Millicent Fawcett statue unveiled in Parliament Square - in pictures

Parliament Square’s first statue of a woman has been unveiled two years after the campaign to get female representation outside the Palace of Westminster began. The statue of Millicent Fawcett, the suffragist who fought for women’s right to vote in th


Measure for Measure gender swap may be theatrical first

Male and female stars to share roles in new spin on Shakespeare tale of sex and powerGender fluidity on stage will be taken to the next level when the actors Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden alternate the same role in a new version of Shakespeare’s Measure


'Astonishing, ravishing, sublime' – Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece review

British Museum, LondonThe Frenchman made some of the best loved sculptures in the world. But his magnificent work is still no match for the Parthenon Marbles. My god, what art!The British Museum’s astonishing, ravishing, sublime new exhibition – I cou


Zimbabwe is confronting its past head-on. We are ready to embrace the world | SB Moyo

As it changes its rules and outlook, I am confident that Zimbabwe can be welcomed not only into the Commonwealth but also the wider family of nations• SB Moyo is Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs ministerLast week, on the sidelines of the meeting in London o


E-cigarette firm cashes in on vaping boom with stock market listing

Supreme, which owns the KiK and 88vape brands, is first UK vaping company to go publicOne of Britain’s biggest makers of liquids for e-cigarettes is aiming to cash in on the boom in vaping by listing its shares on the London stock market.Manchester-base


London Nights: exploring the capital after dark – in pictures

Fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, London Nights will reveal the capital after dark through photographs from the late-19th century to the present day. Drawing from the Museum of London’s collection and loaned works, 50 art

United States

Gina Haspel's CIA appointment will delight torturers around the globe

Trump’s support for torture and Haspel’s reputation for allegedly overseeing it can cause untold human damageDonald Trump’s nominee to become the next director of the CIA has ignited great moral anguish in the US, but from Bangkok to London and beyo


Obey review – powerful, emotional debut dramatises 2011 London riots

Jamie Jones’s shrewd drama describes some of the tensions, rage and desperation felt by young people of colour before violence spilled on to the streets in 2011• Sign up for Film Today and get our film team’s highlights of the dayThis movie, from fi


The big picture: London at Night

A shopping centre car park becomes another world at night in an image featured in an exhibition of nocturnal urban scenes at the Museum of LondonPhotographs, as the word proclaims, write with light. But that light is written on darkness, and in the monoch


UK's Alys Tomlinson named photographer of year at Sony awards

London-based Tomlinson wins top prize for ‘spiritual power’ of images on theme of pilgrimageThe London-based photographer Alys Tomlinson has won the $25,000 top prize in the Sony World Photography awards. It is the first time in 10 years that a Briton


Westminster artist’s reputation 'sullied by London grime'

Conservators unearth truth about Daniel Maclise, whose status was sullied when his murals turned murkyAlmost 150 years after he died, ending his life exhausted and depressed at apparent failure, the Irish artist Daniel Maclise has been vindicated: it was


Prue Leith joins project pushing for better school meals

Chefs in Schools charity aims to recruit 100 professional chefs for 100 state schools over five yearsThe Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has joined leading restaurateurs Thomasina Miers and Yotam Ottolenghi to help launch a charity that hopes to r

United Kingdom

Hammocks in the park: UK's April sun in pictures

From clifftop strolls to punting in Cambridge, a selection of some of the sunniest moments from the UK and Ireland Continue reading...


Field Day festival set to go ahead after organisers, council and locals do battle

A fraught process of relocation to south London’s Brockwell Park has laid bare the troubles faced by big festivals in the capitalThe London music festival Field Day looks likely to be finally granted a licence by Lambeth council for its 2018 edition, fo


London's skyline soars with record 510 tall buildings in pipeline

Construction has begun on cluster of skyscrapers that will transform city over next decadeLondon’s skyline is to be transformed over the next decade with a record 510 tall towers, more than 20 storeys high, planned or under construction. The total is up


Taryn Simon: An Occupation of Loss review – transfixing cacophony from a secret underworld

Islington Green, LondonA vast underground cavern that could be a Bond-villain lair is filled with the keening of professional mourners in this extraordinary exploration of griefFrom a corner of London’s Islington Green, then under a horrible, canopied a


London house prices post first annual fall since 2009

Average price in capital drops by almost £5,000 in 12 months as growth slows in rest of UKHouse prices in London have seen the first annual fall since immediately after the financial crisis, according to government figures which showed gains in every oth


Wembley factor can help us win FA Cup, says Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen

• Defender says Spurs ‘very comfortable at Wembley’ after 25 games• Belgian targets repeat of January’s 2-0 win over Manchester UnitedJan Vertonghen believes Tottenham can benefit from their familiarity with Wembley in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-f


India is a ‘republic of fear’. The UK must keep the pressure on Modi | Amrit Wilson

The Indian PM is in Britain. Let’s hold him to account for the horrific rapes committed in the name of Hindu nationalismAs Indian prime minister Narendra Modi lands in the UK, the details of two horrific rape cases in India have emerged. Huge protests a


Orphanage tourism a ‘scam’ fostered by Australians, Liberal senator says

Linda Reynolds says ‘we need to be part of the solution’ after revelations 80% of children have a living parent or familyLiberal senator Linda Reynolds says Australians have helped the “perfect 21st century scam” of orphanage tourism flourish in t

Rugby Union

Sam Simmonds’ hat-trick helps Exeter Chiefs to easy win over London Irish

• London Irish 5-45 Exeter• Exiles now nine points off 11th-placed WorcesterThere remains a mathematical chance of London Irish avoiding relegation from the Premiership this season but any realistic hope of a reprieve was in effect ended on Sunda


Channel 4 kicks off bids for new headquarters

Broadcaster’s plans include moving 300 of its 800 staff out of the capital Channel 4 is launching the search for a location for its new national headquarters by outlining its plans to more than 100 representatives of UK cities and regions on Monday.The


The week in theatre: The Way of the World; The Country Wife; Plastic – review

Donmar Warehouse; Southwark Playhouse; Old Red Lion, LondonTwo biting Restoration dramas conjure contemporary echoes, and a boy with a ‘face like a fist’ reacts with fury to school bulliesRestoration drama has in the past week been restored to the Lon


Novelist: Novelist Guy review – commanding production from grime’s sage

The idiosyncratic young south London rapper adds moral weight to the tales of black lives on this vivid debut albumIt starts with the name. Novelist, a 21-year-old MC from the south London borough of Lewisham, didn’t go with a particularly gritty byline

United States

Donald Trump praises Syria strikes and declares: 'Mission accomplished'

US president thanks London and Paris for their ‘wisdom and power’ but military action draws mixed reaction in Washington Donald Trump hailed the strikes carried out against Syria by the US, UK and France as “perfectly executed” on Saturday, adding

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