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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 ...

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...

Brazil protesters aim to summon spirit of 84 for massive anti-Bolsonaro drive

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Nearly 40 years have passed since downtown Rio was overrun with what one awestruck reporter declared “the greatest and most fantastical popular demonstration of all time”. It was 10 April 1984, the twilight of Brazil’...

Lewis Goodall joins exodus from BBC amid impartiality drive

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Another prominent BBC journalist has quit for a commercial rival after tiring of the public broadcaster’s impartiality drive. Lewis Goodall, the policy editor of Newsnight, will join former colleagues Emily Maitlis an...

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...

‘No experience needed’: Russian riot police launch recruitment drive

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Russia’s riot police have launched an online recruitment campaign in the weeks since nationwide protests erupted over the jailing of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Police forcefully dispersed tens of thousands of ...

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...

‘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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Hollington Drive review – Anna Maxwell Martin radiates with rage like no one else

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I am noticing a small but definite improvement in one thing (and one thing only – have you seen the world lately?). That is the depiction in TV drama of female – usually marital, for reasons we’ll gloss over here but ...

BP buys string of US solar farms for £155m in clean energy drive

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BP has bought a pipeline of US solar farms, capable of powering more than 1.7m homes, for more than $220m (£155m) as part of its plan to distance itself from the fossil fuel industry. The oil company has agreed to sna...

‘So many have gone’: storms and drought drive Guatemalans to the US border

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For the Indigenous Maya Ch’orti’ people of La Unión in eastern Guatemala, the daily struggle for water involves catching every drop of rain that drips from sloping metal roofs and walking long distances to fill plasti...

Blood donation drive begins in memory of Richard Okorogheye

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A blood donation drive has begun in memory of a black teenager with sickle cell disorder who was found dead in Epping Forest. Evidence Joel, the mother of Richard Okorogheye, 19, whose body was found in Essex on 5 Apr...

Minister hints at gas boilers ban but says market should drive change

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Gas boilers could be banned in future but the government believes the market should drive changes to home heating systems, the cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan has said, amid criticism of the limited grants syste...