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Changes to rail electrification plans a ‘slap in face’

The link between Liverpool and Newcastle may not now be fully electrified despite previous government [...]

Brexit: Liam Fox sets election deadline for EU transition

Liam Fox says he would not want any interim arrangement after Brexit to “drag on” beyond [...]

Boots apologises for morning-after pill response

The company initially said it didn’t want to “incentivise inappropriate use” of the [...]

First class could be cut on busy trains, says Grayling

The transport secretary is “absolutely” committed to scrapping first class seats on commuter [...]

Comic book success

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

Spirit of 1973

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

UK to bring in drone registration

Drone owners will also be required to pass a safety awareness [...]

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

The price comparison website sent seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving [...]

Paysafe shares jump on bid approach

The FTSE 100 loses ground but Paysafe shares leap on news of a £2.9bn takeover [...]

Bank of America picks Dublin for EU hub

It becomes the first US bank to confirm the Irish capital as its preferred site for post-Brexit [...]

Congo’s mining revenue ‘missing’ – Global Witness

The money is allegedly being distributed through corrupt networks linked to President Joseph [...]

Mastercard £14bn ‘overcharge’ legal action fails

The claim was that 46 million consumers were overcharged by Mastercard between 1992 and [...]

Happy travelling

The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer “at the heart of the aviation [...]

Kenya’s colourful bus journeys

Nairobi’s matatu taxis are inspiring its public bus network to embrace bold [...]

Lloyds under fire over HBOS fraud compensation

Lloyds Banking Group is close to offering compensation to 30 customers – but MPs criticise the [...]

Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars

The VW subsidiary offers a free upgrade which it says will counteract possible bans on diesel [...]

UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies

Air traffic controllers are expected to guide a record 8,800 flights across the UK on [...]

Girl, 5, fined £150 for lemonade stand

The young girl burst into tears after Tower Hamlets Council issued a fine for selling 50p drinks to festival [...]

UK government borrowing rises in June

The government’s budget deficit grew by more than expected after inflation pushed up its interest [...]

Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture

The German giant claims a Russian business broke sanctions by shipping its turbines to [...]

Farm subsidies ‘must be earned’ – Michael Gove

Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural [...]

UK property transactions fall for third month in a row

There were 96,910 property sales in June, the lowest figure since last [...]

N Korea economy grows at fastest rate in 17 years

The mining and energy sectors helped push the growth rate to 3.9% – its strongest level in 17 [...]

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China

Agreement includes strict measures to prevent pests and plant diseases being brought into [...]

FTSE 100 rallies but EasyJet shares slip

EasyJet shares fall 6% despite the airline raising its full-year profit [...]

Brexit transition deal: ‘The sooner the better’ says Goldman exec

The government should agree a Brexit transitional deal as soon as possible, Goldman Sachs International boss Richard Gnodde tells the BBC’s Simon [...]

Microsoft profits jump on cloud strength

The firm has been focusing its efforts on its fast growing cloud computing [...]

How the Frisbee flying disc became a million dollar idea

People have been throwing Frisbees around for over half a century and over 200 million have now been sold around the [...]

Who is the laziest?

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

Clydesdale Bank sets launch date for plastic £10 note

The bank new £10 polymer note is among several plastic £10 notes that are due to enter circulation this [...]

ExxonMobil fined by US for Ukraine sanctions violations

The oil giant must pay $2m for engaging with Russia despite US sanctions on that country over [...]

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and [...]

Multi-brand Milton Keynes electric car showroom ‘a UK first’

A multi-brand electric car showroom claimed to be the UK’s first aims to “dispel myths” about the [...]

Singapore Airlines reviews nut policy after toddler scare

A debate is raging after a toddler had an allergic reaction to peanuts served to others on [...]

Sky deal: Murdoch faces further delay over Fox bid

Culture secretary “still minded” to ask for in-depth investigation of the bid for Sky by 21st Century [...]

ECB warns stimulus programme still has a way to run

The European Central Bank’s stimulus programme is still needed, says bank head Mario [...]

‘Selfridges’ of sports?

The retailer says it has “smashed the ball out of the park” in its attempt to move [...]

Lightning over Guernsey twice started tractor, farmer claims

A farmer claims his tractor was twice started by lightning strikes during recent storms in [...]

Thousands leave SSE and Scottish Power after price rises

SSE raised prices by 6.9% in April, while Scottish Power increased them by 7.8% in [...]

Rail electrification plans scrapped by government

Wales, the Midlands and the North will no longer see their lines upgraded after a government [...]

Bitcoin swings as civil war looms

The Bitcoin community must agree how to tackle a slowdown in transaction times to avoid a [...]

Gas man late? You could be entitled to £30 compensation

Little-known rules mean customers are entitled to claim £30 whenever a meter reader misses their time [...]

Hot weather boosts UK retail sales

Rising sales of household goods and clothes contributed to stronger-than-expected retail sales in [...]

Sports Direct profits more than halve

Profits at the sportswear retailer plummet 60%, which the company blames on the weaker [...]

Laptop ban: US lifts restrictions on Saudi Arabian flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines says US authorities have lifted restrictions on laptops in cabins at two [...]