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Image copyright Getty Images The holiday season is in full swing. And whether you prefer sun, sand and sangria or meze, Metaxa and monuments, it can’t have escaped your notice that the whole getting-away-from-it-all thing is a lot more expensive at the moment. At least, that is, if you’re a…

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Image copyright Jon Holt Greig City Academy Image caption Off Cornwall at 01:00 – the crew operate the boat day and night in four-hour shifts Fastnet, the world’s largest offshore yacht race, is taking place this week over a 605 mile course – among the entrants is a team from…

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Sorry your browser is not supported I am flying from I am flying to Results How different airlines serving your route compare Average delay for each flight, ordered by total delay Outbound Return Air passengers leaving Gatwick have suffered the longest average delays during summer getaways from major UK airports,…

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Image copyright Google Image caption Wilko has more than 400 stores across the UK, including this one in Oakham High-street retailer Wilko has begun a redundancy consultation with nearly 4,000 staff members as it reorganises its business. Up to 1,000 senior supervisor roles and a “significant amount” of customer service…

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Image copyright Google The former chairman of governors at an Islamic school in Birmingham has been banned from managing schools. Waseem Yaqub, who served on the governing board of Al-Hijrah School in the city, was found to have engaged in inappropriate conduct which made him “unsuitable to take part in…

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Image copyright GCA Sailing Image caption The Greig City team, on board Scaramouche arrived at Plymouth at 01.38 on Friday After five days at sea, a team of inner-city teenagers have made history as the only crew from a comprehensive school known to have finished the world’s largest offshore sailing…

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Image copyright Getty Images The number of customers switching electricity suppliers has risen 14% this year. Over three million customers had already switched their electricity supplier by the end of July, according to the latest figures. Energy UK, the trade association for the energy industry, said one in five had…

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Image copyright Christopher Furlong Image caption The earnings gap between men from poor families and rich ones is widening, the IFS said Men from poor backgrounds are twice as likely to be single in their early 40s than those from rich families, research suggests. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)…

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