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Gwendoline Christie

Game of Thrones’ Brienne of Tarth on her newest role

CULTURE Gwendoline Christie

David Tennant

The Doctor, the devil and being the biggest worrier in showbiz

MAGAZINE David Tennant

Allison Williams

The Girls and Get Out star is no longer the smiley ingenue

STYLE Allison Williams

Get Boris! Gove challenges his rival again

Michael Gove today throws down the gauntlet to Boris Johnson, announcing that he will fight him for the Tory crown because he has a better “track record” and is more “capable” of delivering Brexit. The environment secretary will electrify the contest and argue that he should lead rather than his...Michael Gove today throws down the gauntlet to Boris Johnson, announcing that he will fight him for the Tory crown because he has a better “track record” and is more “capable” of delivering Brexit. The environment secretary will electrify the contest and argue that he should lead rather than his...Michael Gove today throws down the gauntlet to Boris Johnson, announcing that he will fight him for the Tory crown because he...

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Cut university tuition fees to £7,500 and slash interest on student loans — review

University tuition fees and interest rates on student loans should be slashed, a report will recommend this week as ministers warn that many degrees are terrible value for money. The Augar review of higher education is expected to call for annual tuition fees to be cut from £9,250 to £7,500 and interest rates on student loans to be reduced...University tuition fees and interest rates on student loans should be slashed, a report will recommend this week as ministers warn that many degrees are terrible value for money. The Augar review of higher education is expected to call for annual tuition fees to be cut from £9,250 to £7,500 and interest rates on student loans to be reduced...University tuition fees and interest rates on student loans should be slashed, a report will recommend this week as ministers...

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INVESTIGATION

Predators flock to Snapchat, a ‘haven’ for child abuse

Police are investigating three child sexual exploitation cases a day that involve Snapchat. The photo-messaging app is loved by teenagers for its funny selfies and auto-deleting messages, but it has become a “haven” for predators using the platform to prey on the young. A Sunday Times investigation has laid bare for...Police are investigating three child sexual exploitation cases a day that involve Snapchat. The...Police are investigating three child sexual exploitation cases a day that involve Snapchat. The...

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FBI tapes reveal Martin Luther King’s affairs ‘with 40 women’

Boris ‘took thousands for no‑deal speech’

The Grand Turnip: Clarkson turns TV farmer to save us all

INVESTIGATION

Our Emily, 13, was steered onto the app — and then raped

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IRAN COURT CASE

Nazanin’s freedom depends on £400m payment to Tehran

IRAN COURT CASE

‘Our daughter has been asking what “execution” means’

IRAN COURT CASE

Thatcher’s ‘death merchants’ in limbo

Couples tie themselves into ‘marathon’ mortgages for up to 40 years

British mountaineer who died on Everest feared overcrowding

BRITAIN'S OPIOID CRISIS

Hard sell behind US opioid crisis comes to UK

Two Become what? Sound glitch mars Spice Girls comeback

Rain, cold and jams — it must be a holiday

It would not be a traditional bank holiday without a downpour and long queues on the motorway. Britain is facing a...It would not be a traditional bank holiday without a downpour and long queues on the motorway.It would not be a traditional bank holiday without a downpour and long queues on the motorway.

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Oxbridge gets first black college head

A former television executive is to become the first black head of an Oxbridge college, after she was elected as...A former television executive is to become the first black head of an Oxbridge college, after she...A former television executive is to become the first black head of an Oxbridge college, after she...

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POLITICS

Hunt and Leadsom square up in new battle of Brexiteers

POLITICS

Leadsom learnt two lessons from her mum: fight for what you believe in — and never rely on a man

POLITICS

Our new leader needs an eye for detail, boundless energy and a true belief in Brexit. Gove has it all

POLITICS

Raab’s bid hit by claims he botched Brexit negotiations

POLITICS

Corbyn dithers over Trump and D-Day commemoration

POLITICS | VIDEO

Five steps that took dancing queen to her Waterloo

Theresa May’s tears when she announced on Friday that she would be standing down as Tory leader were not her first in recent weeks. The novelty was that they were public. Those who worked closely with the prime minister have seen the strain...Theresa May’s tears when she announced on Friday that she would be standing down as Tory leader...Theresa May’s tears when she announced on Friday that she would be standing down as Tory leader...

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POLITICS

EU prepares for ‘horror scenario’ of hardline Brexit leader

POLITICS

Britain’s MEPs look forward to £45,000 for four months’ work

POLITICS

Voters’ verdict emerges tonight

Tory donor charged with arms dealing and funding terrorism

Best of the fests

From family fun to partying after you’ve been for a run

TRAVEL Best of the fests

10 kitchen trends

Say goodbye to wobbly bar stools and monster fridges

HOME 10 kitchen trends

Maradona

The documentary director on the human side of a football god

CULT URE Maradona

Dolly Alderton

Genuinely useful things I wish I had been taught at school

STYLE Dolly Alderton

India Knight

Like Chelsea’s gardeners, we’ve stopped mowing our lawn

MAGAZINE India Knight

The end of Britain’s wilderness: nowhere is more than 6 miles from a road

Britain’s wild places are under siege: we are never further than six miles from a road anywhere on the mainland, according to an analysis by Ordnance Survey. The most remote spot lies in spectacular scenery near Fionn Loch, to the east of Gairloch...Britain’s wild places are under siege: we are never further than six miles from a road anywhere...Britain’s wild places are under siege: we are never further than six miles from a road anywhere...

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Mobile device zaps anxiety with electric currents

I’ve been traumatised for 16 years by an attempted rape. With this little device, at last, some relief

Tennant: worry is my fellow traveller

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Club owner sends in eco‑drones to help Amazon tribes protect rainforest

TV assassin Villanelle’s outfits are to die for in Killing Eve 2

Everyone who watched the first series of the hit BBC show Killing Eve knows that its most volatile character — the assassin-for-hire Villanelle — is really good at murdering people. In series two, due to air in Britain next month, she is really...Everyone who watched the first series of the hit BBC show Killing Eve knows that its most...Everyone who watched the first series of the hit BBC show Killing Eve knows that its most...

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A toast to alcohol clouds in space that brew up life

Warm, wet summers get midges buzzing

Judith Kerr has the last word with new book

Addicted to the hard stuff: roast potatoes and gravy. But City financier is using hypnosis to cut down

Family in blood virus scandal beg for support

Girls fight for right to play ‘boy’ sports

Bosses ask workers to alter ‘foreign’ names

A third of ethnic minority employees have been told to adopt a “western work name” by their boss, research has found.A third of ethnic minority employees have been told to adopt a “western work name” by their boss...A third of ethnic minority employees have been told to adopt a “western work name” by their boss...

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Scouts earn U-turn badge after trans policy rethink

The Scouts have done a U-turn on a transgender policy that members said put young people’s safety at risk. The policy...The Scouts have done a U-turn on a transgender policy that members said put young people’s safety...The Scouts have done a U-turn on a transgender policy that members said put young people’s safety...

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Hold your horses: town divided over ‘lawless’ gypsy livestock fair

Like many shop owners, Patrick rarely takes a break. During next week’s Appleby horse fair, in Cumbria, however, he will close his business and leave his home in fear for his life. In the run-up to last year’s fair — described by locals as “the...Like many shop owners, Patrick rarely takes a break. During next week’s Appleby horse fair, in...Like many shop owners, Patrick rarely takes a break. During next week’s Appleby horse fair, in...

