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Northern Ireland suicides outstrip Troubles death toll

4,500 people have taken their own lives since conflict ended, sparking calls to tackle crisis More people have taken their own lives in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement than were killed in political violence during the Troubles between 1969 and 1997, the latest regional figures on suicide reveal. …

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Carillion directors ignored pleas to plug pensions gap, letters reveal

Frank Field says evidence shows that directors were ‘contemptuous of their pensions obligations’ Carillion’s pension scheme trustees began urging the collapsed government contractor’s “contemptuous” directors to provide more money to plug a yawning deficit in 2010 but were repeatedly refused, it has been claimed. Letters released by MPs conducting an …

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'Much work needed' to make digital economy environmentally sustainable

MPs cast doubt on whether energy efficiency gains can keep offsetting rising power demand A cross-party group of MPs has raised doubts over whether the growing energy demand from digital technology and the proliferation of internet-connected gadgets can continue to be offset by energy efficiency improvements. More efficient smartphones, networking …

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We will prevent hostile takeover bids for UK firms – Jeremy Corbyn

A Labour government would seek to stop deals that threaten to ‘destroy our industrial base’ Jeremy Corbyn will promise in a speech that a future Labour government would “intervene to prevent hostile takeovers” like investment firm Melrose’s £7.4bn bid for British manufacturing company GKN. The Labour leader will tell delegates …

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