Martin Birch, producer for Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and more, dies aged 71

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Martin Birch, the producer whose bright but heavy sound was applied to classic albums by Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and more, has died aged 71. No cause Läs mer…

UK coronavirus live: education secretary says Covid-19 unlikely to spread in classrooms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Gavin Williamson says plans for school reopening guided by evidence of little transmission Global coronavirus live: latest updates LIVE Updated Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, in Downing Street last Läs mer…

Q&A: what’s the real story behind recent UK refugee arrivals?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Q: Media reports suggest that many refugees are making a beeline for the UK. Is this correct? A: The UK is home to just 1% of the world’s 29.6 Läs mer…

Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Greece sees highest daily case rise

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US cases pass 5m; French virus ship passengers sue cruise company; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June. Follow the latest updates Global infections near 20m Läs mer…

'If I die, that is OK': the Calais refugees with nowhere to turn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Human rights in focus Immigration and asylum Why asylum seekers are resorting to desperate measures to reach the ‘better, fairer’ UK Sami: ‘Italy can’t take everybody, so I came Läs mer…

'The system needs to change': Dawn Butler on being stopped by police

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I was going through Hackney with my friend, who was driving. He’s male and he’s black. There were two police cars and the sirens went off, and we were Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Brexit bureaucracy: tied up in red tape | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The government did not quite achieve the Brexit breakthrough it was seeking on Friday, when there was hope that a fast-tracked trade agreement with Japan might be reached. But Läs mer…

Labour MP Dawn Butler stopped by police in London

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Metropolitan police Car driven by a friend pulled over, with officers subsequently admitting they made a mistake ‘It makes you realise that there’s something really not right with the Läs mer…

BBC apologises for N-word in news broadcast after DJ Sideman quits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; BBC Director general admits mistake following complaints and Radio 1Xtra presenter’s resignation Play Video 1:35 Sideman quits Radio 1Xtra after BBC defends use of N-word on air – video Läs mer…

UK weather: a month's rain could fall in two hours as heatwave breaks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK weather Thunderstorms could cause flash flooding in parts of country, while experts warn extreme heat could become the norm Barry Island, South Wales, on Sunday. Photograph: Ian Hinchliffe/PA Läs mer…

Number of migrants crossing Channel to UK passes 4,000 this year

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; More than 4,000 people have reached UK shores this year by risking the dangerous journey across the Channel in small boats after another significant number of arrivals this weekend. Läs mer…

House for sale in London, good location, overlooks park, a bargain at £185m

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Housing market Developer seeks to cash out of investment in John Nash-designed mansion with views of Regent’s Park An aerial view of 1-18 York Terrace East in central London. Läs mer…

UK to plunge into deepest slump on record with worst fall in GDP among G7

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Economic growth (GDP) Official measure to be declared this week as coronavirus lockdown shrinks GDP by 21% in second quarter An empty street in Newcastle upon Tyne at the Läs mer…

Ravers and boomers: is intergenerational Covid tension real?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coronavirus outbreak With ‘don’t kill granny’ warnings and talk of an over-50s lockdown, there are fears unity is fraying in the UK Coronavirus – latest updates See all our Läs mer…

Lebanon information minister quits in first cabinet resignation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Beirut explosion Manal Abdel Samad apologises for failing Lebanese people over fatal Beirut port explosion Manal Abdel Samad resigns after public protests in Lebanon. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Lebanon’s information Läs mer…

Simon Cowell breaks back falling off electric bike in US

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Simon Cowell is having surgery after breaking his back while testing out an electric bike in California, it emerged on Sunday. The 60-year-old entertainer, who has a home in Läs mer…

Time for a full clearout. Why we will not forgive the men who did this to Beirut | Lina Mounzer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The explosion that devastated the city was no accident and anger is boiling over My eyes fly open and the horror is already there. The full range of it: Läs mer…

Winston Churchill waged war on paper over ’fake news’ photo caption

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Depicted as a warmonger, the future PM had a very modern dislike of media criticism, reveals new book It is one of the earliest examples of a politician accusing Läs mer…

