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UK government to investigate impact of overseas students

Image copyright Reuters Home Secretary Amber Rudd is launching an investigation into the impact of international students on the UK’s society and economy. It will look at the effect EU and non-EU students have on the UK labour market while they are in the UK. The study is being launched on Thursday, as the UK publishes its latest migration estimates. ...

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UK car production revs up in July

Image copyright Nissan The number of cars built in the UK last month rose by almost 8% compared with July 2016, new figures show. Just over 136,000 vehicles were made in British factories, up 7.8% on July last year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. Many carmakers increase production in July ahead of new models going on ...

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Food industry warns of Brexit workforce shortage

Image copyright Reuters The UK food industry has warned that a Brexit workforce shortage could leave a third of its businesses unviable. The Food and Drink Federation said: “Our sector faces a rapidly approaching workforce shortage and skills gap.” In its survey of the “farm-to-fork” supply chain, almost half of all businesses surveyed said EU nationals working in the UK ...

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Over-40s most at risk in UK’s laziness epidemic, says PHE

Britain is in the grip of an ‘inactivity epidemic’, with nearly half of adults failing to go for a brisk walk even once a month. Health bosses say 45 per cent of over-16s are so sedentary they do not manage the health-boosting ten-minute walk. Public Health England (PHE) officials are especially worried about more than 6 million inactive people aged ...

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UK travellers warned of exploitation

A 29-year-old French man has been charged with murder, attempted murder, cruelty to animals and assaulting police after he was arrested for the stabbing of Mia Ayliffe-Chung. On the evening August 23, police arrived to find the 21-year-old British woman dead at the scene after she was stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife. The suspect, who has not been ...

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U.K. Progress on Brexit Questioned as Key Point Still Unresolved

Brexit watchers doubt whether the U.K. has done enough to convince the European Union to allow trade talks to start as soon as October. Despite a swathe of policy documents, with a new one on data protection scheduled for release on Thursday, analysts say Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is still hazy on where it matters most to the bloc. ...

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Should we ban nuts in public places?

Image copyright Science Photo Library Nuts are an on-the-go snacking staple, yet they are also potentially deadly to a small fraction of the UK population. So is it time to crack down on eating nuts in public and if so, where should we start? About two million people in the UK have a food allergy, with fish, shellfish and nuts ...

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