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My behaviour was abominable but not abusive, says ‘sex addict’ Moby accused by Portman

Ab fab kitchen with nice opera house attached

Welsh-language chapels ‘valued less than pubs’

NEWS IN BRIEF

Muslims lead gay pride march

The week in pictures

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Comment

Shed no tears for Theresa — she’s not a victim of events but an abject failure

Rod Liddle

Dominic Lawson

Boris’s manifesto: I want it! I want it! I want it!

Camilla Long

#MeToo’s final scene: women are still taking the flak and Weinstein is back in charge

Sarah Baxter

London Bridge attack: SOS! Our rescue services are failing

Niall Ferguson

The world cannot afford another Thirty Years’ War

Damian Green

Only the health secretary has the nous to heal our country’s wounds

Adam Boulton

Whether under Johnson or not, the Tories face years of pain. And so do the rest of us

Rohan Silva

May put small business in shackles. The new leader must set it free

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the Editor: Islam must not be put above criticism

Leading Articles

After three grinding years Britain needs some hope

As for the Liberal Democrats, they need to find a liberal

No country for old men

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Corrections & clarifications

ATTICUS | ROLAND WHITE

When Hezza went Liberal in Wales

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World

Vegan, green, woke, Scottish — and besties with the Trumps

A reputation as the Marie Antoinette of Donald Trump’s inner circle is tricky to shake off. Louise Linton, unsurprisingly, wishes we would all be kinder to one another: since marrying Steve Mnuchin, the US Treasury secretary, two years ago, the Scottish actress has come in for some serious flak. Linton, 38, is best known for posting on Instagram a photograph of herself...A reputation as the Marie Antoinette of Donald Trump’s inner circle is tricky to shake off.A reputation as the Marie Antoinette of Donald Trump’s inner circle is tricky to shake off.

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President fixes eyes on 2016 campaign spies in bid to undermine Mueller

At the end of a bruising week Donald Trump was determined to land the last blow. Just as Washington was winding down...At the end of a bruising week Donald Trump was determined to land the last blow. Just as Washington was winding down for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the president granted William Barr, his attorney-general, powers to review and release any government classified files relating to the surveillance of his 2016...At the end of a bruising week Donald Trump was determined to land the last blow. Just as Washington was winding down for the...

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‘Russian’ sting holds poison yet for Kurz

Battle for top EU jobs ‘like Game of Thrones with ugly people’

Greece no haven as migrants face kidnap

Kremlin bends over backwards to hide Putin’s gymnast and baby twins

‘India is strong now, and people respect us because of Modi’

Shortly after the campaigning ended in India’s election, Narendra Modi, the prime minister, took a brief pilgrimage last weekend to the Himalayas, where he meditated in a holy cave, sitting serenely in saffron robes with his eyes closed. The scene...Shortly after the campaigning ended in India’s election, Narendra Modi, the prime minister, took...Shortly after the campaigning ended in India’s election, Narendra Modi, the prime minister, took...

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Armed guards may protect health workers as ebola threatens to leave Congo

Rising tide of tourists swamps China’s own Shangri-la

Basque terrorist leader arrested at cancer clinic after 17 years on the run

Energy bills swung Canberra election

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NEWS

Smith beats the boos to guide Australia to victory

Steve Smith, Australia’s former captain, scored a century on his first international appearance in front of a paying crowd since his year-long ban for ball-tampering and managed to shrug off the persistent verbal abuse he received from a crowd of 8,000 at Southampton yesterday. He was booed when he walked to the wicket, booed when he reached his century and was...Steve Smith, Australia’s former captain, scored a century on his first international appearance...Steve Smith, Australia’s former captain, scored a century on his first international appearance...

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Cricket World Cup

England back to earth with a bang

England’s World Cup plans received their most serious jolt since Alex Hales’ de-selection when Mark Wood left the...England’s World Cup plans received their most serious jolt since Alex Hales’ de-selection when Mark Wood left the field during yesterday’s warm-up match against Australia at Southampton, reporting discomfort in his left foot. Wood has undergone three operations on his landing foot and it was in order to manage a...England’s World Cup plans received their most serious jolt since Alex Hales’ de-selection when Mark Wood left the field during...

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | News

Kane on course to play in final

Harry Kane is winning his race to make Tottenham’s Champions League final starting line-up with his manager, Mauricio Pochettino, declaring himself “so happy” with the player’s recovery from an ankle injury. Kane stepped up his...Harry Kane is winning his race to make Tottenham’s Champions League final starting line-up with his manager, Mauricio Pochettino, declaring himself “so happy” with the player’s recovery from an ankle injury. Kane stepped up his...Harry Kane is winning his race to make Tottenham’s Champions League final starting line-up with his manager, Mauricio...

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PREMIER LEAGUE | NEWS

West Ham offer Barcelona £18m for Everton target Gomes

West Ham have made an offer to Barcelona in the region of £18m for Andre Gomes. The 25-year-old Portugal international spent last season on loan at Everton, where he made 27 Premier League appearances. While the Merseyside club...West Ham have made an offer to Barcelona in the region of £18m for Andre Gomes. The 25-year-old Portugal international spent last season on loan at Everton, where he made 27 Premier League appearances. While the Merseyside club...West Ham have made an offer to Barcelona in the region of £18m for Andre Gomes. The 25-year-old Portugal...

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FOOTBALL | NEWS

Qatar bid to buy stake in Leeds Utd

COMMENT

Lance Armstrong’s redemption will have to wait

Joel Matip interview

‘Me, a cult hero? That’s not the worst thing I’ve ever heard’

Joel Matip has forgotten our interview. By the sea near Marbella it’s a cloudless day and he has wandered off for a coffee in town. He is all apologies when he returns and, an hour later, after we’ve talked about being Liverpool’s new cult hero...Joel Matip has forgotten our interview. By the sea near Marbella it’s a cloudless day and he has...Joel Matip has forgotten our interview. By the sea near Marbella it’s a cloudless day and he has...

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | JONATHAN NORTHCROFT

Levy: is he Spurs’ star man?

Champions League | Graeme Souness

Kane needs to consider the long term — or he might break down

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Klopp depends on brains trust

Champions League

Pride of Africa ready to do battle to rule Europe

Cricket world cup | Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook: England are pushing back the boundaries

Once a laughing stock, we now set the standards others dream of achieving

CRICKET WORLD CUP

Root: England want to dominate white-ball cricket like Australia did

CRICKET WORLD CUP

England batting will face test against South Africa

CRICKET WORLD CUP

Fairbrother’s tears summed up World Cup shocker for home side

Selectors sacked winning captain and England paid a heavy price

Cricket

Somerset crush Hampshire in last Lord’s one-day final

One-Day Cup glory ends county’s curse as serial runners-up

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FORMULA ONE

Monaco is home sweet home for Hamilton

racing

Telecaster’s Derby dilemma

Formula One

Lauda refused to be defined by crash that nearly killed him

The motor racing fan on a pilgrimage to one of the sport’s most fabled scenes needed a double-take to identify the...The motor racing fan on a pilgrimage to one of the sport’s most fabled scenes needed a...The motor racing fan on a pilgrimage to one of the sport’s most fabled scenes needed a...

