Terence Nicholls

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This 21-Year-Old Just Became the Internet's Most Controversial Porn Star

Mia Khalifa doesn't care about the haters.<p>http://instagram.com/p/xa22qBsN9Z/<p>This week, 21-year-old Mia Khalifa became the most-viewed porn star on Pornhub.com. Her major Internet presence is upsetting people in her home country of Lebanon because she wore a hijab in a sex scene, as seen …

Congratulations Ubisoft, You're The New EA

Yesterday, the dam broke for Ubisoft, and the gaming press and gaming public stopped fighting each other after two months of GamerGate warfare to turn toward a new common enemy. In fact, Ubisoft seems to have crossed so many lines with their recent Assassin’s Creed dual release, that critical …

The Yashika Bageerathi case reveals the death of compassionate Conservatism

There are many reasons for Conservatives to feel chipper as they gather in the capital for the party's spring conference this weekend. The culture secretary, Maria Miller, has escaped, bloodied but unbowed and unashamed, from her expenses scandal. The polls are tightening, the economy seems to be …

The death of a great American city: why does anyone still live in Detroit?

Khalil Ligon couldn’t tell if the robbers were in her house. She had just returned home to find her front window smashed and a brick lying among shattered glass on the floor. Ligon, an urban planner who lives alone on Detroit’s east side, stepped out and called the police.<p>It wasn’t the first time …

Why are the nerves of empathy severed when it comes to immigration?

Men are running behind a truck, trying to jump up and grab on to it, so they can hitch an illegal lift into Britain. It's a self-evidently dangerous game. Like the "super-tramps" in Depression-era America who jumped on and off moving goods trains to get from city to city, these migrants are risking …

Nuts magazine is a victim of our porn-saturated culture

On receiving the news of the demise of something, or someone, you dislike, it is important, I have learned, to retain one's composure. You may not miss the fine programming on BBC3, or the News of the World, but others will, especially those whose jobs are involved. I once made the stupid mistake …

Axing the council tax safety net shows that this government just doesn't get it

When the Insitute for Fiscal Studies assessed the chancellor's latest budget, it expressed some misgivings about the lack of clarity on how the measures announced would be funded. A Guardian investigation has subsequently revealed that dozens of councils up and down the country are preparing to …

Prisons and probation,Chris Grayling,Books,Gwyneth Paltrow,UK criminal justice,UK news<p>There are other privileges the justice minister could add to his proscribed list<p>Admit it: when you heard that books had been banned for prisoners, did you feel a wave of envy for the old lags? I think we can all …

From Stephen Lawrence to today's Taser revelations, Britain's forces of law and order have defiled the idea of the public sphere<p>"The police are the public and the public are the police," said the force's modern founder, Robert Peel, in the early 19th century. Never has a fundamental principle come …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will live on the grounds of Kensington Palace, …

Manchester United v Liverpool – in pictures

Tom Simpson<p>First published on Sun 16 Mar 2014 10.33 EDT

The church has no choice but to act when faced with the reality of poverty

'Religion and politics don't mix," a correspondent tersely informed me, responding to the "bishops' letter" which 27 of us sent to the Daily Mirror last month to criticise the government's welfare reforms. I almost agree. To suggest they can be mixed, like chemicals in a flask, implies that each …

Loneliness should be recognised as a signal of poverty in today's Britain

Time to add loneliness to William Beveridge's famous list of "giant evils" in society. In today's Britain, people are impoverished by weak connections with, and minimal support from, family and friends. Iain Duncan Smith, the secretary of state for work and pensions, will announce this week new …

Homeless living in shocking, rat-infested conditions, report says

The formerly homeless are increasingly trapped in homes riddled with damp and infested with rodents after ministers gave councils powers to force those without a roof over their heads into rented accommodation rather than wait for a council house, a report by Britain's biggest housing charities has …

Joyce Carol Vincent: How could this young woman lie dead and undiscovered for almost three years?

Reading on mobile? Watch video here<p>On 25 January 2006, officials from a north London housing association repossessing a bedsit in Wood Green owing to rent arrears made a grim discovery. Lying on the sofa was the skeleton of a 38-year-old woman who had been dead for almost three years. In a corner …

Sick cities: why urban living can be bad for your mental health

You are lying down with your head in a noisy and tightfitting fMRI brain scanner, which is unnerving in itself. You agreed to take part in this experiment, and at first the psychologists in charge seemed nice.<p>They set you some rather confusing maths problems to solve against the clock, and you are …

Wes Anderson: in a world of his own

If his life unspools in the arch, neat fashion of one of his movies then the director Wes Anderson, who'll turn 45 this spring, is halfway through. "You had these film-makers, John Huston, Luis Buñuel, who more or less died on their sets. And they seemed happy. Now I wouldn't want to die <i>young</i> on …

Being a doctor was once a job with great purpose. Now it's just a business

As a physician, I resent the fact that the divisive healthcare reform debate has made my profession look like it is only a business, essentially a commodity. Growing up in the small hill-resort town of Nainital in northern India, I was the son of the only surgeon in this small town. Solely on his …

Demonstrations sweep across Venezuela - in pictures

Scenes of political turmoil have played out for the last couple of weeks across Venezuela as citizens protest against unemployment, a rise in violent crime and surging inflation

Students who scoff at lowly cafe jobs are in for a shock

Recently while working a nine-hour shift in a busy cafe in Sheffield, I jokingly offered a job to a student waiting in the queue who'd remarked on how busy we were. "Oh no," he scoffed, looking embarrassed for me. "I'm over-qualified''. Obviously, because I am a consummate professional and had my …

After a rare stage appearance at Stewart Lee's recent standup gig, the Brass Eye comedian is returning to TV. Now, more than ever, we need a satirist with his fearlessness<p>Brendon Burns wrote earlier this week – in reference to Bill Hicks – that we shouldn't take comedians too seriously, nor make …

David Cameron claims moral high ground on welfare, yet thinks the ends justify any means

David Cameron has unsheathed the dodgy sword of political morality in defence of his work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, after the impact of his welfare shakeup came under attack in the Telegraph from the soft but powerful voice of Vincent Nichols. The archbishop of Westminster and …

Bill Nighy: how bankers could be heroes (and even help stop the floods)

Instead of being vilified for bonuses they could support the Tobin tax – and help the victims of financial crisis and climate change<p>Like most people, I sometimes feel that we live in a world where the absurd and the cruel are not only accepted but barely remarked upon. At a time when, as a result …

It's the cumulative impact of benefit cuts that is shocking

If you decided not to watch Benefits Britain: The Live Debate – perhaps you thought the programme itself was degrading to culture, and the debate an almost free cherry on an exceedingly cheap cake – then in an ideal world you should be able to live out your life without ever knowing what was said …