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Dating while autistic: romance isn’t easy when you miss the social cues – and the red flags

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To eight-year-old me, Grease was the perfect romantic movie. Back when going to Video Ezy on a Friday night was an event, I would peruse the aisles, pretending to consider other titles, and inevitably end up with the ...

UK scrambles to complete Kabul airlift as envoy flags risk of provoking Taliban

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Britain has begun a last-ditch scramble to get people out of Kabul amid warnings from the senior diplomat on the ground that staying past the current 31 August deadline may not be realistic and risks provoking the Tal...

Flags at half mast in Plymouth with city still in shock from shooting

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Flags flew at half mast, cultural and sporting events were cancelled and piles of floral tributes and cuddly toys continued to grow as Plymouth began the long, difficult process of trying to recover from the impact of...

UK government spends more than £163,000 on union flags in two years

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Robert Jenrick criticised BBC presenters for daring to gently mock the size of his, Grant Shapps has a little plastic replica one on his bookshelf, while Matt Hancock paired his with a Damien Hirst picture of the Quee...

NSW Covid update: stronger restrictions for Sydney as Gladys Berejiklian flags lockdown extension

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Restrictions will be tightened in Sydney, with the New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, warning the “really concerning” increase in Covid numbers could stymie plans to lift lockdown at the end of next week. Of...

Half of 24 new Covid cases in NSW infectious while in community as NT flags extending Darwin lockdown

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New South Wales recorded 24 new cases of Covid, including an aged care worker believed to be unvaccinated and a second healthcare worker, as the state’s coronavirus outbreak rose to 195. The premier, Gladys Berejikli...

Hearts, pebbles, flags: handmade tributes mourn nation’s lost lives

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It began with simple hearts painted on a wall by the Thames. Now people across the UK are constructing their own Covid memorials, from rainbow-painted lawns to hundreds of flags on a Welsh mountainside. Although Boris...

Pentagon won’t allow pride flags to be flown at military bases

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The Pentagon will not make an exception to allow US military installations to fly rainbow pride flags in June, it said on Friday, keeping a policy set by Donald Trump that limited the type of flags that could be flown...

Labour flags concern over outsourcing of England catch-up tuition

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Labour has accused the government of outsourcing its flagship national tutoring programme, designed to help the most disadvantaged children catch up after the Covid pandemic, to a giant human resources conglomerate “w...

Scott Morrison flags fast-tracking AstraZeneca vaccinations for over-50s

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The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has flagged bringing forward Covid vaccinations for over-50s while hosing down hopes of a swift escalation of the vaccine program to allow the reopening of borders. Ahead of a meeti...

David Squires on … lifelong England memories and counting flags

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Our cartoonist wades into the international break to see England beat San Marino and Albania, plus a rogue West Brom sign Tue 30 Mar 2021 06.23 EDT ...

Two union flags flutter in hot air as Johnson tries to connect

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All the pomp of the new No 10 briefing room was wasted on a Covid press conference of little substanceThe prime minister arrived in his brand new, £2.6m press briefing room with the unmistakable vibe of a feckless abs...

Scott Morrison flags moving Australia to a ‘new energy economy’ in talks with US

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Scott Morrison has reiterated his intention to reach net zero emissions “as soon as possible and preferably by 2050”, and transition Australia to a “new energy economy”, in a conversation with Joe Biden’s special pres...

New Zealand: Ardern flags further gun control reforms after firearms charges peak

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An increase in charges over gun crime in New Zealand – despite sweeping reforms introduced after the Christchurch mosque attacks in 2019 – has shown the need for further restrictions, the government and campaigners ag...

Spend now, pay later: Sunak flags major tax rises as Covid bill tops

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Rishi Sunak has told Britain’s businesses and millions of middle-earners they will pay the price of the government’s year long fight against Covid-19 with a spend now, pay later budget that combines life-support for t...