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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Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?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Is the UK’s Covid plan out of date amid vaccines successes?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
Has lockdown written a new chapter for the book industry?
Bookshop
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Has lockdown written a new chapter for the book industry?

Bloomsbury reports best half-year profits since 2008 and sales of classic long reads have boomed
28 Oct 2020
Who is bearing the brunt of Covid-19 job losses?
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Who is bearing the brunt of Covid-19 job losses?

Studies reveal pandemic’s impact on the UK’s youngest, oldest and disabled workers
27 Oct 2020
Co-op Live: Harry Styles invests in Manchester’s £350m venue
Harry Styles performs on NBC’s Today show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City
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Co-op Live: Harry Styles invests in Manchester’s £350m venue

The indoor arena will be the UK’s biggest when it opens in 2023
27 Oct 2020
‘Attenborough Effect’: the growth in sustainable investing
David Attenborough’s new show, A Life on Our Planet, is streaming on Netflix
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‘Attenborough Effect’: the growth in sustainable investing

Research links the veteran broadcaster’s documentaries to soaring demand for ‘green’ business practices
26 Oct 2020
Circuit-breaker lockdown ‘not worth’ damage to economy
A man walks past a closed Debenhams on Oxford Street, London during the UK coronavirus lockdown.
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Circuit-breaker lockdown ‘not worth’ damage to economy

Ex-government adviser says move would ‘fail the net benefit test’ used by civil service
26 Oct 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Google wars, passports and Wuhan tours
Google
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The Week Unwrapped: Google wars, passports and Wuhan tours

Should courts break up Google’s monopoly? Why do some countries sell citizenship? And would you visit Covid ground zero on holiday?
23 Oct 2020
Find your ‘secret crush’: Facebook joins the dating scene
Facebook Dating
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Find your ‘secret crush’: Facebook joins the dating scene

Tech giant rolls out new feature to rival apps such as Tinder
22 Oct 2020
Revealed: best and worst places in the UK to work from home
Yellow spring flowers in the Spa town of Harrogate
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Revealed: best and worst places in the UK to work from home

Yorkshire spa town tops new index as biggest cities trail behind
21 Oct 2020
Transport for London bailout talks hit a crossroad
An Underground sign near Big Ben in central London
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Transport for London bailout talks hit a crossroad

Government threatens to take direct control as Sadiq Khan condemns ‘triple whammy’ of proposed measures
21 Oct 2020
Reach for the Moon: Nokia and Nasa to build 4G lunar network
The Moon
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Reach for the Moon: Nokia and Nasa to build 4G lunar network

Deal is part of the US space agency’s plan to establish human settlements on the lunar surface
20 Oct 2020
Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected
The Bank of England in London
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Negative interest rates: how your finances could be affected

Money experts share their views and advice
19 Oct 2020
Ikea to buy back unwanted furniture in ‘green’ scheme
Swedish furniture giant Ikea
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Ikea to buy back unwanted furniture in ‘green’ scheme

Return your ‘Billy’ bookcase and get vouchers in exchange
15 Oct 2020
iPhone 12: what we learned from the Apple ‘Hi, Speed’ event
Apple iPhone 12
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iPhone 12: what we learned from the Apple ‘Hi, Speed’ event

Tech giant unveils new 5G smartphone line-up
14 Oct 2020
First-class ‘in-flight’ dining on an A380 pop-up restaurant
Singapore Airlines A380 Airbus
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First-class ‘in-flight’ dining on an A380 pop-up restaurant

Singapore Airlines will serve meals on the world’s largest passenger aircraft​ parked at Changi Airport
13 Oct 2020
No Time to Die..? Tell that to the UK’s cinema industry
Daniel Craig will star as James Bond for the final time in No Time To Die
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No Time to Die..? Tell that to the UK’s cinema industry

Movie theatres reduce operations as admissions hit record lows
13 Oct 2020
UK unemployment predicted to hit three million by Christmas
Job Centre Plus
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UK unemployment predicted to hit three million by Christmas

Experts warn that new jobs support scheme will not halt job losses as ‘tough’ winter looms
12 Oct 2020
‘Working from home is here to stay’, new study reveals
Working from home
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‘Working from home is here to stay’, new study reveals

Institute of Directors survey finds that three in four firms plan to continue with increased home-working post-Covid
5 Oct 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Honda leaving F1 in 2021
Max Verstappen won the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix in the Honda-powered Red Bull
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Why everyone’s talking about Honda leaving F1 in 2021

Japanese auto giant shifts its business focus to pursue ‘carbon neutrality by 2050’
2 Oct 2020
Brexit: 7,500 jobs and £1.2trn in assets move to Europe
Skyline of the Canary Wharf financial district in London
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Brexit: 7,500 jobs and £1.2trn in assets move to Europe

EY says there could be a ‘flurry of further staff and operational announcements’
1 Oct 2020
Disney makes ‘heartbreaking’ decision to cut 28,000 jobs
Minnie and Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Park in California
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Disney makes ‘heartbreaking’ decision to cut 28,000 jobs

Most of the lay-offs are at theme parks in the United States
30 Sep 2020
Big hit for investors: BTS label valued at £3.2bn in IPO
K-pop stars BTS
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Big hit for investors: BTS label valued at £3.2bn in IPO

Demand soaring for shares in the K-pop group’s management company
29 Sep 2020
Deal or no deal: showdown Brexit talks resuming in Brussels
Brexit trade talks to resume between the European Union and the UK
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Deal or no deal: showdown Brexit talks resuming in Brussels

CBI says trade agreement ‘can and must’ be reached - but Irish Taoiseach is not optimistic
28 Sep 2020
UK home sales: demand from movers to outpace first-time buys
A potential home buyer looks at properties displayed in an estate agent window
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UK home sales: demand from movers to outpace first-time buys

Researchers predict that existing homeowners will retake lead in driving property market in 2021
28 Sep 2020
‘I can’t save every job’: Sunak warns of long, hard winter
Rishi Sunak
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‘I can’t save every job’: Sunak warns of long, hard winter

Reactions to the government’s winter economy plan
25 Sep 2020
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