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Every October, the capital rolls out the red carpet for some of the hottest films, stars and directors. Now in its 67th year, the London Film Festival offers a jam-packed schedule of premieres and debut features — with films starring Julianne Moore, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Jodie Comer and Anthony …
Mossad enlists ultra-orthodox volunteers amid split over army service
Israel’s intelligence services are trying to entice the country’s ultra-orthodox community into service in an attempt to calm tensions over the military exemptions made for the religious minority. Non-orthodox Israelis, who all serve from the age of 18, have grown increasingly tired of the state benefits given to the ultra-orthodox …
MPs put on alert for climate activists trying to infiltrate their offices
Ministers and MPs have been told to watch out for climate activists trying to infiltrate their offices by posing as would-be Conservative campaigners.
Foreign Office clams up over David Cameron briefing for China
The Foreign Office has taken nearly two years to decide whether it is in the public interest to release briefing notes given to David Cameron before a trip to China a decade ago.
We’ll lose seats if Rishi Sunak dilutes net zero, warn blue wall Tories
Rishi Sunak is facing a backlash from blue wall Tory MPs who have said that he will cost them their seats at the next election if he panders to the right of the party on climate change and human rights commitments.
State pensions to cost more than education, policing and defence combined
Britain will spend more on old-age pensions in two years’ time than on education, policing and defence combined, official figures show.
Sleaze complaints quadruple amid Boris Johnson and Tory scandals
Complaints to the parliament’s sleaze watchdog nearly quadrupled last year amid misconduct scandals, fallout from the Downing Street parties and Boris Johnson’s exit.
Stay out of politics, Tory MP tells businesses after Costa Coffee row
Costa Coffee and other companies should stay out of politics instead of engaging in “societal fads”, a cabinet minister has warned.
Get on your (Deliveroo) bike if you need to work, minister tells over-50s
The over-50s should consider delivering takeaways and other flexible jobs traditionally targeted at young people if they want to maintain their lifestyle into old age, a cabinet minister has said.
Israeli police ‘use George Floyd brutality’ against protesters
Itamar Ben-Gvir, Israel’s hard-right national security minister, has been accused of fostering a culture of police brutality in trying to crack down on protests against the government. Ben-Gvir, leader of the Jewish Power party and the most radical member of Binyamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition, has secured a guarantee that he …
Save writing course, star authors urge University of East Anglia
A group of writers including Ian McEwan and Tracy Chevalier has written to the University of East Anglia to condemn job cuts which are seen as a threat to the university’s “world-renowned” creative writing degree. More than 750 people are signatories, including current and former students at UEA and “members …
REVIEW: The Last Drop: Solving the World’s Water Crisis by Tim Smedley — how Britain’s taps could run dry
I read most of Tim Smedley’s book about the world’s impending water shortage while wallowing in the bath. It’s where I do much of my reading, happily turning the pages for hours until my flatmates begin to hammer on the door of our only bathroom. From that vantage, the thesis …
I was ignored after traumatic birth — no mother should experience that
Lying on a hospital bed and bleeding heavily, Theo Clarke was sure she would never get to properly meet her daughter.
Somerton and Frome locals tire of Tory scandals before by-election
The Conservatives in the small market town of Bruton find themselves in an invidious position. Voters who might usually back the Tories are split between being angry at their party for getting rid of Boris Johnson, or furious over the scandals that led to his downfall.
Windsor Castle intruder ‘swapped sexually explicit messages’ with AI bot
A former supermarket worker who broke into Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow and threatened to kill the late Queen shared thousands of sexually charged messages with a chatbot that encouraged him to carry out the assassination, a court was told. Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, climbed over the castle walls …
Queen’s would-be crossbow assassin ‘egged on by chatbot’
A former supermarket worker who entered the grounds of Windsor Castle with a crossbow and threatened to kill Queen Elizabeth was encouraged by an artificial intelligence bot to carry out the plot, a court was told. Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, climbed over the castle walls with a rope ladder on …
Wimbledon 2023: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has a magic moment watching Murray’s victory
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe described her joy at watching Andy Murray win on Centre Court after he secured her a spot in the royal box for his first outing at SW19. The two-time Wimbledon champion arranged for Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 45, to join the Princess of Wales and Roger Federer in the stand after …
Kevin Spacey trial: actor a ‘snakey predator’, driver tells court
Kevin Spacey is a “slippery, snakey and difficult” person who allegedly “groomed” then sexually assaulted a man a dozen times, a court has been told. The Oscar winner, 63, is said to have stroked the complainant’s leg, rubbed his neck, touched his penis over clothing and smacked his bottom several …
Meet the Patriotic Millionaires who want to pay more tax
They say two things are certain in life — death and taxes. And as contrary as it may appear, a growing number of British millionaires are begging Rishi Sunak for more of the latter.
Middle-aged women ‘hold key to winning the next election’
Middle-aged women are the key to winning the next election, the major political parties believe, as campaigns target the “National Trusters”, “Take A Break-ers” and the Women’s Institute (WI).
Israel develops ‘cyber Iron Dome’ to find terrorists online
The Israeli internal security agency has developed new spyware to fight domestic terrorism, a technology its chief has called the “cyber Iron Dome”. Ronen Bar, the director of Shin Bet, the Israeli equivalent to MI5 or the FBI, said this week that artificial intelligence had helped the agency to identify …
Unemployed can’t afford to be ‘job snobs’, says minister
The unemployed cannot be “job snobs” and should accept any role if they want to move up in the world, the government’s social mobility minister has said.
Times CEO Summit 2023: I won’t rely on quick fix of migration, Starmer says
Sir Keir Starmer has ruled out a rise in capital gains tax and rejected reaching for the “quick fix of migration” to boost Britain’s ailing economy.
Ban children changing pronouns at school, Tory MP Miriam Cates says
Children should not be allowed to change their pronouns at school even if they have the permission of their parents, a senior Consevative MP has said.
The Uxbridge by-election is about more than one man
Danny Beales does not really want to speak about Boris Johnson. In any normal election, a former Tory MP resigning in scandal would be manna from heaven for Labour spinners, keen to capitalise on their downfall. But polls involving Johnson have rarely been ordinary.
Labour to return £100k donation from finance boss sued for harassment
The Labour Party is to return £100,000 in donations from a finance boss who commented on the size of a female colleague’s breasts.
Break up Oxbridge PPE clique who decide policy, says Jake Berry
Government policy being led by civil servants and ministers must break away from “blobonomics” to stand a chance in the north, the former Tory party chairman will say.