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I found a friend in Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. No one has made a bigger impact on my life

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“Once upon a time,” on an afternoon in 1991, my family gathered around the television. We had been alerted by my sister Blazey to the airing of American Playhouse’s recording of Into the Woods, a musical by someone ca...

Help us raise $1.25m to fund high impact journalism like this in 2022

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This past year brought a new presidential administration, but America’s deep-seated structural problems remain. From the climate crisis to racial and economic inequalities, and from a new cycle of gerrymandering to sy...

UK’s Hochschild fights Peru’s plans to close mines over environmental impact

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The UK metals company Hochschild Mining is to fight plans by Peru’s government to hasten the closure of four mines in the southern Ayacucho region because of concerns over their environmental impact. The London-listed...

Burberry reports slow sales growth as Covid impact persists

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Burberry has reported slowing sales growth in its latest financial quarter as the impact from Covid-19 restrictions persisted even as sales remained at just above pre-pandemic levels. The luxury fashion retailer said ...

‘A devastating impact’: Angela Rayner’s statement on receiving threats

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I have been off work over the last couple of weeks after losing a close loved one. Grief is the burden we bear for love and losing someone close is something that we all experience at some point in our lives, but that...

Calum Chambers’ instant impact sends Arsenal on way to Leeds win

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While Mikel Arteta might have fancied winning this tie from a strong subs’ bench, he would not have expected Calum Chambers to strike the telling blow. But it was Chambers, firmly on the periphery of his thoughts sinc...

Why aren’t more big bike firms tracking their environmental impact?

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Trek, one of the world’s biggest bicycle brands, recently released its sustainability report for 2021. Remarkably, this appears to be the first time a major bike company has published such a document. While some other...

Coronavirus live news: Idaho rationing healthcare; pandemic’s ‘devastating’ impact on HIV, TB and malaria

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Idaho public health leaders activate “crisis standards of care” amid soaring cases; Global Fund says 2020 was first year in history of fund that key programmatic results on HIV, TB and malaria have gone backwards

Climate impact of a transatlantic flight could cost global economy $3,000

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A return flight from the UK to New York could cost the global economy more than $3,000 (£2,170) in the long run, owing to the effects of the climate crisis, according to a report. Researchers examined the economic cos...

Scrapping free prescriptions for over-60s ‘could have devastating impact’

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Scrapping free prescription charges for people over 60 and raising the qualifying age to 66 could have a devastating impact on the health of tens of thousands of older people, new analysis by Age UK suggests. In a joi...

England’s Sophia Dunkley eager to face New Zealand and judge Hundred impact

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Sophia Dunkley says she is hopeful that the record crowds for women’s cricket during the Hundred will transfer into increased interest in England’s series against New Zealand, which begins on Wednesday with a Twenty20...

Call for action to cut climate impact of UK’s ageing fishing fleet

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Half the UK’s fishing fleet is at least 30 years old and uses fuel oil that is particularly polluting, according to a report that examines the outsized impact of British ships on the climate crisis. UK fisheries are e...

‘Your outfit is killing the planet’: the company putting a label on fashion’s climate impact

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“Your outfit is killing the planet.” That’s the message footwear and clothing company Allbirds is using to raise consumer awareness about the fashion industry’s link to the climate crisis. Figures are debated, but an ...

Demonstrations and inquiries: the global impact of the Pegasus project

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The Pegasus project investigation has reverberated across the world; claims about the use of invasive spyware, and the governments that use the technology, have provoked demonstrations, political outrage and calls for...

Covid impact forces Sunak to consider delaying budget until next year

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Rishi Sunak is considering pushing the budget into next year so the Treasury can weigh up the economic impact of ending the furlough scheme and the third wave of the pandemic over the coming months. The chancellor is ...

Covid’s racial impact in US clouded by failure to collect race and ethnicity data

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The full picture of the racial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is clouded by systemic failures to collect race and ethnicity data, even in states that are leaders in promoting health equity. In California, for example...

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