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The Tories’ plan to ‘level up’ Britain can’t be taken seriously. Here’s why

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Sweet reader, do you long for light relief? Well, I have just the thing! A quiz. Below are three statements made by a leading politician in the not-so-distant past that would be unimaginable from any government frontb...

The Guardian view on children’s books: take them seriously

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Good children’s literature is a serious business. Not serious as in boring or “improving”, but serious in attention and ambition, serious about beauty and wonder, about engaging the brain but also the heart, about sad...

You can’t opt in and out of taking violence against women seriously

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After the heartbreaking family statements and accounts of Sarah Everard’s abduction and murder, it seemed unlikely a judicial summing up could exacerbate the distress. But somehow the judge achieved it. Everard was, L...

Tracey Ullman: ‘I couldn’t tell a joke to save my life. I want to be taken seriously’

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Tracey Ullman does not regret playing characters of different ethnicity in her comedy shows in Britain and America, but would not do so again. “No, I wouldn’t do it,” she said. “It would be different now. But I don’t ...

Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child says children’s books should be taken seriously

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Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child is calling for attitudes towards children’s books to change, criticising the “lazy” assumption that “creating work with children in mind is easier or less demanding”. The former c...

TGA demands Craig Kelly’s party stop distributing ‘seriously misleading’ Covid information

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Australia’s medicines regulator has issued a public statement saying its lawyers have written to United Australia Party leader Craig Kelly alleging the party has breached copyright and demanding it stop distributing “...

The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously

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When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects...

The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously – podcast

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When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects...

Protesters urge Boris Johnson to take Cop26 climate talks seriously

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Protesters will fill London’s Parliament Square on Friday morning, calling on the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to make the climate crisis his top priority, as the UK prepares to host UN talks that will determine whe...

Fox News host Sean Hannity urges viewers to ‘take Covid seriously’

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Fox News host Sean Hannity had a message for viewers of his primetime show on Monday night: “Please take Covid seriously.” The influential host, a close ally of Donald Trump, also said: “I believe in science, I belie...

Dutch crime reporter Peter de Vries shot and seriously wounded in Amsterdam

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Dutch crime reporter Peter de Vries, known for his work in exposing the Dutch underworld, has been shot and seriously wounded on a street in Amsterdam. “Peter R. de Vries was shot down in Lange Leidsedwarsstraat,” pol...

Marco Rubio urges US to take UFOs seriously ahead of government report

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The Florida senator Marco Rubio has urged American lawmakers to take the issue of mysterious flying objects seriously ahead of the expected release next month of a US government report on unidentified aerial phenomena...

Only Food and Courses, London: ‘Deserves to be taken seriously’ – restaurant review

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Only Food and Courses, Pop Brixton, 49 Station Road, London SW9 8PQ (onlyfoodandcourses.co.uk). Starters £10, mains £14, desserts £10, wines from £24 On the wall of the space housing this week’s restaurant is a sign w...

India variant could seriously disrupt lifting of lockdown, says Boris Johnson

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The final stage of lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions across England could face “serious disruption” due to the India variant, the prime minister has warned, as he announced plans to accelerate the vaccine prog...

The Greens’ surge in Bristol shows Labour has to take climate change seriously

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Just hours after Labour’s Marvin Rees won the Bristol mayoralty for a second term, his party lost its council majority, with the Greens gaining an unexpected 12 council seats. After the Greens came second in the mayor...

Morning mail: offset profits ‘seriously concerning’, India suffers, singing fish

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Good morning. Today we have more on the ongoing Covid crisis in India and a conservation offset controversy on home shores. Plus news about a singing fish and (not quite) explosive sex toys. An environmental consultan...

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