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ChatGPT isn’t a great leap forward, it’s an expensive deal with the devil

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

S ometimes, those who would forget history are condemned to repeat it. For those of us with long memories, the current fuss – nay hysteria – s

NHS fines mothers for claiming free prescriptions while pregnant

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

Stella Buller was recovering from the birth of her first child when the NHS letter arrived. It warned her that she could face fines and charges of up to £435 for claim

‘Constantly displaced’: migrants to New York City seek housing in freezing cold

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

A lejandro Landaeta, 30, was walking to a local store to grab lunch and had just stepped out from the Brooklyn warehouse where he had been staying

Business blogs, newsletters and emails: how to demonstrate knowledge and win new customers

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

From China to South Korea, some US and European businesses are looking to make significant investments and seek out commercial partnerships in Asia. But with huge ri

Advocates say 22 Texas inmates still on hunger strike but state disputes figure

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

Prisoners in Texas who have been kept in solitary confinement in some cases for more than 20 years are sustaining a hunger strike in protest against their brutal form

Brazil sinks aircraft carrier in Atlantic despite presence of asbestos and toxic materials

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

Brazil has sunk a decommissioned aircraft carrier despite environmental groups claiming the former French ship was packed with toxic materials. The “planned and cont

NHS heads warn pay dispute is adding to strain on hospitals

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

Hospitals will struggle to clear treatment backlogs and improve emergency care unless the NHS pay dispute is settle soon, health service bosses have warned in advance

World’s biggest investment fund warns directors to tackle climate crisis or face sack

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s single largest investor, has warned company directors it will vote against their re-election to the board if they do no

Digested week: Alec Baldwin on gun control? Silence would be preferable

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

Monday When one thinks of Alec Baldwin – as this week’s news cycle sadly ensures one must – humility isn’t the first quality that springs to mind. Baldwin’s

Netanyahu is an existential threat to Israel. He can be resisted – but only with Palestinian support

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

H e’s not a usual suspect. He’s known for having won a Nobel prize for economics, and for writing the international bestseller Thinking, Fast

Manchester United staff split over whether Mason Greenwood should stay

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

Manchester United staff are split over whether Mason Greenwood should be allowed to resume his career at the club, the Guardian has been told. United are weighing up

Health agency issues cold weather warning for England

Posted on Feb 04, 2023

A cold weather warning has been issued for England by the UK Health Security Agency, which is advising that vulnerable people be checked in on as temperatures plunge l

New York mandates vaccines for health workers – how will it play out?

Posted on Oct 01, 2021

E rie County Medical Center, a hospital in the western New York city of Buffalo, just recorded its highest single-day patient count ever – 553 p

Pee Wee Ellis obituary

Posted on Sep 30, 2021

In the summer of 1968, with black America aflame following the assassination of Martin Luther King, the singer James Brown summoned his musical director, the saxophoni

Police failings lead to official public safety warning for Greater Manchester

Posted on Sep 30, 2021

Inspectors have issued an unprecedented warning about public safety in Greater Manchester after finding serious failings in the region’s police force – four years afte

Kowbucha, seaweed, vaccines: the race to reduce cows’ methane emissions

Posted on Sep 30, 2021

I n 2017, Canadian cattle farmers in Alberta started slipping a special ingredient into their animals’ feed. The cows remained oblivious – the

Jonathan Franzen: ‘I just write it like I see it and that gets me in trouble’

Posted on Sep 26, 2021

I T IS 11AM PACIFIC TIME and Jonathan Franzen has just turned on the light. “Special occasion,” he says drily of our video call. A sliver of s

‘We’re like Mork and Mindy!’ Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, music’s odd couple

Posted on Sep 24, 2021

More than half a century since arriving to play his first show in the US with Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant was in the strange position of having to explain himself to th

The Guardian view on vaccines for all: share them now

Posted on Sep 19, 2021

F or the west and other rich nations, the problem is demand: how to give more vaccines, including by persuading the hesitant. Britain and other co

Slow but steady has seen the EU win out in the vaccine race

Posted on Sep 19, 2021

We did it,” said Ursula von der Leyen in her annual state of the union address last week. With more than 70% of its adult population now fully vaccinated against the c

Take care with claims about unvaccinated case rates

Posted on Sep 19, 2021

I TV’s political editor, Robert Peston, wrote a Twitter thread with the headline: “Infections higher among double vaxxed for those [aged] 40 to 79

Russia slams New York’s vaccine requirement for UN general assembly

Posted on Sep 16, 2021

All diplomats attending the UN general assembly in New York next week will have to provide proof of vaccination, the city government has confirmed, prompting an angry

No sweat! How to prevent yellow stains and lingering smells on clothing

Posted on Sep 07, 2021

My brother and I have a joke thanks to a Russian yoga teacher who said at the beginning of class: “We sweat when we train, so we don’t bleed at war.” The combination

The Tories are in revolt about social care – and Boris Johnson’s ‘clear plan’ won’t work

Posted on Sep 07, 2021

T he spectacle of the Tory party in a frothing fury is a stirring one. Ministers brief freely – Jacob Rees-Mogg’s head high above the parapet