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16/12/2019 12:40:44  

Also: Office 365 goes Swiss and Visual Studio for Mac gains scaffolding

Roundup Microsoft has had a busy week, from hammering the final nail in the coffin of its previous mobile strategy to unveiling a black monolith of an overpowered games console. Today's roundup takes a look at what you might have missed in all the excitement.…

16/12/2019 12:40:24  

Wherever you are in the world, this week we’d like to see your pictures on the theme ‘hope’

The next theme for our weekly photography assignment, published in print in the Observer New Review is ‘hope’.

Share your photos of what hope means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box.

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16/12/2019 12:40:22  

Actor who also appeared in EastEnders was diagnosed with cancer 20 years ago

The Fawlty Towers actor Nicky Henson has died at the age of 74.

Henson, who also appeared in EastEnders, Downton Abbey and a number of stage roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, was diagnosed with cancer almost 20 years ago.

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16/12/2019 12:40:18  

  • Gunners’ executives pictured leaving Arteta’s house
  • Freddie Ljungberg has called on club to make decision

Arsenal executives were pictured leaving Mikel Arteta’s house early on Monday morning in a sign that their quest to fill the vacant head coach role is gathering speed.

The club’s chief executive, Vinai Venkatesham, and director of football operations, Huss Fahmy, were seen getting into a car outside Arteta’s Manchester home at around 1.20am on Monday, in a strong indication that Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit of the former Gunners captain.

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16/12/2019 12:40:18  

  • Howley used WRU mobile and email to place online bets
  • Ban relates to 363 bets over 45 months – some on Wales team
  • Attack coach can return on 16 June with half of ban suspended

The former Wales attack coach, Rob Howley, has been banned from rugby union for 18 months for breaching betting rules – including placing some bets on his own team.

Howley, 48, was sent home from the Rugby World Cup in Japan days before Wales’ opening game after a bookmaker alerted the Welsh Rugby Union to a possible breach of betting rules.

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16/12/2019 12:40:17  

  • Chelsea v Bayern Munich, Tottenham v RB Leipzig
  • English sides given tough assignments in draw

Pep Guardiola faces a resumption of hostilities with Real Madrid after Manchester City were drawn against the Spanish giants in the last 16 of the Champions League, while there will be a rerun of the 2012 final when Chelsea meet Bayern Munich.

The draw was tough for the Premier League sides, with Liverpool landing a two-legged tie against Atlético Madrid. However Tottenham will be relatively satisfied after drawing RB Leipzig from the group winners.

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16/12/2019 12:40:16  

I was 17. He was a thrillingly older twentysomething. I was heartbroken and drowned out the pain with Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

York, where I grew up, is picturesque at any time, but at Christmas it’s stupidly charming: a Dickensian vision of twinkling lights strung across narrow paved streets. There’s the soaring gothic minster, pale and intricate as a prize-winning ice sculpture, bells ringing and choristers singing, and there are six homemade mince pies for £1 in the market. What could be nicer than to wander through the bustle, ending up in one of the city’s cosy pubs next to a crackling fire as the winter sun fades and the afternoon blue deepens into inky dusk punctuated with the first stars? It’s magical. Unless your first love is awkwardly, slowly, but surely, dumping you.

With hindsight, there had been warning signs, but I had chosen to ignore them. He was my first proper boyfriend and it had been a breathtaking courtship, heightened by a thrilling frisson of transgression: I was a 17-year-old student and he was in his early 20s, helping out at my school. We stopped short of having sex (just), but even so, as the mother of a 17-year-old myself now, I can see it was grimly inappropriate. At the time, though, it was the most romantic thing that had ever happened to me.

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16/12/2019 12:40:15  

Joy in an orphanage, refugees reaching safety, warriors encountering a young rhino and the greening of a tropical hotel. Images that give hope for 2020 – selected by Sarah Gilbert

Hannah Franzén

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16/12/2019 12:40:14  

Network bans passengers from using their own cups because of risk to catering staff

Irish Rail bills itself as part of a solution to the climate crisis and pollution, saying clean transport can help avert global warming, rising sea levels and famine.

But don’t try using your own reusable coffee cup on one of its trains. Ireland’s national railway network has banned passengers from using their own cups, citing safety concerns.

