News Headlines - 21 December 2010

▽Breaking News: Earthquake had 3.5 magnitude - Westmorland Gazette
I thought it was in my head but friends also felt it in Grange over SAnds and Ambleside.

▽Vince Cable loses power after 'war on Murdoch' gaffe - Scotsman
A HUMILIATED Vince Cable was stripped of some of his key responsibilities as Business Secretary last night after boasting he had "declared war" on media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's bid to take over TV giant BSkyB.

▽Percentage of poor pupils admitted to Oxbridge? 1% - The Guardian
Students from private schools are 55 times more likely to get a place at Oxford or Cambridge University than state school students who receive free school meals, according to a report published yesterday.

▽250,000 'jobless for over a year' - The Press Association
The TUC said the number of long-term unemployed claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) has more than doubled since the recession started at the end of 2007, from 117,000 to 243,000.

▽Russia, U.K. Each Expel a Diplomat After British Allegations of Espionage
The U.K. requested Dec. 10 that the Russian embassy in London withdraw a staff member in response to “clear evidence of activities by the Russian intelligence services against U.K. interests,” Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement today.







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