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Wednesday, 1 July 2009

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Michael Jackson's family have met police to talk about funeral arrangements - and it looks like the service could be this weekend.

There are claims a 30-vehicle convoy will accompany his body from Los Angeles to Neverland on Friday.

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Two children have died following yesterday's Italian railway disaster - bringing the death toll to 16.

Searches are still continuing throughout Viareggio in the Tuscany area, after two wagons carrying gas derailed and exploded.

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Marks and Spencer has announced better-than-expected trading figures.

Like-for-like sales fell 1-point-4 percent in the 13 weeks to the end of June.

The retailer's boss, Sir Stuart Rose, says consumer confidence appears to be stabilising, but remains cautious about the future.

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British Gas is to create 2-thousand-600 jobs, over the next three years.

The new recruits will be trained to install smart meters across Britain - which aim to cut energy use and reduce fuel bills.

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There are calls for a blanket ban on the sale of knives over the internet.

Trading Standards bosses say as many as four out of five online stores are prepared to sell them to under-18 year olds.


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An EU ban on shops selling wonky fruit and vegetables has been scrapped.

It means things like curvy cucumbers and weirdly-shaped watermelons can return to our supermarket shelves.
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