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gas prices still inching up in northern new england


concord, n.h. (ap) — gas prices are still on the rise in northern new england.gasbuddy’s daily survey of gas outlets says the price has risen 2.3 cents per gallon in new hampshire in the last week, averaging $2.49. the price in maine went up 1.9 cents to an average of $2.56 a gallon. vermont’s price also increased 1.3 cents, to $2.60 a gallon.the national average was unchanged the last week at $2.53 a gallon. it’s 8.8 cents per gallon higher than last month, and 22.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.






gas prices dropping in northern new england


concord, n.h. (ap) — gas prices in northern new england are coming down in northern new england, although it may still be some time before drivers see pre-hurricane prices.the latest survey from gasbuddy shows average retail gasoline prices in maine fell 10 cents per gallon in last week, averaging $2.56 on sunday. in new hampshire, the price was $2.60 per gallon, down 4.9 cents from the previous week. the price in vermont was down 4.2 cents in the past week, to 2.67 per gallon.the national average has fallen 5.5 cents in the last week to $2.55 per gallon. that’s 19.6 cents higher than a month ago and 34.74 cents higher than a year ago.patrick dehaan, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy, says it may take weeks or months to see gas inventories recover fully from the hurricanes.most read st






gas prices still falling in northern new england


concord, n.h. (ap) — gasoline prices are falling in northern new england.gasbuddy’s daily survey of gas outlets says the price has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in vermont in the last week, averaging $2.50. the price in maine went down 3.9 cents to an average of $2.48 a gallon. new hampshire’s price decreased 3.1 cents to $2.46 a gallon.the national average fell 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45. it’s 11.2 cents per gallon lower than last month, and 23.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.






gas prices creeping back up in northern new england


concord, n.h. (ap) — gas prices are on creeping back up in northern new england.gasbuddy’s daily survey of gas outlets says the price has risen 2 cents per gallon in new hampshire in the last week, averaging $2.46. the price in maine went up 1.7 cents to an average of $2.51 a gallon. vermont’s price also increased 1.7 cents, to $2.54 a gallon.the national average went up slightly in the last week to $2.48 a gallon. it’s 1.7 cents per gallon higher than last month, and 11.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago






price of gasoline climbing in northern new england


concord, n.h. (ap) — the price of gasoline is rising in northern new england.gasbuddy’s daily survey of more than 1,200 gas outlets in maine says price has risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.50. the price in vermont went up 2.5 cents to $2.53 per gallon. new hampshire’s price went up 1.5 cents per gallon to $2.48.the national average went up 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.53. it’s 3.8 cents per gallon higher than last month, and 32 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.gasbuddy says oil prices hitting a new high, a major pipeline leak, and a robust demand for gasoline so late in the season contribute to the higher prices.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






house price falls now widespread, say surveyors


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption houses in norfolk are among those falling in value, according to the rics survey house prices are now falling in four areas of the country, according to the latest report from chartered surveyors.the royal institution of chartered surveyors (rics) has said that prices are declining in london, the south east, east anglia and north-east england.however, other parts of the uk are seeing an improvement in activity.scotland, wales, north-west england and northern ireland have continued to see rising prices, according to rics.its latest report on the housing market is gloomy overall, citing fewer buyers and sellers, as well as falling sales. across the country as a whole, it said prices were flat, with just 1% more surveyors reporting rises in october tha






house price falls now widespread, say surveyors


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption houses in norfolk are among those falling in value, according to the rics survey house prices are now falling in four areas of the country, according to the latest report from chartered surveyors.the royal institution of chartered surveyors (rics) has said that prices are declining in london, the south east, east anglia and north-east england.however, other parts of the uk are seeing an improvement in activity.scotland, wales, north-west england and northern ireland have continued to see rising prices, according to rics.its latest report on the housing market is gloomy overall, citing fewer buyers and sellers, as well as falling sales. across the country as a whole, it said prices were flat, with just 1% more surveyors reporting rises in october tha






abortion: ni women not entitled to nhs terminations in england


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption northern ireland's abortion law is much stricter than the rest of the uk the uk's highest court has rejected an appeal by a mother and daughter in their legal battle for women from northern ireland to receive free abortions on the nhs in england.the supreme court challenge centred on the case of a northern ireland woman who became pregnant when she was 15.she went to england with her mother for an abortion in a private clinic in 2012, at a cost of about £900.northern ireland's abortion law is much stricter than the rest of the uk.terminations are only permitted if a woman's life is at risk, or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health.rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not circumstances in which abortions can






