UK toy chain warns of reduced choice at Christmas because of supply disruption | Retail industry

[ad_1] There will be a reduced choice of toys in stores this Christmas, and prices are expected to rise by 10% over 18 months because of supply chain disruption, labour shortages and higher transport costs, the chairman of the retailer The Entertainer has warned. Gary Grant, the founder of the family-run toy store chain, which … Read more

Afghanistan live news: UK warns of Kabul airport terror threat as evacuations enter desperate final phase | World news

[ad_1] 12.10am BST 00:10 Allied forces begin winding up evacuations US allies who were part of the coalition in Afghanistan have been winding up their evacuations, the Guardian’s Julian Borger and Peter Beaumont report: On Wednesday, Turkey said it would start withdrawing the last few hundred soldiers it has posted at the airport. According to … Read more

‘Progress is on the line’: former Afghan ambassador warns of women’s fate under Taliban rule | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The embassy of Afghanistan occupies a handsome redbrick mansion in a serene and tree-lined Washington neighbourhood, set back from dog-walkers and joggers, as distant from the gunfire and panic of Kabul as could be imagined. It has entered a diplomatic twilight zone, flying the flag of a government that no longer exists. Roughly 30 … Read more