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More people overdose on party drug 3-MMC

Reports of overdoses of banned designer drug 3-MMC have doubled in the last year, toxicology information centre NVIC has said. The centre fielded a total of 200 calls at an average of four a week from healthcare providers in 2023, double the number of 2022. 3-MMC, […]


UK universities need rescue package to stop ‘domino effect’ of going under

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Experts say the next head of the Office for Students must oversee a programme that will protect higher education The new head of the Office for Students (OfS) will have to oversee rescue plans to avoid a “domino effect” with a number of universities going under, experts […]

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Child dies and five people taken to hospital after east London house fire

Police trying to trace next of kin after blaze in East Ham on Saturday morning A child has died and five people have been taken to hospital after a house fire in east London. Six fire engines and about 40 firefighters were called to the blaze […]

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Artist punches holes in UN climate report six hours a day for Dutch installation

Johannes-Harm Hovinga has to take painkillers to complete 20-day artistic protest at Museum Arnhem Every day for the last two weeks, Johannes-Harm Hovinga has sat at a raised table in Museum Arnhem, using a two-hole page puncher to systematically perforate the 7,705-page sixth assessment report […]

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Ofwat accused of showing ‘contempt’ to customers over water bill price rises

Politicians and campaigners have condemned proposed water bill rises for England and Wales, accusing the industry regulator of showing “contempt” to customers who have endured poor service, sewage dumping and leaks. Ofwat’s recommendation on Thursday that households pay on average £94 more over five years […]

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Four people drown trying to cross Channel near Boulogne-sur-Mer

Deaths are first to happen since election of Keir Starmer, who has pledged to ‘stop the criminal gangs’ Four people have died overnight trying to cross the Channel, according to reports in French media. A rescue operation took place off Boulogne-sur-Mer on France’s northern coast […]

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Justice secretary set to announce plans on prisons overcrowding crisis

Shabana Mahmood to set out emergency measures, which could include reducing the time before some prisoners are automatically released The Justice Secretary is set to announce plans on Friday to address prison overcrowding in England and Wales, with fears jails will run out of space […]

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China a ‘decisive enabler’ of Russia’s war in Ukraine, says Nato in stern rebuke

Nato’s communique highlights concerns over Beijing’s nuclear arsenal and its capabilities in space, with Jens Stoltenberg calling it an important message Nato leaders have labelled China a “decisive enabler” of Russia’s war against Ukraine and called its deepening ties with Moscow a cause of “deep […]

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Ollie Watkins’ bolt from blue stuns Netherlands and sends England to final

Is it time for a rethink about Gareth Southgate’s substitutions? As the tension rose at the BVB Stadion and extra time beckoned, it was England who found an extra burst when two players who had not been on the pitch long combined to send them through to […]

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UK will be ‘leading European nation’ in Nato, defence secretary pledges

John Healey acknowledges likely shift of US focus to China and says Britain and EU must raise military spending to counter Russia Britain will be “the leading European nation” in Nato under a Labour government, the new defence secretary, John Healey, pledged in an interview at […]

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Who are the key people inside Labour’s leadership team?

The chiefs of staff, special advisers and policy strategists guiding Keir Starmer’s new government At the helm of Keir Starmer’s new Downing Street operation will be Sue Gray, Keir Starmer’s all powerful chief of staff, who has quickly become his political fixer and mediator in the […]

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