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Social care and prisons 'need money most'

Image copyright PA Chancellor Sajid Javid is set to unveil the government's spending plans for the coming year on Wednesday.The statement will set departmental budgets for just one year rather than the usual three years, due to uncertainty over the impact of Brexit.Mr Javid will announce a further £2bn of Brexit funding for the government,…
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Pound volatile in further Brexit turmoil

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has made gains on currency markets after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his majority in the House of Commons.Tory MP Phillip Lee's defection to the Liberal Democrats lifted sterling to above $1.20 and €1.10.Earlier, the pound had touched its lowest level since October 2016 before recovering to erase the…
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How feasible are the government spending plans?

Image copyright Getty Images The big message the government will try to send with its spending round is about the austerity decade ending.In particular the thing it will want to get across is that funding is pouring into those public services most visibly problematic for the Conservatives in the 2017 general election, ahead of yet…
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Huawei accuses US of cyber-attacks and threats to staff

Image copyright Getty Images Huawei has accused the US government of "using every tool at its disposal" to disrupt its business.In a press release on Tuesday, the Chinese tech giant said the US had launched cyber-attacks to infiltrate its networks and was threatening its employees. The firm, which was put on a US trade blacklist…
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How do people learn to cook a poisonous plant safely?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert Burke, William Wills and John King approaching Coopers Creek in 1861 In 1860, Robert Burke and William Wills famously led the first European expedition across the largely unknown interior of Australia. It did not go well. Due to a combination of poor leadership, bad planning and misfortune, Burke,…
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Walmart changes gun policies after shootings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Walmart boss Doug McMillon has announced changes to gun policies Walmart is to stop sales of some types of ammunition following recent shootings, including one at one of its stores in Texas that left 22 dead.The head of the company said it will discontinue sales of bullets that can…