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The Daily Telegraph reports on the union Unite which it says has threatened to launch a lorry drivers strike over pay and conditions. The union – which represents about 50,000 HGV drivers – wants higher pay and better conditions such as improved truck stops with catering facilities, the paper says. But the Telegraph quotes a spokesman from the government’s Department of Transport accusing the unions of threatening to “hold Christmas hostage” amid fears of shortages over the festive period.