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UK economic growth rate edges higher

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:02:44 GMT

The booming film industry helped support the UK economy in the three months to June.

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:39:57 GMT

Ministers have also unveiled a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with pollution.

Fever-Tree drinks boss makes £29m from shares sale

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:30:19 GMT

Co-founder of drinks firm nets £29m after selling stake in firm started in 2004.

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley wins £15m court case

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:15:28 GMT

The offer made during a "drink-fuelled" meeting was "wishful thinking" by Jeffrey Blue, judge says.

Old £1 coin spending deadline looms

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:02:58 GMT

The new 12-sided £1 coin now outnumbers the old version, which is soon to be withdrawn.

Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:42:30 GMT

Trade union Unison argued fees of up to £1,200 a case prevented workers getting access to justice.

VW and Daimler face cartel accusations

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:50:59 GMT

Supervisory boards at the carmakers call emergency meetings after being accused of breaching EU rules.

Pre-crash debt problems 'rearing their heads', Reeves warns

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:37:38 GMT

Regulators need to be forever vigilant, the new Commons business committee head Rachel Reeves says.

ITV hit by advertising slowdown

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:36:28 GMT

Broadcaster blames "economic and political uncertainty" for decline in ad spending in first half of year.

Nestle to open Japan factory for exotic Kit Kat demand

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:44:42 GMT

It is the first production plant Nestle has opened in the country for 26 years.

Nintendo posts strong profits driven by new console

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:17:32 GMT

The company's new console helped return the Japanese gaming giant to profit.

Cities in England's north pressing for more money

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:09:22 GMT

Councils say they are concerned ministers have become less committed to the Northern Powerhouse.

Trump says Apple will build three 'big' new plants in US

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:21:03 GMT

President Trump says Apple is planning three new manufacturing plants in the United States.

Electric Mini to be built in Oxford

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:30:54 GMT

A fully electric version of the Mini is to be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford, BMW says.

Paying with Bitcoin? That'll do nicely

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:16:04 GMT

Visit the high-end art gallery in London that accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment.

Why you should pay in local currency

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:49:59 GMT

You should make credit card payments in the local currency when abroad, says the BBC's Simon Gompertz.

'Shrinkflation' has been going on for past five years: ONS

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:05:20 GMT

"Shrinkflation" has been going on for five years, says the Office for National Statistics.

Dov Moran: The man behind the memory stick

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:49:43 GMT

Israeli inventor Dov Moran talks about the success of the memory stick and the sale of his company M-Systems in 2006.

Student loan debt: Your questions answered

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:16:18 GMT

Find out what owing tens of thousands of pounds means for your credit rating, and when to pay back.

Planet Organic founder's well-being tips for bosses

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:35:13 GMT

CEO Secrets: Planet Organic founder Renee Elliott shares her well-being tips for bosses.

The world's superyacht hub

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:11:50 GMT

How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.

Virtual campaigning changes Kenya vote

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:02:42 GMT

Social media has taken centre-stage for many voters and candidates ahead of Kenya's general election.

YouTuber Jake Paul says he's 'outgrown' Disney Channel

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:27:20 GMT

Actor and YouTube star Jake Paul has reportedly been dropped from Disney Channel after concerns about his behaviour

The secret to Love Island's success

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:57:38 GMT

After eight weeks of Love Island, we look at why has the show been so successful.

Odd choice

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:09:50 GMT

Why a high-end fashion brand chose a land-locked country in Africa to make some of its handbags.

Love in a cold climate

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:07:11 GMT

The winner of the Global Teacher Prize is campaigning for disadvantaged youngsters in the Canadian Arctic.

Inside US/UK trade deal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:06:28 GMT

How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?

Bitcoin goes arty

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:16:15 GMT

The global art market is not known for tech innovation, so why is Bitcoin proving increasingly popular?

Intimidation and threats

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:21:07 GMT

The EU anti-fraud office is cracking down on Mafia fraud involving farm development funds in Sicily.

Getting smaller

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:31:26 GMT

Everyone knows about Toblerone, but what else is getting smaller?

Superyacht hub

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:11:58 GMT

How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.

Lip Queen

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:28:45 GMT

Beauty entrepreneur Susanne Langmuir decided to concentrate on one thing and do it well - lips.

Formula fix

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:31:21 GMT

Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.

Comic book success

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:22:05 GMT

How Comic-Con has become an annual festival of costumes and comic books - and a multi-million dollar industry.

Spirit of 1973

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:15:18 GMT

When England's women won the first Cricket World Cup in 1973 they did it solely for the love of the game.

Who is the slowest player?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:05:47 GMT

How live streaming of player data is giving sports fans unprecedented levels of analysis.

Happy travelling

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:41:32 GMT

The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".

'Selfridges' of sports?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:41:57 GMT

The retailer says it has "smashed the ball out of the park" in its attempt to move upmarket.

To hug, or not to hug?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:17:07 GMT

The number of workplace huggers is said to be on the rise, but it is still a social - and legal - minefield.

A longer life means a longer wait for your pension

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:15:03 GMT

Longer life expectancy means the middle aged will have to work longer for their share of the pension pot.

Where's hot?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:01:19 GMT

Many holidaymakers no longer want just a couple of weeks' rest, but are searching for a more memorable experience.

Gran designs

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:07:06 GMT

Canada's Grand Challenges projects are using research and ingenuity to tackle global problems.

Chatbot docs

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:28:24 GMT

Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?

From airline to airwaves

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:44:40 GMT

The EasyJet chief's career has taken her through some of the best-known companies in the UK.

Easy does it?

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:21:52 GMT

Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.