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Some drinks will see their duty levels rise when the changes come into force in 2023 due to their relatively high alcohol levels.
In an open discussion on racial profiling, Johannes Radebe said he had been stopped by police due to how he looks, and tries to be careful with his clothing.
Sex: Unzipped review – perverse Sesame Street is a TV disgrace. In this fascinatingly terrible Netflix show, presenter Saweetie cannot contain her cringing as sex-positive puppets masturbate constantly in front of her. What an agonising watch
MPs have complained of online abuse after Conservatives voted against a bill which would crack down on water companies pumping raw sewage into the UK’s rivers and seas. Water companies discharged raw sewage into rivers in England more than 400,000 times last year and for more than three million hours, according to figures published by the Environment Agency. “The bill will crack down on water companies that discharge sewage into rivers and will include a world-leading legally-binding species target for 2030, aiming to halt the decline of nature and to protect beloved British animals, such as red squirrels and hedgehogs.”
The bison had all but been driven out of Europe by hunting and the destruction of its habitats
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reneged on his threat to expel the ambassadors of 10 Western nations over their support for a jailed activist. The reversal came after France, Germany the United States and several other countries issued identical statements saying they respected a UN convention that required diplomats not to interfere in the host country's domestic affairs.“We believe that these ambassadors, who have fulfilled their commitment to Article 41 of the Vienna Convention, wi
Budget 2021: key points at a glance. Rishi Sunak has delivered his budget – here are the main points, with political analysis
Government will also freeze fuel duty to make it cheaper to drive
Australia will aim for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but will not pass legislation about the goal. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would instead rely on consumers and companies to push towards emission reductions. Australia had so far refused to join countries such as the UK and US in pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 ahead of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow next week.
A mammoth cut to Britain's plans to issue government debt was structured to minimise market disruption as far as possible and maintain a steady supply of bonds to investors, the head of the country's debt agency told Reuters on Wednesday. Gilt prices shot higher after the Debt Management Office (DMO) said it planned to issue 194.8 billion pounds ($267.5 billion) of bonds in the current 2021/22 financial year, 57.8 billion pounds less than its previous remit. Both 10-year and 30-year British government bonds recorded their biggest one-day price rises since March 2020, when prices surged after the Bank of England restarted its quantitative easing programme during Britain's plunge into a COVID-19 lockdown.
It was suggested that someone in MI5 should have joined the dots
Scottish city ready for ‘unprecedented’ disruption to transport network
Sudanese activists say security forces have detained three prominent pro-democracy activists
A judicial inquiry has begun into the death of Eric Garner
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said he will take the steps to radically simplify alcohol duty with a system designed around the principle of "the stronger the drink, the higher the rate", as well as a 'draught relief' - a new, lower rate of duty on draught beer and cider.
The president of Lithuania met with a mother concerned for her LGBT+ child’s future, and the future of every other child like them.
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John Welsby, who has died aged 83, was the final chairman of British Rail as the industry was privatised, having played a vital role in raising the nationalised BR to new heights of efficiency.
Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has testified in court for the first time in one of several cases against her, but details of what she said are not available because of a gag order on her lawyers
Four migrants, three of them children, drowned on Tuesday after a boat in which they and 23 others were trying to cross from Turkey to Greece sank, the Greek coast guard said. Greece is one of the main routes into the European Union for asylum-seekers crossing from Turkey in flimsy, overcrowded rubber boats. The boat sank off the Greek island of Chios where strong winds were blowing, a coast guard statement said.