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Covid: Public spending rise could last longer

Image copyright Getty Images The government must choose this autumn between more austerity and permanently higher spending, experts warn. Although the Autumn Budget has been cancelled, the Treasury is still set to publish a Spending Review containing government expenditure plans. Because of Covid-19, public spending is likely to rise to the highest share of national income in more than a… Read more →

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Dalradian: Tyrone gold mine plans subject of public inquiry

Image copyright Dalradian Resources Image caption Dalradian Gold claims there are £3bn-worth of deposits in the Sperrin Mountains The planning application for a controversial gold mine in County Tyrone is to be the subject of an independent public inquiry. Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon confirmed the move on Monday. The mine project at Greencastle was originally submitted by company Dalradian in… Read more →