Mark Phillips

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Tesco opens discount store Jack's to take on Lidl and Aldi

Tesco has started a new front in its battle to win back shoppers from Aldi and Lidl with the launch of a new discount chain Jack’s that promises to be the “cheapest in town”.<p>The first two Jack’s stores – named after the supermarket giant’s founder Jack Cohen – will open on Thursday. Tesco’s chief …

Cambridgeshire

'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars

How can it be that private property – the car – occupies the public space? César Mosquera<p>People don’t shout in Pontevedra – or they shout less. With all but the most essential traffic banished, there are no revving engines or honking horns, no metallic snarl of motorbikes or the roar of people …

Pontevedra

London football team kit — with anti-fascist symbols — sells out after Spanish interest

A small, newly founded soccer team in the lower levels of English football has attracted international fame after its new shirt, inspired by the fight against nationalists in the Spanish Civil War, went viral in Spain and sold out.<p>East London-based Clapton CFC is only a few months old but was …

World News

New maps show staggering political divide between generations in Britain

The huge political divide between younger and older voters in Britain has been laid bare in series of fascinating new maps.<p>Using the latest polling …

Elections

Serena Williams Reveals Why She Won't Be Celebrating Her Daughter's Birthday

The tennis champion's daughter Olympia turns one in September<p>Don't expect Instagram pictures of a magical flower fairy-themed birthday party à la Blue Ivy, or a Unicorn of dreams celebration like North West's for Serena Williams' daughter Olympia next month.<p>The tennis champion has revealed that she …

Serena Williams

The Water Crises Aren’t Coming—They’re Here

For eons, the earth has had the same amount of water—no more, no less. What the ancient Romans used for crops and Nefertiti drank? It’s the same stuff we bathe with. Yet with more than seven billion people on the planet, experts now worry we’re running out of usable water. The symptoms are here: …

Water

I Hacked a Mock Election Site. Here's Why That Matters.

The fake hack carried real lessons for the security of our election system.<p>It took me around 10 minutes to crash a simulation of the upcoming midterm elections. Once I accessed the shockingly simple and vulnerable set of tables that make up the state election board’s database, I was able to shut …

Elections

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

Netflix hidden categories are the secret to better binging, friends.<p>The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a …

Documentaries

Pennsylvania sexual abuse report is another setback for Pope Francis

The damning report on the sexual abuse of potentially thousands of children by priests in Pennsylvania, and the subsequent cover-up by a Catholic church primarily interested in self-protection, is another blow for Pope Francis, who is already reeling after a series of damaging scandals over recent …

Pope Francis

Mesut Özil Exposes The Hypocrisy Of European Media

One of Germany's best football players, Mesut Ozil, last night quit the national team because his Turkish ancestry has made him a target of "racism …

Benjamin Mendy

'My wife can never call my name in public'

<b>Imagine you're at a busy airport, somewhere in Europe or the US. You're meeting your wife (let's call her Layla) after work and flying off for a mini-break. She's running late, so you sit down in a coffee shop to wait. Soon you're lost in thought, so you don't see your beloved waving from across</b> …

Plastic-eating bacteria discovered by student could help solve global pollution crisis

A student may have found a solution to one of the world’s most urgent environmental crises – breeding bacteria capable of “eating” plastic and …

Polyethyleneterephthalate

The ugliest secret of Brexit is that the government is working with businesses dependent on immigration to keep your salary low

If you’re grasping for a metaphor for Brexit as national decay, you couldn't do much better than an English strawberry, slowly turning to mulch in a …

Addictive video games may change children's brains in the same way as drugs and alcohol, study reveals

Banner: Duty of Care<p>Fortnite and other addictive video games can have a similar effect on children’s brains as drug abuse or alcoholism, MRI scans reveal.<p>They show the “reward” system in the brains of young heavy users of social media and video games display the same changes in function and …

Red alert: UK farmers warn of soft fruit shortage

Growers fear strawberries will be left to rot as Europe’s migrant workers stay away – but it’s not just a Brexit issue<p>Like many things considered quintessentially English, the humble strawberry is an immigrant. The first garden variety was grown in France in the 18th century, the result of …

Henry Viii

Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

<b>Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved.</b><p>The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, …

Thus Passed a True American-Made Terrorist

Luis Posada Carriles was a "CIA-created Frankenstein."<p>An authentically evil man, and an authentic terrorist if anyone ever was, died in a bed at the age of 90 on Wednesday. Luis Posada Carriles should have died in a cell at Leavenworth. He was an anti-Castro terrorist on the CIA payroll. He was …

Researchers offer new details how they found a 300-year-old ship that sank with $17 billion in treasure

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, researchers and governments have searched for a Spanish ship that sank more than 300 years ago, carrying gold and silver worth $17 billion today.<p>Trying to find the San Jose' has often been called the "holy grail of shipwrecks." It was finally discovered off the coast of …

Archaeology

Germany knocked off top spot as world's most powerful passports revealed

Japan has knocked Germany off top spot on the list of the world's most powerful passport, according to new research, while the UK has fallen from third to fourth.<p>The ranking by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, takes into account how many countries can be visited without applying …

Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

After the Pride of York ferry sailed into the Belgian port of Zeebrugge from Hull in the U.K. earlier this month, dozens of cargo containers were …

How Mikel Arteta outsmarted Arsene Wenger when Manchester City played Arsenal

Plenty of Arsenal fans are questioning Mikel Arteta’s tactical acumen, but the Spaniard has already shown he is capable of getting the better of …

Soccer

A Brief History of the British Royal Family's Complicated Romantic Entanglements

History has proved on many occasions that when the heart rules the head, trouble can follow. To wit: the reign of Henry VIII of England, during which many such heads were chopped off, including those of two of the king’s wives. For a long time, arranged marriages were considered the most sensible, …

Royal Family

There Are Lives Being Ruined. There Are Things Breaking Beyond Repair.

This is the logical end to all those rallies that cable television so lubriciously carried into the country for two years.<p>The alibi <i>du jour</i> for what the president* said about immigrants on Wednesday is that he was talking only about members of MS-13, the Salvadoran gang that somebody told him about …

Ancient DNA Study Pokes Holes in Horse Domestication Theory

A long-held theory on how horse domestication and language spread across Asia has been disrupted by a look at our genetic past.<p>Scientists believe that the domestication of the horse some 5,000 years ago was a major turning point in human history: People were suddenly able to travel long distances, …

The United States Is a Country That Tortures People

We will do it again if you scare us enough.<p>The children of the Senate Intelligence Committee certainly were treated to some ripping yarns on Wednesday, when Gina Haspel came to tell them the scary bedtime stories that qualify her to run the CIA. We had shadow warriors, and far-flung outposts, brush …

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

Knowledge Management

Incredible graveyard of 5000-year-old 'giants' found in China

A graveyard of 'giants' buried 5,000 years ago has been uncovered by archaeologists in eastern China.<p>The men, whose bones were discovered in Jiaojia village near Jinan City in Shandong province, would have towered above many of their contemporaries.<p>Many of the men discovered in the graveyard …

France on a budget: an expert guide to holidaying like the French

A few weeks’ <i>vacances</i> in countryside, coast or mountains are regarded as a universal right in France, and the French are expert at it. Here are some tips on copying them<p>They’re our closest neighbours, and experts at holidaying in their own country, but the French themselves can’t always afford haute …

Luxury Lifestyle

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

These 8 men are richer than 3.6 billion people combined

Eight men now control as much wealth as the world's poorest 3.6 billion people, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The men -- Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg -- are collectively worth $426 …