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Confidence? It’s in short supply at the Bank of England

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There is a school of thought that says central banks, after a decade of running scared, have found their mojo again. Their anxiety stemmed from the 2008 crash, when banks panicked in the wake of the US sub-prime prope...

Short story writer Deesha Philyaw: ‘I wanted to challenge the church’s obsession with sex’

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When asked to choose their favourite story in The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Deesha Philyaw’s acclaimed debut collection, most people, the author tells me, say Peach Cobbler. This simultaneously funny and punch-in...

Pep Guardiola gives short shrift to Liverpool’s fixture complaints

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Pep Guardiola has laughed off Jürgen Klopp’s and Liverpool’s complaints about their schedule this week by saying if he allowed Manchester City’s fixture timetable to affect him he would go and manage in the Maldives. ...

Dirk Nowitzki’s reign as Europe’s NBA all-time great may be short lived

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Basketball has distinctly North American origins: it was invented by Canadian Dr James Naismith while he was teaching at a Massachusetts YMCA. tuttavia, since the first basketball game was played back in 1892, the spor...

Manchester United short on the intensity the modern game demands

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It is a mark of what a sorrowful environment Manchester United has become, a place of mournful noises, clanking chains, shouts through the wall, that the only idea to have met with near-unanimous approval in the past ...

UN donor conference falls billions short of $4.4bn target to help Afghanistan

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The world’s donor drought, and growing global divisions over Afghanistan’s political direction, have been laid bare when a UN appeal for $4.4bn (£3.35bn) to help Afghanistan fell massively short, the second UN donor c...

Guardian documentary The Black Cop wins Bafta for best short film

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The Guardian documentary The Black Cop has won the Bafta for best short film. Directed by Cherish Oteka and produced by Emma Cooper, The Black Cop is about Gamal “G” Turawa, a former Metropolitan police officer who ex...

How to Gut a Fish by Sheila Armstrong – haunting short stories

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In her assured fiction debut, Sheila Armstrong combines unsettling themes with the commonplace and reveals a keen eye for detail. The author, who is originally from Sligo and now lives in Dublin, sets several of these...

Holy guacamole: US gives green light to Mexico avocado imports after short ban

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The avocado ban is toast. US officials announced on Friday that imports from Mexico had resumed, following a temporary ban that stemmed from a threat against an American agricultural inspector. The US Department of A...

‘No sport has had such success in so short a time’: padel takes off in Italy

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At one of Italy’s darkest moments in the pandemic, the government introduced a list of draconian rules to halt the outbreak of Covid, including which sports Italians would be allowed to practise. Among the activities ...

Nathan Chen lays Olympics marker down with flawless short program skate

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Nathan Chen insisted this was not about redemption. The world’s most dominant figure skater over the past 47 months has not spent much time dwelling on his catastrophic Olympic debut in 2018, saying that he is motivat...

‘The outrage had been percolating…’ The winner of our graphic short story prize 2021

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There can’t be many things more cheering on a dark January night than having to tell someone they’ve won a prize, and when I telephone Astrid Goldsmith to give her just such a bit of good news, her reaction is everyth...

Pollo esaurito: la carne scarseggia sugli scaffali dei supermercati australiani e al KFC

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Un alimento base della dieta australiana è l'ultima vittima della crisi dell'Omicron, quando la carenza di personale colpisce il più grande fornitore di pollame d'Australia e gli scaffali si svuotano. La carenza di personale ha ridotto significativamente le vendite di Ingham'...

Nathan Chen fa una dichiarazione con un programma corto record ai cittadini statunitensi

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Chiaramente tornato al suo gioco, Nathan Chen ha stabilito un record di programma corto ai campionati statunitensi di pattinaggio artistico sabato. Con una performance piena di superbi giochi di gambe e rotazioni, c'erano due enormi quad, anche - Che ...

L'abbagliante Mariah Bell guida dopo un breve programma ai cittadini statunitensi di pattinaggio artistico

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Giovedì sera, Mariah Bell ha tenuto un abbagliante programma corto ai campionati statunitensi di pattinaggio artistico, mettendola in condizione non solo di guadagnare il suo primo titolo nazionale, ma anche il suo primo posto in una squadra olimpica. L...

Case di lusso, affitti brevi e baracche: dentro la crisi abitativa di Lisbona

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Manuela Lopes data la sua sfortuna dal momento in cui il suo quartiere di Lisbona ha iniziato ad attirare confronti con Brooklyn. Era la metà degli anni 2010: gli ex magazzini della vecchia parrocchia operaia di Marvila stavano dando ...

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