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The threat facing humanities and the arts

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As a retired drama teacher of many years’ experience, I wholeheartedly agree with all that Dr Geoff Readman says (Letters, 6 May). Over the years many parents questioned the place of drama in the curriculum, saying: “...

Pressure grows on Foreign Office to help free Briton facing death penalty in Iraq

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Ministers are under increasing pressure to help free a retired British geologist at risk of facing the death penalty in Iraq over smuggling allegations. A petition urging the release of father-of-two Jim Fitton, 66, h...

Family of British geologist facing death penalty in Iraq urge UK to intervene

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The family of a retired British geologist facing the death penalty in Iraq have called on the UK government to urgently intervene. Jim Fitton, 66, was detained by authorities in the Middle Eastern country, accused of ...

‘Why can’t they just call it murder?’ The TV show finally facing up to racist cops

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A south Asian woman is standing by the wine in a supermarket, wondering which Merlot to choose. She plunges three into her basket (they’re on offer) when an older white man snakes round her to ask where the eggs are. ...

Moldova facing ‘dangerous moment’ amid fears it could be drawn into Ukraine war

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Moldova is facing “a very dangerous new moment”, the country’s deputy prime minister has said, as he warned that unnamed forces were seeking to stoke tensions after a series of explosions in the breakaway region of Tr...

Three cabinet ministers reportedly facing allegations of sexual misconduct

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Three cabinet ministers are among more than 50 MPs reportedly facing allegations of sexual misconduct after being referred to a parliamentary watchdog. A total of 56 MPs – including two shadow cabinet ministers – have...

Ukrainian commander says forces in Mariupol facing ‘last days’ – video

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A Ukrainian commander from the 36th separate marine brigade in the besieged city of Mariupol has made an urgent plea in a video shared on his Facebook page, saying that his forces were probably facing their 'last days...

Ukrainian commander in Mariupol says forces ‘facing last days, if not hours’

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A Ukrainian marine commander fighting in Mariupol has said his forces are “maybe facing our last days, if not hours”, as another Russian ultimatum to the remaining Ukrainian troops in the besieged port city to surrend...

Sri Lanka facing imminent threat of starvation, senior politician warns

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Sri Lanka is facing the imminent threat of starvation for its population of 22 million as the economic crisis in the country continues to worsen and food becomes increasingly scarce, a senior politician has warned. Sp...

David Warburton: the varied past of the MP facing sexual harassment claims

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David Warburton, a relatively unknown political figure outside his Somerton and Frome constituency, has been a backbencher for almost all of the seven years since he became a Conservative MP. But the married father of...

Prince Andrew facing calls to explain £1m payments linked to high court fraud case

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Prince Andrew is facing calls to explain why he received £1m in payments linked to a financier who is now facing allegations of fraud in the high court. The Duke of York, who is already embroiled in controversy after ...

Ukraine refugees trying to get UK visas facing ‘Kafkaesque’ system, MPs told

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The shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, has said refugees in Ukraine are facing “Kafkaesque” bureaucracy as they try to navigate Home Office visa requirements. Cooper had tabled an urgent question over the governmen...

British Museum facing legal action over Parthenon marbles 3D scan refusal

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The British Museum is facing legal action from one of the UK’s leading heritage preservation organisations over its refusal to allow the 3D scanning of a piece in its Parthenon marbles collection. The Institute for D...

Number of people facing extreme hunger in Sudan predicted to double

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The number of people who are severely hungry in Sudan could double by September as a result of poor harvests, economic crisis, internal conflict and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the UN has warned. In a joint state...

‘I don’t know how we’ll survive’: the farmers facing ruin in America’s ‘forever chemicals’ crisis

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Songbird Farm’s 17 acres (7 hectares) hold sandy loam fields, three greenhouses, and cutover woods that comprise an idyllic setting near Maine’s central coast. The small organic operation carved out a niche growing he...

UK facing double-digit inflation, John Lewis head predicts

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The boss of John Lewis and the supermarket chain Waitrose has said the UK is facing double-digit inflation as the war in Ukraine exacerbates the soaring cost of living, with prices rising in the supply chain and on sh...

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