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Posted by: Megan Troster
26/08/2016

At least three British citizens were among those killed in the earthquake in central Italy, an official from the town of Amatrice has told the BBC. It comes after the UK government said it had offered help with the recovery effort following Wednesday's quake, which killed at least 250 people. Amatrice is one of the worst affected areas, along with the towns of Arquata, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto. (Source BBC News)

Low wages and bills 'hit 18-35s savings ambitions'. The under-35s are not a spendthrift generation, but are struggling to save owing to daily financial pressures and low wages, a trade body has said. Young adults aged 18 to 35 are often described as the Yolo (you only live once) generation. The cost of living and low salaries were the biggest barriers to saving. The association's research with a relatively small group of 18 to 35-year-olds suggested that the majority were not racking up debts, outside of student loans. About a third were saving for a rainy day and a third were saving for a one-off such as a car, holiday or television. (Source: LatestNews)

GCSE results show record decline. This year's GCSE results have shown the biggest ever year-on-year decline - down to the lowest level since 2008. The overall proportion of entries achieving A* to C has declined from 69% to 66.9%. Top A* grades have slipped from 6.6% to 6.5%. This has been blamed in part on more pupils in England being required to resit English and maths. (Source: BBC Education)

Facebook has finally ruined WhatsApp. WhatsApp will now hand over user data to its parent company – Facebook – marking a monumental change to its previous policies. When the messenger was bought by Facebook back in 2014, the founder assured users their data would remain private – separate from the social network. Under the new changes, Facebook is able to see the phone number that people have associated with their WhatsApp account. That allows the US social network to link and track profiles between the two services, helping Facebook gather more data for its advertisements. (Source: Express.co.uk)

 

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