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Muslim support for Labour party falling, polling shows

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Keir Starmer has been warned not to take Muslim voters for granted, as polling shows support for the Labour party, and his personal ratings, falling among Muslim communities. Muslim voters have traditionally been stro...

Takeaway food and drink litter dominates ocean plastic, study shows

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Plastic items from takeaway food and drink dominate the litter in the world’s oceans, according to the most comprehensive study to date. Single-use bags, plastic bottles, food containers and food wrappers are the four...

Major internet outage ‘shows infrastructure needs urgent fixing’

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One of the world’s biggest web outages should act as a “wakeup call” that internet infrastructure has become dangerously over-centralised and lacks resilience, security experts have warned. An unexplained configuratio...

Turning off building lights at night cuts bird collisions, study shows

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Turning off building lights at night can save migrating birds from crashing into buildings, a study based on decades of research has shown. Scientists found that on nights when half the windows of a large building in ...

Up to 30% of aged care residents in some homes not taking up the Covid vaccination, new data shows

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Up to 30% of residents in some aged care homes have not taken up a Covid-19 vaccination, according to new data that has prompted an investigation into the high rates of non-uptake. Council on the Ageing chief executiv...

Jon Rahm’s PGA withdrawal shows world Covid must come before sport

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It was one of the more remarkable episodes in a PGA Tour season. Jon Rahm, having stepped from the 18th green on completion of his third round at Muirfield Village, put head in hands after being spoken to by tournamen...

The Tory rebellion on aid shows Johnson’s support is a mile wide and an inch deep

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When Tory MPs went public this week with their plans to thwart Boris Johnson’s decision to cut foreign aid, Downing Street was caught by surprise. While tensions have been bubbling ever since the plan to reduce the ai...

UK Covid live news: infections increase in England and Wales, ONS estimate shows; Pfizer jab approved for over-12s

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Latest updates: 1 in 640 in England had Covid last week, up from 1 in 1120 the week before; vaccine regulator approves jab for children over 12

History shows that the Conservatives can’t hold back social change

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Britain is a conservative country. This is repeated so often that even many of those who want a different society have come to believe it. Especially during long periods of Tory government, when disheartening electora...

Kate Winslet shows there’s more to middle age than a saggy belly

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Kate Winslet has always had guts. But for her to have a belly, let alone one that wobbles and jiggles in the way most 45-year-old women’s middles quite unremarkably do, is still apparently a thing so shocking as to ma...

Apple uses more suppliers from China than Taiwan for first time, data shows

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Apple used more suppliers from China last year than it did from Taiwan for the first time, highlighting the difficulty the United States government will have in persuading companies to become less reliant on its super...

New exhibition shows Peanuts creator Charles M Schulz’s take on grown-ups

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For 50 years they never grew up, a gang of kids and a loyal beagle named Snoopy inhabiting Peanuts by Charles M Schulz, one of the world’s best-loved cartoon strips. Now, more two decades after Shulz’s death, the firs...

Biden corporate tax plan could earn EU and UK billions, study shows

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A proposal to be tabled by the US president, Joe Biden, at the upcoming G7 meeting for a 15% global corporate tax rate could reap the EU €50bn (£43bn) a year, and earn the UK nearly €200m extra alone from the British ...

EU’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by nearly 4% in 2019, data shows

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The EU’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by nearly 4% in 2019, data from Europe’s environmental watchdog has shown, as countries met online for the first time in UN climate negotiations. The fall of 3.8% for EU member s...

Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows

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Devices such as phones, laptops and flash drives are becoming increasingly central to police investigations, but the reliability of digital forensics experts’ evidence has been called into question. A study found that...

Experts urge minimum alcohol pricing in England after survey shows success

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Campaigners have called for a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in England after research showed it has worked on reducing consumption in some of the heaviest drinking households in Scotland and Wales. A 50p per un...

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