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Several Labour PPCs support Miliband’s “railways re-nationalisation” proposal

Several prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) have openly announced their support to Ed Miliband's proposal to put British railways back in government hands.

The Observer reported that a large number of Labour PPCs had undersigned Mr. Miliband's proposal to re-nationalise railways.

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China’s ban on British cheese sparks outrage among MPs

Farming Minister George Eustice has expressed disappointment over China's decision of putting a temporary ban on British cheese, adding that food inspectors would inspect all factories exporting cheese to the Asian country to demonstrate their high standards.

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Morrisons issues apology for using Angel of the North’s wings as billboard

Supermarket chain Morrisons has issued an apology for using one of the North-East's most familiar landmarks as an advertising hoarding. Morrisons projected a giant image of a French baguette on the wings of the Angel of the North in Gateshead, along with the logo of the supermarket giant.

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Parents risk their financial future to help children buy home: Halifax

British parents who helped their adult children in getting on the property ladder are now concerned about their own financial future, according to a fresh report from mortgage lender Halifax.

The report said nearly four in every ten parents who helped their children to buy a house are now concerned about their own finances in their old age, including pension cash.

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UK petrol sales hit record low in March 2014

Petrol sales in the UK slipped to their lowest level on record in March this year, even as pump prices were at a three-year low, the month was relatively warmer, and the economy was showing clear signs of recovery.

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