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Inflation steady despite food price rises

The UK’s key inflation rate remained steady at a five-and-a-half-year high of 3% in October, according to official figures. Falls in fuel prices were offset by higher food costs, particularly the price of potato crisps, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) had been expected to rise, with the Bank of England forecasting it would peak at 3.2% this autumn. The official target for the CPI is 2%. If the CPI inflation rate had risen above 3%, Bank of England governor Mark Carney would have ...

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Crime rises by 13% in England and Wales, ONS statistics say

The number of crimes recorded annually in England and Wales has passed the five million mark for the first time in 10 years, rising by 13%, figures show. The Office for National Statistics said crimes in the 12 months to June were up from 4.6 million the previous year. It said crime categorised as “violent” rose by 19%, with rises in offences including stalking and harassment. The Crime Survey for England and Wales, based on people’s experiences, suggests there were 10.8 million offences. The survey, published on the same day ...

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Judge rises to occasion, powers Yanks to wild-card win

12:04 AM ET NEW YORK — The expectations for budding legends in the Bronx is as high as the façade at Yankee Stadium. To reach the heights of the Ruths, DiMaggios and Jeters, your story has to be more than a 30-for-30, it has to be a fairytale. Aaron Judge, a 6-foot-7, 282-pound giant, built like a pass-rushing linebacker with a captain’s demeanor, not only hit the most home runs ever by a major league rookie with 52, but added to his story on Tuesday with two-run homer in the ...

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Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises as rescue effort begins

The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 58, officials say. A huge rescue operation is under way in the worst-hit states of Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas where people are feared trapped under rubble. President Enrique Peña Nieto says at least 200 people have been injured. The 8.1-magnitude quake was the strongest to hit the region in a century. “The National Emergency Committee is currently reporting 58 deaths from the September 7 earthquake,” the agency’s director, Luis Felipe ...

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Rises in life expectancy 'levelling off'

Austerity may be starting to affect life expectancy in England, according to a leading health expert. Life expectancy has been rising for decades, but the latest data shows the rate of increase has slowed. University College London expert Sir Michael Marmot said he was “deeply concerned” by the situation, saying it was “entirely possible” austerity was affecting how long people live. His suggestion has been dismissed by the government, however. The Department of Health said it was providing the necessary support and funding to ensure life expectancy “continues to increase”. ...

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The rookie rises: Aaron Judge meets the hype with Home Run Derby power show

1:49 AM ET MIAMI — He is who we thought he was. Aaron Judge arrived in Miami for the All-Star Game festivities surrounded by daunting expectations stemming from his colossal first half with the New York Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton has fielded so many Judge-related questions here, he has run out of things to say. A baseball card signed by Judge just sold on eBay for more than $ 14,000. Prognosticators all expected Judge to make a deep run in the Home Run Derby, even though his only previous experience in ...

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Grenfell Tower fire: More high rises fail fire safety tests

Cladding from 120 high-rise buildings in 37 local authority areas in England has now failed fire safety tests, the prime minister has said. Theresa May told the Commons it was a 100% failure rate, as all of the samples submitted so far since the Grenfell Tower fire had failed. She urged local authorities and housing associations to “get on with the fire safety checks”. At least 79 people are feared to have been killed in the blaze on 14 June. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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Grenfell Tower: Similar cladding used in around 600 high rises

Media playback is unsupported on your device Around 600 high rises across England are using similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, says Downing Street. Tower blocks across the UK are being examined after the London blaze, which left 79 people dead or missing, presumed dead. Three samples have been shown to be “combustible” and more results will be made public in the next 48 hours. A No 10 spokeswoman said it was a “matter of absolute urgency” to tell residents. Theresa May said all local authorities responsible for the flats had ...

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General election 2017: Labour rules out tax rises for 95% of earners

Labour is pledging not to raise income tax for those earning less than £80,000 a year as part of a “personal tax guarantee” for 95% of taxpayers. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell will vow to protect low and middle earners by also ruling out rises in VAT and employee national insurance rates. But he will say the top 5% of earners would pay more to fund public services. The Tories, who have also ruled out a rise in VAT, say there is a £45bn black hole in Labour’s tax proposals. Theresa ...

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Nintendo Switch Ships 2.74M Units, Zelda Rises To 3.84M Shipped

Today as part of Nintendo’s latest earnings report for the fiscal year ended March 31, Nintendo provided the first worldwide shipment update for the Nintendo Switch. The console has shipped 2.74 million units around the world since launch in March, while it has shipped 5.46 million games. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has now sold 3.84 million units worldwide, including 2.76 million units Switch and 1.08 million on Wii U. Nintendo also called out 1-2 Switch, though all it said was that the game is “generating buzz”; ...

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