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Front page Starmer tells his cabinet: now it’s time to deliver on our promises ‘It was surreal’: Labour’s dizzying transition to power, from polls to the palace Where will they all sit? Commons welcomes 334 rookie MPs in most diverse parliament ‘Everyone is fed up’: Reform sets sights on Labour stronghold Barnsley – but Farage still divides opinion ‘We’ll push the government to be bolder’: Carla Denyer on election success for the Greens Bigbrains and glittering careers: five fresh Labour MPs to watch Prison reform experts hail role for shoe repair CEO James Timpson ‘People are incandescent…’ How sewage spills became a vote-winner for the Lib Dems Independent Muslim who beat Labour in Leicester says victory was not ‘sectarian’ England fans dare to dream after players hold nerve in Düsseldorf ‘Andy Murray has changed culture of sport’: Wimbledon reflects on legacy Starmer installs non-political ministers in ‘government of all the talents’ ‘Blue wall’ of Tory seats collapsed because of green issues, say Greenpeace ‘We sell it in secret, like drugs’: Brazil’s appetite for shark meat puts species under threat Greek poet who inspired Forster, Hockney and Jackie Onassis emerges from the shadows Manwho spent 45 years on death row in Japan hopes for chance to clear name French artists, DJs and musicians unite to fight threat of far-right government Fears of long war in Gaza as new chapter opens and ‘intense fighting’ eases off Cannabis legalisation hampered by most German of substances: red tape Labour put ‘safe’ seats at risk to target marginals. It paid off – but there’s a cost ‘We need to wake up’: what authors wish for Britain as a new chapter begins Stunned silence, hugs and a very big kiss: at home with the Starmers on election night Uncool Britannia? How Britain might feel with the court of Sir Keir WhyBronski Beat’s anthem of gay culture resonates 40 years on The14 long and wasted years of Tory Britain Whydo we find it hard to believe that the smiling nurse Lucy Letby was a serial killer? France no longer resembles a divided but tolerant family. It is catastrophically fractured Keir Starmer stunned sceptics and rebuilt Labour. Now he must do the same for Britain Biden, Putin, Xi, Modi: what is it that keeps old ideas, as well as old people, in power? Great for parties, useless for governing: grace-and-favour homes are the spoils of power Ifsportswomen were paid more, they might not feel obliged to get their kit off NoBoris Johnson, no deals with Nigel Farage: it’s time for the Tories to get serious Chris Riddell on Keir Starmer’s new broom – cartoon Ina fragile and dangerous era, strengthening ties with Europe is Britain’s most urgent challenge Isit time to turn the British Museum into the world’s great lending library? Britain is on the brink of an opioid crisis. Punishing addicts won’t work Editorials & Letters TheObserver view on the new Labour government: a fine start but still a mountain to climb Physician associates are heroes, not villains Forthe record ‘Who buys a retail brand during Covid?’ The man who revived salad chain Tossed Babyproof a yacht? How the super-rich are turning to the ‘mummy concierge’ Struggles at Belfast’s Titanic shipyard reflect UK’s faded naval power Keir Starmer ruled out rejoining the EU. Now he must think again Brian Lara: ‘West Indies have some of the best but talent isn’t everything’ Euro 2024 diary: polyester, parkrun and how England squad might vote Remco Evenepoel in bloom can put a Belgian back on top of Tour de France Normal service resumed as Weghorst brings order from chaos for Netherlands ‘I wasn’t focusing on the past – only on now’: Saka revels in penalty redemption Bukayo Saka rewrites his story to end latest tale of uneasy England success Netherlands fight back to see off Turkey and set up semi-final against England Novak Djokovic rises to Alexei Popyrin challenge and reaches fourth round England lose control and embrace the chaos to rise from the canvas again Euro 2024 is a party – but continent’s fractures are there for all to see England into Euro 2024 semi-finals after dramatic shootout win over Switzerland Reviews Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F review – Eddie Murphy’s megawatt charisma lights up creaking sequel Janelle Monáe review: a masterclass in progressive showbiz spectacle Inthe Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900-1930s review – a small yet blazing act of solidarity Mark Kermode on… Kathryn Bigelow, a stylish ruffler of feathers Myfriend David Hockney: Martin Gayford on the prophet of painting ‘It’s licensed touting, essentially’: has sky high ticket pricing turned London theatre into the wild West End? ‘It’s easier than life on the ground’: meet the Russian climbers who fell in love scaling the world’s skyscrapers James Muldoon, Mark Graham and Callum Cant: ‘AI feeds off the work of human beings’ Onmy radar: Mark Leckey’s cultural highlights ‘My flash kept blinding everyone on the dancefloor’: Elaine Constantine on capturing 90s northern soul all-nighters I’m lost in the foothills of a mountain of TV Countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński: ‘Breakdancing feeds into my performances – music dictates the way you move on stage’ Thebig picture: Louis Stettner on commuters in 1950s New York Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: ‘Satire is a way to make myself less depressed’ Meet Mercy and Anita – the African workers driving the AI revolution, for just over a dollar an hour Microsoft’s climbdown over its creepy Recall feature shows its AI strategy is far from intelligent Oneto watch: Berlioz Totally wired: why are so many young people addicted to video games? ‘I have an obsession with authenticity’: David Baddiel on growing up, golf and family affairs Could you forgive your childhood bully? Katy Wix confronts a painful memory I’m a failure and in debt. And now my partner is pregnant Nigel Slater’s recipe for roast summer vegetables and blue cheese sauce Thetrain in Spain: seeing Andalucía by rail Iwas alone in my grief when my parents died – but missing them gave me the answer Nigel Slater’s recipes for roast chicken with pepper and olives, and marinated strawberries I’m hoping my son, aged five, has the makings of a political commentator Notes on chocolate: in dangerous times, you can depend on a good bar Polyamory? Celibacy? Today’s sexual politics reveals much about the way we live Sunday with Louise Minchin: ‘I’m an activity addict’ Nothing says summer like an orange lipstick Howthe other half lives, as reported in 1989 Curry tasting in Fife, oysters on Exmoor: expert tips for foodie holidays around Britain Aubergine caviar, post-Soviet kebab kiosks: what Ukraine’s food culture taught me 30 years ago ‘Spain is much more than patatas bravas’: José Pizarro’s summer recipes Grilled sardines, baked hake, baked haddock: Nigel Slater’s easy fish recipes Welcome to June’s Observer Food Monthly Conservationist Isabella Tree: ‘Rewilding is vital for the UK’s agricultural future’ Richard Bainbridge’s secret ingredient: nutritional yeast Wake up and smell the yorkshires – Sunday lunch is back! Comedian Allan Mustafa: ‘I love banh mi. I geek out on being able to eat history’ Farming is risky and vital – it needs to be on the next UK government’s priority list Pancetta tarts, vegan ginger slice, onion flatbreads – Nigel Slater’s recipes for all-day bakes Welcome to May’s Observer Food Monthly Lamb kofta, sea bream puttanesca, potato cakes – 20-minute recipes from Anna Haugh Ruby Bhogal’s secret ingredient – ginger, in all forms Most viewed Most viewed in UK news Most viewed Across the guardian

