Tag Archives: The Guardian

Tesco absorbs tampon tax for customers by cutting prices

Tesco Supermarket covers 5% VAT on women’s sanitary products for own-label and other brands following campaign <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Tesco said the move would help women who found themselves in financial difficulty. Photograph: Emma Gibbs/Getty Images Tesco Tesco absorbs tampon tax for customers by cutting prices Supermarket covers 5% VAT on women’s sanitary products for own-label and other ...

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Charlie Gard has died, his parents say

Charlie Gard Mother Connie Yates says ‘our beautiful little boy has gone’ after critically ill baby dies at hospice following long legal battle <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Charlie Gard, who has died aged 11 months, was diagnosed with a rare inherited disease in September 2016. Photograph: Handout/PA Charlie Gard Charlie Gard has died, his parents say Mother Connie Yates ...

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Self-published archaeological thriller takes £20,000 Amazon award

Self-publishing The Relic Hunters by David Leadbeater is inaugural winner of online retailer’s DIY publishing prize <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Digging victory … David Leadbeater with his Kindle Storyteller award. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images for Ama Self-publishing Self-published archaeological thriller takes £20,000 Amazon award The Relic Hunters by David Leadbeater is inaugural winner of online retailer’s DIY publishing prize ...

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St Cuthbert's coffin to go on display for first time at Durham Cathedral

Archaeology Artefact, made in 698, is regarded as most important wooden object surviving in England from before Norman conquest <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The 1,300-year-old coffin of St Cuthbert in Durham Cathedral Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Archaeology St Cuthbert’s coffin to go on display for first time at Durham Cathedral Artefact, made in 698, is regarded as most important wooden ...

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Rubbish piles up in Birmingham as strike continues

Birmingham Refuse left uncollected for weeks as union claims Labour-run council’s restructuring plans threaten jobs of 120 staff <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Rubbish bags piled high in Birmingham as an industrial dispute between the city’s council and refuse collectors continues. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Birmingham Rubbish piles up in Birmingham as strike continues Refuse left uncollected for weeks as union ...

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Council apologises over unlawful removal of child from mother

Child protection Family court judge says Gloucestershire council acted with ‘degree of subterfuge and immediacy’ that was plainly wrong <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Gloucestershire county council’s crest on a wall in Gloucester. Photograph: Alamy Child protection Council apologises over unlawful removal of child from mother Family court judge says Gloucestershire council acted with ‘degree of subterfuge and immediacy’ that ...

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Sale of Holy Island pub is heavenly opportunity for beer pilgrims

Northumberland The Crown and Anchor is one of England’s hardest-to-reach inns with the causeway to the mainland only accessible at low tide <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> ‘You can’t just nip to Tesco or to the bank if we run out of change.’ Holy Island, or Lindisfarne, where the Crown and Anchor is up for sale. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for ...

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Crossrail firm fined £1m over worker's death and other safety breaches

Crossrail Contractor Bam Ferrovial Kier could have prevented all three incidents with ‘simple measures’, investigators found <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Crossrail contractors. Two people were injured in 2015 and one killed a year earlier while working on the project. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Crossrail Crossrail firm fined £1m over worker’s death and other safety breaches Contractor Bam Ferrovial Kier could ...

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Momentum video parodies older voters discussing Corbyn's policies

Momentum Viral clip implies group discussing free university tuition and other policies don’t understand difficulties others face Play Video 0:54 The Momentum video that has divided opinion Momentum Momentum video parodies older voters discussing Corbyn’s policies Viral clip implies group discussing free university tuition and other policies don’t understand difficulties others face A video from Momentum, the pro-Jeremy Corbyn movement, ...

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Ofcom bans Iman FM radio station over broadcasts of al-Qaida cleric

Sheffield Watchdog finds Sheffield station guilty of serious breaches of broadcasting code for airing speeches by the late Anwar al-Awlaki <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by a US drone strike in 2011. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images Sheffield Ofcom bans Iman FM radio station over broadcasts of al-Qaida cleric Watchdog finds Sheffield station guilty of serious breaches of ...

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