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Fears for Manchester's LGBT hub as cranes swing in

Fears for Manchester's LGBT hub as cranes swing in

This weekend’s Pride may be last to have Canal Street at its centre as exodus gathers pace amid redevelopmentFor decades, Canal Street has been the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village, the “c” on the
Wheelies and turnarounds: the economics of Ryanair's baggage rules

Wheelies and turnarounds: the economics of Ryanair's baggage rules

Airline faces accusations of cynical profiteering, but it insists the aim is to cut flight delaysLong before the era of Ryanair charges, those who flew knew the importance of minimising baggage.
Investors swoon over Mobike, but can the cycle-hire firm conquer the west?

Investors swoon over Mobike, but can the cycle-hire firm conquer the west?

Chinese company’s raw numbers are impressive but theft, vandalism and wary city chiefs could stand in its wayFor investors backing the march of Mobike in cities across the world, the numbers look very
'People need them': the trouble with the movement to ban plastic straws

'People need them': the trouble with the movement to ban plastic straws

In California and beyond, lawmakers are taking action for the environment. But advocates for people with disabilities say the bans create yet another hurdle to dining in publicAt first glance, bans on
Celebrity Big Brother: Rodrigo Alves ejected after racist language warning

Celebrity Big Brother: Rodrigo Alves ejected after racist language warning

Channel 5 tweets that Brazilian reality TV star removed from house after ‘further incident’The Brazilian reality TV star Rodrigo Alves has been removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house, Channel 5
'This is about Mollie': many who knew Tibbetts reject Trump's politicising of murder

'This is about Mollie': many who knew Tibbetts reject Trump's politicising of murder

Trump and Republicans have made the Iowa student’s death an immigration issue even as family and friends call for healingMollie Tibbetts seemed to be inexhaustible. She was a cross country runner, and
Uganda’s brutal treatment of MPs is enabled by global indifference | Robert Amsterdam

Uganda’s brutal treatment of MPs is enabled by global indifference | Robert Amsterdam

MPs including the Afropop musician Bobi Wine are allegedly being tortured by the Museveni regime. The Magnitsky Act can curb this shocking abuseIn a country with such a complex and often
Chinese resort hotel hit by deadly fire

Chinese resort hotel hit by deadly fire

At least 18 people killed after fire breaks out in Harbin’s Sun Island resort area At least 18 people have been killed and 19 injured in a fire at a hotel in China’s north-eastern city of Harbin,
Use of second abortion pill at home to be allowed in England

Use of second abortion pill at home to be allowed in England

Government says home use of misoprostol will be legalised by end of 2018Women in England are to be allowed to take the second abortion pill at home, giving them the same rights as their counterparts
Morrison makes drought his priority as Trump tweets his congratulations

Morrison makes drought his priority as Trump tweets his congratulations

The new prime minister will visit farmers in Queensland tomorrow on his first official outing Donald Trump, the Indonesian president and Australia’s drought-stricken farmers have all been on Scott
Nordic countries' 'happy' reputation masks sadness of young, says report

Nordic countries' 'happy' reputation masks sadness of young, says report

Exclusive: Significant minority of young people in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland ‘struggling or suffering’The Nordic countries top the polls as the happiest in the world, but the
'I try to bury that pain': Rohingya refugees on the trauma they carry

'I try to bury that pain': Rohingya refugees on the trauma they carry

Award-winning photographer Robin Hammond says survivors of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar carry deep psychological scarsOne of life’s greatest misconceptions is that time is a healer. A year ago, the
Super-snake: hybrid pythons could pose new threat to Florida Everglades

Super-snake: hybrid pythons could pose new threat to Florida Everglades

A genetic study has found that some specimens of the invasive reptile that has decimated local wildlife are a mixture of two Asian species which could make it an even more formidable predatorFrom
Immigration minister blocks Britons who sought help on Twitter

Immigration minister blocks Britons who sought help on Twitter

Caroline Nokes criticised for ‘complete indifference’ to people asking about casesThe immigration minister blocked at least two British citizens on Twitter when they asked for her assistance after the
Van Gogh's 'terrifying environment' of French asylum revealed

Van Gogh's 'terrifying environment' of French asylum revealed

Exclusive: new book describes harrowing period in which he produced most beloved worksDetails of the most harrowing period in the life of Vincent Van Gogh, including the names of the men who shared
The Art of the (Plea) Deal. Well, Trump would surely approve

The Art of the (Plea) Deal. Well, Trump would surely approve

As Trump’s one-time allies enter pacts with Robert Mueller, the president may be hoping they haven’t read his 1987 bookGiven Donald Trump’s styling of himself as a master deal-maker, it must be quite
Trump's terrible week: stunning news and whispers of impeachment

Trump's terrible week: stunning news and whispers of impeachment

At around 4.30pm, in courtrooms 200 miles apart, a pair of Trump associates delivered a one-two punch – and that was just Tuesday Donald Trump’s presidency, it has been widely observed, bends the laws
Top bureaucrat denies communication was cut off for ministers who resigned

Top bureaucrat denies communication was cut off for ministers who resigned

Martin Parkinson seeks retraction from the Australian after reports of Turnbull’s ‘swift and furious’ paybackAustralia’s top public servant has denied he ordered the phones and emails to be cut off
Tesla stays public after investors tell Musk: 'please don't do this'

Tesla stays public after investors tell Musk: 'please don't do this'

Shareholders persuade entrepreneur electric carmaker is better off on stock marketElon Musk has abandoned his plan to take Tesla private, and said shareholders had persuaded him against the idea.The
Morrison a less popular salesman than Turnbull, says Shorten

Morrison a less popular salesman than Turnbull, says Shorten

Opposition leader says Liberal party situation akin to ‘shifting deckchairs on the Titanic’The man who has the most to gain from the switch from Malcolm Turnbull to Scott Morrison says the Liberal