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News

Matthew Syed

Pep Guardiola should be judged by his actions not his style

SPORT Matthew Syed

Alex Massie

Why Brexit at all costs really is dispiriting

COMMENT Alex Massie

David Smith

The pay squeeze on millennials costs the whole economy

BUSINESS David Smith

Join the fold

Pleated skirts have gone from mumsy to modish

TIMES2 Join the fold

Dinner tonight

Recipe: Lindsey Bareham’s Kashgar lamb noodles

TIMES2 Dinner tonight

Thirty Save the Children staff sacked for misconduct last year

Save The Children dealt with 193 child protection and 35 sexual harassment cases involving allegations against its staff around the world last year, the head of the charity told MPs today. Kevin Watkins, the chief executive, told the international development select committee that the misconduct...Save The Children dealt with 193 child protection and 35 sexual harassment cases involving allegations against its staff around the world last year, the head of the charity told MPs today. Kevin Watkins, the chief executive, told the international development select committee that the misconduct...Save The Children dealt with 193 child protection and 35 sexual harassment cases involving allegations against its staff around...

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Cabinet will agree Brexit policy — but EU warned over tariff barriers

Theresa May’s cabinet may have to be “locked in a room all day” to agree the government’s position on leaving the EU, David Davis said today as he pledged never to use Brexit to slash environmental and workers’ rights. The Brexit secretary said that Britain would would not become a “Mad Max-style dystopian” economy and that the country...Theresa May’s cabinet may have to be “locked in a room all day” to agree the government’s position on leaving the EU, David Davis said today as he pledged never to use Brexit to slash environmental and workers’ rights. The Brexit secretary said that Britain would would not become a “Mad Max-style dystopian” economy and that the country...Theresa May’s cabinet may have to be “locked in a room all day” to agree the government’s position on leaving the EU, David...

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Gove to nurture rural broadband with £2bn of farming subsidies

Michael Gove has said that he will divert billions of pounds earmarked for farm subsidies to improve rural broadband and 4G mobile phone coverage after Brexit. The environment secretary said it was “ridiculous that you can get better mobile phone coverage in Kenya than in parts of Kent” and promised public money to...Michael Gove has said that he will divert billions of pounds earmarked for farm subsidies to...Michael Gove has said that he will divert billions of pounds earmarked for farm subsidies to...

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Syrian children among scores killed in latest regime attack

DANIEL FINKELSTEIN

Corbyn’s feelings for Soviets are not a secret

Cut the carbs or fat? As long as you cut something it works, say scientists

William Hill fined record £6.2m for accepting money from criminals

Britons with second homes in France face steep tax rise

More social workers than GPs

There are more social workers than GPs in England after a rise in recruitment by local authorities, government figures show. Councils hired another 740 social workers last year, pushing their directly employed workforce to...There are more social workers than GPs in England after a rise in recruitment by local authorities, government figures show. Councils hired another 740 social workers last year, pushing their directly employed workforce to...There are more social workers than GPs in England after a rise in recruitment by local authorities, government...

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Teenager admits blackmailing his teacher for £10,000

A teenager has been detained after he admitted blackmailing his former teacher into handing over £10,000 by claiming to have evidence of an inappropriate relationship between the pair. The 18-year-old, who cannot be named for...A teenager has been detained after he admitted blackmailing his former teacher into handing over £10,000 by claiming to have evidence of an inappropriate relationship between the pair. The 18-year-old, who cannot be named for...A teenager has been detained after he admitted blackmailing his former teacher into handing over £10,000 by claiming...

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Abusive neighbour fined for leaving threatening note on ambulance

Comedian sued by husband for talking about break-up

Christie completes Olympic nightmare in South Korea

Just when you thought it could not get worse for Elise Christie … it did, and it was excruciating to watch Christie’s Winter Olympics are over and the manner was both shocking and wretchedly predictable as what should have been a routine 1,000m...Just when you thought it could not get worse for Elise Christie … it did, and it was excruciating...Just when you thought it could not get worse for Elise Christie … it did, and it was excruciating...

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Red Box | Comment

Brexiters are hunting mythical beast over market access

University strike puts final exams in danger

Murder of mother may have been burglary gone wrong

More than 20,000 catch measles as parents shun vaccination

A few minutes of gardening helps cut risk of dying early

Every minute spent pottering in the garden or nipping to the shops helps to cut the risk of early death, the first study of its kind has concluded. A daily 30 minutes of even light activity, such as a gentle stroll, reduced the...Every minute spent pottering in the garden or nipping to the shops helps to cut the risk of early death, the first study of its kind has concluded. A daily 30 minutes of even light activity, such as a gentle stroll, reduced the...Every minute spent pottering in the garden or nipping to the shops helps to cut the risk of early death, the first...

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#MeToo taking past sex crimes out of context, says Mary Beard

The #MeToo movement is too focused on isolated incidents of male misconduct and must do more than simply “collect scalps”, Mary Beard has said. The historian, who teaches Classics at Cambridge University, urged the campaign to...The #MeToo movement is too focused on isolated incidents of male misconduct and must do more than simply “collect scalps”, Mary Beard has said. The historian, who teaches Classics at Cambridge University, urged the campaign to...The #MeToo movement is too focused on isolated incidents of male misconduct and must do more than simply “collect...

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UK and US in talks over where Isis ‘Beatles’ will stand trial

Early humans could talk, scientist claims

LABOUR

Spies ‘wanted Corbyn to betray MI5 secrets’

LABOUR

KGB hunted for useful idiots paid in red gold

LABOUR

Howe gave support to left-wing mission

LABOUR

Intimidation row after female policy chief pushed from podium

Rachel Sylvester

The Tories’ student fees muddle is as bad as the dementia tax

COMMENT Rachel Sylvester

Matthew Parris

If #MeToo is about victimhood, then count me out

TIMES2 Matthew Parris

Melanie Phillips

Brexit bashing is an attempt to stifle free speech

COMMENT Melanie Phillips

Green insists text to journalist about corset was not inappropriate

Damian Green has insisted that his behaviour was not inappropriate when he texted a female journalist after seeing a picture of her in a corset in a magazine. The first secretary was sacked from Theresa May’s cabinet last year...Damian Green has insisted that his behaviour was not inappropriate when he texted a female journalist after seeing a picture of her in a corset in a magazine. The first secretary was sacked from Theresa May’s cabinet last year...Damian Green has insisted that his behaviour was not inappropriate when he texted a female journalist after seeing a...

