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Tax disc axe 'will spark avoidance'
From October 1, motorists will no longer need to display a tax disc on their vehicle windscreen

Tax disc axe 'will spark avoidance'

Next month's ending of the need to display a car tax disc could lead to tax evasion costing the economy £167 million a year, according to the RAC.

World news

Australian PM warns of IS attack

Australian PM warns of IS attack

Terrorism raids in Sydney were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State (IS) movement was planning a public killing as a demonstration of its reach.

Sport news

Jackson suffers serious knee injury

Jackson suffers serious knee injury

Scotland international Ruaridh Jackson could be out for the season after suffering a serious knee injury during Wasps' Aviva Premiership victory over Northampton last Sunday.

Business news

Dow hits record after Fed statement

Dow hits record after Fed statement

The US stock market rose after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.

Technology news

Amazon's six new devices in detail

Amazon's six new devices in detail

In one swoop, Amazon announced the imminent arrival of six new devices to their hardware range, updating and expanding on their existing tablets and e-readers.

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Showbiz news

Flaky Kate gets the Bake Off boot

Flaky Kate gets the Bake Off boot

Kate Henry saw her Great British Bake Off dreams crumble tonight when she became the latest hopeful to leave the tent - after a flaky performance with her pastries.

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