planned full retu...

FBI chief calls Capitol attack 'domestic terrorism' and defends US intelligence

The FBI director, Chris Wray, has condemned the 6 January riot at the US Capitol as an instance of “domestic terrorism”, while defending the bureau’s handling of intelligence indicating that violence was likely. Sediti...

Meghan granted £450k interim payment in Mail on Sunday privacy case

The Duchess of Sussex has been granted an interim £450,000 downpayment towards her £1.5m legal costs in her privacy case against the Mail on Sunday. The payment follows her victory last month against Associated Newspapers Ltd, publisher of the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online, over extracts...

Northern Ireland announces cautious five-step plan for Covid lockdown easing

Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, has announced a cautious five-step plan to ease the region’s Covid-19 lockdown. She told the Stormont assembly on Tuesday that the plan has no hard dates and will be led by data, notably the reproductive rate of the virus. T...

US hits Russian officials with fresh sanctions over Navalny poisoning

The US has announced sanctions on seven Russian government officials and 13 Russian and European companies in response to the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, which a US intelligence assessment confirmed to be the work of the FSB. ...

Un tată și o fetiță au ARS DE VII în propria locuință. Mama a reușit să se salveze în ultima clipă

Scene de groază într-o comună din județul Dolj! O fetiță de doar opt ani și un bărbat în vârstă de 49 de ani au fost găsiți carbonizați în urma unui incendiu care le-a cuprins locuința. Un tată și o fetiță au AR...

Tatăl uneia dintre fetiţele ucise în cartierul Andronache e revoltat de eliberarea din arest a şoferiţei vinovate. „Vreau să iasă lumea în stradă”

Tatăl fetiţei de 7 ani moarte în urma accidentului din cartierul bucureştean Andronache nu se aştepta ca şoferiţa de 56 de ani care a provocat tragicul accident să fie eliberată şi pălasată sub control judiciar. Șoferi...

Reacția lui Godină după tragedia de la Onești. De ce nu au acționat polițiștii

O tragedie a avut loc într-un bloc din Onești, unde un bătrân de 60 de ani a ucis cu sânge rece doi muncitori care au fost angajați să renoveze fostul apartament al agresorului. Marian Godină a reacționat în urma criticilor aduse la adresa polițiștilor din O...

Noi detalii şocante din ancheta crimelor de la Oneşti. Soţia îi furniza criminalului ţigări cu o sfoară pe balcon sub ochii poliţiştilor. IMAGINI INCREDIBILE!

Ies la iveală detalii din ce în ce mai șocante după tragedia de la Onești. În timp ce polițiștii așteptau în fața blocului, soția îl ținea la curent pe criminal cu ce se întâmplă și îi cobora țigări pe balcon de la etaj chiar sub ochii oamenilor leg...

Marina Almăşan dă de pământ cu Leonard Miron, după acuzaţiile aduse: Frustrat mic ce eşti! Lucrai ca stewardesă şi luai bani de la TVR!

Marina Almăşan vine cu o replică acidă după acuzaţiile fostului coleg de televiziune, Leonard Miron. Bărbatul a catalogat-o drept o „hienă care a divorţat şi s-a recăsătorit cu oricine a avut influenţă în TVR.” ...

Donald Trump şi soţia lui s-au vaccinat pe ascuns împotriva coronavirusului. Ei au primit dozele pe când se aflau la Casa Albă

Fostul preşedinte american Donald Trump şi soţia sa Melania au fost vaccinaţi împotriva covid-19 în ianuarie, pe când se aflau la Casa Albă, au dezvăluit surse din anturajul acestora. Spre deosebire de Joe Biden, care s-a v...

Bugetul asigurărilor sociale de stat pe 2021 a fost adoptat. Florin Cîţu: Aşa reconstruim România, avem investiţii record!

Bugetul asigurărilor sociale de stat pe anul 2021 a fost adoptat, marţi seară , în Parlament. Florin Cîţu a susţinut o scurtă declaraţie de presă în care le-a mulţumit liderilor din ocaliţia de guvernare pentru suport. &...

Filmul reconstituirii crimelor de la Onești. Când a fost dat primul apel la 112

Soția bărbatului care a sechestrat și ucis doi muncitori într-un apartament din Onești a fost arestată preventiv pentru complicitate. Se pare că femeia se afla cu un etaj mai sus și vorbea cu soțul la telefon. Criminalul di...

Rareș Bogdan s-a mutat lângă Gigi Becali. Cum este patronul lui FCSB ca vecin: „Cumpăr brânză de la el!”

Rareș Bogdan locuiește gard în gard cu patronul FCSB, în Pipera. Politicanul a dezvăluit că a ajuns să cumpere brânză și zarzavaturi de la patronul lui FCSB. Rareș Bogdan s-a mutat lângă Gigi Becali în 2020, în plină...

Caz ASEMĂNĂTOR cu cel de la Onești! În 1995 trupele speciale românești au reușit să salveze ostaticii

În 1995, Poliția Română a avut de a face cu un caz similar cu cel petrecut chiar de 1 martie în Onești. Însă, pe atunci trupele speciale au intervenit în forță și au reușit să salveze victima. Caz ASEMĂNĂTOR cu cel d...

Olivier Giroud acrobatics earn Chelsea crucial lead over Atlético Madrid

One team wanted to spoil; the other wanted to play. While Atlético Madrid were determined to make the contest as dull as possible, Thomas Tuchel gave Chelsea freedom to express themselves. Liberated, Chelsea stood up to be counted. They refused to rise to Luis Suárez’s provocation and ...

How the NHS can meet the demands of an ageing society

B ruce Keogh (The NHS rose to the challenge of Covid, but its next test may be even harder, 18 February) makes salient points about the post-pandemic NHS, with emphasis on older people. The six tests are useful, but his focus on digital technology does not reflect the needs o...

Unlocking England: will Boris Johnson's Covid gamble pay off?

I have two major issues with Boris Johnson’s plan to unlock England (Step by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be lifted, 22 February). First, he says it is about data not dates, but the plan has dates that people will set in stone despite caveats, and it has no da...

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

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 a much more modest but equally necessary victory. Though Iran has reduced the International Atomic Energy Agency’s access for e...

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

T he point of Brexit, according to its champions, was to liberate Britain from intolerable EU rules. One of these was that government contracts should always go out to transparent competitive tender. This was supposed to aid efficiency and avert the endemic corruption of cert...

Facebook's message to media industry is clear: don't rely on us

F acebook and Google could not have reacted more differently to Australia’s move to make them pay for news content. They both started from combative positions, but as the new media code drew closer to reality, Google lowered its fists, while Facebook went straight for the h...

Will I ever get to complain to a human again, or has lockdown killed the company helpline?

I s it just me, or have the businesses of Britain decided that lockdown is the perfect excuse not to talk to anyone? I can’t remember the last time I managed to have a chat with my bank, my energy provider, the company that keeps failing to repair and return my coffee perco...

I'm so thankful for my daughter but I wish someone had prepared me for the physical toll of childbirth

R ecently, my daughter chipped my front tooth. It was an accident. She was simply being joyous and irrepressible, as three-year-olds are. She came up and cracked me on the chin, and now that lovely smooth ridge at the back of my eye tooth is gone, leaving a jagged edge that s...

Brexit is a machine to generate perpetual grievance. It's doing its job perfectly

B rexit has changed everything about Britain’s relationship with the European Union, and also nothing. For anyone trying to do business across borders newly gummed with bureaucracy, the comparison is stark and painful. But in politics, an old pattern is playing out – a cy...

Coronaangst ridden? Overzoomed? Covid inspires 1,200 new German words

From coronamüde (tired of Covid-19) to Coronafrisur (corona hairstyle), a German project is documenting the huge number of new words coined in the last year as the language races to keep up with lives radically changed by the pandemic. The list, compiled by the Leibniz Institute for the German...

Lucy Worsley: ‘I thought my parents’ TV was a waste of money’

M y parents weren’t keen on me watching television when I was growing up, in the 70s and 80s, which is ironic given that I’ve ended up working in it. My dad was a lecturer at Reading university and my mum worked at the Workers’ Educational Association. They gre...

Nude selfies: are they now art?

H ave you ever sent a nude selfie? The question draws a thick red line between generations, throwing one side into a panic while the other just laughs. And yet, as far back as 2009, that fount of moral wisdom, Kanye West, was advising how to stay safe. “When you take the pi...

Pitch perfect: the UK children's choirs finding ways to connect in lockdown

Eight-year-old Emily Grills was looking forward to turning singing teacher this month, drilling her parents on the songs she has been singing with her children’s choir in Bristol. “Lockdown has been lonely,” she said. “But singing makes me happy and so teaching my parents to sing means ...

Sky News Australia is tapping into the global conspiracy set – and it’s paying off

T he US conspiracy network Infowars has been banned from most social media platforms, but Alex Jones, its presenter, is still delivering his incendiary broadcasts on the internet, pumping out his message that the election of Joe Biden as president is part of a plot by globali...

'A role model': how Seville is turning leftover oranges into electricity

I n spring, the air in Seville is sweet with the scent of azahar, orange blossom, but the 5.7m kilos of bitter fruit the city’s 48,000 trees deposit on the streets in winter are a hazard for pedestrians and a headache for the city’s cleaning department. Now a scheme ...

I have no motivation to work. How can I change my attitude?

I have always had a problem with work, I don’t have much internal motivation to do any and a lot of anxiety about it. Now I am supposed to be working from home I feel even more disengaged. I get up at 11am, then procrastinate around the internet for a few hours. I do appreciate h...

Jo Whiley says sister is out of hospital after severe Covid infection

Jo Whiley has shared that her sister Frances, who has learning disabilities and diabetes, is out of hospital after being admitted with Covid-19 following an outbreak in her care home. Last week, the BBC Radio 2 DJ, 55, spoke of the “nightmare” of being offered the vaccine before her 53-year...

Failure to enact public duty law 'has worsened England inequality in pandemic'

The failure of successive governments to enact part of the Equality Act, which would have imposed a duty to address socio-economic disadvantage, has exacerbated inequalities in England during the coronavirus pandemic, a thinktank has claimed. The Runnymede Trust’s report, Facts Don’t Lie, s...

AstraZeneca expected to miss EU Covid vaccine supply target by half in second-quarter – report

AstraZeneca has told the European Union it expects to deliver less than half the Covid-19 vaccines it was contracted to supply in the second quarter, an EU official told Reuters on Tuesday. Contacted by Reuters, AstraZeneca did not deny what the official said, but a statement late in the day sa...

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

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 days. In a likely welcome development for Britons still living under coronavirus lockdowns, clear skies and sunshine have been ...

Ghislaine Maxwell offers to renounce foreign citizenship in exchange for bail

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse, has offered to renounce her UK and French citizenship in an attempt to secure bail. The offer to surrender her foreign citizenship is the latest attempt by Maxwell’s lawyers to secure bail for their...

Alex Salmond will not address MSPs on Wednesday after evidence redacted

Alex Salmond has refused to appear before a Holyrood committee on Wednesday after a submission about “malicious” attempts to smear him was edited following legal warnings from the Crown Office. The former first minister of Scotland had been poised to give evidence to MSPs on Wednesday after...

Gérard Depardieu charged with rape and sexual assault

The French actor Gérard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, allegedly committed in 2018 against an actor in her 20s, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday. An initial investigation into the rape accusations against Depardieu, 72, was dropped in 2019 for lack of evidence ...

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

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 report has said. The report from the Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE) calls for new laws to be considered, with groups acc...

US Capitol rioters ‘came prepared for war’, Senate hears in testimony

Testifying on Tuesday in the first congressional hearing on the US Capitol attack, the chief of Capitol police who resigned over the riot said the pro-Trump mob which stormed the building “came prepared for war”. R...

North Korean defector spends six hours walking around heavily guarded border unnoticed

South Korea’s military is facing criticism over security lapses along the country’s heavily armed border with North Korea after a man was able to cross into the South despite being spotted multiple times by surveillance cameras. The man, wearing a wetsuit and flippers, reportedly swam to So...

Police say Tiger Woods 'lucky to be alive' after car crash in California

Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital with serious injuries to both legs after a car accident, with a Los Angeles police officer saying the golfer is “very fortunate” to have survived. Carlos Gonzalez, the first LA county deputy to respond to the scene, added that Woods was “calm and luc...

Justin Trudeau says US leadership has been 'sorely missed' during first meeting with Biden

Justin Trudeau has praised Joe Biden for rejoining the Paris climate accord during their first bilateral meeting, saying: “US leadership has been sorely missed over the past years.” The Canadian prime minister added: “And I have to say as we were preparing the joint rollout of the communi...

England's Covid catch-up plan for pupils: summer schools and tutoring

Secondary schools in England are to be funded to run summer schools for pupils worst affected by the pandemic, the government has announced, as part of its latest education recovery plans to help children catch up on lost learning. The new measures include £200m to expand the government’s na...

Alertă în Timişoara. Zeci de persoane au fost evacuate dintr-un bloc, după deratizare

Zeci de persoane au fost evacute, marţi seară, dintr-un bloc din Timişoara după ce s-a făcut o deratizare la parterul imobilului. Până în prezent nicio persoană nu a avut nevoie de îngrijiri medicale. Alertă în Timişoa...

Vaclav Klaus, coronasceptic şi anti-mască, bolnav de COVID-19

De la începutul pandemiei, fostul preşedinte Vaclav Klaus, 79 de ani, a apărut în public de mai multe ori fără mască. Fostul preşedinte ceh Vaclav Klaus, care a provocat un scandal prin încălcarea măsurilor restrictive im...

Mioara Roman, din nou pe masa de operaţie: „Trebuie tăiat cu laserul”

În ultima vreme, Mioara Roman se confruntă cu diverse probleme de sănătate. Nici bine nu a părăsit spitalul, că va trebui să se interneze din nou, din cauza unui punct de grăsime, care va trebui să fie tăiat. Deocamdată, fosta soţie a lui Petre Roman urmeaz...

Dragobete 2021. Ce să NU faci pe 24 februarie dacă vrei să ai noroc în dragoste!

Dragobete, numit şi Cap de Primăvară, era sărbătorit, în funcţie de zona etnografică, în una din zilele de la sfârşitul lunii februarie şi începutul lunii martie. După legendă, el este fiul Babei Dochia şi reprezintă, în opoziţie cu aceasta, principiu...

Dan Barna răspunde zvonurilor despre o eventuală remaniere a guvernului Cîţu: „Fiecare partid are propria sa echipă şi e responsabil de performanţa acelei echipe”

Vicepremierul Dan Barna afirmă că nu se discută în acest moment în Guvern despre eventuale remanieri, arătând că există evaluări permanente pe care fiecare partid din coaliţie le face în privinţa propriilor miniştri şi care vizează modul în care activit...

Masca de protecţie nu ne protejează de coronavirus. Studiu

Potrivit unui studiu japonez publicat în jurnalul ştiinţific Physics of Fluids, coronavirusul se poate transmite și în timpul unei conversații, chiar dacă ambele persoane poartă mască. Masca de protecţie nu ne protejează...

Mama lui Mihai Mitoşeru a supravieţuit operaţiei: „Vârsta, tensiunea şi frica și-au spus cuvântul”

Mama lui Mihai Mitoşeru a supravieţuit operaţiei dificile prin care a trecut la începutul lunii februarie. Actrița a fost supusă unei intervenții chirurgicale complicate și a avut nevoie urgent de sânge. Mama lui Mihai Mit...

Oamenii au devenit mai îngrijoraţi de prăpastia dintre bogaţi şi săraci în timpul pandemiei. STUDIU

Oamenii, mai cu seamă tinerii, au devenit mai îngrijoraţi de prăpastia dintre bogaţi şi săraci în timpul pandemiei, arată un studiu global, citat de Reuters. Autorii studiului fac apel la guverne să ia măsuri pentru a corecta această diferenţă. ...

Cătălin Drulă (ministrul Transporturilor): „Acum mă înjur singur când stau în trafic pe Valea Prahovei”

Cătălin Drulă a spus marţi ce autostrăzi și drumuri expres vom avea anul acesta, ce se întâmplă cu Sibiu-Pitești, Autostrada Moldovei și cea de pe Valea Prahovei. Cătălin Drulă, proaspătul ministru de la Transporturi...

PROGNOZA METEO 24 februarie. Temperaturi în scădere

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Optimism grows for large numbers of fans to return for summer of sport

There is growing optimism within government circles that large numbers of fans will be able to return for a packed summer of sport in England – including the final stages of the football’s European Championship, Wimbledon and the Test cricket series against India – provided the rate of Covi...

Big club power grab in danger of going unnoticed in football's infinite scroll

T here is a concept in web design called infinite scroll, which you will be familiar with if you’ve ever used Twitter, Facebook or any other popular social media site. Essentially, it’s a piece of code that automatically adds new pages whenever you reach the bottom of the...

London venue plans ignored rest of UK

L ondon had an opportunity to create a world-class concert hall in the early 1980s at the Barbican Centre. That they didn’t get it right is not a reason to throw money at a new venture or to mourn its demise (City of London scraps plan for ‘Tate Modern of classical music...

Tunnel visions and the romance of the railways in Scotland

I an Jack (A tunnel linking Scotland and Northern Ireland? Fantasy has replaced British modesty, 19 February) mentioned “a vast munitions dump on the seabed” on the route of the proposed rail tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland. The dump lies in the Beaufort Dyke...

The Guardian view on illegal drugs: the laws don’t work

There is no single measure of the harms caused by illegal drugs, but reformers focus on two main areas. The first is the damage caused by addiction, especially when this leads to serious illness or death. The second is the way that the trade and consumption of illegal drugs are dealt with by the ...

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's Covid plan: a risky bet on vaccines

Boris Johnson stood at the dispatch box on Monday with a plan to come out of a national lockdown. One might be forgiven for experiencing a sense of deja vu. Mr Johnson has been here twice before. This time was different. There were no jokes about ordering a pint to celebrate. It pays to be humble...

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days is turning 60. Its image of a trapped woman is as potent as ever

I first saw Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne in 2009. I remember the barren stage and the entombed woman at its centre, whose utterances filled the theatre and carried the content of the play. Happy Days – which turns 60 this y...

Think about your life this time last year, just before Covid hit. What do you miss?

A s we approach one year together I’ve been reflecting on life with the worst companion ever, Covid-19. Ideally we would never have met, but this pandemic has now been with us for longer than it takes for a whole new human being to form and be born and get lots of bulky and...

Boris Johnson's lockdown exit plan is slower, but not pain-free

N o big bang reopening. No promises that might be broken. No immediate prospect of life returning to normal for those businesses most severely affected by the restrictions deemed necessary to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. That, put simply, is what the government’s road...

The UK government is claiming every success for itself, while blaming us for its failures

I t’s magnificent, isn’t it, to find oneself ahead of a deadline? At current rates, the 32 million people in the top nine priority groups in the UK will be offered a first jab by 4 April, ahead of the 30 April deadline. The government is now also expecting all adults to b...

My teenaged son is suddenly passionate about financial planning – and who can blame him?

‘I’ve been calculating,” announces my son. We are sitting in front of the TV but none of us is watching, instead variously checking the thermostat, messaging mates and tabbing between vintage plates and fancy chickens (I bet you can’t guess which is me). He is monitoring his s...

Covid has killed 500,000 in the US. That's more than the population of Miami

F ive hundred thousand deaths can be hard to picture. But we have to try. Imagine, for instance, that everyone in Miami, Colorado Springs or Minneapolis died in the course of a single year. If that seems too absurd, combine the number of Americans who died in the second world...

Cronyism in Britain is rampant and goes unpunished. We're turning into a banana republic

T he sums are so vast, the secrecy so shocking, that “chumocracy” doesn’t begin to capture what Britain has become – redolent as we are of banana republics, the Russian oligarchy and failed states. Lost is Britain’s self-image as the bowler-hatted beacon of civic re...

Reality bites: Could Jurassic Park actually happen?

In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know the answer to – and settle it, once and for all Don’t pretend you’ve never thought about it. Yes, yes – there’s the odd teensy downside to populating an island wit...

Keep it down! Why sales of silent sex toys are surging

Name: Silent sex toys. Age: New. Appearance: Seen, but not heard. Call me a prude, but I didn’t realise there were sex toys that could talk. There aren’t. Or maybe there are. Honestly, I’m not an expert. Then why are silent sex toys suddenly a thing? It’s just that some more mo...

