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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Changes to collection times at thousands of post boxes are "disappointing" for consumers and businesses, the shadow business secretary has said. Royal Mail said the changes, which will see mail picked up by delivery staff during their rounds, will ensure...
Train passengers will today have to contend with the first of three August weekend part-closures of a key London to Scotland rail route. Work on an £81 million improvement plan at Watford in Hertfordshire means that the West Coast line...
A British man and his American wife have been handed prison terms on charges of illegally trading in the personal details of Chinese citizens after they testified that they bought such information to help companies combat fraud. Peter Humphrey and...
The Government paid at least 30 consultants up to £2,000 a day last year, an investigation has revealed. According to figures obtained by the BBC Newsnight programme, the specialists were hired by six different departments. Ten were taken on by the...
Interest rates are expected to be held at 0.5% today though signs of economic improvement have fuelled speculation that some Bank of England policy makers are preparing to vote for a hike. The decision will be the first since gross...
People found guilty of rigging wholesale gas and electricity prices could face up to two years in prison under plans unveiled by the Government. Under the new laws it would be a criminal offence to fix energy prices at an...
The number of workers claiming housing benefit "to make ends meet" will continue to increase if a Conservative government is elected next year, Labour will claim today. Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves will say the number of people...
The baby boomer generation are redefining what it means to be older as the over-50s embrace "a second go at being youthful", according to a new report. A study by The Future Laboratory, commissioned by technology firm Huawei, has dubbed...
A Labour government could withhold out-of-work benefits from European Union (EU) migrants until they have paid into the system through National Insurance, shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves has said. Ms Reeves' comments come a day after shadow chancellor...
Moody's ratings agency has upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt. The agency is also citing a continued commitment by the bailed-out country's conservative-led government to improve public finances. Moody's said it had raised...

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