Sudoku 4,212 hard

Click here to access the print version.Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Continue reading…

‘How you dey?’: Prince Charles goes Pidgin in Nigeria

Prince of Wales praises the energy and dynamism of city of Lagos, telling his audience: ‘God don butta my bread’He’s better known for speaking the Queen’s English but the Prince of Wales on Wednesday turned to Pidgin as he visited Nigeria’s commercial capital.“How you dey? (How are you?)” he asked assembled dignitaries, including former heads of state, presidential candidates, leading politicians, and stars from the world of fashion, music and the arts. Continue reading…

Clarifications and corrections

An article on 15 August suggested that Treasury Counsel Alison Morgan was facing criticism for selecting the wrong charges in the prosecution of Ben Stokes and his co-defendants and that she

UK property market at its weakest for six years, says Rics

Surveyors body expects prices to fall in the south and south-east over next three monthsThe UK property market is at its weakest for six years, with prices flat or falling across half the country according to Britain’s official surveyors body, with reports that sales are “in limbo” until a Brexit deal emerges.The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said its monthly survey of members found “the weakest reading since September 2012” in October, with prices falling in London, the south-east, south-west and East Anglia. Continue reading…

Prince Charles: ‘Me, meddle as a king? I’m not that stupid’

Heir to throne tells BBC 70th birthday interview he will desist from his hobbyhorses if sovereignThe Prince of Wales has sought to quell concerns that he would be a “meddling” or activist king , saying “I’m not that stupid”. His words, the strongest yet on the subject of his kinghood, are to be broadcast in a documentary on BBC One on Thursday to mark his 70th birthday.Declaring the role of sovereign and heir to be different, Prince Charles maintains he is aware of the constraints he will encounter as king, and says his behaviour will change. Acknowledging that some people have accused him of being a meddling prince, he argues that he has always tried to be non-party political. “It is vital to remember there’s only room for one sovereign at a time. Not two,” he says. Continue reading…

Heritage at Risk list adds knights’ cave and Grimsby’s Kasbah

Historic England register also adds Huddersfield’s first infirmary and ‘an almost perfect Victorian museum’A centuries-old church that counted George Eliot as a worshipper and survived a devastating night during the wartime blitz is one of 242 new entries to England’s Heritage at Risk register.The register also now includes one of the oldest purpose-built museums in England, as well as Grimsby’s Kasbah area, and the church in Salford where the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst married in 1879. Continue reading…

Fall in number of NHS psychiatrists treating children in England

Latest figures are second lowest since NHS Digital began keeping records in 2009 and come as demand surgesThe number of NHS psychiatrists treating troubled children and young people is falling, despite a surge in demand among under-18s who need urgent mental health care.NHS workforce statistics show that the number of full-time equivalent psychiatrists working in child and adolescent mental health services in England fell to 942 in July – its second lowest number on record, down from 970 in January this year . Continue reading…

What happens now that a dead pimp has won a Nevada senate seat?

Dennis Hof won his seat by almost 70% of the vote, despite dying last monthOn Tuesday night brothel owner Dennis Hof won a seat in the Nevada senate, but he will not be taking up that seat.Hof died last month aged 72, but remained on the ballot and won his seat in a heavily Republican district. Continue reading…

‘Insulted for 90 minutes’: Mourinho defends actions after United stun Juventus

• Manager cupped hand to ear at full-time of 2-1 victory• Mourinho says Juventus fans insulted his familyJosé Mourinho defended his own reaction at the end of Manchester United’s late comeback against Juventus, a victory that saw the United manager ushered from the pitch at the final whistle after cupping his ear and leering provocatively towards the home crowd.“I was insulted for 90 minutes,” Mourinho said. “I do my work and nothing more. At the end I didn’t insult anyone I just did the gesture that I wanted to hear them more. I wouldn’t do it again. But I came here as a professional that does his work and people insulted my family, this is why I reacted this way. I don’t want to think about it.” Continue reading…

‘A woman’s place is in elected office’, Theresa May tells politicians

Prime minister urges women to work together as she hosts 100 female MPs from around the worldTheresa May told a gathering of female politicians from around the world that “a woman’s place is in elected office” as she urged them to work together to make sure their voices were heard.The British prime minister admitted that getting the political system to work in a male-dominated environment was “never easy” but warned that less representative parliaments operated with “one hand tied behind their backs”. Continue reading…