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In the News

Matthew Parris

Tories will rue caving in over food vouchers

Caitlin Moran

Aagh! I've got a hormonal hangover setting in!

Best staycations

Hotels and holiday homes are open from today

Times Radio

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INSIGHT INVESTIGATION

Seven-year Covid trail revealed

China found Covid-like virus in 2013 and stored it in Wuhan lab

In the monsoon season of August 2012 a small team of scientists travelled to southwest China to investigate a new and mysteriously lethal illness. After driving through terraced tea plantations, they reached their destination: an abandoned copper mine where — in white hazmat suits and respirator masks — they ventured into the darkness. Instantly, they were struck by the...In the monsoon season of August 2012 a small team of scientists travelled to southwest China to...In the monsoon season of August 2012 a small team of scientists travelled to southwest China to...

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Prince Andrew’s ‘no recollection’ defence is wearing thin

Three years ago, I broke the story that the disgraced Hollywood actor, Kevin Spacey, sat on one of the royal throne...Three years ago, I broke the story that the disgraced Hollywood actor, Kevin Spacey, sat on one of the royal throne chairs at Buckingham Palace while on a private tour arranged by the Duke of York. A story that has once again appeared on today’s newspaper front pages, fuelled by an image showing Spacey and Ghislaine...Three years ago, I broke the story that the disgraced Hollywood actor, Kevin Spacey, sat on one of the royal throne chairs at...

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CORONAVIRUS

Goodbye, awful spaghetti dreadlocks, I’m myself again

CORONAVIRUS | Q&A

What you can and can’t do from today

What happens when you put the public in charge?

Trump’s sermon by the mount fires up only a faithful few

Sedwill’s resignation shows a hard rain is already falling on Whitehall

Patel called for new lottery rules after meeting with Desmond

‘Eat out to help out,’ Rishi Sunak pleads

Saturday interview

‘Huge numbers are losing their jobs . . . that weighs heavily on my shoulders’

Ghislaine Maxwell

Shadow of Holocaust hangs over big family

GHISLAINE MAXWELL

Andrew’s friend visited Palace last year

Channel 4 backing comedian in new #MeToo wrangle

Channel 4 is pushing ahead with plans to make more shows with the comedian Tez Ilyas despite his admissions of...Channel 4 is pushing ahead with plans to make more shows with the comedian Tez Ilyas despite his...Channel 4 is pushing ahead with plans to make more shows with the comedian Tez Ilyas despite his...

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Starkey loses roles after referring to ‘damn blacks’

David Starkey, the historian, has lost his positions at two universities and his links to a publisher after saying...David Starkey, the historian, has lost his positions at two universities and his links to a...David Starkey, the historian, has lost his positions at two universities and his links to a...

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Lift off as Britain joins the satellite race

Britain has entered the race against Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Amazon to provide ultra-fast broadband from orbit, buying a £400 million stake in a satellite company. The government won an auction yesterday to buy a share of equity in the...Britain has entered the race against Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Amazon to provide...Britain has entered the race against Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Amazon to provide...

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Photograph links Blair to China lobby group

Serve motherland, Beijing tells students in Britain

Bezos breaks his own wealth record

Assassins for hire online (just don’t ask them to work in Sicily)

Coronavirus | in depth

Drinkers with £60m to spend will prop up their landlord (but not the bar)

Coronavirus | In depth

How secrecy and mistrust paved way for Leicester’s local lockdown

coronavirus

Raise your glass but remember pubs are infection hotspots

Coronavirus

Confusion over ‘shambolic’ advice for holidaymakers

Political Sketch

Hic hic, hooray — Boris sends nation for a beer

Coronavirus

Temporary staff drove rise in social care cases

coronavirus

Bosses ‘only watched’ as virus spread in homes

coronavirus

See art like the critics at Academy

coronavirus

A trim before UK shorn on the 4th of July

CORONAVIRUS

Where can I go on holiday globally?

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CORONAVIRUS

Boy, 11, the youngest victim as infections blight Sunshine State

CORONAVIRUS | Q&A

Travel restrictions explained

Are holidays abroad now possible?
Yes. Technically people can travel abroad for holiday from tomorrow and will...Are holidays abroad now possible?
Yes. Technically people can travel abroad for holiday...Are holidays abroad now possible?
Yes. Technically people can travel abroad for holiday...

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Coronavirus

New Zealanders worry about cost of beating virus

There’s a gag running in New Zealand that assumes the Almighty has moved to the newly coronavirus-free nation. “What...There’s a gag running in New Zealand that assumes the Almighty has moved to the newly...There’s a gag running in New Zealand that assumes the Almighty has moved to the newly...

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Birds fly over the White Cliffs of Dover

The valley will bloom again, sang Dame Vera Lynn to rally the pilots in her wartime classic The White Cliffs of Dover. It may have taken nearly 80 years, but the late singer’s words have finally come true. Farmland on the White Cliffs is...The valley will bloom again, sang Dame Vera Lynn to rally the pilots in her wartime classic The...The valley will bloom again, sang Dame Vera Lynn to rally the pilots in her wartime classic The...

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Writer in Booker row apologises for transphobic tweets

Historian who brought Blunt to book

Master bedroom is banished by estate agents over slavery link

Estate agents are known for their expertise in euphemism. Box room? Cosy. Damp on the walls? Fixer-upper. Down at...Estate agents are known for their expertise in euphemism. Box room? Cosy. Damp on the walls?Estate agents are known for their expertise in euphemism. Box room? Cosy. Damp on the walls?

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The Times Diary

Unruffled by time and tide

I always enjoy a heroic British failure and one of the finest appears in Charlie Connelly’s new book, The Channel...I always enjoy a heroic British failure and one of the finest appears in Charlie Connelly’s new...I always enjoy a heroic British failure and one of the finest appears in Charlie Connelly’s new...

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Paul Weller

The older I get, the more I try to stay in the now. We live, we move on

SATURDAY REVIEW Paul Weller

Mixed-race realities

What’s it like to be a mixed-race Gen Z-er in the countryside?

BODY + SOUL Mixed-race realities

Lose lockdown belly

How to fight the weight gain caused by inactivity and stress

WEEKEND Lose lockdown belly

Hugo Rifkind on TV

Floor Is Lava is part Crystal Maze, part fever dream – with lava

SATURDAY REVIEW Hugo Rifkind on TV

Travel warning

Your insurance probably won’t cover you if your trip goes wrong

MONEY Travel warning

Lots of room on fashion’s new front row

If you can’t quite get your head around shopping on the high street again, pity the poor billionaire. This is normally couture week, when the 0.01 per cent descend on Paris to perch on very small gilt chairs and spend very large sums — five or six...If you can’t quite get your head around shopping on the high street again, pity the poor...If you can’t quite get your head around shopping on the high street again, pity the poor...

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My Week: Prince Andrew*

For sheer folly, nothing beats a four-bed home with 330 steps to the top

E-scooters for hire spark a transport revolution

Poison gas blamed for death of family in Sydney air crash

Push for selective sixth forms to improve education in north

Social mobility campaigners are urging academy trusts, private schools and universities to open selective sixth forms in the Midlands and northern England to boost the chances of pupils outside the capital going to elite...Social mobility campaigners are urging academy trusts, private schools and universities to open selective sixth forms in the Midlands and northern England to boost the chances of pupils outside the capital going to elite...Social mobility campaigners are urging academy trusts, private schools and universities to open selective sixth forms...

