Rishi Sunak is holding out for a feelgood factor. It will only come once he’s gone | Rafael Behr
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by Rafael Behr
33m ago
Lower inflation won’t help the Tories when everything still feels expensive and public services are on their knees Rishi Sunak trying to win back public support reminds me of the economist stranded on a desert island with a chemist and physicist. A tin of beans washes ashore and an argument breaks out over how to access the contents. The physicist suggests using spectacles to focus the sun’s rays into a penetrating beam. The chemist suggests using sea salt to corrode the seal. “It’s OK, I’ve got this,” says the economist. “First, we assume a tin opener …” It’s a joke with many variations but a ..read more
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Singapore PM promises ‘thorough investigation’ after severe turbulence on flight from London
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by Guardian staff and agencies
33m ago
Lawrence Wong offered his condolences to the family of Geoffrey Kitchen who died during the Singapore Airlines flight that left others critically injured Briton who died on Singapore Airlines flight named as Geoffrey Kitchen Singapore’s prime minister has promised a “thorough investigation” after a British passenger died and six people were critically injured during turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight from London. Confirming that 131 passengers and 12 crew had now safely landed in Singapore on a different plane, Lawrence Wong offered his condolences to the family of 73-year-old grandfa ..read more
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Do heat pumps work at freezing temperatures?
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by Jillian Ambrose
33m ago
Critics claim that the technology is not up to the job – we examine whether the facts bear this out Are heat pumps more expensive to run than gas boilers? The belief that a heat pump is unable to warm a home in the depths of winter is widely held, especially in the UK. One recent survey of more than 4,000 adults across the UK, Germany, France and the US last autumn found that 35% believed that air-source heat pumps are not up to the job ..read more
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'Going completely horizontal': passengers on Singapore Airlines flight hit by turbulence – video
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by Guardian Staff
33m ago
Singapore Airlines flight SQ 321 was bound for Singapore from London when it hit severe turbulence, leading to the death of a British tourist who was travelling to Australia. Dozens were injured, including eight Australians, after passengers reported a 'dramatic drop' that launched those not wearing a seatbelt into the cabin ceiling ► Subscribe to Guardian Australia on YouTube Eight Australians taken to Thai hospital after London-Singapore flight hits severe turbulence ..read more
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Large-scale nuclear power station planned for Anglesey in Wales
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by Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent
33m ago
Ministers are discussing who will build the plant, which will join Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C as major future suppliers to the grid Ministers have earmarked north Wales as the site of a large-scale nuclear power plant, which is part of plans to resuscitate Britain’s nuclear power ambitions. Wylfa on Anglesey (Ynys Môn) has been named as the preferred site for the UK’s third major nuclear power plant in a generation, coming after EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, which is under construction in Somerset, and its Sizewell C nuclear project planned for Suffolk ..read more
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Electric cars more likely to hit pedestrians than petrol vehicles, study finds
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by Ian Sample Science editor
33m ago
Electric and hybrid vehicles are quieter than cars with combustion engines, making them harder to hear, especially in urban areas Hybrid and electric cars are more likely to strike pedestrians than petrol or diesel vehicles, particularly in towns and cities, according to an analysis of British road traffic accidents. Data from 32bn miles of battery-powered car travel and 3tn miles of petrol and diesel car trips showed that mile-for-mile electric and hybrid cars were twice as likely to hit pedestrians than fossil fuel-powered cars, and three times more likely to do so in urban areas ..read more
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EPA announces $300m funding to clean up US former industrial sites
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by Kyle Bagenstose
33m ago
Environmental Protection Agency says brownfield revitalization spending has quadrupled under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $300m in new funding to clean up and redevelop 200 industrial sites across the country. Speaking on Monday from what was once an oil station in south-west Philadelphia’s Kingsessing neighborhood, the EPA’s administrator, Michael Regan, said his agency would allocate $2m to transform the site – which officials say is contaminated with lead and semi-volatile organic compounds – into a waterfront bike trail and office bui ..read more
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Passengers carried off Singapore Airlines plane after severe turbulence – video report
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One passenger has died and dozens have been injured after a flight from London to Singapore was hit by turbulence. Passengers onboard the Singapore Airlines plane told of a 'dramatic drop' that launched those not wearing a seatbelt straight into the cabin ceiling. Footage captured by a witness shows damaged overhead cabins and injured passengers being carried out on stretchers after the flight made an emergency landing in Bangkok British passenger dies after severe turbulence on London to Singapore flight ..read more
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Cargo ship that hit Baltimore bridge moves back to port – video
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The container ship that caused the deadly collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge was refloated on Monday and has begun slowly moving back to port. The Dali has remained at the collapse site since it lost power and crashed into one of the bridge’s supporting columns on 26 March, killing six construction workers and snarling traffic into Baltimore Harbor Ship that caused Baltimore bridge collapse slowly moved from crash site ..read more
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Demand for Taylor Swift’s UK tour could fuel summer ticket fraud bonanza
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by Zoe Wood
6h ago
‘Purchase scams’ often pegged to big events, warns UK Finance’s annual fraud report The clamour to secure tickets for Taylor Swift’s sold-out UK shows is expected to fuel a summer fraud bonanza as figures showed a “staggering” £1.2bn was stolen from unwitting consumers in 2023. Swift’s Eras tour, which arrives in the UK in June, and the Olympic Games, are contenders for biggest ticketing scam of the year. The warning, from industry group UK Finance, came as its annual fraud report revealed that the number of people succumbing to a “purchase scam” in 2023 soared ..read more
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