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Force men to take father-only parental leave, experts urge MPs

Force men to take father-only parental leave, experts urge MPs

Men should be given father-only parental leave to tackle the “very, very low” take-up rate, experts have told MPs. Dads who want to be more involved in their children’s lives fear damaging their careers and denting their family’s income if they ask for f

Wednesday, 18:28 in World News
 
Nervous markets take fright at prospect of Trump failing to deliver

Nervous markets take fright at prospect of Trump failing to deliver

Shares, oil and the US dollar were all under pressure as global financial markets took fright at the prospect that Donald Trump would fail to deliver on his growth-boosting promises. In the most nervous conditions since the immediate aftermath of the pre

Wednesday, 18:28 in World News
 
Howard Hodgkin's last painting completes portrait exhibition

Howard Hodgkin's last painting completes portrait exhibition

Howard Hodgkin’s final work, completed just three months before he died in March this year aged 84, has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery. The self-portrait, Portrait of the Artist Listening to Music, shows the painter grappling with his o

Wednesday, 18:23 in Art & Culture
 
The complex and ambiguous legacy of Martin McGuinness

The complex and ambiguous legacy of Martin McGuinness

Tony Blair was talking about Martin McGuinness after his death (Report, 22 March). One is reputed to have killed people without legal justification – murder. One arranged the deaths of people with legal justification – invading Iraq. Is the lesson of the

Wednesday, 18:21 in World News
 
How to close down the Laundromat

How to close down the Laundromat

Because I once worked as an English-speaking money transfer operator in Russian banks, I know perfectly well what Luke Harding, Nick Hopkins and Caelainn Barr are writing about (British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money, 20 March). A fri

Wednesday, 18:21 in World News
 

Pay poor countries for NHS staff they train

Recruiting NHS staff from other countries saves the British taxpayer the very substantial costs of training them. However, the proportional financial cost to poorer source countries is much greater than our saving. John Holme (Letters, 21 March) mentions

Wednesday, 18:21 in World News
 

Not looking like your parents is now normal

We read with great interest your article in the Family section (Mum always said I was white, like her, 18 March). While it is an unusual story, it is by no means rare for children to live in families that are not the same in appearance as themselves. The

Wednesday, 18:21 in World News
 
Reindeer herders kept going under the Nazis

Reindeer herders kept going under the Nazis

Patrick Barkham (Why the Cornish 500 matter, 21 March) criticises the government for withdrawing funding for the Cornish language and reports the Council of Europe’s disapproval of the BBC ignoring programming in Cornish. In this Nottingham radical books

Wednesday, 18:21 in World News
 
Len McCluskey saves Unite cash

Len McCluskey saves Unite cash

The Guardian suggests (Editorial, 22 March) that Len McCluskey is guilty of “skulduggery” because the election for general secretary in Unite has been called a few months earlier than necessary. In fact, the decision was taken by the union’s executive co

Wednesday, 18:21 in Politics
 
Radical shakeup of dinosaur family tree points to unexpected Scottish origins

Radical shakeup of dinosaur family tree points to unexpected Scottish origins

The most radical shakeup of the dinosaur family tree in a century has led scientists to propose an unlikely origin for the prehistoric beasts: an obscure cat-sized creature found in Scotland. The analysis, which has already sparked controversy in the aca

Wednesday, 18:20 in Science &Technology
 
Dubai World Cup favourite Arrogate is dirt version of Frankel, says trainer

Dubai World Cup favourite Arrogate is dirt version of Frankel, says trainer

Bob Baffert, whose Arrogate is the favourite for the $10m Dubai World Cup on Saturday, said here on Wednesday his colt is “the dirt version of Frankel”, the brilliant champion who won all 14 of his races in England in the same green, white and pink colou

Wednesday, 18:19 in Sport
 
All I Want for Christmas Is You and other film ideas based on songs

All I Want for Christmas Is You and other film ideas based on songs

There is going to be an All I Want for Christmas Is You film. That is to say, actual people with actually important jobs have decided to turn Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You into a full-length film that people actually get paid to make. He

Wednesday, 18:15 in Art & Culture
 

Doreen Jones obituary

My friend and colleague Doreen Jones, who has died aged 76, was a leading British casting director. She had a long career during which she worked on more than 400 television dramas and series. Doreen had a sharp instinct for the subtle chemistry that can

Wednesday, 18:11 in Showbiz
 
Arctic ice falls to record winter low after polar 'heatwaves'

Arctic ice falls to record winter low after polar 'heatwaves'

The extent of Arctic ice has fallen to a new wintertime low, as climate change drives freakishly high temperatures in the polar regions. The ice cap grows during the winter months and usually reaches its maximum in early March. But the 2017 maximum was 1

Wednesday, 18:03 in World News
 
Send us a tip on budget hotels in Europe for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Send us a tip on budget hotels in Europe for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

With Brexit looming and the pound down against the euro, taking a break in mainland Europe requires careful budgeting for many of us. So we want to know about the savings you’ve made by staying at family-run B&Bs, small guesthouses and budget...

Wednesday, 18:00 in Travel
 


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