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Red box | comment

Davis channelling Macron is a long way from the ‘bonfire of red tape’

The nation’s favourite performance art installation continues his sell-out European tour today, giving one of his biggest shows yet in Vienna. But “David Davis” will shun the avant-garde, resisting the temptation to paint...The nation’s favourite performance art installation continues his sell-out European tour today, giving one of his biggest shows yet in Vienna. But “David Davis” will shun the avant-garde, resisting the temptation to paint...The nation’s favourite performance art installation continues his sell-out European tour today, giving one of his...

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Prime minister offers Brussels powers to Scotland (but with a veto)

political sketch

Takeaway grilling leaves May at wok bottom

Gallery visitors are fashion victims

It was going to be special treat for Robin Jennings’s daughter: a day at a gallery culminating at a portrait of an 18th-century duchess that he would reveal was actually her ancestor. It was not to be, however. A fashion designer was using the...It was going to be special treat for Robin Jennings’s daughter: a day at a gallery culminating at...It was going to be special treat for Robin Jennings’s daughter: a day at a gallery culminating at...

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Plastic found in 75 per cent of deep ocean fish

Skydiving teacher fell 1,600ft to his death after rescuing student

Tribe found by Columbus wasn’t wiped out after all

Disney races to save fading films

video

Apple HQ workers in a world of pane

Three reasons to cheer for the modern woman

One child sex offence recorded every 8 minutes

More child sex offences than ever were recorded by police last year, according to figures released today. The number...More child sex offences than ever were recorded by police last year, according to figures...More child sex offences than ever were recorded by police last year, according to figures...

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The Times Diary

Designs on the top job

America celebrated its February bank holiday yesterday, held in honour of George Washington, who first brought...America celebrated its February bank holiday yesterday, held in honour of George Washington, who...America celebrated its February bank holiday yesterday, held in honour of George Washington, who...

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Lack of chicken is a recipe for disaster at KFC

Woman forced off flight after complaining about period pains

Blenheim mocked for ‘Poundland’ party

Britain’s newborn death rate higher than in Belarus

Your ‘gluten allergy’ could be cancer, women are warned

BBC dramas to be remade for Asian TV

Schools told to explain high exclusion rates

news in brief

Junior doctor strikes harmed patient care

VIDEO

Cambridge may strip paedophile of PhD

‘Barry, why?’ victim asks as Bennell gets 30 years

Loophole makes it harder to charge ‘upskirt’ voyeurs

Boy, 13, ‘killed by dangerous Ferrari driver’

First night

Review: Angry at Southwark Playhouse, SE1

TIMES2 First night

Health worries

Are activities like cycling or swimming bad for your bones?

TIMES2 Health worries

Daily quiz

Who was the only king of France to be executed?

TIMES2 Daily quiz

Robert Crampton

I’m one of those big fat liars when it comes to food

TIMES2 Robert Crampton

Sore throat

How to know when it points to something more serious

TIMES2 Sore throat

Great Ormond Street may keep Presidents Club’s £500,000 gift

Great Ormond Street Hospital’s charity is preparing to reverse its decision to give back more than £500,000 raised from Presidents Club dinners. Trustees have approached the Charity Commission for advice on their options if...Great Ormond Street Hospital’s charity is preparing to reverse its decision to give back more than £500,000 raised from Presidents Club dinners. Trustees have approached the Charity Commission for advice on their options if...Great Ormond Street Hospital’s charity is preparing to reverse its decision to give back more than £500,000 raised...

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UK aid spending ‘too focused on short term’

Britain’s aid spending is too focused on meeting short-term targets at the expense of helping communities to help themselves in the long term, a watchdog said. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), which scrutinises...Britain’s aid spending is too focused on meeting short-term targets at the expense of helping communities to help themselves in the long term, a watchdog said. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), which scrutinises...Britain’s aid spending is too focused on meeting short-term targets at the expense of helping communities to help...

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Charity did not report claims against Cox

British widow shot dead in Florida after argument in car park

Abused baby who lost both legs has grown into a ‘happy, delightful boy’

Skier survives 1,000ft plunge from mountaintop

Grey squirrels beat reds to crack nut task

Meghan given assistant to manage diary

BBC urged to fly the flag for Armistice centenary

Army recruits put off by tech glitches and red tape

How to beat fake news: write your own

Today’s mission is to discredit the media, accuse the CIA of bringing down a passenger plane and declare war on North...Today’s mission is to discredit the media, accuse the CIA of bringing down a passenger plane and...Today’s mission is to discredit the media, accuse the CIA of bringing down a passenger plane and...

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red box | comment

Slashing fees would be an unjust tax cut for wealthy graduates

Reforms to higher education funding this decade have been broadly successful and progressive. There are record...Reforms to higher education funding this decade have been broadly successful and progressive.Reforms to higher education funding this decade have been broadly successful and progressive.

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red box | comment

It’s not too late to rescue tuition policy but cutting fees is not the answer

red box | comment

13 years since Kyoto and the UK is still leading the charge to a low carbon future

red box | comment

London is taking the lion’s share of housing funds

red box | comment

How to make ‘Global Britain’ more than just an empty slogan

News in pictures

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Comment

This muddle is as bad as the dementia tax

Rachel Sylvester

The Tories’ student fees review risks serious damage to universities and will fail miserably to win over younger voters

melanie phillips

Brexit bashing is an attempt to stifle free speech

hugo rifkind

Russia is simply exploiting our broken politics

nigel farndale

A fraudster emptied my account but it wasn’t all bad

Tim Worstall

The BBC, not its presenters, is the real tax dodger

Leading Articles

Own Goal

Labour’s plans for taking big strategic sectors into public ownership and nationalising PFI contracts are a threat to liberty and prosperity

Merkel’s Twilight

The German leader is running out of time to promote a successor

Stoned

Who knew fitness and stamina could make the difference in curling?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Theresa May’s revamp of tuition fee system

Sir, In response to your news report “May is warned her revamp for tuition fees doesn’t add up” (Feb 19), the government’s review of post-18 funding is welcome but not because it responds to the political pressure to reduce tuition fees. Instead...Sir, In response to your news report “May is warned her revamp for tuition fees doesn’t add up”...Sir, In response to your news report “May is warned her revamp for tuition fees doesn’t add up”...

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Briefing

Austria: David Davis, the Brexit secretary, gives a speech in Vienna.

UK: Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, and Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, address the EEF National Manufacturing conference in London; Michael Gove, the environment secretary, addresses the National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham.

