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Maggots and mayhem: behind the scenes of Britain’s big bin crisis

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Andy Gee doesn’t mind when people call him a bin man, but it depends on their tone. “If they say you’re just a bin man," hy sê, sitting in the driver’s seat of his recycling lorry, as we wind through Torquay, Devon,...

Geen 10 warned energy crisis and cuts could plunge households into hardship

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Hundreds of thousands of Britons face a “very, very difficult” winter thanks to rising household costs, Geen 10 has been warned, as firms said the energy price shock could trigger a three-day week for factories and furt...

Seamus Jennings on the UK energy crisis – cartoon

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Kwarteng’s energy crisis assurance ignores cost of small suppliers failing

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Competition will survive in the retail energy market and there will be no return to the “cosy oligopoly” of the past, said Kwasi Kwarteng, attempting to take the long view of the current gas crisis. Fair enough, but t...

Climate crisis: history will judge failure to act, Johnson says at UN

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Boris Johnson has warned the world’s rich countries that “history will judge”, if they fail to act now to tackle the climate crisis, as US climate envoy John Kerry suggested President Biden was poised to commit more f...

‘Climate crisis on our shores’: Mediterranean countries sign deal after summer of fires

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With the catastrophic effects of this summer’s unprecedented wildfires still being counted, leaders from around the Mediterranean – the European region most at risk from climate breakdown – have vowed to intensify the...

GPs are the overlooked crisis in the health service. If we fail, so does the NHS

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In summer 2020 I had been working at the same GP practice for 10 years and had seen the workload increase steadily. Each Monday morning I would start at 8am to get through the list of 50 phone calls and to see those n...

CO2 crisis could hit UK food stocks well before Christmas, says Iceland boss

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UK food supplies will be under threat long before Christmas, and could start affecting stocks within days, if carbon dioxide shortages continue, the boss of the Iceland supermarket chain has warned. While concerns hav...

Johnson defends trade secretary after climate crisis denial tweets

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Boris Johnson has acknowledged that he has altered his views about the climate crisis over recent years, sê, “the facts change and people change their minds”. As he travelled to the US in a bid to accelerate progr...

Energy firms seek help amid price crisis; stagflation fears hit markets – business live

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Lopende dekking van die jongste ekonomiese en finansiële nuus

Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

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Millions of people forced to leave their homes because of severe drought and powerful cyclones are at risk of modern slavery and human trafficking over the coming decades, a new report warns. The climate crisis and th...

Kwarteng to hold emergency meeting with gas chiefs over price crisis

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Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, will hold an emergency summit with gas industry chiefs on Monday morning in an effort to contain the fallout caused by soaring market prices on consumers and businesses. Mid-lev...

The German activists starving themselves to make politicians face the climate crisis

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In a cluster of tents close to the Reichstag building in Berlin are a group of activists who have said they are prepared to starve themselves to death to highlight the lack of ambition among Germany’s main political p...

Are the Wombles really the best children’s characters to tackle the climate crisis?

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From Wimbledon Common to Kelvingrove park – the Wombles, Britain’s much-loved environmentally friendly furry creatures who became TV stars in the 1970s, are back in the spotlight after being announced as ambassadors f...

‘China’s Lehman Brothers moment’: Evergrande crisis rattles economy

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The crisis engulfing Evergrande, China’s second-biggest property company, is the greatest test yet of President Xi Jinping’s effort to reform the debt-ridden behemoths of the Chinese economy. It could also be the most...

Second Dutch minister resigns over Afghan evacuation crisis

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The Dutch defence minister has became the second cabinet member to resign over the Afghan evacuation debacle. Ank Bijleveld resigned on Friday, following the foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag, out of the door after parlia...

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