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The British pound was little changed against the dollar and euro on Monday as traders digested last week's Bank of England (BoE) decision and turned their focus to growth figures due on Friday that should give clues on the state of the economy. The data, expected to show a contraction during the quarter, will be released a week after the Bank of England (BoE) said it expects the United Kingdom to enter a recession in the fourth quarter this year and not emerge until 2024. The central bank's outlook was coupled with a half-point interest rate rise to 1.75%, a large increase by the BoE's standards but lower than those of some other global central banks, including the Federal Reserve and Bank of Canada.
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Through blistering heatwaves and drought that have parched the French countryside in recent weeks, one group has emerged a reluctant winner: salt farmers in the northwestern region of Guerande. Guerande's snow-white Fleur de Sel (‘flower of salt’), which crystallizes on the water's surface, is one of the finer salts on world markets, retailing in the United States at over $100 a kilogram. "We're heading towards record production," said producer Francois Durand, who has worked on the salt marshes for more than 20 years.
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A witness has described the "chaos" of the moments after a young girl went missing at a water park, with footage showing panicked members of the public calling out her name in a desperate search. An 11-year-old girl died after she got into difficulty in the water at Liquid Leisure in Windsor, Berkshire, on Saturday afternoon, where she was attending a birthday party. A witness, who asked to remain anonymous, told Sky News of the chaotic moments after it became apparent something serious had happened.
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Victims of the infected blood scandal will receive £100,000 compensation each “as soon as possible”, the Government will announce. An estimated 2,400 people died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s in what has been labelled the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Sir Brian Langstaff, the chairman of the inquiry, last month called for compensation to be provided to victims “without delay”.
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An 11-year-old girl has died after going missing at a water park in Windsor, Thames Valley Police have confirmed.Emergency services were called at around 3:55pm on Saturday to reports of the girl getting into difficulty at Liquid Leisure near Datchet.She was found around 5:10pm and rushed to Wrexham Park Hospital, where she later died.The child had been with a group of friends celebrating another girl's birthday at the park when she disappeared.Her death is being treated as unexplained and an investigation has been launched.
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Small World Theatre is inviting members of the public to join in an international kite flying festival on Poppit Sands in a show of solidarity and togetherness.