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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Gilts tracked steeply upwards on Thursday as bond investors continued to shift their expectations towards a rise in UK interest rates.
Evening Standard editor and former chancellor George Osborne has just added a sixth job to his portfolio. He is to become an honorary professor of economics at the University of Manchester, an email to staff this morning revealed.
This is the third time the e-commerce giant has hosted the self-created sales event. Last year, Prime Day sales rose more than 60 percent from the prior year.