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French fishers block boat at Saint-Malo as they launch Brexit protests

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French fishers blocked off the Normandy Trader boat at the port of Saint-Malo on Friday as they started a day of protests to mark their anger over the issue of post-Brexit fishing licences. The fishers lit red flares ...

Renter activists block London eviction as end of Covid protections takes toll

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A standoff with bailiffs ended in victory for renter activists in south-east London on Wednesday when they blocked the latest in a rising number of evictions triggered by the unwinding of national measures to prevent ...

French fishers plan to block freight to UK in Brexit licences dispute

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French fishers are set to take action within days, including blocking road and sea freight bound for the UK through Calais and other Channel ports, as a months-long dispute over licences to operate in British waters i...

Climate protesters block London bridges after activists jailed

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Police have arrested 30 climate activists after a major bridge in central London was blocked by a sit-down protest. The arrests on Lambeth Bridge came after Public Order Act conditions were imposed on the protest, whi...

Most detainees taken off deportation flight list to Jamaica after activists block road

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Most of the people due to board a controversial deportation flight to Jamaica on Wednesday have been removed from the flight list, as anti-deportation activists have blocked the road in front of a detention centre to ...

Anger as ministers block ‘fire and rehire’ bill in Commons

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Ministers have scuppered a Commons bill that would have stopped the practice of companies firing staff and then rehiring them on worse pay and conditions, saying that while they opposed such actions, legislation was t...

Premier League clubs vote to block Newcastle sponsorship deals at emergency meeting

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The hostility among Premier League clubs to the Newcastle United takeover was underlined on Monday when they voted through legislation designed to prevent the Saudi owners from striking lucrative sponsorship deals. Ne...

Insulate Britain members block M25 and London’s Old Street roundabout

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Members of the environmental protest group Insulate Britain have blocked the M25 motorway and a busy central London roundabout, in the group’s 12th disruptive action in four weeks. According to the climate activist gr...

Brixton’s Barrier Block: ‘When it went up everyone hated it’

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More than 50 years after it was designed, Southwyck House still looms over Brixton in south London, drawing fascination and dislike in equal measure. Originally council housing, the giant concrete structure with tiny ...

Residents of south London block face £2.6m fire-safety bill

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Nurses, teachers and post office workers are among those facing crippling fire-safety bills they believe could reach £85,000 each despite only owning a fraction of their homes. The housing association Optivo this week...

Activists block M25 for seventh time despite threat of fines and prison

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Police have arrested 11 people after activists from Insulate Britain blocked a roundabout at a junction with the M25 by glueing themselves to the road on Wednesday morning. The protest, which started at about 7.30am, ...

Climate activists block M25 for sixth time in fortnight over insulation

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Dozens of activists from Insulate Britain have defied a high court injunction by staging their sixth roadblock on or near the M25 since 13 September and warned of “wave after wave of protests” to come. Some of the 52 ...

GOP plan to block House measure could trigger an unprecedented $28tn default

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Top Republicans in the Senate are poised to block a key spending package advanced by Democrats in a move that could precipitate the dual fiscal crises of a government shutdown and an unprecedented US default on its co...

Australia Covid live news update: NSW reports 1,331 cases and six deaths; Victoria records 535 cases and one death as police move to block protests; ACT has 15 new cases

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One new case in Queensland as Melbourne CBD turned into no-go zone and police prepare to disrupt protest planned in Sydney

Tulip, Summit, Mound: can urban properties really be ‘experiences’?

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What do a fake hill, a giant light-up ball, gondola rides 300 metres in the air, staircases to nowhere, a park perched over a river and a glass elevator stuck on the side of a skyscraper have in common? They are all p...

Vegan activists block dairy distribution centre in Buckinghamshire

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Vegan environmental activists have blockaded a dairy distribution centre in Buckinghamshire, which they say handles one-tenth of the milk supply in the UK, while a dozen other activists have sought to occupy the headq...

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