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If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here. PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS 'TO GET £2BN PAY RISE'. Word has it that the Treasury is about to put a spring in the step of two million public sector workers heading into the weekend. It will announce the biggest public sector pay rise in six years - totalling £2bn - as one of Theresa May's final acts as prime minister, the Times reports. Soldiers are set to get an extra 2.9% while teachers and other school staff will get 2.75%, police officers, dentists and consultants 2.5% and senior civil servants 2%. It is thought the pay rises will have to be funded from existing budgets. 'HUNDREDS' ALLEGE JESUS ARMY ABUSE. Hundreds of former members of t... Full story

19 July