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Yorkshire evening post
Why we’re only allowed to see 3% of Leeds’s art treasures Alex Robertson of Leeds City Art Gallery in the gallery stores. COUNCILS have
Why we’re only allowed to see 3% of Leeds’s art treasures
Yorkshire evening post / Posted an hour ago
Alex Robertson of Leeds City Art Gallery in the gallery stores. COUNCILS have been challenged to let the public see more of their art collections or consider selling artworks after research... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Councils own art worth £2.3billion - and less than 2% is on public displayResearch has revealed the huge collections owned by local authorities as they s
Councils own art worth £2.3billion - and less than 2% is on public display
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 hours ago
Research has revealed the huge collections owned by local authorities as they struggle to make government cuts. Top of the list is Manchester City Council, which has an art hoard worth £374m. It was followed by Birmingham and Southampton with... Read more
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walesonline
Why do Wales' councils own £50m of art while slashing services?Public bodies in Wales are hanging onto rarely seen works of art worth tens of
Why do Wales' councils own £50m of art while slashing services?
walesonline / Posted 4 hours ago
Public bodies in Wales are hanging onto rarely seen works of art worth tens of millions while slashing services, figures from the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) show. Jonathan Isaby, TPA chief executive, questioned how much of the art needs to be kept at... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
City council’s antiques worth a cool £2.5m, the Mail revealsGOBLETS, old muskets and vintage cigar boxes are just some of the £2.5m worth o
City council’s antiques worth a cool £2.5m, the Mail reveals
This is Oxfordshire / Posted yesterday
GOBLETS, old muskets and vintage cigar boxes are just some of the £2.5m worth of antique items Oxford City Council owns. The Oxford Mail can reveal Oxfordshire’s councils are sitting on “staggering” art collections worth millions, with the city’s... Read more
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Oxford Mail
City council’s antiques worth a cool £2.5m, the Mail revealsGOBLETS, old muskets and vintage cigar boxes are just some of the £2.5m worth o
City council’s antiques worth a cool £2.5m, the Mail reveals
Oxford Mail / Posted yesterday
GOBLETS, old muskets and vintage cigar boxes are just some of the £2.5m worth of antique items Oxford City Council owns. The Oxford Mail can reveal Oxfordshire’s councils are sitting on “staggering” art collections worth millions, with the city’s... Read more
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iol.co.za
The video game that sparked a R1.5m rowAs video games go, Ship Emergency Simulator does not seem the most likely candi
The video game that sparked a R1.5m row
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
As video games go, Ship Emergency Simulator does not seem the most likely candidate for controversy. Due out in time for Christmas 2016 to fill the stockings of – some might argue – teenagers with a high boredom threshold, even its creator has... Read more
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chroniclelive
Latest news from around the worldTHOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of p
Latest news from around the world
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of pounds of NHS cash is being spent on treats for patients, including holidays, aromatherapy, new clothes and a summer house, according to an investigation. Personal health... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Latest news from around the worldTHOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of p
Latest news from around the world
Reading Evening Post / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of pounds of NHS cash is being spent on treats for patients, including holidays, aromatherapy, new clothes and a summer house, according to an investigation. Personal health... Read more
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walesonline
Latest news from around the worldTHOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of p
Latest news from around the world
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of pounds of NHS cash is being spent on treats for patients, including holidays, aromatherapy, new clothes and a summer house, according to an investigation. Personal health... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Latest news from around the worldTHOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of p
Latest news from around the world
Manchester Evening News / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of pounds of NHS cash is being spent on treats for patients, including holidays, aromatherapy, new clothes and a summer house, according to an investigation. Personal health... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Latest news from around the worldTHOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of p
Latest news from around the world
