News archive from 14 February 2019

Serial killer's drawings of alleged victims released by FBI

Serial killer's drawings of alleged victims released by FBI

The FBI has released sketches made by a serial killer of his alleged victims, in the hope that they may help solve dozens of unsolved homicides. The agency released the drawings and other information on a string of cold-case homicides that...

 

Canadian AI firm picks Leeds for its UK HQ

A CANADIAN tech company has picked Leeds to house its new UK headquarters. Scaled Insights EMEA, an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up incubated in Toronto by IMC Business Architecture, was named Best AI Start Up at the Annual Global AI Awards in...

 

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Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Buy the next issue of the Guardian or subscribe to our Digital Edition to see the completed puzzle. Topics Life and...

 
Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho finally makes mark in English club game

Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho finally makes mark in English club game

Two lucrative transfers, two academy stints and one dramatic overseas switch into Jadon Sancho’s career the English football prodigy, a talent-riddle waiting to be solved, has finally played a club game in his home country. He might expect a few...

Guardian, 00:11 in Sport
 
Name checks on payments face delay

Name checks on payments face delay

A system making a recipient's name as important as the bank account number and sort code when payments are made could be delayed by up to 18 months. The Confirmation of Payee system means anyone making a payment will be alerted if the name does not...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Morrisons faces women's equal pay action

Morrisons faces women's equal pay action

Supermarket giant Morrisons is facing legal action by women who work in its stores and warehouses. The women, both current and former employees, say they are not paid the same as male workers who are doing comparable jobs. Lawyers say that if the...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
The fashion models struggling with a life of debt

The fashion models struggling with a life of debt

As fashion weeks follow hot on each other's heels in New York, London, Milan and Paris, hundreds of models are travelling to the four fashion capitals in the hope of getting work. But many will go home financially worse off than when they arrived....

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Forget love: This is how to find your perfect partner

Forget love: This is how to find your perfect partner

What's the best way to find the husband or wife of your dreams? Think what society tells us about finding the perfect life partner: it's all about love; follow your instincts; it's down to fate. Now consider what would happen if you followed similar...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Ryan Adams: multiple women accuse singer of emotional abuse, report says

Ryan Adams: multiple women accuse singer of emotional abuse, report says

Multiple women have accused singer-songwriter Ryan Adams of emotional and verbal abuse and harassment, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Seven women and more than a dozen associates of Adams described a “pattern of manipulative behavior in which...

 
Valentine's Day Tinder messages aim to stop deportations

Valentine's Day Tinder messages aim to stop deportations

Anti-deportation activists will be using a combination of Valentine’s Day and Tinder to lobby for migrants’ human rights. Supporters will hand their accounts on the dating app over to a bot designed to teach airline passengers how to spot a...

 

‘Quite painful’ - These Aston Villa fans don’t agree with Dean Smith

Aston Villa came unstuck at Griffin Park once again as Neal Maupay fired a late winner for Brentford on Wednesday night. The French forward struck the decisive blow in the 91st minute to condemn Dean Smith to defeat on his first return to his former...

 
Part David Cameron, part Piers Morgan – Alan Partridge returns in time for Brexit

Part David Cameron, part Piers Morgan – Alan Partridge returns in time for Brexit

Last time Alan Partridge hosted a primetime BBC show, he was sacked live on air for punching his boss in the face with a turkey. Now that the world has “realigned itself along Alan lines”, Norfolk’s most famous radio DJ returns from years in the...

Guardian, 00:16 in Showbiz
 
Winston Churchill was a villain, says John McDonnell

Winston Churchill was a villain, says John McDonnell

The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said that Winston Churchill was a villain rather than a hero, because of his role in the quelling of rioting in a south Wales town. When asked at an event organised by Politico in London on Wednesday whether...

Guardian, 00:17 in Politics
 
Council tax to rise across England as austerity hits hard

Council tax to rise across England as austerity hits hard

Almost all councils in England plan to increase council tax from April and three-quarters intend to raise it above 2.75%, research reveals. The maximum rise allowed without a local referendum is 2.99%. Similar proportions plan to raise charges and...

Guardian, 00:17 in Politics
 
‘Living in poverty’: workers at business ministry go on strike

‘Living in poverty’: workers at business ministry go on strike

Catering staff earning as little as £7.83 an hour danced and sang outside their work at the business department as they staged a 26-hour strike in protest at what they described as poverty pay. Many of the outsourced catering team at the Department...

Guardian, 00:17 in Politics
 


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