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South West Water under investigation over leaks and usage figures
Shares in owner Pennon Group fall as it says Ofwat has launched inquiry into South West Water

Joanna Partridge

23, May, 2023 @1:49 PM

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The Guardian view on England’s water companies: a badly broken system | Editorial
Editorial: Ministers were warned about the risks of private equity entering the sector but did nothing. Now we’re paying the price


21, May, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Revealed: warning to ministers over privatised water kept secret since 2002
Author calls for disclosure of his report that ‘shows why private equity dominance in England has proved so disastrous’

Sandra Laville

20, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The government has had to take over yet another railway – and yet it still balks at full nationalisation | Christian Wolmar
The Conservatives are on a TransPennine Express to nowhere, says the author and podcaster Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar

11, May, 2023 @4:07 PM

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State to take control of TransPennine Express after continued poor service
Northern rail network to be run by state-owned operator of last resort when contract expires on 28 May

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

11, May, 2023 @10:37 AM

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River pollution becomes key issue in English local elections
Discharge of raw sewage is mainstream concern in first local elections since Guardian revealed scale of problem

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

01, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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One in eight Britons pay for private health services, survey shows
Campaigners say underinvestment in NHS is forcing patients to seek private treatment if they can afford it

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

17, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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UK extends plan to sell off its shares in NatWest by another two years
Recent banking turmoil fuels decision to extend trading plan for second time to 2025

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

03, Apr, 2023 @1:37 PM

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The Guardian view on the UN ocean treaty: arriving just in time | Editorial
Editorial: A new legal order in the high seas must prevent marine riches from being monopolised or privatised


09, Mar, 2023 @6:57 PM

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Tory MPs don’t take buses – they just destroy them for the rest of us | Zoe Williams
When I was a kid in the 1980s, you could casually lose 40 minutes waiting for a bus. Now, after 13 years of Conservative rule, public transport is on its knees again

Zoe Williams

20, Feb, 2023 @5:14 PM

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NHS consultants run private firms charging to cut waiting lists at their own hospitals
Calls for a ban as health trusts award ‘insourcing’ contracts worth millions to tackle backlogs

Shanti Das and Jon Ungoed-Thomas

12, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the probation service: a crunch has been building for years | Editorial
Editorial: Zara Aleena’s murder has shone a light on the failures in the system. Fixing them will require more than just funding


09, Feb, 2023 @6:25 PM

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