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daily alternative | alternative news - The north was the real loser of the Olympics

The north was the real loser of the Olympics

The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games failed to deliver a meaningful legacy outside of London, a new parliamentary investigation has found. Economic benefits were concentrated in the south, with the north east benefiting by just seven extra jobs for...

daily alternative | alternative news - Ofgem casts doubt on UK energy price hikes

Ofgem casts doubt on UK energy price hikes

Energy regulator Ofgem has put Britain’s energy giants’ price hike claims under question after official figures suggest wholesale prices increased by only 1.7 percent over the last year. Britain’s largest energy providers previously blamed...

daily alternative | alternative news - Life gets harder for UK's loan sharks

Life gets harder for UK’s loan sharks

Years of political pressure against payday lenders has finally resulted in the publication of new rules tackling the loan sharks charging extortionate interest rates. The proposed regime controlling payday lenders has been published by the Financial...

daily alternative | alternative news - Stop the gloating, Cable tells Osborne

Stop the gloating, Cable tells Osborne

The business secretary’s call for caution appears deliberately timed to clash with the chancellor’s own triumphalist approach this week. Osborne had claimed Britain is “turning a corner” in a speech at the start of the week....

daily alternative | alternative news - Nokia to sell mobile phone unit to Microsoft

Nokia to sell mobile phone unit to Microsoft

Struggling Finnish firm Nokia will sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft for €5.44 billion, the company announced Monday, ending its longtime run as a leading mobile device manufacturer to focus on services and network infrastructure....

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