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Watchdog to review £11bn UK roll-out of smart meters

Plans to install smart meters in millions of British homes will be reviewed by the government spending watchdog, the BBC has learned. The National Audit Office says it will investigate whether the planned £11bn rollout will save customers money. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said it will work with the NAO to “help review the progress of ...

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BBC 'deeply unimpressed' over Carrie Gracie pay jokes

The BBC is “deeply unimpressed” with an off-air chat in which two of its presenters joked about the gender pay gap, a corporation source has said. BBC Radio 4 Today show presenter Humphrys and North America editor Jon Sopel were discussing Carrie Gracie, who hours earlier had quit over pay. Before Monday’s show, The Sun and Times reported, they joked ...

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S Club 7's Paul is selling his Brit Award on eBay because he's "skint"

Paul Cattermole from S Club 7 says he’s selling his Brit Award on eBay because he’s “skint”. “I don’t want the other members to think that I am dissing the band by selling it but there are bills to pay,” he said. At the time of writing this article, the highest bid for the best newcomer award was more than ...

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Tipton school criticised for 'pay-to-play'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Parents were left angered after a school stopped children playing on sports equipment unless their parents had donated money towards it. Wednesbury Oak Academy, in Tipton, asked parents for £6 towards equipment, then separated pupils into those who paid and those who had not. Some parents started a petition against the move, which ...

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Death crash driver Katie Foster jailed after 'using mobile phone'

A driver who had been using her phone seconds before crashing into a car killing a man about to donate a kidney to his brother, has been jailed. Katie Foster was at the wheel of a Volkswagen Polo which hit 36-year-old Lee Cain’s Peugeot 206 near West Auckland, County Durham, in March 2016. She had earlier pleaded guilty to causing ...

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'Wrong way' A16 death crash driver jailed

An unlicensed driver killed his friend by crashing into an oncoming car while driving on the wrong side of the road. Ismail Kupeli, 53, stayed in the wrong carriageway for at least half a mile after overtaking, killing Aliriza Ulger. The crash took place on the A16 near Peterborough on 20 April 2016, Peterborough Crown Court was told. Kupeli, of ...

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Soho's historic Windmill strip club faces closure

A historic strip club in west London could be forced to close over “serious breaches” of its licensing conditions. The Windmill in Soho, which the film Mrs Henderson Presents was based on, has operated since the 1930s and is famed for staying open in the Blitz. Westminster City Council decided on Thursday not to renew its sexual entertainment licence after ...

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Ex-BHS boss guilty over failure to provide pension data

Dominic Chappell, who was in charge of BHS when it went bust in 2016, has been found guilty on three charges of failing to provide information demanded by the Pensions Regulator. The watchdog accused him of neglecting or refusing to hand over information about BHS’s pension schemes. The schemes had 19,000 members and a shortfall of £571m when BHS collapsed. ...

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson raises case at summit

Boris Johnson has raised Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case with Iran’s foreign minister during Brussels talks. The foreign secretary is attending a summit to discuss the country’s nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump cast doubt on its future. But Mr Johnson tweeted that he had also discussed “all our Iranian dual-national consular cases”. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held in a Tehran ...

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Theresa May defends 'long-term' plastic waste plan

Theresa May has defended her 25-year plan to protect the environment as campaigners called for “emergency” action now. The prime minister said her long-term strategy, including eradicating all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042, would allow future generations to “enjoy a beautiful environment”. Green groups said the proposals should have legal force. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn said 25 years ...

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