abortion: ni women not entitled to nhs terminations in england


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption northern ireland's abortion law is much stricter than the rest of the uk the uk's highest court has rejected an appeal by a mother and daughter in their legal battle for women from northern ireland to receive free abortions on the nhs in england.the supreme court challenge centred on the case of a northern ireland woman who became pregnant when she was 15.she went to england with her mother for an abortion in a private clinic in 2012, at a cost of about £900.northern ireland's abortion law is much stricter than the rest of the uk.terminations are only permitted if a woman's life is at risk, or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health.rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not circumstances in which abortions can






northern ireland and england schools in global top 10 for reading


image copyrightalamyimage caption almost 320,000 pupils took the tests, with girls ahead in almost every country northern ireland and england are in the top 10 of the world's best primary school readers in global rankings.the progress in international reading literacy study - known as pirls - shows northern ireland in joint sixth place, with england in joint eighth.both northern ireland and england have reached their highest point scores in reading tests taken in 50 countries.russia takes the top place - the first time it has headed an international education league table.the republic of ireland, in fourth, is second only to russia among european countries.geoff barton, leader of the ascl head teachers' union, praised the work of schools in england and northern ireland and said the results






northern ireland and england schools in global top 10 for reading


image copyrightalamyimage caption almost 320,000 pupils took the tests, with girls ahead in almost every country northern ireland and england are in the top 10 of the world's best primary school readers in global rankings.the progress in international reading literacy study - known as pirls - shows northern ireland in joint sixth place, with england in joint eighth.both northern ireland and england have reached their highest point scores in reading tests taken in 50 countries.russia takes the top place - the first time it has headed an international education league table.the republic of ireland, in fourth, is second only to russia among european countries.geoff barton, leader of the ascl head teachers' union, praised the work of schools in england and northern ireland and said the results






heavy wet snow storm hits northern new england


montpelier, vt. — it's april fools' day but it's no joke: people across northern new england woke up to a foot of heavy wet snow on parts of the region and expected more throughout the day saturday.meteorologist eric schwibs of the national weather service office in gray, maine, said portland got about 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) of snow in the storm that began friday. he said roads were slippery.electric utilities across the three northern new england states reported a total of about 16,500 power outages saturday morning: about 6,000 in vermont, 3,500 in new hampshire and 7,000 in maine.schwibs called the storm nature's idea of an april fools' joke, but it's not unusual to see late-season snow storms.






house prices: have they actually gone up in your neighbourhood?


house prices in more than half of neighbourhoods in england and wales are still lower in real terms than a decade ago, bbc analysis has revealed.in 58% of wards, residential properties are selling for less now, after accounting for inflation, than they were in 2007.curious about other neighbourhoods?browse categoriesyour ward is% after inflation adjustmentfor the average price of a house in your ward, you could buy...orhow have house prices changed since the recession?average house prices from 2007 to 2017, not adjusted for inflationyour wardengland & walesthe findings, drawn from official data, expose a stark regional divide in price movement since the financial crisis.rising house prices have been confined to the south east and east of england.average house prices in wales, yorkshire and






northern ireland and england schools in global top 10 for reading


image copyrightalamyimage caption almost 320,000 pupils took the tests, with girls ahead in almost every country northern ireland and england are in the top 10 of the world's best primary school readers in global rankings.the progress in international reading literacy study - known as pirls - shows northern ireland in joint sixth place, with england in joint eighth.both northern ireland and england have reached their highest point scores in reading tests taken in 50 countries.russia takes the top place in this international education league table, based on tests taken every five years.the republic of ireland, in fourth, is second only to russia among european countries.girls are ahead of boys in almost every country taking the tests.geoff barton, leader of the ascl head teachers' union, pr






northern ireland women to get abortion funding


image copyrightafp/gettywomen from northern ireland will be able to get abortions on the nhs in england, the chancellor has announced.more than 50 mps from the major parties had backed a call for northern irish women to have abortions for free in england - they currently have to pay.in northern ireland abortions are only allowed if a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her physical or mental health.the concession came ahead of a vote on the issue in the house of commons.an amendment on the issue which had cross-party backing, had been selected for inclusion in the queen's speech debate - which meant theresa may's government ran the risk of possible defeat. since the election mrs may no longer has a majority of mps so has to rely on backing from the 10 dup mps






house prices: have they actually gone up in your neighbourhood?


