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Manchester Arena bombing: Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, named as second victim of suicide attack – latest

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:23
ulliMan arrested as officers raid flat in south of city/lilia href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/theresa-may-condemns-sickening-cowardice-of-manchester-attack"Theresa May condemns ‘callous terrorist attack’/a/lilia href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/parents-in-desperate-search-for-missing-children-after-manchester-attack"Police begin to name victims; 12 children among 59 wounded/a/lilia href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/manchester-arena-attack-what-we-know-so-far"What we know so far/a/liliFull report: a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england"Deadly attack at Manchester Arena/a/lilia href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/balloon-pop-suicide-bomb-witnesses-manchester-recount-a-night-of-horror"Confusion and chaos: witnesses describe night of horror/a/lilia href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/were-you-affected-by-the-suicide-bomb-attack-at-manchester-arena"Share your experiences with us/abr/li/ulp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2017-05-23T15:19:38.205Z"4.19pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppResidents in Elsemore Road where police carried out a controlled explosion and raided a home saw armed police conducting the operation. /ppTina Ward, 32, says she came out of her home at around midday to see around thirty armed police flooding into the front garden of a neighbouring property. /pp class="block-time published-time" time datetime="2017-05-23T15:11:52.074Z"4.11pm span class="timezone"BST/span/time /ppThe exams regulator Ofqual has announced that pupils affected by the Manchester bombing may qualify for “special consideration” for sitting this summer’s GCSEs, A-levels and other exams.brEarlier, Ofqual said it was up to headteachers whether they wanted to postpone exams. In an update it said there were no plans to cancel exams, but pupils affected by the attack would be treated fairly. It said: br/pp“We have met with exam boards today to discuss our collective response to the tragic events in Manchester last night.br/pp“We know some students from schools and colleges sitting GCSEs, AS and A-levels, as well as other vocational and technical qualifications, are likely to have been affected. Today’s exams have gone ahead as planned and there are no plans to cancel or postpone others./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-ariana-grande-concert-explosion-england"Continue reading.../a
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The rule of law applies to everyone. Even Manchester hate peddlers like Katie Hopkins | Hugh Muir

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:16
Politicians have responded to the atrocity with the usual words. But if we really want unity, our laws of incitement should be applied thoroughlypWe have now seen enough horror and atrocity to recognise what comes after. The bewilderment, the shock and anguish; and then in the cold light of day, the attempt to make sense of the senseless by way of context and community leadership./ppBy this morning, Manchester’s leaders and community figures were seeking to react; grasping for the right pitch and tone. Andy Burnham, newly elected mayor of Greater Manchester a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england" title=""spoke well/a – as did local commentator Mohammed Shafiq mindful of the need for a Muslim voice to be heard in condemnation./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/23/manchester-rule-of-law-apply-everyone-hate-peddlers-katie-hopkins"Continue reading.../a
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Tom Dumoulin retains Giro d’Italia lead amid Movistar controversy on stage 16

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:14
• Movistar riders opt to attack as pink jersey holder takes comfort breakbr /• Sunweb rider’s lead over Nairo Quintana down to 31sec amid gruelling climbsbr /pSunweb’s Tom Dumoulin has retained the general classification lead after an extraordinary and controversial stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia. The Dutchman was left by the Movistar team after their riders attacked while the pink jersey holder briefly left the course and made for a roadside ditch for a comfort break./ppAfter Dumoulin struggled up the Umbrail Pass, the third major climb of the stage, with his overall lead of 2min 41sec over Movistar’s Nairo Quintana threatening to evaporate, he rallied to claw back time. He now leads Nairo Quintana by 31sec, a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/21/giro-d-italia-bob-jungels-stage-15" title=""down from 2:41/a when the day began./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/23/tom-dumoulin-retains-giro-ditalia-lead-movistar-push-comfort-break-stage-16"Continue reading.../a
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Jaeger suppliers owed millions consider legal action against ex-owners

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:10
pCompanies including Portuguese clothing supplier Calvelex look at court action to examine actions of former directors/ppA group of suppliers owed millions of pounds by the a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/07/jaeger-fashion-administration-700-jobs-at-risk"collapsed fashion retailer Jaeger/a is considering taking legal action against its former owners./ppThe companies, which include the Portuguese clothing supplier Calvelex, had tried to mount a rescue bid after Jaeger a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/10/jaeger-goes-into-administration"entered administration last month/a but found they could not buy the business because the rights to use the name had been sold to a mystery buyer./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/23/jaeger-suppliers-calvelex-consider-legal-action"Continue reading.../a
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Rosemary: the mind-bending herb of choice for today’s students

