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‘School-to-prison pipeline’: youth justice services failing black boys

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The government has been urged to act over the “school to prison pipeline” after a report found black and mixed heritage boys in England received poor support from youth offending services. HM Inspectorate of Probation...

Outrage over £125m bonuses for staff at UK’s ‘failing’ financial watchdog

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Britain’s financial regulator, accused of failing from “top to bottom” after a string of scandals, has paid out bonuses of more than £125m to its staff since 2016, the Observer can reveal. Campaigners said the payouts...

Oisin Murphy is stood down after failing pre-race breath test at Newmarket

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Oisin Murphy, the champion jockey in 2019 and 2020 and clear leader in this year’s title race, was stood down for the day before racing at Newmarket on Friday and referred to the British Horseracing Authority’s discip...

Government failing to stop sewage discharge into English rivers, says charity

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One of the first complaints lodged with the post-Brexit environmental watchdog accuses the government and Ofwat of failing to enforce the law to stop water companies from routinely discharging raw sewage into rivers. ...

The Guardian view on schools: ministers failing children

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As English schools reopen for the autumn, relief and pleasure are mixed with apprehension and anger. Given the government’s shabby record on shepherding schools through the pandemic, it could be no other way. Even now...

Housing association L&Q is still failing residents years after exposé

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Social housing tenants claim their health is being affected by damp, mould and vermin because their complaints have been ignored by one of Britain’s largest housing associations. Two years after an independent review,...

Failing children now stores up problems ahead

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Your editorial on children’s care in crisis (19 August) states that there has been a huge increase in referrals to social services, and notifications relating to domestic abuse. The article states that there is “no sc...

Narendra Modi exploits nationalism to distract Indians from a failing economy

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“Good times are about to arrive,” Narendra Modi tweeted to his followers in May 2014. The result of the 16th general election to the Indian parliament had just been concluded. The National Democratic Alliance, led by ...

UK government ‘failing to help local leaders achieve net zero’

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The government is failing to provide local leaders with the investment and resources they need to achieve net zero, according to the mayor of Newham. Rokhsana Fiaz, the first woman to become a directly elected mayor o...

Jared Kushner’s hidden genius? To make terrible decisions – yet keep failing upwards

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Having selflessly served the public for four long years, Jared Kushner has decided it’s time to step away from politics and apply his unique talents elsewhere. According to mysterious sources said to be “familiar with...

Dell pulls energy-hungry gaming PCs in six US states after failing efficiency rules

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PC maker Dell says it has stopped shipping some versions of its powerful gaming systems to California and five other US states because the products do not meet new energy efficiency standards. Dell said in a statement...

Home Office failing Windrush generation again, spending watchdog finds

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The Windrush generation is being failed by the Home Office “all over again” because of fundamental problems in the compensation scheme for UK citizens misclassified as illegal immigrants, parliament’s spending watchdo...

Justice system failing victims, says commissioner for England and Wales

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Chronic underfunding of the criminal justice system has left victims facing a “bleak” picture, the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales has warned. Dame Vera Baird said radical action was needed to improve the ...

NHS is failing half of young people with mental health issues

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Up to half of all children and teenagers referred to mental health, learning disability and autism services in the run-up to the pandemic were left without proper support, with parents telling the Observer of children...

Water industry in England failing on raw sewage pollution, Environment Agency finds

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The water industry in England is failing to cut pollution from spills of raw sewage into rivers and coastal waters, the Environment Agency has said. Southern Water, which was fined a record £90m last week for dumping ...

Tories’ ‘toothless’ UK policies failing to halt drastic loss of wildlife

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The government’s underfunded green ambitions and “toothless” policies are failing to halt catastrophic loss of wildlife, a committee of MPs has said in a new report that finds the biodiversity crisis is still not bein...

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