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Long, cold winter ahead for Britain could keep gas prices soaring to record levels

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The UK faces a greater than normal risk of cold winter weather this year, according to meteorologists, which threatens to ignite greater demand for gas and keep gas market prices sky-high until 2023. Both meteorologis...

Covid levels rising among schoolchildren in England, data shows

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Coronavirus infection levels have risen in schoolchildren in England, data has revealed, with more than one in 37 of those in years 7 to 11 estimated to have had Covid last week. Experts say the findings could be link...

UK job vacancies hit record high of 1m as payrolls rebound to pre-Covid levels

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Employers scrambling to hire staff amid widespread labour shortages after lockdown helped to return the number of workers on company payrolls to pre-pandemic levels in August, official figures show. The Office for Nat...

Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise

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The komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, is threatened with extinction as rising water levels driven by the climate crisis shrink its habitat, according to the latest “red list” update. Endemic to a handful of I...

Per pupil spending in English schools to fall to under 2009-10 levels – IFS

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The government will spend less on school pupils in England next year than it did in 2009-10 despite a recent £7bn funding boost, according to a report warning that the austerity-era spending squeeze still persists. To...

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ contaminate indoor air at worrying levels, study finds

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Toxic PFAS compounds are contaminating the air inside homes, classrooms and stores at alarming levels, a new study has found. Researchers with the University of Rhode Island and Green Science Policy Institute tested i...

Lowest levels of car production for any July since 1956, UK industry reports

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British car factories produced the fewest cars for any July since 1956 as they struggled with worker absences and the global shortage of computer chips. UK carmakers made 53,400 vehicles in July, a 37.6% drop when com...

UK retailers warn stock levels at 38-year low amid staff and supply shortages

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Britain’s biggest retailers are warning their stock levels have fallen to the lowest since 1983 amid a sharp drop in imports and pandemic staff shortages across the economy. The Confederation of British Industry’s mon...

‘My heart is crushed’: US’s largest wildfire levels beloved California town

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As hot, bone-dry, gusty weather scorched much of California this week, the US’s largest wildfire raged through a beloved Gold Rush-era mountain town, reducing much of the downtown and surrounding homes to ashes. Gree...

Emissions from cows on New Zealand dairy farms reach record levels

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Greenhouse gases released by New Zealand’s dairy industry have hit an all-time high, according to the latest data. Data from Stats NZ, just released for the years 2007-2019, showed dairy emissions rose 3.18% in 2019, ...

Greggs’ sales beat pre-Covid levels as it looks to create 500 new jobs

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Greggs has returned to profit after sales bounced back above pre-pandemic levels, as the bakery chain looks to hire 500 new staff and expand its network of shops. Greggs, known for its sausage rolls, steak bakes and v...

EasyJet increases flights to 60% of pre-Covid levels

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EasyJet is to ramp up the number of flights it operates to 60% of pre-pandemic levels during the summer holiday season, and has added new routes including Malta in response to rising customer demand. The low cost airl...

Housing boom takes Persimmon sales past pre-pandemic levels

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Persimmon sales rose above pre-pandemic levels in the first half of 2021, as tax cuts and booming British house prices continued to benefit housebuilders. The UK’s largest housebuilder said on Tuesday that revenues re...

British industry’s output now at record growth levels

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British factories enjoyed the strongest growth in output on record in June but warned they expected to raise their prices at the fastest pace in nearly 40 years in response to a shortage of key components and material...

‘Latin America will never be the same’: Venezuela exodus reaches record levels

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The continuing exodus of millions of Venezuelans is reaching “a tipping point” as the response to the crisis remains critically underfunded. More than 5.6 million have left the country since 2015, when it had a popula...

House asking prices hit record levels across Great Britain

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House asking prices have hit record levels across every region of Great Britain, according to latest figures, although some experts have questioned whether the pandemic boom is finally starting to wane. The price of p...

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