A Very English Scandal, BBC, episode 2 review: A stunning tragi-comedy

There is some sort of irony in the fact that a conspiracy to murder that was plotted on the grounds that “it is no worse than...

To Philip Roth, writing was as natural as breathing

He wrote standing up. He paced around as he thought. He once said he walked half a mile for every page he wrote. And with Roth’s...

Is it ever OK to ask someone when they are due?

Let’s address “when’s it due?”. It’s a tricky question if you know for sure that your interlocutor is pregnant. If you don’t, it’s potentially disastrous.  The first time...

Battle for Hodeidah: How the destruction of one Yemen port could send millions into...

Ramadan is particularly punishing in Hodeidah on Yemen’s west coast, where the temperature is currently 36C. Many of the Houthi rebels who have held the city...

Bakery changes name of gingerbread men to ‘gingerbread people’ sparking political correctness debate

A bakery has sparked backlash over its decision to change the labels on its gingerbread men to the more “politically correct” gingerbread people. The owners of JL...

Texas governor calls for more armed teachers and guards in schools after Santa Fe...

Arming teachers, dispatching more security guards to campuses and seizing firearms from the mentally ill were among the gun proposals Texas governor Greg Abbott released in response to a school shooting. After a gunman shot...

Donald Trump rolls back Obama law designed to prevent another credit crunch

The US House of Representatives has passed bipartisan legislation to roll back bank rules introduced in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, securing a major legislative victory for Donald Trump. The vote, which keeps...

Trump accuses Mueller’s team of ‘meddling’ in US elections

President Donald Trump has accused the federal investigators probing his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia of “meddling” in the US midterm elections. “The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8...

Madden 19: Release date, features and details of latest NFL game revealed

EA has finally revealed the release date and more details of Madden 19. The new NFL game will arrive on 10 August, EA Sports has announced. And...

Are you being ripped off by the gig economy?

Almost three million people have worked in the gig economy in the last 12 months, according to official figures, where, traditionally, there has been a trade...

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