PM hit by business backlash

Pro-Brexit bosses insist firms cannot be treated ‘like a sponge’ to soak up rising costs

Boris Johnson is facing a backlash from Brexit-supporting business leaders as they accused him of treating them like the “bogeyman” over labour shortages. The prime minister used his conference speech yesterday to promise to reshape the country after Covid and Brexit by unleashing Britain’s...Boris Johnson is facing a backlash from Brexit-supporting business leaders as they accused him of treating them like the “bogeyman” over labour shortages. The prime minister used his conference speech yesterday to promise to reshape the country after Covid and Brexit by unleashing Britain’s...Boris Johnson is facing a backlash from Brexit-supporting business leaders as they accused him of treating them like the...

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Gas prices reach record high before Putin eases pressure

Gas prices in the UK reached a record high as the energy crisis deepened yesterday before falling back as President Putin suggested that Russia could boost supplies to Europe. In a volatile day of trading, wholesale gas prices across the continent surged amid intensifying fears of a winter energy shortage. Despite the later drop, prices...Gas prices in the UK reached a record high as the energy crisis deepened yesterday before falling back as President Putin suggested that Russia could boost supplies to Europe. In a volatile day of trading, wholesale gas prices across the continent surged amid intensifying fears of a winter energy shortage. Despite the later drop, prices...Gas prices in the UK reached a record high as the energy crisis deepened yesterday before falling back as President Putin...

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Macron loses patience with Johnson over fishing rights

President Macron has lost patience with Boris Johnson and is reviewing ways to raise the pressure on the prime minister to force him to comply with Britain’s commitments to the EU on fishing rights and other post-Brexit issues, French officials say. Macron has remained silent during the latest cross-Channel flare-up...President Macron has lost patience with Boris Johnson and is reviewing ways to raise the pressure...President Macron has lost patience with Boris Johnson and is reviewing ways to raise the pressure...

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Voters want more from business than profits

The Conservatives’ rhetorical assault on bosses is explained by a significant shift in public opinion dating back to Brexit

Supreme Court set for historic abortion ruling

Most attention over the past week in Washington has been diverted by the drama on Capitol Hill. President Biden is fighting to save his $4.5 trillion domestic agenda from warring factions in his own Democratic Party, while locked in a standoff with Republicans who refuse to raise the US debt ceiling, threatening a default and economic catastrophe in a matter of days. A...Most attention over the past week in Washington has been diverted by the drama on Capitol Hill.Most attention over the past week in Washington has been diverted by the drama on Capitol Hill.

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Judge blocks blocks anti-abortion law in Texas

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked a law that bans nearly all abortions in Texas, describing it as an “offensive...A federal judge has temporarily blocked a law that bans nearly all abortions in Texas, describing it as an “offensive deprivation” of a constitutional right. Robert Pitman made the ruling after President Biden’s administration sued the state to halt the Republican-backed legislation, known as Senate Bill 8 (SB8)...A federal judge has temporarily blocked a law that bans nearly all abortions in Texas, describing it as an “offensive...

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Inflation fears spook the markets

Rising concerns about inflation after the global surge in energy prices have fed through to stock and bond markets. Government bond yields, which move inversely to bond prices, rose sharply as economists forecast that inflation could peak above 5 per cent in the UK next spring. Britain’s 10-year...Rising concerns about inflation after the global surge in energy prices have fed through to stock and bond markets. Government bond yields, which move inversely to bond prices, rose sharply as economists forecast that inflation could peak above 5 per cent in the UK next spring. Britain’s 10-year...Rising concerns about inflation after the global surge in energy prices have fed through to stock and bond markets. Government...

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Ex-Safeway boss recalls frustration over Theranos partnership

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The former boss of Safeway gave evidence at the criminal fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the now defunct Theranos, yesterday as prosecutors highlighted one of the collapsed blood-testing start-up’s key corporate partnerships. The US retailer spent about $350 million on the installation of clinics across hundreds of its stores to...The former boss of Safeway gave evidence at the criminal fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the now defunct Theranos, yesterday as prosecutors highlighted one of the collapsed blood-testing start-up’s key corporate partnerships. The US retailer spent about $350 million on the installation of clinics across hundreds of its stores to...The former boss of Safeway gave evidence at the criminal fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the now defunct Theranos...

