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 decommissioning of smaller rigs has been under way for years since production began to decline. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA. Oil.
PwC is being investigated by the UK's accountancy watchdog over its audits of BT following a scandal in the Italian division of the telecoms group.