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Racing

Phoenix proves far too hot for Gosden raider

It was six years ago this weekend that Charlie Hills took Just The Judge to The Curragh and landed the Irish 1,000...It was six years ago this weekend that Charlie Hills took Just The Judge to The Curragh and...It was six years ago this weekend that Charlie Hills took Just The Judge to The Curragh and...

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Tennis

Women’s singles title at Roland Garros too close to call

Not so long ago, when contemplating the women’s singles draw at the start of the French Open, one had to conclude that any number of contenders might emerge as champion but that the standard would be low. Even some finals were dire. Today, there are more contenders than ever for whom a case can be made but, happily, the quality is certain to be high and the unfolding of...Not so long ago, when contemplating the women’s singles draw at the start of the French Open, one...Not so long ago, when contemplating the women’s singles draw at the start of the French Open, one...

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TENNIS

Djokovic out to repeat history

The most daunting and dispiriting task in men’s tennis is not trying to get to No 1 in the world or even collecting...The most daunting and dispiriting task in men’s tennis is not trying to get to No 1 in the world or even collecting enough Grand Slam championships to be considered one of the game’s greats. It is beating Rafael Nadal over the best of five sets on a clay court. Since Nadal won the first of his 11 French Open titles...The most daunting and dispiriting task in men’s tennis is not trying to get to No 1 in the world or even collecting enough...

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SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

McGinn ready for £200m shootout

FOOTBALL

Cattermole has chance to erase penalty misery

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Johnson keen to repay Lampard again after redemption

Frank Lampard’s bar tab following Derby County’s famous win over Leeds United in the semi-final play-offs came to...Frank Lampard’s bar tab following Derby County’s famous win over Leeds United in the semi-final...Frank Lampard’s bar tab following Derby County’s famous win over Leeds United in the semi-final...

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Sky Bet League Two

Jennings’ late winner breaks hearts of 10-man Newport

Poor Newport County. For 119 minutes of the League Two playoff final, their 62nd game of the season, they toiled...Poor Newport County. For 119 minutes of the League Two playoff final, their 62nd game of the...Poor Newport County. For 119 minutes of the League Two playoff final, their 62nd game of the...

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Gallagher Premiership

Saracens crush Gloucester

Saracens 44 Gloucester 19

The final that was predicted from week one of the season will become a reality at Twickenham on Saturday after both Saracens and Exeter Chiefs savaged the also-rans in fourth and third place respectively in the Premiership. Gloucester made a terrible start here. They scored an exceptional try in the opening minutes, with Danny Cipriani and Billy Twelvetrees conjuring in...The final that was predicted from week one of the season will become a reality at Twickenham on...The final that was predicted from week one of the season will become a reality at Twickenham on...

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GALLAGHER PREMIERSHIP

Exeter earn a shot at revenge

Nobody likes semi-finals and this was not Exeter Chiefs at their very best. Yet here they are, as most of the English...Nobody likes semi-finals and this was not Exeter Chiefs at their very best. Yet here they are, as most of the English rugby public expected, in their fourth Premiership final and facing their nemesis, Saracens, at Twickenham on Saturday. They know they can improve, and they will have to if they are to turn around...Nobody likes semi-finals and this was not Exeter Chiefs at their very best. Yet here they are, as most of the English rugby...

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Rugby Union | Stephen Jones

George proves he is a man for all seasons

Champions Cup

Sale Sharks secure Champions Cup qualification

RUGBY UNION | Stuart Barnes

Ford ensures Cipriani is a luxury England can live without

GUINESS PRO14

Leinster hold nerve to retain title

Rugby union match centre

The results from the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals

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Boxing

AJ’s heavyweight garden path

Heavyweight follows a well-worn route to New York venue known as boxing’s Mecca

Without a trace of embarrassment, Madison Square Garden, the New York venue in which Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday, bills itself as “the world’s most famous arena”. It certainly was on the evening of March 8, 1971, when Muhammad Ali fought Joe Frazier in the first fight of their trilogy. For once, the...Without a trace of embarrassment, Madison Square Garden, the New York venue in which Anthony...Without a trace of embarrassment, Madison Square Garden, the New York venue in which Anthony...

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FOOTBALL | ROD LIDDLE

I felt for him, but Warnock’s rant was moment of season for me

My abiding memory of this season will not be of Vincent Kompany’s marvellous rocket for Manchester City against...My abiding memory of this season will not be of Vincent Kompany’s marvellous rocket for Manchester City against Leicester City, but something more down-home and reassuring: Neil Warnock, aghast beyond belief at the refereeing as his side clawed defeat from victory at home to Chelsea, raving at the cameras, knowing...My abiding memory of this season will not be of Vincent Kompany’s marvellous rocket for Manchester City against Leicester City...

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EUROPA LEAGUE

Arsenal and Chelsea defenders preparing for battle in Baku

FOOTBALL | JONATHAN NORTHCROFT

Babbel: I was so happy when Manchester United scored the winner against us

Football

Football shorts: Chelsea want £130m for Hazard

Football

Birch does sums to get Swansea back on track

RUGBY UNION

England could miss out on Tokyo after group stage exit at Twickenham

It has been 10 years since England won the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series leg in London and they had to endure the role of also-rans again as Fiji, New Zealand and the USA celebrated clinching automatic qualification for the...It has been 10 years since England won the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series leg in London and they had to endure the role of also-rans again as Fiji, New Zealand and the USA celebrated clinching automatic qualification for the...It has been 10 years since England won the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series leg in London and they had to endure the...

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WOMEN'S FOOTBALL

‘Leggy’ England see off Denmark thanks to Parris and Scott

England tightened up a sluggish start to achieve a convincing 2-0 win against Denmark yesterday in their penultimate game before next month’s World Cup. It was not a pretty victory from Phil Neville’s squad, and the manager...England tightened up a sluggish start to achieve a convincing 2-0 win against Denmark yesterday in their penultimate game before next month’s World Cup. It was not a pretty victory from Phil Neville’s squad, and the manager...England tightened up a sluggish start to achieve a convincing 2-0 win against Denmark yesterday in their penultimate...

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RUGBY UNION

Sevens faces identity crisis

FOOTBALL

European round-up

RUGBY LEAGUE

Warrington gain further Grand Final revenge on Wigan

RUGBY LEAGUE

Hapless Hull fall flat to Huddersfield

RUGBY LEAGUE

Catalans suppress second-half Wakefield fightback

SQUASH

Perry’s final hopes dashed

CRICKET WORLD CUP

Cricket World Cup 2019: country-by-country guide

Guiness Pro14

Leinster show too much guile to end Hogg’s hopes of fairytale win

Champions give masterclass in closing out game despite late scare

GUINNESS PRO14

Cullen: it wasn’t pretty

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

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Business

Tycoon in race to save Monsoon

Founder Peter Simon pledges £34m as high street crisis deepens

The multi-millionaire fashion tycoon behind Monsoon Accessorize is promising to pump up to £34m in rescue funds into the struggling chain in return for rent cuts from landlords. Peter Simon, who started out selling coats from a stall in Portobello market in west London in 1970, is close to...The multi-millionaire fashion tycoon behind Monsoon Accessorize is promising to pump up to £34m in rescue funds into the struggling chain in return for rent cuts from landlords. Peter Simon, who started out selling coats from a stall in Portobello market in west London in 1970, is close to...The multi-millionaire fashion tycoon behind Monsoon Accessorize is promising to pump up to £34m in rescue funds into the...

