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Brown calls for reduction in bag use
Brown prepared to ban plastic bags

Gordon Brown has given his strongest indication yet that he could outlaw free plastic bags. Writing in a national newspaper, the prime minister urged all major retailers to do more to eliminate single-use plastic bags. In November, Mr Brown told supermarkets they needed to find ways of cutting plastic use, with the government and retailers… Read more »

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Scientists and businessmen first to be affected
Australian-style immigration system begins

The first stage of the new points-based immigration came into force today, designed to ensure only foreign workers with the skills needed by the UK are allowed entry. The first tier of the new five-tier system regulating entry by highly-skilled migrants from outside of the EU will be fully in force by the summer. Tier… Read more »

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