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UK households face second record energy bill rise

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Millions of households could face a second record jump in energy bills next spring, on top of the £139 increase due next month, as the global gas crisis continues to drive market prices to new highs. An even larger en...

UK’s independent shops record first rise in four years as chains suffer

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Independent retailers and food outlets are stepping into the gaps left by chain stores on the UK’s high streets, retail parks and in shopping centres, driving the first rise in their numbers in four years. A net total...

New Zealand bill to ban LGBTQ conversion practices receives record 100,000 submissions

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More than 100,000 people have sent in submissions on New Zealand’s plan to ban LGBTQ conversion practices – more than have ever been made on a piece of legislation. “We’ve already made history with this movement and w...

Francine Niyonsaba becomes first athlete with DSD to break world record

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Track and field history was made in Zagreb on Tuesday night as Francine Niyonsaba became the first athlete who has identified herself as having a difference of sex development (DSD) to officially break a world record....

Messi scores Argentina hat-trick to break Pelé’s international goals record

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Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to give Argentina a 3-0 win over Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier, lifting him above Pelé as South America’s top male international scorer with 79 goals. Messi got the opener after 14 m...

Rents outside London soaring at fastest rate on record, agencies say

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Private rents outside London are rising at their fastest rate for 13 years, research suggests, as tenants making plans for life post-pandemic compete for properties. The property website Zoopla said average rents acro...

‘Record numbers’ of migrants picked up crossing Channel

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Hundreds of people have crossed the Channel in what is believed to be a record day for migrants arriving on boats. It followed a first day of landings in more than two weeks on Sunday after a run of bad weather, as se...

World Cup roundup: Italy equal record despite Jorginho’s penalty miss

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Jorginho missed a penalty as Italy were held to a 0-0 draw by Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, a result that meant Roberto Mancini’s side equalled the world record for international matches unbeaten in ...

Ireland watchdog fines WhatsApp record sum for flouting EU privacy rules

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Ireland’s data privacy watchdog has slapped WhatsApp with a record €225m (£193m) fine for violating EU data protection rules. The Dublin-based Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced the decision on Thursday after ...

UK energy bills to rise after record wholesale electricity prices

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Household energy bills are to rise after prices on the UK’s wholesale electricity market soared to a record high last month, furthering concerns about more families being pushed into fuel poverty this winter. The ele...

Israel registers record daily coronavirus cases

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Israel has recorded its highest daily number of coronavirus cases with nearly 11,000 new infections, amid a surge caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant as schools prepare to re-open. The previous high came ...

Sarah Storey closes on outright British Paralympic record after time trial gold

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Sarah Storey eclipsed all competition to win her second gold medal of Tokyo 2020 in the C5 time trial on Tuesday morning. In doing so she also drew level with the swimmer Mike Kenny as the most successful British Para...

Martin Figura creates poetic record of life during pandemic at Salisbury hospital

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One poem imagines an NHS nightshift worker at the height of the coronavirus crisis as an astronaut, adrift and untethered from a spacecraft. Another touches on the difficulty of trying to console a patient when the co...

Australia Covid news: health system on the brink of crisis as NSW braces for another record day of cases – live

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Fears Sydney hospital ICUs are under extreme strain as nurses speak out about ‘hellhole’ conditions. Follow latest updates

NSW Covid update: rules relaxed for vaccinated despite record 1,029 cases

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Despite surging case numbers and a new daily record of 1,029 cases, the New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has made good on her promise of relaxing some of the rules on outdoor gatherings. Small groups of fu...

Wider, stronger, longer: Channel 4’s coverage will break Paralympic record

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When Channel 4’s coverage of the Paralympics begins on Tuesday viewers will be spoilt for choice, with more than 1,300 hours of events on offer, almost triple the coverage of the home Games in London 2012, and the bro...

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