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Vaccine hero AstraZeneca supplies one billion cost-price Covid-19 shots

AstraZeneca has supplied one billion doses of its Covid-19 shot to 170 countries - but the drug-maker’s “not-for-profit” heroics are proving a drag on finances. The Cambridge-based firm’s shares slumped 1.5% to 8151.5p this morning despite its reporting a 24% leap in revenues in the first-half of 2021 to $15.3billion.

standard.co.uk ,  16h 4
Vaccine hero AstraZeneca supplies one billion cost-price Covid-19 shots

New vaccine shipment offers glimmer of light as Malawi confronts Covid surge

Malawians flocked to get the Covid-19 jab this week after a long-awaited consignment of AstraZeneca doses landed on Saturday, allowing the government to resume its stalled vaccination programme. Queues snaked around the red brick Zingwangwa Health Centre in the city of Blantyre early on Wednesday morning, one line for first timers and another for those awaiting their second dose.

standard.co.uk ,  1d 3
New vaccine shipment offers glimmer of light as Malawi confronts Covid surge

12 best things to do in Madrid

Madrid is a fascinating city with a storied history that spans nearly a millennium. With architectural wonders, world-class gastronomy, famed art museums and even an Egyptian temple within the city limits, the Spanish capital offers sights and attractions to satisfy all visitors. Here are 12 experiences not to miss.

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12 best things to do in Madrid

Tell us: what’s your best plum recipe?

We’d like to hear your ideas for how to incorporate plums into your cooking It’s the time of year when plums start to ripen. Whether your best plum recipe is sweet or savoury, we’d love to know how you plan to cook with them this summer.

theguardian.com ,  1d 0
Tell us: what’s your best plum recipe?

Boris Johnson says stop and search is ‘kind and loving’. He’s gaslighting Black people

Tough police tactics always backfire. If the prime minister wants to cut knife crime, there are far more effective ways Wed 28 Jul 2021 08.00 EDT Last modified on Thu 29 Jul 2021 04.04 EDT Yesterday I was reminded, yet again, that a policy of “fighting crime” can quickly morph into punitive policing and an attack on civil liberties.

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Boris Johnson says stop and search is ‘kind and loving’. He’s gaslighting Black people

Skylarks: the birds that inspired countless poets and one of Britain’s most revered music pieces

Hailed by Shelley as a ‘blithe spirit’ this brave little bird needs more farming friends, finds Ian Morton. It was early in August, 1914. Britain had just declared war after German troops had surged into Belgium. A 42-year-old English composer on holiday in Kent was strolling on the clifftop near Margate when a musical phrase ran through his mind.

countrylife.co.uk ,  1d 0
Skylarks: the birds that inspired countless poets and one of Britain’s most revered music pieces

Facebook to limit ads children see after revelations Australian alcohol companies can reach teens

Advertisers on Instagram, Facebook and Messenger will no longer be able to market to under 18s based on their interests Facebook will impose more control on the types of ads that children as young as 13 are exposed to on Instagram and other platforms, as new research finds Australian alcohol companies are not restricting their social media content from reaching younger users.

theguardian.com ,  2d 0
Facebook to limit ads children see after revelations Australian alcohol companies can reach teens

Warhammer maker Games Workshop hands staff £5,000 bonus after lockdown sales surge

UK firm praises workers for ‘exceptional performance’ during pandemic after sales rose more than a third Warhammer retailer Games Workshop is handing its shop workers, model makers, designers and support staff a £5,000 bonus each after sales and profits benefited from tabletop gamers escaping lockdown by fighting bloodthirsty battles with orcs, elves and alien hordes.

theguardian.com ,  2d 0
Warhammer maker Games Workshop hands staff £5,000 bonus after lockdown sales surge

Black women’s hair products are killing us. Why isn’t more being done?

Black women who use lye-based hair relaxers at least seven times a year for 15 or more years have a 30% increased risk of breast cancer Tue 27 Jul 2021 06.21 EDT Last modified on Tue 27 Jul 2021 06.23 EDT A new study reveals what some scientists and researchers have suspected for years – that frequent and long-term use of lye-based hair relaxers may have serious health effects, including breast cancer.

theguardian.com ,  2d 0
Black women’s hair products are killing us. Why isn’t more being done?

Alabama is prosecuting a mom for taking prescribed medication while pregnant

At least 18 states require that doctors who know about substance use during pregnancy turn their patients in. A woman could be arrested just for being honest with her doctor Tue 27 Jul 2021 06.17 EDT Last modified on Tue 27 Jul 2021 06.18 EDT A 36-year-old Alabama woman is facing felony charges for filling a doctor’s prescription.

