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French dijon mustard supply hit by climate and rising costs, say producers

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Climate change and rising costs are causing supermarkets in France to run out of dijon mustard, raising questions over whether the shortage could spread to other countries. French mustard producers said seed productio...

Out-of-this-world revelations in short supply at US Congress briefing on UFOs

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The US Congress held its first open briefing on UFOs in more than 50 years on Tuesday, but those seeking explanations for the numerous military sightings of unexplained objects were left disappointed, as defense offic...

Watchdog urged to step in as UK’s poorest turn off energy supply

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A food bank charity has called for the energy watchdog to intervene after a spate of reports of penniless families self-disconnecting from their gas and electricity, leaving them unable to wash clothes, use cookers or...

Confidence? It’s in short supply at the Bank of England

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There is a school of thought that says central banks, after a decade of running scared, have found their mojo again. Their anxiety stemmed from the 2008 crash, when banks panicked in the wake of the US sub-prime prope...

Russia attacks infrastructure in western Ukraine to slow supply lines

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While tanks and troops exchange fire in Donbas, Ukraine faces another escalating battle on an invisible front line, one that may be equally crucial to determining the outcome of the war. Russia is stepping up attacks ...

Westminster is broken – no wonder good MPs are in such short supply

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When the rumours started that Ed Balls was eyeing a comeback as an MP, the reaction from most people in Westminster was “why would he bother doing that?” Labour’s former shadow chancellor has forged a fun career for h...

End of the line? Vintage train journeys at risk as coal supply fails

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Britain’s heritage railways are running out of steam. Or, to be more precise, coal. Vintage rail operators across the country have warned that their stocks are now dangerously low and the prospects of replacing them i...

Shanghai’s ‘grim’ Covid outbreak threatens more global supply chain disruption

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The Covid-19 outbreak in Shanghai remains “extremely grim” with the ongoing lockdown of China’s financial powerhouse threatening to devastate the country’s economy and “tear apart” already very stretched global supply...

Egypt fixes price of bread as Ukraine war hits wheat supply

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Egypt has fixed the price of unsubsidised bread amid a global surge in wheat prices since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The move comes after war shut off access to cheaper wheat from the Black Sea region, particularly...

US will try to convince China not to supply arms to Russia at key Rome meeting

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The United States will try to persuade China not to supply arms to Russia at a high-level meeting in Rome which the White House sees as critically important not just for the war in Ukraine but also for the future of t...

Interest rate rise ‘plausible’, RBA says, eyeing supply shocks from Ukraine invasion

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The Reserve Bank says a rise in the official cash rate this year is “plausible” and it may have to act decisively if supply shocks from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other shortages start to lift inflationary expec...

Asking prices for UK homes show record rise, as demand exceeds supply

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Asking prices for homes coming on to the market in Britain rose by a record 2.3% in February, according to the property website Rightmove. The listing site said it was the biggest monthly increase in the 20 years it h...

UK regulator joins five-nation effort against supply chain price hikes

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The UK competition watchdog is teaming up with its counterparts in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in a drive to detect and investigate collusion between suppliers or shipping groups to hike prices. The Comp...

Ministers to stop supply of free Covid tests to universities in England

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Ministers are stopping supplies of coronavirus tests to universities in England, in the first case of ending the mass distribution of free lateral flow testing kits before dropping all remaining Covid restrictions. Un...

Covid puts substitute teachers in high demand and short supply

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Henry Leckenby, 54, recalls a feeling of scarcity when he first started working as a substitute teacher. Each morning, he jumped on the computer first thing to see which assignments were open that day. Now, he has his...

Books overboard! Supply chain headaches leave publishing all at sea

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The supply chain crisis over the last year has caused quite a splash for the book publishing industry – literally. In early January, a large shipping vessel coming from Taiwan was stalled in the mid-Atlantic, its arri...

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