Kerr, who dreamed up the tiger to amuse her two children, only started publishing in her 40s, and lived to see the Tiger reach its millionth sale as she turned 94. Kerr told the Observer in an interview last week that her greatest fear was “not being able to work”. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kerr at work in her London studio in 2017. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kerr, pictured with actor Benedict Cumberbatch and Kitty Forbes, dressed as her character Sophie, for the 50th anniversary for The Tiger Who Came to Tea in 2018. Her archive – including early drawings that were rescued from Berlin by her mother – is now held at Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Seven Stories centre for children’s books.
May 23, 2019 09:29 UTC
Yet, the latest revelations of Austria’s “Ibiza scandal” are on an entirely new scale, setting in motion a complete meltdown of Austria’s coalition government. It marks the climax in a series of political scandals of Austria’s far-right Freedom party (FPÖ). The ex-vice chancellor is recorded saying: “We want to build a media landscape that is similar to Orbán’s.”Austria's 'Ibiza scandal': what happened and why does it matter? And just last week, the German far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) held its “free media conference”, which included guest speakers such as the far-right social media influencer and former Breitbart journalist Milo Yiannopoulos. The Ibiza scandal itself is alarming enough, but its protagonists’ reactions are even more worrying.
May 23, 2019 08:48 UTC
They have spent the last two days trying to persuade the council that it was their mistake that they had not received a ballot paper. In a phone call videoed by the Guardian they insisted again that was a council mistake and they would not be “silenced”. They warned they would make a freedom of information request for CCTV footage of 2 May. They had checked the CCTV footage and agreed that it was their mistake and told them could vote. She said May had been “dismissive” when she had asked her to ensure EU citizens could vote but she would not be letting the matter rest.
May 23, 2019 08:10 UTC
John Walker Lindh released, though some politicians say he may still be security riskJohn Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, has been released early from federal prison, instantly drawing the fury of senior US government officials who say he may still pose a security risk. A BOP spokesperson confirmed to the Guardian that Lindh had been released early due to “good conduct” but would not elaborate on the conditions of his parole. America's 'detainee 001' – the persecution of John Walker Lindh Read moreJohn Walker Lindh was 20 years old when he travelled to Afghanistan to join the Taliban. There are over 400 inmates currently held in the federal prison system with connections to international terrorism, with up to a quarter of those scheduled for release within the next five years. He began to explore Islam and, four years later, decided to convert,” Lindh wrote of his son.
May 23, 2019 08:08 UTC
Merlin, which owns Alton Towers and is the second-largest theme park group in the world, told the stock market that it was under pressure to seek a buyer JOE GIDDENS / PAThe theme park operator behind the London Eye and Madame Tussauds has become the latest company to come under pressure from activist investors after its second-largest owner called on it to seek out a buyer to take it private. The FTSE 250 group, which has a market value of more than £3.4 billion, confirmed to the stock market today that it had received the demand from Valueact Capital, a US-based activist known for its turnaround campaign at the engineer Rolls-Royce. Valueact has a 9.3 per cent stake in Merlin, behind Kirbi, the investment vehicle controlled by the Kirk Kristiansen family, which owns the toymaker Lego. It said in an open letter to Merlin that it could be worth roughly £4.50 a share to a buyer…
Good morning. With double-digit sales growth and profits up 8 per cent there is little sign of retail doom and gloom in full-year results this morning from the aggressively expanding discount chain B&M European Value Retail. British shoppers’ love of a bargain shows no sign of waning with the group’s UK business, B&M, reporting that sales rose 8 per cent in the financial year. Profits across the group, which also owns Heron Foods and Jawoll in Germany, rose to £249.4 million in the year to the end of March, up from £229.3 million. Revenue over the same period rose 17 per cent to £3.41 billion, up from £2.9 billion last year and in line with City expectations.
So it ends as it began. It was a resignation by Andrea Leadsom that put Theresa May into No 10, and it is another that finally, after so many near misses, will take her out. Instead she became one of May’s greatest supporters, defending her and her dismal Brexit efforts until the bitter end. Yesterday Leadsom realised that she could do it no longer. So she picked up her phone, scrolled to the PM’s number, and pressed “call”.
Rangers finished second in the Scottish Premiership in Steven Gerrard’s first season in charge of the club, and the ex-Liverpool skipper is keen to go one better next season. Gerrard has made no secret of the fact that he intends to improve his squad by spending in the transfer market, and looks set to seal a deal with highly-rated youngster Umaro Balde. According to the Evening Times, Balde will sign a two-year deal at Ibrox in the coming days, and join up with his team-mates ahead of their pre-season friendlies. The 19-year-old Sporting Lisbon ace can play on both wings and his deal shows that the Gers are not wasting time in their attempts to boost they chances of winning a trophy next season.