Danny DeVito and Barry Sonnenfeld: how we made Get Shorty

Barry Sonnenfeld, director My wife and I were about to take our first cruise and I needed a book. I hadn’t read any Elmore Leonard novels but Get Shorty was about Hollywood so I thought it’d be interesting. I bought it and loved it. A few years previously I had shot Throw Momma from the Tra...

'It'll take decades to clean': oil spill ravages east Mediterranean

A t first sight there are few obvious signs of the oil spill on the Mediterranean beach. Wooden parasols stand solitary in the sand, while a few runners make their way along the waterline, enjoying the winter sun. “The beach looks OK, but it’s all underneath,” says...

Unforgotten series four review – the coldest of cold cases

A corpse has been found in a junkyard in Haringey, north London, headless and handless, but otherwise preserved like a Siberian mammoth. It has spent years in a freezer in a cellar. Those archaeologists of modern life, house clearance contractors, humped the freezer from cel...

A year too late, Boris Johnson produces a reasonable plan

L ast April the UK’s chief scientific adviser, Patrick Vallance, said that 20,000 dead would be a “good outcome”. Almost a year on with the coronavirus death rate now north of 120,000 and the government having twice bungled its way out of previous lockdowns, you can see...

Chris Froome: 'There’s nothing holding me back from a fifth Tour win'

I t is almost 11pm when Chris Froome leans closer to the screen in his hotel room in Abu Dhabi. We have been talking for 40 minutes and while he has sometimes looked tired and vulnerable Froome has been cheerful and friendly. Of course there has been some difficulty when addr...

'When you work from the heart, it's effortless': the lockdown bakers who turned professional

T he past year will be remembered for many things, and the baking craze early in the pandemic will certainly be one of them. While some of us were nailing banana bread recipes – more than 45,000 pictures of these bakes were posted to Instagram in the first two months of loc...

More support needed as England exits lockdown, say business leaders

Business leaders have told Boris Johnson that his roadmap for exiting the third Covid lockdown in England remains incomplete without fresh financial support for companies and workers hardest hit by the pandemic. The prime minister promised the government would “not pull the rug out” from un...

'Baby steps the right way to go': cautious welcome for England's Covid roadmap

S chool’s in, sport’s on, and at some point you might even be allowed to get people round for a barbecue: to a country stuck inside since Christmas, the concessions dangled in the government’s roadmap were undoubtedly significant. At the same time, though, some of ...

One vaccine dose gives high protection from severe Covid, evidence shows

Real-world evidence from the Covid vaccination programmes in England and Scotland show that one dose of vaccine gives high protection against severe disease and admission to hospital – and protects against even mild disease with no symptoms in younger people. The first real data from the mass...

The Simpsons' Dr Hibbert: Harry Shearer replaced by black actor Kevin Michael Richardson

After more than 30 years playing Dr Julius Hibbert on The Simpsons, Harry Shearer will be replaced by voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson – seven months after the show’s producers committed to no longer have white actors voicing black characters. On Monday, Fox confirmed the episode that a...

UK firms given six months' grace on gender pay gap reporting

Companies that fail to meet the gender pay gap reporting deadline of 4 April will be given a six-month reprieve before any enforcement action is taken against them. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said companies should report by the deadline if possible, but confirmed it would n...

British Medical Journal slated over 'disgraceful' obituary charge

The British Medical Journal, the respected trade publication for doctors, is facing outrage from its readers over a decision to charge almost £300 for publishing obituaries during a pandemic. A note on the BMJ’s website says that from this month the BMJ will be charging £299 for each medica...

Pakistan: gunmen on motorcycles kill four female aid workers

Gunmen on motorcycles ambushed a vehicle carrying instructors from a private vocational school in north-west Pakistan on Monday, killing four women and wounding the driver before fleeing. The attack took place in the village of Ippi near Mir Ali, a town in the North Waziristan district in a for...

Keir Starmer to push for investment in UK food and farming

Sir Keir Starmer will call on farmers and people living in rural areas to take a fresh look at the Labour party, vowing to push for new investment in food and farming and a revision of subsidy payments, in an effort to move beyond the party’s urban strongholds. He will urge people to buy more...

Arconic HQ was probably told of cladding issues, Grenfell inquiry hears

One of the most senior US executives at Arconic was probably told that the company’s cladding panels were unsafe for buildings above 12 metres in height two years before the Grenfell Tower disaster, a public inquiry has heard. The $7bn-a-year-turnover aluminium specialist sold the plastic-fil...

BAME Britons more likely to face higher living costs, study finds

Britons from black and ethnic minority backgrounds are among several groups facing disproportionately high living costs because of the likelihood of being hit by the “poverty premium”, academics have said. A study found that the risk of people on low incomes being charged more for banking a...

Climate crisis is driving insecurity, Johnson to tell world leaders

Boris Johnson is to tell other world leaders that the climate emergency is “driving insecurity” as he uses the first UN security council session chaired by a British prime minister in nearly 30 years to set the scene for the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow. The prime minister will chair...

Nasa releases video of Perseverance rover landing on Mars

Nasa has unveiled a first-of-its-kind video of its car-sized rover Perseverance making its sensational landing on Mars, and released the first audio recorded on the surface of the red planet. The American space agency shared the footage on Monday, days after the spacecraft made its dramatic des...

US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000 after devastating winter surge

More than 500,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in the US, just over a year after the country detected its first cases of a virus which has wrought almost unprecedented loss. Deaths breached half a million on Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, bringing the total to 50...

Is England's Covid roadmap the right way out of lockdown? The experts' view

Devi Sridhar: We should be treating Covid-19 like measles, not flu Boris Johnson appears to have finally learned a lesson about the dangers of overpromising and underdelivering. The government’s roadmap for easing the lockdown allows...

Mesajul ZILEI pentru zodii de la Fecioara Maria, regina ingerilor, MARTI 23 FEBRUARIE 2021

Primeste cu inima deschisa un mesaj al zilei de MARTI 23 FEBRUARIE 2021 cu scop de imputernicire, sustinere si claritate pentru calatoria ta de viata. Mesajul ZILEI pentru zodii. Fecioara Maria, regina tuturor ingerilor si arhangh...

Când nu trebuie să stai în carantină la întoarcerea în România dintr-o ţară de pe lista galbenă. Răzvan Pascu spune care sunt excepţiile

Consultantul în turism Răzvan Pascu a explicat în ce situaţie românii care se întorc dintr-o ţară aflată pe lista galbenă sunt exceptaţi de la măsura carantinării. Când nu trebuie să stai în carantină la întoarcer...

Virgil Popescu: „Prima moleculă de gaz românesc din Marea Neagră va fi scoasă anul acesta”

Prima moleculă de gaz românesc din Marea Neagră va fi scoasă anul acesta de compania Black Sea Oil&Gas din perimetrul Aurora, iar din zăcământul Neptun Deep probabil că acest lucru se va întâmpla în anul 2025, a declarat, luni seara, ministrul Energiei, V...

Şedinţă convocată de grupul PSD din CGMB. Principalele subiecte aflate pe ordinea de zi

PSD convoacă, marţi, o şedinţă a Consiliului General al Muncipiului Bucureşti, pe ordinea de zi figurând preluarea de către Municipalitate a Spitalelor "Grigore Alexandrescu", Floreasca, de Urgenţe Oftalmologice şi de Chirurgie Plastică, Reparatorie şi Arsur...

Irina Margareta Nistor îşi povesteşte experinţa de pacient Covid: „M-a durut tot corpul. Am aşteptat patru ore ca să intru să-mi ia sânge”

Cel mai cunoscut critic de film din România, Irina Margareta Nistor, a vorbit despre perioada în care a fost pacient COVID-19, o experienţă dureroasă pe care nu o va uita niciodată. Irina Margareta Nistor a povestit că în ex...

Ce s-a întâmplat cu puii de urs scoşi din bârlog şi aruncaţi în zăpadă. Anunţul ministrului Mediului

Ministrul Mediului spune că nu se ştie încă ce s-a întâmplat cu puii de urs scoşi din bârlog şi chinuiţi de cei patru bărbaţi, una dintre ipoteze fiind că ursoaiaca s-ar fi întors după ei. O altă posibilitate este aceea ca puii de urs să fi fost trafic...

Sebastian Lăzăroiu, despre Diana Şoşoacă: „E ca un vaccin. Te doare puţin după, dar pe termen lung te scapă de boală”

Sociologul Sebastian Lăzăroiu consideră că senatoarea Diana Șoșoacă este „o stea căzătoare” care nu reprezintă un pericol politic câtă vreme nu are un partid al ei. Sebastian Lăzăroiu merge mai departe şi susţine...

Bianca Drăguşanu, îngrijorată după ce l-a denunţat pe Alex Bodi: „Mi-e teamă de el, să nu-mi facă rău”

După aproape trei ore de audieri, vedeta a ieșit din sală extrem de îngrijorată. Avocatul blondinei a precizat că diva a fost audiată în calitate de parte vătămată și că nu poate da prea multe declaraţii pentru că dosarul este încă deschis. ...

Cei care poartă ochelari, mai puţin predispuşi să se infecteze cu covid. STUDIU

Cei care poartă ochelari sunt de trei ori mai puţin predispuşi să se infecte cu coronavirus, arată un studiu realizat de cercetătorii din India. Cei care poartă ochelari, mai puţin predispuşi să se infecteze cu covid. Pot...

EXCLUSIV. Dan Puric: „Omul nu mai trebuie să ştie identitatea lui sexuală. Ceea ce trăim noi este o civilizaţie barbară”

Dan Puric a vorbit în exclusivitate la România TV despre situaţia actuală în care ne aflăm şi cum încearcă politicienii să ne manipuleze. Actorul este de părere că această pandemie vine ca o "pedeapsă", nu doar pentru români, ci pentru întreaga lume. ...

The Observer view on triumph on Mars and tragedy in Texas

As a contrast in extremes, last week’s extraordinary developments in space and the southern United States take some beating. At the very moment Nasa’s Perseverance rover scored a technological triumph with its flawless landing on the surface of Mars, millions of American citizens in Texas wer...

The Observer view on Boris Johnson’s Covid roadmap announcement

‘Let’s use data, not dates” – so said the government’s deputy chief medical adviser, Angela McLean, on Thursday to MPs as she was questioned over the right framework for the roadmap out of lockdown. Tomorrow is the long-awaited day when the prime minister sets out his pla...

The way Britney’s life was consumed holds a mirror to our own

L ooking back today at the pop culture of my youth is like the moment your vision finally adjusts to a Magic Eye picture. One that you’ve walked past unseeingly for years, vaguely aware perhaps, if pushed, that there could be more to the abstract ocean scene hanging in t...

Carrie Symonds wants animals to run free. So why is she working for a zoo?

B uilding on her success promoting the Conservative party, and then in ocean conservation PR, Carrie Symonds, who is also the prime minister’s fiancee, recently became communications director for the Aspinall Foundation, “an internationally renowned conservation charity...

Keir Starmer has caught the public mood. Now he can shape the political argument

I t’s society, stupid. First, more than a decade ago, a banking crisis that would have brought the economy down without the £1tn in capital injections, asset guarantees and vast infusions of Bank of England cash into the banking system. Now a pandemic that will cumulativel...

When Covid infection rates dip, inflation rates may well rise

A ndy Haldane caused quite a stir earlier this month when he suggested the economy was like a coiled spring waiting to go off. As the Bank of England’s chief economist has discovered, it’s harder to be a Tigger than an Eeyore. Predictions of impending disaster tend to be ...

There’s something fishy going on at Tory HQ…

B efore Brexit, 44% of British musicians, including my showbusiness friend Fish from Marillion, earned up to half their income from now inaccessible European audiences. But, should Fish find some way around the government’s failure to preserve artists’ touring oppor...

Hawks in Iran and Israel agree: Biden’s bid to salvage nuclear deal must not succeed

F or sworn enemies, Iran and Israel have much in common. Both are regional powers, projecting their interests beyond their borders. Both are beholden, in different ways, to shifting US policy. Both have secretive nuclear programmes. And both are heading towards national elect...

Boris Johnson’s Covid roadmap must not repeat the prime minister’s past mistakes

I t is a sign of our times that the only live theatre currently available is that staged by politicians. Boris Johnson will tomorrow unveil his “roadmap” for easing out of coronavirus restrictions, a moment that is being fanfared as a big, dramatic event. The journe...

No stretch of virgin water is safe when Boris Johnson wants to cross it

B eware the combination of Boris Johnson, significant bodies of water, and expensive engineering. He seems to find something so inflaming about a virgin stretch of river or sea that he has to transfix it with steel and concrete. As mayor of London, he backed a barely-used cab...

Michelle Wie hits back at Rudy Giuliani over crass story on Bannon podcast

Michelle Wie has hit back at Rudy Giuliani after the former personal attorney to Donald Trump shared a story about being able to see the golfer’s underwear while she putted during a charity fundraiser in 2014. Guiliani was appearing on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast on Thursday for a discu...

Three schemers smooth way for Mikel Arteta's Manchester City reunion

T he last time Arsenal hosted Manchester City for a top-flight fixture Mikel Arteta looked on and, inwardly at least, shook his head. He was five days from becoming their manager and, barking orders alongside Pep Guardiola in the away technical area, there were shorter-term p...

Jonny Bairstow should make England return to ease burden on Joe Root

E ngland are in Ahmedabad with the series tied at 1-1 with two to play and a day-night Test to come that might favour their seamers – we don’t know how the pink ball will react to the floodlights, but if anyone’s going to get it moving it’s Jimmy Anderson. It will als...

Good news for Ozan Kabak: it cannot get much worse than this

P oor Ozan Kabak. He is only 20, but he has already become a player to whom bad things happen. Most of his career has been spent in failing sides, but that can happen to a young player on the rise. In that context, a Merseyside derby was an opportunity to really make his mark...

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

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, and having later worked in veterinary care in Cumbria, she volunteered to help battle an affliction that would eventually take a t...

‘We’ve had to become more flexible cooks’: one-pot dishes by Anna Jones

W hen Anna Jones looks back at her first three cookbooks, starting with 2014’s A Modern Way to Eat, she wonders if she might have been too “gentle”. She was a cook, after all, not a campaigner or a climate scientist. On a video call from her home in east London...

How Ottolenghi’s bright colours and vivid tastes changed the way we eat

I n 2002 the literary agent Felicity Rubinstein found herself drawn to a white-walled deli that had just opened around the corner from her home in London’s Notting Hill. It was called Ottolenghi and its food display was a riot of colour and promise. Eating it looked like...

Lisa Dwan: 'Narratives of nasty women spread with few facts attached'

L isa Dwan, 43, is an Irish actor particularly celebrated for her performances of Samuel Beckett’s work. She is shortly to appear in two BBC shows: as Ismene in Pale Sister, a retelling of Sophocles’s Antigone by Colm Tóibín, and as Tori Matthews, a trauma consultant, i...

It’s never too late: elderly high-achievers

Margaret Ford, 94, author It’s fair to say I didn’t expect, aged 93, to become Britain’s oldest debut author. My story is just my life, really. It never crossed my mind that anyone else might care to know more. I’d been married to my husband, Jim, for 67 years when he d...

Louise Casey: 'Are we ever going to create a Britain for everyone?'

S hortly before the first lockdown began last March, Louise Casey flew back to Britain from Australia, where she’d been working as an adviser on homelessness. She doesn’t, she says, travel well. But when she landed, there seemed to be no possibility of giving in to jet la...

Home schooling: ‘I’m a maths lecturer – and I had to get my children to teach me’

Maths: Dr Kit Yates A senior lecturer in the department of mathematical sciences at the University of Bath, Yates has a PhD in Maths from Oxford and is the author of The Maths of Life and Death. So when he began home schooling his son Will, five, and daughter Emmie, seven, during lockdown, he w...

Long Covid: ‘It’s a year since I’ve felt like myself’

Today is an anniversary that George Hencken never imagined. It is exactly one year since she caught Covid-19. But unlike most people who have suffered from the disease, she remains ill. “It’s a year since I’ve felt like myself,” she said. “It’s a year since my life...

After a year of death and solitude, Italy is a sober, serious place

T his weekend marks exactly a year since the first, tentative lockdown in Italy. The closures were only in certain regions (such as Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna), and in specific sectors (such as schools), but the drastic measures still shocked the world. The country had recor...

Is 12 weeks between Covid jabs too long?

T he UK has a controversial policy of giving second doses of coronavirus vaccine 12 weeks after the first dose, rather than the three-week gap used in other countries. What is the reasoning behind what the Washington Post described as “one big, high-stakes science experimen...

Regé-Jean Page brings his Bridgerton allure to Saturday Night Live

The Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page poked fun at his newfound heart-throb status as he made his Saturday Night Live (SNL) hosting debut. The British-Zimbabwean actor, 31, shot to fame in December after playing the Duke of Hastings in Netflix’s raunchy period drama. As well as an ar...

Growing number of Republican donors aim to prise party from Trump influence

Some four dozen Republican donors were on a fundraising conference call on 5 February with Liz Cheney, the congresswoman and only Republican House leader to vote for Donald Trump’s impeachment for his role in the mob attack on the Capitol on 6 January. Many of the donors on the Cheney call ar...

Middle-income households to be hit by ‘£2bn council tax bombshell’

Millions of council tax payers are in line for increases of up to 5% in their annual bills from April, with those on low and middle incomes hit hardest by a sixth year of increases in England above the rate of inflation. The tax rise, which Labour said amounted to a “£2bn council tax bo...

Keep out of Bristol’s slaver street names debate, ministers are told

A history commission set up by Bristol’s mayor after the toppling of the Edward Colston statue has urged ministers to stay out of debates on the future of dozens of city streets named after slave traders. Prof Tim Cole, the commission’s chair, said a new audit by Bristol city council ...

Asylum seekers 'subjected to sexual harassment' in government hotels

The Home Office has been urged to investigate the network of hotels holding thousands of asylum seekers following allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and claims that staff have been paid significantly below the minimum wage. A joint investigation by the Observer and ITV News suggests...

Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim his ninth Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic has won his ninth Australian Open title, beating Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final at Melbourne Park. Victory takes Djokovic’s grand slam singles tally to 18 – just two behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic began the match in ominous fashion, breaki...

New doubt over fishermen’s cocaine smuggling convictions

Newly disclosed evidence has raised fresh concerns on the eve of an appeal court hearing of the case of two men convicted of smuggling a record haul of cocaine. Daniel Payne and Jonathan Beere are members of the “Freshwater Five”, who were sentenced to a total of 104 yearsin prison a ...

Sussex medicines firm takes production line abroad in white van to beat Brexit ban

A Sussex pharmaceutical company has told how it had to bundle a production line into a white van and take it to Amsterdam to beat a Brexit medicines ban. The impromptu four-wheeled mission to the Netherlands has secured the supply of the asthma drug Ventolin for France, where the company, Mediw...

End outside sport ban, top scientist urges Johnson as all adults set for jab by July

Data on the number of Covid-19 cases is now so encouraging that outdoor sports for children and small numbers of adults should be allowed immediately as part of an accelerated easing of the lockdown, a leading scientist and adviser to government has told the Observer. With the prime minister ex...

O nouă zi de protest în Valea Jiului. Zeci de mineri sunt în continuare blocaţi în subteran la Lupeni

Protestul minerilor continuă în Valea Jiului. Ortacii stau în subteran în Mina Lupeni în semn de protest faţă de întârzierea plăţii salariilor. Guvernanţii au promis că până în 26 februarie le vor fi virate pe card drepturile salariale, dar minerii nu vo...

Scandal cu săbii, bâte, pistoale şi pietre în stradă în Brăila. Reglare de conturi între interlopi

Răfuială între două clanuri de interlopi la Brăila. Două mașini au fost distruse cu pietre și săbii. Mascații au intervenit de urgență, iar trei agresori au fost duși la audieri. A fost scandal mare seara trecută la Br...

Horoscop Mariana Cojocaru 21- 27 februarie 2021. Trei zodii au probleme cu dragostea de Dragobete 2021

Kiron se află în Berbec, iar acest lucru vine cu multe probleme pentru trei zodii. Iată ce anunță astrele pentru fiecare zodie în parte. Horoscop Mariana Cojocaru 21- 27 februarie 2021 pentru zodia BERBEC Berbec- Pre...

