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French villagers bid to stop Tory donor Aquind laying cable under Channel

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French mayors and residents along the Normandy coast are campaigning to block a project for a cross-Channel electricity cable backed by a Ukrainian-born businessman who has donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to t...

‘Living in a cave is no life’: Pakistani villagers trapped by Taliban and poverty

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“Don’t talk to me about the government. They don’t help.” Ninety-year-old Shah Mast is angry. He has been living in the cave he calls home for seven years, ever since an offensive by the Pakistan army against the Isla...

‘It went so fast’: villagers describe destruction as flooding hits western Germany – video

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Raging floods caused by heavy rain devastated parts of Germany and Belgium on Thursday, killing more than 40 persone, destroying buildings and sweeping away vehicles. The full extent of the damage remains unclear becau...

Scottish villagers bid to buy most remote pub on mainland Britain

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It is known as Britain’s last true wilderness, and anybody making the mountainous two-day trek into the Knoydart peninsula on the west coast of Scotland would surely be dreaming of a thirst-quenching pint at the end o...

High in the Himalayas, villagers hit by Covid are left to fend for themselves

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Phalguni Devi has spent a fortnight living in a cattle shed. Looking out on a rainy afternoon in early June, she worries that if the rain does not let up, her fever-like symptoms will worsen. Devi, 51, shares the shed...

‘It’s a lifeline’: Cumbrian villagers raise £200,000 to save last shop

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The village high street in Kirkoswald, Cumbria, was once home to shops including a butcher’s, a greengrocer’s and a shoe shop. Now just one remains: a small convenience store that has became the hub of village life du...

‘They fired at everyone’: peril of Pakistani villagers protesting giant luxury estate

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Muhammad Anwar was not aware of any danger when he took the day off work to join his friends at a demonstration on a construction site of a powerful real estate company. When Anwar, 35, reached the west bank of Langej...

Crossed wires: villagers perplexed by phone line mix-up

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When a lorry ploughed into a row of telephone poles on an Oxfordshire highway in March, an entire village was cut off from the outside world. It wasn’t until three weeks later that phone lines and broadband were reins...