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Train strikes: What are the dates and where is affected?

Train strikes: What are the dates and where is affected?

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Image source, Getty ImagesA wave of strike action by rail workers over pay and conditions will resume on Saturday. Strikes that were planned in September were cancelled because of the Queen's death. Will any trains run on Saturday?Members of the RMT, Aslef and TSSA unions will strike on Saturday, 1 October. This is the day
New growth figures suggest UK not in recession

New growth figures suggest UK not in recession

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Image source, Getty ImagesThe UK's economy grew in the second quarter of this year, contrary to an initial reading which said it had shrunk, revised official data suggests.Economic output rose by 0.2% between April and June, revised up from a previous reading of -0.1%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.It suggests the UK is
Norrie pulls out of Korea Open an hour before quarter-final

Norrie pulls out of Korea Open an hour before quarter-final

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Cameron Norrie's next tournament is due to be the Japan Open, which starts on 3 OctoberBritish number one Cameron Norrie pulled out of the Korea Open less than an hour before his quarter-final against American Jenson Brooksby.The ATP confirmed the second seed was unable to play because of illness.Norrie, 27, said he was suffering from
Coolio: Gangsta’s Paradise rapper dead at 59

Coolio: Gangsta’s Paradise rapper dead at 59

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By Paul Glynn and Helen BushbyEntertainment reportersImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Coolio recorded eight studio albums and won an American Music Award and three MTV Video Music AwardsStars including Michelle Pfeiffer and Snoop Dogg have been paying tribute to the US rapper Coolio who has died at the age of 59.He was found unresponsive on
Optus: How a massive data breach has exposed Australia

Optus: How a massive data breach has exposed Australia

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By Tiffanie TurnbullBBC News, SydneyImage source, OptusImage caption, Optus is the country's second-largest telecommunications companyLast week, Australian telecommunications giant Optus revealed about 10 million customers - about 40% of the population - had personal data stolen in what it calls a cyber-attack.Some experts say it may be the worst data breach in Australia's history.But this
Dogs can sniff out stress on owner’s breath

Dogs can sniff out stress on owner’s breath

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By Victoria GillScience correspondentMedia caption, Four dogs - pets volunteered by their owners - were trained to "choose" one of three scent canistersOur canine companions have proven once again how finely tuned they are to our feelings - this time in a scientific sniffing test. Scientists discovered that dogs can smell stress in our breath
Big oil’s toxic emissions from flaring undeclared

Big oil’s toxic emissions from flaring undeclared

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By Esme Stallard, Owen Pinnell & Jess KellyBBC NewsImage source, Hussein Faleh/BBCMajor oil companies are not declaring a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, a BBC News investigation has revealed.The BBC found millions of tonnes of undeclared emissions from gas flaring at oil fields where BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell work.Flaring of natural gas
Dying patient should have been seen in person

Dying patient should have been seen in person

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By Sean Clare & David GrossmanBBC NewsnightImage source, Andrew NashImage caption, David Nash had an abscess on his brainstem, which was listed as a cause of deathNHS officials ruled a man who died after his ear infection was not picked up in GP telephone consultations should have been seen face to face, a BBC Newsnight
Mortgage rates: ‘If we can’t afford higher payments, we lose our home’

Mortgage rates: ‘If we can’t afford higher payments, we lose our home’

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By Jennifer Meierhans & Lora JonesBusiness reporters, BBC NewsImage source, Robin PriceSales assistant Robin Price, who is on the minimum wage, has been saving up his mortgage deposit for years and thanks to that and an inheritance, is now ready to buy. But with the threat of a sharp rise in interest rates looming, he
Toni Duggan: Pregnant Everton forward to miss rest of the season

Toni Duggan: Pregnant Everton forward to miss rest of the season

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Toni Duggan re-joined Everton on a two-year deal in July 2021Everton forward Toni Duggan has announced she is pregnant with her first child and will miss the remainder of the Women's Super League season.The 31-year-old started her career at the Toffees and returned to them last year.Duggan has also played for Manchester City and Barcelona.Revealing

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You may not be as valuable to your employer as you think

You may not be as valuable to your employer as you think

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Innovate BC awards $2.3M to B.C. R&D projects

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VANCOUVER – Yesterday at an awards ceremony in Vancouver, Innovate BC awarded $2,325,000 to eight B.C. research and development projects that are creating game-changing innovations that are improving lives for British Columbians. Specifically, this year’s funding, through Innovate BC’s Ignite program, is accelerating the commercialization of biotech...
Ford needs to make his gas tax cut permanent

Ford needs to make his gas tax cut permanent

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Only 6% of investors have bought crypto to hedge against the recession in 2022

Only 6% of investors have bought crypto to hedge against the recession in 2022

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RESCON outlines 15 actions governments should take to boost supply of new housing

RESCON outlines 15 actions governments should take to boost supply of new housing

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