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Ronaldinho, fotbalistul legendar al Braziliei, și-a pierdut mama. Dona Miguelina a murit de coronavirus la vârsta de 71 de ani. Mama lui Ronaldinho a murit din cauza COVID-19. Dona Miguelina era internată în spital, în Po...

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Revolta romanilor continua fata de cei care își bat joc de justitie! Oamenii ies în strada și spun ca protestează fata de abuzurile făcute de mogulul Maricel Păcuraru si judecatorul care face orice e nevoie pentru a-l scăpa de pușcărie. Desi are de ani buni do...

Horoscop Mihai Voropchievici 22-28 februarie 2021: „Ne așteaptă o săptămână plină de surprize”

Horoscop rune 22-28 februarie 2021, cu Mihai Voropchievici. Fecioarele câștig pe toate planurile, Peștii salt rapid în existența lor. ce se întâmplă cu celelalte zodii. Horoscop Mihai Voropchievici 22-28 februarie 2021...

Un primar PNL a murit după ce s-a infectat cu coronavirus. Avea doar 39 de ani

Doliu în politică. Un primar liberal din Călăraşi a fost răpus de coronavirus la vărsta de doar 39 de ani. Un primar PNL a murit după ce s-a infectat cu coronavirus. Este vorba despre Adrian Popa, recent ales primar a...

O petrecere de majorat întreţinută de Florin Salam şi o partidă ilegală de poker, întrerupte de poliţişti. S-au dat amenzi de zeci de mii de lei

O petrecere de majorat a fiului unui membru al clanului Văncică, la care participa şi manelistul Florin Salam, a fost oprită de poliţişti seara trecută în Bucureşti. De asemenea, oamenii legii au oprit o partidă ilegală de poker în Sectorul 6. Oamenii legii ...

20 de companii municipale vor fi desfiinţate. Ce companii din subordinea Primăriei Capitalei vor fi păstrate

Preşedintele PNL Bucureşti, Violeta Alexandru, a anunţat desfiinţarea Companiei Municipale Turistică, urmată de desfiinţarea altor 19 companii municipale care funcţionează la nivelul Primăriei Generale. Vor fi păstrate doar patru dintre companiile existente ...

Vasile Dîncu: PSD vrea înfiinţarea unei „platforme” de stânga. Pro România, „unul dintre principalii parteneri” ai PSD în viitor

Preşedintele Consiliului Naţional al PSD, Vasile Dîncu, a declarat PSD îşi propune înfiinţarea unei „platforme” de stânga care să reunească în jurul său formaţiunile din această zonă politică, inclusiv Pro România, fără a proceda la absorbţii de ...

Rising inflation unlikely to be headache for Bank of England but will influence policy

T he UK government has had plenty of economic problems to worry about over the past year but rising inflation has not been one of them. Repeated lockdowns and the shift to online shopping have helped keep price rises in check. That period is now coming to an end. By the ...

Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan’s approach to fake news

M att Hancock, we learned recently, got a few pointers on how to shape the UK’s vaccine strategy from the 2011 movie Contagion. I don’t know if that is something I would boast about if I were the UK health secretary, but, look, it is great that the man is not shy ab...

A new 'free speech champion' may end up doing the opposite

T here is a popular narrative that free speech is under threat in universities – 52% of British adults think so, according to a 2019 YouGov poll. The UK government thinks so too, and over the last few years has made some unprecedented interventions into higher education to ...

The government's relentless push for development is destroying rural England

I t would be easy to imagine the English countryside is a lovely place. Everyone has been talking about discovering the wonder of nature during lockdown and there are constant reports of droves moving out of towns and cities for more pastoral locations. In many ways, how...

10 songs that bring back memories of my travels: Lois Pryce's playlist

The Old Home Place by JD Crowe and the New South Boats have featured in my travels ever since the mid-90s when, aged 22, I bought a narrowboat to live on. I was working in London, but the boat was in Cheshire. I’d never piloted a narrowboat before and I had two weeks off work to get i...

Tights! Spatulas! Action! The madcap world of chain reaction videos

“I t’s one thing to maim myself,” says Joseph Herscher. “But maiming someone else? I’m not sure I could live with that. At least I’d have it on tape, but it’d still suck to be killed by one of my machines.” Herscher, 36, is a chain reaction artist who wor...

'He's beaten her black and blue for years': a month in the life of a women's refuge manager

T he pandemic has had a devastating impact on women in abusive relationships, trapping them in their homes with violent, manipulative or controlling men. The UN described the global increase in domestic abuse as a “shadow pandemic”, and in the first seven weeks of lockdow...

Gone fishing: the fight to save one of the world's most elusive wild cats

F or more than a decade, wildlife biologist Tiasa Adhya has spent many a day (and night) in a small wooden boat, silently gliding through dense vegetation in the wetlands and mangroves of West Bengal, scanning the banks for signs of a rarely seen wild cat – the fishing cat ...

Joni Mitchell: how rock misogyny made me into a militant fan

M aybe appropriately, as she is the epitome of “grown-up” music, I didn’t get into Joni until my 30s. Her early albums had been in my parents’ collection but I’d never really paid much heed – until the boho folk revival of the early 2000s had me reassessing them a...

I wish I knew how to quit You: our writers' favourite TV hate-watches

You It’s rare for a show with so few redeeming features to become a hit, and yet Netflix’s You has done just that, with tens of millions of viewers following the disturbing exploits of Penn Badgley’s holier-than-thou-drifter, and the beautiful female objects of his obsession. Joe ...

Cutting Covid top-up 'will put 700,000 people into poverty'

Government failure to maintain the £20 a week Covid top-up payment for universal credit will overwhelmingly hit the incomes of working and disabled people, and put more than 700,000 into poverty, according to a study by the Fabian Society. Ministers have signalled that they will decide in earl...

From Nelly to Doug: nicknames emerge for growing list of Covid variants

Each day seemingly unveils a fresh variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. These variants – may be worthy of concern or simply stoke scientific curiosity, but they carry some industrial-strength technical names such as B117 or B1351. And as the list grows bulkier, even the scientists need ...

UK quarantine hotels 'a death sentence' for at-risk Britons, says cancer patient

A British man undergoing treatment for stage four cancer says he is trapped abroad because it would be medically unsafe for him to return to a quarantine hotel. “I couldn’t do the hotel. I think I’d leave on a stretcher,” said Michael Thomas, who is stuck in Madeira with his wife and 14...

Syringes and a flaming heart: iPhone reveals more than 200 new emojis

More than 200 new emojis will arrive on iPhones with the release of the next operating system update, including a vaccine-ready syringe, a flaming heart and a vast array of options for couples with different skin tones. The emojis will arrive as part of iOS 14.5, expected to hit iPhones within ...

Brush with stardom: Dominic Raab's broom call sweeps internet

Dominic Raab has defied the trend for Conservative politicians to pose in front of union flags when appearing on television via video call, instead opting for an old-fashioned world map, a framed engraving and … a broom. It was the foreign secretary’s broom that drew particular comment on W...

Barcelona to ban smoking on four of its beaches

Barcelona is banning smoking on four of the city’s most popular beaches as part of its clean air policy. The ban complements moves to limit road traffic in an attempt to improve the city’s poor air quality and “to advance towards a healthy, smoke-free city, and that includes tobacco smoke...

Boris Johnson says he is concerned about missing Dubai princess

Boris Johnson has said he is concerned about the case of a missing Emirati princess whose secret video messages from what she describes as a villa turned prison have led to calls for international intervention and proof she is still alive. The UK prime minister said on Wednesday he was “conce...

BBC under fire over 'strikingly hostile' interview of Muslim Council of Britain head

More than 100 public figures, including the Tory peer Sayeeda Warsi, the Labour MPs Diane Abbott and Naz Shah, and the comedian Deborah Frances-White have signed an open letter to the BBC criticising Radio 4 Woman’s Hour “strikingly hostile” interview with Zara Mohammed, the first woman to ...

BLM UK to fund 'people's tribunal' for deaths in custody

Black Lives Matter UK has announced £45,000 of funding to the United Families and Friends Campaign to set up a “people’s tribunal” for deaths in custody. The coalition group of family members who have lost loved ones in state custody, formed in 1997, is so far the largest recipient of Bl...

Trolling of family would have broken Capt Sir Tom Moore's heart, daughter says

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter has said his heart would have been broken to hear about trolling the family received. Hannah Ingram-Moore said she could not tell her 100-year-old father that “people are hating us” after his fundraising efforts for the NHS. She has spoken about her ...

Air pollution significantly raises risk of infertility, study finds

Exposure to air pollution significantly increases the risk of infertility, according to the first study to examine the danger to the general population. The analysis of 18,000 couples in China found that those living with moderately higher levels of small-particle pollution had a 20% greater ri...

Brexit forces Northern Ireland buyers to cancel orders for 100,000 trees

Orders for almost 100,000 trees have been cancelled by Northern Ireland buyers because of a post-Brexit ban on the plants being moved from Britain, the Guardian can reveal. Leaders in the business say it is a major setback for tree-planting programmes in Belfast and elsewhere in the region. ...

Condiţiile impuse de o influenceriţă, ca să se căsătorească cu iubitul fotbalist: „El să-și ceară iertare când situația devine tensionată”

Maria Hernandez, în vârstă de 30 ani, este influencer, şi trăieşte o poveste de dragoste cu fotbalistul Ruben Castro (Cartagena, liga a 2-a din Spania), cu care are doi copii. Bărbatul a avut parte de o surpriză atunci când a cerut-o în căsătorie. ...

Noi detalii în cazul tragediei de la Constanţa. Şeful ISU Dobrogea: Autoscara a fost trimisă la incendiu la 5 minute după ce femeia a căzut de la balcon

Apar noi detalii în cazul tragediei de la Constanţa. Şeful ISU Dobrogea a declarat că autoscara a fost trimisă la incendiu la 5 minute după ce femeia a căzut de la balcon. Noi detalii în cazul tragediei de la Constanţa. Sin...

Laura Cosoi, mărturisiri dureroase despre moartea tatălui său: „Părea un asimptomatic, starea lui s-a degradat”

Laura Cosoi a făcut mărturisiri dureroase despre moartea tatălui său. Vedeta a fost foarte afectată de acest eveniment și a decis să vorbească despre acest subiect pentru a trage, încă o dată, un semnal de alarmă despre această boală și repercursiunile ei...

Eliminarea pensiilor speciale ale parlamentarilor, dezbătută şi votată în plenul reunit

Plenul reunit al Camerei Deputaţilor şi Senatului a decis, miercuri, să dezbată şi să voteze proiectele de eliminare a pensiilor speciale ale parlamentarilor. Decizia a fost luată cu 367 de voturi pentru şi 30 de abţineri. ...

Vouchere de vacanţă. Industria emitenţilor de tichete: Pot reprezenta un impuls dat economiei

Reprezentanţii Asociaţiei Profesionale a Emitenţilor de Tichete (APET) susţin că sistemul tichetelor de vacanţă poate reprezenta un impuls dat economiei în perioada post-pandemie. Vouchere de vacanţă. Industria emitenţilo...

Experţii sunt perplecşi în faţa scăderii spectaculoase a numărului de cazuri de Covid din India

Atunci când pandemia de coronavirus a pus stăpânire pe India, mulți s-au temut că fragilul sistem sanitar al țării se va prăbuși, în a doua cea mai populată țară din lume. Infecțiile zilnice creșteau dramatic și, la un moment dat, India părea că va dep...

Cristina Joia şi-a dat jos masca. Cum arată vedeta după ce a fost atacată în supermarket: „Este prima dată când oamenii mă văd așa”

Cristina Joia şi-a dat jos masca, pentru prima oară de când a fost agresată de o femeie, în supermarket. Designerul din echipa emisiunii Visuri la Cheie a trecut prin momente îngrozitoare şi a suportat dureri cumplite. Cristi...

Cum să-i ajutăm pe copii să se adapteze noilor condiţii la reîntoarcerea la şcoală. Sfaturile psihoterapeutului Gabriela Enea

Pandemia a făcut ca părinții și copiii să petreacă mai mult timp ca niciodată împreună, însă prezența fizică în același spațiu nu a însemnat de multe ori și apropiere emoțională. Într-un interviu pentru Republica, Gabriela Enea, psihoterapeut și me...

Persoane sănătoase, infectate cu SARS-COV-2 pentru testarea medicamentelor şi vaccinurilor anti-covid

Regatul Unit autorizează infectarea cu SARS-COV-2 a persoanelor sănătoase pentru testarea medicamentelor şi vaccinurilor anti-COVID-19, a informat miercuri Ministerul Companiilor, Energiei şi Strategiei Industriale, transmite EFE. ...

Banda românească de interlopi din Mexic care concurează cu marile carteluri: au furat din bancomate peste 1,2 MILIARDE de dolari

În iunie 2020, Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad (Mexicanii contra corupției și impunității) (MCCI), împreună cu Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (Proiectul de raportare a criminalității organizate și corupției) (OCCRP) și organi...

Jürgen Klopp hails Liverpool spirit and Alisson after win over RB Leipzig

Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool’s refusal to lose belief had been rewarded as they took a significant step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 away win over RB Leipzig. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané capitalised on poor defensive mistakes by last season’s semi-finalis...

A free speech champion will only impose Tory values

T he Tories’ “war on woke” is a hypocritical attack on an exaggerated enemy, and riddled with contradictions – or hypocrisy (The Tories want a war on the woke – as if there’s nothing better to do, 15 February). For example, the professed concern about “no-p...

Why some junior doctors haven’t had a Covid vaccine

A s a junior doctor, I was intrigued by your article on the non-peer-reviewed publication of a cross-sectional study of Covid vaccination undertaken at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust (Vaccine hesitancy in some health workers in England ‘may undermine rollout...

The Guardian view on Germany's Greens: opportunity knocks

Pre-pandemic, Europe’s green parties were on a roll. In France last summer, supporters hailed a “green wave” after regional polls handed the Europe Ecology party control of showcase cities such as Lyon, Strasbourg and Bordeaux. Austria’s Greens are the surprise junior partners in a conser...

The Guardian view on disability and Covid: shine a light

A review by the Care Quality Commission of the allocation of do not resuscitate orders to some care home residents without consultation, during the first wave of the pandemic, is expected shortly. But already, new concerns have been raised that the same practices may be recurring. Normally, these...

What it's like to be on both sides of a mental health section

W hen I was first admitted to hospital, far away from where I now live, it was with the threat of the Mental Health Act (1983) hanging over me. The horror lives with me still, with surprising clarity. The idea of losing one’s liberty and being powerless to prevent it, whate...

I'm an epidemiologist. I'll be glad to get whatever vaccine I'm offered

A t the start of the pandemic, it was very hard to predict anything. There were predictions of endless Covid-19 pain, wave upon wave of sickness and death, and fears that we would be stuck with painful trade-offs between our health and livelihoods for years to come. But ...

Trauma like mine doesn’t have a gender. But too many men need to imagine a woman they love to feel empathy

There’s a cape that survivors of trauma carry with them, like a shadow whispering against their necks. You never know when you’ll be forced to wear it. It engulfs you so suddenly it’s wrapped around before you recognise its weight, thrown on by Proustian madeleines better le...

My partner is pregnant – and the cost of giving birth in the US is stressing me out

I ’m delighted to announce my partner has been struck with a short-term disability. She is pregnant. Which, in the capitalist utopia that is the US, is pretty much the same thing. It’s the only developed country without mandated paid maternity leave; in some states,...

Keir Starmer's leadership needs an urgent course correction

I t makes sense for those who want to see Labour return to power to examine the lessons of Tony Blair’s electoral victories: he was, after all, the only Labour leader to have won an election in half a century. Not such a surprise, then, that Keir Starmer has asked Peter Man...

Whatever you think of Harry and Meghan, their media critics are far worse

L ike a lot of middle-aged newspapermen, the only reason I lose my mind over anything Meghan does is because I care – truly care – about the dignity of the royal family. There is something deeply sacred and pure about the throne of Olde England, which will in due course b...

Disabled people in care homes are at risk – why aren't they a priority for Covid vaccines?

S ince the pandemic began more than a year ago, one of my greatest fears has been losing my brother, who lives in a care home. He is in his late 20s, is severely autistic and has epilepsy, as well as other complex needs. He is extremely vulnerable. According to Public Health ...

Meera Syal: Watching Top of the Pops with your parents could be uncomfortable

A s a teenager, I used to love watching Top of the Pops. Growing up in a small, rural, mining village in the Midlands, it plugged me into the world out there – I thought if I went to London, T Rex and The Osmonds would be standing there, waiting for me. At that time, you ha...

After rocket attack, Biden faces first real test on Iran

Joe Biden faces his first real test with Iran. A barrage of 15 rockets in northern Iraq that struck a US base, killing a military contractor and wounding a soldier, were likely aimed as much at testing the new president’s mettle as they were at causing damage. In the hours after the attack on...

Always Sunny's Glenn Howerton: 'The characters can be horrible misogynists, we the writers are not'

A P Bio is the funniest sitcom you aren’t currently watching. Tucked away without fanfare on Sky Comedy, it’s a fast, smart, silly show about a disgraced Harvard professor who finds himself forced to teach at an Ohio high school. Its impressive cast boasts Patton Oswalt, ...

Adultery, accusations and walkouts: when royals do TV interviews

T he Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due to give a “wide-ranging” interview with Oprah Winfrey next month, and according to a source the couple will not want to say anything to undermine their love and respect for the Queen. However, when royals face TV interviewers, it do...

'It is helpful to wear the uniform': barrister's wig enjoys surprising popularity

T he justice secretary, Robert Buckland, is animated about the conduct of some lawyers, and what he intends to do about it. Invited by the Daily Mail this week to give his views on the immigration system, Buckland said he intended to bring in reforms to stop the public “bei...

'People want imperfection': Hiam Abbass on Succession, Ramy and playing complex women

Y ou would be hard pressed to find two TV characters in 2021 with less in common than Marcia Roy and Maysa Hassan. The former is the enigmatic, sophisticated wife of billionaire patriarch Logan Roy in the HBO hit Succession. While the series is dominated by huge personalities...

Cuomo at bay as Covid nursing home scandal taints reputation

Sign up for the Guardian's First Thing newsletter Eleven months ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York was hailed as one of most effective US leaders in confronting the coronavirus, idolized in online fan videos and lionized in the pages of the New Yor...

Framing Britney Spears review – a sobering look at sexism and celebrity

T he measure of Britney Spears’ celebrity can be taken by the fact that Sky has brought the New York Times documentary about the singer’s life to the UK so quickly after it became a huge hit and talking point in the US. And by the near-certainty that it was already ...

Two million more people in UK at high Covid risk, says new research

Nearly 2 million more people in England will be asked to shield and 800,000 of those offered priority vaccination as a result of new modelling designed to identify adults at higher risk from Covid-19. Unlike previous approaches, the new tool developed by the University of Oxford takes account of...

'They're just fed up': parents and teenagers on life in the second UK lockdown

R emote education does not just mean a new system of learning, but missing out on day-to-day interactions with friends and losing the traditional structure of weekdays. While teachers work to engage students from home, there are concerns about the impact of lockdown on school...

Dominic Raab calls for ceasefires to enable Covid vaccinations

Dominic Raab, the UK foreign secretary, is to ask for ceasefires to be implemented in conflict zones so local populations can be vaccinated against coronavirus, arguing that the world has “a moral duty to act”. The British minister is to chair a meeting of the UN’s security council in an ...

What Australia has learned from a year of Covid hotel quarantine

A ustralia’s strict 14-day hotel quarantine system, and simultaneous stifling of its citizens’ ability to travel freely overseas, are widely acknowledged as a major factor in the nation’s successful containment of Covid-19, low death rate and ability to resume a semblan...

Europe launches recruitment drive for female and disabled astronauts

European space chiefs have launched their first recruitment drive for new astronauts in 11 years, with particular emphasis on encouraging women and people with disabilities to join missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars. The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Tuesday that it was looking to...

Cut VAT for green home improvements and repairs, MPs urge

Ministers should cut VAT on repairs for electrical goods and green home improvements, to help people reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their everyday lives, an influential committee of MPs has urged. Funding for green home grants to install insulation and low-carbon heating, should also be res...

