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    Sunak ‘backs drivers’ with curbs on 20mph limits and bus lanes

    Low-traffic neighbourhoods and fines also face clampdown under plans condemned by active travel groups
  • A person almost completely covered in gear, from a helmet with goggles and mouthpiece to a dark green uniform, appears to walk away from a helicopter.

    White House warns of ‘unprecedented’ Serbian troop buildup on border

  • The felled Sycamore Gap tree in Northumberland.

    Sycamore Gap
    Man, 60, arrested in connection with felled tree

  • Undated handout photo issued by Merseyside Police of Jessica Baker, 15

    Teenage victim of fatal Wirral bus crash named as Jessica Baker, 15

    • Donald Trump
      Retiring general appears to call ex-president ‘wannabe dictator’

    • Flying Scotsman
      Heritage train involved in ‘slow speed’ crash in Scottish Highlands

    • Tupac Shakur
      One?of last living witnesses and ex-gang leader indicted in murder

    • Cost of living crisis
      Sandwich price shocks but meal deal costs rise less than average food inflation

    • Australia
      Gardener becomes first person to survive deadly flesh-eating bacteria

    • GB News
      Channel suspends Calvin Robinson, its third presenter in three days

  • Ukrainian servicemen execute a military exercise, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine 28 September 2023.

    What happened in the Russia-Ukraine war this week?
    Catch up with the must-read news and analysis

  • Vladimir Putin sits at a table with Andrei Troshev and Yunus-Bek Yevkurov.

    Putin speaks to former Wagner chief on TV about Ukraine deployment

  • Mstyslav Chernov photographed while on assignment for Associated Press in Sloviansk

    Mstyslav Chernov on 20 Days in Mariupol
    It?felt like the beginning of the third world war … It still does

  • A fire burns in mined fields and forest strips near the village of Grakovo in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region

    At a glance
    What we know on day 584 of the invasion


  • A visitor to the Royal Academy passes between a naked woman and a man in a narrow doorway

    Intimacy with strangers
    Marina Abramovi? puts the squeeze on

    The artist’s Royal Academy retrospective revives her 1977 live work in which visitors pass through a naked couple in a doorway – and reveal something of themselves
  • Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Anna Wintour watching the show

    Victoria Beckham
    Collection is dance of delight despite Kardashian delay

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    Dianne Feinstein
    Historic career of tenacious trailblazer began in tragedy and ended in controversy

  • Fiji’s Simione Kuruvoli plays in the Rugby World Cup match against Australia

    ‘Fiji’s Jonny Wilkinson’
    Island nation embraces Simione Kuruvoli ahead of Rugby World Cup clash

    Excitement builds across Pacific nation over young scrum-half who helped seal historic victory against Australia
    • Nihiloxica.

      ‘Difficult, time-consuming and painful’
      Nihiloxica on the ‘hell’ of touring the UK

    • The site of the suicide bombing that struck a procession to mark the birthday of the prophet Muhammad in Mastung

      Twin suicide attacks underline the depth of crisis

    • Keir Starmer pointing to supporters at rally

      'Pump it up again'
      Labour aims to win back voters across Scotland with byelection success

    • Michael Palmer's photo of the Sycamore Gap tree, taken in 2022.

      ‘More than just a tree’
      Recollections of Northumberland’s Sycamore Gap

  • Rishi Sunak visits the Platform arts venue in Morecambe, Lancashire, earlier this year.

    I’ve got news for Rishi Sunak: he no longer leads the conservative party

    Jonathan Freedland
    From Braverman’s UN threats to the net zero retreat, the Tories’ lurch to the populist right betrays their own supposed principles
  • Esports illustration

    AI?revolution in esports paves path to sport’s digital dissolve

    Barney Ronay
  • The shadow cabinet pictured smiling outside in a sunny London street on 5 September 2023.

    Labour and Tories, beware: endlessly shifting to the right won’t save the country

    Andy Beckett
    Self-styled ‘realists’ of both parties underestimate the depth of voters’ disillusionment
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    Martin Rowson on Suella Braverman’s refugee comments

    The home secretary has been criticised by the UN’s refugee agency after making inflammatory comments this week
    • Armed police officers.

      What did we learn from the walkout of firearms officers? The Met looks after its own, not the public

      Sue Fish
    • Energy bills

      We?have all felt powerless as poverty mounts in Tory Britain. Here is a practical way to hold back the tide

      Polly Toynbee
    • An older looking man wearing a white t-shirt and blue pants, sitting on the floor, reading a book. A fire burns in the fireplace in the background.

