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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
A screenshot of the F1 2020 video game
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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
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
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
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
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

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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
Tesla’s value drops by $50bn after Musk’s presentation
Tesla CEO Elon Musk
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Tesla’s value drops by $50bn after Musk’s presentation

Electric car tycoon pledges to roll out $25,000 fully autonomous vehicle - in three years
23 Sep 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Rio Tinto
A Rio Tinto iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region
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Why everyone’s talking about Rio Tinto

What next for the mining giant after the destruction of sacred Aboriginal sites in Australia?
14 Sep 2020
Peloton: sales surge by 172% amid home workouts boom
Peloton
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Peloton: sales surge by 172% amid home workouts boom

The fitness tech firm is launching two new products and cutting price of original bike after posting first ever profit
11 Sep 2020
Luxury giants at war: Tiffany sues LVMH over $16bn deal
A Tiffany & Co shop in Paris, France
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Luxury giants at war: Tiffany sues LVMH over $16bn deal

US jeweller files lawsuit in bid to force the French firm to complete axed merger
10 Sep 2020
Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’
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Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’

Conservative MPs claim planned hikes will ‘strangle’ economy as debt rockets
1 Sep 2020
CBI warns of ‘ghost towns’ as workers stay away from offices
Carolyn Fairbairn is director-general of the Confederation of British Industry
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CBI warns of ‘ghost towns’ as workers stay away from offices

Carolyn Fairbairn urges the government to build confidence for firms and employees
27 Aug 2020
Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis
Rishi Sunak
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Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis

Chancellor also expected to announce stamp duty ‘holiday’ and VAT cut in bid to boost post-lockdown economy
8 Jul 2020
What is Wirecard and why has the scandal-hit firm collapsed?
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What is Wirecard and why has the scandal-hit firm collapsed?

Payment processing giant becomes first Dax-listed company to fail amid €1.9bn accounting scandal
26 Jun 2020
Privacy minefield: can businesses adapt to contact-tracing?
boris johnson pub
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Privacy minefield: can businesses adapt to contact-tracing?

Bars, restaurants and other venues in England instructed to record customers’ details to enable coronavirus tracking
24 Jun 2020
What is quantitative easing?
Bank of England
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What is quantitative easing?

Bank of England expands crisis programme to £300bn amid coronavirus chaos
19 Jun 2020
Nationwide triples minimum deposit for UK first-time buyers
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Nationwide triples minimum deposit for UK first-time buyers

Average minimum deposit rises by more than £20,000
18 Jun 2020
Pubs set for June reopening in bid to ‘save the summer’
boris johnson pub
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Pubs set for June reopening in bid to ‘save the summer’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak leading push by MPs for imminent hospitality industry relaunch
8 Jun 2020
At least 30,000 pubs and restaurants to stay shut post-Covid
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At least 30,000 pubs and restaurants to stay shut post-Covid

New poll suggests pandemic is final nail in coffin for many hospitality businesses
22 May 2020
Whistle-blower claims Apple ‘violating’ users’ rights
Siri Apple
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Whistle-blower claims Apple ‘violating’ users’ rights

Former contractor says tech giant has failed to act on his disclosures about ‘intimate’ Siri recordings
20 May 2020
McDonald’s accused of worldwide ‘systemic sexual harassment’
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McDonald’s accused of worldwide ‘systemic sexual harassment’

Children as young as 16 allegedly ‘mocked and punished’ for reporting abuse
19 May 2020
UK facing ‘significant recession’, chancellor warns
Rishi Sunak
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UK facing ‘significant recession’, chancellor warns

Rishi Sunak predicts tough times ahead as survey suggests one in three businesses may go under
13 May 2020
How long can Britain afford the furloughing scheme?
Rishi Sunak
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How long can Britain afford the furloughing scheme?

Analysts say total cost of coronavirus job retention programme may hit £100bn by autumn
13 May 2020
Virgin Atlantic seeking investors to avoid collapse
Virgin Atlantic
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Virgin Atlantic seeking investors to avoid collapse

Airline meeting with private equity firms as talks over government bailout continue
11 May 2020
Coronavirus: will the pandemic change our economic system?
UK economy
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Coronavirus: will the pandemic change our economic system?

Long-term effects expected to include more government debt and fewer calls for privatisation
6 May 2020
Reaction: half of UK adults ‘being bankrolled’ by government
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
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Reaction: half of UK adults ‘being bankrolled’ by government

Chancellor warns that cost of furlough scheme is not sustainable
5 May 2020
British economy ‘collapsing’ as confidence falls
Britain's high street retailers are in crisis
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British economy ‘collapsing’ as confidence falls

Hopes dashed that the economy will recover swiftly
4 May 2020
Coronavirus: the businesses flourishing in the pandemic
fitness
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Coronavirus: the businesses flourishing in the pandemic

From video conferencing companies to seed sellers - business is booming for some
1 May 2020
Is a Covid-19 global recession now inevitable?
Steep losses on Wall Street have caused global stock market slump
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Is a Covid-19 global recession now inevitable?

Eurozone shrinking as US GDP falls at sharpest rate since the 2008 financial crisis
30 Apr 2020
Richard Branson in race to save Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Airline
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Richard Branson in race to save Virgin Atlantic

With hopes of government bailout diminishing, the firm is looking to secure a buyer before the end of May
27 Apr 2020
Should car insurers offer refunds during lockdown?
M4 motorway
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Should car insurers offer refunds during lockdown?

Fewer claims being made as drivers stay at home
23 Apr 2020
How Primark went from £650m sales to nothing in one month
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How Primark went from £650m sales to nothing in one month

Owner says clothing chain has been ‘squarely in the path of pandemic’
22 Apr 2020
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