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  • Imam and solicitor suspended from jobs after BBC Tory debate June 19, 2019
    Primary school teacher and employment lawyer criticised over social media commentsTory leadership contest – latest updatesAn imam and a solicitor who asked questions on the BBC’s Conservative leadership debate have been suspended from their jobs after they were criticised over past comments on social media.Abdullah Patel, an imam and deputy head teacher, was suspended from […]
  • Netflix and cull: why is the streaming service cancelling so many shows? June 19, 2019
    Once upon a time, the tech giant let shows linger on well past their best. Now series like Chambers are getting axed after a season. What is behind this lurch into ruthlessness?By anyone’s standards, Chambers died young. Just 56 short days after debuting on Netflix, it has now been consigned to the bin. “Chambers will […]
  • 'We are coming to get you': recordings reveal Saudi plan for Khashoggi murder June 19, 2019
    UN transcripts outline discussions on how to carry heavy body in separate piecesThe UN report into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi reveals disturbing new details about what happened in the hours before he died, and the conversations that were taking place between Saudi officials who were involved in his killing.Relying on the transcripts of recordings […]
  • William Hill and Paddy Power ads appeared in app aimed at children June 19, 2019
    Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck ‘accidentally’ appeared in Looney Tunes World of Mayhem video gameAdverts for the bookmakers William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair appeared in a mobile phone app approved for seven-year-olds, featuring cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, in an apparent mistake that has been called “unacceptable”.The Advertising Standards Authority […]
  • Murder Mystery breaks Bird Box's Netflix viewing record June 19, 2019
    Adam Sandler comedy was watched by 31m accounts in its opening weekend, according to streaming giant’s own figuresAdam Sandler’s latest film in his eight-movie deal with Netflix has broken the streaming giant’s record for opening weekend views.Murder Mystery is a Europe-set comedy in which Sandler stars as an American cop who becomes embroiled in a […]
  • Feel-bad TV: why are we obsessed with small-screen tragedy? June 19, 2019
    The surprise success of devastating fact-based dramas Chernobyl and When They See Us has shown that summer audiences aren’t always seeking escapism Before it had even reached its conclusion, Chernobyl had topped IMDb’s user-voted Best Television Shows of All Time list. It has been critically adored and its success has spurred Sky Studios, who co-produced […]
  • TV debate brought home a terrifying truth: one of these men will be PM | Jonathan Freedland June 18, 2019
    Not one of the candidates came away from Tuesday’s debate looking ready to leadPerhaps the most scathing line of the night was the title. It was called Our Next Prime Minister and as the hour wore on, those four words sounded increasingly like a rebuke to the nation. Look at us, they seemed to say: […]
  • Ageing boy band’s reunion manages to hit all the wrong notes | John Crace June 18, 2019
    Final line up of Take Twat for Tory leadership debate decided at second round of voting earlier He speaks. And yet he still says nothing. Given that he has been held hostage by his minders for the past few months, it was only fair that Boris Johnson was given the chance to answer the first […]