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The best cookbooks of all time, as chosen by the experts | Food | The Guardian
Prue Leith has said that cookery books are obsolete – but these chefs and food writers beg to differ. Raymond Blanc, Claudia Roden and others reveal the essential books every cook should own
books  guide  cooking  recipes  guardian 
2 hours ago by asaltydog
'More than just a newspaper': Guardian writers thank readers for their support | Membership | The Guardian
As we reach the milestone of 1 million supporters globally, our journalists around the world explain how your support has had an impact on their reporting and the real world beyond our pages
9 hours ago by tonys
In this Westminster battle of the bastards, we’re all going down with the ship | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian
Marina Hyde on top form.

"Perhaps the Department for Exiting the European Union could take its lead from Have I Got News for You, which changed to a system of rotating hosts after running into repeat difficulties with its main anchor. The arrangement certainly made the career of one Boris Johnson, which serves as a reminder that most of the terrible ideas in the UK are interconnected. And usually went to school with each other.

Anyway, according to reports, Gove said he would only take the Brexit secretary job vacated by Dominic Raab if he could ditch the upcoming summit, go back to the EU and renegotiate the deal. To which the only reply is: see you in the time vortex, buddy! Also, I have a new worst Doctor. Michael is the only one whose Tardis feels smaller on the inside, because his wife’s filled the entire thing up with an 80-grand kitchen."
guardian  humour  brexit  opinion 
15 hours ago by np
UK austerity has inflicted 'great misery' on citizens, UN says | Society | The Guardian
Poverty envoy says callous policies driven by political desire for social re-engineering

• ‘I’m scared to eat sometimes’

• Women reveal impact of cuts

• Children tell UN: ‘It’s unfair’

Robert Booth and Patrick Butler

Fri 16 Nov 2018 13.48 GMT First published on Fri 16 Nov 2018 12.00 GMT

The UN report said: ‘Austerity could easily have spared the poor, if the political will had existed to do so.’ Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian
The UK government has inflicted “great misery” on its people with “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found.

Philip Alston, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ended a two-week fact-finding mission to the UK with a stinging declaration that despite being the world’s fifth largest economy, levels of child poverty are “not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster”.

About 14 million people, a fifth of the population, live in poverty, and 1.5 million are destitute, unable to afford basic essentials, he said, citing figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. He highlighted predictions that child poverty could rise by 7% between 2015 and 2022, possibly up to a rate of 40%.
guardian  news  poverty  politics  UK 
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Being bionic: how technology transformed my life | Technology | The Guardian
Prosthetics have made amazing advances in recent years – and are slowly changing people’s attitudes to disability.
bionics  guardian 
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