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Bilimoria set for payout to Cobra beer creditors

Creditors of Lord Bilimoria owed money from his Cobra beer business stand to receive a fresh payout after he collected dividends of £3 million from the brewer last year. The peer, who is president of the CBI, the business lobby group, founded Cobra lager in 1989 only for the business to collapse in 2009, leaving 340...Creditors of Lord Bilimoria owed money from his Cobra beer business stand to receive a fresh...Creditors of Lord Bilimoria owed money from his Cobra beer business stand to receive a fresh...

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Supermarket pitches to real audience

Tesco adverts are getting longer. The latest one runs to 75 pages and doubles up as the half-year results statement.Tesco adverts are getting longer. The latest one runs to 75 pages and doubles up as the half-year...Tesco adverts are getting longer. The latest one runs to 75 pages and doubles up as the half-year...

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Artificial intelligence may not solve Britain’s data-day problems

Rishi Sunak was smart enough this week to steer clear of the prime minister’s “drunk on foreign workers” attack on...Rishi Sunak was smart enough this week to steer clear of the prime minister’s “drunk on foreign...Rishi Sunak was smart enough this week to steer clear of the prime minister’s “drunk on foreign...

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Saudi takeover of Newcastle likely to be agreed today

A Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United is expected to be announced today after the Gulf state lifted its four-year ban on the Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports. The £300 million takeover, with Premier League approval, would almost certainly provoke a furious reaction from human-rights...A Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United is expected to be announced today after the Gulf state lifted its four-year ban on the Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports. The £300 million takeover, with Premier League approval, would almost certainly provoke a furious reaction from human-rights...A Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United is expected to be announced today after the Gulf state lifted its four-year...

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Ashley washed away all hope – so it’s no surprise fans don’t care about sportwashing

There is a boneshaking rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, the theme park in North Yorkshire founded by the father of Amanda Staveley, which leaves any rider’s knuckles as white as one of the stripes on a Newcastle United shirt. It is called The Ultimate, and is claimed to be the longest in Europe. Every bump, turn, judder and drop...There is a boneshaking rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, the theme park in North Yorkshire founded by the father of Amanda Staveley, which leaves any rider’s knuckles as white as one of the stripes on a Newcastle United shirt. It is called The Ultimate, and is claimed to be the longest in Europe. Every bump, turn, judder and drop...There is a boneshaking rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, the theme park in North Yorkshire founded by the father of Amanda...

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What it’s like to face Raducanu – by the women who grew up playing her

Tennis’s new global sensation returns to the court tomorrow in California, where the Indian Wells Open will be her coming-out party as the US Open champion. Back here in Aldershot, Hampshire, though, we are asking questions about Emma Raducanu, her talent and how it was that this extraordinary young woman happened...Tennis’s new global sensation returns to the court tomorrow in California, where the Indian Wells...Tennis’s new global sensation returns to the court tomorrow in California, where the Indian Wells...

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Dismal form, no Stokes and scars from the past – the Ashes uncertainties facing England

It may be that the easy part has already been completed if the Ashes tour does go ahead as expected. All the talk...It may be that the easy part has already been completed if the Ashes tour does go ahead as expected...It may be that the easy part has already been completed if the Ashes tour does go ahead as expected...

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DeChambeau v Koepka: expect bland banter and little else from golf’s latest vulgar sideshow

People have been losing their heads with unseemly haste after hearing that Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka are to...People have been losing their heads with unseemly haste after hearing that Bryson DeChambeau and...People have been losing their heads with unseemly haste after hearing that Bryson DeChambeau and...

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Adele’s back doing what she does best

The Tottenham girl turned Hollywood A-lister returns next week with a new single. Her friend and teacher talk to Will Hodgkinson about how it all began

The A-listers’ latest seaside haunt? It’s in the Solent, not the Seychelles

You can moor outside and there’s space to park your helicopter. Hannah Evans dines where Benedict Cumberbatch and Kate Winslet like to eat out

Empty nest anxiety — I have it, do you? (Go on, admit it)

According to a new survey, parents are struggling with the aftermath of their children leaving home more than ever. Alice Thomson knows how they feel

How to change your life — once the kids have left

It’s time to reconnect with your partner, says Anna Maxted

Diary of a widower: Simon Thomas on love, loss and moving on

The television presenter talks about the death of his first wife and his surprise second marriage

I’m sorry that you ran out of petrol, Kirstie, but my tank is full

Strange times, with pigs being culled because abattoirs don’t have the staff to slaughter them, and vegetables...Strange times, with pigs being culled because abattoirs don’t have the staff to slaughter them...Strange times, with pigs being culled because abattoirs don’t have the staff to slaughter them...

