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Cheap computer games and falling fuel prices causes inflation to slow, ONS finds 

UK inflation slowed last month on the back of falling motor fuel and computer game prices, official statisticians have revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased to 1.7% in February. Inflation was reported at 1.8% in January, after the cost of energy and aeroplane tickets […]

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison cuts short Hawaii holiday after two firefighters die tackling enormous bushfires

Australia’s Prime Minister has cut short his holiday in Hawaii following fierce criticism of his government’s handling of an unprecedented wave of bushfires in which two firefighters were killed. Scott Morrison expressed regret for the trip amid a record heatwave this week which has exacerbated dozens of out-of-control blazes. Pressure had been building on Mr Morrison […]

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What time can I vote in the 2019 general election, and when will we know the results?

Voting day in the December general election is this Thursday Dec 12, which comes six weeks after the chaotic Brexit negotiations in Westminster led MPs to back Boris Johnson’s call for a vote on Oct 29.  Since Parliament was officially dissolved on Nov 6, the UK political parties have been preparing for the upcoming election, with candidates promoting their […]

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English school children are climbing the international league tables as rest of the UK lags behind

English school children are climbing the international league tables while the rest of the UK is lagging behind, according to a major global study. Teenagers in England scored higher than their peers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) league table. The Pisa tests, which are administered […]

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Football manager failed to warn his club’s owner about investors interested in third party ownership of players, court hears

A football manager failed to warn his club’s owner that a group of potential investors wanted to arrange third party ownership of players in breach of FA rules, a court heard yesterday.  Tommy Wright, who is charged with two counts of accepting a bribe, had agreed to arrange a meeting between Patrick Cryne, the owner of Barnsley […]

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