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Why is British cinema so reluctant to tackle immigration?

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

“B et you never thought you’d end up here pal, eh?” says a Scottish islander to Syrian refugee Omar in the new movie Limbo. The place looks idylli


Luka Dončić pours in 48 on Olympic debut as Slovenia roll past Argentina

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

Luka Dončić made a spectacular Olympic debut with 48 points, tied for the second-highest total in men’s basketball history, to lead Slovenia to a 118-100 victory o


Adam Peaty urges UK after Tokyo gold: ‘Now we’ve got to switch our mindset’

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

After winning Great Britain’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, Adam Peaty said he hoped his victory would give some hope, joy and inspiration to his team, and


UK water firms can raise prices temporarily to offset Covid costs

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

The UK’s water regulator is to allow utility companies to increase prices temporarily starting next year to offset higher bad debt costs because of the Covid-19 pandem


UK Covid case figures fall five days in row for first time since February

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

The number of new Covid-19 cases in the UK has fallen for five days in a row for the first time since February, but this figure does not include the impact of 19 July


Tell us your stories of first-time camping holidays

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

Camping equipment and family tents are flying off the shelves in the UK this summer as people look for cheaper holiday alternatives during the pandemic. With this i


How Islam conquered my mother’s fear of cats

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

C ats are perfect to most people, but not to my 42-year-old mother. She is just like any of my 17-year-old friends’ parents – she is spirited,


Barclays refuses to hand over £4,000 after Brexit account closure

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

Can you ask Barclays why it refuses to hand over the balance of my mother’s bank account which it insisted she close after 40 years? She is 83 and lives in


The zero-waste movement: how a new wave of shops is driving a refill revolution

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

Refills make sense. Not only does taking your old detergent bottles back to a store to be replenished help reduce plastic waste, but cutting out unnecessary new bottle


Laundry against landfill: how green are your clothes-washing habits? – quiz

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

1.How much water does a washing machine use per wash during an average cycle?


Wash less, help save the planet: how to reduce the environmental impact of your laundry

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

Sophie Slater puts her clothes in the freezer. Or sprays them with a vodka and water solution. “And I often hang my dresses or blouses up in the shower to steam and ai


Dennis Severs’ House recreates his eccentric tours based on found tapes

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

It is one of the strangest museums in the UK, created by an eccentric Californian who adored British history and wanted to share his passion with everyone else. More


UK music festivals at risk of cancellation due to ‘pingdemic’ staff shortages

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

This summer’s music festival season could face last-minute cancellations due to staffing shortages caused by workers being told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 a


Tobacco firm Philip Morris calls for ban on cigarettes within decade

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

The chief executive of tobacco business Philip Morris International has called on the UK government to ban cigarettes within a decade, in a move that would outlaw its


UK government sets aside up to £233m to cover Post Office payouts

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

The government has set aside as much as £233m to cover payouts from the Post Office to wronged postmasters who were forced to cover shortfalls caused by a broken comp


BBC Olympics coverage misses events after loss of TV rights

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

The BBC has received a large number of complaints about the lack of live Tokyo Olympics coverage on its channels, after viewers failed to realise that the Internationa


Disproportionate targeting of Jamaicans for deportation from UK, data suggests

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

People from Caribbean countries such as Jamaica appear to be disproportionately targeted for deportation from the UK if they commit crimes, according to Home Office da


More than 550 migrants intercepted crossing Channel

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

More than 550 migrants have been intercepted attempting to cross the Channel as the home secretary reaffirmed her “unwavering determination” to stop the journeys. A


If Britain wants to resolve the Northern Ireland protocol, this is not the way to do it

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

T aking responsibility should be the flipside of taking back control. But admissions of responsibility are in short supply in the government docum


China’s nuclear power firm could be blocked from UK projects

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

China’s state-owned nuclear energy company could be blocked from all future power projects in the UK, with ministers understood to be investigating ways to prevent i


UK economy growing at fastest rate in 80 years, says forecaster

Posted on Jul 26, 2021

The British economy is growing at its fastest pace in 80 years and could recover its pre-pandemic size by the end of this year, according to a leading economic forecas


Kate Ferdinand shares snap of her stepson's garden football viewing party including a HUGE screen and beanbags as they watched England's 4-0 quarter final victory over Ukraine

Posted on Jul 04, 2021

There was certainly football fever in Kate Ferdinand's home on Saturday night as she shared a snap of her stepson's garden viewing party as they watched England romp t


Share your experience of having periods during menopause

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

An estimated 13 million women in the UK are living with menopause, with 4.5 million of them making up the fastest-growing demographic in the workplace. We’d like to


Tell us: how are you affected by the recent changes to the UK travel list?

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

The government has announced that Malta, Madeira and the Balearic islands have been added to the UK green travel list meaning that travellers do not need to quarantine