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Sports minister resigns over delay to gambling curb

Sports minister resigns over delay to gambling curb

Tracey Crouch launched review that cut fixed-odds betting terminal stakes from £100 maximum to £2Sports minister Tracey Crouch has resigned in protest at the government’s “unjustifiable” refusal to
'Hey, Trump fans ... don't use our Essex village in your ads!' – video

'Hey, Trump fans ... don't use our Essex village in your ads!' – video

The residents of Jaywick Sands were outraged when a picture of their village was used by US congressional candidate Nick Stella to warn American voters what their country could look like if they did
Pity Jordan Peterson. Can a giant lobster analogy ever replace a sense of humour?

Pity Jordan Peterson. Can a giant lobster analogy ever replace a sense of humour?

The leading member of the self-styled intellectual dark web likes to think he is ‘locked out’ of the mainstream media. Which makes his interview in this month’s GQ all the more revealingThe nights
Huddersfield grooming gang: Four more jailed for abusing girls

Huddersfield grooming gang: Four more jailed for abusing girls

Teenage victims were plied with drink and drugs, Leeds crown court hearsFour members of a Huddersfield grooming gang have been jailed for a harrowing campaign of violence and sexual abuse against

Qatar has made great progress in reforming its labour system | Letters

Qatar is not ambivalent to the plight of its migrant workforce, says Thamer Al ThaniPete Pattisson’s article (Migrants claim recruiters lured them into forced labour at top Qatar hotel, 29 October)
Victorian election 2018: on the ground in Brunswick part 1

Victorian election 2018: on the ground in Brunswick part 1

If Brunswick turns Green on 24 November, it could push Daniel Andrews into minority government. Luke Henriques-Gomes visits an intensely tribal seat Continue reading...
Ralph Steadman: 'Trump is a lout. He's a godawful disgrace to humanity'

Ralph Steadman: 'Trump is a lout. He's a godawful disgrace to humanity'

The outspoken gonzo illustrator talks about his friendship with Hunter S Thompson, his thoughts on the state of politics and shares an exclusive Brexit poemIn 1970, the Welsh illustrator Ralph
‘I didn’t want to be a Hollywood actor’: Julian Sands on controversy, fear and his best friend, John Malkovich

‘I didn’t want to be a Hollywood actor’: Julian Sands on controversy, fear and his best friend, John Malkovich

The actor has spent his career seeking out the weirdest roles possible. And his new portrayal of Tarzan is no exception – perhaps because Malkovich is playing Cheeta …There’s freedom in being Julian
Asia Bibi: anti-blasphemy protests spread across Pakistan

Asia Bibi: anti-blasphemy protests spread across Pakistan

Anti-blasphemy campaigners bring country to standstill in protest over acquittal of BibiThousands of Islamist protesters have brought Pakistan to a standstill, burning rickshaws, cars and lorries to
Nigerian soldiers shoot dozens of peaceful Shia protesters

Nigerian soldiers shoot dozens of peaceful Shia protesters

At least 45 Islamic Movement of Nigeria members killed in Abuja and Nasarawa stateDozens of Shia Muslims were shot by Nigeria’s security forces in two days while peacefully protesting against the
The Brexit budget and Merkel's long goodbye – Politics Weekly podcast

The Brexit budget and Merkel's long goodbye – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Matt Whittaker, Ryan Shorthouse and Anushka Asthana to discuss this week’s budget. Also this week: Jon Henley assesses Angela Merkel’s legacyPhilip Hammond announced this
Macron to host May in Somme, where his British great-grandfather fought

Macron to host May in Somme, where his British great-grandfather fought

French president and UK PM will meet to commemorate first world war soldiersTheresa May and Emmanuel Macron will mark the signing of the armistice to end fighting in the first world war with a meeting
Jeremy Wright turns his inconsiderable mind to defending the indefensible | John Crace

Jeremy Wright turns his inconsiderable mind to defending the indefensible | John Crace

Culture secretary’s excuses over FOBT reform delays prove too much even for his own partyWhere’s Tracey? That was what was uppermost in the minds of every MP at departmental questions for digital,
Bolsonaro appoints judge who helped jail Lula to lead justice ministry

Bolsonaro appoints judge who helped jail Lula to lead justice ministry

Sérgio Moro, who led ‘Car Wash’ investigation that jailed ex-president, accepts offer from president-electHow dangerous is Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new president?The corruption-busting Brazilian judge
Pittsburgh shooting suspect pleads not guilty to murder charges

Pittsburgh shooting suspect pleads not guilty to murder charges

Robert Bowers was arraigned day after a grand jury issued a 44-count indictment that also charges him with hate crimesThe antisemitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh
Amsterdam reveals plans to change face of red-light district

Amsterdam reveals plans to change face of red-light district

Prostitution permit plan aimed at allowing women to work anonymously in safer areasAmsterdam’s mayor is planning to issue sex worker permits for locations outside the city’s historic centre in an
Trump reveals plans for asylum crackdown at border and 'massive cities of tents' – live

Trump reveals plans for asylum crackdown at border and 'massive cities of tents' – live

President says White House is finalizing plan to ‘end the rampant abuse’ of asylum systemSign up for Guardian US morning briefing 10.29pm GMT Twelve Republican congressman have signed on to a letter
Employers to have transition period before EU right-to-work checks

Employers to have transition period before EU right-to-work checks

Sajid Javid contradicts Caroline Nokes on no-deal Brexit immigration procedureEmployers will have a transition period before being forced to make immigration checks on EU citizens in the event of a
Flights between Greece and Macedonia resume after 12-year blockade

Flights between Greece and Macedonia resume after 12-year blockade

First flight from Athens to Skopje to take off as countries work to end name disputeAfter more than a decade of being stubbornly unlinked in the skies, Greece and Macedonia are to put Europe’s last
Former Maldives president who sought asylum in UK returns home

Former Maldives president who sought asylum in UK returns home

Mohamed Nasheed went into exile after being jailed on dubious terror offencesThe first democratically elected president of the Maldives, who sought political asylum in the UK after being jailed on