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NSW town’s pop-up Covid vaccine clinic almost called off because of ‘ridiculous’ Medicare rule

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A rural New South Wales town with one GP almost lost its vaccination clinic at the height of the pandemic because of what has been described as a “ridiculous” and “unjustifiable” Medicare billing rule that needlessly ...

No jobs, no money, no house: Ukrainians forced back to frontline towns

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Svitlana and her son Danylo had been in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro for less then a day when a terrible realisation struck her: without money, the offer of work or a permanent place to stay they would have to...

Local papers lose out to Facebook as UK towns become ‘news deserts’

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Local Facebook groups have supplanted local newspapers as the default source of information in many British towns, according to a report into so-called “news deserts”. The catastrophic financial collapse of the local ...

Doncaster and Milton Keynes among eight towns awarded city status

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Doncaster, Milton Keynes and Stanley in the Falkland Islands have been awarded city status, approved by the Queen, in a competition being held as part of the platinum jubilee celebrations, the Cabinet Office has annou...

‘I’m too old for this’: the harrowing flight from Donetsk’s perilous border towns

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It was Nina’s 88th birthday, and she marked it by leaving behind everything she had known. Volunteers, not particularly young or fit themselves, carried her down three flights of stairs from her flat, past the irises ...

New Mexico wildfire spreading north toward mountain resort towns near Taos

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Many houses near America’s largest wildfire survived the latest barrage of howling winds and erratic flames but New Mexico’s governor said on Tuesday the risk of more destruction is high and that the long-term costs o...

Russian soldiers release Ukraine town’s mayor and agree to leave after protests

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A mayor in a Ukrainian town occupied by Russian forces has been released from captivity and the soldiers have agreed to leave after a mass protest by residents. Slavutych, a northern town close to the Chernobyl nuclea...

‘Ninety per cent of houses are damaged’: thousands trapped in Ukraine’s small towns

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Happiness lies in ruins. This small town – Schastia in Ukrainian – has been out of the headlines since Moscow took its brutal war against civilians to the country’s biggest cities. But it is here, and in nearby Volnov...

Before and after aerial pictures show how floods swept through Queensland and NSW towns

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Newly released aerial images show the extent of the flooding that has devastated parts of Queensland and New South Wales in the past week. Torrential rain and flood waters have impacted communities along the east coas...

Covid recovery funding pits Italy’s dying towns against each other

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Perched on a rock surrounded by a vast nature reserve, the hilltop hamlet of Trevinano sent tremors across the Lazio region when it was announced this month that it and its 142 residents were in line for €20m (£16.73m...

‘God forbid the Cossacks come’: fears of war rise in Ukraine’s frontline towns

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Raisa Malashenko was trundling her rusty bicycle, laden with bags of food, through the centre of Stanytsia Luhanska on Saturday afternoon. The 81-year-old did not flinch as booms of artillery sounded in the distance. ...

Roman town’s remains found below Northamptonshire field on HS2 route

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A wealthy Roman trading town, whose inhabitants adorned themselves with jewellery and ate from fine pottery, has been discovered half a metre below the surface of a remote field in Northamptonshire. A 10-metre-wide Ro...

‘Pollution everywhere’: how one-click shopping is creating Amazon warehouse towns

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Three generations of Arah Parker’s family have lived in her pleasant, yellow-hued home, where there used to be a clear view of the San Gabriel mountains from the kitchen window. There used to be – until the country’s ...

Indigenous activists want to change a California town’s racist name. Officials are pushing back

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In September, the popular Lake Tahoe ski resort Squaw Valley announced it would change its name, recognizing that the term was “derogatory and offensive”. It became official with a press release and a new sign. But th...

Hockeyland: the Minnesota towns where high school players are stars

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Hockey is still such a big deal in the Iron Range town of Eveleth, Minnesota, that a 110ft, 10,000lbs stick can be found less than a mile from the US Hockey Hall of Fame over on Hat Trick Avenue. The big stick, a real...

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