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'Large disparity' between rich and poor

The richest households in the UK are getting richer quickly, while the wealth of the poorest is growing much more slowly, figures from the ONS show.

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UK student numbers surge in Netherlands

More students are going Dutch to dodge tuition fees

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VW widens diesel engine emissions probe

Volkswagen is testing more diesel engines to see if they contain software used to manipulate emissions test data - although European engines are said not to be affected.

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A Wonga-style online business lender just raised $135 million from a load of ... - Business Insider


Business Insider

A Wonga-style online business lender just raised $135 million from a load of ...
Business Insider
Kabbage, founded in 2009, lets small businesses borrow up to $100,000 (?65,100) in the US or ?40,000 in the UK online. Like Wonga in the UK, Kabbage's loan applications are totally automated making them super quick ? the company claims you can sign ...

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Couple killed as fire breaks out in house in UK - Business Standard


Business Standard

Couple killed as fire breaks out in house in UK
Business Standard
A couple was killed today as a fire broke out in a house in Derbyshire in the UK apparently after a gas explosion. An alarm was raised and fire fighters were called when the neighbours heard a bang in the building in Riddings, near Alfreton. Emergency ...

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