France’s Jewish families struggle to retrieve stolen WWII-era paintings


This Tuesday, a Paris court is examining a lawsuit by the descendants of René Gimpel, a Jewish art dealer who was dispossessed of his collection during World War II. His family have taken the government to court. Some 100,000 works of art were stolen from their owners during the Nazi occupation of France. But in... Read More

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Brexit: Survival of UK in doubt, Gordon Brown warns

The UK risks “unravelling” due to Brexit and the “narrow nationalism” of the Tories and SNP, ex-PM says.

Baroness Blackwood: Fainting in House of Lords ‘no big deal’

Baroness Blackwood fainted at the despatch box when she was discussing the recent listeria outbreak.

Jeremy Hunt: I would spend £15bn more on defence

The Tory leadership candidate says the move would show the UK was “ready to defend its interests”.

Boris Johnson defends Brexit plan and ‘row’ silence

He admits to the BBC he would need EU co-operation to avoid a hard Irish border or crippling tariffs in the event of no deal.


Bombardier sells aircraft project to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

The trade union Unite calls for Belfast jobs connected to the project to be protected.

Burton-upon-Trent Kerry Food factory closure axes 900 jobs

The loss of Kerry Foods – the biggest employer in Burton-upon-Trent – is “crushing”, unions said.

Waste giant Biffa guilty of sending nappies to China

Biffa broke the law by exporting everything from underwear to socks in containers labelled as paper.

Southern Water punished over ‘shocking’ wastewater spills

Customers will get rebates of at least £61 each after the company failed in its sewage operation.