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Brexit: Home Office sorry for EU citizen data breach

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Home Office has apologised to hundreds of EU citizens seeking settled status in the UK after accidentally sharing their details.It blamed an "administrative error" for sending an email that revealed 240 personal email addresses - a likely breach of the Data Protection Act.The department may now have to make an apology in Parliament. In a statement to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, it said
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Wealthy families are biggest winners from school appeals

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Appeals can be made over school places by families who missed out on a first preference Families in affluent areas of England are much more likely to succeed in getting a school place on appeal, according to research.The Education Policy Institute has examined what happened to 86,000 families who did not get their first-choice secondary school place.About one in seven of those initially
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May: ‘The UK should have left the EU by now’

[ad_1] After five hours of talks at a summit in Brussels, the UK and the EU have agreed a "flexible extension" of Brexit until 31 October.Theresa May said the UK would still aim to leave the EU as soon as possible and that should Parliament ratify the withdrawal agreement in the first three weeks of May, the country would then not have to participate in European elections.Mrs May acknowledged the
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Crohn’s disease patient hopes multi-organ transplant brings ‘normal life’

[ad_1] Image copyright Michelle Oddy Image caption Michelle Oddy says the risky operation should give her "a much better quality of life" A woman waiting for a rare multi-organ transplant has said all she wants is to lead a normal life and eat a proper meal.Hairdresser Michelle Oddy, 43, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease as a teenager and can only consume liquids following several operations. She is now hoping the
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New £150m Caledonian Sleeper trains ‘are hotels on wheels’

[ad_1] Image copyright Peter Devlin Image caption The Caledonian Sleeper after crossing the Forth Bridge The new £150m fleet of Caledonian Sleeper trains has been unveiled - with travellers being promised an overnight stay in "a hotel on wheels".The 75 carriages have had a luxury makeover and will now offer en-suite double rooms for the first time.There will be 484 rooms available, initially on the Lowlander route between London and
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Newspaper headlines: Black hole, Brexit summit and May’s future

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: Black hole, Brexit summit and May's future By BBC News Staff Image caption With meetings still going on beyond midnight in Brussels, newspaper editors had to publish their early editions without a final update from the EU summit - which has led to some creative front pages. The Metro combines two of the day's big stories: Brexit and the first ever image of a black hole. "What
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Renfrewshire Council errors led to £800k staff overpayments

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption An eighth of former employees continued to be paid after leaving the council A council overpaid staff and former employees more than £800,000 over three years, a spending watchdog has revealed.Renfrewshire Council made more than 800 salary overpayments between April 2015 and February 2018.The Accounts Commission said six of them exceeded £10,000 and one person received an extra £15,500, A spokesperson for the local
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‘I delivered a baby over the phone’

[ad_1] A pub landlord has praised the 'calm and precise' instructions of a 999 call operator after she talked him through delivering his own baby.Simon Duffy, of the Perch and Pike in South Stoke, Oxfordshire, called 999 when he realised there was not enough time to get to the hospital. The operator has now met newborn baby Chloe and her parents in person and says 'it is really nice to