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‘A neat trick’: Critics aim to shift Aotearoa debate, but historical fidelity no longer matters

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New Zealand is, in its own imagination, a progressive utopia. The first country in the world where women won the right to vote, the first country in the world to introduce workplace arbitration, the Anglosphere’s chie...

Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, say experts

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There is growing momentum behind a shift to ‘regenerative’ agriculture in the UK, which can help to mitigate the climate crisis, say leading experts in the sector. “More and more people are seeing other farmers doing ...

Stripped-back Euro 2020 signals football’s shift away from cult of celebrity

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As he strides the chinchilla-fur walkways of his personal quarters, power-snacking off moon rock and filtered grasshopper tears, and breaking now and then from his daily round of 12,000 neck-crunches for a 40-minute p...

A shift on aid hints British voters are finally tiring of the politics of spite

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In all the political shocks of the past five years, large claims have been made about their architects: they’re playing multidimensional chess; they have seen straight through Westminster groupthink, into the very hea...

Bank of England could signal shift towards stimulus withdrawal – business live

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Central bank could surprise markets by signalling that it will end its planned asset purchases in August to keep inflation in check

Refugee women and children ‘at risk of being abandoned’ in Home Office policy shift

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Thousands of women and child refugees will be abandoned if the government’s New Plan for Immigration goes ahead, according to research. If agreed by parliament, the rules would mean that most people who would currentl...

China announces three-child limit in major policy shift

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China has announced that couples will be permitted to have up to three children in a major policy shift from the existing two-child limit, after recent data showed a dramatic decline in births in the world’s most popu...

‘There’s been a paradigm shift’: tattoos go mainstream after lockdown

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“There are definitely more people now that have tattoos than those who don’t,” says Stewart Ferguson, tattooist at the White Dragon in north London. With grey-blue eyes and tattoos up to his neck, Ferguson looks like ...

‘There’s been a paradigm shift’: tattoos go mainstream

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“There are definitely more people now that have tattoos than those who don’t,” says Stewart Ferguson, tattooist at the White Dragon in north London. With grey-blue eyes and tattoos up to his neck, Ferguson looks like ...

Scotland’s rejection of Salmond illustrates nationalist shift

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As Alex Salmond joined a group of mainly male, middle-aged Alba supporters on a YouTube podcast on Saturday afternoon to denounce the “weirdos and cranks” in the media and the “graceless” SNP leadership, the regional ...

Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri review – a fascinating shift

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Linguists tell us that language isn’t learned, it grows naturally, like our bodies. Intrinsic and instinctive, language is an organ – the heart, as it were, of our consciousness. To swap one’s native language for a ne...

Shift workers treated in hospital three times more likely to have Covid – study

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Shift workers treated in hospital are up to three times more likely to test positive for coronavirus than other hospitalised patients, a study has found. Shift work was defined in the study as working outside the hour...

US anti-abortion groups shift focus to voting restrictions

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In the months since Donald Trump lost his re-election bid, conservative groups traditionally focused on lobbying against abortion and LGBTQ+ rights have moved to support new restrictions on voting, offering significan...

Nacho warns Liverpool history is on Real Madrid’s side despite power shift

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“They have won the Champions League and we have lost Cristiano Ronaldo,” Nacho Fernández conceded, but the Real Madrid defender has warned Liverpool that despite the shift in power on the eve of these clubs meeting fo...

The longest shift: portraits of the people holding Los Angeles together

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Last March, California became the first US state to impose a stay-at-home order in a desperate attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Millions of workers across the state saw their jobs abruptly turn high-risk...

Democrats bring bill to shift $1bn in missile funds to vaccine development

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Congressional Democrats are introducing legislation to transfer $1bn in funding from a controversial new intercontinental ballistic missile to the development of a universal Covid vaccine. The Investing in Cures Befor...

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