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Private parking firms are issuing 50% more fines this year with an average of nearly 30,000 per day being dished out, analysis suggests. A record 2.7 million were issued between April and June, up from 1.8 million during the same period last year. The figures come from analysis of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
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Pay growth has only kept up with inflation in one industry, official figures show. According to data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), regular wages – wages excluding bonuses – have only risen as fast as prices in the professional and scientific industry. Jobs in the sector include legal services, management, engineering and scientific
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The news that Manchester United’s controversial owners, the Glazer family, could finally be selling the club has been met with delight from many of their supporters. After saddling the club with huge debt and overseeing United’s worst trophy drought in 40 years, Sky News exclusively revealed the American owners are considering selling up after a
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Climate change activists have occupied Gordon Ramsay’s three-star Michelin restaurant in London. Members of Animal Rebellion entered Restaurant Gordon Ramsay on Hospital Road, Chelsea, at around 6pm on Saturday. Wearing smart casual clothing, they sat at tables reserved for guests of the high-end restaurant. They held mock menus outlining the environmental costs of items served
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A multimillion-pound payout to Jacob Rees-Mogg, the former business secretary, is in jeopardy amid faltering talks about a sale of the asset management business he cofounded. Sky News has learnt that negotiations between Somerset Capital Management, in which Mr Rees-Mogg is a substantial shareholder, and prospective buyer Emso Asset Management have stalled in recent weeks.
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Civil servants at several government departments will take part in a month of sustained industrial action from mid-December. Members of the PCS union who work for the Home Office, Border Force, Department for Transport and Defra are seeking better pay and conditions. Ports, borders, and all areas of transport, including driving licences, will be affected,
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