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Clare Foges

New Tory PM’s approach should be a pick ’n’ mix

Punk’s new faces

Australia’s edgiest band were booked to model for Gucci

Trump in Japan

The president’s grand day out was not all fun and games

Charlton go up

The club’s last-gasp goal means a place in the Championship

Farage demands seat at Brexit talks

Nigel Farage today demanded that his new Brexit Party be given a role in EU negotiations after disaffected Conservative and Labour voters swept him to victory in the European parliamentary elections. With counts in 11 of the 12 regions complete, the party topped the national vote share with 31.6 per cent. The collapse of the Tory vote to 9.1 per cent was almost matched...Nigel Farage today demanded that his new Brexit Party be given a role in EU negotiations after...Nigel Farage today demanded that his new Brexit Party be given a role in EU negotiations after...

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Analysis

Results make Brexit compromise increasingly unlikely

If there was one overriding message from voters in last night’s European election it was that when it comes to Brexit...If there was one overriding message from voters in last night’s European election it was that when it comes to Brexit a fudge won’t do. The big winners were those parties with the least ambiguous stance to Britain’s future relationship with the European Union. As predicted, Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party topped the...If there was one overriding message from voters in last night’s European election it was that when it comes to Brexit a fudge...

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Mother charged with murder of teenage sons

Scientists declare new epoch: the Age of Man

Threat to vaccinations under no-deal, flu jab supplier warns

Let your girls fly, pushy parents told

Twice as many long-term patients have their own NHS cash to spend

War doctor who knew Assad phoned to plead for ceasefire

Sailor dies in yacht crash on film festival’s last night

Prisoners using e-cigarettes to smoke smuggled ‘spice’

Poor range will hamper sales of electric cars ‘for a decade’

Most motorists will consider an electric car only when they can travel at least 300 miles on a single charge, according to a study. Poor battery range and concerns over a shortage of roadside chargers remain some of the biggest barriers to the...Most motorists will consider an electric car only when they can travel at least 300 miles on a...Most motorists will consider an electric car only when they can travel at least 300 miles on a...

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Corbyn faces mounting calls to back referendum

ELECTIONS 2019

Farage celebrates ‘big win’ before by-election test

ELECTIONS 2019

Voters are telling us to reach a deal, says leading Tory

elections 2019

Change UK misses out on centrist surge

elections 2019

My record as mayor proves I can see beyond Brexit, says Johnson

elections 2019

Gove vows to be a warrior and healer after joining race

elections 2019

Hunt the born-again Leaver ‘knows how to make a deal’

elections 2019

Raab stands by anti-feminist remarks

comment | matthew hancock

We need to repair fractured community

elections 2019

Deadlock awaits as populists march on across Europe

The EU faces months of political deadlock after traditional centrist parties fragmented while populists and right-wing nationalists across Europe made gains in elections to the European parliament. Increasingly polarised politics across the EU...The EU faces months of political deadlock after traditional centrist parties fragmented while...The EU faces months of political deadlock after traditional centrist parties fragmented while...

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elections 2019 | france

Le Pen secures narrow victory over Macron

elections 2019 | italy

Salvini surge could see EU spending limits scrapped

ELECTIONS 2019

Leaders hail ‘green wave’ across continent

elections 2019 | rest of europe

Rival interests will make up finely balanced parliament

elections 2019

Eurosceptics inspire first rise in turnout since 1979

elections 2019 | analysis

All change in Brussels as newcomers disrupt traditional coalitions

ELECTIONS 2019

Meet the new MEPs

RED BOX | MATT CHORLEY

After sitting on the fence for so long, it’s collapsed beneath Corbyn

red box | justine greening

Politicians have fudged it, we must go back to the people

In spite of the apocalyptic predictions of national unrest by some, Britons calmly went to the polls last Thursday to cast a vote in the unexpected European Union elections. They were treated as a proxy referendum by many...In spite of the apocalyptic predictions of national unrest by some, Britons calmly went to the polls last Thursday to cast a vote in the unexpected European Union elections. They were treated as a proxy referendum by many...In spite of the apocalyptic predictions of national unrest by some, Britons calmly went to the polls last Thursday to...

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RED BOX | RICHARD TICE

This is not a high point for the Brexit Party — we have only just begun

Last night I was honoured to become an MEP for the Brexit Party in the East of England. I must admit there was an element of relief: when you’ve spent six weeks totally immersed in a campaign there’s always the possibility that...Last night I was honoured to become an MEP for the Brexit Party in the East of England. I must admit there was an element of relief: when you’ve spent six weeks totally immersed in a campaign there’s always the possibility that...Last night I was honoured to become an MEP for the Brexit Party in the East of England. I must admit there was an...

