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Can You Disappear in Surveillance Britain?

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budget 2021

Sunak plans state aid for jobs until September

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Rishi Sunak will announce today multibillion-pound plans to extend the furlough scheme until September, and pledge to use the “full measure of our fiscal firepower” to save jobs as Britain emerges from the lockdown. The chancellor will say that the country is facing a “moment of crisis” as he…Rishi Sunak will announce today multibillion-pound plans to extend the furlough scheme until September, and pledge to use the “full measure of our fiscal firepower” to save jobs as Britain emerges from the lockdown. The chancellor will say that the country is facing a “moment of crisis” as he…Rishi Sunak will announce today multibillion-pound plans to extend the furlough scheme until September, and pledge to use the…

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Royal aides reveal Meghan bullying claim before Oprah interview

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Royal aides have hit back at the Duchess of Sussex before her television interview with Oprah Winfrey by revealing that she faced a bullying complaint made by one of her closest advisers during her time at Kensington Palace. The sources approached The Times because they felt that only a partial version had emerged of Meghan’s two years as a…Royal aides have hit back at the Duchess of Sussex before her television interview with Oprah Winfrey by revealing that she faced a bullying complaint made by one of her closest advisers during her time at Kensington Palace. The sources approached The Times because they felt that only a partial version had emerged of Meghan’s two years as a…Royal aides have hit back at the Duchess of Sussex before her television interview with Oprah Winfrey by revealing that she…

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General becomes most senior officer in 200 years to face court martial

A two-star general defrauded the taxpayer out of almost £50,000 to pay for his children’s school fees, a military court heard yesterday. Major General Nick Welch, the most senior army officer to face a court martial in 200 years, was accused of acting dishonestly by abusing army allowances. He denies the charge.A two-star general defrauded the taxpayer out of almost £50,000 to pay for his children’s school…A two-star general defrauded the taxpayer out of almost £50,000 to pay for his children’s school…

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RED BOX | ESTHER WEBBER

Sturgeon’s stardom could be her undoing

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Journalists spend a lot of time being mean about politicians who are not very good at their job. Sometimes deservedly: because they have messed things up, been over-promoted, or just because they are low-hanging fruit.Journalists spend a lot of time being mean about politicians who are not very good at their job. Sometimes deservedly: because they have messed things up, been over-promoted, or just because they are low-hanging fruit.Journalists spend a lot of time being mean about politicians who are not very good at their job. Sometimes deservedly…

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Johnson plans advertising campaign to turn middle class off weekend cocaine

Boris Johnson is planning a public information campaign to crack down on middle-class drug use by making snorting cocaine as socially unacceptable as drink-driving, The Times has learnt. A government PR blitz will use…Boris Johnson is planning a public information campaign to crack down on middle-class drug use by making snorting cocaine as socially unacceptable as drink-driving, The Times has learnt. A government PR blitz will use…Boris Johnson is planning a public information campaign to crack down on middle-class drug use by making snorting…

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The Times Diary

Cheerleader reaps reward

Good news for sycophants. “Sir” Michael Ellis has been rewarded with a locum cabinet post for his many hard hours of…Good news for sycophants. “Sir” Michael Ellis has been rewarded with a locum cabinet post for his…Good news for sycophants. “Sir” Michael Ellis has been rewarded with a locum cabinet post for his…

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Dr Seuss books axed over racist stereotypes

He is one of the most successful, adored and influential of all children’s authors — but six books by Dr Seuss will…He is one of the most successful, adored and influential of all children’s authors — but six…He is one of the most successful, adored and influential of all children’s authors — but six…

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IRA rape accuser criticises Guardian over Greenslade

The Guardian has launched a review of Roy Greenslade’s articles after it was accused of allowing him to question the…The Guardian has launched a review of Roy Greenslade’s articles after it was accused of allowing…The Guardian has launched a review of Roy Greenslade’s articles after it was accused of allowing…

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Cancer drug should be approved, say charities

Prostate cancer charities and experts are calling on the treatment watchdog to reconsider its rejection of a drug…Prostate cancer charities and experts are calling on the treatment watchdog to reconsider its…Prostate cancer charities and experts are calling on the treatment watchdog to reconsider its…