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NHS seeks teenagers to join as cadets

The NHS is launching a “cadet” scheme in an attempt to put thousands of teenagers on the path to careers in the health service. Young people will shadow staff and volunteer in hospitals, performing tasks such as delivering...The NHS is launching a “cadet” scheme in an attempt to put thousands of teenagers on the path to careers in the health service. Young people will shadow staff and volunteer in hospitals, performing tasks such as delivering...The NHS is launching a “cadet” scheme in an attempt to put thousands of teenagers on the path to careers in the...

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Terror mother jailed for plot to bomb St Paul’s and Tube

Not in front of the speaker! Words that wake up Alexa

News in pictures

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Comment

Tories will rue caving in over food vouchers

Matthew Parris

Ditching the principle that it’s parents’ responsibility to feed their children will lead to more pressure on the taxpayer

Carol Midgley | notebook

Freedom is loading your own plate at the carvery

giles coren

We’d better hope it’s not a Z-shaped recovery

Emma Duncan

Now is the time to take back our streets

Ben Macintyre

The daddy’s girl with a monstrous legacy

weekend essay

Britain is under attack from a meddling and bullying China

Jonathan Tulloch | Nature Notebook

Psychedelic bees are rare orchids in disguise

MATT CHORLEY

Learn four random phrases and you can be new face of No 10

Like Big Ben’s clock and Sharon Osbourne, the government wants a new face. No 10 is advertising for someone to front...Like Big Ben’s clock and Sharon Osbourne, the government wants a new face. No 10 is advertising...Like Big Ben’s clock and Sharon Osbourne, the government wants a new face. No 10 is advertising...

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Rose Wild | feedback

A gripping life story is always worth the wait

Brendan Murphy wrote from Youghal, Co Cork, “Your obituaries are always comprehensive and interesting, but I’m...Brendan Murphy wrote from Youghal, Co Cork, “Your obituaries are always comprehensive and...Brendan Murphy wrote from Youghal, Co Cork, “Your obituaries are always comprehensive and...

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Leading Articles

Super Saturday

Evidence suggests the economy could bounce back quickly as the lockdown is eased. But Rishi Sunak still faces a difficult task next week

Family Ties

A slimmed-down monarchy is better able to withstand pending storms

Blunt Truths

New documents reveal the lenient fate of a Cambridge spy

letters to the editor

Plan for full return to school in September

Sir, Schools cannot reopen without insurance (“Williamson lays down law on full-time school return”, Jul 3). Head teachers want to educate safely the largest number of children but our wings are clipped as insurers are refusing to embrace the “new...Sir, Schools cannot reopen without insurance (“Williamson lays down law on full-time school...Sir, Schools cannot reopen without insurance (“Williamson lays down law on full-time school...

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Daily Universal Register

Briefing

Today
UK:
In England, restaurants, pubs, hotels, cinemas, hairdressers, theme parks, museums, art galleries, libraries and other leisure facilities and places of worship re-open; the Derby is held behind closed doors at Epsom Downs racecourse; rental e-scooters become legal on UK roads.
US:
Independence Day.


Tomorrow

UK:
National round of applause at 5pm to mark the 72nd anniversary of the NHS.
Austria:
Formula One season begins with the Austrian Grand Prix.
Croatia:
Parliamentary elections are held.

On this day

In 1054 Chinese astronomers recorded a supernova, visible in daylight for 23 days and at night for almost two years; in 1776 the US Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress, with the 13 American colonies severing their political connections to Great Britain; in 1829 the first regular bus service was introduced in London by coachmaker George Shillibeer. The carriages, drawn by three horses, could carry 20 passengers; in 1954 rationing of fresh meat was lifted in the UK, 14 years after wartime restrictions were introduced; in 2004 Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, revealed the cornerstone of the Freedom Tower, (1 World Trade Center), the replacement building for the twin-towered World Trade Center destroyed in the 9/11 terror attacks; in 2012 a particle with many of the properties expected of the theorised Higgs boson was discovered at the Cern Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

Nature notes

The great new floral spectacle in the countryside is the rise of the tall spires of rosebay willowherb. The flowers are a purplish pink and are arranged all the way up the crowded stem. These elegant spires grow in long stretches on railway and other embankments and their rosy glow can be seen a long way away across the dry ditches at the sides of the fields. The long narrow leaves, like willow leaves, turn a rich red as the summer goes on. A less noticeable flower with small lilac flowers, called broad-leaved willowherb, is also common now, such as at the foot of walls in waste places on farmland.

Derwent May

Birthdays

Today
Victoria Abril, actress, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), 61; Prof Alistair Burns, national clinical director for dementia, NHS England, 62; Baroness (Janet) Cohen of Pimlico, director, London Stock Exchange (2001-13), 80; Sir Philip Craven, president, International Paralympic Committee (2001-17), 70; Sir Peter Estlin, lord mayor of London (2018-19), 59; Richard Garriott de Cayeux, designer of the Ultima video game, 59; Adam Hart-Davis, broadcaster, A History of the World (2010), 77; Prof David Haslam, chairman, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 71; Francesca Hayward, ballerina, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, 28; David “Kid” Jensen, DJ, 70; Prince Michael of Kent, 78; Ute Lemper, singer and actress, 57; Gina Lollobrigida, actress, Trapeze (1956), Solomon and Sheba (1959), 93; Neil Morrissey, actor, Men Behaving Badly (1992-98), 58; Steven Rose, biologist, emeritus professor, Open University, 82; Eva Marie Saint, actress, On the Waterfront (1954), 96; Pam Shriver, tennis player, five-time Wimbledon doubles champion, 58; Queen Sonja of Norway, 83; Jo Whiley, broadcaster and DJ, 55; Most Rev John Wilson, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark, 52; Sir Alex Younger, chief of the secret intelligence service (MI6), 57.


Tomorrow
Sebastian Barry, playwright, novelist and poet, Days Without End (2016), two-time Costa book of the year winner, 65; Mark Cox, former British No 1 tennis player, the first amateur tennis player to beat a professional (1968), 77; Paul Daniel, music director, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, 62; Marcus Davey, chief executive, the Roundhouse (arts venue), Camden, 53; Ian Durant, chairman, DFS and Greggs, 62; Elizabeth Emanuel, fashion designer, co-designer of Princess Diana’s wedding dress, 67; Edie Falco, actress, The Sopranos (1999-2007), 57; Claire Hensman, lord-lieutenant of Cumbria, 72; Huey Lewis, singer-songwriter, The Power of Love (1985), 70; Anne Longfield, children’s commissioner for England, 60; Rachael Maskell, shadow digital, culture, media and sport minister, 48; Amélie Mauresmo, tennis player, Wimbledon ladies’ singles champion (2006), 41; Yasmin Qureshi, shadow international development minister, 57; Sir Paul Smith, fashion designer, 74; Prof Christofer Toumazou, founder and chief scientist, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College, 59; Ian Watmore, First Civil Service Commissioner, 62; Susan Wojcicki, chief executive, YouTube, 52; John Wright, the first New Zealander to score 5,000 runs in Test cricket, 66; Gianfranco Zola, footballer, Italy (1991-97), Chelsea (1996-2003), and manager, 54.