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:47
pSales of the plant’s oil – which reportedly improves memory – have shot up in the past year. So, which other natural remedies may aid learning?/ppStudents are known for dabbling with mind-altering herbs, and the latest tale of herbal experimentation shows there has been a rush on rosemary. Following a report that the woody herb may improve memory, students have been seeking it out to give them the edge in exams./ppHealth store a href="http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/students-are-bulk-buying-rosemary-because-it-can-improve-your-memory-a3545246.html" title=""Holland amp; Barrett has reported a 187% increase in sales of rosemary oil/a in the past year. A spokesperson said that most in-store questions about rosemary “came from parents hoping to boost their children’s success for exam season”. The store also said that relaxation aids and “natural energy drinks ... have been popular this exam time as alternatives to caffeine”./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2017/may/23/rosemary-herb-choice-students-memory"Continue reading.../a
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Second Manchester bomb victim named as eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:43
p‘Beautiful little girl’ was at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester with her mother and sister when the explosion happenedbr• a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-ariana-grande-concert-explosion-england"Manchester attack - latest updates/abr• a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/manchester-arena-attack-what-we-know-so-far"What we know so far/abr• a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-police-explosion-ariana-grande-concert-england"Full report/a/ppA “beautiful little girl” has been named as a victim of the suspected suicide attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester which has left at least 22 people dead and 59 injured.br/ppEight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos was at the concert with her mother, Lisa, and sister Ashlee Bromwich. It is understood they are being treated in hospital./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/parents-in-desperate-search-for-missing-children-after-manchester-attack"Continue reading.../a
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How does your work affect your sleep? | Rachel Obordo

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:37
pDo you check work emails late into the night? Or do shift patterns mess with your body clock? Tell us if your job makes it difficult to doze offbr/ppPostal workers and security guards are among those who get the least sleep, with software developers and shoe shop assistants enjoying longer lie-ins, according to a a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/choice-of-career-can-keep-youup-at-night-rvq6qtscp"study/a by newspaper a href="http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/berufe-check/die-berufe-mit-viel-und-wenig-schlaf-stunden-15022147.html"Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung/a./ppSecurity guards get an average of 6hr 27min a night, whereas shoe shop assistants manage 7hr 24min, the German paper reports./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/23/how-does-your-job-affect-your-sleep"Continue reading.../a
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Jimmy Anderson facing long spell on the sidelines with torn groin

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:37
p• ECB medical team to determine extent of seamer’s injurybr• England’s leading Test wicket-taker collapsed in pain on Friday/ppJimmy Anderson is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced the seamer has torn his groin./ppThe 34-year-old, England’s leading Test wicket-taker with 467, collapsed in pain on Friday while bowling for Lancashire against Roses rivals Yorkshire./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/23/jimmy-anderson-long-spell-sidelines-torn-groin-cricket"Continue reading.../a
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Manchester in shock as families search desperately for missing victims

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:31
pWitnesses to blast at Ariana Grande concert speak of ordeal as Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham condemns ‘evil act’/ppAriana Grande had just taken her final bow, the house lights had come up and 18,000 concert-goers were filing cheerfully towards the doors when the excitable hubbub inside Manchester Arena was suddenly shattered.br/pp spanRelated: /spana href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/manchester-arena-attack-what-we-know-so-far"Manchester Arena attack: what we know so far/a /p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/manchester-attack-city-shock-search-victims-continues"Continue reading.../a
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Share your Roger Moore tributes and stories

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:25
pIf you have tributes and memories of the legendary James Bond actor, we’d love to hear them/ppThe British actor Roger Moorea href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/23/roger-moore-saint-persuader-and-the-suavest-james-bond-dies-aged-89" has died aged 89. /abr/pp lang="en" dir="ltr"With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. a href="https://t.co/6dhiA6dnVg"pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg/a/p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/23/share-your-roger-moore-tributes-and-stories"Continue reading.../a
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Netflix and chill: how TV relaxed its view of dating

