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British food and drink exports to EU fall by £2bn in first quarter of 2021

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

British food and drink exports to the EU fell by £2bn in the first three months of 2021, with sales of dairy products plummeting by 90%, according to an analysis of H


Small businesses: have you given up the office permanently?

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

After the pandemic hit, the proportion of people working from home in the UK more than doubled. We’d like to hear from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who


Orchid thought to be extinct in UK found on roof of London bank

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

A rare species of orchid believed to have been extinct in the UK has been discovered on the roof of an office building in the City of London. Serapias parviflora, al


Spurs open talks with Gennaro Gattuso after Paulo Fonseca move breaks down

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Tottenham have opened talks with Gennaro Gattuso after their move to appoint Paulo Fonseca broke down in the latest blow to their search for a manager. Fonseca, a fo


Ukraine edge past North Macedonia as Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk score again

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Andriy Shevchenko, the Ukraine manager, admitted his side were given a scare by North Macedonia, as first-half goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk sealed


Adults with learning disabilities should be able to go out and stay up late

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

We are a group of campaigners from around the UK who all have a learning disability and/or autism. As lockdown restrictions ease and pubs and other venues begin to reo


Thornberry has beef with Truss over Aussie trade deal

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Y ou can relax now. A saviour has risen from these streets. Thanks to the UK-Australian free trade agreement announced on Tuesday – the first such


About 2.3m Britons hold cryptocurrencies despite warnings of risk

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

The number of UK adults who hold cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin has risen to an estimated 2.3 million, despite warnings from regulators and the head of the Bank of E


Green activists criticise easyJet for launching 12 new UK routes

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

EasyJet launched 12 new domestic UK flying routes on Thursday, a decision criticised by green campaigners as likely to increase greenhouse gas emissions. The airline


UK asks EU for more time to resolve Brexit sausage row

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

The UK has formally requested a further three months to resolve the bitter Brexit row with Brussels over the sale of sausages in Northern Ireland. It comes as the UK


Boris Johnson under fire over meeting with Bahrain’s crown prince

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Boris Johnson has been accused of putting trade before torture after he met senior Bahraini officials in Downing Street to discuss a free trade deal with the Gulf stat


Labour demands clarity on plans to make working from home a ‘default right’

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Labour has called on the government to clarify its position on office working, after suggestions that it is considering legislation to make working from home a “defa


Wind turbine clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensions

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

A new front has opened up in the post-Brexit tensions between Boris Johnson and the EU over Brussels’ concerns that the British wind turbine industry is being favoured


Pressure will build on Bank of England not to fall behind the curve with inflation

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

I nflation is on the march. After the easing of lockdown in May, Britain has raced from economic bust to boom, with the rate of consumer price inf


Hospitality workers: how are you coping without cash tips?

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Cash tips make up a significant part of the income of waiters and other hospitality workers in the UK. We would like to hear from employees about how they have been co


I’ve been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Do I tell my manager? My children? My partner?

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

I have recently been diagnosed as having high-functioning ASD, what used to be called Asperger’s. It is helpful, as I approach 60, to understand why rela


‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Concealed by the turbid, swirling waters of the Amazon, the Mekong and the Congo, the biodiversity of the world’s great rivers has largely remained a mystery to scie


UK asks EU to suspend Northern Ireland sausage ban

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

The UK has asked the EU to suspend an imminent ban on the sale of British sausages in Northern Ireland to give both sides “breathing space” to negotiate an agreement o


UK pig farms doubled their use of antibiotics vital for humans

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

UK pig farms’ increasing use of critically important antibiotics for human health has prompted concerns about farming practices and efforts to reduce reliance on the d


The Guardian view on post-Brexit trade: counting the wrong things

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

T he agreement reached with Australia this week is celebrated by the UK government as a landmark trade deal – the first that isn’t a rollover of o


The evidence is clear – there was no excuse for Hancock’s care homes strategy

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

T he UK has suffered some of the worst consequences of the pandemic among developed nations, in terms of both deaths and economic disruption. But


10 of the best piers and promenades in the UK: readers’ travel tips

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Winning tip: Bangor, Gwynedd Bangor pier holds many memories for us. It’s the place where my husband lost his car keys 50 years ago. Luckily those were the days wh


Number of EU citizens seeking work in UK falls 36% since Brexit, study shows

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

The number of EU citizens searching for work in Britain has fallen by more than a third since Brexit, according to a study that exposes the impact on UK employers as t


Sinn Féin designates deputy first minister to avert Stormont crisis

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

Sinn Féin will nominate Michelle O’Neill as deputy first minister at Stormont after the party president, Mary Lou McDonald, said she received a commitment from the