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Economy grows at fastest pace for 25 months in January

12th March 2019 | Comments Off on Economy grows at fastest pace for 25 months in January

This post was originally published on this site By James Sillars, business reporter UK economic growth surged to 0.5% in January, according to official figures which smashed economists’ expectations. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said it was the biggest increase in monthly output since December 2016 but cautioned that growth in the three months […]

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PM's last roll of the dice may not be enough to win Brexit vote

12th March 2019 | Comments Off on PM's last roll of the dice may not be enough to win Brexit vote

This post was originally published on this site By Tamara Cohen, political correspondent It felt like a last roll of the dice for an exhausted-looking Theresa May last night, having made a late dash to Strasbourg to save her deal – and her premiership. On Monday morning, without a breakthrough in sight, the withdrawal agreement […]

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Mothercare agrees Early Learning Centre sale for £13.5m

12th March 2019 | Comments Off on Mothercare agrees Early Learning Centre sale for £13.5m

This post was originally published on this site By James Sillars, business reporter Mothercare has agreed the sale of its Early Learning Centre (ELC) brand to the owner of The Entertainer toy shop chain for up to £13.5m. The struggling retailer, which was forced to strike a rescue deal with creditors as part of restructuring […]

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Manchester City launch sexual abuse compensation scheme

12th March 2019 | Comments Off on Manchester City launch sexual abuse compensation scheme

This post was originally published on this siteManchester City have launched a redress scheme for survivors of historic sexual abuse, to compensate victims of the club’s former youth coach Barry Bennell. Bennell was jailed in 2018 for 31 years on 50 counts of child sexual abuse and was called “the devil incarnate” by the judge […]

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Second Brexit deal vote: How did your MP vote last time?

12th March 2019 | Comments Off on Second Brexit deal vote: How did your MP vote last time?

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Heavy rain and winds to batter Britain as Storm Gareth swoops in

12th March 2019 | Comments Off on Heavy rain and winds to batter Britain as Storm Gareth swoops in

This post was originally published on this siteStorm Gareth could bring travel disruption, power cuts and flooding as strong winds are set to hit parts of the UK. The Met Office has issued several weather warnings as it confirmed another named storm will hit on Tuesday. A yellow weather warning for rain is in place […]

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May's 'legally binding' changes might not be enough for MPs

12th March 2019 | Comments Off on May's 'legally binding' changes might not be enough for MPs

This post was originally published on this site By Jon Graig, chief political correspondent Theresa May is facing the threat of another humiliating Commons defeat on Brexit despite an 11th-hour dash to Strasbourg in a bid to win an improved deal. After lengthy talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister claimed she […]

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PM says she has 'legally binding changes' on Brexit deal

11th March 2019 | Comments Off on PM says she has 'legally binding changes' on Brexit deal

This post was originally published on this site By Alan McGuinness, political reporter, and Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Theresa May says she has secured “legally binding changes” to the fraught issue of the Northern Ireland backstop – hours before MPs are due to vote on her Brexit deal. Mrs May flew to Strasbourg late on […]

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Norton motorbike boss: Brexit has kicked us up the backside

11th March 2019 | Comments Off on Norton motorbike boss: Brexit has kicked us up the backside

This post was originally published on this site By Adam Parsons, business correspondent Norton is an unusual company. A motorbike firm that builds its products by hand. A company whose factory stands in the grounds of a stately home. A British brand in an industry where the giants come from America, Japan, Germany and Italy. […]

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Steven Gerrard fears for his players after spate of pitch invasions

11th March 2019 | Comments Off on Steven Gerrard fears for his players after spate of pitch invasions

This post was originally published on this site By Martha Kelner, sports correspondent Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he fears for the safety of his players after three pitch invasions in as many days in British stadiums. The former Liverpool and England player said supporters “have to take responsibility” to avoid similar incidents and ensure […]

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