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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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More lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata over air bags

DETROIT (Reuters) – The recall crisis involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying vehicle occupants with metal shrapnel is growing, with two more lawsuits filed over accidents in older Honda cars. News of the lawsuits came … Continue reading

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McDonald’s CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results

(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson owned up to some corporate image problems on Tuesday after it posted a nearly one-third drop in quarterly profit and warned that its global restaurant sales would fall again this … Continue reading

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Asian shares bask in glow of U.S. tech earnings

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares pulled ahead on Wednesday, taking their cue from Wall Street’s strong performance as upbeat results from two technology bellwethers offset recent concerns about the outlook for the global economy. In U.S. trading, shares of Apple … Continue reading

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Faulty airbags warning expanded to 6.1. million U.S. cars: NHTSA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. highway safety regulator, NHTSA, expanded its warning on Tuesday about faulty airbags made by Japanese auto-part maker Takata (7312.T) to 6.1 million vehicles in the United States. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners … 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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