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Galliford Try snubs takeover bid by Bovis

The housebuilding and construction hybrid Galliford Try has rejected an audacious takeover bid from rival Bovis. Bovis made an approach to Galliford Try for an all-share deal that would have seen it acquire Linden Homes, Galliford Try’s housebuilding division, and its regeneration arm. Greg Fitzgerald, the chief executive of Bovis, ran...The housebuilding and construction hybrid Galliford Try has rejected an audacious takeover bid from rival Bovis. Bovis made an approach to Galliford Try for an all-share deal that would have seen it acquire Linden Homes, Galliford Try’s housebuilding division, and its regeneration arm. Greg Fitzgerald, the chief executive of Bovis, ran...The housebuilding and construction hybrid Galliford Try has rejected an audacious takeover bid from rival Bovis. Bovis made an...

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Prosecutors pay Boohoo broker over tax fiasco

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been forced to pay millions of pounds in costs to a corporate financier wrongly accused of masterminding a tax fraud. The payment, understood to be one of the largest in its history, came after the collapse of the prosecution of Richard Hughes, founder of Zeus Capital, the...The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been forced to pay millions of pounds in costs to a...The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been forced to pay millions of pounds in costs to a...

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British Steel faces break-up unless white knight appears

The Ocado founder who delivered ‘betrayal’

In an interview with the BBC three years ago, one of the three founders of Ocado waxed nostalgic about the online grocer. Jonathan Faiman, who left in March 2010 — four months before its controversial stock market float — said that “the wonderful...In an interview with the BBC three years ago, one of the three founders of Ocado waxed nostalgic...In an interview with the BBC three years ago, one of the three founders of Ocado waxed nostalgic...

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Woodford forced to drop tech darling

Princes reach out to troubled entrepreneurs

Banks fuel risky home loans

GVC boss owns up to illegal bets in Turkey

Now the boardroom critics are targets

Golden boys who watched British Steel burn

OLIVER SHAH

Who might be bold enough to buy Centrica?

Two years before the financial crisis and a decade before Brexit, 2006 was a different time. When an apparatchik at...Two years before the financial crisis and a decade before Brexit, 2006 was a different time. When...Two years before the financial crisis and a decade before Brexit, 2006 was a different time. When...

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David Smith

When China sneezes, the world catches a cold

It is said that we owe to Metternich, the distinguished 19th-century diplomat, one of the most famous phrases about...It is said that we owe to Metternich, the distinguished 19th-century diplomat, one of the most...It is said that we owe to Metternich, the distinguished 19th-century diplomat, one of the most...

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Store owners demand audit of Domino’s ad cash

Malaysians scoop up Ashley headquarters

Scotsman owner puts papers on the block

City workers in the saddle

Danny in the Valley

Mr Nice’s Neil Mahapatra: ‘Every mammal can get high’

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First braced for huge writedown

Fiat and Renault in talks

Apple steps up privacy challenge to Facebook

Watchdog to clamp down on P2P loans

INTERVIEW

My battle to end the rule of the bad boss

Musk risks running out of road now his rivals have woken up

PATIENCE WHEATCROFT

If you can’t stand the heat, keep the in-laws out of the kitchen

Only last month, Jools Oliver took to Instagram to gush that her husband was “possibly the best boss around”. Now...Only last month, Jools Oliver took to Instagram to gush that her husband was “possibly the best...Only last month, Jools Oliver took to Instagram to gush that her husband was “possibly the best...

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IRWIN STELZER

Why we need to rescue capitalism

Capitalism is under threat. No, not from Xi Jinping and his alternative model, an economy managed by a Communist...Capitalism is under threat. No, not from Xi Jinping and his alternative model, an economy managed...Capitalism is under threat. No, not from Xi Jinping and his alternative model, an economy managed...

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Lawyer probed over conduct in sexual harassment case

HSBC calls stars’ film fraud claim ‘hopeless’

Liverpool HS2 link axed

Cereal entrepreneur raises funds

Monsoon founder caught in the high street deluge

When Peter Simon arrived back in London after a hazy summer smoking dope in Ibiza, he hatched a plan. The year was 1970. Clocking that the city’s trend-setters were sporting the shaggy Afghan coats popularised by the Sgt Pepper-era Beatles, Simon...When Peter Simon arrived back in London after a hazy summer smoking dope in Ibiza, he hatched a...When Peter Simon arrived back in London after a hazy summer smoking dope in Ibiza, he hatched a...

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Yell? Its work made us want to scream

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Harry’s gym seeks funds

LETTERS

National Grid has blown a fuse on electric cars

I noted your article (“Drivers plugging into an electric future will need a lot of chargers”, May 12) on the problems with the proposed electrification of the country’s cars and vans. Unfortunately, the problems are much...I noted your article (“Drivers plugging into an electric future will need a lot of chargers”, May 12) on the problems with the proposed electrification of the country’s cars and vans. Unfortunately, the problems are much...I noted your article (“Drivers plugging into an electric future will need a lot of chargers”, May 12) on the...

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DIGEST

Channel 4’s streaming fear

Channel 4 has warned that the amount it spends on programmes could be hit if it is forced to pay for prime spots on streaming players. The broadcaster told a House of Lords inquiry into public service broadcasting that American...Channel 4 has warned that the amount it spends on programmes could be hit if it is forced to pay for prime spots on streaming players. The broadcaster told a House of Lords inquiry into public service broadcasting that American...Channel 4 has warned that the amount it spends on programmes could be hit if it is forced to pay for prime spots on...

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Remain grandees bloom at Chelsea

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Money

Don’t refund all fraud victims, says top cop

One of Britain’s top crime- fighters is urging banks not to automatically refund victims of fraud. Commander Karen Baxter, national co-ordinator for economic crime at the City of London police, who is tasked with tackling Britain’s fraud epidemic, said: “We need people to be more diligent, to be...One of Britain’s top crime- fighters is urging banks not to automatically refund victims of fraud. Commander Karen Baxter, national co-ordinator for economic crime at the City of London police, who is tasked with tackling Britain’s fraud epidemic, said: “We need people to be more diligent, to be...One of Britain’s top crime- fighters is urging banks not to automatically refund victims of fraud. Commander Karen Baxter...

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British Gas: get a smart meter or we’ll charge you an extra £300

Britain’s largest energy firm is refusing to offer its cheapest deal to customers unless they agree to have a smart meter installed. Any British Gas customer who sticks with a traditional meter will have to pay almost £300 a year more on average for a dual-fuel tariff. British Gas’s lowest-cost tariff, Energy Plus Protection Green, fixes...Britain’s largest energy firm is refusing to offer its cheapest deal to customers unless they agree to have a smart meter installed. Any British Gas customer who sticks with a traditional meter will have to pay almost £300 a year more on average for a dual-fuel tariff. British Gas’s lowest-cost tariff, Energy Plus Protection Green, fixes...Britain’s largest energy firm is refusing to offer its cheapest deal to customers unless they agree to have a smart meter...

