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Let's hope Cineworld's shameless bonus scheme proposal flops

Y ou would assume a 20% family shareholding in the company you run would serve as a strong incentive to get out of bed in the morning. Not so, apparently. Mooky and Israel Greidinger, the headline acts at Cineworld, would also like a super-charged bonus scheme to restore the ...

Two helpings of Priti Patel is pretty much no help at all

B oris Johnson spoils us. Up until last week, the home secretary had been kept away from the Downing Street press conferences since a disastrous appearance last May. Now we get Priti Patel twice in two weeks. But then the prime minister didn’t have a lot of choice, given th...

We're about to see a wave of long Covid. When will ministers take it seriously?

P erhaps to a greater extent than at any point since the first world war, we find that our lives do not matter to those who govern us. Boris Johnson scarcely seeks to disguise his insouciance and callousness. He hardly mentions the astonishing death toll caused by his mishand...

The Guardian view on UK-US relations: rebuilding with Biden

In British politics, everyone now loves President Joe Biden. That the UK opposition parties are foundation members of the Biden appreciation club is not surprising. Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens all identify most naturally with the Democrats and thus with the new administration in ...

The UK has record death tolls, yet still the government has no clear Covid strategy

B ack in April 2020, I wrote of my despair that so many people were desperately ill and dying because politicians had “refused to listen and act on advice”. It is barely believable that I find myself with similar feelings a full nine months later. Once again, the central ...

Goat Girl: 'We're seen as harmless because we're not men'

S outh London quartet Goat Girl were deep into making their second album when it became clear that something was very wrong with their youngest member, guitarist-vocalist Ellie Rose Davies. At the end of 2019, she had had lumps on her neck for some time, which eventually spre...

'His work is a testament': the ever-relevant photography of Gordon Parks

“G ordon Parks’s photographs are timeless,” said Peter W Kunhardt Jr, executive director of the Gordon Parks Foundation. “As we reflect on what has happened in recent months, his photographs remind us to stand up, speak out and demand justice. This exhibition does jus...

EU website purchases: the import charges UK customers have to pay

Before Brexit, UK consumers were free to buy items from anywhere in the EU without incurring import duties and other charges. That all changed on 1 January 2021. Online orders up to £135 are now supposed to have the UK’s prevailing VAT rate added at the point of sale by the EU retailer, whic...

Back review – Mitchell and Webb's return is well worth the wait

T hey met in Footlights, at the University of Cambridge, of course, but it was Peep Show that cemented the partnership of David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Like many flat-sharers in this economy, they have been more or less trapped together ever since, regardless of any growing...

Ten beds that changed the world, from King Tut to Tracey Emin

1. Homo horizontalus Beds are as old as humanity itself. I sleep, therefore I am. Until last year, the first evidence for the use of plant mattresses – made up of layers of stems and leaves – was from 80,000 years ago. But a new study turned that on its head and dated the use of gra...

Judi Dench: 'In my mind's eye I'm six foot and willowy and about 39'

I t’s all go for Judi Dench, stuck at her house in deepest Surrey. What a freewheeling week; she is beside herself with excitement. Yesterday, she explains, she received her Covid vaccine. This required a trip to the village and was the first time she had left home since sh...

Glastonbury 2021 officially cancelled due to Covid pandemic

Glastonbury 2021 is officially cancelled, the festival’s organisers have announced. “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury festival will not take place, and that this will be another enforced fallow year for us,” organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said in a st...

Union stopped firefighters helping with Covid effort, say inspectors

The union representing firefighters hampered efforts to deploy the emergency service into potentially life-saving scenarios during the coronavirus pandemic with outdated and unnecessary practices, independent inspectors have said in a damning report. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) asked firefigh...

North-east and Yorkshire vaccine supply cut to catch up lagging regions

Vaccine supply is to be cut in half in the north-east and Yorkshire next week by the NHS to allow London and other regions lagging behind to catch up in immunising the over 80s. Official data showed that the north-east and Yorkshire, the leading English NHS region, had given a first dose to two...

Low-paid workers in UK more than twice as likely to lose job in pandemic

The UK’s lowest-paid workers are more than twice as likely to have lost their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic than higher-paid employees, according to a study revealing rising inequality amid the crisis. The Institute for Employment Studies said one in 20 low-paid workers had fallen out of a...

