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The revolution will be televised: why we are witnessing a big-boss backlash

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The cultural zeitgeist around work is changing. Last week, many of us will have been frantically adjusting our journeys amid nationwide train strikes. If the transport gods were merciful, we will have got home in time...

‘Industrial revolution’: Australia’s decarbonisation needs rigorous management, thinktank warns

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Australia’s biggest polluters need a rigorous emissions reduction regime that avoids exemptions for trade-exposed industries, according to the Grattan Institute, which says decarbonising Australian industry is an “Ind...

Russia defaults on foreign debt for first time since 1917 revolution – reports

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Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 revolution, according to reports, further alienating the country from the global financial system after sanctions imposed over its war in Ukra...

‘One good song can do more than 5,000 protests’: the queer revolution in the Middle East

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Mashrou’ Leila were one of the biggest bands in the Middle East, with a lead singer, Hamed, who is the most prominent openly gay rock star in the Arab world. Known globally, their gigs were regular sell-out successes ...

Heat wave: how Orkney is leading a tidal power revolution

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On a small passenger boat about 10 miles north of Kirkwall, Orkney, at the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea, an immense yellow structure heaves into view. This is the world’s most powerful tidal stre...

Boris Johnson is unlikely to match Thatcher’s ‘right to buy’ revolution

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Talk that Boris Johnson will offer many of England’s housing association tenants the possibility of buying their homes will remind older voters of Margaret Thatcher’s council house sell-off which saw around 2 million ...

‘After lockdown, things exploded’ – how TikTok triggered a books revolution

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It’s four o’clock on a sunny Saturday afternoon and the Krispy Kreme doughnut stall is doing a brisk trade at Lakeside shopping centre, a huge mall in Essex. But a few metres further along, young shoppers are salivati...

Attenborough series sinks teeth into fruits of ‘dinosaur revolution’

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A “dinosaur revolution” is taking place with a new species being discovered every week, the makers of a groundbreaking new docuseries exploring life on Earth 66m years ago have said. Prehistoric Planet, produced by BB...

Digital divides and solar-powered wifi: three UK small businesses driving a green revolution

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Sustainability has never been higher on the national agenda as government and business respond to the increasing awareness of the need for urgent change. For companies developing technologies that can address the clim...

Nigel Hugill: the man building houses for the work-from-home revolution

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‘Everything in front of you didn’t exist 18 months ago.” Nigel Hugill is standing in front of a playground, gesturing past the swings and climbing frame to the park and homes behind. It’s a sunny spring day in Houlton...

Rob Key’s England revolution begins with mandate to rebuild Test team

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Rob Key sympathised with Ashley Giles when he spoke at Lord’s on Thursday, acknowledging the challenge his predecessor had faced with the global pandemic. The new director of England men’s cricket is starting a great ...

Could space-going billionaires be the vanguard of a cosmic revolution?

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I’m old enough to have watched the grainy TV images of the first moon landings by Apollo 11 in 1969. I can never look at the moon without recalling this heroic exploit. It was achieved only 12 years after the first ob...

Yara Rodrigues Fowler: ‘Revolution – that’s what I’m hungry for’

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Yara Rodrigues Fowler, 29, is a Brazilian-British novelist and activist from London. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times young writer of the year award for her debut, Stubborn Archivist, cited as “a forma...

The designers kickstarting Africa’s style revolution

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Growing up in Ghana, it’s impossible not to find yourself immersed in fashion. An endless stream of colours and fabrics is a constant presence; there’s a palpable affinity for design and style. Every day, on my way to...

Lessons from Covid can start a health revolution, says lab chief

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Two years of mass Covid testing have paved the way for a revolution in how we diagnose other diseases, the founding director of the Lighthouse labs network has said. In his first interview since the pandemic began, Pr...

‘The revolution is here’: Chris Smalls’ union win sparks a movement at other Amazon warehouses

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Staff at more than 50 Amazon warehouses have contacted the organizers of last week’s historic vote establishing Amazon’s first-ever union, expressing interest in setting up unions of their own. “The revolution is here...

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