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Today News: Budget Day and Zimbabwe’s jubilation

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Hammond: Finances will seize Brexit alternatives

This is Finances day & when he speak’s, Chancellor, Philip, M.Hammond He will inform Govt Parliament that is the UK- should “seize the alternatives” offer’ed by Brexit, making it “match for the longer term” as an unbiased buying and selling nation. He can even promise to assist households scuffling with the price of residing and tackle housing shortages.

We already know Mr. Hammond – who’s delivering his second Finances – will pledge more cash for instructor coaching and prolong discounted rail card schemes to these as much as the age of 30. However what else could possibly be within the Finances for younger folks?

Mr. Hammond can even replace us on how the economic system’s doing, the way it’s anticipated to do within the subsequent few years and the way the general public funds are wanting. He’ll start his speech simply after Prime Minister’s Questions, at about 12:30 GMT. Here is all you must know concerning the Finances.

BBC political correspondent Ben Wright appears at how Mr. Hammond – paradoxically dubbed “field workplace Phil” by some – will current his concepts. Lastly, do you charge your self as a Finances geek? If that’s the case, strive our interactive quiz.

Mugabe goes – so what subsequent?

“The person who dominated Zimbabwe for therefore lengthy has already begun to fade into historical past right here,” writes BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane, from the capital, Harare. “It’s a metropolis singing with the noise of pleasure.” Robert Mugabe has resigned after 37 years as president, quite than face impeachment proceedings, however, after the partying stops, what’s going to occur? The ruling Zanu-PF get together says Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked as vice-president by Mr. Mugabe a number of weeks in the past, will succeed him within the high job. However, opposition chief Morgan Tsvangirai argues the change of personnel is not sufficient and that Zimbabwe’s political tradition needs to be reformed too.

Uber hid large information breach

Experience-sharing agency Uber has revealed that it hid a hack affecting 57 million prospects and drivers final yr. The corporate paid the hackers $100,000 (£75,000) to delete the info. They obtained maintain of names, email addresses and cell phone numbers.

Singer and actor David Cassidy dies

The actor and singer David Cassidy, who starred within the sitcom The Partridge Household earlier than turning into the idol of thousands and thousands of followers within the 1970s, has died aged 67.His hits included Daydreamer and How Can I Be Certain? Cassidy introduced earlier this yr that he had dementia. “He was a really gifted and good particular person,” tweeted the Seashore Boys’ Brian Wilson.

When is a practice on time?

By BBC Actuality Examine

The Swiss railway claims to be essentially the most punctual in Europe. It says 89.7% of its trains had been “on time” between January and October. Nice Britain doesn’t have the identical fame. However, in the course of the previous 12 months, 88.three% of its rail companies had been “on time”. Does that imply British trains are virtually as punctual because the Swiss? Not essentially.

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