Abuse survivor calls for UK children born of rape to have 'victim' legal status

One of the survivors of the Rotherham grooming scandal has asked the government to give children born from rape legal “victim” status so they can receive specialist help and potentially prosecute their fathers. Sammy Woodhouse – who became pregnant with her first son aged 14 after being g...

Princess Latifa: secret videos raise fears for ruler's daughter forcibly returned to Dubai

The daughter of the ruler of Dubai, who tried to flee the emirate in 2018 but was forcibly returned, has used a smuggled phone to send a series of secret video messages taken over the past two years claiming she was being held “hostage” in a locked villa surrounded by police. The messages h...

Fresh protests in Myanmar after Aung San Suu Kyi trial begins in secret

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Myanmar’s main city Yangon on Wednesday morning to voice their anger after the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi began ahead of schedule and without the knowledge or presence of her lawyer. Across Yangon, protesters marched with red flags signalling th...

Oil firms should disclose carbon output, says BlackRock

BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has said that oil companies and other polluting industries should disclose their carbon emissions and set targets to cut them, in the latest sign of the rapid reassessment of climate risks by asset managers. All companies in which BlackRock invests wil...

Steve Bannon believed Trump had early stage dementia, TV producer claims

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon thought Donald Trump was suffering from early-stage dementia and campaigned covertly to remove him from office via the 25th amendment, according to a veteran TV producer. Sounds abo...

Watchdog to accuse UK ministers of institutional bias against children

Ministers are out of touch and “institutionally biased” against supporting children and families, while Britain is being put to shame by measures unveiled by President Joe Biden in the US, the children’s commissioner for England will say. In an excoriating speech at the end of her six-yea...

Millions without power and 21 dead as ferocious winter weather sweeps US

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Ferocious winter weather sweeping across large parts of the central and southern US has brought record-breaking cold temperatures, left millions without power and killed at least 21 people across multiple st...

Horoscop zilnic: Horoscopul zilei MIERCURI 17 FEBRUARIE 2021. Dorinţe de evadare?

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Dezvăluiri cutremurătoare în cazul femeii moarte la Constanţa. Drama pe care a trăit-o în urmă cu o lună

Detalii halucinante au ieşit la iveală, după ce o femeie de 57 de ani s-a aruncat de la balconul unui apartament din Constanța, de teamă să nu ardă de vie într-un incendiu. Soţul ei a privit înspăimântat cum nevasta lui cade în gol, cu toate că a strigat s...

Când vor avea loc simulările la Evaluarea Națională și Bacalaureat. Ministerul Educației a stabilit datele

Simularea evaluării naţionale pentru elevii clasei a VIII-a va începe pe 29 martie, cu proba la Limba şi literatura română, informează un comunicat de presă al Ministerului Educaţiei. Când vor avea loc simulările la Eval...

EXCLUSIV Cumulul pensiei cu salariul la stat ar putea fi interzis. Proiectul anunţat de Raluca Turcan

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Pacienți dați afară din spital pentru că nu respectau distanțarea socială. Afară erau -7 grade VIDEO

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CTP îl desfiinţează pe Ion Ţiriac: Duceți-vă acasă, sunteți depășit, aveți peste 80 de ani!

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În 2020, pe teritoriul României, 111 cutremure au avut o magnitudine-moment (Mw) mai mare sau egală cu 3 şi s-au produs în zona seismică Vrancea. Cutremure tot mai puternice în ţara noastră, avertizează seismologii. Român...

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“E very revolution evaporates,” declared Kafka, “and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.” The government’s Brexit deal has gone one better, leaving both the slime of a new bureaucracy and heaps of rotting shellfish on the docks, as fish...

Acquitting Trump would spell grave danger for US democracy

R are is the trial that takes place at the scene of the crime. Rarer still is the trial where the jurors are also witnesses to, if not victims of, that crime. Which means that the case of Donald Trump should be open and shut, a slam-dunk. Because those sitting in judgment saw...

Cambodia is turning the tide on looted statues, but some things cannot be returned

A t the end of January, the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts announced the most significant return ever of stolen antiquities to south-east Asia: more than 100 ancient Khmer objects with an estimated value of $50m assembled over the course of six decades by Douglas...

Former British Cycling doctor Freeman facing two Ukad anti-doping charges

Richard Freeman, the former British Cycling and Team Sky chief doctor, is facing two UK Anti-Doping charges related to ordering banned testosterone, including possession of a prohibited substance and tampering. Freeman, who has spent the past two years also fighting a General Medical Council al...

Relentless, ruthless and focused on the result: how England can bounce back

I n many ways England would prefer to be playing Ireland or Wales this week, the kind of fixture that demands a performance and an emotional buy-in that can be hard to manufacture. They shouldn’t have a problem with the latter given the backlash from the Scotland defeat las...

Post-striker Manchester City may be Guardiola's latest masterpiece

A couple of weeks ago Pep Guardiola was asked about Manchester City’s shortage of options up front. “If we dream that the striker is going to solve our problems,” Guardiola replied, “we are not going to win the games. What will help us to still be there is the way we...

Australian Open: has hotel quarantine impacted player performance?

T he lead-in to the Australian Open was dominated by quarantine. The domestic debate concerned the appropriateness of importing hundreds of players and officials, each at risk of bringing with them Covid-19 into a country that had gone to great pains to all-but eliminate the ...

John Holder: 'I rocked the boat and got punished for doing my job properly'

“I learned that if you rocked the boat you got punished. The black boy embarrassing English cricket, getting uppity. You’ve got to be put in your place, so they removed me from the Test panel. But they didn’t put me in my place, I wasn’t going begging to be reinstate...

Opportunists and smugglers: illicit trade in sacred Māori greenstone thrives

The rugged west coast of New Zealand is home to many secrets. Rivers that run flush with gold, beaches that conceal ambergris, and waterways dotted with boulders of the sacred Māori stone, pounamu. Imbued with spiritual significance to New Zealand’s Indigenous tribes, pounamu – oth...

'No skinny jeans': Gen Z launch TikTok attack on millennial fashion

A generation war has been playing out on TikTok for some time, though anyone older than 24 might be oblivious to the millions of “millennial v Gen Z” videos that have appeared on the social media site in the past year. But now the kids have turned their sights on somethi...

'As much as I love Depop, it triggers me': is body image a fashion disruptor's final frontier?

C apturing the attention of the discerning late millennial and Gen Z crowd is a marketer’s dream. It’s a dream that Depop – a platform for buying and selling secondhand and homemade clothes – is fast realising. The UK-based virtual fleamarket launched in Australi...

Gregg Wallace: Big Weekends Away review – TV's shoutiest tour guide

B illy Connolly once noted that whenever a politician opened his mouth, all he could think was “Why is this person lying to me?” I feel similarly about Gregg Wallace. Every time he opens his mouth – why is this man SHOUTING at me? This time, in the opening...

Death of nurse detained over Covid curfew highlights violence faced by Honduran women

Keyla Martínez screamed for help from inside the police cell, but no one came to save her. Martínez, a 26-year-old trainee nurse from La Esperanza, western Honduras, died in police custody last weekend after being detained for breaching a coronavirus curfew. Police officers initially cla...

Fight, fight, fight: Trump lawyers subject senators to repetitive strain

Fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight. The first rule of Fight Club is just keep bashing your audience with the same word ad nauseam. Trump defense team ridiculed over video of Democrats saying...

'We need more help': three firms on surviving the UK's Covid-19 economy

The UK economy recorded the deepest economic contraction for 300 years in 2020 but it has avoided a double-dip recession during the second wave of Covid-19. The Guardian spoke to three company bosses about how they have adapted during lockdown and the pressures they face amid tougher restrictio...

England's current lockdown could be the last, says Neil Ferguson

The scientist whose data modelling led to the first UK lockdown has expressed hope that the current lockdown could be the last. Prof Neil Ferguson, who advises the government as part of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats advisory group (Nervtag), said the nation was “in a better p...

What we know about Covid reinfection, immunity and vaccines

How long does natural protection from a first infection last? There is no clearcut answer to this, but several studies suggest protection generated by a previous infection lasts for at least a few months. According to one preprint study from Public Health England (PHE) released in January,...

Britons ignore ministers and rush to book UK summer holidays

A day is a long time in the pandemic. On Wednesday morning Grant Shapps’ “don’t book a trip anywhere” warning was greeted with dismay by UK tourism businesses, but by the end of the day it was clear that the public had no intention of heeding his advice: they were bo...

Australian officials hunt crocodile after human remains found near missing fisherman's boat

Human remains have been found during a search for a missing fisherman on a tropical Queensland island, as the hunt for a killer crocodile continues. Police, SES and wildlife officers have been searching for the missing 69-year-old since he went fishing in a creek on Hinchinbrook Island about 3p...

Contraceptive pill could be sold over counter in UK first

Two types of the contraceptive pill could be sold over the counter for the first time, the government has announced. As part of a public consultation, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking for opinions on the reclassification of two progestogen-only pills. ...

White House suspends press aide who reportedly threatened Politico journalist

The White House has suspended a press aide over allegations he threatened a reporter who was working on a story about his romantic relationship with another journalist. Vanity Fair alleged on Friday that White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo had made threats – including saying “I wil...

'I am deeply sorry': Justin Timberlake apologises to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson

After public outcry stemming from the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake has issued a public apology to the pop star, his former girlfriend, and Janet Jackson, his co-performer at the “wardrobe malfunction”-plagued 2004 Super Bowl half-time show, following ac...

British-Iranian anthropologist who fled Iran accused of sexual abuse

A number of women have accused a prominent British-Iranian anthropologist who recently fled Iran of being a sexual predator who should not be allowed to continue working with women or with the vulnerable groups that are a focus of his research. Kameel Ahmady, known for work on child marriage, f...

Mismanagement claims against Kids Company founder thrown out

The founder and former chief executive of Kids Company, Camila Batmanghelidjh, has been exonerated by a court of allegations that the charity she created collapsed because she had failed to operate it on a proper and financially sustainable basis. After a three-and-a-half-year legal case, the c...

US government appeals UK ruling against Julian Assange's extradition

The US government has appealed a UK judge’s ruling against the extradition of the WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, according to a justice department official. The appeal made clear that Joe Biden intends to have Assange stand trial on espionage- and hacking-related charges over WikiLeaks...

Charities urge clarity over who qualifies for next UK vaccine wave

Thousands of vulnerable people in the UK are at risk of being overlooked for vaccination amid confusion over who is to be included in the crucial next wave of the programme, a Guardian analysis has found. People with a range of conditions said they had been told repeatedly they were at a height...

Vedeta Pro TV a făcut anunţul: „Sunt puțin însărcinată. Am gemeni”

Ramona Păuleanu este însărcinată și a făcut marele anunț vineri, 12 februarie, în cadrul Știrilor PRO TV.  Vedeta Pro TV, prezentatoare a rubricii meteo și corespondenta Știrilor PRO TV, a ținut să facă marele anunț ...

Raluca Turcan a identificat grave anomalii în sistemul de acordare a sporurilor: „Am identificat sporuri care urmau să fie calculate la un venit din viitor, pentru anul 2022”

Ministerul Muncii lucrează la o lege a salarizării care să reașeze sistemul de plăți din sistemul public, inclusiv în ceea ce privește sporurile, declară Raluca Turcan. Raluca Turcan spune că a identificat sporuri în sist...

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Un şofer din Scoţia a fost oprit de poliţişti în trafic după ce aceştia au constatat că bărbatul avea o vizibilitate extrem de redusă din cauza faptului că avea parbrizul plin de zăpadă. Cel mai puturos şofer din lume ...

Ministrul Stelian Ion a găsit soluția pentru MAGISTRAȚI ca „să nu se mai pensioneze devreme”

Ministrul Justiţiei, Stelian Ion, a declarat că se va interveni pentru a încuraja magistraţii să-şi continue activitatea mai mulţi ani, în condiţiile în care mulţi se pensionează în jurul vârstei de 50 de ani, o soluţie fiind aceea de a li se atribui mai ...

Dan Barna, despre buget: „Nu fericeşte pe nimeni, nu e nimeni înlăcrimat de bucurie de cum arată bugetul, dar este o formulă care asigură resurse pentru investiţii”

Vicepremierul Dan Barna afirmă că bugetul pentru anul în curs "nu fericeşte pe nimeni, nu e nimenea înlăcrimat de bucurie de cum arată bugetul", însă subliniază că la construcţia acestuia s-a ţinut cont de nevoia de investiţii. ...

Incendiu la o fabrică de artificii din India, cel puţin 12 morţi

Cel puţin 12 persoane şi-au pierdut viaţa în două incidente separate petrecute în regiune chiar înainte de lockdown-ul la nivel naţional. Incendiu la o fabrică de artificii din India. Cel puţin 12 persoane şi-au pierdut v...

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Alocațiile de stat ale copiilor au crescut, cu 20%, până la 427 de lei, în cazul copiilor cu vârsta de până la doi ani sau al celor cu handicap, și la 214 lei, în cazul celor cu vârsta între doi și 18 ani. Creşterea al...

Horoscop Mariana Cojocaru 14 – 20 februarie 2021. Tensiuni şi certuri în cuplu pentru mai multe zodii

Urmează o săptămână tulbure, mai cu seamă în plan sentimental, asta întrucât Mercur este Retrograd în Vărsător. Se anunță tensiuni și certuri în cuplu pentru mai multe zodii! Iată ce anunță Mariana Cojocaru pentru...

EXCLUSIV Claudiu Târziu aruncă bomba în politica românească: „Diana Şoşoacă a ajuns parlamentar printr-un şantaj”

Senatoarea Diana Şoşoacă a fost exclusă miercuri din Alianţa pentru Unirea Românilor (AUR), iar în zilele care au urmat numeroase acuze au fost lansate atât de avocată, cât şi de foştii ei colegi de partid. Claudiu Târ...

Dan Barna îl susţine pe Vlad Voiculescu: „Nu se pune problema unei remanieri”. Vicepremierul anunţă concedieri în rândul bugetarilor

Co-preşedintele USR-PLUS Dan Barna exclude ideea remanierii unora dintre miniştrii propuşi de Alianţă. "USR-PLUS susţine cu toată fermitatea, cu toată forţa noastră politică, şi parlamentară, şi socială, echipa de miniştri, cei şase miniştri pe care î...

Wales grind out Six Nations win as O'Mahony red card costs Ireland

Wales spent the first 50 minutes trying to live up to claims from the other side of the Irish Sea that they did not have many more redeeming qualities than Italy. They were trailing 13-6 against a side that had been playing with 14 men since the 14th minute, when the experienced Peter O’Mahony ...

Chelsea's Werner cuts through Sheffield United to bring out hunter in Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel continues to benefit from his predecessors’ proteges. Chelsea moved into the top five with a third successive win under their new manager. For the second successive game, Maurizio Sarri’s old ally Jorginho converted a penalty. Once again, part of Frank Lampard’s legacy showed ...

Eddie Jones admits England let the country down in defeat to Scotland

Eddie Jones has admitted England let the country down in their dismal Six Nations defeat by Scotland and is set to call on the cavalry in the shape of Kyle Sinckler and Mako Vunipola. England will begin their inquest on Monday and have vowed to “have a good look at ourselves” following a firs...

FA demands action after Manchester United’s Lauren James racially abused

The Football Association has called for swift government action after Manchester United’s Lauren James became the latest player to be sent racist abuse on social media. The forward was targeted just over a week after her brother Reece James, who plays for Chelsea. On Saturday Axel Tuanzebe...

Klopp cannot explain Alisson's howlers for Liverpool in Manchester City loss

Jürgen Klopp said he had no explanation for the two howlers from Alisson that “killed the game” against Manchester City and probably Liverpool’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title, other than to suggest cold feet contributed to the goalkeeper’s Anfield nightmare. Liverpool’s...

Buccaneers beat Chiefs in Super Bowl LV for Tom Brady's magnificent seventh

Whoever said records were made to be broken didn’t have Tom Brady in mind. Tampa Bay’s ageless marvel captured a record-extending seventh Super Bowl championship on Sunday night, helming the underdog Buccaneers to a 31-9 rout of the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs and further bolsteri...

Trump left behind a monstrous predicament. Here's how to tackle it

N ext week’s Senate trial is unlikely to convict Donald Trump of inciting sedition against the United States. At least 17 Republican senators are needed for conviction, but only five have signaled they’ll go along. Why won’t Republican senators convict him? After a...

Until Africans get the Covid vaccinations they need, the whole world will suffer

The current situation with regard to the access and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines vividly illustrates the decades-old contradictions of the world order. Rich and powerful nations have rushed to lock up supply of multiple vaccine candidates. Worse, some are hoarding vaccines – purchasing m...

The Guardian view on Covid relief: ideologies matter in democracies

When Covid struck, it was governments that decided people could not go to work and governments that took people’s money away. It is now down to governments to decide whether or not to return that money and when to open up the economy. In the US, Democrats want to give generously. While $1.9tn d...

I learned by touring Europe in the 60s. Young artists need the same chance

I n 1966, I went to Hamburg. I was the keyboard player in Bluesology, and we had a residency at the Top Ten Club, where the Beatles had famously cut their teeth. It was a real baptism of fire. We played on the Reeperbahn, five hours a night in among the brothels and sex shows...

‘Adoption has been a journey from ignorance to enlightenment’

I assumed I would conceive naturally when John and I decided to start a family. I didn’t. We turned to fertility drugs with ambivalence. Reports of the mood swings the drugs sometimes caused worried me. I had only gone through one round when I broke a wooden dish-drying...

Readers reply: how do spacecraft manoeuvre in the vacuum of space?

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High anxiety: super-rich find supertall skyscraper an uncomfortable perch

A bout six years ago, the supertall residential tower 432 Park Avenue offered rich buyers something other buildings could not: a chance to live atop Manhattan’s famed skyline and far above their millions of fellow New Yorkers below. But some of the hugely wealthy resid...

Are share-trading apps a safe way to play the markets?

A year ago shares in struggling US video game store GameStop were worth just $3.25 a pop, yet at the end of last month they had reached $482. This stupendous surge was created by thousands of armchair traders, organising themselves on internet forums such as Reddit, who were...

'We want our riches back' – the African activist taking treasures from Europe's museums

M wazulu Diyabanza makes no secret of why he is in France. If coronavirus had not closed most of Europe’s museums, the Congolese activist would probably be inside one right now, wresting African objects from their displays to highlight what he sees as the mass pillaging ...

Black and blue: the secret lives of BAME police officers

Thirty years ago, in a nondescript hall in Bristol, an extraordinary event took place. Those who were there remember it with a mixture of pride and pain. In what is now the University of the West of England, black and Asian officers from all over the Metropolitan police area were talking about ...

Fran Lebowitz: 'I am really not a contrarian'

A lmost from the moment she set foot in New York more than 50 years ago, Fran Lebowitz has been part of the city’s social firmament. Like it, she has moved inexorably upmarket since she first made her name as a humorist in the 70s with a column in Andy Warhol’s Interview ...

Britons set for a post-Covid spending binge, says Bank chief

The Bank of England is braced for the possibility that a mood of national depression that engulfed Britain as it plunged into a third national lockdown will end with a spending spree when restrictions are lifted. In an interview with the Observer, the Bank’s governor, Andrew Bailey, said ther...

Hundreds get Covid vaccine at East London mosque's pop-up clinic

Hundreds of people were vaccinated at the weekend at a pop-up clinic set up by the East London mosque to encourage Muslims to be inoculated amid widespread concerns about the jab. The mosque, which serves the biggest Muslim community in the UK, said the aim of the clinic was to reassure people ...

Covid hits exam-taking and poorer pupils worst, study finds

Children studying for exams and those from disadvantaged families are the most likely to have suffered severe disruption to their learning and motivation during the pandemic, according to the largest published study of its impact on pupils in England. The surveys and interviews of more than 60,...

Couple reunited after year apart under care home lockdown rules

An emotional reunion between a married couple divided for a year by care home lockdown rules has highlighted the pain of separation still faced by thousands of people. Stanley Harbour, 83, and his wife Mavis Harbour, 81, embraced at the Lever Edge care home in Great Lever, Bolton in a moment ca...

UK’s enemies trying to ‘tear society apart’ via social media

Britain’s enemies are attempting to use social media to tear the “fabric of society apart”, one of the country’s top generals has warned. In a candid interview about cyberwarfare, Gen Sir Patrick Sanders said the threat was not like that seen in films where power plants are ...

