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’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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Expansion plans for Banbury’s Castle Quay ready to go

Plans for a £35 million expansion of Banbury’s Castle Quay shopping centre will be submitted to Cherwell District Council by the end of the month, marking the final stages of a development plan that has taken four years.

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Tesco recalls ready meal over health concerns

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal

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Wetherspoons and Prezzo branded bottom feeders over seafood sustainability

Wetherspoons and Prezzo branded ‘bottom feeders’ over seafood sustainability

Prezzo and Itsu restaurants plus pub chain Wetherspoons came bottom in a survey of sustainable seafood on offer at High Street eateries.

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2017 property crash would see �399 a week wiped off UK property values

2017 property crash would see £399 a week wiped off UK property values

While the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has forecast that house prices in the UK will rise by around 3 per cent this year, a Times survey of leading economists has predicted that 2017 could be the year the London property bubble finally bursts, almost a decade on from the last market crash

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Children are working longer hours than their parents, study shows. Photos: Center Parcs

Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

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WATCH: From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns.

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Extra cash for counties to repair potholes in roads

Roads in south Northants and Oxfordshire are to benefit from a share of £1.2 billion to pay for pothole repairs.

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Final plans submitted for retirement homes in Chipping Norton

Plans to build retirement homes for older people in Chipping Norton have now been submitted for approval.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

New analysis has revealed jobs in construction dominate the list of occupations most likely to have a conviction for drink and drug-driving.

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Laptop battery packs recalled over fire hazard fears

Computer manufacturer Toshiba has recalled a range of laptop battery packs over fears that the units could overheat and potentially catch fire.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry �100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a draconian law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Banbury charities receive share of £4,000 from Co-op

Three charities in Banbury have received a belated Christmas gift in the guise of funding from the Midcounties Co-operative.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Whether it’s a quick coffee or chipping in for a colleague’s birthday present, office workers can expect to spend over £40,000 in a lifetime on workplace costs.

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The aftermath of the crash and fire. Picture courtesy of OPU Warwickshire

UPDATE: Five people escape injury after M40 vehicle fire

Five people were lucky to escape serious injury following a crash on the southbound M40 this morning (Monday January 9) which left a car and van on fire.

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Food processors recalled over blade danger fears

A high street retainer has recalled a range of food processors over fears that parts of the devices’ blades could detach.

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