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KFC struggles to give chicken away amid store supply crisis

KFC struggles to give chicken away amid store supply crisis

KFC is struggling to find charities to which it can donate thousands of tonnes of surplus chicken that has been stored in an unregistered depot during a supply crisis that has closed more than 200 stores for almost a week, inquiries by the Guardian...

55 min. ago in Business
 
Begging your kids to eat doesn’t make a shred of difference

Begging your kids to eat doesn’t make a shred of difference

When I was a child, it was received parental wisdom that the way you got a kid to eat was either to threaten them – “no pudding until you clear your plate” – or shame them with the reminder that there were starving people in the world. (Actually, I...

today, 14:07 in Health
 
Dirk Nowitzki: harassment and assault claims against Mavericks are 'heartbreaking'

Dirk Nowitzki: harassment and assault claims against Mavericks are 'heartbreaking'

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has expressed his dismay after a Sports Illustrated investigation alleged the franchise is a hostile workplace for women. The story detailed how one team employee had a history of violence against women within the...

today, 14:07 in Sport
 
England’s latest Fijian recruit, Lagi Tuima: ‘I get a thrill from chaos’

England’s latest Fijian recruit, Lagi Tuima: ‘I get a thrill from chaos’

England roll into Scotland on Friday night to continue the pursuit of another Women’s Six Nations title, now with a smattering of fresh faces and sprinkling of Fijian flair. Lagi Tuima, the 19-year-old niece of the Fiji men’s captain Akapusi Qera,...

today, 13:54 in Sport
 
Mikaela Shiffrin never had to be the Michael Phelps of skiing

Mikaela Shiffrin never had to be the Michael Phelps of skiing

By no sane metric could Mikaela Shiffrin’s second Olympics, which concluded on Thursday afternoon with her silver medal in the alpine combined to go with last week’s giant slalom gold, be fairly assessed as anything but a success. She competed in...

today, 13:54 in Sport
 
The Brexit economy: things are starting to deteriorate

The Brexit economy: things are starting to deteriorate

The British economy is showing signs of deteriorating just as the government attempts to reassert its vision for Brexit, according to a Guardian analysis of economic news over the past month that highlights the country’s increasingly fragile position...

today, 13:45 in Business
 
My colleague has compulsive skin-picking disorders I find hard to tolerate. What can I do?

My colleague has compulsive skin-picking disorders I find hard to tolerate. What can I do?

The colleague I sit next to at work shows a number of body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs) – nailbiting, skin-picking/scraping and hair-pulling. The nailbiting is pretty much constant, the others more intermittent, but they are exacerbated by...

today, 13:44 in Lifestyle
 
Ian Aitken obituary

Ian Aitken obituary

Ian Aitken, who has died aged 90, was one of the most widely read, best informed and perceptive of 20th-century British political reporters. For 10 years from 1964 he was a political correspondent of the Guardian and for 15 years from 1975 the paper’s...

today, 13:39 in Politics
 
Donald Trump stands by proposal to give teachers guns: 'Attacks would end!'

Donald Trump stands by proposal to give teachers guns: 'Attacks would end!'

Donald Trump doubled down on his proposal to address school shootings by giving some teachers guns on Thursday, tweeting that it would be a “great deterrent” to killers. The US president on Wednesday held a listening session at the White House with...

today, 13:36 in World News
 
Exercise is more precious than ever. So let’s stop scaring kids off PE

Exercise is more precious than ever. So let’s stop scaring kids off PE

When I was growing up I routinely bunked PE lessons. I saw PE as optional – it was on the timetable, but no one seemed to care if you didn’t attend. PE was for sporty kids anyway, and I wasn’t one of them. Times have changed. We now know so much more...

today, 13:28 in Learning
 
Stadium of plight: Sunderland at risk of their most shattering relegation

Stadium of plight: Sunderland at risk of their most shattering relegation

When Chris Coleman walks into a room, one question invariably seems to echo around the walls. “Why?” the former Wales manager is asked. “Why Sunderland?” The moment at a Christmas drinks party when someone put it rather more bluntly and inquired what...

today, 13:23 in Sport
 
Labor pledges inquiry into universities and Tafe sector

Labor pledges inquiry into universities and Tafe sector

Labor will conduct a major review of tertiary education if elected and “wants prospective students to see Tafe and uni as equally attractive study options”. The party’s education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek will make the announcement at a Tafe in...

today, 13:20 in World News
 

No 10 defends PM after Stormzy's Grenfell freestyle at Brits

Downing Street has defended the prime minister after comments from Stormzy at the 2018 Brit awards, where the south London MC attacked Theresa May for her response to the Grenfell Tower fire. The prime minister’s spokesman said the government had...

today, 13:12 in Art & Culture
 
'I beg you, stop': plea from mother who lost two sons to knife crime

'I beg you, stop': plea from mother who lost two sons to knife crime

A mother who lost two sons to stabbings in London within the space of six months has said she fears for her remaining children. “I’m feeling pain. I can’t sleep even, I can’t sleep tonight,” Fowsiya Abdi told BBC News. Her son, Sadiq Adan Mohamed, 20,...

today, 13:06 in World News
 
French man who kept porn on work computer loses privacy appeal

French man who kept porn on work computer loses privacy appeal

A man who kept a stash of pornography on his work computer has failed to convince judges his right to a private life was infringed when his employer opened the personal files containing the material without his knowledge. Eric Libert was fired by the...

today, 13:06 in World News
 


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