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Over 500 Ukrainian children stuck waiting for UK visa decision

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More than 500 Ukrainian children who fled the war without their parents are stuck waiting in limbo across Europe after applying to the Homes for Ukraine scheme, sources working closely with the Home Office say. Most a...

Big carmakers stuck in slow lane over switch to zero emissions, study shows

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The world’s largest carmakers are lagging behind on the switch to electric vehicles with only two on the trajectory required to hit the international target of limiting global heating to 1.5C, according to an analysis...

Priti Patel faces legal action from Ukrainians stuck in visa backlog

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The UK home secretary, Priti Patel, is facing mass legal action over delays that have left thousands of Ukrainians at risk of trauma and Russian bombs, or in limbo in eastern Europe. A class action lawsuit is being pr...

Stuck container ship Ever Forward finally refloated after a month

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A container ship called the Ever Forward was finally pried free on Sunday from the muddy bottom of the Chesapeake Bay more than a month after it ran aground. The Ever Forward is owned by the Evergreen Marine Corporati...

How self-driving cars got stuck in the slow lane

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“I would be shocked if we do not achieve full self-driving safer than a human this year,” said Tesla chief executive, Elon Musk, in January. For anyone who follows Musk’s commentary, this might sound familiar. In 2020...

‘Traumatised and terrified, with nowhere else to go’: huge numbers of people stuck at US border

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When Henry Ruiz* and Raquel Hernandez boarded a bus heading north to America with their two young children, they knew there would be no going back. It was June 2021, and a few weeks earlier Ruiz, a 28-year-old banana ...

Police review chief says ‘Betamax police’ stuck in the past

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A “crisis of confidence in policing” can only be put right through fundamental reform or risk the end of policing by consent, the head of a review of the police service will warn on Tuesday. Sir Michael Barber, the ch...

Thousands of Afghans stuck in UK hotels as resettlement plan stalls

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Thousands of Afghans rescued from the Taliban remain stuck in UK hotels, after a minister admitted there was no mechanism to move some of them on without losing government support. The Home Office recently revealed th...

12,000 Afghan refugees to start new year stuck in UK hotels

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About 12,000 Afghan refugees will begin 2022 in UK hotels as the government struggles to persuade enough councils to find permanent homes for the new arrivals, the Guardian has learned. Of the 16,500 people airlifted ...

The UK will be stuck with low wages until productivity goes up

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In the good old days, the fields were green, we’d never heard of Covid and pay packets grew. The last point sounds like a fairytale because stagnant wages have defined the UK’s post-financial crisis economy. Pre-pande...

NHS ambulance delays leaving patients stuck at GP surgeries for hours

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Patients experiencing life-threatening emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes or major breathing problems are becoming trapped for many hours in GP surgeries, unable to get to hospital, because ambulances are taki...

Elk with car tyre stuck around its neck for two years is free at last

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Wildlife officials in Colorado say an elusive elk that wandered the hills with a car tyre around its neck for at least two years has at last been freed. The four-and-a-half-year-old, 270kg (600lb) bull elk was spotted...

‘Send us home,’ beg Afghan refugees stuck in UK hotels

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Afghans who recently arrived in the UK after fleeing the Taliban takeover have asked to be sent back, casting doubt over the success of Operation Warm Welcome, the government’s Afghan resettlement programme. It was la...

I missed four lockdowns. Now I’m living in Sydney with a fridge stuck in my bedroom

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To bastardise Cold Chisel, the last plane into Sydney’s almost gone. There’s around a dozen of us on this Virgin flight, entering a city – as they say on the news “that’s on a knife’s edge”. Covid numbers are up but ...

I’m a bisexual woman stuck in a heterosexual relationship

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I’m a bisexual woman who has been in a relationship with a man for almost nine years. For many years, I downplayed my bisexuality because of the response I received when I was upfront in previous relationships. I also...

Ever Given stuck again as Suez Canal Authority pursues salvage costs

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Two weeks after it was freed from the Suez Canal, the giant container ship Ever Given is once again stuck. This time however, the 220,000-ton megaship is not caught in the sand, but snared in a legal row between Egypt...

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