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Reform candidate bills Farage £8,500 after being ousted from Clacton seat
10 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 13:18

Tony Mack claims party leader ‘cannot keep promises’ and went back on pledge to pay back costs UK politics live – latest updates Nigel Farage has been handed a bill for more than £8,000 that a former Reform UK candidate says he is owed for running a general election campaign in Clacton before he was elbowed aside when the party leader chose to stand. Tony Mack, who was to be the party’s candidate in the Essex constituency until June, said Farage had assured him in a telephone call that the party would “pay back every fucking penny” and made a series of other commitments. Continue reading...

Art Matters With Melvyn Bragg review – a shallow, unenlightening waste of time and money
12 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 13:15

This chummy, ineffective look at the arts crisis offers no solutions. And by featuring only one contributor aged under 50, it is itself part of the problem Culture, thinks Melvyn Bragg, is not a bonus feature of reality: it actually is life itself. Or – as the veteran broadcaster puts it in his new Sky Arts documentary – art “isn’t the cherry on the cake; it’s the cake”. To this end, the 84-year-old interviews a series of modern greats, including Tracey Emin, Lenny Henry, Armando Iannucci and Antony Gormley, about their careers and the crucial role art has played in their lives. Bragg also has a story of his own: after having a nervous breakdown at the age of 13, it was “heavy reading” – ie consuming challenging books – that led to his recovery. As a premise for a programme, it feels rather general, slightly indulgent and a bit extraneous. Bragg – who made his name as the host of the seminal arts programme The South Bank Show – is preaching to the choir here; anyone tuning in to Sky Arts presumably already subscribes to this worldview. Suitably, the chats featured tend to be gratingly self-satisfied. Although I suppose everyone involved does have good reason to be extremely pleased with themselves: they have all winkled fame, fortune and acclaim from the pursuit of their artistic passions. Continue reading...

Anglo American takes further $1.6bn writedown on Yorkshire fertiliser mine
18 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 13:10

Production at Woodsmith site near Whitby set back to 2030 as firm plans to pause work during overhaul Business live – latest updates Anglo American has taken a further $1.6bn (£1.2bn) writedown on its fertiliser mine in North Yorkshire after setting out plans to pause work on the project while it undertakes a sweeping overhaul of the business. Anglo plans to slash its investment in the Woodsmith fertiliser mine – in the North York Moors national park, near Whitby – next year from £1bn annually to £200m, before seeking strategic investors to restart full-scale work on the polyhalite project from 2026. Continue reading...

Fears of automotive industry downturn as profits slide at Nissan and Stellantis
19 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 13:09

Carmakers announce disappointing results, and production in UK revealed to have dropped A collapse in profits at the carmakers Nissan and worse than expected results at Stellantis, the owner of Citroën, Peugeot and Fiat, have deepened fears of a global downturn in the automotive industry. Shares in Stellantis, which is listed in Milan, plunged on Thursday after it published disappointing earnings, while its French rival Renault also tumbled on the back of the wider concerns despite reporting record profitability. Continue reading...

Steph Curry praises Kamala Harris and hopes US Olympic team can unite divided country
24 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 13:04

NBA star and presidential hopeful share California ties American men open Olympic campaign on Sunday USA basketball star Stephen Curry threw his support behind Kamala Harris’s bid for the White House on Thursday and said he believed a successful US Olympic campaign could help unite a divided nation in the run-up to America’s bitterly contested presidential election. The four-time NBA champion and Olympic debutant, back in the national team for the first time in a decade, spoke warmly about Harris, a former California senator who was born in Oakland and is a longtime supporter of Curry’s Golden State Warriors. Continue reading...

Death toll from Ethiopia landslides could reach 500, UN agency says
25 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 13:03

Mudslide in Gofa zone on Monday traps people rescuing victims from a slide the previous day The death toll from landslides that hit south-western Ethiopia on Sunday and Monday has risen to 257 and could reach 500, the UN’s office for humanitarian affairs (OCHA) says. Heavy rains in the mountainous Gofa zone caused a landslide on Sunday night, followed by a second on Monday morning that trapped people who were rescuing victims of the first. Continue reading...

