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Clare Connor: ‘There were lots of sexist jokes … that isn’t without damage’

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Clare Connor has been in cricket ever since she was a little kid on the boundary, watching her dad play at Preston Nomads CC near Devil’s Dyke on the South Downs. The game got under her skin, in that way it does. She ...

Supply chain crisis: retail, food and defence firms predict further damage

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Companies in retail, food and defence have warned of further damage from supply chain problems that have dogged industry during disruption from the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. Months of shipping delays have cause...

‘Everyone was nervous’: Victoria avoids serious damage after major earthquake rocks Melbourne

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Victoria appears to have escaped widespread damage and no injuries have yet been reported after a major earthquake shook Melbourne. Geoscience Australia said the magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the Mansfield region, abou...

US poverty fell in 2020 as government support offset pandemic damage

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US poverty fell in 2020, evidence that government aid can lift millions of Americans out of poverty – even in a global health and economic crisis. The first months of 2020 were marked by unemployment levels unseen sin...

90% of global farm subsidies damage people and planet, says UN

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Almost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a startling UN report has found. This agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and...

‘This is code red’: Biden sounds alarm on climate crisis as he tours New York damage – video

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US president Joe Biden has emphasised the danger of the climate crisis after touring Hurricane Ida-impacted neighbourhoods. ‘People are beginning to realise this is much, much bigger than anyone was willing to believe...

Hurricane Ida: over a million without power as New Orleans assesses damage

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More than a million people remained without power in and around New Orleans on Monday as residents and authorities began to assess the damage from Hurricane Ida, a 150mph monster storm that was the most powerful ever ...

The Guardian view on the G7 Afghanistan talks: desperate damage limitation

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At the weekend, in advance of Tuesday’s crisis meeting of G7 leaders, Boris Johnson tweeted that it was vital for the international community to work together to “ensure safe evacuations, prevent a humanitarian crisis...

Business chief calls on PM to save north-east from Brexit damage

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A letter to Boris Johnson sent a fortnight ago by James Ramsbotham called on the prime minister to save the north-east from the “damage being done to our economy” by Brexit and urged him to give it his “most urgent an...

Thousands evacuate as North Korea floods damage homes and crops – video

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More than 1,100 homes in North Korea were damaged, thousands of people evacuated and farms and roads washed away after days of heavy rains brought flooding, state media reported.

North Korea floods damage more than 1,000 homes, state media reports

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More than 1,100 homes in North Korea were damaged, thousands of people evacuated and farms and roads washed away after days of heavy rains brought flooding, state media reported. The reports come as concern grows abou...

After 32 years, Rio Tinto to fund study of environmental damage caused by Panguna mine

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Thirty-two years since it fled Bougainville island, Rio Tinto has promised to fund an independent assessment of the ongoing environmental damage caused by its Panguna mine, a move landowners have welcomed as “a start”...

‘It’s all wrecked’: German town stunned by flood damage

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Anatoli Neugebauer is standing just a hundred metres from his family home, at the edge of the Blessem district of Erftstadt, a commuter-belt town 12 miles (20km) south of Cologne. Even though flood waters from the Erf...

Tropical Storm Elsa hits Florida but weakened winds limit damage

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A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall in Florida on Wednesday and dumped rain across Florida’s Gulf coast but it appears to have spared the state significant damage and widespread power outages. Elsa wobbled th...

Ending furlough scheme too early could damage recovery, say trade unions

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Ending the furlough scheme too early could damage the recovery and push unemployment higher, trade unions warned as official figures showed the number of workers on the scheme in May fell at a slower rate than expecte...

Shaun Ryder: ‘I was a heroin addict for 20-odd years, but there’s been no damage off that’

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Shaun Ryder is being uncharacteristically quiet. That’s because he’s mistakenly stuck himself on mute and can’t work out how to turn on the microphone of the computer he’s on. We spend a rather amusing (and awkward) f...

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