Julian Smith, the chief whip, urged three Tory MPs to abandon “pairing” arrangements before a knife-edge vote on Tuesday, it has been claimed. Pairing is a parliamentary convention by which pairs of MPs on different sides of the…
A record-breaking year for publishers has been greeted with renewed demands for authors to receive a bigger slice of income and investment, as sales of books passed the £5.7bn mark in 2017. Book sales were up 5% on the previous year…
The New York Times
David E. Sanger
– Jul 18, 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election.
– Jul 19, 1:55 AM
Laura Purcell has won the £10,000 Thumping Good Read Award for her 'chilling' novel The Silent Companions (Raven Books). The prize, which re-launched this summer after a 15-year gap, was judged by authors Jojo Moyes and Peter James. With…