National Television Awards 2019 highlights: From Danny Dyer’s ‘f***ing emotional’ speech to Ken and Lily’s double act

National Television Awards 2019 highlights: From Danny Dyer’s ‘f***ing emotional’ speech to Ken and...

The National Television Awards took place on Tuesday evening, with the BBC’s Bodyguard emerging with two trophies – including one for lead actor Richard Madden. Madden won the award for best drama performance, while the show itself, which premiered in August 2018, was crowned in the new drama category. Bodyguard has earned critical acclaim, but the two nods…
Catastrophe, episode 3, review: Nobody could call this sitcom predictable

Catastrophe, episode 3, review: Nobody could call this sitcom predictable

Usually, Catastrophe is memorable for its M-16 style fusillades of killer one-liners, witty takes on the many absurdities of modern middle-class life and deep, rich, ironic observational humour. Midway into the final series, Sharon (Sharon Horgan) and Rob (Rob Delaney) are shooting their well-turned dialogue into our ears (maybe it helps that they also write it),…
Brexit Britain has forgotten the crucial role the UK played in shaping the Europe of today

Brexit Britain has forgotten the crucial role the UK played in shaping the Europe...

Two themes have dominated the debate during the Brexit negotiations: Leavers have repeatedly claimed that Europe “needs us more than we need them”, with feverish anecdotes of Britons buying German cars and French wines; while Remainers have been keen to stress the lopsided nature of the negotiations, suggesting that the 27 EU member states, with a…
What’s your name?

What’s your name?

Becoming a parent involves a few basic responsibilities like feeding and clothing the child in your care and keeping their tiny fingers from the dog’s mouth or the gas fire. However, it seems to me there is one more parental responsibility that ought to be much higher on the list – giving your child a name…
Brexit – live updates: Ex-minister Dominic Grieve lays plan for MPs to seize control of EU withdrawal

Brexit – live updates: Ex-minister Dominic Grieve lays plan for MPs to seize control...

Brexit news - live updates: Ex-minister Dominic Grieve lays plan for MPs to seize control of EU withdrawal | The Independent LiveUpdated Tuesday 22 January 2019 12:51 MPs are drawing the battle lines for a potential extension to the Article 50 process and “indicative votes” on a fresh EU referendum, as they table amendments in…
Now Kamala Harris is a 2020 candidate, Trump stands no chance at winning another election

Now Kamala Harris is a 2020 candidate, Trump stands no chance at winning another...

Kamala Harris just ruined Donald Trump’s day. With her much anticipated declaration today, she immediately installed herself as a front-runner in the race to be the Democrat intent on taking down the president in 2020. “Let’s do this together: For ourselves, for our children, for our country,” she said. And with those carefully chosen words, Trump’s…
Brexit: Labour moves closer to backing second referendum as it demands MPs hold vote on giving public final say

Brexit: Labour moves closer to backing second referendum as it demands MPs hold vote...

Labour has moved a step closer to backing another Brexit referendum after it demanded MPs be allowed to vote on whether to give the public the final say. The party has tabled a Commons motion that would give parliament the chance to debate and vote on alternatives to Theresa May's deal. It said these should include…
Greenland’s ice melting four times faster than in 2003, new study suggests

Greenland’s ice melting four times faster than in 2003, new study suggests

Greenland‘s ice is melting far faster than initially thought and may have reached a “tipping point”, with the rate of ice loss now four times quicker than it was in 2003, a new study suggests. Scientists researching rises in global sea levels examined the country’s southeast and northwest regions and found that the largest amount of…
On balance, have we benefited from being in the EU?

On balance, have we benefited from being in the EU?

“What have the Romans ever done for us?” the Monty Python team famously asked – the implication being that the many benefits, from sanitation to peace, were being taken for granted. Would it be fair, then, to ask in the same spirit: “What has the Treaty of Rome and the European Union ever done for…
Why so many Yakima Valley farmers don’t support Trump’s wall: ‘America is supposed to be a nation of immigrants’

Why so many Yakima Valley farmers don’t support Trump’s wall: ‘America is supposed to...

Like most small farmers, Dan Peplow earns the callouses on his hands. Early mornings, long days and an ever-shifting agricultural economy that guarantees nothing but uncertainty. With the government shutdown closing the Yakima office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), a federal agency that has been dealing with a disputed water charge, he received a…

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