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The elite Catholic college, launchpad to many illustrious alumni, will be open to all-comers

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The number of women who are unemployed, already at its highest level since 1988, is set for another dramatic increase, the Trades Union Congress will today warn.

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Any attempt by the Government to toughen strike laws could result in wild-cat walkouts by public sector workers causing mass disruption across the country, the head of Britain's union movement warns today.

Crossrail delays prove too much for Alstom

The French train maker has called a halt to its involvement in the £16bn scheme to link London

Andrew Lansley attacked public sector pensions shake-up

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City pays £14bn bonuses despite Project Merlin

Banks and other financial companies paid out an unchanged £14bn in bonuses last year despite the Government's Project Merlin deal with the big banks to show restraint on the payouts.

£12,500 bonus average in financial sector

Workers in the financial sector enjoyed average bonuses of £12,500 last year as pay-outs showed little sign of falling despite efforts to curb City excesses, according to official figures today.

Jobs outlook 'deteriorating' Government warned

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PM accused over public services

David Cameron was accused yesterday of "smuggling out" plans to break apart public services as he pressed ahead with moves to open them up to private competitors.

Competition plan for state services unveiled

Almost all of public sector services are to be opened up to competition from the private and voluntary sector, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.

Investment bankers in line for bonus bonanza as income soars

While most Britons struggle to cope with a brutal squeeze on their spending, the City of London's investment banks are preparing for a bonus boom after raking in huge increases in fees.

Pay gap between public and private sectors 'widens'

Public sector workers receive not only better pensions but higher pay than their private sector counterparts, official figures reveal.

Hundreds of thousands walk out – but the real battle is yet to come

The mass strike of public-sector workers passed without serious trouble. But unions are warning of far bigger actions in October

Video: Futher strikes 'possible' - Barber

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber says futher strikes could be a possibility.

Public supports proposed ban on some public sector strikes

People support calls for a change in the law to ban strikes by public sector workers if there is a low turnout in strike ballots, according to a survey for The Independent.

Strikes still on after talks fail

A strike by up to 750,000 teachers, civil servants and other public sector workers is set to go ahead after crunch talks with the Government today failed to end a bitter row over pensions and spending cuts.

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