• Sri Lanka v England: third ODI – live! 17/10/2018
    Over-by-over updates from the third ODI in Kandy Pakistan v Australia: Abbas takes five to leave hosts laggingDrop Nick an email or tweet him @NickMiller79 7.08pm BST Sri Lanka will be pretty irked that they didn’t build on that great start, but in fairness there was some pretty special bowling, from Rashid, Stokes and Curran in particular. England lead 2-0 […]
  • Fracking protesters walk free after court quashes 'excessive' sentences 17/10/2018
    Cheering supporters greet activists at prison gates after sentences are overturnedThree protesters jailed for blocking access to a fracking site have walked free after the court of appeal quashed their sentences, calling them “manifestly excessive”.Simon Blevins, 26, Richard Roberts, 36, and Rich Loizou, 31, were sent to prison last month after being convict […]
  • Fix business rates says Asos amid threat of digital sales tax 17/10/2018
    Thriving online retailer increases UK sales by 23% while bricks and mortar rivals flounderThe government should focus on fixing business rates and corporation tax, the boss of the online fashion retailer Asos has said in response to the threat of a new digital sales tax.Asos highlighted the deep divide between the fortunes of online retailers and traditional […]
  • Food bank and housing charity thank Booker winner Anna Burns 17/10/2018
    Author mentioned charity that helped her in prizewinning novel’s acknowledgments A charity and food bank have expressed their gratitude to the winner of the Man Booker prize, Anna Burns, after she took the unusual step of thanking them in the acknowledgments section of her novel.Burns, who is the first Northern Irish author to win the prize, received the awa […]
  • Has the time come for remainers to compromise? | Martin Kettle 17/10/2018
    While the focus has been on how Tory backbenchers will vote on a Brexit deal, pro-Europeans on the opposition benches will face a crucial dilemma tooFor politicians, compromise can be a surprisingly hard word. So it is today over the Brexit endgame. The talk is still of crashing out, no deals and blood red lines. But this is paradoxical. Politics, like life […]
  • On a high: Canada celebrates cannabis being legalised 17/10/2018
    Trudeau completes election pledge with an end to a century of prohibitionMarijuana legalisation explained: key facts about Canada’s new lawsAt five seconds past midnight, Ian Power became the owner of the first gram of recreational cannabis to be sold in Canada. After waiting for hours in the cold, Power strode excitedly into the only cannabis store open in […]
  • US treasury official charged with leaking Trump-Russia information to reporter 17/10/2018
    Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is accused of disclosing reports on figures such as Paul Manafort to BuzzFeed NewsA US Treasury department official has been arrested and charged with leaking information relating to the Trump-Russia investigation to a journalist.Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is accused of disclosing reports over the past year on suspicious […]
  • Man on retrial for murder of Brighton schoolgirls play-acted grief, court told 17/10/2018
    Russell Bishop was acquitted in 1987 of killing Nicola Fellows and Karen HadawayA convicted sex offender on trial for the second time for the murders of two nine-year-old girls in the 1980s was play-acting when he appeared grief-stricken following the discovery of their bodies, a court has heard.Russell Bishop, who joined a search party with his dog Misty af […]
  • The motel torn apart by Hurricane Michael – where dozens still live 17/10/2018
    Long-term residents of the American Quality Lodge in Panama City, along with people from the area, are living amid destruction after Hurricane Michael Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael. Related: 'It's ju […]
  • The Guardian view on the Gender Recognition Act: where rights collide | Editorial 17/10/2018
    It should be possible to advance trans equality without harming the interests of women. But a toxic debate has made it harderSince 2004 trans people in the UK have been able to legally change their gender with a gender recognition certificate. The Gender Recognition Act became the first law in the world allowing someone to change gender without surgery. Sinc […]