Liverpool Echo / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of pounds of NHS cash is being spent on treats for patients, including holidays, aromatherapy, new clothes and a summer house, according to an investigation. Personal health... Read more
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birminghammail
Latest news from around the worldTHOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of p
Latest news from around the world
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of pounds of NHS cash is being spent on treats for patients, including holidays, aromatherapy, new clothes and a summer house, according to an investigation. Personal health... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Latest news from around the worldTHOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of p
Latest news from around the world
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF NHS FUNDS 'SPENT ON TREATS FOR PATIENTS' Thousands of pounds of NHS cash is being spent on treats for patients, including holidays, aromatherapy, new clothes and a summer house, according to an investigation. Personal health... Read more
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Express and Star
EU chiefs slammed over £2.4m video games development funding « Express & StarThe TaxPayers' Alliance compiled a list of projects which received money from t
EU chiefs slammed over £2.4m video games development funding « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
The TaxPayers' Alliance compiled a list of projects which received money from the Creative Europe fund last year. Some £110,000 apparently went towards developing a game called Arena World, in which "Gladiators from the known dimensions meet, to... Read more
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Chichester Observer
Sussex UKIP councillor criticises EU over ‘fatuous’ video game funding - Chichester Observer with your email account {* traditionalSignIn_emailAddre
Sussex UKIP councillor criticises EU over ‘fatuous’ video game funding
Chichester Observer / Posted 3 days ago
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express
Now barmy European Union bureaucrats hand out MILLIONS to video game developersThe European Commission paid £2.4million to video game developers last year A
Now barmy European Union bureaucrats hand out MILLIONS to video game developers
express / Posted 3 days ago
The European Commission paid £2.4million to video game developers last year A staggering £2.4million was paid to developers last year alone under the 'Creative Europe' programme, according to new figures. The European Commission's new initiative –... Read more
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express
EU wasted £1bn 'on propaganda and TV cartoons' BRUSSELS bureaucrats were accused last night of squandering more than £1billi
EU wasted £1bn 'on propaganda and TV cartoons'
express / Posted 4 days ago
BRUSSELS bureaucrats were accused last night of squandering more than £1billion of taxpayers’ cash on television programmes over the next five years. Jonathan Isaby, of the Taxpayers’ Alliance wants to... Read more
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walesonline
Revealed: Why Welsh council staff been disciplined or sackedMore than 100 staff at councils in Wales were sacked in the last year for disci
Revealed: Why Welsh council staff been disciplined or sacked
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
More than 100 staff at councils in Wales were sacked in the last year for disciplinary breaches including theft and being drunk on the job, it can be revealed. Hundreds more were issued with formal warnings over matters including violence and... Read more
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Daily Star
Benefits mum blows £1k on 'royal' pramPOSH PUSH: Cheryl, hubby Robert and the swanky stroller Cheryl, who recently g
Benefits mum blows £1k on 'royal' pram
Daily Star / Posted 5 days ago
POSH PUSH: Cheryl, hubby Robert and the swanky stroller Cheryl, who recently gave birth to her 12th child, then forked out £2,000 on two pedigree pups. The £3,000 shopping splurge is set to anger taxpayers – who pick up the massive bill for her... Read more
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chroniclelive
Hundreds of council staff undergo disciplinaries for bullying, social media mishaps and moreBullying, booze, misuse of social media and flexi-time fraud were among the rea
Hundreds of council staff undergo disciplinaries for bullying, social media mishaps and more
chroniclelive / Posted 5 days ago
Bullying, booze, misuse of social media and flexi-time fraud were among the reasons for hundreds of disciplinaries of North council workers over the last five years. And at least 194 North workers were sacked as a result of their... Read more
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Daily Mirror
This pensioner has demanded to be jailed rather than pay £1.8kA 67-year-old pensioner demanded to be jailed rather than pay a £1,856 council
This pensioner has demanded to be jailed rather than pay £1.8k
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
A 67-year-old pensioner demanded to be jailed rather than pay a £1,856 council tax bill on an empty house The demand was for an empty home the self-employed carpenter is currently renovating in the Stoke area of the city. The law says homeowners do... Read more
