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31  mars     13h13
Rishi Sunak sidesteps question about whether having private swimming pool means he’s out of touch - UK politics live
Andrew Sparrow    PM also refused to say what he would do if inquiry into Dominic Raab found justice secretary bullied officialsThe UK government has announced a m funding package to support Northern Ireland charities and community organisations facing a financial crisis due to a loss of European money PA Media
Two teenagers held in Suffolk on suspicion of murdering pensioner
PA Media    Boys arrested in connection with death of year old woman who was robbed at her home in PakefieldTwo teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly woman who died after she was robbed at her home The year old and year old both from the Lowestoft area were being held
More than 200 children cured of hepatitis C in world-first NHS scheme
Andrew Gregory Health editor    Exclusive England on track to become first country to eliminate disease after landmark deal for new drugsMore than children in England have been cured of hepatitis C in a world first treatment programme on the NHS that is likely to eradicate the disease Hepatitis C is a devastating virus that
Gal-Dem, magazine for women and non-binary people of colour, to fold
Safi Bugel    After eight years of operation staff statement blames financial challenge of running independent media outletGal Dem the online and print publication for women and non binary people of colour is to fold after eight years In a public statement shared today staff at Gal Dem said We are
UK energy firms lose high court challenge over handling of Bulb sale
Jillian Ambrose and agencies    ScottishPower British Gas and E ON alleged government s decision making process was flawed The biggest UK state bailout since will move ahead after justices threw out a high court challenge to the government s sale of the collapsed energy firm Bulb Three big energy suppliers ScottishPower
Rolls-Royce appoints first female finance chief in boardroom shake-up
Rob Davies    Helen McCabe joins from BP where she worked alongside Rolls Royce CEO Tufan ErginbilgicBusiness live latest updatesRolls Royce has appointed its first female finance chief as part of a boardroom shake up by the chief executive Tufan Erginbilgic who has promised to instil a winning culture at
Failed IT systems at Capita fuel fears of cyber-attack on crucial NHS provider
Rob Davies and Anna Isaac    Staff at outsourcing firm resort to radios pen and paper as they are unable to access computers and emailComputer systems have abruptly stopped working at the outsourcing group Capita triggering fears that the company that runs crucial operations for the NHS and the military could be under cyber
Heathrow operating as normal’ as 10-day strike by security staff begins
Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent    Stoppage by members of Unite union mainly affects Terminal and is due to last until Easter SundayBusiness live latest updatesHeathrow airport said it was operating as normal as the first of days of strikes by security staff got under way at the start of the Easter holiday period
Amazon workers in Coventry announce six new strike dates
Heather Stewart    April dates come as GMB union prepares to test support for stoppages at five other sitesWorkers at Amazon s Coventry warehouse have announced six fresh strike dates as the GMB union prepares to test support for stoppages among staff at another five of the delivery company s sites Strikes at the
Virgin Orbit cuts 85% of workforce after failing to secure fresh funding
Kalyeena Makortoff    Decision raises fears that company founded by Sir Richard Branson may be on verge of collapseVirgin Orbit the satellite launch company founded by the billionaire Sir Richard Branson is cutting of its workforce after failing to secure fresh funding raising fears that the firm may be on the
Raw sewage spilled into English rivers 825 times a day last year
Helena Horton    Figure comes despite barely any rainfall during year and prompts call for environment secretary to resignRaw sewage was spilled into English rivers times a day last year despite the fact there was barely any rainfall and most of the country was in drought Thérèse Coffey the environment
Sunak took 500,000 worth of private jet trips in less than a fortnight
Peter Walker Political correspondent    Lib Dems criticise shocking waste of taxpayers money as Cabinet Office document reveals PM s flight costsPolitics live latest updatesRishi Sunak took private jet trips costing almost in just over a week last year government data has shown prompting opposition claims that he is out
Kemi Badenoch casts doubt on growth projections for Asia-Pacific trade deal
Kiran Stacey Political correspondent    Comments threaten to worsen already tense relationship between senior ministers and civil servantsPolitics live latest updatesKemi Badenoch has cast doubt on her department s projections for how much the Asia Pacific trade deal the UK government has signed will help economic growth The government
Rising bills and tax hikes to make UK families hundreds of pounds worse off
Phillip Inman and Rupert Jones    Study commissioned by Guardian details scale of hit to household finances from April UK national price hike day what to expect We live from month to month people brace for April bill risesA wave of rising bills and tax hikes coming into effect in April will leave a family on a annual
30  mars     21h07
Home Office accused of building delays into plan to speed asylum claims
Diane Taylor    Questionnaire system at heart of effort to reduce backlog is fundamentally flawed say immigration lawyersImmigration lawyers have accused the Home Office of building delays into a scheme meant to speed up decisions on asylum claims The plans announced last month to cut the asylum backlog
Government disposed of 3bn items of PPE bought in pandemic, data shows
Tom Ambrose and agency    Department of Health and Social Care in England has removed pallets of PPE from its stockThe government has disposed of more than bn items of personal protective equipment PPE it bought during the pandemic figures have revealed An estimated bn items have been shed through a mixture
Firm at centre of Sunak conflict of interest row attended Downing Street event
Pippa Crerar Political editor    Exclusive Bosses of childcare firm part owned by PM s wife were at No reception hours after he was quizzed by MPs about linksBosses of the childcare firm at the centre of a Rishi Sunak conflict of interest row attended a Downing Street reception just hours after he was pressed by MPs over his
Margaret Ferrier should be suspended for 30 days for Covid breach, says MPs’ watchdog
Pippa Crerar and Severin Carrell    Possibility of byelection in Rutherglen and Hamilton West after sanctions recommended for MP who took train in despite positive test Politics live latest updatesAn MP who broke Covid rules in the early stages of the pandemic is facing a day suspension from the House of Commons raising
31  mars     12h37
TikTok: why the app with 1bn users faces a fight for its existence
Dan Milmo and Alex Hern    Chinese owned firm caught in geopolitical standoff with US lawmakers leading charge against itSitting at the heart of youth culture TikTok is beloved of its more than billion users worldwide With a range of compelling content that extends from viral dances to comedy skits cleaning hacks
10 years on, what did George Osborne’s Help to Buy scheme really achieve?