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:23
pAfter Sex and the City told audiences to wait for The One, contemporary shows, such as Master of None and Casual have suggested that it’s better to keep swiping/ppThere was a time when television shows about dating all moved in the same direction: toward The One. Sex and the City was about exploring the options, every last one of them, but ultimately, its gallivanting gals wound up with at least a degree of stability, and romance triumphed over loveless sex, even for Samantha Jones. Classic teen shows have always paired unlikely duos, who must melodramatically battle teachers, parents and friends to be together – Joey and Pacey, Marissa and Ryan, and, in the case of Buffy, an assortment of bad boys with no pulse. Chandler and Monica were the solid backbone of Friends, which also tried to match the philandering Joey with a woman he might actually fall for; sadly for viewers, that happened to be Rachel and led to one of the worst TV couplings of all time. Still, for the most part, TV dating led to TV love./pp spanRelated: /spana href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/02/dating-out-of-your-league-no-such-thing-models-media-relationships"Dating out of your league? There’s no such thing | Oscar Rickett/a /p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/may/23/netflix-chill-tv-dating-hulu-casual-sex-city"Continue reading.../a
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'My worst nightmares are coming true': last major primeval forest in Europe on 'brink of collapse'

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:11
pPolish government is accused of pushing Białowieża forest ecosystem to point of no return with state-sanctioned logging in Unesco world heritage site/ppScientists and environmental campaigners have accused the Polish government of bringing the ecosystem of the Białowieża forest in north-eastern Poland to the “brink of collapse”, one year after a revised a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/07/polish-law-change-unleashes-massacre-of-trees"forest management plan/a permitted the trebling of state logging activity and removed a ban on logging in old growth areas./ppLarge parts of the forest, which spans Poland’s eastern border with Belarus and contains some of Europe’s last remaining primeval woodland, are subject to natural processes not disturbed by direct human intervention. /p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/23/worst-nightmare-europes-last-primeval-forest-brink-collapse-logging"Continue reading.../a
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Roger Moore – Saint, Persuader and the suavest James Bond – dies aged 89

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:05
pThe much-loved English actor, who made his name on the small screen before taking on the mantle of 007, has passed away in Switzerland/ppa href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2017/may/23/bond-actor-roger-moore-a-life-in-pictures"Bond actor Roger Moore: a life in pictures/abra href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/23/a-force-of-nature-tributes-pour-in-for-bond-and-the-saint-actor-roger-moore"‘A force of nature’: tributes pour in for Bond and The Saint actor Roger Moore/abra href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/17/how-make-dry-martini-roger-moore-way-james-bond"Moore on how to make the perfect Martini/a/ppHe was the epitome of the suave English gent, quipping sweatlessly in a bespoke three-piece suit, who enjoyed an acting career spanning eight decades. On Tuesday, a href="https://twitter.com/sirrogermoore/status/867005447018086400"Roger Moore’s children announced his death/a at the age of 89 in Switzerland, saying: “he passed away today ... after a short but brave battle with cancer”. /pp spanRelated: /spana href="http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/aug/30/roger-moore-being-known-as-james-bond-has-no-down-side"Roger Moore: ‘Being eternally known as James Bond has no down side’/a /p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/23/roger-moore-saint-persuader-and-the-suavest-james-bond-dies-aged-89"Continue reading.../a
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Boys aged 14 killed man in London as taxi driver waited, court hears

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:04
pOld Bailey trial of two 14-year-olds and 16-year-old hears they kept cab waiting while they murdered Hussein Ahmed in Harrow /ppTwo 14-year-old boys are among four people accused of killing a man in an “unprovoked” and “senseless” knife attack while they kept a taxi driver waiting to take them home, a court has heard. /ppThe defendants took a minicab from Hendon to Harrow, north-west London, then asked the driver to wait for them as they murdered Hussein Ahmed, 19, and attacked two 17-year-olds, the court was told. /p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/23/boys-murder-trial-old-bailey-hussein-ahmed-harrow-london-taxi"Continue reading.../a
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At a time of national trauma, we must not lash out | Jonathan Romain

