A misshapen snowball or a discarded gobstopper. Four more pink balls kebabbed on a pink stick, reaching for the sky in dumb emulation of Brancusi’s Endless Column – or, just as plausibly, an item from
HSBC warned about a weaker global economic outlook, as the slowdown in China, trade tensions and fears around Brexit sent its revenues sharply lower towards the end of the year. Europe’s biggest bank a
Voted leave, but now think the UK should remain in the EU Barbara Morgan, 73, Newton Abbot, Devon I voted to leave the EU purely as an emotionally driven response, to rid ourselves of David Cameron and
The government will apply tariffs to food imports to protect British farmers in a no-deal scenario, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, has confirmed. And, contrary to claims by hard Brexiters, he
Jonah Hill doing the “cut it out” gesture, Nicole Kidman clapping, Timothée Chalamet giggling coyly like a tiny, lithe angel – for the past five or so years, the Oscars ceremony has gifted us, the wider
Record numbers of unfilled job vacancies across Britain appear to have strengthened the bargaining power of workers to demand higher wages, amid mounting fears over skills shortages at UK companies. According
For most contenders, the road to the Oscar is strewn with speedbumps and potholes. The graph vacillates wildly, peaking after good reviews or buzzy publicity, troughing as sex scandals come to light or
Some statistics in rugby are barely worth collating. The “most carries” column, for example, does not necessarily reveal whether a player had a good or even a moderate all-round game. “Metres made” does
The night’s first visitor to the Safe Haven – a Peugeot ambulance with twin sick bays, parked in the shadow of the St Nicholas cathedral – is carried in by friends around 10.30pm. He is unable to walk,
Over the past year there have been a number of far-right demonstrations in London, some of which have attracted as many as 10,000 people. Whether it was the Free Tommy Robinson event in July or the “Brexit
A new comics series in which Jesus Christ is sent on “a most holy mission by God” to learn “what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind” from a superhero called Sun-Man, has been cancelled by DC Comics.
The scientist Wallace Smith Broecker, who raised early alarms about climate change and popularised the term “global warming”, has died was 87. The Columbia University professor and researcher died on at
1) Can they get 16 into 15? England play 11 one-day internationals and two warm-up internationals before the World Cup starts on 30 May, but this five-match series is the last before they must announce
He was bemused, whispering to me: ‘I’ve never addressed such a well-dressed white audience’ Malcolm X became internationally famous the day after President John F Kennedy was assassinated. Asked to comment,
Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Sanders calls on supporters to help ‘complete the revolution’ Bernie Sanders is running for president again. In an email on Tuesday morning,
They are among the most famous and most enigmatic mysteries in all of archaeology: how did neolithic builders, using only stone, wooden and bone tools, carve Stonehenge’s bluestone pillars from the hilltops
The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85, his label, Chanel, has said. As one of the most prolific and admired designers of modern times, Lagerfeld’s influence on the fashion industry is unparalleled.
Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont whose 2016 campaign helped energize the progressive movement and move the Democratic party to the left, has entered the 2020 race for the White House.
Do you know your barrel from your supertube? Now is the time to brush up on your wave terminology – surf is on-trend for SS19. Of course, this being fashion, it’s more a mood thing than a moment to lose
Bernie is back. It’s easy to forget the condescension and amusement that greeted him when he announced his first campaign for president, on May 26, 2015. How, it was asked, could a rumpled, 73-year-old,
Silicon Valley activists have launched a whistleblower campaign to help workers organize against “unethical tech”, including ads on social media platforms targeting the employees of those companies. Fight
A British-Finnish computer scientist and activist accused by the US of hacking into computers belonging to the FBI and the Pentagon has failed in his attempt to have his confiscated laptops and computers
The recently announced two-month delay to the next James Bond movie is due to extensive script changes, it has been reported. According to the Playlist, Bourne Ultimatum writer Scott Z Burns has been to
Finn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations clash with France on Saturday after failing to recover from a head injury he suffered playing for his club Racing 92 over the weekend.
Aaron Sorkin has been one of the world’s most respected dramatic screenwriters for as long as anyone can remember, and yet he will only be remembered for one thing. One work that stands head and shoulders
Consider these three incidents: the Chelsea midfielder Drew Spence cynically scything down Arsenal’s Kim Little, breaking one of Little’s legs, but picking up only a yellow card; David McNamara’s rock,
Several weeks ahead of the 35th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, Gail Steiger, a rancher and singer-songwriter from Yavapai county, Arizona, emailed a proposal to a small host close
Brexit is already leading to a “palpable decline” in British influence at the UN, and that influence would be in freefall but for the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 % of gross national income on overseas
In early August 2014, Crystal Jankowski was late in her pregnancy and knew she was about due. In was hot and humid where she lived in Toledo, Ohio and she remembers just wanting to relax in a cool shower.
Our teeny tiny little mountain is the place to be now. It’s kind of neat. But it’s hard to share Jason Carter What bothers Dan Harris the most, he said, on a rickety chair on the porch of his 90-year-old,