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Coventry puts forward ‘mission critical’ plan for electric car battery plant

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Plans for a “mission critical” electric car battery plant in Coventry have accelerated in a drive to keep automotive production at the heart of the West Midlands region. Coventry city council has put forward a bluepri...

Meet Gus Casely-Hayford, the man on a mission to drag museums into the 21st century

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Gus Casely-Hayford, the V&A East’s first director, discovered art in the most tender of ways. As a young boy on a snowy day, lying beside a radiator, he watched his older brother Joseph as he drew. “I had this rea...

‘We’re all citizens of planet Earth’: former astronaut Bill Nelson on his mission at Nasa

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When Apollo 11 launched in July 1969, Bill Nelson was an army lieutenant on leave behind the iron curtain, listening with colleagues to the BBC on shortwave radio. “There were three young Americans standing on the hil...

WHO chief calls for ‘audits’ of Wuhan labs after first mission controversy

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The World Health Organization has said that the second stage of an investigation into the origins of Covid-19 should include further studies in China and lab audits. In a closed-door briefing to member states on Frida...

Mission Impossible studio Paramount sues insurers over Covid costs

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Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the Mission Impossible: 7 film, is suing its insurance company, accusing it of failing to cover the costs of a string of Covid-related production stoppages. Production of the fil...

Pike river mine families accept end of mission to find victims ‘with heartbreak’

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Families of the men who died in one of New Zealand’s worst mining disasters have expressed their heartbreak that the government has ended funding to re-enter the mine, leaving the remains of their loved ones trapped i...

Microsoft’s Activision merger faces real-world barriers to metaverse mission

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If the world of Call of Duty seems fraught enough when you are playing it, try being in it. That could be the consequence of Microsoft’s proposed $68.7bn (£50.4bn) acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the video games m...

Apollo lands with the frontrunner in Morrisons takeover mission

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Private equity firms and their co-riders love a consortium mashup, so one can’t be surprised that Apollo has dropped the idea of bidding solo for Morrisons and is instead trying to insert itself into the Fortress-led ...

Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari review – violin virtuoso on a mission

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There’s such intelligence and connoisseurship in this documentary about the Dutch violin virtuoso Janine Jansen and her recent mission to record an album with 12 of the most exquisite Stradivarius violins in existence...

Coronavirus live news: WHO to present China mission findings; Canada pauses AstraZeneca vaccine for under 55s

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Canada cites blood clot concerns in suspension; WHO report understood to conclude Covid came from animals

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

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Authorities and pet lovers in Hong Kong are locked in a game of cat and mouse, with citizens mounting a clandestine rescue operation for hamsters condemned to be euthanised over fears they could transmit Covid-19. On ...

The Pegasus project: why investigations like this are at the heart of the Guardian’s mission

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When the Guardian’s head of investigations, Paul Lewis, first told me about a huge data leak suggesting authoritarian regimes were possibly using smartphone hacking software to target activists, politicians and journa...

Rise and shine: the Big Breakfast returns – with a mission

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The anaemic state of UK breakfast telly in 2021 might lead some to feel nostalgic for the 90s. Back then, The Big Breakfast offered up cheeky songs, rude puppets and an impromptu game of One Lump Or Two as an alternat...

Spacewatch: 60 years after Gagarin, first ‘all-civilian’ mission is in works

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This week was the 60th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The flight lasted 108 minutes and reached a maximum altitude of...

Biden and Iraqi PM to announce end to US military combat mission

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Joe Biden and the Iraqi prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, are expected to announce on Monday an agreement to end the US military combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, according to a senior Biden administrat...

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