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‘Now everyone pays for their own drinks’

Image copyright Charo RiveroImage caption Charo Rivero and Javi Amor When husband and wife, Javi Amor and Charo Rivero, used to return to Spain from their adopted home in London, they were the ones buying the drinks. But since Brexit, “everyone pays for their own drinks”, said Ms Rivero, who works as a midwife in […]

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When poverty means living without soap

Image copyright Christians Against Poverty Struggling to pay the bills, and with no success in finding a job, Olly says spending was often a choice between food and electricity. “We were on a key meter and constantly running out. We were in the dark,” said the 42-year-old, from Hampshire. “It was really hard on the […]

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Why Glastonbury has £10m stashed away

The fields around Worthy Farm in Somerset, would kindle a warm glow in the heart of Donald Trump. An eight-mile long, 20-foot high fence runs round the farm and the 12 neighbouring properties, encasing Britain’s biggest music festival – Glastonbury, of course. The festival might even be more secure than Mr Trump’s planned border wall […]

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Are these the foods millennials want to eat?

Image caption Andi Naude said a £4 coconut and chocolate bar was too expensive. Andi Naude, a veterinary student, stops to look at a coconut and chocolate bar that calls itself a “complete meal” in a “convenient” pack. Then she spots the £4 price tag. The bar is part of a new trial range at […]

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A group of US billionaires is calling for a wealth tax

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The group says it is non-partisan, but praised Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax idea Some of America’s richest people are urging US presidential candidates to back a wealth tax on the super-rich to improve inequality and climate change. “America has a moral, ethical and economic responsibility to tax […]

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Eurostar defends alcohol limits on trains

Image copyright Getty Images Eurostar has defended limiting the amount of alcohol passengers can carry on its trains as necessary to “maintain a pleasant environment”. The train operator explained its position after customers complained on social media about changes to the policy. It allows one bottle of wine or four cans of beer and no […]

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Climate change: Cashing in on CO2

Scientists from round the world are meeting in Germany to improve ways of making money from carbon dioxide. They want to transform some of the CO2 that’s overheating the planet into products to benefit humanity. They don’t claim the technology will solve climate change, but they say it will help. Carbon dioxide is already being […]