World

WORLD AT FIVE

€1bn drugs haul ‘linked to Syrian regime’

Colonel Domenico Napolitano from the Neapolitan Guardia di Finanza reeled as the scale of the drug bust became clear. A tanker had come into the Salerno docks from the Syrian port of Latakia, purportedly carrying paper cylinders for industrial use. Working on a tip-off Napolitano and his men seized the ship and, for 13 days, combed through the cargo in the sweltering heat.Colonel Domenico Napolitano from the Neapolitan Guardia di Finanza reeled as the scale of the...Colonel Domenico Napolitano from the Neapolitan Guardia di Finanza reeled as the scale of the...

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Putin loyalists ‘stole millions of votes to keep him in power’

Betting on politics in Russia is banned. Yet if it were allowed, only a brave man or a fool, critics say, would have...Betting on politics in Russia is banned. Yet if it were allowed, only a brave man or a fool, critics say, would have put money on President Putin losing this week’s referendum on constitutional reforms that allow him to remain in office until 2036. Officially, 78 per cent of voters backed amendments that reset Mr...Betting on politics in Russia is banned. Yet if it were allowed, only a brave man or a fool, critics say, would have put money...

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video

Beijing sends enforcers to silence Hongkongers

Protesters and opposition politicians in Hong Kong were reeling yesterday as the authorities continued to aggressively implement the new national security law and China appointed hardline officials to powerful positions in the...Protesters and opposition politicians in Hong Kong were reeling yesterday as the authorities continued to aggressively implement the new national security law and China appointed hardline officials to powerful positions in the...Protesters and opposition politicians in Hong Kong were reeling yesterday as the authorities continued to...

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Fried noodle and sausage are symbols of dissent

Activists are using humour, obscenity, sarcasm and wordplay to express opposition to the Hong Kong and Chinese governments, to get around the terms of the new national security law. Police no longer need court orders to order...Activists are using humour, obscenity, sarcasm and wordplay to express opposition to the Hong Kong and Chinese governments, to get around the terms of the new national security law. Police no longer need court orders to order...Activists are using humour, obscenity, sarcasm and wordplay to express opposition to the Hong Kong and Chinese...

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Redskins look for name that will keep their sponsors happy

Memorials to Iran’s ‘martyr general’ are likened to Mr Bean

Black lives mattered in 16th-century art

The Italian art museum that celebrates the best of Renaissance culture is out to prove that black lives also mattered in the 16th century. The Uffizi gallery in Florence will showcase the little-known Africans in its portraits in a live-streamed...The Italian art museum that celebrates the best of Renaissance culture is out to prove that black...The Italian art museum that celebrates the best of Renaissance culture is out to prove that black...

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us confidential

Guns drawn for final showdown on John Wayne Airport

For sale: £70m ambassador’s home left behind by tides of Middle East history

Macron ousts popular PM to relaunch his presidency

President Macron dismissed his popular prime minister Édouard Philippe and appointed a conservative civil servant...President Macron dismissed his popular prime minister Édouard Philippe and appointed a...President Macron dismissed his popular prime minister Édouard Philippe and appointed a...

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French are the angry tailgaters of Europe

The French are well known for being among the most aggressive drivers in Europe but a new poll has found that the...The French are well known for being among the most aggressive drivers in Europe but a new poll...The French are well known for being among the most aggressive drivers in Europe but a new poll...

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UK ‘must pay for shrine to French dead’

Married man murdered by the lovers he cheated with

Long house treasure sheds light on arrival of Vikings in Iceland

Discord over choice of disabled organist

Business

Rolls-Royce plummets as it seeks to boost finances

Shares in Rolls-Royce fell to a 15-year low after the engineering group admitted yesterday that it was considering an emergency fundraising. The company, which makes aircraft jet engines and engines for Royal Navy warships and nuclear submarines, admitted the need to raise cash in an unscheduled...Shares in Rolls-Royce fell to a 15-year low after the engineering group admitted yesterday that it was considering an emergency fundraising. The company, which makes aircraft jet engines and engines for Royal Navy warships and nuclear submarines, admitted the need to raise cash in an unscheduled...Shares in Rolls-Royce fell to a 15-year low after the engineering group admitted yesterday that it was considering an emergency...

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‘Threat’ to audit quality from break-up of the Big Four

The outgoing boss of EY has questioned whether the planned regulatory reform of the accounting industry will improve audit quality and defended the firm’s record as it comes under scrutiny over its work for Wirecard. Steve Varley said that an operational split of the Big Four accountancy firms being drawn up by the Financial Reporting...The outgoing boss of EY has questioned whether the planned regulatory reform of the accounting industry will improve audit quality and defended the firm’s record as it comes under scrutiny over its work for Wirecard. Steve Varley said that an operational split of the Big Four accountancy firms being drawn up by the Financial Reporting...The outgoing boss of EY has questioned whether the planned regulatory reform of the accounting industry will improve audit...

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Jobs at risk as New Look seeks rent agreement

One of the high street’s biggest fashion chains is on the brink of restructuring, with jobs likely to be at risk, as New Look becomes the latest retailer to prepare for a company voluntary arrangement. This would be its second CVA in as many years after landlords turned down a request to reduce rents. The move comes...One of the high street’s biggest fashion chains is on the brink of restructuring, with jobs...One of the high street’s biggest fashion chains is on the brink of restructuring, with jobs...

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George Osborne lands another job, closer to home

US investors line up Azzurri restaurant chain

Growth within reach for battered services

business commentary

Wealth tax is unfair, but it can work

The odds on a wealth tax of some sort are shortening. Lord O’Donnell, former head of the civil service, told an...The odds on a wealth tax of some sort are shortening. Lord O’Donnell, former head of the civil...The odds on a wealth tax of some sort are shortening. Lord O’Donnell, former head of the civil...

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Need to know

Your three-minute digest

1 Britain’s services sector edged closer to growth after large parts of the economy reopened last month, according to...1 Britain’s services sector edged closer to growth after large parts of the economy reopened last...1 Britain’s services sector edged closer to growth after large parts of the economy reopened last...

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High street turmoil revives ‘Frankenstein’ pre-pack deals

The pre-pack, a contentious fast-track insolvency process that was likened during the last financial crisis to sustaining “Frankenstein monsters” and risked turning Britain into the “bankruptcy brothel of the world”, has returned. A spate of such...The pre-pack, a contentious fast-track insolvency process that was likened during the last...The pre-pack, a contentious fast-track insolvency process that was likened during the last...

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Bank payout ban ‘a red line for investors’

The ban on banks making dividend payments has rendered the sector uninvestible and should be scrapped by the autumn, the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland said yesterday. At the end of March the Bank of England effectively...The ban on banks making dividend payments has rendered the sector uninvestible and should be scrapped by the autumn, the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland said yesterday. At the end of March the Bank of England effectively...The ban on banks making dividend payments has rendered the sector uninvestible and should be scrapped by the autumn...

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A slow-motion exodus to Europe is coming, City told

The City will not endure a “Dunkirk operation in reverse” after Britain’s departure from the European Union but instead a “slow erosion” over the coming decade, according to the official charged with attracting banks to...The City will not endure a “Dunkirk operation in reverse” after Britain’s departure from the European Union but instead a “slow erosion” over the coming decade, according to the official charged with attracting banks to...The City will not endure a “Dunkirk operation in reverse” after Britain’s departure from the European Union but...

