Are you in line for a cut to your bill? Water company performance penalties revealed

The customers of a number of water companies are set to receive a share of a £67m windfall after the firms failed to meet regulatory standards. Ofwat, the industry watchdog for England and Wales, revealed on Thursday which firms would be able to charge their customers more for good performance and those who would have […]

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Colorado snow totals for Oct. 14-15, 2021

The following Colorado snow totals have been reported by the National Weather Service for Oct. 14-15, 2021, as of 7 a.m. Friday: Berthoud Falls, CO — 3 inches at 9:59 p.m. MDT – 10/14/2021 Blue River, CO — 2 inches at 9:59 p.m. MDT – 10/14/2021 Cameron Pass, CO — 2 inches at 9:59 p.m. […]

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What to watch for on Sunday.

Sixty million people are eligible to vote in the German national election on Sunday. There won’t be a new government that night, or the next day — it could take the rival parties weeks or even months to settle on a coalition with a parliamentary majority. But the ballots are tallied quickly, and the new […]


Energy crisis ‘a worry’ for UK car sector as it eyes shift to electric

The energy price crisis is “a worry” for Britain’s car sector as it looks to attract companies to build batteries and electric vehicles in the future, the industry’s trade body has warned. Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said the volatility – though similar to that seen elsewhere […]


A couple of wins for Johnson, but no trade deal with the US is a major setback

It’s been four years since a British prime minister stepped into the White House and during that time the leading characters and the context in which they are meeting have changed greatly. President Donald Trump and Theresa May replaced by President Joe Biden and Boris Johnson. Brexit has happened; the ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan is over; […]

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Are you ready for sentient Disney robots? – The Denver Post

By Brooks Barnes, The New York Times Company GLENDALE, Calif. — I was en route to meet Groot. Not an imitation Groot conjured with video or those clunky virtual reality goggles. The Walt Disney Co.’s secretive research and development division, Imagineering, had promised a walking, talking, emoting Groot, as if the arboreal “Avengers” character had […]

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Get cooking: A recipe for Migas, of Colorado, for a lesson in Spanish cuisine

In the cooking of the three Roman-based countries of the Mediterranean — France, Italy and Spain — region or place matters more than country. For instance, there is no such thing as “Italian cuisine.” (“La cucina italiana non esiste.”) To be sure, the cooking of Piedmont exists, as does the cooking of Tuscany, and so […]

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Colorado to tighten rules for unvaccinated staff, residents in nursing homes

The state will require stricter virus testing and mitigation practices inside residential care facilities because of the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19. Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment on Friday afternoon announced a series of new guidelines for those facilities, which call for daily rapid testing of unvaccinated staff members, plus testing […]

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Tokyo 2020: Problems grow for organisers of ‘most unpredictable’ Olympic Games

The doomed Olympics? Not yet.  On the eve of the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 the peloton of problems for the Games organisers just keeps growing. The escalating COVID cases, no spectators at the venues, corporate sponsors backing away, the composer for the opening ceremony was sacked for bullying last week and now they have […]

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5 easy hikes near Denver for visitors and beginners — The Know

So you’re in town for the MLB All Star Game, you see those beautiful mountains to the west and you’re thinking, “I think I’d like to go for a hike up there.” We’ve got some suggestions for easy, moderate and mildly challenging hikes near Denver with natural beauty along the trail and wonderful views. These […]