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RED BOX | BEN BRADSHAW

If Labour had run on ‘referendum and Remain’, we could have beaten the Brexit Party

RED BOX | JO SWINSON

Lib Dems reaped the rewards of supporting a People’s Vote

Louvre faces $450m question over last Leonardo

The tangled fate of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi has taken another twist after it was claimed that the Louvre will refuse to attribute the painting solely to him. Ben Lewis, author of The Last Leonardo, said sources at the Paris museum had told...The tangled fate of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi has taken another twist after it was claimed that...The tangled fate of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi has taken another twist after it was claimed that...

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Instagram influencers no match for duchess’s star power, says designer

Robocrop: fruit pickers to be replaced by machines

Subtitles on children’s TV boost reading skills

Solar panels lead charge into green vehicles

Light touch lifts the mood at care home

Briton tried in absence for 1996 murder in Ireland

Darwin descendant’s ode to a nightingale

Mother, 34, charged with murder of two children

Blackmail risk from tool that brings selfies to life

Nepal rejects curbs after Everest death

Watchdog will investigate homeopathic ‘vaccinations’

The medicines regulator has opened an inquiry into homeopathy after The Times exposed how some practitioners were...The medicines regulator has opened an inquiry into homeopathy after The Times exposed how some...The medicines regulator has opened an inquiry into homeopathy after The Times exposed how some...

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Pheasants at largest hatchery in Britain ‘turn into cannibals’

Demand is growing for routine inspections of game farms after the UK’s largest hatchery was found to have partially...Demand is growing for routine inspections of game farms after the UK’s largest hatchery was found...Demand is growing for routine inspections of game farms after the UK’s largest hatchery was found...

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Comment

New Tory PM must adopt a pick ’n’ mix approach

Clare Foges

Johnson, Raab and co should realise that pandering to the Conservative right is no way to win over the wider country

libby purves

Universities should treasure their older dons

edward lucas

Doctored videos destroy trust — and democracy

carol midgley | notebook

Want a dead good job? Become an undertaker

martha gill

A ban on diesel vehicles can’t come quickly enough

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Leading Articles

Fight for Survival

Michael Gove’s entry into the Conservative Party leadership race adds to an already crowded field. He must bring courtesy and robust debate to the contest

Bowled over by Sumo

Japan’s pandering to Trump’s enjoyment may yield useful political results

Our Man-made World

Scientists are to announce the Anthropocene epoch, probably the shortest of all

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The challenges of choosing May’s successor

Sir, It is to be hoped that the Queen’s constitutional advisers will remind her of how disastrous it was for David Cameron’s successor to be chosen by the Tory party alone, rather than by the British electorate — even though the Tories then...Sir, It is to be hoped that the Queen’s constitutional advisers will remind her of how disastrous...Sir, It is to be hoped that the Queen’s constitutional advisers will remind her of how disastrous...

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Briefing

UK: Aston Villa play Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium; EU election results are expected in Northern Ireland and Scotland’s Western Isles, which do not count ballots on a Sunday.

On this day

In 1679 parliament passed the Habeas Corpus Act, protecting citizens against false arrest and imprisonment; in 1703 Tsar Peter the Great proclaimed St Petersburg the new Russian capital; in 1931 Auguste Piccard and Charles Knipfer became the first humans to enter the stratosphere when their balloon reached an altitude of 51,800ft; in 1936 the liner Queen Mary left Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York via Cherbourg; in 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic; in 1941 the German battleship Bismarck was sunk in a concerted attack by British ships and aircraft; in 1993 a suspected Mafia car bomb exploded outside the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, killing five people, injuring 37 and damaging many works of art; in 1994 Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ended a 20-year exile in the West to return to Russia.

Nature notes

More of the small, pretty butterflies are out and about. The latest is the common blue, which can be found in almost any wild, grassy place. The male is bright blue with a violet tinge. The female is brown but often has an extensive blue wash on its central parts. Where you see one you will generally find more, since they are colonial. At night there are often a number of them roosting together on a grass stem, all with their heads hanging downwards. Small copper butterflies can be seen in the same places as these blues. They are a glossy coppery-brown with black spots of varied shapes and sizes on their wings. The males hold a territory, sitting on a flower such as a daisy or even on warm, bare ground. They fly up rapidly after passing females and chase away rival males. Small heath butterflies are a tawny brown. They are common butterflies of fields and heathland. They constantly fly up from under one’s feet as one walks through the long grass and flutter back down again.

