July 17, 2019

Shrinkflation! Packs of Hobnobs get smaller but price remains the same

McVities says it needs to bring all pack sizes into line with each other
July 17, 2019

Typical household earnings being squeezed more than during 1990s financial crisis, study claims

Growth weaker than during recession, think-tanks states
July 17, 2019

New PM urged to lower migrant worker salary threshold

The Tory leadership hopefuls are facing pressure to lower the salary threshold for migrant workers from £30,000 to £20,000 to avoid skills shortages across the economy after Brexit.
July 17, 2019

Opera’s Mission impossible rebuilds Oscar & Lucinda’s glass church

Librettist Pierce Wilcox has taken Peter Carey's treasured 500-page novel and turned it into an 80-page opera libretto.
July 17, 2019

Are nature documentaries the greatest art of our time?

Like marvellous churches and and museum pieces, we don't yet view these important contributions as art. But with the Earth's impending peril, that may soon change.
July 17, 2019

Apollo 11’s unseen moon landing footage rivals Hollywood dramatisation

Our critics reviewed a handful of movies released this week. So which ones are worth the price of entry?
July 17, 2019

Bark paintings from the golden period return, half a century later

In the mid-1960s, a young American took home a collection of Arnhem Land bark paintings. Now they are back in Australia and on show at Melbourne's Trinity College.
July 17, 2019

Finnish Cellos to the Metal give new ring to anthems

Who needs bass guitars to play heavy metal anthems? Certainly not the Finnish cello quartet Apocalyptica.
July 17, 2019

From trite fluff to vibrant comedy: TV’s hits and misses so far this year

Budget cuts have hampered ABC and SBS programming, while the free commercial networks have relied on reality TV.
July 16, 2019

NHS fraudster faces jail for £70,000 theft

A FINANCE manager at a GP’s surgery is facing jail after stealing almost £70,000 of NHS money.
July 16, 2019

SNP is ‘failing drugs victims’

THE number of drug deaths in Scotland is now at record levels and is the highest in the EU. In a damning indictment of SNP health policies, statistics show fatalities have leapt 27 percent in one year and are three times the overall UK level.
July 16, 2019

Labour’s McDonnell pledges to tackle ‘scourge’ of poverty

John McDonnell is unveiling a socialist revolution aimed at reducing the "scourge" of poverty, which will be the centrepiece of Labour's manifesto in a general election.