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Prepare for more extreme weather, Britons warned in wake of Storm Arwen

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Storm Arwen was “an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for 60 years” and the UK needs to be prepared for more extreme weather due to the climate crisis, according to the business secretary, as more than 30,000 h...

Why do we Britons still genuflect before age-old class caricatures?

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In a time of British decline, acting is one of the few world-beating skills we have left. From high to low, we are masters at raiding the dressing-up box and putting on a show. Pieces on why British actors succeed in ...

Find vet before buying pets for Christmas, Britons warned

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People who are considering buying dogs and cats for Christmas are being asked to check if they have access to a vet before they buy due to shortages caused by Brexit and Covid. The British Veterinary Association (BVA)...

Another Covid Christmas: Britons urged to delay festive plans

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As Christmas approached in 2020, it was not a Dickensian spirit but the spectre of Covid that haunted households up and down the UK. With cases soaring, government-approved plans to allow three households to mix for f...

‘He is responsible for torture’: nominee for Interpol chief accused by detained Britons

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Two British men formerly detained in United Arab Emirates are campaigning to prevent a senior Emirati official from becoming the next president of Interpol, accusing him of personal involvement in their arrests and to...

Half of Britons do not know 6m Jews were murdered in Holocaust

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Just over half of Britons did not know that 6 million Jewish people were murdered during the Holocaust, and less than a quarter thought that 2 million or fewer were killed, a new survey has found. The study also found...

Jacky Wright and Marcus Rashford in Top 10 most powerful black Britons

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Jacky Wright, the businesswoman named as the UK’s most influential black person, has called for “monumental shifts” to ensure Britain is a more equal place to live. Wright, the London-born corporate vice-president and...

Spooked Britons seek out tales of paranormal amid Covid uncertainty

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The pandemic and political uncertainty are fuelling the popularity of programmes about the paranormal, according to academics and the creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist. More than 5 million peop...

‘Its power is far-reaching’: what Black History Month means to Black Britons

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Ayo Awoyungbo had always been a big supporter of Black History Month (BHM), believing in the push to highlight people whose achievements are not usually celebrated as they should be. But this year for the first time h...

Stranded Britons call for urgent evacuation from Afghanistan – video

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A group of 20 men hold British passports and call for help for themselves and their families to leave Afghanistan in a recorded message aimed at UK officials. More than 60 British nationals stranded in Afghanistan hav...

Britons stranded in Afghanistan call for urgent evacuation help

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More than 60 British nationals who remain stranded in Afghanistan have criticised the government for abandoning them and their families in an increasingly dangerous situation. About 20 of the group met outside Kabul t...

Christmas shortages: what are Britons ordering this year?

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“Be prepared” is the motto for Christmas this year as British shoppers order favourite foods, trees and lights earlier than ever to ensure they get what they need for the big day. Potential shortages of workers to pro...

Britons find more joy in autumn colours than Christmas, study finds

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The nights are drawing in and there is a chill in the air but research commissioned by a conservation charity suggests British people are increasingly finding solace at what can be a tricky time of year in the joy of ...

Britons getting less tolerant of racist language on TV, Ofcom finds

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Britons are increasingly concerned by the use of racist and transphobic language on television but much more tolerant of swearing, according to the media regulator’s latest investigation into changing social attitudes...

One in three Britons drink plant-based milk as demand soars

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One in three Britons drink plant-based milk, according to a report that suggests they have become a mainstream choice for consumers. Shoppers spent £100m more in 2020 on alt-milks, made from oats, almonds or soya, tur...

Latest toy craze sweeps UK as fidgety Britons buy in to pop its

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Once you pop you can’t stop, it seems, with Britons increasingly hooked on fidget toys that mimic the joy of popping bubble wrap over and over again. Retailers have shifted 5m pop its or fidget poppers since stores re...

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