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Retail sales growth boosted by clothing

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:11
UK retail sales rose by 1% on the back of strong sales of clothing and non-essential items.

Seen a gig recently? You're not the only one

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:07
A record 30 million gig and festival tickets were sold in the UK last year, new research shows.

Tata and ThyssenKrupp agree steel merger

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 01:00
The tie-up will create Europe's second-biggest steelmaker, but will also lead to job losses.

Kingfisher profits fall as chain revamps

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:44
The B&Q and Screwfix owner sees profits and sales slip as it works its way through a five-year revamp plan.

FTSE 100 dips but Kingfisher climbs

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:28
Shares in the retail group add 3.5% despite its reporting of a 5.9% fall in half-year profits.

Zara owner profits jump despite strong euro

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:21
Inditex had a net income of 1.4bn euros in the six months to 31 July - 9% higher than the previous year.

London venue is UK's first to use digital-only ticketing

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:13
Islington Assembly Hall will now only sell tickets through a ticketing app in a bid to cut out touts.

International visits to US fall

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:51
European visits fell by 10% in the first quarter of 2017 and the number of Middle Eastern travellers shrank by 25%.

Right to speak

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:13
Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

'We prefer American style'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:11
How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:09
A study indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds in the UK now own an app-capable handset.

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:08
Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms.

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:06
More than 20% of Greater Manchester Police's PCs run on the operating system, posing a hack risk.

More entrepreneurs looking for an exit

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:05
Federation of Small Business says a record proportion of owners are looking to downsize, sell or close their firm.

Young spend three times more on housing than grandparents

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:03
Young people are paying more to live in less space than previous generations, a think-tank says.

Water companies pulled up over complaint calls

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:01
A complaints body says consumers had to make more than two million calls to resolve water issues.

Ministers face pay cap conundrum, says the IFS

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:00
The government must raise public sector pay to retain skilled staff but faces funding issues, says the IFS

Tata and ThyssenKrupp 'agree' first stage of merger deal

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:33
Tata and ThyssenKrupp owns steelworks across the UK including the largest site in Port Talbot.

Shropshire's Müller dairies boosted by £100m investment

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:49
The dairy giant said three Shropshire sites would be expanded as part of the move.

US deficit rises to 2008 levels

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:37
The drop was driven by a decline in income receipts from foreigners.

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