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'Shocking' rise in food banks use
There has been a "shocking" 163% rise in the use of food banks in the past year, according to the Trussell Trust

'Shocking' rise in food banks use

Almost a million adults and children received emergency supplies from food banks in the past year, a "shocking" rise of 163% on the previous 12 months amid rising living costs, low pay and welfare problems, a new report has revealed.

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Extremists 'kidnap 100 schoolgirls'

Extremists 'kidnap 100 schoolgirls'

Suspected Islamic extremists have abducted about 100 female students from a school in north-east Nigeria, officials said.

Sport news

Liverpool remembers Hillsborough victims

Liverpool remembers Hillsborough victims

A sombre memorial service took place at Anfield to mark 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans.

Business news

Tradesmen 'priciest in south west'

Tradesmen 'priciest in south west'

Tradesmen are more expensive to hire in the south west of the UK than anywhere else in the country, according to a study.

Technology news

Social worry over tech-savvy young

Social worry over tech-savvy young

Increasing numbers of young children can use tablet computers and smartphones but are unable to play with building blocks or socialise with others, it has been suggested.

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Dame Angela gong 'rare and lovely'

Dame Angela gong 'rare and lovely'

Angela Lansbury has spoken of her pride at being recognised by the country of her birth as she was made a Dame by the Queen.

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