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Detectives issue appeal to trace brothers over city shooting murder

West Midlands Police have issued photographs of Theo and Remell Bailey, who are wanted in connection with the 2021 murder of Gavin Parry Police are searching for two brothers in connection with the murder of a man who was shot dead at an industrial unit. West Midlands Police have issued photographs of Theo and Remell Bailey, who are wanted in connection with the 2021 murder of Gavin Parry. The force […]

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Christmas boosts sales but masks nervous festive season for consumers

The increased cost of goods saw Christmas retail sales values up almost 7% on last December, masking a nervous festive season for consumers, figures show. Total sales increased by 6.9% in December against an increase of 2.1% in December 2021 – well above the three-month average growth of 4.4% and 12-month average growth of 3.1%, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. UK retail sales increased 6.5% […]

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Virgin Orbit makes British space history with take off from Cornwall

Nine satellites are being launched from a site above South-West Ireland The Virgin Orbit plane carrying the first rocket to launch into space from UK soil has taken off from Spaceport Cornwall. As the Start Me Up mission lifted off from the runway at Cornwall Airport Newquay, hundreds of people cheered and Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones was blasted out on loudspeakers. Named in tribute to the Stones’ […]

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Ashworth promises welfare reforms under Labour to help people return to work

The Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary will make a speech tomorrow at the Centre for Social Justice Labour is promising a package of welfare reforms to get people back into the workforce and end a “monumental waste of human potential”. Shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Ashworth will set out plans including measures aimed at making it easier for people out of work on sickness benefits to return to work. […]

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Union leaders to meet rail minister in bid to secure deal to end strikes

Talks aimed at resolving the rail workers dispute will be held on Monday after a week of disruption to services because of strikes. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and Aslef took industrial action which crippled services, with only one in five trains running between Tuesday and Saturday. Union leaders will meet rail minister Huw Merriman as they continue to insist the Government is blocking a deal […]

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Worst yet to come for families struggling with cost of living think tank warns

The biggest impact of dramatically falling living standards is yet to hit, according to new research which shows that families across the UK have only experienced half of the lost income they are expected to suffer during the cost-of-living crisis. New analysis from the Resolution Foundation think tank suggests the average household across the country will be left £2,100 worse off by the end of the next financial year. After […]

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Annual cost of hot baths predicted to rise to 1023 in 2023

The annual cost of taking hot baths is predicted to rise by almost 90% to £1,023 this year, a water company has said. Households spent 80% more boiling their kettles last year while the yearly cost of using a dishwasher went up from £133 in 2021 to £237 in 2022, according to the research from Yorkshire Water. The company said that although water rates have stayed the same over the […]

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Rishi Sunak urges bold and radical action from health leaders amid NHS crisis

The Prime Minister has met senior figures from the NHS in emergency talks in Downing Street Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has urged health leaders at an emergency meeting to take “bold and radical” action to alleviate the winter crisis in the NHS. Mr Sunak told them during Downing Street talks on Saturday that a “business-as-usual mindset won’t fix the challenges we face”. Critics said the discussions were a “talking shop” […]

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Day of big upsets in FA Cup third round

Premier League sides Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest are both out Josh Windass scored twice as Sky Bet League One Sheffield Wednesday pulled off the shock of the FA Cup third round with a 2-1 win over Premier League high-flyers Newcastle at Hillsborough. Windass fired the Owls in front early in the second half – with replays showing he appeared to be offside, but there was no VAR to check – and then […]

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