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UK house prices raised age of ownership by eight years since 1997

UK house prices raised age of ownership by eight years since 1997

Britain’s increasingly unaffordable housing market has delayed the age when most adults become homeowners by at least eight years since 1997, according to official figures. Among one of several signals that young adults are being forced to wait until...

yesterday, 13:52 in Business
 
Trump's 'bring jihadists home' call gets mixed response in Europe

Trump's 'bring jihadists home' call gets mixed response in Europe

Donald Trump’s demand that Germany, France and Britain repatriate and prosecute their citizens fighting in Syria has met a mixed response in Europe as countries baulk at the difficulties involved in taking back hundreds of alleged jihadis. Germany...

yesterday, 13:51 in World News
 

BBC apologises for hot mic swearing during Labour split broadcast

BBC viewers watching the defection of seven MPs from the Labour party on Monday morning overheard a stark warning from an unknown voice: “We are actually fucked.” The commentary was inadvertently broadcast to the nation on the BBC One and BBC News...

yesterday, 13:51 in Politics
 
Manchester City set to add third-tier Chinese club to global portfolio

Manchester City set to add third-tier Chinese club to global portfolio

Manchester City’s owners are set to announce the purchase of Chinese third-tier outfit Sichuan Jiuniu on Wednesday in the latest acquisition to their growing portfolio of clubs around the world. The City Football Group has been searching for a new...

yesterday, 13:50 in Sport
 
Thomas Hitzlsperger makes swift impact at struggling Stuttgart

Thomas Hitzlsperger makes swift impact at struggling Stuttgart

There was, at last, a feeling of partial satisfaction and some optimism. A sixth defeat in seven games for lowly VfB Stuttgart is no reason for breaking out the party bunting but the manner, if not the result, felt like it might be a departure in the...

yesterday, 13:50 in Sport
 
Screenplay glory for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade

Screenplay glory for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Eighth Grade

The awards season race took a late final twist as two previously little-fancied films took best screenplay awards from the Writers Guild of America. Teen movie Eighth Grade, written and directed by Bo Burnham, won best original screenplay, while black...

yesterday, 13:28 in Art & Culture
 
UK museums face mounting pressure to repatriate foreign items

UK museums face mounting pressure to repatriate foreign items

Neanderthal skulls and the remains of an extinct sloth named after Charles Darwin are among the items requested for repatriation from British institutions, as documents reveal museums are facing calls to return some of their most treasured items to...

yesterday, 13:28 in Art & Culture
 
Man who sparked VIP paedophile ring inquiry appears in court

Man who sparked VIP paedophile ring inquiry appears in court

A man accused of making false allegations that sparked a multimillion pound police investigation into a VIP paedophile ring in Westminster has pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice and fraud. Carl Beech, 51, told police as a child he...

yesterday, 13:19 in World News
 
Liam Gallagher accuses Noel of legal threat over documentary

Liam Gallagher accuses Noel of legal threat over documentary

Liam Gallagher has accused his brother Noel of threatening legal action against him if he uses footage of Oasis in a forthcoming documentary, As It Was. Liam tweeted: “Ive just been informed that I’ll be sued by the not so mighty little fella and his...

yesterday, 13:12 in Art & Culture
 
Mauro Icardi, Internazionale and the return of unwelcome headlines

Mauro Icardi, Internazionale and the return of unwelcome headlines

The first time the big screen cut to Mauro Icardi, it stayed with him for only a few seconds. He had arrived just before kick-off for Inter’s game against Sampdoria, taking a seat beside his wife, and agent, Wanda in the stands at San Siro. Neither...

yesterday, 13:10 in Sport
 
Swedish student fined for plane protest against Afghan’s deportation

Swedish student fined for plane protest against Afghan’s deportation

A Swedish student who livestreamed her protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker last year has been found guilty of violating Sweden’s aviation laws and fined £250. Elin Ersson, 22, avoided a prison sentence at the Gothenburg district...

yesterday, 13:04 in World News
 
Naomi Osaka: split with coach was refusal to put ‘success over happiness’

Naomi Osaka: split with coach was refusal to put ‘success over happiness’

Naomi Osaka is adamant that her surprise split with the coach Sascha Bajin had nothing to do with money but was because she refused to put “success over happiness”. The German had guided the Japanese player to back-to-back grand slam titles as well as...

yesterday, 12:55 in Sport
 
Cryptic crosswords for beginners: rivers

Cryptic crosswords for beginners: rivers

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, you also have the crossing letters, which...

yesterday, 12:51 in Lifestyle
 
UK government backs campaign for recycling bases in Pakistan

UK government backs campaign for recycling bases in Pakistan

A UK government-backed campaign to build recycling bases in Pakistan could raise millions of pounds to help reduce ocean and river plastic pollution. The British NGO Tearfund is working in the country to improve the collection and disposal of waste...

yesterday, 12:44 in Politics
 
Post Malone review – pop-rap rockstar picks emotion over politics

Post Malone review – pop-rap rockstar picks emotion over politics

Where Post Malone goes, controversy often follows. The most recent, overshadowing the start of the Texan’s latest European tour, involves an apparent snub towards recently incarcerated rapper 21 Savage. Rockstar, the hedonistic smash that turned...

yesterday, 12:42 in Art & Culture
 


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