Rachel Reeves: Labour would oversee radical insourcing of public services

A Labour government would launch a radical programme of “insourcing” to bring public services back under democratic control, the frontbencher Rachel Reeves will say as she accuses Boris Johnson of handing £2bn of Covid contracts to Conservative “cronies”. The shadow cabinet office mini...

NHS dental patients 'told to go private' as watchdog warns of crisis

Some NHS dental patients are being asked to pay for private appointments to get treatment while others face two-year waits to be seen, a watchdog has warned. Healthwatch England was contacted by hundreds of people between October and December last year complaining about dentistry issues in the ...

Protests swell in Myanmar one week after military coup

Thousands of anti-coup protesters have marched in towns and cities across Myanmar on Monday, the third day of street demonstrations against a coup a week ago in which the army detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. From the Himalayan town of Putao to cities on the shore of the Andaman Sea, d...

Government hits back at claims Brexit is stifling exports to EU

The government has sought to defend its record over Brexit after freight industry leaders claimed exports to the EU had nosedived since the transition period ended on 31 December. When Boris Johnson announced on Christmas Eve that he had secured a last-minute Brexit deal he insisted there would...

Police name stabbing victim after weekend of attacks in London

A 22-year-old man chased by a group and knifed to death in one of a spate of stabbings in London over the weekend has been named by police. The Metropolitan police have enacted additional stop-and-search powers and beefed up patrols after the series of incidents in the capital, believed to be u...

INTERVIU EXCLUSIV cu Alex Bodi: „Bianca era persoană publică, mie nu mi-a plăcut să apar”

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Doliu în PNL: Unul dintre cei mai longevivi primari din România s-a stins din viaţă

Primarul comunei hunedorene Romos, Mircea Pătrânjan, a încetat din viaţă duminică. Se afla la cel de-al şaptelea mandat. Doliu în PNL. Primarul comunei Romos din judeţul Hunedoara, Mircea Pătrânjan, a murit, duminic...

Raed Arafat atacă UNTOLD şi NEVERSEA: „Se va ajunge la scandal”. Directorul festivalurilor reacţionează dur

Raed Arafat atacă UNTOLD şi NEVERSEA. Secretarul de stat în cadrul Ministerului de Interne a declarat, referitor la marile festivaluri a căror organizare a început deja și care ar urma să aibă loc în vară (Untold, Nerversea, n.red.), că "se va ajunge la scand...

Calendar ortodox 8 februarie 2021. Sfântul Teodor Stratilat. Rugăciunea pentru ajutor imediat, care te fereşte de primejdii şi îndepărtează relele

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Africa de Sud suspendă vaccinurile AstraZeneca: „Până se vor rezolva problemele”

Africa de Sud suspendă vaccinurile AstraZeneca. Anunţul a fost făcut duminică, când urma să înceapă în următoarele zile cu un milion de vaccinuri dezvoltate de Oxford şi AstraZeneca, după un studiu care a dezvăluit eficienţa "limitată" împotriva mutaţie...

Haos la deschiderea şcolilor. Formularul de consimţământ al părinţilor şi noi reguli privind purtarea măştii, anunţate la miezul nopţii

Fricţiunile dintre ministerele Educaţiei şi Sănătăţii au făcut ca un document important pentru redeschiderea şcolilor să fie făcut publci duminică seara aproape de miezul nopţii. Tot atunci, au fost precizatre şi alte reguli legate de purtarea măştilor ...

EXCLUSIV. Bianca Drăguşanu aruncă BOMBA: „Mi s-a oferit bani ca să spun că am coronavirus”

EXCLUSIV. Bianca Drăguşanu aruncă BOMBA şi declară că nu crede în coronavirus, ba chiar mai mult de atât, susţine că i s-a oferit bani, să spună că are coronavirus. Vedeta a intrat în direct la România TV şi a mărturisit că sâmbătă seara, la orele 2...

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Australian Open. Simona Halep, Irina Begu, Sorana Cîrstea şi PatriciaŢig vor evolua, luni, în runda inaugurală, la Australian Open, primul turneu de Grand Slam al anului. Halep, locul 2 WTA şi cap de serie numărul 2, va evolua în primul tur cu australianca Lizet...

Horia Brenciu va prezenta „La Măruţă”. Anunţul făcut în urmă cu puţin timp

Horia Brenciu va prezenta "La Măruţă". Anunţul a fost făcut chiar de artist, în urmă cu puţin timp, pe reţelele de socializare. Cătălin se află în izolare la domiciliu, fiind infectat cu coronavirus, atât el, cât şi Andra, împreună cu cei doi copii, Da...

Billy Sharp stuns West Brom to earn vital comeback win for Sheffield United

Sheffield United gave their Premier League survival hopes a shot in the arm with a third victory in five games after coming from behind to beat fellow relegation candidates West Brom 2-1. Second-half goals from Jayden Bogle and Billy Sharp moved Chris Wilder’s Blades to 11 points from 22 game...

Emma Hayes rejects claims EFL job an upgrade on Chelsea Women

Emma Hayes labelled as an “insult” suggestions that an EFL job would be a step up from women’s football, after the Chelsea Women manager was linked with the vacancy at AFC Wimbledon. Hayes said the “world of football needs to wake up and recognise that, while the game is played by a dif...

Channel 4 wins rights for England's cricket tour of India

Channel 4 has won the rights to show England’s series against India that begins on Friday in a groundbreaking agreement that means Test cricket will return to terrestrial television in the UK for the first time since the 2005 Ashes. It is understood the global rights holder, Star Sports, has ...

Boxing board powerless over Daniel Kinahan's advising role in sport

Robert Smith, the general secretary for the British Boxing Board of Control, has conceded there is nothing the governing body can do to prevent the continued involvement of Daniel Kinahan in the sport. It is alleged Kinahan is the head of an organised crime cartel and Smith spoke of his disappo...

BP's reinvention with renewables is still a long, long way off

B P is “performing while transforming”, according to chief executive Bernard Looney’s new slogan. Well, up to a point. The main transformation in 2020 was in the dividend. It was halved, which was also – roughly – the fate of the share price. In terms of perfor...

Let the Instagram influencers go to Dubai – they're uniting the nation

“T hey are aiding the King’s enemies, and this … is treason of the worst kind. Their disloyalty to the country deserves the most severe punishment.” Remarkably, these are not Priti Patel’s words on Love Island influencers currently influencing away in...

The Guardian view on the cladding scandal: rip off panels, not people

It is not known exactly how many people live in buildings in the UK that are unsafe due to either the type of cladding fitted to their outsides, or other fire-safety breaches, such as poorly fitted insulation, which have come to light since the Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017. Based on figures f...

Captain Tom Moore inspired millions. The NHS inspired him

Every death in a pandemic is tragic, and every loss is mourned. But even in these days when so many families are grieving, there is something particularly cruel about the news of Captain Sir Tom Moore’s death, shortly after contracting Covid. The 100-year-old former soldier, and his indomitab...

'A villain again, why not?' – is Jean Reno the greatest Eurobaddie ever?

M aybe because he is fixed in our minds at the time he became world-famous in his mid-40s as a gauche hitman in Léon: The Professional, it is strange thinking of Jean Reno as the age he now is: 72. He already seemed timeless, providing grizzled, existentially marinated coo...

We need to talk: the linguistic clues that reveal your relationship is over

Name: The language of breakups Age: Timeless. Ever since Eve ate that ill-fated pomegranate, romantic relationships have been problematic. And people have to find a way of saying goodbye. But this particular ... Hold on. Eve didn’t eat a pomegranate. It was an apple. The facts are disput...

The real thing: my battle to beat a 27-year Diet Coke addiction

The greatest love story of my life has been with a carbonated beverage. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t addicted to Diet Coke. Some memories: I am sitting at the kitchen table at my grandmother’s house in northern Cyprus, screaming because my mother won’t refill my yellow-and-gree...

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr review – a home makeover show you'll love to hate

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr (BBC Two) is a Marmite programme, presented by a Marmite presenter. Some will loathe the dismal, shoddy, derivativeness of it all – it is Changing Rooms meets The Great British Bake Off, but so much worse than either show – and find themselves perm...

Gove says rather more than intended after parliament finally unites over Europe

A fter years of division, who would have guessed that it would take the European commission to unite the entire House of Commons – not to mention the whole of Ireland – over Europe? Last Friday, the EU had what can only be described as a hallucinatory episode when it imag...

The menstrual month: how to exercise effectively at every stage of your cycle

W hen Evgenia Koroleva started learning about her menstrual cycle and the effect it was having on her, week to week, she says: “It blew my mind. Why did I know so little about my body?” A gym owner, Koroleva has since created a training programme based around an individua...

How Captain Tom Moore brought hope in the midst of a pandemic

B ritain was a fortnight into its first lockdown last spring when Captain Tom Moore shuffled into the nation’s consciousness with his trusty walking frame. The morgues were filling up, hospitals were becoming overwhelmed and Boris Johnson had just been moved into intensive ...

Sir Simon Robey: the accidental banker adding George Osborne to the fold

S ir Simon Robey had his career planned out. He wanted to become a professional opera singer and his dream was to sing on stage at the Royal Opera House, but accidentally stumbled into investment banking. It’s a decision he occasionally regrets whilst singing in the sh...

Notting Hill carnival faces axe again if social distancing remains, MPs told

The Notting Hill carnival faces a “devastating” cancellation if social distancing measures remain in place throughout 2021, according to its CEO, who told MPs the organisers were planning for multiple scenarios. Matthew Phillip, the carnival’s chief executive, gave evidence to the digital...

Monoclonal antibodies: 'great hope' in Covid treatments fails against variants

The great hope for drug treatments against Covid-19 – the monoclonal antibodies – are failing against variants of the virus, such as those that have emerged in South Africa and Brazil, scientists have found. There have been high expectations of the drugs. One, made by Regeneron in the Unite...

How Matt Hancock's obsession with Matt Damon film drove UK's vaccine strategy

A s the UK endures another lockdown and watches the coronavirus death toll go past 100,000, one source of optimism has been the effectiveness of the national vaccine programme, the fastest such rollout in the world. Now, as well as the effectiveness of the NHS and the wo...

Eric Trump attacks Scottish politicians for debate on family's golf courses

On the eve of a parliamentary vote on whether an investigation should be ordered into the financing of Donald Trump’s Scottish golf resorts, the former US president’s son has castigated politicians for “advancing their personal agendas”. Eric Trump issued the bulletin as the Scottish parl...

Lords defeats government over UK courts' role in genocide rulings

Peers have inflicted a crushing defeat on the government over its approach to China’s human rights record by voting for a second time to amend a trade bill and give British courts a role in determining whether a country is committing genocide. Any such judicial determination would require the...

Maureen Colquhoun, the UK's first openly lesbian MP, dies aged 92

Tributes have been paid to Maureen Colquhoun, the UK’s first openly lesbian MP, who has died at the age of 92. The former Labour politician represented Northampton North until 1979 and was a prominent campaigner on gender balance and protection for sex workers. After it emerged that she ...

DUP launch campaign to scrap Northern Ireland Brexit protocol

The Democratic Unionist party has launched an official and coordinated campaign to get the Northern Ireland protocol scrapped from the Brexit agreement. It marks a rapid escalation of tensions with Boris Johnson who was swept to power on the back of an “oven ready” Brexit deal that included...

Myanmar coup: civil disobedience campaign begins amid calls for Aung San Suu Kyi's release

The party of Aung San Suu Kyi has called for her immediate release and for Myanmar’s 2020 election results to be acknowledged by the military, which took power in a coup on Monday. The country’s elected leader, who was among dozens of political figures picked up by the army, reportedly rema...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for two years and eight months

A Moscow court has sentenced Alexei Navalny to two years and eight months in a prison colony in a landmark decision for Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on the country’s leading opposition figure. Navalny, who has accused the Russian president and his allies of stealing billions, was jailed for v...

Capt Sir Tom Moore dies at 100 after testing positive for Covid

The Queen has led tributes to Capt Sir Tom Moore, the second world war veteran who raised almost £39m for NHS charities during the first coronavirus lockdown in spring 2020, who has died aged 100 after testing positive for coronavirus. In a statement, his daughters, Hannah Ingram-Moore and Luc...

Jeff Bezos to resign as chief executive of Amazon

Jeff Bezos, billionaire founder of Amazon, will step down as chief executive, the company announced on Tuesday. Bezos, who will remain executive chair, will hand the reins to Andy Jassy, chief executive of Amazon Web Services, the company’s fast-growing cloud computing business. The surp...

Leak reveals Labour plan to focus on flag and patriotism to win back voters

Labour must make “use of the [union] flag, veterans [and] dressing smartly” as part of a radical rebranding to help it win back the trust of disillusioned voters, according to a leaked internal strategy presentation. The presentation, which has been seen and heard by the Guardian, is aimed ...

Trei luni distanţă între prima şi a doua doză de vaccin. AstraZeneca susţine că un interval de 12 săptămâni creşte eficienţa împotriva Covid

Vaccinul anti-COVID-19 dezvoltat de AstraZeneca şi Universitatea Oxford are o eficacitate de 76% împotriva infecţiilor simptomatice timp de trei luni după prima doză, eficacitatea crescând dacă a doua doză este administrată mai târziu, potrivit unui studiu pub...

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Adina Alberts a revenit pe Facebook cu o nouă postare explozivă în vorbește despre refuzul anumitor medici din orașele de provincie de a-i primi pe pacienții cronici, sub pretextul că sunt spitale suport Covid-19. Adina Albe...

Termoenergetica, anunţ-bombă după tragedia de la Balş: „Există un act care obligă spitalele să asigure confortul termic din resurse proprii”

Termoenergetica- principalul furnizor de apa caldă şi încălzire în sistem centralizat a venit cu o primă reacţie după incendiul de la Institutul Matei Balş din Capitală, în urma căruia 9 persoane şi-au pierdut viaţa. T...

George Simion, dezamăgit de întâlnirea cu Vlad Voiculescu: Am rămas şocat după ce m-am întâlnit cu ministrul Sănătăţii!

George Simion, a venit cu o reacţie dură la adresa ministrului Sănătății, Vlad Voiculescu, marţi seară, la un post de televiziune. Liderul AUR e de părere că actualul ministru nu se compară cu Nelu Tătaru care era un adevărat profesionist și „era și bin...

Alessia a cerut ordin de protecţie de frica fostului iubit. Cântăreaţa are şi probleme de sănătate

Alessia, pe numele său real Elena Baboia, s-a confruntat în ultima perioadă cu probleme de sănătate, dar și cu momente de tensiune cu fostul iubit, care este și tatăl băiețelului ei. Alessia, o cântăreață de muzică po...

Actriţă de 42 de ani, moartă de Covid. Drama artistei părăsită de soţ când era însărcinată în opt luni

Știri triste din lumea divertismentului, Soraya Abdullah Balvas, o frumoasă actriță indoneziană a încetat din viață luni, 1 februarie, răpusă de coronavirus. Soraya Abdullah Balfas, actrița moartă de Covid, s-a născut l...

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Medicul Octavian Jurma a comentat decizia autorităților de a deschide școlile din România din 8 februarie. Omul de știință atrage atenția cu privire la efectul pragurilor diferite de raportare a ratei de incidență. Medicul...

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Incident neprevăzut într-un mall din Craiova, marţi după-amiază. Mai mulţi tineri şi-au împărţit pumni şi picioare chiar sub ochii trecătorilor. Bătaie într-un mall din Craiova.  Totul ar fi pornit, după...

Olanda prelungeşte restricţiile anti-Covid până pe 2 martie. Oamenii au voie să primească maxim un invitat, zilnic

Premierul olandez, Mark Rutte, a anunţat marţi prelungirea majorităţii măsurilor de luptă împotriva COVID-19 în vigoare în prezent în Ţările de Jos, până la 2 martie. În ciuda prelungirii restricţiilor, Mark Rutte a ...

Horoscop zilnic MIERCURI 3 FEBRUARIE 2021. Ce ai de ascuns?

Iata horoscopul zilei de MIERCURI 3 FEBRUARIE 2021. Luna se muta din Balanta in Scorpion si capata tente usor intunecate. Ce se ascunde in spatele placerilor tale? Ce se ascunde in spatele unui zambet nevinovat? Diplomatia are o agenda ascunsa. Atat de ascunsa incat s-...

British & Irish Lions likely to reject 'generous' hosting offer from Australia

The British & Irish Lions have confirmed Australia’s surprise offer to stage this summer’s series against South Africa is on the table, but the Guardian understands it is likely to be rejected despite the prospect of bumper crowds in the alternative host nation. Relocating the tour to A...

Katarina Johnson-Thompson says injury will not affect Olympic plans

Katarina Johnson-Thompson has suffered an achilles injury but says it will not affect her plans for the Tokyo Olympics in the summer. The heptathlon world champion suffered the injury towards the end of last year and has been in a protective boot, which comes off on Monday. She is unlikely to b...

Trossard earns Brighton first home win of season against Tottenham

If José Mourinho had hoped to discover a workable plan B in Harry Kane’s absence, this wretched offering from Tottenham confirmed a return to the drawing board will be necessary. They were outplayed from the first minute to the very last by Brighton, who were excellent to a man, and such a bla...

George Ford keen to use boot in Six Nations opener against Scotland

George Ford has warned England’s rivals he is ready to unleash his new kicking weapon as the Six Nations champions seek to sharpen their attacking instincts during the defence of their title. England secured the 2020 championship in October with victory against Italy before adding the Autumn ...

Inspirational and always shouting: Henderson embodies Liverpool spirit

N ine minutes: Mohamed Salah gave the ball away. West Ham advanced down the left. Salah charged back, which is usually a sign he has done something for which he feels he needs to make amends. But he couldn’t recover in time. Michail Antonio was already moving at pace w...

I'm an NHS consultant anaesthetist. I see the terror in my Covid patients' eyes

I ’m not ready,” the patient implores me through her CPAP [continuous positive airway pressure] hood. She’s breathing at more than triple her normal rate and I’ve been asked to intubate her as she’s deteriorating, despite three days in intensive care. She is 42 year...

Scotland deserves true devolution – not the divisiveness of independence

O ur United Kingdom is in urgent need of renewal. Boris Johnson and his party have failed every corner of our country, leaving too many communities behind. This has sparked a growing demand for politics and power to be closer to people. Throughout this pandemic, we have ...

The Guardian view on Labour's advance: halted but not reversed

Being leader of the opposition during a national crisis is probably the worst job in politics. The public instinctively feel they should rally around the government. People will put up with the ministerial mistakes when they can see a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. This goes some way to...

There is a way to make this government face justice over the Covid tragedy

C harlie Williams lost his father to Covid-19 early in the pandemic, when he succumbed to the virus in a care home during the first wave. According to Charlie, his father’s death was manslaughter perpetrated by a government that bears “criminal” responsibility for the l...

Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up to Infertility review – a very male taboo

“I suffer a condition,” says Rhod Gilbert in Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up to Infertility (BBC Two), “called shit jizz.” Ninety eight per cent of his sperm don’t swim straight. That’s a lot of responsibility for the two per cent. I’m not saying th...

The History of Sketch Comedy review – Keegan-Michael Key's love letter to laughter

“T he sexy dangerous first cousin of standup,” Keegan-Michael Key calls sketch comedy, which feels like a stretch. But then, no one can accuse Key of understatement. His new audio series The History of Sketch Comedy brims with enthusiasm for an art form that, far fr...

Eight days for carrots to get to Belfast with complex Brexit checks

It is day eight in a depot in Lymm just outside Warrington, Cheshire and a lorry carrying frozen carrots and mixed herbs is still waiting for clearance to board a ferry from Birkenhead to Belfast. Six separate customers, supermarkets and corner stores have other consignments on truck, all stuck...

Charlene White on Loose Women, prejudice and the poppy row: ‘It still upsets me’

W hen Charlene White was small, she dreamed of becoming a courageous, wrong-righting lawyer. That was until she did a week’s work experience at Croydon crown court. “I realised it’s not like it is on the telly. I kept nodding off.” Plan B soon presented it...

Daily record as 600,000 people in the UK receive Covid jabs on Saturday

Almost 600,000 people in the UK were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Saturday, a daily record for the vaccine programme. Uptake was particularly strong in England, with almost 540,000 people receiving their first vaccination. In Wales, just over 25,000 people got their initial jab, along with al...

