• Barclays profits more than double – BBC News
  • UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan – BBC News
  • 7 days quiz: How did Tom Hardy prove himself a good citizen? – BBC News
  • Future of cash: Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch? – BBC News
  • Orgreave files: Government urged to consider release – BBC News

Barclays profits more than double – BBC News

“On Africa, we await approval for the separation arrangements already agreed with local management, following which we will be able to make further progress towards regulatory deconsolidation,” Mr Staley said. In early trading, Barclays’ shares were down 3.5%. ‘Legacy issues’ Mr Staley said Barclays planned to hire about 2,000 new staff in the UK in the next three years, focused on technology. He told Bloomberg the bank wanted to bring…

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UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan – BBC News

The EU has imposed trade restrictions on Russia’s financial, energy and defence sectors in response to its annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Ukraine. Rushed through The official consultation over the new laws began last Friday only hours before the pre-election ban on announcing new legislation – known as purdah – came into force. It will be rushed through in just nine weeks so a new bill can be…

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7 days quiz: How did Tom Hardy prove himself a good citizen? – BBC News

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Orgreave files: Government urged to consider release – BBC News

“People in coalfield communities need to know what happened at Orgreave and deserve access to the truth,” she said. “There must be no more secrets or cover-ups.” Related Topics Amber Rudd More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVidio Dek – Reseller VidioDek – 100% Commissions Re-seller AccountInstaConsultant Mega Madness Pack Data JEO 3 YEAR Option Data JEO 3 YEAR option. Providing live data analysis and advertising insights for online…

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‘My vision is like looking through a straw’ – BBC News

“The worst case scenario for any deaf person is to lose their sight. Usher syndrome is not a death sentence but it is incredibly challenging. Without awareness and appropriate support, it is easy to fall into depression and despair – I’ve been there.” The loss of Molly’s sight was rapid, and within two years of being diagnosed she was registered blind. “My parents knew about my Usher syndrome diagnosis on…

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Botched energy scheme inquiry to get under way – BBC News

Spiralling costs The green scheme was set up in 2012 to encourage businesses and other non-domestic users to move from using fossil fuels to renewable heating systems. In what has been dubbed the “cash-for-ash” scandal, the flawed scheme meant users could legitimately earn more cash the more fuel they burned. The inquiry was announced in January by the then Finance Minister Mirtn Muilleoir. It was set up to investigate the…

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Lloyds Bank’s profits rise despite ‘challenging’ times – BBC News

Analysts have said that low interest rates make it harder for banks to increase profits. The bank, which was bailed out by the taxpayer at the height of the financial crisis, is expected to be fully returned to private ownership later this year. ‘Sins of the past’ Lloyds’ profits were boosted by the absence of last year’s 800m charge from its controversial move to buy back expensive bonds from investors….

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Dying Derby mum to tie the knot after donations – BBC News

Image copyright Sarah Lowndes Image caption The couple are getting married on Friday “I feel fine, just tired,” she said. “I have to have treatment every three weeks, but we’re all excited and my children are bouncing off the walls.” Alison Walker, from the charity, said the wedding had been a challenge as she only had eight weeks to help make it possible. “It feels like I have made life-long…

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Violence injury treatment ‘falls’ in England and Wales – BBC News

Since 2010, researchers found a decline of 40% in people needing treatment in emergency departments after violence, he added. Decreases in drug uses and binge drinking were said to be possible reasons for falls in violent incidents. But the group’s latest report, which also assessed records from minor injury units and walk-in centres, said casualties peaked at weekends – suggesting that alcohol-related violence remained a significant problem. The data showed…

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NHS contaminated blood was ‘criminal cover-up’ – Burnham – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBurnham: ‘I want to refocus everybody on giving victims what they’ve never had – the truth’ A “criminal cover-up on an industrial scale” took place over the use of NHS contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s, former Health Secretary Andy Burnham has claimed. More than 2,000 deaths have been linked to the scandal in which haemophiliacs and others were infected…

