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Unions call for P&O Ferries boycott for allegedly paying staff less than minimum wage

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Unions have called for a commercial and consumer boycott of P&O Ferries, which is facing a fresh row over crew pay even as its sailings are set to resume on the Dover-Calais route. The TUC urged freight firms and ...

NHS paying £2bn a year to private hospitals for mental health patients

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The NHS is paying £2bn a year to private hospitals to care for mental health patients because it does not have enough of its own beds, the Guardian can reveal. The independent sector receives about 13.5% of the £14.8b...

Seven Network paying legal costs for key witness in Ben Roberts-Smith defamation defence, court hears

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A former SAS soldier who is a witness in the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial has told the federal court his legal fees are being paid by the Seven Network. The retired soldier, who has been anonymised as Person 5, ...

Ukrainians paying for ‘weak’ sanctions with their lives, says Zelenskiy

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Good morning. Ukraine’s neutrality and the status of contested areas in the east could be on the table in ceasefire talks that began this morning in Turkey, but with Russia’s invasion largely stalled, Kyiv will make n...

Russia-Ukraine war latest news: Ukrainians paying for ‘weak’ sanctions with their lives, says Zelenskiy; Erdoğan opens peace talks

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Ukraine president tells world leaders ‘fear makes you an accomplice’ ahead of peace talks; Turkey’s president calls for immediate ceasefire

Eddie Howe must show the Newcastle transfer tax was worth paying

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When Eddie Howe became Newcastle’s manager and was tasked with navigating a safe passage towards Premier League survival he swiftly realised there were two distinct routes out of the relegation zone. Both were hazardo...

Anthony Martial’s departure hinges on Manchester United paying part of salary

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Anthony Martial’s hopes of leaving Old Trafford on loan this month could rest on whether Manchester United are willing to pay a portion of the France striker’s wages, with Sevilla, Juventus and Barcelona all having sh...

Republicans are shamelessly working to subvert democracy. Are Democrats paying attention?

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A dry run. A dress rehearsal. A practice coup. As the first anniversary of the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol approaches, there is no shortage of warnings about the danger of a repeat by Republicans. But eve...

I’m paying off my student loan each month but the debt keeps on growing

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I’ve been paying off my student loan since 2010 in monthly instalments of more than £200 via PAYE, yet the balance keeps growing and interest charges are ballooning. The problem seems to have begun when I changed jobs...

Lesson number two: Japan enlists Prof Poo to teach children about paying taxes

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Japan’s government is hoping that children’s fascination with bodily functions will help them appreciate the importance of paying taxes when they reach adulthood. Years after he fuelled huge sales of school textbooks,...

Fossil fuel companies paying top law firms millions to ‘dodge responsibility’

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The world’s biggest corporate law firms have been making millions of dollars representing fossil fuel companies but, as the climate crisis intensifies, this work is coming under increasing scrutiny. Over the last five...

UK faces ‘grim winter’ with households already paying £442 extra in bills

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Households face a “plain grim” outlook as higher energy bills and petrol prices force them to find at least £442 extra to get through the winter, according to an analysis. While Boris Johnson used his conference spee...

Who’s paying for the government’s plan to fix social care?

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The government’s plan to fix the ailing social care system passed into law this week. But who will benefit most and who will pick up the bill? How to listen to podcasts: ever...

Days of wine and olives: how the old farming ways are paying off in Spain

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They call it the sea of olives, 70 million olive trees that stretch to the horizon in every direction in the province of Jaén in southern Spain. It’s a spectacular landscape and yet, olives aside, the land is virtuall...

Liftoff? US allows Virgin Galactic to take paying passengers into space

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Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has made another small leap in the billionaire space race after US authorities gave it permission to take paying customers to space. Its licence was enhanced on Friday by the US F...

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