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comment

Tech giants may seem all-powerful, but their monopoly can be broken

Market report

Amigo attracts new friends after complaints deadline is extended

Rank wants full house of businesses back in action

The boss of Rank Group said that he was working with its trade body to persuade the government to reverse the exclusion of casinos from the list of leisure businesses allowed to reopen today. John O’Reilly, 60, chief executive, said that while the...The boss of Rank Group said that he was working with its trade body to persuade the government to...The boss of Rank Group said that he was working with its trade body to persuade the government to...

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China set for V-shaped recovery out of lockdown

M&S admits that Ocado will deliver, but slowly

CMC lands winning streak as traders bet on wild markets

Rio takes $1.8bn hit to protect mine from collapse

BA owner accused of Spanish stitch-up

news in brief

Land Securities resumes dividend

Companies’ dash for cash boosts revenues at Numis

A string of fundraisings by some of Britain’s biggest listed companies has boosted revenues at Numis, the independent...A string of fundraisings by some of Britain’s biggest listed companies has boosted revenues at...A string of fundraisings by some of Britain’s biggest listed companies has boosted revenues at...

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the manifesto

‘We know that change is coming for auditors and have to embrace it’

“I am just amazed at how tiring it can be talking to a laptop. I would never have thought it would be like that,”...“I am just amazed at how tiring it can be talking to a laptop. I would never have thought it...“I am just amazed at how tiring it can be talking to a laptop. I would never have thought it...

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Sport

Premier League

Greenwood strikes twice to spark United comeback

There is a rather crude but revealing video of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his days as Molde manager that has been doing the rounds on social media for a while now. It shows Solskjaer venting his anger towards his players during one training session. “Is there any f*****g chance?” he barks “Does...There is a rather crude but revealing video of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his days as Molde manager that has been doing the rounds on social media for a while now. It shows Solskjaer venting his anger towards his players during one training session. “Is there any f*****g chance?” he barks “Does...There is a rather crude but revealing video of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his days as Molde manager that has been doing the...

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Premier League

Chelsea on cruise control in victory over Watford

new

At 8pm on Saturday, there was about as much elbow room in the Champions League race as at the bar of a newly-reopened boozer. Chelsea had been bumped down to fifth by victories for Leicester City and Manchester United; a steady hand was required in order to hold onto their brimming European ambition and retake their seat at the top table.At 8pm on Saturday, there was about as much elbow room in the Champions League race as at the bar of a newly-reopened boozer. Chelsea had been bumped down to fifth by victories for Leicester City and Manchester United; a steady hand was required in order to hold onto their brimming European ambition and retake their seat at the top table.At 8pm on Saturday, there was about as much elbow room in the Champions League race as at the bar of a newly-reopened boozer.

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Premier League

Saka and Arsenal come of age

Arsenal arrived at Molineux facing a Wolverhampton Wanderers team that had not conceded a goal in 405 minutes and was on course to replace them in England’s elite. By the end, their old positions were restored as Mikel Arteta’s youthful side was tearing through them in search of a third goal after a performance that...Arsenal arrived at Molineux facing a Wolverhampton Wanderers team that had not conceded a goal in...Arsenal arrived at Molineux facing a Wolverhampton Wanderers team that had not conceded a goal in...

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Premier League | Ben Mee Interview

‘We need diversity in our fanbase and that banner was an embarrassment’

PREMIER LEAGUE

Vardy joins the hundred club with a gift from the Palace

sky bet championship

Ruthless Leeds move closer to Premier League return

Premier League

Norwich squander ‘last chance’ as Brighton push them closer to relegation

football

Martin’s late bravery halts Forest

cricket

Denly backed at No 3 as Bairstow and Moeen miss out

Joe Denly received the full backing of the England selectors when the squad for the first Test match of the summer against West Indies at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday was named yesterday, but there was no such comfort for Jonny Bairstow or Moeen...Joe Denly received the full backing of the England selectors when the squad for the first Test...Joe Denly received the full backing of the England selectors when the squad for the first Test...

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Football | Joelinton interview

‘There’s a lot of pressure wearing the No 9 shirt that belonged to Shearer’

Cricket | Mike Atherton

Clubs return as PM finally sees sense

NOTEBOOK | MARTYN ZIEGLER

FA puts Southgate back on full pay to ward off suitors

Gareth Southgate will not be asked to take a permanent pay cut as England manager as part of the Football...Gareth Southgate will not be asked to take a permanent pay cut as England manager as part of the...Gareth Southgate will not be asked to take a permanent pay cut as England manager as part of the...

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Football | James Gheerbrant

There’s more than meets a blinkered eye to players such as Mbappé

The defining moment of Kylian Mbappé’s young career came in the 11th minute of the 2018 World Cup round-of-16 match...The defining moment of Kylian Mbappé’s young career came in the 11th minute of the 2018 World Cup...The defining moment of Kylian Mbappé’s young career came in the 11th minute of the 2018 World Cup...

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the greatest | tennis

Ageless Navratilova or superhuman Williams – who is the greatest Wimbledon champion?

Martina Navratilova
By Stuart Fraser To be quite honest, my argument for Martina Navratilova to be considered as the greatest female Wimbledon champion could simply have consisted of a series of bullet points with some of the staggering...Martina Navratilova
By Stuart Fraser To be quite honest, my argument for Martina Navratilova to...Martina Navratilova
By Stuart Fraser To be quite honest, my argument for Martina Navratilova to...

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Football

Sancho example and £54k: what swayed Bellingham

stephen jones | stuart barnes

Revolutionary coaches, Billy Whizz and a donkey forward — the greatest rugby cross-coders

Formula One

Hamilton has more on his mind than making history

There are two distinct definitions of the noun “champion” in the Oxford English Dictionary. The first describes...There are two distinct definitions of the noun “champion” in the Oxford English Dictionary.There are two distinct definitions of the noun “champion” in the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Premier League | tony cascarino

Why is Mourinho picking his worst options?

Tottenham Hotspur were outclassed by Sheffield United on Thursday, to the extent that I looked at the defenders on...Tottenham Hotspur were outclassed by Sheffield United on Thursday, to the extent that I looked at...Tottenham Hotspur were outclassed by Sheffield United on Thursday, to the extent that I looked at...

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BASKETBALL

Trouble looms as NBA heads for Disney World

football

Wigan administrators examine bet claims

Cricket

Ball is not a ‘vector of disease’, new scientific study shows

Rugby Union

Sale hope to snap up Leicester contract rebel Tuilagi

football | jason roberts interview

‘Football has lost three generations of black players – we could lose a fourth’

Jason Roberts was born three miles from Wembley, enjoyed a good career in England, playing for five clubs in the Premier League, being appointed MBE for his charity work, acquiring qualifications in football administration and sitting on the Fifa...Jason Roberts was born three miles from Wembley, enjoyed a good career in England, playing for...Jason Roberts was born three miles from Wembley, enjoyed a good career in England, playing for...

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The Game Podcast

Bournemouth need a new manager to survive

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cricket

Relief for England as Curran tests negative for Covid-19

Football | Ian Hawkey

Lustre starting to fade fast as age catches up with Barcelona

Racing | Rob Wright

O’Brien can rule for eighth time with Emperor

Aidan O’Brien can cement his position as the top trainer of his generation by becoming the first to saddle an eighth...Aidan O’Brien can cement his position as the top trainer of his generation by becoming the first...Aidan O’Brien can cement his position as the top trainer of his generation by becoming the first...

