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Tottenham v Stoke, Real Madrid v Sevilla and more: clockwatch – live!

Tottenham v Stoke, Real Madrid v Sevilla and more: clockwatch – live!

So another Saturday dawns, and it’s packed with potential. There are five 3 o’clock kick-offs in the Premier League, plus some Spanish interest as the game between Real Madrid and Sevilla, tied on 28 points in La Liga and with third place (at least...

Saturday, 13:58 in Sport

Culture highlights: what to see this week in the UK

Five of the best ... films 1 Better Watch Out (15) (Chris Peckover, 2017, US) 89 mins Facebook Twitter Pinterest If you’re already feeling ground down by the festive season, this could be what you’re after: a smart, seasonal horror-comedy that’s...

Saturday, 09:03 in Art & Culture

Coventry: from Ghost Town to city of culture

In 1981 The Specials mourned that as post-industrial demise gripped Coventry it was becoming “like a ghost town” where “Bands won’t play no more/Too much fighting on the dance floor.” But exactly 40 years on, the city can expect more bands, theatre,...

Friday, 18:52 in World News

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'Trump is where he is because of his appeal to racism'

“Like all people my age I find the passage of time so startling,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says with a quiet smile. The 70-year-old remains the highest points-scorer in the history of the NBA and, having won six championships and been picked for a record...

Friday, 18:49 in Sport

Driverless car crashes and data theft: law experts predict the court cases of the future

The rise of technologies such as driverless cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities will result in a proliferation of legal cases to establish who is responsible for automated, intelligent devices, while hackers and fraudsters take...

Friday, 15:35 in Business

Friday briefing: May hustles to Brussels with Irish border deal

Top story: ‘Sufficient progress has been made’ Hello, it’s Warren Murray with your Friday morning summary of the news – slightly delayed to bring you the latest from Brussels. In the last few moments, the European commission has announced that...

Friday, 07:07 in World News

‘We believe you harmed your child’: the war over shaken baby convictions

At first, Craig Stillwell and Carla Andrews only vaguely registered the change at the hospital; how the expressions of warm, calm concern in the doctors and nurses who had been helping them look after their sick baby had iced over. It was 15 August...

Friday, 06:09 in Health

Morning mail: protests against Trump's Jerusalem move turn violent

Good morning, this is Mike Ticher, standing in for Eleanor Ainge Roy, bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 8 December. Top stories US missions across the Middle East are braced for more violent protests against Donald Trump’s...

Thursday, 20:19 in World News

The woke Slim Shady – understanding Eminem in the age of Trump

October’s 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards were a big night for Cardi B, DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar. Between them, they more or less swept the board: Cardi B took home five gongs, Khaled and Kendrick three each. But the night’s big story, at least as far as...

Thursday, 13:13 in Art & Culture
Diana Athill webchat – post your questions now!

Diana Athill webchat – post your questions now!

On 21 December 21, Diana Athill will be 100 years old. This is an achievement in itself, though Athill has never been one to congratulate herself for simply hanging on in there. A 50-year career in publishing at Andre Deutsch, working closely with an...

Thursday, 11:43 in Art & Culture

ESPN: can The Worldwide Leader in Sports manage its own decline?

In the summer of 1998, ESPN did what successful American sports entities tend to do: it opened a restaurant. Located in Baltimore, the ESPN Zone was less a place to grab a bite than a 35,000-square-foot monument to the broadcast company’s ascendancy –...

Thursday, 10:16 in Sport
UK less 'hospitable' for foreign talent after Brexit, says banking chief - Politics live

UK less 'hospitable' for foreign talent after Brexit, says banking chief - Politics live

Theresa May wanted to wrap phase one of the Brexit talks on Monday. It is Thursday, and we are still waiting for a deal. Last night Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, said he was expecting a new text by the end of today. Michel Barnier, the EU’s...

Thursday, 09:31 in Politics

Thursday briefing: Hammond does it again with insult to disabled people

Top story: Disabled workers blamed for sluggish economy Hello, it’s Warren Murray helping you make sense of it all. The chancellor, Philip Hammond, faces an outcry this morning after appearing to partly blame people with disabilities for a fall in...

Thursday, 07:35 in Politics

Morning mail: Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Good morning, this is Graham Russell standing in for Eleanor Ainge Roy today to bring you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 7 December. Top stories Donald Trump has defied global opposition to declare that the US will recognise Jerusalem as...

Wednesday, 20:26 in World News
Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Hello there. Welcome here. Here’s what we’re dealing with today: Shakhtar Donetsk need to get at least a draw from this match (unless Napoli drop points against Feyenoord) in order to follow Manchester City into the knockout stages. So the Ukrainians...

Wednesday, 18:59 in Sport

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