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Road rage killer Kenneth Noye to be released on parole

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteRoad rage killer Kenneth Noye is to be released from prison after a Parole Board panel concluded he was “suitable for return to the community”. The 71-year-old was jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years in 2000 for stabbing to death 21-year-old Stephen Cameron. The […]

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Library book returned after 52 years with cheque to cover fine

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA reader has returned a library book 52 years after it was borrowed, enclosing a £100 cheque to cover the fine. The manager of Lowestoft Library, said she was “amazed” when the copy of The Metaphysical Poets arrived in the post – along with a covering letter explaining […]

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Green to unveil revamp of Topshop empire

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Mark Kleinman, City editor The high street tycoon Sir Philip Green is to launch a make-or-break revamp of his Topshop empire that could see landlords handed a shareholding of more than one-third of the business. Sky News understands that Sir Philip’s Arcadia Group is preparing to […]

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Austerity has had 'tragic social consequences' for UK, says UN

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Alan McGuinness, political reporter An “ideological” drive for austerity has had “tragic social consequences” and resulted in the UK violating its human rights obligations, the UN has claimed. UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston said that although the UK is the […]

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Pret a Manger swallows up fellow food and drink retailer Eat

22nd May 2019 | 0

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Pret a Manger 'goes veggie' after swallowing Eat

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Pret a Manger says it has agreed to buy fellow food and drink retailer Eat to convert as many of its outlets into “Veggie Prets”. The London-based sandwich and coffee shop firm said the plans to take over the 94-strong eat estate were in response to a […]

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Rihanna reveals she's moved to London – and fans are going wild

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporter Pop star Rhianna has revealed she has packed her bags and moved to London – and fans are going hysterical on social media. The Barbadian singer broke the news in an interview with the The New York Times Style Magazine which took […]

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British Steel insolvency plan places thousands of jobs at risk

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteBritish Steel is expected to be placed into an insolvency process on Wednesday putting thousands of jobs at risk, Sky sources say. Sky’s City editor Mark Kleinman said he understood insolvency experts for the business services firm EY were in court finalising their appointment ahead of the company’s […]

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Energy bill hikes push inflation to highest level this year

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Increased household energy bills pushed the rate of inflation to its highest level this year in April – rising to 2.1%. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the increase – from a rate of 1.9% in March – was mostly the result of a higher energy […]

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LGBT lessons row: Children 'too young' to learn issues, says MP

22nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteFour and five year olds are too young to learn about LGBT issues, according to the MP for the area where a primary school is facing daily protests over equality teaching. Roger Godsiff is MP for Birmingham Hall Green, which includes the Muslim-majority Anderton Primary School that has […]

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