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RC324: Hosepipe ban to be lifted for millions. (Telegraph)

Millions of households will have the hosepipe ban lifted before the end of summer after two months of rain returned rivers and reservoirs to normal levels.
Restrictions were due to last until Christmas after two dry winters left water levels at … Continue reading

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Reading (RC314): Finally summer arrives – but will it last into the Jubilee weekend? (Telegraph)

The weather will warm up this week in time for the beginning of the Summer season but forecasters predict the rain will return dangerously close to the Jubilee weekend
Temperatures across Britain will be around an average 17C (63F) at the … Continue reading

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Reading (RC313): Euro crisis ensnares Spain. (Telegraph)

Moody’s slashed the ratings of 16 Spanish banks on Thursday evening, citing the reduced ability of the Spanish government to provide support to the sector, as well as the “adverse operating conditions” characterised by a renewed recession.
The rating agency also … Continue reading

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Reading (RC300): Chris Huhne’s lover Carina Trimingham sold tale of Nick Clegg dalliances. (Telegraph)

Carina Trimingham, 45, who is bisexual, was “always game” to “provide tit bits to the press” about other people’s sex lives – including the Deputy Prime Minister and Russell Crowe, the actor, the High Court heard.
Miss Trimingham, who started an … Continue reading

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RC245: Facebook’s Zuckerberg retains grip in historic $5bn IPO. (Telegraph)

Mark Zuckerberg compared the launch of Facebook to the invention of the printing press as the company powered up a $5bn (£3.2bn) initial public offering expected to rank as the biggest technology flotation in history.
After a long wait the world’s … Continue reading

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RC231: Hungary faces ruin as EU loses patience. (Telegraph)

The European Commission has launched legal action against Hungary’s Fidesz government for violations of European Union treaty law and erosion of democracy, marking a dramatic escalation in the war of words with the EU’s enfant terrible.
Hungary’s defiant premier Viktor Orbán … Continue reading

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RC199: Pensioner dies after being bitten by rats thriving under fortnightly bin regime – Telegraph (22-07-11)

A pensioner has died just weeks after being bitten by rats amid allegations by neighbours that fortnightly
bin collections in the area were encouraging rodents. The elderly woman was believed to have been
left helpless in her home as it was overrun … Continue reading

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LB15D: Language Building eBook Volume 1: Unit 5 dictation

Read Unit 5 (page 11) of Language Building (Vol 1) before trying the dictation.
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Names used: Nick Clegg
Remember: if you make mistakes – do it again. This leads to learning.

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LB14D: Language Building eBook Volume 1: Unit 4 dictation

Read Unit 4 (page 9) before trying the dictation.
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Names used: You should be able to spell all the words in the text. Remember that the name of an organisation should have initial capital … Continue reading

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RCA158: IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrested in New York over alleged sex attack on Manhattan hotel maid – Telegraph (15-05-11) – answers

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Answers
(1)   He is the head of the International Monetary Fund, and a French socialist politician who was expected to challenge Nicholas Sarkozy for the French presidency next year.
(2)   He was arrested in a plane on the tarmac … Continue reading

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