Charlotte Dujardin condemned by mentor and GB teammate for abusing horse
34 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:54

Carl Hester signs letter ‘universally condemning’ actions Dujardin banned from Olympics after whipping horse Charlotte Dujardin’s mentor and teammate Carl Hester has signed a letter “universally condemning” her for abusing her horse and supporting the decision to suspend her for six months. Hester, who will compete in his seventh Olympics in Paris next week, was one of 10 board members of the International Dressage Riders Club to sign the letter after a video was released of Dujardin whipping a horse 24 times in a minute. Continue reading...

John Eliot Gardiner’s departure could usher in generational change for period-instrument performance
41 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:46

At his best, Gardiner’s take on classical repertoire could be thrillingly alive – but after stepping down from his ensembles following a violent outburst, his career is uncertain It comes as little surprise after the events of last summer that John Eliot Gardiner has formally severed all links with the three pioneering ensembles that he established, the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Gardiner apologised and publicly stated remorse over the incident after a performance of Berlioz’s Les Troyens in August last year, when allegedly he struck one of the singers, the bass William Thomas, for leaving the platform on the wrong side, and he subsequently decided to step down from his conducting engagements for an unspecified length of time to undergo “therapy and counselling”. Even so, it always seemed unlikely that Gardiner would be able to continue to conduct the singers and instrumentalists with whom he had worked so closely for so long. Yet Gardiner’s position at the forefront of the development of historically informed performance in Britain over the last 60 years is so significant that his split from the groups with whom he nurtured that development seems like a defining point in the whole evolution of the style, and the trigger perhaps for a real generational change. Continue reading...

Harm from problem gambling in UK may be eight times higher than thought, research finds
42 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:46

Largest ever survey of its kind reveals estimated 2.5% of British adults have struggled with problem gambling The scale of harm done by gambling in Britain could be as much as eight times higher than previously thought, according to the largest ever survey into the impact of the industry. An estimated 2.5% of British adults have struggled with “problem gambling”, according to new research. This would equate to 1.3 million people, though its authors cautioned there was a risk that the data could be an overestimate. In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org. Continue reading...

Stock markets tumble amid jitters over tech companies’ growth
51 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:36

Losses in Europe and Asia are driven by AI-related groups including Nvidia, Tesla and Google-owner Alphabet Stock markets in Europe and Asia took a tumble on Thursday, as jitters over the future growth of major tech companies sparked a global sell-off. The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped 1.3% to its lowest level since May this year, having been hit by a 2.75% decline in the Dutch chipmaker ASML, a 5.5% drop in Germany’s Infineon Technologies, and a 12.8% fall in Switzerland’s semiconductor company STMicroelectronics. Continue reading...

Cards from Princess Diana and a prosthetic eye: photos of the day – Thursday
53 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:35

The Guardian’s picture editors select photographs from around the world Continue reading...

UK drink-drive deaths rise to 300 a year in ‘dangerous upward trend’
57 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:31

Department for Transport data reveals highest number of deaths due to drink-driving since 2009 Deaths due to drinking and driving on UK roads have increased to 300 annually, a 13-year high, according to newly published government data. There were an estimated 300 deaths where at least one driver was over the legal blood-alcohol limit in 2022, the latest year for which official figures are available, the Department for Transport said. This is the highest annual figure since 2009, a toll motoring organisations described as “abhorrent” and concerning. Continue reading...

Olympic breakfast off the menu? Staff at IOC’s luxury Paris hotel go on strike
58 minuti fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:30

Workers say they have had no pay rise in seven years Olympic organisers have paid £18.5m for use of hotel The IOC was embarrassed on Thursday morning when workers from the luxury hotel occupied by its delegation at Paris 2024 went on strike, claiming they have not received a pay rise for seven years. A group of chefs, waiters and technical staff at the five-star Hotel du Collectionneur began a two-hour protest at 7am, causing some disruption to the breakfast service. It is understood to have bred consternation at the top of the International Olympic Committee, who will host regular dinners and events at the venue. Continue reading...