NHS 'putting lives at risk' by not recording patients who miss Covid vaccination

The NHS has been warned it is putting lives at risk after the service admitted it was not collecting data on who was not accepting invitations to be vaccinated and why. Early research has shown vaccine take-up was twice as high among white people compared with black people in the first five wee...

‘That hurricane is coming’: expert warns US to brace for virulent Covid strain

A leading infectious disease expert predicted on Sunday that the deadlier British variant of Covid-19 will become the dominant strain of the virus in the US and could hit the country like a hurricane. The worrying forecast came as the total of confirmed infections in the US passed the 26m mark,...

Captain Sir Tom Moore admitted to hospital with coronavirus

Captain Sir Tom Moore has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to hospital where he is being treated for pneumonia, his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore has said in a statement. The 100-year-old, who raised millions of pounds for the NHS, was taken to Bedford hospital on Sunday, after...

UK government use of Henry VIII clauses to be challenged in court

A government move to change state aid rules after Brexit without a vote in parliament is being challenged in court, with a legal campaign group warning the manoeuvre could lead to a similar lack of scrutiny in areas such as workers’ rights and environmental protections. The Good Law Project i...

Foreign Office tells Richard Ratcliffe to keep quiet as wife's release date nears

The Foreign Office (FCO) has told the husband of jailed British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to stop publicising plans to free her on 7 March or else risk jeopardising her release from prison. Richard Ratcliffe rejected the advice, writing on Twitter: “We continue to believ...

Thames Water discharging raw sewage into Buckinghamshire river

Thames Water has been discharging untreated sewage into a chalk stream in Buckinghamshire, causing what campaigners say is untold harm to infant trout and habitats in the river. The discharges into the River Chess in Chesham occurred days after the head of the environment agency told MPs that t...

Jared Kushner nominated for Nobel peace prize

Former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, have been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for their role in negotiating four normalisation deals between Israel and Arab nations known as the “Abraham Accords”. Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law, and Berko...

Covid could cost children £350bn in earnings due to lost learning, says IFS

Today’s children face losing £350bn in lifetime earnings unless the UK’s governments invest in radical catch-up efforts when the pandemic is over, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The IFS is urging policymakers to consider options including nearly nine mil...

NHS will take months to return to normal in England, says hospitals boss

The NHS in England will take “months” to return to normal service after the Covid crisis is finally over, because its workforce is “exhausted and traumatised”, according to a senior hospital trusts boss, who says many staff may quit altogether. Hundreds of staff members are being denied...

Donald Trump hires new impeachment defense team after lead lawyers quit

Donald Trump has named new lawyers to lead the defense at his impeachment trial in the Senate next week on the charge that he unleashed a deadly insurrection upon the US Capitol on 6 January. The announcement comes just a day after his previous team fell apart. Trial lawyers David Schoen and Br...

Prognoza meteo 1 februarie 2021. Vreme în general închisă. Precipitaţii în cea mai mare parte a ţării

În primele zile ale săptămânii, vremea se va menține în general închisă. De miercuri, însă, temperaturile vor depăşi normalul acestei perioade. Prognoza meteo 1 februarie 2021. LA NOAPTE, in ţară, vremea va fi în gene...

Gabriela Firea, după incidentul de la Spitalul Pantelimon: „Probabil că ministrul Voiculescu își schimbă cravata acum sau își alege costum pentru mâine”

Gabriela Firea, fostul primar general al Capitalei, a făcut dezvăluiri de ultimă oră la România Tv după tragedia de la Balș și incidentul de la Sfântul Pantelimon. „Cel mai grav e că nimeni nu își asumă ce se întâmp...

Ministrul Educaţiei: Doar 15% din clădirile școlilor din România au autorizație de securitate la incendiu

Ministrul Educaţiei, Sorin Cîmpeanu, a declarat că 15% dintre cele peste 26.000 de clădiri în care funcţionează unităţi de învăţământ, cămine şcolare, cantine şi săli de sport ale şcolilor nu deţin autorizaţie de securitate la incendiu. ...

Horoscop 1 februarie 2021. Nativii au de luat decizii importante în plan sentimental

Incepe o noua zi, o noua saptamana, o noua luna. Si cum incepe! Marte face cuadratura cu Soarele si iti da atat de multa energie incat n-ai altceva de facut decat sa actionezi! Preia initiativa! Horoscop 1 februarie 2021. Venus par...

Un polițist BEAT a provocat un accident în Baia Mare, apoi s-a ascuns. O femeie a ajuns de urgență la spital, iar agentul riscă să ajungă după gratii

Un polițist de la Rutieră, aflat în stare de ebrietate, este autorul unui accident care a avut loc noaptea trecută în Baia Mare. Un polițist BEAT a provocat un accident în Baia Mare Agentul beat de 43 de ani, aflat ...

Horoscop SAPTAMANAL 1-7 FEBRUARIE 2021. Venus in Varsator. Mercur retrograd. Ce urmeaza?

Venus se alatura lui Mercur, Jupiter, Saturn si Soarelui in Varsator. Ce energie speciala! Ce e de facut? Analizeaza-ti relatiile, finantele, prieteniile. Rezultatul poate fi eliberator. Invata sa tragi linie acolo unde este cazul si timpul. ...

Traian Băsescu, atac dur după imaginile cu Iohannis la schi: „Atâta zic, mușchii mei minte nu are”

Traian Băsescu, fostul președinte al României, condamnă lipsa de reacție din partea autorităților după tragedia de la Institutul Matei Balș. Traian Băsescu a intervenit duminică seara în direct la România TV unde ...

A şaptea tranşă de vaccin Pfizer, 163.800 de doze, ajunge luni în România

A şaptea tranşă de vaccin Pfizer BioNTech, de 163.800 de doze, soseşte luni în ţară, pe aeroporturile Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca şi Timişoara. Următoarea tranşă, aşteptată peste o săptămână. A şaptea tranşă de ...

Horoscop lunar februarie 2021. Bani, carieră, sănătate, dragoste. Atenţie la Mercur retrograd

Luna februarie este surprinzătoare prin raportul puternic pe care îl stabileşte între energia conservatoare şi împământată a Taurului, pe de o parte, şi ampla desfăşurare de forţe ce are loc pe teritoriul profund neconvenţional al Vărsătorului, pe de alt...

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Dr. Emilian Imbri susţine că reacțiile după a doua doză de vaccin pot fi ceva „mai zgomotoase”, semn că organismul reacționează. Reacţiile adverse la vaccinul anticovid au fost minore până acum. După a doua doz...

The vaccines are safe. We would urge all minority groups to get one

L ast week, we reached the sombre milestone of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths in the UK. Every death is a tragedy and leaves behind a bereft family, but it is evident some communities have been hit harder than others. People of Black African ethnicity in England are more than t...

We can escape a zero-sum struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia – if we act now

B ack in May 2019, we – an Iranian former diplomat and a Saudi chair of the Gulf Research Center – called for dialogue between our countries’ respective leaders. We warned that the alternative would increase tensions that could boil over into a catastrophic con...

What did I learn from a time management guru? There is only one urgent task for me right now

T wo years ago, I interviewed an American time-management expert named Julie Morgenstern. I embarked on it in a playful and unserious spirit, thinking I would most likely waste time discussing time with a time expert, only to ignore her advice and get back to wasting more tim...

Chelsea sweep Tottenham aside to extend unbeaten WSL record

Can anyone catch Chelsea? On paper the title race looks extremely tight but as Melanie Leupolz and Ji So-yun assumed an imperious hold on midfield at Kingsmeadow and the goals flowed it was hard to imagine anyone toppling Emma Hayes’s defending champions from their pedestal. When the final wh...

Ben Foakes plays down hope of being England's first-choice keeper

Ben Foakes will make his Test return during the current tour of India but he has decided to eschew any thoughts of trying to nail down a permanent spot as England’s wicketkeeper after his experience two years ago. Moeen Al...

Rugby Australia makes surprise offer to host Lions series against South Africa

Hopes that the British & Irish Lions Tests against South Africa could take place this northern hemisphere summer, and with fans in attendance, look a little brighter with Rugby Australia making an unexpected offer to host the series. The South African variant of Covid-19 means the tour is u...

Paul Casey targets Masters following triumph at Dubai Desert Classic

There is making a journey worthwhile and then there is the emphatic statement delivered by Paul Casey having undertaken a 16-hour flight to reach the Dubai Desert Classic. The Englishman eased to victory, his 15th on the European Tour, by four shots. Padraig Harrington was among those waiting t...

Patrick Bamford stands out as Leeds fight back to beat Leicester

Patrick Bamford loves playing away from home. Leeds’ leading goalscorer scored a beautifully “violent” goal either side of making two others as Leicester City lost for the first time in 10 games to miss out on returning to second place in the Premier League. ...

Photographer Mick Rock: ‘Social media means we won’t see another Lou Reed’

Veteran English photographer Mick Rock embodies the music scene of the 1970s, from his famous shots of Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Freddie Mercury, Iggy Pop and David Bowie, right down to his convenient birth surname. A bystander who almost accidentally shaped the subversive look of an era, Rock is...

Is it possible to change a chicken's sex before it hatches?

T he eggs we eat have a hidden cost. About 7bn male chicks are killed worldwide every year to produce them. Farmers need to replenish their supply of egg-laying hens but, by nature, half the chicks that hatch are male and growing them for meat is uneconomic – that industry ...

Different beat: how Fela Kuti’s son and grandson are modernising the dynasty

T he night 1,000 soldiers descended on Fela Kuti’s home, set it on fire and threw his elderly mother out of the window is etched into his family’s memory and music folklore for ever. On 18 February 1977, Fela’s eldest son, Femi, was at school when the compound ...

Professor Avi Loeb: 'It would be arrogant to think we're alone in the universe'

B y the time humanity noticed the object, it was already leaving the solar system. 19 October 2017. Astronomers at the University of Hawaii notice an odd shape tumbling away from Earth, a bright speck hurtling through the deep dark. Informally, they name it ‘Oumuamua, from ...

What trashy novels taught me about life

I t was the covers that first drew me in. Four children staring out in fear seemingly trapped behind a window, someone somewhere clearly wishing them harm; a girl with long hair in a Victorian nightdress menaced by a giant red and green plant. I turned the novels over in...

‘Making our home safe again’: meet the women who clear land mines

A s a child, Hana Khider dreamed of Sinjar. Born and brought up in Syria, she remembers her mother telling her stories about the district in northern Iraq where her relatives lived. “I always imagined it in my mind,” she says, smiling over our video call. “It w...

Modern slavery in The Archers: how credible is its latest shocking plotline?

W hen characters in The Archers discuss feeding their horses, you assume they are talking about taking hay out to their livestock, so it is perplexing to discover that these “horses” thrive on pizza, cigarettes and beer. The more casual listener might have formed the...

The tyranny of passwords – is it time for a rethink?

M odern life is the act of entering the third character of a long-dead family pet into an online form three times a week, getting it wrong, and speaking to a call-centre worker in India whose real name is almost certainly not Kenny, ad infinitum, until you die. Our ancestors ...

DVLA managers 'failed to understand severity' of deadly Covid outbreak

The government agency responsible for the country’s largest workplace outbreak initially failed to grasp the seriousness of the situation as the virus spread through its offices, with public health officials identifying a litany of inadequacies and failings. A damning briefing by Swansea Bay ...

A year after Johnson’s swaggering Greenwich speech, 100,000 dead

I t was announced last week, to nobody’s excitement, that Sir Kenneth Branagh will take the role of Boris Johnson in a Sky TV drama about the first weeks of the pandemic. If Branagh’s casting indicates that this is to be conceived as a Shakespearean tragedy, with J...

Negative interest rates would not help Covid economy, Bank of England told

Cutting the UK’s official interest rate below zero would fail to boost Britain’s Covid-stricken economy because lenders would increase mortgage costs in response, the Bank of England has been told. The leading representative of Britain’s building societies said high street lenders were no...

Tory minister and Labour mayor reassure groups resisting inoculation

The minister in charge of vaccines, Nadhim Zahawi, and London mayor, Sadiq Khan, on Sunday united in a cross-party appeal to people from ethnic minority backgrounds to be vaccinated – amid concern that their reluctance could harm the national fight against Covid-19 and cost lives. Recent poll...

How EU’s floundering vaccine effort hit a fresh crisis with exports row

It started with a tweet by a blogger at 4.36pm on Friday. It ended with the prime ministers of the UK and Ireland warning the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, during late night calls, that she had put peace at risk by effectively seeking to erect a vaccine border between North...

Why is Newcastle so good at Covid-19 vaccinations?

I t is 11am at the Newcastle Eagles basketball arena, and the queue for the car park is already bigger than for many home games. An army of volunteers in padded jackets and bobble hats wave through free buses from the city’s poorest suburbs, while discounted taxis disgorge...

The Greeks had a word for it … until now, as language is deluged by English terms

Usually, Professor Georgios Babiniotis would take pride in the fact that the Greek word “pandemic” – previously hardly ever uttered – had become the word on everyone’s lips. After all, the term that conjures the scourge of our times offers cast-iron proof of the legacy ...

Muslim Council of Britain elects Zara Mohammed as its first female leader

A woman is to lead the Muslim Council of Britain for the first time, in a move hailed as a landmark moment in the UK Muslim community. Zara Mohammed, 29, a training and development consultant from Glasgow, was elected on Sunday as the MCB’s secretary general by 107 votes to 60 in a virtual an...

Met Office warns of ice, flooding and snow in next few days across UK

Wild weather over the weekend that brought sub-zero temperatures, storms, flooding and widespread icy conditions looks set to continue into the early part of the week in some areas of the UK. By Sunday afternoon there were 78 flood warnings in place for England and six flood alerts across Wales...

Ministers move to stop backbench revolt over UK courts' role in genocide rulings

The government is seeking to fend off a backbench revolt over China by giving the foreign affairs select committee new powers to investigate whether a country is so clearly breaching human rights that the UK should not agree to a free trade deal with it. The proposal is being canvassed as an al...

Keir Starmer urged to back radical constitutional reform for UK

Keir Starmer has been urged to support radical reforms to devolve power in the UK, including a federal parliament, a written constitution and significant new authority for England’s regions under plans initially drawn up for Jeremy Corbyn. A lengthy report commissioned by Corbyn recommends re...

Asylum seekers tell of dire conditions at Kent barracks after fire

Asylum seekers at a former army barracks have said they have been left without electricity, heating and drinking water since a fire broke out on Friday. The fire started in one of the blocks at the Napier barracks site near Folkestone in Kent on Friday afternoon, prompting panic among the hundr...

Alexei Navalny protests: Moscow in lockdown as police detain thousands

Police have paralysed the centres of Russia’s largest cities, including Moscow, as the Kremlin sought to beat back rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the country’s most significant protests in a decade. Supporters of the Kremlin critic took to the streets to prot...

Ministers promise crackdown on online racism against black footballers

Ministers have vowed to crack down on online racism levelled at footballers as Manchester police confirmed they were launching an investigation into the racial abuse a number of black players received during the last week. Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford has described the ...

Brexit 'teething problems' endemic and could ruin us, say UK businesses

It was billed as a deal that would secure tariff-free access to the EU, that “sunlit uplands” would follow initial disruption to trade. But one month since the Brexit trade deal came into force, businesses are warning that the “teething problems” Boris Johnson described in a visit to Sc...

Pregnant women going for scans alone told they cannot film baby

Pregnant women attending scans and appointments alone are repeatedly being told they cannot record or take photographs of their unborn child to show their partner, according to a survey. The poll of more than 3,450 pregnant women by the campaign group Pregnant Then Screwed found that more than ...

Cum se va face creşterea vârstei de pensionare. Raluca Turcan: „Va fi o opţiune de a putea să te pensionezi la vârsta de 70 de ani. Absolut nicio obligaţie!”

Raluca Turcan a adus clarificări, în direct la România TV, despre proiectul prin care se va face creşterea vârstei de pensionare în România. Ministrul Muncii a explicat că acest lucru va fi o opţiune şi nicidecum o obligaţie. ...

Raluca Turcan, anunţ bombă pentru bugetari. Ar putea fi concediaţi angajaţii care nu se adaptează la digitalizare. „Dacă care nu-şi pot îndeplini atribuţiile, sunt evaluări punctuale”

Ministrul Muncii, Raluca Turcan, a declarat, duminică, la România TV, că "nu a pus nimeni gând rău angajaţilor de la stat", însă aceştia trebuie să se adapteze modului în care evoluează societatea. De asemenea, nu sunt excluse concedieri în cazul în care b...

Vlad Voiculescu: Dacă la Matei Balș a fost o problemă cu căldura, problema e la PSD. Firea e direct responsabilă

Ministrul Sănătății, Vlad Voiculescu, e mărturisit că dacă a fost o problemă în privința căldurii sau o problemă legată de o investiție prost făcută la Matei Balș e clar vina PSD. Vlad Voiculescu o indică vinovată...

Cine e judecătorul Cătălin Oprea care a dat 42 de amânări în 5 ani în dosarul lui Maricel Păcuraru cu Loteria Română?! A devenit magistrat după ce a văzut câteva filme americane şi a fost purtător de cuvânt al Tribunalului Bistriţa!

Soarta lui Maricel Păcuraru depinde de hotărârea judecătorului Cătălin Oprea de la Tribunalul Bucureşti. Magistratul este cel care va decide dacă patronul Realitatea PLUS va ajunge din nou în spatele gratiilor, fiind acuzat de procurorii DNA de spălare de bani...

Voiculescu spune că nici premierul, nici președintele nu i-au cerut demisia după tragedia de la Balș: „Nu am avut să ne reproșăm lucruri”

Ministrul Sănătății, Vlad Voiculescu, a declarat că nici președintele României, nici premierul Cîțu, nu i-au cerut demisia din funcție după tragedia de la Institutul Matei Balș. Vlad Voiculescu a precizat că premierul F...

Ministrul Transporturilor spune că salariul mediu al angajaților de la Metrorex e de 10 mii de lei lunar. Liderul de sindicat îl contrazice: „Nu e bine informat”

Venitul mediu al salariaților din cadrul Metrorex este de 10 mii de lei lunar, a anunțat ministrul Transporturilor. Cătălin Drulă a mai pus că în condiții de pandemie și de reducere a numărului de călătorii cu metroul, regia a crescut cu 18% salariile angaja...

Gabriela Firea dă de pământ cu Voiculescu, după ce acuzat-o că e responsabilă de problemele de la Balș: „Mor bolnavi din cauza incompetenței criminale care vă caracterizează”

Gabriela Firea i-a dat replica lui Vlad Voiculescu, care a acuzat-o că este principala responsabilă de lipsa căldurii din spitalele bucureștene. Gabriela Firea, fostul primar general al Capitalei, i-a transmis ministrului Sănă...

Bilanț vaccinare 31 ianuarie. Peste 19.000 de persoane vaccinate în ultimele 24 de ore. Ce fel de reacții adverse au avut

Comitetul Național de Coordonare a Activităților privind vaccinarea împotriva COVID-19 a anunțat că 19.019 persoane au fost vaccinate anti-Covid în ultimele 24 de ore. Bilanț vaccinare 31 ianuarie. Peste 19.000 de pers...

Un nou protest la Ministerul Sănătății! Diana Șoșoacă a sunat la 112 pentru că nu i s-a permis accesul în instituție

O nouă seară de proteste în fața Ministerului Sănătății! Zeci de oameni au ieșit în stradă, pentru a doua zi consecutiv, pentru a cere căderea Guvernului Cîțu. Update. Mai multe zeci de persoane au ieșit să protestez...

Bebeluș de șase săptămâni a intrat în stop cardio-respirator după ce preotul l-a scufundat în cristelniță. Medicii îi dau șanse mici de supraviețuire

Un bebeluș de șase săptămâni a intrat în stop cardio-respirator, duminică după-amiază, la Unitatea de Primire Urgențe din Spitalul Județean Suceava din cauza preotului. Se pare că preotul l-a scufundat pe bebeluș în cr...

Players' union survey claims widespread racism in English cricket

More than one-third of black, Asian and minority ethnic cricketers say they have experienced racism in the game, a survey of professional players in England has found. The response came as part of a programme undertaken by the Professional Cricketers’ Association to tackle racism in the game. ...

Forget winning streaks, it's the bad times that really fuse us together in football – and in life

I once wrote a book that sought to explore exactly what goes on between the ears of football fans. It was called We Don’t Know What We’re Doing and will now cost you anything up to 5op to buy. I spoke to fellow West Brom fans who had never missed a game for 30 year...

