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Uncertainty over if government is in Bulb Energy for the long haul

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Place your bets: how long do you think the government will be in the business of running a retail energy supply company? Put another way, is the “special administration” of Bulb Energy likely to be a quick fix or a lo...

Czech PM to step down and signal end to political uncertainty

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The Czech Republic’s ailing president has signalled an end to prolonged political uncertainty in the country by saying he will accept the resignation of its prime minister, Andrej Babiš, following a general election d...

Hilary Mantel play to close amid Covid uncertainty

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The Royal Shakespeare Company has cancelled a planned extension of its West End stage production of Hilary Mantel’s novel The Mirror and the Light citing uncertainty and risk. “Over recent days, it has become clear th...

Spooked Britons seek out tales of paranormal amid Covid uncertainty

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The pandemic and political uncertainty are fuelling the popularity of programmes about the paranormal, according to academics and the creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist. More than 5 million peop...

Women’s golf major gains sponsor and bigger purse amid venue uncertainty

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News of a welcome and substantial boost in prize money for the first women’s major of the golfing year has arrived with the not inconsequential footnote of no host venue being in place after 2022. The Chevron Champion...

Uncertainty hovers over Helmand’s schools as Taliban ban older girls

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The walls of the Malalay school, in the centre of Lashkar Gah, Helmand, are pockmarked with bullets from the last weeks of bitter fighting between the Taliban and government forces, the glass in its windows shattered ...

China growth forecast cut by ratings agency amid Evergrande uncertainty

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Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded its forecast for China’s economic growth because of concerns about a slowdown in the country’s colossal housing market and fears about struggling property giant Evergrande. China en...

Berwyn: Tape 2/ Fomalhaut review – a compelling work of uncertainty

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Born in Trinidad, raised in east London, this rapper and singer’s eventful autobiography was laid out on his moving debut, Demotape/Vega (2020). Berwyn’s mum’s struggles included spells in prison; her son sometimes fo...

Morning mail: new details of Christian Porter investigation, vaccine uncertainty, Cyclone Seroja hits WA

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Good morning. New information has emerged about the police handling of allegations against Christian Porter, Scott Morrison is accused of “gaslighting” Australians over the vaccine rollout and, as the Queen mourns her...

Uncertainty hangs over Israel PM’s bid to break political impasse

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Hardline former allies hold key in new effort by Benjamin Netanyahu to end the country’s two-year stalemateIsrael is due to hold its fourth round of elections on Tuesday, although the result could simply extend a two-...

Australia renews concerns over coal ships stuck off China amid import quota uncertainty

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The Morrison government has renewed its concerns with China over delays clearing dozens of ships carrying Australian coal, amid wider uncertainty over import quotas that will apply this year. About 40 ships carrying c...

‘A lot of uncertainty’: imams fighting Covid misinformation in Australia’s Muslim community

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Whenever imam Alaa Alzokum comes across conspiracy theories – whether in person or online – he bridles at their poor sourcing. “It[’s] always from people who say ‘people say this, people say that’, but never from an a...