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UK factory production slows amid Brexit and Covid disruption

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Britain’s manufacturers suffered from mounting supply chain disruption in February as Brexit and the third Covid lockdown weighed down growth in factory production, according to a survey. In a reflection of continuing...

Rishi Sunak extends insurance scheme for film and TV production

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The government has extended its £500m insurance scheme protecting film and TV productions in the UK against the cost of Covid shutdowns until the end of the year. Last year, more than £2.8bn was spent on making Hollyw...

Richest nations agree to end support for coal production overseas

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The world’s richest nations have agreed to end their financial support for coal development overseas, in a major step towards phasing out the dirtiest fossil fuel. At a meeting of the G7 environment and energy ministe...

British banks finance 805m tonnes of CO2 production a year

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The amount of CO2 production financed by Britain’s banks and asset managers is nearly double the UK’s annual carbon emissions, according to a new report. The study, published by environmental campaign groups Greenpeac...

From basslines to waveforms: could TikTok videos teach you the basics of music production?

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An avid music fan, Marcus Barnes writes, analyses and listens to music – but now he takes a shot at making itLike a lot of expectant mothers, my mum played music to me when I was in the womb. At the time, she was hop...

Acer says global chip shortage to slow laptop production until at least next year

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One of the biggest laptop makers in the world, Acer, has said the worldwide global chip shortage will continue to have a “severe” impact on its production capabilities until at least the first or second quarter of nex...

Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 production temporarily shut down due to coronavirus case

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Paramount Pictures has temporarily shut down production on the British set of Tom Cruise’s seventh Mission: Impossible film after someone tested positive for coronavirus. “We have temporarily halted production on Miss...

Smashed prices: Australians enjoy $1 avocados amid record production

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It was the summer of 2018 and Australians were sweating. In their hands: a single avocado pear, barely ripe. The price: $9. Could it possibly be worth it? And how many times had it been squeezed? Thankfully, though mu...

Lights, camera, studio space? Lack of production capacity hits UK film industry

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The UK needs to build the equivalent of four new film studios to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for new content from streaming giants such as Netflix, or risk losing out on billions of pounds of movie and TV ...

UK car production slumps to lowest June level in almost 70 years

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The number of cars rolling off UK production lines last month slumped to the lowest June level in almost 70 years, as car manufacturers were hit by shortages of both staff and semiconductors. The Society of Motor Manu...

Noel Clarke quits his own production company following sexual misconduct allegations

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Noel Clarke has left his production company, Unstoppable Film and TV, after allegations of bullying and sexual misconduct first reported in the Guardian in April. Clarke, 45, has left the firm – which produced his Sky...

Amazon moves production of Lord of the Rings TV series to UK

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Amazon has made the surprise decision to move production of its $1bn-plus Lord of the Rings series from New Zealand to the UK, rejecting tens of millions of dollars in incentives to shoot the TV show in the same locat...

UK labour shortage hits consumer firms, as car production tumbles – business live

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Production allowed to resume of cat food at centre of pet deaths inquiry

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A company whose cat food has been at the centre of an inquiry into a spate of cat deaths will be allowed to restart production, as an investigation found no evidence that its products caused an illness thought to have...

Sarah Storey: the one-woman gold medal factory still in full production

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Attempting to put a marathon athletic career into context can seem reductive. It is 29 years since Dame Sarah Storey won the first Paralympic gold medal of the series which reached a climactic point on Thursday mornin...

Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases from food production, study finds

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The global production of food is responsible for a third of all planet-heating gases emitted by human activity, with the use of animals for meat causing twice the pollution of producing plant-based foods, a major new ...

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