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Sue Gray report: redacted version is imminent, say government sources

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A heavily redacted report into Downing Street parties by the senior civil servant Sue Gray will be published imminently, the Guardian understands, after Scotland Yard provoked fury and confusion by revealing it had de...

No 10 party inquiry will reveal ‘farcical’ culture, say Whitehall sources

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An inquiry into lockdown parties in Downing Street, which could determine the fate of Boris Johnson, is expected to lay bare a “farcical” culture of drinking and impromptu socialising, with little oversight from senio...

Wildfires, deforestation and global heating turn 10 Unesco forests into carbon sources

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Forests in at least 10 Unesco world heritage sites have become net sources of carbon since the turn of the millennium due to wildfires, deforestation and global heating, says a new report. Protected areas such as Yose...

University tuition fees could be cut to £8,500, say sources

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High-level discussions have been held in Whitehall over controversial proposals to cut university tuition fees from £9,250 to £8,500, sources have told the Guardian. Officials from No 10, the Treasury and the Departme...

Johnson’s claim Dutch PM offered to mediate in Brexit row not true, say sources

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Boris Johnson has walked into a diplomatic row with one of the UK’s closest allies after claiming the prime minister of the Netherlands had been seeking to “mediate” between Brussels and London over the post-Brexit ar...

UK evacuation from Kabul to end within ‘24 to 36 hours’, defence sources say

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Britain’s evacuation from Kabul is expected to end within “24 to 36 hours”, potentially abandoning thousands of Afghans, defence sources said as the increasingly bullish Taliban moved to prevent them travelling to the...

UK Covid booster jabs highly unlikely to begin soon, JCVI sources say

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A plan to start offering Covid booster vaccinations in the UK from early September is extremely unlikely to happen, it is understood, given the concerns of the government’s vaccines watchdog about the clinical benefit...

Imagining the climate-proof home in the US: using the least energy possible from the cleanest sources

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Dealing with the climate crisis involves the overhauling of many facets of life, but few of these changes will feel as tangible and personal as the transformation required within the home. The 128m households that dot...

Boris Johnson wants to mimic Tony Blair’s project, say No 10 sources

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Boris Johnson intends to mimic aspects of Tony Blair’s political project in the hope of winning over more voters in former Labour heartlands, Downing Street sources have revealed. While the Conservatives’ 2019-intake ...

Mali: president, prime minister and defence minister arrested, sources say

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Military officers in Mali have arrested the president, prime minister and defence minister of the country’s interim government after a cabinet reshuffle, diplomatic and government sources told Reuters. President Bah N...

Black Americans of all income levels exposed to more air pollution sources

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Whether they’re breathing factory fumes and truck exhaust in urban centers or choking on dust on rural farm roads, people of color face exposure to more sources of harmful fine particle air pollution than white people...

Post-Cummings quiet life goes to pot as ‘No 10 sources’ leak and brief

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When Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain departed Downing Street and the understated former Treasury official Dan Rosenfeld was swiftly installed as chief of staff, the message seemed clear: enough bickering, feuds and dram...

Business leaders and politicians regularly text Boris Johnson, sources admit

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Boris Johnson is regularly texted by business leaders and politicians, sources have admitted, though a loophole in the ministerial code means only meetings and not text messages need to be disclosed. Sources described...

UK to toughen targets on greenhouse gas emissions, sources say

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The UK is to toughen its targets on greenhouse gas emissions for the next 15 years, the first major developed economy to do so, the Guardian understands. Following recommendations of the government’s statutory climate...

BBC to move top news jobs to Leeds, sources say

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Plan part of push by new director general to move large number of senior roles outside LondonThe BBC is preparing to relocate many high-profile national journalism roles from London to Leeds, sources at the broadcaste...