• Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live! 21st January 2018
    All the latest from the 4pmGMT kick-off at St Mary’sReal Madrid v Deportivo la Coruña – live!Email Daniel | or tweet @DanielHarris 5.55pm GMT So there we go. Thanks for your company and comments; enjoy the rest of your weekends. 5.54pm GMT Southampton’s winless run extends to ten league games, but they played well here and ought really to have stolen all the […]
  • Child sex abuse inquiry to query whether Gove asked about investigation 21st January 2018
    Environment secretary’s alleged interest in inquiry into priest suspected of abuse surfaced last month The child sex abuse inquiry is to write to Michael Gove to ask whether he attempted to find out about the release of an investigation into a priest suspected of abuse at a prominent Catholic boarding school.The alleged interest of the former secretary of st […]
  • How best to leave the world of work behind | Letters 21st January 2018
    Readers respond to Andy Beckett’s recent Guardian articleAndy Beckett’s long read was elucidating and possibly prescient (Post-work: is the job finished?, 19 January). However, it’s not just a matter of whether workers can survive having the time and freedom of post-work but also how to manage the transition from one to the other. As a retiree of almost 70, […]
  • Germany's SPD gives cautious green light to coalition talks with Merkel 21st January 2018
    Party leader Martin Schulz’s speech greeted with sarcastic applause and standing ovations for his fiercest criticsGermany has inched one step further towards forming a new government after the centre-left Social Democratic party (SPD) gave its lukewarm endorsement of a renewed Angela Merkel-led “grand coalition”.At a special SPD congress in Bonn that welcome […]
  • Bloodied Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid beat Deportivo 7-1 21st January 2018
    Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice but had to leave the pitch with his face covered in blood as Real Madrid eased their domestic crisis by hammering La Liga strugglers Deportivo La Coruña 7-1 at home on Sunday to reclaim fourth place in the standings.Real had lost two of their last three league games and got off on the wrong foot against relegation-threatened De […]
  • Tonga's shirtless Rio 2016 flag-bearer qualifies for Winter Olympics 21st January 2018
    Pita Taufatofua qualifies for cross-country skiing at PyeongchangAthlete gained fame after opening ceremony at Rio 2016Pita Taufatofua, the bare-chested and oiled Tongan taekwondo athlete who carried his country’s flag at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has qualified for the Pyeongchang Games as a cross-country skier. The 34-year-old, who went viral when he stepped i […]
  • Government shutdown: Trump attacks Democrats and calls for 'nuclear option' 21st January 2018
    President tweets: ‘Dems want illegal immigrants to pour in’Senate vote on funding measure to 8 February due by 1am MondayOpinion: This is how democracies dieAs the second day of the US government shutdown wore on, there appeared little sign of progress as both parties continued to blame each other in an increasingly fierce war of words. Related: US governmen […]
  • Ukip leader Henry Bolton unanimously loses confidence vote 21st January 2018
    Emergency meeting had been called over fallout from Bolton’s relationship with Jo MarneyUkip’s leader, Henry Bolton, has unanimously lost a vote of confidence from the party’s national executive committee, plunging it into renewed chaos and potentially a fourth leadership election in just 16 months.Bolton’s was the only vote in favour of his staying in the r […]
  • Ben Jennings on Donald Trump’s first year as president – cartoon 21st January 2018
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  • Amazon's first checkout-free grocery store opens on Monday 21st January 2018
    Using ‘just walk out’ technology to end queues, Amazon Go fires a warning to the high streetAmazon will open its first checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday, moving forward with an experiment that could dramatically alter bricks-and-mortar retail. The Seattle shop, known as Amazon Go, relies on cameras and sensors to track what shoppers remove […]