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Is the economy looking up?

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond will be delighted with the news that unemployment for the last quarter fell by 16,000 to 1.42 million. The unemployment rate is now 4.2% – the lowest since May 1975 – and the number of people in ...

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Western air strikes on Syria condemned

AS THERESA MAY risked UK and Syrian lives with a military attack on targets in Syria last night, opposition came from many UK sources. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn gave a quick and concise response, saying, “Bombs won’t save lives or bring about ...

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More gloom over UK economy

THREE FACTORS have combined to suggest that the UK economy is growing more slowly than the Government had hoped. •First came the news that UK manufacturing output fell by 0.2% in February. This had not been expected, and it is ...

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