Exodus of Foreign Workers Leaves British Employers in the Lurch

A farm run by Ross Mitchell in northern Scotland is struggling to find enough workers to pick fruit, a problem encountered by other employers since Britain voted last year to leave the European Union. Kieran Dodds for The New York Times FORDOUN, Scotland — The first inkling that Ross Mitchell knew something had gone awry …

Funeral of Palestinian amputee killed by Israeli fire takes place in Gaza

The funeral has taken place of a Palestinian wheelchair user who was shot dead on Friday during a demonstration in the Gaza Strip against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The death of Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, aged 29, came as Trump administration officialsagain preempted negotiations on the city’s final status in comments about …

England’s creeping dread materialises in day of Ashes flagellation at the Waca | Ali Martin

Less than an hour into play on the third morning, after Steve Smith had chalked up his second century of this Ashes series, the brass section of the Barmy Army on the western hill at the Waca began playing the theme tune to the Great Escape. Though Australia were three down and still 180 runs …

Nigel Farage claims he is ‘skint’ and says ‘there’s no money in politics’

Nigel Farage, the former leader of Ukip, has bemoaned being “53, separated and skint” in an interview, adding “there’s no money in politics”. In an interview in the Daily Mail, Farage discusses his personal life and his 24-year-long political career, while claiming his “contempt for career politicians knows no bounds”. “There’s no money in politics, …

Gruel, gin and mystery meat: Dickens’s Victorian meals in the age of ‘clean eating’

If Charles Dickens is thought of as a food writer at all, it is as the Man Who Invented Christmas Dinner. And there is some truth in the idea that he anchored the seasonal food to the day itself; plum pudding was called “Christmas pudding” for the first time by Eliza Acton, shortly after publication …

Alabama unions see Doug Jones’s win as a victory for organized labor

Union organisers are hoping that the surprise election of Democrat Doug Jones to a Senate seat in Alabama this week could be a big win for organized labor in a state that has long fought to curtail their power. As big auto factories have set up shop in southern states Republican politicians have worked hard …

Leicester City v Crystal Palace: Premier League – live!

Still need a Christmas present? Photograph: Ryan Browne/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock Show 6.33am EST 06:33 Leicester City v Crystal Palace line-ups Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Mahrez, Ndidi, Iborra, Albrighton, Gray, Vardy. Subs: Iheanacho, King, Hamer, Dragovic, Okazaki, Ulloa, Fuchs. Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Tomkins, Dann, Schlupp, Townsend, Cabaye, McArthur, Loftus-Cheek, Zaha, Benteke. Subs: Van Aanholt, Hennessey, …

Sharon Laws, former British cycling road race champion, dies aged 43

The former Great Britain cyclist Sharon Laws has died aged 43 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer in October 2016. Laws, British road race champion in 2012, was a professional racer for almost a decade, helping Nicole Cooke to Olympic gold in 2008. Born in Kenya, Laws was based in Girona, Spain – a favoured …