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Insulate Britain pauses roadblocks to give PM ‘chance to do the right thing’

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Insulate Britain has said it is pausing its roadblock campaign for 10 days, in a letter to the prime minister calling on him to “get on with the job” of insulating Britain’s homes. A spokesperson for the group said th...

Britain and the EU are on a Brexit collision course – but there is a way out

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After days of rising tensions, the European Union has agreed to drop most checks on supermarket goods arriving in Northern Ireland from Britain. But it still fears that Boris Johnson will reject the new offer. Accordi...

Drivers threaten Insulate Britain activists in Essex protests

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Drivers dragged climate protesters out of the road and threatened to run them over on the eastern outskirts of London as Insulate Britain staged roadblock protests for the 13th time. There were tense scenes as about 4...

Insulate Britain says No 10 avoiding having protesters in prison during Cop26

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Insulate Britain protesters have accused the government of delaying taking action against them to avoid the embarrassment of having demonstrators in prison while Glasgow hosts a crucial climate summit. Members of the ...

As Britain descends into chaos, the government has put its out-of-office on

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Every day there is new disruption, and working people are paying the price. Problems with labour shortages – created by Conservative failures to plan ahead and invest in skills – have left queues at petrol stations an...

One in six adults in Great Britain not able to buy essential foods, ONS finds

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Almost nine million people, representing one in six adults in Great Britain, have not been able to buy essential food items in the past two weeks because they were not available, official research suggests. According ...

Women’s Tour of Britain: Wiebes claims double as Simmonds solo bid falls short

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Lorena Wiebes claimed a historic double at the Women’s Tour of Britain with her second consecutive stage victory, while Demi Vollering stayed on course for overall victory with one stage to go. Team DSM rider Wiebes o...

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...

New rule in Britain will end practice of sending former racehorses to abattoirs

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Horses trained and entered to race in Britain must be signed out of the human food chain in their passports from 1 January 2022, in a significant change to the Rules of Racing. The change follows a controversial BBC i...

Women’s Tour of Britain: Wiebes wins seaside sprint as Vollering stays in lead

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Lorena Wiebes won stage four of the Women’s Tour of Britain after prevailing in an uphill sprint finish on the seafront in Southend. The Team DSM rider edged out Chiara Consonni (Valcar–Travel & Service) and Chloe...

Demi Vollering wins third stage to seize overall lead in Women’s Tour of Britain

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Demi Vollering delivered a second Women’s Tour of Britain stage win in a row for SDWorx with a resounding victory in the 16.6km individual time trial in Atherstone. The Dutchwoman was the only rider to finish the cour...

Women’s Tour of Britain: Clara Copponi takes lead as Amy Pieters wins stage two

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Amy Pieters won a cold and rainy second stage of the Women’s Tour of Britain in a sprint finish, while second-placed Clara Copponi took the overall leader’s jersey. Tuesday’s stage began and ended in Walsall, with a 1...

Marta Bastianelli sprints to win opening stage of Women’s Tour of Britain

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Marta Bastianelli sprinted to a first-ever stage win in the Women’s Tour of Britain in Banbury, as a last-gasp breakaway was reeled in after attacking on the final climb of stage one, to Sibford Ferris. The Italian, ...

Drivers clash with Insulate Britain activists blocking three London roads

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Insulate Britain activists have staged three morning roadblocks in central London, leading to dozens of arrests and confrontations with drivers stuck in heavy traffic at the height of rush-hour. The climate activist g...

Britain need not be a nation of gamblers. We have to rein in this industry

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Gambling takes a remarkable toll on society. In England alone, the cost of dealing with the social harms it causes (such as joblessness, debt, and health-related problems) is more than £1.2bn, and that’s a conservativ...

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