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World leaders urged to consider health benefits of climate action

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More than 400 international health organisations and professionals, representing two-thirds of global healthcare workers, have signed an open letter calling on politicians to consider the health benefits of climate ac...

Nurses in England to be balloted on possible strike action over pay

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The prospect of nurses in England striking for the first time has drawn nearer after their union decided to ballot members on taking industrial action over their 3% pay rise. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) will un...

Global climate strike: thousands join coordinated action across world

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Hundreds of thousands of people in 99 countries have taken part in a coordinated global climate strike demanding urgent action to tackle the ecological crisis. The strike on Friday, the first worldwide climate action ...

The delay of New Zealand’s emissions reduction plan is embarrassing – we need action now

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Last week, New Zealand’s government announced a five-month delay to the emissions reduction plan (ERP) – its key programme for combatting climate change. This is gutting – climate decisions by many organisations and i...

Ministers plan legal action to stop Insulate Britain disrupting motorways

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Priti Patel and Grant Shapps are seeking a court injunction to stop environmental protesters from targeting major motorways after five days of tailbacks and damaging headlines for the government. The home secretary an...

Big tech’s pro-climate rhetoric is not matched by policy action, report finds

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The world’s biggest tech companies are coming out with bold commitments to tackle their climate impact but when it comes to using their corporate muscle to advocate for stronger climate policies, their engagement is a...

Global shipping is a big emitter, the industry must commit to drastic action before it is too late

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Many communities around the world have recently been confronted with the dangerous impacts of climate change and as world leaders prepare to meet in Glasgow for the COP26 summit, are examining what action needs to be ...

Prisoners of the Ghostland review – Nicolas Cage outdoes himself in deranged action movie

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A fantasy action movie starring Nicolas Cage as a bank robber tasked with rescuing the niece of the power-crazed Governor from a cursed netherworld, Prisoners of the Ghostland is an outlandish proposition even before ...

Unison chief warns this could be year of industrial action

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The general secretary of the UK’s biggest union has warned this could be the year of industrial action over pay as workers “feel they have had enough” with low wages, a national insurance rise and universal credit cut...

Brazil players are cleared for Premier League action after days of negotiations

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Premier League clubs have been cleared to play their Brazilian players this weekend after the country’s football federation dropped its demand that Fifa impose the five-day rule. The news follows several days of negot...

Women’s Super League: talking points from the opening weekend’s action

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When Arsenal’s forward Vivianne Miedema wrong-footed the 23-year-old defender Jess Carter and slotted in Arsenal’s first goal against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon the problem that haunted the reigning champions at the ...

Fifa promises action after England players racially abused in Hungary

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Fifa has said it will take “adequate actions” on racist abuse directed at England players once it has received match reports from Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Hungary in Budapest. The statement from world fo...

TV tonight: Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays spring back into comedy action

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DI Roy Carver (Stephen Graham) and his resurrected partner DI John Major (Daniel Mays) return for a second season of AI-assisted policing. After the first series ended with the revelation that Carver had got together...

Pentagon chief says US to ‘take action’ against Kabul airport attackers – video

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Gen Kenneth F McKenzie confirmed the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) had taken responsibility for the suicide bomb attacks at Kabul's airport and the US would take action against those behind it.Two suicide bom...

Scottish minister’s wife pursues legal action against Dundee nursery

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Court action is proceeding against a Dundee nursery over claims it discriminated against the wife and daughter of the Scottish government’s health secretary. Humza Yousaf, who is Muslim, and his wife, Nadia El-Nakla, ...

David Squires on … the Harry Kane saga and the latest Premier League action

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Our cartoonist on a mixed week for Spurs, Michail Antonio’s self-love and Arsenal being Arsenal

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