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Birthdays today

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Benjamin Bathurst, first sea lord and chief of naval staff (1993-95), 83; Paul Bettany, actor, The Da Vinci Code (2006), 48; Heston Blumenthal, chef, 53; Dee Dee Bridgewater, jazz singer, Memphis . . . Yes, I’m Ready (2017), 69; Rebekah Brooks, chief executive, News UK, 51; Pat Cash, tennis player, Wimbledon men’s singles winner (1987), 54; Alina Cojocaru, lead principal, English National Ballet, 38; John Conteh, boxer, world light-heavyweight boxing champion (1974-77), 68; Joseph Fiennes, actor, The Handmaid’s Tale, 49; Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, leader of the Liberal Democrats (2015-17), 49; Paul Gascoigne, footballer, England (1988-98), 52; Duncan Goodhew, swimmer, Olympic gold medallist (1980), 62; Henry Kissinger, US secretary of state (1973-77), 96; David Mundell, Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, secretary of state for Scotland, 57; Jamie Oliver, chef, 44; Denise van Outen, presenter, The Big Breakfast (1997-98), 45; Miah Persson, soprano, 50; Prof Nick Petford, vice-chancellor, University of Northampton, 58; Jussi Pylkkänen, global president, Christie’s, 56; Dame Ingrid Roscoe, lord-lieutenant of West Yorkshire (2004-18), 75; Matt Richardson, DJ on Virgin Radio and comedian, 28; Ravi Shastri, head coach of India’s national cricket team, 57; Siouxsie Sioux, singer-songwriter, Siouxsie and the Banshees, 62; Dame Rosemary Squire, co-founder, Ambassador Theatre Group and Trafalgar Entertainment, 63; Donna Strickland, optical physicist, Nobel prize in physics (2018), 60; Sophie Walker, leader, Women’s Equality Party (2015-January 2019), 48.

World

Jordan turns back on western allies in row over Israel

Jordan, a linchpin of the West’s security architecture in the Middle East, is being forced to turn from its traditional allies in the face of economic crisis and the increasingly aggressive policies of Saudi Arabia, The Times has learnt. Threatened by protests at home, and with Riyadh reducing...Jordan, a linchpin of the West’s security architecture in the Middle East, is being forced to turn from its traditional allies in the face of economic crisis and the increasingly aggressive policies of Saudi Arabia, The Times has learnt. Threatened by protests at home, and with Riyadh reducing...Jordan, a linchpin of the West’s security architecture in the Middle East, is being forced to turn from its traditional allies...

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Sisi regime puts thousands on death row

More than 2,440 people have been sentenced to death in Egypt since President Sisi began a crackdown on opposition after coming to power six years ago, according to new figures. Most were convicted and sentenced in mass trials of more than 15 defendants. The campaign group Reprieve, which compiled the figures, called it a human rights crisis.More than 2,440 people have been sentenced to death in Egypt since President Sisi began a crackdown on opposition after coming to power six years ago, according to new figures. Most were convicted and sentenced in mass trials of more than 15 defendants. The campaign group Reprieve, which compiled the figures, called it a human rights crisis.More than 2,440 people have been sentenced to death in Egypt since President Sisi began a crackdown on opposition after coming...

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A tussle ahead after president’s grand day out

He ate burgers, played golf and watched a sumo match with the Japanese prime minister but the relaxed air of President Trump in Japan belied the heavyweight issues he faces on his four-day tour. Mr Trump is today due to become the first foreign leader to meet Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito. But the state visit could...He ate burgers, played golf and watched a sumo match with the Japanese prime minister but the...He ate burgers, played golf and watched a sumo match with the Japanese prime minister but the...

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Lost hiker rescued from ravine after 17 days with a broken leg

Ramaphosa deputy accused over political killings

Judge suspended for joke against Trump

Oslo hosts new round of Venezuela peace talks

Châteaux investigated for putting names to cheaper grapes

Wine god’s head is no worse for wear

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Tunisian fishermen look back to simpler times

Space study earns Putin’s daughter a doctorate

Details have emerged of the career of a woman thought to be President Putin’s younger daughter, who is almost unknown...Details have emerged of the career of a woman thought to be President Putin’s younger daughter...Details have emerged of the career of a woman thought to be President Putin’s younger daughter...

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First Aboriginal given national ministerial role

For the first time since white settlement more than 230 years ago an indigenous Australian has been appointed as...For the first time since white settlement more than 230 years ago an indigenous Australian has...For the first time since white settlement more than 230 years ago an indigenous Australian has...

