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The impact of transport on climate is more complicated than it seems

The Independent The 2020s will have to involve some very big decisions about transport – the UK’s most polluting sector. The government’s response so far has been erratic, choosing to intervene to prevent the collapse of Flybe (Europe’s biggest regional airline) and give the green light for the high-speed rail project, HS2. Decarbonising transport would […]

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Trump attacks Bloomberg and mocks his height as Democratic candidate surges in polls

The Independent Donald Trump attacked Mike Bloomberg at a rural water policy event in California, saying the former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate “hates the farmer.” The president’s attack on Mr Bloomberg, who is surging in the polls as he makes his Democratic debate stage debut later on Wednesday night, was merely […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal date they will step down as senior royals

The Independent The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will formally step down as senior royals on 31 March, a spokesperson for the couple has revealed.  Despite starting afresh in Canada, sources stress Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “will be in the United Kingdom regularly” and will continue to champion charitable causes. While the couple will retain […]

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New porn laws including fines introduced in Utah – as state relaxes polygamy rules

The Independent Separate proposals moving through Utah’s state legislature are toughening up rules on pornography, while removing some restrictions relating to polygamy. Senators in the deeply conservative state voted unanimously on Tuesday to change state law, removing the threat of jail time for consenting adult polygamists. An hour later, House lawmakers approved a proposal that requires […]

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Liverpool transfer news: Leipzig’s Timo Werner ‘proud’ to be linked with ‘best team in the world’

The Independent RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner said he is ”proud” to be linked with a transfer to Liverpool but insisted he has more work to do to reach the level required to play for the reigning European champions.  Werner, 23, scored his 26th goal of the season from the penalty spot against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening to give […]

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Steven Spielberg’s daughter Mikaela opens up about ‘abuse’ by ‘monsters’ as she announces career as adult entertainer

The Independent Steven Spielberg’s daughter Mikaela Spielberg says she was abused and groomed by “monsters” outside her family in the past. The 23-year-old opened up about the abuse in a candid, on-camera interview with The Sun, in which she also discussed her relationship to her body and her decision to start a career as an adult […]

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Bernie Sanders ‘got so close to running against Obama in 2012 top senator had to intervene’

The Independent Bernie Sanders once contemplated a primary challenge to Barack Obama in 2012, before a top Democratic senator intervened and pleaded with him not to do so, according to a new report. The Vermont senator is now seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination, but he apparently once considered making his first presidential run a longshot […]