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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Stephanie Gale

Final year Journalism student at Goldsmiths, University of London.Recently interned at The Times with the digital news team, …

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Specialisms: News, Journalism, Art

Jess Galley

Newspapers | Magazines | Digital

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Raheem Rashid

I am currently a final year Politics and International Relations student at the University of Warwick looking for …

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Emma James

Reporting for The Sun |Former News Reporter at Cavendish Press | Former Reporter at Stoke Sentinel | NAPA …

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Skills: Reporter, Blogger
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Russ Swan

Science, engineering, and technology, plus travel, motoring and motorcycling, and outdoor activities. UK based, can travel. Visit my …

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Specialisms: Travel, Technology

Latest Articles

Cannabis vapes laced with ‘zombie’ drug Spice put children’s lives at risk

Children’s lives are being put at risk by a dangerous new trend for inhaling illegal cannabis vapes, many laced with the “zombie” drug Spice. Pupils have collapsed in schools and been taken to hospital after using the vapes, which can be bought online for just £15. Many are unaware the vaping fluids they have bought also contain toxic chemicals and Spice. Young people are attracted to vaping drugs partly because the e-cigarettes are small, almost odourless and easily hidden.
By Rachel King
The Times

Stefanos Tsitsipas is told off by his mum for meltdown

Tsitsipas lost his temper and accidentally hit his dad with his racket, left, which prompted a telling-off from his mum, right ATP TOUR TV There is something reassuring about the racket-smashing fury of Stefanos Tsitsipas. His achievements, aged 21, are enviable: ATP World Tour finals champion, world No 6, three times a victor over Roger Federer. For all that, the Greek is similar to many people in at least one regard — if he misbehaves, his mum will lay down the law. After losing a tie-break
By Ekta Khanchandani
The Times

Revamped St Matt’s church in Exeter is hell, say regular worshippers

Carpets cover the old stone floor to help acoustics at St Matt’s A church’s plan to attract younger people by changing its name from St Matthew’s to St Matt’s has upset regular worshippers. The move by the church in Exeter was part of a £1.3 million marketing exercise by the Church of England led by Holy Trinity Brompton in west London. It was hoped that a name change, new logo and social media presence would appeal to the 30,000 students in Exeter and lift its congregation from as little as
By Rachael Pells
The Times

Hong Kong students look to Taiwan amid fear of reprisals

Teenagers in Hong Kong are applying for places at Taiwanese universities as fears grow that they could be blocked from studying at home if they are linked to the pro-democracy protests. Hong Kong is officially part of China, under the “one country, two systems” framework; Taiwan is self governing, but is claimed by China as sovereign territory.
By Amy Hawkins
The Times

China pushes Uighurs on to catwalk to erase native dress

Uighur women have been coerced into appearing in fashion shows and beauty pageants to make them “look more Chinese”, according to a research paper into a government initiative. About a million Uighurs and other Muslims are held in detention camps in Xinjiang but some women who live outside the camps have been encouraged to take part in fashion shows and “longest-hair competitions” organised by the Chinese government under its Project Beauty initiative.
By Amy Hawkins
The Times

Beijing turns to thugs to silence Hong Kong protest leaders

A brutal hammer attack on a prominent Hong Kong activist has raised fears that gangs backed by Beijing are trying to stop pro-democracy demonstrations by targeting protest leaders for “political assassination”. The last time Beijing faced a mass uprising on Chinese territory, in Tiananmen Square in 1989, it sent tanks to crush dissenters. Today, in Hong Kong, with the world watching, protesters claim different tactics are being employed.
By Amy Hawkins
The Times

Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam harangued by lawmakers

There were chaotic scenes in Hong Kong’s parliament yesterday, with members dragged out by security guards after heckling Carrie Lam with demands for an inquiry into a brutal attack on a prominent protester. Hong Kong’s chief executive was forced to abandon the territory’s legislative council chamber for a second consecutive day.
By Amy Hawkins
The Times