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22 июня, 14:45

UK's hottest June day in 40 years followed by thunderstorms

Electrical storms and downpours seen in northern England and southern Scotland on Wednesday hit south-east on ThursdayAfter the hottest June day for 40 years, thunderstorms hit south-east England on Thursday morning.Southern England basked in record temperatures on Wednesday. The mercury peaking at 34.5C at Heathrow airport, while northern England and southern Scotland experienced torrential downpours, lightning and hail. Continue reading...

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22 июня, 14:31

Glastonbury festival gets going on hottest day – in pictures

The queues are long, the sun is out (for now) and the selfies are in full flow – Glastonbury 2017 has officially begun Continue reading...

22 июня, 14:26

Donald Tusk channels John Lennon in pitch to UK at EU summit

European council president quotes lyrics from Imagine to express hope that Britain could change its mind and cancel BrexitDonald Tusk has used the first summit of EU leaders since the start of the Brexit negotiations to suggest that there is a chance the UK could still remain a member, and has quoted John Lennon to make his point.In a statement ahead of the meeting in Brussels, the president of the European council deployed the lyrics of Imagine to express his hope – however unlikely – that Britain could change its mind. “We can hear different predictions, coming from different people, about the possible outcome of these negotiations: hard Brexit, soft Brexit or no deal,” Tusk said, of what he described as a difficult process. Continue reading...

22 июня, 14:23

Finsbury Park attack victim died of multiple injuries, postmortem finds

Preliminary examination of Makram Ali, 51, who died at scene of attack on Monday, reveals multiple injuriesTests ordered by detectives investigating the Finsbury Park terror attack have found that a man who lost his life died from multiple injuries.Makram Ali, 51, had been taken ill in the street just before the attack, and people had rushed to help him. Then a van ploughed into the crowd, just after midnight on Monday. Continue reading...

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22 июня, 14:20

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly's graveyard comes back from the dead

Documentary honours film fans who laboured to restore setting for 1966 spaghetti western’s climactic sceneAfter more than 50 years, several fistfuls of euros and countless wheelbarrow journeys, one of the most famous graveyards in cinema history has been rescued from oblivion and is to be honoured in a new documentary.Sad Hill cemetery is the setting for the climax of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, when Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach face off against each other to the strains of Ennio Morricone. Continue reading...

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22 июня, 14:14

Sicily's best beaches: chosen by readers

From popular beaches where cafes serve fish straight off the boat to nature reserves and hidden coves, our readers pick their favourite places on Sicily’s dramatic coast On the south coast, this is close to Agrigento but far less touristy. The beautiful sandy beaches saw allied landings in 1943, but now attract locals for swimming and sunbathing (two sunbeds with a sunshade can be hired for €5). Grangela B&B (from €66 a night) makes a central but quiet base, with welcoming owners and comfortable rooms with balconies and (a rare luxury) kettles. Osteria La Lampara, opposite the port, cooks fish straight from the trawlers; for a snack, the bakery on the Corso Roma sells lovely spinach arancini (fried rice balls).s deith Continue reading...

22 июня, 14:11

UK factories have best month for orders since 1988 – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as the CBI reports that UK manufacturing picked up in JuneLatest: UK manufacturing orders jump,says CBIEarlier:Brent crude has hit a seven-month low, below $45/barrelMarkets ‘lose faith’ in OpecSugar, wheat, cocoa and coffee also falling11.20am: FTSE 100 down 30 points at 7417Coming up: eurozone confidence data and UK industrial trends 12.11pm BST The Guardian’s latest Brexit dashboard is out....and it’s rather gloomier than the CBI’s factory report.This month’s dashboard shows how Britons are suffering a living standards squeeze, 12 months on from the EU referendum.One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a gloomy picture, with households facing rising costs and firms fretting over falling demand and political uncertainty.The economy has so far avoided the recession predicted by some doomsayers at the time of the referendum, and in the months immediately following the Brexit vote the UK outperformed most other advanced economies. Related: Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze Related: 'Markets don’t like chaos' - experts debate Brexit Watch data Related: How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? June verdict 11.52am BST The CBI’s survey also shows that UK factory order books have strengthened since the EU referendum a year ago:Total order books climbed to the highest since August 1988, while export orders improved to a 22-year high. #CBI_ITS https://t.co/4HUMVYaHSA pic.twitter.com/s6WDKSSPBAOutput growth eased back to the pace seen at the start of the year, but firms expect it to rebound. #CBI_ITS https://t.co/4HUMVYaHSA pic.twitter.com/jDCkMzgND5 Continue reading...

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22 июня, 14:08

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press review – Hulk v Gawker in portrait of wealthy arrogance

This new Netflix docu-feature examines Hogan’s case against the gossip site, highlighting other wealthy figures aggressively seeking to silence the pressThe extraordinary case of Hulk Hogan’s 2015 legal action against the gossip website Gawker is far shadier, far creepier than many appreciate. Certainly, I didn’t realise that, until I saw this punchy documentary which sites it in a new context. The Hogan attack was a vanguard operation in the aggressive new reactionary philistinism and hatred of press freedom being nurtured by some of America’s super-rich which is encouraged as a political diversionary tactic by the US president. Continue reading...

22 июня, 14:05

How defence expert Dave Ellis switched sides to become All Blacks' Lion tamer | Gerard Meagher

Dave Ellis was rejected for a coaching role by 2005 Lions so the then Gloucester coach threw in his lot with the All Blacks, who coasted to a 3-0 series winIf the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in 2005 is best summed up as a circus then perhaps Clive Woodward’s lingering regret is overlooking the self-styled “lion tamer”.Woodward decided against handing a place on his staff to the defence coach Dave Ellis, who subsequently became the Englishman working for the enemy – seconded by Graham Henry to help the All Blacks before their 3-0 series win. “It was satisfying because I was disappointed to be overlooked by the Lions,” Ellis says. “On the flight home I wore a T-shirt that my brother had sent me which said ‘lion tamer’ on the back – it didn’t go down very well.” Continue reading...

22 июня, 14:02

Women’s Cricket World Cup: team-by-team guide to the tournament | Vithushan Ehantharajah

Australia are the team to beat in England but which players could star at the tournament and who are the dark horses who could spring a surprise?World Cup best: Winners: 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005, 2013 Continue reading...

22 июня, 14:02

John Terry weighs up Aston Villa move as he waits on Premier League interest

• Terry has offer from Villa which could be worth more than £4m a year• West Brom may win race if they follow up interest with a proposalJohn Terry is weighing up an offer to extend his career with Aston Villa in the Championship, but anticipates top-flight clubs proposing terms over the next few weeks as he prepares for life away from Chelsea.The former England captain returned to the Premier League champions’ training base at Cobham this week to maintain his fitness before the expiry of his last contract at the club on 30 June. The 36-year-old, who ultimately wants to move into management, is determined to play on and has received a lucrative offer from Villa which, after bonuses and incentives, could be worth more than £4m a year. Continue reading...

22 июня, 14:01

Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze

The latest monthly Guardian analysis finds households facing rising costs and firms concerned over political uncertaintyBritain’s vote to leave the EU has squeezed living standards, hit consumer spending and dampened the country’s growth prospects, a Guardian analysis of economic news over the year since the referendum shows.One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a gloomy picture, with households facing rising costs and firms fretting over falling demand and political uncertainty. Continue reading...