house prices in more than half of neighbourhoods in england and wales are still lower in real terms than a decade ago, bbc analysis has revealed.in 58% of wards, residential properties are selling for less now, after accounting for inflation, than they were in 2007.curious about other neighbourhoods?browse categoriesyour ward is% after inflation adjustmentfor the average price of a house in your ward, you could buy...orhow have house prices changed since the recession?average house prices from 2007 to 2017, not adjusted for inflationyour wardengland & walesif you can't see the postcode search, click this link to open the same story outside of google amp or the twitter appthe findings, drawn from official data, expose a stark regional divide in price movement since the financial crisis.risi






heavy wet snow storm hits northern new england


montpelier, vt. (ap) — it’s april fools’ day but it’s no joke: people across northern new england woke up to a foot of heavy wet snow on parts of the region and expected more throughout the day saturday.meteorologist eric schwibs of the national weather service office in gray, maine, said portland got about 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) of snow in the storm that began friday. he said roads were slippery.electric utilities across the three northern new england states reported a total of about 16,500 power outages saturday morning: about 6,000 in vermont, 3,500 in new hampshire and 7,000 in maine.schwibs called the storm nature’s idea of an april fools’ joke, but it’s not unusual to see late-season snow storms.most read stories3-course dinners for $32 starting april 2.






george osborne urges 'hs3' rail for northern england


image copyrightpaformer chancellor george osborne has urged prime minister theresa may to commit to building high-speed rail lines across the north of england, from liverpool to hull. mr osborne said the "hs3" project would be a good way for mrs may to "relaunch her premiership".a "full-blown attempt to rebalance the economy of britain" was needed, he added.greater manchester mayor andy burnham welcomed mr osborne's intervention.but he added northern england would "speak for itself" on wednesday at a transport summit for political and business leaders, in leeds.and a rail union accused the former chancellor of having presided over "cash-starved" services in the north of england during his time in government.mr osborne launched the northern powerhouse project during his time at the treasury






northern ireland women to get abortion funding


image copyrightafp/gettythe chancellor has said the government intends to fund abortions in england for women from northern ireland.more than 50 mps from the major parties had backed a call for northern irish women to have abortions for free in england - they currently have to pay.in northern ireland abortions are only allowed if a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her physical or mental health.the government has been under pressure since agreeing a deal with the dup.the concession came ahead of a vote on the issue in the commons after an amendment on the issue was selected for debate on the queen's speech.since the election theresa may no longer has a majority of mps so has to rely on backing from the 10 dup mps - but even then she remains vulnerable to a






uk weather: snow warnings as temperatures plummet


image copyrightpasnow and ice are expected to cause more disruption in parts of the uk as temperatures plunge overnight.the met office has issued an amber warning in northern england for friday morning with heavy snow predicted around the southern pennines.a wider yellow warning for snow is also in place for northern ireland, parts of england and southern scotland.the met office warned the country could see the "coldest night of the year so far" in rural scotland. a spokeswoman said: "the coldest temperature we have seen this year is minus 13c in scotland, and we are likely to see temperatures slightly below that."highways england has issued a severe weather warning and said it expects snow to affect the road network during friday morning. image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption snow cove






uk inflation rate leaps to 2.3%


rising fuel and food prices helped to push last month's inflation rate to the highest since september 2013.inflation as measured by the office for national statistics' consumer prices index (cpi) jumped to 2.3% in february - up from 1.8% in january.the increase has pushed the rate above the bank of england's 2% target. food prices recorded their first annual increase for more than two-and-a-half years, standing 0.3% higher in february than a year earlier.the bank of england has said it expects inflation will peak at 2.8% next year, although some economists think the rate could rise above 3%.analysis: jonty bloom, business correspondentimage copyrightafp"don't panic" are the words that will be written across the bank of england's next inflation report, in large friendly letters. well, maybe






uk inflation rate leaps to 2.3%


rising fuel and food prices helped to push last month's inflation rate to the highest since september 2013.inflation as measured by the office for national statistics' consumer prices index (cpi) jumped to 2.3% in february - up from 1.8% in january.the increase has pushed the rate above the bank of england's 2% target. food prices recorded their first annual increase for more than two-and-a-half years, standing 0.3% higher in february than a year earlier.the bank of england has said it expects inflation will peak at 2.8% next year, although some economists think the rate could rise above 3%.analysis: jonty bloom, business correspondentimage copyrightafp"don't panic" are the words that will be written across the bank of england's next inflation report, in large friendly letters. well, maybe






