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BBC | Council spending on single homelessness 'down by £5bn since 2009'


Support services for single homeless people in England have lost £5bn since 2009, leaving people at risk with "nowhere to turn", charities say. Analysis for St Mungo's and Homeless Link found as councils faced central government funding cuts, such services…

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Posted by: on: 24/04/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Avengers: Endgame 'satisfying' and 'glorious', say critics


Critics have been left dazzled by the latest Avengers film, describing it as "glorious", "irresistible", "intensely satisfying" and ""masterful". In his five-star review, The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw says the film delivers "a huge sugar rush of excitement". Empire and the Telegraph both call the…

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Posted by: on: 24/04/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Greta Thunberg: Teen tells UK politicians 'listen to climate scientists'


A teenage environmental activist has urged British politicians to "listen to the scientists" on climate change. Greta Thunberg, 16, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that she did not expect to change their minds single-handedly, saying: "We need to do…

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Posted by: on: 23/04/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Avengers: Endgame - what we know so far


The purple carpet was rolled out for the star-studded Avengers cast in Los Angeles on Monday at the premiere of Endgame. The latest Marvel movie is the last in their epic 22 film series; the industry's highest-grossing franchise of all…

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Posted by: on: 23/04/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Prince Louis: Kate's pictures mark first birthday


Official photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's youngest child, Prince Louis, have been released to mark his first birthday. Taken by the duchess, the images show the prince in the grounds of the family's home, Anmer Hall, on…

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Posted by: on: 23/04/2019 in: General News & Updates

BBC | Retail sales boosted by mild weather in March


Retail sales unexpectedly jumped in March as mild weather enticed shoppers to UK stores. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the year-on-year growth in March was 6.7% - the highest since October 2016. The ONS said milder weather had helped to…

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Posted by: on: 18/04/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Little Mix's Perrie: Terrifying anxiety made me feel 'so alone'


Perrie Edwards has revealed she suffers from anxiety and experienced panic attacks which made her feel like she was "losing her mind." The Little Mix star wrote about her experience on Instagram, sharing her mental health struggle with fans. "Over…

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Posted by: on: 18/04/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Easter travel 2019: Where to avoid on roads and rail


Drivers are being warned of congestion from Thursday afternoon as millions of cars take to the roads for the Easter bank holiday. Highways England has removed the majority of roadworks but 97 miles' worth are staying for safety reasons. Rail…

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Posted by: on: 18/04/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | House price growth at six-year low


House prices rose in February at the slowest rate since September 2012 while in London house prices fell, the Office for National Statistics said. Average house prices increased by 0.6% in the year to February 2019 but fell by 3.8%…

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Posted by: on: 17/04/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Drake's sport curse: Roma 'bans' players taking photos with rapper


Drake is gifted at many things - rapping, random acts of kindness, bringing back cancelled TV shows. But, for many football fans, he's also becoming a bit of a pain. Paris Saint-Germain's Layvin Kurzawa is the latest footballer to pose for a photo…

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Posted by: on: 17/04/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News