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After 2 years of Covid rules, are you sick of MPs interfering in YOUR life?
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After 2 years of Covid rules, are you sick of MPs interfering in YOUR life?

The coronavirus pandemic has seen the Government take unprecedented steps to keep the country afloat during numerous lockdowns. Now, Boris Johnson’s newly appointed Chief of Staff Steve Barclay has declared the Government should “restore a smaller state” and take “a step back from people’s lives”. Mr Barclay declared: “It’s time to return to a more...

Mexico lime inflation leaves sour taste as cartels gouge prices for cuisine staple
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Mexico lime inflation leaves sour taste as cartels gouge prices for cuisine staple

The citric kick of the limes which grow abundantly across Mexico – the world’s largest producer of the fruit – help give the country’s cuisine its distinctive flavour. But aggressive price-fixing by criminal groups has sent prices soaring, prompting some eateries to stop offering limes with their tacos – and leaving diners in a sour twist. “If...

Hong Kong fears food supply disruption as Covid hits drivers in worsening outbreak
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Hong Kong fears food supply disruption as Covid hits drivers in worsening outbreak

Hong Kong authorities said supplies of vegetables and chilled poultry to the global financial hub may be temporarily disrupted after some mainland goods vehicle drivers preliminarily tested positive for Covid-19. Hong Kong imports 90% of its food, with the mainland its most important source, especially for fresh food. Consumers have already seen a shortage of...

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace fears Russian attack on Ukraine is ‘highly likely’
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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace fears Russian attack on Ukraine is ‘highly likely’

The Defence Secretary has compared diplomatic efforts to prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine to appeasement as he said it is “highly likely” Vladimir Putin will order an attack despite the concerted talks to avert war. Ben Wallace said there is a “whiff of Munich in the air”, in a reference to the agreement that allowed German annexation of the Sudetenland in...

Hackney Wick: 13 people injured after mezzanine collapses at bar
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Hackney Wick: 13 people injured after mezzanine collapses at bar

Thirteen people have been injured, four of them seriously, after a mezzanine floor collapsed at a bar and restaurant in east London. The incident happened on Saturday evening at Two More Years in Roach Road, Hackney Wick. London Ambulance Service (LAS) declared a major incident and said crews treated 13 people, with three having potentially serious...