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Sunak knows a spending spree must be paid for

The chancellor’s resolve is bolstered by research showing his Tory predecessors raised taxes as often as they cut them

Leading Articles

Keeping Up Appearances

The financial strain of maintaining Downing Street in good repair should not fall on its occupants but be properly funded by the state

Hope Springs

The success of vaccination programme might just hasten the easing of restrictions

Mission Implausible

Deepfakes are coming and regulation will not be enough to stop them

letters to the editor

Deterring people smugglers and migrants

Sir, As people seeking asylum continue to reach our shores by boat or dinghy from France the government is trying to find ways to stop them. The reality is that when fleeing war, terrorism and persecution, ordinary people are forced to take…Sir, As people seeking asylum continue to reach our shores by boat or dinghy from France the…Sir, As people seeking asylum continue to reach our shores by boat or dinghy from France the…

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Daily Universal Register

Briefing

UK: Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, delivers his budget statement to the House of Commons; Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, appears as a witness before the Alex Salmond inquiry at Holyrood; Prudential publishes its full-year results.

On this day

In 1931 Congress adopted The Star-Spangled Banner as the national anthem of the United States; in 1969 Nasa launched Apollo 9, the first crewed flight of a lunar module. The crew went into low Earth orbit for ten days, and performed the first Apollo spacewalk; in 1982 the Queen opened the £161 million Barbican arts and conference venue, declaring the City of London brutalist building “one of the modern wonders of the world”; in 2005 Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo, non-stop around the globe without refuelling, taking 67 hours, two minutes and 39 seconds.

Nature notes

Our fieldfares are slipping away. Having spent autumn and winter feeding on the worms and hedgerow fruit of our mild climate, they’re returning to breeding grounds. Their dispersal is gradual. Flocks of these nomads drift ever eastwards until they hit the North Sea, then they make for Scandinavia and beyond. Maintaining their sociability, fieldfares nest in colonies of up to 40 pairs, where they have an ingenious strategy for deterring predators. As soon as a nestling-stealing raven has been spotted by the community, the fieldfares fly at the intruder. Screaming, they dive-bomb the prowler, firing excrement. This stinking, sticky ammunition can clog the predator’s wings, preventing it from further flying.

Jonathan Tulloch

Birthdays today

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general, World Health Organisation, 56; Jessica Biel, actress, Total Recall (2012), 39; Xavier Bettel, prime minister of Luxembourg (since 2013), 48; Sir Nicolas Bratza, High Court judge (1998-2012) and president of the European Court of Human Rights (2011-2012), 76; Lord (Peter) Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, secretary of state for Northern Ireland (1989-92), 87; Charlie Brooker, journalist and broadcaster, Black Mirror (2011-19), 50; Charlie Brooks, racehorse trainer, 58; Camila Cabello, singer-songwriter, Havana (2018), 24; David Carnegie, Duke of Fife, 60; Prof Brian Cox, physicist and broadcaster, The Planets (2019), 53; David Davies, swimmer, two-time Olympic medallist (2004, 2008), 36; Bonnie Dunbar, engineer and astronaut (space flights 1985-98), 72; Rod Hackney, architect, president, Royal Institute of British Architects (1987-89), 79; Lord (Tony) Hall of Birkenhead, chairman, National Gallery, director-general of the BBC (2013-20), 70; Stephanie Hilborne, chief executive, Women in Sport charity, The Wildlife Trusts (2004-19), 53; Andrew Triggs Hodge, rower, three-time Olympic gold medallist (2008, 2012, 2016) and four-time world champion, 42; Sarah Joiner, vice-chairwoman, Multiple Sclerosis Trust, 61; Ronan Keating, pop singer, When You Say Nothing at All (1999), 44; Merlyn Lowther, deputy director and chief cashier, Bank of England (1999-2004), 67; George Miller, film-maker, the Mad Max film series, 76; Mikhail Mishustin, prime minister of Russia, 55; Prof Ole Petersen, physiologist, 78; Sir Mark Prescott, racehorse trainer, 73; Miranda Richardson, actress, Blackadder (1983-89), 63; Major-General Michael Scott, DSO, commanded the Scots Guards during the Falklands conflict, 80; Jon Sparkes, chief executive, Crisis, 53; John Virgo, snooker player and commentator, 75; Fatima Whitbread, javelin thrower, world champion (1987), 60.

