Gaming
Entertainment
Music
Sports
Business
Technology
News
Design
Fitness
Science
Histoy
Travel
Animals
DIY
Fun
Style
Photography
Lifestyle
Food
2018-06-18T17:11:10.759Z
0
{"feed":"the-guardian","feedTitle":"The Guardian","feedLink":"/feed/the-guardian","catTitle":"News","catLink":"/cat/news"}
• Former World No 1 confident he will not re-injure hip
• ‘I didn’t want to get back on court until I could compete’

Nick Kyrgios says he regards Andy Murray as “one of my better mates on tour” and the feeling is undoubtedly mutual, but the Australian arrives here in the sort of form that could destroy the former world No 1 when he makes his comeback on Tuesday.

Kyrgios, who frightened the life out of Roger Federer in a thrilling three-set semi-final in Stuttgart on Saturday, said of Murray’s absence since Wimbledon last year: “It’s been pretty shitty without him. I’m looking forward to going out there and playing. But to see him healthy is obviously the main thing. He’s awesome for the sport.”

Continue reading...

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s speech on the NHS and the Lords debate on the EU withdrawal bill

At times Brexit just feels like a Tory family feud. Lord Lamont, the Conservative former chancellor, is speaking now. He says he is due to have Sunday lunch with Viscount Hailsham in the next few day, but he will be sitting at the far end of the table because Hailsham is so strident, he says.

This is from the ITV’s Robert Peston.

I reckon Betty Boothroyd, ex Commons speaker, has just killed off any chance that Hailsham's "meaningful vote" amendment will be defeated in Lords - by undermining claim by Howard that Lords can reject Hailsham and still allow MPs to resuscitate spirit of what he wants Wednesday

Continue reading...
  • This video contains strong language 

Former Somali refugee Magid Magid became Sheffield's youngest ever lord mayor last month. We catch up with the 28-year-old two weeks in to the job and find him ripping up the rule book

Continue reading...

For the first time in its history Panama will be at the World Cup. This achievement is in great part due to what former Millwall coach Gary Stempel, has done over the past 20 years with both the Panamanian national teams at all age levels and within the Panamanian domestic league. Sid Lowe travels to Panama to investigate how their national team has used these lessons and what Gary is doing to help those on the fringes society.

Continue reading...

Photographer Luc Kordas captures New York’s unique energy and characters in his ongoing series New York Chronicles. One of his favourite locations is the subway, where he captures “those quiet moments people have among all the craziness”

Continue reading...

Kirsty Wark is the bookies’ favourite, but there is a long list of contenders to take over the coveted BBC hosting job

For the first time in a quarter of a century, Question Time is hunting for a new host – or chairman, to give it its proper title – with David Dimbleby announcing he will step down from the role later this year. Given that the job is arguably the most high-profile hosting gig in British political TV, the hunt to find Dimbleby’s replacement is already the subject of rampant speculation, with the great and good of news broadcasting being tipped for the role.

What is certain is that whoever takes on the job will follow formidable footsteps: Dimbleby is widely considered to have revived the fortunes of Question Time, which was considered a lame duck when he was appointed in 1994, and the broadcaster has attained a cross-generational cult status in his 25 years at the helm. Here are the runners and riders to replace him.

Continue reading...

In June 2017 residents of the Silchester estate woke to discover Grenfell Tower engulfed in flames, witnessing a terrifying national tragedy unfolding on their doorstep. The tower bore a striking resemblance to their own. The victims were people they knew, people from all walks of life who, like them, made a home for themselves high up above the clamour of the city. Faced with an uncertain future, the residents of the tower next door are fighting to rebuild their community, and their place within it

Continue reading...

Another feature of Volgograd: the flies. The midges are everywhere. It sounds pleasant. England players will be doused in fly repellent before taking to the pitch at the Volgograd Arena.

Have eaten so many bugs. None of them intentionally.

Midge update - I have been doused in a local repellant that made me choke and will possibly make my skin green. But if it stops me being swarmed I’ll happily shower in the stuff. I am live pitchside in an hour and will update on its effectiveness. Sure you’re all riveted.

There are memorials to the Battle of Stalingrad throughout Volgograd. There have been plenty of mentions about one of the most significant battles of World War 2 in the past few days, with travelling reporters taking every opportunity to tweet photos of The Motherland Calls, the city’s awesome 85m statue, in the past few days. “The history, it is what it is,” Harry Kane said. Barney Ronay arguably put it better in this piece about his grandfather.

Related: My grandad was captured by Russians in the second world war and kept alive

Continue reading...
The world champions may have to make some tactical switches against Sweden

Make no mistake, Joachim Löw is facing his biggest test as Germany’s head coach since taking the role 12 years ago. Sunday’s defeat to Mexico was not only a surprise but also a big concern for a team that is not used to losing games at major tournaments, certainly not at the very start of them. Germans are now waiting to see how Löw reacts before Saturday’s must-win game against Sweden.

Related: 'Wake up!' – Germany's papers react to World Cup defeat by Mexico

Continue reading...
The current first lady and Laura Bush have both spoken up about Trump’s unconscionable family separation policy. Meanwhile, the men in power remain defiant

Wide Awoke appreciates that these are both horrifying and confusing times. One moment Ivanka Trump is tweeting a picture of herself cuddling her toddler at the precise time that reports detailing the wrenching of children from their parents’ arms by US border agents are breaking. Which, at best, is unfathomably deluded. The next, Melania Trump is reportedly “speaking out against” the US president’s unconscionable family separation policy. Which, at best (or is that worst?), makes the first lady a voice of morality.

