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Source: BBC

British rocket returns home from Australia

Today 08:03 GMT

The UK's only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to be unveiled in Scotland after a 10,000-mile journey back home.

The company's next rockets, Skylark Micro and SkyHy, will allow its team to gain more launch experience, with the latter capable of reaching the edge of space.

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Source: The Guradian

Auschwitz victims laid to rest in UK synagogue ceremony

Monday 14:29 GMT

The remains of six Holocaust victims murdered at Auschwitz have been buried as the UK’s chief rabbi urged an end to an “increase in antisemitism”.

About 50 Holocaust survivors joined hundreds of other members of the Jewish community at the United Synagogue New Cemetery in Bushey, Hertfordshire, for the funeral service. During an address, Ephraim Mirvis warned antisemitism was on the rise and unchecked hate speech could “easily be translated into hate crime”.

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Source: The Guradian

The Guardian view on Theresa May’s challenge: no change, no Brexit

Monday 19:04 GMT

On Monday afternoon in the Commons, Theresa May will update MPs about any progress she may have made on Brexit options following her conclusive parliamentary defeat last week.

She needs either to find Brexit allies, in which case she must compromise on policy, or to reset the Brexit process in some way, which will require an even bolder form of leadership. Over the weekend, as it happens, two former prime ministers came to her aid in different ways with practical suggestions – though she is unlikely to thank either of them for doing so.

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Source: BBC

Review: John Lanchester's dystopian novel The Wall ?????

Sunday 04:13 GMT

In fact, I suspect if John Lanchester were to use his learned, measured, insightful mind to produce a non-fiction book about climate change, it would be a far more distressing peek into the future than his latest novel.

Enter John Lanchester, a first-class essayist and now five-time novelist who has written The Wall, a dystopian tale set in a Britain of the near-ish future. Which makes the subject fertile ground for novelists, whose stock-in-trade it is to let their imaginations run wild and hypothesise.

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Source: The Guradian

Readers' hopes for 2019: what would you like us to cover this year?

Sunday 08:04 GMT

We asked the Guardian’s supporters around the world to reflect on what you hope to make space for in 2019: the causes and values that you want to prioritise, and what you would most like our journalism to focus on this year.

I would love more pieces on how to get involved in local communities, or spotlights on how people have done that successfully. I am a full-time worker and I’d like to get more involved in my local community, but I’m not sure how to go about that.

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Source: The Guradian

Victoria Beckham: ‘You have to be quite controlling’

Sunday 08:04 GMT

“I wear my clothes, I travel in my clothes, so I really care about what something looks like when you get off a plane or pull it out of a suitcase,” she says to me one day in New York when we are discussing the challenge of a business trip wardrobe that needs only carry-on luggage.

Inside, Mario Sorrenti, fashion royalty since he photographed a nude Kate Moss face down on a sofa for Calvin Klein’s Obsession in 1993, is perched on a wooden crate shooting the first Victoria Beckham X Reebok collection.

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Source: BBC

Why so many young workers have ‘side hustles’

Saturday 23:38 GMT

However, when they go to plan, a side hustle can be a unique opportunity to pursue a passion or test out a new career, while maintaining the steady income of a day job.

The 28-year-old is part of a generation of "side hustlers" - entrepreneurial young people who work on their own projects alongside their main source of income. One in four workers run at least one side hustle business, Henley Business School estimates, half of which were started in the past two years.

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Source: The Guradian

Women around the world march against austerity and violence

Sunday 22:44 GMT

In Athens, Berlin, Washington DC and Los Angeles, to name just a few, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to protest against violence against women and the impact of policies of austerity.

“On the ground and in the data, it it is proven that austerity is disproportionately affecting women, especially vulnerable women.” Themed as the Bread and Roses March, in homage to the 1912 strike that revolutionised working women’s rights in the United States, the London chapter closed down the length of Regent Street, cheered through Piccadilly Circus and marched on to Trafalgar Square to hear a coalition of speakers from the Fawcett Society, Solace Women’s Aid and the Women’s Equality Party.

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Source: The Guradian

Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland backstop likely in any Brexit scenario

Monday 11:45 GMT

Any withdrawal agreement is likely to require a backstop, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, has said, admitting that a renegotiation was unlikely to be possible in the time before the UK is set to leave the EU.

Starmer has previously been highly critical of the backstop, which would keep Britain in an effective customs union with the EU as an insurance policy to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland, with no unilateral right for the UK to exit until a technological solution to keep open the border can be found.


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