Academic freedom is precious – so why have UK universities sold out to China?

Fifty years after the Warwick scandal, it’s not lefty students but Tory MPs and thinktanks and rightwing papers such as the Telegraph – always eager to find reds under the bed – who warn of the dangers of UK universities’ links to China. Their focus is on security and censorship risks and they quote evidence […]

Chris Pratt And Katherine Schwarzenegger Name Baby Girl Lyla

Avengers actor Chris Pratt and children’s book author Katherine Schwarzenegger welcomed their first baby earlier this week. The duo shared that they are “beyond thrilled” and “extremely blessed” as they became parents to their first child. On Monday, they announced the birth of their daughter, whom they have named Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt.

‘Tough opposition, great captain’: Shoaib Akhtar’s huge praise for Sourav Ganguly

I welcomed any opposition, because i was determined to see the battle through. One of my toughest opposition was the man himself @souravganguly. Not only a tough opposition but a great captain having played under his leadership for @kkriders. #rawalpindiexpress #worldsfastest #161.3 #pakistan #india #shoaibakhtar #pace #cricket #100mph #cricketer #pakistanvindia #greatmemories

The end of tourism?

As an international industry, tourism means nothing less than the aggregate of activities that range from building airline engines at Rolls-Royce’s plant in Derbyshire to pulling pints in the Irish pub in Montego Bay. From this global perspective, it cannot easily be planned or controlled. Its natural bosses are municipal, provincial and national governments, and […]

Christopher Eccleston returning to Doctor Who in huge U-turn after criticising show

“I was told by my agent at the time: ‘The BBC regime is against you. You’re going to have to get out of the country and wait for regime change.’ So I went away to America and I kept on working because that’s what my parents instilled in me. My dad always said to me: […]

Away from school pressures, children who defy gender norms blossom at home

“Before the pandemic, I thought my kid had a major problem,” Carrie said. “He’s not going to school, he’s so unhappy, he doesn’t have any friends, what’s wrong with him? Watching him blossom and be so much more connected to himself and more expressive, I’m like, ‘Oh, he’s not the problem.’”

Coronavirus Stops-Starts Stretching Europeans’ Patience

Early in July, the British government encouraged Britons to make use of “travel corridors” to the European continent, allowing vacationers to holiday in Europe without the need to quarantine for 14 days on their return home. Hundreds of thousands took up the opportunity to vacation on the continent and hundreds of thousands more booked trips […]

Sir Anthony Caro obituary

Over several years after the turn of the century, Caro worked on a project in the newly restored choir of the church of St Jean-Baptiste in Bourbourg, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, which had been wrecked when a second world war RAF pilot crashed on to the roof to avoid hitting houses. Caro linked the nave and […]

New Uber CEO Khosrowshahi hints at 2019 IPO

By Gerrit De Vynck and Eric NewcomerOne of Dara Khosrowshahi’s first tasks at Uber Technologies Inc. will be coming up with a new set of core principles. Uber’s board ripped up parts of the original list of 14 corporate values, authored years ago by co-founder Travis Kalanick, after they were used by employees to justify […]

As Britain Deploys Navy, Brexit Complicates Boat Migrant Crisis

In recent days Britain has deployed naval vessels and spotter aircraft to the English Channel. Former Royal Navy officer Chris Parry says it is right to involve Britain’s armed forces. “It’s quite clear that we do not have a grip on our maritime border. It’s unsafe, it’s insecure and there’s illegal operations taking place on […]