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UK policies will not deliver emission cuts pledge, says climate adviser

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

Boris Johnson’s government has set “historic” targets on the climate crisis but has failed so far to come up with the policies needed to reach them, the government’s i


UK tobacco firms fail in bid to have Malawi child labour case struck out

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

Two big UK tobacco companies have failed to persuade the high court to strike out a case against them that alleges they are responsible for the exploitation of Malawia


UK facing summer of food shortages due to lack of lorry drivers

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

The country is facing a summer of food shortages likened to a series of “rolling power cuts” because of a loss of 100,000 lorry drivers due to Covid and Brexit, indust


The grotesque subsidies given to second home owners

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

George Monbiot is absolutely right (Second homes are a gross injustice, yet the UK government encourages them, 23 June). A housing crisis that has been brewing for dec


The Guardian view on Matt Hancock: he has to go

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

A s early as next week, Boris Johnson must decide if England is making sufficient progress in suppressing the Covid pandemic through the vaccine p


Channel 4’s unique programming wouldn’t survive a sell-off

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

S o, yet again the government is considering the privatisation of Channel 4, and this time it sounds like the threat is serious. What would Britis


Mo Farah’s last-ditch bid for Olympics place ends in ‘shocking’ failure

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

On a cold night in Manchester, Father Time delivered a chilling and brutal verdict on the end of Mo Farah’s career as an elite athlete. Farah had clung on to his d


UK Covid travel rules could change at short notice, warns minister

Posted on Jun 26, 2021

The UK transport secretary has refused to say he would book a foreign holiday for himself and his family yet, even as travel restrictions are eased for several destina


David Miliband charity pushes ‘white supremacy culture’, workers allege

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

The International Rescue Committee reinforces “white supremacy culture”, staff have alleged, with the aid organization subsequently hiring a law firm to review its


‘It’s such a relief’: how Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UK

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

On Friday morning, Leyla Çelik woke up with butterflies in her stomach. For weeks, the 22-year-old student at Berlin’s Freie Universität had tried in vain to get a


Andrea Leadsom criticised after saying furlough has been ‘great’ for some

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

The former business secretary Andrea Leadsom has said some people are reluctant to return to work because furlough has been “great” for them while others were “t


Publication delayed of epic history book amended after being called ‘too white’

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

Billed as an “epic exploration of who writes about the past”, The History Makers was due out this Friday before being serialised on Radio 4 in the UK. But publicat


Brexit still isn’t done, but we certainly have been

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

Your article highlighting the post-Brexit problems faced by British residents in France has a major omission (British nationals in France face losing rights if they mi


Marmite for Vegemite? Australia’s trade deal with the UK really is rather small beer

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

If the graph does not load click here The photo of Scott Morrison with a packet of Tim Tams next to Bor


Third wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expert

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

A government scientific adviser has said a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is “definitely under way” as the vaccine programme races to outpace the Delta var


‘Prices are ridiculous’: UK holiday costs more than Europe as demand grows

Posted on Jun 19, 2021

W hen Donna Brunton started looking for a backup UK holiday, fearing her family’s £2,500 all-in trip to a four-star beach hotel in Malta would


West Brom target Barnsley’s Valérien Ismaël to become new manager

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

West Bromwich Albion have made Valérien Ismaël their No 1 managerial target. Barnsley, his current employer, are yet to receive a formal approach but the Baggies cou


Under the UK’s proposed two-tier asylum system, I could never become a doctor

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

W hen I arrived alone in London, a bewildered 15-year-old with nothing to my name but $100 and my hopes and dreams, I had no idea I’d end up two


Cases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise over 75,000 – PHE data

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

The total number of cases of the Covid Delta variant in the UK has risen to 75,953 to date, data has revealed, with the variant now accounting for 99% of Covid cases.


Pollutionwatch: how sources of summertime smog are changing

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

O n 26 July 1943, at the height of the second world war, people in Los Angeles thought they were under chemical gas attack as they experienced sti


‘Orchidelirium’: how a modern-day flower madness is fuelling the illegal trade

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

J ohn Deer runs a peculiar operation. As Kew Gardens’ security manager it is his job to protect the 1.8 million people that visit every year. It


Goldsmiths to allow students suffering racial trauma to apply for extensions

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

Goldsmiths, University of London, is to allow students to cite cases of racial trauma as having affected their studies, becoming the first UK university to recognise t


CBI predicts UK’s economic recovery will accelerate into autumn

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

Britain’s economic recovery will accelerate into the autumn despite the threat from staff shortages and higher inflation, according to a forecast by the business lob


Belgium’s attacking riches bail out creaking back line against Denmark

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

P erhaps this wasn’t the game for making proper judgments. Belgium were in the desperately awkward position of being the other team in the face