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Carillion fell quickly, but the auditing profession is now dragging its feet

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Bankruptcies happen gradually, then suddenly, an Ernest Hemingway character famously deadpans in The Sun Also Rises. Yet the aftermath of insolvency can play out painfully slowly, as observers of Carillion’s collapse,...

Queensland man uses pocket knife to fight off crocodile dragging him into river

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A Queensland man has escaped the jaws of a crocodile by stabbing it in the head with a pocket knife as it dragged him into a river on Cape York. Parks and Wildlife officers said the 60-year-old had been fishing on his...

Johnson says he has changed his mind on the climate – but he’s still dragging his feet

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As he flew to New York yesterday to speak to the UN general assembly about the Cop26 climate conference, Boris Johnson was asked to defend old comments made by his newly appointed trade secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan...

Emma Beddington tries … fell running: ‘It’s like dragging bags of cement uphill – only the bags are my legs’

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My favourite part of childhood summer holidays with my dad was our trip to the Yorkshire Dales agricultural show, a respite from his usual gruelling regime of mountain walks and examining dead fauna. Between prize ram...