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Olives pitting US against EU in global trade fight

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Olive farmers have found themselves at the centre of a global trade dispute A trade battle is leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of Spain's olive growers. Tariffs levied against them by the US last year have cost the industry $27m (£20.8m) and are likely to have lasting effects on Spain's olive-growing regions. Antonio De Mora, general-secretary for Spain's Association of Table
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City centres ‘could become ghost towns’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images City centres are in danger of becoming ghost towns as shopping habits change, a committee of MPs has warned.To combat this, the government should "level the playing field" for High Street retailers by raising taxes on online giants such as Amazon, it said.The MPs also called for lower business rates and more regeneration in town centres. The government said it was investing to ensure high
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LGBT-row teacher in top 10 award

[ad_1] Image caption Andrew Moffat, facing opposition from some parents, has been nominated for an international teaching prize A Birmingham assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights and homophobia has been named in the top 10 shortlist for a global teaching prize.Parkfield Community School assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat is in the running for the $1m (£770,000) prize.He has faced protests from some Muslim
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Warning over cost of caring for young asylum seekers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Councils say they are struggling to cope with the cost of young migrants who reach the UK The cost to councils in England of looking after rising numbers of child asylum seekers has almost doubled in four years, the Local Government Association (LGA) says.It says the annual cost of providing accommodation and care for these young asylum seekers has now risen to £152m.And
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Nestle and Epic pull YouTube ads over offensive content

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kit-Kat maker Nestle is one of several firms that have "paused" YouTube adverts The food giant Nestle and several other big companies have pulled their adverts from YouTube following claims they appeared next to offensive content. It comes after a blogger accused YouTube of failing to stop a "soft-core paedophilia ring" on its platform.The blogger said the firm made it easy to find
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Power cut affects Margate’s QEQM Hospital emergency unit

[ad_1] Image caption Power was lost at about 19:30 GMT A hospital asked people not to visit its emergency department while it was struck by a power cut for several hours.The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, in Margate, Kent, lost power at about 19:30 GMT.It said patients were moved to other departments and fire crews assisted with emergency lighting before power was restored shortly before 23:00.Ambulances were also diverted