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Bitesize Blighty: September 15, 2017

Immy Ransom,  Ligia Vela-Reid

  • Unfortunately, during today's morning rush hour an "improvised explosive device" was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London. Twenty-two people have been treated in hospitals, mostly for burns, though at least eight have now been discharged. Authorities are searching for the person who placed the device and the area around the station has been evacuated. Luckily we were all in the office by the time of the incident.  
  • The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar since the Brexit vote after a senior Bank of England official fueled speculation it could raise rates in the coming months. Sterling rose more than 1% against the dollar to hit $1.3610, which was its highest level since 24 June, the day after the Brexit vote.
  • On a more cheerful note, a gardener who scored a £1m National Lottery prize did not realise he was a winner for a month - because he forgot to check his ticket. The groundsman, from Boxford, Suffolk, found a ticket tucked between receipts and cards in his wallet. A casual and lucky Friday afternoon find! 

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