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the game daily | martin hardy

Jaded Tyneside has lost its sense of excitement – takeover would just be a relief

Chris was at a meeting of the Magpie Group at the Newcastle Labour Club, a 250-yard dogleg from the Gallowgate End at...Chris was at a meeting of the Magpie Group at the Newcastle Labour Club, a 250-yard dogleg from...Chris was at a meeting of the Magpie Group at the Newcastle Labour Club, a 250-yard dogleg from...

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Premier League

I’ll give our squad players a medal myself, says Klopp

fOOTBALL

Premier League asks for changes to new handball law

League One

Browne equaliser gives Oxford hope for second leg

football

What happens in dressing room should stay there, says Howe

The Ruck Podcast

Virtual Rugby Show Special — Exeter will be the team to beat both at home and in Europe

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Racing

Me and my medals: Martin Dwyer

Sir Percy (main image, second from right)
(The Derby, 2006)
Winning the Derby is a dream come true. It’s the biggest race in the world. It was a bit of a fairytale because the horse nearly didn’t run, as he was injured in the lead-up, and I...Sir Percy (main image, second from right)
(The Derby, 2006)
Winning the Derby is a dream come...Sir Percy (main image, second from right)
(The Derby, 2006)
Winning the Derby is a dream come...

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Football

Can you crack our weekend quiz?

racing

Rob Wright’s racing tips

Athletics

London Marathon winner Kipsang handed four-year ban for missing drugs tests

The former marathon world record-holder and winner of the 2014 London Marathon Wilson Kipsang has received a...The former marathon world record-holder and winner of the 2014 London Marathon Wilson Kipsang has...The former marathon world record-holder and winner of the 2014 London Marathon Wilson Kipsang has...

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PATRICK KIDD | THE TAILENDER

A Test that got me through my own exam

Franklin D Roosevelt, to whom the prime minister tried to compare himself this week, spoke for a desperate nation...Franklin D Roosevelt, to whom the prime minister tried to compare himself this week, spoke for a...Franklin D Roosevelt, to whom the prime minister tried to compare himself this week, spoke for a...

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Register

obituary

Mgr Georg Ratzinger

Renowned choirmaster and devoted older brother of Pope Benedict XVI

obituary

Linda Cristal

Argentine-American actress who won a Golden Globe for her fiery role in The High Chaparral

obituary

Martin Morland

Ambassador to Burma who witnessed an uprising

obituary

Carl Reiner

Prolific Hollywood entertainer who formed a memorable comedy duo with Mel Brooks and created The Dick Van Dyke show

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Sir Everton Weekes

One of the finest batsmen the West Indies ever produced and the only cricketer in history to have scored five successive Test centuries

weather eye

Rain and heat bring tropical nights to England

from the archive

The Americans at Wimbledon

Court Circular

July 3, 2020

Legal news

Judicial appointments and retirements

MindGames

The Times Saturday Quiz

1 Clement Attlee became the leader of which political party in 1935? 2 In a 1999 No 1 hit, which Puerto Rican singer was Livin’ la Vida Loca? 3 The nickname of which Beethoven piano sonata, Op 27 No 2, came from a review by the poet Ludwig...1 Clement Attlee became the leader of which political party in 1935? 2 In a 1999 No 1 hit, which...1 Clement Attlee became the leader of which political party in 1935? 2 In a 1999 No 1 hit, which...

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Readers' Lives

marriages and engagements

‘Long distance made us stronger’

remembering loved-ones

John Shelley, 82: Painter of rural idylls and talented jazz musician

remembering loved-ones

Dr Shirley Guthrie, 82: Scottish scholar of Arabic art who illuminated the role of women

births

New readers: Samuel Gershbock and Isabella Flax

readers’ lives

How to feature a tribute

Money

M&G: ‘86 per cent of our funds are failing’

The company says that most of its investments are unsatisfactory or bad value, reports Ali Hussain

Almost all the funds managed by one of Britain’s largest and oldest fund management houses are failing, according to a damning report by the company itself. M&G, best known as a leading sponsor of the Chelsea Flower Show, found that 38 out of 44 funds achieved unsatisfactory performance or failed to provide value to investors. A further six were too new to assess...Almost all the funds managed by one of Britain’s largest and oldest fund management houses are...Almost all the funds managed by one of Britain’s largest and oldest fund management houses are...

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The 17 duff choices on Hargreaves’ best‑buy list

A third of the managed funds picked by Hargreaves Lansdown in its new best-buy list are consistent underperformers...A third of the managed funds picked by Hargreaves Lansdown in its new best-buy list are consistent underperformers and in some cases the worst in their sector. The FTSE 100 company, which is Britain’s largest and most influential funds salesman, also failed to include investment trusts and trackers, which make it...A third of the managed funds picked by Hargreaves Lansdown in its new best-buy list are consistent underperformers and in some...

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Good in a crisis: the airline that gave us refunds

Travel warning: your policy probably won’t cover you

HOME ECONOMICS

I’m longing for a holiday, but is it a risk I can afford?

Ah, optimism, how I’ve missed you. You returned to me last week when it was sunny and made me dream of beaches and...Ah, optimism, how I’ve missed you. You returned to me last week when it was sunny and made me...Ah, optimism, how I’ve missed you. You returned to me last week when it was sunny and made me...

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ACTIVIST INVESTOR

Bigger is not always better when it comes to funds

Is big always best when it comes to the size of funds? The chart below suggests the opposite. It shows the relative...Is big always best when it comes to the size of funds? The chart below suggests the opposite. It...Is big always best when it comes to the size of funds? The chart below suggests the opposite. It...

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Times Money Mentor

‘A year without spending should get us on track to retire at 50’

Times Money Mentor

COMMENT

Tax the oldies? We’ve been paying for our entire lives

First-time buyers pay £3m penalty for using their savings

Why we ditched St James’s Place

Buffett’s British pupil learns from the master — and then beats him

TROUBLESHOOTER

Our freeholder hit us with £3,800 insurance bill. Do we have to pay?

Leaseholders who were hit with a £1,300 rise in their buildings insurance want to know if they can be forced to pay it. Michael O’Shea, 76, and the eight other people who own flats in Aston Park Grange, Sutton Coldfield, were sent a bill for...Leaseholders who were hit with a £1,300 rise in their buildings insurance want to know if they...Leaseholders who were hit with a £1,300 rise in their buildings insurance want to know if they...

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Money round-up: Free overdrafts extended

Watch out for the scammers offering free trips

First-time buyers must now pay more and borrow less

Yes, you should stick with that old Isa

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INTERVIEW

Vinnie Jones: ‘My wife passed away 12 months ago. This year has been very, very hard’

Well, what else would Vinnie Jones be doing on a Friday afternoon except surveying 11 guns spread out across his floor, gleaming barrels of carbon steel, varnished walnut stocks and gold-plated triggers, discussing their relative merits in his cockney snarl with “a gun dealer”? What else would he be doing as the sun shines over the fields outside, except working out how...Well, what else would Vinnie Jones be doing on a Friday afternoon except surveying 11 guns spread...Well, what else would Vinnie Jones be doing on a Friday afternoon except surveying 11 guns spread...

