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Ben Chu The government gamble that¡¯s beginning to look questionable

Recent policy decisions such as the full wind down of the furlough scheme by October essentially represented a bet that consumer spending and corporate investment would come back strongly, says Ben Chu

Primates imported to UK for lab experiments triple in a year to 6,752

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade exclusive: Monkeys can infect humans with fatal viruses such as avian flu and respiratory disease, experts warn

interview tv

Max Irons: ¡®Cancel culture is a problem¡¯

The star of Sky One¡¯s ¡®Condor¡¯ talks to Annie Lord about Boris Johnson, Harvey Weinstein, examining the politics of the roles you take on and missing out on parts ¡®for not being good-looking enough¡¯


Alex Pattle Why UFC Fight Island was a mirage all along

The concept and promotion of the UFC¡¯s first card on Abu Dhabi¡¯s Yas Island promised so much character, but the event delivered very little, writes Alex Pattle

The Independent¡¯s Happy List 2020: Heroes in a crisis

Meet Britain¡¯s happiness-spreading heroes: let¡¯s celebrate the people doing remarkable things in response to the pandemic, as nominated by you

Long Reads

Kasumi Borczyk Meet the man fighting ¡®environmental terrorism¡¯ in Papua New Guinea

An Australian-Chinese mining giant plans to extract thousands of tons of gold and copper from along Sepik River ¨C which will destroy the ecosystem and the culture of the people who live there. Kasumi Borczyk travels the length of the river with Manu, the activist who plans to stop them

Travel questions

Simon Calder Do I have to get travel insurance for my holiday in France?

Simon Calder on emergency costs, flight compensation and the cut in VAT

Ai Weiwei among top artists donating work to our campaign auction

Sotheby¡¯s sale raising funds for food surplus charity The Felix Project will also feature work by Tracey Emin, Bridget Riley and Anish Kapoor

Noah Berlatsky What Florida and Illinois can tell us about this coronavirus spike

The two states took two very different approaches ¡ª and now Floridians are paying with their lives

How I May Destroy You could change the way we speak about rape

Olivia Petter speaks to survivors, charities and campaign groups about popular culture¡¯s role in the way society views consent

I May Destroy You proves that there are no easy answers to trauma

Michaela Coel¡¯s brilliant drama about the aftermath of sexual assault makes for incredibly disconcerting viewing, says Micha Frazer-Carroll, and is all the more powerful for it

Aaaaaay-o! Aaaaaay-o! Why Live Aid was the greatest show of all

Bob Geldof¡¯s global humanitarian gig united the world¡¯s biggest stars for an unforgettable fundraiser 35 years ago. But behind the camera it was chaos, says Mark Beaumont

Buckingham Palace gin: If you couldn't get one, buy these instead

From honeydew melon to marmalade, these citrus gins will tide you over until it's back in stock

10 stunning bird images from the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards

Photo of double-crested cormorant diving underwater clinches grand prize

The bees that are transported to France¡¯s Provence region every year

Each summer, a few lucky insects journey to pollen paradise in the lavender fields of Valensole, France

Far-right supporter admits shoving female police officer at protest

Officer left with lasting injuries from incident at rally attended by supporters of the English Defence League and Britain First