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Spy agency’s own cyberweapon used to attack cities

Three French Isis fighters sentenced to death in Iraq

Don’t wear skullcaps, German government warns Jews

Martin Luther King had 45 lovers, secret FBI cache reveals

Business

Brexit critic set for lead role at CBI

Tory Eurosceptic attacks ‘extreme’ Lord Bilimoria

Britain’s biggest employers’ group has lined up a fierce critic of Brexit to take over as president next year in a move that threatens to inflame tensions between big business and Westminster. Lord Bilimoria, the founder of Cobra beer, has been nominated as vice-president of the CBI, the...Britain’s biggest employers’ group has lined up a fierce critic of Brexit to take over as president next year in a move that threatens to inflame tensions between big business and Westminster. Lord Bilimoria, the founder of Cobra beer, has been nominated as vice-president of the CBI, the...Britain’s biggest employers’ group has lined up a fierce critic of Brexit to take over as president next year in a move that...

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Fiat Chrysler and Renault plan tie-up

The Fiat Chrysler group is set to unveil details of a tie-up with Renault, the French carmaker still reeling from the deposing of Carlos Ghosn, its former chairman and chief executive. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Italian-American automotive group that is itself the product of a merger in 2014, will reveal today a wide-ranging tie-up with...The Fiat Chrysler group is set to unveil details of a tie-up with Renault, the French carmaker still reeling from the deposing of Carlos Ghosn, its former chairman and chief executive. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Italian-American automotive group that is itself the product of a merger in 2014, will reveal today a wide-ranging tie-up with...The Fiat Chrysler group is set to unveil details of a tie-up with Renault, the French carmaker still reeling from the deposing...

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Work is not a happy place for Britain’s increasingly miserable staff

For those not looking forward to work after the bank holiday, you are not alone. According to a survey of employees, most of us are disgruntled and dissatisfied in our jobs and almost half of us struggle to summon the enthusiasm to climb out of bed in the morning. Over the past three years, workplace happiness has...For those not looking forward to work after the bank holiday, you are not alone. According to a...For those not looking forward to work after the bank holiday, you are not alone. According to a...

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Financier seeks green light for power play

Lakes’ new airport finally cleared for ambitious take-off

In 1993 on a windy airfield in the far northwest of England, propellers quietened and that was it, the end of scheduled passenger services from Carlisle airport. Euroair — motto: “We take the high road” — couldn’t make daily Monday-to-Friday...In 1993 on a windy airfield in the far northwest of England, propellers quietened and that was it...In 1993 on a windy airfield in the far northwest of England, propellers quietened and that was it...

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Failed bid for Galliford Try puts onus back on Bovis Homes

Bovis Homes is considering whether to line up a fresh bid for the lion’s share of Galliford Try after its housebuilding rival knocked back an opportunistic all-share tilt. The rejuvenated FTSE 250 builder will confirm in a...Bovis Homes is considering whether to line up a fresh bid for the lion’s share of Galliford Try after its housebuilding rival knocked back an opportunistic all-share tilt. The rejuvenated FTSE 250 builder will confirm in a...Bovis Homes is considering whether to line up a fresh bid for the lion’s share of Galliford Try after its...

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Mr Kipling sale is tempting treat for hungry buyers

Premier Foods is exploring a potential sale of Mr Kipling cakes as it presses ahead with a review under pressure from activist shareholders. Selling Mr Kipling, part of a larder of brands that also includes Angel Delight and...Premier Foods is exploring a potential sale of Mr Kipling cakes as it presses ahead with a review under pressure from activist shareholders. Selling Mr Kipling, part of a larder of brands that also includes Angel Delight and...Premier Foods is exploring a potential sale of Mr Kipling cakes as it presses ahead with a review under pressure from...

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Things are not as bad as they seem if you turn the clock back 50 years

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Working too hard? The fact is everybody needs a day off once in a while

Octopussy’s heir is a superyacht fit for 007

In 1988, a Dutch boatbuilder bet the business on producing what was a defining moment in the evolution of the superyacht. Capable of 50 knots, the 43m Octopussy was at the time the fastest luxury private cruiser ever built. John Staluppi...In 1988, a Dutch boatbuilder bet the business on producing what was a defining moment in the...In 1988, a Dutch boatbuilder bet the business on producing what was a defining moment in the...

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Statisticians ‘wrong’ on tax and inequality

working life

Virtual reality makes big leap into hands-on training

Leeds revels in status as retail world’s northern star

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Sport

Cricket World Cup

Cricket World Cup 2019: how to . . . stop Kohli

Since the 2015 World Cup, Virat Kohli is, by various measures, the pre-eminent batsman in one-day cricket. His average in that period is 78.29, fully ten runs higher than his nearest rival. He is frighteningly efficient chasing, with a world-leading ten not-outs in victorious run-chases, including four centuries. Using a fundamentally classical technique, he scores...Since the 2015 World Cup, Virat Kohli is, by various measures, the pre-eminent batsman in one-day...Since the 2015 World Cup, Virat Kohli is, by various measures, the pre-eminent batsman in one-day...

