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Proposed energy price cap tweak may mean household bills rise faster

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Energy regulator Ofgem has set out plans to tweak the energy price cap more often to keep pace with fast-moving market prices, in a move that could mean over 15m households face higher bills more often. In response to...

Boiling of live lobsters could be banned in UK under proposed legislation

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Boiling lobsters alive could be banned if ministers act on a government-commissioned report that has found crustaceans have feelings. The study, conducted by experts from the London School of Economics (LSE) concluded...

Proposed voter ID laws ‘real threat’ to rights of Indigenous Australians and people without homes

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Proposed laws that would require eligible voters to show identification before casting a ballot could disenfranchise Indigenous Australians and people experiencing homelessness, advocates have warned. On Tuesday Guard...

Peat-based compost used by UK public bodies despite proposed ban

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Government agencies are still buying peat-based compost even though the environment secretary is planning to ban it, new data has revealed. Peatlands occupy about 12% of the UK’s land area, and are the country’s large...

Starmer’s proposed party rule changes are an anti-democratic outrage

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Keir Starmer’s approval ratings are significantly worse than those of Boris Johnson. Less than a third of Labour’s own voters think he is doing a good job, and more than six in 10 of all voters do not think he seems l...

How a proposed secrecy law would recast journalism as spying

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Here we go again. Nearly 50 years ago one of us was arrested under the Official Secrets Act for working on a story for Time Out magazine, where the other one of us was the news editor. This led to the so-called ABC ca...

Proposed reforms to NHS ‘institutionalise cronyism’, claims Labour

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Legislation to reorganise the NHS will “institutionalise cronyism”, and could lead to funding cuts of more than £200 a patient in the most deprived areas of England, Labour has claimed. Sajid Javid, the health secreta...

Vatican urges Italy to stop proposed anti-homophobia law

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The Vatican has made an unprecedented intervention urging the Italian government to change a proposed law that would criminalise homophobia over concerns it will infringe upon the Catholic church’s “freedom of thought...

Trump proposed sending Americans with Covid to Guantánamo, book claims

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In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump advocated shipping Americans who contracted Covid-19 abroad to Guantánamo Bay. The stunning revelation is contained in a new book, Nightmare Scenario: Insid...

Federal and Victorian governments at odds over best use of proposed quarantine facility

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The Morrison government is inching towards an agreement with Victoria to build a dedicated quarantine facility at Avalon, but there remains a dispute about how the centre will be used. The Victorian government wants t...

Network of green walks proposed along routes of London’s forgotten rivers

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There are clues to their existence in street names, in the winding of lanes and in the rushing sound of water deep in the capital’s drains. For centuries London has been sculpted by its rivers. Today, though, while ve...

Model’s ‘hands off my hijab’ post sparks protest over France’s proposed ban

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A Somali-Norwegian model whose Instagram post criticising a proposed ban on the hijab in France went viral has said she wants to fight “deeply rooted stereotypes” against Muslim women. Rawdah Mohamed posted a selfie o...

Man behind proposed Bondi beach club unveils plans as hostility grows to ‘ridiculous’ idea

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The man behind a proposed Italian-style beach club on Bondi beach says he is pushing forward with the controversial plan despite vigorous opposition from locals and politicians. The founder of the proposed Amalfi Beac...

‘Dimming the sun’: $100m geoengineering research programme proposed

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The US should establish a multimillion-dollar research programme on solar geoengineering, according to the country’s national science academy. In a report it recommends funding of $100m (£73m) to $200m over five years...

Australia’s proposed anti-corruption commission creates ‘retrograde’ system, says lobby group

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The federal government’s draft anti-corruption commission legislation lacks any credibility, and would create a weak, ineffective body that would actually degrade part of Australia’s existing integrity framework, Tran...

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