Denmark: The funeral of Prince Henrik of Denmark, consort of Queen Margrethe II, takes place in Copenhagen.

On this day

In 1811 Austria declared itself bankrupt; tonight in 1816 the opening night of Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville was a fiasco, with one performer singing an aria with a bleeding nose after tripping on a trapdoor, and with a cat attacking another during the finale to the first act; at midday today in 1823 the weather finally cleared enough to allow James Weddell to determine that he was 214 miles closer (74°15’S) to the South Pole than Cook had previously reached — a journey that remained unmatched until Shackleton’s voyage of 1914-16; in 1861 the steeple of Chichester Cathedral was blown down and the Crystal Palace was badly damaged during a storm; in 1947 Viscount Mountbatten of Burma was appointed last viceroy of India; in 1965 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.

Nature notes

The first of the really dazzling wildflowers of February are opening on muddy roadsides. These are the lesser celandines. They are brilliant glossy yellow flowers, most often with nine petals, that grow in large colonies and tremble on long slender stalks. They have large, shiny heart-shaped leaves. The petals are sometimes tinged beneath with purple and the leaves may also be mottled with purple. As the sun moves round the sky, the flowers turn with it, so they are always facing it. At present only a few flowers are out, but over the next few weeks extensive patches of them will spread across the ground in many places. Sometimes they are found along with snowdrops in places such as churchyards. The snowdrops are now coming into full flower everywhere.

Derwent May

Birthdays today

Brenda Blethyn, actress, Secrets & Lies (1996), 72; Gordon Brown, prime minister and leader of the Labour Party (2007-10), 67; Ian Brown, singer, the Stone Roses, 55; Lord (John) Browne of Madingley, chief executive of BP (1995-2007), 70; Cindy Crawford, model, 52; Prof Andrew Fabian, astronomer and astrophysicist, president, Royal Astronomical Society (2008-10), 70; Sir John Gieve, deputy governor, Bank of England (2006-09), 68; Jimmy Greaves, footballer who scored 44 goals for England, 78; Anthony Head, actor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996-2003), 64; Patty Hearst, US heiress who was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, 64; Philip Hensher, journalist and novelist, The Emperor Waltz (2014), 53; Robin Ince, comedian and broadcaster, The Infinite Monkey Cage, 49; Tony King, pensions ombudsman (2007-15), 65; Mike Leigh, dramatist and director, Secrets & Lies (1996), 75; Paul Leinster, chief executive, Environment Agency (2008-15), 65; Dame Gillian Lynne, theatre director and choreographer, Cats, 92; Richard Mabey, writer and broadcaster, Moonflowers: Plants and the Imagination (2015), 77; Lord (Tom) McNally, chairman, Youth Justice Board (2014-17), minister of state and deputy leader of the House of Lords (2010-13), 75; David Mowat, Conservative MP for Warrington South (2010-17), 61; Sidney Poitier, actor, The Lilies of the Field (1963; Oscar for best actor), 91; Rihanna, singer, We Found Love (2011), 30; Imogen Stubbs, actress, Sense and Sensibility (1995), 57; Ivana Trump, former model and the first wife of Donald Trump, 69; Gloria Vanderbilt, fashion designer, artist and socialite, 94; RA Weiss, professor of viral oncology, University College London (1999-2012), 78; Hugo Williams, poet and writer, Billy’s Rain (1999), 76; Nancy Wilson, singer, (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am (1964), 81; Barry Wordsworth, conductor, principal guest conductor of the Royal Ballet, 70; James Wilby, actor, Legends (2015), 60.

World

Assad and Kurds in deal to halt Turkish offensive

The Assad regime and Turkey are headed for a direct military confrontation in Syria after Damascus said that its forces would join the Kurds to defend the region of Afrin from the advancing Turkish army. Pro-Assad fighters look likely to be deployed on the front line against Turkish troops, who...The Assad regime and Turkey are headed for a direct military confrontation in Syria after Damascus said that its forces would join the Kurds to defend the region of Afrin from the advancing Turkish army. Pro-Assad fighters look likely to be deployed on the front line against Turkish troops, who...The Assad regime and Turkey are headed for a direct military confrontation in Syria after Damascus said that its forces would...

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ANALYSIS

Ordinary Syrians lose out as complex alliances get messier

Of all the numerous factions and governments that have taken part in the Syrian civil war, none has proved to have the strength to secure an outright victory. Each, however, has also had just enough men or allies to avoid defeat. Apart, that is, from the Syrian people, who continue to be blitzed and butchered. Syria’s Kurds, once on the...Of all the numerous factions and governments that have taken part in the Syrian civil war, none has proved to have the strength to secure an outright victory. Each, however, has also had just enough men or allies to avoid defeat. Apart, that is, from the Syrian people, who continue to be blitzed and butchered. Syria’s Kurds, once on the...Of all the numerous factions and governments that have taken part in the Syrian civil war, none has proved to have the strength...

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Court win for father of migrant boy crammed into suitcase

The image of a child crammed into a suitcase in an effort to smuggle him into Spain shocked the world when it went viral in 2015. An x-ray machine at the Ceuta border post picked out the shape of Adou Ouattara, eight, in a foetal position inside the case — evidence of the desperate methods migrants would resort to...The image of a child crammed into a suitcase in an effort to smuggle him into Spain shocked the...The image of a child crammed into a suitcase in an effort to smuggle him into Spain shocked the...

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Copycat fear after girls leap to deaths

Trudeau ignored as India rolls out red carpet for Trump Jr

Catalan separatist flees Spain to seek exile in Geneva

Turkish judges pose as migrants to seek asylum

At least 17 Turkish nationals, including a number of judges, have fled to Greece, adding to the more than 1,000 Turks...At least 17 Turkish nationals, including a number of judges, have fled to Greece, adding to the...At least 17 Turkish nationals, including a number of judges, have fled to Greece, adding to the...

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Breakfast at desk could get workers in jam

It’s a little pleasure enjoyed by many office workers but Australian civil servants who eat at their desk while...It’s a little pleasure enjoyed by many office workers but Australian civil servants who eat at...It’s a little pleasure enjoyed by many office workers but Australian civil servants who eat at...

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India gambles £4bn that plane built on an apartment roof will take off

Millionaire wins right to care for his 13 surrogate children

Merkel Mini-Me anointed as future German leader

China launches hotline for reporting funeral strippers

In pictures: Indonesian volcano summit ‘annihilated’ by eruption

The summit of an Indonesian volcano has been “completely annihilated” by an eruption that propelled ash three miles into the air and 160 miles across country. According to Indonesia's Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, a 1.6...The summit of an Indonesian volcano has been “completely annihilated” by an eruption that...The summit of an Indonesian volcano has been “completely annihilated” by an eruption that...

