The Times

The Times is a British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times (founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers.

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Latest Articles

Women’s World Cup: Early setback has put Japan’s hope of a second bloom in doubt

The Japanese word nadeshiko refers to a pink carnation found in the country’s mountains. It also describes a romanticised idea of Japanese womanhood: silent, still and picture-perfect. Somewhat incongruous, then, that nadeshiko is the nickname of the national football team who, eight years ago, were world champions.
By Harriet Marsden
The Times

Estefanía Banini: The ‘female Messi’ fighting discrimination in Argentina now sets sights on England

To be compared to Lionel Messi, arguably the world’s greatest footballer, is heady praise for most athletes. But Estefanía Banini, the star of Argentina’s national women’s side, prefers a more personal approach. “I always say that it is a beautiful comparison, as I consider Messi the best player in the world,” she says. “I also always say that it would be n
By Harriet Marsden
The Times

Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert carries Scottish hopes of World Cup surprise victory over England

Which footballer best embodies the Scottish women’s team? For the coach and former captain, Shelley Kerr, it is Erin Cuthbert. This may surprise some, given the Chelsea midfielder’s relative juniority but Kerr, the first UK woman to manage a senior men’s team, knows something about Scottish spirit.
By Harriet Marsden
The Times

No need to show passports at hi‑tech Heathrow

The shift towards biometric technology should cut time passing through Heathrow by up to a third ALAMY Passengers travelling from Heathrow will be able to check in and board their flight without showing a passport from this summer. A £50 million project to install permanent facial recognition technology at Britain’s biggest airport is intended to reduce time spent passing through by up to a third as travellers will not need to show a boarding pass either. It is the biggest single deployment of
By Daphne Bugler
The Times

Climate pupils plan summer of strikes

Pupils who skipped school to protest about climate change have said they will continue their demonstrations throughout the summer because they are “not about skiving”. Thousands of teenagers have formed networks to co-ordinate campaigns to demand action by politicians on climate change. They have held monthly strikes simultaneously with young people around the world, gathering in Westminster and city centres on Fridays. Some met Greta Thunberg, the Swedish girl aged 16 who started the movement,
By Daphne Bugler
The Times

Inaccurate trackers miss the marathon by miles

Fitness trackers are underestimating distances by such a large margin that some runners in the London Marathon tomorrow would need to cover almost 40 miles before their device told them that they had finished. Analysis by Which? found wide variations when they tested 118 trackers and smartwatches from brands including Apple, Fitbit and Garmin. The Garmin Vivosmart 4 was the least accurate, underestimating running distances by as much as 41.5 per cent. It miscalculated the marathon by 10.8 mile
By Daphne Bugler
The Times

Parents asked to pay for teachers’ salaries and school repairs

Parents are bringing in stationery, glue sticks, exercise books and boxes of tissues for their children. State schools are asking parents to donate hundreds of pounds a year to pay for salaries, buy textbooks and equipment and repair leaking buildings, a Times investigation has revealed. Grammars, comprehensives and primaries are increasingly relying on families to pay for essentials and in one case have asked for up to £1,200 per child each year. Others do not specify amounts but are rec
By Elsa Maishman
The Times

Climate protest pupils are arrested for halting traffic

Three children were arrested and led away in handcuffs yesterday as a school pupils’ climate change protest halted traffic in Westminster. One pupil, dressed in school uniform, was led away with two others after buses and cars were brought to a standstill in the roads around Parliament Square. Thousands of children 60 towns were on strike from lessons for a day. They are campaigning against government inaction on global warming. Police warned the young protesters that they would be arrested if
By Elsa Maishman
The Times

Take an LGBTQ museum tour in Cambridge — it’s not all gay penguins

When Robert Falcon Scott led his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1910, one of his team saw something unexpected. A male Adélie penguin finished mating with his partner, dismounted — and swapped positions. George Murray Levick, observing, concluded with shock: homosexuals. After Levick recorded his observations, he crossed them out and rewrote them in Greek so that only educated gentlemen could read them. His paper on the penguins’ proclivities was deemed too controversial for publication.
By Harriet Marsden
The Times

Backlash over jailing of British ‘spy’ Matthew Hedges as lecturers boycott Dubai campus

Academics at Birmingham University voted to withdraw services from its Dubai campus after the jailing of Matthew Hedges, pictured here with his wife, Daniela PA Lecturers at Birmingham University have voted for an academic boycott of its new campus in the United Arab Emirates as the Durham PhD student accused of spying starts his life sentence there. Following the imprisonment of Matthew Hedges, 31, who was conducting fieldwork in the UAE when he was arrested in May, they said the safety of...
By Jem Bartholomew
The Times