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Marks & Spencer to stop displaying knickers and bras on hangers

Marks & Spencer is to stop displaying knickers and bras on hangers to cut down on plastic waste. The supermarket said it is exploring methods to cut the number that end up in landfill sites every year. Other plans include displaying items on tables in stores to reduce the number of hangers needed. The change …

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Chelsea to sign Carney Chukwuemeka after snubbing Aston Villa deal to become highest-paid teen in England

Chelsea have agreed to pay £20million to sign Aston Villa teenager Carney Chukwuemeka, who was a star of England Under-19s’ European Championship success this summer. Chukwuemeka turned down an offer to become the highest-paid teenager in the country by Villa, effectively forcing the Midlands club to accept Chelsea’s offer. The 18-year-old midfielder would have been …

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I was on brink of quitting, admits Laura Kenny after scratch race gold at Commonwealth Games

Kenny said the departure of women’s endurance coach Monica Greenwood and the decision of British team-mate Katie Archibald to skip the Commonwealths and the European Championships had also affected her. “Since everything that’s happened to me personally, and then Monica’s stepped away…I’ve felt lost,” she said. “When Katie said to me she does n’t think …

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Electric Jaguars will be tested to prevent them disrupting household appliances

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a new testing center to ensure its latest breed of power-hungry electric cars don’t disrupt TV screens and smartphones. The new facility in Warwickshire will make sure electronic items are shielded from its cars and vice versa, a growing challenge as battery-powered vehicles connect to more and more data. The …

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The cartoon dog making all other TV dads look like idiots

“Bandit is the best of us,” says Daley Pearson, the show’s executive producer. “The best bits of everyone connected with the show are written into that character. He’s someone to aspire to be. I think his underlying quality of him is kindness. There’s never any ill intent there, even if he slips up, falls over, …

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The energy vampires sucking Britain’s grid dry

Powering down energy needs Powering the servers is only part of the data center electrical equation. Intensive calculations required for artificial intelligence (AI) or enterprise IT work generate heat. Cooling fans need to be installed to take that heat away, and with such large numbers of servers in such a small space, data centers need …

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Meet the 20-somethings keeping the classic car trade alive

Another thing Havenhand’s subjects have in common is that they are all actively involved in restoring and maintaining their cars themselves. ‘I’m by no means a mechanic,’ admits Ellie Grant, 26, when I ask whether it can be off-putting, all the breaking down and waiting by the side of the road. ‘You just get an …

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Rail strikes bring fresh travel chaos amid ‘amber alert’ for congestion

No trains were running on Southeastern, and the majority of the London Overground services were also stopped. The AA issued an “amber alert”, warning that the train strikes will contribute to heavy road congestion at peak times, with more journeys expected due to sporting events and holiday getaways. Aslef said rail workers had been left …

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