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Civilians evacuated from Mariupol tell of hellish conditions under steelworks

A first group of civilians trapped for weeks inside Mariupol's Azovstal steelworks were expected to reach a Ukrainian-held city yesterday, but efforts to save more people from the horrific conditions inside the huge plant were held up.

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

Student loans Changes threaten to take universities back to the 1940s'

The long-awaited response to the Augar review of post-18 education and funding, published in February, included 40-year payback periods and higher repayment terms.

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

‘A jolly good fellow': Bafta honour for Billy Connolly

Sir Billy Connolly does not let Parkinson's disease dictate who he is, he has said, expressing his honour at receiving this year's Bafta fellowship.

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

Young returns to anchor Queen's jubilee on BBC

The radio and TV presenter Kirsty Young will return to the BBC for the first time since 2018 to lead the broadcaster's platinum jubilee coverage.

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

Safety fears over 'toxic' hostility to councillors

More must be done to protect councillors from abuse, according to local government bodies, as those on the frontline of local democracy describe a “truly toxic” political environment where online aggression spills over into real-life behaviour.

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

Housing Revival of Thatcher's right to buy criticised by experts

Boris Johnson is considering reviving Margaret Thatcher's right-to-buy scheme by giving people the chance to purchase the properties they rent from housing associations at a discounted price.

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

Cast in shock as midnight comes early for Lloyd Webber's onstage Cinderella

The curtain is to come down on Andrew Lloyd Webber's new West End musical Cinderella, just under a year after opening, with its final performance set for 12 June.

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

Rwanda policy unlikely to deter crossings, refugee survey finds

Deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlikely to deter those in northern France hoping to cross the Channel in small boats, according to a survey that found three-quarters said they would still try to make the journey.

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

Lift-off for city's Eid celebrations

Thousands of people gathered in Platt Fields Park, Manchester, yesterday for Eid celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan.

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

Patel faces mass legal action from Ukrainians stuck in visa backlog

'Chaotic' scheme adds to trauma for refugees fleeing war, say charities

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The Guardian
May 03, 2022

'Take Back The Night': Feminist March Calls For Streets To Be Safer In Berlin

A feminist march on the eve of May Day, known as Walpurgisnacht, when witches traditionally meet, kicked off May Day demonstrations in Berlin, with a group of around 2,500 campaigning for safer streets under the slogan "Take Back the Night".

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

'Bad Apples' Claim Fuels Parliament Sexism Row

The government faces intense pressure from its own MPs and opposition parties to take action over misogyny and harassment in Westminster after a senior minister denied institutional problems, saying the issue was simply "some bad apples".

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Labour Party Mirror Blair's Tactics To Win, Advises Report

Keir Starmer's Labour should mirror the consistency of messaging and positive vision used by the party ahead of Tony Blair's first election win 25 years ago, a report has said, while stressing that it is not enough to simply borrow from the past.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Sturgeon Ukraine War 'Won't Affect Timing Of Referendum'

The war in Ukraine will not affect the timing of a second independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon has said, refusing to rule out court action after Scotland's information commissioner ordered her government to publish its legal advice on holding a second poll.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Troll Farms Russians 'Spreading Lies About Putin's Illegal War'

Social affairs correspondent Russia's online trolling operation is becoming increasingly decentralised and is gaining "incredible traction" on TikTok, with misinformation aimed at sowing doubt over events in Ukraine, a US researcher has warned.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Unforgettable duel gives boxing a new lease of life

Taylor and Serrano will surely fight again after this groundbreaking showdown

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Yorkshire foiled again by bad light and Kentish resistance

Cricket Championship roundup

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

United players to stage lap of appreciation despite unrest

Manchester United's players will perform a lap of appreciation following their game against Brentford this evening despite being aware it could lead to a torrent of abuse from supporters given what has been a hugely disappointing season for the club.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Brazilian flare Richarlison investigated after firing up Everton

Richarlison is facing a Football Association investigation after throwing a flare off the pitch at Goodison Park following his crucial winner against Chelsea.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Modern pentathlon faces civil war over new plans

"The IOC was clear in its expectation that athletes must play a central role in the review and consultation process for a fifth discipline," the letter states.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

O'Sullivan pulls ahead after row with referee

Snooker Betfred World Championship

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Zuma accused of plans to give business allies control of state assets

Johannesburg Jacob Zuma has been accused of systematic and "unlawful" efforts to give business allies control of billions of dollars' worth of state assets by the judge charged with investigating wrongdoing during the former president's years in power in South Africa.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Smart pups: study aims to build a better breed of guide dog

Researchers are hoping to unleash a new generation of improved guide dogs by studying the cognitive behaviour of puppies.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

'I don't feel safe here' Moldovans fear Transnistria may be drawn into conflict

When a string of mysterious explosions hit government buildings in Transnistria, separatist the Moscow-backed region of Moldova, there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

"There's no work' People queue for food handouts amid economy in tatters

"There's no work. The number one thing at the moment is humanitarian aid," said Ihor Shapovalov, a construction worker who lost his job on 24 February and had just received a quarter of a chicken.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Jason and Kylie return for finale of Neighbours

They were one of television's most popular couples, and now they're getting back together, especially for you - or at least for viewers of Neighbours.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Menopausal women lack basic support, finds landmark study

Eight in 10 respondents in the largest ever survey of menopausal women in the UK said their workplace had no basic support in place and 41% said menopause symptoms were treated as a joke by colleagues.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

'It's win-win': female football stars celebrate professional upgrade as Italy levels the field

When Sara Gama and her Juventus Women teammates played for the first time at the club's Allianz Stadium in Turin in March 2019, she knew the moment marked a significant leap forward in the acceptance of women's football in Italy.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Ministers' refusal to publish PPE firm contract 'reeks of cover-up'

Labour has accused ministers of a potential cover-up over a PPE contract with a company linked to the Tory peer Michelle Mone, after the health department refused to release documents connected to the deal, citing commercial sensitivities.

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022

Millions without NHS dental care as practices close or turn private

New figures reveal 2,000 dentists quit service across England last year

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The Guardian
May 02, 2022