Idris Elba’s tweet fuels James Bond speculation
13 August 2018 | 7:22 am
All it took was one tweet from actor Idris Elba on Sunday (August 12) to fuel widespread speculation as to whether the British star would be the next James Bond.
14 Mar 2021
Will Self, the author, political commentator and one of the liveliest and most interesting thinkers and writers in the UK today, speaks to Eve Jackson about his addiction memoir "Will" that's just been translated into French. They also talk about him once being notorious for taking heroin on Prime Minister John Major's plane while covering the 1997 election campaign, how rehab helped his writing and how Britain's successful vaccination programme could cut it off from Europe even more.
31 Mar 2021
British conservationist Charlie Burrell decided to turn his farmland in southern England into a huge animal reserve. In a short space of time, this rewilding project known as Knepp Wildland has become a roaring success: several species that had all but disappeared from the region are now back. The project has encouraged others to undertake similar endeavours, such as in Bamff, near the Scottish Highlands. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Wassim Cornet.
31 Mar 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
29 Apr 2021
Major British royal weddings in the last 100 years
14 May 2021
"The British government has left us out in the cold," says Terence Knott. He's the man behind EUBritizens, an action group of British people living in Europe whose lives have changed dramatically due to Brexit. They've lost their freedom of movement and their right to study, their professional qualifications no longer apply and some are even stuck at home unable to drive as their driving licenses are no longer valid. They're aiming long term to win back European citizenship, starting with a legal case to allow them the right to vote in Europe as they say they've been disenfranchised. Knott joined us for Perspective.
23 May 2021
In January 2021 Clare Smyth became the first British woman chef to be awarded three Michelin stars, for her Notting Hill restaurant 'Core', becoming only the fourth British chef to ever receive the honour. She says it was "brilliant that it happened in such a difficult year", and as restaurants prepare to welcome diners back for indoor service she says she expects "many, many more top female chefs" to come through in the years ahead.
8 Jun 2021
People outside Buckingham Palace react after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana -- named for Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his late mother.
16 Jun 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison announce a new post-Brexit free trade deal between their countries. It follows similar UK trade deals reached with Japan and the European Union following London's divorce with Brussels. On 1 February 2021, the UK formally applied to join the CPTPP, a trade agreement among Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
22 Jul 2021
The scam tried to get cryptocurrency for access to the Twitter accounts of celebrities such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. A Florida teenager masterminded the elaborate scam.
The UK national is accused of spying for the Russians since November 2020 in return for undisclosed amounts of cash. It follows a joint German and British police investigation.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hails a mission "unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes" after the UK airlifted over 15,000 people from Afghanistan over the last two weeks. The UK on Saturday flew out the last of its military from Afghanistan, concluding its pullout, but the government faces criticism as hundreds eligible for relocation remain behind.
George Russell will race for Mercedes next season in an all-British line-up with seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One team said in a widely-expected announcement on Tuesday (September 7). Russell, who is in his third season at Williams, will replace Finland's Valtteri Bottas whose move to Alfa Romeo was made official on Monday. The 23-year-old will be Hamilton's first new team mate since Bottas, now 32, also joined from Williams to take the place of retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg in 2017.
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The Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon has been filled with drama but not that many onlookers. The government is aiming to try and fill up empty stadiums as supporters prefer fan zones. But first, one protester is killed in Sudan as two top US diplomats arrive in the country to try to speak to all sides involved in the deepening crisis. And in a major step for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant, the first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish.
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Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
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Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
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Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
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Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.