Back in the late 1990s a bookmaking firm came up with an interesting new game to keep the customers in its betting shops amused while they were waiting for the racing to start. It ran computer simulations
Change UK could agree with the Liberal Democrats not to stand candidates in the same constituencies at the next general election, the party’s spokesman has said. The former Labour MP Chuka Umunna said
As we experience a serious backlash against egalitarian social advances, Audre Lorde’s voice is as prescient as ever The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells. This is, unfortunately, non-fiction.
It is a cool March night at the Stadio Olimpico in 2006, Middlesbrough have just eliminated Roma from Europe and Italian reporters ask their English counterparts a single question. “Lee Cattermole,” they
Two little girls played in the grass outside Stem School Highlands Ranch, in Douglas County, Colorado, where a school shooting took place on 7 May. The girls’ parents solemnly looked over a shrine. Flowers,
Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday for a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom. The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo
Labour will try to force a vote of no confidence in the next prime minister as soon as they take office, John McDonnell said, as Conservative candidates throw their hats into the ring to succeed Theresa
Of all the things that might have derailed the Spice Girls’ reunion, a lack of interest wasn’t one – there are 80,000 people in Croke Park as their sold-out stadium tour commences. Nor was Victoria Beckham’s
Britain’s first black chief constable has questioned why no one has been given the opportunity to follow his path, despite the talent available. Michael Fuller was expressing his concerns to an audience
The posters were a way of channelling frustration and holding some of these politicians to account with a bit of humour. James Sadri The Birdcage pub in Stoke Newington, north London, seems an unlikely
A man who brought his baby niece to the UK from a French refugee camp after she sustained serious burns has been released from detention and reunited with his family. Najat Ibrahim Ismail, 32, an Iraqi
Eight years ago, the documentary Venus and Serena followed the Williams sisters as they tried to survive the nadir of their careers. Venus prepared to do battle with Sjogren’s syndrome, while Serena plotted
Readers of eight and up are spoilt for choice this month. Dancing the Charleston (Puffin), from the perennially popular Jacqueline Wilson, is set in the 1920s and features clever, precocious Mona, who
The message was, this guy can get a 62-year‑old woman pregnant. So I had everybody over 50 calling me Surrogacy isn’t taboo any more. In the UK, you are so far behind. Thank God – it’s good for business
Raw, beautiful and extremely angry: 25 years ago the grunge movement birthed its most powerful album. A raging takedown of body fascism, self-doubt and sexual assault in pre-#MeToo America, Hole’s Live
Here comes the golden chance to rejuvenate the game in England, which now only comes around every two decades. All the best cricketers in the world have arrived and they are about to compete for the biggest
Donald Trump,US foreign policy,Iran,US military,Trump administration,US news,US politics,Middle East and North Africa,World news Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US would send 1,500 troops to
Born in London, Kate Nash, 31, attended the Brit school in London. In 2007, she had a hit with her single Foundations and her debut album, Made Of Bricks, went to No 1. In 2008, she won best female artist
I moved in last summer as a live-in assistant, sharing a house with people with learning disabilities. I had met Kathy briefly some years ago, but got short shrift when I mentioned it, as she was adamant
The European Union’s anti-fraud watchdog is considering whether Nigel Farage should be investigated for any illegal activity over lavish payment from Arron Banks, the Guardian has learned. The agency,
A woman has been found alive in a forest on Hawaii’s Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago. Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve, the Maui News reported on Friday.
It’s always more fun to be on the winning side, and in the US right now there is no question that the pro-life side is – well, “killing it” seems like the wrong term, so let’s say it’s enjoying some triumphs.
Every year, more countries ban wild animals from being used in circuses. The fact that elephants, camels and zebras were kept in chains and driven around countries to perform tricks for the delight of