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California governor adds more police to ‘highly trafficked’ shopping areas after mass thefts

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California’s governor announced there would be greater police presence around “highly trafficked” shopping malls after a series of mass thefts at high-end stores throughout the San Francisco Bay area. The governor’s a...

Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru to cooperate on almost 50 policy areas

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Radical plans ranging from strict restrictions on second home ownership to setting up a publicly owned energy company and driving forward a free nationwide social care system have been announced in an agreement betwee...

Twice as many youth services in England’s richest areas – survey

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Children in affluent areas of England are twice as likely to have access to youth clubs and other out-of-school activities as those in poorer locations, the first national snapshot of youth services in more than a dec...

Tory MPs back plan to give people a vote on new housing in their areas

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Conservative MPs are calling on the housing secretary, Michael Gove, to hand greater decision-making powers over new housing to local people in an attempt to boost acceptance of new developments. Steve Baker and Greg ...

Nadine Dorries wants the next Emma Raducanu to come from poorer areas

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Nadine Dorries has urged sports to do far more to boost opportunity and activity levels in Britain’s poorest communities, the new culture secretary saying she wants the next Emma Raducanu to be just as likely to come ...

‘My art is a protest’: disrupting ideas about black people in British rural areas

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Growing up as one of the only black pupils at her primary school in Norwich, Madinah Farhannah Thompson says she felt isolated and that it affected her mental health. Now the artist is using her complicated experience...

‘Magnifying glass’ on inequality: why Covid is hitting harder in Melbourne’s disadvantaged areas

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Covid is acting as a “magnifying glass” on the inequalities felt in disadvantaged parts of Melbourne, where there is less access to essential services including pharmacies, childcare and green space. “We knew before t...

Children in most deprived areas suffered greatest loss of learning during lockdowns – ONS

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The youngest primary school children and those in the most deprived areas suffered the greatest loss of learning during the pandemic lockdowns that closed schools to most pupils in England, according to the Office for...

Scouts launches early-years Squirrels section in deprived areas

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The Scouts movement is to start enrolling four-year-olds with the aim of kickstarting children’s interest in trying new things after 18 months of Covid restrictions. It is launching Squirrel Scouts in scores of the mo...

Labour councils house eight times as many asylum seekers as Tory areas, analysis finds

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There are eight times as many refugees and asylum seekers living in Labour-run parts of Britain as in Conservative areas, analysis by the Guardian has shown, amid growing pressure on ministers to fix the “completely i...

North-east Florida becomes hotspot as Covid ravages areas of low vaccination

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As quickly as one Covid patient is discharged, another waits for a bed in north-east Florida, the hot zone of the state’s latest coronavirus surge. But the patients at Baptist Health’s five hospitals across Jacksonvil...

Campaign calls for UK ban on pesticides in gardens and urban areas

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A leading insect expert has called for a UK-wide ban on the use of pesticides in gardens and urban areas to protect bees, wildlife and human health. Dave Goulson, a professor of biology at the University of Sussex, sa...

Lifeline for rural areas facing crippling broadband connection bills

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When Richard Bunning needs to file reports on his cattle online, or do any of the other various bureaucratic tasks for his Devon farm, he uploads the information on to a hard drive and drives to the nearest town. From...

Turkish fires sweeping through tourist areas are the hottest on record

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The heat intensity of wildfires in Turkey on Thursday was four times higher than anything on record for the nation, according to satellite data passed on to the Guardian. At least four people were killed by blazes tha...

Tell us: how has the rise in Covid infections affected UK rural areas?

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We would like to find out how rural areas across the UK have been affected by the latest surge in Covid infections. On Monday, England lifted most of its remaining Covid restrictions, while authorities in Scotland, W...

Student areas record highest rates of new Covid infections in England

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England’s current five Covid hotspots are home to some of the largest student populations as the Delta variant rips through young, largely unvaccinated communities. Those aged 18 to 20 were offered their first vaccina...

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