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Florida school massacre

White House hints at new gun checks

Florida school massacre

First victims of school shootings laid to rest

Jacqui Goddard

My sons, 10 and 8, played where the memorial now lies

There is something about seeing Swat teams tooled to the hilt running around your streets, seeing parents sinking to...There is something about seeing Swat teams tooled to the hilt running around your streets, seeing...There is something about seeing Swat teams tooled to the hilt running around your streets, seeing...

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Pupils get slipper to stop exam cheating

Students in one Indian state have been banned from wearing shoes and socks during exams to prevent cheating. Pupils...Students in one Indian state have been banned from wearing shoes and socks during exams to...Students in one Indian state have been banned from wearing shoes and socks during exams to...

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Scramble for a free-range France upsets farm lobby

Snatch of the day: Chinese ‘tried to grab nuclear football’

Netanyahu aides held in new corruption inquiry

Trump official ‘to cut deal’ in Russia inquiry

South Korea and US to resume military exercises after Paralympics

South Korea and the United States are moving towards a resumption of joint military exercises after the Winter Olympics, a move that will infuriate North Korea and jeopardise the dramatic thaw that has accompanied Pyongyang’s participation in the...South Korea and the United States are moving towards a resumption of joint military exercises...South Korea and the United States are moving towards a resumption of joint military exercises...

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Iceland urges circumcision ban to put children first

Imran Khan weds healer and sparks row over his character

Five Star’s hero accused of assault

Swastikas plastered on Polish embassy in Israel

news in brief

17 die as rubbish heap collapses

65 dead after plane grounded for seven years hits mountain

Journalists get life in prison for ‘subliminal coup messages’

Six journalists have been sentenced to life in prison in Turkey for “violating the constitutional order”. The six —...Six journalists have been sentenced to life in prison in Turkey for “violating the constitutional...Six journalists have been sentenced to life in prison in Turkey for “violating the constitutional...

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Gang ‘shot orangutan 130 times’

Four men face up to five years in prison after the brutal killing of a critically endangered orangutan in Indonesian...Four men face up to five years in prison after the brutal killing of a critically endangered...Four men face up to five years in prison after the brutal killing of a critically endangered...

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Business

MPs publish damning ‘secret’ FCA report into RBS restructuring division

MPs have published a long-awaited and damning report which outlines the systemic mistreatment of thousands of small and medium-sized companies by Royal Bank of Scotland. The Treasury select committee made an unprecedented use of its parliamentary powers to issue the document after it said that...MPs have published a long-awaited and damning report which outlines the systemic mistreatment of thousands of small and medium-sized companies by Royal Bank of Scotland. The Treasury select committee made an unprecedented use of its parliamentary powers to issue the document after it said that...MPs have published a long-awaited and damning report which outlines the systemic mistreatment of thousands of small and...

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HSBC’s 141% rise in profits fails to impress analysts

HSBC disappointed investors and the wider City community with a smaller than expected rise in annual profit and plans to raise up to $7 billion to bolster its capital cushion. The bank reported a 141 per cent rise in reported pre-tax profits to $17.2 billion, but after stripping out one-off items such as the sale of HSBC’s Brazilian...HSBC disappointed investors and the wider City community with a smaller than expected rise in annual profit and plans to raise up to $7 billion to bolster its capital cushion. The bank reported a 141 per cent rise in reported pre-tax profits to $17.2 billion, but after stripping out one-off items such as the sale of HSBC’s Brazilian...HSBC disappointed investors and the wider City community with a smaller than expected rise in annual profit and plans to raise...

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Hotels group dashes hopes of windfall

Intercontinental Hotels Group, which operates Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, has dashed hopes of a fresh return of cash to shareholders. Keith Barr, who took the reins as chief executive in July last year having joined the company in 2000, said that achieving the planned savings by 2020 would cause an exceptional...Intercontinental Hotels Group, which operates Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, has dashed hopes of a...Intercontinental Hotels Group, which operates Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, has dashed hopes of a...

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BP says war on plastic will curb oil demand

BHP Billiton rejects activist plan to restructure as profits rise

500 face losing jobs and bonuses at Deutsche Bank

The pay squeeze on millennials is costly for the entire economy

This is a tough time to be in what is usually described as a consumer-facing business. Retail sales rose by only 0.1...This is a tough time to be in what is usually described as a consumer-facing business. Retail...This is a tough time to be in what is usually described as a consumer-facing business. Retail...

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Walmart is not betting on becoming another Amazon

There’s a tendency to compare every bricks-and-mortar retailer with Amazon, the big, bad ecommerce wolf that wants to...There’s a tendency to compare every bricks-and-mortar retailer with Amazon, the big, bad...There’s a tendency to compare every bricks-and-mortar retailer with Amazon, the big, bad...

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Labour ‘putting investment at risk’ with threat to PFI payouts

Hikma board reshuffle clashes with governance rules

‘Contemptuous’ Carillion chiefs refused pension plea

Fears for Latvian bank as ECB blocks payments

Activist’s swoop cheers Merlin investors

Maplin seeks buyer to stave off collapse

Comment

Enough sermons on the RBS scandal, its victims deserve heads on spikes

It was my fault. I am sorry. I resign. Nine words yet to be heard from anyone connected with the misconduct at Royal...It was my fault. I am sorry. I resign. Nine words yet to be heard from anyone connected with the...It was my fault. I am sorry. I resign. Nine words yet to be heard from anyone connected with the...

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Systematic money laundering failures at William Hill

Good morning: Senior management at William Hill failed to “mitigate risks and have sufficient numbers of staff to...Good morning: Senior management at William Hill failed to “mitigate risks and have sufficient...Good morning: Senior management at William Hill failed to “mitigate risks and have sufficient...

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Swallowing rivals fails to fatten up Reckitt

The chief executive of Reckitt Benckiser defended his acquisition strategy yesterday as the consumer brand group slumped to its worst underlying sales performance since he took charge. Rakesh Kapoor promised that the company would return to like-for-like sales growth this year after it posted flat performance for the first time since 2010. Mr Kapoor became chief...The chief executive of Reckitt Benckiser defended his acquisition strategy yesterday as the...The chief executive of Reckitt Benckiser defended his acquisition strategy yesterday as the...

