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Cladding: 'We're paying to live in a dark, dull box'

Cladding: 'We're paying to live in a dark, dull box'

Cladding: 'We're paying to live in a dark, dull box' A resident in a Birmingham tower block that is having combustible cladding removed, in the wake of the Grenfell disaster, explains his plight. Leaseholder Jim Illingworth is glad that the government is funding the removal of the dangerous cladding. But he, and others like him...

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Why are energy prices soaring?

Why are energy prices soaring?

Why are energy prices soaring? Energy prices are spiking around the world, with blackouts in China, factories temporarily halted in both Europe and the US and consumers facing soaring electricity and gas bills. We explore what’s driving a perfect storm for energy costs. Words and video by Jeremy Howell

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Newcastle United: Saudi Arabian-backed takeover completed

Newcastle United: Saudi Arabian-backed takeover completed

Newcastle United: Saudi Arabian-backed takeover completed A Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United has been completed. The Premier League has approved the takeover after receiving “legally binding assurances” that the Saudi state would not control the club. Instead the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which will provide 80% of funds for the £300m deal, is seen...

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