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  • This weekend west London plays host to the biggest street party in Europe; Notting Hill carnival. With coverage often focused on negative stories, we met local activist Uncle Niles and asked what @nhcarnivalldn means to him, and why the unique celebration of his @acklamvillagew10 community is so important for London. Tap the link in bio to watch the full film. 
Filmed and edited by @katyaochagavia, produced by @imaniamrani, production assistants @gracshutti @marinrgcosta
  • This weekend west London plays host to the biggest street party in Europe; Notting Hill carnival. With coverage often focused on negative stories, we met local activist Uncle Niles and asked what @nhcarnivalldn means to him, and why the unique celebration of his @acklamvillagew10 community is so important for London. Tap the link in bio to watch the full film. Filmed and edited by @katyaochagavia, produced by @imaniamrani, production assistants @gracshutti @marinrgcosta
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  • We met veteran Notting Hill carnival organiser and costume maker Lady Lee MBE. Originally from the West Indies, she tells us why @nhcarnivalldn is so important culturally for generations past, present and future, and what keeps her coming back year after year. Tap the link in bio to watch the full film.

Filmed and edited by @katyaochagavia, produced by @imaniamrani, production assistants @graceshutti @marinrgcosta
  • We met veteran Notting Hill carnival organiser and costume maker Lady Lee MBE. Originally from the West Indies, she tells us why @nhcarnivalldn is so important culturally for generations past, present and future, and what keeps her coming back year after year. Tap the link in bio to watch the full film. Filmed and edited by @katyaochagavia, produced by @imaniamrani, production assistants @graceshutti @marinrgcosta
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  • We met west London rapper @lavalarue to discuss her love of the biggest street party in Europe; Notting Hill Carnival. Having grown up in the area, she explains the importance of understanding where @nhcarnivalldn comes from, what happened after the Grenfell tragedy and her hopes for it to remain a community thing. Tap the link in bio to watch the full film.

Filmed and edited by @katyaochagavia, produced by @imaniamrani, production assistants @graceshutti @marinrgcosta
  • We met west London rapper @lavalarue to discuss her love of the biggest street party in Europe; Notting Hill Carnival. Having grown up in the area, she explains the importance of understanding where @nhcarnivalldn comes from, what happened after the Grenfell tragedy and her hopes for it to remain a community thing. Tap the link in bio to watch the full film. Filmed and edited by @katyaochagavia, produced by @imaniamrani, production assistants @graceshutti @marinrgcosta
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  • As thousands of fires blaze across the world's largest rainforest, indigenous people have vowed to protect their land and preserve it for the next generation.
  • As thousands of fires blaze across the world's largest rainforest, indigenous people have vowed to protect their land and preserve it for the next generation.
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  • Thousands of protesters have formed a human chain across Hong Kong on the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, when about 2 million people created a chain across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to protest against Soviet occupation. More than two months of protests began in June over a now-suspended extradition bill, but have and have since expanded into a wider movement against the erosion of liberties under Chinese rule.
  • Thousands of protesters have formed a human chain across Hong Kong on the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, when about 2 million people created a chain across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to protest against Soviet occupation. More than two months of protests began in June over a now-suspended extradition bill, but have and have since expanded into a wider movement against the erosion of liberties under Chinese rule.
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  • Notting Hill carnival, held every summer in west London, is the biggest street party in Europe. Coverage of the event often focuses on negative stories and misses the celebration of the community and culture that makes it so important for London. 
The Guardian met @nhcarnivalldn veterans and fans, including @official_levi_roots @djkcc @itsbigzuu @claraamfo, and asked why they love it so much and what keeps them coming back year after year. 
Tap the link in bio to watch the full film, and keep checking our Instagram feed this weekend for more Notting Hill carnival videos.