Don't let the victors define morality – Hiroshima was always indefensible | Kenan Malik

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Second world war Don’t let the victors define morality – Hiroshima was always indefensible Kenan Malik The decision 75 years ago to use atomic bombs was fuelled not Läs mer…

This tech giant up for sale is a homegrown miracle – it must be saved for Britain | Will Hutton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion ARM This tech giant up for sale is a homegrown miracle – it must be saved for Britain Will Hutton If the Tories truly want to reshape the Läs mer…

Two-thirds of UK’s furloughed workers continued job in Covid-19 lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer UK job furlough scheme Male employees flouted government wage subsidy scheme more than women, survey reveals Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Chancellor Rishi Läs mer…

Two-thirds of UK’s furloughed workers continued job in Covid-19 lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer UK job furlough scheme Male employees flouted government wage subsidy scheme more than women, survey reveals Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Chancellor Rishi Läs mer…

Only half of Britons would definitely have Covid-19 vaccination

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Only half the population of Britain definitely would accept being vaccinated against Covid-19. That is the shock conclusion of a group of scientists and pollsters who have found that Läs mer…

The Observer view on anti-Kremlin protests in Siberia | Observer editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Vladimir Putin The Observer view on anti-Kremlin protests in Siberia Observer editorial Putin’s failure to put down unrest in Khabarovsk suggests he may be losing his grip on Läs mer…

BBC presenter quits in protest over N-word allegedly used in attack being said on TV

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman says he can no longer work for broadcaster after ‘slap in the face’ A BBC radio presenter has quit his job after the corporation defended Läs mer…

Tottenham protest marks anniversary of Mark Duggan's death

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mark Duggan Action supported by Black Lives Matter calls for end to ‘institutionally racist policing’ Protesters outside Tottenham police station Saturday demand changes in the police force including an Läs mer…

Recession in real time: how big data can track the Covid slump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Economics Recession in real time: how big data can track the Covid slump Official economic data for June will be out this week. But unconventional indicators can Läs mer…

Former Labour donors returning to party under Keir Starmer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Former Labour donors who had abandoned the party are already considering renewing their support under Keir Starmer’s leadership, it has emerged. Figures who have given the party large sums Läs mer…

Brexit backers Tate & Lyle set to gain £73m from end of EU trade tariffs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Greenpeace investigators say the firm, which also donated to the Conservatives, will be sole beneficiary of rule changes on importing raw cane sugar A company that backed Brexit and Läs mer…

Man wants Met police to pay for car window smashed during search

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Police Police inquiry said it was unacceptable to return car to Ryan Colaço full of shards of glass Play Video 1:01 Police smash in window of Ryan Colaço’s car Läs mer…

Protesters march for fair pay for nurses and other NHS staff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; NHS More than 30 marches due on Saturday in recognition of work during coronavirus pandemic Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage NHS workers at the protest Läs mer…

Black Lives Matter group offers rural people 'insight into prejudice'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Black Lives Matter activists have launched a toolkit designed to help rural communities across the UK to fight racism in their local area. Their campaign, BLM in the Stix, Läs mer…

Surrey fire service declares major incident after 100 homes evacuated

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Surrey fire and rescue service has declared a major incident as crews continue to battle a 40-hectare wildfire that has reportedly led to as many as 100 homes being Läs mer…

Alarm at fingerprinting and custody proposal for Channel migrants

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK proposals to introduce hardline measures to discourage refugees and illegal migrants from seeking sanctuary have been met with alarm. The immigration minister, Chris Philp, called for migrants caught Läs mer…

'Uncertainty made me struggle': Covid puts financial stress on young people

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Raymond Christie is having sleepless nights. The 18-year-old is worrying about how difficult it will be to find work opportunities as he anticipates an upcoming recession. Christie left school Läs mer…

Just 10 enforcement orders issued for breach of UK quarantine rules

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Fears measures may be extended to France, but little enforcement appears to be taking place Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Just 10 enforcement orders have Läs mer…