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‘Brands have been getting away with murder’: Stella McCartney and leading fashion figures on the fallout of Cop26

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At the Cop26 conference, high-profile British brands including Stella McCartney, Burberry and Mulberry presented their visions for an ethical, sustainable industry. Now, there is an increasing demand for all fashion c...

Paul Dacre’s return: one of Britain’s most notorious media figures is back

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Paul Dacre’s shock reappointment to the publisher of the Daily Mail marks the return of one of Britain’s most notorious figures to one of the country’s most powerful media groups. It is also the end move in a corporat...

Latest figures reveal how pandemic shaped UK radio listening habits

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When Rupert Murdoch launched Times Radio last summer, he was aiming to target the BBC and win over listeners who may have become disenchanted with the output on Radio 4 and Radio 5 live. Now, the station’s first liste...

UK falling behind most G7 countries in sharing Covid vaccines, figures show

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The UK is lagging behind other G7 countries in sharing surplus Covid vaccines with poorer countries, according to newly published figures. The advocacy organisation One, which is campaigning to end extreme poverty and...

All Blacks run up three figures but it’s not all doom and gloom for USA

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With minutes to go at FedEx Field the scoreline stood at 14-92. Like Columbus, the All Blacks had wreaked havoc upon the new world. They didn’t stop there, though, scoring twice in the dying moments, for 16 tries and ...

TechScape: From Friends to Squid Game – why Netflix viewing figures matter

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I’m going to try to convince you that you should care about exactly how many people watched the moral panic-inducing hit Netflix series Squid Game. Yes, I know there’s a lot going on in the world. But bear with me: I ...

‘You reap what you sow’: Russians party despite record Covid figures

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Moscow’s streets were buzzing with energy on Friday evening. At Simach, a trendy bar and nightclub in the city centre, the small, sweaty dance floor was packed and a long queue of chatty people formed outside. Looking...

More than 1,400 firms went bust last month in England and Wales, figures show

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The number of businesses going bust in England and Wales jumped last month to its highest level since the start of the pandemic, as experts predicted that the end of government support for indebted firms would lead to...

Facebook rule protects journalists and activists as ‘involuntary’ public figures

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Facebook will count activists and journalists as “involuntary” public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this wee...

Newcastle takeover: a guide to the new key figures at St James’ Park

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The golf-obsessed former banker ranks as one of the most influential figures in Saudi Arabia beyond the royal family and will, as nonexecutive chairman, be the key Saudi figure in Newcastle’s boardroom. Rumayyan was ...

More public figures expected to turn off Facebook comments after Australian defamation ruling

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The Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein’s decision not to allow comments on some Facebook posts is likely just the beginning of the broader ramifications of a high court decision on liability for third-party comments on s...

Thérèse Coffey accused of getting universal credit figures wrong

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The work and pensions secretary, Thérèse Coffey, has been accused of not understanding the universal credit system after she said people who would lose £20 a week in payments next month would only have to work two hou...

Swiss researchers calculate pi to new record of 62.8tn figures

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Swiss researchers have calculated the mathematical constant pi to a new world-record level of exactitude, hitting 62.8tn figures using a supercomputer. “The calculation took 108 days and nine hours,” the Graubuenden U...

UK government spent £73,000 on wine in year before Covid, figures show

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The government spent £73,000 on wine in 2019-20, almost three-quarters of it on English or Welsh wine – jokingly known as “Brexit juice” at Westminster – official figures show. Data published on Thursday reveal the ch...

Chance of holding Batley and Spen as low as 5%, say key Labour figures

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Senior Labour figures believe the party has only a 5% to 10% chance of holding the West Yorkshire seat of Batley and Spen in Thursday’s byelection, as Keir Starmer’s team brace themselves for a backbench revolt if the...

Cyclists killed on British roads rose by 40% in 2020, official figures show

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The number of cyclists killed on British roads increased by 40% in 2020, official statistics show, with cycling groups saying an increase in dangerous driving could have cancelled out the safety dividend from fewer ca...

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