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Boris Johnson’s faster broadband promise is being broken, say MPs

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Boris Johnson’s promise to “level up” the nation by providing next-generation-speed broadband to most homes by 2025 is under threat as rural dwellers are left behind in the internet revolution, according to a report b...

We can’t solve the climate crisis with a broken democracy

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A year ago last Thursday, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy were fleeing for their lives as a violent mob swarmed the halls of the US Capitol. With their personal safety at risk, the two most powerful Republicans on ...

Broken sewer line spills millions of gallons of waste into streets of California city

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A large cleanup effort is under way in Los Angeles county after an estimated 8.5m gallons of raw sewage flooded through a neighborhood in the city of Carson, closing beaches and leaving toilet paper, feces and toxic r...

Broken Boris Johnson can no longer lie his way out of trouble

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The crucial part of any lie is that it must be believable. Not necessarily by everyone but by enough to create a margin of doubt, however small. It also helps if the lie feeds into the audience’s weakness by telling t...

‘I’m broken’: Kevin Sinfield completes 24-hour, 101-mile run for charity

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Former Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield made a triumphant if painful return to Headingley after completing his latest fundraising challenge, running the equivalent of nearly four marathons inside 24 hours. Around 1,000 su...

Broken covers: collector puts world’s worst album art on show

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There’s the album cover with the band as rabbits, or the one with a harmony duo walking out of water dressed only in their underwear and ties, but surely the most baffling is the concert guitarist pictured in dinner j...

This fish spat with France is just another product of Johnson’s broken Brexit

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As Boris Johnson stumbles from cliche to cliche in Glasgow, a boatload of French fishers are making a fool of him. Posing as a world leader, he pleads that the Earth is “at one minute to midnight”, and should raise it...

What does a stream of raw sewage symbolise? Broken Brexit promises, for one

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I remember the good ol’ days, when we weren’t always lurching from one crisis to another and we had time to wonder why the EU’s clean-beach legislation hadn’t done more for its popularity. Maybe people just didn’t car...

Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucouré suffers broken foot in setback for Benítez

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Everton have suffered another serious injury setback after the in-form midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré broke a foot. Doucouré has been in excellent form for Rafael Benítez’s team this season but faces an extended spell ...

The Mirror and the Light review – Cromwell’s spell is finally broken

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It’s a truism all too well known to Thomas Cromwell that history is written by the victors. By the final volume in Hilary Mantel’s magisterial trilogy, Cromwell is on his way out, yet the dark magic of Mantel’s pen is...

A broken record: why music TV deserves more than Jools Holland

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Hold on to your hats people, because a new series of Later … With Jools Holland is under way. In the opening episode, which aired on Saturday, Jools welcomed Damon Albarn and Emeli Sandé. They chatted about upcoming p...

Low pay, long hours, broken dreams: working at Europe’s biggest meat exporter

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In October last year, Lucian Roșu found himself unemployed and homeless in Boxtel, a town in the southern Netherlands. “I went to the railway station and slept there in the cold and the rain,” he says. A few hundred m...

‘We have nothing’: treating Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea’s broken health system

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In a country where nurses are forced to use rice packets as gloves and laundry detergent as disinfectant, treating coronavirus has been an enormously difficult task. Pacific editor Kate Lyons recommends this article a...

Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne review – a tour of the red wall’s ruins

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Halfway through this immensely readable compendium of local reportage, interviews and analysis, Neil Kinnock regales Sebastian Payne with a splendid anecdote from the 1974 election campaign. Doing the rounds in his sa...

Another day, another broken promise for serial liar Boris Johnson

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There can be benefits to being a serial liar. While politicians with a reputation for honesty can find their careers ended by one broken promise, those, like Boris Johnson, for whom the truth is by and large an unknow...

Back for good: the fine art of repairing broken things

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When Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1932, he portrayed a society in which the importance of discarding old clothes was whispered into the ears of sleeping children (“Ending is better than mending. The more sti...

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