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Watchdog to launch crackdown on ads falsely claiming green credentials

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Airline ads that encourage taking too many flights and carmakers that show SUVs tearing up the countryside are set to fall foul of a crackdown on marketing that encourages environmentally irresponsible behaviour. The ...

Paterson Pine wins archery battle of Britain before claiming Paralympic gold

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Phoebe Paterson Pine came through an emotional quarter-final against her ParalympicsGB teammate and close friend Jess Stretton in the women’s individual compound competition before going on to win archery gold in Toky...

Natasha Darcy found guilty of murder after claiming her NSW sheep farmer partner killed himself

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A New South Wales woman who denied sedating and gassing her sheep farmer partner has been found guilty of murder. Natasha Beth Darcy pleaded not guilty to murdering Mathew Dunbar, who was found dead in his bed on his ...

Ethiopia rejects calls for ceasefire in Tigray, claiming victory is near

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The Ethiopian government has defiantly brushed aside international calls for a ceasefire in the northern province of Tigray, saying its forces are close to “finalising operations” and will soon eliminate all armed opp...

Facebook lifts ban on posts claiming Covid-19 was man-made

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Facebook has lifted a ban on posts claiming Covid-19 was man-made, following a resurgence of interest in the “lab leak” theory of the disease’s onset. The social network says its new policy comes “in light of ongoing ...

UK companies claiming furlough dropped by 12,000 in February

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The number of companies claiming furlough dropped between January and February but more than 840,000 still depend on state support to pay staff. Revised figures published by HM Revenue & Customs showed that nearly...

Scientific paper claiming smokers less likely to acquire Covid retracted over tobacco industry links

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A scientific paper claiming current smokers are 23% less likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19 compared to non-smokers has been retracted by a medical journal, after it was discovered some of the paper’s authors had fi...

Employers claiming furlough up by more than 100,000 in January

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The number of employers claiming furlough support jumped by more than 100,000 in January as the third UK lockdown took hold. According to official data published by the Treasury, 858,269 companies and traders drew on ...

40% of households in four London boroughs claiming housing costs – report

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At least 40% of households in four London boroughs are having to claim help with affording a place to live as the economic impact of Covid-19 exacerbates the housing crisis in urban areas, analysis reveals. Research b...