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Britain pushes Boeing to drop its Bombardier challenge

Britain is pressing for U.S. plane maker Boeing to drop its trade challenge against Canadian rival Bombardier and seek a negotiated settlement to try to protect jobs.

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"Naked" products to hit shelves as UK worries about waste

​A biodegradable yoga mat and an eco-friendly dog bed are just some of the items on show at the immersive "Naked House" exhibition.

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Sterling dips as MPs prepare for Brexit update

Sterling lost more than half a percent against the euro as domestic political uncertainty kept the battered pound under pressure.

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UK McDonald's workers stage first strike

​Workers at two McDonald’s restaurants staged the first strike to hit the company in Britain in a protest over pay and other issues on Monday.

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Unleaded petrol to cost more than diesel - RAC

The RAC is warning to drivers to expect a hike in unleaded petrol prices on the forecourt in the coming days, largely as a result of Storm Harvey.

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888 online gaming firm hit with record fine

888, one of Britain’s biggest online gambling firms, is to pay a record penalty package of over £7.8 million.

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Brits top visitors to Spain in July as tourism breaks records

July marked another monthly record for tourist arrivals in Spain as the number of visitors rose 10.1 percent year-on-year, with Bris still leading the pack.

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Smaller manufacturers feeling Brexit strain

The process of Britain's departure from the European Union has already hurt around 40 percent of small and medium-sized British manufacturers.

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Theresa May seeks to ease Japan's Brexit fears during trade visit

Theresa May will look to ease Japan's worries about Brexit during a three-day visit to the country from Wednesday focused on progress on a bilateral trade deal.

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Credit card firms pushing people into long term debt

Research by Citizens Advice has found nearly 1 in 5 people struggling with debt has had their credit card limit raised without them requesting it.

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Uber scraps controversial tracking feature on app

The location-tracking update is unrelated to executive changes, said Joe Sullivan, Uber’s chief security officer

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UK house price growth eases to three-month low in August

British house price growth eased to a three-month low in August, adding to signs of a slowdown in the housing market.

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Consumers unaware of PPI deadline

Which? warns that consumers are potentially at risk of missing out on claiming compensation for mis-sold PPI due to a lack of awareness of the deadline.

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Samsung chief jailed for five years

The billionaire head of South Korea's Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was sentenced to five years in jail for bribery.

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Ryanair cuts ticket prices to Spain

Ryanair has cut ticket prices for its flights to Spain to avoid any impact on demand from last week's attacks in Catalunya.

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Anger over cancellation of rail electrification plans

​Data suggests the cancellation of electrification plans along the Manchester-Leeds TransPennine line is undermining support for the government.

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Hong Kong property investors remain keen on London

​Chinese investment in London commercial property has more than trebled since before Britain voted to leave the European Union.

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30% increase in second home ownership

There has been a 30% increase between 2000-2002 and 2012-2014 in the proportion of adults who own multiple properties.

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No strategy change despite Brexit

​A majority of businesses are yet to change their strategic planning due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

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Birmingham bin dispute ends

Acas has revealed that following discussions the bin collection dispute in Birmingham is over and rubblish is to be collected again.

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Universal Credit claims have flat lined

​Cuts to in-work social security support have meant that the net incomes of most Universal Credit recipients have flat-lined

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