Retail sales hit by drop at food stores

Retail sales hit by drop at food stores

19 November 2015 From the sectionBusiness UK retail sales volumes fell in October after a drop in trading at food stores, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales volumes fell 0.6%, which followed a 1.7% rise in September when sales were helped by the Rugby World Cup. The monthly fall in food store sales was the biggest drop since May 2014. Retail sales volumes rose 3.8% compared with a year…

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Lord’s Prayer Advert Rejection Leads Church Of England To Warn Of ‘Chilling’ Effect On Free Speech

Lord’s Prayer Advert Rejection Leads Church Of England To Warn Of ‘Chilling’ Effect On Free Speech

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Sarah Ann Harris Posted: 22/11/2015 10:28 GMT Updated: 22/11/2015 14:59 GMT The Church of England (CoE) has warned of a “chilling” effect on free speech and threatened legal action after UK cinemas refused to show an advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer. The Church said that the refusal to show the 60-second film, which it had planned to show around the country ahead of the new Star Wars film, was…

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Scotland Bill row deepens as Holyrood prepares to ask for even more powers

Scotland Bill row deepens as Holyrood prepares to ask for even more powers

Mike Settle / 00:49 Monday 23 November 2015 / Politics The constitutional struggle between Holyrood and Westminster is set to intensify after SNP sources revealed ministers are considering campaigning for new powers in a second Scotland Bill even before the current one has reached the Statute Book. The move raises the prospect of fresh political battles over the extent of devolution in the run up to the next General Election in 2020. One Nationalist insider…

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England made it nine wins out of nine in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign

England made it nine wins out of nine in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign

England made it nine wins out of nine in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a comfortable win over Estonia at Wembley. Roy Hodgson’s side have already qualified for France next summer and even without injured captain Wayne Rooney were able to dismiss Estonia with barely an anxious moment. Rooney received a Golden Boot from Sir Bobby Charlton before kick-off after breaking his England goalscoring record with his 50th goal from the penalty spot in…

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Rugby World Cup 2015: England 60-3 Uruguay

Rugby World Cup 2015: England 60-3 Uruguay

Picture by Benjamin Chappell 10 October 2015Last updated at 21:54 By Tom FordyceChief sports writer at the City of Manchester Stadium England (21) 60 Tries: Watson 2, Easter 3, Slade, Nowell 3, penalty Cons: Farrell 4, Ford Uruguay (3) 3 Pen: Berchesi England’s doomed World Cup campaign ended with a few fireworks as they ran in 10 tries to complete an ultimately hollow final victory. Successive defeats by Wales and Australia had already ensured England…

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Religion – Vicar calls for Bible to be on schools must-read list

Religion – Vicar calls for Bible to be on schools must-read list

Follow @Christianitymag News > UK > Vicar calls for Bible to be on schools must-read list A vicar in Birmingham has called for the Bible to be in a top 100 list of books young people should read at school. Revd Canon Dr Andrew Coyningham was speaking after the Schools Minister Nick Gibb approached the publishing industry to work out a deal to provide schools with 100 pieces of classic literature as cheap as possible….

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