northern ireland women to get abortions free on nhs


image copyrightpaimage caption campaigner sarah ewart (left) travelled to england for an abortion after learning that her baby would die soon after birth women from northern ireland will be able to get abortions on the nhs in england, the government has saidmore than 50 mps from the major parties had backed a labour-led call for the women to have abortions for free in england - they currently have to pay.the bbc's political editor said ministers made the concession because it appeared some tory mps might back the call, risking a possible defeat.northern ireland's abortion laws are much stricter than the rest of the uk.abortions are only allowed in northern ireland if a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her physical or mental health. rape, incest and fatal f






abortion: ni women not entitled to nhs terminations in england


the uk's highest court has rejected an appeal by a mother and daughter in their legal battle for women from northern ireland to receive free abortions on the nhs in england.the supreme court challenge centred on the case of a northern ireland woman who became pregnant when she was 15.she went to england with her mother for an abortion in a private clinic in 2012, at a cost of about £900.northern ireland's abortion law is much stricter than the rest of the uk.terminations are only permitted if a woman's life is at risk, or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health.rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not circumstances in which abortions can be performed legally in northern ireland.the mother and daughter had contended that the uk health secretary has t






abortion: ni women not entitled to nhs terminations in england


image copyrightphoto science librarythe uk's highest court has rejected an appeal by a mother and daughter in their legal battle for women from northern ireland to receive free abortions on the nhs in england.the supreme court challenge centred on the case of a northern ireland woman who became pregnant when she was 15.she went to england with her mother for an abortion in a private clinic in 2012, at a cost of about £900.northern ireland's abortion law is much stricter than the rest of the uk.terminations are only permitted if a woman's life is at risk, or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health.rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not circumstances in which abortions can be performed legally in northern ireland.judges 'sharply divided'the mother a






expert: idaho hay prices low until dairy market rebounds


burley, idaho (ap) — experts say hay prices are down in idaho due to low milk prices that are depressing the market.steve hines is the university of idaho extension educator for jerome county.the capital press reports that he says idaho has carried over a lot of hay in recent years.premium alfalfa hay in idaho last week sold for $125 a ton last week. that compares to $187 in the columbia basin and $210 in northern california.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.hines says he doesn’t see prices going up in idaho until supplies go down.but he says the dairy market is also down, making it difficult for hay prices to rise.___information from: the capital press (ore.), http://www.capitalpress.com/washington






northern ireland women to get abortions free on nhs


image copyrightpaimage caption mps from all the major parties had backed stella creasy's amendment to the queen's speech women from northern ireland will be able to get abortions on the nhs in england, the chancellor has announced.more than 50 mps from the major parties had backed a call for northern irish women to have abortions for free in england - they currently have to pay.in northern ireland abortions are only allowed if a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her physical or mental health.the concession came ahead of a vote on the issue in the house of commons.an amendment on the issue which had cross-party backing, had been selected for inclusion in the queen's speech debate - which meant theresa may's government ran the risk of possible defeat. since t






house prices: have they actually gone up in your neighbourhood?


house prices in more than half of neighbourhoods in england and wales are still lower in real terms than a decade ago, bbc analysis has revealed.in 58% of wards, residential properties are selling for less now, after accounting for inflation, than they were in 2007.curious about other neighbourhoods?browse categoriesyour ward is% after inflation adjustmentfor the average price of a house in your ward, you could buy...orhow have house prices changed since the recession?average house prices from 2007 to 2017, not adjusted for inflationyour wardengland & walesif you cannot see the postcode search, please click this link to access the same story outside of google amp, facebook instant articles or the twitter app.the findings, drawn from official data, expose a stark regional divide in price mo






northern ireland women to get free abortions on the nhs in england.


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionsarah ewart: 'why can't we have abortions in ni?'women from northern ireland will be able to get free abortions in england, the government has said.more than 50 mps from the major parties had backed a labour-led call for the women to have access to nhs abortions in england. they currently have to pay.the bbc's political editor said ministers made the concession because it appeared some tory mps might back the call, risking a possible defeat.northern ireland's abortion laws are much stricter than the rest of the uk.abortions are only allowed in northern ireland if a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her physical or mental health. rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not circumstances in whic






northern ireland women to get abortions free on nhs


image copyrightpaimage caption campaigner sarah ewart (left) travelled to england for an abortion after learning that her baby would die soon after birth women from northern ireland will be able to get abortions in england, the government has said.more than 50 mps from the major parties had backed a labour-led call for the women to have abortions for free in england - they currently have to pay.the bbc's political editor said ministers made the concession because it appeared some tory mps might back the call, risking a possible defeat.northern ireland's abortion laws are much stricter than the rest of the uk.abortions are only allowed in northern ireland if a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her physical or mental health. rape, incest and fatal foetal abno