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Caitlin Moran: Aargh! I’ve got a hormonal hangover

When you’re dealing with the menopause, or perimenopause, it’s useful, I think, if you’ve “done some drugs” in your...When you’re dealing with the menopause, or perimenopause, it’s useful, I think, if you’ve “done some drugs” in your life. I know this runs counter to what is still, societally, our conception of the menopause – something that happened in 1962 to Ena Sharples, which she referenced only by mouthing “troubles down...When you’re dealing with the menopause, or perimenopause, it’s useful, I think, if you’ve “done some drugs” in your life. I...

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The academic who exposed how the super-rich party (being a model helped)

Young. Mixed race. And living in rural England

How to succeed (it’s not what you think)

Spinal column: our new Staffie is like Jason Bourne

My mother, Natalie Wood, and the mystery of the night she drowned

To tell her story well, Natasha Gregson Wagner knew that one man’s testimony would matter above all others, and after several hours of talking to him in front of the cameras set up at her home in Los Angeles, she didn’t have what she needed. That...To tell her story well, Natasha Gregson Wagner knew that one man’s testimony would matter above...To tell her story well, Natasha Gregson Wagner knew that one man’s testimony would matter above...

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What I’ve learnt: Laura Carmichael

Serena Cook: Ibiza’s concierge to the stars

Pout! 21 best summer beauty buys

Eat!

Summer recipe special

Eating out: 15 restaurants the food editor wants to book today

1. Hidden Hut (above)
Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall (hiddenhut.co.uk)
It’s wishful thinking to hope its secluded location means you’ll have the Hidden Hut to yourself, and sadly this year there will be none of the communal feast nights that this beach shack is famous for. But the combination of simple grilled fish, vegetables from their allotment...1. Hidden Hut (above)
Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall (hiddenhut.co.uk)...1. Hidden Hut (above)
Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall (hiddenhut.co.uk)...

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Beta male: close encounter with a bull

Not quite knowing whether it was legal, but certainly knowing it was righteous, my family made a Father’s Day...Not quite knowing whether it was legal, but certainly knowing it was righteous, my family made a Father’s Day lockdown-lite dash up north to see Grandma and Pop. Generally abbreviated to G&P, Grandma and Pop are Pauline and Reg, Nicola’s parents, Sam and Rachel’s surviving grandparents, my in-laws. There and...Not quite knowing whether it was legal, but certainly knowing it was righteous, my family made a Father’s Day lockdown-lite...

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Saturday Review

INTERVIEW

Paul Weller: ‘I am still a mod and I will always be a mod’

Lockdown has given Paul Weller plenty of time for reflection, and to write enough songs for his next album

FIRST NIGHT | VISUAL ART

National Gallery — Titian and Gentileschi among many highlights of reopening

ARTS

A culture lover’s guide: live arts, films and exhibitions to see this summer

From Anish Kapoor’s globe at Houghton Hall to drive-in comedy and Glyndebourne: our critics pick the must-sees of the season

BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Crown In Crisis by Alexander Larman — why are people still angry about the Abdication?

Britain’s ruling class was so obsessed with Edward VIII’s decision to marry Wallis Simpson that far bigger crises were ignored, says David Aaronovitch

hugo rifkind on tv

Floor Is Lava — it’s a bit like The Crystal Maze, but also a bit like a fever dream. With lava

INTERVIEW

My culture fix: Alexander Armstrong

REREADING

Rereading: The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

MUSIC

Robert Johnson: the music behind the mystique

BIOGRAPHY

The Art of Her Deal by Mary Jordan — the mundanity of Melania

arts

‘So many of the objects that document a pandemic are ephemeral’

Right now you probably think you’ll never forget lockdown. Look about you. The evidence is all over the place. Are those your grown-up-and-supposedly-gone kids slobbing about on the sofa? How many empty wine bottles are stacked by the back door?Right now you probably think you’ll never forget lockdown. Look about you. The evidence is all...Right now you probably think you’ll never forget lockdown. Look about you. The evidence is all...

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HISTORY

Feeding the People by Rebecca Earle — from tuberous duds to glorious spuds

FICTION

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell — peace, love and rock’n’roll clichés

BIOGRAPHY

Beethoven by Laura Tunbridge — pale, male, but far from stale

STATISTICS

The Number Bias by Sanne Blauw — counting on numbers

First night: Comedy

Dom Joly — Comedy in a car park proves a tough but plucky start

“It’s a bit like Live Aid,” said Dom Joly last night, as he started performing the first live comedy show since the start of lockdown, “but without the big names.” The former television prankster’s self-deprecating attitude to making comedy...“It’s a bit like Live Aid,” said Dom Joly last night, as he started performing the first live...“It’s a bit like Live Aid,” said Dom Joly last night, as he started performing the first live...

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serialisation

The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter: part fourteen

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FOOD

Billion Dollar Burger by Chase Purdy — your dinner’s in the lab

IN SHORT

Science fiction roundup

THRILLERS

The best new thrillers for July — the secret lives of others

BOOKS

Best books of 2020: our favourites so far

Plus, tell us what you’ve enjoyed

Here’s our pick of the best books of 2020 so far. If you panic at the sight of groaning bookshop tables and Amazon’s algorithmic suggestions, be of good cheer. These are the new books the literary teams at The Times and The Sunday Times reckon you should read. If this list still doesn’t sate your lust for literature you can read our choice of the 50 best books of 2019...Here’s our pick of the best books of 2020 so far. If you panic at the sight of groaning bookshop...Here’s our pick of the best books of 2020 so far. If you panic at the sight of groaning bookshop...

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books

What are you reading? Times writers and readers share their June book tips

Who needs a trip to a car showroom or a picnic with six socially distant people when bookshops can reopen on June 15?Who needs a trip to a car showroom or a picnic with six socially distant people when bookshops can reopen on June 15? Since it’s unlikely that we’ll be allowed to leaf through pages and stroke covers as we used to, it’s better to go in prepared. Tell us your recommendations so that we know what to go for. Luke...Who needs a trip to a car showroom or a picnic with six socially distant people when bookshops can reopen on June 15? Since...

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CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK

While We Can’t Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar

AUDIOBOOK OF THE WEEK

Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie audiobook

STAYING IN

What to watch on Netflix, BBC, Sky and Amazon now

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This list is geared towards the best box sets recently available for you to stream, and we’ll update it regularly, so...This list is geared towards the best box sets recently available for you to stream, and we’ll...This list is geared towards the best box sets recently available for you to stream, and we’ll...

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The Times streaming guide

Where should you go for the best TV streaming?

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Baby Yoda has landed! The mini Jedi master has become an internet sensation since Jon Favreau’s lavish ...DISNEY+
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Baby Yoda has landed! The mini Jedi master has become an internet sensation since...DISNEY+
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Baby Yoda has landed! The mini Jedi master has become an internet sensation since...

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Viewing guide

What’s on TV and radio this weekend

For full TV listings for the week, see thetimes.co.uk/tvplanner Viewing guide, by Ben Dowell Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
BBC Two, 9.15pm

The trailblazing, astoundingly energetic American artist Keith Haring shone briefly and brightly in the...For full TV listings for the week, see thetimes.co.uk/tvplanner Viewing guide, by Ben Dowell...For full TV listings for the week, see thetimes.co.uk/tvplanner Viewing guide, by Ben Dowell...

