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Sibling revelry: the brother and sister hitting Edinburgh fringe with magic and comedy

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One is a rising comedy star and actor whose solo hour Flat Shoes in the Club is a whirlwind account of getting ready for a Saturday night out. The other is a dynamic magician who mixes illusions and sleight of hand wi...

Hitting reset: Boris Johnson’s attempts to reboot No 10 image

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Whenever Boris Johnson feels the heat from his own party after a scandal or forced U-turn, the prime minister reaches for the “government reset” button in an effort to demonstrate some sharp responsiveness. As he agai...

Only one UK police force hitting 10-second target for 999 calls

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Only one police force in the UK is meeting a target to answer 90% of 999 calls in under 10 seconds, data has shown. Avon and Somerset police were the only force to meet the standard, according to national statistics r...

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C

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Muhammad Akbar, 40, sells dried chickpeas on a wheelbarrow in Jacobabad, and has suffered heatstroke three times in his life. But now, he says, the heat is getting worse. “In those days there were many trees in the wh...

‘Every guy was hitting on me’: actor Rosie Perez on Botox, boxing – and the casting couch

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Rosie Perez apologises for sounding a little hoarse – it’s partly because of a cold, but mainly because she spent Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, screaming for Amanda Serrano during her historic bout against ...

Will Smith apologises after hitting Chris Rock during Oscars ceremony – video

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The best actor winner Will Smith apologised in his acceptance speech for striking presenter Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaven head.Accepting the Oscar for his role as Richard Will...

Food shortages hitting Britons more than many in EU, poll finds

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Britons are many times more likely to have experienced shortages of food and fuel than people in half a dozen EU member states, according to a poll. Global supply chain problems prompted by the pandemic have disrupted...

Hitting Covid booster target ‘challenging’, says Scottish health secretary

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Scotland’s health secretary, Humza Yousaf, has said it will be “extremely challenging” to hit the new Covid booster target and confirmed there would be new controls to stem the spread of the Omicron variant. Yousaf sa...

US school staff shortages disproportionately hitting high-poverty districts – study

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Tukwila, Washington, is a working-class suburb just south of Seattle where three-quarters of young people in the city’s schools are low-income and about two-thirds are people of color. Most families rent apartments ra...

UK campaign aims to cut number of lorries hitting railway bridges

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Railway bosses have launched a campaign to warn lorries to stop hitting their bridges, owing to fears that an influx of new recruits to tackle the driver shortage could make the peak accident season even worse. Even i...

Hitting global climate target could create 8m energy jobs, study says

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If some politicians are to be believed, taking sweeping action to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement would be calamitous for energy sector jobs. But a study suggests that honouring the global climate target...

UK house prices ‘likely to keep rising despite hitting record high’

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House prices are likely to continue rising for some time despite hitting a new record high in May, one of Britain’s biggest mortgage lenders has said. The monthly snapshot of the property market from Halifax showed a ...

‘Every day there is bombing’: Israel airstrikes hitting affluent heart of Gaza

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For the residents of the central neighbourhoods of Gaza City the last nine days have been unusually brutal. The affluent heart of Gaza’s Palestinian society, in past conflicts areas like Tal al-Hawa and al-Rimal have ...

Police officer dismissed for repeatedly hitting vulnerable teenager with baton

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A police officer has been dismissed after hitting a vulnerable teenage girl with a baton “at least 30 times”, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has said. Metropolitan Police officer Benjamin Kemp, based...

Spreading faster, hitting harder – why young Brazilians are dying of Covid

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One month after Michel Castro’s premature brush with death, the coronavirus infection has receded but the nightmares persist. In them the 31-year-old father relives the spine-chilling scenes he witnessed as his Covid-...

UK Covid live: Johnson calls for vaccine ‘cooperation’ and says third wave now hitting EU will affect Britain

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Latest updates: prime minister says UK will feel effects of third coronavirus wave ‘in due course’