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BBC | Qantas picks Airbus over Boeing for longest flights


Qantas has picked Airbus jets to fly its ultra long haul routes, dealing a blow to rival plane maker Boeing. The airline selected the A350-1000 for its planned non-stop Sydney to London service, which would be the world's longest commercial…

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Posted by: on: 13/12/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Businesses urge Johnson to secure trade deals


Business groups have urged Boris Johnson to begin work negotiating the terms of the UK's future relationship with the EU after Brexit. Following Mr Johnson's victory in the election, which he won on a promise to "get Brexit done", businesses…

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Posted by: on: 13/12/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | General election 2019: Pound and shares surge


The pound and shares have surged after the Conservatives won a clear majority in the UK general election. Sterling gained 1.5% to $1.33 - its highest level since June last year - on hopes that the big majority would remove…

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Posted by: on: 13/12/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Inaccurate bills are energy customers' biggest complaint, charity says


Inaccurate or late bills remain energy customers' biggest source of complaints, says Citizens Advice. The accuracy of bills accounts for 60% of problems, ahead of the way complaints are handled (17%), and phone line waiting times (12%). More customers prefer…

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Posted by: on: 12/12/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | General election 2019: What are the dos and don'ts of election day?


The general election takes place on Thursday, but what do you need to know about polling station etiquette? Here are the rules on everything from whether you can take a selfie to voting while drunk. How do I find my…

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Posted by: on: 12/12/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | General election 2019: Voters head to polls across the UK


The UK is going to the polls for the country's third general election in less than five years. The contest, the first to be held in December in nearly 100 years, follows those in 2015 and 2017. Polling stations in…

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Posted by: on: 12/12/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Final day on the campaign trail


The Independent is reporting that it has obtained a leaked recording of the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, saying that Brexit trade negotiations can't be finished within 11 months. Boris Johnson has said that if he wins the election, the…

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Posted by: on: 11/12/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year for 2019


Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who inspired a global movement to fight climate change, has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. The 16-year-old is the youngest person to be chosen by the magazine in a tradition…

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Posted by: on: 11/12/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Liam Payne on alcohol: 'My family were very worried'


In the offices of Liam Payne's management company, just north of Soho in central London, there's a bottle of Bacardi inscribed with his name. It was sent as a gift, after the singer immortalised the drink in his hit single…

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Posted by: on: 11/12/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Banksy: Defaced artwork in Birmingham gets protection


A new artwork by Banksy, which highlights homelessness, has been defaced in Birmingham. The street artwork featured in a film on Instagram shows a man named Ryan on a bench being "pulled" by two reindeer painted on a brick wall…

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Posted by: on: 10/12/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News
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