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Newcomer Vanguard knocks Hargreaves off the top spot

It entered the British market only two years ago, yet the low-cost investment platform Vanguard has knocked Hargreaves Lansdown off the top spot in an annual customer satisfaction survey. The consumer group Which? asked 1,170 of its members to rate investment platforms. The members are all investors, and...It entered the British market only two years ago, yet the low-cost investment platform Vanguard...It entered the British market only two years ago, yet the low-cost investment platform Vanguard...

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LOUISE COOPER

Millennial savers are turning their pennies into pounds a tap at a time

The day I told my kids they may inherit nothing

A young lady’s after your nest‑egg? You could be on to a winner . . .

‘Sorry about that’: Fundsmith boss steps back from emerging markets

JAMES CONEY

We’ve seen a mortgage frenzy before — look how that turned out

FAME AND FORTUNE

Frederick Forsyth: It took a cheque for £1m before I felt rich

QUESTION OF MONEY

Garden furniture failure left a rattan taste

Is your costly managed fund a cheap tracker in disguise?

Millions of investors could be paying expensive fees for a fund manager who is doing little more than copying the...Millions of investors could be paying expensive fees for a fund manager who is doing little more...Millions of investors could be paying expensive fees for a fund manager who is doing little more...

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Women dream of retiring at 63 – then reality bites

Women are more likely than men to have unrealistic expectations of retirement and underestimate the age when they...Women are more likely than men to have unrealistic expectations of retirement and underestimate...Women are more likely than men to have unrealistic expectations of retirement and underestimate...

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My Huawei phone isn’t such a good call now

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Parking fine is below the belt

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The friendly invasion

After D-Day, 75 years ago, US troops left behind a nation transformed

Along the coast of southwest England 75 years ago, they gathered in their hundreds of thousands. They are largely forgotten now, apart from memorials in small harbours such as Weymouth. There, an easily missed monument on the seafront remembers “the American assault force which landed on the shores of France 6 June 1944”. The statistic that follows is mind-boggling.Along the coast of southwest England 75 years ago, they gathered in their hundreds of thousands.Along the coast of southwest England 75 years ago, they gathered in their hundreds of thousands.

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Jamie has finally lost the recipe for success

Who would have thought it? After the failed posh person’s “Tupperware parties”, the unwisely reinvented pizzas, the...Who would have thought it? After the failed posh person’s “Tupperware parties”, the unwisely reinvented pizzas, the more or less slammed together cookery school’n’cafes and at least 35 other disparate enterprises, the one that has crashed the Jamie Oliver juggernaut is Italian restaurants. Oliver, 43, was famously...Who would have thought it? After the failed posh person’s “Tupperware parties”, the unwisely reinvented pizzas, the more or...

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ASIA

Pakistan: in search of Shangri‑La

Find adventure‑travel perfection in the mountainous region of Gilgit‑Baltistan

EUROPE

Sveti Stefan: the luxury island retreat with your own private Picasso

The exclusive hotel in Montenegro is marking its decade‑long, £90m revamp with an extraordinary art show

FESTIVALS

The best bijou festivals in Britain this summer

Festivals aren’t just about mud and moshing — enjoy science, jazz or haute cuisine at one of these 10 gatherings

MY STORY

Kate McCue: the thoroughly modern megaship captain

With killer heels, a mermaid suit and a sphynx cat, stylish skipper Kate McCue refuses to follow the conventional course

MY STORY

Maria Pettersson: the flying influencer

Maria Pettersson explains how she balances life as an airline pilot and an Instagram star

EUROPE

Where to find the finest Bauhaus architecture in Germany

BRITAIN

Jersey: Great British Breaks

BRIEFING

US immigration: digital strip‑search is only the half of it

HAVE YOUR SAY

Letters: your stories of sexism on holiday; and walking the Cleveland Way

READERS' PICTURES

The Big Shot photography competition

Congratulations to Kav Dadfar, whose shot of this temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is this week’s winner of our competition in association with the tailor-made trip specialist Audley Travel (01993 838000, audleytravel.com). He receives a...Congratulations to Kav Dadfar, whose shot of this temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is this week’s...Congratulations to Kav Dadfar, whose shot of this temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is this week’s...

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OUR STORY

Our Family Gap Year: week five of the epic volunteering adventure

TRAVEL GADGETS

The Kit List: inflatable boats

INTERVIEW

My Hols: Joe Wicks

My first holidays were camping in the south of France with my mum, dad and older brother, Nikki. We’d leave at the...My first holidays were camping in the south of France with my mum, dad and older brother, Nikki.My first holidays were camping in the south of France with my mum, dad and older brother, Nikki.

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TRAVEL INSIDERS

ST Travel Meets... Martin Greenaway, Stanfords cartographer

I once sold a map to someone who was going to the Himalayas in search of the yeti. I never saw him again. I’m a...I once sold a map to someone who was going to the Himalayas in search of the yeti. I never saw...I once sold a map to someone who was going to the Himalayas in search of the yeti. I never saw...

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The winner and a guest will join a seven-night Neapolitan Splendours escorted tour with Inghams Italy — taking in Naples, Pompeii, Capri and the Amalfi Coast. The itinerary mixes two free days with four guided tours, which include a...The prize
The winner and a guest will join a seven-night Neapolitan Splendours escorted tour...The prize
The winner and a guest will join a seven-night Neapolitan Splendours escorted tour...

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INTERIORS

Interiors update: 10 kitchen trends

Goodbye wobbly bar stools and monster fridges, hello ladders and statement dressers. AW19 is all about natural finishes and embracing green in all its shades, says Katrina Burroughs

INTERIORS

The latest tech for your kitchen

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How to reduce your kitchen waste

Gains can be made by buying better, throwing away less and recycling smarter

GARDENING

Chelsea shows the healing power of gardens, says Rachel de Thame

“Prior to my cancer diagnosis, I’d been aware, albeit in an abstract sense, of the growing evidence that gardening is good for you”

LUXURY

Would you pay 30% more for a property with a designer logo?

Homes with a designer label are the fastest-growing sector of the global property market. But is a big name really worth the premium?

GARDENING

Fashions and trends from the Chelsea Flower Show 2019

GARDENING

How to build a treehouse

OVERSEAS

The best homes for sale in Greece

OVERSEAS

Nine things you need to know about the property market in Greece

HOUSES OF THE WEEK

Lustworthy homes for sale in Berkshire, Hampshire, Devon and Nottinghamshire

MARKET

More bad news for Britain’s squeezed middle

MARKET WATCH

Three-quarters of renters don’t have contents insurance

Discovering a break-in is bad enough, without having to pay out to replace all your valuables. Yet three-quarters of...Discovering a break-in is bad enough, without having to pay out to replace all your valuables.Discovering a break-in is bad enough, without having to pay out to replace all your valuables.

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HOME FRONT

“Political uncertainty brings with it opportunity. Is now the time to buy back into London?”

Is now the time to buy back into London? I ask because political uncertainty brings with it opportunity, if not for...Is now the time to buy back into London? I ask because political uncertainty brings with it...Is now the time to buy back into London? I ask because political uncertainty brings with it...

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TIME AND SPACE

David Harber interview: the sculptor and sundial maker on celebrity clients and the meaning of home

HOME HELP

Help! I can hear my neighbours through the party wall

READERS' CLINIC

How do I clean stainless steel pans so they look new?

