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Cities need more power, says study

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:05 The Commission is calling for a “radical reshaping of the UK’s political economy” Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year … Continue reading

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UK ‘not deporting enough criminals’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:39 Article written by Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent More from Dominic Follow Dominic on Twitter Staying put: NAO finds little improvement in removals Ministers have been criticised for failing to deport more foreign … Continue reading

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Yahoo ekes out third quarter revenue gain despite display ad weakness

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet company’s online display advertising business continued to struggle. Shares of Yahoo rose 1.1 percent to $40.61 … Continue reading

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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, … Continue reading

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Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq’s Anbar province a key battleground again

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target – Iraq’s western Anbar … Continue reading

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U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening … Continue reading

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‘Rapid deterioration’ in jail safety

21 October 2014 Last updated at 13:45 There has been a “rapid deterioration” in prison safety in England and Wales, the prisons inspector has warned. Nick Hardwick said staff shortages, population pressures and prison policy all contributed to problems, with … Continue reading

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UK spy drones to fly over Syria

21 October 2014 Last updated at 13:21 The government said the Reaper drones would be used for intelligence gathering The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State (IS) militants, the Ministry of Defence has … Continue reading

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Exam appeals change 45,500 grades

21 October 2014 Last updated at 12:20 By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent There was a sharp rise in the number of appeals against exam results More than 45,000 exam grades from this summer have been changed after schools … Continue reading

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Woman dies after being hit by tree

21 October 2014 Last updated at 14:23 The London Fire Brigade are working at the scene outside Hyde Park Barracks to remove the tree A woman has died after being hit by a falling tree in high winds in London. … Continue reading

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