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The climate science behind flooding: why is it getting worse? – video explainer

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The Guardian's environment editor, Damian Carrington, examines exactly how the climate crisis is fuelling devastating floods – and what we can do to help protect ourselves and our planet

City’s crisis of confidence in Matthew Moulding’s THG is real – and getting worse

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“No material new information will be disclosed today,” declared THG in advance of its big City presentation. Maybe that was the problem. The 35% plunge in share price, which definitely counts as “material”, says that ...

The Tories have persuaded voters there’s a threat worse than fuel shortages

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The British historian Alex von Tunzelmann explained to me a few years ago why we are unable to discuss empire without denial and defensiveness. “Empire is still all around us,” she said. “It is still so integral to ev...

Britain’s leaky homes make the energy crisis worse. Why have governments not fixed them?

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Over the past few days the country has been thrown into panic, as soaring gas prices threaten to plunge hundreds of thousands more households into fuel poverty, joining the 2.5 million already there. For others, uncom...

Doctor ‘bias’ behind women getting worse treatment for heart attacks, Australian study finds

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Women receive worse medical treatment than men for common heart attacks, according to new research. A study by Sydney researchers has found that women diagnosed with a common type of heart attack or the condition unst...

Higher taxes could leave low-paid frontline workers £1,000 worse off

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Higher national insurance payments will leave low-paid frontline workers potentially more than £1,000 a year worse off, while also depriving firms of the cash needed to invest, according to the latest analyses. The co...

Scrapping Northern Ireland protocol will only make things worse, says EU

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The EU has pushed back sharply against demands the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol be scrapped, warning that a renegotiation would merely lead to more instability for traders and communities. Just hours after the Dem...

NSW Covid-19 update: record high 1,431 cases and 12 deaths with numbers ‘to get worse’ – video

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NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says Covid-19 case numbers are expected to continue rising and peak in the next two weeks after a record high 1,431 new cases and 12 deaths were recorded across the state. 'In terms of h...

Will America’s latest redistricting cycle be even worse than the last?

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Happy Thursday, In state capitals all across the United States, mapmakers are quietly beginning the hugely consequential process of drawing the political boundaries that will be in place for the next decade. Using br...

Billy Connolly says challenges of Parkinson’s are getting worse

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Billy Connolly has said the Parkinson’s disease that forced him to retire from live standup comedy is “getting worse” but he is still enjoying filming television programmes. Speaking as he picked up a lifetime achieve...

UK problems with slow growth and rising prices seem likely to get worse

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Growth is slowing and price pressures are mounting. Consumers are anxious and an important commodity is in short supply. That was the state of the UK in the mid-1970s, when a single word was used to describe a combina...

“Covid or Brexit, what’s worse?” English coastal towns struggle with staff shortages

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For Lynton, a small village perched on a picturesque hill overlooking the north Devon coast, this year’s summer tourist season has been exceptional. Holidaymakers from all over the UK have descended in huge numbers, a...

The climate science behind wildfires: why are they getting worse? – video explainer

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We are in an emergency. Wildfires are raging across the world as scorching temperatures and dry conditions fuel the blazes that have cost lives and destroyed livelihoods.The combination of extreme heat, changes in our...

‘We feel intimidated’: residents in south-west Sydney Covid hotspots say police are making things worse

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Rabieh Dib says his mother is afraid to sit in her front yard since police knocked on the door of their house after 10pm one night to check who was inside. “We’re not criminals or troublemakers, but we feel intimidate...

Tuesday briefing: Brexit and Covid shortages ‘to get worse’

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Hello, Warren Murray at least able to supply you with some news – including freshly minted gold in the sailing down in the sport section. Gaps on supermarket shelves are likely to continue for several months, supplie...

Virtual contact worse than no contact for over-60s in lockdown, says study

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Virtual contact during the pandemic made many over-60s feel lonelier and more depressed than no contact at all, new research has found. Many older people stayed in touch with family and friends during lockdown using t...

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