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Republicans boost benefits for workers who quit over vaccine mandates

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Some Republican states are expanding unemployment benefits for employees who have been fired or quit over vaccine mandates, a move critics say in effect pays people for not getting vaccinated. Four states – Iowa, Ten...

UK must boost recycling of materials for green industries, report says

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The UK must scale up recycling of materials for low carbon industries or risk facing a critical shortage of key metals, a new report warns. The projected use of lithium, cobalt, silver and rare earth elements by the U...

US to boost vaccine manufacturing and produce at least a billion doses a year

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The Biden administration is planning to dedicate billions of dollars to build up vaccine manufacturing in the US to produce at least a billion doses each year, in an effort to shore up global Covid-19 supply for poore...

Andy Burnham hails ‘alignment’ with Whitehall after £1bn funding boost

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Andy Burnham has said there was now more “alignment” between regional leaders and Whitehall after Greater Manchester was a big winner in transport funding announced overnight on Friday. Burnham, the region’s metro may...

Heath and Miedema boost Arsenal’s WCL hopes with Hoffenheim rout

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Two-times World Cup winner Tobin Heath praised her Arsenal teammates for “bouncing back” from their bruising defeat to Barcelona in their previous Champions League game, after they saw off German side Hoffenheim 4-0 t...

England’s GPs to get £250m boost if they see more patients face-to-face

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GPs in England will be handed £250m to improve their services but only if they increase the number of patients being seen face-to-face under a new government and NHS action plan. The move follows an increasingly heate...

Oxford college’s wealth boost exposes academia’s haves and have-nots

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In the early hours of last Friday Rory Maw, the bursar of Magdalen College, Oxford, pushed back from his computer screen and drank “an entire bottle of champagne to myself”. After months of late-night video conference...

Labour conference 2021 live: Angela Rayner vows to boost workers’ rights and take on ‘Tory sleaze’

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Rolling coverage from the first day of the party’s annual conference on the south coast

Global markets fall sharply despite boost from US plan to relax Covid travel

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Global financial markets have fallen sharply amid concern over rising inflation and the threat of contagion in China’s property sector from the debt-stricken developer Evergrande, despite a boost from the relaxation o...

Right as rain! 10 ways to boost your mood on grey, wet or cold days

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If you have ever spent summer in the UK, you will know that there is often little to distinguish the season from any other wet, miserable time of year. Nonetheless, many of us cling to the idea that we are in for endl...

Ending universal credit boost will hit sickest areas the hardest, study shows

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Scrapping the £1,000-a-year boost to universal credit next month will trigger mental illness and poorer health for thousands of people, and hit the sickest areas of the UK hardest, new research suggests. Boris Johnson...

Britons hoildaying in UK give welcome boost to high street

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Footfall in UK high streets and retail parks last month hit its highest level since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic as increased domestic tourism boosted consumer activity. Data from the retail tracker Springboard ...

Tokyo track designer reveals boost from new surface as records fall at Olympics

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The designer behind the lightning fast Olympic Stadium track in Tokyo has said it gives a 1-2% performance advantage to athletes, making it the quickest in history. Super spikes, hot weather and the track have all bee...

Text reminders could boost vaccine uptake by 26%, study finds

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Text message reminders could increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake by as much as 26%, according to research published in Nature on Monday. Researchers at UCLA and Carnegie Mellon University in the US conducting two randomi...

Lewis Hamilton hopes Silverstone fans and new sprint race can boost title bid

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Lewis Hamilton believes the British Grand Prix is his best chance of catching his Formula One world championship rival, Max Verstappen. The Mercedes driver is hoping home support and the new format of the sprint race ...

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