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Blue plaque for Britain’s first black train driver unveiled at King’s Cross

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A blue plaque has been unveiled commemorating Britain’s first black train driver at King’s Cross station in London. Wilston Samuel Jackson, who died in September 2018 at the age of 91 and had “dedicated his life to th...

Mexican factory workers cross Texas border in Covid-19 vaccine outreach effort

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In a matter of just six minutes, a factory worker from a Mexican border city stepped off a bus in Texas last week, received the Covid-19 vaccine and was heading back home across the international bridge to Mexico. Th...

Humanitarian crisis looms on Chile-Bolivia border as migrants cross on foot

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Chile closed land borders last year due to Covid but authorities report surge in crossings, mostly Venezuelan migrantsActivists are warning of a looming humanitarian crisis on the border between Chile and Bolivia as g...

Lampedusa cross made from capsized refugee boat to tour England

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A cross made from the wreckage of a refugee boat which capsized in the Mediterranean is to tour English museums and art galleries later this year to encourage debate and reflection on the plight of migrants. The cross...

Charities criticise lack of safer options after 10,000 migrants cross Channel

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Charities have criticised a “shameful” lack of safe alternatives for migrants after the number making the life-threatening journey across the Channel in small boats this year surpassed 10,000. The total includes at le...

Red Cross sounds vaccines alarm as Covid deaths in south-east Asia soar

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South-east Asia has recorded twice as many Covid-related fatalities as North America over the past two weeks, according to the Red Cross, which warned wealthier countries that they must urgently share their vaccine su...

What happens when you cross Christmas with the Hunger Games? Let’s find out

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Well, we’ve done it: we’ve successfully navigated the goth autumnal chicane of Halloween and Bonfire Night, and now, crackling distantly in the air, can you hear it – a jingling of the bells? Christmas looms, and thou...

Theon Cross: Intra-I review – digging deep

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It’s exciting to hear the UK jazz scene level up: many of its leading lights are starting to look to their second albums, as is star tuba player and Sons of Kemet member Theon Cross. His 2019 solo debut, Fyah, was a f...

Record number of people cross Channel to UK in small boats

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The number of people crossing the Channel by small boats in a single day reached a record number for this century on Wednesday, eclipsing the daily arrival figures during the summer. Despite the low November temperat...

Dog awarded animals’ Victoria Cross for RAF service in Afghanistan

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A retired military working dog named Hertz has been awarded a medal known as the animals’ Victoria Cross for his service in Afghanistan. The German shorthaired pointer is the first dog in British military history to d...

My cross to bear: what it means to support England in these divided times

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It’s the morning after my wedding. I’m sitting down to brunch with some friends of the family. While we’re waiting for the food to arrive, I pull out my phone and browse the latest sport headlines. “Oh look,” I announ...

Record number of migrants cross Channel in one day

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Hundreds of migrants crossed the Channel to the UK on Monday, setting a new daily record. The Home Office said that at least 430 people made the crossing. In Dungeness, Kent, about 50 people, including women and young...

‘There’s magic in misery’: ultramarathon runners cross Death Valley – in a drought

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In the Badwater Basin at the bottom of California’s Death Valley, the air feels like a giant hair dryer and the pavement can melt the soles of your shoes. Yet on Monday night, 100 of the world’s top endurance runners ...

Raymond van Barneveld knocked out of PDC world championship by Rob Cross

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Raymond van Barneveld’s PDC World Championship return ended with a 3-1 second-round loss to former champion Rob Cross. Van Barneveld, a five-time world champion across the PDC and BDO versions, retired after a first-r...

Russia will act if Nato countries cross Ukraine ‘red lines’, Putin says

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Vladimir Putin has warned Nato countries that deploying weapons or soldiers to Ukraine would cross a “red line” for Russia and trigger a strong response, including a potential deployment of Russian missiles targeting ...

Red Cross calls for UK to tackle inequalities exposed by Covid

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Major changes are needed to protect the most vulnerable people from the next global emergency, according to a report from the Red Cross that says three-quarters of people in the UK are worried about the next potential...

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