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San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

Image copyright Boston Globe via Getty Images San Francisco has become the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales until their health effects are clearer. Officials on Tuesday voted to ban stores selling the vaporisers and made it illegal for online retailers to ship them to addresses in California city. San Francisco is home to […]

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Tesco customer in pickle over labelling

Image copyright Matthew Stock Tesco has found itself in a pickle over the label on one of its ready meals. Customer Matthew Stock did not mince his words when he tweeted the supermarket asking it to explain a best before date of 20140 on a sachet of burger relish. The chain responded saying the code […]

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RAF fighters escorted Jet2 flight after ‘miscommunication’

Image copyright PA Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Jet2 flight on Saturday after an apparent mix-up between air traffic controllers and the pilots. The flight, which left Stansted Airport on Saturday evening, was headed for Turkey when there was allegedly disruptive behaviour from a female passenger on board. The flight […]

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Sandwichgate: How to stop the office thieves

Image copyright Getty Images Some people go to extraordinary lengths to stop colleagues stealing their food and milk from the office fridge. Doncaster Council recently tweeted a picture – now since deleted – of a padlocked milk bottle found during a fridge clear-out. We asked readers if they had had similar experiences and many said […]

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Bombardier sells aircraft programme to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The company employs about 3,600 people in Northern Ireland. Japanese firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has agreed to buy Bombardier’s CRJ aircraft programme for $550m (£432m). In May, Bombardier put its entire Northern Ireland operation up for sale. Bombardier employs about 3,600 people across several locations in NI. The Belfast operation […]

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Burton-upon-Trent Kerry Food factory closure axes 900 jobs

Image caption About 900 jobs are set to be lost at Kerry Foods’ Burton-upon-Trent factory A town’s biggest employer is shutting its factory with 900 jobs being axed. Union representatives said the closure of Kerry Foods in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, was a “calamity” for the town and they will meet with management on Friday. Unite the […]

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Waste giant Biffa guilty of sending nappies to China

Image copyright Getty Images Biffa has been convicted of breaking the law by sending household rubbish to China that was labelled as waste paper. Instead, the bundles included nappies, sanitary towels and condoms, according to the Environment Agency, which prosecuted the waste giant. The waste management firm was found guilty in a three-week jury trial […]

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Southern Water handed £126m punishment

Image copyright Getty Images Southern Water has agreed to pay £126m to its customers and in fines, after failures in the operation of its sewage treatment sites and for deliberately misreporting its performance. Water industry regulator Ofwat found the company had not operated several wastewater treatments works properly. This included not making the necessary investment, […]

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Changi Airport: Drones disrupt flights in Singapore

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWorld’s tallest indoor waterfall opens in Singapore airport Unauthorised drone flying has prompted disruptions at Singapore’s Changi Airport for the second time in a week. The country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) said 18 flights had been delayed, and seven flights diverted due to drones and bad weather. […]

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Glastonbury Festival organiser not looking too far ahead

Glastonbury is back after a year without the UK’s largest music festival. Emily Eavis, the event’s co-organiser and daughter of founder Michael Eavis, explains how the challenge is coping with the unpredictable, especially the weather. Video journalist: Peter Flude Do you have a view about this post? Leave a comment on our Facebook page Credited […]

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Why Glastonbury has £10m stashed away

The fields around Worthy Farm in Somerset, would kindle a warm glow in the heart of Donald Trump. An eight-mile long, 20-foot high fence runs round the farm and the 12 neighbouring properties, encasing Britain’s biggest music festival – Glastonbury, of course. The festival might even be more secure than Mr Trump’s planned border wall […]

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Who really pays in a tariff war?

US President Donald Trump has declared himself “Tariff Man”, in his bid to use tariffs to shift more production and jobs back to the USA. While Mr Trump insists it will be others who foot the bill, as the BBC’s Karishma Vaswani points out when it comes to higher tariffs – both sides can end […]