Liverpool news: Kevin De Bruyne's injury has helped Jurgen Klopp's side, says MersonThat is the verdict of Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal forward Paul Merson. However, City will have to do without him for crucial fixtures against the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and rivals Manchester United. I think this opens the door for Liverpool, I really do Paul Merson on Kevin De Bruyne's injuryMerson understands there is plenty of quality in the City squad despite De Bruyne’s injury. Liverpool news: Merson has outlined the importance of Kevin De Bruyne to Man CityLiverpool news: Kevin De Bruyne will miss Man City's trip to Anfield in October“I think this opens the door for Liverpool, I really do. Liverpool news: Pep Guardiola will have to do without Kevin De Bruyne for the foreseeable future
August 18, 2018 12:11 UTC
Yet political satire still has its place – a fact that was underlined last week when an online comedy short sending up Brexit became a viral hit, racking up more than 10 million views. More than 3.3 million had already watched it on the Comedy Central UK site and last Wednesday a tweet kickstarted a viral spread that has so far attracted an additional four million views. When views from other platforms are counted, Brexit: A Titanic Disaster has collectively been watched more than 10 million times. “The fact is that it’s still relevant, probably more so now than ever,” said Pappenheim, who also credited the short's editor, Jack Hextall. Asked whether it was difficult to depict Corbyn dutifully playing his instrument as the deck disappears beneath the waves, Pappenheim said: “Choosing Corbyn for that role was easy.”
August 18, 2018 12:00 UTC
Former MP said he no longer respected the Jewish community because of their work with ‘Blairite plotters’The former Labour MP Jim Sheridan has been suspended from the party after he appeared to say he had lost “respect and empathy” for the Jewish community over the party’s antisemitism row, it is understood. Sheridan had been criticised for a social media post which suggested that Jewish Labour members were acting in concert with “Blairite plotters” to undermine the leadership. The Conservative MP for East Renfrewshire, Paul Masterton, described the online comments as appalling and said they showed “just how deeply the problem of antisemitism runs in elements of the Labour party”. The Labour MP Ian Austin MP, a long-standing critic of the way his party has dealt with allegations of antisemitism, was among those who had called for action to be taken against Sheridan. Time for @LenMcCluskey to show how serious he is about dealing with antisemitism.”A Labour party spokesman said: “The Labour party takes all complaints of antisemitism extremely seriously and we are committed to challenging and campaigning against it in all its forms.
August 18, 2018 11:46 UTC
That is the opinion of ESPN FC pundit and former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson. Abraham spent the entire of last season on loan at Swansea. He made his England debut in November last year, starting the 0-0 friendly draw with Germany before coming on as a substitute against Brazil. Abraham netted five times in his first 10 appearances for Swansea but his form fell away dramatically, scoring just three in his next 29 outings.
August 18, 2018 11:26 UTC
Hundreds of families are being made homeless every week in “no-fault” evictions by landlords keen to cash in on rising property prices or put the rent up. These are known as no-fault evictions because landlords do not need a reason such as rent arrears or property damage to kick tenants out. The analysis reveals for the first time that 94% of this rise can be blamed on no-fault evictions, which have more than doubled since 2009. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/Rex/ShutterstockLaura Johnstone, her husband and two sons are being evicted from their rented house in Wandsworth, south London. We were surrounded by people who were criminals and drug addicts.”Johnstone said it was unfair that landlords could evict families who had done nothing wrong.
August 18, 2018 10:52 UTC
Impact would be so grave UK would have to review decision to leave EU, says Bob KerslakeBritain may have to rethink the decision to leave the EU if the government is unable to strike a Brexit deal with Brussels, a former head of the civil service has said. Bob Kerslake said the consequences of a no-deal exit would be so serious that the UK parliament would have to consider whether it could allow it to go ahead. In those circumstances, the European commission would almost certainly insist on some “re-examination” of the original decision to leave, he said. “The question people need to ask themselves is, is this a risk that they think we should be taking? “It is equally clear to me that, unless challenged, these anti-democrats will succeed in frustrating the result.”
August 18, 2018 10:35 UTC
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri believes Eden Hazard can be the best player in Europe, but only if he wants to be. Hazard has often sparkled in his six years at Chelsea, bringing comparisons with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Chelsea vs Arsenal: Maurizio Sarri may start Eden HazardChelsea vs Arsenal: How will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang be used for the clash? Chelsea injury news Cesc Fabregas is recovering from a knee injury while Gary Cahill is still working his way back to full match fitness following England’s World Cup campaign - both are doubts for the Arsenal clash. Chelsea vs Arsenal: Mateo Kovacic could make his first appearance
August 18, 2018 10:07 UTC
I am sure most new fathers feel helpless, and even after nine months’ preparation, terrified of doing the wrong thing. Had we known, we certainly wouldn't have gone ziplining the weekend before Lyndsay gave birthIt began with my girlfriend’s “appendicitis”, as diagnosed by the 999 operator. That day, I hadn’t heard from Lyndsay since lunchtime, so I was blissfully unaware until her mother called me at 11.50pm. I had always said that I didn’t want children, but if ever I chose to, it would be after marriage. We certainly wouldn’t have gone ziplining the weekend before Lyndsay gave birth, had we known.