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Alabama is prosecuting a mom for taking prescribed medication while pregnant

A summer of rediscovering the traditional British seaside holiday

With foreign travel still uncertain, millions of us are set to holiday in Britain this year — and that is something to celebrate, says Annunciata Elwes. To those sighing wistfully over travel-insurance clauses and old holiday snaps of safaris or tropical islands, take heart. You’re about to rediscover the glorious British seaside this summer — jam jars full of darting gobies scavenged from rock pools and bee orchids in the sand dunes — but without the privations of the past or bored donkeys.

countrylife.co.uk ,  2d 6
A summer of rediscovering the traditional British seaside holiday

Stop calling people ‘toxic’. Here’s why

Believing others have fixed traits which don’t change yields defensiveness, failure to listen, and failure to set boundaries Mon 26 Jul 2021 06.20 EDT Over the past few years I’ve noticed a rise in the label “toxic” as a response to difficult or destructive behavior.

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Stop calling people ‘toxic’. Here’s why

How to care for bird of paradise plants: watering, repotting and where to position them

Growing fans of banana-like leaves, the bird of paradise is a mammoth and majestic houseplant. Endemic to the Cape Provinces of South Africa, it can now be found growing across the world, weirdly even becoming the national flower of Los Angeles, where it enjoys the hot climate.

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How to care for bird of paradise plants: watering, repotting and where to position them

Dietary supplements causing severe liver injuries in Australians, with some requiring transplants, study shows

Researchers say cases linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising and more rigorous oversight is needed The number of patients being admitted to hospital with severe liver injuries caused by herbal and dietary supplements claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss is increasing, with some people harmed so severely they required a liver transplant.

theguardian.com ,  4d 35
Dietary supplements causing severe liver injuries in Australians, with some requiring transplants, study shows

Four people injured during shooting incident at Manchester party

One man has serious injuries and another is in serious condition after shots fired at engagement party in Longsight, say police A 16-year-old girl was among four people hurt during a shooting at an engagement party in Manchester, police have said. Police were called just after 1am on Sunday following reports of four people arriving at hospital with apparent gunshot wounds.

theguardian.com ,  4d 0
Four people injured during shooting incident at Manchester party

Fuchsia jam, rowan brandy liqueur and the curiosities you can make from an English country garden

Charles Quest-Ritson looks at some of the berries in the typical English garden which you might never even have thought of as edible. My father was very fond of fuchsias. He said the beautiful black fruits were delicious and that he’d like to pick enough to make some fuchsia jam.

countrylife.co.uk ,  4d 1
Fuchsia jam, rowan brandy liqueur and the curiosities you can make from an English country garden

Can our Covid training save me from norovirus?

As my family falls to a stomach bug, our supply of face masks and hand sanitiser comes in handy Sun 25 Jul 2021 04.30 EDT My wife was the first to succumb, late on a Sunday night while clutching her stomach in the manner of a child desperate to avoid another week in school.

theguardian.com ,  4d 1
Can our Covid training save me from norovirus?

I owe Margaret Thatcher a debt of thanks for creating Channel 4. Now her heirs could destroy it

Selling the broadcaster to the highest bidder would silence a vital independent voice Sun 25 Jul 2021 04.30 EDT Nothing about the time or the place I was brought up in imbued in me any affection for Margaret Thatcher or the government she led. As a teenager in the 1980s, I watched in horror as my home town of Gateshead was economically devastated, the industries in which my grandfather and his ancestors had worked allowed to go to the wall.

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I owe Margaret Thatcher a debt of thanks for creating Channel 4. Now her heirs could destroy it

The enduring appeal of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter's most famous creation, Peter Rabbit, remains as popular as ever, despite his genesis being well over a century ago. Jack Watkins investigates the enduring appeal of one of the naughtiest rabbits in children's literature. ‘I don’t know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits, whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter,’ wrote Beatrix Potter in 1893, in a letter to a little boy, the five-year-old son of her former governess, who was suffering from scarlet fever.

countrylife.co.uk ,  4d 4
The enduring appeal of Peter Rabbit

Brows beaten: 10 of the best brow gels

Too thin, too thick, too neat, too wild… Don’t worry there is a gel that will help you have the eyebrows you want Some people are blessed with naturally full, exquisitely shaped brows, the kind of luscious gift that keeps on giving – .

theguardian.com ,  4d 6
Brows beaten: 10 of the best brow gels