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Squid Game’s success reopens debate over who should pay for rising internet traffic

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The breakout success of the Korean drama Squid Game has prompted a local broadband provider to launch legal action to force the maker, Netflix, to help pay for the huge surge in traffic, the latest flashpoint in the a...

‘It was war’: school-run parents tackle petrol crisis traffic chaos

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Bounds Green primary school sits on a road so busy it has a bridge for a pedestrian crossing. Even on a good day the air is acrid, suffused by mephitic fumes belched continuously by traffic on the A109, which bisects ...

Five arrested after Iain Duncan Smith ‘hit on head with traffic cone’

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Five people have been arrested after Iain Duncan Smith was allegedly hit on the head with a traffic cone during the Conservative party conference. Greater Manchester police (GMP) said it arrested three men and two wom...

Insulate Britain protesters bring traffic to halt on M1 and M4

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The climate campaign group Insulate Britain is staging its 10th day of protests in the past three weeks. The organisation said about 30 activists have blocked roundabouts at junction 3 of the M4 near Heathrow airport,...

Wild boar family navigate traffic in Rome – video

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A family of wild boar were filmed walking on the Via Trionfale in the northern suburbs of Rome. In recent years wild boar have been wreaking havoc in Rome, even causing fatal car crashes. The animal is believed to be ...

‘Unjust practices’: US prosecutor takes stand against minor police traffic stops

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A Minnesota prosecutor who filed manslaughter charges against a police officer who shot and killed the black motorist Philando Castile in a 2016 stop for a broken tail light says he will no longer pursue cases involvi...

Europe’s distrust of the traffic light system threatens UK holidays

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Uncertainty surrounding outbound travel from the UK is causing an atmosphere of distrust among hoteliers and travel suppliers in Europe, according to tour operators and industry bodies. Prior to the government announc...

Deadly traffic: the fuel drivers caught up in Pakistan-Iran border tensions

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Karim Jan* spent the festival of Eid al-Fitr sitting in the scorching May sun as he had spent the previous five days, waiting in a long queue of traffic to get into Iran. Like hundreds of other drivers, Jan came to th...

Ryanair and airport group launch legal action over travel ‘traffic light’ system

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Ryanair and the UK’s largest airport group have announced that they have launched a legal challenge calling for transparency in the government’s handling of its contentious “traffic light” travel system. The move by E...

Covid traffic light system could cost UK airports £2.6bn this summer

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The UK aviation sector has warned that airports are likely to lose at least £2.6bn this summer as the “chaotic” Covid traffic light system halts international travel. Airports said the coming months could deal a heavi...

Bank holiday traffic: sun and Covid easing may mean return of jams

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Sunny weather, the easing of Covid restrictions and the return of road traffic to pre-pandemic levels could combine to bring back traditional bank holiday jams in coastal areas, motoring organisations have said. The R...

The Guardian view on Covid and travel: these traffic lights won’t keep us safe

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On the same day that the first wave of holidaymakers jetted off to Portugal, experts warned that the Covid variant first discovered in India was set to become the dominant strain in the UK within days. The rapid trans...

Traffic light travel plan will let new Covid variants into UK, scientists warn

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It is inevitable that new Covid variants will continue to enter the country, scientists warned this weekend, claiming there are “obvious flaws” in the government’s system for reopening international travel to and from...

Black army officer pepper-sprayed by police during traffic stop in December 2020 – video

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One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black US army officer during a traffic stop has been fired, a Virginia town announced late on Sunday, hours after the governor called ...

Caron Nazario: Windsor police officer fired over pepper-spray traffic stop

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One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black US army officer during a traffic stop has been fired, a Virginia town announced late on Sunday, hours after the governor called ...

Virginia governor ‘disturbed and angered’ by Caron Nazario traffic stop

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The governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, said on Sunday he was “disturbed and angered” by an incident in which an army lieutenant was threatened, knocked down and pepper-sprayed by two police officers during a traffic...

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