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UK's growth forecast raised by IMF

George Osborne welcomed the IMF forecast

The UK is on course to outpace the world's major advanced economies this year after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its GDP forecast for a fourth time in a row to 3.2%.

Centrica holds talks over new boss

Sam Laidlaw is stepping down as the chief executive of Centrica

British Gas owner Centrica today admitted it was in talks over the appointment of Iain Conn as its new boss after the announcement of his departure from BP intensified speculation.

Barclays to contest fraud lawsuit

Barclays has vowed to contest the claims

Barclays has vowed to fight a fraud lawsuit in which New York's attorney general alleged the banking giant misled large institutional investors.

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Letter: Bedroom tax mess

So Lib Dem Danny Alexander has finally admitted that the rehousing policy he helped to bring in is not workable and has simply put ordinary people into debt.

Letter: Owen did his utmost

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson

One day our grandchildren will ask how anyone in their right mind could stand in the way of a reduction in numbers of a pest which causes more than 25,000 cattle to be slaughtered each year.

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Star Comment: Building on big chance for young

It seems to have been taken for granted with all the various infrastructure projects and construction projects which are currently in the pipeline that there will be the skilled workers around to build this new Britain.

Star Comment: On their marks in pool talks

There is still over a week to go before councillors get round the table to discuss the future of Shrewsbury’s swimming pool in The Quarry, and already battle lines are being drawn.

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