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Cineworld to axe hundreds of jobs in blockbuster restructuring plan | Business News

Cineworld will this week unveil a sweeping overhaul that will cost hundreds of jobs and reduce its British footprint by at least a quarter.Sky News has learnt that the cinema operator will publish details of a restructuring plan on Friday that will result in the closure of around 25 sites across the UK. City sources said that around half a dozen Cineworld cinemas would begin a closure process immediately and close their doors for the last time later in the…

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Man charged after army officer stabbed near barracks in Kent | UK News

A man has been charged after an army officer was stabbed near a barracks in Gillingham in Kent.Anthony Esan, 24, was arrested after the attack at around 5.55pm on Tuesday which took place in Sally Port Gardens - near Brompton Barracks, headquarters of the 1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment.He has been charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.Esan is due to appear at Medway Magistrates' Court later today.Police said a man…

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Cut taxes to fuel flagging electric car sales and hit climate goals says SMMT | Business News

The new government should cut taxes on electric vehicles to revive flagging sales and help the industry hit its climate goals, the motor trade body has said.New car sales fell across the board in the last six months, with petrol, diesel and electric cars all falling 7.6%, but the industry is particularly concerned about the slowing growth in EV sales with tough "zero mandate" regulations about to kick in. Money blog: Fans fume at 'disgusting' prices to see star of…

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IN VIDEO AND PICTURES – Alcester volunteer fixers host monthly repair event

Residents in Alcester are doing their bit to reduce household waste and help the environment. A monthly Repair Café run by volunteers aims to mend broken items and stop them going to landfill. The repairers get to exercise the skills and talents they’ve built up over the years that might otherwise have gone to waste. Whilst members of the community get to meet in friendly environment and have a chat over a cup of tea as they wait for…

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Toddler who had eye removed due to rare cancer has prosthetic developed just for her | UK News

A toddler who had to have an eye removed after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer has "adapted so well" to a prosthetic designed by doctors who relied solely on scans of her face. Nuala Mulholland, now a 20-month-old toddler, was diagnosed when she was 10 months old, after her mother realised something was wrong as her eye appeared bloodshot. It was initially thought Nuala, from Liverpool, had subconjunctival haemorrhage, a usually harmless condition where a tiny blood…

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Family ‘so broken’ after woman with ‘heart of gold’ killed by her pet dog | UK News

The family of a woman killed by her pet dog have said they are "so broken" following her death.Kelly Reilly, 33, was attacked by an American bulldog at an address in Wexford Road, Coventry, around 12.15pm on Monday. Police were called to the property and said she was treated at the scene by West Midlands Ambulance Service, "but despite their best efforts she sadly died a short time later".In a tribute released through West Midlands Police, her family said she…

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One in three of Team GB went to private secondary school, new analysis suggests | UK News

There has been a rise in the proportion of privately educated British Olympians going to the Paris Games compared with Rio 2016, new analysis suggests.A third (33%) of the Team GB squad this time went to a private secondary school, according to research by the Good Schools Guide. That is up from eight years ago in Brazil, when the figure was 24%.Currently, around 7% of the UK population is privately educated.The report looked at the secondary schools attended by the…

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Double murder investigation after two men die in e-bike crash in Surrey | UK News

A double murder investigation been launched after two men died in an e-bike crash in Surrey.The men, both in their 20s, died after a collision involving a black e-bike on the A316 southbound slip road on to the M3 at Sunbury, shortly after midnight on Monday. One man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other died later in hospital on the same day, according to Surrey Police.Four people have been arrested over the incident, including a 29-year-old man…

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Tom Tugendhat joins race to replace Rishi Sunak as Tory leader | Politics News

Former security minister Tom Tugendhat has joined the race to replace Rishi Sunak as the next leader of the Conservative Party.He is the second person to formally join the race, with shadow home secretary James Cleverly announcing his candidacy yesterday. Nominations for the race opened up this evening, with Mr Tugendhat, Mr Cleverly, Suella Braverman, Priti Patel, Mel Stride, Kemi Badenoch and Robert Jenrick understood to have picked up the paperwork required to stand.Mr Tugendhat ran to be leader in…

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Strictly Come Dancing: Amanda Abbington says 50 hours of footage being ‘blocked’ which Giovanni Pernice ‘doesn’t want anyone to see’ | Ents & Arts News

Amanda Abbington has suggested there are 50 hours of footage which her ex-Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice "doesn't want anyone to see" as she reiterated accusations about him during their training.The Sherlock actress claimed the footage was from video cameras she alleges were installed after she raised concerns about the Italian professional dancer to producers in her first week on the TV series. Pernice, who has since left the show, has strongly denied her claims of "unnecessary, abusive, cruel and mean"…

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