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Unless we act soon, this heatwave is just a taste of things to come

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High temperature records are being obliterated across western Europe, some of which had been previously set during the heatwave in 2003 that is estimated to have left tens of thousands dead. Raging wildfires are displ...

Revealed: US cities refusing to replace toxic lead water pipes unless residents pay

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Elena Bautista didn’t pay much attention to the work crews that rolled down her street last year. They planned to remove water pipes made of lead, a toxin that can permanently damage children’s brains. But they skippe...

Lismore ice-cream factory ‘will need to stand down 240 people’ unless flood support extended

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An ice-cream factory will stand down 240 workers in Lismore next month – including 44 who lost their homes in floods earlier this year – unless government support is extended. Michael Hampson, the chief executive of N...

My relative was killed at Ballymurphy. Reconciliation won’t happen unless Troubles victims are heard

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Seamus Heaney’s seminal poem The Cure at Troy is often quoted by political leaders, most recently by Joe Biden during his campaign for the White House. It’s a poem about the trauma of conflict and division, the hope f...

Unless Democrats start fighting like they mean it, they’re going to lose Congress

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The surest way to lose a battle is to not fight. Despite this fairly obvious logic, President Joe Biden and too many Democrats seem to have adopted a political strategy for the midterm elections of avoiding as many fi...

Does your job take a toll on your body? You’re in trouble unless you’re an athlete

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On my way to work early one morning, walking through St Peter’s Square in Manchester, I happened upon a couple of dozen blokes in hi-vis workwear standing in a big circle. At the centre stood a woman, presumably a phy...

Defence personnel not allowed to speak about climate ‘unless they go through Peter Dutton’s office’

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The former chief of the defence force Chris Barrie says defence personnel are not allowed to speak out on the national strategic threats posed by climate change without prior approval from Peter Dutton’s office. The s...

Never a police officer around when you want one – unless you’re an oligarch

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Didn’t you love the pictures of a column of Metropolitan police officers running towards Oleg Deripaska’s house like it was a five-storey Greggs? Here they come, trotting with intent, a phalanx of shirt-sleeved, riot-...

Unless Whitehall devolves its powers, ‘levelling up’ is doomed to fail

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For two and a half years, it was like waiting for Godot. But the levelling up white paper is finally here. So was it worth the wait? First, the good points: the plan’s ambitions are clear, and there are things to prai...

UK economy risks heading into reverse unless Rishi Sunak offers more help

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Restaurants suffered a sharp drop in activity, manufacturers reported zero growth, and output in the construction industry collapsed in October at the fastest rate since the first wave of Covid-19 last year. Even befo...

We can’t address the climate crisis unless we also take on global inequality

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Let’s face it: our chances of staying under a 2C increase in global temperature are not looking good. If we continue business as usual, the world is on track to heat up by 3C at least by the end of this century. At cu...

Cop26 will be derailed unless the rich world meets its obligation to the poor

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A couple of hundred years ago Britain was not a lot different from many poor countries today. Life expectancy was low, infant mortality was high, living standards barely rose from year to year, water-borne diseases we...

Unless progressive parties unite, the UK will shift further to the right

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The decision by opposition parties in Hungary to mount a united campaign against the governing party, Fidesz (Editorial, 19 October) has a message for Labour. Here, as there, the opposition fails spectacularly if it c...

Sackler family won’t settle unless off the hook from opioid suits, court told

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Members of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will not contribute billions of dollars to a legal settlement unless they get off the hook for all current and future lawsuits over the company’s activitie...

Labour will never govern unless it can appeal again to working class – report

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Labour will never get back into government unless it can reinvent itself to appeal again to working-class voters, a major examination of the party’s future has warned, saying the problems go far beyond Brexit or Jerem...

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