ANDREW PIERCE: Was IMF attack over sacking of Sir Humphrey?

ANDREW PIERCE: Was IMF attack over sacking of Sir Humphrey? A ‘large and untargeted fiscal package’ was the scathing verdict of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget last week: an extraordinary intervention from a body normally charged with rescuing basket-case economies in Latin America. Ministers were furious. And sources tell me there is a strong suspicion among

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'Eco' power station in tree-felling storm

‘Eco’ power station in tree-felling storm: Wood-fired plant that takes billions in green handouts is hacking down Canadian forest, TV probe alleges Drax generates 12 per cent of UK’s renewable electricity by burning wood pellets It bought logging licences to cut down two areas of forest in western Canada The company claims it only used leftover sawdust and waste wood

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Pine Island residents recount horror, fear as Ian bore down – The Denver Post

By GERALD HERBERT and AMY FORLITI PINE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Paramedics and volunteers with a group that rescues people after natural disasters went door to door Saturday on Florida’s devastated Pine Island, offering to evacuate residents who spoke of the terror of riding out Hurricane Ian in flooded homes and howling winds. The largest barrier island off Florida’s Gulf

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Ukraine presses on with counteroffensive; Russia uses drones – The Denver Post

By JON GAMBRELL KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian president’s hometown and other targets Sunday with suicide drones, and Ukraine took back full control of a strategic eastern city in a counteroffensive that has reshaped the war. Russia’s loss of the eastern city of Lyman, which it had been using as a transport and logistics hub, is a

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How to wear the constellation earring trend

Take the constellations out of the sky, and onto your ears. Jewellery stacking has been a trend for a while, using chunky earrings in multiple piercings. The ‘constellation’ trend is similar, but that bit more delicate and star-like. It’s really easy to do and makes for a pretty, eye-catching jewellery statement. Connie Nam, founder of jewellery brand Astrid & Miyu,

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