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Streaming this week — what the critics are watching and listening to

STAYING IN

Top ten new films to stream

STAYING IN

The best live arts to stream this week

WEEK TWELVE

The Times Film Club — The Verdict

What’s on TV

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TV guide

arts

Meg Rosoff: ‘I have a theory that adolescence goes on for the rest of your life’

ARTS

Stop all the clocks: the poet laureate, his band and the Hollywood actress

How to make your own cinema at home

If you are yearning for a big screen and the crunch of overpriced popcorn underfoot, brace yourself for disappointment.If you are yearning for a big screen and the crunch of overpriced popcorn underfoot, brace...If you are yearning for a big screen and the crunch of overpriced popcorn underfoot, brace...

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ALBUM REVIEW

Paul Weller: On Sunset — the Modfather goes hippy dippy

★★★★☆
You can generally tell what Paul Weller is up to by the state of his hair. In the early days of the Jam, a...★★★★☆
You can generally tell what Paul Weller is up to by the state of his hair. In the early...★★★★☆
You can generally tell what Paul Weller is up to by the state of his hair. In the early...

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THE BIG FILM REVIEW

Hamilton — a masterpiece to enjoy in your living room

STAYING IN

The top ten horror films and where to watch them

ARTS

Rebirth of Venus: can the goddess of beauty lure us back into the gallery?

ARTS

Which art galleries and museums are reopening and when?

ALBUM REVIEW

Willie Nelson: First Rose of Spring — for ever young Texan hero embraces sentimentality of old age

ALBUM REVIEW

To Know Without Knowing by Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience — an irresistible, collective effort

music

Great new albums to stream

updated

Haim
Women In Music Pt III

The Los Angeles sisters have honed a sound that harks back to the golden age of...Haim
Women In Music Pt III

The Los Angeles sisters have honed a sound that harks back to...Haim
Women In Music Pt III

The Los Angeles sisters have honed a sound that harks back to...

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ESSENTIAL TRACKS

The best new music, from Minyo Cumbiero to Kanye West

Minyo Cumbiero
Cumbia Del Monte Fuji
Japan meets South America in riotous style — the first fruit of the...Minyo Cumbiero
Cumbia Del Monte Fuji
Japan meets South America in riotous style — the first...Minyo Cumbiero
Cumbia Del Monte Fuji
Japan meets South America in riotous style — the first...

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ARTS

Shaun Pye: ‘It’s pretty much what happened . . . we didn’t want to sugarcoat it’

Bedtimes, bathtimes, mealtimes, even getting your kids to put their shoes on to go out can be an ordeal for any parent at the best of times. Yet for the 13 years that Shaun Pye and his wife, Sarah Crawford, have been bringing up their daughter...Bedtimes, bathtimes, mealtimes, even getting your kids to put their shoes on to go out can be an...Bedtimes, bathtimes, mealtimes, even getting your kids to put their shoes on to go out can be an...

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Weekend

body + soul

The reality of dating over 45 (and I should know!)

Jemma Forte, 46, is an expert at online dating after divorce — she’s been there, done that and written a book

body + soul

Lockdown belly? How to shrink your waistline

Inactivity and stress have led to many of us gaining weight. Peta Bee asks the experts for help

Suzi Godson

The G-spot is dead. Long live the C‑spot

Scientific debate on the elusive erogenous zone has been put to bed. About time

FOOD + DRINK

The 100 best wines for summer

From red to rosé, white to sparkling, Jane MacQuitty picks the top wines

updated

interview

Katie Derham: ‘Anyone who thinks I’m perfect doesn’t know me’

The Proms presenter talks about the festival’s return

body + soul

A six-pack for cheats: I tried the flat-stomach machine

OUTSIDE

Club tropicana! Exotic plants for your garden

OUTSIDE

A good walk: Rodmell and Harvey’s Cross, East Sussex

A cool, windy morning over the South Downs, with the village of Rodmell dreamlike in muted colours, its flint and...A cool, windy morning over the South Downs, with the village of Rodmell dreamlike in muted...A cool, windy morning over the South Downs, with the village of Rodmell dreamlike in muted...

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OUTSIDE

The birdwatcher: Yellow wagtails bring plenty of cheer

Yellow wagtails arrived in the fields in April and May, running around the feet of sheep and lambs. They move fast...Yellow wagtails arrived in the fields in April and May, running around the feet of sheep and lambs.Yellow wagtails arrived in the fields in April and May, running around the feet of sheep and lambs.

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Travel

SUMMER 2020

50 great crowd-free staycations

With domestic travel back on, we’ve got the pick of the best places to get away

SOUTH WEST 1. Lamorna Cove, Cornwall
Nowhere in Cornwall is undiscovered, but this corner, five miles from Penzance, is quieter than most, even though it is one of the county’s prettiest bays. The deep wooded glades of Lamorna Valley meander down to a sparkling sea where you’ll find jagged granite cliffs, a snug harbour and the magical light that attracted artists...SOUTH WEST 1. Lamorna Cove, Cornwall
Nowhere in Cornwall is undiscovered, but this corner...SOUTH WEST 1. Lamorna Cove, Cornwall
Nowhere in Cornwall is undiscovered, but this corner...

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SUMMER 2020

Should I stay or should I go? Staycations versus jetting off

by Duncan Craig, Times travel editor The staycation. It’s a phrase I loathe, but a concept I’ve never been more...by Duncan Craig, Times travel editor The staycation. It’s a phrase I loathe, but a concept I’ve never been more firmly behind. As one of our contributors pointed out recently, they used to be called holidays. Back when expectations were different. And altering expectations holds the key at least to my travels in...by Duncan Craig, Times travel editor The staycation. It’s a phrase I loathe, but a concept I’ve never been more firmly behind.

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CITY BREAKS

Postcards from post-lockdown: Berlin, New York and Rome

ADVICE

Everything you need to know about taking a flight

TRAVEL DOCTOR

‘Will I have to wait until next year for my holiday refund?’

SUMMER 2020

The best 30 Scottish hideaways

20 great British breaks

What are the classic UK trips you’re suddenly longing to take?

summer 2020 20 great British breaks

The best British beaches

Dazzling coasts and places to bed down nearby

SUmmer 2020 The best British beaches

30 self-catering stays

Book an isolated getaway at one of these top spots in the UK

summer 2020 30 self-catering stays

Remote UK hideaways

Go off-grid in a floating cabin or a secluded cottage

summer 2020 Remote UK hideaways

The best of Ireland

See dolphins in Co Clare and magical Killarney on this fantastic road trip

Summer 2020 The best of Ireland

Scotland

Tourists flying to England face fines for crossing border

Tourists face a fine of up to £5,000 if they are caught trying to dodge Nicola Sturgeon’s quarantine rules by flying to England before crossing the border. Scotland’s first minister confirmed that existing quarantine rules would apply to travellers from any country she deems to be a coronavirus...Tourists face a fine of up to £5,000 if they are caught trying to dodge Nicola Sturgeon’s quarantine rules by flying to England before crossing the border. Scotland’s first minister confirmed that existing quarantine rules would apply to travellers from any country she deems to be a coronavirus...Tourists face a fine of up to £5,000 if they are caught trying to dodge Nicola Sturgeon’s quarantine rules by flying to England...

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Airport boss warns of risk to economy

Scotland’s economy is being put at risk by the government’s “unenforceable and unintelligible” threat to maintain quarantine for some travellers into the country, the boss of Edinburgh Airport has said. Gordon Dewar, the airport’s chief executive, said the first minister’s procrastination over the UK government’s “air bridges” scheme was...Scotland’s economy is being put at risk by the government’s “unenforceable and unintelligible” threat to maintain quarantine for some travellers into the country, the boss of Edinburgh Airport has said. Gordon Dewar, the airport’s chief executive, said the first minister’s procrastination over the UK government’s “air bridges” scheme was...Scotland’s economy is being put at risk by the government’s “unenforceable and unintelligible” threat to maintain quarantine...