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16/12/2019 12:39:45  

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from last week.

Ah yes, last week. The recent unfortunateness, along with reading Clear Waters Rising, by Nicholas Crane has prompted a good question from tiojo:

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16/12/2019 12:39:44  

The rapper’s song Superheroes tips hat to the Noughts and Crosses author and quotes from the theme tune to Tracy Beaker

Stormzy’s references to Jacqueline Wilson and Malorie Blackman in his new song Superheroes have been embraced by both authors.

The two former children’s laureates are both highlighted in the grime star’s song, which features on his new album, Heavy Is the Head: “Serena or Venus, the way I serve it, / I’m Malorie Blackman the way I sell books,” he raps, while as the track ends, he sings the lines from the theme tune to the TV version of Wilson’s Tracy Beaker, originally written and performed by Keisha White: “Doesn’t matter what will come my way / Believe me now, I will win some day.”

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16/12/2019 12:39:16  

Heathrow Airport is the UK’s largest port by value. It’s the export hub of choice for thousands of British small businesses, in every corner of the UK, shipping goods year round – and especially at this busy time of year. But who are they? What are they putting in the bellyholds of the planes we […]

The post What are the Twelve Exporters of Christmas? appeared first on Guido Fawkes.

16/12/2019 12:39:15  

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has announced she has instructed solicitors and taking legal action against Caroline Flint for her claim that Thornberry told a colleague “I’m glad my constituents aren’t as stupid as yours.” Thornberry, who previously resigned after appearing to mock a house in Rochester with an England flag and white van outside, […]

The post Thornberry To Sue Caroline Flint appeared first on Guido Fawkes.

16/12/2019 12:36:43  

One of those killed was a decorated female officer whose body was later found dismembered.
16/12/2019 12:36:37  

Former Wales backs coach Rob Howley is banned for 18 months, with nine months suspended, after breaking the sport's betting rules.
16/12/2019 12:36:36  

Alex Rodda, 15, was found dead near woodland on Friday morning in Ashley, Cheshire.
16/12/2019 12:36:34  

Manchester City face Real Madrid while holders Liverpool draw Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.
16/12/2019 12:36:34  

Michael Weir, of Hackney, was jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 30 years in prison.
16/12/2019 12:36:33  

Labour MPs Clive Lewis and Lisa Nandy say they are thinking about competing to replace Jeremy Corbyn.
16/12/2019 12:36:28  

The actor, who was 74, appeared in the classic sitcom as well as EastEnders and Downton Abbey.
16/12/2019 12:36:21  

Nicholas Woods and Simon Marshall are charged over an alleged scandal involving tagging criminals.
16/12/2019 11:40:46  

Season's not much of a miracle for under-pressure workers, says union

Amazon Germany is facing potential strike action at a bunch of its logistics hubs, but is reassuring punters that they will still get their packages in time for Christmas.…

16/12/2019 11:40:40  

Monday’s top story: Democrats protest as Senate Republicans promise Trump’s swift acquittal. Plus, the Guardian’s most popular stories of 2019

Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.

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16/12/2019 11:40:39  

It follows Libya-Turkey deal aimed at securing rights to gas reserves in east Mediterranean

A Turkish military drone was delivered to northern Cyprus on Monday amid growing tensions over Turkey’s deal with Libya that extended its claims to the gas-rich eastern Mediterranean.

The Bayraktar TB2 drone landed in Gecitkale airport, in Famagusta, at about 7am GMT on Monday, an AFP correspondent said. The breakaway northern Cyprus government had approved the use of the airport for unmanned aerial vehicles.

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16/12/2019 11:40:24  

Lanisha Bratcher voted in the 2016 presidential election. Three years later she was arrested because she had broken a law she didn’t know about.

Lanisha Bratcher was finishing breakfast at home one morning at the end of July when there was a knock on her door. She had been discharged from the hospital the night before following a miscarriage that left her mourning the loss of her child.

Her partner opened the door – it was the police. They burst into their North Carolina home “like the Dukes of Hazzard”, Bratcher said. There was a warrant out for her arrest, they told her. Bratcher had no idea what for.

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