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Government sponsoring travel scheme for school leavers
Brown unveils £1.4m ‘gap year’ programme

School leavers will be sent on six-week trips to countries including China and India courtesy of the government. Gordon Brown today announced the Global Fellowship for school leavers initiative, which will send 18-year-olds on six-week trips to emerging economic powerhouses. Pupils will be expected to immerse themselves in the local culture as well as working… Read more »

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Delays continue at Rugby and Liverpool Street
MPs condemn Network Rail as delays continue into third day

MPs have condemned the ongoing disruption on the rail network as commuters faced a third day of delays and cancellations. Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat transport spokesman, said the late running engineering works amounted to a “fiasco” from Network Rail, with services still cancelled on the West Coast mainline. Normal service has now resumed at London… Read more »

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