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Stock markets fall amid fresh worries over US-China trade deal – business live
Fears mount that ‘phase one’ trade deal may not be signed until next year, as both sides step up demandsUS legislation on Hong Kong angers China 8.05am GMT The FTSE 100 index has slid 37 points at the open to 7,225.69, a 0.51% drop.Germany’s Dax opened down 0.6%, France’s CAC and Spain’s Ibex fell 0.7%, Italy’s FTSE MiB lost 0.67% and Portugal’s PSI 20 slipped 0.28%. 7.48am GMT Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.Trading relations between the US and China appear to have taken a turn for the worse again. Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would impose “even higher” tariffs on imports from China if a deal isn’t struck. If talks are really going well, that hike will be suspended. If not, the US will implement them and that will throw the game into next year. Continue reading...
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Heimat Is a Space in Time review – epic journey into Germany's dark past
Thomas Heise’s four-hour documentary draws on the journals of his own family to construct a powerful, agonising historyThe 63-year-old German film-maker and dramatist Thomas Heise has created what may possibly come to be seen as his masterpiece. I was sometimes captivated but often frustrated by this epic essay-film, a meditation on Germany and his own family history that is stark, fierce, austerely cerebral and almost four hours long.Using letters and journals from his parents and grandparents (his father was the philosopher and academic Wolfgang Heise, his grandfather the literary critic and teacher Wilhelm Heise), he recounts an agonised story of his own Jewish background, and his forebears’ experience of antisemitism in the Nazi era and then later a queasily similar pattern of bullying from the Communist party authorities in East Germany. Continue reading...
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Board games, books and brand-new clothes: a guide to Christmas shopping in your local charity shop
They’re the cornerstone of every high street – guaranteed to have an eclectic mix of everything from clothes to homeware. Here are the top Christmas gifts to look out for when you next pop in to a thrift shopAs shopping, and living, sustainably becomes a focus for more and more people, this Christmas is the perfect time to turn to your local charity shops for your festive shopping. Not only will you give what you buy a new lease of life, you’ll support your local economy and share the benefits of shopping secondhand. To give you some inspiration, we’ve rounded up the best gifts you can expect to find in your local charity shop.Winter warmersFrom oversized turtlenecks in fun primary colours to neat cardigans and always-appropriate V-necks, charity shops are a goldmine for knitwear, particularly around the time wardrobes are being cleared to make way for (carefully pre-specified) Christmas gifts. Let their castoffs become your festive finds. You’ll save pounds compared with what you would spend on a new item and you’re more likely to find something unique, so your giftee won’t have to worry about running into someone else wearing the same thing. Continue reading...
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All you want for Christmas, the high street can deliver
As fairy lights and carols provide the backdrop to your hunt for the perfect gift, Sophie Benson tells us why it’s the most wonderful time of the year to embrace your local high streetWhen the clocks go back and the afternoons begin to melt into night earlier and earlier, a comforting memory always comes back to me: it’s a late-night shopping Thursday and I’m sitting in a cafe, its walls lined with yellowing newspaper, munching on a croissant with my dad as we both warm up after spending a couple of hours wandering the fairy-lit high street in search of Christmas gifts.What did I buy on that outing? I honestly can’t remember, but it’s the experience that stays with me; bundling up in mittens, hat and scarf, walking down damp cobbled streets, the Christmas lights reflected in the puddles between them, and meandering in and out of shops without any real gift in mind, just the hope that the right thing was sitting on a shelf waiting to be found. Continue reading...
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Relax with retail: ‘It’s a shop but people also use the space like it is their living room’
Andrea Mahoney always dreamed of following in her grandmother’s footsteps and owning a shop. She now uses CoLab to celebrate her local community and Caribbean heritage. Rachel Mostyn meets herFrom the multicoloured dungarees to vibrant prints and sequin-emblazoned jewellery, walking into CoLab, an independent retailer on Bristol’s Gloucester Road, you are met with an explosion of colour.Inside, you discover an eclectic mix of clothing, jewellery, art, crafts and gifts, sourced from more than 60 independent designers and makers from Bristol and beyond. Continue reading...
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Cut from the same cloth: the brothers following in their family footsteps
After growing up with their father’s high street photography studio, brothers Mahmut and Yalcin Coban felt a sense of family from having a presence on their local high street. Rosie Mullender visits their clothing storeOn the wall of Life in Paradigm is a photograph of brothers Mahmut and Yalcin. It’s 1998, and they’re just nine and 12 years old, proudly standing outside their father’s photography store. Beside it is another picture of the brothers as adults, taken outside the same store, where the pair now sell menswear on the high street in Stoke Newington, east London.“Dad was a wedding photographer, and when he no longer needed his store we converted it into a retail space and design studio, keeping his original signage,” Mahmut explains. “People have seen us around the area since we were little kids, and now we’ve rebranded the shop and carried it on. That sense of family is something I love about the high street.” Continue reading...
