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Several Labour PPCs support Miliband’s “railways re-nationalisation” proposal

Several prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) have openly announced their support to Ed Miliband's proposal to put British railways back in government hands.

The Observer reported that a large number of Labour PPCs had undersigned Mr. Miliband's proposal to re-nationalise railways.


China’s ban on British cheese sparks outrage among MPs

Farming Minister George Eustice has expressed disappointment over China's decision of putting a temporary ban on British cheese, adding that food inspectors would inspect all factories exporting cheese to the Asian country to demonstrate their high standards.


Morrisons issues apology for using Angel of the North’s wings as billboard

Supermarket chain Morrisons has issued an apology for using one of the North-East's most familiar landmarks as an advertising hoarding. Morrisons projected a giant image of a French baguette on the wings of the Angel of the North in Gateshead, along with the logo of the supermarket giant.


Parents risk their financial future to help children buy home: Halifax

British parents who helped their adult children in getting on the property ladder are now concerned about their own financial future, according to a fresh report from mortgage lender Halifax.

The report said nearly four in every ten parents who helped their children to buy a house are now concerned about their own finances in their old age, including pension cash.


UK petrol sales hit record low in March 2014

Petrol sales in the UK slipped to their lowest level on record in March this year, even as pump prices were at a three-year low, the month was relatively warmer, and the economy was showing clear signs of recovery.



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