Unilever shares jump as it defends price rises despite higher profits
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:22

Owner of Marmite, Dove and Ben & Jerry’s says margins of 19.6% were helped by ‘carry-over pricing’ Unilever has defended on-going price rises despite a better-than-expected 17% rise in profits. The owner of Marmite, Dove and Ben & Jerry’s said its profit margins had been helped by “carry-over pricing from a period of higher inflation”, as well as efficiency benefits from selling more products and more premium brands. Continue reading...

Inside Out 2 becomes highest-grossing animation of all time
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:20

Pixar’s sequel to its 2015 hit has now overtaken Frozen II and Barbie in global ticket sales, reaching $1bn in only 19 days Inside Out 2 has overtaken Frozen II to become the highest-grossing animation of all time. Pixar’s sequel to its 2015 smash about emotions battling for primacy inside the head of a preteen girl has taken $1.46bn (£1.13bn) over its first six weeks of release; Disney’s follow-up to its wintry hit took $1.45bn (£1.12bn) over its entire theatrical run in 2019. A third Disney film, the 2019 remake of The Lion King, made $1.65bn (£1.28bn) but was categorised by Disney as live-action, despite being computer-generated. Nonetheless, even if that film were on the list, the odds of Inside Out 2 bumping it down in coming weeks look high. Continue reading...

Irish museum solves mystery of bronze age axe heads delivered in porridge box
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:09

Artefacts sent by farmer, who made the ‘absolutely mad’ discovery while cutting silage When the national museum of Ireland received two 4,000-year-old axe heads, “thoughtfully” wrapped in foam inside a porridge box, from an anonymous source last month, it put out an appeal. The objects were “significant” and “exciting”, it said, but experts needed to know more about where exactly they had been found. Now they have their answer: a farmer from County Westmeath has come forward as the mysterious sender, saying he made the “absolutely mad” discovery while using a metal detector on his land. Continue reading...

Brawn, bazookas and killer bots: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s finest films – ranked!
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:05

In anticipation of his 77th birthday, we appraise the monolithically musclebound Austrian’s action-packed oeuvre Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito play twins separated at birth. That’s it, that’s the film. The first of three comedies Schwarzenegger made for director-producer Ivan Reitman proved the action star didn’t take himself as seriously as, say, Sylvester Stallone, and recast him as Mr Family Entertainment. Continue reading...

‘It’s been a fun ride’: former Bond George Lazenby announces retirement at 84
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:03

The star of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is standing down in order to spend more time with his family Former James Bond actor George Lazenby has announced his retirement at the age of 84. The Australian actor, best known for playing 007 in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, made the statement on X on Thursday. “This hasn’t been an easy decision but it’s time to announce my retirement from work,” he wrote. “Therefore, I won’t be doing any more acting or making public appearances, doing any more interviews or signing any more autographs as of today.” Continue reading...

Watson admits she can’t understand why Raducanu would skip Olympics
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:02

Raducanu turned down wildcard for Paris 2024 Watson’s tilt at fourth Games was ‘biggest goal’ Heather Watson admitted she “can’t relate” to Emma Raducanu’s decision to skip the Olympics as she prepares to set a record by becoming the first female British tennis player to compete in four Olympics. Raducanu could have featured in Paris as one of the International Federation’s wildcard picks. The 21-year-old refused the offer, stating she was “prioritising my body and my health.” The impact of the switch from the grass season to Roland Garros, which has clay courts, was apparently uppermost in her thoughts. Raducanu had also missed the French Open before showing a return to form during Wimbledon. Continue reading...

‘They are so handsome’: the unusual day in the life of a pangolin carer
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 12:00

At a wildlife centre in Mozambique, trafficked animals are fed, nursed, taken for walks and eventually released back to the wild. Vet Mércia Ângela describes what it’s like to bond with these rare and charismatic mammals I had never seen a pangolin before I started working with them in Mozambique’s Gorongosa national park. They are the only mammal in the world covered with scales. I think they are so handsome – just seeing them makes me fall in love. If you have never seen a pangolin, they have a cone-shaped head and snout, four short legs, small eyes and a brilliant sense of smell. Their front claws are long to help them dig for food in the ground. They have a long sticky tongue but no teeth. When they feel threatened, they curl up in a ball to protect the parts of their bodies that do not have scales. Continue reading...

