The Telegraph: Asian social media craze fuels cruel trade in otters for pets and cafes

Asian social media craze fuels cruel trade in otters for pets and cafes
A social media craze in Japan and Indonesia that promotes keeping otters in cafes or as exotic domestic pets has created a cruel trafficking trade, driving the semi-aquatic creatures to the brink of extinction, say animal rights activists.

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The Independent: Cleaning up after Boris Johnson’s gaffes as foreign secretary was a ‘full-time activity’, Foreign Office minister says

Cleaning up after Boris Johnson’s gaffes as foreign secretary was a ‘full-time activity’, Foreign Office minister says
Clearing up after Boris Johnson’s gaffes as foreign secretary was a “full-time activity”, one of his former ministers has said.

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the guardian: Government policy makes people ill – and the NHS pays the price

Government policy makes people ill – and the NHS pays the price
Poverty and pollution are political choices. Ministers should be accountable for the burden they put on our health system NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been remarkably successful in prising more money for the health service out of the government, but short-term ministerial thinking about the service and its resources has resulted in an unedifying, dysfunctional scramble for cash in austerity Britain. Finally, though, ideas are emerging that could change all that. Trying to meet

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the guardian: EU settlement scheme doesn’t work, say couple held at airport

EU settlement scheme doesn’t work, say couple held at airport
Ezgi and Arthur Vissing say BA ‘puzzled’ by system as couple struggled to return from Turkey The first flaws in the new immigration scheme for EU citizens who want to remain in the UK after Brexit have been exposed after a couple who live in Oxford were blocked from getting a flight back from Turkey to the UK. Arthur Vissing, a Danish citizen, and his Turkish wife, Ezgi Vissing, called on the government to urgently review its procedures to allow those who hold residency rights in the UK to

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