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Annual inflation was up at 5.4% in December, the highest value for almost 30 years.
Some 70.7% of popular swimming locations were rated ‘excellent’ but environmental campaigners said they were sceptical real progress was being made.
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Hundreds of dementia care homes found to be substandard in England. Exclusive: Guardian analysis finds one in five homes rated ‘inadequate’ or ‘require improvement’ by CQC
The PM resisted calls to resign in the Commons on Wednesday.
The eruption of a Tonga volcano sent "violent" waves across the Pacific and caused a boat loading oil about 6,600 miles away to topple, spilling thousands of barrels into Peruvian waters. Dozens of fishermen have protested outside Peru's main oil refinery, La Pampilla, which processes around 117,000 barrels a day and is managed by Spanish company Repsol. An Italian-flagged ship was loading the oil into La Pampilla when strong waves moved the boat and caused it to spill its cargo into the ocean.
Mandatory credit: BBC Breakfast. 60-second use only. Armed Forces minister James Heappey warned Russia that tens of thousands of people could die in a conflict with Ukraine. The UK Government has supplied the Ukraine with anti-tank missiles in preparation for a possible assault. Mr Heappey adds that Russian premiere Vladimir Putin is being lied to if advisors are telling him that the conflict can be 'bloodless'.
Officials said they planned to “explore” how they could make the century-old name “clearer” and avoid any unwanted connection with the disgraced Duke.
An explosion at a home in the Bronx triggered a large fire, leaving at least one person dead and eight others injured, including five police officers suffering smoke inhalation, according to local officials.A blast was reported before 11 am at 869 Fox Street in the Longview neighborhood of the Bronx. This footage, released by the NYPD, shows officers working to rescue a woman pinned under a couch in a house next door. The 68-year-old woman was in a serious condition, authorities reported after being rescued.New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca, who was on the scene, said the fire was due to a gas explosion, though the cause has yet to be confirmed. Credit: NYPD via Storyful
Britain's payments regulator on Tuesday fined five payments companies including Mastercard a total of 33 million pounds ($45.01 million) for cartel behaviour involving prepaid cards issued to vulnerable people on welfare benefits. Mastercard received the largest fine of 31.56 million pounds ($43.04 million). The other companies fined were allpay, Advanced Payment Solution, Prepaid Financial Services and Sulion.
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Now that science has defanged Covid, it’s time to get on with our lives. As with any other ineradicable disease, prevention and treatment can be integrated into society
Bidding for the 'Stone III' sale closes on Wednesday evening and can be followed online.View on euronews
At Prime Minister's Questions, one Conservative MP defected to Labour as another called on Boris Johnson to step down.View on euronews
Man United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick gives status updates on Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba ahead of his side's game against Brentford. Ronaldo and Rashford were pictured in training on Monday with Paul Pogba, who was not expected to return to the group until the end of the month. “Paul Pogba had his first day of training with the whole group yesterday and in the first training session he showed what kind of an extraordinary player he could be,” the interim United boss said.
An Edinburgh nursery has been fined £800,000 following the death of a toddler who died after choking on a piece of mango.
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A competitive eater based in Auckland, New Zealand, told her followers that her lips were left “tingling with an insanely burnt feeling” after she documented her attempt at a spicy noodle challenge on YouTube.Nela Zisser can often be found making her way through outrageous food challenges, however, even for her, the task of devouring a plate of “spicy volcano” chicken curry noodles in under two minutes proved incredibly tough.Zisser admitted to viewers afterward that she badly needed a glass of milk to wash down the food, having rounded out the challenge in one minute and 55 seconds.Zisser’s YouTube account also chronicles such food feats as wolfing down 10 Burger King Whoppers in 17 minutes, devouring a 1-kg burrito in just under 100 seconds, and consuming a 2.2-pound jar of Nutella in under four minutes. Credit: Nela Zisser via Storyful
Brighton bee bricks initiative may do more harm than good, say scientists. Special bricks could attract mites or encourage spread of disease if not cleaned properly, say some experts
Morrisons’ cut in sick pay for unvaccinated workers is cruel. It needs to rethink. In the name of public health a growing list of big companies are passing the costs of Covid on to their employees