Why has the EU been so slow to roll out a Covid vaccination programme?

F or the European Union, the rapid rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is critical to save lives and prevent health services from being stretched beyond their limits, not to mention minimising the massive economic damage from lockdowns. Unfortunately, however, though vaccinations ar...

It's clearer than ever that Johnson and Sunak are critically unsuited to this moment

W hat does it take to get Rishi Sunak to act with some urgency? The number of people who have died from Covid-19 has surpassed 100,000, joblessness is on its on its way to reaching 3 million, and thousands of people are slipping from poverty into destitution. The UK’s paltr...

The EU's vaccine bust-up with AstraZeneca is partly of its own making

L ast year AstraZeneca was heralded for its pioneering vaccine discovery. Yet today the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company is embroiled in a dispute with the European Union over claims that it is holding back vaccine deliveries for the bloc, while diverting supplies to Br...

How worried should we be about the new Covid variants?

T he recent announcement that the Covid variant first detected in the south of England could be more deadly than its predecessor was alarming to everyone. In truth, without more evidence we can’t be absolutely certain of a direct, causal link between this variant and a high...

The empty Nightingale hospitals show the cost of putting buildings before people

“U p to 200 soldiers a day have been working alongside NHS and civilian contractors,” ran the breathless commentary as the Nightingale hospital at the ExCeL centre in London prepared to open last April. This was Britain’s first “coronavirus field hospital”, with spa...

Lupin's Omar Sy: 'We wanted to show what the French are capable of'

“W e wanted to show what the French were capable of in terms of making a series, but frankly we didn’t expect it to do what it has.” Omar Sy, the star of the latest Netflix smash hit, Lupin, is speaking over the phone from Senegal. The line between London and Dakar isn...

Orange appeal: 17 mouth-watering ways with marmalade

W e may never know how many surplus jars of marmalade were created during the lockdown year, just for something to do. There is, however, still time for one final push: marmalade – as detailed in this masterclass recipe from Felicity Cloake – is traditionally made with so...

Too rude for Facebook: the ban on Britain's historic place names

Name: British landmarks. Age: Ancient. Be more specific: No. Appearance: Striking, historic, controversial. Controversial? You’ll see.What are we talking about? Plymouth Hoe and Devil’s Dyke in Sussex. Lovely places. Marvellous views of the sea from the Hoe. And I had a very nice...

Britney Spears: how her fans made me feel lucky to be alive

I have been a Britney Spears fan for more than two-thirds of my life. Raised on Top of the Pops and fixated on the Spice Girls, eight-year-old me was primed for the 1999 release of Spears’s debut single, the game-changing … Baby One More Time. I still remember going to W...

'I'm flabbergasted': Monique Roffey on women, whiteness and winning the Costa

A fter two decades of splashing around in the shallows of success, Monique Roffey was taking no chances with The Mermaid of Black Conch. The novel, which won the Costa book of the year award on Tuesday, is written in a Creole English and uses a patchwork of forms, from poetry...

Lockdown cabin fever? 56 tried, tested and terrific ways to beat the boredom

1. Draw your partner If you live with someone else, draw each other. My boyfriend, a professional artist, has a gross advantage – so I hold the most atrocious pose possible to challenge him. Then I challenge the foundations of our relationship by trying to depict him in a fashion that won’t...

How GameStop found itself at the center of a groundbreaking battle between Wall Street and small investors

T he coronavirus pandemic hit GameStop hard. Like many retailers, already suffering from the shift to online sales, the video games chain is losing money and plans to close 450 stores this year. And yet, surprisingly, GameStop has become one the hottest stocks of the year. ...

'A huge loss': tributes to victims of the UK's Covid second wave

T he number of lives lost with Covid-19 recorded on the death certificate in the UK has passed 100,000, an incalculable loss to the families and loved ones left behind. As the second wave of the pandemic shows no sign of abating and the daily death toll continues to climb, we...

‘We had to watch the funeral from the side of the road’: Ruth Newman, died aged 74, of Covid-19

R uth Newman had a lot of heartbreak in her life, but also a lot of happiness. The happiness: she married her husband, Adrian, a process worker, in 1966 – it would have been their 54th wedding anniversary this October. The heartbreak: their daughter, Rachel, died of a br...

‘She dreamed about giving the poor their own land’: Orita Godoy, died aged 75, of Covid-19

O rita Godoy was born poor in Chile and raised by her grandmother after her parents separated. “She only wore shoes when she went to church,” remembers her daughter, Alejandra Godoy, a 53-year-old NHS worker from London. She met Rolando, a paint sprayer, when s...

Sturgeon questions whether Johnson's trip to Scotland 'essential'

Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether Boris Johnson’s planned trip from London to Scotland on Thursday is “genuinely essential”, suggesting his visit makes it harder to convince the public to stick to travel restrictions. At her daily briefing, where she also said the UK government’s h...

Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths

Y esterday Britain passed a grim milestone. A further 1,631 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded, taking the official tally above 100,000, though data from the Office for National Statistics suggests the total number will now be nearer 120,000. In a briefing, Boris Johnson has ...

A1 upgrades will have 'heartbreaking' effect on views of Angel of the North, says Gormley

Sir Antony Gormley has said he fears that planned improvements to the A1 south of Gateshead will have a “heartbreaking” impact on views of his sculpture the Angel of the North. A planning report concluded that there would be a “worsening” of the view from the northbound carriageway, alt...

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was an FBI informant

Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtain...

Grenfell cladding firm president agrees to give evidence at inquiry

A senior executive at the firm that made the combustible cladding used on Grenfell Tower has agreed to give evidence to the public inquiry after refusing to do so for the last seven months. Claude Schmidt, the president of Arconic Architectural Products, the French company that supplied the pla...

CPS denies major change in rape charging policy despite falling rates

The Crown Prosecution Service has denied making major changes to its approach to charging rape, at a landmark legal hearing at the court of appeal. Lawyers for the Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) and the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) coalition argued on Tuesday that the CPS “raised the...

Garry Kasparov urges UK to impose sanctions on oligarchs close to Putin

The former world chess champion and Russian opposition figure Garry Kasparov has called on Boris Johnson to impose economic sanctions on oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin in response to the poisoning and arrest of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. In an interview with the Guardian, Kasparov sa...

Pensionarii au ieşit din nou în stradă şi cer majorarea cu 40% a pensiilor. Florin Cîţu: Punctul de pensie va fi mai mare decât în 2020

Sute de pensionari au ieşit din nou în stradă. Ei au protestat în faţa prefecturilor din marile oraşe, nemultumiţi de faptul că Guvernul Cîţu nu va majora pensiile cu 40%, aşa cum a decis Parlamentul la propunerea PSD. Întrebat despre nemulţumirile pension...

Harta restricţiilor COVID în Europa. Noile tulpini ale virusului SARS COV 2 au determinat extinderea restricţiilor

Răspândirea noilor tulpini ale virusului SARS COV 2 este rapidă, motiv pentru care autorităţile din majoritatea statelor europene au luat măsuri suplimentare de limitare a răspândirii acestora. În prezent, potrivit datelor furnizate de Worldometers, în Europa...

Bilanţ vaccinare 27 ianuarie 2021. Peste 57.000 de români vaccinaţi cu două doze

Bilanţ vaccinare 27 ianuarie 2021. Conform Centrului Naţional de vaccinare, peste 40.000 de români s-au vaccinat împotriva coronavirusului în ultimele 24 de ore. Bilanţ vaccinare 27 ianuarie 2021. Potrivit datelor puse la dis...

Donald Trump, interzis şi pe YouTube. I s-a suspendat contul pe perioadă nedeterminată

Donald Trump a fost interzis şi pe YouTube, după ce Twitter a închis definitiv contul fostului preşedinte american. La 13 ianuarie, YouTube a blocat pentru prima oară canalul preşedintelui în exerciţiu la acea vreme, cu 2,77 milioane de abonaţi, în urma viole...

Adolescenţi amendaţi de un poliţist care i-a surprins sărutându-se în parc. Mama băiatului: „Mi se pare un abuz și o josnicie”

Doi adolescenţi au fost amendaţi de un poliţist care i-a surprins sărutându-se într-un parc din Ploieşti, pentru că nu purtau mască de protecţie în spaţiul public. Adolescenţi amendaţi de un poliţist care i-a surprin...

Bill Gates s-a vaccinat. Fizicianul Cristian Presură explică de ce nu crede că miliardarul „a fost injectat cu apă”

Fondatorul Microsoft a primit prima doză de vaccin împotriva COVID-19, potrivit unei fotografii pe care a postat-o pe contul său de Twitter. Bill Gates a transmis că se simte foarte bine și că se bucură că se află printre persoanele de peste 65 de ani, astfel ...

Locuitorii din Bran, revoltaţi de deschiderea unui supermarket în centrul comunei: „Micile prăvălii vor rămâne fără clienți”

Locuitorii din Bran sunt revoltaţi că autorităţile locale permit deschiderea unui supermarket Lidl chiar în centrul comunei. Aceştia spun că micile prăvălii din centru vor rămâne fără clienți. Locuitorii din Bran, rev...

Preşedintele companiei care vrea să vândă României 12 elicoptere Black Hawk: „Oferta respectă 100% specificaţiile tehnice şi chiar depăşeşte cerinţele MAI”

Janusz Zackreki, preşedintele PZL Mielec, una dintre companiile care participă la licitaţia deschisă de Ministerul Afacerilor Interne pentru achiziţia de elicoptere Black Hawk, a declarat miercuri că oferta depusă respectă 100% specificaţiile tehnice şi chiar ...

Actorul Bruce Kirby a murit la 95 de ani. Era cunoscut pentru rolurile din „Columbo” şi „L.A. Law”

Actorul Bruce Kirby, cunoscut pentru rolurile sale din serialele "Columbo" şi "L.A. Law", a murit la vârsta de 95 de ani, anunţă The Hollywood Reporter. Anunţul decesului său a fost făcut pe Facebook de fiul său John Kirby, care a precizat că tatăl său a muri...

Persoanele reprogramate vor fi vaccinate cu Moderna. Care sunt diferențele dintre BioNTech Pfizer și Moderna

Toate persoanele ce vor fi reprogramate vor fi înștiințate prin SMS și e-mail unde vor fi specificate noile date și intervale orare pentru administrarea vaccinului Persoanele reprogramate vor fi imunizate cu vaccinul Moderna. P...

Sport England announces 'golden reset' to transform fitness and tackle obesity

Children and the most disadvantaged in society have been put at the heart of a “golden reset” for sport and activity, with Sport England announcing a new 10-year strategy to transform fitness levels and tackle obesity. As part of the plan, an additional £50m of support will be given to help ...

Joe Joyce: 'The aim is to be undisputed heavyweight champion of the world'

W e talk about fear and remorse, audacity and embarrassment and, of course, about art and boxing. A long conversation with Joe Joyce, the unbeaten heavyweight who seems so calm at the easel and in the ring, meanders along many different paths. We talk in detail about his new ...

Bale, Winks and Ndombele ensure Spurs avoid Wycombe FA Cup shock

José Mourinho had warned Gareth Bale he would have to fight for his place in this Tottenham team. But even if he is still showing signs of rustiness four months into his second spell at the club as he spurned several chances, it was the Welshman’s equaliser that ensured Spurs avoided the embar...

England's spin twins show promise in Sri Lanka but real test is yet to come

T he Test was in the balance early on the fourth morning. Sri Lanka’s openers had rattled off 15 quick runs from the opening overs of their second innings, and their team’s lead was just up above 50. And all the time, in the back of the mind, there was the nagging flashba...

Abramovich era leaves Lampard with no time to pull out of nosedive

F rank Lampard may allow himself a rueful smile, albeit only when the pain begins to ease. At another club, Chelsea’s latest former manager might have been granted more time; the means to pull out of the nosedive. Look at Manchester United and Arsenal, where Ole Gunnar...

Online brands are making a clean sweep in the great retail carve-up

I t’s looking like a clean-sweep for the online brigade in the great retail carve-up. Boohoo has bagged Debenhams and Asos is in pole position for the best bits of Arcadia, meaning Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge. This outcome, unfortunately, will maximise the number of ...

Bringing my family back to the UK was a bad decision – but home has its comforts

‘Have you been out?” I ask my 16-year-old, who rolls his eyes. I’m committed to providing my sons with continuity in a world in crisis and that means asking this idiotic question daily. (I alternate this with my other greatest hits: “How was your day” and “Have you d...

The Guardian view on calls to reopen schools: a dangerous distraction

The coronavirus situation in the UK could hardly be more serious, with more than 1,000 deaths a day every day since 9 January. Hospitals are at breaking point, as the eruption of a row over medical staff criticising the public for rule-breaking showed. Energy must be focused on driving infections...

The Tory fixation on wokeness is all about division. Labour must build bridges instead

I never thought I’d miss the 2010s, but I do have some nostalgia for them. At least last decade’s “opposite world” meant what it said: whatever the truth was, ministers would blame the opposite. In the creation of poverty, the culprit was the poor rather than the ric...

Johnson's last-minute bid to save the union can't undo years of neglect

T he potential breakup of Britain has crept up on Boris Johnson in plain sight. Cavalier inattention in Downing Street to the souring political mood towards Whitehall in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as in parts of northern England, has been increasingly reckl...

Godzilla vs Kong: the big dumb action movie we've been waiting for?

W e can all agree that the restrictions brought about by Covid have reinforced all the things we previously took for granted. Some miss their loved ones. Some miss the pulsating mass of warm strangers on an unplanned night out. Me? It turns out that I apparently miss the sigh...

How to make Bernie Sanders’ inauguration mittens

W hile it was Michelle Obama’s hair that brought the glamour to Joe Biden’s inauguration day, it was Bernie Sanders’ mittens that delivered the memes. Sitting at the event in a winter coat and mittens, arms and legs crossed, he was the yin to the rest of the Ca...

The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?

W hen I saw the news, reported by the Hollywood Reporter, that HBO Max was in talks to develop live-action Harry Potter television series, all details and talent TBD, my first reaction was: oh no. Like many late millennials, I grew up a fan of the books – more accurately, I...

'It's a struggle': three teachers on remote learning and returning to school

The prime minister’s spokesperson has announced that schools are not expected to fully reopen until at least early March, extending months of online teaching for many pupils. Three teachers who are also parents spoke about their concerns over the impact of remote learning on children, and whe...

Right on: does standup comedy have a leftwing bias?

“Three-quarters of BBC comedians are liberals,” scream the headlines; or “New BBC boss targets ‘leftwing’ comedy shows.” In the ongoing culture wars, a battle is being waged over comedy. It is, they say, dominated by lefties/snowflakes/the metropolitan liberal elite (delete according ...

Thérèse Coffey's Zoom walkout leaves even Piers Morgan lost for words

T hérèse Coffey is normally a glass half-full kind of minister. Sent out to do the media round on Monday morning, she even managed to claim to LBC’s Nick Ferrari that getting just 1,868 young people – out of a targeted 120,000 – starting roles on the gove...

Katie Price: Harvey and Me review – a candid portrait of mother and son

“H alf of them keep him alive,” says the woman matter-of-factly as she shakes out tablets from the array of medicine bottles before her, “and the other half are for his behaviour.” The woman is Katie Price, formerly known as the glamour model Jordan and st...

Someone you loved: how British pop could fade out in Europe

L imiting UK artists from working and touring in the EU post-Brexit will destroy the development of British music, say European industry experts, amid thriving competition from German rap, Spanish pop and more. British artists now face the need for visas, work permits an...

Covid linked to risk of mental illness and brain disorder, study suggests

One in eight people who have had Covid-19 are diagnosed with their first psychiatric or neurological illness within six months of testing positive for the virus, a new analysis suggests, adding heft to an emerging body of evidence that stresses the toll of the virus on mental health and brain dis...

Wuhan doctor: China authorities stopped me sounding alarm on Covid

A doctor from the Wuhan hospital hit hardest by the Covid-19 epidemic has said he and colleagues suspected the virus was highly transmissible in early January last year, weeks before Chinese authorities admitted it, but were prevented from warning anyone. The doctor’s testimony – in a new B...

Ageing Pompidou Centre in Paris to close for four years for renovation

The Pompidou Centre, one of Paris’s top cultural attractions and home to Europe’s biggest modern art collection, is to close from 2023 for four years of renovations, France’s culture minister has said. Designed by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, the Pompidou Centre opened in 19...

'I heard the gunshots': mother says she heard gunfire that killed son, Keon Lincoln

The mother of a 15-year-old boy gunned down and stabbed to death in a daylight attack has said she heard the gunshots that killed him. Keon Lincoln was set upon in the street in Handsworth, Birmingham last Thursday afternoon. Police believe a group of youths were behind the unusually violent at...

Birdwatch: Twitter pilot will allow users to flag misinformation

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Twitter will allow users to flag and annotate misleading or inaccurate tweets in ongoing efforts to address misinformation on the platform The pilot program, called Birdwatch, is being tested in the Uni...

Brussels warns Britain against downgrading EU ambassador’s status

Downing Street has been warned by Brussels that downgrading the status of the EU’s ambassador to the UK will poison diplomatic relations for years to come. The UK has so far declined to grant the bloc’s representative, João Vale de Almeida, and his 25-strong mission the privileges ...

Edinburgh's landmark department store Jenners to close after 183 years

Edinburgh’s Jenners department store is closing its landmark site on Princes Street after 183 years with the loss of 200 jobs. Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group, which operates Jenners as part of its House of Fraser department store chain, said the store would close on 3 May after it had been una...

Friar crushed by cart: bone analysis hints at causes of medieval deaths

A friar crushed by a cart, another the victim of an attack by bandits: it sounds like the plot of a medieval mystery. But according to new research these are some of the possible misfortunes to have befallen those in centuries gone by. An analysis of bones from 314 individuals aged 12 or older,...

Giuseppe Conte to quit as Italy's PM in tactical move

Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte will resign on Tuesday in a tactical move aimed at maximising his chances of leading a new government. Conte will hold a cabinet meeting at 9am CET before officially handing in his resignation to president Sergio Mattarella, his office announced in a stat...

US House delivers article of impeachment against Donald Trump to Senate

The US House delivered its article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday evening, setting the stage for the first ever Senate trial of a former US president. For the second time in one just over a year, nine House impeachment managers carried an impeachment charge against ...

Diana Şoşoacă s-a contrat cu Mihai Gâdea şi a fost dată afară din platoul emisiunii „Sinteza Zilei”

Mihai Gâdea, realizatorul emisiunii "Sinteza Zilei" de la Antena 3, şi senatoarea AUR Diana Şoşoacă au avut un schimb de replici tăios în timpul dezbaterii de luni seara, liderul AUR părăsind studioul. Diana Şoşoacă l-a ...

Recalcularea pensiilor, anunţată de Raluca Turcan: „Voi da ordin pe o NOUĂ lege a pensiilor”

Raluca Turcan anunță recalcularea tuturor pensiilor din România. În ceea ce priveşte majorările, pensionarii pot spera cel mult la un procent care să acopere rata inflaţiei. Recalcularea pensiilor începe în 2021. Ministru...

Profesorul Rafila: Ceva nu se leagă. Numărul mic de cazuri nu se refectă în numărul mare de la ATI

Profesorul Alexandru Rafila, deputat PSD, consideră că focarul de COVID-19 de la Şcoala gimnazială numărul 28 din Capitală a fost cauzat de nerespectarea regulilor de protecţie în acea instituţie publică. Ce spune Rafila despre deschiderea şcolilor, testare, ...

Liderul clanului Sadoveanu, ucis în SUA. A fost împuşcat în cap de un alt interlop

Aurel Trandafir, zis Alișor, fiul lui Ion Trandafir, lider al clanului Sadoveanu, a fost ucis în Statele Unite. Bărbatul, în vârstă de 42 de ani, a fost împuşcat în cap de un alt interlop român. Victima era urmărită internaţional încă din 2018, după ce f...

Disney elimină Peter Pan, Dumbo şi Pisicile Aristocrate din grila pentru copiii sub 7 ani, pe motiv de discriminare

Peter Pan a fost eliminat pentru că în film apare un trib cu americani numiți „piei roșii’. În Pisicile Aristocrate apare o siameză despre care se spune că ar caricaturiza asiaticii. Disney a blocat pentru copiii cu vâr...