Front page

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    Starmer tells his cabinet: now it’s time to deliver on our promises

    PM pledges swift action on NHS and prisons, setting out agenda to reform public services and rebuild international relations

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    ‘It was surreal’: Labour’s dizzying transition to power, from polls to the palace

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    Where will they all sit? Commons welcomes 334 rookie MPs in most diverse parliament

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    ‘Everyone is fed up’: Reform sets sights on Labour stronghold Barnsley – but Farage still divides opinion

    Labour has long had a grip on the South Yorkshire town but Reform is hot on the party’s heels after taking a third of the vote in Barnsley South

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    ‘We’ll push the government to be bolder’: Carla Denyer on election success for the Greens

    The party’s co-leader, now MP for Bristol Central, says she will pressure Starmer on climate, housing and services

  • Bigbrains and glittering careers: five fresh Labour MPs to watch

  • Prison reform experts hail role for shoe repair CEO James Timpson

  • ‘People are incandescent…’ How sewage spills became a vote-winner for the Lib Dems

  • Independent Muslim who beat Labour in Leicester says victory was not ‘sectarian’

  • England fans dare to dream after players hold nerve in Düsseldorf

  • ‘Andy Murray has changed culture of sport’: Wimbledon reflects on legacy

  • Starmer installs non-political ministers in ‘government of all the talents’