May 23, 2019 07:34 UTC
Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip12:15 UPDATE: Done Deal - Ludovit Reis signs Barcelona have announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Ludovit Reis. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip10:45 UPDATE: Matthijs de Ligt improved offer Manchester United have ramped up their efforts to sign Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt, reports claim. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip10:00 UPDATE: Felipe Anderson interest Liverpool are pondering a move for West Ham winger Felipe Anderson. Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip08:45 UPDATE: Harry Wilson to… everyone! Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona gossip07:45 UPDATE: Wanted - Samuel Chukwueze Jurgen Klopp is interested in signing Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze.
May 23, 2019 06:58 UTC
Amazon, which bought Audible in 2008, runs the world’s largest cloud in the form of AWS (Amazon Web Services), but you can still download Audible files for offline use. Most MP3 players can, of course, handle several audio formats including MP3, Microsoft’s WMA (Windows Media Audio) and AAC. You can also play Audible audiobooks on iPods, if you use Apple’s iTunes software to transfer the files. Kindles are compatibleFacebook Twitter Pinterest Amazon’s Kindles can play Audible audiobooks, syncing them with text ebooks so that you can seamlessly switch between listening and reading. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The GuardianAmazon and Sonos Alexa-powered smart speakers can also play Audible audiobooks.
May 23, 2019 06:56 UTC
Aaron Ramsey is Arsenal’s longest-serving player having been with the north London outfit for 11 years and is also one of their stand-out stars. But Spanish chief Sanllehi insists Arsenal will not allow the club to repeat its mistakes, with the club reportedly keen to tie key strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang down to new deals. Asked if there was an error made in the process to allow Ramsey to leave for nothing, Sanllehi admitted to the club's official website: “Yes. “The only way to get to the end of a contract is when you are ready to release that player at the end of that contract. “It's not correct for us.”Raul Sanllehi insists Arsenal will change their operations to avoid contract mistakesArsenal reportedly want to pen Aubameyang and Lacazette to new contracts
May 23, 2019 06:14 UTC
This week, minsters at the World Health Assembly in Geneva will debate a resolution to ensure adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) are provided in health facilities. More than 1.5 billion people use health centres that lack decent toilets, according to global estimates compiled by the WHO and Unicef. Two years ago, Bardiya hospital opened a ward to deal with all but the most complicated cases of sepsis. Just half of heath facilities in Nepal have both water and soap available, and only a quarter have disinfectants or sanitisers. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Student nurses talk to Dhan Parta, 25, a new mother whose son was born safely in Bardiya hospital.
May 23, 2019 06:00 UTC
Reiss Nelson Arsenal have had no shortage of firepower going forward this season,with Pierre-Emerick Aumabeyang and Alexandre Lacazette combining for 35 Premier League goals in 2018-19. Bukayo Saka Saka became one of the most talked-about prospects in England this season after making his first team debut for Arsenal aged just 17. Saka is seen as a future leading man for Arsenal, having made his way through the academy through to the first team. And with no wingers linked with the club this summer, Arsenal could look to Saka to make an impact next season. The 17-year-old has been prolific for the Arsenal youth sides, having scored 25 goals in 19 games in the under-18 Premier League, and one goal in five Premier League 2 appearances.
May 23, 2019 05:35 UTC
As workers in dementia care, we are carrying out some of the most hidden, difficult and under-recognised work in this country. Acute dementia patients regularly refuse personal care but with time for care being allotted to the minute, we simply don’t have the time to wait with them to help them settle. Alongside me are three other carers for the morning shift to care for 20 acute dementia patients. Care work is so devalued in our society, experienced workers in acute dementia facilities are barely earning a living wage. Without the aged care workers who care so much about these older Australians, where would these vulnerable people be?
May 23, 2019 05:01 UTC
In an analysis of over 100,000 tweets sent between March 2016 and August 2018 from 45 rightwing Twitter accounts, researchers at Oxford University found that nearly half contained Islamophobic ideas. When True Brit tired of me not replying to their private messages, they made them public. “Why do you think any of this would change my mind about anything?”Half an hour later, True Brit responded. True Brit supported Aston Villa, and they would often talk about the team’s performance against rival teams. His original True Brit Twitter account had been removed for violating the platform’s terms and conditions.
May 23, 2019 04:52 UTC