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10 of the best piers and promenades in the UK: readers’ travel tips

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Winning tip: Bangor, Gwynedd Bangor pier holds many memories for us. It’s the place where my husband lost his car keys 50 years ago. Luckily those were the days wh


Number of EU citizens seeking work in UK falls 36% since Brexit, study shows

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

The number of EU citizens searching for work in Britain has fallen by more than a third since Brexit, according to a study that exposes the impact on UK employers as t


Sinn Féin designates deputy first minister to avert Stormont crisis

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Sinn Féin will nominate Michelle O’Neill as deputy first minister at Stormont after the party president, Mary Lou McDonald, said she received a commitment from the


Quarter of UK pupils attend schools where air pollution is over WHO limit

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Millions of British children attend schools where air pollution is worse than the World Health Organization limit, campaigners have said. An analysis found that more


Double-jabbed UK tourists could skip amber-list quarantine under proposals

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

British travellers who have had two Covid vaccines could be allowed quarantine-free entry into England under plans being considered by ministers, the Guardian understa


Battle of the Bulge: Winter War review – a fight until the bitter end

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

T his stilted, herky-jerky tale of Yankee heroism – written and directed by, as well as starring, Steven Luke – seems to be a sequel to Lukeâ€


‘It’s not easy’: seven working parents around the world – photo essay

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

I f investing in family-friendly policies is good for business, then many companies are missing a trick. Giving parents and families adequate time


UK-Australia trade treaty is the ‘new dawn’ you may never notice

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

It is billed as good for British consumers and good for business, and the first of many post-Brexit trade deals. But while hailed as a “new dawn” by Boris Johnson,


Slippery customers: UK rewilding efforts aim to stop eels sliding into extinction

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

A n unusual rewilding mission is under way just off the M5 motorway. Eels the length of a little finger have finished their 6,600km (4,000-mile) m


British farmers: what do you think of the UK-Australia trade deal?

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called for more information about protections for UK farmers in a new trade deal with Australia, amid fears the UK might face a p


Disease causing mass deaths of frogs reaches Britain

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

A disease that causes mass die-offs in frogs has been found in captive UK populations for the first time, scientists have warned. Severe perkinsea infection (SPI) ha


Smaller LSE firms lag far behind large companies on female directors, study shows

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

Less than half of the 260 smaller companies listed on the London Stock Exchange’s main index have met the target of having a third of their board roles occupied by wom


UK inflation jumps to 2.1% as petrol and clothing prices rise

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

UK inflation jumped to 2.1% in May, breaching the Bank of England’s target for the first time in two years and stoking fears that the easing of pandemic restrictions s


Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review: Windows 10 as it is meant to be

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

Microsoft’s sleek and stylish Surface Laptop is back for its fourth generation with faster performance and a greater variety of chips. The Surface Laptop 4 is availa


Cyprus struggles with lack of UK tourists after years of record growth

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

In the cavernous hall that hosts the humungous breakfast buffet at Limassol’s Four Seasons, Pam Vernon and Sue Sampson cut solitary figures. At this time of year, the


Poorer households in UK should get free heat pumps, say experts

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

Households on low incomes should be supplied with free heat pumps in order to kickstart the market for low-carbon heating equipment and meet the UK’s climate targets,


Hundreds of thousands of EU citizens in UK risk uncertain status from 1 July

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

Academics are sounding the alarm about the hundreds of thousands of EU citizens in the UK who face falling into legal limbo on 1 July with their right to rent a home,


UK failing to protect against climate dangers, advisers warn

Posted on Jun 16, 2021

The UK government is failing to protect people from the fast-rising risks of the climate crisis, from deadly heatwaves to power blackouts, its official climate adviser


UK-Australia trade deal to include 15-year cap on tariff-free imports

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

The UK has agreed the outline of a trade deal with Australia, Downing Street has said, with a 15-year cap on tariff-free imports in place following concerns from UK fa


Less than 1% of UK travel insurance policies offer full Covid cover, says Which?

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Less than 1% of UK travel insurance policies provide people with full comprehensive cover for Covid-related disruption, research by Which? has found. The consumer bo


Rich countries urged to come up with detailed plans to cut emissions

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Rich countries must come forward with detailed plans on how they hope to meet their climate targets, and Boris Johnson must forge much closer relationships with develo


Wimbledon finals to allow full crowd capacity with 45,000 at Euro 2020 final

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

The final weekend of Wimbledon will be played on Centre Court in front of a capacity crowd – the first at a sporting event since the UK went into lockdown as the Covid


Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal?

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

D espite the Covid pandemic, there have been just two recorded cases of wild polio in 2021 – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining hiding


Losing our thunder: why the UK is seeing fewer thunderstorms

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

T oday is the day when Benjamin Franklin supposedly flew a kite in a thunderstorm, to prove that lightning was electricity. We have learned a lot