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Watching RuPaul taught me that drag isn’t just for queens | Alice O’Keeffe
We all wear masks, but few take such joy in it as the contestants on Drag Race. We should take a leaf out of their bookFirst, a confession: I have only recently woken up to the joy of drag. I know, I know, more fool me. But as a straight female who struggles to find matching socks to put on in the morning – let alone attach a false eyelash – the wigs, nails and makeup never felt particularly relevant to my life. When I think about femininity at all, it tends to be in terms of the less glamorous stuff. You know: childbirth, the pay gap, workplace discrimination. That kind of thing. Related: ‘I love drag. It's dangerous’: Graham Norton and Alan Carr on desire, camp and ‘cancel culture’ Continue reading...
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Liverpool to hold open meetings on new Anfield Road stand proposals
• Plans would increase capacity of Anfield to more than 60,000• Consultation programme includes two events before matchesLiverpool are to stage a public consultation into proposals to increase Anfield’s capacity to more than 60,000 by rebuilding the Anfield Road stand.The European champions confirmed in August that plans to add an extra 4,000 seats had been abandoned in favour of a more ambitious scheme and allowed outline planning permission for the original development to expire in September. Continue reading...
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My Label and Me: Call me ‘too much’ if you want, I know I’m perfect
‘You’re just too much, I can’t handle it,’ said my ex-boyfriend.
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Adverts from the 1950s reveal stomach-churning dinner party recipes including celery desserts
It appears some truly horrendous recipes were inflicted upon suburban dinner party guests around the world, according to a hilarious new online gallery collated by Bored Panda.
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I went undercover to expose Iraq's secret sex trade, and what I discovered shocked me to my core
I still can't reveal who I am, and I won't be able to return to the country for a while. But when I think about the awful things I witnessed, I know revealing the truth was worth it
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Labour to target rich in manifesto that includes plan for 150,000 new council homes
The manifesto includes significant spending on the NHS, a £10-an-hour minimum wage and the biggest social housing build since the 1960s.
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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan’s divorce finalised almost two years after their split
They’ve now got to agree child support.
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Australian pacemen keep Pakistan in check on opening day of Gabba Test
Pakistan bowled out for 240 after winning toss at GabbaQuicks tear into tourists after wicketless opening sessionMitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have helped clean up Pakistan for 240 after Australia’s bowlers rebounded from their toughest-ever start to a Gabba Test.Cummins finished with figures of 3-60 in his first home Test since claiming the mantle of the world’s best bowler.  Starc had 4-52 and went within a whisker of a hat-trick, before claiming the final wicket on what proved to be the final ball of the opening day. Continue reading...
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Former Tory chancellor George Osborne says he might vote for Liberal Democrats
Osborne, who served as Conservative MP for Tatton for nearly 16 years, is weighing up backing Sam Gyimah in Kensington
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Death used to be the end of rock stars – now it's an opportunity to cash in
From Lil Peep to Leonard Cohen, labels have realised that death massively enhances a musician's bankability, writes Ed Power
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I’m A Celebrity’s Kate Garraway hair and make-up conspiracy theory continues as Good Morning Britain presenters plant seeds
People are convinced Kate's wearing make-up.
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Kanye West’s Wyoming ranch hit with planning problems after he started building work without permission
Work on Kanye's amphitheatre have hit some issues.
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LIVE: Long delays on M60 and M66 following four-vehicle smash
One lane is closed on the M60 near Worsley and there are delays of around 40 minutes and it's also affecting traffic on the M66
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Robbie Williams blasts ‘feeble’ Louis Walsh over Ayda Field X Factor dig
'It was just uncalled-for and unnecessary.'
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What Jose Mourinho told Harry Kane in private text message after Tottenham appointment
Jose needs to get Kane on side.
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Cristiano Ronaldo denies he has married longtime girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez
Stand down, folks.
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Dominion by Tom Holland review – the legacy of Christianity
An absorbing survey of Christianity’s subversive origins and enduring influence is filled with vivid portraits, gruesome deaths and moral debatesTom Holland’s Dominion recounts the history and impact of Christianity from the crucifixion of Jesus to the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”. He describes crucifixion as one of the most terrible deaths one can suffer, which must be true in general but if Jesus really did only spend six hours on the cross, as the New Testament reports, he was luckier than most victims, who thrashed around for days. If you really have to be nailed to a cross, the best thing to do is lose a lot of blood beforehand, so by scourging Jesus the Romans unwittingly helped him on his way.Holland might also have pointed out that the ancient Romans reserved crucifixion mostly for political rebels. Jesus may not have been a Lenin, but it might have suited the Jewish leaders to persuade Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, that he was. He would certainly have knocked around with Zealots, the anticolonial revolutionaries of the day. A few of his disciples were probably paid-up members of the group, as (probably) were the two so-called thieves between whom he hung on the cross. Pilate wouldn’t have needed much convincing to reach for the hammer and nails. Contrary to the gospels’ portrait of him as a kind of Guardian-reading liberal, reluctant to use his power and bemusedly in search of truth, the historical Pilate was a moral monster who would have crucified his own grandmother, and who was finally dismissed from the imperial service for corruption. Continue reading...
