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Albert Finney: British actor dies aged 82

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Finney was a well-respected staple of both stage and screen Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has died aged 82 after a short illness. He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his mark in film. His big film break came […]

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Stansted 15 avoid jail over spared plane

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the Stansted 15 gathered outside Chelmsford Crown Court ahead of their sentencing Fifteen protesters who chained themselves to a plane to stop it deporting people to Africa have avoided immediate jail sentences. Dubbed the Stansted 15, the group broke through a fence at the airport in a […]

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Tesco counter cost cuts to hit 9,000 jobs

Image copyright Getty Images Tesco has announced it will close food counters in 90 of its stores as part of a wider cost-cutting plan that will affect 9,000 staff. The UK’s largest supermarket said its remaining fish, meat and deli counters in 700 stores will be run on a full-time or flexible basis. It confirmed […]

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Screen time ‘may harm toddlers’

Image copyright Getty Images Letting a toddler spend lots of time using screens may delay their development of skills such as language and sociability, according to a large Canadian study. The research, which tracked nearly 2,500 two-year-olds, is the latest piece of evidence in the debate about how much screen time is safe for kids. […]