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The high life

Image copyright Tom Chudleigh Image caption Many treehouses provide the opportunity to observe nature up close Freedom, fun and adventure. That is what tree houses have been about for generations of kids. Increasingly however, adults are being lured into spending a night or two among the branches. Vancouver Island in Canada is home to a […]

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'You could die'

Jonathon Conant had never tried the flying trapeze until he turned 40. He has now dedicated his life to it. He co-founded the largest trapeze school in the world, where he worked with Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Jackman and Pink. But then he took another leap into the unknown, selling his company and moving to […]

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East Coast train line back under public control

Image copyright PA Image caption The route will now be known as the London North Eastern Railway (LNER), a name last used in the 1940s Rail services on the East Coast Main Line are back under government control, following the failure of the franchise. Stagecoach and Virgin Trains, which had a 90% and 10% stake […]

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How the Audi boss was finally emitted

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rupert Stadler has stood down from his role leading Audi but questions are being asked as to why it took so long Rupert Stadler is the long-serving Chief Executive of VW’s subsidiary Audi and a senior member of the group’s management board. He was arrested on Monday as part of […]

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Saudi Arabia job growth likely as woman driver ban ends

Image copyright Ford Sunday marks a historic day for the women of Saudi Arabia. After more than 60 years spent stuck in the passenger seat, the Gulf kingdom’s 15.1 million women can finally take control of the steering wheel when the ban on female drivers is lifted. Accountancy firm PwC predicts that the number of […]

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House prices tumble in seaside hot spots

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Average house prices are falling in Salcombe on the south coast of Devon Affording a home in one of Britain’s ritziest seaside towns has long been way out of reach, even for the moderately rich. But now it seems that house prices in two of the smartest resorts have […]

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Premium parking

Image copyright Getty Images Applying for car insurance can seem like endless box-ticking and form-filling – but the answers drivers give can make a big difference to the cost. Job descriptions, marital status, and whether motorists regularly park in a driveway or garage can all affect the price paid. That is because insurers use complex […]

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How British is a Mini?

When it comes to symbols of British manufacturing, it doesn’t get more iconic than this – but how British is the Mini? Source link

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BMW joins Airbus in Brexit warning

Image copyright Getty Images The car giant BMW has followed plane maker Airbus in warning of the adverse consequences of Brexit. BMW UK boss Ian Robertson told the BBC it needed clarity by the end of the summer. It makes the Mini and Rolls Royce in the UK. Earlier, Airbus warned it could leave the […]

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Concerns over World Cup gambling ads

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harry Kane (second right) scored twice for England in their Group G victory against Tunisia Almost every ITV-screened World Cup commercial break broadcast on ITV contains gambling advertisements, BBC research shows. Radio 4’s You and Yours programme found that most ad breaks in the matches so far contained at […]

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House of Fraser rescue plan approved

Image copyright PA Creditors have backed department store chain House of Fraser’s plans to close more than half its stores. High Street landlords were unhappy with the plan as they will have to shoulder the burden of financial losses, but they were outvoted. The retailer will now go ahead and shut 31 of its 59 […]

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Greece hails 'historic' debt relief deal

Image copyright EPA Eurozone countries have agreed a long-awaited debt relief deal for Greece, which has been hailed as “historic”. The deal gives Athens more time to repay €96.9bn (£85bn) worth of loans and extends a grace period during which Greece will pay little or no interest. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said it sent […]