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GSK spin-off Haleon begins trading in biggest European listing in a decade

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GSK’s consumer spin-off Haleon, home to brands from Sensodyne toothpaste to Panadol painkillers, has begun trading on the London Stock Exchange in the biggest European listing in a decade. Haleon shares started tradin...

Quarter of bus routes axed in England in last decade

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More than one in four bus services in England have been cut in the last decade, with the pandemic accelerating the decline, a transport charity has found. Almost 5,000 routes have been axed since 2012, with the north-...

Many of New Zealand’s glaciers could disappear in a decade, scientists warn

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New Zealand’s glaciers are becoming “smaller and more skeletal” due to the effects of climate change and scientists predict many could disappear within a decade. An annual end-of-summer survey that records the snowlin...

Upshot of Rishi Sunak’s spring statement? A bleak decade ahead

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Much has been written about the year of economic misery ahead. Rishi Sunak’s attempts to mitigate the impact of the squeeze on living standards have been pored over and – generally – found wanting. The postmortem exam...

Number of women in FTSE 100 boardroom roles up to 39% in a decade

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The number of women in FTSE 100 boardroom roles has jumped to 39.1% from 12.5% 10 years ago, data has revealed, even as equality charities said progress for women in senior leadership roles was severely lagging. In 20...

‘We’re devastated’: Yorkshire town hit by floods for third time in decade

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As Storm Franklin raged through the night, Mick Malkinson, 72, lay awake with a familiar sense of fear about what the morning would bring. From his riverside home in Tadcaster, a Yorkshire market town, he heard the “t...

Amazon’s Prime Video signs record deal to film in Surrey studios for next decade

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Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service has struck a record-breaking deal to lease space at Shepperton Studios in the company’s first long-term commitment to making TV programmes and films in the UK. The company’s mult...

UK book sales in 2021 highest in a decade

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Book sales continued to climb last year despite lockdowns, with more than 212m print books sold in 2021 – the highest figure of the last decade. Driven by booming appetites for crime novels, sci-fi, fantasy, romance a...

Guardian wins investigation and journalist of the decade awards

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The Guardian has been awarded investigation and journalist of the decade in relation to articles on offshore finance and the Windrush scandal. The awards were made by the media industry publication Press Gazette to ma...

The 60-year career: hope you like work, kids! You might still be doing it in your ninth decade

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Name: The 60-year career. Age: Sixty, obviously. Appearance: A long, slow, flat, miserable march to the grave. Well, whatever this is, you’re really selling it. A 60-year career, though. Seriously. Sixty whole years....

This tax loophole costs $180bn a decade. Why won’t Democrats close it?

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Anyone remember the “carried interest” loophole that lets hedge fund executives and private equity managers – among the wealthiest people in America – pay a tax rate no higher than most Americans? It’s a pure scam. Th...

Co-op Bank at ‘turning point’ as it heads for first profit in a decade

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This year will mark a “turning point” for the Co-operative Bank, its chief executive has said, with the UK lender on track to report its first annual profit in a decade. The bank, which has 3.2 million personal custom...

Call for action on TB as deaths rise for first time in decade

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A group of tuberculosis survivors are calling for more funding and action to find new vaccines, after the numbers dying of the infection rose for the first time in 10 years. In 2020, 1.5 million were killed by TB and ...

Net zero plan will ‘unlock’ £90bn in investment over a decade – video

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Greg Hands, the minister of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, announced the government net zero strategy before this month's Cop26 conference. The plan aims to create 440,000 jobs a...

John Kerry says Cop26 climate summit is ‘starting line for rest of decade’

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The world is poised to make a big leap forward at the UN Cop26 climate summit, with world leaders “sharpening their pencils” to make fresh commitments that could put the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement within reach,...

Jail terms of 20+ years ‘quadruple’ in England and Wales over past decade

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The number of people sentenced to more than 20 years in prison has quadrupled over the last decade, figures have shown. Given the increase in average tariff lengths handed down by courts, this figure is expected to co...

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