Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sainsbury’s reports 9% fall in first-half profit

Sainsbury has reported a 9 per cent fall in profit for the first half of its financial year, becoming the latest retailer to...

Iranian women who refuse to wear hijabs filmed standing up to men telling them...

New videos have emerged of women defying Iran's law obliging women to wear hijabs in public. Part of the "White Wednesdays" online campaign against compulsory headscarves, the...

Billionaires and royals are rushing to teach their kids Mandarin

Learning a second language has been proven to offer a swath of cognitive, health, and educational benefits. It improves brain development, can protect...

Gig economy lawyer says Gym Group may have questions to answer over contracts

A law firm that has brought claims against Uber and Deliveroo over their employment practices says the Gym Group may have legal questions...

England inspired by fierce rivals Germany but Gareth Southgate all too aware his side...

It is one of international football’s oldest rivalries, but England manager Gareth Southgate did not hide his admiration for the Germany side –...

Miss Bumbum 2017: Brazilian pageant contestants wear meat bikinis in statement against sexual harassment

Contestants at a beauty pageant in Brazil wore “beef bikinis” to protest against sexual assault and harassment. Five models in the Miss Bumbum competition...

‘Isis is finished’: Syria declares end of terror group’s ‘project’ as last town held...

Isis militants withdrew on Thursday from their last stronghold in Syria, a strategic town near the border with Iraq, following a government offensive...

Gig economy’s expansion could mean pensions crisis for millions of workers, report warns

A “blind spot” in the pensions system needs to be tackled to help gig economy workers boost their retirement savings, a report suggests. Insurance...

Why the lion is art’s most powerful symbol

Images of the fierce animal are so commonplace in art as to be overlooked. Alastair Sooke explores the meaning of this enduring icon. Anyone who has visited Trafalgar Square in London will...

Britain would be ‘booming’ if it weren’t for Brexit, says Bank of England Governor...

  Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said the UK economy should be “booming” but Brexit is holding it back. “Since the referendum, what...

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‘Install drinking fountains across London’: Jamie Oliver launches manifesto for a...

Jamie Oliver today called for drinking fountains to be installed across London as part of a drive to tackle obesity. Launching his own manifesto for...

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