Tag Archives: The Guardian

Customers feeling pinch take comfort in old-fashioned puds and pies

Food & drink industry The Observer Demand for hot desserts, such as tarts and sponge puddings, up by 10% as shoppers stick to treats they know everyone will love <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Ready-made sponge puddings in particular boosted sales of hot desserts. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian Food & drink industry The Observer Customers feeling pinch take ...

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Spain attacks: police say reports missing boy has been found are false

Spain attacks Catalan police say reports in Spanish media that Julian Alessandro Cadman, 7, had been found alive in hospital were not true <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Julian Alessandro Cadman is missing and it is feared he was caught up in the Las Ramblas terror attack on Thursday. Photograph: Family handout/PA Spain attacks Spain attacks: police say reports missing ...

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Jeremy Hunt says Stephen Hawking is wrong about weekend NHS deaths

Jeremy Hunt Health secretary criticised by doctors and scientists after questioning the physicist’s grasp of evidence on weekend deaths <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Health secretary Jeremy Hunt responded on Twitter to Stephen Hawking’s accusation that he had ‘cherrypicked’ evidence. Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt says Stephen Hawking is wrong about weekend NHS deaths Health secretary criticised by ...

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John McDonnell: ‘The government could collapse at any time. We’ve got to divide and demoralise them’

John McDonnell Saturday interview Labour’s shadow chancellor is a lifelong radical, a confirmed eurosceptic and an ardent critic of austerity. Now he is ready to seize power from the ‘incompetent’ Tories <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Ready for office … Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell, at Norwich Playhouse, Norfolk. Photograph: Martin Pope for the Guardian John McDonnell Saturday interview John ...

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Not to be sniffed at: long-lost Banksy artwork is rediscovered

Banksy Snorting Copper was missing for a decade after being vandalised and boarded up – now it has been uncovered in east London <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The Banksy piece will be returned to its original site in Shoreditch. Photograph: Steve Cotton/Art of the Estate Banksy Not to be sniffed at: long-lost Banksy artwork is rediscovered Snorting Copper was ...

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Cambridge University Press accused of 'selling its soul' over Chinese censorship

China Academics and activists decry publisher’s decision to comply with a Chinese request to block more than 300 articles from leading China studies journal <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> A list of the blocked articles, published by CUP, shows they focus overwhelmingly on topics China’s one-party state regards as taboo Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA China Cambridge University Press accused of ‘selling ...

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Global super-rich agreeing to rent luxury London homes without visiting

Housing market High-end estate agents say smartphones have transformed lettings and the wealthy are making decisions based on video tours <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> A property in Hanover Terrace, Regent’s Park, London. A client paid £25,000 a week for a house on the street without seeing it in person. Photograph: Alamy Housing market Global super-rich agreeing to rent luxury ...

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Just 30% of Grenfell Tower fire funds have reached victims

Grenfell Tower fire Those entitled to payments include next-of-kin of those missing or dead and people who required hospital treatment <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Work inside the tower, where at least 80 people died, will stop over the August bank holiday while the Notting Hill carnival takes place. Photograph: Tang/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock Grenfell Tower fire Just 30% of Grenfell Tower ...

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New Shakespeare's Globe chief promises far more diverse casting

Shakespeare’s Globe Actistic director Michelle Terry says it ‘will be gender blind, race blind, disability blind’, with 50-50 split between men and women <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Michelle Terry plays Henry V, in an acclaimed performance at the Regent’s Park theatre last year. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian Shakespeare’s Globe New Shakespeare’s Globe chief promises far more diverse ...

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Cambridge University Press blocks readers in China from articles

University of Cambridge Academics and contributors dismayed after hundreds of CUP articles in China Quarterly become inaccessible in country <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The decision marks a more aggressive turn by Chinese authorities, which in the past have blocked access to international news. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images University of Cambridge Cambridge University Press blocks readers in China from ...

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