Filmed and edited by @katyaochagavia, produced by @imaniamrani, production assistants @graceshutti and @marinargcosta
  • Notting Hill carnival, held every summer in west London, is the biggest street party in Europe. Coverage of the event often focuses on negative stories and misses the celebration of the community and culture that makes it so important for London. The Guardian met @nhcarnivalldn veterans and fans, including @official_levi_roots @djkcc @itsbigzuu @claraamfo, and asked why they love it so much and what keeps them coming back year after year. Tap the link in bio to watch the full film, and keep checking our Instagram feed this weekend for more Notting Hill carnival videos. Filmed and edited by @katyaochagavia, produced by @imaniamrani, production assistants @graceshutti and @marinargcosta
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  • The world’s biggest rainforest continues to be ravaged by fires. The severity of the situation has prompted the state of Amazonas to declare an emergency. 
Brazil has recorded 72,000 fire outbreaks so far this year, an 84% increase on the same period in 2018. 
Fires set illegally to clear land for crops and cattle have created giant smoke clouds which have drifted hundreds of miles. 
Scientists say the ongoing destruction of the Amazon will have dire consequences, first for Brazil and then for the world. 
Tap the link in our bio to find out more.
  • The world’s biggest rainforest continues to be ravaged by fires. The severity of the situation has prompted the state of Amazonas to declare an emergency. Brazil has recorded 72,000 fire outbreaks so far this year, an 84% increase on the same period in 2018. Fires set illegally to clear land for crops and cattle have created giant smoke clouds which have drifted hundreds of miles. Scientists say the ongoing destruction of the Amazon will have dire consequences, first for Brazil and then for the world. Tap the link in our bio to find out more.
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  • France’s president Emmanuel Macron has said the record number of fires in the Amazon is an “international crisis” and should be top of the agenda at the G7 summit. “Our house is burning. Literally,” Macron tweeted.

The remarks prompted a furious response from Brazil’s leader Jair Bolsonaro who accused Macron of using the issue for “personal political gain”. World leaders including the US president Donald Trump, Britain’s Boris Johnson, Germany’s Angela Merkel and Japan’s Shinzō Abe are set to meet in the French coastal resort of Biarritz this weekend.
  • France’s president Emmanuel Macron has said the record number of fires in the Amazon is an “international crisis” and should be top of the agenda at the G7 summit. “Our house is burning. Literally,” Macron tweeted. The remarks prompted a furious response from Brazil’s leader Jair Bolsonaro who accused Macron of using the issue for “personal political gain”. World leaders including the US president Donald Trump, Britain’s Boris Johnson, Germany’s Angela Merkel and Japan’s Shinzō Abe are set to meet in the French coastal resort of Biarritz this weekend.
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  • “Normally the Speaker’s chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me,” tweeted New Zealand politician Trevor Mallard.

The VIP in question was baby Tūtānekai Smith-Coffey, the newborn son of Labour MP Tāmati Coffey and his husband Tim Smith.

During a debate at the House of Representatives, Mallard cradled and bottle-fed the newborn from the Speaker's chair.
  • “Normally the Speaker’s chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me,” tweeted New Zealand politician Trevor Mallard. The VIP in question was baby Tūtānekai Smith-Coffey, the newborn son of Labour MP Tāmati Coffey and his husband Tim Smith. During a debate at the House of Representatives, Mallard cradled and bottle-fed the newborn from the Speaker's chair.
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  • Large swathes of the Amazon rainforest are burning. Follow our Instagram stories for more details and a chance to ask the Guardian's global environment editor your questions.
  • Large swathes of the Amazon rainforest are burning. Follow our Instagram stories for more details and a chance to ask the Guardian's global environment editor your questions.
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  • Next time you’re in south London you might spot this rainbow crossing 🌈

Lambeth councillor Ibrahim Dogus said it's "a symbol of the pride we have in our flourishing LGBT+ community." Other major cities with permanent multi-coloured crossings include Vancouver, Sydney and San Francisco.

Guardian analysis has shown homophobic and transphobic hate crimes have more than doubled in England and Wales in the last five years.
  • Next time you’re in south London you might spot this rainbow crossing 🌈 Lambeth councillor Ibrahim Dogus said it's "a symbol of the pride we have in our flourishing LGBT+ community." Other major cities with permanent multi-coloured crossings include Vancouver, Sydney and San Francisco. Guardian analysis has shown homophobic and transphobic hate crimes have more than doubled in England and Wales in the last five years.
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  • "The oceans belong to us all, but their fate is now in your hands," Spanish actor and environmental activist @bardemantarctic told delegates at the United Nations this week.

He urged delegates to create a treaty to protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.

Over the next two weeks, delegates from the world’s nations are meeting to discuss a global treaty that will impact the protection of our oceans.
  • "The oceans belong to us all, but their fate is now in your hands," Spanish actor and environmental activist @bardemantarctic told delegates at the United Nations this week. He urged delegates to create a treaty to protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030. Over the next two weeks, delegates from the world’s nations are meeting to discuss a global treaty that will impact the protection of our oceans.
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