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Labour figures slam claim that Michael Foot was paid by Soviets

Labour figures slam claim that Michael Foot was paid by Soviets

Jeremy Corbyn, Neil Kinnock and John McDonnell condemn re-emergence of claim eight years after ex-Labour leader’s deathSenior Labour figures and the family of former party leader Michael Foot have
Food and Brexit: will our cupboards be bare?

Food and Brexit: will our cupboards be bare?

From farmers and poultry producers to professors of food policy, those on the frontline have been sounding the alarm. So how will the UK cope after 29 March 2019?It is a warm day and the European
Author of How to Murder Your Husband charged with murdering husband

Author of How to Murder Your Husband charged with murdering husband

Self-published writer Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, arrestedChef Daniel Brophy, 63, shot dead at culinary instituteA self-published romance writer has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her
Off Tanzania, in one of the world’s richest seas, why is the catch getting smaller?

Off Tanzania, in one of the world’s richest seas, why is the catch getting smaller?

In Dar-es-Salaam, local fishermen are being squeezed out by illegal boats with explosives which take much of the catch, killing coral reef and putting an eco-system at riskFishing boat XTK191, known
British man accused of murdering wife in Caribbean to inherit her estate

British man accused of murdering wife in Caribbean to inherit her estate

Prosecutors argue that Lewis Bennett, from Dorset, and his wife, Isabella Hellman, were ‘consistently’ rowingA British sailor murdered his wife and deliberately sank their catamaran in the Caribbean
The McDonald's sexual harassment strike isn't just brave – it's historic

The McDonald's sexual harassment strike isn't just brave – it's historic

It will be the first multi-state US strike focused on sexual harassment, which is exceptionally rife in the restaurant industryThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the
Boy, 11, left with serious head injuries after copying YouTube stunt

Boy, 11, left with serious head injuries after copying YouTube stunt

Tyler Brooke passed out on playground roundabout spun by the back wheel of a mopedA boy was left with serious head injuries after riding a playground roundabout as it was spun by the back wheel of a
Europe's meat and dairy production must halve by 2050, expert warns

Europe's meat and dairy production must halve by 2050, expert warns

Policymakers, farmers and consumers face ‘deeply uncomfortable choices’, says author of report advising urgent reduction of unsustainable livestock sector Europe’s animal farming sector has exceeded
Middle classes drive up life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa

Middle classes drive up life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa

Improved nutrition and access to water among factors that have added 11 years to average lifespan in a generationPeople in sub-Saharan African can expect to live for 11 years longer than the
Strangers, lovers and Rihanna in repose: Deana Lawson's intimate portraits

Strangers, lovers and Rihanna in repose: Deana Lawson's intimate portraits

From superstars to people in the street, the photographer captures black bodies in all their strength and vulnerabilityPhotography is in Deana Lawson’s blood. She grew up in Rochester, a working-class
Woman, 83, charged with Sheffield murder of man, 85

Woman, 83, charged with Sheffield murder of man, 85

Marjorie Grayson remanded in custody over killing of Alan Grayson in Handsworth area on ThursdayAn 83-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of an 85-year-old man in Handsworth, near
French bookshops revolt after prize selects novel self-published on Amazon

French bookshops revolt after prize selects novel self-published on Amazon

Booksellers refuse to ‘jump into the wolf’s mouth’ and order Marco Koskas’ Renaudot-longlisted novel onlineFrench booksellers have called on literary judges to “defend books and not those who threaten
This is how the world ends: will we soon see category 6 hurricanes?

This is how the world ends: will we soon see category 6 hurricanes?

There is no such thing as a category 6 hurricane or tropical storm - yet. But a combination of warmer oceans and more water in the atmosphere could make the devastation of 2017 pale in comparison
Typhoon Mangkhut batters northern Philippines as it heads for China – video report

Typhoon Mangkhut batters northern Philippines as it heads for China – video report

At least three people have died after Typhoon Mangkhut unleashed ferocious winds and rain in the Philippines, damaging an airport vital to the transport of humanitarian aid and forcing tens of
'I'm ill, I need my son': one refugee family's battle to be reunited

'I'm ill, I need my son': one refugee family's battle to be reunited

Leyla Al Jabiri has cancer but immigration rules are stopping her son coming to the UK to help Leyla Al Jabiri lies frail in a single bed at home in Sheffield, battered by the effects of months of
Moeen Ali: I was called 'Osama' by Australia player during 2015 Ashes

Moeen Ali: I was called 'Osama' by Australia player during 2015 Ashes

England all-rounder makes accusation in autobiographyUnnamed player claimed at time he said ‘part-timer’ England all-rounder Moeen Ali claims he was subjected to a racial taunt from an unnamed
Former IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri to stand trial on sexual harassment charges

Former IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri to stand trial on sexual harassment charges

Delhi court decides there is enough evidence to charge Pachauri with harassing a female colleagueThe former chairman of a United Nations climate change panel has been ordered stand trial on charges of
Trump and 'collusion': what we know so far about Mueller's Russia investigation

Trump and 'collusion': what we know so far about Mueller's Russia investigation

The special counsel has secured multiple indictments, and an agreement with Paul Manafort that could pose a threat to Trump The comedian and activist Randy Credico met last week with investigators
Ken Starr: 'There are eerie echoes of the past'

Ken Starr: 'There are eerie echoes of the past'

The chief tormentor of Bill Clinton remains unrepentant about his treatment of Monica Lewinsky. But what does he make of the current investigation into Donald Trump?Last Christmas Eve, Ken Starr took
Are American serial killers a dying breed?

Are American serial killers a dying breed?

Cases such as the alleged Golden State Killer hit the headlines but a database tracking multiple murderers over more than a century shows a clear downward trend from the 1989 peakWhen John Joseph