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Now we health workers know how empty Boris Johnson’s ‘clap for heroes’ really was

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When the NHS saved his life last April, Boris Johnson could not have reacted more fulsomely on social media. “Our NHS is the beating heart of this country,” he waxed lyrical in a widely posted video. “It is the best o...

Morning mail: Vaccine booking site delay, Nats leave women’s chair empty, historic Oscars nominations

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Tuesday: Days before GPs expected to begin Covid-19 vaccinations, online booking system still not launched. Plus: Will women’s marches deliver justice?by Tamara Howie Mon 15 Mar 2021 15.58 EDT Last modified on Mon...

Thailand’s empty beach resorts hope vaccines will put them back in the sun

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Thailand’s Phuket island used to vibrate with life. Before the pandemic, March was part of peak season and the resort’s long white beaches were packed with tourists from Europe, Australia, North America and China. At ...

Hands, face and empty space: where Covid has left politics – video

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Among vacant shops and 15% unemployment, John Harris and John Domokos get immersed in Birmingham as it emerges from the pandemic. Amid despair, they discover hope - focused not on a Tory/Labour race for mayor, but com...

The empty office: what we lose when we work from home

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In the summer of 2020, Daniel Beunza, a voluble Spanish social scientist who taught at Cass business school in London, organised a stream of video calls with a dozen senior bankers in the US and Europe. Beunza wanted ...

Green, empty promises? The truth behind corporate climate pledges

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For climate campaigners, 26 May seemed like the start of a long-awaited reckoning for oil and gas companies. Over a single 24-hour period, a Dutch court ordered Shell to dramatically cut emissions, shareholders voted ...

Tokyo 2020 played out in empty arenas but bound eight billion people together

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So how was it for you? Whether you loved or hated them, you have to admit these Olympic Games were a crazy proposition. With 206 competing teams, they were bigger and more diverse than the United Nations and – with an...

Desperate crowds, empty flights and rage in Afghanistan at governments who failed to plan

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The Kabul airport gates were a path not to escape but to hospital for one Afghan human rights activist this week. A relative was shot in the head in the melee of people trying to leave, and so she spent the evening tr...

For a doctor, the Tories’ empty promises on hospitals are soul-destroying

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In my first year as a doctor, I witnessed the fetid reality of crumbling NHS real estate. Arriving at work one morning on the emergency assessment unit – the frenetic hub through which most of the hospital’s acutely u...

The Guardian view on empty shelves: a crisis made in government

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Most of the system that puts food on the 21st-century table is a mystery to the consumer, who is usually happy in ignorance. If the complex logistics – picking, processing, packing, and distributing – make headlines i...

Empty shelves are the only way Britain’s underpaid workers can grab national attention

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In the mid-noughties, I was economics producer at the BBC, working with the then economics editor, Evan Davis. He had just begun presenting a new programme called Dragons’ Den, and had noticed something odd about the ...

Gyms eye empty shops for extra space as UK returns to the treadmill

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Britons are heading back to the gym in big numbers as they look to get back into shape after the lockdowns of the past year and seek out the extra space to exercise away from home. The Gym Group has said its membershi...

Empty campgrounds, burned ski lifts: will Lake Tahoe be a tourist destination once again?

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For weeks, thick smoke filled the skies above Lake Tahoe, emptying the normally bustling towns that surround its alpine blue waters during the waning summer weekends. Eateries were closed, campgrounds cleared, and boa...

The empty shelves crisis isn’t just down to Covid and Brexit – it’s been decades in the making

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The retail phenomenon of 2021 is not a new fashion craze, electronic gadget or children’s toy. The most discussed items in today’s shops are “empty shelves”. And as the problems have grown, the arguments have raged: w...

‘I was empty, I’m not panic-buying’: in the petrol queue on the North Circular

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A kilometre of one of the UK’s most congested roads was on Sunday taking on a new, unwanted role: the queue for a BP garage still managing to sell petrol. Julian Dunbar estimated he had waited an hour and a half on th...

Danish artist delivers empty frames for $84k as low pay protest

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In an unexpected reinterpretation of an earlier work, a Danish artist has left a museum with empty frames, a depleted bank account and red faces all round. Rather than applauding Jens Haaning’s artistic commentary on ...

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