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Letter: An unfair drink ban

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After reading several newspaper reports concerning British Rail’s proposed plan to ban alcohol in its buffet cars, in a knee-jerk reaction to alleged deaths at stations, I believe it would be unfair to ban a service which has been available to the travelling public for 180 years.


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Star Comment: In a spin at honest response

David Cameron has said he will not seek a third term as Prime Minister

It may seem peculiar to feel sympathy for politicians as we race towards the General Election. But, given the furore yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron might have been wondering if honesty really is the best policy.

Star Comment: Moving in the right direction


There is little doubt the British economy is in better condition now than it was five years ago. Order books are filling, exports are increasing, unemployment lines are diminishing and profits are up.


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RBS to sell Coutts' overseas arm

RBS has agreed the sale of the international arm of Coutts

State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed the sale of the international arm of the Queen's bank Coutts as part of its plan to focus on its UK operations.

FTSE heads for fourth day in red

The FTSE was 10.3 points lower at 6885

London's top-flight headed lower today as oil prices stabilised but disappointing economic data from China dragged on commodity stocks.