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Northamptonshire County Council: Troubled authority ‘should be scrapped’

Image caption Northamptonshire County Council received more than £70m in funding from Public Health England over a two-year period Cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council should be scrapped, according to a report from a government inspector. In January, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid ordered an independent inspection of the authority. The report recommends ...

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Amazon Japan offices raided over anti-trust suspicions

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon Japan said its offices have been raided by the country’s fair trade regulator on suspicion of anti-trust violations. The online retailer is suspected of asking suppliers to shoulder costs incurred for selling their products at a discount, according to media reports. The firm said it ...

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Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May announces the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from the UK The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says. Theresa May ...

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Florida shooting: US high school students stage mass walkout

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students gathered outside the White House as part of the nationwide protest Students and school staff across the US are commemorating the Florida school shootings with a walkout, exactly one month after the killings. They are stopping lessons for 17 minutes in memory of ...

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Seven things you didn’t know about Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking may have been a world renowned physicist, but his dry wit and penchant for strip clubs may have been lost in the numerous depictions of the icon in popular culture. Hawking died Wednesday at the age of 76 due to complications related to amyotrophic lateral ...

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Family of videojournalist killed in helicopter crash files suit

The first lawsuit has been filed in the deadly helicopter crash that claimed five lives in the East River. The parents of videojournalist Trevor Cadigan filed suit in Manhattan Tuesday, claiming “grossly negligent and reckless” action on behalf of Liberty Helicopters led to their son’s death on Sunday. ...

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