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Manchester bus driver dismissed for being ‘too short’ given job back after appeal

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A woman who was dismissed after she flagged that she was “too short” to drive safely due to a bus redesign has been reinstated, the bus operator has said. Tracey Scholes, one of Greater Manchester’s first female bus d...

Joy as baby given to US soldier during Afghan withdrawal is reunited with relatives

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An infant boy handed in desperation to a US soldier across an airport wall in the chaos of the American evacuation of Afghanistan has been found and reunited with his relatives. The baby, Sohail Ahmadi, was just two m...

Australian Open players given exemptions similar to Novak Djokovic under investigation

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The Australian Open could be thrown into further disarray with the home affairs minister, Karen Andrews, revealing other international players and officials are being investigated after Novak Djokovic’s visa was cance...

Dunne given appeal deadline as written reasons in Frost case revealed

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Robbie Dunne has seven days to appeal against a finding that he subjected his fellow rider Bryony Frost to a prolonged and deliberate campaign of bullying and harassment following the publication on Thursday of the th...

Revealed: just 7% of trafficking victims given leave to remain in UK

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Only 7% of confirmed victims of trafficking from overseas have been granted leave to remain in the last five years according to new data disclosed to the Guardian. A Home Office data shows that 447 out of 6,066 confir...

I was a heroin addict and had given up on myself. Then suddenly, briefly, I felt a desire to live

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It was a Saturday night in early October 1986. My 30th birthday party, or what passed for it. Just a handful of junkies and my few remaining friends sitting on the floor of a grey, bare room in a flat in south London....

‘Miscarriage of justice’: outcry after Colorado trucker given 110 years for fatal accident

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The case of a young Colorado truck driver sentenced to 110 years in prison over his role in a fatal collision has prompted widespread calls for leniency and fueled criticism of the US justice system. On Tuesday, the C...

Katie Price given suspended jail sentence for drink-driving

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The former model Katie Price has received a 16-week suspended jail sentence and been banned from driving for two years after she admitted drink-driving while disqualified and without insurance after a crash near her h...

Mountaineer given jewels he found on French glacier 50 years after plane crash

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A treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires buried for decades on a glacier off France’s Mont Blanc has finally been shared between the climber who discovered them and local authorities, eight years after they ...

‘I was given training to de-gay my voice’: what it’s really like to work in TV if you’re LGBTQ+

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Despite an increase in on-screen representation and hits such as It’s a Sin and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, being LGBTQ+ and working in television can still be difficult. It has been described as a “cloak-and-dagger” indus...

Only two out of 11 herbicide studies given to EU regulators deemed ‘reliable’

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Only two out of a group of 11 industry studies given to European regulators in support of the re-approval of the main ingredient in Roundup herbicide are scientifically “reliable”, according to a new analysis of corpo...

Anthony Watson given suspended one-week ban for tweet criticising referee

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Anthony Watson has been reprimanded by a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel for conduct prejudicial to the interest of the game after comments made on social media criticising a match official. The Bath and Engla...

Two top art institutions given £800k to tackle racial inequality

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Two leading art institutions have been awarded £800,000 to address racial inequality in visual arts, which will allow 120 artists to collaborate with almost 30 museums and galleries across the country. The Freelands F...

MP Claudia Webbe given suspended sentence for harassing woman

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The MP Claudia Webbe has been sentenced to 10 weeks in custody suspended for two years after being found guilty of a campaign of harassment, including threatening an acid attack, against a woman. Webbe was found guilt...

UK given ‘Fossil of the Day’ award after Cop26 queues and access issues

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The UK has received the ironic “Fossil of the Day” award for failing to make Cop26 the most accessible climate summit and “hindering civil society’s access to the negotiations”. The prize, organised by Climate Action ...

Australia news live update: Bert Newton to be given state funeral; international border set to reopen; Victoria records 1,036 Covid cases, NSW 177

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Victoria announces state funeral for Bert Newton; international border bans set to end on Monday; Scott Morrison defends Aukus deal at G20 in Rome; Victoria records 1,036 Covid cases, NSW reports 177; Follow all the d...

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