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The Prince of Wales will make an official visit to Saudi Arabia next month, just a few weeks after flying to the country to pay his respects following the death of King Abdullah.

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Broadcasters have rejected David Cameron's call for proposed televised debates between the leaders of the UK's main political parties to be moved forward so they take place before the official start of the general election campaign.

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Outright victory for either Labour or Conservatives in the general election would put Britain's economic recovery in jeopardy, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has claimed.

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Poll: Is school sex education good enough?

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Sex education is failing millions of young people, with most students turning to porn to fill in gaps in their understanding, according to the National Union of Students.

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Letter: Who knows what about any merger with the city council?

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It seems that the pre-election pantomime season has just begun with an “Oh yes you are! Oh no we’re not! exchange between Telford & Wrekin Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Mark Pritchard on the subject of a merger between the two authorities.

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Monarch on course for profit return

Monarch Airways is in the process of turning itself into a short-haul airline

European airline Monarch said it is on course to return to profit this year following a rescue package of more than £100 million and hundreds of redundancies.

Sky to launch mobile phone service

Sky has been in talks for some time to use the O2 network to operate a mobile service

Sky is to enter the mobile phone sector next year in a partnership with O2 operator Telefonica, in the latest of a series of deals and takeovers shaking up the industry.

Robust sales boost retail sector

Analysts said falling oil prices and low inflation had led to shoppers having more money to spend

Retailers have kicked off the new year in robust fashion after a rebound in fortunes for clothing stores, figures from the CBI showed today.