      One?of the hardest parts of getting older? Pondering the ‘me’ in dementia

      Larry F Slonaker
    • A book of condolence and a portrait of Giorgio Napolitano at the senate in Rome where his coffin lay in state on 24 September 2023.

      Look back at Giorgio Napolitano: learn the limits of dogma and how good leaders can change lives

      Martin Kettle

Editorials & Letters

  • UK Justice HMP Pentonville<br>A Prison Officer walks along the landing of Her Majestys Prison Pentonville, London, United Kingdom. Pentonville is a local prison and holds Category B and C males and A Wing is for this who are on remand and convicted. The prison was built in 1816 as a modern prison and was uniquely designed for rehabilitation. It was the first radial design prison which allowed staff to be able to view all the landings of each wing. The prison remains largely untouched from its original design. (photo by Andrew Aitchison / In pictures via Getty Images)

    The Guardian view
    Prisons: staff will be key to any turnaround

    • The Guardian view
      Female composers: a forgotten musical powerhouse

    • Letters
      Suella Braverman’s message of divide and rule must be resisted

    • Letters
      Sheer stupidity is a threat to our scientific progress

  • Arsenal's Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord and Kyra Cooney-Cross

    ‘It feels like home’
    Arsenal’s Australian trio revved up for the Women's Super League kick-off

  • Ange Postecoglou

    'I was mad about Kenny Dalglish'
    Spurs face Liverpool with Postecoglou relishing clash

    • Mohamed Salah

      Liverpool's Salah earning at least ?1m a week, adviser indicates

    • Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.

      Fury v Usyk heavyweight title fight agreed for Saudi Arabia

    • Sam Luckley celebrates after scoring in the second half against Leigh.

      Rugby league
      Walker leads the way as Hull KR end Leigh’s dreams in Super League playoff

    • Jack Clarke celebrates scoring Sunderland’s second goal against Sheffield Wednesday

      Sunderland pile misery on Sheffield Wednesday

  • Eddie Jones speaks to the media

    Jones Show Trial rolls on amid intensifying Wallabies blowback

  • Ugo Monye

    Success of Wales and England so far should be appreciated

    Ugo Monye
  • Javan Sebastian

    Sebastian determined not to butcher chance in front row

  • Fiji’s Waisea Nayacalevu, Ange Capuozzo of Italy and Australia’s Tom Hooper.

    The guide
    What to look out for at the World Cup this weekend

  • Dead dolphin

    Mass death of Amazonian dolphins prompts fears for vulnerable species

  • Traffic builds up on the M25

    Net zero
    How?a thinktank got the cost for the UK wildly wrong

  • Stop Rosebank protesters

    North Sea
    Activists stage Rosebank oilfield protest outside offices of Labour frontbench

  • A rig and supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico,

    Biden to sell three oil and gas leases over five years, angering climate advocates

  • Methylphenidate

    Doctors in England told not to start new patients on drugs due to shortage

    Charity UK says NHS’s failure to act before would be devastating for those living with the condition
  • Snow-covered houses in south London.

    Fuel allowance
    No?10 denies plan to drop payments to maintain pensions’ triple lock

  • A farm in Cheshire in the path of the proposed HS2 rail line from Crewe into Manchester that now looks to be in doubt.

    ?600m of public money spent buying up property in north of England for project

  • A police van outside a hotel in Knowsley near Liverpool

    UK?outspends rest of Europe on housing asylum seekers by at least 40% a person

    • Wilko
      Retailer owed ?625m when it collapsed, leaving pension fund ?50m short

    • Pat Arrowsmith
      CND?co-founder dies aged 93

    • Anthony Bamford
      Tories must explain who knew of tax investigation into donor, says Labour

    • Prisons
      Plan for 20,000 more places in England and Wales won’t be complete until 2030

    • Jermaine Baker
      Met?police head accused of ‘capitulating’ to firearms officers over hearing criticism

    • Bournemouth
      Mother criticises council for artwork set on spot where son died

  • Kevin McCarthy on Capitol Hill on Friday.

    US House
    Vote against stopgap bill blow to McCarthy as shutdown highly likely

    Speaker’s proposed measure tanked by hard-right Republicans with time running out before government funding lapses
  • Eric Adams speaks during the New York Democratic Party 2022 state Nominating Convention on 17 February 2022.