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express
Now government health and safety zealots issue rules for playing POOHSTICKS GOVERNMENT health and safety zealots have issued a bizarre set of rules instr
Now government health and safety zealots issue rules for playing POOHSTICKS
express / Posted 6 days ago
GOVERNMENT health and safety zealots have issued a bizarre set of rules instructing families how to play Poohsticks safely. Poohsticks was createdby Winnie the Pooh author... Read more
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express
Cronies storm as parties hand out raft of peerages to their chumsDavid Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all faced accusations of filling a “b
Cronies storm as parties hand out raft of peerages to their chums
express / Posted 7 days ago
David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all faced accusations of filling a “bloated” House of Lords as they handed out peerages to their pals. Downing Street announced 26 names proposed by the Prime Minister, with 11 for the Liberal Democrats and... Read more
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Express and Star
Injured Wolverhampton pupils given £29k « Express & StarThe payouts included more than £10,000 for a child who caught their left knee o
Injured Wolverhampton pupils given £29k « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 9 days ago
The payouts included more than £10,000 for a child who caught their left knee on exposed metal and more than £8,000 for a youngster who injured their upper abdomen on a large splinter. The figures have been revealed at a time when Wolverhampton... Read more
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Daily Star
Town halls blow £1.3m checking Twitter and Googling themselvesVANITY SEARCHING: Local councils blew more than £1.3million of tax payers' cash
Town halls blow £1.3m checking Twitter and Googling themselves
Daily Star / Posted 12 days ago
VANITY SEARCHING: Local councils blew more than £1.3million of tax payers' cash Googling themselves In total councils across the UK have blown a whopping £1.3million checking the internet for mentions of themselves over the past five years. The... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Network Rail staff ditch trains for cars for business tripsNetwork Rail bosses have admitted their own staff often use cars for business b
Network Rail staff ditch trains for cars for business trips
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
Network Rail bosses have admitted their own staff often use cars for business because trains don’t offer value for money. The authority responsible for tracks spent £15million on 780,149 fuel claims, often because it was cheaper to drive. Workers... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Tax codger! Crooked crooner flaunts high life despite owing £100kA crooked crooner is enjoying life on the run on a Spanish ­holiday isle – whil
Tax codger! Crooked crooner flaunts high life despite owing £100k
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
A crooked crooner is enjoying life on the run on a Spanish ­holiday isle – while owing British taxpayers more than £100,000. But the Sunday People tracked Webber, 73, down to a luxury bolt-hole on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. From there he... Read more
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Evening Standard
£2.45m wrongly given to foreign students due to inadequate checksForeign students pocketed millions of pounds of taxpayers' money which was wron
£2.45m wrongly given to foreign students due to inadequate checks
Evening Standard / Posted 12 days ago
Foreign students pocketed millions of pounds of taxpayers' money which was wrongly given to them in loans and grants because of inadequate checks - and only a tiny proportion have been made to pay the money back. Just £280,000 of the £2.45million... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Spotlight on the grant and loans which meant £2.8m of public money went to a Norfolk company Pasta Foods at their new site at Forest Way, Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADL
Spotlight on the grant and loans which meant £2.8m of public money went to a Norfolk company
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 13 days ago
Pasta Foods at their new site at Forest Way, Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Norfolk firm Pasta Foods has been handed almost £3m in a grant and two... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Spotlight on the grant and loans which meant £2.8m of public money went to a Norfolk company Pasta Foods at their new site at Forest Way, Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADL
Spotlight on the grant and loans which meant £2.8m of public money went to a Norfolk company
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 13 days ago
Pasta Foods at their new site at Forest Way, Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Norfolk firm Pasta Foods has been handed almost £3m in a grant and two... Read more
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norwichadvertiser24