ADVICE

Three ways to make your mattress last longer

Scotland

Crammed Scottish prisons raise fear of new human rights case

Prisoners in Scotland are having to “double up” in cells designed for a single occupant, prompting concern that the taxpayer could face a large legal bill for breaching inmates’ human rights. The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) Scotland, the trade union for prison and correctional facility...Prisoners in Scotland are having to “double up” in cells designed for a single occupant, prompting concern that the taxpayer could face a large legal bill for breaching inmates’ human rights. The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) Scotland, the trade union for prison and correctional facility...Prisoners in Scotland are having to “double up” in cells designed for a single occupant, prompting concern that the taxpayer...

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May’s plan will send millions to Scotland

Scotland is set for a windfall under Westminster plans to escalate public spending north of the border and undermine the SNP’s push for independence. It emerged this weekend that a blueprint to strengthen the Union and improve the performance of the Scottish economy was drawn up on the orders of Theresa May. Whitehall sources confirmed...Scotland is set for a windfall under Westminster plans to escalate public spending north of the border and undermine the SNP’s push for independence. It emerged this weekend that a blueprint to strengthen the Union and improve the performance of the Scottish economy was drawn up on the orders of Theresa May. Whitehall sources confirmed...Scotland is set for a windfall under Westminster plans to escalate public spending north of the border and undermine the SNP...

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Three Scots brothers to row Atlantic

The father of three Scotsmen who aim to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat says that the thought of their challenge fills him with pride — and terror. Ewan, Jamie, and Lachlan Maclean hope to become the first trio of brothers to row the 3,000-miles from San Sebastián de La Gomera in the Canary Islands, off the west...The father of three Scotsmen who aim to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat says that the thought...The father of three Scotsmen who aim to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat says that the thought...

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Icy-cold lochs send swimmers into shock

Experts tell MSPs smacking ban not needed or helpful

Forests face fern ultimatum

No-dig methods point to future for Scots farming

Plunge in kirk baptisms as Scots dip into humanism

News Review

On a mission to rescue every girl from ‘the cut’

News Review

The Scottish hideaway where Orwell was able to peer into the future

Business

Predictive analysis tool aims to prevent another Piper Alpha

A Scottish company has combined the latest thinking in behavioural psychology with the rigours of data science...A Scottish company has combined the latest thinking in behavioural psychology with the rigours of...A Scottish company has combined the latest thinking in behavioural psychology with the rigours of...

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BUSINESS | Erikka Askeland

Scots manufacturers dealt a blow in offshore wind farm bonanza

There are plans for 54 giant steel wind turbines to be installed about 10 miles off the coast of Scotland, near Fife.There are plans for 54 giant steel wind turbines to be installed about 10 miles off the coast of...There are plans for 54 giant steel wind turbines to be installed about 10 miles off the coast of...

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Neil Oliver

Thoughts we have once lost are found, just like in Bagpuss

Gillian Bowditch

Park this levy scheme now, it’s a non-starter

Alex Massie

If you think this is a crisis, wait and see

Kevin Pringle

International isolation is a danger of leaving the EU

FOOTBALL

Edouard double breaks Hearts to win Celtic the treble

FOOTBALL

Scottish Cup Final player ratings

Football

Brown justifies place among Celtic’s pantheon of greats

FOOTBALL

‘Get the ninth title first, then we can start talking about 10’

football

Tavernier remains key to Gerrard’s plans for Rangers

FOOTBALL

Clarke comfortable in role as Scotland’s Chosen One

FOOTBALL

Everything to play for in Paisley

The first leg of the Premiership playoff final between Dundee United and St Mirren was inconclusive on who will be in...The first leg of the Premiership playoff final between Dundee United and St Mirren was...The first leg of the Premiership playoff final between Dundee United and St Mirren was...

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Rugby Union

Flying Dutchman has crossed finishing line

Tim Visser always knew how to finish. He’ll tell you it’s about awareness; spotting the opportunity then backing your...Tim Visser always knew how to finish. He’ll tell you it’s about awareness; spotting the...Tim Visser always knew how to finish. He’ll tell you it’s about awareness; spotting the...

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Ireland

Government to face by‑election blitz in autumn

Leo Varadkar’s government is preparing to fight up to four Dail by- elections this autumn — triggered by the election of TDs to the European parliament — rather than face a general election before the end of the year. Yesterday opposition leaders said they did not expect Fine Gael and Fianna Fail...Leo Varadkar’s government is preparing to fight up to four Dail by- elections this autumn — triggered by the election of TDs to the European parliament — rather than face a general election before the end of the year. Yesterday opposition leaders said they did not expect Fine Gael and Fianna Fail...Leo Varadkar’s government is preparing to fight up to four Dail by- elections this autumn — triggered by the election of TDs to...

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Garda inspector ‘took cocaine’ on CCTV

Garda investigators have taken possession of CCTV footage that appears to show a garda inspector, who was arrested two weeks ago, snorting lines of cocaine in a bar. The inspector and two colleagues — a detective and a superintendent — were arrested by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI) as part of an inquiry into collusion...Garda investigators have taken possession of CCTV footage that appears to show a garda inspector, who was arrested two weeks ago, snorting lines of cocaine in a bar. The inspector and two colleagues — a detective and a superintendent — were arrested by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI) as part of an inquiry into collusion...Garda investigators have taken possession of CCTV footage that appears to show a garda inspector, who was arrested two weeks...

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Maria Bailey drops swing case against Dean hotel

Maria Bailey has withdrawn her compensation claim against a Dublin hotel over the Fine Gael TD’s fall from an “unsupervised” swing in its reception area. Bailey had been widely criticised by opposition parties for taking the Circuit Court case against the Dean hotel in Dublin, with Micheál Martin, the Fianna Fail...Maria Bailey has withdrawn her compensation claim against a Dublin hotel over the Fine Gael TD’s...Maria Bailey has withdrawn her compensation claim against a Dublin hotel over the Fine Gael TD’s...

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Madigan hails ‘yes’ divorce vote

Elections 2019

Emerald isle shows another shade of Green

Elections 2019

You may not know the face, but you’ll likely remember the name

Elections 2019

Party saddles up to curb car enthusiasm

Elections 2019

McDonald defiant as Sinn Fein to lose seats

Elections 2019

Asylum candidate ‘disappointed’ in SocDem leaders

Elections 2019

‘Sting’ trio set for re-election

Tens of millions still to be logged on broadband bill

Old tomes go home as libraries close book on late fees

Spice Girls pep up Dublin but the sound is zigazig-argh

We told them what we wanted, what we really, really wanted. And, after a protracted will-they-won’t-they saga and several years of negotiation, the Spice Girls finally answered the call. On Friday night, music’s most famous girl band played the...We told them what we wanted, what we really, really wanted. And, after a protracted...We told them what we wanted, what we really, really wanted. And, after a protracted...

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TD fights shared-living plan

Keogh: garda boss did not target me

Sexually transmitted diseases back in boom with the economy

Pokémon hits personal data snag

Feathers fly over tricolour ‘misuse’

Barn owls sold online — and the law does not give a hoot

Gardai swamped by dragging fine dodgers to court

The garda commissioner warned the minister for justice last year that thousands of bench warrants being issued for...The garda commissioner warned the minister for justice last year that thousands of bench warrants...The garda commissioner warned the minister for justice last year that thousands of bench warrants...