    New York floods
    Outcry after mayor says shelter mandate should exclude migrants

  • Special counsel Jack Smith speaks to the media in August. Prosecutors reiterated on Friday the need for a limited gag order against Donald Trump.

    Donald Trump
    Prosecutors reiterate need for gag order in 2020 election case

  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Los Angeles<br>epa10863457 US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivers a campaign speech as he celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA, 15 September 2023. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

    Robert F Kennedy Jr
    Attorney to run for president as independent in 2024

    • See you later
      Emotional support alligator denied entry to baseball game

    • Paris
      Bedbug crisis sparks political row as insect ‘scourge’ continues

    • OceanGate
      Titan sub disaster movie in the offing

    • Dianne Feinstein
      Senator and trailblazer for women in US politics dies aged 90

    • Louisiana
      Four officers charged in ‘Brave Cave’ abuse investigation

    • Jimmy Carter
      Ex-president to celebrate 99th birthday with digital mosaic from well-wishers

With Woman

A Black home birth midwife, motivated by the high maternal mortality rates for Black women in the US, guides first-time mother Raven through her delivery in this powerful new documentary.

Watch now27.09
Home-birth midwife, Star guides birthing mother Raven through the delivery of her first child in Mia Harvey's documentary 'With Woman'
  • Moulin Huet Bay, Guernsey, one of a group of paintings Renoir produced during his stay in 1883.

    Museum brings Renoir’s art to island that inspired him

  • Swinton at Venice film festival, 2020.

    You ask the questions
    Send us your questions for Tilda Swinton

    If there’s something you’d love to ask the daring and versatile actor, about to take on two roles in Joanna Hogg’s The Eternal Daughter, now is your chance
  • The sound of music cast

    From Audrey Hepburn to Zac Efron
    A?brief history of dubbed singing in Hollywood

    Christopher Plummer isn’t the only star to discover his voice replaced in the movie’s final cut
    • ‘I’ve always felt a lot of pressure to be perfect in some way’ … Hannah Diamond.

      ‘To be a girl is to always be performing
      Hannah Diamond on pink, punk and making the pop album of the year

    • Hollywood actors and writers on strike outside Disney studios in California

      The Guide
      What the strike deal means for your TV schedule

    • The Kite, 2018, from Erwin Olaf’s Palm Springs series, where ‘reality creeps into the paradise we’ve tried so hard to maintain’.

      Erwin Olaf obituary
      The?Dutch photographer constructed his own surrealist dreamworld

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    ‘I was so young when I was diagnosed’
    How?one family faced childhood cancer

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    Grace Dent on the joy of chain restaurants
    A?moment of dependable zen on a helter-skelter day

  • Fromn left to right Shea Donohoe, Martin Tan, Mary McGillivray on their grand tours.

    'Euro-summer was everywhere'
    Gen-Z Australians are trading gritty gap years for grand tours of Europe’s cultural charisma

    The number of young Australians travelling for extended periods is falling, but those that do are increasingly choosing Europe
  • Victoria Beckham accepts applause after her spring/summer 2024 womenswear fashion collection in Paris.

    Paris fashion week
    Victoria Beckham raises the barre with ballet-inspired Paris show

    Oversized knits and even hair nets were given a chic glow-up, while Loewe served urbane surrealism
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      Fiona Beckett on drinks
      Baileys, egg nog, cream sherry: which drink’s your old favourite?

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    Early years education
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    ‘It’s torture’
    Communities left in property limbo by indecision

  • The leaders of the 4 minor parties in New Zealand: David Seymour, the leader of the ACT New Zealand Party. New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters, Greens leaders Marama Davidson &amp; James Shaw and Te Pati Maori leaders Debbie Ngarewa-Packer &amp; Rawiri Waititi.

    Mainstream malaise
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    Support for Labour and National has dropped to its lowest point in two decades – while backing for the likes of Act and NZ First has risen
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    ‘The earth is sick’
    Storm Daniel has passed, but Greeks fear its deathly legacy

    Thessaly, one of Greece’s breadbaskets, has been left devastated with crops ruined and animals dead
    • A veteran of SS ‘Galicia Division’ walks among the graves of his fellow soldiers in Chervone, Ukraine, in 2009.

      ‘Canada has a dark history with Nazis’
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      Brazil’s first-ever minister for Indigenous peoples
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      Locals slam super-rich ‘takeover’

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