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Labour has now claimed the centre ground – and has shown it can win

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As I walked around Wakefield on Friday morning, I saw something in the eyes of those I spoke to that has been missing for too long: hope. The result Labour achieved bettered predictions. It was the best we have had in...

Return of the firing squad: a quicker but less sanitized method of execution is gaining ground in the US

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Six years ago, a man on death row in Nevada named Scott Dozier said he wanted to give up his legal fight and be executed, but there was a problem. Prison officials couldn’t find lethal injection drugs. Amid the ensuin...

Putin still has friends in the west – and they’re gaining ground

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That picture of Vladimir Putin, alone at the end of a long Kremlin table, may prove one of the enduring images of this war – but it is deceiving. Because although every day brings fresh confirmation that the Russian d...

Macron kickstarts re-election campaign as Le Pen gains ground

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The French president Emmanuel Macron is aiming to kickstart his re-election campaign this week with walkabouts outside Paris and a big rally in the capital, after the diplomatic pressures of the war in Ukraine limited...

MLB cancels more games as players and owners fail to find common ground

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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred canceled 93 more games on Wednesday, appearing to cut off the chance to play a full 162-game schedule and threatening locked out players with loss of salary and service time. As the sides ...

Australian rivals and Brexit barriers leave UK farmers on stony ground

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Swapping their pastures for the concrete jungle, hundreds of Britain’s farmers will take off their wellies this week and head to a conference centre in central Birmingham for the annual shindig of the National Farmers...

Portugal votes in snap election with far right hoping to gain ground

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Portugal is voting in a snap general election that is unlikely to result in a majority government but which could lead to the far-right Chega party becoming the third largest group in parliament. Sunday’s election was...

Rape trial of Greek sailing coach begins as #MeToo gains ground

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The landmark trial of a Greek sailing coach accused of raping a child has opened in Athens, a year after an Olympic champion effectively launched the #MeToo movement in the country by speaking out about her experience...

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ constantly cycle through ground, air and water, study finds

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Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in the ocean are transported from seawater to air when waves hit the beach and that phenomenon represents a significant source of air pollution, a new study from Stockholm University has...

Experts warn Papua New Guinea is potential breeding ground for new Covid variants

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Experts have warned that the next variant of Covid-19 to sweep the world could emerge on Australia’s doorstep, due to incredibly low rates of vaccination rates in Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is Australia’s clos...

The Guardian view on North Sea oil: keep it in the ground

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Does the decision by oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to pull out of the Cambo oilfield mark the end of oil and gas investment in the North Sea? For the planet’s sake, one would hope so. However, it may be more realistic t...

The Guardian view on Labour’s reshuffle: attacking from the centre ground

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In May, Sir Keir Starmer attempted to reshuffle his shadow cabinet following the disastrous byelection defeat in Hartlepool. It was a chaotically botched job, resulting in a damaging standoff with his deputy, Angela R...

Is smart tech the new domestic battle ground?

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I came into the kitchen recently to find my husband cradling our electricity smart meter with the kind of tender attention more usually directed to a new-born, his phone clutched in his free hand. “You didn’t turn you...

Keir Starmer essay sets Labour on course for centre ground

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Keir Starmer has set Labour on a decisive course toward the centre ground in a 35-page statement of intent that emphasises the values of hard work, contributing to society and partnership with the private sector. Labo...

The Ballad of Billy McCrae review – erotic noir is on rocky ground

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This Wales-set thriller is called The Ballad of Billy McCrae for unaccountable reasons – it’s quite obvious throughout that the story isn’t about the title character at all. McCrae is played by David Hayman, a fine ac...

Specieswatch: the necklace ground beetle – an endangered and flightless friend to farmers

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Organic farming is probably the best hope for the survival of one of Britain’s least known but valuable wild creatures, the necklace ground beetle, Carabus monilis. Once widespread but now on the red list as endangere...

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