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London mayor urged to halt Silvertown tunnel scheme at 11th hour

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The mayor of London is being urged to make an 11th hour intervention and halt plans for a new four-lane road tunnel under the River Thames that opponents say would worsen pollution and exacerbate the climate crisis. T...

Tory MP urged to quit job as adviser to ‘climate denier’ US fossil fuel firm

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A Tory MP has been urged to quit his second job as a £325-an-hour adviser to a US fossil fuel firm after the company was accused of using “classic climate denial” tactics to delay action on the climate crisis. Mark Pr...

School uniforms: UK parents urged to buy early amid supply problems

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The holidays have only just begun for many children but families are being warned not to leave uniform shopping to the last minute because of potential shortages of official school blazers and jumpers. The specialist ...

Keir Starmer urged not to abandon pledge to abolish House of Lords

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Keir Starmer has been urged not to abandon a key leadership pledge of abolishing the House of Lords, with Gordon Brown warning that plans to “gerrymander” parliament’s upper chamber by flooding it with dozens of Tory ...

People in England urged to curb water use amid driest conditions since 1976

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People in England are being urged to curb their use of water as the country faces its driest conditions since 1976. Officials are preparing to declare a drought in August if dry conditions continue, after months of ve...

Major fire incident declared in Surrey and Londoners urged not to barbecue

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Fire services have declared a major incident in Surrey and urged Londoners to cancel barbecues in the capital as firefighters continue to tackle “significant” weather-related blazes. Several fire engines were sent to ...

Blair urged Kuwait to buy UK artillery as Gulf war payback, papers show

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Tony Blair urged Kuwait to buy the UK’s latest artillery as payback for supporting the country during the Gulf war, newly released papers reveal. Blair lobbied Crown Prince Sheikh Sa’ad between 1998 and 1999, includin...

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

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A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears that they and other activists would b...

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

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A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears that they and other activists would b...

Texans urged to save energy as extreme heatwave strains power grid

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Texans sweltering under record temperatures and high humidity have been urged to conserve energy as the power grid struggles to cope with a surge in demand. An extreme heatwave across the south-west and central US has...

Pay infected blood scandal victims before they die, Boris Johnson urged

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Campaigners are to hand-deliver a letter to Boris Johnson on Monday urging him to deliver immediate interim payments to victims of the contaminated blood scandal before more of them die. The delegation, including peop...

UK heatwave: parents urged to keep children out of sun

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Parents are being advised to keep children out of the sun as the UK braces for a heatwave. With temperatures predicted to hit a high of 33C (91.4F) on Tuesday, Sheffield children’s hospital says children should wear s...

UK supermarkets urged to stop selling Parma ham from EU caged sows

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Animal welfare campaigners are calling on UK supermarkets to stop selling premium ham, including Parma, produced in “sow stalls” on EU farms. An undercover investigation conducted by Compassion in World Farming (CWF),...

Biden urged to do more to defend abortion rights: ‘This is a five-alarm fire’

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High above America’s capital, pro-choice activists scaled a construction crane, inching across its latticed steel arm, to affix a banner with a message for the president to see. It read: “BIDEN PROTECT ABORTION.” In t...

‘His anger got bigger’: ministers urged to get serious about gamblers’ deaths

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When Julie Martin’s 16-year-old son rang as she drove home from work, his words made her blood run cold. “Don’t come home. Dad’s at the front door.” His father, Bylent “Bill” Troshupa, was subject to a restraining ord...

Craig Kelly staffer Frank Zumbo urged young female employee to ‘let me into your life’, court hears

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The former federal MP Craig Kelly’s office manager scolded a young female employee for posting a photo to social media that he felt drew attention to her breasts after she had told him she was not interested in him ro...

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