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Covid absences in schools in England triple in two weeks

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The number of children in state schools in England who were absent last week because of Covid has more than tripled in a fortnight, confirming headteachers’ warnings of growing disruption in classrooms as pupils prepa...

Britons in rural areas face crisis as heating oil prices more than triple

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If you had a nasty shock when you last filled up your car or received your latest gas bill, spare a thought for the 1.5 million rural households who rely on oil deliveries to heat their home. Many of them have seen pr...

Triple murderer Anthony Russell sentenced to whole-life order

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A triple murderer who raped and strangled one of his victims has been sentenced to a whole-life order, meaning he will remain in prison for the rest of his life. Anthony Russell, 39, pleaded guilty to the murders of J...

British BMX star Kieran Reilly lands world’s first triple flair – video

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The rising BMX star Kieran Reilly made history after landing the world's first triple flair trick, 16 years after the first double flair was landed. 'I can’t believe it. So so happy to show you all this! You can see h...

Suspending the pensions triple lock will still hit young people

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The “triple lock” is the most high-profile and contested area of pensions policy. It is also the most misunderstood. The lock, which ensures state pensions rise annually by the highest of average earnings growth, infl...

‘Nothing to eat’: Somalia hit by triple threat of climate crisis, Covid and conflict

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Such was the horror that erupted in her village earlier this year that Fadumo Ali Mohamed decided she had no choice but to leave. Through the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, she walked for 30 kilometres, along with ...

Pressure increases on Rishi Sunak to suspend triple lock on pensions

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Rishi Sunak has come under further pressure to suspend the state pension triple lock after wage figures showed that the chancellor is on course to pay pensioners a rise of more than 8% next year. Sunak is understood t...

Chancellor limbers up for bitter row over pension triple lock

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Abandoning the pension triple lock on state pensions, even for a single year, would guarantee a bitter row, so one can understand why the chancellor limbered up for the task with a round of hints and equivocation. Not...

Rishi Sunak hints at suspension to pension triple lock

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Rishi Sunak has given a broad hint that the government will temporarily break the pension triple lock this year in order to prevent the Treasury being landed with a £3bn uprating bill. The chancellor said there was a ...

Gaming disorders triple among young during year of UK lockdowns

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The number of children and young adults entering treatment for gaming addictions and disorders tripled over the last year, with experts believing that the pandemic and lockdowns play a key role in the increase. The cl...

Covid cases in Papua New Guinea triple in a month as doctors warn of ‘danger days’ ahead

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Papua New Guinea has reported a record number of Covid-19 cases over the weekend as doctors warn that the hospital system is in the brink of being overwhelmed and more people could die outside emergency rooms. The new...

Three stories of hope: 10 years on from Japan’s triple disaster

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On 11 March 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s north-east coast, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people. The tsunami destroyed more than 120,000 buildings and forced more than 450,000...

Japan marks 10 years since triple disaster killed 18,500 people

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Japan is marking 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatised the nation. Around 18,500 people were killed or le...

Japan marks ten years since triple disaster killed 18,500 people

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Japan is marking 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatised the nation. Around 18,500 people were killed or le...