TV licence fee to rise to £147 in April, government announces

The UK’s annual television licence fee is to rise to £147 from £145.50, the government has announced. The increase, which will come into effect on 1 April, marks the the first rise in the licence fee since 2010. At the … Continue reading


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Generic drugmaker Mylan's profit benefits from Meda buy

EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washington, U.S. August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo


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Dish washer becomes part-owner of top restaurant Noma

A kitchen porter has been made a co-owner of the four-time winner of the world’s best restaurant. Ali Sonko, 62, is now a partner at Noma, the Copenhagen restaurant where he has been working since it opened. Mr Sonko, from … Continue reading


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Dollar Tree's profit, sales beat estimates

A customer walks out of a Dollar Tree discount store in Austin, Texas, U.S., February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed


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Lowe's forecasts 2017 sales ahead of estimates; shares up

An employee restocks items at a Lowe’s home improvement chain in Austin, Texas, U.S., February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed


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Mass killer Breivik loses human rights case against Norway

Anders Behring Breivik raises his right hand during the appeal case in Borgarting Court of Appeal at Telemark prison in Skien, Norway, 10 January 2017. NTB Scanpix/Lise Aaserud via REUTERS


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Best Buy posts unexpected drop in same-store sales, shares slide

A Best Buy store is pictured in Pasadena, California U.S., February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


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AG Barr to halve sugar content in Irn Bru

AG Barr is to halve the amount of sugar in its leading Irn Bru brand, ahead of a government crackdown on the fizzy drinks industry. The Cumbernauld-based firm, which also makes Rubicon and Tizer, said it would cut Irn Bru’s … Continue reading


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Corrie Mckeague: Man arrested over missing serviceman

Police looking for airman Corrie Mckeague have arrested a man on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice. The 23-year-old, from Dunfermline, Fife, went missing on a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, last year. A 26-year-old … Continue reading


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Futures rise after Trump speech; banks up on rate talk

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid


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VW Trucks open to exploring new alliance in China: Manager Magazin

Andreas Renschler, member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for ‘Commercial Vehicles’ attends Volkswagen AG annual news conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch


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Toshiba asks law firm to advise on potential Westinghouse bankruptcy cost: sources

The logo of the American company Westinghouse is pictured at the World Nuclear Exhibition 2014, the trade fair event for the global nuclear energy sector, in Le Bourget, near Paris October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


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Trump's Interior Department pick expected to win Senate confirmation

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy SEAL commander, testifies before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Interior Secretary at Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


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Ex-CIA spy held in Portugal over kidnap avoids extradition, will be freed

By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) – A former CIA officer convicted for involvement in the kidnap of an Egyptian cleric in Italy won a last-minute reprieve from deportation from Portugal on Wednesday and will be released, her lawyer said. Sabrina … Continue reading


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Ford Bridgend loses out in global race

The decline that is on the horizon for the Bridgend engine plant is the latest phase of a shift in gear that has been going on since the early 1990s. The change in emphasis goes back to 2008 and the … Continue reading


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