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Strike by National Union of Teachers

Strike by National Union of TeachersOn 2 April, following a ballot of its members, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) decided to take direct action over the latest pay award announced for teachers. Its members voted 3:1 in favour of a one day strike. The strike on Thursday on 24th...
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Coming Soon Superfast Internet

Coming Soon - Superfast InternetThe scientists at Cern, (the particle physics centre based near Geneva), have now built a lightning-fast replacement which could soon make the Internet obsolete. The latest development, the grid, will operate at speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection. David Britton, professor of...
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Union action likely in nuclear industry

Union action likely in nuclear industryAt a time when the UK Government is privatising the running of Britain's nuclear fuel reprocessing centres, the threat of industrial action is being raised by three unions who represent 12,000 nuclear workers. The unions are planning to reject a 2% pay offer and are...
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Immigration and the labour market

Immigration and the labour marketAn influential House of Lords committee, which included two past chancellors, this week published its report 'The Economic Impact of Immigration'. This is the result of eight months consideration of the government's immigration policies. It rejected claims by ministers that a high level of immigration was...
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Outsourcing expert help for entrepreneurs

Outsourcing expert help for entrepreneursComing up with a business idea and putting it into practice often leaves the entrepreneur struggling to do everything alone on a limited budget. However, more and more expert help is available through outsourcing. Judith Hunt and Steve Connolly founded Bizunlimited as a community for business...
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Harry Potter a copyright challenge

Harry Potter a copyright challengeJ K Rowling is preparing to protect her ownership of Harry Potter by appearing in a US court next month to testify against RDR books, an independent American publisher. RDR is planning to publish an unauthorised encyclopaedia of the world of wizardry which she created - a...
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Training in cyberspace

Training in cyberspaceIn industries where accidents can cost lives - and millions of pounds – simulators are priceless. In training, every flight made by an RAF pilot costs taxpayers tens of thousands of pounds. Using flight simulators enables an entire squadron of fighters to take to virtual skies for very...
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Road winning over rail

Road winning over railOfficial figures undermine the Government's claim that it is working to switch commuters from cars to trains. They indicate that the road network is growing 15 times faster than the rail network. Statistics show that more than 405 miles of motorway and trunk road have opened since...
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The sub prime crisis continues

The sub prime crisis continuesThe term 'sub prime mortgage' refers to a mortgage lent at a rate above the prime (market lending) rates. Sub prime refers to the credit status of the borrower – often persons with a poor credit history, who may find it difficult to obtain finance from...
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