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Hinkley plant project "risky" and "expensive"

A report has found proper consideration has not been given to the costs and risks involved with the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear station.

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Home devices vulnerable to hackers - report

A report published by Which? has found that smart devices in the home may be vulnerable to hackers.

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Southern Rail workers to strike again

The RMT Union has confirmed that guards and drivers on Southern Rail will strike again for 24 hours next month.

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Fire Brigade Union calls for Grenfell judicial inquiry

The Fire Brigades Union has written to all MPs demanding that the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster be a full judicial inquiry led by a judge.

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UK factories have best month for orders in three decades

British factory orders have hit their highest level in nearly 30 years, according to a monthly Confederation of British Industry survey.

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UK tourism industry 'resilient' after terror attacks

​Britain's tourism industry is proving resilient despite recent militant attacks and is set for higher bookings this year.

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Divorce rates continue to decline - ONS

The number of people getting divorced in England and Wales in 2015 has dropped by more than nine per cent from 12 months previously.

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PM drops proposals to corporate pay rules

Prime Minister Theresa May's government has dropped plans to clamp down on executive pay and give workers a greater say on their company's strategy.

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Businesses to be consulted more over Brexit

The government has promised to consult more intensively with businesses and others to "test and validate" its strategy to leave the European Union.

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Government committed to help with energy tariffs

Theresa May's government has said it remained committed to helping consumers hit by the most expensive energy tariffs.

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Former Barclays bosses charged over Qatar fundraising

​Barclays and four former senior executives have been criminally charged in a high-profile investigation into undisclosed payments to Qatari investors

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Unions prepare to stage protests over planned cuts to schools

​Parents and striking National Union of Teachers members from Forest Hill school in London protest outside the Department for Education.

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Chancellor to give speech as Brexit talks begin

​The two men in charge of Britain's economy are expected to spell out how they plan to prevent a further hit to its weakened growth prospects

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Large number of fathers don't qualify for paternity leave

A quarter of new fathers did not qualify for paternity leave or pay in 2016, according to a report by the Trades Union Congress.

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Amazon seals a deal to buy Whole Foods

Amazon has said it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, marking the internet retailer's largest deal.

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Tesco reports strongest UK sales growth for seven years

Tesco has reported its strongest quarterly sales performance for its home market in seven years, as it navigates an increasingly inflationary trading environment.

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10% rise in fraud cases in the UK

Norfolk is the dating fraud capital of England and Wales, while Surrey is the hotspot for investment scams, according to new Which? analysis.

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Hammond postpones Mansion House speech

Philip Hammond plans to deliver "in the near future" a speech replacing the one that he cancelled on Thursday out of respect for the victims of the tower block fire.

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UK interests rates remain the same

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee came its closest to voting for a rate rise since 2007 but has kept interest rates the same.

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H&M sales rise 4 percent in May

Fashion retailer H&M has reported a 4 percent year-on-year rise in local currency sales for the month of May, lagging market expectations.

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UK to step up support for start-ups

The British government will step up the level of financial support it provides to small start-ups in a bid to help the economy as the country leaves the European Union.

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