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Image copyright Getty Images Seventy-two-year-old Barry Fox is one of hundreds of people saved from scams after bank staff stopped him spending £10,000 on a fictitious Rolls Royce. The retired lorry driver went into his Barclays branch intending to withdraw the cash to pay for the luxury car he saw…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rupert Murdoch with his third wife, Jerry Hall Walt Disney is close to confirming a deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for about $60bn, reports say. The sale would include the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Sky and Star satellite…

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Image caption Eartha Pond has made the final 50 in a competition for the world’s best teacher A London teacher who raised £100,000 for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and who plays top-level football has been named in the top 50 shortlist for the annual Global Teacher Prize. Eartha…

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Image caption Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman will warn of struggling schools where teachers ‘burn out’ Ofsted is warning of a hard core of persistently underachieving schools in England which struggle to recruit teachers and keep head teachers. The watchdog’s annual report says there are about 100 schools which have not…

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Image copyright AFP Facebook is to overhaul its tax structure so that it pays tax in the country where profits are earned, instead of using an Irish subsidiary. The online advertising giant is to make the change in every country outside the US where it has an office. In 2016,…

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Image copyright Getty Images Inflation rose to 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, as the squeeze on households continued. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that airfares and computer games contributed to the increase. The most recent data shows that average weekly wages are growing at…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Central Saint Martins has refunded all first year dramatic writing students A top UK fashion institution has given 21 students who took a dramatic writing course a full £5,000 refund. Central Saint Martins, whose alumni include Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, said the 2016-17…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is concern that many young children are avid users of mobile phones France will enforce a ban on children’s mobile phone use at school from 3 September next year, the French education minister says. Jean-Michel Blanquer said: “We’re working on this – various…

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Image copyright PA Ministers should consider strengthening the safety net for homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage, a report suggests. Help for this group introduced in response to the financial crisis will be largely withdrawn by 2022. Academics, commissioned by lenders’ trade body UK Finance, said the government should review…

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Image copyright Mat Fascione Image caption The oil is transported to the Kinneil terminal at Grangemouth where it is processed and stabilised One of the UK’s most important oil pipelines is being closed after a crack was discovered in Aberdeenshire. The Forties pipeline carries crude North Sea oil across land…

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