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Nanny review – promising domestic worker thriller gets jumbled

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It’s remarkable how infrequently modern-day domestic workers are portrayed as fully formed characters in TV and film, given their ubiquity and necessity in the lives of so many. Perhaps part of that is because “the he...

Charity worker killed by former inmate she had a relationship with, jury told

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A former charity worker who worked with released prisoners was stabbed to death by an ex-inmate she had begun a relationship with, a jury has heard. Michaela Hall, 49, was stabbed through the eye by Lee Kendall, 42, i...

Staffordshire police worker jailed for storing murder and postmortem images

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A police worker who illegally downloaded and took home thousands of images, including those showing murder victims and postmortems, has been jailed for three years. Darren Collins, a digital forensic specialist from S...

‘I want to show people we are here’: meet the social worker raising the visibility of the trans community in Georgia

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For Tony, a gender-fluid social worker in Tbilisi, Georgia, being visible is a daily way to push back against the oppression the transgender community faces. “I usually use public transport because, for me, that is on...

‘Scariest place I’ve worked’: social worker recalls stint in Bradford

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Frank Thomson* has been a social worker for more than a decade, but describes a short stint in Bradford council’s child safeguarding team as “without exaggerating, the scariest place I’ve ever worked in”. This week, t...

Farmers warn of threat to UK food security due to seasonal worker visa cap

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Farmers have accused the government of failing to listen to their warnings over the future of domestic food production, after concerns ministers would not increase the number of seasonal worker visas next year. The c...

Police step up search for missing hospital worker Petra Srncova

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A missing children’s hospital worker is believed to have disappeared on her way home from work, police said on Saturday, as Labour MP Harriet Harman launched an appeal for information on her constituent. Petra Srncova...

Police investigate unexplained death of Trident submarine worker

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Police are investigating the unexplained death of a man who worked on the Trident nuclear submarines at Faslane naval base on the Clyde. Officers were called to HM Naval Base Clyde, 33 miles west of Glasgow, at about ...

The disposable US workforce: life as an ‘essential’ meatpacking plant worker

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Jose Tovar believes he can pinpoint the day he got Covid-19: it was 8 April 2020 and he was cutting chuck bone at a meatpacking plant in Cactus, a little town in the Texas panhandle. Cactus might be a small place, but...

Philadelphia lab briefly locked down after worker finds ‘smallpox’ vials in freezer

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A lab worker at a Merck facility outside Philadelphia found 15 “questionable vials” labeled “smallpox” and “vaccinia” while cleaning out a freezer earlier this week, raising harrowing security concerns. The FBI and t...

Meat carcasses sent to EU for butchering amid UK worker shortage

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Meat processors in Great Britain are having to export carcasses destined for domestic consumption to the EU for butchering because of the shortage of skilled workers in the industry. Beef producers are exporting carca...

Council worker sacked for comments about Zionism wins back job

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A self-described anti-Zionist who was sacked from his job of more than 17 years after being filmed arguing with a protester at a rally protesting against antisemitism in the Labour party has won his job back and appro...

‘Where’s the logic?’: how England’s ‘no jab, no job’ policy will hit a care worker

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Carol Thomas, a retired health academic who lives with multiple sclerosis, is about to lose not just a carer but a companion because of the government’s “no jab, no job” policy. Unless the policy is changed, which loo...

Angeliena review – car park worker dreams of getaway in cartoonish South African drama

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The colourful opening of Uga Carlini’s Angeliena suggests a giddy ride awaits: the camera follows a suitcase plastered with travel stickers moving along a conveyor belt at an airport. But such vibrant detail only poin...

Plymouth shootings: police worker faces misconduct inquiry

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The investigation into the Plymouth mass shooting has placed one police staff worker under investigation for gross misconduct, meaning they could be sacked if allegations are upheld. Jake Davison, 22, shot dead his mo...

Angeliena review – car park worker dreams of getaway in shallow South African drama

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The colourful opening of Uga Carlini’s Angeliena suggests a giddy ride awaits: the camera follows a suitcase plastered with travel stickers moving along a conveyor belt at an airport. But such vibrant detail only poin...

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