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Ukraine war and China lockdowns drive fastest UK price rises in years

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The cost of household goods such as toys, furniture and clothing is rising by the fastest rate in more than 15 years as the impact of the war in Ukraine combines with Covid lockdowns in China. Non-food inflation accel...

Glass dismissed: wine goes green with paper bottle drive

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The paper wine bottle is one of the biggest ideas since the screw top but as pecorino in a brown paper eco-bottle arrives at Ocado, there’s one thing to remember, try not to get it wet. The £11 white, from the sustain...

Four-year-old ‘boy racer’ crashes car after early-morning drive through Dutch city

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A “highly enterprising” four-year-old boy was reunited with his parents unscathed after grabbing his mother’s keys and taking her car for an early-morning drive through the streets of Utrecht in the Netherlands, polic...

‘A life worth living’: bereaved mother and daughter set off on year-long drive across Africa

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Each journey of bereavement is different, and few young, widowed mothers might pack their life into a Land Rover Defender and set off with a young daughter to drive through Africa for a year. Six years after her husba...

Civil service unions condemn Rees-Mogg’s ‘vindictive’ back-to-office drive

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Civil service unions have condemned a “vindictive” move by efficiency minister Jacob Rees-Mogg to name and shame Whitehall departments with the highest rates of working from home as part of a new drive to encourage st...

Education union criticises ‘badly flawed’ evidence behind academy drive

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Union leaders have accused the government of relying on “badly flawed” evidence to justify its plans for all schools in England to join academy trusts. The National Education Union (NEU) met the education secretary, N...

‘Locked out by a robot’: Amazon Fresh accused of retaliation to union drive

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Las week, 26-year-old Kaylyn Richards received an automated email informing her that she was terminated from her job at an Amazon Fresh grocery retail store in Seattle. Earlier that week, Richards had spoken with one ...

Why Drive My Car should win the best picture Oscar

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Two years ago, accepting the first best picture Oscar for a foreign-language film, for Parasite, Bong Joon-ho said: “Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more ama...

Jürgen Klopp’s open-mindedness fuelling Liverpool’s silverware drive

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A 54-year-old performed a dad dance in the Royal Box at Wembley and whipped half of the stadium into a frenzy by hoisting the League Cup aloft not once but three times. Jürgen Klopp’s appetite for the competition, and...

Indian coal magnate Gautam Adani becomes Asia’s richest person after solar energy drive

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The Indian coal mining tycoon Gautam Adani has become Asia’s richest person thanks to a push into green energy that has boosted his fortune to $88.5bn. Adani has overtaken fellow countryman Mukesh Ambani to enter the ...

Attack, attack, attack: Republicans drive to make Biden the bogeyman

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It seemed that Joe Biden would be bad for business in “Make America great again” world. In theory, the US president, a white man with working-class roots and moderate policy positions, was a more elusive target for Do...

MPs call for bathing rivers across England as part of anti-pollution drive

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Water companies in England should each designate a stretch of river as bathing water by 2025 to drive the cleanup of a chemical cocktail of sewage, agricultural waste and plastic pollution that is suffocating biodiver...

Country diary 1947: a moonlit drive to a distant farm

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HerefordAs no time can be found by day, a journey had to be made in the evening to inspect potatoes at a distant farm. The moon was shining as I drove up lanes, guiding myself by a small map. I arrived at a farm gate ...

China faces shortage of PE teachers amid school exercise drive

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Tan Lili, the principal of Shanghai’s Baoshan No 2 central primary school, has been wrestling with a problem in recent months: her school does not have enough physical education teachers. She is not alone. Since China...

Escape your comfort zone: I can’t ride a bike, drive a car or swim. Can I learn to rollerskate?

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I consider myself to be “transportationally challenged” – that is to say, I can’t drive a car, ride a bike, ice-skate, ski or swim (at least not in a way that doesn’t endanger others, given my aggressively flailing li...

Interest in anime and K-pop drive boom in Korean and Japanese degrees

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Interest in anime, gaming and K-pop is fuelling a boom in Korean and Japanese university degrees that is helping to revive modern languages departments struggling with falling enrolments. Acceptances to study Korean m...

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