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Almost all Tory voters agree company tax avoidance morally wrong, poll finds

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A majority of the public, including Conservative voters, support tougher action against tax avoidance, according to an opinion poll after the revelations in the leaked Pandora Papers about widespread use of offshore t...

Bill for family days out at some UK attractions ‘almost doubles’

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The cost of visiting some of Britain’s best-known visitor attractions has almost doubled over the last five years, according to researchers who named English Heritage sites as the worst offenders. Overall the cost of ...

Why Hungary is infected by ultras who are almost impossible to control

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There was an air of inevitability when fighting broke out in the away end during Hungary’s 1-1 draw with England at Wembley on Tuesday night. Hungary’s fans had been disciplined over their behaviour at four of the pre...

Todd Haynes: ‘This world is too cosy. Except cosy is almost too cosy a word’

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In March last year, when the pandemic struck, the film-maker Todd Haynes had his escape route all prepared. He was locked down in Los Angeles, a thousand miles from home, surrounded by footage from a fantastical bygon...

Kelly Price says she almost died from Covid – and was never missing

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The Grammy-nominated R&B and gospel singer Kelly Price has said she almost died from Covid-19 – and was never missing, as family members feared. Price announced her Covid diagnosis in July. According to the websit...

Almost half a million US households lack indoor plumbing: ‘The conditions are inhumane’

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Yan Yu Lin and her seven-year-old daughter live in a tight studio in San Francisco’s Chinatown, in a century-old building where 60 or so residents on each floor share a bathroom. Along the back wall of the room is a p...

Greta Thunberg: ‘I really see the value of friendship. Apart from the climate, almost nothing else matters’

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Greta Thunberg has made the ultimate sacrifice for the Guardian. She’s allowed us to turn her into a human oil spillage. The treacly black stuff is dripping from her hair, down her nose, past her ...

Tax lost in UK amounts to £35bn – almost half, say campaigners, due to fraud

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The amount of tax lost in Britain through non-payment, avoidance and fraud has increased to £35bn, according to official figures. HM Revenue and Customs said the tax gap – the difference between the expected income fo...

Spain wildfire: almost 1,000 emergency workers fighting blaze

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Almost 1,000 firefighters and emergency workers are battling one of the most intractable Spanish wildfires in recent years as the blaze rages for a sixth day, after devouring at least 7,400 hectares (18,285 acres) of ...

Home Office spent almost £9m on deportation charter flights in 2020

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The Home Office spent almost £9m on deportation charter flights last year, the Guardian has learned, including more than £500,000 for planes that never left the tarmac. At least 828 people were removed by air, more th...

Almost Liverpool 8 review – portrait of a postcode searches for the Toxteth spirit

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As a community organiser says at the start of this documentary, the name Toxteth – apparently hardly used in the area pre-1981 – has become synonymous with riots. Directors Daniel Draper and Allan Melia set out to sho...

Michael Gove, dancefloor devastator, (almost) all is forgiven

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If you had asked me yesterday to imagine a scenario in which I experienced any kind of warmth towards Michael Gove, well … I won’t say I couldn’t have done it, I’ll just say it would have taken some time. But it turns...

Almost 124,000 patients waiting more than three months for NHS tests in England

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NHS patients are waiting more than three months for tests including MRIs, colonoscopies and heart scans, with overall waiting lists doubling in some parts of England. The number of people waiting more than three month...

Almost 150,000 A-level students in scramble for university places

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Almost 150,000 students who did not receive offers from any university, or missed their required grades at A-level, will be hunting for remaining places on Tuesday – with the most popular institutions expected to have...

I almost gave up searching for my first best friend: 25 years on, we found each other

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When my family first landed in Perth at the start of January, it was 40C. The stifling heat was such a contrast to the European winter we had left behind. It’s one of the things I remember about migrating to Australia...

Number of UK factory workers rising at fastest rate for almost 50 years

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The number of people employed in Britain’s factories rose at its fastest rate in almost half a century in the past three months as manufacturers sought to cope with a surge in post-lockdown order books, the CBI has sa...

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