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Chas Hodges remembered by Dave Peacock

The first time I met Chas he was thumbing a lift home to his girlfriend’s house after missing the bus. I was with my friend, Brian Juniper, whom I’d known since I was six – Brian stopped, because he and Chas had gone to senior school together. We...

today, 12:30 in Art & Culture
 
No 10 denies making plans for second Brexit referendum

No 10 denies making plans for second Brexit referendum

Theresa May will summon EU27 ambassadors to No 10 this week as she continues to seek reassurances over the Irish backstop, with Downing Street vehemently denying drawing up contingency plans for a second referendum. The education secretary, Damian...

today, 12:08 in World News
 
What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

What was agreed at COP24? Countries settled on most of the tricky elements of the “rulebook” for putting the 2015 Paris agreement into practice. This includes how governments will measure, report on and verify their emissions-cutting efforts, a key...

today, 12:08 in World News
 
How to ease a cold with herbs

How to ease a cold with herbs

There’s nothing like a long-distance flight to test your immune system – my neighbour spluttered while the row behind hacked and the other side sniffled. Once home, and with the day the right way up, I lost no time in gathering some herbs to keep...

today, 12:08 in Lifestyle
 
Tottenham’s Eric Dier ruled out until 2019 after surgery to remove appendix

Tottenham’s Eric Dier ruled out until 2019 after surgery to remove appendix

Eric Dier has had surgery to remove his appendix and has been ruled out of action until the new year. The Tottenham midfielder came off the bench against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday but missed Saturday’s win over Burnley after...

today, 12:01 in Sport
 

Emma Chambers remembered by Richard Curtis

Well, of course, I’d rather I wasn’t writing this at all. It was a terrible shock and sorrow to lose Emma. From where I stood she was a remarkable and passionate woman with an amazing capacity for love and laughter and joy. And she was a truly...

today, 11:57 in Art & Culture
 
On my radar: Mary Anne Hobbs’s cultural highlights

On my radar: Mary Anne Hobbs’s cultural highlights

Born in Garstang, Lancashire, in 1964, Mary Anne Hobbs is a DJ, radio presenter and music journalist. She began her radio career at Xfm before spending 14 years at Radio 1. In 2010, she worked on the Grammy award-nominated soundtrack to Black Swan....

today, 11:57 in Art & Culture
 

Tessa Jowell remembered by her daughter Jess Mills

With Mum there was no distinction between the political and the personal: her politics were who she was. She was intrinsically authentic. The driving force behind everything she did was her unique capacity for love – it was how she interacted with and...

today, 11:57 in Art & Culture
 

Dolores O’Riordan remembered by Dave Davies

I met Dolores a few years ago in a restaurant in Edgewater, New Jersey. It was a small place off the beaten track, the kind of place you go to where nobody knows you and no one will bother you. Dolores was there with her boyfriend [Olé Koretsky], and...

today, 11:57 in Art & Culture
 
Stuck for gift ideas for the gardener in your life?

Stuck for gift ideas for the gardener in your life?

All I want for Christmas is a steaming pile of manure, though I’m always happy to be given seed. Brown Envelope Seeds in West Cork does a Christmas card packed with seed. I like their ‘Peas on Earth’, and their gift boxes, too. I have ordered a Baby’s...

today, 11:49 in Lifestyle
 
Malbec, mencia, chardonnay: the wine trends of 2018

Malbec, mencia, chardonnay: the wine trends of 2018

A lot of the news about wine in the UK this year was about what we’re not drinking. Sales are on the slide, inching downwards by around 2% in the past year, and with the largest specialist wine retailer, Majestic, reporting a big drop in pre-tax...

today, 11:49 in Lifestyle
 
Sellafield boss warns on nuclear clean-up

Sellafield boss warns on nuclear clean-up

The government body given the job of cleaning up Britain’s old nuclear power stations has warned that taxpayers will have to help plug a looming multimillion-pound gap in its finances left by shrinking revenues. David Peattie, chief executive of the...

today, 11:43 in Business
 
Why Britain is wasting a mountain of cheese

Why Britain is wasting a mountain of cheese

It was once a simple choice of stilton or cheddar with a few grapes on the side and the pleasure of assembling a course that requires no cooking. But for many households the Christmas cheeseboard has become an elaborate affair – often resulting in a...

today, 11:43 in Business
 
Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

The Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in ahead of a concert, his lawyer has said. Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, had been due to perform at a concert in Jinja, about 50...

today, 11:27 in World News
 
Smart footballs, winter layers and Ashes reminders: best sporting gifts of 2018

Smart footballs, winter layers and Ashes reminders: best sporting gifts of 2018

Style and substance The Women’s World Cup takes place in France in the summer and there is the chance to bag a bargain to show support for England with a range of gear from prodirectsoccer.com – all currently reduced. Scotland fans can also grab a...

today, 11:15 in Sport
 


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