Unsecured mobiles, email accounts and WhatsApp chats could pose national security risk, intelligence experts warn Ministers risk creating “wild west” conditions in matters of national security by the increased use of personal email and phones to conduct confidential business, intelligence experts and former officials have warned. After a week tainted […]

Footballer Marcus Rashford’s victory on school meals is crumbling as English councils drop schemes Councils across England are “quietly” axing holiday food voucher schemes for children on free school meals, which has left many families desperate this half-term, headteachers and charities warn. It took a massive public campaign, led by […]

Ex-PM’s Cop27 visit is seen as snub to Rishi Sunak as Labour attacks government’s policy failures on environmental crisis A row over prime minister Rishi Sunak’s refusal to attend the Cop27 climate summit took an extraordinary twist on Saturday night as the Observer was informed that his predecessor but one […]

MPs who received gifts later appeared to speak favourably about Qatar in parliamentary debates Qatar has spent more money on gifts and trips for British MPs in the past year than any other country, according to Observer analysis that reveals the Gulf state’s lobbying efforts ahead of next month’s football […]

New Jersey’s first poet laureate, Stern wrote about his childhood, Judaism, mortality and the wonders of the contemplative life Gerald Stern, one of the US’s most loved and respected poets, who wrote with spirited melancholy and earthly humour about his childhood, Judaism, mortality and the wonders of the contemplative life, […]