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BT workers vote on strike that could disrupt internet services for remote workers

People working from home are facing “clear disruption” to internet services as thousands of BT workers vote this week to go on strike. As many as 45,000 engineers and call center staff will decide whether to begin industrial action in as little as two weeks’ time. This makes up the vast majority of the company’s …

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Millennials were woke enough…but the next generation is much worse

If I was asked on a quiz show to come up with a single word that captured the dynamics of history, I would say “backlash”. Admittedly, I’m not the first to notice that the pendulum swings its way through time. Philosophers like Hegel and Foucault, with their “dialectics” of history, got there quite a while …

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Hiromu Takahashi off AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door due to fever – WON/F4W

Due to a fever and not being allowed to fly in as a result, Hiromu Takahashi is off Sunday’s AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view. The NJPW standout was set to team with Sting, Darby Allin & Shingo Takagi against The Young Bucks, Hikuleo & El Phantasmo on the PPV, announced on Wednesday’s Dynamite. The …

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Duchess of Cambridge joins squaddies for drills as she marks Armed Forces Day

The Duchess of Cambridge seemed more than happy to get her hands dirty when she joined squaddies in learning some of the basic skills they will need on the front line. New pictures released to mark Armed Forces Day show the Duchess visiting Pirbright Training in November, when she spent time with the 101 Operational …

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Packamama, Accolade and Taylors Wines launch environmentally friendly flat wine bottles in Australia

Bringing new meaning to the old saying “flat out like a lizard drinking”, the first “flat” wine bottles have hit the Australian market. The collaboration between UK-based packaging company Packamama and winemakers Accolade Wines and Taylors Wines, the so-called eco-bottle aims to reduce the environmental impact of the local wine industry. Camera IconThe new flat …

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Wet wipe ‘island’ in the Thames prompts call for ban

Wet wipes should be avoided unless really necessary and never flushed down the lavatory, a minister has urged the public, amid concern they are blocking sewers and worsening river pollution. The Government is considering a ban on wet wipes containing plastic in a bid to cut the pollution caused by them being flushed down the …

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The surprising story behind Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall’s split

For most, the first warning sign that something was wrong came only on Monday, when Mr Murdoch threw his annual summer party at London’s Serpentine Gallery. The event is one of the most prestigious social invitations of the summer season, yet neither Ms Hall nor any of her family or friends attended. Had she been …

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Giant Sunspot Facing Earth Has Doubled In Size In Last 24 Hours

As if the scorching hot weather wasn’t already a cause for concern, a giant sunspot facing Earth has apparently doubled in size. That’s right, in the past 24 hours, Active Region 3038 on the sun has been pretty, well, active. The news comes as areas around the world are experiencing an unprecedented heat, with Iran …

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The dismal truth behind why so many Brits don’t want to work

EasyJet is canceling flights because it can’t find the staff to crew its planes. Heathrow is in chaos because it doesn’t have enough people to handle the baggage. Restaurants are slimming back menus because there is no one to work the kitchens, and shops don’t have enough people to drive the vans and stock the …

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Give back pension rise cash if you don’t need it, suggests Therese Coffey

Britons should give back cash from next year’s pension rise if they do not believe they need it, Therese Coffey has suggested. The Treasury confirmed on Tuesday the pension “triple lock” will be reinstated after it was paused during the pandemic, taking retirees’ annual payout beyond £10,000 for the first time as the state pension …

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