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Rolling Stones drop ‘insensitive’ Brown Sugar song from US tour setlist

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The Rolling Stones’ decision to drop the song Brown Sugar from the setlist of their US tour has been hailed as a victory, with previous performances of the hit labelled insensitive and a “prime example of entitlement”...

Mesmerised brown crabs ‘attracted to’ undersea cables

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Underwater power cables mesmerise brown crabs and cause biological changes that could affect their migration habits, scientists have discovered. The cables for offshore renewable energy emit an electromagnetic field t...

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution review – the ruthless rise of No 10’s odd couple

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In Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC Two), we see a photo of Tony Blair aged 20, all teeth and no top. He looks like everybody’s worst nightmare – a half-naked public schoolboy and wannabe badass who –...

Gordon Brown warns 3.5m households face fuel poverty this winter

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The former prime minister Gordon Brown has demanded fresh government financial support for households struggling to pay energy bills as he warned almost a million more households would be in fuel poverty this winter. ...

The £20 benefit cut is the most morally indefensible thing I’ve seen in politics

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There is, of course, never a right moment to cut social security benefits. But with the world dangling at the edge of an economic precipice, the price of basics – food and energy – threatening to rocket upwards and 30...

Gordon Brown: universal credit cut ‘vindictive and indefensible’

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Gordon Brown has called the government’s decision to cut £20 a week from universal credit the most “socially divisive and morally indefensible” policy he has witnessed in UK politics, saying it was being pursued with ...

Gordon Brown calls for urgent action to avert ‘Covid vaccine waste disaster’

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More than 100m Covid vaccine doses are due to expire and be “thrown away” unless global leaders urgently share surplus supplies with the world’s poorest countries, Gordon Brown has warned. The “staggering” number of s...

Gordon Brown: Scots see that English values aren’t all about ‘toffs and Brexit’

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Scots recognise that English values are more aligned with Gareth Southgate and Marcus Rashford than “toffs and Brexit”, Gordon Brown has said. The former prime minister has launched polling results which indicate a si...

‘Up yours, Covid!’ Roger Bart on playing ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown

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Great Scott! The DeLorean screeches to a halt, smoke swirling around its tyres, and who should emerge but “Doc” Emmett Brown, with his white scare-cut and goggle-eyed expression. The matinee crowd at Back to the Futur...

Karamo Brown: ‘Best kiss of my life? Joan Rivers’

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Born in Texas, Karamo Brown, 40, trained as a social worker and psychotherapist. Since 2018 he has been an expert on the Netflix show Queer Eye, which will return for a sixth series. He has written a memoir and a chil...

The west has more vaccine doses than it needs – and no excuse not to share them

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Soon, the ten-billionth Covid vaccine will roll off the production lines. By January, according to a recent report from the data research agency Airfinity, a tipping point will be reached when there will be enough vac...

West will kill thousands if it keeps on hoarding vaccines, says Gordon Brown

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Hoarding of vaccines by wealthy western nations will result in thousands of needless deaths from Covid-19 in the world’s poorest countries every month unless urgent steps are taken to distribute jabs more fairly, Gord...

The world is making billions of Covid vaccine doses, so why is Africa not getting them?

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In a shocking symbol of the west’s failure to honour its promise of equitable vaccine distribution, millions of Covid vaccines manufactured in Africa that should have saved the lives of Africans have been shipped to E...

Gordon Brown hits out at EU’s ‘neocolonial approach’ to Covid vaccine supplies

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Gordon Brown has accused the EU of adopting a “neocolonial approach” to the supply of Covid-19 vaccines and demanded rich western nations relinquish their stranglehold on pandemic treatments. The former UK prime mini...

Sky Brown helps ramp up UK girls’ interest in skateboarding

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Millions watched as Sky Brown flew around the Olympic skatepark in Tokyo this week. Not only did the performance earn a bronze medal for the 13-year-old, it also sparked a newfound interest in the sport, with more peo...

Sky Brown, 13, becomes Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist with skateboard bronze

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Sky Brown has been crowned Great Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist after claiming bronze in the women’s skateboard park event at the Ariake Urban Arena in Tokyo. After falling in her first two runs of the final, th...

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