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A London restaurant has committed to running its business without single-use plastics. There are more than 15,000 restaurants in the city, and most are using a large amount of single-use plastics including cling film to cover food. Spring, which is based at Somerset House in Aldwych, has stopped using cling film and plastic straws and […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned. Fragments of microplastics from tyres, road surfaces and brakes will also flow into rivers, and ultimately into the sea, government advisers say. Ministers say they want to pass […]

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Image copyright Reuters Deutsche Bank has made the first of the 18,000 job cuts announced on Sunday as part of a radical reorganisation. Staff working in share trading in London, New York and Tokyo were told that their jobs were going. In London, some staff stayed away from work after being told their passes would […]

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Liverpool supporters are one of four groups calling for changes from Uefa Fan groups from Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have been given backing to demand Uefa improve access to major finals. The four clubs contested the Champions League and Europa League finals last season but issues around ticket prices and travel prompted heavy criticism. […]

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Image copyright Getty images British policing resources have been “drained to dangerously low levels”, five ex Met Police chiefs have warned. The former commissioners, who ran London’s police force from 1993 to 2017, said cuts had “contributed to the feeling of lawlessness” generated by knife crime and “county lines drugs.” They called for a royal […]

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Image copyright Getty Images A crown prince from the United Arab Emirates has died in London, the country’s authorities have announced. Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, 39, died on Monday. London police say his death is being treated as unexplained. Son of the ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, he had worked as a […]

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Will Fraine struck 121 for Yorkshire’s second team on the same ground earlier this month Specsavers County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (day one): Yorkshire 327: Fraine 106, Lyth 55, Patterson 46; Clark 5-77 Surrey 48-0: Stoneman 28* Yorkshire (3 pts) lead Surrey (3 pts) by 279 runs Scorecard Yorkshire opener Will Fraine […]

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London promoter Tail & Twist have thrown an “eco disco”. They claim it’s London’s first ever single-use plastic-free party. The guests were given reusable metal cups on the door, they used straws made from avocado pips and even the glitter was plastic-free. But with deliveries arriving shrink-wrapped, how possible is it to party without plastic? […]

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Image copyright The Ednan-Laperouse Family A law protecting allergy sufferers will be introduced following the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse. The teenager died after an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette. Under ‘Natasha’s law’, food businesses will have to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged food. Natasha’s parents said “helping save other allergy sufferers […]

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