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BBC | Stronger Towns Fund: £1.6bn post-Brexit cash announced


A £1.6bn government fund has been launched to boost less well-off towns in England after Brexit. The pot is split into £1bn, divided in England using a needs-based formula, and £600m communities can bid for. More than half of the…

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Posted by: on: 04/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Strictly Come Dancing: No replacement for departing Pasha


The professional dancer line-up for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing will be the same as last year's, minus the departing Pasha Kovalev. No new dancer has been hired to replace him, so there will be 17 professionals for…

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Posted by: on: 04/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

What does your pancake choice say about you?


Fluffy American pancakes or crêpes? Maple syrup or chocolate spread? Take our quiz to find out what your choice of pancakes says about you. Read more

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Posted by: on: 04/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

Instagram biggest for child grooming online - NSPCC finds


Sex offenders are grooming children on Instagram more than on any other online platform, a charity has found. Police in England and Wales recorded 1,944 incidents of sexual communication with children in the six months to September 2018, the NSPCC…

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Posted by: on: 01/03/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | LK Bennett on brink of collapse


High-end fashion chain LK Bennett has lined up an administrator for the business as it desperately seeks funding to stay afloat. EY will oversee the insolvency if no new investment can be found, according to Sky which first reported the story. The…

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Posted by: on: 01/03/2019 in: Business Tips, General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Rolls-Royce swings to £2.9bn loss


Engineering giant Rolls-Royce swung into loss last year, as it increased the charge for fixing problems with its Trent 1000 engines. The company also took a charge of £186m after Airbus said it was stopping production of its A380 superjumbo…

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Posted by: on: 28/02/2019 in: European, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Tuition fees not university deterrent, says Hinds


There is no evidence higher tuition fees have deterred young people in England from applying to university, says Education Secretary Damian Hinds. He said applications, including from disadvantaged youngsters, had risen despite fees rising to £9,250 per year. This is…

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Posted by: on: 28/02/2019 in: General News & Updates, Graduates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Why are there UK wildfires in February?


Scorched Earth images of Marsden Moor - close to Saddleworth - look horribly familiar. In June 2018, a fire on moorland in that area took hold and burned for weeks; the army was called in, carbon-storing peatland and entire ecosystems…

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Posted by: on: 27/02/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | UK weather: Is hot February down to climate change?


We're getting weirdly warm weather for February - which has everyone asking the same question. How much of this is due to a warming climate? Or is this just a freak few days? The record temperature for February has been broken twice…

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Posted by: on: 27/02/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Could barristers earn more working in McDonald's?


A senior lawyer has claimed that barristers are often paid less per hour than they would be working in a fast-food restaurant. Chris Henley, who chairs the Criminal Bar Association, said: "Too often fees for prosecuting produce hourly rates worse…

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Posted by: on: 27/02/2019 in: Business Tips, General News & Updates, Graduates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News
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