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Monday briefing: Landlords' eviction powers to be curbed | World news

Top story: 'I can finally feel safe'

Hello, it's Warren Murray helping you launch into a new week.

The government has announced plans to scrap "no-fault evictions" in a move welcomed by housing campaigners. Private landlords in England would no longer be able to evict tenants from their homes at short notice and without good reason.

One tenant – who was killed out of a succession of homes under the "section 21" process – did the guardian said "means I can not feel safe anymore …" , Shelter called it "an outstanding victory" for renters, meaning they do not face snap evictions with as little as eight weeks' notice if they complain about the poor quality of their accommodation.

On the flip side, the landlords are being promised a speeding eviction process. Labor has been denied the bill, John Healey, said the government out of stealth via unaffordable rent rises.

Gatwick 'inside job' claim – The drone attack that brought Gatwick airport to a standstill in December. They say that they are invisible to a detection system. Gatwick's chief operating officer, Chris Woodroofe, said: "Panorama the attacker was familiar with the airport's operations, and had a clear view of the runway or possibly access to internal communication networks." He dismissed criticism that closing the airport was overreaction: "It was terrible that 140,000 people's journeys were disrupted, but everyone was safe."

Hillsborough horror lingers – Liverpool is remembering the victims of Hillsborough today as it marks the 30th anniversary of the stadium disaster. Silence wants to fall on the city from 3.06pm, the time is over. 96 men, women and children. A public service wants to be at the city's Anglican cathedral, and bereaved families want to have a private service at Liverpool's home stadium, Anfield. Traffic wants to stop in the mersey tunnels, ferries wants to sound their horns and the town hall bells want 96 times. Graham Mackrell, Sheffield Wednesday's secretary and safety officer, claims to be responsible for the failure of Liverpool supporters' safety. Prosecutors are seeking a retrial of the match commander, Ch Supt David Duckenfield, in whose case the jury failed to reach a verdict.

Row over assange arrest – Julian Assange tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a "center for spying", Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, has told the Guardian. Ecuador's previous president, Rafael Correa, has accused his one-time political ally of "a humanitarian crime will never forget" in handing Assange over to UK authorities. But Moreno said Assange's activity had violated asylum conditions. "Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, disputed allegations of poor behavior on Assange's part. Moreno said he received written undertakings from Britain that would not be anywhere near the death penalty, torture or ill treatment. The WikiLeaks co-founder faces up to 12 months in prison for breaching UK bail when he entered the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations including rape, which he denies. The US is looking for his extradition for allgedly conspiring with Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.

Brexit, money, property, you – Dividends paid on UK shares jumped to a record high in the first three months of the year, putting investors on track for £ 100bn in payouts this year. Bosses remain pessimistic about Brexit, though, according to Deloitte – eight out of 10 finance leaders expect the long-term business environment to get worse. Rightmove is optimistic, hailing signs of a Brexit delay "relief rally" in the property market (bear in mind, that the chartered surveyors do not share this view). If you can not share your dividend and dividend your dividend, you will find that you are on the right track.

Game on – Game of Thrones is back for its final season. Sarah Hughes, and we would like to know what you thought of S08E01. The briefing is not out to spoil anything.

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Lunchtime read: Louise Redknapp's new life goals

For 19 years Louise Nurding, former star of the pop group Eternal, gave birth to her husband Jamie Redknapp. And, in 1997, the narrative was reversed.

Louise Redknapp

Louise Redknapp. Photographer: Matt Alexander / PA

Louise Redknapp is playing Violet, the character made famous by Lily Tomlin, in 9 to 5 The Musical – The West End production of the classic 1980 movie. "Redknapp herself is very enjoyable to watch, stomping around the stage, furiously pointing out that she's getting promotions for laughing at the boss's jokes while she's not even thanked for making the coffee," writes Hadley Freeman. "I like Redknapp … it is impossible not to cheer for a woman who is so long as defined in relation to others – first a pop group, then a husband – taking the risk to strike out on her own."


An emotional Tiger Woods admitted feeling he has "come full circle" after winning his fifth Masters green jacket, 11 years after his stroke major, winning by one stroke as Italian Francesco Molinari fell away.

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The 43-year-old has been a rollercoaster for 14 years since his masters win Masters win, with multiple back surgeries just one of the adversity overcome, writes Andy Bull.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has confessed himself as "blown away" by Mohamed Salah's incredible 2-0 winner against Chelsea. Charles Leclerc to cede his place to teammate Sebastian Vettel at the Chinese Grand Prix, despite the move failing to help catch the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.


Asian shares have nearly nine-month highs after the US treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said he hoped US-China trade talks were approaching a final lap. Strong Chinese export and bank loan data boosted confidence in the global economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed to its highest since late July. The Shanghai Composite index gained 1.7% while the Nikkei 225 jumped 1.5% and the Kospi in South Korea added 0.7%. The Hang Seng picked up 1.1% while Australia's S & P ASX 200 lost 0.1%. Stocks rose in Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia in the Philippines. Sterling has been trading at $ 1,310 and € 1,158 while the FTSE looks set to open slightly higher.

The papers

Theresa May is in the degree of trouble, according to the front pages today. The i says: "Tories plot to bring down PM", with quote from Iain Duncan Smith who has said she must go next month. But the Times reports: "Leadership rivals urge PM to linger for months". The telegraph carries a speech from the Chancellor about Gove, Johnson and Leadsom's 2016 bids to become leader: "Hammond mocks Brexiteer 'suicide pact'".

Guardian front page, Monday 15 April 2019

Guardian front page, Monday 15 April 2019.

The Daily Mail has: "Jihadi bride is handed legal aid", the Mirror leads with a report from Afghanistan: "On the terror frontline", while the express says that "44,740 weapons seized at court" over a five-year period.

The Guardian reports "Short-notice evictions face ax in tenant rights victory", the FT has "NHS hands doctors cash top-ups to stop wave of early retirements" and the Sun's splash is "Benedict Cumberbash".

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