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Cricket World Cup

Cricket World Cup: your guide to the grounds

THE OVAL Where to go for breakfast
Sugar Pot, Kennington Park Road (SE11 4DA). This little coffee shop is run by...THE OVAL Where to go for breakfast
Sugar Pot, Kennington Park Road (SE11 4DA). This little coffee shop is run by three siblings born and raised in the area. Excellent coffee and good small plates for breakfast. Don’t expect a seat though. What to do at lunch, or in a rain break
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championship play-off final | oliver kay

Mature Grealish desperate to seal top-flight return

Cricket | Steve James

Crisis? No, but seam attack is fragile

Rugby union | Stuart Barnes

Sexy Saracens have a duty to put boring Exeter in their place

No side can kick a ball like Saracens. None keep it with anything like the efficiency of Exeter Chiefs. England’s two...No side can kick a ball like Saracens. None keep it with anything like the efficiency of Exeter...No side can kick a ball like Saracens. None keep it with anything like the efficiency of Exeter...

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league one play-off final | henry winter

Bowyer showing management can offer future in game for retiring stars

When Charlton Athletic scored deep into injury time, Lee Bowyer permitted himself a brief fist pump before turning to...When Charlton Athletic scored deep into injury time, Lee Bowyer permitted himself a brief fist...When Charlton Athletic scored deep into injury time, Lee Bowyer permitted himself a brief fist...

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French Open

It wasn’t pretty but Konta ends Roland Garros hoodoo

Premier League

La Liga chief’s attack on us was an ethnic slur, say City

Rugby union | Owen Slot

Play-offs reduced to a formality in era of the big two

formula one

Hamilton defies crumbling tyres and Verstappen to win his ‘hardest race’

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Championship play-off final

Where the £170m game could be won and lost

French Open

French Open diary: Federer keeps 16-year record ticking along

Athletics

Felix pressure forces Nike to amend maternity rules

Cricket World Cup

How the other teams are shaping up for the World Cup

Football | robbie fowler interview

‘Great players can become great managers: you have to work at it’

Robbie Fowler was talking to his wife Kerrie about taking their son Jacob to the Champions League final in Madrid. “Well, you have to take him because it’s a one-off,” Kerrie said. “It’s not really with Liverpool!” Fowler laughed. It’s fairly...Robbie Fowler was talking to his wife Kerrie about taking their son Jacob to the Champions League...Robbie Fowler was talking to his wife Kerrie about taking their son Jacob to the Champions League...

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Premier League

Ashley ‘agrees £350m sale’ of Newcastle

Football

Neville seeks right midfield balance to keep players onside

europa league

Injury could put Kanté out of final

football

Arsenal’s style leads to mistakes but we’re sticking to it – Shkodran Mustafi

Football

Bradley Ormesher’s images from 1999 Champions League final replay

It was 20 years ago to the day, but in some ways little had changed. Old Trafford was packed as fans watched Manchester United celebrate the anniversary of their treble-winning season, including the Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich...It was 20 years ago to the day, but in some ways little had changed. Old Trafford was packed as...It was 20 years ago to the day, but in some ways little had changed. Old Trafford was packed as...

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Football

Leeds owner ‘will not sell stake’

League One play-off final

Ross: Wembley loss is gut-wrenching

Rugby union

Tompkins: I wondered why I wasn’t as good as Itoje. Well I’m not a freak

Boxing

Joshua: rivals’ delay to fight me a mistake

Athletics

Johnson-Thompson dominates in Austria

Cricket

Lord’s holds mixed emotions for Hildreth

Racing

Hermosa lands second classic

Hermosa, who landed the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket this month, easily followed up in the Tattersalls-sponsored Irish...Hermosa, who landed the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket this month, easily followed up in the...Hermosa, who landed the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket this month, easily followed up in the...

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Racing

Champion tipster of the year: Rob Wright’s racing tips

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Murray Gell‑Mann

Pioneering physicist who developed the idea of quarks and received a Nobel prize but was never short of withering put-downs

From the early days of scientific inquiry, scientists have wondered what matter is made from. The ancient Greeks settled on “atoms”, tiny indivisible objects whose name means “uncuttable”. As understanding of particle physics evolved in the 20th century, Murray Gell-Mann emerged to explain why this was not exactly the case. Gell-Mann was not the only scientist to...From the early days of scientific inquiry, scientists have wondered what matter is made from. The...From the early days of scientific inquiry, scientists have wondered what matter is made from. The...

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obituary

Doug McAvoy

Doug McAvoy’s farewell speech to the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers in 2004 was different from...Doug McAvoy’s farewell speech to the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers in 2004 was different from his previous ones. The union’s portly, combative leader became unusually reflective. His eyes welled up. He left out a characteristic attack on the union’s left-wing activists who had, according to the...Doug McAvoy’s farewell speech to the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers in 2004 was different from his...

