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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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How bacteria with a taste for plastic could be the key to fighting pollution

“It’s almost like the plastic pollution is getting the bacteria’s appetite going,” said Dr Andrew Tanentzap of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences, senior author of the research. “The bacteria use the plastic as food first, because it’s easy to break down, and then they’re more able to break down some of the …

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Supermarkets using ‘Orwellian’ facial recognition cameras threatened with legal action

Supermarkets using facial recognition cameras to scan shoppers to identify thieves face investigation by a watchdog after the first legal complaint against their use. The Information Commissioner has been asked to investigate Southern Co-op’s use of live facial recognition cameras in its supermarkets by Big Brother Watch, which claims their deployment may be unlawful. The …

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All the closed routes and time table of partial services

Huge swathes of Britain are without any rail services this week with coordinated strikes bringing the country’s transport network shuddering to a halt after last-ditch talks failed to resolve a dispute over pay, jobs and conditions. The next strike day is planned for Wednesday, July 27. Major transport hubs across the UK will see a …

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Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir written and likely to be on shelves by Christmas

The Duke of Sussex may yet find his tell-all memoir on the Christmas bestseller list as it is claimed the book is finally finished and given the legal all-clear ahead of the biggest day in the publishing calendar. Prince Harry’s book, which he promises will tell the truth about his unusual upbringing in the Royal …

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AA says many motorists have become ‘fuel misers’ as it offers advice on how to cut petrol bills

“We would hope that these have become ingrained,” he said. “It seems like common sense to those people who have done it.” In total, 77 per cent of drivers have had to take steps to afford to keep driving, the survey found. Just over a quarter said they had started combining their trips, for instance …

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Why you should ditch table manners and eat with your mouth open

Eating with your mouth open is widely considered to be the cardinal sin of the dinner table, even worse than the culinary faux pas of putting your elbows on the table and holding the fork in your right hand. But an expert from the University of Oxford has claimed that smacking your lips and letting …

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Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday photo of Prince George offers glimpse of family beach holiday

A Kensington Palace spokesman said the Duke and Duchess were “delighted” to share the new image to mark George’s birthday. “The photograph was taken while on holiday in the UK earlier this month by the Duchess,” they said. The portrait is the second taken by the Duchess to be published within a month, after the …

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