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A hill to climb? Oxford Street ‘mound’ aims to lure back shoppers

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“Build it and they will come” is the logic behind an artificial hill which, come summer, will rise at the end of the UK’s most famous shopping thoroughfare, Oxford Street in London. The 25-metre Marble Arch Hill or “m...

Coronavirus live news: Indonesia ‘in worst case scenario’ as daily cases climb past 50,000

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‘We are hoping not for 100,000, but even if we get there, we are preparing for that’ says Indonesian minister; Singapore sees highest cases in 10 months

Los Angeles to require mask-wearing indoors again as Covid cases climb

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Los Angeles will return to mandatory mask-wearing indoors, even for people who have been vaccinated, amid a rapid and sustained increase in Covid-19 cases in the nation’s largest county. Speaking at a press conference...

Afghans climb on to plane during takeoff in attempt to flee Taliban – video

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Desperate Afghans clung to the side of a moving US military plane leaving Kabul airport on Monday, with at least three people apparently falling to their deaths from the undercarriage immediately after takeoff. Video ...

UK’s decade-high inflation makes December rate rise ‘more likely’; gas prices climb again – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Australia live news updates: Omicron Covid cases climb; Victoria records 13 deaths and NSW three; Qld changes quarantine rules

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Sydney pub and club at centre of Covid scare. Bushfire rages in Margaret River in Western Australia

Sunak attempts to ease cost of living squeeze as interest rates climb

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At 11am the regulator Ofgem put up the cost of the average energy bill by £700 a year. At noon the Bank of England raised interest rates for the second time running and warned of rapidly rising inflation. Sandwiched i...

XR activists including Olympians climb on oil tanker in London

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Six people have been arrested after Extinction Rebellion activists, including two Olympians, scaled an oil tanker in west London. The gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott, along with two others, climbed on to the...

As urban temperatures climb, here’s what the modern city should look like

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The UK is facing its first heatwave of the summer, and while many will be basking in the hot weather it is also a warning of challenges to come, particularly for those who live and work in our biggest cities. Extended...