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Ethical brew

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UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017

The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.The rise of renewable...
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Workplace robots could increase inequality, warns IPPR

The government must intervene to stop automation driving up wage inequality, a think tank has warned. The Institute for Public Policy Research said...
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Shoplifters taking under £200 worth of goods 'not pursued'

Retailers are warning that a sharp rise in shoplifting is being fuelled partly by police forces not investigating the theft of items worth less...
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Hammond challenged to release Brexit studies

A group of Labour MPs are trying to keep pressure on the government to publish reports about how Brexit will affect the economy.The 25...
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Tesla's Elon Musk promises pick-up truck and new features

Tesla's chief has pledged to make a pick-up truck as part of future plans for the electric vehicle-maker.Elon Musk made the promise on Twitter...
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HMRC employs farmyard ducks to 'niggle' taxpayers

Risking the accusation that the taxman himself has gone quackers, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has employed some farmyard ducks to encourage people to...
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Bitcoin: Would you want to get paid in cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin. Lots of people are talking about, but very few own it. So how would you feel about getting paid in the high profile...
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'Zero real wage growth' forecast for 2018

The UK's pay squeeze will end next year, but a meaningful pay rise remains out of sight, an influential research group has warned. The...
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Shoppers stay home for Boxing Day sales

Fewer people have hit the UK's Boxing Day sales this year as Black Friday discounts and savvy online shoppers lowered turnout. Shop...
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UK cotton back in production in Manchester

Long before Manchester had football, it had cotton. The city and surrounding region was built on the success of spinning and sewing during the...
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Shoppers immune to Boxing Day sales fever

Traditional Boxing Day sales will suffer owing to spending on Black Friday and the squeeze on incomes, a survey suggests.The majority of shoppers (56%)...
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Tunisia bans UAE Emirates airline from landing in Tunis

Tunisia has banned Emirates airline from landing in the capital Tunis after a number of Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its flights.The move...
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Trump Turnberry will no longer get business rates relief

A Scottish golf resort owned by US President Donald Trump will no longer qualify for a controversial tax break.A change in the Scottish government's...
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In the dog house

Move into your dream home and the dog immediately chews the new sofa. The result: more stress which, according to an expert, was probably...
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Marrying yourself

More and more people around the world are choosing to "marry" themselves in symbolic ceremonies, and businesses are catering to the trend. But what...