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Nurses scrap annual conference over sex harassment claims

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The Royal College of Nursing has said its annual conference will be held online only following “serious allegations of sexual harassment”. The union, which represents some 465,000 health workers, said that after “inde...

R&A scrap ‘no-readmission’ policy at Open tournament from 2022

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The R&A is to scrap a controversial ‘no-readmission’ policy for those attending the Open, starting at St Andrews in 2022. Since 2017 at Royal Birkdale, Open ticket holders have had no scope to leave and return to ...

The new award from the Women’s prize should scrap its age limit

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Last week, the Women’s prize announced a new award in partnership with Good Housekeeping magazine. “Futures” will provide promotional support to 10 female writers of fiction in the UK and Ireland who have published on...

Kenneth Baker: plan to scrap BTecs is an act of vandalism

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The former Conservative education secretary Kenneth Baker has described the government’s overhaul of vocational and technical qualifications at schools and colleges in England as “an act of vandalism”. Lord Baker, who...

Scrap Thames tunnel or lose our support, activists tell Sadiq Khan

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Young people concerned about the climate crisis and air pollution are urging the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, to abandon his plans for a new four-lane road tunnel under the Thames or risk losing their support. Climate ju...

Shared parental leave: scrap ‘deeply flawed’ policy, say campaigners

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Shared parental leave (SPL) is a “deeply flawed and chronically failing policy” that should be scrapped and replaced with a “use it or lose it” period of paid leave for mothers and fathers, according to campaigners, t...

Scrap use of BMI in decisions on eating disorder support – MPs

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The government’s approach to tackling lockdown-exacerbated eating disorders and negative body image is dangerous, MPs have said, as they called for action on edited images in advertising. A report highlights the impac...

Chariots of steel: Barcelona’s hidden army of scrap recyclers

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They are everywhere and yet they are almost invisible, living below the social radar as they crisscross the city pushing supermarket trolleys piled with metal tubing, old microwaves and empty beer cans. The chatarrero...

Daniel W Fletcher: king of fashion’s scrap heap

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Pouring a concrete floor in your kitchen is one of the more ambitious activities a rookie might attempt during a pandemic – especially when most people’s lockdown experiments have extended to dabbling in sourdough. “I...

Coronavirus live news: WHO ‘to scrap’ interim Wuhan report; UK investigating new variant

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WHO to scrap interim report as group of scientists press for fresh in inquiry – report; sixteen cases of new UK variant identified so far; Japan to extend Tokyo state of emergency