Zadie Smith is to reimagine Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath’s Tale for a new production billed as a gift to her home borough of Brent. Smith’s first play, titled The Wife of Willesden, was announced on Tuesday
Crowds cheered and cars honked outside the supreme court on Tuesday morning, hours before the nation’s highest court was to weigh a case that will determine whether 700,000 young undocumented immigrants
At first glance, The French Lieutenant’s Woman appears to be a modish, postmodern product of the 1960s, a dry intellectual exercise carefully designed to draw the reader’s attention to its own artificiality.
Most of the time their tongues were wedged in their cheeks, but there were moments when daggers were drawn — and within the Spanish national team there were genuine concerns about the relationship between
Shane Sutton, the former head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky, has been accused of being a doper and a serial liar at the medical tribunal for Dr Richard Freeman. The bombshell claim from Mary O’Rourke,
Spain’s ruling socialist party has reached a preliminary coalition deal with the anti-austerity Unidas Podemos to try to form a government after the country’s second inconclusive election in seven months.
Welcome to the digital dashboard, the Guardian’s twice-weekly guide to the twists and turns of the social media campaign trail. In the weeks before the general election, we will be putting the parties’
Despite being one of the UK’s most successful pop stars, with millions of social media followers to keep updated, Robbie Williams has revealed he hasn’t owned a phone since 2006. Speaking on football show
Labour has responded to a backlash among voters of Indian heritage in the UK by shifting its stance on the Kashmir dispute and insisting it is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan in which Labour
Edward Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower, has said the Chinese version of his recently published autobiography has been censored. Snowden, who exposed massive government
We have heard from the scientists on climate change, with their meticulous data on ecosystem degradation and species loss. We have heard from the climate deniers, with their desperate attempts to deploy
The Northern Echo has apologised “unreservedly” after publishing the obituary of a man who had not died. The newspaper, based in the north-east of England, said it had withdrawn the obituary of Charlie
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Visitors will soon have to pay to enjoy one of Sardinia’s most beautiful beaches as local authorities try to mitigate the damage done by overcrowding. La Pelosa, a white sandy beach in Stintino, north-west
There’s a man in a dress, another wearing a kilt and bright yellow socks, and something to do with breakfast is going on. One dancer holds the mic: “Whirling dervish inside the cereal bowl,” he says, they
Frank Dobson, the Labour former health secretary, has died at the age of 79 after being ill for several months. The politician, who represented Holborn and St Pancras for 36 years, retired from politics
Donald Trump Jr’s disastrous book launch may seem funny – but there’s a very dark side to the booing
The intolerant left is at it again. I regret to inform you that, in yet another case of political correctness gone mad, the woke brigade has shut down free speech and censored a courageous conservative
French police have used batons and pepper spray to clear Catalan independence activists who have been blocking the motorway between France and Spain in the hope of bringing the Spanish government to the
Lawyers acting for child abuse survivors have called for the resignation of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the highest-ranking Catholic cleric in England and Wales, saying the church has treated survivors disdain.
The European Union’s top court has ruled that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel.
The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has issued a thinly veiled threat that Turkey could release jailed Islamic State fighters and send them to Europe, a day after the country began its controversial
The widow of Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland’s Democratic party chair to run for her late husband’s congressional seat. Congressman Elijah Cummings died last month at the age of 68. News outlets
Jonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell both need surgery after sustaining injuries at the Rugby World Cup and face lengthy spells on the sidelines. The Welsh Rugby Union announced the news in a statement, Davies
With televised impeachment hearings set to start on Wednesday, the Democrats leading the inquiry have released a transcript of a closed-door session in which a national security official claimed the Pentagon
Monday night’s instant classic between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks hearkened back to the days of the storied 2011-14 rivalry between these two NFC juggernauts. Tough battles. An electric