• Hozier webchat – follow it live! 18/02/2019
    The singer of Take Me to Church will be answering your questions from 1-2pm GMT on Monday 18 February 1.08pm GMT ID0204923 asks:The desert blues guitar on Dinner & Diatribes is so strong. Do you listen to much African music & if so who? Would you like to collaborate with anyone in particular?I was listening to a good bit of Ali Farka Toure, and for m […]
  • UK museums face mounting pressure to repatriate foreign items 18/02/2019
    Revealed: Natural History Museum asked to return remains to Gibraltar and ChileNeanderthal skulls and the remains of an extinct sloth named after Charles Darwin are among the items requested for repatriation from British institutions, as documents reveal museums are facing calls to return some of their most treasured items to their places of origin.The press […]
  • Tell us: how did you meet your partner? 18/02/2019
    As part of a new series exploring romantic relationships we are looking to hear your storiesDo you have an interesting story about how you met your partner? This could be your chance to share it with fellow readers. Related: Blind date: ‘I sensed she wanted to stay out longer’ Continue reading...
  • Swedish student fined for plane protest against Afghan’s deportation 18/02/2019
    Elin Ersson received a £250 fine for refusing to take her seat on a plane in Sweden last yearA Swedish student who livestreamed her protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker last year has been found guilty of violating Sweden’s aviation laws and fined £250.Elin Ersson, 22, avoided a prison sentence at the Gothenburg district court, where she […]
  • The Struts review – glam-rock peacocks have crowd in rhapsodies 18/02/2019
    Stylus, LeedsUnashamedly channelling Queen and Slade, the Derby band are in gleeful form as they stand on the edge of the big timeIf Rami Malek hadn’t landed the part of Freddie Mercury in the Bohemian Rhapsody film, it should surely have gone to Luke Spiller. The Struts’ frontman bears an uncanny resemblance to the glam-era Queen singer – all tousled black […]
  • Mauro Icardi, Internazionale and the return of unwelcome headlines | Paolo Bandini 18/02/2019
    Inter dug deep to see off Sampdoria, but without their forward after he was stripped of the captaincyThe first time the big screen cut to Mauro Icardi, it stayed with him for only a few seconds. He had arrived just before kick-off for Inter’s game against Sampdoria, taking a seat beside his wife, and agent, Wanda in the stands at San Siro. Neither seemed to […]
  • Liam Gallagher accuses Noel of legal threat over documentary 18/02/2019
    Liam has said his brother will sue if he uses any footage of himself singing Oasis songs in the forthcoming film As It WasLiam Gallagher has accused his brother Noel of threatening legal action against him if he uses footage of Oasis in a forthcoming documentary, As It Was.Liam tweeted: “Ive just been informed that I’ll be sued by the not so mighty little fe […]
  • Labour split: seven MPs resign from the party – Politics live 18/02/2019
    MPs will sit as independent group after resigning in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the party’s Brexit stance, and its handling of antisemitism 12.24pm GMT The seven MPs have started to put their resignation statements on social media.This morning I have resigned from the Labour Party after fifty years. It has been a great privilege and honour to ser […]
  • World markets hit 2019 high amid trade war optimism - business live 18/02/2019
    Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as investors cling to hopes that Beijing and Washington are making progress in their trade talksLatest: World markets hit highest level since December 2018Introduction: Trade optimism is buildingMore US-China talks due this weekBrent crude near $67 per barrelChinese stocks surged this morning 12.47p […]
  • Naomi Osaka: split with coach was refusal to put ‘success over happiness’ 18/02/2019
    • Two-time slam champion parted with Sascha Bajin this month• World No 1 said rumours of money issues are ‘hurtful’Naomi Osaka is adamant that her surprise split with the coach Sascha Bajin had nothing to do with money but was because she refused to put “success over happiness”.The German had guided the Japanese player to back-to-back grand slam titles as we […]