• Mark Carney: Sterling rebound reflects expectations that no-deal Brexit less likely - business live 16/01/2019
    Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Bank of England governor Mark Carney appears before the Treasury committeeLatest: Carney on sterling reboundPound fell sharply yesterday, then recovered after voteCarney: China’s economy is deceleratingExperts: Brexit uncertainty is risingIntroduction: Carney at parliament 11.25am GMT More Christ […]
  • Nadal, Dimitrov and Sharapova: Australian Open day three – live! 16/01/2019
    • Follow the night-time action on day three at Melbourne Park• Konta fired up for Muguruza clash as Serena eases through• Kyrgios outplayed by Raonic in straight-sets defeat• Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.23am GMT Speaking of matches going the distance, Alex de Minaur is going to have to do it the hard way to reach the third round. This is an impre […]
  • Waltz of the Hommelettes review – beware of the bunny 16/01/2019
    Barbican, London Les Antliaclastes’ puppet show is a bewitching ride through the dark side of fairytales with close attention to detailDarkly comic and absurdly charming, this wild gothic ride has mischief at its heart. The French company Les Antliaclastes demonstrate masterful puppetry as they loosely weave together The Elves, a trio of short stories collec […]
  • How much? Santander's choice of new boss deemed too dear 16/01/2019
    Compensation for past remuneration of ex-UBS banker Andrea Orcel branded ‘unacceptable’ Banco Santander has ditched its incoming chief executive after the former UBS investment banker proved too expensive for the Spanish lender to hire.The bank originally announced Andrea Orcel’s appointment in September and had settled the terms of his annual pay by that ti […]
  • Talking Horses: Racecourses vow to ban drones giving punters an edge 16/01/2019
    Tracks will be keen not to lose the revenue they get from renting unused hospitality suites to in-running backers A report in this morning’s Daily Mail suggests that British racecourses want to ban the use of drones around tracks while racing is taking place, not because of fears for the safety of runners and riders but rather due to concerns that punters on […]
  • UK weather: snow and ice warnings as cold snap forecast 16/01/2019
    Met Office says Arctic air means temperatures will drop close to or below freezing Winter is predicted to tighten its grip across the country with temperatures widely dropping close to or below freezing, ending a spell of unseasonably warm weather.The Met Office has issued weather warnings for snow showers, strong winds and icy conditions for much of the UK. […]
  • Aryna Sabalenka wins but praises Katie Boulter’s aggression at Australian Open 16/01/2019
    • No 11 seed Sabalenka beats Boulter 6-3, 6-4 in second round• British player’s ‘really big hitting’ impresses Annabel CroftKatie Boulter was lauded for a brave losing debut in the Australian Open, but it was equally obvious that opponents such as the powerful young Belarusian who beat her in straight sets, Aryna Sabalenka, will make life difficult for every […]
  • Dirty secret: can urban soil help solve our environmental problems? 16/01/2019
    Not only is this neglected resource vital for growing food, it can also help address climate change in myriad waysA recent gathering of scientists on the upper west side of Manhattan enthused about a crucial element in the formation of the surrounding city. The substance talked about in revered tones? Soil.In a fairer world, soil would be receiving reverence […]
  • Our oceans broke heat records in 2018 and the consequences are catastrophic 16/01/2019
    Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s, and the last five years were the five hottest on recordLast year was the hottest ever measured, continuing an upward trend that is a direct result of manmade greenhouse gas emissions.The key to the measurements is the oceans. Oceans absorb more than 90% of the heat that results from greenhouse gases, […]
  • White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It's not | Robin diAngelo 16/01/2019
    While most of us see ourselves as ‘not racist’, we continue to reproduce racist outcomes and live segregated livesI am white. As an academic, consultant and writer on white racial identity and race relations, I speak daily with other white people about the meaning of race in our lives. These conversations are critical because, by virtually every measure, rac […]