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‘A disturbing picture’: use of excessive force endemic in Victorian remand centres, says ombudsman

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The use of excessive force against Victorian prisoners is “persistent and endemic” in the state’s remand centres, with an ombudsman’s report concluding a culture of silence is a barrier to uncovering the full extent o...

Video showing arrest of Fiji bus driver reignites debate about police use of excessive force

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Fiji police have suspended an officer pending an investigation after a video showing what appeared to be the use of excessive force against a bus driver during an arrest was shared widely in the Pacific country. The v...

MPs accuse DfE of failing to control academy leaders’ excessive salaries

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The government has failed to get a handle on excessive salaries paid to academy trust leaders, according to parliament’s spending watchdog, which also criticised the use of tens of millions of pounds in public money t...

Windermere ferry halted after ‘excessive rainfall’ in Lake District

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The Windermere ferry is unable to run on Thursday because the lake is too full after more than a foot of rain fell over parts of Cumbria in 24 hours. Eight flood warnings are in place across the county, meaning floodi...

‘Excessive tourism can destroy a place’: artist Tony Foster on the rush to the countryside

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The far south-west of Britain has long been regarded as a wild and romantic spot, a place where you can lose yourself in rugged landscapes beloved of artists and dreamers. But a renowned Cornish-based artist celebrate...

Chinese president vows to ‘adjust excessive incomes’ of super rich

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China’s president has vowed to “adjust excessive incomes” in a warning to the country’s super-rich that the state plans to redistribute wealth to tackle widening inequality. According to reports in state media, Xi Jin...

US drugmaker Regeneron under fire for ‘excessive’ payouts to executives

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The US drugmaker Regeneron, whose Covid treatment was hailed as a “cure” by Donald Trump last year, has come under fire from two influential shareholder advisory groups over “excessive” payouts made to its top executi...

Dove owner Unilever to ban excessive photo editing from its adverts

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The company behind brands including Dove soap and Sure deodorant will ban excessive Photoshopping of models and remove the word “normal” from beauty product advertising, in its latest response to social and environmen...