Spotlight on the grant and loans which meant £2.8m of public money went to a Norfolk companyPasta Foods at their new site at Forest Way, Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY
Spotlight on the grant and loans which meant £2.8m of public money went to a Norfolk company
norwichadvertiser24 / Posted 13 days ago
Pasta Foods at their new site at Forest Way, Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Norfolk firm Pasta Foods has been handed almost £3m in a grant and two... Read more
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Independent
Screens used to stop motorists peering into crash sites deployed just 77 times in recent years - despite £2.2m being spent on themThe “incident screens” have only been used 18 times to deter rubberneckers on t
Screens used to stop motorists peering into crash sites deployed just 77 times in recent years - despite £2.2m being spent on them
Independent / Posted 15 days ago
The “incident screens” have only been used 18 times to deter rubberneckers on the UK’s busiest motorways – the M1, M25 and M6 – since April 2013, according to Freedom of Information data. Despite the limited use of the screens to date, more than a... Read more
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Tax-News.com
Progressive UK Tax System 'A Myth,' Says TPAby Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London17 August 2015 Almost half the income of th
Progressive UK Tax System 'A Myth,' Says TPA
Tax-News.com / Posted 17 days ago
by Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London17 August 2015 Almost half the income of the UK's lowest paid workers is paid to the UK Exchequer in tax, according to research on the progressivity of the UK's tax... Read more
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Weston Mercury
PCC defends spending after ‘efficiency’ allegations THE Office of Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) could
PCC defends spending after ‘efficiency’ allegations
Weston Mercury / Posted 17 days ago
THE Office of Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) could save £640,000 a year if it was run like other commissioners’ offices, according to new research. The £640,000 could be... Read more
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WQOW Eau Claire
Property values in Wisconsin increase for second yearMADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says property values stat
Property values in Wisconsin increase for second year
WQOW Eau Claire / Posted 21 days ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says property values statewide have risen for a second year. The report released Wednesday shows values of all taxable property increased 2.4 percent in 2015. Values went up 2.6 percent in 2014... Read more
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express
Spa Hotel guests dismayed as their stay is spoiled by asylum seekers DOZENS of asylum seekers have been moved into a spa hotel sparking fury among
Spa Hotel guests dismayed as their stay is spoiled by asylum seekers
express / Posted 22 days ago
DOZENS of asylum seekers have been moved into a spa hotel sparking fury among paying guests – with one comparing it to the Calais Jungle. Migrants amongst the Calais Jungle in... Read more
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Independent
Not going out: Why Millennials are no longer going to night clubsEven famous London dance-music clubs such as Turnmills, Bagley’s and The End ha
Not going out: Why Millennials are no longer going to night clubs
Independent / Posted 24 days ago
Even famous London dance-music clubs such as Turnmills, Bagley’s and The End have succumbed to a process that has seen the UK's total portfolio of nightclubs shrink by almost half from 3,144 in 2005 to 1,733 a decade later. The statistic from the... Read more
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express
Behind the scenes of Songs of Praise in Calais – this is how the BBC is spending YOUR cash THE BBC was last night condemned for televising Songs Of Praise from the lawl
Behind the scenes of Songs of Praise in Calais – this is how the BBC is spending YOUR cash
express / Posted 24 days ago
THE BBC was last night condemned for televising Songs Of Praise from the lawless migrant ghetto in Calais. A BBC crew with Sally Magnusson, centre, film... Read more
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Daily Star
EU comic lot: Strips are blasted as brainwashSTORM: The EU comic strip for children The cartoons shows how EU cash has fund
EU comic lot: Strips are blasted as brainwash
Daily Star / Posted 24 days ago
STORM: The EU comic strip for children The cartoons shows how EU cash has funded fire engines and hospital wards. They can be ordered online and British schools are urged to apply for free copies. A similar project five years ago cost... Read more
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Express and Star
Money spent on new police roles defended after claims costs stopping more officers being recruited « Express & StarBut David Jamieson and Matthew Ellis say the research by the Taxpayers' Allianc
Money spent on new police roles defended after claims costs stopping more officers being recruited « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 24 days ago