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JobPath employment scheme given its marching orders

The government is to terminate JobPath, a back-to-work programme that began in 2015. There will be no new referrals...The government is to terminate JobPath, a back-to-work programme that began in 2015. There will...The government is to terminate JobPath, a back-to-work programme that began in 2015. There will...

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Barristers urged not to humiliate rape defendants

Dispute stalls expenses audit

news review

Generation exhausted

news review

‘I ran away — and that’s when I heard the scream’

Five steps that took dancing queen to her Waterloo

The PM made terrible errors on the road to negotiating her deal, but she had several chances to save the day

WORLD

Comment: Justine McCarthy

Dail slams doors in faces of homeless

Comment: David Quinn

Pro-choicers have case to answer at Holles Street

comment: Brenda Power

Trump doesn’t deserve a princely welcome

editorial

Green voters might see red when they face carbon taxes

Comment: Larissa Nolan

Anti-vaxxers take jabs from online meddlers

Comment: Newton Emerson

Selective schools fail us with social segregation

atticus: john burns

Atticus: Hook seeks to reel in new advertisers

Letters & Emails

Commerce cannot keep the housing market afloat long term

business

Quinlan made to face bankruptcy petition over Santander deal

Derek Quinlan, the boom-time property investor, has failed to get an injunction preventing Edgeworth Capital, an investment fund owned by British billionaire Robert Tchenguiz, from launching a bankruptcy petition against him. Quinlan sought to have a temporary restriction placed on bankruptcy proceedings to allow a court to hear his claim that Edgeworth’s petition...Derek Quinlan, the boom-time property investor, has failed to get an injunction preventing...Derek Quinlan, the boom-time property investor, has failed to get an injunction preventing...

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Business

State faces double whammy on first-time buyer scheme

Local authorities have approved almost twice the government’s initial funding allocation of €200m for a state-backed...Local authorities have approved almost twice the government’s initial funding allocation of €200m for a state-backed mortgage scheme aimed at middle- income home buyers rejected by commercial lenders. Housing minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed last week that €373m was approved for 1,996 home buyers in the first 15...Local authorities have approved almost twice the government’s initial funding allocation of €200m for a state-backed mortgage...

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Business

China’s JIC looks again at Goodbody

Business

Central Bank to split the bill for regulation

Agenda: Brian Carey

Rival Davy lurks as suitors seek to bag Goodies

There is a line of suitors queuing up to take the hand of Goodbody Stockbrokers, the country’s second largest broker.There is a line of suitors queuing up to take the hand of Goodbody Stockbrokers, the country’s...There is a line of suitors queuing up to take the hand of Goodbody Stockbrokers, the country’s...

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Comment: Cormac Lucey

Fundamentals show the Irish property market is no longer a white-knuckle ride

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) managed to face in two directions simultaneously...The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) managed to face in two...The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) managed to face in two...

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Business

Blinder Films looks to make a killing

Business

Tifco to take over Tetrarch hotel in Dublin

Business

Asian investors snap up docklands offices

Business

Axa lands forestry deal in one fell swoop

Business

Griffith College profits paint a pretty picture

Business

Duke rules over freight outfit with €6.6m deal

Business

Cardinal to launch €500m new fund

Business

Apcoa parks its tanks on NCPS lawns

Business

Duke Royalty eyes Ireland for box-office investments

Business

Pod Festivals management face the music with refinancing plan

Business

Desmond injects cash into health tech start-up

business

Crosbie told ‘rock and rooms’ can get rolling

Business

O’Leary’s last hurrah

The lights are directing a path to the exit, yet there is no sense of emergency. Michael O’Leary is in the first year of a five-year contract as chief executive of the newly constituted Ryanair Group. If he can steer the airline to €2bn profits or a share price of €21 by 2024, O’Leary would stand to earn €98m in shares. With retirement firmly on the horizon for the...The lights are directing a path to the exit, yet there is no sense of emergency. Michael O’Leary...The lights are directing a path to the exit, yet there is no sense of emergency. Michael O’Leary...

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Business interview

The power broker within ESB

In the reception area at ESB headquarters in Dublin, a giant screen is showing a company promo about “creating...In the reception area at ESB headquarters in Dublin, a giant screen is showing a company promo about “creating brighter futures”, with kids saying what they want to be when they grow up. In the video, up pops Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of the semi-state company, saying that he always wanted to be an engineer. In...In the reception area at ESB headquarters in Dublin, a giant screen is showing a company promo about “creating brighter...

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business

Clouds gather over Doherty as pensions industry rages

Money

How to take the sting out of a hoaxer’s tale

Small Business

The windows of opportunity

HOW I MADE IT

Ticket firm took the drama out of booking theatre seats

inside track: nick webb

An Elfie profit for pure genius

MONEY

Question of money: Will we be fined for not declaring my wife’s cash pension?

COMMENT: GARY CONNOLLY

World of rates never fails to pique our interest

Business Digest

Godolphin faces hurdles

culture

Hugh Lane art deal brushed with spy tactics

This summer, as they have done four times previously, arts officials in Dublin and London will discuss what to do with 39 paintings whose ownership has been disputed for almost a century. The pictures have crisscrossed the Irish Sea for decades, sometimes hanging in the Tate in London, sometimes in the Dublin municipal gallery on Parnell Square. The collection includes...This summer, as they have done four times previously, arts officials in Dublin and London will...This summer, as they have done four times previously, arts officials in Dublin and London will...

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culture

Life is simply divine for Neil Hannon

Neil Hannon has never been arrested, but that’s not to say he wouldn’t like to be. “Oh, I’d love it,” he nods...Neil Hannon has never been arrested, but that’s not to say he wouldn’t like to be. “Oh, I’d love it,” he nods enthusiastically, stirring his coffee. “I’d like one of those mug shots. I joined Extinction Rebellion the other day, so the next place you’ll see me is chained to the gates of the Dail.” As ambitions go...Neil Hannon has never been arrested, but that’s not to say he wouldn’t like to be. “Oh, I’d love it,” he nods enthusiastically...

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The best of what’s on this week

books

Review: Knockfane by Homan Potterton

Television: Liam Fay

Victorian Fleabag is thin on top

Like its cross-dressing heroine, Gentleman Jack is a carnival of false advertising. The heavily hyped eight-part romp...Like its cross-dressing heroine, Gentleman Jack is a carnival of false advertising. The heavily...Like its cross-dressing heroine, Gentleman Jack is a carnival of false advertising. The heavily...

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Culture Vulture: Eithne Shortall

Encore for Abbey Theatre row

This year didn’t open well for the Abbey Theatre. The two relatively new artistic directors got a letter in January...This year didn’t open well for the Abbey Theatre. The two relatively new artistic directors got a...This year didn’t open well for the Abbey Theatre. The two relatively new artistic directors got a...

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move

Escape to the coast

There’s a heartwarming Channel 4 programme called Escape to the Chateau, depicting the life of Dick and Angel Strawbridge, who have decamped to France to restore their fairy-tale turreted manor house. Over five series, we’ve seen them getting the plumbing and central heating sorted, renovating the turrets, installing a lift, reviving a dilapidated coach house and buying...There’s a heartwarming Channel 4 programme called Escape to the Chateau, depicting the life of...There’s a heartwarming Channel 4 programme called Escape to the Chateau, depicting the life of...

