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Emergency avocados: why do people need the much-mocked fruit at mega-short notice?

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Name: The emergency avocado. Age: New. Appearance: Whenever you need it, it’s there. How does it differ from an ordinary avocado? It doesn’t, except for the speed. Who’s providing this? Traffickers? No, Deliveroo. Th...

Motorola faces competition inquiry over UK emergency services network

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The UK’s competition regulator is investigating Motorola over concerns that it has “cashed in” on its monopoly over mobile networks for the UK emergency services. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Mo...

If the US could get on a war footing in 1941, we can tackle the climate emergency

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Fatalism creeps across our movements like rust. In conversations with scientists and activists, I hear the same words, over and again: “We’re screwed.” Government plans are too little, too late. They are unlikely to p...

Premier League clubs v Newcastle: inside the stunning emergency vote

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It was the follow-up to a special meeting that 19 of the clubs had last Tuesday, which was to discuss their concerns about the Saudi-led £305m takeover of Newcastle and its implications for them. Newcastle were exclud...

‘Case closed’: 99.9% of scientists agree climate emergency caused by humans

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The scientific consensus that humans are altering the climate has passed 99.9%, according to research that strengthens the case for global action at the Cop26 summit in Glasgow. The degree of scientific certainty abou...

Emergency services at scene of suspected house explosion in Ayr

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Emergency services are at the scene of a suspected house explosion in Ayr, western Scotland, the blast from which was felt miles away. Police, the fire service and the ambulance service – including an air ambulance – ...

Newcastle v Spurs: fan stabilised and taken to hospital after medical emergency

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Newcastle United’s match against Tottenham was suspended for 20 minutes just before half-time because of a medical emergency in the crowd. Medical staff treated someone in the stands to stabilise their condition befor...

The next global economic emergency? Deepening debt in the developing world

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A global pandemic. Rising inflation. The threat posed by climate change. Global policymakers have enough to keep them occupied without a developing country debt crisis adding to their list of problems. That is a real ...

Gordon Brown urges emergency Covid vaccine airlift to Africa

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More than 100,000 lives can be saved in Africa by undertaking the emergency airlift of 240m unused vaccines in the next fortnight, Gordon Brown has urged. The former prime minister called on a group of rich nations to...

As a Melbourne emergency doctor during the Delta wave, I can only function in survival mode for so long

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It wasn’t a surprise that working as a junior doctor in a Melbourne hospital emergency department during a pandemic comes with challenges. Covid-19 will be one of the biggest challenges of our generation, but despite ...

Forest Green Rovers flash up climate emergency warnings during match

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Forest Green Rovers have brought the climate and ecological crisis into sharp focus by taking the unprecedented step of using their pitchside advertising hoardings to display real-time facts and figures about fossil f...

Angry Premier League clubs demand emergency meeting on Newcastle deal

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Angry clubs have targeted the Premier League with complaints about the Newcastle United takeover and are pushing for an emergency meeting next week. The 19 other top-flight clubs are understood to be united in opposit...

La Palma residents warned of ‘evolution of volcanic emergency’

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People evacuated from three more towns on the Spanish island of La Palma have been told they will not be able to return to their homes to retrieve their belongings because of the “evolution of the volcanic emergency”....

Kwarteng to hold emergency meeting with gas chiefs over price crisis

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Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, will hold an emergency summit with gas industry chiefs on Monday morning in an effort to contain the fallout caused by soaring market prices on consumers and businesses. Mid-lev...

Biden says wildfires highlight climate emergency

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Good morning. Joe Biden travelled to California on Monday to survey wildfire damage as the state battles a devastating fire season that is on track to outpace that of 2020, the state’s worst fire season on record. Th...

Spain wildfire: almost 1,000 emergency workers fighting blaze

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Almost 1,000 firefighters and emergency workers are battling one of the most intractable Spanish wildfires in recent years as the blaze rages for a sixth day, after devouring at least 7,400 hectares (18,285 acres) of ...

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