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BBC must make savings, says Osborne
Chancellor George Osborne will announce a summer Budget this week

BBC must make savings, says Osborne

George Osborne has sounded a warning to the BBC that it must make a "contribution" to dealing with the deficit in the nation's finances amid reports the broadcaster will be ordered to pick up the £650 million bill for free television licences for the over-75s.

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Polls open for Greece bailout vote

Polls open for Greece bailout vote

Greeks started voting today in the closely-watched bailout referendum, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal.

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Houghton hoping Sampson stays

Houghton hoping Sampson stays

Captain Steph Houghton hopes England hang on to manager Mark Sampson after his tactical ingenuity guided the Lionesses to third place at the Women's World Cup.

Business news

'Solid' economic growth predicted

'Solid' economic growth predicted

The economy is expected to sustain a "solid" pace of growth for the rest of the year thanks to lower oil prices and inflation, a leading business group has predicted.

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Nolan Sister: My benefit case hell

Nolan Sister: My benefit case hell

Singer Linda Nolan has revealed she was "scared to death" at the prospect of appearing in court after she was accused of being a benefits cheat.

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