5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 8th August 2019
Justin Waite
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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 8th August 2019

5. Some of the UK's newest cars are at risk of being stolen in seconds by exploiting weaknesses in keyless entry systems.

What Car? magazine tested seven different car models that let drivers open and start their cars without taking their key out of their pocket.

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4. The UK's decades-long membership of the Interrail scheme, which allows people to travel around Europe on a single train ticket, is to end.

From January 2020, UK rail journeys will no longer be covered by either the Interrail or Eurail passes, said Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents UK train operators.

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3. China’s exports unexpectedly returned to growth in July despite escalating U.S. trade pressure, but the rebound may be short-lived as Washington prepares to impose even more tariffs on Chinese goods.

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2. UK-based Ryanair pilots have voted to strike in a row over pay and conditions.

The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has announced two walkouts, one from 22-23 August, while the second strike will be from 2-4 September.

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1. Britain’s housing market softened in July after a small bounce in June adding to signs that Brexit worries are again making households cautious about shopping for a new home.

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