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UK

Fears for British bees as lethal pesticide approved days after EU

The UK has approved the use of a bee-killing pesticide just days after it was banned by the EU. Known as thiamethoxam, the use of the chemical is an example was made possible by Brexit as leaving the bloc frees Britain of its regulations. Though rules on using the product mean it can only be […]

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Finance

UK business confidence hits two-year low as recession fears mount

British business confidence was worse than expected in January, hitting a two-year low and amplifying fears that the UK economy is sliding into recession, according to a closely watched survey. The S&P/Cips global flash UK composite purchasing managers’ index, a measure of private sector activity, fell to 47.8, down from 49 in December — the […]

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World

Former Wagner Group commander arrested in Norway fears ‘murder’

A former commander of Russia’s brutal Wagner Group who recently fled to Norway has been arrested by police. Andrey Medvedev has been detained after what his lawyer, Brynjulf Risnes, said was a “strong disagreement” between the former Wagner soldier and authorities over living conditions at the safe house where he had been living since he […]

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UK

Care unit in Norway fears ban on conversion therapy will block

Norway consults population about banning gay conversion therapy In Norway, Christians are studying the proposed ban on gay and gender conversion therapy. The government has put forward this to consultation. A decision will not come before October, after the general elections on September 13th. Source link

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Pets

Fears the Year of the Rabbit could bring about a wave of

Pet welfare groups in Malaysia and Singapore have warned consumers not to buy rabbits to mark lunar new year, fearing a plethora of abandoned animals could follow. High demand for the small mammals is expected as 22 January marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit. Mohideen Abdul Kader, president of the Consumers’ Association […]

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Business

Paul McCartney had fears over song which ‘referenced Beatles

The Beatles split up in 1970 after almost ten years of writing, recording and playing music together. Once the Fab Four went their separate ways, they all began working on solo music. But almost 50 years later, one of Paul McCartney‘s songs left fans thinking he had written a brutal track about the end of […]

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UK

Mum fears she’ll lose out on £138 spa voucher after calling 20

A mum has shared her frustration after being ‘unable to book a spa day’ for her and her friend – despite buying the vouchers two months ago. Angela Kissack, who works as a waitress at Bistrot Pierre in Southport, claims she has rung the spa as many as 20 times. Angela bought two pick-and-mix vouchers for Formby […]

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Entertainment

Paul McCartney’s fears over Beatles ‘break-up’ song

The Beatles split up in 1970 after just over ten years of being together. Once each of the Fab Four went their own separate ways, they all began working on solo music. But almost 50 years later, one of Paul McCartney‘s songs left fans thinking he had written a brutal track about the end of […]

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Sports

Raducanu tames injury fears with statement Aus Open win over

Emma Raducanu raced to an opening win at the Australian Open to set up a blockbuster clash with fellow superstar Coco Gauff. The British No.1 dispelled worries about an ankle injury she suffered in Auckland by thrashing world No.76 Tamara Korpastch 6-3 6-2 in only 85 minutes. But the former US Open champion faces a sterner […]

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Gaming

The Sims 4 toddlers, wants, and fears top EA’s ‘laundry list’ for

EA says that The Sims 4 toddlers are top of its 2023 laundry list as it lets players of one of the best life games know what Sims bugs, glitches, and other community concerns it is prioritising for Sims 4 updates in January 2023. Among the other key issues mentioned by EA Maxis are wants […]