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Your bed's tiny, your pet's a pest and as for your children! Here's 25 reasons I don't want to come and stay (even when it's legal)

Posted on May 06, 2021

Drinks inside a pub rather than shivering in a beer garden. A meal in a restaurant. A night in my favourite hotel and a big family barbecue — the further lifting of lo


KPMG UK staff to work in office only two days a week after pandemic

Posted on May 06, 2021

Accounting and consultancy group KPMG has told its 16,000 UK staff that they will have to work only an average of two days in the office each week from next month, as


Pakistan police search for two men suspected of killing UK law graduate

Posted on May 06, 2021

Pakistan police are searching Lahore for two men suspected of killing a law graduate from London, amid claims that both men had pressured her to marry them. Mayra Zu


The Guardian view on foreign policy after Brexit: growing pains

Posted on May 06, 2021

It is not unusual for disputes between neighbours to be petty, but small spats express major misunderstandings. So it is with Brexit. There are tensions wherever the b


Indivior’s UK shareholders have chance to put teeth into clawback clauses

Posted on May 06, 2021

“W e recognise that our remuneration structure is different in some respects from a typical UK package,” said Daniel Phelan, the chair of Indi


Brussels and London settle row over status of EU ambassador to UK

Posted on May 06, 2021

A row over the status of the EU’s ambassador to the UK has been settled, with the British government granting full diplomatic status after months of refusing to accede


Anger at reports of UK proposals to ban Troubles-era prosecutions

Posted on May 06, 2021

Politicians in Northern Ireland have condemned reports that the UK government is to ban prosecutions of British army veterans for alleged crimes during the Troubles.


UK government faces action over lack of age checks on adult sites

Posted on May 06, 2021

Lawyers have begun judicial review proceedings against the government over allegations it failed to stop children in the UK watching online pornography. Age verifica


UK sends navy vessels to Jersey amid post-Brexit fishing row with France

Posted on May 06, 2021

Boris Johnson has dispatched two Royal Navy patrol boats to protect Jersey from a feared blockade by French fishing vessels, in an escalation of a dispute over post-Br


Gaming in colour: uncovering video games’ black pioneers

Posted on May 05, 2021

I n the 1970s, in the fledgling days of the video games industry, an engineer named Gerald “Jerry” Lawson designed one of the earliest game co


More trafficking victims facing forcible removal from UK under rule change

Posted on May 05, 2021

More victims of trafficking will be locked up in detention and forcibly removed from the UK after MPs approved a change in Home Office rules relating to this vulnerabl


Pro-UK activists spend heavily to head off SNP majority at Holyrood

Posted on May 05, 2021

Anti-independence campaigners have spent tens of thousands of pounds in the past week calling for tactical voting to prevent the Scottish National party winning a Holy


UK watchdog bans Max Mara advert over model’s ‘gaunt’ appearance

Posted on May 05, 2021

A Max Mara advert has been banned for featuring a model with an “unhealthily thin” and “gaunt” appearance. The Advertising Standards Authority, which receive


England’s IPL players will complete return from India on Thursday

Posted on May 05, 2021

Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan are expected to depart India on Thursday, completing the return of all 11 England players at the Indian Premier League after


Until Labour remainers properly accept Brexit, the party will be stuck in limbo

Posted on May 05, 2021

T raditionally, Europe is the issue that afflicts the Conservative party. Margaret Thatcher, John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May were all –


We’re all hoping for a holiday. But will we enjoy it?

Posted on May 05, 2021

A lot of us are spending an awful lot of time worrying about whether we will get to go on holiday this year. A foreign holiday is spoken of almos


Michel Barnier on Brexit – in his own words

Posted on May 05, 2021

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has released his long-awaited diaries. Here he is in his own words on some of Brexit’s key personalities and issu


‘Super Thursday’ elections: what to expect in England, Scotland and Wales

Posted on May 05, 2021

On Thursday voters in every part of the UK apart from Northern Ireland go to the polls in the biggest democratic outing since the 2019 general election. Here is an ind


One in five UK adults have had depressive symptoms during pandemic

Posted on May 05, 2021

One in five adults in Britain have experienced symptoms of depression during the pandemic, with young people, disabled people and renters hit the hardest, according to


Tory quarrels determined UK’s post-Brexit future, says Barnier

Posted on May 05, 2021

Britain’s post-Brexit future was determined by “the quarrels, low blows, multiple betrayals and thwarted ambitions of a certain number of Tory MPs”, the EU’s c


As UK nears zero Covid deaths, there’s good reason for optimism

Posted on May 05, 2021

The handling of the coronavirus crisis in the UK has provided few moments to celebrate, but the day we reach zero deaths from the disease will clearly be one to toast.


‘Like living in a horror film’: UK doctors raise Covid funds for India

Posted on May 05, 2021

The streets of Delhi are known for their noise, crowds, and bustle, but Meenal Vis, a UK doctor, says that when her family there listen out of their windows there is â


Healthcare workers in the UK: share your experiences of the Covid pandemic

Posted on May 05, 2021

With coronavirus rates dropping across the UK, the strain from Covid-19 patients on the healthcare system has begun to ease. However, healthcare workers are now facing


Zoë Wanamaker: ‘I Love Lucy was gentle – but naughty’

Posted on May 05, 2021

W e moved from the US to the UK when I was a child, and so we used to watch a lot of US sitcoms. My mother loved The Phil Silvers Show and I Love