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Iraqi Christians hope for miracle from Pope’s visit

From the northern plains of Nineveh to Iraq’s southern cities, roads and homes are being decorated, church floors scrubbed squeaky clean and blast walls painted in bright hues to welcome the Pope on Friday. Amid warnings that a papal visit is the last chance to save them, Iraq’s rapidly dwindling Christian community has worked hard to prepare for Francis’s arrivalFrom the northern plains of Nineveh to Iraq’s southern cities, roads and homes are being…From the northern plains of Nineveh to Iraq’s southern cities, roads and homes are being…

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Biden suffers first cabinet defeat after Tanden withdraws as nominee

President Biden has suffered the first big setback of his presidency after a cabinet nominee withdrew her name in the…President Biden has suffered the first big setback of his presidency after a cabinet nominee withdrew her name in the face of opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators over some of her tweets. Neera Tanden pulled out as director of the office of management and budget, a crucial role liaising between the…President Biden has suffered the first big setback of his presidency after a cabinet nominee withdrew her name in the face of…

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Political opponents rally round Sarkozy

Supporters of Nicolas Sarkozy rallied round the former president yesterday after he received a one-year prison term…Supporters of Nicolas Sarkozy rallied round the former president yesterday after he received a…Supporters of Nicolas Sarkozy rallied round the former president yesterday after he received a…

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France? It’s more socialist than China, says expat businesswoman

When Chunyan Li was growing up in a small, impoverished Chinese village, she thought of France as a land of freedom…When Chunyan Li was growing up in a small, impoverished Chinese village, she thought of France as…When Chunyan Li was growing up in a small, impoverished Chinese village, she thought of France as…

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Children’s three fathers make a happy ‘throuple’

Two children born in California are thought to be the first to have three fathers on their birth certificates in a breakthrough for polyamorous “throuples” seeking greater recognition in law. Piper, three, and Parker, one and a half, are the…Two children born in California are thought to be the first to have three fathers on their birth…Two children born in California are thought to be the first to have three fathers on their birth…

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Shake-up in the City to woo more tech listings

Stock market rules to be loosened in big revamp

Entrepreneurs will be able to keep more control of companies and investors could list speculative vehicles under proposals intended to boost the City of London after Brexit. The UK could become the go-to destination for listings by founders of fast-growing businesses in areas such as technology and life sciences if rules are liberalised and simplified, according to a…Entrepreneurs will be able to keep more control of companies and investors could list speculative…Entrepreneurs will be able to keep more control of companies and investors could list speculative…

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Budget 2021

What to expect from Sunak’s box of tricks

In his budget Rishi Sunak is looking to stimulate the economy and start repairing the public finances, to fill an…In his budget Rishi Sunak is looking to stimulate the economy and start repairing the public finances, to fill an estimated £20 billion “structural” hole in the deficit. Here’s what we know is coming, what the chancellor is expected to do and what he ought to do:

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The …In his budget Rishi Sunak is looking to stimulate the economy and start repairing the public finances, to fill an estimated £20…

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Renishaw is about more than money

Finally, Sir David McMurtry has found a use for the City: selling Renishaw, the precision engineer he co-founded…Finally, Sir David McMurtry has found a use for the City: selling Renishaw, the…Finally, Sir David McMurtry has found a use for the City: selling Renishaw, the…

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Budget must get Britain back on the path to higher productivity

£2.1 trillion is a very large number. It is, plus a few billion, the amount of UK government debt. This has…£2.1 trillion is a very large number. It is, plus a few billion, the amount of UK government debt.£2.1 trillion is a very large number. It is, plus a few billion, the amount of UK government debt.

