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Hand car washes 'aid modern slavery and destroy the planet'

The rising number of hand car washes in the UK is due to be investigated by MPs over fears they are contributing to cases of modern slavery. 375 more words

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Children of alcoholics to get 'lifeline' of support in £6,000,000 scheme

Children suffering at the hands of alcoholic parents will be offered fast-tracked help and support with £6,000,000 of funding announced by the government.

There are an estimated 200,000 children in England living with alcohol-dependent parents, with the NSPCC reporting a 16% rise in calls involving drink or drug abuse in recent years. 677 more words

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Theresa May is running 'institutionally racist' government, says Labour MP

Labour frontbench MP Dawn Butler has accused Theresa May of racism and of leading a government that is ‘institutionally racist’.

The Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities also blamed the prime minister’s hardline immigration policies for the… 328 more words

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Daughter of sick Windrush pensioner 'stranded in Jamaica' fears she won't get to say goodbye

The daughter of a Windrush pensioner who lived and worked in the UK for 51 years says she is terrified she won’t get to say goodbye to him before he dies. 428 more words

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Thomas Paine: British Revolutionary, French Prisoner, American anti-hero.

Giving just a few simplistic reasons as to why we should admire Thomas Paine, is in many ways as facile as writing “Twelve reasons why Napoleon was an important man.”  3,345 more words

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Half as many birds are being killed by wind turbines as previously thought

The risk of birds being killed by offshore wind turbines is less than half of what has previously been suggested, according to new analysis.

A comprehensive investigation suggested that seabirds will actively avoid colliding with the generators, by changing their fly paths. 572 more words

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Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned to cut plastic pollution

Plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds could be banned from sale in England under plans being set out by Theresa May.

The Prime Minister will launch a consultation on banning the disposable plastic items later this year in a bid to cut the amount of waste in rivers and oceans. 712 more words

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