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:54
There’s a temptation to react to the Manchester attacks with calls for vengeance. Here are some better alternativespThe a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-ariana-grande-concert-explosion-england"Manchester bomber was not just trying to kill those at the pop concert/a, but he was also targeting you and me. He wanted to make us nervous about going to a shopping centre today or attending events such the a href="https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/audio/2017/apr/24/arsenal-show-mettle-at-last-to-set-up-fa-cup-final-with-chelsea-football-weekly"FA Cup at Wembley/a this Saturday. His weapon of choice was the emotional responses that we carry within us and which he was trying to trigger./ppEmotions such as horror: at the lives snuffed out, the injuries sustained, the families devastated. Or fear: that on another occasion it might be us who is involved and who is carried away in bodybags. Or anger: that a person could do such a thing and be “inspired” by a political or religious ideology./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/23/national-trauma-manchester-attacks-common-good"Continue reading.../a
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Microsoft unveils more powerful Surface Pro with longer battery life

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:47
pThe 2-in-1 Windows tablet hybrid updated with 7th-generation Intel Core processors and new rounded design, as Microsoft targets China with Shanghai launch/ppMicrosoft has announced a new version of its Surface Pro Windows tablet that is thinner, lighter and has a longer battery life.br/ppThe company, on a roll from a a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/02/microsoft-surface-laptop-rival-macbook-pro-windows-10-s-battery-life"previous announcement/a of the new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, launched the updated hybrid computer, which can turn from a tablet into a laptop with the addition of a keyboard, at an event in Shanghai. The new Surface Pro replaces the Surface Pro 4 and drops the number scheme Microsoft has used for the last five years./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/23/microsoft-surface-pro-windows-tablet-longer-battery-life-shanghai-launch"Continue reading.../a
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Tories' £5m donations boost before May called snap general election

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:43
pParty received £5.46m from January to March, more than twice the £2.65m given to Labour, official figures show/ppThe Conservatives received a huge boost in donations in the three months before Theresa May called a surprise general election, according to figures published by the Electoral Commission. /ppThe party received £5.46m from January to March this year, more than twice the £2.65m given to Labour./p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/23/tories-5m-donations-boost-before-may-called-snap-general-election"Continue reading.../a
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Bond actor Roger Moore: a life in pictures

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:42
pThe actor, most famous for his seven 007 movies, a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/23/roger-moore-saint-persuader-and-the-suavest-james-bond-dies-aged-89"has died at the age of 89/a. Here we look back at his life and career/ppa href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/23/roger-moore-saint-persuader-and-the-suavest-james-bond-dies-aged-89"Roger Moore – Saint, Persuader and the suavest James Bond – dies aged 89/a/p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2017/may/23/bond-actor-roger-moore-a-life-in-pictures"Continue reading.../a
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Sachin Tendulkar: ‘When I was injured I could not sleep at night’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:41
pHis life was dominated by the sport for almost 30 years, so how has the master of cricket – and idol of India – coped with retirement?/ppAt a certain point while talking to Sachin Tendulkar, in a room overlooking the Oval cricket ground, I begin to understand what it might have felt like to bowl at a batsman so sublime he managed to put into doubt Don Bradman’s title of “greatest ever”. It happens after I ask the question to which I most want the answer, as a devotee of cricket: can he select, from all the bowlers he faced, the five-man bowling attack that would have given him, in his prime, the greatest difficulty?/pp“There are so many great bowlers that I’ve played,” he says in his softly spoken, unhurried manner. “You start from the first series [that I played]. You have Imran Khan, Wasim [Akram], Waqar [Younis], Abdul Qadir. Four really great bowlers. Second series I go to New Zealand and you have Richard Hadlee. Third series, I played in England where Angus Fraser really bowled well. Devon Malcolm was good. Eddie Hemmings bowled well at Old Trafford.”/p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/23/sachin-tendulkar-when-i-was-injured-i-could-not-sleep-at-night"Continue reading.../a
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Unions say Tories' zero-hours workers' review doesn't go far enough

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:38
pReview of contracts and gig economy expected to argue that new rules are needed but unions say proposals are weak/ppUnions have expressed anger at the proposal that workers on zero-hours contracts should be the given the right to request guaranteed hours, saying it does not go far enough./ppA government-commissioned review into employment practices is expected to make the recommendation next month. Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, who is leading the review into insecure work and the gig economy, will argue that new rules are needed to ensure businesses are not exploiting workers. /p a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/23/fixed-zero-hours-contracts-insecure-work-gig-economy-review"Continue reading.../a
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