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The Press Recognition Panel has been given £900,000 in public funding despite having no work to do, it was revealed in January 2015. The body was set up in October 2013 after agreement was reached by the three largest political parties. Its function is to approve press regulators and to ensure compliance with its royal...
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In two weeks over Christmas 2014, 24,589 people waited between 4 and 12 hours on a trolley in hospital before getting a bed. Accident and emergency saw 77% of patients within four hours against a target of 95%. Waiting times for NHS operations are at an 11-year high, with 3 million waiting. More than 12...
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Only 45% of the 3.5 million workers due to retire between 2016 and 2020 will receive the full state pension of about £150 a week to be introduced in 2016. The figure was obtained by the investment business Hargreaves Lansdowne under a Freedom of Information request. About a third of those who retire will receive...
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Mortgage rates reached a record low at the end of 2014, with an average rate of 2.08%. This is the lowest rate since records began in 1995. Rates had started to creep up earlier in 2014 on the expectation that the bank interest rate would increase. When it did not, mortgage rates fell back. Interest...
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The presence of serving or retired police officers on a jury does not prejudice a fair trial, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Peter Charles Armstrong was convicted of murder in 2008. The jury included one serving police officer and one retired police officer. Both jurors declared their police status at the start of...
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British workers work an extra 19 days a year for nothing by not talking their full lunch break, according to a survey by Leerdammer, the cheese maker. The average “lunch hour” is actually 26 minutes and 28 seconds. Over a year that shortfall equals an extra 133 working hours or 19 working days. The commonest...
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Milk is cheaper than water in many supermarkets as a result of a price war that has seen milk sold for as little as 22p per pint. The record low price was achieved by Asda selling four pints for 89p, but most other supermarkets were charging no more than £1 for four pints, less than...
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Transsexuals are banned from driving in Russia on the grounds that cross-dressing and assexuality are road hazards. Also banned are any who suffer from “mental disorders”, which includes voyeurs, fetishists, exhibitionists, pyromaniacs and gambling addicts.
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Christmas Eve was the busiest day of 2014 for cash dispensers. On that day, £662m was withdrawn with an average withdrawal of £82. The figure is 22% higher than withdrawals on Christmas Eve 2013.
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Almost a quarter of the funding of the country’s 50 largest charities comes from public funds, according to a report published in January 2015. The charities received £3.1 bn in funding from public bodies. While many charities are open about their public funding, those who are not include Mencap, Action for Children, and Leonard Cheshire....
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