The England batsman and World Cup contender Alex Hales is serving a 21-day ban from cricket for recreational drug use, the Guardian can reveal. Hales, 30, has missed the start of his county Nottinghamshire’s
Bolton Wanderers players will refuse to play their home match against Brentford on Saturday if they are not paid by the close of Friday, the Guardian understands. Why a former bankrupt Watford owner is
More than half the youth in Puerto Rico had a friend or family member leave the island after Hurricane Maria, according to a study published Friday that reveals the dramatic extent to which the island’s
US economic growth surged in the first three months of the year to 3.2% as the threat of a trade war with China forced businesses to stockpile at the fastest rate since 2015. Figures from the Department
Missed your Thursday night dose of Super League? Blame the Easter weekend. Looking forward to a Friday night game? Forget it. Blame Easter for that, too. Reeling at your club’s depleted line-up this weekend?
The former vice-president may be asked about his handling of Hill’s 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas, after formally entering race Fetch the nuts! And the beer! Dust off the 80s megamix! More than
Sir Mark Sedwill suddenly became Britain’s most powerful civil servant last autumn, after it became clear that Sir Jeremy Heywood was terminally ill. He took the job without having to go through a formal
Have you heard about the hot new startups disrupting the wedding industry? Actually, you probably haven’t – because as US website Vox reported the other day, the wedding industry has proved frustratingly
My daughter is 17 and in her first year of A-level study. She will soon be applying for university, and I am worried. She self-harms and suffers from depression. She has had counselling privately and the
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including first-quarter growth figures from America America’s economy grew by 3.2% (annualised) in last quarter • Economists only expected 2.2%
Amid rising tension and fears of more terror attacks, Sri Lanka faces a massive blow to its economy as thousands of holidaymakers cancel trips after the UK Foreign Office (FCO) advised against all but
“Fingering,” says Nick, a 34-year-old publisher, “and cunnilingus.” He is listing some of the practices his partner, Louisa, is more keen on than he is, for the benefit of the sex therapist Lohani Noor.
Activists who took part in the Extinction Rebellion protests have announced they will stand in the European elections on a “climate emergency” ticket. Under the name Climate Emergency Independents, nine
Stanley Kubrick Enter the mind of the man who filmed A Clockwork Orange … if you dare. Kubrick’s images are masterpieces of modern art, from Alex and his droogs in the Korova Milkbar to the blood flowing
The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has said the inquiry into the leak of the controversial decision to allow the Chinese telecoms company Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G telecoms network had to “get to bottom
An agreement has been reached to establish a new round of talks involving all the main political parties in Northern Ireland, the UK and Irish prime ministers, Theresa May and Leo Varadkar, have said a
The Liberal Democrats launched their European election campaign on Friday in east London with a simple message, Stop Brexit, but expressed disappointment that there was not a single pro-Europe grouping.
It is the Easter holidays, and on the streets of New York, the happy sounds of the coming of spring: children’s laughter, birdsong and the thin, repetitive jingles turned out by animation factories in
About 440,000 people paid illegally, with female workers more affected than men A record number of workers in the UK are being paid less than the minimum wage, a report has found. An estimated 439,000
The parent company of Mercedes-Benz has said it has no idea how the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, got hold of armoured limousines manufactured by the German company and said it had no business dealings
This Sunday, alongside a three-person sausage dog, an ironing board, and a tube of toothpaste, I will be one of 95 people attempting to break a world record at the London marathon. My own attempt is for