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Instant payouts offer lifeline to Scotland's rough sleepers

Instant payouts offer lifeline to Scotland's rough sleepers

Outreach workers in Scottish cities can make instant payouts of up to £200 for anything from haircuts to hotel rooms as part of a radical approach to entrenched rough sleeping. The funding, directly from the Scottish government, is being made...

yesterday, 12:39 in Politics
 

Britain, headquarters of fraud

Officials get fed up with accusations that Britain is a cesspool of dirty money; that they do too little to check the wealth hidden behind shell corporations. They grouse among themselves that their critics overlook the work they’re doing to expose...

yesterday, 12:38 in Business
 
Pressure grows on May and Rudd over Windrush scandal

Pressure grows on May and Rudd over Windrush scandal

The home secretary, Amber Rudd, and the prime minister, Theresa May, have come under further pressure over the impact on the Windrush generation of the government’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy. The former cabinet minister Sayeeda Warsi...

yesterday, 12:27 in World News
 
JFK documents could show the truth about a diplomat's death 47 years ago

JFK documents could show the truth about a diplomat's death 47 years ago

Charles Thomas was a rising star at the state department in the early 1960s, a career diplomat who had served across Latin America and Africa. His colleagues were convinced he would earn the rank of ambassador. They agreed that the tall, jut-jawed,...

yesterday, 12:27 in World News
 
Armenian opposition leader detained amid political unrest

Armenian opposition leader detained amid political unrest

Armenian police have detained the opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as protests against the former president Serzh Sarksyan’s appointment as prime minister entered a tenth day. Police said Pashinyan was forcibly taken from a rally on Sunday, shortly...

yesterday, 12:27 in World News
 
Warwick Davis: ‘Being angry would be a waste of my life’

Warwick Davis: ‘Being angry would be a waste of my life’

“Well, as you get older, it gets worse,” Warwick Davis says, swinging his legs off the edge of his seat. “Your joints, for a start. My hips are dislocated, so they’re sitting out here. Very painful knees. I had surgery on my feet when I was very...

yesterday, 12:02 in Showbiz
 
Welsh finance minister considering bid to succeed FM Carwyn Jones

Welsh finance minister considering bid to succeed FM Carwyn Jones

The Welsh finance secretary, Mark Drakeford, has emerged as an early frontrunner to succeed Carwyn Jones as Welsh first minister. Jones said on Saturday he would step down in the autumn, having experienced “the darkest of times”. He has been under...

yesterday, 11:41 in Politics
 
Union leader faces members' protest over sexual misconduct claims

Union leader faces members' protest over sexual misconduct claims

Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) plan to protest at their union’s convention in Las Vegas this weekend, accusing the union of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct by one of its top leaders. Mickey Kasparian, president of...

yesterday, 11:29 in World News
 
Primary school tests boycott draws scattered support

Primary school tests boycott draws scattered support

Parents kept children out of primary schools on Tuesday in a national “strike” in protest at tougher tests, although the numbers involved appear to have been small. There were scattered protests across England, especially around Newcastle, where the...

yesterday, 11:07 in Learning
 
County cricket: Yorkshire v Notts, Somerset v Worcs and more – live!

County cricket: Yorkshire v Notts, Somerset v Worcs and more – live!

… where Yorkshire are in control against Nottinghamshire, writes Graham Hardcastle. This third morning could bring a century for Gary Ballance, who resumes on 76 with his side leading by 257 in their second innings at 189/4. At Chelmsford, Essex are...

yesterday, 10:58 in Sport
 

Amy Schumer: ‘I’m not invincible. I need to slow down’

When I meet Amy Schumer, she has been married for exactly one month and is working on a joke about her husband’s penis. Something along the lines of, my husband is uncircumcised – for now. She had jotted it down on the Notes app on her iPhone, where...

yesterday, 10:38 in Art & Culture
 
Corita Kent, the pop art nun

Corita Kent, the pop art nun

Pop Art gave the world Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in the US, and Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake in the UK, but one of its lesser-known stars was a nun called Corita Kent. During the late 1960s and early 70s, she used...

yesterday, 10:38 in Art & Culture
 
Dave Stewart: ‘I was an alienated, Harold and Maude kind of child’

Dave Stewart: ‘I was an alienated, Harold and Maude kind of child’

People wouldn’t believe how we recorded Sweet Dreams. A bank manager lent us £5,000 to buy equipment, which is amazing in hindsight, but we forgot that we also needed to pay rent on the flat, so we got kicked out of the place halfway through. Some of...

yesterday, 10:38 in Art & Culture
 
On my radar: Romola Garai’s cultural highlights

On my radar: Romola Garai’s cultural highlights

Actor Romola Garai grew up in Hong Kong and Singapore before moving to Wiltshire aged eight. Her screen debut was in ITV’s The Last of the Blonde Bombshells with Judi Dench in 2000; other screen credits include I Capture the Castle (2003), Atonement...

yesterday, 10:38 in Art & Culture
 
Curtis Sittenfeld: ‘I have declined to write fiction about Melania Trump double digits of times’

Curtis Sittenfeld: ‘I have declined to write fiction about Melania Trump double digits of times’

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of five novels, including Prep, Sisterland and American Wife. The latter scandalised some US liberals with its sympathetic portrayal of first lady Laura Bush, to whom Sittenfeld, a Democrat, tweeted in...

yesterday, 10:38 in Art & Culture
 


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