Joe Biden's Peloton bike may pose cybersecurity risk, experts warn

Joe Biden’s fitness regime may potentially cause an unexpected headache for security services charged with keeping the new president safe in the White House, with his Peloton exercise bike viewed by some as a potential cybersecurity risk. At home in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden is reported to ...

Biden warns Covid will 'get worse before it gets better' as he unveils strategy

Joe Biden began his first full day as president confronting a host of major crises facing his fledgling administration, starting with a flurry of actions to address his most pressing challenge: the raging Covid-19 pandemic. At a White House event on Thursday afternoon, Biden unveiled a new “w...

Spacewatch: Bezos's Blue Origin 'really close' to flying humans

Jeff Bezos’s space travel company, Blue Origin, says it is “getting really close” to flying humans after the successful completion of its 14th mission into space on 14 January. The New Shepard rocket blasted off at 1717 GMT (1117 CST) from the company’s private launch site in west Texas...

Canada’s governor general resigns after report finds workplace harassment

Canada’s governor general has resigned after an external report found that the Queen’s representative had overseen a toxic work environment in which staff were bullied to tears. The report, which was to be released early next week, painted a damning picture of Julie Payette’s lea...

Only a third of UK’s key fish populations are not overfished

Only a third of the UK’s key fish populations are in a healthy state, and catches of key species such as cod should be reduced this year as the UK negotiates fishing rights with the EU, according to the first post-Brexit assessment of the UK’s fisheries. Of the top 10 stocks on which ...

James Bond film No Time to Die delayed again over Covid

James Bond film No Time To Die has been delayed again as Hollywood grapples with the continued disruption caused by the pandemic. Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 will now arrive on 8 October, the official Bond Twitter account announced. It had been set to be released in April following mul...

Google threatens to shut down search in Australia if digital news code goes ahead

Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia and Facebook has threatened to remove news from its feed for all Australian users if a code forcing the companies to negotiate payments to news media companies goes ahead. The move would mean the 19 million Australians who use Goo...

Russia detains Navalny aides and warns against Saturday protests

Russian authorities have detained five aides of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny and warned social media platforms against spreading online calls to stage weekend protests. Navalny’s allies are planning to hold demonstrations on Saturday in around 65 cities across the country in su...

15-year-old boy dies after being attacked by group in Birmingham

A 15-year-old boy has died after being attacked by a group of youths in the Handsworth area of Birmingham. The boy was “set upon” by the gang in Linwood Road just after 3.30pm on Thursday. He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries a short time later, according to West Midlands Pol...

Patient dog waits for days outside hospital

A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in Turkey where her sick owner was being treated. The pet, Boncuk, which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon on 14 January. She then made daily visits t...

Friday briefing: Fauci enjoys giving dose of facts

Top story: ‘Liberating feeling’ to speak free of Trump Hello, Warren Murray bringing you the first thing you should read for the last time this week. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, has spoken of a “liberating feeling” of being able to speak scientific truth a...

Victor Ciutacu: „Mi-e frică să deschid frigiderul că iese Şoşoacă de acolo şi mă mănâncă!”

Victor Ciutacu, realizatorul emisiunii "Punctul Culminant" de la România TV, a declarat că a fost primul care a promovat-o în "prime time" pe Diana Şoşoacă, înainte de a deveni senator AUR. Realizatorul TV a vorbit despre momentele în care a remarcat-o la primel...

Valeriu Gheorghiţă anunţă când vor fi vaccinaţi profesorii: „Se poate face cu dozele de la Moderna”

Valeriu Gheorghiţă spune că vaccinarea profesoririlor se poate face începând cu prima săptămână din februarie, cu dozele de la Moderna. Valeriu Gheorghiță a declarat, joi seară, că se ia în calcul vaccinarea profesori...

Cătălin Moroşanu, la un pas de bătaie cu Alexandra Stan şi Roxana Nemeş

Tensiunile sunt din ce în ce mai mari în echipa Faimoşilor. Cătălin Moroşanu a fost la un pas de bătaie cu Alexandra Stan şi Roxana Nemeş, în cea mai recentă ediţie Survivor România 2021. Luptătorul nu acceptă faptul că cele două colegele ale sale nu s-...

