The Guardian : news
08  décembre     12h52
Boris Johnson apologises for Downing Street video but insists no Christmas party was held - PMQs live
Andrew Sparrow    p Latest updates: Boris Johnson says he understands fury over leaked video but insists no rules were broken p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com politics 2021 dec 07 leaked-video-shows-no-10-officials-joking-about-holding-christmas-party PM accused of lying after No 10 officials caught...
    12h07
Ministers expected to sign off plan B Covid rules for England
Jessica Elgot and Rowena Mason    p Rules on home working and vaccine certification likely to be among changes brought in to tackle Omicron surge p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus...
    09h58
Olaf Scholz elected to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor
Philip Oltermann in Berlin    p Former Hamburg mayor secures 395 of 736 delegates’ ballots in parliamentary vote p p Olaf Scholz will succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s new chancellor after securing a majority of 395 of 736 delegates’ ballots in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday morning. p p Scholz will oversee a liberal...
    12h05
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team ends deal with Grenfell firm
Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent    p F1 sponsorship with cladding maker Kingspan terminated after one grand prix amid widespread criticism p p The Mercedes Formula One team has ended its sponsorship deal with a firm that made combustible insulation used on Grenfell Tower after a href https: www.theguardian.com uk-news 2021 dec...
    07h00
National Trust to fell at least 30,000 trees hit by ash dieback
Helena Horton    p Charity warns of catastrophic’ increase in tree and plant disease because of climate breakdown p p At least 30,000 ash trees are due to be felled by the National Trust this year at a cost of 3m due to dieback, as the charity warns of a catastrophic increase in tree and plant disease...
    12h00
Best physical evidence of Roman crucifixion found in Cambridgeshire
Jamie Grierson    p Near 1,900-year-old skeleton discovered with nail through heel bone during excavation in Fenstanton p p Found at the site of a future housing development in Cambridgeshire, the near 1,900-year-old skeleton at first did not seem particularly remarkable. p p Aged 25 to 35 at the time of death,...
    12h37
Ammonites were jet-setters of the Mesozoic era, say scientists
Steven Morris    p Shelled creatures roamed oceans millions of years ago using water jets, suggests innovative 3D imaging p p Analysis of an extraordinary fossil discovered in a Gloucestershire gravel pit has given a fresh insight into how an ancient sea creature swam through oceans and defended itself from...
    12h18
M&S believe’ Christmas jumper becomes new uniform’ for UK clergy
Harriet Sherwood    p Marks & Spencer’s 19.50 black jumper is unexpected hit with female priests p p It’s a job that comes with a range of uniform options: dog collars, cassocks, surplices, albs, tippets and chasubles, all available from good clerical outfitters. But clergy are now snapping a new item from an...
    12h49
Better.com boss apologises for firing 900 staff on Zoom call
Dan Milmo Global technology editor    p Vishal Garg admits he failed to show adequate respect and appreciation’ for employees he laid off p p The chief executive of a US mortgage company who a href https: www.theguardian.com us-news 2021 dec 07 not-great-news-us-boss-fires-900-employees-on-a-zoom-call fired 900 employees on a...
    12h53
Hidden sketch revealed beneath Rembrandt’s The Night Watch
Daniel Boffey in Brussels    p Restoration uncovers Dutch master’s original vision for 1642 painting for the first time p p A hidden sketch by Rembrandt has been discovered beneath the thick paint of the Dutch master’s most famous work, The Night Watch, revealing for the first time the artist’s original vision for the vast...
    11h00
Swampy on tunnels, bailiffs and 25 years of protest: We need to stop capitalists destroying the planet’
Patrick Barkham    p He became a household name in the 90s, then disappeared from view. But he never stopped protesting. Now the man known as the human mole is busier than ever p p Dan works in forestry. Clare is a school counsellor. Recently, they took their youngest son to a superhero film. Their middle son loves...
    06h00
Steven Spielberg on making West Side Story with Stephen Sondheim: I called him SS1 ’
Ryan Gilbey    p The legendary director used to get scolded by his parents for singing its songs at the dinner table. As his version hits the big screen, he talks about his own dancefloor prowess - and the obscure movie club’ he formed with Sondheim p p It’s a winter afternoon and you’re about to begin a...
    07h00
James Bond: acclaimed writers explain how they would reinvent 007
Archie Bland    p Producer Barbara Broccoli has not yet decided how Bond will return in the next film - but here are some ideas p ul li strong Warning: article contains spoilers strong li ul p There are few commercial principles more reliable than this: there will always be another James Bond movie. p ...
