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Mixed feelings after Sunak publishes tax return

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has said Rishi Sunak’s newly-published tax summary shows he pays a “far lower tax rate than working people”. She said: “After much delay, it is right that the Prime Minister has published his tax returns. “They reveal a tax system designed by successive Tory governments in which the Prime Minister pays a far lower tax rate than working people who face the highest tax burden in 70 years. “His refusal to scrap non-dom status, hisRead More

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Linnets boss apologises after fan confrontation

King's Lynn Town boss Tommy Widdrington has issued an apology to the club's supporters following an angry confrontation with a home fan after the home defeat to AFC Fylde.Lynn's boss had to be restrained by his first team coach Mark Hughes after being on the receiving end of what he described as 'vitriolic abuse' from an individual after the 1-0 defeat.Widdrington was incandescent with rage at the time of the incident and said: “The fans have come out in goodRead More

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Johnson and Truss to vote against Sunaks Brexit deal

Both Boris Johnson and Liz Truss are to vote against Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal in Parliament. The two former prime ministers will form part of an expected backbench rebellion against the agreement negotiated with Brussels, although the extent of Tory opposition remains unclear. Mr Johnson confirmed on Wednesday that he will not be backing the deal when MPs vote on the Stormont brake in the Commons later on Wednesday, with Ms Truss set to follow suit. In a statement, MrRead More

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UK inflation shoots up unexpectedly as vegetable shortages push up food prices

UK inflation shot up unexpectedly last month as vegetable shortages pushed food prices to their highest rate in more than 45 years, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rose to 10.4% in February from 10.1% in January. Most economists were expecting CPI to fall to 9.9% in February. The surprise jump in inflation comes after food and non-alcoholic drinks prices rose by 18% year-on-year last month, up from 16.7% inRead More

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Johnson faces TV grilling by MPs over partygate accusations

Boris Johnson faces a televised grilling by MPs investigating claims he knowingly misled Parliament over the “partygate” affair in a hearing which could determine his future as a MP. The former prime minister is expected to be questioned for around four hours by the Commons Privileges Committee over his denials of No 10 parties during the pandemic in violation of lockdown rules. If he is found to have deliberately misled the House then he could be suspended as a MP,Read More

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UK energy import bill more than doubled to 117bn last year report shows

The UK’s energy import bill more than doubled in a year to £117 billion, a report has found. The Offshore Energies UK report (OEUK) has said this is the first time that annual UK energy import costs have broken the £100 billion barrier and it equates to £4,200 per UK household. In 2022, the UK spent about £63 billion on crude oil, petrol, diesel, and other oil-based fuels, with another £49 billion spent on buying gas. The rest was spentRead More

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Ex-Linnet returns to haunt former club in top-of-the-table clash

King's Lynn Town 0 AFC Fylde 1 Ex-Linnet Joe Rowley returned to haunt his former club as AFC Fylde took control of the National League North title race by winning the top-of-the-table clash against Lynn at The Walks.Rowley scored the only goal of the game early in the second half as the league leaders dented second-placed Lynn's automatic promotion aspirations in front of a crowd of 1,853.It was Tommy Widdrington's side third home defeat of the season – but thisRead More

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Google rival to ChatGPT begins rollout across UK

Google has begun rolling out its rival to ChatGPT. The tech giant said it is giving some over 18s in the UK and US access to its Bard chatbot from Tuesday. The company hopes the artificial intelligence tool will be available in more countries and different languages over time. Unlike its rival, which was developed by OpenAI, the brand new bot has access to the internet and has a “Google It” button which accesses search. It also quotes its sourcesRead More

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Ben Chilwell determined to take positives from World Cup injury heartache

England defender Ben Chilwell insists he is mentally stronger after returning from an injury which forced him to miss the World Cup. The Chelsea left-back tore a hamstring just a couple of weeks before the tournament and missed out on going to Qatar. However, having regained fitness, he has been recalled by manager Gareth Southgate and the 26-year-old is determined to take positives from the experience. “Of course mentally it is very challenging,” he told a press conference. “All footballersRead More

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