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Could life insurance go up in smoke for some vapers?

Global reinsurers are stepping up their warnings to life insurer clients about the potential risks of vaping, putting pressure on underwriters to charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers, or even exclude them altogether.

Labour to cut rail fares by a third

Britain's Labour Party said it would cut rail season tickets and peak time fares by a third, saving the average commuter more than 1,000 pounds a year, under its plan to return rail services to public ownership if it wins an election this month.

Labour promises millions of women pension compensation

Britain's main opposition Labour Party has promised to hand more than three million women compensation for the loss of years of state pension payments when their retirement age was raised if it wins power at a Dec. 12 election.

Johnson promises 'sensible' tax cuts and spending plans

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, facing a Dec. 12 election, promised 23.5 billion pounds of "sensible" tax cuts and extra day-to-day spending which he sought to contrast with the opposition Labour Party's much more radical plans.

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