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The Rev Ruth Scott

law report

‘Good character’ requirement not met by rehabilitated murderer

May 27, 1919

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weather eye

A bad month for bank holidays?

Cool, breezy, heavy showers possibly thundery in places — it’s typical weather for bank holiday Monday in late May. When this holiday was introduced in 1967 to replace the old Whit Monday holiday it was a washout over the weekend. Since then it...Cool, breezy, heavy showers possibly thundery in places — it’s typical weather for bank holiday...Cool, breezy, heavy showers possibly thundery in places — it’s typical weather for bank holiday...

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Nevena Bridgen — the MP’s wife who won’t play by the rules

The opera singer wife of Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen has launched a website that’s scandalised Westminster

Stephen Graham: ‘I’m not Mr Darcy. I’m the one who smashes windows’

The actor is earning five-star reviews and will soon appear in a film with Tom Hanks

arts

The new faces of punk (and Gucci)

Amy Taylor of Amyl and the Sniffers on how she went from unruly singer to catwalk model

The American Vogue grifter who got found out

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What to see at London Festival of Architecture

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the monday column

Kevin Maher: Here’s one way to avoid a dog-walking injury — train your animal

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Ask Tanya Byron: My six-year-old daughter’s tantrums have become violent

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Palme D’Or winner could be director’s bonkers masterpiece

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Mariah Carey at the Royal Albert Hall

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Someone should be shot for the steps. The delicious prospect of seeing Mariah Carey close up was dealt a blow before the diva had sung a single note. At the first of three nights at the Royal Albert Hall, a curtain was sucked up to...★★★★☆
Someone should be shot for the steps. The delicious prospect of seeing Mariah Carey close...★★★★☆
Someone should be shot for the steps. The delicious prospect of seeing Mariah Carey close...

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first night: pop

Beverley Knight at the Royal Festival Hall

first night: concert

Lagrime di San Pietro at the Barbican

first night: concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo at the Barbican

★★★★☆
Some composers need many notes to make their point, others very few. Think of Wagner and his operatic epics...★★★★☆
Some composers need many notes to make their point, others very few. Think of Wagner and...★★★★☆
Some composers need many notes to make their point, others very few. Think of Wagner and...

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First night: Theatre

True Copy at the Attenborough Centre, Brighton

★★★★☆
The celebrated-cum-notorious Dutch art forger Geert Jan Jansen sits on stage in front of a series of...★★★★☆
The celebrated-cum-notorious Dutch art forger Geert Jan Jansen sits on stage in front of...★★★★☆
The celebrated-cum-notorious Dutch art forger Geert Jan Jansen sits on stage in front of...

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first night: theatre

Review: King Hedley II, Royal Stratford East, E15

first night: film

The Specials at Cannes Film Festival

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Rocketman and Aladdin

Watch our critics discuss the big new releases. This week Kevin Maher and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh give their verdicts on Rocketman and Aladdin. See the Times+ website for details of our year-round offer of 2-for-1 Odeon cinema ticketsWatch our critics discuss the big new releases. This week Kevin Maher and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh...Watch our critics discuss the big new releases. This week Kevin Maher and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh...

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Scotland

SNP win ‘supports case for second independence vote’

A record-breaking result for the SNP in the European elections has reinforced the mandate for a second independence referendum, according to senior nationalists. With almost all the results in from Scotland, the SNP seems likely to win three of the six Scottish MEP seats, with Scottish Labour...A record-breaking result for the SNP in the European elections has reinforced the mandate for a second independence referendum, according to senior nationalists. With almost all the results in from Scotland, the SNP seems likely to win three of the six Scottish MEP seats, with Scottish Labour...A record-breaking result for the SNP in the European elections has reinforced the mandate for a second independence referendum...

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Doctor sent to back of queue after delaying surgery to care for patients

A doctor who delayed her own hip operation so she could treat patients found she had been pushed to the bottom of the waiting list under Scotland’s punitive system. Ida Boron, an ophthalmologist with NHS Lothian, told staff that she would wait five months until May for her hip replacement to ensure people coming to her clinic were seen on...A doctor who delayed her own hip operation so she could treat patients found she had been pushed to the bottom of the waiting list under Scotland’s punitive system. Ida Boron, an ophthalmologist with NHS Lothian, told staff that she would wait five months until May for her hip replacement to ensure people coming to her clinic were seen on...A doctor who delayed her own hip operation so she could treat patients found she had been pushed to the bottom of the waiting...