Phillip Inman    Osborne says the scheme which closes Friday helped hundreds of thousands of families but critics argue it was only a gimmick George Osborne s Help to Buy scheme officially shuts this Friday a little over a decade after the then chancellor launched it with the aim of revitalising what was a
30  mars     17h05
Hasty changes to Sunak’s climate strategy reveal a warring Tory party
Fiona Harvey Environment editor    Major omissions and a last minute refocus on energy security rather than net zero suggest a prime minister buffeted by internal factionsRishi Sunak the UK prime minister headed to Oxfordshire on Thursday to visit a development facility for nuclear fusion the early stage concept that promises
29  mars     18h13
Boats, barges and big bills - the asylum options being chewed over in Whitehall
Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor    Former military bases and cruise ships are among alternatives to hotels to house people seeking asylum in UKAsylum seekers will get the most basic housing possible says Robert Jenrick Ministers led by the home secretary Suella Braverman are desperate to stop the use of hotels at a cost of m
What is Colin Bloom’s review of faith in modern Britain?
Kiran Stacey    Former head of Conservative Christian Fellowship will look at religion s positive impact as well as how faith groups cause harm Ministers urged to be more aggressive in tackling issues within religious groupsA sweeping review of the relationship between faith and the state in recent times is due
28  mars     16h26
What challenges await the new SNP leader and first minister of Scotland?
Severin Carrell Scotland editor    Humza Yousaf must reunite the party fill its coffers and face opposition MPs who believe he is the SNP s weak pointHumza Yousaf s confirmation as Scotland s new first minister the sixth since the devolved parliament was convened in may well be the easiest task he faces during his first week
Why is Prince Harry bringing legal action against Daily Mail owner?
Jim Waterson Media editor    Duke of Sussex and other high profile claimants including Doreen Lawrence are making allegations of illegal behaviour by Associated NewspapersPrince Harry has joined with Doreen Lawrence and five other high profile individuals in bringing legal action against Associated Newspapers the parent
What is happening with Afghan refugees in the UK?
Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor    About of the people who arrived in Britain since the fall of Kabul are still living in temporary accommodationSince the fall of Kabul in August people have arrived in the UK from Afghanistan nearly all of whom had at least one family member who served with the British
27  mars     18h56
Humza Yousaf must work to prevent his coalition of support from splintering
Pippa Crerar Political editor    New leader needs to convince Scotland that he can take the SNP in a fresh directionThe first act of Humza Yousaf s leadership of the SNP was to fire off a letter to Rishi Sunak demanding a section order which if granted would trigger the mechanism to allow a second Scottish independence
Rishi Sunak’s stop the boats’ bill is an election gamble fraught with risk
Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor    Tory critics of PM s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda say failure could do lasting damage to partyRishi Sunak s proposed bill which hopes to fulfil his promise to stop the boats is part of a significant gamble which aims to pull off an unexpected Conservative win at the next general
31  mars     11h48
Bat Out of Hell musical stopped due to disruptive audience member
Chris Wiegand    Incident at Peacock theatre in London comes amid growing concerns about antisocial audience behaviourA performance of the musical Bat Out of Hell in London s West End was halted for several minutes on Thursday evening due to a disruptive audience member who eventually left the venue before the show
Oldham Coliseum brings down curtain for final time with star-studded show
Josh Halliday North of England correspondent    Venue that helped launch careers of many actors forced to close after losing m Arts Council England grantOne of Britain s oldest theatres the Oldham Coliseum will close on its own terms on Friday night its artistic director has said with a star studded final show The year old venue
Liverpool Eurovision venue crowd congestion unacceptable’, report says
Kevin Rawlinson    ACC Liverpool admits long queues at M amp S Bank Arena led to problems for people coming to Jamie Webster gigCrowd congestion at the Liverpool venue due to host the Eurovision song contest later this year was not acceptable its operator has reportedly admitted ACC Liverpool which runs the M amp S
30  mars     21h19
Bafta Games Awards: God of War wins six but Vampire Survivors is best game
Keith Stuart    The were gasps in the crowd as a cult indie shooter beat the blockbusters to the key award of the nightIt must be one of the biggest shock wins in the history of the Bafta Games Awards Up against huge blockbuster titles such as Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarök the best game winner at this year
Children’s books publisher Peter Usborne dies at 85
Tom Ambrose    Publisher pays tribute to genius who was an inspirational leader Peter Usborne the founder of the children s books publisher Usborne and the co founder of Private Eye magazine has died aged the publisher has announced He died unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by his family this
