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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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