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Luton pupils 'have to ask staff for loo roll'

Inspectors found children at an independent school having to ask for toilet paper, and washing their cutlery in toilet sinks. The Olive Tree Primary School in Luton is an Islamic day school that caters for nearly 80 pupils aged between five and 11 years old. The education watchdog Ofsted found a number of standards were not met. The school has ...

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Sheffield tree protesters will be removed using 'reasonable force'

Campaigners protesting against tree-felling in Sheffield will be physically removed if they enter “safety zones”, officials have said. Sheffield City Council contractor Amey said “specially-trained stewards” would remove anyone who wilfully obstructed the work. The firm is removing damaged trees as part of a £2bn scheme. Campaigners say they are also removing healthy trees, which Amey says may damage pavements. ...

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Army bids farewell to Lynx helicopter with flypast tour

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Army is bidding farewell to the Lynx helicopter with a commemorative flight. The aircraft is to be decommissioned after almost 40 years in service. Four remaining Lynx left from RAF Odiham in Hampshire on an aerial tour taking in military bases and locations associated with the helicopter. The flight will culminate in ...

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UK inflation rate falls slightly

The inflation rate dropped to 3% in December from November’s six-year high of 3.1% – the first fall since June. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said growth in food prices slowed during the month and airline fares rose less strongly than a year earlier. However, the ONS said it was too early to say whether the fall was the ...

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£350m Brexit claim was 'too low', says Boris Johnson

The controversial claim that the UK sends £350m a week to the EU was a “gross underestimate”, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said. He told the Guardian the UK’s contribution was already £362m a week and would rise to £438m by the end of the post-Brexit transition period. Vote Leave’s claim that £350m could go to the NHS instead was ...

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Disruption warning as snow and hail hit Scotland

Snow and hail are expected to cause disruption as a cold snap hits some parts of Scotland. The Met Office issued a yellow be aware warning as an icy front arrived from the Atlantic. On Monday evening, wintry conditions were reported on a number of routes. Drivers and those using public transport were warned to expect delays. Thundersnow was also ...

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Product safety flaws 'exposed by Whirlpool danger dryers'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The saga over millions of fire-risk tumble dryers has exposed a wider failure in the UK’s product safety system, according to MPs. Whirlpool’s response to the defect affecting 5.3 million machines had been “woeful”, the Business Committee said. It was unacceptable that more than one million potentially dangerous dryers were still being used ...

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Iceland aims to be plastic free by 2023

Supermarket chain Iceland has said it will eliminate or drastically reduce plastic packaging of all its own label products by the end of 2023. Prime Minister Theresa May has called plastic waste “one of the great environmental scourges of our time”. Iceland says the move will effect more than a thousand own label products. As a first measure, the grocer ...

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Carillion: Small firms count the cost of collapse

Thousands of small firms working for failed construction giant Carillion are waiting to learn if they will be paid, amid growing fears some could close. Carillion used an extensive network of sub-contractors and local suppliers, paying them almost £1bn a year, according to its latest annual report. Employers’ groups are trying to assess the exposure of small firms, but said ...

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Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

Stifling a sneeze by clamping your nose and mouth shut can cause serious physical damage, doctors are warning. The medics treated a 34-year-old man who ruptured his throat while trying to stop a high-force sneeze. With nowhere to escape, the pressure ripped through the soft tissue, and although rare and unusual, they say others should be aware of the danger. ...

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