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New Era estate in London purchased by charitable foundation

From The Guardian: US investors who planned to evict dozens of families and more than double rents at the New Era estate in east London have sold the development to Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation, an affordable housing group which says … Continue reading

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Payday loan charges cap announced by FCA

From BBC News: A cap on the amount that payday lenders can charge their customers has been announced by the Financial Conduct Authority. Payday loan rates will be capped at 0.8% per day of the amount borrowed, said the Financial Conduct Authority … Continue reading

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Increase in paramedic resignations in London as workloads rise

From Evening Standard: London paramedics are leaving the profession in droves as rising workloads take their toll, a new report reveals. The number of paramedics who left the London Ambulance Service (LAS) has increased fourfold – from about 55 in … Continue reading

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Benefit claimants to face ‘attitude to work’ assessments under new government plans

From The Independent: People claiming benefits will be expected to undergo attitude tests to assess if they have a psychological resistance to work under new plans revealed by the employment minister. Esther McVey said benefit claimants will be profiled to … Continue reading

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David Cameron announces plans to make UK “jihadists” stateless

From BBC News: New powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects’ passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said. It was “abhorrent” British citizens had “declared their allegiance” to groups like Islamic State, he … Continue reading

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Robotic brain ‘learns’ skills from the internet

From BBC News: A super-intelligent robotic “brain” that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers. Robo Brain is designed to acquire a vast range of skills and knowledge from publicly available … Continue reading

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East Midlands Ambulance Service patient records disk ‘missing’

From BBC News: An NHS trust has lost a computer disk containing details of 42,000 ambulance patients. The disk contains copies of handwritten report forms listing anyone who used East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) over two months in 2012. EMAS … Continue reading

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Whole organ ‘grown’ in world first

From BBC News: A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland. A group of cells developed into a thymus – a critical part of the immune system – … Continue reading

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Ministry of Justice fined over prison data loss

From BBC News: The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 for “serious failings” in the handling of confidential data. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the penalty was related to the loss of a hard drive containing the details … Continue reading

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Andy Coulson faces series of perjury charges over Tommy Sheridan trial

From BBC News: Former Downing Street director of communications Andy Coulson faces a series of perjury charges over the Tommy Sheridan trial. Mr Coulson, 46, is alleged to have lied while giving evidence at the trial on 9 and 10 … Continue reading

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