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Election 2015: Business leaders warn a change of government would 'threaten ...

The Independent - ‎4 hours ago‎
More than 100 business leaders, including former Labour donors, have warned that a change of government in the general election would “threaten jobs and deter investment” in a letter published today.
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Election 2015: Top bosses sign letter supporting Conservative-led government
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Pedestrian who died in Swansea bus collision was off-duty sergeant

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A woman who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre has been named as Sgt Louise Lucas. The off-duty police officer from South Wales Police was hit by the X11 bus on The Kingsway shortly before 11:25 BST on Tuesday.
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Paracetamol for back pain is no better than a placebo

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Experts who examined the results of 13 research trials found that the drug did nothing to improve sufferers' pain levels, recovery time, sleep or quality of life and was no more effective than a placebo or dummy pill.
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Turin return evoked 'strong emotions' for Conte - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Following a week of strained relations with former club Juventus, the Italy coach said his return to Turin was emotional. Italy coach Antonio Conte says his return to Turin prompted "very strong emotions," despite a week of strained relations with former club ...
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Germanwings co-pilot reported depression during training

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dusseldorf, Germany (CNN) Years before he was at the controls of a Germanwings plane that plunged into the French Alps, Andreas Lubitz told the airline he worked for that he'd had a bout with depression.
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Iraqi Claims That 'Tikrit Has Fallen' Is Disputed

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD - The prime minister of Iraq claimed that his country's security forces had reached the center of Tikrit on Tuesday. A subtitle crawling across TV screens tuned to the official Iraqiya television network went further: “Tikrit has fallen to us,” it said.
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Plaid Cymru would negotiate in hung election to 'end Tory rule'

Financial Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Welsh nationalists say they will negotiate with Labour, the Scottish National and the Green parties to “end Tory rule” if May's general election produces a hung parliament.
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New Scottish property transaction tax comes into effect

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases has come into effect in Scotland. The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaces UK stamp duty under new devolved powers contained in the Scotland Act 2012.
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Heroin addict was on police bail when he killed an 11-year-old girl in a hit and run

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
A heroin addict is facing a long jail sentence after he admitted killing an 11-year-old girl in a hit and run crash while on bail.
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Murderer of British medical students to hang

The Times (subscription) - ‎6 hours ago‎
A Malaysian man has been sentenced to hang for stabbing to death two British medical students on the island of Borneo last summer.
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Growth lift unlikely to win Tories bigger slice of votes

CITY A.M. - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE UK economy grew at a faster rate last year than previously estimated, but political analysts are cynical as to whether this will boost the Conservatives' election chances.
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Yoox buys Net-a-Porter for $775m to form biggest online luxury-goods retailer

Daily Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
Italian online fashion retailer Yoox bought Net-a-Porter, its upmarket rival, on Tuesday in an all-share deal for stock valued at about 719 million euros ($775 million) to create the world's biggest online luxury-goods retailer with combined sales of 1.3 billion ...
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Billionaire Warren Buffett says he 'wouldn't raise' US rates

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, has said he would not raise interest rates if he was in charge of the US Federal Reserve.
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Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said HM Revenue and Customs data showed exports fell 7% to £3.95bn in 2014.
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Facebook said to be violating European law by tracking users

SlashGear - ‎3 hours ago‎
Facebook has been found running afoul of the law in Europe, at least according to researchers commissioned to look into the matter.
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The best April Fools' Day jokes around the internet today - ‎24 minutes ago‎
THE start of April did not go without many companies and stars getting in on the April Fools' Day jokes. Which was your favourite?
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Gaultier's fashion career feted in Paris exhibition

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
PARIS, March 31 (Reuters) - Paris' first ever exhibition devoted to fashion's "enfant terrible" Jean-Paul Gaultier opens its doors on Wednesday, showcasing the French couturier's avant-garde creations as well as his childhood inspirations.
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First Impressions: Blur The Magic Whip

Drowned In Sound - ‎5 hours ago‎
Ahead of the DiS review, Marc Burrows explores and examines the eagerly anticipated new Blur album, The Magic Whip. Lonesome Street.
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Ordinary Lies, episode 3, TV review: Even the office bore is a dark horse in this ...

The Independent - ‎7 hours ago‎
Writer Danny Brocklehurst has done it again this week, he lulls us into what we think is going to be a fairly predictable yarn before throwing a curveball so skilfully that it completely changes the trajectory of the episode.
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Gareth Bale shows off remarkable basketball shooting skills in NBA half-court ...

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Follow SMH Sport on Twitter. Proving he can shoot goals in more than one sport, Real Madrid and Wales winger Gareth Bale has aced the NBA's half-court challenge after the gauntlet was thrown down on Twitter.
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Real Madrid sign Porto full-back Danilo

Times of India - ‎14 minutes ago‎
MADRID: European champions Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian international right-back Danilo from Porto on a six-year deal.
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Murray bags career win No.500 in Miami

Herald Scotland - ‎6 hours ago‎
Andy Murray racked up his 500th career win by beating Kevin Anderson over three sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Miami Open.
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Researchers Use Tampons to Detect Waste Water Pollution Level

American Register - ‎1 hour ago‎
Up till now it was thought th at tampons just serve as a feminine hygiene product that absorbs blood during menstruation but now a new study shows that tampons can do much more than that.
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Tiny bird's journey 'extraordinary'

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
A tiny songbird that makes its home in forests routinely undertakes non-stop flights of up to 1,700 miles across open ocean, scientists have confirmed.
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English social care service reforms are 'built on sand', says coalition of leading ...

The Independent - ‎5 hours ago‎
Major reforms to England's social care services, introduced today, are “built on sand”, a coalition of leading charities has said, because they are not backed up with extra money.
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Election promises to make it easier to get GP appointments will be 'challenging ...

The Independent - ‎5 hours ago‎
Labour and Conservative election promises to make it easier to get a GP appointment will be “challenging” to achieve within the next five years, experts have said.
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