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UK confident on winter energy supplies; firms hit by higher prices and lack of hauliers – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Higher taxes could leave low-paid frontline workers £1,000 worse off

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Higher national insurance payments will leave low-paid frontline workers potentially more than £1,000 a year worse off, while also depriving firms of the cash needed to invest, according to the latest analyses. The co...

Higher wages are welcome, but workers should not think fortunes have changed

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A prime minister who can say he is levelling up the regions and creating well-paid jobs has something to boast about. One who can achieve this in part by leaving the world’s largest trading bloc and restricting the fr...

Covid cases in England are 26 times higher than a year ago

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Coronavirus infections in England are now 26 times the levels that were experienced this time last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Scientists described the figures as “sobering”. They warned tha...

Eimear McBride: ‘Women grapple with shame because we’re held to a higher standard’

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Eimear McBride, 44, is the bestselling author of three novels: A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, which won the Women’s prize for fiction and the Goldsmith’s prize, The Lesser Bohemians and Strange Hotel. Her first work o...

Even a pandemic can’t keep Ryanair from flying higher

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Who’s afraid of the Delta variant? Not Michael O’Leary. Over the last 16 months of sickness, death and lockdown, the billionaire Ryanair boss has rediscovered his controversy button and has lately been loudly telling ...

Higher taxes look like only way to fix UK’s social care crisis

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The reason governments of both left and right have taken so long to sort out Britain’s social care system comes down to one word: money. Ministers know that more cash will be needed to cope with the demands of an agei...

Children of obese mums at higher risk of fatty liver disease – study

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Children of obese mothers have a greater risk of developing fatty liver disease in their 20s, according to researchers who say policymakers need to do more to tackle the promotion of poor-quality food and drink. Non-a...

Georginio Wijnaldum aiming to take PSG ‘even higher’ after sealing move

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Georginio Wijnaldum has joined Paris St Germain on a three-year contract following his departure from Liverpool. The Netherlands midfielder, who turns 31 in November, failed to agree new terms with Liverpool after neg...

AstraZeneca vaccine linked to slightly higher risk of blood disorder

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Data from Scotland’s Covid vaccination programme has revealed a possible small increase in the risk of a treatable and often mild bleeding disorder after the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. Doctors exami...

As the sun rises higher, it’s time for an explosion of floral colour

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I have been like an unruly dog at the door, pining for the plot, and now unleashed from another isolation. Turning soil, moving seedlings, sorting a mass of packets. A welcome return to early or late Saturdays and Sun...

Pedestrian casualties higher among BAME people and in poor areas, study finds

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People living in deprived areas and those from minority ethnic backgrounds are notably more likely to be killed or injured as pedestrians on the roads, according to a new study. The research, using 10 years of casualt...

Children of Chernobyl parents have no higher number of DNA mutations

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For decades popular culture has portrayed babies born to the survivors of nuclear accidents as mutants with additional heads or at high risk of cancers. But now a study of children whose parents were exposed to radiat...

Higher testosterone levels in men linked to greater melanoma risk

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Men with high levels of testosterone have an increased risk of developing a potentially deadly skin cancer, researchers have found. According to Cancer Research UK, which funded the study, one in 36 UK males and one i...

LGBTQ+ people face ‘starkly’ higher Covid risk: ‘Needs aren’t being met’

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Queer and transgender people across the US have been more vulnerable to contracting and dying of Covid-19 than their straight, cisgender counterparts, several new studies have found, with barriers to medical care and ...

China’s five year plan could push emissions higher unless action is taken

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China has set out an economic blueprint for the next five years that could lead to a strong rise in greenhouse gas emissions if further action is not taken to meet the country’s long-term goals. The 14th five-year pla...