Water

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BBC plans to lighten up for poorer people are patronising | Letters
Letters: Content discontent | Crossword conundrum | Pasty preferences | Water companies | Tyne tributary

02, Dec, 2022 @5:09 PM

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England and Wales’s broken water system can be fixed – here’s what to do first | Dieter Helm
The water companies and regulators must act, alongside changing consumer behaviour and tackling pollution at source, says Dieter Helm, former chair of the Natural Capital Committee

Dieter Helm

02, Dec, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Five British nationalisations – and what happened next
From Henry VIII to the telegram network, how the state intervened in the private sector – and who got the money

Anna Leach

02, Dec, 2022 @9:22 AM

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England’s water can be renationalised without compensation, activists say
Campaigners cite previous court rulings against shareholders, such as in the case of Northern Rock bank

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

02, Dec, 2022 @9:22 AM

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‘This feels like vindication’: Penarth beach swimmers hail ‘excellent’ water rating
For the Dawnstalkers swim club, the Severn estuary’s bathing water quality officially being rated ‘excellent’ is a bonus

Steven Morris

02, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Water firms’ debts since privatisation hit £54bn as Ofwat refuses to impose limits
Customers pay on average 20% of their bill towards servicing debt and rewarding shareholders, says CMA

Sandra Laville and Anna Leach

01, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Down the drain: how billions of pounds are sucked out of England’s water system
Visualised: where does the money from your bills go?

Anna Leach, Ellen Wishart, Sandra Laville and Carmen Aguilar García

01, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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US justice department sues city of Jackson over water crisis
City and Mississippi health department sign order agreeing to federal oversight of the failing water system

Erum Salam

30, Nov, 2022 @8:56 PM

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Revealed: more than 70% of English water industry is in foreign ownership
Guardian unpicks complex web of investment firms, wealth funds and tax haven-based businesses that own most of sector

Anna Leach, Carmen Aguilar García and Sandra Laville

30, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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England’s water firms respond to investigation into role of global investors
Guardian analysis reveals more than 70% of English water industry in foreign ownership

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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England’s water: the world’s piggy bank
England’s privatised water system is owned by funds, banks and billionaires across the world, as this country-by-country breakdown shows

Anna Leach and Carmen Aguilar García, Sandra Laville,Ellen Wishart and Pablo Gutiérrez

30, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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‘You’ll have to talk to the UK staff’: can global water investors be held to account?
Will Malaysia’s YTL, US-based BlackRock and Hong Kong’s CK Hutchison Holdings answer questions about environmental damage?

Lorcan Lovett in Malaysia, Dominic Rushe in New York, and Sum Lok-kei in Hong Kong

30, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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