    12h00
One toy’s journey through the supply chain crisis: from Chinese factory to UK child’s stocking
Anna Leach and Miles Probyn with Pablo Gutiérrez    p Will your Christmas gifts arrive in time? We track the shortages and supply chain blockages that will affect the festive season this year p p This year, as children around the world write their Christmas lists, Santa has more to consider than whether they have been naughty or nice. Some of the...
    06h00
The inner lives of cats: what our feline friends really think about hugs, happiness and humans
Sirin Kale    p They do what they want, all the time - and can teach us a lot about how to live in the present, be content and learn from our experience p p I wanted to know the exact amount of time I spend ruminating on the inner lives of my cats, so I did what most people do in times of doubt, and consulted...
    06h30
How Nairobi’s road for the rich’ resulted in thousands of homes reduced to rubble
Ed Ram in Nairobi    p 40,000 people in one of the largest slums in the Kenyan capital have had their homes demolished to make way for works for a Chinese-backed toll road, with some asking: this is development for who?’ p p About 40,000 people have been made homeless by demolition works for a major Chinese-backed...
    10h42
Charley Pride: how the US country star became an unlikely hero during the Troubles
Walker Mimms    p Tammy Wynette and Johnny Cash cancelled gigs in Belfast during the violent 1970s, but Pride played on - and, with his song Crystal Chandeliers, became a sensation in the north and the Republic p p When a href https: www.theguardian.com music 2020 dec 12 country-superstar-charley-pride-dies...
    07h00
Mud, glorious mud: restored ditches bring birds flocking back to Norfolk wetlands
Patrick Greenfield    p Jake Fiennes is putting wildlife back into the farmed landscape, showing how nature can be at the heart of post-Brexit reforms p p From the driver’s seat of his pickup truck, Jake Fiennes points to the dark green strips of grass that betray the location of a dried-out saltwater creek system on...
    11h30
Omicron can partially evade Covid vaccine protection, study finds
Hannah Devlin Science correspondent    p Findings suggest boosting antibodies can compensate for jabs being less well matched than to earlier variants p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus...
    12h53
Covid live: Omicron spreading through UK much faster’ than other variants, PM says; alarm at South Korea surge
Sarah Marsh (now); Martin Belam and Martin Farrer (earlier)    p Boris Johnson says Omicron infecting people a href https: www.theguardian.com world live 2021 dec 08 covid-live-news-south-korea-surge-sparks-hospital-alarm-stealth-omicron-variant-found?page with:block-61b0a8ce8f08cfef2cf61ada#block-61b0a8ce8f08cfef2cf61ada much faster’ than previous...
    11h10
A booster may help protect you from Omicron - but it won’t end the pandemic Charlotte Summers
Charlotte Summers    p It’s important to know how boosters work, but they must not impede the push towards worldwide vaccination p p First there was Alpha, then Beta, Gamma and Delta. Now, thanks to the tremendous efforts of scientists in sub-Saharan Africa, the world is getting to grips with the a href https: www...
    09h18
Tell us: if the UK government said you should lockdown, would you be willing?
Guardian community team    p We would like to hear whether you would be willing to lockdown now in light of allegations about Covid rules being broken last year p p After a leaked video of a href https: www.theguardian.com politics 2021 dec 07 leaked-video-shows-no-10-officials-joking-about-holding-christmas-party No...
    12h12
On the day government staff were at a party, I spoke to my mum for the last time Daisy Harris
Daisy Harris    p While she was dying in a hospice, separated from her family, Downing Street staff were taking us for idiots p p Today we are hearing a lot about what was apparently happening in Downing Street on Friday 18 December; a href https: www.theguardian.com politics 2021 dec 08 no-10-faces-tory-and...
    08h00
Boris Johnson’s war on judges’ is a fiction - the truth is, it is an attack on all of us Gina Miller
Gina Miller    p Judicial review provides justice for ordinary citizens. It must be protected from a populist fervour that would damage Britain p ul li Gina Miller is a transparency campaigner who took legal action to prevent Boris Johnson proroguing parliament li ul p There is one thing that Boris Johnson...
    06h00
As we look away, Boris Johnson is grabbing more power. Where is the opposition? George Monbiot
George Monbiot    p The government is adding terrifying amendments to the policing bill, putting the UK on a path to dictatorship p p Whenever you watch a documentary about a dictator’s path to power, there comes a moment when you think: Why didn’t people do something? They could have stopped him while there was...