Punctul Culminant la România TV: Dialog furtunos între Victor Ciutacu şi Alexandru Cumpănaşu: „I-auzi, mă! Hai că ne întâlnim în instanța de judecată”

Realizatorul emisiunii Punctul culminant l-a scos din direct pe Alexandru Cumpănaşu şi a anunţat că îl va acţiona în judecată. Şi Alexandru Cumpănaşu a ameninţat România TV cu instanţa. Punctul Culminant la România ...

Actriţă găsită spânzurată în propria locuinţă. Avea 29 de ani şi suferea de depresie

Actriţa de origine indiană Jayashree Ramaiah, concurentă în sezonul 3 al reality show-ului Bigg Boss Kannada, a fost găsită spânzurată în propria locuinţă, luni, 25 ianuarie. Avea doar 29 de ani. Actriţa găsită spânzu...

Protestele continuă în Olanda. Incendii şi violenţe în mai multe oraşe din ţară

Protestele continuă în Olanda. Mai multe oraşe din Ţările de Jos au fost luni, pentru a doua noapte consecutivă, scena unor violenţe, după impunerea la sfârşitul săptămânii trecute a interdicţiei de circulaţie pe timp de noapte pentru a lupta împotriva p...

Diana Şoşoacă (AUR): „Să deschidem şcolile în mall. Dacă apare mereu câte o tulpină, ce facem?”.

Premierul Florin Cîţu a afirmat că o decizie fermă va fi luată cu privire la redeschiderea şcolilor pe data de 2 februarie. Între timp, dezbaterile pro şi contra continuă în spaţiul public. Diana Şoşoacă (AUR) a cerut...

Horoscop MARTI 26 IANUARIE 2021. Surprize-surprize!

Citeste in continuare horoscopul zilei si sa ai o zi traita cu credinta, incredere in tine, in viata si iubire! Horoscop MARTI 26 IANUARIE 2021. Soarele face cuadratura cu Uranus si lucruri neasteptate se petrec. Ceva te scoate din ...

May I have a word about… how lockdown ruined the language

I t’s rum what people have been doing to the language during these seemingly never-ending lockdowns. Only last week, I was ticked off for “browsing” in Robert Dyas. And there was me thinking I was “shopping”. And you can’t move for “exp...

The Observer view on government support for low-paid to halt spread of Covid-19

Exactly a year after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, the Covid-19 death toll continues to mount. In the UK, we are losing more than 1,200 people a day to the virus and the total number of people who have died is almost 100,000. Countless people have l...

Coronavirus vaccines offer the world hope – unless you live in Africa

S ixty million doses of Covid vaccines have been administered worldwide. That’s the good news. The bad news? All the people who have received a jab in Africa could fit comfortably on the top deck of a London bus. According to the World Health Organization, just 25 people...

Poverty hits us hard - and not just in the pocket

W hat determines how productive you are at work? Whether or not you are home schooling is obviously the main answer now. But it’s an important question for normal times and one recent research paper set out to answer by examining the impact of cash payments on the productiv...

Don't believe the anti-Trump hype – corporate sedition still endangers America

The sudden lurch from Trump to Biden is generating vertigo all over Washington, including the so-called fourth branch of government – chief executives and their army of lobbyists. Chaos of Trump's last days in office re...

'Standout candidate': Eddie Jones on Ed Robinson's England coaching role

Eddie Jones has often picked players he calls apprentices in his squad, but until this week the England head coach had preferred experience in his management team. When Jason Ryles, the Australian who took over as skills coach last autumn, said he would be unable to return for the Six Nations f...

Australian Open: quarantined Dayana Yastremska loses bid to lift doping ban

Quarantined tennis star Dayana Yastremska’s arrival in Australia has come under fire again after her appeal against a provisional doping suspension was rejected. The world No 29 from Ukraine sparked controversy when she was filmed on a Tennis Australia charter flight to Melbourne for the Aust...

Phil Foden and Manchester City dash Cheltenham dreams of Cup upset

Just as Cheltenham Town of League Two sniffed one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history, two goals in three minutes turned an exhilarating tie on its head and earned Manchester City passage to the fifth round. City were made to sweat after a long throw helped Cheltenham take a surprise lead thr...

Manchester United's lack of philosophy an advantage in these chaotic times

D id Alex Ferguson have a “philosophy”? Perhaps, over the 39 years between him taking his first job at East Stirlingshire and him retiring in 2013, it is possible to pick out some essential principles, but fundamentally he changed according to circumstance. He did not for...

Dustin Poirier blasts Conor McGregor in Abu Dhabi to plot new UFC title shot

Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches midway through the second round Sunday, avenging his loss to the Irish superstar with a knockout victory at UFC 257. Poirier (26-7) caught McGregor with a series of shots to the head before buckling his knees with two left hands. Po...

The strange case of Alibaba's Jack Ma and his three-month vanishing act

W earing burgundy lipstick and a long peroxide wig, the diminutive entrepreneur who would soon become China’s richest man took to the stage and belted out Can You Feel the Love Tonight? from Disney’s The Lion King. Jack Ma, chief executive of e-commerce giant Alibaba...

Larry King, talk-show titan who lit up worlds of politics and showbiz

A measure of Larry King’s impact on American television journalism was that for three decades, the easiest way of giving fictional cinematic politicians credibility was a scene in which they appeared on King’s CNN show. His peak year was 1998, in which King, who has...

'A Brexit nightmare': the British businesses being pushed to breaking point

C hristophe Fricker lectures in German at the University of Bristol and adores living in England. He was born in Germany but his anglophilia became so strong after moving here that he wrote a book called 111 Gründe, England zu lieben (“111 Reasons to Love England”) in 20...

Sunday with Tom Watson: ‘Since I left politics, I’ve been given Sundays back’

Are you an early riser? I wake up between 5.30am 6.30am. I can never lie in – politics gave me that. I start the day with a stylised coffee-making ritual that involves grinding coffee beans. But coffee isn’t breakfast. That comes mid-morning after a fasted run – if I’m feeling...

‘An instinct to feed’ – New British Classics by Gary Rhodes

T he dust jacket is long gone and the title-embossed spine flaps free. Naturally, many of the pages are sauce-stained: honourable marks of our stove-side adventures together. New British Classics by Gary Rhodes may be more than 20 years old, but the marks of battle are clear....

Is it time to leave WhatsApp – and is Signal the answer?

E arlier this month, WhatsApp issued a new privacy policy along with an ultimatum: accept these new terms, or delete WhatsApp from your smartphone. But the new privacy policy wasn’t particularly clear, and it was widely misinterpreted to mean WhatsApp would be sharing mo...

The idea of having a baby scares me. What if my child is horrible?

The dilemma I am terrified of having children. Not childbirth, but the thought of potentially bringing up absolutely horrible kids. I recently entered my late 20s and have been married to my older, lovely, husband for more than a year. When we first met we dream ed of our futur...

After Covid, will digital learning be the new normal?

H istory is likely to record that Britain’s teachers were better prepared for Covid-19 than government ministers. With cases rising in Europe, 14 schools in England had already closed their gates by the end of February 2020. When senior staff at Barham primary school began ...

UK bosses set up IT systems to track Covid vaccine status of staff

Employers are creating vaccine databases of their workers to track who has been inoculated against the coronavirus. With some companies announcing they would either sack or refuse to hire people who will not take a Covid-19 vaccine, others are using IT systems to create a form of vaccine passpo...

‘I feel like I’m failing’: Parents’ stress rises over home schooling in Covid lockdown

Teachers are expecting parents to do more home schooling with their primary-age children this lockdown, compared with the first one, leaving parents feeling stressed and anxious about their children’s mental health. Nearly half of parents say primary school teachers are expecting more of t...

The pandemic one year on: 100,000 dead in the UK from coronavirus

2020 begins: An ominous warning The World Health Organization begins tracking the disease we now call Covid-19. On 14 January it finds its first case outside China, in Thailand. Human-to-human transmission seems likely, and on 30 January WHO warns this is a “public health emergency of interna...

By the homes of Degas and Renoir, Paris street artists face a lonely struggle

In normal times Paris’s famous Place du Tertre – the “artists’ square” – is packed with tourists and visiting out-of-towners, even on a chilly January afternoon. In the time of coronavirus, however, the square, home to painters, portraitists, caricaturists and silhouette artists, is a...

I’ve had my first vaccine jab. It gives me hope of liberation... but not yet

I marked a grim anniversary in an unexpected manner last week. On 18 January last year, I wrote my first story about a mysterious disease that had struck Wuhan, in China, and which was now spreading around the world. More than two million individuals have since died of Covid...

New Zealand records first Covid community case in two months

A 56-year-old woman has tested positive for Covid-19 in New Zealand, after being released from government managed isolation following two negative tests. It is the first community case in the country since 18 November. It came as neighbouring Australia, which had also been hailed for its succes...

Walter Bernstein: blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter dies at 101

Screenwriter Walter Bernstein, among the last survivors of Hollywood’s anti-communist blacklist, whose Oscar-nominated script for The Front drew upon his years of being unable to work under his own name, has died, aged 101. HIs wife, the literary agent Gloria Loomis, said he died of pneumonia...

'Inevitable' Google and Facebook will pay for Australian news, treasurer says

Josh Frydenberg has warned the internet giants it is “inevitable” they will pay for news content and their threats to shut down core functions in Australia do them a “big disservice”. At a doorstop on Sunday, the treasurer said the Morrison’s government intended to become a “world l...

'We will go after aggressors': France to tighten incest laws, vows Macron

France will tighten its laws on incest, the president, Emmanuel Macron, said in a series of tweets on Saturday, after the publication of a book accusing a top French political commentator of abusing his stepson sparked outrage across the country. Macron said on his Twitter account that France n...

Chinese aircraft enter Taiwan’s air defence zone

Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the south-western corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, the island’s defence ministry said. China, which claims Taiwa...

China mine accident: first worker rescued after two weeks underground

A miner has been rescued from a gold mine in northern China and rushed to hospital for treatment, state broadcaster CCTV said, after being trapped 14 days below ground by an explosion. The miner was “extremely weak”, according to a post on CCTV’s Weibo microblog site. TV footage showed th...

Gordon Brown: 300,000 UK jobless hidden by official figures

The full scale of Britain’s jobs crisis is being underestimated because hundreds of thousands of people are being missed by official unemployment figures, Gordon Brown has warned. At least 300,000 out-of-work people across the UK are being missed by official figures, according to a study back...

Move to EU to avoid Brexit costs, firms told

British businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra charges, paperwork and taxes resulting from Brexit, the Observer can reveal. In an extraordinary twist to the Brexit saga, UK...

Grant Shapps faces fury over mass Covid outbreak at DVLA

Ministers are at the centre of an explosive row over their failure to protect workers from Covid-19 as the Observer reveals the largest workplace outbreak of the virus has taken place at a top government organisation. More than 500 cases have been recorded at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Ag...

Recomandarea medicilor despre cei care se vaccinează fără să știe că sunt deja infectați cu COVID-19

Persoanele care se imunizează fără să ştie că sunt deja infectaţi cu coronavirus au primit acum răspunsul din partea medicilor dacă vor avea parte de reacţii adverse. Recomandarea medicilor despre cei care se vaccinează f...

Horoscop Mihai Voropchievici 25-31 ianuarie 2021. Nu forţaţi mâna norocului!

Horoscop rune 25-31 ianuarie 2021, cu Mihai Voropchievici. Numerologul Mihai Voropchievici a prezentat, în cadrul emisiunii Adevăruri Ascunse, horoscopul runelor pentru săptămâna care urmează, pentru fiecare zodie în parte. ...

Horoscop Minerva 25 – 31 ianuarie 2021. Atenţie la ce postaţi pe reţelele de socializare

Problemele creează frustrări, dar săptămâna aceasta, totul se echilibrează și se aliniază frumos. Citeşte previziunile făcute pentru huff.ro. Horoscop Minerva 25 – 31 ianuarie 2021 Berbec. Restricțiile din ultima săpt...

CTP a desluşit „misterul” pentru care românii s-au înghesuit să se programeze la vaccin: Forma lui Iohannis a dus la creșterea numărului!

Cristian Tudor Popescu a găsit răspuns pentru numărul mare de români care a început să se înscrie pe platoforma pentru vaccinul antiCOVID. CTP a desluşit „misterul” pentru care românii s-au înghesuit să se programeze ...

Clotilde Armand, despre moartea celor doi copii: primul a murit în somn, al doilea lovit de motocicletă

Clotilde Armand a vorbit "La cină" despre copilărie, adolescență, mâncare franțuzească și colecția de cercei, dar și despre cadourile pe care a trebuit să le refuze când lucra în conducerea unor multinaționale. Nu a ocolit nici subiectele dureroase din bio...

24 ianuarie, ziua când s-a scris istorie în România. Au trecut 162 de ani de la Unirea Principatelor Române

Pe 24 ianuarie 1859 s-a scris istorie în România. Această zi este un eveniment important pentru românii de pretutindeni. Au trecut 162 de ani de când a avut loc Unirea Principatelor Române, cunoscută și sub numele de Mica Unire. &#...

Şeful statului major demisionează, după ce s-a aflat că s-a vaccinat înainte să aibă dreptul

Generalul forţelor aeriene Miguel Angel Villarroya, de 63 de ani, a dat asigurări totuşi că nu a avut niciodată intenţia „de a profita de privilegiile sale în mod nejustificat”. Şeful statului major al armatei span...

Unirea Principatelor Române. Ceremonii restrânse la 162 de ani de la Mica Unire din cauza pandemiei

Împlinirea a 162 de ani de la Unirea Principatelor Române este marcată duminică în ţară prin diferite manifestări. Autorităţile locale au ales să sărbătorească Mica Unire prin ceremonii restrânse, cu respectarea restricţiilor impuse în contextul pandemi...

Atac cu spray lacrimogen la metrou. Victima, un tânăr care nu purta mască

Scenele șocante au avut loc in Capitală. Un bărbat l-a avertizat pe un tânăr să își pună masca de protecție, dar acesta a refuzat. Așa că bărbatul a scos un spray lacrimogen cu care i-a dat tânărului în zona feţei. ...

Distracţie la munte în ciuda pandemiei. Sute de turişti au petrecut în Poiana Braşov

Sute de turişti au petrecut sâmbătă la Cabana Postăvaru din Poiana Brașov. Fără prea multă frică de boală, aceştia au aglomerat terasa din fața cabanei de la baza pârtiei. Mulţi nu au purtat măşti de protecţie și nici nu au păstrat distanța impusă ...

Are mother-in-law jokes a thing of the past? Not at Pixar

I t’s always weird when a good film suddenly lets you down – like meeting someone at a party who you think might become a proper friend, and then they turn around, bend over and fart. Like, really? I expected better of you, man. For me this happened (almost literally...

It's Churchill or bust: now Britain's culture warriors are looking to Washington

G ird your loins, foot soldiers – or maybe don’t, for these are confusing times in the Conservative culture wars. On the one hand the communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, has chosen this moment to confect some new row about statues. On the other, Boris Johnson is sudden...

Pubs are part of Britain’s fabric. Why are they not being properly helped?

I wish I was in the pub. I wish I was writing this at a wonky table, imprinting it with sticky rings each time I take a sip of my pint, a muddy dog curled at my feet. I’m not alone. Of all the sacrifices and hardships we endure through successive lockdowns, propping up the bar may not be t...

Dear Gavin Williamson, could you tell parents what a fronted adverbial is?

H ow are you getting on with fronted adverbials? I only ask because my timeline on social media is suddenly full of parents telling me that they don’t know what these are and they don’t know why their children need to know them. Now their children are schooling from home,...

I'm all locked down with nowhere to go – but that hasn't killed my lust for fashion

I recently contributed to an article in the humour magazine the Fence about novelists and their internet addictions, which led me to reflect on the amount of time I spend online. I could pretend that I spend most of it on the New Yorker website but I’d be lying: after d...

The inauguration was full of exquisite moments: but what was the best bit?

I t started on Tuesday with nerves in the playground: why weren’t they holding it indoors? No one with sense, we agreed, had an appetite for spectacle, and our systems couldn’t take any more. Donald Trump was going, good riddance, but let’s not tempt fate; besides, on W...

Rafael Benítez puts clubs on alert after leaving job in China

Rafa Benítez has left the Chinese Super League side Dalian Pro, saying that the Covid-19 pandemic was a factor in his decision. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid head coach was hired on a lucrative contract worth a reported £12m per year after he left Newcastle United in 2019. â...

'Do I still want to be a rider?': Tom Dumoulin takes break from cycling

The former Giro d’Italia champion Tom Dumoulin is taking a break from cycling in order to ponder his future as a professional rider, his Jumbo-Visma team have announced. “Tom Dumoulin has left the training camp of Team Jumbo-Visma to consider his cycling future at home. The rider won’t pa...

Rory McIlroy leads the way in bid to end wait for Abu Dhabi Championship

Eighteen holes stand between Rory McIlroy and the perfect new year statement of intent, as he bids for victory at the Abu Dhabi Championship at long last. The enthralling nature of the tournament is emphasised by McIlroy’s series of positions. At the end of the first round, he led by one. Wit...

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow lead England fightback against Sri Lanka

Joe Root has spent precious little time off the field during this series in Sri Lanka but when has been able to put his feet up in the pavilion, you fancy a fair bit of headspace has been dedicated to the fortunes of his opening batsmen and his spinners. When the stumps were called on the secon...

Gabriel deflection helps Southampton dump Arsenal out of FA Cup

Arsenal have shrugged off the “cup team” tag for now, but not in the way they would have wanted. Their hopes of retaining the trophy are over after a first-half own goal by Gabriel won this tie for Southampton, who deserved to book a fifth-round trip to Wolves even if they were required to ho...

Yotam Ottolenghi's comfort food recipes

C omfort food is mostly about two things: memories and context. So much of what we think of as comforting food are the meals we ate as kids – those warm bowls or plates that appeared, repeatedly and reassuringly, in front of us. As we get older, however, it’s more about c...

Blind date: ‘I realised my questions were getting a bit intense’

Matt on Steph What were you hoping for?To meet someone interesting and enjoy a slice of normality in the sea of crazy that is the world at the moment. First impressions?Wonderful smile and easy to chat to. What did you talk about?My geeky hobby of model painting, contemporary dance, wha...

Page refresh: how the internet is transforming the novel

T owards the end of 2020, a year spent supine on my sofa consuming endless internet like a force-fed goose, I managed to finish a beautifully written debut novel: Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson, which comes out next month. And yet despite the entrancing descriptions, I cou...

Page refresh: how the internet is transforming the novel

T owards the end of 2020, a year spent supine on my sofa consuming endless internet like a force-fed goose, I managed to finish a beautifully written debut novel: Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson, which comes out next month. And yet despite the entrancing descriptions, I cou...

Nikesh Shukla: 'If I’m writing for my daughters, I want them to know who I am'

I n July last year, Nikesh Shukla tweeted a photograph of 11 books, captioned: “This is a decade’s worth of work.” At the top was his debut novel Coconut Unlimited, and at the bottom his latest book, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home. It was suppose...

Rose Matafeo: ‘Having a kid is the death of a certain kind of life’

W ear a prosthetic bump, fake a bloody water birth and share your plans for motherhood with a parade of strangers: this seems like a devious form of torture for an anxiety-prone millennial, ambivalent about having children but conscious of her biological clock. Yet it was an ...

Paul Smith on lockdown dressing: 'Don’t laugh but I've still been wearing my suits'

This time last year Paul Smith celebrated his fiftieth anniversary with a bells and whistles fashion show in Paris. There was a greatest hits collection and Susan Sarandon and Jon Hamm front row. This year, things are a little different. Paris men’s fashion week is largely digital and Smith...

Tommy Hilfiger: ‘Sometimes I forget Tommy Hilfiger is my real name’

I’m glad I started work at 18. It was a lot more fun than going to school. When I opened my first shop it was a hangout for all my friends – a community before social media. I didn’t worry about the business side until I faced bankruptcy, five years later. That taught me a big less...

‘Is it OK to eat during online mass?’: how the faithful handle lockdown

W ell before places of worship were closed during the first lockdown, we hectored my father to remain indoors and stay safe. He rebelled. One frigid Sunday last March, through the silence of a sleeping household, he slunk down the hall and to the kitchen, careful not to rouse...