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South Africa v England: third Test, day two – live!
by Tom Davies (now) and Rob Smyth (earlier) on 17 January 2020 at 13:28
Over-by-over updates with the series tied at 1-1Keightley: England ‘planning to be in final’ of Women’s T20Get in touch! Email Tom with your thoughts 1.26pm GMT144th over: England 426-8 (Pope 105) Maharaj picks up his fourth wicket, well deserved on that workload for a first […]
Transfer latest, Liverpool v Manchester United news and more – live!
by Barry Glendenning (now) and John Brewin (earlier) on 17 January 2020 at 13:27
Updates from Friday’s top-flight press conferencesPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendAnd you can email Barry, tweet @bglendenning or post BTL 1.27pm GMT Exciting news from Southampton, who are celebrating their improved form under Ralph Hassenhuttl by staging their annual […]
Culture shock: can trailblazing Japanese minister change minds on paternity leave?
by Justin McCurry in Tokyo on 17 January 2020 at 13:27
Shinjiro Koizumi’s move raises hopes that more new fathers will be emboldened to stay home with their babiesShinjiro Koizumi’s break from his job as Japan’s environment minister began on Friday when his wife, the TV personality Christel Takigawa, gave birth to the couple’s […]
Roger Scruton’s brand of conservatism became a licence for bigotry | Jonathan Portes
by Jonathan Portes on 17 January 2020 at 13:14
The thinker eulogised by the Conservative establishment did much to shape today’s anti-immigrant climateSince Roger Scruton’s death on Sunday, virtually the entire Conservative establishment has united in eulogising him. The prime minister hailed him as “the greatest modern […]
Big pharma failing to invest in new antibiotics, says WHO
by Sarah Boseley Health editor on 17 January 2020 at 13:14
Health body says there are alarmingly few drugs in the pipeline to deal with growing resistanceBig pharma continues to walk away from investment in new antibiotics and there are alarmingly few useful new drugs in the pipeline to deal with the worsening crisis of antibiotic resistance, according to […]
Yes Minister actor Derek Fowlds dies aged 82
by Hannah J Davies and agencies on 17 January 2020 at 13:06
Star of 80s political satire and police drama Heartbeat had contracted pneumoniaThe actor Derek Fowlds, best known for starring in Yes Minister, has died at the age of 82.Fowlds played the private secretary Bernard Woolley in the BBC sitcom – a satire of British politics – between 1980 […]
How to wear men’s cardigans | Priya Elan
by Priya Elan on 17 January 2020 at 13:00
Thanks to Harry Styles, Tyler, the Creator and Brian Cox in Succession, the cardigan is now coolSomething strange is happening with cardigans right now. We have sprinted past the moment when they were the limp cousin of the jumper, worn only if one wanted to signal a love of secondhand paperbacks. […]
Top of the flops: is streaming rendering the charts obsolete?
by Eamonn Forde on 17 January 2020 at 13:00
Record companies might disagree, but exclusives, eligibility algorithms, bundling and ‘streaming farms’ are threatening to ruin the Top 40The singles charts have always been a bit of a shambles, but recently they have been upgraded to “hot mess” status. Take Ellie Goulding […]
Sally Rooney's 'radical' novel Normal People to hit TV screens in 2020
by Lanre Bakare on 17 January 2020 at 12:57
As the trailer for BBC 12-parter is released, the production team discuss ‘unique project’If Sally Rooney is the “Salinger for the Snapchat generation”, then it seems only fitting the TV adaptation of her novel that garnered the title should be radical, risque and […]
Sunderland woman injured in suspected homophobic attack
by Amy Walker on 17 January 2020 at 12:56
Charlie Graham, 20, says she was punched in head during assault by two menA 20-year-old woman was left covered in blood after she was punched in the back of the head during a suspected homophobic attack.Charlie Graham had been on her way to meet a friend in Sunderland when she was attacked by two […]
The three things progressives must do to defeat the Tories in the next election | Tim Farron
by Tim Farron on 17 January 2020 at 12:51
A path to victory in 2024 does exist, but it won’t be an easy one to followBack in the 1980s, my A-level politics essays were all about whether we would ever see another Labour government. Then Labour won three general elections. In the early 2000s, the Tory party was called a busted flush […]
What are you planning to do to mark Brexit day?
by Guardian community team on 17 January 2020 at 12:44
We would like to hear what you are doing at 11pm on 31 January to mark the UK leaving the EUFriday 31 January is Brexit’s point of no return: the end of the article 50 process, which cannot be reversed. Many believe it will be decades before any attempt can be made to rejoin the EU.Brexiters […]
Young sea eagle takes up residence among Oxfordshire's red kites
by Patrick Barkham on 17 January 2020 at 12:39
Bird is one of six released on Isle of Wight as first residents in England for 250 yearsIt is one of the country’s top predators, with a 2.4-metre (8ft) wingspan and a preference for plucking fish from the ocean.So a young sea eagle’s choice of landlocked Oxfordshire as its home is […]
The 10 best new-season cushions
on 17 January 2020 at 12:30
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Should your employer pay your bills if you work from home?
by Patrick Collinson on 17 January 2020 at 12:30
As a government agency stops funding home workers’ internet, we look at what the law says and what happens in practiceWhat should your employer pay for if you are working from home? Your internet? An ergonomic chair? Heating and electricity? At one government agency where two-thirds of the […]
UK officials frustrated at US for not coming up with Huawei 'plan B'
by Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor on 17 January 2020 at 12:30
Whitehall sources complain that despite lobbying, US has not proposed viable alternativeThe UK is frustrated that the US has not been able to come up with a “plan B” alternative solution that would allow Britain not to use Huawei technology in future 5G phone networks.Whitehall sources […]
Prince Harry and Meghan's UK home being closed down
by Caroline Davies on 17 January 2020 at 12:22
Reports add to speculation that Duke and Duchess do not plan to spend much time in UKFrogmore Cottage, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is in the process of being shuttered, according to reports, fuelling speculation the couple do not intend to spend any meaningful time in the UK in the […]
EU eyes temporary ban on facial recognition in public places
by Daniel Boffey in Brussels on 17 January 2020 at 12:14
Draft white paper suggest prohibition lasting three to five years is being consideredThe EU could temporarily ban the use of facial recognition technology in public places such as train stations, sport stadiums and shopping centres over fears about creeping surveillance of European citizens.A […]
Guardian and Observer appeal raises £1m for tree charities
by Patrick Butler Social policy editor on 17 January 2020 at 12:11
Money donated by readers will be spent on schemes from the Amazon to Scottish HighlandsThe Guardian and Observer 2019 charity appeal has raised more than £1m for its climate emergency campaign in support of projects which aim to plant and protect trees, woodlands and rainforest.More than […]
Buy a Guardian classic photograph: Girls walk in the snow, Pakistan, 2006
on 17 January 2020 at 12:00
This week in our series of exclusive Guardian photography we have Dan Chung’s image from north Pakistan of young girls walking in the mountains following a devastating earthquakeThe then Guardian photographer Dan Chung visited Kuz Ganrshal, a remote village in northern Pakistan, in January […]