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World Cup squads face wait for Premiership players due to insurance dispute

World Cup squads face wait for Premiership players due to insurance dispute

An insurance wrangle between World Rugby and the Premiership is threatening to severely hamper World Cup preparations for nations such as Wales and Scotland who could be deprived of their players in the buildup to the tournament. If the dispute is not...

Friday, 15:20 in Sport
 
Don’t be shy: a dose of narcissism is good for you

Don’t be shy: a dose of narcissism is good for you

In what undoubtedly qualifies as one of the sickest burns in modern politics, Denmark’s finance minister, Kristian Jensen, observed last year, “There are two kinds of European nations: there are small nations and there are countries that have not yet...

Friday, 15:15 in Science &Technology
 
What happened next? The restaurant that cheesed off customers by charging £1.50 for parmesan

What happened next? The restaurant that cheesed off customers by charging £1.50 for parmesan

There is no chance this one passed you by. It was one of the big stories, up there with Donald Trump, Brexit and all the rest. The food writer and chef Rosie French went to an Italian restaurant in London and was charged extra for parmesan on her...

Friday, 15:07 in Lifestyle
 
Bank of England to cut staff expenses after £390,000 travel bill row

Bank of England to cut staff expenses after £390,000 travel bill row

The Bank of England is cutting meal and hotel allowances for staff after facing criticism over a £390,000 travel bill racked up by two of its economics advisers. The central bank has for the first time published its travel and expenses policy to the...

Friday, 14:56 in Business
 
Waitrose to ban glitter from own-brand products by 2020

Waitrose to ban glitter from own-brand products by 2020

Waitrose has joined the crackdown on glitter by pledging to ban it from all its own-brand products by 2020. The supermarket chain said its own-label cards, wraps, crackers, tags, flowers and plants will either be glitter-free or use an environmentally...

Friday, 14:56 in Business
 
Sondra Locke: a charismatic performer defined by a toxic relationship with Clint Eastwood

Sondra Locke: a charismatic performer defined by a toxic relationship with Clint Eastwood

Sondra Locke was an actor, producer, director and talented singer. But it was her destiny to be linked forever with Clint Eastwood, whose partner she was from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s. She was a sexy, charismatic performer with a tough, lean...

Friday, 14:47 in Art & Culture
 
Kid-friendly pirates and the sublime side of Anselm Kiefer – the week in art

Kid-friendly pirates and the sublime side of Anselm Kiefer – the week in art

Exhibition of the week Siobhán Hapaska A complex array of synthetic and natural materials, including artificial snakeskin and wax, helps to create the Irish sculptor’s sensual effects in a survey of her recent work. • John Hansard Gallery,...

Friday, 14:47 in Art & Culture
 
Customers urged to serve ‘wonky’ Christmas dinner

Customers urged to serve ‘wonky’ Christmas dinner

Supermarkets have increased their efforts to reduce the national food waste mountain at Christmas by offering shoppers edible produce nearing the end of its shelf life, as well as “wonky” sprouts, carrots and parsnips. So-called wonky or ugly lines...

Friday, 14:38 in Business
 
Coaches 'did not like Jess Varnish's questioning of training'

Coaches 'did not like Jess Varnish's questioning of training'

British Cycling coaches had “absolute control” over cyclists and disapproved of them questioning their training regimes, according to a doctor’s evidence at the employment tribunal of the Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish. Varnish has accused British...

Friday, 14:33 in Sport
 
Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Canelo and conspiracies

Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Canelo and conspiracies

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Friday, 14:33 in Sport
 
May says there will be further Brexit talks with EU in coming days

May says there will be further Brexit talks with EU in coming days

Theresa May insisted that her plan to seek clarification from the European Union to help get her Brexit deal through parliament was still on track, hours after she appeared to row with Jean-Claude Juncker over whether her proposals were too...

Friday, 14:33 in Politics
 
First Dutch bananas could help tackle worldwide fungal threat

First Dutch bananas could help tackle worldwide fungal threat

A Dutch university has grown the Netherlands’ first crop of bananas as part of a research programme that could help protect the fruit from a deadly fungus that threatens production worldwide. Wageningen University grew 60 banana plants in its...

Friday, 14:26 in Science &Technology
 
Brazilian court orders arrest of Italian former leftwing guerrilla

Brazilian court orders arrest of Italian former leftwing guerrilla

A supreme court judge in Brazil has ordered the arrest of an Italian writer and former leftwing guerrilla wanted in Italy for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s. Cesare Battisti, 63, a former member of Armed Proletarians for...

Friday, 14:20 in World News
 
Yemen ceasefire: hope gives way to concerns about implementation

Yemen ceasefire: hope gives way to concerns about implementation

Initial hope after a breakthrough round of peace talks on Yemen in Sweden has quickly given way to worries over how the new measures will be implemented. The UN secretary general, António Guterres, said on Thursday that the Houthi rebels and the...

Friday, 14:20 in World News
 
Police look at whether Strasbourg attacker had accomplices

Police look at whether Strasbourg attacker had accomplices

French police are investigating whether the gunman who killed three people in an attack near Strasbourg’s Christmas market had accomplices. Chérif Chakatt was shot dead by police in Strasbourg on Thursday night after a 48-hour manhunt. The...

Friday, 14:03 in World News
 


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