Democrats praise Biden after president explains historic decision to step aside – US politics live
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 11:55

Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsom among those thanking Biden for his service The Harris for President campaign has launched its first official video, less than a week after US President Joe Biden announced he was dropping out of the race. The ad caps a week during which Harris also broke funding records and quickly clinched enough delegate support to become the presumptive nominee in an election that is now just over 100 days away. Continue reading...

IOC faces calls for investigation into inclusion of child rapist at Olympics
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 11:48

Steven van de Velde set to compete in beach volleyball Rape Crisis England and Wales says inclusion is ‘shocking’ The IOC is facing calls for an investigation into how a convicted child rapist has been allowed to compete at Paris 2024, on the eve of the opening of the Games. Amid growing public outrage at the presence of the Netherlands beach volleyball player Steven van de Velde, who was convicted of raping a British 12-year-old girl in 2016, at the Paris 2024 Olympics, groups have warned that sporting bodies are sending a dangerous message to rapists and causing “collateral damage” to victims of sexual abuse. Continue reading...

The correct response to a disaster like Covid is to plan for the next one. I don’t see Britain doing it | Lucy Easthope
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 11:34

Think local, listen to the experts and get diverse voices in the room. If we plan effectively, we can avoid another catastrophe Lucy Easthope is an international adviser on disaster response and recovery It’s hard to know where to start if you are a brand new government taking on a mega-survey of risk and potential emergencies in the UK. Beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, the challenges are many. I am an adviser in UK emergency planning and have worked on almost every disaster involving British citizens since 2001, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the Grenfell Tower fire. My inbox is full with questions of how to prepare for prison overspill, plans to prevent any future terrorist attacks, details of the devastating aftermath of constant flooding and updates on several global conflicts. And, of course, there is always the next pandemic to ready ourselves for. Most inquiry reports that land on our desk suffer from inaccuracies and underresearch. But I was relieved when the Covid inquiry’s findings were released last Thursday. Heather Hallett proved that she gets emergency planning and some of the central tensions within it. She has urged for it be taken seriously at cabinet level – her first recommendation is the need for a ministerial committee for whole-system emergency preparedness chaired by the prime minister. Lady Hallett also recommended a streamlined bureaucracy with fewer jargonistic terms used and a simpler chain of command. She said that an effective response would come best from a disaster agency independent of government. And that a pandemic was no “black swan event”. Ministers need to be comfortable accepting that the reasonable worst-case scenario could happen rather than writing it off as unlikely or as a cynical ploy for more resources. Continue reading...

Dining across the divide: ‘Brexit hasn’t been as bad as I feared’
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 11:30

They disagreed on the EU, but both worry about the rise of far right parties and dislike religions Terry, 81, London Occupation Retired accountant Continue reading...

Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure review – shifting expectations
1 ora fa | Gio 25 Lug 2024 11:30

This cutesy and surprisingly intuitive brain teaser pushes the idea of the sliding-block puzzle to the very limits For Jemma, her whole life feels like a puzzle. Left on a stranger’s doorstep as a baby, she has never felt as if she fitted in, and is desperate to see what the world looks like outside her small town, which nobody ever leaves. More pertinently, whenever she moves, the whole world moves along with her – like sliding tiles, like a series of conveyor belts. It really is a puzzle getting her from A to B. Each scene in Arranger: A Role Puzzling Adventure is its own sliding-block puzzle, where you must think two or three steps ahead to move Jemma and the objects around her in the right directions. Some things, such as rocks and robot birds covered in purple static, don’t move alongside her, but everything else does. So you have to transport swords towards monsters that stand in the way, keys towards doors, bananas towards shy orangutans. Unless her way is blocked, when Jemma hits the end of a vertical or horizontal row she rematerialises at the other end, adding another layer of spatial logic. Continue reading...