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Hostage-taking by states has become “industrialised”, according to the chairwoman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. Conservative MP Alicia Kearns made the claim as she appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme as it was guest-edited by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was imprisoned in Iran for six years until her release earlier this year. Zaghari-Ratcliffe also [...]
Rail passengers have been warned to prepare for “significantly disrupted” travel into the New Year amid a wave of industrial unrest sweeping across the country. The Network Rail warning came as members of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) at CrossCountry staged a 24-hour strike from 9pm on Boxing Day as part of a long-running campaign for [...]
England all-rounder Sam Curran has become the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction after Punjab Kings paid almost £2million for his services. Curran’s stock has never been higher after he starred in England’s T20 World Cup triumph in Australia last month, picking up the player of the tournament [...]
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BANK OF ENGLAND Governor Andrew Bailey poured cold water on ambitious Government plans to rewrite the financial services rulebook today, warning that the regulatory issues which led in part to the global financial crisis have not gone away. The government is set to tweak some 30 pieces of regulation which it believes will free the [...]
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Press Association Nightclubs across the UK face higher property taxes next year in the latest “hammer blow” for the sector, according to new data. The new business rates rules unveiled in last month’s budget handed many high street firms lower tax bills from April next year. Pubs and high street shops are among those due to [...]
England captain Harry Kane insists he will use their disappointing World Cup exit to be mentally stronger in the future. The Tottenham striker, who had earlier converted from the spot to go level with Wayne Rooney as the country’s leading scorer on 53 goals, missed a late penalty which would have made it 2-2 against [...]
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