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Pressure on brands rises through fear of Amazon

The maker of Durex condoms and Finish dishwasher tablets is the latest consumer goods group to set off renewed...The maker of Durex condoms and Finish dishwasher tablets is the latest consumer goods group to set off renewed concerns about the impact of the transformation in shopping habits. While Reckitt Benckiser posted 2 per cent like-for-like sales growth in its fourth quarter, it was underpinned more by volume rather than...The maker of Durex condoms and Finish dishwasher tablets is the latest consumer goods group to set off renewed concerns about...

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Activist piles pressure on BHP to drop London listing

Bitcoin rollercoaster heads up again

Business commentary

Kapoor needs some better remedies

Look on the bright side. At least Rakesh Kapoor has had a “strong start to the flu season”. You can tell that by what...Look on the bright side. At least Rakesh Kapoor has had a “strong start to the flu season”. You...Look on the bright side. At least Rakesh Kapoor has had a “strong start to the flu season”. You...

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comment

The EU’s hard line on financial services reeks of hypocrisy

Michel Barnier, the EU’s Brexit negotiator, could not have been clearer. “There is no place [for financial...Michel Barnier, the EU’s Brexit negotiator, could not have been clearer. “There is no place [for...Michel Barnier, the EU’s Brexit negotiator, could not have been clearer. “There is no place [for...

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Energean plans $500m float to help exploit its Israeli gas fields

Energean, the oil and gas explorer focused on the Mediterranean, is planning to raise $500 million through an initial public offering next month. The company will use the proceeds of the main market listing to fund the development of two gas fields off Israel. Energean began as Aegean Energy in 2007 when it bought assets off the coast of Greece from Regal Petroleum, the...Energean, the oil and gas explorer focused on the Mediterranean, is planning to raise $500...Energean, the oil and gas explorer focused on the Mediterranean, is planning to raise $500...

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Enquest tames Kraken oilfield project

Enquest says that its Kraken project has overcome start-up issues and is now performing better than expected, sending...Enquest says that its Kraken project has overcome start-up issues and is now performing better than expected, sending shares in the North Sea oil producer sharply higher. The company produced first oil from the Kraken development in June but faced problems with some of its equipment, which prevented it from...Enquest says that its Kraken project has overcome start-up issues and is now performing better than expected, sending shares in...

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Miliband aide swaps politics for putting people first

Leyland founders can paint the town red after £82m sale

Arcadia is not for sale, Green insists

A classic Hermès is the place to stash cash

Balfour sells chunk of M25 group

Deripaska takes double step down

Morrisons buys eggs and Granarolo snaps up ham

New market rules hold no fears for confident Fidessa

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AA goes into reverse on debt and dividend fears

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Murray keeps faith with dividend

City People

Jamie gets burnt but pulls one eaterie out of the fire

Airline cashes in after rivals go down

Sport

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Gareth Barry, you should really know better

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This England side are the fittest I’ve worked with’

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Winter Olympics

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FA Cup

Agüero may take legal action against fan who ‘spat at him’

Sergio Agüero is considering taking legal action against a Wigan Athletic supporter who is alleged to have spat in his ear and shouted obscenities at him on the pitch after Manchester City’s shock FA Cup defeat on Monday. Agüero met City officials and the club’s lawyers yesterday to discuss the...Sergio Agüero is considering taking legal action against a Wigan Athletic supporter who is alleged to have spat in his ear and shouted obscenities at him on the pitch after Manchester City’s shock FA Cup defeat on Monday. Agüero met City officials and the club’s lawyers yesterday to discuss the...Sergio Agüero is considering taking legal action against a Wigan Athletic supporter who is alleged to have spat in his ear and...

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Premier League

West Ham charged by FA over anti-doping breach

West Ham United are facing a fine after being charged by the FA with breaching anti-doping rules. The club failed to ensure its information on the “whereabouts” of players was accurate on three occasions within the past 12 months. Manchester City and Bournemouth were both fined £35,000 for similar offences last year, and West Ham are likely...West Ham United are facing a fine after being charged by the FA with breaching anti-doping rules. The club failed to ensure its information on the “whereabouts” of players was accurate on three occasions within the past 12 months. Manchester City and Bournemouth were both fined £35,000 for similar offences last year, and West Ham are likely...West Ham United are facing a fine after being charged by the FA with breaching anti-doping rules. The club failed to ensure its...

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MATTHEW SYED

Why Guardiola gets an easier ride than Mourinho

In 1974, 60 subjects agreed to take part in an experiment to judge the quality of two essays. Attached to each essay was a photo that they thought was of the author. In fact, the essays had been written by experimenters, and the photos had been selected so that one of the “authors” was physically attractive and the...In 1974, 60 subjects agreed to take part in an experiment to judge the quality of two essays.In 1974, 60 subjects agreed to take part in an experiment to judge the quality of two essays.

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A gold for melodrama as Christie falls again

champions league

Vermaelen emerging from his Nou Camp nightmare

champions league

Chelsea face daunting task to silence brilliant Barcelona

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Patchell the fall guy as Gatland takes risk on Biggar

Warren Gatland has acknowledged that he is taking a “risk” in bringing Dan Biggar, the Ospreys No 10, back into the...Warren Gatland has acknowledged that he is taking a “risk” in bringing Dan Biggar, the Ospreys No...Warren Gatland has acknowledged that he is taking a “risk” in bringing Dan Biggar, the Ospreys No...

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Cricket

Hales joins Rashid in turning back on Test cricket

Alex Hales has become the second player to step away from red-ball cricket and take a white-ball only contract with...Alex Hales has become the second player to step away from red-ball cricket and take a white-ball...Alex Hales has become the second player to step away from red-ball cricket and take a white-ball...

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Dissected: How the new Barcelona play – and why there’s hope for Chelsea

Four days before the start of La Liga, Barcelona were in trouble. Their star forward Neymar had joined Paris Saint-Germain for £199 million, prospective summer signings such as Philippe Coutinho had failed to arrive and they had just been beaten...Four days before the start of La Liga, Barcelona were in trouble. Their star forward Neymar had...Four days before the start of La Liga, Barcelona were in trouble. Their star forward Neymar had...

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champions league

We must be ready to suffer, says Conte

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FA Cup

Furious City self-destruct as Wigan cause cup shock

Basketball

England and Scotland basketball teams face Commonwealth Games expulsion

winter olympics

Winter sports may lose cash

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Rugby union

England stars are using hot trousers

Champions League

Why Chelsea’s clashes with Barcelona always deliver drama

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Scotland cannot drop fragile Russell

After consecutive howlers against Wales and France, the debate in Scotland is over Finn Russell and whether he should...After consecutive howlers against Wales and France, the debate in Scotland is over Finn Russell...After consecutive howlers against Wales and France, the debate in Scotland is over Finn Russell...

