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Mothercare looks to protect its UK pension schemes

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50300372 Image copyright Newscast Mothercare is looking to move its UK pension schemes across to its international business in order to help preserve benefits for scheme members. The company is examining a deal that would stop the funds being placed in the UK Pension Protection Fund (PPF). If the pension...
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Emma Watson: ‘I’m happy to be single, I call it being self-partnered’

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Image copyright Getty Images Emma Watson says she felt “stressed and anxious” about turning 30 because of pressures on her personal life. The actress – whose birthday is in April – says there’s an “influx of subliminal messaging” around about what you should have achieved by that age. “If you...
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Olivia Colman ‘became obsessed with Queen’ while filming The Crown

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Image copyright Netflix Image caption Colman said filming has taken her “inside the most extraordinary houses” Olivia Colman has admitted becoming “almost obsessed” with the Queen while playing her in Netflix drama The Crown. “She’s a rock for the nation,” she told BBC Breakfast during a break in filming the...
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Chilean President Piñera ‘will not resign’

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Speaking to the BBC President Sebastián Piñera has said he will not resign despite the mass anti-government protests. The demonstrations were originally triggered by a now-suspended rise in the price of metro fares in Santiago. Protesters are now marching to express their discontent over a wide variety of problems. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-50299102
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Starter homes pledged by government in 2014, but none built, says watchdog

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50296672 Image copyright Getty Images A government plan to create 200,000 new homes for first-time buyers has resulted in no homes being built, the National Audit Office has found. Announced in 2014, “starter homes” were meant to be aimed at those under the age of 40 and sold at a...

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