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Mortgage prisoners can no longer be abandoned to endure costly plight

Charles Randell, chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority, said on Monday that he did not want to “victim shame”…Charles Randell, chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority, said on Monday that he did not want…Charles Randell, chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority, said on Monday that he did not want…

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Chancellor extends furlough scheme

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Good morning: “Whatever it takes”. That is the vow from the chancellor ahead of today’s budget as he pledges to use…Good morning: “Whatever it takes”. That is the vow from the chancellor ahead of today’s budget as…Good morning: “Whatever it takes”. That is the vow from the chancellor ahead of today’s budget as…

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DIY chain back on track for demerger

The demerger of the Wickes do-it-yourself chain from Travis Perkins, halted a year ago because of the onset of the pandemic, is back on. Having been through various owners since it opened for business in the UK in the 1970s, including a stock…The demerger of the Wickes do-it-yourself chain from Travis Perkins, halted a year ago because of…The demerger of the Wickes do-it-yourself chain from Travis Perkins, halted a year ago because of…

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Volvo to go all-electric by 2030

Volvo is the latest carmaker to commit to going fully electric by the end of the decade. The Swedish marque said yesterday all its models will be electric by 2030 as it launched its first battery car, the C30 hatchback. Volvo, owned by the…Volvo is the latest carmaker to commit to going fully electric by the end of the decade. The…Volvo is the latest carmaker to commit to going fully electric by the end of the decade. The…

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Racing | Matthew Syed

Why is racing angrier about this than a jockey punching his horse?

The horse racing industry is not unlike a cult. Suspicious of outsiders, wedded to its own norms and practices, it snaps at anyone who offers a view, however sincere, about how it could improve the welfare of its principal actors — the horses. This is why, today, it finds itself in an existential…The horse racing industry is not unlike a cult. Suspicious of outsiders, wedded to its own norms and practices, it snaps at anyone who offers a view, however sincere, about how it could improve the welfare of its principal actors — the horses. This is why, today, it finds itself in an existential…The horse racing industry is not unlike a cult. Suspicious of outsiders, wedded to its own norms and practices, it snaps at…

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Cricket | Mike Atherton

England must be bold – there is nothing for them to lose

England’s batsmen (and quick bowlers) are likely to feel about this Test series in India as Samuel Johnson said about Milton’s Paradise Lost — nobody wished it to be longer. For the red-ball specialists such as Dom Sibley, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, James Anderson and potentially Rory Burns or Dan Lawrence it represents a final chance to show…England’s batsmen (and quick bowlers) are likely to feel about this Test series in India as Samuel Johnson said about Milton’s Paradise Lost — nobody wished it to be longer. For the red-ball specialists such as Dom Sibley, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, James Anderson and potentially Rory Burns or Dan Lawrence it represents a final chance to show…England’s batsmen (and quick bowlers) are likely to feel about this Test series in India as Samuel Johnson said about Milton’s…

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Football

FA and Uefa reject that England could host whole Euros

The Football Association and Uefa have ruled out the possibility of England acting as the sole hosts of this summer’s European Championship. This week Boris Johnson said that England would be prepared to stage more matches if any of the 12 host countries were unable to fulfil their fixtures because of the Covid-19…The Football Association and Uefa have ruled out the possibility of England acting as the sole…The Football Association and Uefa have ruled out the possibility of England acting as the sole…

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Football | Martyn Ziegler

Boris’s backing is one thing but a 2030 World Cup bid faces many huge pitfalls

England’s record in bidding for football World Cups has been little short of disastrous, and there are some big…England’s record in bidding for football World Cups has been little short of disastrous, and…England’s record in bidding for football World Cups has been little short of disastrous, and…

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fOOTBALL | hENRY WINTER

Farewell Ian St John, a man who made the game joyful, on and off the pitch

Ian St John made football joyful, whether scoring goals for fun for Liverpool in the Sixties or as a droll and…Ian St John made football joyful, whether scoring goals for fun for Liverpool in the Sixties or…Ian St John made football joyful, whether scoring goals for fun for Liverpool in the Sixties or…

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Athletics | TIFFANY PORTER INTERVIEW

‘Wearing a mask in a race is a personal thing – getting the message out was secondary’

Tiffany Porter has already caused something of a stir in the USA. In a time of antivaxers and lockdown lethargy, the British hurdler-cum-Michigan pharmacist has been racing in a mask. That has prompted some negative remarks, but she says she will do all she can to stay safe and is now planning to socially distance herself from the field at the European Indoor…Tiffany Porter has already caused something of a stir in the USA. In a time of antivaxers and…Tiffany Porter has already caused something of a stir in the USA. In a time of antivaxers and…

