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UK government borrowing falls in June

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 00:54
UK government borrowing fell to £9.4bn in June, down £0.8bn from a year earlier, as income and corporation tax receipts rose to record levels,

Labour revolts 'not life or death'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 00:46
Former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain says a rebellion by Labour MPs on welfare reforms and concerns about the party leadership contest are a "passing phase".

Car insurance premiums 'on the rise'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 00:39
Car insurance premiums have risen for the first time for nearly three years, with young drivers facing the biggest rises, a survey suggests.

Kiwi wins French Scrabble crown

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 00:32
The French-language Scrabble world championship has been won by a New Zealander who does not speak French, organisers say.

VIDEO: From blags to bakers: Transit turns 50

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 00:31
The trusty Ford Transit is a common sight on our roads and new research shows that van-dependent businesses contributed £120bn to the UK economy last year.

Tennis Australia want Tomic talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 00:30
Tennis Australia want "clear the air" talks with Bernard Tomic, which could see him return to the Davis Cup squad to face Britain.

Cameron channels Blair in extremism fight

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 00:28
The prime minister's speech on extremism contains many echoes of a predecessor's warnings of the challenges to British security, says Jawad Iqbal.

Shark punch surfer 'won't give up'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 00:18
A shaken Mick Fanning vows to return to surfing despite fighting off a shark during a competition in South Africa.

Del Toro 'to play Star Wars villain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 00:09
Actor Benicio Del Toro has been asked to play the villain in the 2017 Star Wars sequel, US media reports.

Gaza to Canada And Back To Gaza: Why A Family Chose to Return

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 23:47

After leaving Gaza City in 2008 for Vancouver, the al-Aloul family is back. War is heavy on their minds, but there are some surprising pros, including a lawn and swimming pool.

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Zappos: A Workplace Where No One And Everyone Is The Boss

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-20 23:33

Earlier this year, the online retailer eliminated managers and embraced 'holacracy' — a system of self-governance. It's one of a handful of firms that's trying to make middle management obsolete.

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Toshiba boss to resign over scandal

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 23:26
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba says chief executive Hisao Tanaka is to resign over accounting scandal

Royal Mail reports flat revenues

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 23:02
Royal Mail reports flat revenues in the three months to the end of June as UK letter volumes continue to decline.

Indian woman killed for 'witchcraft'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 22:58
An elderly Indian woman accused of practising witchcraft has been stripped naked and beheaded by villagers in the state of Assam, police say.

Man dies following fire in flat

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 22:30
A 53-year-old man has died following a fire at a flat in Ardrossan in North Ayrshire.

Rooney 'to play as central striker'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 22:14
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he plans to use Wayne Rooney as a central striker next season.

Rooftop protest inmates back in jail

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 22:07
Two inmates who staged a protest on the roof of a prison in Greater Manchester are now back inside, the Ministry of Justice says.

Miley Cyrus to host Video Music Awards

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 22:06
Wearing an alien costume and a sandwich board, Miley Cyrus announces she will front the MTV VMAs.

Postman saved pensioner from scams

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 21:26
A postman steps in to save a vulnerable Welsh pensioner from being targeted by scam mail.

Quicker tests for lung infections

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 21:08
Scientists at Cardiff University are using DNA testing by robots to help identify infections in cystic fibrosis patients more quickly and accurately.

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