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move

How I won a new house

Dressed in her pyjamas ready to settle down in front of the television on a winter’s evening, Vicky Hanratty had no...Dressed in her pyjamas ready to settle down in front of the television on a winter’s evening, Vicky Hanratty had no inkling that her life was about to change. Then she checked her phone, only to discover a message saying that she had won a house — in a raffle. Five months earlier, in July 2018, the mother-of-three...Dressed in her pyjamas ready to settle down in front of the television on a winter’s evening, Vicky Hanratty had no inkling...

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Let the last rose bloom

Being the place that inspired Ireland’s best-known 19th-century song is some claim to fame, but it is one that Jenkinstown House can rightfully make. Thomas Moore, the bard, wrote The Last Rose of Summer while staying at the home in Co Kilkenny.Being the place that inspired Ireland’s best-known 19th-century song is some claim to fame, but...Being the place that inspired Ireland’s best-known 19th-century song is some claim to fame, but...

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going places

Can-do town brims with self-starters

move

Obey the rules, or you’ll bring the house down

new homes

Head for the hills, woods or a business park

nice moves

Three to view this week in Co Monaghan and Dublin

city slicker

Party house on the edge of town

surburban pile

Period semi cries out for rescue

move

Small spaces: compact brief puts the squeeze on design

Market Watch: Linda Daly

Murphy is failing to protect the poor

Life

I blossomed on a Jersey flower farm, but it was hard graft

I grew up in the tenement houses on Charlemont Street in Dublin. We had a shop called Blacks General Grocers and were a musical family: my mother Patty, who was from the Liberties, loved singing and my father Kevin, who came from Rathlin Island off Co Antrim, played the mandolin and fiddle. They would have friends over and we’d have a session or “hooley”, as Daddy...I grew up in the tenement houses on Charlemont Street in Dublin. We had a shop called Blacks...I grew up in the tenement houses on Charlemont Street in Dublin. We had a shop called Blacks...

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Life

This week why not

Plot a trip to Dublin for garden gathering
Bloom, the country’s largest gardening festival, gets under way in...Plot a trip to Dublin for garden gathering
Bloom, the country’s largest gardening festival, gets under way in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Thursday for five days. Food and horticulture agency Bord Bia’s annual showcase of the best of Ireland’s garden design features show gardens, displays, outdoor sculpture...Plot a trip to Dublin for garden gathering
Bloom, the country’s largest gardening festival, gets under way in Dublin’s...

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Travel

Taking off

Stone-cold chic
The cut-stone coach house at Cahernane country house hotel in Co Kerry has been converted into eight luxurious bedrooms with individual wallpapers, bold fabrics and Irish antiques. Bathrooms have claw-foot baths or walk-in...Stone-cold chic
The cut-stone coach house at Cahernane country house hotel in Co Kerry has...Stone-cold chic
The cut-stone coach house at Cahernane country house hotel in Co Kerry has...

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FOOD

Caged hen eggs get the bird at breakfast

FOOD

This week’s best food and drink events

Food

This Middle Eastern feast was far too good to share

On the bottle

It’s murder finding wines free from animal products

INGEAR

Personal tech aims to be just what the doctor ordered

INGEAR

Peugeot’s big cruiser blows away les bleus

INGEAR

Gadget fix

InGear

Spokesperson

Irish Sport

GAA

Roscommon in dreamland after win over Mayo

Mayo 0-17 Roscommon 2-12

At the final whistle, the explosion of Roscommon emotion was so loud, raw and primal that it accurately represented the hurt, longing and frustration associated with more than three decades waiting to beat Mayo in Castlebar. The celebrations on the pitch mirrored a Connacht final win because it...At the final whistle, the explosion of Roscommon emotion was so loud, raw and primal that it accurately represented the hurt, longing and frustration associated with more than three decades waiting to beat Mayo in Castlebar. The celebrations on the pitch mirrored a Connacht final win because it...At the final whistle, the explosion of Roscommon emotion was so loud, raw and primal that it accurately represented the hurt...

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NEWS

Casement Park is a venue for 2030 bid

Casement Park, the GAA ground in west Belfast, is set to be put forward as the sole stadium in Northern Ireland to host games in the joint 2030 World Cup bid currently being finalised. The announcement by the Department for Communities (DfC) in Belfast was welcomed yesterday by the Chairman of Antrim GAA, Ciaran McCavana, who said he was...Casement Park, the GAA ground in west Belfast, is set to be put forward as the sole stadium in Northern Ireland to host games in the joint 2030 World Cup bid currently being finalised. The announcement by the Department for Communities (DfC) in Belfast was welcomed yesterday by the Chairman of Antrim GAA, Ciaran McCavana, who said he was...Casement Park, the GAA ground in west Belfast, is set to be put forward as the sole stadium in Northern Ireland to host games...

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RUGBY UNION

Irish provinces review of the season

CONNACHT

Reason to be cheerful: Reaching the knock-out finals of the Pro14 and qualifying for next season’s Heineken Cup in the process. Plus the general air of positivity generated by Andy Friend in his first season.

Reason to be fearful: Hard to think of one. Connacht struggled to compete on two fronts come...CONNACHT

Reason to be cheerful: Reaching the knock-out finals of the Pro14 and qualifying for...CONNACHT

Reason to be cheerful: Reaching the knock-out finals of the Pro14 and qualifying for...

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GAA | George O'Connor Interview

‘Some people recover in a very short time. It took me four years’

Rugby Union

Ireland stun England at London Sevens

GAA

Dublin hit five goals in rout

GAA | MICHAEL FOLEY

Brody making his mark for Laois as a free spirit

GAA | PAUL GALVIN

Victories after having to face adversity restore the feelgood factor

BOXING

Taylor has opportunity to shine at ‘world’s most famous arena’

Without a trace of embarrassment, Madison Square Garden, the New York venue in which Katie Taylor takes on Delfine Persoon in an attempt to unify the lightweight division on Saturday, bills itself as ‘the world’s most famous arena’. It certainly...Without a trace of embarrassment, Madison Square Garden, the New York venue in which Katie Taylor...Without a trace of embarrassment, Madison Square Garden, the New York venue in which Katie Taylor...

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GAA

Gallagher treads fine line to bring success to Fermanagh

GAA

Progress has stalled in Wexford

GAA | DENIS WALSH

Kevin Martin sacking is another Offaly mess

In the five-sentence statement from the Offaly county board announcing the sacking of Kevin Martin as their senior...In the five-sentence statement from the Offaly county board announcing the sacking of Kevin...In the five-sentence statement from the Offaly county board announcing the sacking of Kevin...

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GAA

Managers must learn to douse inner fire despite pressure

The Sunday Game panel had their first skirmish of the summer with a disciplinary issue last weekend. It felt more...The Sunday Game panel had their first skirmish of the summer with a disciplinary issue last weekend.The Sunday Game panel had their first skirmish of the summer with a disciplinary issue last weekend.

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FOOTBALL

Ward not finished yet despite Burnley exit

Football

Niall Quinn: man with a plan

GAA

Meath ease past Carlow

GAA

Far too easy for Tyrone against Antrim

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