    11h13
My Christmas wish? Nobody comments on my body Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins    p My true objective is not to hate my body and not to worship it either. The less we speak about bodies, the better p p The holidays are coming, and I am ready. I finally know what to say when somebody tells me I look great, that I look like I’ve lost weight, that my skin looks good. I will quote...
    08h00
Helping refugees starving in Poland’s icy border forests is illegal - but it’s not the real crime Anna Alboth
Anna Alboth    p The asylum seekers on the Poland-Belarus border are not aggressors: they are desperate pawns in a disgusting political struggle p p One thought is a constant in my head: I have kids at home, I cannot go to jail, I cannot go to jail. The politics are beyond my reach or that of the victims on...
    11h22
Why doesn’t Biden mail free Covid tests to all Americans? Ross Barkan
Ross Barkan    p In the United States, testing varies widely by city, county and state. In the UK, tests are free and sent to your home, as it should be p p On Monday, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, boasted about the Biden administration’s coronavirus testing apparatus. We’ve quadrupled the size...
    07h00
Elon Musk is learning a hard lesson: never date a musician Arwa Mahdawi
Arwa Mahdawi    p The SpaceX billionaire has found himself immortalised in song by his ex, Grimes. It may be unflattering, but given the kind of insults he often doles out, he’s getting off lightly p p Elon Musk, it seems, prioritises building spaceships over maintaining relationships. In September, the thrice...
07  décembre     17h11
Whether in Britain or Afghanistan, Johnson’s government fails and fails again Rafael Behr
Rafael Behr    p A whistleblower has revealed Foreign Office chaos over the fall of Kabul, and highlighted the incompetence we see every day p p To someone in a remote place, cut off by hostile weather, a friendly face in uniform might be a welcome sight, although not as welcome as the lights coming back on....
    18h41
The Guardian view on Dominic Raab’s Foreign Office: callous as well as complacent Editorial
Editorial    p A whistleblower has exposed the extent to which Afghans’ trust in British promises of protection was betrayed in the summer p p In August, with Kabul on the brink of falling to the Taliban, the then foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, was advised to call his Afghan counterpart. Facilitating the...
    18h41
The Guardian view on Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi is now one of many Editorial
Editorial    p The generals snatched power and seized elected politicians. But they have yet to cow the public p p The prosecution and inevitable a href https: www.theguardian.com world 2021 dec 06 aung-san-suu-kyi-sentenced-to-four-years-in-prison-for-incitement title conviction a of Myanmar’s...
    17h34
What might have saved Arthur-Labinjo Hughes Letters
Letters    p Readers on the killing of the six-year-old, and the failings of wider society that allowed his abuse p p This is a heartbreaking case, and my heart breaks further when we learn that there were opportunities, in plain sight, to avert this tragedy ( a href https: www.theguardian.com...
    17h33
Tackle the causes of drug addiction Letters
Letters    p strong Prof Woody Caan strong suggests improving child protection and reducing social inequality, while strong Felix Bellaby strong questions Boris Johnson’s police uniform p p Re your report ( a href https: www.theguardian.com society 2021 dec 06 middle-class-drug-users-could-lose-uk...
08  décembre     12h32
Ashes storm blows in as England suffer at the Gabba - The Final Word podcast
Presented by Emma John, Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins. Produced by Joe Koning. The Final Word is produced by Bad Producer Productions and edited by Dave Collins. Executive producers are Gabrielle Jackson and Melanie Tait    p a href https: www.theguardian.com profile emmajohn Emma John a offers her thoughts on day one of the series before a href https: twitter.com collinsadam Adam Collins a and a href https: twitter.com GeoffLemonSport Geoff Lemon a share their views from the Gabba p p After day...
    12h57
Magnus Carlsen v Ian Nepomniachtchi: World Chess Championship Game 10 - live
Bryan Armen Graham    ul li Norwegian leads 6-3 in best-of-14 title showdown li li a href https: www.theguardian.com sport 2021 dec 07 carlsen-beats-nepomniachtchi-for-third-time-in-four-games-to-open-up-big-lead Game 9: Carlsen in control after sad’ Nepo blunder a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com...
07  décembre     10h39
The 100 best female footballers in the world 2021: Nos 100-41
Rich Laverty    p Lauren Hemp is the highest new entry as we reveal the next 30 players on our joint list with a href https: offsiderulepodcast.com the Offside Rule Podcast a p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com football 2021 dec 06 how-the-guardian-ranked-the-100-best-female-footballers-in-the...