northern ireland women to get abortions free on nhs


image copyrightpaimage caption campaigner sarah ewart (left) travelled to england for an abortion after learning that her baby would die soon after birth women from northern ireland will be able to get abortions in england, the government has said.more than 50 mps from the major parties had backed a labour-led call for the women to have abortions for free in england - they currently have to pay.the bbc's political editor said ministers made the concession because it appeared some tory mps might back the call, risking a possible defeat.northern ireland's abortion laws are much stricter than the rest of the uk.abortions are only allowed in northern ireland if a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her physical or mental health. rape, incest and fatal foetal abno






uk weather: snow warnings as temperatures plummet


image copyrightpasnow and ice are expected to cause more disruption in parts of the uk as temperatures plunge overnight.the met office has issued an amber warning in northern england for friday morning with heavy snow predicted around the southern pennines.a wider yellow warning for snow is also in place for northern ireland, parts of england and southern scotland.the met office warned the country could see the "coldest night of the year so far" in rural scotland. a spokeswoman said: "the coldest temperature we have seen this year is minus 13c in scotland, and we are likely to see temperatures slightly below that."highways england has issued a severe weather warning and said it expects snow to affect the road network during friday morning. image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption snow cove






no change as northern ireland paper £5 note stays in use


image caption all four northern ireland banks print their own money, but only two of them produce £5 notes the paper £5 note will live on in northern ireland.its 'old-fashioned' fivers are staying in use for now, despite the bank of england's version being withdrawn at midnight on friday night.all four northern ireland banks print their own money - a tradition which stretches back to the early 19th century.but only two of them produce fivers - the ulster bank and the bank of ireland.the bank of england paper note is being pulled from circulation because there is a newer version, made of polymer.image caption the bank of england introduced its first plastic banknote last year northern ireland's banks could, eventually, follow suit, but for now their paper £5 notes remain in use.sean murphy






rivers drop below flood stage in northern new england


heavy rain and ice jams that contributed to some headaches in northern new england are in the past, and weather officials are now keeping an eye on a snowstorm.one neighborhood in littleton, new hampshire, dealt with rising water on sunday, and homes were evacuated in northern vermont. in maine, the kennebec river spilled its banks in augusta, flooding several parked cars.by monday, all rivers had dropped below flood stage. bob marine from the national weather service said river levels were still trending downward.marine said the next weather maker will be a snowstorm that starts tuesday night and continues wednesday. he said there’s the potential for “several” inches of snow.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






california gas prices drop as national average rises


gas prices in california have continued to fall this month, even after national gas prices have started to rise, according to aaa.california drivers have paid about a cent less for gas this week compared with last week.on tuesday, a gallon of unleaded regular gas cost an average of  $2.93. a month ago, it cost about $3.05, aaa said.meanwhile, national average prices, while still below that of california’s average,  increased 3 cents this week to $2.26 — the first rise in price in about five weeks.aaa leaders said the rise in national prices could signal a change for california.“california prices have been falling for weeks, but with national prices rising this week, that could be a signal that prices could be increasing again soon for the west coast. aaa expects to see slight increases in






george osborne urges 'hs3' rail for northern england


image copyrighths2 handoutimage caption the next stage of high speed rail should be across the north of england, according to george osborne former chancellor george osborne has called on the government to build high-speed rail lines across the north of england, from liverpool to hull. mr osborne, who spearheaded the "northern powerhouse" initiative when in government, asked for the commitment in an article in the financial times. he admitted "it will not be cheap", but said it would "transform" the economy.the government said it was "investing billions of pounds" to "better connect communities" across the north. the northern powerhouse partnership - chaired by the former tatton mp - is launching a campaign for the new-high speed connection this week, starting with a line across the pennin






russia grounds proton-m rocket for 3 1/2 months


moscow (ap) — russia’s workhorse proton-m rockets will be out of service for three and a half months because of engine problems, deputy prime minister dmitry rogozin said urday during a visit to the factory in the city of voronezh where the engines are manufactured.rogozin said some employees at the factory had been involved in faking documentation linked to the rocket and pledged that those responsible would be “harshly punished.”“it’s lucky that it didn’t end in an accident,” he told journalists.the proton-m rocket, a stalwart of the russian space program, is used primarily for military and commercial ellite launches.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the head of the voronezh factory resigned last week after russian officials said the crash of a progress cargo ship