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Steve Bell on the UK’s vaccination drive – cartoon

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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 ...

NFTs drive sales of contemporary art to record £2.7bn

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Contemporary art auctions rebounded to an all-time high of $2.7bn over the past year, boosted by online sales and the arrival of digital art in the form of “NFTs”, according to an annual report by Artprice. Having see...

Celebrities join billboard drive to end taboo around the menopause

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The common symptoms that herald the menopause are regularly dismissed with a joke. A little discomfort? A slight embarrassment? On Monday, a new poster campaign and online charity drive could begin to change all that....

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 ...

Under-30s drive surge in people getting their first Covid jab

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The under-30s are driving a surge in people getting their first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine, with the overall number of people rising by almost half in the week up to 21 December, figures show. The sudden uptick is fu...

Amazon challenges hundreds of ballots in Alabama workers’ union drive

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Amazon has challenged hundreds of ballots in a vote to form a union at one of its warehouses in Alabama in a unionization drive seen as one of the most important labor fights in recent American history. The National L...

Journalists asked to share stories of abuse in government safety drive

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Journalists are being encouraged to share their experiences of being threatened, abused and intimidated as part of a government drive to protect their safety. The Home Office said the call for evidence would help to b...

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...

The Grand Tour: Lochdown review – Clarkson, May and Hammond drive Scotland out of the union

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I had high hopes for this diplomatic incident masquerading as a TV travelogue through Scotland. Fingers crossed, patriarchy’s answer to Katie Hopkins and the Cheeky Girls would get chucked out of Scotland just as they...

You be the judge: ‘Should my boyfriend tell me how to drive?’

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My boyfriend gets angry at my driving, saying it’s unsafe. I think he acts negatively towards all female drivers Isaac always has something to say when I’m driving, and it’s usually negative. He tells me that I’m dri...

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...

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...

Republican lawyer is key player in voter suppression drive across US

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It was an abrupt end to two decades as a partner at legal giant Foley & Lardner for the influential and conservative election lawyer Cleta Mitchell. Days after Mitchell participated in Donald Trump’s controversial...

Unusual bedfellows: how gangs are pushing New Zealand’s Covid vaccination drive

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After the needle entered his right arm, the man raised his left fist in a brief salute. Surgical mask covering parts of his facial tattoos, he nodded to the nurse. A long ponytail cut a line through the blue and white...

Wales launches drive to keep young people in their homeland

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The Welsh government is launching a drive to persuade more young people to remain in their homeland amid growing concerns that the percentage of working-age citizens is dropping to worryingly low levels. Ministers fea...

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