But David Jamieson and Matthew Ellis say the research by the Taxpayers' Alliance does not take account of the different roles they have to perform and dismissed the pressure group's claim that the PCC costs were a waste of money that could be spent... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Revealed - The £13,000 compensation payout for Suffolk student whose foot was trapped in broken doorPlayground accidents Figures obtained by our reporters show that the total com
Revealed - The £13,000 compensation payout for Suffolk student whose foot was trapped in broken door
Ipswich Star / Posted 24 days ago
Playground accidents Figures obtained by our reporters show that the total compensation bill paid to pupils injured in playground accidents in the... Read more
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Kiama Independent
In Case You Missed It | Monday, August 10, 2015Here's your news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. 8.31AM: I
In Case You Missed It | Monday, August 10, 2015
Kiama Independent / Posted 24 days ago
Here's your news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. 8.31AM: I'm leaving you with this heartwarming story this morning. Don't forget to keep an eye on your local paper's website for breaking news. Jody Taunton is a strong and... Read more
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Manning River Times
Monday, August 10, 2015Here's a morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. Tasm
Monday, August 10, 2015
Manning River Times / Posted 25 days ago
Here's a morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. Tasmanian devil joey. Photo: Gary Brown ►KEMPSEY: Akubra will supply 20,000 Akubra hats to the Australian Defence Force. The contract was confirmed by Federal Parliamentary... Read more
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Daily Liberal
TRASH IN OUR RIVER | The Morning Grill, Monday, August 10Here's a morning news snapshot from around the region. 9:00am | THAT'S ALL FOL
TRASH IN OUR RIVER | The Morning Grill, Monday, August 10
Daily Liberal / Posted 25 days ago
Here's a morning news snapshot from around the region. 9:00am | THAT'S ALL FOLKS! That's it from me this morning on your Morning Grill. If you have anything you would like to see in you Morning Grill, or in you local newspaper, email me at... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Monday, August 10, 2015Here's a morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. Canb
Monday, August 10, 2015
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 25 days ago
Here's a morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. Canberra Airport has been lit up in rainbow colours to greet federal MPs flying into the capital, ahead of the introduction of a cross-party bill to support gay marriage... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Monday, August 10, 2015Here's a morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. 8.31
Monday, August 10, 2015
Kiama Independent / Posted 25 days ago
Here's a morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. 8.31AM: I'm leaving you with this heartwarming story this morning. Don't forget to keep an eye on your local paper's website for breaking news. Jody Taunton is a strong and... Read more
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Manning River Times
Monday, August 1, 2015Here's a morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. Tasm
Monday, August 1, 2015
Manning River Times / Posted 25 days ago
Here's a morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. Tasmanian devil joey. Photo: Gary Brown ►KEMPSEY: Akubra will supply 20,000 Akubra hats to the Australian Defence Force. The contract was confirmed by Federal Parliamentary... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Monday, August 10, 2015Here's a morning news snapshot from around the region. 8:10am | NEWS Let's se
Monday, August 10, 2015
Daily Liberal / Posted 25 days ago
Here's a morning news snapshot from around the region. 8:10am | NEWS Let's see what's making news across the region. WELLINGTON | About 500 inmates at the Wellington jail have taken up the offer of nicotine patches as a smoking ban takes effect in... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How the EU's billions fund Brussels BeanosHe is corrected swiftly by his teacher. “What we have to remember is that money
How the EU's billions fund Brussels Beanos
Daily Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
He is corrected swiftly by his teacher. “What we have to remember is that money that countries invest in the European Union is more useful to all its citizens than if each country spent it individually,” she says. Over the course of the trip, the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Eric Abetz and Cory Bernardi rack up a bill to attend anti-government waste doTwo prominent Liberal MPs billed taxpayers thousands in expenses on a day they
Eric Abetz and Cory Bernardi rack up a bill to attend anti-government waste do
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 25 days ago
Two prominent Liberal MPs billed taxpayers thousands in expenses on a day they clinked glasses in the name of ending wasteful government spending at an activist group function. Two prominent Liberal MPs billed taxpayers thousands in expenses on a... Read more
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