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Prison system is ‘not in crisis’

19 August 2014 Last updated at 14:06 By Sima Kotecha BBC Radio 4 Today reporter Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling: Prison crisis reports ‘wrong’ Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has admitted that prisons … Continue reading

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Rail fares to rise 3.5% for 2015

19 August 2014 Last updated at 13:35 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Martin Abrams, Campaign for Better Transport: “Balance between subsidy and fare payer gone too far” Regulated rail fares will rise by 3.5% from January … Continue reading

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Strong spring sales help Home Depot beat estimates

(Reuters) – Home Depot Inc (HD.N), the world’s largest home improvement chain, reported a better-than-expected 5.8 percent rise in same-store sales as customers spent more on home repairs after a severe North American winter. Shares of the company, which also … Continue reading

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U.S. housing starts, permits surge in July

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. housing starts and building permits rebounded strongly in July, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track after stalling in the second half of last year. Groundbreaking surged 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual … Continue reading

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Wall Street to open higher on data, Home Depot results

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open on Tuesday, putting the SP 500 on track for a second straight day of gains, after solid earnings from Home Depot and supportive economic data on inflation and … Continue reading

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UK inflation falls more than expected; 2014 rate rise less likely

LONDON (Reuters) – British inflation fell more than expected in July and surging house price growth slowed in June, making it less likely the Bank of England will raise interest rates this year. Inflation dropped to 1.6 percent in July … Continue reading

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Ship death Afghans in asylum plea

18 August 2014 Last updated at 21:18 The stowaways arrived in the UK from Belgium on Saturday morning A group of people from Afghanistan rescued from a shipping container in Essex are claiming asylum in the UK, the Home Office … Continue reading

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£224m payout over e-Borders sacking

18 August 2014 Last updated at 17:34 Article written by Dominic Casciani Home affairs correspondent More from Dominic Follow Dominic on Twitter The Home Office has been told to pay £224m to a major US corporation it sacked for failing … Continue reading

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BBC’s James Alexander Gordon dies

James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, has died aged 78. Gordon read the classified football results on BBC radio for 40 years before stepping down in 2013. He retired following throat surgery after he … Continue reading

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White House steps up Ferguson effort

19 August 2014 Last updated at 00:31 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. President Obama says looting and attacks on police “undermine rather than advance justice” The US attorney general is to travel to the riot-hit town … Continue reading

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