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Government holds urgent talks with energy firms over gas price rises

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The government has said energy security is “an absolute priority” as the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, prepared to hold talks with energy industry representatives over concerns about a rise in wholesale gas pric...

EU countries urged to protect journalists as number of attacks rises

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EU governments have been urged by Brussels to take action to protect journalists, after an increase in physical and online attacks on members of the press. Issuing its first-ever recommendation on journalists’ safety,...

Boris Johnson faces growing red wall rebellion over social care tax rises

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Boris Johnson will tell mutinous MPs that the healthcare system is in crisis and they “cannot expect it to recover alone” as he faces a growing red wall rebellion over tax rises. One Conservative frontbencher told the...

Worker shortage will lead to UK food price rises, industry warns

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The UK’s wholesale food industry is warning that it cannot protect consumers from price rises forever, as they face soaring transportation costs and are having to spend extra money on incentives in order to attract ne...

Number of UK children unhappy with their lives rises – report

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Growing numbers of British children are unhappy with their lives, with many worrying about school, friends and how they look, a report reveals. The number of 10- to 15-year-olds who say they are not happy rose from 17...

UK energy suppliers announce maximum price rises

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Several UK energy suppliers have said they will raise the price of their standard gas and electricity tariffs to the maximum limit set by the energy regulator for the coming winter. Ofgem’s price cap will climb to its...

UK petrol prices at highest level since 2013, with more rises expected

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UK petrol prices have hit their highest level in almost eight years amid growing demand for fuel as economies emerge from pandemic lockdowns. The price of petrol went up by 3.4p per litre in July – the biggest increas...

Wellbeing in decline in England as loneliness rises, report shows

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Wellbeing in England has decreased in the last year while loneliness and mistrust in government has increased, analysis of ONS data shows. The new report from Carnegie UK comes in advance of the publication on Tuesday...

Daily cases can be falling while the number of people infected still rises

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At present, confirmed cases in the UK are declining; by specimen date in England, they fell by 29% in the week up to 24 July. In contrast, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that over the same period t...

Smoke rises after explosion at German chemicals site – video

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An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies shook the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, killing at least one person with four missing and 16 injured and sending a large black cloud into the air. Oper...

UK debt servicing costs hit record as inflation rises – business live

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Liberal party donor’s revenue from uncontested contracts for offshore processing rises to $1.5bn

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Canstruct International, the Brisbane company and Liberal party donor running Australia’s offshore processing regime on Nauru, has won another uncontested contract extension – $180m over six months – bringing its tota...

Death toll from Texas February cold spell rises by 59 to reach 210

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Texas officials have added 59 deaths to the toll wrought by a February cold spell and the ensuing collapse of the state electric power grid. The deaths newly tallied by the Texas health department lifted the toll fr...

Miami firefighter’s daughter found dead in condo rubble as toll rises to 20

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The seven-year-old daughter of a Miami firefighter was found dead in the rubble of a collapsed condominium, officials said on Friday as they announced the official death toll in Miami had risen to 20 people. The Miami...

Bank of England’s Andy Haldane warns of inflation rises

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The Bank of England’s outgoing chief economist has warned that inflation could rise by more than expected and force the central bank into a dangerous “handbrake turn” to stop the economy from overheating. In a parting...

UK universities’ tuition income rises by a third, outpacing staff pay

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The tuition fee income that universities receive from students has grown by a third over the past five years as institutions have expanded rapidly, although spending on lecturers and other staff has not kept pace. Uni...

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