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Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella could go on despite lockdown extension, PM hints

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest production could be exempt from the delay in lockdown easing, Boris Johnson hinted in his Downing Street briefing announcing the four-week postponement of the relaxation of all rules. Last...

Peru’s knife-edge election could be good news for Latin America’s left

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Peru’s presidential election has been settled by the slimmest of margins, but it signals a momentous change. When all the votes from the second-round run-off on Sunday 6 June were finally counted, the socialist Pedro ...

Electric cars: switching tariff could save £300-plus a year

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You’ve taken delivery of a shiny new electric car, and the plug-in charger is being installed next week. You’re almost ready to go – just don’t forget to switch to a specialist electricity tariff. If you don’t, your b...

I don’t know whose idea it was to smoosh our faces together, but I could kiss them

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Do you remember the best kiss of your life? I imagine that you do. It’s an evocative question – which is why a certain esteemed Saturday newspaper supplement (this one, it’s this one) includes it in its regular Q&...

Fixing NHS waiting times could cost £40bn, leaked No 10 estimates show

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Boris Johnson may have to spend up to £40bn to try to repair NHS waiting times and end the long delays being faced by patients, according to unpublished Downing Street estimates. Calculations for No 10 drawn up by the...

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights could boost movie theaters’ recovery

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The eagerly awaited Lin-Manuel Miranda movie In the Heights has arrived with enthusiastic fans headed to theaters and HBO Max on Thursday and through the weekend. The film, which centers on a group of Latino characte...

‘Claims could run into billions’: the interests at stake if Olympics in Japan were cancelled

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The least divisive statement in the saga surrounding Tokyo 2020 – assuming, as many people now do, that it will happen in just over 40 days’ time – is that it will be an Olympics like no other. Overseas fans have been...

Covid traffic light system could cost UK airports £2.6bn this summer

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The UK aviation sector has warned that airports are likely to lose at least £2.6bn this summer as the “chaotic” Covid traffic light system halts international travel. Airports said the coming months could deal a heavi...

Covid could become seasonal epidemic by winter, says German expert

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The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to become an epidemic by the autumn or winter, which can be expected to recur every year but be controlled by vaccine boosters, according to a leading German virologist. Christian Drost...

Sunak could accept four-week delay to ending Covid restrictions in England

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Rishi Sunak is willing to accept a delay of up to four weeks to the final stage of England’s reopening roadmap, the Guardian understands, as the government considers extending restrictions beyond 21 June. Ministers wi...

Five-day week in office could return soon, says UK thinktank

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The five-day office week could return within two years, as the rise in working from home prompted by the coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to last because people need – and want – direct contact, according to a leading...

Could dumping save the reef? CSIRO finds it’s possible to turn back clock on effects of fossil fuel burning

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Continually dumping crushed rocks from a bulk carrier along a Great Barrier Reef shipping route could counteract the acidification of ocean water caused by fossil fuel burning, but would come with unknown side effects...

‘An experiment in civic activism’: could Newcastle transform city planning?

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What if negotiating the planning system were as easy as popping to the shops? At the moment, if you want to know what developments are planned for your street or city, you have to look out for a flimsy sheet of lamina...

Monday briefing: Amazon could sidestep tax reform

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer bringing you the top stories to start your week. Amazon could escape paying significantly more tax in some of its biggest markets unless world leaders close a large loophole in a h...

Gordon Brown: Boris Johnson’s mistakes could still catch up with him

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Boris Johnson’s conduct in office could still sink him despite his buoyancy in opinion polls, Gordon Brown has said, recalling the demise of Margaret Thatcher three years after a landslide election victory because “mi...

School trips to UK from EU could halve as Brexit hits cultural exchanges

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French and German educational trip organisers bringing as many as 750,000 school pupils to the UK every year have warned that tougher post-Brexit entry requirements are likely to cut the number of young Europeans visi...

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