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Detroit police shooting: Veteran officer killed after being gunned down during home invasion
A veteran police officer died after being shot in the neck with a "high-powered" rifle during a home invasion in Detroit, authorities said.
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Model Slick Woods reveals she has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatment
It’s said she’s diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma cancer.
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'I'm the dad who confronted Boris Johnson - his NHS spin is just to get votes'
It's a month since Omar Salem confronted the Tory leader over his daughter's treatment at Whipps Cross Hospital in London. Today, writing for the Mirror, he reflects on Tory's decision to make the 2019 general election campaign all about the NHS
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Meet Charlie, your new favourite cat with a Chaplin-esque moustache
Ready for Movember.
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Ben Stokes hits 67 not out as England make solid start to opening Test in New Zealand
Rory Burns, Joe Denly and Ben Stokes all contributed fifties as England cricket followed Joe Root's plea for patience from his top order on an attritional opening day of the first Test against New Zealand.
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Queen & Slim review – stylish lovers on the run drama is hit and miss
A first date goes horribly wrong in a visually arresting romance, starring a charismatic Daniel Kaluuya, that can’t quite make it to the finish line There’s something seductively potent about the slick yet artful packaging of Queen & Slim, a film arriving with all the confidence of a self-appointed classic. There’s the stylised marketing, the hip, star-packed soundtrack (Lauryn Hill singing again!), the Beyoncé-approved first-time director, the in-demand lead actor post-Oscar nomination, the Emmy-winning writer turned mogul and the logline that’s both tantalising and timely. It also remains rare, and refreshing, to see a studio-backed film boasting a wealth of black talent telling a black story and given a prime Thanksgiving release date, aiming for both box office and awards glory. Related: Dark Waters review – Mark Ruffalo v big business in enraging drama Continue reading...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says it is unlikely the iPhone will ever be made in the US
Cook gave the interview with ABC News in Austin on Wednesday, the same day President Donald Trump flew out to visit the $1 billion facility, which is expected to open in 2022.
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Manchester United wanted Mauricio Pochettino before Ole took the wheel – now they should go and get him
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's impressive start at Old Trafford ended United's chase of the Spurs manager, but now Pochettino is available and would fit the club's desire for a young and energetic team
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Thom Evans confesses dating X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger has 'crossed his mind'
The X Factor Celebrity contestant has fuelled romance rumours with the singing competition's judge but insisted he doesn't have time for a relationship right now
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General election 2019 live: Jeremy Corbyn to unveil Labour's 'manifesto of hope'
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in Birmingham this morning where he will launch the party's manifesto to kick the Tories out of power after nine years in government
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New Zealand vs England: Ben Stokes survives as tourists build foundation vs Black Caps
The England star should have been caught just before stumps on day one while on 63 but ended play 67 not out with Joe Root's side at 241/4
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Road closed and train services blocked due to trespass incident near Dinting Viaduct
Train services between Hadfield and Manchester Piccadilly have been disrupted
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British Airways delays: Holidaymakers stranded after 'technical issue' blights flights into Heathrow and Gatwick
Flights across the world have been hit by an apparent computer failure
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Grace Millane 'encouraged date to choke her during sex and apply more force'
WARNING - DISTRESSING DETAILS: The 27-year-old man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane, 21, in Auckland, New Zealand, was “just a young man prepared to do what his sexual partners want him to do", his lawyer says
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Queen 'summoned Prince Andrew to Buckingham Palace to strip him of royal duties'
The Queen summoned Prince Andrew to Buckingham Palace to strip him of his royal duties, it is claimed.
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Head teacher jailed for sexual exploitation of children as young as four
A detective said his messages were 'some of the most horrific' he had ever investigated.
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10 EastEnders spoilers: Linda’s car crash, wife swap shock and Mel aftermath
We reveal the latest EastEnders spoilers with a full episode guide.
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People are getting in to debt because of the pressure to be perfect on Instagram
'Don’t waste your money trying to live a lie online.'
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The Apprentice fired candidate Ryan-Mark reveals he ‘would never’ date Lottie Lion
The pair sparked romance rumours after their 'close relationship' was noticed by fans.
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I’m A Celebrity recap: Adele Roberts gags on pig uterus as Caitlyn Jenner reveals she’s treated differently as a woman
If you missed last night's show don't worry as we have the best bits here.
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