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Roger Federer overpowers Matteo Berrettini to warm up for Djokovic clash

Roger Federer overpowers Matteo Berrettini to warm up for Djokovic clash

Roger Federer warmed up for his hugely anticipated rematch with Novak Djokovic on Thursday by blunting the power of Matteo Berrettini on the third day of the ATP World Tour Finals. The young Italian, who scraped into the last eight at the last minute,...

12 November 2019 in Sport
 
Aeroflot fails to see the funny side after passenger's fat cat swap

Aeroflot fails to see the funny side after passenger's fat cat swap

The Russian airline Aeroflot has stripped a passenger of his air miles after he boasted online of sneaking his overweight cat onboard by switching him for a slimmer cat during check-in. Mikhail Galin wrote in a Facebook post last week that his cat...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Queensland police officer who leaked abuse victim's details lodges appeal

Queensland police officer who leaked abuse victim's details lodges appeal

The Queensland police officer who leaked the details of a domestic abuse victim to her violent former partner has lodged an appeal against his suspended prison sentence in a bid to keep his job. Neil Punchard pleaded guilty to nine counts of computer...

12 November 2019 in World News
 

Twenty Poond notes: investigation after ATM dispenses toy money

The Yorkshire building society is to investigate how two fake £20 notes were issued by a cash machine outside its Lancaster branch. The investigation was prompted after the Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, and a friend tried to use the cash to...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Royal Mail loses appeal over £50m fine for breaking competition law

Royal Mail loses appeal over £50m fine for breaking competition law

Royal Mail has lost an appeal against a £50m fine from media regulator Ofcom for anti-competitive behaviour against its largest competitor, the parcels business Whistl. Confirmation of the fine came on the day that Royal Mail went to the high court in...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Travis Kalanick, controversial ex-Uber CEO, cashes in $547m of shares

Travis Kalanick, controversial ex-Uber CEO, cashes in $547m of shares

The Uber co-founder and former chief executive Travis Kalanick is cashing in more than half a billion dollars of his stake in the ride share app, months after the company went public. After the end of the so-called “lockup period”, a 180-day...

12 November 2019 in Business
 

Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to 'talk whatever he thinks'

Don Cherry might not be out of work for long. One day after the iconic Canadian hockey pundit was fired by Sportsnet for xenophobic remarks made on Saturday night’s Hockey Night in Canada telecast, a Russian team has publicly recruited Cherry to come...

12 November 2019 in Sport
 
Sri Lankans sound alarm over Facebook fake news ahead of election

Sri Lankans sound alarm over Facebook fake news ahead of election

Sri Lankan civil society groups are sounding alarms about Facebook’s policies in advance of the country’s 16 November presidential election, with warnings that the company’s controversial decision to allow politicians to advertise misinformation is...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
School chaplain resigns after suggesting gay people should stay single

School chaplain resigns after suggesting gay people should stay single

A chaplain at a private school created by the founder of the Methodist church has stood down after suggesting that gay people should stay single. The Rev David Hull said there had been “unhelpful tensions” at Kingswood school in Bath since he made the...

12 November 2019 in Learning
 
Nobody wants to cause a terrible topsy turvy jumble, after all

Nobody wants to cause a terrible topsy turvy jumble, after all

SHAKE IT OFF “Mr Topsy Turvy was a funny sort of a fellow. Everything about him was either upside down, or inside out, or back to front – topsy turvy in fact. It was all very extraordinary!” So begins Roger Hargreaves’ children’s classic. Mr Topsy...

12 November 2019 in Sport
 
Lucy McCormick: 'I don't stop until I've gone too far'

Lucy McCormick: 'I don't stop until I've gone too far'

Lucy McCormick pulls her elbow back and closes her left eye. Whoosh, twang, thud: the arrow pierces the bullseye and a cheer explodes behind her. McCormick looks back with a grin – she didn’t realise she had an audience. The performance artist’s shows...

12 November 2019 in Art & Culture
 
Nikki Haley insists Donald Trump is 'truthful' as she returns to spotlight

Nikki Haley insists Donald Trump is 'truthful' as she returns to spotlight

The former UN ambassador Nikki Haley continued her dogged and faithful defence of Donald Trump on Tuesday, maintaining that the president is a “truthful” person. “In every instance that I dealt with him, he was truthful, he listened and he was great...

12 November 2019 in World News
 
Cryptic crosswords for beginners: playing cards

Cryptic crosswords for beginners: playing cards

In the example clues below, I explain the two parts of each: the definition of the answer, given in bold type, and the wordplay – the recipe for assembling its letters. In a genuine puzzle environment, of course, you also have the crossing letters,...

12 November 2019 in Lifestyle
 
UK shopping centres' owner posts £147m loss

UK shopping centres' owner posts £147m loss

Land Securities, which owns shopping centres including Trinity Leeds, Westgate Oxford and Bluewater in Kent, has slumped to a first-half loss after being hit by several store closures as retailers struggle against weaker consumer spending and a shift...

12 November 2019 in Business
 
Share a tip on winter destinations for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Share a tip on winter destinations for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Cosy bars and cafes, frosty landscapes, festivals of light, food or music … A cold-weather break means different – and often more memorable – pleasures from those enjoyed in kinder temperatures. This week we’d love to hear about where in the UK or...

12 November 2019 in Lifestyle
 


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