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Worse than Robson and Redknapp: Wenger hopes for 22nd time lucky

Arsène Wenger is the most successful manager in FA Cup history yet by one measure he has the worst managerial record...Arsène Wenger is the most successful manager in FA Cup history yet by one measure he has the...Arsène Wenger is the most successful manager in FA Cup history yet by one measure he has the...

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Grigg ensures City are left red-faced after Delph dismissal

As Will Grigg was swept up into his team-mates’ arms, and the first fans poured on to the pitch with the mood still buoyant, Pep Guardiola looked disconsolate for someone who had just been proved right. The Manchester City head coach always argued...As Will Grigg was swept up into his team-mates’ arms, and the first fans poured on to the pitch...As Will Grigg was swept up into his team-mates’ arms, and the first fans poured on to the pitch...

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Tennis

Konta breaking fresh ground in Dubai on way back to full fitness

cricket

Dukes ball winning over Australia – and it could rescue Test cricket

cricket

Farbrace is man for T20 job – Bayliss

Athletics

Rutherford given chance to win first World Indoor Championships medal

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Times Sport Unseen: Our photographers’ exclusive pictures

Marc says: While covering the Women’s FA Cup fifth-round match between Arsenal Women and Millwall Lionesses on Sunday, my attention was immediately drawn to Amber Gaylor. A former Arsenal player, she is now playing on the left wing for the...Marc says: While covering the Women’s FA Cup fifth-round match between Arsenal Women and Millwall...Marc says: While covering the Women’s FA Cup fifth-round match between Arsenal Women and Millwall...

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rugby union

Moyes crosses divide as Jones looks for edge in Calcutta Cup

premier league

Tottenham target £50m move for Zaha

Tony Cascarino

Talking points: No surprise that Cook is bringing Wigan to the boil

Wigan pulled off a coup in persuading Paul Cook to leave Portsmouth and join them last summer. Portsmouth were keen...Wigan pulled off a coup in persuading Paul Cook to leave Portsmouth and join them last summer.Wigan pulled off a coup in persuading Paul Cook to leave Portsmouth and join them last summer.

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henry winter

FA must do more to stop a Bennell for the digital age

Evil will always lurk in society. “Sheer evil” in the form of Barry Bennell, as Judge Clement Goldstone QC described...Evil will always lurk in society. “Sheer evil” in the form of Barry Bennell, as Judge Clement...Evil will always lurk in society. “Sheer evil” in the form of Barry Bennell, as Judge Clement...

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Winter Olympics

No-hoper joins Olympic folklore with half-pipe run containing no tricks and little speed

Winter Olympics

GB on verge of curling semi-finals after commanding victories

giles smith

Apparently there are non-British Winter Olympians

The medals finally started to come for Great Britain, and maybe, when they did, you found it helpful to heed the...The medals finally started to come for Great Britain, and maybe, when they did, you found it...The medals finally started to come for Great Britain, and maybe, when they did, you found it...

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Winter Olympics

The British bobsleigh medal hopes powered by crowd-funding

“Powered by the people,” is how Mica McNeill describes her attempt, with Mica Moore, for an unlikely bobsleigh medal...“Powered by the people,” is how Mica McNeill describes her attempt, with Mica Moore, for an...“Powered by the people,” is how Mica McNeill describes her attempt, with Mica Moore, for an...

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Winter Olympics

Christie explains the secrets of short-track speed skating

After missing out in the women’s short-track 500m, crashing spectacularly in the final, the triple world champion Elise Christie is looking to end her agonising wait for an Olympic medal in the 1500m today. In this video, she explains the secrets...After missing out in the women’s short-track 500m, crashing spectacularly in the final, the...After missing out in the women’s short-track 500m, crashing spectacularly in the final, the...

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Viewing guide

Winter Olympics viewing guide: day 12 — Vonn’s second shot at a gold

winter olympics

Germany tie with Canada for share of gold medal

premier league

West Brom four escape theft charges

Boxing

Smith to fight Holzken in Super Series as Brähmer pulls out

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FA Cup

Rondón’s rocket, Tadic’s Bergkamp moment, and Ulloa’s bullet header: the best goals of the FA Cup fifth round

As the oldest club competition in the world begins to reach the business end of fixtures, The Times brings you the most eye-catching goals from the fifth round of the FA Cup.As the oldest club competition in the world begins to reach the business end of fixtures, The...As the oldest club competition in the world begins to reach the business end of fixtures, The...

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VAR lies, PFA pay and Barry behaving badly

the ruck podcast

Jones’s England squad ‘fitter than Australia of 2015’

Winter Olympics

Christie ready to take her ‘last chance’

rugby union

Weir backs Scotland’s plan to buy stake in Newcastle

Athletics

Real deal Coleman stakes claim to become face of post-Bolt era

Tennis

‘Williams may not be as strong as before’

Festival Fever

Mullins has ideal candidate for Cheltenham handicap

Racing

Rob Wright’s racing tips

Formula 1

Ricciardo crashes new Red Bull as teams unveil their cars

Daniel Ricciardo suffered a minor crash in his 2018 Formula One car as he drove it at Silverstone for the first time yesterday for Red Bull’s car launch. The Australian was unhurt as he crashed out in wet conditions at the Silverstone track...Daniel Ricciardo suffered a minor crash in his 2018 Formula One car as he drove it at Silverstone...Daniel Ricciardo suffered a minor crash in his 2018 Formula One car as he drove it at Silverstone...

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David Vaughan, QC

David Vaughan’s glittering career as an advocate demonstrated something unusual: that sheer eloquence is not always the most powerful way to get the bench to see your side of an argument. Vaughan was an expert in European law who acted in several groundbreaking cases, but was not the most fluent of performers in court. Distinctly idiosyncratic, sometimes even halting...David Vaughan’s glittering career as an advocate demonstrated something unusual: that sheer...David Vaughan’s glittering career as an advocate demonstrated something unusual: that sheer...

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Ruud Lubbers

A long time before it had acquired a name or form, Ruud Lubbers fell foul of the #MeToo movement. In 2003 the former...A long time before it had acquired a name or form, Ruud Lubbers fell foul of the #MeToo movement. In 2003 the former Dutch prime minister, by then serving his third year as the United Nations commissioner for refugees, was accused of groping a senior American member of his staff, Cynthia Brzak, as she left his...A long time before it had acquired a name or form, Ruud Lubbers fell foul of the #MeToo movement. In 2003 the former Dutch...