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New museum shows migration is ‘everyone’s’ story – BBC News

Image copyright Christian Sinibaldi Image caption Cazenove Road in Hackney, East London is “a fantastic road because it shows such diversity,” says curator Sue McAlpine For at least a year the Migration Museum is to benefit from free premises while plans are developed for the total redevelopment of the LFB site. The project’s director, former judge Sophie Henderson, is leading the task of finding a permanent home. “We discussed whether…

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Safe return review refugee policy ‘beyond basic morality’ – BBC News

‘False hope’ The department issued updated guidance on the process by which refugees already living in the UK apply to stay here permanently. Under the new policy, all those who apply for settlement will be subject to a so-called “safe return review” to check the current situation in their home country. Campaigners claim the new measures would “put an end to hope of stability” and end any possibility of refugees…

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Boohoo online fashion retailer sees its profits double – BBC News

The firm has gone from strength to strength in recent years, while its High Street rivals have had to deal with increasing competition from Boohoo and other online retailers. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boohoo relies on social media “influencers” and vloggers to reach its target audiences The key to its success is that Boohoo is able to batch-produce items “in the low hundreds” to trial for sale on…

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Would visiting Parliament inspire you to vote? – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCan you convince people to vote in one day? With a general election weeks away, figures suggest voter apathy remains unchanged. Two women who don’t like politics paid a visit to Parliament, but did it convince them to vote? “I feel like politicians make decisions for people they don’t know anything about,” says LaTifah Atkinson, a 26-year-old woman from north London. She…

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Two-tier system hampers refugees in UK – MPs and peers – BBC News

The report is critical of the 28-day cut-off period after an asylum claim is granted when government support is withdrawn. That is said to lead to “stress and despair” among newly-recognised refugees as they struggle to access housing and benefits. According to the report the problems are made worse by administrative delays, patchy English language provision and a lack of employment, skills support and UK-wide integration strategy. It says: “Those…

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Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

Virtual personal assistants – the likes of Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant – are able to follow instructions because of voice recognition. They process natural human speech, match it to the desired command and respond in an increasingly natural way. The assistants learn over a number of conversations and in many different ways. They might ask for specific information – for example how to pronounce your name, or whose…

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Brexit university brain drain warning – BBC News

The cross-party committee of MPs, investigating the potential impact of Brexit on the higher education sector, heard warnings about the negative impact if EU staff, worried about their future status, were poached by universities in other countries. The report from MPs said their right to work and stay should be given unilaterally before the end of this year if there is no reciprocal deal with other EU countries Mr Carmichael…

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Elton John suffered ‘deadly bacterial infection’ on tour – BBC News

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Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds – BBC News

Brain boost Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including type-2 diabetes and some cancers, and it is thought to play a role in warding off the brain’s natural decline as we enter middle age. The theory is that through exercise the brain receives a greater supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients that boost its health as well as a growth hormone…

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Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss – BBC News

“And I find that concerning at a time when this market is highly competitive and the UK is seeking to forge a new future relying upon free trade with the rest of the world.” Intervention Conservative ministers have said they need to intervene because many households are paying too much for their energy bills. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said on Monday: “This is a market that is not working…

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BBC News Daily: 25 April 2017 – BBC News

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Labour promises ‘new plan’ for Brexit Le Pen quits as National Front leader Nastase comment racist, says Williams A day after achieving a place in the final run-off for the French presidency, Marine Le Pen has announced she’s resigning as leader of the far-right National Front party – at least temporarily. Centrist Emmanuel Macron is favourite to succeed Francois Hollande, but Ms Le Pen said…

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21 pieces of photographic evidence that prove the March for Science was awesome.

1. Thousands of scientists and the people who support themtook to the streets around the world on April 22, 2017. 2. The day (not-so) coincidentally happened to be Earth Day. 3. Varied were the messages on their signs and the chants rolling off their tongues. But one truth stayed consistent everywhere: They are not happy with President Trump. 4. The March for Science, officially held in Washington, D.C., expanded to…

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