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Half-term holiday bookings jump 200% after England travel rules change

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Half-term holiday bookings have jumped by 200% compared with August since the government announced a relaxation of travel rules in England, the travel firm Thomas Cook has said. On Friday, the transport secretary, Gra...

Garment workers in America’s fashion capital may make just $6 an hour. A new law could change that

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Los Angeles is considered the center of garment manufacturing in America, employing over 40,000 people to make clothing for fashion brands including Reformation, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe and Wet Seal. But for decad...

‘Fashion is great but it’s not very inclusive’: Jeanie Annan-Lewin on how Perfect magazine is creating change

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Jeanie Annan-Lewin has 20k Instagram followers and is creative director of Perfect magazine, a biannual magazine edited by Katie Grand and launched in a blaze of hype with its Issue Zero in March. As such, on paper at...

California Democrats vow to change ‘weaponized’ recall system

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Hours after Gavin Newsom beat back a historic recall election that could have cost him his job, Democrats in California vowed to reform the system allowing a sitting governor to be challenged. The changes could includ...

Starmer’s caution has been politically disastrous – can he change course?

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This time last year, Keir Starmer was preparing to give his first conference speech as Labour leader to a near-empty room. Separated from the public due to social distancing measures and greeted with silence rather th...

Australia burying ‘head in the sand’ on security risks of climate change, former defence official says

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Australia has its “head in the sand” regarding the national security implications of climate change and should follow the US in spelling out the risks, a former senior Australian defence official says. Australia’s “st...

‘Cruel’ legal change affects children in care

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The existence of adult social care waiting lists is deeply shocking (Nearly 300,000 on adult social care ‘waiting lists’ in England, 8 September). Children’s social care has also taken a terrible turn this week. New l...

Mexico activists celebrate abortion ruling as a sign of culture change

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Activists in Mexico have hailed a supreme court decision to decriminalize abortion, saying it would stop the legal prosecution of women who terminate their pregnancies – and those reported to the authorities after suf...

Fast or slow? Study reveals differences in how humpback whales change tune

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From Abba’s Mamma Mia stealing the crown from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to Rihanna’s Diamonds knocking Psy’s Gangnam Style off the top of the charts – even the catchiest song eventually becomes superseded by a new num...

Schools in poorest areas of England to be worst hit by pupil premium change

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Schools in the poorest parts of England are set to be hit hardest by a controversial change in how the government allocates pupil premium funding, the Observer can reveal. Normally, the government gives the funding to...

Climate change deniers are as slippery as those who justified the slave trade

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No one seems as defeated as the global warming “deniers” who dominated rightwing thinking a decade ago. Like late 18th-century opponents of abolishing the slave trade, Lord Lawson and the claque of Conservative cranks...

How food waste is huge contributor to climate change

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Cutting food waste can help the climate. Every day in the UK we waste 20m slices of bread, 280 tonnes of poultry, 4.4m potatoes and much more. Households squander about 70% of the UK’s 9.5m tonnes of waste food every ...

Why won’t US TV news say ‘climate change’?

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The climate emergency is exploding in various parts of the world this week, but climate silence inexcusably continues to reign in much of the United States media. Hurricane Ida has left more than a million people in L...

China warns US poor relations could undermine progress on climate change

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Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has warned US climate envoy John Kerry that deteriorating US-China relations could undermine cooperation between the two countries on climate change. In a video link call on Wednesday,...

On Covid and climate we can achieve change – but we’re running out of time

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On Saturday morning I met a friend for breakfast at a local diner. We weren’t sure whether to sit outside because of the surging Delta variant of Covid, or inside because stinging smoke from wildfires consuming northe...

CFA-led study shows climate change causing longer bushfire season

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Research led by Victoria’s Country Fire Authority has found the climate crisis is increasing the number of high-risk fire days and could result in “significant change” in the timing of the state’s bushfire season. The...

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