• Saint-Tropez’s low-key little sister 20/08/2018
    Bypassed by superyachts and ignored by paparazzi, the little town of Sainte-Maxime across the bay offers a classy French Riviera break without the glitz and high pricesThere are more bakers and butchers than nightclubs and nail bars in Sainte-Maxime, just north of Saint-Tropez in Provence’s Var département. And colourful fishing boats land the day’s catch ri […]
  • Why has Turkey's currency collapsed? – video 20/08/2018
    Turkey is on the verge of an economic crisis. The country’s currency hit a record low, dropping by more than 40%. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is pointing the finger at the US. Although US sanctions and tariffs contributed to the lira’s retreat, many economists believe Erdoğan’s authoritarian control over monetary policy has pushed Turkey’s economy […]
  • Monday briefing: drugs and violence prompt HMP Birmingham takeover 20/08/2018
    Government ousts G4S after damning prison inspection … British woman survives 10 hours in water after cruise ship fall ... and Fergie fashion is backThis is Alison Rourke bringing you the top stories to start your week. Continue reading...
  • Separated South and North Korean families take part in rare reunions 20/08/2018
    Families from both sides of the border meet in first reunions to be held for three yearsFamilies from North and South Korea meet today in reunions held for the first time in three years, as relations thaw under a diplomatic push by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.The runions are a reminder of the painful divisions that remain more than six decades after the […]
  • Greece emerges from eurozone bailout after years of austerity 20/08/2018
    Milestone unlikely to be celebrated by many households feeling effects of crippling debt repaymentsAfter years of tough austerity measures, Greece emerged on Monday from its third and last bailout, although officials warned the country still has a “long way to go”. Related: Greece's bailout is finally at an end – but has been a failure | Larry Elliott C […]
  • It’ll take more than shopping to save our debt-addled economy | Chris Bickerton 20/08/2018
    Britain’s growth model is unsustainable, and has created scandalous levels of inequality – we should rely more on production, not consumptionThe British growth model is well and truly broken. If any more evidence for this was needed, it came from figures last month showing that households had become net borrowers for the first time since records began in 198 […]
  • Steve Bell’s If ... Labour's rebel beans plot a breakaway 20/08/2018
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  • Chummy chats, puppet rats and celebs on sofas: why we love breakfast shows 20/08/2018
    Breakfast broadcasting on TV and radio is in the grip of a brutal ratings war. So what’s the perfect recipe for a hit show in these fractured times – and can we learn anything from the last 35 years?Ian Jones, the author of Morning Glory, a history of breakfast television, remembers the excitement of January 1983. He was only seven and something crazy was ab […]
  • New GCSEs put pupils under more pressure, say school leaders 20/08/2018
    Students to receive results with grades 9-1 after changes initiated by Michael GoveThe tougher standards demanded by the new style of GCSEs being awarded for the first time this year have put pupils under a great deal of additional pressure, according to school leaders.Hundreds of thousands of pupils in England will receive their results this week, with grad […]
  • Corbyn plans four-day trip to revitalise Scottish Labour 20/08/2018
    Party sources fear it is failing to build on 2017 election gains as polls point to slumpJeremy Corbyn will spend four days campaigning in Scotland this week in an attempt to revitalise Scottish Labour’s fortunes after another slump in polling.Labour sources admit the party has failed to capitalise on a surge in support during last year’s general election, wh […]