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People need to change diet and flying habits for climate

That's according to Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser Tackling the climate crisis will require behavioural changes such as eating less meat and flying less, as well as green technology, the UK’s chief scientific adviser has said. Sir Patrick Vallance made the comments as he joined senior scientific advisers from around the world to issue a statement ahead of the Cop26 climate talks, calling on leaders to take […]

todayOctober 28, 2021 1

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Brexits impact on economy worse than pandemic OBR

The impact of Brexit on the UK economy will be worse than that caused by the pandemic, according to the chairman of the UK fiscal watchdog. Richard Hughes said the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) had assumed leaving the EU would “reduce our long run GDP by around 4%”, adding in comments to the BBC: “We think that the effect of the pandemic will reduce that (GDP) output by a […]

todayOctober 28, 2021 1

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Sir Paul McCartney among stars shortlisted for book of the year prize

13 titles are vying for the prize which will be announced in December Sir Paul McCartney, Marcus Rashford and Sir Kazuo Ishiguro are among the people shortlisted for a book of the year award. The anticipated new book The Lyrics from Beatles star Sir Paul is among 13 titles vying to be crowned Waterstones Book of the Year. You Are A Champion, a children’s book written by England footballer Marcus […]

todayOctober 28, 2021

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Strike action that would have affected the COP26 Climate Summit has been called off

The news has been confirmed by the RMT Union Rail strikes during Cop26 have been called off as a dispute over pay has been settled, the RMT has confirmed. The announcement was made on Wednesday evening following talks between the trade union and transport bosses. The union confirmed the planned industrial action would be “withdrawn immediately” as members welcome a recent agreement on a pay rise. The Scottish Government and […]

todayOctober 27, 2021 1



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