• Sweden v Canada: Women's World Cup 2019 – live! 24/06/2019
    Live updates from the last-16 match at 8pm BSTReport: USA edge past Spain to set up quarter-final with France‘Value it more’: Marta’s impassioned plea to BrazilEmail | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.56pm BST The Swedish anthem is being sung. As the players line up I’m reminded of how disappointed I’ve been with the mascots’ kit for this […]
  • Finland's Yle radio axes Latin news show after 30 years service 24/06/2019
    Public broadcaster cancels weekly summary Nuntii Latini as original presenters retireFinland’s public broadcaster Yle has ended its weekly Latin language news bulletin, after three decades on the air, the broadcaster announced.Since its debut in 1989, Nuntii Latini has offered a five-minute summary of the week’s national and foreign news in the classical lan […]
  • May yawned. God this was dull. Why was she even here? 24/06/2019
    Where once Commons jibes might have hurt, now they bounce off. She has a perspective on her lifeHow times change. Two months ago a statement by the prime minister on the latest EU council meeting would have been considered a significant occasion. One worthy of a full House of Commons. Now the government is so marginal – not just to the EU but to the country […]
  • FirstGroup investor Coast Capital makes some reasonable points | Nils Pratley 24/06/2019
    Amid a messy breakup strategy putting new experts on the Firstgroup board makes senseHalf a decade ago FirstGroup could boast it was “one of the world’s great transport groups”. That, at least, was the line used by Martin Gilbert when he bowed out as chairman after 27 years and, broadly speaking, it was correct. FirstGroup had grown from a few regional bus r […]
  • 'Don't shoot': why Vetements' latest T-shirt is causing controversy 24/06/2019
    The garment from the brand’s SS20 collection is a semi-replica of one worn by journalists in Lebanon during the 1982 Israeli invasion – and previously reworked by fashion label QasimiTrend-setting label Vetements has been criticised for featuring a T-shirt that read “Don’t shoot” in Arabic, French and English, at its spring/summer 2020 show last week. The T- […]
  • Naomi Campbell pays tribute to London roots as she wins icon award 24/06/2019
    Winner of BFC’s 2019 fashion icon award says ‘people forget I’m from Brixton’Naomi Campbell paid tribute to her south London roots as she was unveiled as the recipient of the British Fashion Council’s 2019 fashion icon award.Campbell made history when she became the first black British model to appear on the cover of British Vogue in 1987 and the first black […]
  • USA edge past gritty Spain to set up mouthwatering quarter-final with France 24/06/2019
    As it happened: Beau Dure’s minute-by-minute reportThe hype around the US finally appears to be waning, even as the Americans beat a resilient Spain side 2-1 on Monday with the help of two penalties. Both spot kicks were scored by Megan Rapinoe to put the Americans through and negate a mistake in the American back line that gifted Spain their goal. The reign […]
  • Medical cannabis firms press UK to loosen prescription rules 24/06/2019
    Manufacturers say not allowing GPs to prescribe drug fails patients and forfeits gainsThe world’s largest medicinal cannabis company has urged the government to allow GPs to prescribe the drug, calling on the UK to be a “leader not a laggard” in one of the world’s fastest growing major industries.Cam Battley, chief corporate officer of Canada-based Aurora Ca […]
  • Women’s football cannot – and should not – be judged on one wild game 24/06/2019
    The Cameroon players deserve criticism but when male players behave despicably we seem to judge individuals rather than the whole sportSome of the behaviour we saw from Cameroon’s players and their coach in their game against England was shocking, but it is important to make it clear that it was not an indictment of the women’s game. It is an indictment of C […]
  • Appeal court overturns forced abortion ruling 24/06/2019
    Termination had been said to be in best interests of woman with learning disabilitiesA court ruling that a woman with learning disabilities must have an abortion against her wishes has been overturned on appeal.The decision came after the woman’s mother, a former midwife, challenged a court order issued on Friday. Continue reading...