  • ‘Blue wall’ of Tory seats collapsed because of green issues, say Greenpeace

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World
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    ‘We sell it in secret, like drugs’: Brazil’s appetite for shark meat puts species under threat

    Despite curbs on certain species, trade in the cheap fish is booming. But worried conservationists say most people do not even realise they are eating shark

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    Greek poet who inspired Forster, Hockney and Jackie Onassis emerges from the shadows

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    Manwho spent 45 years on death row in Japan hopes for chance to clear name

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    French artists, DJs and musicians unite to fight threat of far-right government

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    Fears of long war in Gaza as new chapter opens and ‘intense fighting’ eases off

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    Cannabis legalisation hampered by most German of substances: red tape

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    Labour put ‘safe’ seats at risk to target marginals. It paid off – but there’s a cost

    The party’s landslide victory on only 34% of the vote was a masterpiece of electoral Jenga. But the taller the tower, the weaker the base, writes Robert Ford

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    ‘We need to wake up’: what authors wish for Britain as a new chapter begins

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    Stunned silence, hugs and a very big kiss: at home with the Starmers on election night

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    Uncool Britannia? How Britain might feel with the court of Sir Keir

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    WhyBronski Beat’s anthem of gay culture resonates 40 years on

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    The14 long and wasted years of Tory Britain

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Comment
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    Whydo we find it hard to believe that the smiling nurse Lucy Letby was a serial killer?

    Martha Gill

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    France no longer resembles a divided but tolerant family. It is catastrophically fractured

    Andrew Hussey

    As voters decide in the second round of elections today, the far right’s shock success last week has left many asking what the future holds for the republic

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    Keir Starmer stunned sceptics and rebuilt Labour. Now he must do the same for Britain

    Andrew Rawnsley

  • Biden, Putin, Xi, Modi: what is it that keeps old ideas, as well as old people, in power?

    Kenan Malik

  • Great for parties, useless for governing: grace-and-favour homes are the spoils of power

    Catherine Bennett

  • Ifsportswomen were paid more, they might not feel obliged to get their kit off

    Barbara Ellen

  • NoBoris Johnson, no deals with Nigel Farage: it’s time for the Tories to get serious

    Paul Goodman

  • Chris Riddell on Keir Starmer’s new broom – cartoon

  • Ina fragile and dangerous era, strengthening ties with Europe is Britain’s most urgent challenge

    Kim Darroch

  • Isit time to turn the British Museum into the world’s great lending library?

    Tim Adams

  • Britain is on the brink of an opioid crisis. Punishing addicts won’t work

    Martha Gill

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Editorials & Letters

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    TheObserver view on the new Labour government: a fine start but still a mountain to climb

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    Physician associates are heroes, not villains

    Doctors like me rely on these unsung stars of the medical profession

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    Ian Huntley | Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex | Bulb Energy/Field Energy | Two Loves poem

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    ‘Who buys a retail brand during Covid?’ The man who revived salad chain Tossed

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    Babyproof a yacht? How the super-rich are turning to the ‘mummy concierge’

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    Struggles at Belfast’s Titanic shipyard reflect UK’s faded naval power

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    Keir Starmer ruled out rejoining the EU. Now he must think again

    William Keegan

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Sport
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    Brian Lara: ‘West Indies have some of the best but talent isn’t everything’

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    Euro 2024 diary: polyester, parkrun and how England squad might vote

    Our reporter juggles salty bread and dodgy iPad feeds on his way around Germany’s transport network

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    Remco Evenepoel in bloom can put a Belgian back on top of Tour de France

    William Fotheringham

  • Normal service resumed as Weghorst brings order from chaos for Netherlands

  • ‘I wasn’t focusing on the past – only on now’: Saka revels in penalty redemption

  • Bukayo Saka rewrites his story to end latest tale of uneasy England success

  • Netherlands fight back to see off Turkey and set up semi-final against England

  • Novak Djokovic rises to Alexei Popyrin challenge and reaches fourth round

  • England lose control and embrace the chaos to rise from the canvas again

  • Euro 2024 is a party – but continent’s fractures are there for all to see

    Jonathan Wilson

  • England into Euro 2024 semi-finals after dramatic shootout win over Switzerland

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Reviews

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    Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F review – Eddie Murphy’s megawatt charisma lights up creaking sequel