Valeriu Gheorghiţă, despre vaccinarea în următoarele două săptămâni: „Suntem cu dozele aproape pe fix, cât avem, atât vom folosi”

Medicul militar Valeriu Gheorghiță, coordonatorul campaniei naționale de vaccinare anti-COVID-19, a declarat joi, la B1 TV, că următoarele două săptămâni de campanie vor fi dificile, dat fiind că numărul de doze disponibile este limitat. ...

Anglia vrea să ofere 500 de lire sterline fiecărei persoane cu coronavirus. Măsură fără precedent a Guvernului, în încercarea de a stimula autoizolarea

Miniștrii cabinetului Boris Johnson iau în considerare să plătească 500 de lire sterline fiecărei persoane din Anglia cu rezultat pozitive la testele pentru depistarea Covid-19, strategia făcând parte dintr-o schemă revizuită de sprijinire a celor aflaţi în ...

Horoscop VINERI 22 IANUARIE 2021. Fii curajos!

Citeste in continuare horoscopul zilei si sa ai o zi traita cu credinta, incredere in tine, in viata si iubire! Horoscop VINERI 22 IANUARIE 2021. Marte in Taur va face in curand cuadratura cu Jupiter si lucrurile se incing periculos...

Victor Ciutacu: „Eram un miracol. Aveam contracte şi cu Voiculescu şi cu Vîntu în acelaşi timp”

Victor Ciutacu, realizatorul emisiunii "Punctul Culminant" de la România TV, a făcut dezvăluiri inedite despre cariera sa în presă. În cadrul unui interviu inedit, a vorbit despre primul loc de muncă pe care l-a obţinut la un ziar după ce a plecat de la o resta...

Beneficiile nucilor verzi. Sursa de sananate pentru organism. Ce boli vindeca musetelul

Nucile verzi contin grasimi si acizi grasi, fibre, vitamina E si alte substante benefice. Ele ajuta la scaderea colesterolului si protejeaza impotriva bolilor de inima. Aflaţi ce boli vindeca musetelul şi care sunt beneficile ozonificării- &#...

Copacul banilor 2021. Ce sa tii in casa si unde sa il pui, in Anul Bivolului de metal

La data de 12 februarie 2021 intram in Noul an Chinezesc, iar aranjamentele Feng Shui se schimba. Afla mai multe despre stelele zburatoare aici. Copacul banilor 2021. In filosofia asiatica, plantele cu ramuri si care infloresc semn...

Horoscop WEEKEND 22-24 IANUARIE 2021. Putin romantism, dupa atata agitatie!

Vino in fiecare vineri pe site pentru a afla ce-ti rezerva weekend-ul din punct de vedere astral. Horoscop WEEKEND 22-24 IANUARIE. Iata horoscopul de weekend 22-24 IANUARIE 2021 scaldat de influente astrale majore. Venus si N...

Victor Ciutacu îl dinamitează pe CTP. „Pentru mine, omul ăla nu există. A degenerat într-o bălteală penibilă de chivuţă tabloidă care îşi pune fustele în cap”

Victor Ciutacu a mărturisit că gazetarul Cristian Tudor Popescu l-a dezamăgit "profund", acesta fiind motivul pentru care a plecat de la cotidianul Adevărul. Realizatorul emisiunii "Punctul Culminant" a afirmat despre CTP că "de câte ori se mai uită de el, mai fa...

Cutremur în România vineri dimineaţă. Ce magnitudine a avut

Luna ianuarie a adus în medie aproape un cutremur pe zi, cele mai multe fiind în zona seismică Vrancea. Cutremur în România. Un cutremur slab cu magnitudinea 3,1 s-a produs vineri dimineaţa, la ora locală 2:59, în zona seism...

Rareş Bogdan a dezvăluit ce l-a rugat Klaus Iohannis: „Un singur lucru”

Prim-vicepreședintele PNL continuă disputa cu Ludovic Orban, dar cu un ton mult mai rezervat, anunţând un armistiţiu până la congresul din toamnă Rareş Bogdan dezminte zvonurile potrivit cărora Klaus Iohannis s-ar fi impli...

Masacru în biserică, cel puţin 750 de creştini au fost ucişi în Etiopia

Potrivit Church Times UK, atacul a fost efectuat de trupele guvernului etiopian și miliția Amhara din centrul Etiopiei. Se estimează că cel puțin 1.000 de persoane se ascundeau în biserică în momentul atacului. Masacru în b...