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Virgin Media’s recycling promise gets zero marks

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Last year I upgraded my Virgin Media TV package, and, as result, ended up with two set-top boxes I needed to dispose of. One, sent in error, was new and unused. Despite my repeated attempts, Virgin refuses to take the...

Covid, dating and the promise of a hot and vaccinated summer

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Australia has been in and out of lockdowns for more than 18 months. For single people, that is a long time to go without the hope of companionship. But with more and more jabs in arms and talks of opening up, could we...

Afghanistan live news: US assessing reports of civilian deaths in drone strike; UN to discuss Taliban promise of ‘safe passage’

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Reports of civilian deaths follows ‘powerful explosion’ thought to have been rocket attack in Kabul

‘Trapped in hell’: Kabul airport chaos casts doubt on US promise of safe evacuation

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In a voice quivering with fear and exhaustion, Sara pleaded down the phone: “Please, get us out of here. The situation is very bad, we are trapped in a hell.” For the past four days, Sara, who asked for her real name ...

US says ‘we’re not taking their word for it’ on Taliban airport safety promise – video

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration does not have complete faith in the Taliban promise to offer a safe passage to Kabul's international airport after their takeover of the country. 'We...

Burnt Orange, Brighton: ‘Delivers on its smoky promise’ – restaurant review

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Burnt Orange, 59 Middle Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AL (01273 929923). Starters £4-£10, mains £8-£19, desserts £4-£7, wines from £22 Brown foods are the best. We know this. Brown foods are about caramelised sug...

US migrant detentions soar despite Biden’s campaign promise

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Alexander Martinez says he fled from homophobia, government persecution and the notorious MS-13 gang in El Salvador only to run into abuse and harassment in America’s immigration detention system. Since crossing the U...

US strength in depth and Canadian promise: what we learned from the Gold Cup

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Climaxing in the middle of the Tokyo Olympics and coming at the end of a summer soccer calendar headlined by the European Championship and the Copa America, the 2021 Gold Cup had to fight for attention. But the final,...

Theatres accuse UK government of breaking Covid-19 insurance promise

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Theatre unions and trade bodies claim the UK government has “let down a vital industry” by failing to back a Covid-19 insurance scheme to help their beleaguered sector. Since England’s venues reopened on 17 May, theat...

Roberto Mancini honours promise to make Italy champions of Europe

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The England fans sang “It’s Coming Home”, but a banner at the blue end of Wembley begged to differ. “Football’s Coming Rome” might not be good grammar, but a little artistic licence must be allowed when your team is m...

Kindred review – unnerving pregnancy horror delivers on its promise

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Somewhere between a modern-day gothic horror and a British Get Out, this pregnancy paranoia thriller has a distinctively local flavour to it. The mother-to-be is Charlotte (Tamara Lawrance), and she is not initially ...

No post-Covid austerity for Germany, promise Christian Democrats

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A Germany no longer steered by the experienced hand of Angela Merkel will not be headed into a post-Covid period of economic austerity, tax rises and geopolitical turmoil, the chancellor’s potential successor has soug...

Coalition told it must hugely increase clean energy investment beyond hydrogen, carbon storage promise

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The Morrison government has been warned it needs to massively increase investment in clean technology if it is serious about its “technology, not taxes” climate policy after promising $540m for “clean” hydrogen and ca...

Terry Pratchett’s debut turns 50: ‘At 17 he showed promise of a brilliant mind’

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In November 1971, a debut novel from a young author was published, to a small but not insignificant splash. Set in a world of tiny people who live in a carpet, it was described by the book trade journal Smith’s Trade ...

Death row inmates await Biden’s promise to end federal executions

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Through notes passed under cell doors with string and conversations whispered through air ducts, death row prisoners in Indiana are debating whether Joe Biden will fulfill his campaign promise to halt federal executio...