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    Janelle Monáe review: a masterclass in progressive showbiz spectacle

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    Inthe Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900-1930s review – a small yet blazing act of solidarity

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    Mark Kermode on… Kathryn Bigelow, a stylish ruffler of feathers

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    Myfriend David Hockney: Martin Gayford on the prophet of painting

    Thanks to his sharp wit and turn of phrase, the British artist’s voice is almost as distinctive as his line. A new book introduced by the art critic Martin Gayford gathers his musings on art, life, nature, creativity and more

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    ‘It’s licensed touting, essentially’: has sky high ticket pricing turned London theatre into the wild West End?

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    ‘It’s easier than life on the ground’: meet the Russian climbers who fell in love scaling the world’s skyscrapers

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    James Muldoon, Mark Graham and Callum Cant: ‘AI feeds off the work of human beings’

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    Onmy radar: Mark Leckey’s cultural highlights

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    ‘My flash kept blinding everyone on the dancefloor’: Elaine Constantine on capturing 90s northern soul all-nighters

  • I’m lost in the foothills of a mountain of TV

    David Mitchell

  • Countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński: ‘Breakdancing feeds into my performances – music dictates the way you move on stage’

  • Thebig picture: Louis Stettner on commuters in 1950s New York

  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah: ‘Satire is a way to make myself less depressed’

  • Meet Mercy and Anita – the African workers driving the AI revolution, for just over a dollar an hour

  • Microsoft’s climbdown over its creepy Recall feature shows its AI strategy is far from intelligent

    John Naughton

  • Oneto watch: Berlioz

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Magazine
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    Totally wired: why are so many young people addicted to video games?

    Locked in their bedrooms, playing video games into the small hours, children as young as 10 years old are now addicted to their consoles. Tim Lewis hears how the compulsive games can be impossible to resist – and meets the experts tackling the issue

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    ‘I have an obsession with authenticity’: David Baddiel on growing up, golf and family affairs

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    Could you forgive your childhood bully? Katy Wix confronts a painful memory

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    I’m a failure and in debt. And now my partner is pregnant

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    Nigel Slater’s recipe for roast summer vegetables and blue cheese sauce

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    Thetrain in Spain: seeing Andalucía by rail

  • Iwas alone in my grief when my parents died – but missing them gave me the answer

  • Nigel Slater’s recipes for roast chicken with pepper and olives, and marinated strawberries

  • I’m hoping my son, aged five, has the makings of a political commentator

    Séamas O’Reilly

  • Notes on chocolate: in dangerous times, you can depend on a good bar

  • Polyamory? Celibacy? Today’s sexual politics reveals much about the way we live

    Eva Wiseman

  • Sunday with Louise Minchin: ‘I’m an activity addict’

  • Nothing says summer like an orange lipstick

  • Howthe other half lives, as reported in 1989

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Observer Food Monthly
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    Curry tasting in Fife, oysters on Exmoor: expert tips for foodie holidays around Britain

    If you’re planning a visit to the holiday hotspots of the West Country, Kent or the Edinburgh area – make these food and drink destinations the highlights of your trip

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    Aubergine caviar, post-Soviet kebab kiosks: what Ukraine’s food culture taught me 30 years ago

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    ‘Spain is much more than patatas bravas’: José Pizarro’s summer recipes

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    Grilled sardines, baked hake, baked haddock: Nigel Slater’s easy fish recipes

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    Welcome to June’s Observer Food Monthly

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    Conservationist Isabella Tree: ‘Rewilding is vital for the UK’s agricultural future’

  • Richard Bainbridge’s secret ingredient: nutritional yeast

  • Wake up and smell the yorkshires – Sunday lunch is back!

    Rachel Cooke

  • Comedian Allan Mustafa: ‘I love banh mi. I geek out on being able to eat history’

  • Farming is risky and vital – it needs to be on the next UK government’s priority list

    Jay Rayner

  • Pancetta tarts, vegan ginger slice, onion flatbreads – Nigel Slater’s recipes for all-day bakes

  • Welcome to May’s Observer Food Monthly

  • Lamb kofta, sea bream puttanesca, potato cakes – 20-minute recipes from Anna Haugh

  • Ruby Bhogal’s secret ingredient – ginger, in all forms

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