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Lions struggle to get government’s backing for home tour

The British & Irish Lions have suffered a setback in their plans to stage a home series this summer after…The British & Irish Lions have suffered a setback in their plans to stage a home series this summer after struggling to convince the government to underwrite the event. Warren Gatland’s squad are scheduled to embark on an eight-game tour of South Africa, culminating in three Tests against the world champions…The British & Irish Lions have suffered a setback in their plans to stage a home series this summer after struggling to…

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Football

‘Clever, canny, bags of skill, made things happen. Liked a scrap too’ – Ian St John dies aged 82

As Ian St John dived to meet Ian Callaghan’s cross, angling a header into the corner of the Leeds United net, he did not simply score the goal that brought FA Cup success to Liverpool. That instinctive finish to seal a 2-1 extra-time success in the 1965 final at Wembley was, arguably, one of the most important in the club’s history. Liverpool had never lifted the trophy…As Ian St John dived to meet Ian Callaghan’s cross, angling a header into the corner of the Leeds…As Ian St John dived to meet Ian Callaghan’s cross, angling a header into the corner of the Leeds…

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Football | Chris Lawler

‘Saint’s goal was huge for the club’

Ian St John was a typical Scot — he had a short fuse and didn’t like losing. He wasn’t that big, but he would stand…Ian St John was a typical Scot — he had a short fuse and didn’t like losing. He wasn’t that big, but he would stand up to anybody. He liked his boxing and I have seen him have some battles down the years with big 6ft 6in centre halves. “The Saint” was a great Liverpool player. Always for the team. I used to joke…Ian St John was a typical Scot — he had a short fuse and didn’t like losing. He wasn’t that big, but he would stand up to anybody.

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Formula One

Hamilton motivated by pursuit of happiness, not titles

Lewis Hamilton has insisted that his enjoyment of Formula One, rather than winning an eighth world title, will be his motivation for staying in the sport beyond this season. The Englishman has signed only a one-year deal, reportedly worth £40…Lewis Hamilton has insisted that his enjoyment of Formula One, rather than winning an eighth…Lewis Hamilton has insisted that his enjoyment of Formula One, rather than winning an eighth…

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Golf | Alasdair Reid

Bifurcation – the obscene word that could solve golf’s big-hitting problem

Bifurcation. It sounds faintly obscene and there are a good many in the world of golf who would argue that it is. To…Bifurcation. It sounds faintly obscene and there are a good many in the world of golf who would…Bifurcation. It sounds faintly obscene and there are a good many in the world of golf who would…

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The Game Daily | Paul Joyce

Oxlade-Chamberlain may be out of favour but that does not mean his time is up

Jürgen Klopp looked towards Liverpool’s substitutes’ bench at Bramall Lane and, firstly, summoned James Milner to the…Jürgen Klopp looked towards Liverpool’s substitutes’ bench at Bramall Lane and, firstly, summoned…Jürgen Klopp looked towards Liverpool’s substitutes’ bench at Bramall Lane and, firstly, summoned…

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Racing

Tiger Roll withdrawn from record-equalling Grand National

Tiger Roll will not bid for a record-equalling third Grand National win at Aintree on April 10. The Michael O’Leary-owned Gigginstown House Stud, whose silks Tiger Roll carries, released a statement this morning claiming that Tiger Roll would not…Tiger Roll will not bid for a record-equalling third Grand National win at Aintree on April 10.Tiger Roll will not bid for a record-equalling third Grand National win at Aintree on April 10.