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Homage to fallen South Africans

Last Sunday afternoon a memorial service was held at Delville Wood to the South Africans who fell there in the dreadful fighting of 1916. No battlefield on all the Western front has been more bitterly contested than “Devil’s Wood”, where fighting...Last Sunday afternoon a memorial service was held at Delville Wood to the South Africans who fell...Last Sunday afternoon a memorial service was held at Delville Wood to the South Africans who fell...

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Spring will have to wait

February can be a cruel month. Last weekend there was a high of 12.8C at North Wyke in Devon on Sunday and it felt as if spring was on the way, with daffodils nodding in the breeze and intrepid flying insects buzzing around. All the talk of a big...February can be a cruel month. Last weekend there was a high of 12.8C at North Wyke in Devon on...February can be a cruel month. Last weekend there was a high of 12.8C at North Wyke in Devon on...

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FASHION

How to wear pleats and not look frumpy

Forget the prim librarian image — pin-sharp folds can look edgy

Matthew Parris: #MeToo gets it all wrong. And I say that as someone who was stalked

Hello, boys: do you feel objectified? Emily Maitlis meets the Chippendales

The Chippendales strip, simulate sex and are pawed at on stage — the Newsnight presenter meets them and asks about all those handsy women

ARTS

I want to welcome opera outsiders — like my dad

Twenty-six years ago Polly Graham’s parents founded an opera festival in a chicken barn. Now she is taking over the reins

BODY & SOUL

Is your exercise bad for your bones?

If you only swim or cycle to keep fit, you may have low bone density. Here is how to increase it

television

Collateral recap: what we learnt from episode two

THE TUESDAY COLUMN

Robert Crampton: I’m also a big fat liar over my food intake

BODY & SOUL

Dr Mark Porter: How to know when a sore throat may be something sinister

film

What we learnt from the Baftas

FIRST NIGHT

Theatre: The Almighty Sometimes at the Royal Exchange, Manchester

★★★★☆
This fine, ferocious play is strong meat, sliced cleanly and served raw. The professional debut of the writer Kendall Feaver, it has at its heart the tough, barbed connecting cord between a mother and daughter. It’s also about mental...★★★★☆
This fine, ferocious play is strong meat, sliced cleanly and served raw. The...★★★★☆
This fine, ferocious play is strong meat, sliced cleanly and served raw. The...

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Theatre: Angry at Southwark Playhouse, SE1

Occasionally beautiful series of gender-fluid monologues ends with disappointment

FIRST NIGHT

Comedy: Mark Steel at Hertford Theatre

FIRST NIGHT

Theatre: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at the Rose, Kingston

FIRST NIGHT

Concert: LSO/Harding at the Barbican

FIRST NIGHT

Dance: Juliet and Romeo at BAC, SW11

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Film: 7 days in Entebbe, Berlin Film Festival

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The curse of Entebbe strikes again. The real-life hostage crisis from 1976 — an Air France flight from Tel Aviv was hijacked and diverted to Entebbe in Uganda — inspired, less than a year after the actual event, two competing and egregious...★★☆☆☆
The curse of Entebbe strikes again. The real-life hostage crisis from 1976 — an Air...★★☆☆☆
The curse of Entebbe strikes again. The real-life hostage crisis from 1976 — an Air...

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What’s on tonight and when

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The Shape of Water

Watch our critics discuss the big new releases. This week, Kevin Maher and Ed Potton give their verdicts on The Shape of Water. See the Times+ website for details of our year-round offer of 2-for-1 Odeon cinema ticketsWatch our critics discuss the big new releases. This week, Kevin Maher and Ed Potton give their...Watch our critics discuss the big new releases. This week, Kevin Maher and Ed Potton give their...

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Scotland

Ministers set to reject devolved EU powers in Brexit stand-off

Scottish ministers are to knock back a key Downing Street concession designed to break the deadlock over Brexit this week. More than 100 powers over devolved areas that presently belong to Brussels would be transferred to Holyrood after Brexit under the British government’s proposal. The list...Scottish ministers are to knock back a key Downing Street concession designed to break the deadlock over Brexit this week. More than 100 powers over devolved areas that presently belong to Brussels would be transferred to Holyrood after Brexit under the British government’s proposal. The list...Scottish ministers are to knock back a key Downing Street concession designed to break the deadlock over Brexit this week. More...

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Pressure for last single-sex state school to admit boys

Campaigners who want Scotland’s last single-sex state school to open its doors to boys have claimed widespread support for overturning more than a century of tradition. Glasgow council is facing demands to order a consultation over the future of Notre Dame High School, one of the city’s best-performing comprehensives. The Catholic school...Campaigners who want Scotland’s last single-sex state school to open its doors to boys have claimed widespread support for overturning more than a century of tradition. Glasgow council is facing demands to order a consultation over the future of Notre Dame High School, one of the city’s best-performing comprehensives. The Catholic school...Campaigners who want Scotland’s last single-sex state school to open its doors to boys have claimed widespread support for...

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Skier’s 1,000ft plunge was cushioned by a snowdrift

An off-piste skier had a “lucky” escape after falling nearly 1,000ft off one of Scotland’s highest mountains. Rescuers said that the man ended up in a snow gully and was fortunate not to fall at least another 1,000ft on the slopes of Aonach Beag. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team (LMRT) said his rescue was the most...An off-piste skier had a “lucky” escape after falling nearly 1,000ft off one of Scotland’s...An off-piste skier had a “lucky” escape after falling nearly 1,000ft off one of Scotland’s...

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Poet in a boat made an epic Celtic voyage

Green votes will push through SNP tax changes

Record fines for ScotRail’s ‘unacceptable service’

Sturgeon: don’t use scandal to cut aid funding

Man fined for selling bird parts to pagans

Free childcare hampered by nursery hours

Parents find it “almost impossible” to take advantage of free childcare in council nurseries as they are not open for long enough, say campaigners. The Fair Funding for our Kids group said restrictions to opening hours were...Parents find it “almost impossible” to take advantage of free childcare in council nurseries as they are not open for long enough, say campaigners. The Fair Funding for our Kids group said restrictions to opening hours were...Parents find it “almost impossible” to take advantage of free childcare in council nurseries as they are not open for...

