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Baroness Altmann: Scrap pensions triple-lock guarantee

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionBaroness Altmann: “A lot of pensioners are confused” A guarantee that pensions should rise by at least 2.5% should be dropped from 2020, a former pensions minister has said. Baroness Altmann, who left her post in Theresa May’s reshuffle, said the policy had “outlived its purpose”. Since 2010, the “triple-lock” policy has meant that [...]

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Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts disciplined over gender comments

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Saatchi Saatchi Image caption Mr Roberts was born and educated in Lancaster, England The chairman of advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi has been put on leave for saying the debate on gender bias in the industry is “all over”. British-born Kevin Roberts told Business Insider he did not think the lack of women [...]

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Modern slavery: Theresa May vows to defeat ‘evil’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 31, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Britain will lead the fight against modern slavery, Theresa May has said, vowing to make it her mission to help rid the world of the “barbaric evil”. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, the prime minister called it “the great human rights issue of our time”. She said a new UK cabinet taskforce [...]

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Former Devon Royal Marine Duncan Potts dies in Alps fall

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 30, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright POTTS FAMILY Image caption Duncan Potts and April Lawson were due to be married A former Royal Marine who got engaged last month has been killed in a climbing accident in the French Alps. Duncan Potts, 28, from Coldridge near Crediton in Devon, died climbing in the Mont Blanc range near Chamonix, the [...]

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Syria conflict: ‘Families leave’ besieged Aleppo

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 30, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of civilians are trapped in eastern Aleppo and running out of food and water Dozens of families have left besieged eastern areas of the city of Aleppo along a humanitarian corridor, Syrian state media says. The civilians boarded buses and were taken to temporary shelters, state news agency Sana [...]

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May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 30, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Theresa May had “objections” to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the coalition, the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable has said. Lib Dem Sir Vince said the prime minister had worried about a “gung-ho” approach to Chinese investment in it. The government said nuclear energy was important but [...]

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Pope Francis prays in silence at former Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionPope Francis walked alone through the Arbeit Macht Frei gates, into the Auschwitz death camp The Pope has offered a private prayer at the former Auschwitz death camp. He walked alone and in silence around the concentration and extermination camp in what was Nazi-occupied Poland where 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed. Pope [...]

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Online child sex abuse investigation identifies 523 potential victims

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionOperation Lattise led to the seizure of 30 million indecent images More than 500 children have been identified as potential victims of online sexual abuse during a major investigation by Police Scotland. The force said 30 million indecent images were seized and 77 people had been charged during Operation Lattise. The charges include rape, [...]

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Hinkley Point nuclear plant delay ‘bonkers’ says union

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 29, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionWhy do we need a new nuclear plant? Simon Jack explains The government’s surprise announcement to delay a final decision on Hinkley Point has been described as “bonkers” by the GMB union and “chaos” by Labour. French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn project in Somerset, approved the funding at a [...]

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Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 28, 2016 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionAngela Merkel: “We will offer refuge and asylum to those who are persecuted” Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. She said the attackers “wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need. [...]

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