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Tory lurch to right makes stopping no-deal difficult, warns Blackford

The SNP’s Westminster leader has warned that opposition MPs could struggle to stop a no-deal Brexit. Ian Blackford said any proposition to halt Brexit by revoking Article 50 would need teeth and it was not clear that it would be “particularly easy” to do at present. He said that a no-deal Brexit would “crash the...The SNP’s Westminster leader has warned that opposition MPs could struggle to stop a no-deal Brexit.The SNP’s Westminster leader has warned that opposition MPs could struggle to stop a no-deal Brexit.

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Art school bosses’ failings ‘contributed to both fires’

Failure to disclose evidence halts trial

House sales rise 2.3% as prices in largest cities fall

COMMENT | GORDON GIBB

Mack’s managers must accept blame for fire — and quit

Last week Glasgow School of Art’s senior management claimed that they were not responsible for the two fires that...Last week Glasgow School of Art’s senior management claimed that they were not responsible for...Last week Glasgow School of Art’s senior management claimed that they were not responsible for...

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comment | Magnus Linklater

Look to the past for the future Tory leader

There are two ways for Scottish voters to approach the race for the Tory leadership. The first was expressed to me by...There are two ways for Scottish voters to approach the race for the Tory leadership. The first...There are two ways for Scottish voters to approach the race for the Tory leadership. The first...

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Holyrood grand tour marks 20 years

Four teachers get rare cancer at school on waste tip

Tributes to Celtic legend Harry Hood

Pioneering female soccer stars will get caps at last

Controversial actress stars as bisexual killer in own film

An actress from Edinburgh who is married to the US Treasury secretary is to star as a bisexual psychopathic killer in a film that she wrote in two weeks. In 2016 Louise Linton, 38, self-published an account of the six months she spent in Zambia as...An actress from Edinburgh who is married to the US Treasury secretary is to star as a bisexual...An actress from Edinburgh who is married to the US Treasury secretary is to star as a bisexual...

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One hump or two? Café offers camel cappuccinos

New plant’s tribute to botanist

Adults with learning disabilities ‘likely to have no teeth’

One in five people with learning disabilities in Scotland aged 35 to 44 years has no teeth, a study has revealed.One in five people with learning disabilities in Scotland aged 35 to 44 years has no teeth, a...One in five people with learning disabilities in Scotland aged 35 to 44 years has no teeth, a...

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notebook | Melanie Reid

Restaurant windbags no match for a Hebridean

The Outer Hebrides, you’d think, are too far away for anyone truly nasty to bother going to visit. If you’re a horrid...The Outer Hebrides, you’d think, are too far away for anyone truly nasty to bother going to visit.The Outer Hebrides, you’d think, are too far away for anyone truly nasty to bother going to visit.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Rough sleepers evicted in Edinburgh

business

Chivas gets into spirit of sustainable production

business comment | Philip Rodney

Mistakes can be a good thing if we learn from them — within reason

REGISTER | OBITUARY

The Right Rev Joseph Devine

FOOTBALL | michael grant

Lennon divisive but Celtic’s class is not up for debate

The news that Neil Lennon will be their next manager had the unusual effect of dividing the Celtic support while appearing to unite everyone else. No sooner had it emerged via an official club tweet that Lennon had been offered the gig — that the Celtic board came into the Hampden dressing room showers to tell him creates quite an image — than social media was flooded...The news that Neil Lennon will be their next manager had the unusual effect of dividing the...The news that Neil Lennon will be their next manager had the unusual effect of dividing the...

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Football

Hladky’s penalty heroics secure St Mirren’s survival

St Mirren secured their survival in the Ladbrokes Premiership after their goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky yesterday saved...St Mirren secured their survival in the Ladbrokes Premiership after their goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky yesterday saved three Dundee United penalties in the shoot-out following 120 minutes – and 210 minutes in total over two legs – during which the teams could not be separated in the Premiership play-off final. Having...St Mirren secured their survival in the Ladbrokes Premiership after their goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky yesterday saved three Dundee...

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football

Lennon ‘right man to land ten in a row’

FOOTBALL

Berra: Brown needs to learn a bit of respect

FOOTBALL

Celtic mourning for Stein favourite Hood

RUGBY UNION | PRO14 FINAL

Glasgow have sour taste in mouth over Hogg injury

Ireland

Varadkar refuses to rule out snap general election

Taoiseach ditches plan to shuffle his cabinet

Leo Varadkar has refused to rule out a general election and is set to abandon plans to reshuffle his cabinet after the local and European election results. The taoiseach could not rule out the possibility that he would seek dissolution of the 32nd Dáil and could only say he was not planning a trip to Áras an Uachtaráin in the next couple of “days or weeks”. The remarks...Leo Varadkar has refused to rule out a general election and is set to abandon plans to reshuffle...Leo Varadkar has refused to rule out a general election and is set to abandon plans to reshuffle...