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Why Brexit at all costs really is dispiriting

For neither the first nor I suspect the last time since Brexit my thoughts have in recent days been borne back to The Great Gatsby. Specifically, that moment when F Scott Fitzgerald writes: “They were careless people, Tom...For neither the first nor I suspect the last time since Brexit my thoughts have in recent days been borne back to The Great Gatsby. Specifically, that moment when F Scott Fitzgerald writes: “They were careless people, Tom...For neither the first nor I suspect the last time since Brexit my thoughts have in recent days been borne back to The...

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Missing stag‑party man was helped after fall

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Power Snag

Outlander attractions drawing the crowds

Art nouveau bank gets £2.6m revamp with plenty of interest

Watchdog will look at Lib Dem election money

Court for alcohol abusers to get a trial run in Glasgow

first night

Theatre: The Belle’s Stratagem, Lyceum, Edinburgh

Business

Wood gets cash for nuclear robots

Enterprise chief picks up job shaping tomorrow’s stars

The former chief executive of Scottish Enterprise has become a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde.The former chief executive of Scottish Enterprise has become a visiting professor at the...The former chief executive of Scottish Enterprise has become a visiting professor at the...

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Wishart steps aside in SNP depute leadership contest

The long-serving SNP MP, Pete Wishart, has ruled himself out of the contest to be the party’s new depute leader. The...The long-serving SNP MP, Pete Wishart, has ruled himself out of the contest to be the party’s new...The long-serving SNP MP, Pete Wishart, has ruled himself out of the contest to be the party’s new...

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football

Lennon says Celtic can win Europa League

football

‘Celtic players should be left out of summer tour’

rugby union

Nothing hair-raising about impact of Denton

rugby union

Taylor undaunted by England

Ireland

Fianna Fáil vulture fund plan is threat to coalition

The confidence and supply arrangement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael is coming under pressure amid tensions over legislation to prevent so-called vulture funds from buying residential mortgage books. Michael McGrath, the Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, has proposed a bill that would prevent the...The confidence and supply arrangement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael is coming under pressure amid tensions over legislation to prevent so-called vulture funds from buying residential mortgage books. Michael McGrath, the Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, has proposed a bill that would prevent the...The confidence and supply arrangement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael is coming under pressure amid tensions over legislation...

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Ireland ‘among worst for gender equality’

Ireland is one of the worst countries in Europe for gender equality in politics and senior management roles, a report has revealed. The state was ranked 12th out of 15 countries for the number of women in positions of power, in a study seen by The Times. There was “significant room for improvement” on the gender pay gap, for which it...Ireland is one of the worst countries in Europe for gender equality in politics and senior management roles, a report has revealed. The state was ranked 12th out of 15 countries for the number of women in positions of power, in a study seen by The Times. There was “significant room for improvement” on the gender pay gap, for which it...Ireland is one of the worst countries in Europe for gender equality in politics and senior management roles, a report has...

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Minister denies colleagues are causing confusion on abortion

Simon Coveney has called on the public to repeal the Eighth Amendment so that women can be “protected”, even though he does not support the law that would replace it. He was defended by Regina Doherty, the social protection minister, who rejected claims that the tánaiste had created confusion and said that TDs were...Simon Coveney has called on the public to repeal the Eighth Amendment so that women can be...Simon Coveney has called on the public to repeal the Eighth Amendment so that women can be...

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Garda emails ‘conundrum’ delays hotel shooting trial

‘Heartbroken’ author faces death with a farewell message: be kind

Emma Hannigan, the bestselling author who is entering the final stages of her cancer battle, has said she is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support she has received from the Irish public. Hannigan, 45, who told her online...Emma Hannigan, the bestselling author who is entering the final stages of her cancer battle, has said she is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support she has received from the Irish public. Hannigan, 45, who told her online...Emma Hannigan, the bestselling author who is entering the final stages of her cancer battle, has said she is...

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Peers honour O’Brien for challenging sexual taboos

Edna O’Brien is to be honoured for “breaking down social and sexual barriers for women in Ireland and beyond”. The author, who has written bestsellers including the Country Girls trilogy, will be given the PEN/Nabokov award for...Edna O’Brien is to be honoured for “breaking down social and sexual barriers for women in Ireland and beyond”. The author, who has written bestsellers including the Country Girls trilogy, will be given the PEN/Nabokov award for...Edna O’Brien is to be honoured for “breaking down social and sexual barriers for women in Ireland and beyond”. The...

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Backlash against the elite will cost West its power

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Informed Choice

Rape charity ‘punished’ after challenging Tusla over data

Stationless bikes are Dubliners’ new ticket to ride

Young mother who handed over gang’s gun spared jail

Dwyer’s challenge over use of mobile phone data to begin

business

Donohoe pulls bank boss out of running for ECB

Hospital death inquiry starts despite legal bid

Urgent call for microbeads ban after fish study

Special classes may be hindering some pupils

Direct rule is out, insists Sinn Féin after DUP budget calls

Anger at plan for heroin centre near primary school

‘Killing could have been triggered by HSE’s care’

business

Insurer is banned from writing new business

Taxi customers describe filth, smells and poor drivers as complaints rise

Complaints by members of the public about the standard of taxis more than doubled last year. In one case a passenger claimed they were asked to manually signal out of a window because the driver apparently had no indicator. In other cases...Complaints by members of the public about the standard of taxis more than doubled last year. In...Complaints by members of the public about the standard of taxis more than doubled last year. In...

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business

Anglo approved €7bn loan ‘after money had left’

business

Irish among most upbeat about economy

business

EU rules create surge in jobs for data protection experts

business

4,500 will work on Irish space race

rugby union

Four Lions make return to boost Wales

six nations

O’Mahony feared he would never be same again

rugby union

Zebo admits he won’t get a recall at Racing

rugby union

Each team is trying to attack like All Blacks, says Williams

rugby union

Best is great player, declares Owens

gaa

O’Callaghan now eyeing ninth medal in a year

GAA

‘The president was hit in the face by a chicken’

About 15 minutes from the end of the Sigerson Cup final between UCD and NUI Galway, with the outcome in the balance...About 15 minutes from the end of the Sigerson Cup final between UCD and NUI Galway, with the...About 15 minutes from the end of the Sigerson Cup final between UCD and NUI Galway, with the...

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Fortress Inniskeen proves a long way from home for Kerry

Even in the homely world of Gaelic games, the bigger fixtures normally take place these days in venues that shut out...Even in the homely world of Gaelic games, the bigger fixtures normally take place these days in...Even in the homely world of Gaelic games, the bigger fixtures normally take place these days in...

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