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Coronavirus live: UK not seeing ‘unsustainable pressure’ on health service; India administers billionth jab

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UK minister defends refusal to introduce measures to deal with rising cases; India has administered 1bn doses of the Covid vaccine in the country of 1.4bn

Killed in the line of duty: David Amess’s final day in democratic service

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Sir David Amess made no secret of where he was going to be on Friday 15 October: details of his constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist church were pinned at the top of his Twitter account several days in advance. ...

BP rations petrol and diesel deliveries to its service stations

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BP is rationing deliveries of petrol and diesel to its UK network of 1,200 service stations, as the oil giant became the latest firm to warn that the national shortage of HGV drivers is disrupting its business. The Gu...

Welsh ambulance service calls for army help with winter Covid pressures

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The Welsh ambulance service has asked for help from the armed forces, explaining that it faces “significant and sustained pressure” because of Covid-19, the threat of a flu outbreak and other winter challenges. Soldie...

GPs are the overlooked crisis in the health service. If we fail, so does the NHS

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In summer 2020 I had been working at the same GP practice for 10 years and had seen the workload increase steadily. Each Monday morning I would start at 8am to get through the list of 50 phone calls and to see those n...

Troops drafted in to help out Scottish ambulance service

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Soldiers will be drafted in to drive Scottish ambulances, the head of the ambulance service has confirmed, after reports of a succession of harrowing cases where patients have endured lengthy waits. The Scottish ambul...

France’s high-speed TGV train enters service – archive, 1981

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From our correspondent in Paris22 September 1981 Seven months after setting the world’s rail speed record at 265 mph, France’s new superspeed train enters service today on what amounts to a Paris-Lyon Metro link. Pre...

China’s service sector shrinks, as markets await US payroll report – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Afghanistan live news: Biden vows revenge for Kabul airport attack that killed 60 civilians and 13 US service members as Islamic State claims responsibility

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Biden says the US will ‘hunt down’ Islamic State leaders responsible; IS claims responsibility for bomb explosions at Kabul airport’s Abbey gate

Just Eat to create 1,500 jobs at new Sunderland customer service site

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The takeaway company Just Eat is planning to open a customer service site in north-east England, which will employ 1,500 people as it brings jobs back from India and Bulgaria. The business said that it would invest £1...

Harvey Nichols teams up with Reflaunt to launch luxury resale service

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Harvey Nichols is joining the secondhand resale trend this month via a partnership with the specialist service Reflaunt. Customers will be able to resell luxury handbags, fashion, accessories and watches, earning up t...

Inflation and ‘pingdemic’ slow UK’s service sector recovery

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Growth in Britain’s dominant service sector has slowed to its weakest since March after businesses were hit last month by a triple whammy of bottlenecks, workers self-isolating and a less generous tax break for homebu...

BT is trying to charge me £348 to leave its broadband service

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Can you please help me as BT is chasing me for £348 in early termination fees despite previously telling me that it would forgo these charges. The broadband service provided to my house had always been poor but after ...

Why Tebay is ‘the motorway service station from heaven’

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Almost every day octogenarian John Dunning walks across his farmland to his triumph, Tebay Services, and wanders around aisles piled high with local produce. Currently featuring in a four-part Channel 4 documentary, A...

‘It’s incredibly poor’: Scottish islanders angry at failing ferry service

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The perfume and toiletries shop overlooking Brodick Bay on Arran is normally packed in the summer, as day-trippers and holidaymakers stream off the mainland ferries at the busy terminal just across the bay. But this s...

Gardening advice is at a premium as customer service helps itself to £25

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I had to chase an order from Garden Gear, a sister company of Thompson & Morgan, and was directed to the customer service helpline. This turned out to be a premium rate number and I was billed £25. I pointed out i...

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