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Clothing and non-food stores hit by surprise drop in June sales

Clothing and non-food stores hit by surprise drop in June sales

The World Cup and the summer heatwave kept British shoppers away from the high street last month, despite encouraging stronger sales of food, drink and barbecues across the country. Revealing a surprise fall in retail sales in June, the Office for...

yesterday, 12:17 in Business
 
Go cray for crayfish: making a meal of these Instagram-friendly pests

Go cray for crayfish: making a meal of these Instagram-friendly pests

Most summer mornings, a 2kg box of North American signal crayfish arrives at Neptune, the much-hyped seafood restaurant in the bowels of a hotel in Bloomsbury, London. They are pulled six hours earlier from the River Kennet, which cuts through...

yesterday, 10:24 in Lifestyle
 
I treat women badly in my sex life but still think I’m a feminist. Is that hypocritical?

I treat women badly in my sex life but still think I’m a feminist. Is that hypocritical?

I am a guy in my late 20s. I’m writing because a recent incident made me reflect on my thought process and how my behaviour reflects my values. Recently a new girl in our friendship group – a self-proclaimed feminist – called me out, saying that I...

yesterday, 10:24 in Lifestyle
 
Was the Queen sending coded messages to Donald Trump via her brooches? Absolutely

Was the Queen sending coded messages to Donald Trump via her brooches? Absolutely

What fashion lessons can we learn from Trump’s visit? Nancy, London Well, none from Trump himself, other than the obvious; when meeting the Queen, it is best not to wear a suit that looks as if you found it at the bottom of a dry-cleaning pile and,...

yesterday, 10:24 in Lifestyle
 
Thursday’s best TV: Our Shirley Valentine Summer; Prison; Why Size Matters

Thursday’s best TV: Our Shirley Valentine Summer; Prison; Why Size Matters

Our Shirley Valentine Summer 9pm, ITV New series in which eight single women – Melinda Messenger Siân Lloyd, Nancy Dell’Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles and Ingrid Tarrant – depart for a Greek island in the hope that...

yesterday, 09:52 in Showbiz
 
The OA: this sci-fi mystery dazzles if you push past its mumblecore moments

The OA: this sci-fi mystery dazzles if you push past its mumblecore moments

What is it? A sci-fi mystery about which you will definitely have an opinion. Why you’ll love it: The problem with launching a show in secrecy is that you have no way to guide viewer response. This has been the case with The OA. The only thing that...

yesterday, 09:52 in Showbiz
 
Makers of S-Town podcast sued by subject's estate

Makers of S-Town podcast sued by subject's estate

The makers of S-Town are being sued by the estate of John B McLemore, the hit podcast’s central subject. In a lawsuit filed by the estate’s administrator, it has claimed that McLemore’s privacy was invaded and that profits made from the podcast...

yesterday, 09:52 in Showbiz
 
World's biggest tobacco firm under fire over 'disgraceful' PR stunt

World's biggest tobacco firm under fire over 'disgraceful' PR stunt

The world’s biggest tobacco firm has been accused of staging “a digraceful PR stunt” by offering to help NHS staff quit smoking to help mark the service’s 70th birthday. Philip Morris International (PMI), which makes Marlboro cigarettes, is under fire...

yesterday, 09:51 in Health
 
'It destroyed the girl she was': the toll of pregnancy on Paraguay's children

'It destroyed the girl she was': the toll of pregnancy on Paraguay's children

When she took her 10-year-old daughter to hospital suffering stomach cramps and vomiting, Rosana had little idea of the ordeal ahead. Several clinics had prescribed medicine for stomach parasites. One diagnosed a tumour. But a scan showed that the...

yesterday, 09:51 in Health
 
Too long to fit: launch of new Spanish sub runs aground

Too long to fit: launch of new Spanish sub runs aground

First it was too heavy, then it was too long. Either way Spain’s expensive attempt to modernise its submarine fleet has gone awry – and left Russian diplomats amused. The Spanish navy has now been forced to dredge and expand its main submarine base to...

yesterday, 09:51 in World News
 
'It destroyed the girl she was': the toll of pregnancy on Paraguay's children

'It destroyed the girl she was': the toll of pregnancy on Paraguay's children

When she took her 10-year-old daughter to hospital suffering stomach cramps and vomiting, Florencia had little idea of the ordeal ahead. Several clinics had prescribed medicine for stomach parasites. One diagnosed a tumour. But a scan showed that the...

yesterday, 09:51 in World News
 
David Dungay inquest: officer says he thought response team sent to 'security situation'

David Dungay inquest: officer says he thought response team sent to 'security situation'

The officer in charge of a rapid response team involved in the forcible transfer of an Indigenous inmate who then died has said he was not told medical staff only wanted the inmate to stop eating a packet of biscuits. The man, referred to as Officer A...

yesterday, 09:51 in World News
 
Novichok poisoning: police 'identify' Skripal suspects – reports

Novichok poisoning: police 'identify' Skripal suspects – reports

Police are believed to have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on Russian former spy Sergei Skripal, it is being reported. Officers think several Russians were involved in the attempted murder of the former double agent and...

yesterday, 09:51 in World News
 
Israel adopts controversial Jewish 'nation state' law

Israel adopts controversial Jewish 'nation state' law

Israel has passed a law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, a move described by members of the Arab minority as racist and verging on apartheid. The “nation state” law, backed by the rightwing government,...

yesterday, 09:51 in World News
 
NUS president Shakira Martin accused of bullying at union HQ

NUS president Shakira Martin accused of bullying at union HQ

The National Union of Students is conducting an investigation after allegations of bullying and intimidation were made against the NUS president, Shakira Martin, by fellow officers. Martin has denied the allegations, accusing her critics of...

yesterday, 09:50 in Learning
 


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