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Acclaimed restaurants forced to shut doors

Restaurants run by Scotland’s most revered chefs are being forced to close as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic ravages the hospitality industry. Castle Terrace in Edinburgh, which is co-owned by the celebrity chef Tom Kitchin, shut its doors on Tuesday amid “mounting costs and no tourists”. Southside Scran, in...Restaurants run by Scotland’s most revered chefs are being forced to close as the impact of the...Restaurants run by Scotland’s most revered chefs are being forced to close as the impact of the...

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Protecting heritage will be no walk in park for new National Trust chief

Companies cut links with Scottish comic after sex allegations

Monkeys offered for sale as pets online

Coronavirus

Anger at travel list’s late additions

Coronavirus

Testing after cases linked to hospital

Lockdown baby keeps zookeepers guessing

A baby monkey born at Edinburgh Zoo during the lockdown has been caught on camera for the first time. A L’Hoest’s monkey named Sheli gave birth a month ago to her first child. The species is native to African forests, and has a distinctive white...A baby monkey born at Edinburgh Zoo during the lockdown has been caught on camera for the first...A baby monkey born at Edinburgh Zoo during the lockdown has been caught on camera for the first...

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Virtual trials ‘will need to be used as default option’

Holding virtual trials in summary cases should become the default position, the sheriff principal for the north of Scotland has recommended. Derek Pyle advises introducing virtual trials for such cases, which are decided by a...Holding virtual trials in summary cases should become the default position, the sheriff principal for the north of Scotland has recommended. Derek Pyle advises introducing virtual trials for such cases, which are decided by a...Holding virtual trials in summary cases should become the default position, the sheriff principal for the north of...

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Give employers cash to recruit young jobless, ministers urged

Employers should be given a cash incentive to recruit jobless young people for work experience placements, a report suggests. With the Scottish government having warned that the unemployment rate could rise to 14 per cent of...Employers should be given a cash incentive to recruit jobless young people for work experience placements, a report suggests. With the Scottish government having warned that the unemployment rate could rise to 14 per cent of...Employers should be given a cash incentive to recruit jobless young people for work experience placements, a report...

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£10m for arts venues ‘might not be enough’

Writer’s ties with top hotel are in doubt over ‘transphobia’

in pictures

Week in pictures

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Royal plane scrambled a week after paint job

We must plan for the worst, says university

Greenpeace fined £80,000 for rig protest

obituary

Jeanie Lambe

Football | Brian Rice interview

‘I’m helping people with their recovery. It’s a massive part of my life now’

The way Brian Rice sees it, he hasn’t had football for four months but has still delivered a victory every day. Using the unsparing, blunt self-analysis which is common to many recovering addicts, Rice does not shirk when the conversation turns to how things are going with his gambling problem. It is just over five months since the Hamilton Academical head coach copped...The way Brian Rice sees it, he hasn’t had football for four months but has still delivered a...The way Brian Rice sees it, he hasn’t had football for four months but has still delivered a...

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Rugby union | Sam Hidalgo-Clyne interview

Rugby’s great nomad is ready to put down roots

As the owner of one of the more cosmopolitan monikers in world rugby, it is only to be expected that Sam...As the owner of one of the more cosmopolitan monikers in world rugby, it is only to be expected that Sam Hidalgo-Clyne would have a bit of wanderlust in his DNA. Yet even by the peripatetic standards of the modern rugby player, there has been something quite extraordinary about the travels and travails that the...As the owner of one of the more cosmopolitan monikers in world rugby, it is only to be expected that Sam Hidalgo-Clyne would...

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Football

Hearts and Thistle vow to continue their battle

Football

‘Gillespie deal shows we’re getting it right’

Rugby union

Clubs set for October return to action with regional competition

Scotland’s rugby clubs have been told that October is the likely date for the resumption of competitive matches, but...Scotland’s rugby clubs have been told that October is the likely date for the resumption of...Scotland’s rugby clubs have been told that October is the likely date for the resumption of...

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Football | Graham Spiers

Crisis has shown us what football is all about — fans and the community

Scottish football is groping around in the dark, wondering when post-Covid 19 “normality” will return. The answer is...Scottish football is groping around in the dark, wondering when post-Covid 19 “normality” will...Scottish football is groping around in the dark, wondering when post-Covid 19 “normality” will...

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Ireland

Call to limit flights from high-risk countries including US

Ireland should limit flights from countries such as the US and the UK to protect against a second wave of Covid-19, the co-leader of the Social Democrats has said. Catherine Murphy said that replies to parliamentary questions she submitted showed the authorities here were ill-equipped to enforce...Ireland should limit flights from countries such as the US and the UK to protect against a second wave of Covid-19, the co-leader of the Social Democrats has said. Catherine Murphy said that replies to parliamentary questions she submitted showed the authorities here were ill-equipped to enforce...Ireland should limit flights from countries such as the US and the UK to protect against a second wave of Covid-19, the...

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coronavirus

Covid official death figure ‘may be too high’

There were 1,200 more deaths during the height of the coronavirus pandemic than would normally be expected, a report from the health watchdog found. The report suggests that Ireland’s figure of 1,738 Covid-19 deaths may be too high, as it includes some people who died with the virus rather than because of it. It came as nine new cases of...There were 1,200 more deaths during the height of the coronavirus pandemic than would normally be expected, a report from the health watchdog found. The report suggests that Ireland’s figure of 1,738 Covid-19 deaths may be too high, as it includes some people who died with the virus rather than because of it. It came as nine new cases of...There were 1,200 more deaths during the height of the coronavirus pandemic than would normally be expected, a report from the...

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Apology is not enough, Foster warns O’Neill

Arlene Foster has said her power-sharing partner Michelle O’Neill’s apology after attending a packed Republican funeral “falls short” and that she should consider stepping aside while investigations are carried out. Sinn Féin leaders yesterday apologised to families of those who died during the coronavirus lockdown...Arlene Foster has said her power-sharing partner Michelle O’Neill’s apology after attending a...Arlene Foster has said her power-sharing partner Michelle O’Neill’s apology after attending a...

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Football clubs could face €25,000 bill to get stadiums ready

Trinity scientists handed €4.8m to unravel mysteries of virus

A new Irish research project is hoping to work out why men are more affected by Covid-19 than women, why some people get more sick than others, and how long immunity lasts after recovery. Researchers at Trinity College are hopeful of providing...A new Irish research project is hoping to work out why men are more affected by Covid-19 than...A new Irish research project is hoping to work out why men are more affected by Covid-19 than...

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Immigration permits under EU treaty taking over a year

Detective challenged at murder trial over ‘squandered’ leads

McCullagh is new presenter of flagship news bulletin

Hosepipe ban under review after rain returns

North’s pubs and restaurants open their doors again

There was relief for Northern Ireland’s hospitality sector yesterday as hotels and restaurants opened their doors for the first time in more than three months. Beer taps were flowing and cash registers ringing as customers returned to cafés and...There was relief for Northern Ireland’s hospitality sector yesterday as hotels and restaurants...There was relief for Northern Ireland’s hospitality sector yesterday as hotels and restaurants...

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