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Sports photography

Times Sport Unseen: capturing the beautiful game’s magic moments

This week’s Times Sport Unseen gallery is a football special where I have tried to capture the more unusual side of the beautiful game on top of the goals and celebrations. I enjoyed searching for those images which we would otherwise not even consider capturing — the club stewards, the vast TV commentary gantrys and groundstaff packing away the nets — to create a…This week’s Times Sport Unseen gallery is a football special where I have tried to capture the…This week’s Times Sport Unseen gallery is a football special where I have tried to capture the…

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Rob Wright’s racing tips

Tips for Wednesday, March 3 Bet of the day
Balranald (3.00 Musselburgh)

A fair performer on the Flat in France…
Tips for Wednesday, March 3 Bet of the day
Balranald (3.00 Musselburgh)

A fair performer on the Flat in France two years ago, this gelding has yet to reach the same level over jumps since moving to Britain but he looks more than capable of winning of his lowly handicap mark. He was trained by Lucinda Russell on…
Tips for Wednesday, March 3 Bet of the day
Balranald (3.00 Musselburgh)

A fair performer on the Flat in France two years…

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Why millennials should read DH Lawrence

Does anyone read DH Lawrence any more? For modern readers, and especially younger readers, the passionate reverence with which the novelist was once regarded — his absolute centrality as a cultural figure — are probably impossible to grasp. Yet in…Does anyone read DH Lawrence any more? For modern readers, and especially younger readers, the…Does anyone read DH Lawrence any more? For modern readers, and especially younger readers, the…

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What’s on TV and radio tonight

For full TV listings for the week, see thetimes.co.uk/tvplanner Viewing guide, by Joe Clay The Terror
For full TV listings for the week, see thetimes.co.uk/tvplanner Viewing guide, by Joe Clay TheFor full TV listings for the week, see thetimes.co.uk/tvplanner Viewing guide, by Joe Clay The

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Oxford Lieder’s Winter into Spring: The Changing Seasons weekend — a 20th anniversary triumph

The Oxford Lieder Festival is 20 years old this year. Under the guidance of its artistic director, the pianist Sholto…The Oxford Lieder Festival is 20 years old this year. Under the guidance of its artistic director…The Oxford Lieder Festival is 20 years old this year. Under the guidance of its artistic director…

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The best live arts to stream this week

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Theatre: Hymn
Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani are superb as two middle-aged men who meet at a funeral and discover they have more in common than they thought. The playwright Lolita Chakrabarti cleverly uses snippets of vintage music — from…
Theatre: Hymn
Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani are superb as two middle-aged men who meet at…
Theatre: Hymn
Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani are superb as two middle-aged men who meet at…

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obituary

Ian St John

Key member of Bill Shankly’s first great Liverpool side who later formed one half of the popular ‘Saint and Greavsie’ TV double act

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Sir Alan Bowness

Former Tate director who established the Turner prize and opened up the gallery’s collections to art lovers in Liverpool

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Professor Alec Gambling

Pioneer of fibre-optic cables who anticipated the way broadband would revolutionise office life and allow home working

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Captain Dick Channer

Second World War veteran who sought reconciliation with his Japanese enemies

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Glenn Roeder

Skilful central defender, famed for the ‘Roeder shuffle’, who won admiration for his dignity in dealing with a brain tumour

Sturgeon faces calls to resign over new Salmond evidence

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to resign as new revelations suggest that she lied to parliament about her role in the Alex Salmond sex assault investigation. Today the first minister faces the biggest test of her career as she must explain whether she misled MSPs at a Holyrood inquiry into the…Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to resign as new revelations suggest that she lied to parliament about her role in the Alex Salmond sex assault investigation. Today the first minister faces the biggest test of her career as she must explain whether she misled MSPs at a Holyrood inquiry into the…Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to resign as new revelations suggest that she lied to parliament about her role in the Alex…

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Coronavirus

Tell young antivaxers: no jab, no nightclubs

Young people who refuse to be vaccinated should be banned from entering clubs and bars until they get the jab, says an influential government adviser. Devi Sridhar, chairwoman of global public health at Edinburgh University, said some people under 40 need an extra incentive to be inoculated, because they know they are less likely to fall…Young people who refuse to be vaccinated should be banned from entering clubs and bars until they get the jab, says an influential government adviser. Devi Sridhar, chairwoman of global public health at Edinburgh University, said some people under 40 need an extra incentive to be inoculated, because they know they are less likely to fall…Young people who refuse to be vaccinated should be banned from entering clubs and bars until they get the jab, says an…

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Door-to-door canvassing allowed in run-up to election despite lockdown

