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Royal Statistical Society Christmas quiz: 25th anniversary edition

Royal Statistical Society Christmas quiz: 25th anniversary edition

For the last quarter-century, the Royal Statistical Society has published a fiendishly difficult Christmas quiz to entertain puzzle fans over the festive break – and this year’s special 25th anniversary edition, devised by Dr Tim Paulden, is sure to...

yesterday, 13:01 in Science &Technology
 
UN climate change talks postpone contentious issues with draft agreement

UN climate change talks postpone contentious issues with draft agreement

The UN met on Saturday in Poland to discuss a draft agreement on climate change, which sources said was likely to pass, as exhausted delegates made compromises on some key issues but postponed other contentious problems to be solved next year. The...

yesterday, 12:58 in World News
 
Large fire breaks out at Chester Zoo

Large fire breaks out at Chester Zoo

A large fire has broken out at Chester Zoo, prompting the evacuation of visitors as firefighters attend to the blaze. The zoo said animals were also being moved away from the fire, which appears to be confined to one area. “We can confirm that the...

yesterday, 12:58 in World News
 
Sri Lanka's PM resigns in effort to ease constitutional crisis

Sri Lanka's PM resigns in effort to ease constitutional crisis

Sri Lanka’s prime minister has resigned, saying he wanted to end a long political crisis over his appointment and allow the president to form a new government. Mahinda Rajapaksa signed a letter of resignation in the presence of the media, flanked by...

yesterday, 12:41 in World News
 
Alisson’s heroics underpin subtle shift in balance for steadier Liverpool

Alisson’s heroics underpin subtle shift in balance for steadier Liverpool

A cross from the right. Two defenders jump and can’t quite connect. Dejan Lovren, startled that the ball has got as far as the back post, realises too late that Arkadiusz Milik has stolen behind him; he cannot get to the forward in time. Time slows....

yesterday, 12:26 in Sport
 
Gilets jaunes protesters turn out in Paris for fifth weekend

Gilets jaunes protesters turn out in Paris for fifth weekend

Paris police have been deployed in large numbers for the fifth consecutive weekend of demonstrations by gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after previous rallies turned violent. At least 21 people were...

yesterday, 11:43 in World News
 
Can BBC documentary Searching for Kanye explain Yeezy's rightwing politics?

Can BBC documentary Searching for Kanye explain Yeezy's rightwing politics?

Ben Zand is a documentary maker who has spent most of his career following drug wars and central Asian dictators. Earlier this year, however, he entered a different kind of world: the alleged sex ring run by R Kelly (which he denies). By speaking with...

yesterday, 11:35 in Showbiz
 
Deck the halls: 21st-century Christmas wreaths and table arrangements

Deck the halls: 21st-century Christmas wreaths and table arrangements

Dried chillies, lavender, feathers and palm fronds: these are not your usual Christmas wreath ingredients. But by combining more unexpected plants and flowers with seasonal staples – pine, conifer, eucalyptus, say – you can create displays that...

yesterday, 11:35 in Lifestyle
 
Royal Mail queues lengthen as depots close across UK

Royal Mail queues lengthen as depots close across UK

If you face a long wait in the queue at your local parcels office to pick up a missed Christmas delivery this weekend, spare a thought for those living in one part of south-east London who say they have endured months of postal woes after Royal Mail...

yesterday, 11:26 in Business
 
Will you lose out if you back a venture on Kickstarter?

Will you lose out if you back a venture on Kickstarter?

It is described as a hi-tech blanket that will give you “the best sleep ever” and reduce your stress levels, though at about £195 ($249) a pop it is certainly not cheap. The Zen Blanket was promoted on the crowdfunding websites Kickstarter and...

yesterday, 11:26 in Business
 
My brother’s in jail for sexually abusing my niece, yet my sons blame her – have I raised two monsters?

My brother’s in jail for sexually abusing my niece, yet my sons blame her – have I raised two monsters?

I’m the mother of two teenage boys, aged 19 and 15. We have tried to bring them up as socially aware, kind young men. Last year, my brother’s daughter alleged she had suffered a range of sexual crimes committed by her father over a number of years. He...

yesterday, 11:10 in Lifestyle
 
Fit in my 40s: is it a good idea to go running with my dog?

Fit in my 40s: is it a good idea to go running with my dog?

Milo Royds devised dog running as a concept for the dog, not the human. They just don’t get enough exercise walking along a path on a lead, however many hours they spend that way. I, conversely, started doing this for me: I don’t have enough air in...

yesterday, 11:10 in Lifestyle
 
Speak to Guardian and Observer journalists staffing our charity telethon lines

Speak to Guardian and Observer journalists staffing our charity telethon lines

Would you like to speak to Marina Hyde, Gary Younge, Katharine Viner or Owen Jones? All four and many more of your favourite journalists will be staffing the 2018 Guardian and Observer charity telethon phone lines this Saturday to take your calls and...

yesterday, 11:09 in World News
 
Ukrainian priests rile Moscow with moves to set up independent Orthodox Church

Ukrainian priests rile Moscow with moves to set up independent Orthodox Church

Ukrainian priests will hold a historic synod on Saturdayto work toward founding an independent church, in what the authorities in Kiev hope will be a further step out of Russia’s orbit. Ties between the former Soviet neighbours have broken down since...

yesterday, 11:09 in World News
 
Public transit system in Washington DC struggles with privatization

Public transit system in Washington DC struggles with privatization

Kewanna Battle Mason has worked for the privately operated bus service, the DC Circulator, in Washington DC for 10 years. But she has campaigned as a union activist against any attempt to privatize the capital’s giant public transit system – even...

yesterday, 11:09 in World News
 


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