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Divorce wait cut to two years after landslide ‘yes’ vote

Married couples will need to live apart for only two years before getting a divorce after the public voted...Married couples will need to live apart for only two years before getting a divorce after the public voted overwhelmingly to change Irish law. A referendum to drop a rule from the constitution that requires couples to live apart for four years was backed by 82.1 per cent of those who voted. The constitution had said...Married couples will need to live apart for only two years before getting a divorce after the public voted overwhelmingly to...

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Every minute counts, Denis told Margaret after Brighton bombing

Courts are frightening places for the sick, says cancer campaigner

Defence chiefs were unaware of ‘toxic’ park report

Builders ‘don’t have skills’ to cut energy use in homes

politics

All eyes look to the Greens at the end of a humbling count

politics

It’s been a bad day, admits Sinn Féin

politics

Immigrants’ daughter breaks first‑timer election record

politics

Fianna Fáil set for victory in council polls

politics

Varadkar puts on brave face to claim popular vote win

TD who fell off swing hurt Fine Gael, Varadkar says

Schools get hundreds of extra special needs assistants

Business

Lobby group makes call to go green

Business

Slow news on Brexit proves good news until May’s resignation

nature notes

Sunny dandelion heads replaced by ghostly moons

The main flush of dandelions is over and their sunny heads have been replaced by ghostly, greyish moons. Each seed is attached to a tiny parachute, a pappus, that carries it away from the parent plant. Some of the seeds will never make the flight...The main flush of dandelions is over and their sunny heads have been replaced by ghostly, greyish...The main flush of dandelions is over and their sunny heads have been replaced by ghostly, greyish...

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comment

Next British PM will not give a damn for us

comment

I’m pivoting to a new co-life with jargon

COMMENT

Why we fell out of love with Topshop

It was Dorothy Parker who said “Where’s the man that could ease a heart like a satin gown?” Ten years ago if Dorothy...It was Dorothy Parker who said “Where’s the man that could ease a heart like a satin gown?” Ten...It was Dorothy Parker who said “Where’s the man that could ease a heart like a satin gown?” Ten...

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leading article

Changing Climate

The political weather in Ireland is suddenly all about the politics of our climate. A surge in support for the Green...The political weather in Ireland is suddenly all about the politics of our climate. A surge in...The political weather in Ireland is suddenly all about the politics of our climate. A surge in...

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RUGBY UNION

Injury rules O’Brien out of World Cup

Stuart Lancaster, the Leinster coach, said that he would have loved to coach Seán O’Brien in his prime, with the Leinster back-row’s latest injury setback ruling him out of the World Cup. O’Brien has been dogged with injuries since his standout performances on the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, and it was confirmed yesterday that he will miss the...Stuart Lancaster, the Leinster coach, said that he would have loved to coach Seán O’Brien in his...Stuart Lancaster, the Leinster coach, said that he would have loved to coach Seán O’Brien in his...

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football

Funding worry after minister slams Mooney

The FAI and the government are at loggerheads again after Shane Ross, the minister for sport, slammed a move to draft...The FAI and the government are at loggerheads again after Shane Ross, the minister for sport, slammed a move to draft in former employee Noel Mooney to run the embattled organisation. Ross said the secondment of Mooney from Uefa on a “temporary” basis was retrograde, claiming that it has left public confidence at...The FAI and the government are at loggerheads again after Shane Ross, the minister for sport, slammed a move to draft in former...

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RUGBY UNION

There’s plenty for province to ponder despite victory

RUGBY UNION

Larmour’s defensive game is now much improved after initial concerns

Rugby union | Eddie O'Sullivan

Leinster must be grateful for Scots’ mistakes

Sporting finals in May tend to evoke images of crowded stadiums, fluttering flags, a buzzing atmosphere and sunshine.Sporting finals in May tend to evoke images of crowded stadiums, fluttering flags, a buzzing...Sporting finals in May tend to evoke images of crowded stadiums, fluttering flags, a buzzing...

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RUGBY UNION | PRO14 FINAL

Lowe: we were in mourning process

James Lowe has become accustomed to tasting success. In only two seasons with Leinster he has collected three medals...James Lowe has become accustomed to tasting success. In only two seasons with Leinster he has...James Lowe has become accustomed to tasting success. In only two seasons with Leinster he has...

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GAA

Wexford draw the best out of Callanan

GAA

Donegal happy to go distance to reach semi-final

GAA | TALKING POINTS

McBrearty back with a bang to inspire Donegal progress

CRICKET

Delany injured as Ireland lose to West Indies