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ASOS bulldog clipped dress causes a fuss online

Image copyright ASOS ASOS has apologised for leaving two bulldog clips on a dress for sale on their website. They were clearly visible and being used to hold the dress in place and possibly to create more shape. A sharp-eyed shopper spotted it, and then social media had lots to say about it. The clips […]

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Sri Lanka travel: what should you do?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. The advice from the Foreign Office comes after the Easter Sunday bombings in which more than 350 people died. “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Sri Lanka,” it said in its advice. “Attacks could […]

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Patrick Shanahan, acting US defence secretary, 'did not favour' Boeing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Patrick Shanahan has been serving as acting defence secretary since January Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been cleared of allegations that he showed favouritism towards Boeing, his ex-employer. The defence department’s inspector general had been investigating him over a complaint filed in March. A watchdog accused him […]

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Airlander 10: £1m grant for craft to go 'all-electric'

Image copyright Hybrid Air Vehicles Image caption Airlander 10, takes to the skies during its fourth test flight in June 2017 A grant of more than £1m has been awarded to make the world’s longest aircraft, Airlander 10, all-electric. Bedford firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), which is behind the combined plane and airship, says its […]

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Betting giants pledge sports ad bans

Image copyright PA Two UK betting giants have said they will change how they advertise as part of a move to fight problem gambling. GVC, which owns the Ladbrokes, Coral and Gala brands, and William Hill say they are stopping football shirt sponsorship and perimeter adverts. From August, the industry will also end advertising during […]

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Norwegian says Boeing Max grounding could cost it £45m

Image copyright Norwegian Troubled low cost airline Norwegian has said the grounding of its fleet of Boeing 737 Max planes could stop it returning to profit this year. The firm’s 18 Max aircraft have been forbidden from flying since the Ethiopian Airways crash in March, which killed all 157 people on board. Norwegian has been […]

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Hull telecoms company KCOM set for £500m takeover

Image copyright Bernard Sharp/Geograph Image caption Hull is unique in the UK having a telephone system which uses cream, not red, phone boxes Hull-based telecoms company KCOM – famous for its cream-coloured phone boxes – looks set to be taken over by one of Britain’s biggest pension funds. Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USSL) has agreed […]

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger 'would have harmed competition'.

The Competition and Markets Authority has blocked the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda, warning it would leave consumers worse off. Steve McIntosh, who led the CMA’s investigation, told the BBC that promises of price reductions after the deal “were unlikely to have been realised”. Do you have a view about this post? Leave a […]

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Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank abandon merger talks

Image copyright Getty Images Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have abandoned merger talks, saying the deal would have been too risky. Deutsche Bank said the deal would not have generated “sufficient benefits” to offset the costs of the deal. The German banks only entered formal merger talks last month. The German government had been supporting the […]

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RBS chief executive Ross McEwan resigns

Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of RBS, Ross McEwan, has resigned after five and a half years in the post. Mr McEwan said that he had “delivered the strategy” that he set out when taking over in 2013. Under his leadership the bank, which is 62% government-owned, has closed hundreds of branches, but […]

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger blocked by regulator

Image copyright Alamy The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda has been blocked by the UK’s competition watchdog. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it should not go ahead because it would raise prices for consumers. The CMA said it wanted to “protect the millions of people who shop at Sainsbury’s and Asda every […]

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Belt and Road: China pushes Belt and Road to world leaders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flower beds reading ‘Chinese Dream’ welcome delegates to the Belt and Road forum in Beijing World leaders are gathering in Beijing from Thursday for a summit on China’s Belt and Road initiative amid growing criticism of the project. The sweeping infrastructure project aims to expand global trade links. The […]