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Truss under fire over recording

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Age UK warns of elderly deaths

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Scandal victims to get £100k

More than 4,000 UK victims of the infected blood scandal are to receive interim compensation of £100,000 each, said the government. The payment will b…
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Cyclists could face speed limits

The transport secretary has called for cyclists to be fined for breaking speed limits in residential areas. Speaking to The Times, Grant Shapps said “…
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Pro: greater earning potential

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Con: student debt

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