Festival of Brexit’ met radically downgraded predictions for visitor numbers
Amelia Hill    Final evaluation of Unboxed science and arts festival finds it delivered on its economic objectivesAt a cost of m to the taxpayer it was hoped that the Unboxed science and arts festival would bring the UK together in a post Brexit love fest and enhance our international reputation to
London’s Riverside Studios to enter administration
Chris Wiegand    The Hammersmith arts centre which faces soaring energy bills and debt from its redevelopment said it has struggled to rebuild revenue streams after the pandemicLondon s Riverside Studios has begun to enter administration citing eye watering energy bills and the debt incurred by its recent
A life’s work destroyed by insensitive Ofsted inspections Letters
Guardian Staff    Former headteachers on the personal and professional toll of dealing with inspections I was deeply saddened to read about Ruth Perry the headteacher of Caversham primary school Headteacher killed herself after news of low Ofsted rating family says March Over years ago I was an inner
Sunak promises guidelines for schools on issues of gender identity
Alexandra Topping    Pledge comes after teachers call for clear guidance on minefield of how to support trans pupils in EnglandRishi Sunak has pledged to publish guidance for schools on issues around gender identity within weeks after teaching leaders accused the government of dragging its feet and leaving schools
Egyptian army has turned Sinai schools into military bases, says rights group
Oliver Holmes    Exclusive group says military is compromising children s right to education with its campaign against militantsEgyptian forces have taken over schools and transformed them into military bases while dozens more have been destroyed during a year war with militants in Sinai a rights group has
29  mars     16h29
The wrong angle on Pythagoras’s theorem Letter
Guardian Staff    Catherine Scarlett responds to an article about US teenagers who claim to have proved the theorem using trigonometryWhile it is heartening to see enthusiastic mathematical inquiry in young people and the academic community encourage teenagers it is not possible to prove Pythagoras s theorem using
30  mars     21h00
Every fire brigade in England plagued by bullying and harassment claims, report finds
Kevin Rawlinson    Inspectors say deeply troubling behaviour found at fire and rescue services across England may be tip of the iceberg Every fire brigade in England is plagued with bullying harassment and discrimination complaints a damning report has found and officials have called for drastic measures to
Third sector in Scotland calls on Humza Yousaf to swap rhetoric for action
Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent    Exclusive End headline grabbing policymaking on social justice equality and poverty eradication say charitiesSenior figures across civic Scotland have called on Humza Yousaf to bridge the delivery gap between progressive rhetoric and the reality of policy implementation that they say
Terrified for my future’: climate crisis takes heavy toll on young people’s mental health
Clea Skopeliti and Sammy Gecsoyler    Young people in the UK tell how the emergency is affecting their psychological wellbeing and how they are copingJem has started losing sleep over the climate emergency Over the last two years I have felt growing anxiety at the state of the environment It keeps me up at night Jem who
Labour would freeze council tax for one year, says Keir Starmer
Aletha Adu    Party leader says Labour would use windfall tax profits to stop rises in England as local election campaign beginsPolitics live latest updatesKeir Starmer has pledged to use an extended windfall tax to freeze council tax for one year as Labour kicked off its local election campaign on Thursday
Olivia Pratt-Korbel: police issue warning about battlefield weaponry’ on streets
Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent    Merseyside gangs using submachine guns capable of firing rounds a minute say officersPolice have issued a stark warning about the increasingly deadly weapons circulating on Britain s streets in the aftermath of the murder of Olivia Pratt Korbel Gangs in Merseyside are using battlefield
31  mars     13h02
China fashion week and Pablo Escobar’s wild hippos: Friday’s best photos
Anna White    The Guardian s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading
Homes for sale on or near high streets - in pictures
Selected by Natasha Rees-Bloor    From a grand London mansion block flat to a Grade II listed cottage in a picturesque village on the Thames Continue reading
30  mars     15h50
Climate activists disrupt Humza Yousaf’s first FMQs five times - video
   Scottish first minister s questions was disrupted five times on Thursday as Yousaf took questions from MSPs When FMQs eventually got going Douglas Ross leader of the Scottish Conservatives queried Yousaf s appointment of an independence minister asking if it was a fair use of taxpayers money
We must strive together’: King Charles makes historic Bundestag speech in German - video
   King Charles III became on Thursday the first monarch to address Germany s parliament the Bundestag The monarch spoke to MPs and dignitaries as part of a high profile visit aimed at bolstering ties between the two European powersFor Hamburg devastated by allied bombing King Charles s visit is
Titanosaur, floods and a Mayan burial: Thursday’s best photos
   The Guardian s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading