Tag Archives: The Guardian

UK energy firms call on chancellor to boost carbon tax

Energy industry SSE and Drax tell Philip Hammond they need longer-term clarity on price floor if they are to replace coal power plants The cooling towers of the Drax power plant near Selby, northern England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images Energy industry UK energy firms call on chancellor to boost carbon tax SSE and Drax tell Philip Hammond they need longer-term ...

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Craft beer boom pushes number of UK breweries past 2,000

Beer More than 300 brewers opened in 2016, in reversal of much-criticised consolidation of beer trade over past 70 years The craft beer revolution has reversed 70 years of consolidation in the brewing business. Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters Beer Craft beer boom pushes number of UK breweries past 2,000 More than 300 brewers opened in 2016, in reversal of much-criticised consolidation ...

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UK plan to register EU citizens would be illegal, say MEPs

Brexit Britain will have to register ‘everyone or no one’ in Brexit transition, says cross-party group after Amber Rudd outlines plans Demonstrators hold banners during a protest to Lobby MPs to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Brexit UK plan to register EU citizens would be illegal, say MEPs Britain will have ...

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Moomins and more: UK show to exhibit Tove Jansson's broader work

Tove Jansson Britain’s first major retrospective of Finnish artist, at Dulwich Picture Gallery, aims to enhance her reputation as serious artist Detail from Smoking Girl (Self-Portrait), 1940, by Tove Jansson Photograph: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis / ©Moomin Characters Tove Jansson Moomins and more: UK show to exhibit Tove Jansson’s broader work Britain’s first major retrospective of Finnish artist, ...

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Viewers shocked by violent scenes in BBC drama Gunpowder

Television Three-part series chronicling plot to blow up the House of Lords in 1605 features Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington Kit Harington as Robert Catesby, Edward Holcroft as Thomas Wintour and Tom Cullen as Guy Fawkes in Gunpowder. Photograph: Robert Viglaski/BBC / Kudos Television Viewers shocked by violent scenes in BBC drama Gunpowder Three-part series chronicling plot to blow ...

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Feminist campaigner accuses Oxford professor of rape

France Lawyer for Tariq Ramadan says he denies Henda Ayari’s allegation and will sue her for defamation Tariq Ramadan is a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian France Feminist campaigner accuses Oxford professor of rape Lawyer for Tariq Ramadan says he denies Henda Ayari’s allegation and will sue her for defamation A feminist ...

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Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair

Frieze art fair Ancient Greek vases identified as having once been in possession of convicted dealer Gianfranco Becchina Jean-David Cahn’s stand, which included two vases linked to a Sicilian dealer, at the Frieze Masters fair in Regent’s Park in early October. Photograph: Christos Tsirogiannis Frieze art fair Looted antiquities allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair Ancient Greek ...

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Paddington 2 producers thought to be seeking to cut ties with Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein Backers thought to be seeking to scrap US distribution deal claiming family film should not be associated with studio at centre of sex harassment scandal A scene from Paddington 2. Photograph: Allstar/StudioCanal Harvey Weinstein Paddington 2 backers thought to be seeking to cut ties with Weinstein Company Backers thought to be seeking to scrap US distribution deal claiming ...

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'Hostage situation' reported at Nuneaton retail park

UK news Police ask people to stay away from Bermuda Park area amid reports of man armed with shotgun Police confirmed officers were at the scene. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images UK news ‘Hostage situation’ reported at Nuneaton retail park Police ask people to stay away from Bermuda Park area amid reports of man armed with shotgun Warwickshire police have told ...

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Briton jailed for three months in Dubai for touching man's hip

Dubai Jamie Harron, from Stirling, claimed he was simply trying to avoid spilling his drink in a bar when he touched the man A view of Dubai from the Burj Khalifa tower. Photograph: Jon Gambrell/AP Dubai Briton jailed for three months in Dubai for touching man’s hip Jamie Harron, from Stirling, claimed he was simply trying to avoid spilling his ...

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