Related: Melania Trump speaks out against child separations at border: 'Hate to see it'

Continue reading...

Serpentine, London
More rock festival stage than political statement, Christo’s giant oil barrel sculpture on Hyde Park’s Serpentine leaves our critic wondering what the fish all think

It sits out on the lake, bigly. Constructed from 7,506 standard oil drums, the London Mastaba interrupts the view. More than that, it is the view. It is unmissable. Floating on London’s Serpentine, and tethered to the lake’s shallow bottom, Christo’s first major London project is an alien presence, its sides rising at 60-degree angles from the placid waters. The end walls drop sheer. A geometric presence, a blockage, a giant toy, a feat of engineering, it is a sculpture. It is a thing.

The birds look unconcerned by the 83-year-old’s creation. Fish, often attracted to underwater structures, doubtless swim and lurk underneath. The sculpture’s footprint covers 1% of the artificial lake’s surface and rises 20 metres above the water. The sides of the barrels are painted red, with a white stripe circling their circumference, giving the side-view of the sculpture the appearance of relentless cartoon brickwork. The circular barrels’ ends are variously blue, a different red or a dusky mauve. Their arrangement seems a kind of random pixilation, though the order is meticulously copied from the artist’s working drawings.

Continue reading...

We split up for a while and then got back together, but I don’t know how to fix our physical relationship

I’m a 30-year-old woman, and have been with my husband for 11 years. We have three kids and both work full-time jobs. Three years ago he cheated on me with his ex from school. We split up for seven months then got back together, but now I’m kind of disgusted by the idea of sex. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, or how to fix this. I don’t know how much longer he will put up with this.

Your husband clearly loves you for many reasons other than sex. And you deserve to have all the time you need to heal from the trauma of discovering his affair. It is extremely common for a betrayed partner to be turned off sex, and your husband needs to understand this. He also needs to be patient, supportive and to work hard to rebuild your trust in him. It’s unfortunate that you seem to feel that your disgust is wrong and that you need to try to accommodate him despite it. Find a way to get him to listen to you. You might say: “It would be nice if we were able to pick up where we left off, but that’s not possible for everything. It’s going to take me some time to feel sexually confident again, and I really need your understanding and support.”

Continue reading...

Damage assessors unlikely to be allowed into Mackintosh building until Wednesday

The surviving shell of the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, devastated by fire last weekend, is expected to be saved from demolition, council officials have said.

Senior figures in Glasgow city council said a consensus was emerging among building control officers, the art school and Historic Environment Scotland, the official conservation agency, that the landmark should be saved.

Continue reading...

PM used speech to defend belief that ‘Brexit dividend’ will benefit health service

Theresa May has reiterated her much-questioned belief that a new funding deal for the NHS can be financed in part using money saved as a result of Brexit, but said taxpayers should also expect to contribute more.

Related: NHS Brexit dividend: questions posed by Theresa May's pledge

Continue reading...

After Brexit UK-made parts for planes could be no longer valid and pilot licences could be defunct

The European commission is refusing to agree to any back-channel discussions between UK and EU aviation agencies to avert a crisis in the event of a “no-deal” outcome to Brexit.

Attempts by the aerospace industry to persuade Brussels to start contingency talks to ensure Europe’s planes keep flying and the aerospace industry can function effectively have apparently been rebuffed by the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, according to industry sources.

Continue reading...

Gonen Segev allegedly met Iranian ‘operators’ in hotels and apartments around world

Israel has arrested and indicted a former government minister on charges of spying for Iran, the country’s internal security services have said.

Gonen Segev, who worked as energy and infrastructure minister in the 1990s, “was recruited and acted as an agent on behalf of Iranian intelligence”, police and the Israel Security Agency, better known as the Shin Bet, said in a statement on Monday.

Continue reading...

As the world’s water needs grow so is concern that we’re rapidly using up supplies. How worried should we be?

Water seems the most renewable of all the Earth’s resources. It falls from the sky as rain, it surrounds us in the oceans that cover nearly three-quarters of the planet’s surface, and in the polar ice caps and mountain glaciers. It is the source of life on Earth and quite possibly beyond – the discovery of traces of water on Mars aroused excitement because it was the first indication that life may have existed there.

Continue reading...

UN’s hopes of negotiating ceasefire and handover of vital port of Hodeidah appear dashed

The UN’s hopes of negotiating a ceasefire with Houthi rebels in the vital port of Hodeidah in Yemen appear to have been dashed after the Saudi-led coalition backing the Yemeni government said it would only accept the rebels’ unconditional withdrawal from the area.

The UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has been in the country seeking a deal whereby the port, currently under Houthi control, is handed over to the UN and its relief agencies. The port is the distribution point for up to 80% of the food, water and commercial fuel vital to the lives of more than 8 million Yemenis in severe need. The UN and aid agencies fear a prolonged fight will endanger the aid supplies.

Continue reading...

There’s one factor that has made the two former players stand out from their male colleagues during their analysis of the opening games – and it’s not their gender

The breakout star of the men’s World Cup is a woman. It’s not something many would have seen coming. Yet here we are. Five days in to the biggest sporting competition in the world and Eni Aluko’s punditry is one of the most talked-about aspects of the games. The former Chelsea striker, who joined Serie A side Juventus this summer, has proved a breath of fresh air as a part of the ITV punditry team.

Yet this isn’t her first outing: Aluko made history as the first female pundit on Match of the Day in 2014 and she was mic’d up at both the 2016 European Championships and the 2017 Women’s Euros in the Netherlands. So why such an impact this time round?

Continue reading...