A food bank in Glasgow, one of almost 2,500 operating in the UK. Photograph: Murdo Macleod/for the Guardian. Food banks. Biggest ever study of food banks warns use likely to increase.
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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the UK's accountancy watchdog, says it has begun an investigation into the auditing of BT's financial statements.
The decommissioning of smaller rigs has been under way for years since production began to decline. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA. Oil.