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Aug 18

Pensioners told to head to West Sussex for happiness

Image copyright Getty Images Its pleasures range from a visit to the stately Arundel Castle to flight delays at Gatwick airport. Yet it seems West Sussex offers retirees the best possible lifestyle. In a quality of retirement index, the county has overtaken Dorset as the top place for pensioners to live. The research, from Prudential …

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Aug 18

Salmon sales surge as UK food exports hit record high

Image copyright PA Sales of British salmon helped the UK export a record amount of food and drink in the first half of the year, according to industry figures. Exports of the fish jumped more than 53% by value to £408m, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said. UK food and drink exports rose 8.5% …

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Aug 18

Trump scraps infrastructure council plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump talked about expediting infrastructure projects earlier this week President Trump is dropping plans to create an advisory group on infrastructure, a day after two other business panels were dissolved. The president has faced a backlash from business leaders over his remarks this week on white supremacists. A …

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Aug 17

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Media caption The Daily Stormer has been a source of significant controversy in recent days A neo-Nazi site that disparaged a woman who died during protests in Charlottesville has faced another wave of rejection by web companies. The Daily Stormer’s account with Cloudflare – which protects websites from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks – …

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Aug 17

Asda sales grow again after three-year slump

Image copyright Getty Images Supermarket chain Asda has reported its first quarterly like-for-like sales growth for three years. Sales rose 1.8% in the second quarter after a bumper Easter, helped by price cuts and more customers shopping at its stores. Removing the benefit of Easter from the results, Asda’s like-for-like sales were 0.7% higher. Asda, …

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Aug 17

Top Shop bosses out of fashion in Arcadia shake-up

Image copyright Getty Images Top Shop is the jewel in the crown of billionaire Sir Philip Green’s retail empire. But with the chain losing its sheen amid tough competition there are fresh attempts to keep it ahead of the game. In the latest shake-up at Sir Philip’s parent company Arcadia, Top Shop’s creative boss Kate …

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Aug 17

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves ‘hyped’

Image copyright AFP The gas reserves in shale rocks in the UK have been “hyped”, a geology professor has warned. Prof John Underhill from Heriot-Watt University said UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap substantial amounts of gas. He said the government would be wise to formulate a Plan B …

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Aug 17

National Minimum Wage: Workers win £2m compensation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Argos has already admitted failing to pay the minimum wage Workers whose bosses failed to pay the National Minimum Wage are to be refunded a record £2m, the government has revealed. In its latest “name and shame” campaign, it lists 230 employers which have not complied with the law. …

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Aug 17

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Media captionWhat Trump said versus what I saw President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia. Business leaders left the White House manufacturing council after the backlash against how he reacted to the far-right rally last weekend. The clashes culminated in …

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Aug 16

Walnut wipeout whips up chocolate storm

Image copyright Alamy First it was Toblerone that shrank, followed by packets of Maltesers. But has the maker of the Walnut Whip gone too far in removing the famous nuts from a new version of the chocolate? Nestle is launching three new varieties of the Walnut Whip – its oldest chocolate brand – without a …

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