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Ukrainian town told to shelter after shelling causes ammonia leak at chemical factory

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Residents of the northern Ukrainian town of Novoselytsya should seek shelter after shelling caused an ammonia leak at a nearby chemical factory, an official said, as intense fighting with Russian forces in the area co...

Britishvolt secures £40m investment for electric vehicle battery factory

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The UK startup Britishvolt has gained new investment worth £40m from Glencore in the latest stage in its ambitious plan to build one of the UK’s only large-scale battery factories. It is aiming to treble its funding w...

Need a lathe or a laser cutter? Come to Bloqs – Britain’s biggest open-access factory

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From guns and vacuum flasks to cookers and colour televisions, Enfield has long been a cradle of invention. Rifles, radios, motorbikes and dishwashers were all made in this fertile corner of north-east London’s Lea Va...

UK factory output growth jumps; grocery inflation rises; record low eurozone unemployment – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Five dead in Ukraine after national guardsman opens fire at military factory

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Ukrainian police have detained a national guard soldier who is suspected of shooting security guards at a military factory for unknown reasons, killing five people and injuring five others, the interior minister has s...

Bentley to build its first fully electric car at Crewe factory

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The luxury carmaker Bentley has announced that its first fully electric car will be developed and built at its Crewe factory. The British brand’s first battery electric vehicle is scheduled to roll off the production ...

Asia’s factory workers at the sharp end of the west’s supply chain crisis

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For weeks, Hoang Thi Quynh* worked and slept inside a garment factory in Tien Giang province, in southern Vietnam. She would start her shift at 7.15am and then, after a day spent sewing sportswear garments, enter an e...

Kentucky candle factory bosses threatened to fire those who fled tornado, say workers

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Workers at a Kentucky candle factory have said they pleaded with managers to be allowed to leave as a deadly tornado barreled towards them last weekend – but say they were told they would be fired if they left their p...

‘Not knowing is worse’: tornado survivor at candle factory awaits news of missing boyfriend

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Workers on the night shift at the candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, were part of the holiday rush that was keeping the place going around the clock when a tornado whirled towards the small city and the word went o...

UK construction sector gathers speed as shortages ease; German factory orders tumble – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the UK’s growth outlook is marred by Omicron

Teesside factory making Covid vaccine gets £400m injection

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A Teesside factory that makes Covid-19 vaccines has received a £400m injection from its Japanese owners, the largest single investment in UK pharmaceutical manufacturing in decades. The biotechnology arm of the Japane...

How a Paris designer built a family home in an old mirror factory

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The interior designer Dorothée Delaye spent two years searching for what she calls “a village life in Paris”. She and her family – husband François and children Faustine, 11, and Jules, nine – had outgrown their apart...

To fight the climate crisis, banks must stop financing factory farming

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As the climate crisis boils over, new research shows that reducing methane emissions is our best hope to rapidly stem the crisis. It’s time to turn up the heat on the industrial meat industry and dramatically curtail ...

Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic

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One day last December, 101,000 chickens at a gigantic farm near the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia started to collapse and die. Tests by the state research centre showed that a relatively new strain of lethal av...

‘It’s a sweat factory’: Instacart workers ready to strike for pay and conditions

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For Instacart workers across the country, the popular grocery delivery app promised flexibility and a solid wage, perks that enticed thousands to join the app during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. But amid worse...