At the end of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, one of the two main characters, Lennie, has got himself into big trouble. Rather than tell him that there’s no way out, his friend George describes
Maurizio Sarri will take charge of Chelsea’s match at home to Malmö on Thursday and is set to continue as manager for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final but defeat by Manchester City at Wembley could lead to dismissal.
Like so much else in Trump’s life, it was spectacularly false and ignorant: a self-incriminating, self-fulfilling prophecy of stupidity Unlike love and God, Donald Trump does not work in mysterious ways.
Plenty of people didn’t want this show to happen. Protesters gathered outside the theatre on opening night and more than 12,000 people with autism have signed a petition, arguing that it is dehumanising
The Vatican has acknowledged for the first time the existence of secret guidelines for priests who break their vows of celibacy and father children. However, it has declined to make its advice public,
Tracing four generations backwards from 1995, Tanya Barfield’s 2006 play presents a prescient debate about the pressure on African Americans to be black enough to demonstrate ancestral pride, and white
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
Frontal bone initially believed to be shard of pottery to be displayed at Museum of London The oldest skull ever found on the bank of the River Thames – dating from about 5,600 years ago – will go on at
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
Muppet-like creature has prompted 10 times more firms to take an official ‘Brexit scan’ A furry blue monster aimed at spurring Dutch companies to take Brexit seriously may look slightly odd but seems be
DNA matching the 16-year-old boy accused of the abduction, rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail was found on her body, a court has heard. A forensic scientist, Stuart Bailey, told the high court in Glasgow
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 Chanel label 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