The Guardian view on Scottish drug deaths: put health and safety first | Editorial | Opinion

The Guardian view on Scottish drug deaths: put health and safety first | Editorial | Opinion

Better ways must be found to protect drug users. That can be the only humane response to the terrible news that drug deaths in Scotland have risen by 27% over the past 12 months. At 1,187, the number of fatalities is higher per capita than any other EU country, on a par with the US […]

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Pound hits 27-month low as no-deal Brexit fears grow - business live | Business

Pound hits 27-month low as no-deal Brexit fears grow – business live | Business

Brussels had already rebuffed such a plan when the Brexit secretary, Steve Barclay, who is now part of Johnson’s campaign, met the EU’s chief Brexitnegotiator, Michel Barnier, last week. In what was seen as “spinning for a Boris plan”, Barclay told Barnier that the backstop was dead five times during the meeting. Sources say he […]

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Corbyn criticises Johnson and Hunt for refusing to admit Trump's 'go back' comment was racist - live news | Politics

Corbyn criticises Johnson and Hunt for refusing to admit Trump’s ‘go back’ comment was racist – live news | Politics

At the Sun/talkRadio Tory leadership debate last night, both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt declared that the Northern Ireland backstop was “dead” and that, even if the EU were to agree to put a time limit on how long it would last, it would still be unacceptable. This is a significant development that means the […]

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Alan Turing to feature on new £50 banknote | Business

Alan Turing to feature on new £50 banknote | Business

Alan Turing, the scientist known for helping crack the Enigma code during the second world war and pioneering the modern computer, has been chosen to appear on the new £50 note. The mathematician was selected from a list of almost 1,000 scientists in a decision that recognised both his role in fending off the threat […]

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Working parents face £800 bill for summer holiday childcare | Money

Working parents face £800 bill for summer holiday childcare | Money

Working parents face bills of about £800 for childcare over the summer holiday, according to research that shows provision remains inadequate across the UK, particularly for disabled children whose families struggle to find appropriate care. The annual survey by the Coram Family and Childcare children’s charity suggests a postcode lottery of holiday childcare in terms […]

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No 10 hands Jaguar Land Rover £500m loan to develop electric cars | Business

No 10 hands Jaguar Land Rover £500m loan to develop electric cars | Business

The government has handed Jaguar Land Rover a £500m loan guarantee to help accelerate its progress in the global electric vehicle race. Theresa May said the loan would help Britain’s biggest carmaker sell the next generation of electric cars around the world. She told a meeting of industry leaders at Downing Street on Monday that […]

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No 10 says Trump's 'go back home' tweet to congresswomen 'completely unacceptable' - live news | Politics

No 10 says Trump’s ‘go back home’ tweet to congresswomen ‘completely unacceptable’ – live news | Politics

1.53pm BST13:53 This is from my colleague Jennifer Rankin in Brussels. Jennifer Rankin (@JenniferMerode) Commission president candidate Ursula von der Leyen has said she would support a Brexit extension if “good reasons”. That’s a very logical position, as decision would be taken by EU leaders. And extension is a very hypothetical question. pic.twitter.com/mVrugI7yN3 July 15, […]

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We paid our deposit but the sellers are not ready to exchange | Money

We paid our deposit but the sellers are not ready to exchange | Money

Q I am writing to request your advice regarding the time difference between payment of our deposit and the exchange of contracts. We paid our conveyancer our deposit of 10% of the purchase price a week ago. But at the time, they said the sellers and their conveyancers were not yet ready to exchange contracts. […]

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Two million of UK's lowest-paid may get statutory sick pay | Society

Two million of UK’s lowest-paid may get statutory sick pay | Society

Two million low-paid workers may for the first time be entitled to statutory sick pay under proposals that the government hopes will also encourage more people with disabilities and long-term conditions back into work. About 100,000 people every year fall out of work completely after a sickness absence, according to the Department for Work and […]

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UK needs strategy to deal with industrial change – TUC report | Politics

UK needs strategy to deal with industrial change – TUC report | Politics

The government must come up with a blueprint for dealing with the challenges that automation and the move to a low-carbon economy pose for UK industry, says a report by the TUC. The UK has an “appalling” track record on managing industrial change that benefits workers, customers, businesses and communities. But the sweeping changes that […]

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