August 18, 2018 09:56 UTC
The former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, has died at the age of 80 after a short illness, his family and foundation announced on Saturday. Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness... pic.twitter.com/42nGOxmcPZThe statement added that Annan, who succeeded Boutros Boutros-Ghali as UN leader, was a “son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility towards Africa”. The current UN secretary general, António Guterres, whom Annan appointed to lead its refugee agency, said: “In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. Theresa May, the UK prime minister, said on Twitter:Theresa May (@theresa_may) Sad to hear of the death of Kofi Annan. Before becoming secretary general, he was under-secretary general for peacekeeping and also served as special representative of the secretary general to the former Yugoslavia between 1995 and 1996.
August 18, 2018 09:42 UTC
But more often, and especially when entertaining, she made this: her failsafe ratatouille, which is, in short, a magnificent jumble of British summer vegetables cooked French-style by an Indian. In the same pan, fry the courgettes for two minutes on each side, then transfer to the same plate. Add the garlic and chilli, cook for three minutes, then add the tomatoes and cook until they break down into a paste – about four minutes. Stir-fry for two to three minutes, until they start to turn golden, then add the chilli, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. To serve, transfer the ratatouille to a serving dish and sprinkle over the coconut and almond topping.
August 18, 2018 09:03 UTC
On Fridays we went to RT’s studios on the 16th floor of Millbank Tower in Westminster to record the show. We booked high-profile political guests such as John Prescott, Alastair Campbell, Neil Kinnock and Vince Cable. Some of our political guests were criticised for receiving payments to appear. We spent just a few hours in the RT studio each week, and had little interaction with the channel’s staff. I was told that, at Millbank, young RT journalists gathered around the TV nervously waiting to see if she would (as some MPs proposed) shut the channel down.
August 18, 2018 09:01 UTC
Manchester United would tempt Pochettino into leaving Tottenham, according to pundit Jermaine Jenas. I think deep down that’s the one Pochettino wants. And, given what’s happened at Spurs, I’d be surprised if he stayed.” Manchester United are still persevering with Mourinho despite his doom and gloom mood. Pogba still wants to leave Manchester United for Barcelona. Man Utd news: Mauricio Pochettino has been tipped to replace Jose MourinhoMan Utd news: Paul Pogba wants to join BarcelonaJenas also thinks Manchester United will land Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld in January.
August 18, 2018 09:00 UTC
The more the merrier doesn’t apply here: merrier is never a good thing when we’re talking other people’s children at 3am. Be wary of hosting very young guests, even if the parents claim they’re independent and will be fine. Decide when you’d (ideally) like them to sleep, then work backwards to allow 30-45 minutes for the inevitable giggling/gossip/ghost stories in the dark. Give a couple of firm but friendly “quiet now” warnings 10 and 20 minutes before “target sleep time”. For younger children, perhaps promise a morning treat left by the “sleepover fairy” if they settle down when expected.
August 18, 2018 08:32 UTC
Working with the Guardian on gal-dem’s takeover of Weekend magazine was an incredible exercise and a clear demonstration of the power of championing marginalised voices. The feedback has been overwhelming and the fact that sales spiked significantly are both clear reminders of the fact that diversity breeds creativity. Much of the content produced for the Guardian issue is no different to the content which we publish on our website, the only difference was the sheer reach of the Guardian’s platform. After the publication of the gal-dem takeover, the reaction left mespeechless. Exclusive copies of gal-dem magazine’s takeover issue of Weekend on Saturday 11 August 2018 are available for a limited time, at The Guardian Bookshop.
August 18, 2018 08:26 UTC
Bulgur with tomato, aubergine and preserved lemon yoghurt (pictured above)This is made of three components – roasted aubergine, bulgur with tomato, and yoghurt sauce – all of which I adore on their own. Mix, then spread out on a large oven tray lined with greaseproof paper and roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring once halfway, until the aubergines are caramelised and soft. Once hot, fry the onion for eight minutes, stirring a few times, until caramelised and soft. Tomato, chard and spinach with fried almondsFacebook Twitter Pinterest Yotam Ottolenghi’s tomato, chard and spinach with fried almonds. Cover the pan and leave to cook for 20 minutes, stirring every now and then, until the chard has wilted and the tomatoes have broken down.
August 18, 2018 08:26 UTC