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Goldcar put me under pressure to get unwanted insurance

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I hired a car from Goldcar for a holiday in France. I already had an annual insurance policy to cover the excess due on any claim, so did not need to buy the extra cover that staff at the collection desk at Marseille ...

French PM under pressure after Macron’s alliance loses absolute majority

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France’s prime minister, Élisabeth Borne, is facing calls for her resignation after Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance lost its absolute majority in parliament in the legislative election at the weekend. Borne, who w...

NHS England already under as much pressure as in winter, says boss

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Frontline NHS services are already under as much pressure as they usually face in the winter, due to lack of staff and hospitals’ inability to discharge patients, the health service’s boss said on Wednesday. In a spee...

Pressure mounts on Senate to act on gun safety amid Republican resistance

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Pressure is mounting on the US Senate to act on gun safety in the wake of the Uvalde and Buffalo massacres, as Republican intransigence continues to stand in the way of all but modest reforms. On Wednesday the House o...

Moscow’s chief rabbi ‘in exile’ after resisting Kremlin pressure over war

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Moscow’s chief rabbi, Pinchas Goldschmidt, is “in exile” after resisting Kremlin pressure to support the war in Ukraine, his daughter-in-law has said. Goldschmidt, who also heads the Conference of European Rabbis, lef...

Pressure mounts on Met to justify no fine for PM over No 10 leaving drinks

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The Metropolitan police are under mounting pressure to justify the decision not to fine the prime minister for attending a drinks gathering, as London’s mayor urged a public explanation. The Met last week closed its i...

‘We can’t switch off’: MP’s staff member reveals mental health pressure

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A survey of nearly 200 staff working for various MPs, the first of its kind in the UK, has found that almost half met the medical threshold for psychological distress – more than twice the level in the general populat...

‘People are under pressure’: the shop staff paying for strangers’ groceries or turning a blind eye to theft

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Last week, during his shift overseeing the self-scan section of a large supermarket in London, James let a woman walk out with three multipacks of children’s yoghurts. He had randomly checked her shopping and found th...

Pressure grows on Labour and Lib Dems to agree joint anti-Tory strategy

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The Liberal Democrats will put all their campaign efforts into only one of two crucial byelections this summer – leaving Labour to fight the Tories in the other – as pressure intensifies on leftwing parties to work mo...

Boris Johnson under renewed pressure after damaging local election losses

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Boris Johnson’s leadership is facing fresh peril after senior Conservatives blamed him for losing swaths of the party’s southern heartlands to the Liberal Democrats and flagship London boroughs to Labour. In a punishi...

‘It’s shocking’: senior nurse tells of acute pressure on NHS 111

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The NHS cannot cope with the growing need for care, long delays for treatment are now routine and the staffing crisis is so acute that retired doctors are now being asked to come back and work in hospitals. Here, a se...

Pressure grows on Foreign Office to help free Briton facing death penalty in Iraq

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Ministers are under increasing pressure to help free a retired British geologist at risk of facing the death penalty in Iraq over smuggling allegations. A petition urging the release of father-of-two Jim Fitton, 66, h...

Senior Tories pressure Johnson to act now on MP accused of watching porn

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Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to take immediate disciplinary action against the Conservative MP accused of watching pornography in the House of Commons. The chief whip issued a statement on Wednesday sugg...

New Zealand faces global pressure over move to let resident be extradited to China

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New Zealand is under international pressure to stop the extradition of a resident to China, after a landmark supreme court decision allowed the government to send a man accused of murder to Shanghai to face trial. The...

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