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OUR NEW WEBSITE

SMC has now purchased a new domain name that has recently come up for sale www.smcradio.co.uk will help us get found quicker when searching for SMC in the UK please feel free to check out the site and bookmark it, we will be running both sites in tandem for a few months while we slowly move over.

today25 March 2024 110 2

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LIZ TRUSS HIT OUT ECONOMISTS AND CIVIL SERVANTS AS SHE DEFENDS MINI-BUDGET

Liz Truss has hit out at economists and supposed “institutional bureaucracy” as she defended her mini-budget a year on. The former prime minister used a speech at the Institute for Government think tank on Monday to justify decisions made during her brief spell in Number 10, calling it unfair to say she had pursued unfunded tax cuts. Ms Truss was forced out of office last October after the budget of […]

today18 September 2023 500 1 2

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RUSSELL BRAND ALLEGATIONS ‘VERY SERIOUS AND CONCERNING’ SAYS DOWNING STREET

Downing Street has described the sexual assault allegations made against Russell Brand by four different women as “very serious and concerning”. The 48-year-old comedian and actor has been accused of rape, assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013, when he was at the height of his fame working for the BBC, Channel 4 and starring in Hollywood films. Brand vehemently denies the allegations, which also include claims of controlling, […]

today18 September 2023 474 1 2

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WILKO RESCUE HOPES FADE AS TALKS WITH HMV OWNER COLLAPSE

A last-ditch attempt by the owner of HMV to strike a rescue deal for stricken retailer Wilko has failed. Administrators for the high street chain had been in discussions with Doug Putman, who owns the entertainment retailer, over a deal to buy around 200 Wilko shops. However, the PA news agency understands that these talks have now collapsed, intensifying fears over the future of thousands of jobs. In a statement […]

today11 September 2023 497 1 2

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GREGGS SALES SURGE NEARLY A FIFTH AS EVENING AND VEGAN RANGES HOT UP

GREGGS SALES SURGE NEARLY A FIFTH AS EVENING AND VEGAN RANGES HOT UP Bakery chain Greggs has revealed its sales surged by nearly a fifth over the year to date as its cheap meals remain “compelling” to cash-strapped consumers. Sales grew by 17% over the start of the year compared with 2022, partly because the first few months of the previous year were impacted by the Omicron variant, Greggs said. […]

today19 May 2023 503 1 2

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BULLION COIN BEARING KING CHARLES’S PORTRAIT IS UNVEILED BY THE ROYAL MINT

The Royal Mint has unveiled its first bullion coin to bear the portrait of King Charles. The Royal Mint has unveiled its first bullion coin to bear the portrait of King Charles. The King’s effigy on the 2023 bullion Britannia coin marks the start of a new chapter for bullion coins, the Mint said. Struck in fine gold and enhanced with security features, Britannia coins can be purchased from the […]

today28 April 2023 482 1 2

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GOVERNMENT LAYS OUT £381M OF EV CHARGER FUNDING

GOVERNMENT LAYS OUT £381M OF EV CHARGER FUNDING The government has today (March 30) announced £381m of funding for new ‘local’ electric car chargers. Revealed as part of a wider ‘transport decarbonisation’ package, the government has set up the £381m ‘local electric vehicle infrastructure (LEVI) fund. An additional £15m has also been put aside for residential on-street chargers. The government says that the two schemes will ‘support the installation of tens and thousands of new […]

today1 February 2023 488 1 2

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THREE MILLION RAN OUT OF PREPAYMENT METER CREDIT LAST YEAR – CITIZENS ADVICE

An estimated 3.2 million people across Britain ran out of credit on their prepayment meter last year, the equivalent of one every 10 seconds, because they could not afford to top it up, Citizens Advice said. The advisory service said it saw more people who were unable to top up their prepayment meter in 2022 than in the whole of the last 10 years combined, breaking the charity’s predictions for […]

today12 January 2023 22

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ROYCE-ROYCE HERALDS ‘MOMENTOUS YEAR’ AS CAR SALES EXCEED 6,000 FOR FIRST TIME

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has exceeded annual sales of more than 6,000 cars for the first time in its 118-year history, the company announced. It said it achieved “particularly strong year-on-year growth” during 2022 in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, the USA and Europe. A “single-digit” drop in sales was recorded in Greater China – which includes mainland China and areas such as Hong Kong – due to “ongoing headwinds” but this […]

today9 January 2023 20

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