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Volume 4
Issue 114
Wednesday, January 1, 2003 Price £2.25
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The Week In View

Unemployment Soars - Hits 3 Million
By our Virtual Economics Correspondent, Graham Stark
Day 0

Unemployment reached the figure of 3 million yesterday. There were calls for the Chancellor to resign.

And It's Wet, Wet, Wet
By our staff writer
Day 0

There were 137 flood warnings still in force yesterday as Britain lay sodden under the worst rains for over a century. It was so wet that many railway lines were flooded, causing hundreds of trains to be cancelled.

Unions Add Their Voice
By our Virtual Economics Correspondent, Graham Stark
Day 1

The Leader of the TUC added his voice yesterday to calls for the Chancellor to resign over his "dismal" record on unemployment.

Travel Book Sales Soar
By our staff writer
Day 1

New travel book "The Lure of Luton" has now sold more copies than J.K.Rowling's previous bestseller, Harry Potter.

We Urge Tax Cuts!
By our Virtual Economics Advisor, Andy Beharrell
Day 1

In my view, I say, the Chancellor should read the Virtual Economy page on Fiscal Policy.

Chancellor Resigns Shock!
By our Virtual Economics Correspondent, Graham Stark
Day 2

The Chancellor bowed yesterday to pressure for his resignation, and resigned.

Flood Barriers "Could Reflate Economy"
By our Virtual Economics Advisor, Andy Beharrell
Day 3

You know, I have been thinking. With this weather set to continue, perhaps we should stimulate demand with a really huge civil-engineering project, building flood barriers at the head of every river in the UK.

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National News... 4A
Leader... 10B
Sports... 1B
Obituaries... 4A
Food... 1B
Court... 1B
Classifieds... 7B
Help Wanted... 3C
Cartoon... 5A
Today's Weather
Rain, changing to heavy showers with intermittent periods of drizzle. Snow in Edinburgh.