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Growth figures raise chances of rate rise

The UK’s economy had higher than expected growth in the three months to September – increasing the chances of a rise in interest rates in November. Gross domestic product (GDP) for the quarter rose by 0.4%, compared with 0.3% in each of 2017’s first two quarters, according to latest Office for National Statistics figures. Economists said the figures were a green light for a rate rise next week. If it happens, it will be the first rise since 5 July 2007. The financial markets are now indicating an 84% probability ...

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A&E figures for January 'worst ever', leaked data suggests

Record numbers of patients spent more than four hours in accident and emergency units in England in January, figures leaked to the BBC suggest. During a difficult winter for the NHS, January appears to be the worst performing month since the four-hour target was introduced. The figures also suggest record numbers of people waited longer than 12 hours for a hospital bed once seen in A&E. The BMA said the prime minister could no longer “bury her head in the sand”. And it accused the government of failing to grasp ...

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10 times sports figures were caught fibbing

3:56 PM ET The world of sports has seen its share of dishonesty and deception going way back to Greek boxer Eupolus, who bribed his three opponents into letting him win at the 98th Olympics in 388 B.C. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates probably will go down in the same history book after Lochte claimed they were robbed by gunmen on their trek home from a party last weekend in Rio de Janeiro. Witnesses, surveillance video and statements from Lochte’s teammates have proved it was a ...

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Titanfall 2 Figures Come With In-Game Content, See Them Here

Titanfall 2‘s 2016 release date was outed by McFarlane Toys earlier this year with an announcement of action figures based on the first-person shooter. Two of the figures have now been revealed, and they both come with in-game content for Titanfall 2. The first figure is pilot Jack Cooper, the protagonist in Titanfall 2’s single-player campaign. He stands at seven inches tall and costs $ 20. The figure comes with a CAR submachine gun and a code for “McFarlane-exclusive” in-game content–it’s not confirmed what this content will be. Pictured: Todd ...

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Check Out These Final Fantasy 12 Play Arts Kai Figures

Final Fantasy XII is on its way to the PS4 in an HD remaster, and if you have fond memories of the series’ twelfth entry, then there are some upcoming figures that might be of interest to you. Final Fantasy XII‘s Gabranth and Balthier are the next characters to get the Play Arts Kai treatment (via Toyark). Judge Magister Gabranth is decked out in his special Archadian Empire armor and comes equipped with his two swords that can be attached to make a Darth Maul-like weapon. He comes with five ...

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Huge Overwatch Action Figures Are Showing Up Around the World [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] Pictures of Pharah’s oversized action figure have appeared online. Twitter user Osevno posted a picture of the rocket launcher-wielding character here. The original story follows: Blizzard Entertainment has erected huge Overwatch action figures in destinations around the world. The larger-than-life, toy-like statues come in the box and can be found in Hollywood and Paris, France. Busan, South Korea, will host one of its own later today. The promotional figures come in the form of Tracer, Genji, and Pharah. Twitter user Bluejacket was on the scene in Hollywood and took ...

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Disney Infinity 4.0 Would Have Had Cool New Figures and Ambitious Story Mode

Had it not been discontinued, the next entry in the Disney Infinity series would have featured content from upcoming movies including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, along with new 12-inch figures. In a report published by Kotaku, multiple sources close to Disney Infinity’s development laid out the plans for its 4.0 version, which would have also included a story mode that brought together characters from the Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney universes. 12-inch figures were also planned for select, popular characters such as ...

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Titanfall 2 Coming This Year Alongside Action Figures, Toy Company Says [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] EA has responded to our request for confirmation and provided us with the following statement: “MacFarlane Toys will be releasing toys inspired by Titanfall in Winter of 2016. We have yet to provide a release date for the next Titanfall experience from Respawn.” The original story follows: McFarlane Toys has announced that Titanfall 2 will release this year, alongside the toy company’s line of action figures based on the first-person shooter. Todd McFarlane’s toy company announced in a press release that the toys and Titanfall 2 would launch “winter ...

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Leak Reveals More Retailer-Exclusive Amiibo Figures

New leaks have revealed more Amiibo figures, some of which will apparently be exclusive to various retailers. Perfectly-Nintendo has a roundup of the leaks, which appear to stem from retailer kiosks. The newly discovered toys include Timmy & Tommy Nook from the Animal Crossing series and a Famicom variant of R.O.B. In addition, the leaked images provide a first look at the Ryu and Roy Amiibo figures. What’s more, Amiibo figures for other Animal Crossing characters, Rover and Kapp’n, have been outed. According to the reports, the Timmy & Tommy ...

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