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How latest update to England’s travel red list will affect planned trips

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The UK government has added six countries to the travel red list after the emergence of a new coronavirus variant. As of midday on Friday, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia are subject to...

Planned Virginia Woolf statue challenged as insensitive

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Concerns have been raised about a planned statue of Virginia Woolf overlooking the Thames, which has been called insensitive because of the way she killed herself. The memorial the author, designed by Laury Dizengreme...

Rail strikes planned during Cop26 climate conference called off

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Rail strikes planned for next week’s Cop26 climate conference have been abandoned after trade union leaders confirmed negotiations on a pay rise have been settled. The announcement was made after talks between the RMT...

Planned fossil fuel output ‘vastly exceeds’ climate limits, says UN

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Fossil fuel production planned by the world’s governments “vastly exceeds” the limit needed to keep the rise in global heating to 1.5C and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, a UN report has found. Despite ...

Home Office planned speedy removal of Vietnamese trafficking victims

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The Home Office detained more than 100 Vietnamese nationals who arrived on small boats in May but planned to speedily remove them from the UK despite them being potential victims of trafficking, the Guardian has learn...

Call of the wild: planned Dartmoor crackdown ‘will penalise campers’

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Shamus McCaffery, 53, who lives in the heart of Dartmoor and wild camps there three or four times a month, is among many who are worried about an imminent threat to their freedoms. Dartmoor National Park Authority (DN...

Far-right groups tell supporters planned Washington rally is a government ‘trap’

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Extremist groups and prominent rightwing figures are warning supporters not to attend a far-right rally in support of the people arrested for participating in the 6 January Capitol attack, calling the event a “false f...

Labour urges Rishi Sunak to scrap planned cut to universal credit

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Labour is warning that Rishi Sunak will be personally responsible for the largest benefit cut in the history of the welfare state, if the £20-a-week reduction in universal credit goes ahead next month. The shadow work...

Planned redrawing of Welsh seats criticised for breaking up communities

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Proposals for a huge shake-up of the UK parliamentary map in Wales have provoked criticism for threatening to break up tight-knit valley communities in the south and creating vast, unwieldy rural constituencies. The B...

Coal from planned Cumbria mine may go outside UK and EU, inquiry told

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The coal extracted from the planned Cumbrian mine may go further overseas, rather than be used in Britain and the EU as the company has claimed, the public inquiry into the scheme heard on its opening day. West Cumbri...

Planned cut to universal credit could push more than 2m people into debt

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The government’s planned £20-a-week cut to universal credit cut could drive 2.3 million people into debt including almost half of claimants in “red wall” battleground constituencies, the charity Citizens Advice has sa...

Planned Parenthood files lawsuit against Texas’ extreme abortion ban

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In a highly anticipated move, Texas abortion providers filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the state’s draconian six-week abortion ban, Senate Bill 8 that would empower private citizens to enforce the law. “The...

Cambridge University accused of Faustian pact in planned £400m deal with UAE

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The University of Cambridge has been accused of entering “a Faustian pact” over plans for a £400m collaboration with the United Arab Emirates in what would be the biggest deal of its kind in the university’s history. ...

UK Covid news: Tories claim pandemic will stop PM campaigning in Scotland – despite planned trip to India

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Latest updates: Boris Johnson has been urged to ‘set an example’ and cancel his forthcoming trip to India because of the Covid risk

Prince Philip: gun salutes planned across UK in tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

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Salutes planned across the UK as well as in Gibraltar after Queen’s Elizabeth’s husband died aged 99 on Friday

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