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Business of music rights: Shakira becomes latest star to sell back catalogue
Shakira performed alongside Jennifer Lopez at the halftime show of Super Bowl LIV in Miami in 2020
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Business of music rights: Shakira becomes latest star to sell back catalogue

Hipgnosis Songs Fund adds the Colombian artist to growing portfolio
14 Jan 2021
London house prices: 2021 predictions
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London house prices: 2021 predictions

Average price hit a record high at the end of 2020, but Londoners are leaving the capital
13 Jan 2021
Should Twitter have the power to ban Trump?
Donald Trump pockets his phone
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Should Twitter have the power to ban Trump?

Critics describe the move as ‘censorship’ based on ‘political preferences’
12 Jan 2021
Language-learning apps speak the right lingo for UK subscribers 
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Language-learning apps speak the right lingo for UK subscribers 

Locked-down Brits turn to online lessons as a new hobby and way to upskill
12 Jan 2021
CES 2021: the top tech trends and new products
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CES 2021: the top tech trends and new products

The trade show is awash with health and cleanliness-focused gadgets
11 Jan 2021
#PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money
The MeToo movement
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#PakistanToo, Jack Ma and printing money

How is the Me Too movement evolving as it spreads? Why is China going after its best-known businessman? And what are the consequences of quantitative …
8 Jan 2021
Who are the richest people in the world?
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Who are the richest people in the world?

Elon Musk surpasses Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take top spot
8 Jan 2021

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10 ways to accomplish your financial and legal resolutions
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10 ways to accomplish your financial and legal resolutions

Some top tips for making 2021 a lucrative year
4 Jan 2021
Home and away: top five most-viewed overseas properties
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Home and away: top five most-viewed overseas properties

Rightmove’s list includes a €35m estate in Mallorca previously owned by model Claudia Schiffer
23 Dec 2020
Apple gears up for self-driving car
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Apple gears up for self-driving car

Reports suggest the tech giant is planning next-level car battery technology
22 Dec 2020
Tiffany & Co: pioneering diamond traceability
Tiffany & Co.
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Tiffany & Co: pioneering diamond traceability

There’s much more to a Tiffany sparkle than meets the eye
22 Dec 2020
Bitcoin price soars past $20,000 to all-time high
Bitcoin
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Bitcoin price soars past $20,000 to all-time high

The volatile cryptocurrency has gained more than 170% this year
17 Dec 2020
The last supper: what happens to food that Tier 3 restaurants can’t dish out?
Food waste
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The last supper: what happens to food that Tier 3 restaurants can’t dish out?

Massive amounts of wastage on menu as tougher coronavirus restrictions imposed in London and southeast regions
16 Dec 2020
EA races towards takeover of gaming rival Codemasters
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EA races towards takeover of gaming rival Codemasters

US giant ‘gatecrashes’ Take-Two’s deal with higher offer of $1.2bn
15 Dec 2020
What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK
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What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK

Talks back in the hands of negotiators after political intervention cannot break deadlock
10 Dec 2020
Brits face EU travel ban from January as Covid rules kick in
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Brits face EU travel ban from January as Covid rules kick in

Non-essential journeys will no longer be allowed after transition period ends
10 Dec 2020
Brexit-hobbled Britain ‘still tech powerhouse of Europe’
London
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Brexit-hobbled Britain ‘still tech powerhouse of Europe’

New research shows that UK start-ups have won more funding than France and Germany combined over past year
8 Dec 2020
Britannia named UK’s worst hotel chain for eighth year
Britannia Grand Burstin Hotel in Folkestone
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Britannia named UK’s worst hotel chain for eighth year

Budget brand finishes bottom of Which? survey amid cleanliness warnings
7 Dec 2020
Bentley prepares for no-deal Brexit by booking cargo planes
Bentley Motors
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Bentley prepares for no-deal Brexit by booking cargo planes

British luxury car manufacturer has five Antonovs on reserve in case supply chain is disrupted
3 Dec 2020
Debenhams ‘fire sale’ sparks online shopping frenzy
Debenhams
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Debenhams ‘fire sale’ sparks online shopping frenzy

Hundreds of thousands of bargain hunters stuck in virtual queue on collapsing chain’s website
2 Dec 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Arcadia and Philip Green
Topshop, Topman, Burton and Dorothy Perkins are brands owned by Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire
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Why everyone’s talking about Arcadia and Philip Green

Collapse of retail giant puts 13,000 jobs at risk and hits Debenhams rescue hopes
1 Dec 2020
Milton Keynes ‘will lead UK’s post-Covid economic recovery’
An Amazon warehouse in Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes ‘will lead UK’s post-Covid economic recovery’

New report predicts that Buckinghamshire town will have country’s fastest growth rate in 2021
30 Nov 2020
Fighting for survival: Eurostar seeks UK government support
Eurostar
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Fighting for survival: Eurostar seeks UK government support

The international rail operator is running just one train a day between London and Paris as Covid keeps passengers away
26 Nov 2020
Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?
Rishi Sunak delivers a speech to the Conservative Party conference.
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Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?

Spending watchdog admits Sunak based cut-heavy spending review on forecasts formulated before trial results were in
26 Nov 2020
Experts give their verdict on Rishi Sunak’s spending review
Rishi Sunak carries a copy of his Spending Review 2020 as he leaves 11 Downing Street.
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Experts give their verdict on Rishi Sunak’s spending review

Freezing public sector pay increases and cut to foreign aid dominate headlines
26 Nov 2020
Zlatan vs. EA Sports: image rights row breaks out over Fifa
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic plays club football for AC Milan in Italy
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Zlatan vs. EA Sports: image rights row breaks out over Fifa

Milan striker and Spurs star Gareth Bale call for an investigation
25 Nov 2020
Black Friday deals: are they really a bargain?
Black Friday shopping
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Black Friday deals: are they really a bargain?

Analysis by Which? shows that nearly nine in ten product prices were the same or cheaper earlier in year
24 Nov 2020
Sunak’s Spending Review: five key talking points
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
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Sunak’s Spending Review: five key talking points

Chancellor prepares to announce government’s plan for the next financial year
23 Nov 2020
72% of hospitality and pub businesses could close in 2021
Pubs remains closed because of Covid-19 restrictions
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72% of hospitality and pub businesses could close in 2021

Trade bodies call for more government support to save thousands of firms and hundreds of thousands of jobs
19 Nov 2020
‘Green Industrial Revolution’: Johnson’s ten-point plan
A rainbow illuminates the sky above a wind farm near Sheffield
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‘Green Industrial Revolution’: Johnson’s ten-point plan

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 as part of newly unveiled initiative to tackle climate change and create jobs
18 Nov 2020
EasyJet hit by £1.27bn annual loss
EasyJet aircraft
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EasyJet hit by £1.27bn annual loss

Low-cost airline plunges into the red for the first time in its 25-year history
17 Nov 2020
House prices fall as sellers race to beat tax break deadline
Property for sale signs in London, England
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House prices fall as sellers race to beat tax break deadline

Dip comes amid surge in properties being sold at Homes Under the Hammer-style auctions
16 Nov 2020
Brits keeping 21 million ‘money secrets’ from loved ones
A pile of credit cards.
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Brits keeping 21 million ‘money secrets’ from loved ones

Four in ten people admit staying quiet or telling fibs about debts or savings
9 Nov 2020
Second lockdown ‘will push UK into double-dip recession’
A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask walks past the the Bank of England in the City of London
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Second lockdown ‘will push UK into double-dip recession’

Experts predict further GDP fall of up to 10%
2 Nov 2020