08  décembre     08h00
Alix and Mel Popham: We turned a tragic situation in our life into something positive’ Andy Bull
Andy Bull    p Having set up Head For Change the former Wales flanker, who is living with early onset dementia, is helping others using group exercise p p It has been about 18 months since Alix Popham got his diagnosis, and a href https: www.theguardian.com sport 2020 dec 08 alix-popham-interview-rugby...
    12h00
It is a dream’: homegrown Gunners fired up to face Barcelona at the Emirates
Suzanne Wrack    p Anna Patten and Lotte Wubben-Moy on the Women’s Champions League clash and what they learned from a Catalonian humbling p p To be able to play at the Emirates as a fan is so cool because you have this different perspective, a different appreciation of the moment and the place, says the...
    12h41
Liverpool thrive in Champions League group of death - Football Weekly
Presented by Max Rushden with Mark Langdon, Lars Sivertsen and Jonathan Fadugba. Produced by Joel Grove.    p a href https: twitter.com maxrushden Max Rushden a , a href https: twitter.com marklangdon Mark Langdon a , a href https: twitter.com larssivertsen Lars Sivertsen a and a href https: twitter.com JFfutbol Jonathan Fadugba a discuss the latest Champions League fixtures and...
    08h00
What is the earliest goal scored in a football match that finished 1-0? The Knowledge
Guardian sport    p Plus: goalkeepers sent off in shootouts (redux), an Icelandic history lesson and the physio sent off from the field of play p ul li a href mailto:knowledge theguardian.com Mail us a your questions or tweet a href https: twitter.com theknowledge gu TheKnowledge GU a li ul p ...
    09h19
Australian Open: Serena Williams withdraws on medical team’s advice
Reuters    ul li 2017 champion has not played since Wimbledon in June li li I am not where I need to be physically to compete’ li ul p a href https: www.theguardian.com sport serena-williams Serena Williams a will not play at next month’s Australian Open, the 23-times grand slam singles...
07  décembre     22h22
From Siberia to US west, wildfires spewed record carbon emissions this year
Reuters    p Climate crisis fanned intense blazes that emitted 1.76bn tonnes of carbon globally in 2021, says EU’s monitoring service p p Wildfires produced a record amount of carbon emissions in parts of Siberia, the United States and Turkey this year, as climate change fanned unusually intense blazes, the...
    17h41
Oil companies blame clean energy transition for market volatility
Jillian Ambrose    p Representatives at industry gathering in Houston launch attack on the speed of transition to clean energy p p Leaders of the world’s biggest oil companies have used an industry gathering in Houston to launch an attack on the speed of transition to clean energy, claiming a badly managed process...
    12h15
Indigenous leaders urge London’s Science Museum to cut ties with Adani
Matthew Taylor    p Leaders say Adani Group, a major operator of coal mines, is responsible for land destruction p p Indigenous leaders on the frontline of the climate crisis are calling on the Science Museum to cancel its sponsorship deal with a company they say is responsible for widespread destruction in their...
    07h01
Vague and weak’ policies mean Scotland could miss emission targets
Severin Carrell Scotland editor    p Climate Change Committee says Holyrood administration cannot show how it will cut CO sub 2 sub by 75% p p There is an acute risk that Scotland will miss its targets to heavily cut carbon emissions because government policies are too vague and weak, an influential advisory body has warned. ...
    20h48
Letter suggests cover-up’ of PM’s involvement in Afghan dog airlift, says MP
Dan Sabbagh, Aubrey Allegretti and Peter Walker    p Chris Bryant reveals Pen Farthing was sent a letter from Boris Johnson’s PPS confirming evacuation p p A leaked letter suggests Boris Johnson and the Foreign Office may have covered up the prime minister’s involvement in airlifting more than 150 dogs and cats from Afghanistan, a senior MP has...
08  décembre     12h20
Stagecoach and owner of Upper Crust lifted by commuting resurgence
Mark Sweney    p Despite business boost, bus, tram and rail operator and SSP warn of uncertainty because of Omicron p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus-outbreak See...
    06h00
UK man accused of running over his wife to stand trial in France
Kim Willsher    p Former Dorset local councillor David Turtle is alleged to have killed his wife, Stephanie, outside their home in Prayssac p p A former British local councillor accused of killing his wife by ploughing into her with his car will go on trial in France on Wednesday. p p David Turtle is alleged...
    00h01
UK’s anti-money laundering measures need complete reset, says report
Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor    p Chatham House researchers say professional enablers continue to offer foreign kleptocrats a home-from-home in London’ p p Un-policed and often unenforceable anti-corruption laws have made the UK the global money-laundering capital for a post-Soviet Union elite, severely damaging Britain’s...