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‘Corporate colonization’: small producers boycott UN food summit

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Hundreds of civil society groups, academics and social movements are boycotting the first UN global food summit amid growing anger that the agenda has been hijacked by an opaque web of corporate interests. Called the ...

Small farmers have the answer to feeding the world. Why isn’t the UN listening?

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Thursday’s UN food summit proposes to help solve the world’s nutrition crisis, with 800 million people going hungry and 1.9 billion labelled obese, by better aligning food systems with development goals. But it won’t ...

Apple iPad mini 2021 review: the best small tablet gets stunning revamp

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Apple’s iPad mini gets its first total overhaul with an all-new modern design, bigger screen, brilliant video call camera and lots of power for 2021. But being Apple’s smallest doesn’t make it the cheapest. The iPad m...

Kwarteng’s energy crisis assurance ignores cost of small suppliers failing

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Competition will survive in the retail energy market and there will be no return to the “cosy oligopoly” of the past, said Kwasi Kwarteng, attempting to take the long view of the current gas crisis. Fair enough, but t...

Majority of UK’s small energy suppliers could be left to collapse this winter

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The majority of the UK’s small energy suppliers could be left to collapse this winter, the Guardian understands, as the government’s crisis talks focus on protecting households rather than bailing out struggling compa...

What does the small print really say? That you’ll never win

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Many people will have enjoyed reading the news last week that Linda Edwards, a 58-year-old artist who lives in Saddleworth near Oldham, has won a five-year legal battle to get an unfair parking ticket rescinded. Justi...

‘The ground is unstable but there are pleasures all around’ – goodbye to the joy of small things

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Three years ago, I trotted up to the Weekend desk in the Guardian’s offices with what one editor calls my “ideas look”. My idea was this: a space had opened up in the magazine and I thought I might fill it with a colu...

Small World review – full-throttle trafficking tale goes off the rails

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Patryk Vega is the Polish writer-director whose hardboiled thrillers have found commercial favour both at home and with diaspora audiences: 2018’s The Plagues of Breslau was the kind of full-throttle, unapologetically...

Small beginnings: 10 ways to get your business off to a good start

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Maybe the pandemic made you reassess your lifestyle and work, or maybe you already had considered going it alone and have been waiting to take the plunge. Either way, if you have decided to start your own business you...

Volcanoes, gelato and canals: Italy’s great small cities chosen by readers

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A little piece of my soul was left in Polignano a Mare, a beautiful slice of real Italian life in Puglia. Pretty houses perching on clifftops overlooking emerald seas, a labyrinth of streets leading to a stunning old ...

Small businesses are collateral damage in social care tax hike

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The lower-profile element in the government’s tax hike to raise cash for health and social care was the 1.25% percentage point increase in tax on dividend income. It didn’t generate the same attention as the core reve...

UK small businesses: share your thoughts on the health and social care levy

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A £12bn healthcare levy announced by Boris Johnson as part of health and social care reforms, is expected to be ushered in by MPs on Wednesday. Breaking an explicit manifesto promise, the levy will mean a 1.25 percent...

WSL should keep staging games at men’s stadiums despite small crowds

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It would be easy to conclude that the low attendances in men’s stadiums on the opening weekend of the Women’s Super League season means games should not be played there but the opposite is true. In 2019 records tumble...

California’s Caldor fire burns 100,000 acres as it rips through small towns

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The raging Caldor fire in northern California has burned more than 100,000 acres and destroyed more than 500 structures after surging over the weekend. Fueled by warm winds and drought-stricken vegetation, the fire, b...

Female directors still being paid a small fraction of their male counterparts

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Female directors at the UK’s biggest companies are still being paid a fraction of the amount their male counterparts receive, new research shows, underlining the pay gap that still exists between men and women in Brit...

Small margins and mixed emotions for Britain’s 4x100m relay teams

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The mixed relays may have finished last weekend, but what a lot of conflicting emotions for the eight British sprinters who won medals in the 4x100m on Friday night. The men won the silver behind Italy, the women the ...

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