News archive from 20 July 2014

George Osborne will give elderly greater access to pension savings

George Osborne will give elderly greater access to pension savings

George Osborne: sweeping liberalisation of rules on pensions and annuities. Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Barcroft Media People will be allowed to take lump sums out of their pension pots well after they have retired to pay for the cost of care in old age...

Guardian, 00:00 in Health
 
Liverpool agree Loic Remy fee to force Fabio Borini to Sunderland

Liverpool agree Loic Remy fee to force Fabio Borini to Sunderland

The bid activated a release clause in the contract of the 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle. Remy was part of the France squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil and made two appearances as a...

 
Rory goes for glory! McIlroy streaks towards third major

Rory goes for glory! McIlroy streaks towards third major

His nearest challenger in today's final round is America's Rickie Fowler, with Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson both a shot further back as the race for the Claret Jug - the most famous trophy in golf - reaches its finale. No player has ever failed to...

 
Lewis Hamilton is left to count cost of unlucky brake at Hockenheim

Lewis Hamilton is left to count cost of unlucky brake at Hockenheim

But it is the pain of falling behind in the title race which really hurts after setting up Nico Rosberg for the week of his life. Qualifying errors have dogged Hamilton throughout the season, but yesterday he was innocent of anything except pressing...

 
On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's cultural highlights

On my radar: Bill Skarsgård's cultural highlights

Bill Skarsgård: 'If you read 20 pages [of Blood Meridian], you need to rest for a while.' Photograph: McMullan/Sipa/USA/Rex Bill Skarsgård is a 23-year-old actor currently starring as complicated rich boy Roman Godfrey in Netflix's horror series...

 
Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett: 'We are the boys of the lough'

Adrian Dunbar on Samuel Beckett: 'We are the boys of the lough'

Adrian Dunbar: 'It’s exciting to conjure with the idea that somehow what we feel towards our island town and the lough might be what fed the imagination of the teenage Beckett.' Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Observer It was 1981 and we all headed...

 
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen next on Barcelona's list

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen next on Barcelona's list

The Spanish club could offer £17.5million for the player they want to replace Carlos Puyol, who retired at the end of last season. They have money to spend even after buying Luis Suarez from Liverpool for £75m. But Tottenham want Vertonghen to stay at...

 
Mood swings? It might be more than PMS…

Mood swings? It might be more than PMS…

Many GPs are ignorant of the potential side-effect of the most commonly prescribed combined pill. Photograph: Alamy It's that time of the month again. If you're a woman, you might be feeling a bit low, irritable, edgy and perhaps craving something...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Liam Plunkett gives fighting chance for Alastair Cook's boys

Liam Plunkett gives fighting chance for Alastair Cook's boys

There is nothing to choose between the young sides of England and India, which is why the pivotal Second Test at Lord's enters its fourth day this morning on the proverbial knife-edge. Victory will go to the tougher team; or the one which delivers a...

 
Shipwrecked Scot inspired by Robinson Crusoe line

Shipwrecked Scot inspired by Robinson Crusoe line

IT was a priceless piece of advice from one shipwrecked Scot to another. A Scottish biologist who saved lives and survived a shipwreck in the freezing waters of the South Atlantic has revealed how he was inspired to keep calm by a line from Robinson...

 

Photo To Mark Prince George's First Birthday

An official photograph has been released to mark the first birthday of Prince George on Tuesday. It was taken during a visit with his parents to the Sensational Butterflies outdoor exhibition at London's Natural History Museum. With his arms...

 
Western nations' 'neglect' eroding fight against Aids

Western nations' 'neglect' eroding fight against Aids

HIV prevention services for drug injectors are losing out due to “changing donor policies and national government neglect”, the report warns. Photograph: Chris Young/PA The global attempt to end Aids is being undermined as western countries, including...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Darren Clarke leads Open charge as dramatic diet gets him back in the swing

Darren Clarke leads Open charge as dramatic diet gets him back in the swing

The 2011 Open champion rolled back the years at Hoylake yesterday to lead the British charge, then revealed he is convinced his improved touch on the links has come from losing four stones in the last 12 months. Clarke, whose third-round score was...

 
JK Rowling hopes detective will outlast Harry Potter

JK Rowling hopes detective will outlast Harry Potter

AUTHOR JK Rowling has revealed plans to pen many more crime thrillers and create "a series" that will run for longer than her hugely successful seven Harry Potter books. The novelist, who has written two whodunnits under the pen name Robert...

 


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