Holyrood candidates will be permitted to canvass for votes door to door despite pandemic restrictions remaining in place, under new election plans. Politicians vying for a seat in the Scottish parliament can campaign almost as normal at a time when voters will be asked to socialise outside only with a maximum of six…Holyrood candidates will be permitted to canvass for votes door to door despite pandemic…Holyrood candidates will be permitted to canvass for votes door to door despite pandemic…

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alex salmond inquiry

Lord advocate stubbornly silent about court order

Scotland’s most senior law officer has refused to say whether it would be a criminal offence for the Scottish government to withhold evidence demanded through a search warrant. James Wolffe, the lord advocate, said that…Scotland’s most senior law officer has refused to say whether it would be a criminal offence for the Scottish government to withhold evidence demanded through a search warrant. James Wolffe, the lord advocate, said that…Scotland’s most senior law officer has refused to say whether it would be a criminal offence for the Scottish…

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Caught Out

Political scandals very often shine a revealing light on how our political systems operate. What they disclose may be imperfections that have gone by default in the past, but are shown up in sharp focus by the searchlight of an…Political scandals very often shine a revealing light on how our political systems operate. What they disclose may be imperfections that have gone by default in the past, but are shown up in sharp focus by the searchlight of an…Political scandals very often shine a revealing light on how our political systems operate. What they disclose may be…

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Football

Hampden’s Euro 2020 games are at risk

The hardline attitude of the Scottish government to having fans back in significant numbers for the Euro 2020 matches at Hampden Park this summer is causing concern at Uefa. There are growing fears that the four matches scheduled for Glasgow may be at risk unless there are moves to follow England’s example where at least 10,000 supporters will be admitted to matches…The hardline attitude of the Scottish government to having fans back in significant numbers for…The hardline attitude of the Scottish government to having fans back in significant numbers for…

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Football | Michael Grant

Winner Gerrard will be a wanted man

For most of the past decade any suggestion that the Rangers manager was wanted by another club would have prompted…For most of the past decade any suggestion that the Rangers manager was wanted by another club would have prompted fans to get the car engine running and volunteer to drive him to the airport. No-one came calling for Ally McCoist, Kenny McDowall, Graeme Murty, Mark Warburton or Pedro Caixinha. Fulham did sniff…For most of the past decade any suggestion that the Rangers manager was wanted by another club would have prompted fans to get…

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rugby union | Alasdair reid

Wilson vows better future for Warriors

GAA not approached about using stadiums for World Cup bid

The GAA has not been formally approached about the use of its stadiums for a World Cup 2030 bid by the UK and Ireland, the organisation said. The taoiseach has spoken to Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, to offer close co-operation on a joint bid by five football associations to host the tournament in its centenary year. It would involve games being hosted…The GAA has not been formally approached about the use of its stadiums for a World Cup 2030 bid…The GAA has not been formally approached about the use of its stadiums for a World Cup 2030 bid…

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Pontins must give to charity for blacklisting Travellers, says Pavee Point

One of Britain’s biggest holiday park operators is being urged to make a “generous financial contribution” to a…One of Britain’s biggest holiday park operators is being urged to make a “generous financial contribution” to a Traveller rights charity after blacklisting the ethnic group. The call comes after an investigation into Pontins, which operates five holiday parks in England and one in Wales, found that it had a policy…One of Britain’s biggest holiday park operators is being urged to make a “generous financial contribution” to a Traveller…

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Waters and O’Doherty foiled again in appeal to challenge lockdown laws

John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty have lost their appeal against a refusal to allow them to challenge the imposition of public health restrictions. The court said the pair had chosen “rhetoric over substance” and “fiction and…John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty have lost their appeal against a refusal to allow them to challenge the imposition of public health restrictions. The court said the pair had chosen “rhetoric over substance” and “fiction and…John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty have lost their appeal against a refusal to allow them to challenge the imposition of…

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Delaney’s application for private court hearing to be heard soon

An application by John Delaney to exclude the media from a hearing on the inspection of thousands of documents seized from the Football Association of Ireland will be held this month. Delaney, the former FAI chief…An application by John Delaney to exclude the media from a hearing on the inspection of thousands of documents seized from the Football Association of Ireland will be held this month. Delaney, the former FAI chief…An application by John Delaney to exclude the media from a hearing on the inspection of thousands of documents seized…

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