The Independent - December 04, 2023
The Independent - December 04, 2023
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December 04, 2023
Spurs adapt to deliver more drama and frustrate City
Ange Postecoglou has still not emulated Cristian Stellini and Nuno Espirito Santo but he may have made his point in rather different fashion. It was not exactly \"Angeball\" in its purest form but it was compelling, chaotic entertainment as Tottenham halted their losing streak, picked up an improbable point and gave Arsenal a bigger cushion at the Premier League summit than they presumably expected.
Why on earth does Musk want us to have more kids?
An Australian model shared, on social media, 118 reasons she doesn’t want to have children, and received a “wave of hatred” in response. It has resurfaced age-old conversations about women and parenting that echo political fearmongering.
Cop28 has to end apartheid, just like my grandfather did
In the spirit of my revered grandfather, Nelson Mandela, I wish to express my deep concerns about the ongoing crisis of \"climate apartheid\".
British man injured in Paris as tourist stabbed to death
Police arrest the attacker during suspected terrorist incident
Houthi rebels attack three Red Sea commercial ships
Three commercial ships in the Red Sea were struck by ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled Yemen yesterday while a US warship shot down three drones in self-defence, the US military said.
Disease spreading rapidly in Gaza's south, doctors warn
Khan Younis has become the main target of Israeli operations in the days since hostilities restarted following the ceasefire
Harry and Meghan set to be 'excluded' from wedding of the prince's lifelong friend
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly been excluded from the upcoming wedding of the Duke of Westminster, a lifelong friend of Prince Harry and Archie's godfather, as the fallout from the publication of Endgame rumbles on.
More snow on the way as storms cause travel chaos
Hundreds of households were left without power yesterday after heavy snowfall wreaked havoc as a cold snap hit the country.
Can the health secretary avoid an NHS winter crisis?
Victoria Atkins has taken charge of the health service at a torrid time, with waiting lists at record highs and A&E departments under severe strain.
'We are an easy target. I fear that someone will get hurt'
Hate crimes blight Britain's Jewish and Muslim communities
Thousands gather to reject hate at interfaith peace vigil
Faith leaders, bereaved families and politicians of all parties have come together to speak out against antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate in one of the UK's first mass vigils since the Israel-Hamas conflict began.
Glenys Kinnock, wife of ex-Labour leader, dies aged 79
Tributes have poured in for Glenys Kinnock, who died peacefully in her sleep yesterday with her husband and former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock by her side. She served as a minister in Tony Blair's Labour government, and also represented Wales in the European parliament as an MEP.
Truss proposes law banning males from single-sex areas
Liz Truss will introduce a draft law to ban biological males from entering single-sex spaces and prevent children from attempting to change gender. The former prime minister, who spent just 49 days in office, was among 20 MPs selected to bring forward a private member's bill - a process that allows backbenchers to introduce a new law separate from the government's legislative agenda.
Sunak backs BBC budget cuts and licence fee freeze
Rishi Sunak has said the BBC should be looking to \"cut its cloth appropriately\" as the country continues to deal with the heightened cost of living. The corporation is seeking to make £500m of savings in the face of high inflation and a two-year freeze to the price of a TV licence, which provides most of its funding.
Starmer praises Thatcher in bid to appeal to Tory voters
Sir Keir Starmer is facing a growing backlash after piling praise on Margaret Thatcher in a bid to win over disillusioned Tory voters. The Labour leader has been attacked by critics on the right who accused him of trying to \"ride on the coattails of Thatcher's success\".
Packham to challenge PM over net zero policy delays
The broadcaster Chris Packham has filed a High Court legal challenge to the government against a decision to weaken key climate policies. Packham, a veteran environmental campaigner, has applied for a judicial review of the government's decision to ditch the timetable for phasing out sales of new petrol- and diesel-powered cars and vans and to delay the phasing out of new gas boilers.
No science behind phasing out oil, insists Cop28 chief
The Cop28 president has claimed there is no science behind calls to phase-out fossil fuels as a way of limiting global heating to 1.5C.
Taxpayers foot record-high bill for MPs' soaring energy costs at their second homes
MPs have charged taxpayers almost £300,000 for energy bills and other utilities at their second homes over the past year, a new analysis by The Independent has found. Campaigners said the record-high figure shows that Britain's politicians are \"insulated\" from the cost of living crisis, with a large portion of their energy costs covered by the public purse while millions of people struggle to pay bills.
Best Christmas markets in Europe - and where to stay
The sound of carols on the air, the scent of mulling spices and the spectacle of hundreds upon hundreds of lights and decorations make Christmas markets one of the highlights of the festive season around the world.
Colorado's sublime soaks
The US state boasts a loop linking up 23 hot springs across eight destinations. Megan Eaves dips into her favourites
All I want for Christmas... is 10 tips for stress-free travel
Simon Calder puts the miles in so all you need to do is pack
'I was right. I was right the whole time. I knew it'
Missouri musician and 'queer pop superstar in the making' Chappell Roan speaks to Isobel Lewis about her acclaimed debut album, coming out, and finally finding her feet in LA
The magic of the draw
How coming up against Jose Mourinho's Tottenham in the FA Cup third round changed the destiny of Marine AFC
Injury-laden Magpies still outplay a troubled Man U
Ten Hag, 10 defeats. Manchester United added to their litany of sorry statistics by moving into double figures for losses in a season as they were leapfrogged by Newcastle United. The league table suggests the balance of power between them has shifted, but Erik ten Hag’s team were also outrun, overwhelmed and overpowered by a side without the luxury of substitutes they could trust.
England handed kind draw but must beware Euros trap
Three Lions avoid a tough group for the tournament next summer, while Scotland will face hosts on the opening night
A Spinal Tap sequel with Elton and Macca? Please, no
There can only be one response to the news that legendary director Rob Reiner is planning a sequel to mark the 40th anniversary of his movie This Is Spinal Tap: please don't.
Leave our spy satellite or it's war, North Korea warns US
North Korea has warned the US that any interference or attack on its spy satellite would be \"deemed a declaration of war\" after South Korea launched its own eye in the sky into orbit.
Navalny hit with vandalism charges while in isolation
Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed new charges by Russian prosecutors despite spending months in solitary confinement.
I've attended rallies for both Israel and Palestine - this is what they have taught me...
In the 1930s my forebears, CofE shoemakers in Kettering, went into business with a family of Jewish retailers in Leeds, the Ziffs.
Israel pulls out of 'dead end' ceasefire negotiations as it resumes strikes on Gaza
Hopes of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas took a hammer blow yesterday after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu dramatically ordered officers from his Mossad intelligence agency to leave Qatar.
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