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Bungee jumping, ziplining and a nuclear bunker escape room, anyone?

One of the first things you notice about Ottawa is that everyone has a Justin Trudeau story. During a five-day visit...One of the first things you notice about Ottawa is that everyone has a Justin Trudeau story.One of the first things you notice about Ottawa is that everyone has a Justin Trudeau story.

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Professor Sir Patrick Forrest

Surgeon and breast cancer expert who was vital to the introduction of the NHS screening programme

Bobby Zarem

Exuberant and sometimes vengeful impresario whose roster of clients included Dustin Hoffman, Cher and Michael Caine

Captain Simon Argles

Naval attaché in Paris who during the Falklands conflict helped reduce the threat of Exocet missile attacks on Royal Navy ships

Allen Gardner

Pioneering ethologist who in the late 1960s became the first human to have a conversation with a chimpanzee using sign language

Births, marriages and deaths

WORTHY are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will...WORTHY are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all...WORTHY are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all...

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October 6, 2021


Windsor Castle

6th October, 2021
His Excellency Mr Ioannis Raptakis was received in audience by The Queen today...

Windsor Castle

6th October, 2021
His Excellency Mr Ioannis Raptakis was received in audience by...

Windsor Castle

6th October, 2021
His Excellency Mr Ioannis Raptakis was received in audience by...

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Fifteen questions to get you thinking

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Can you spot the real definition among the fakes?

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Speaking up for victims of crime

Reading a victim impact statement in court can be the only time the victim is heard. Now a draft bill proposes to enshrine victims’ rights in law

Armed police unit run like a boys’ club by ‘toxic misogynists’

A former deputy chief constable says that a significant minority of police officers are “toxic misogynists”. Angela Wilson, who held senior roles at Tayside Police, spoke after an employment tribunal found sexism had been rife in an armed response unit described as a “horrific” boys’ club. Rhona...A former deputy chief constable says that a significant minority of police officers are “toxic misogynists”. Angela Wilson, who held senior roles at Tayside Police, spoke after an employment tribunal found sexism had been rife in an armed response unit described as a “horrific” boys’ club. Rhona...A former deputy chief constable says that a significant minority of police officers are “toxic misogynists”. Angela Wilson, who...

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Duff & Phelps ‘should have sold Rangers stars’

The administrators of Rangers FC should have considered selling the club’s training ground as well as exploring options to find new owners for Ibrox stadium, a court has ruled. Paul Clark and David Whitehouse, from Duff & Phelps, should also have tried to sell stars such as Kyle Lafferty, Steven Naismith and Lee Wallace to bring in...The administrators of Rangers FC should have considered selling the club’s training ground as well as exploring options to find new owners for Ibrox stadium, a court has ruled. Paul Clark and David Whitehouse, from Duff & Phelps, should also have tried to sell stars such as Kyle Lafferty, Steven Naismith and Lee Wallace to bring in...The administrators of Rangers FC should have considered selling the club’s training ground as well as exploring options to find...

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HMRC official wanted to give club time to pay

A senior HMRC official suggested tax authorities should give Rangers FC more time to pay back its debt but his proposal was voted down by executives, new documents reveal. Des Dolan, part of the revenue’s debt management and banking directorate, made representations to the highest level of the organisation as...A senior HMRC official suggested tax authorities should give Rangers FC more time to pay back its...A senior HMRC official suggested tax authorities should give Rangers FC more time to pay back its...

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Restructuring health system during pandemic a bad idea, Donnelly told

Stephen Donnelly was advised by Robert Watt, the secretary general of the health department, and the head of the HSE against a major restructure of the health system while the pandemic was ongoing, a committee was told yesterday. Yesterday, Watt rejected any suggestion that there was a “vast conspiracy” to block Slaintecare, the cross-party plan to reform the health...Stephen Donnelly was advised by Robert Watt, the secretary general of the health department, and...Stephen Donnelly was advised by Robert Watt, the secretary general of the health department, and...

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Council rejects McGregor’s plans for huge home extension

Conor McGregor and his partner, Dee Devlin, have been told by Kildare county council that plans for a sprawling...Conor McGregor and his partner, Dee Devlin, have been told by Kildare county council that plans for a sprawling extension at their home in Straffan are “inappropriate” for a rural area in the Liffey valley. McGregor, 33, whose fortune derives from mixed martial arts, wanted to transform the Paddocks, a 605 sq...Conor McGregor and his partner, Dee Devlin, have been told by Kildare county council that plans for a sprawling extension at...

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