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Coffee chain becomes first to announce complete ban on disposable cups3h Coffee chain becomes first to announce complete ban on disposable cups
The Independent
'Lots of coffee chains are making pledges about how they plan to tackle cup waste in the future. We need to stop right now'
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UK's worst cities for mobile phone signal ranking topped by Birmingham, Leeds and London3h UK's worst cities for mobile phone signal ranking topped by Birmingham, Leeds and London
The Independent
Network operators focus too much on data speed at the expense of reliability, research shows
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Lab-grown meat4h Lab-grown meat
BBC
The meat industry, a major contributor to CO2 emissions and deforestation, is facing competition.
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TSB hit by online banking chaos after IT migration - as it happened4h TSB hit by online banking chaos after IT migration - as it happened
The Guardian
Some TSB customers are unable to access their accounts after the bank moved onto a new technology platform over the weekend
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4h Retail woes force hundreds of store closures
BBC
Almost 650 shops and restaurants have shut their doors since the start of the year, BBC analysis reveals.
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TSB hit by online banking chaos after IT migration - business live4h Updated TSB hit by online banking chaos after IT migration - business live
The Guardian
Some TSB customers are unable to access their accounts after the bank moved onto a new technology platform over the weekend
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Google owner Alphabet sees profits soar4h Updated Google owner Alphabet sees profits soar
BBC
Net earnings jump almost 73% in the first quarter as revenues from internet advertising climb.
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 ON THE BOARD: Matthew Wyles becomes new CEO of  Hampshire Trust Bank 5h ON THE BOARD: Matthew Wyles becomes new CEO of  Hampshire Trust Bank
Daily Mail
Wyles, 59, was on Nationwide’s board from 2007 until 2013 before leaving to work at mortgage firm Castle Trust. He was chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders for two years.
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 Now hedge funds target asset stripper that bought GKN 5h Now hedge funds target asset stripper that bought GKN
Daily Mail
It comes after hedge funds snapped up 20 per cent of the stock in 259-year-old engineer GKN, giving them enough shareholder votes to play a decisive role in its £8bn acquisition by Melrose last month.
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 Google chief Sundar Picha set for a £274m payday 5h Google chief Sundar Picha set for a £274m payday
Daily Mail
Pichai, pictured with wife Anjali, has seen his stock award soar after Google's share price rocketed by more than 90 per cent in four years. In that time, they have risen from about $520 each to $1,080.
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 ALEX BRUMMER: Cadbury lesson for Costa 5h ALEX BRUMMER: Cadbury lesson for Costa
Daily Mail
Late last year Whitbread celebrated its 275th anniversary at its brewery site on Chiswell Street in the City. It was a nostalgic occasion featuring several generations of the Whitbread family.
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6h MARKET REPORT: Safestyle smashes investor hopes 
Daily Mail
In a grim trading update, the AIM-listed company warned its 2018 profit would be 'significantly' below market expectations after losing business to an 'aggressive new market entrant'.
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Government could probe Express and Star newspaper takeover7h Updated Government could probe Express and Star newspaper takeover
BBC
Government considers an investigation of Trinity Mirror's deal to buy the Express and Star newspapers.
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TSB online banking failure prompts complaints8h Updated TSB online banking failure prompts complaints
The Guardian
Switch of 1.3bn customer records falls into turmoil as millions are locked out of their accounts One of the biggest transfers of banking data ever attempted in the UK, involving the switch of 1.3bn TSB customer records, fell into turmoil as millions of customers were locked out of their accounts. Some customers alleged that the IT “upgrade” had left them with rogue credits and debits on their accounts, while others complained they had been given access to random accounts.
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TSB hit by online banking chaos after IT upgrade - business live8h Updated TSB hit by online banking chaos after IT upgrade - business live
The Guardian
Some TSB customers are unable to access their accounts after the bank moved onto a new technology platform over the weekend
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Capita deserves place on most self-deluded outsourcer podium | Nils Pratley8h Capita deserves place on most self-deluded outsourcer podium | Nils Pratley
The Guardian
Half a billion quid to become competitive again suggests recovery will be hard, slow work Carillion will forever hold the title of most self-deluded outsourcer but Capita, on the account provided by the new chief executive, Jonathan Lewis, deserves a place on the podium. Two years ago, the share price was £10, the dividend was lifted 9% and the group boasted that its profit margins were about to get fatter. Capita, in short, was presenting itself as an oasis of calm in a sector already under stress. Now the company is issuing 1bn new shares at 70p
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 30 lives a year could be saved by checking the condition of tyres 9h 30 lives a year could be saved by checking the condition of tyres
Daily Mail
Nearly three quarters of motorway accidents linked to tyre failure could be prevented if drivers made simple checks for poor inflation and penetration by sharp foreign objects such as nails and screws.
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9h Mirror takeover of Express and Star faces fresh investigation
The Guardian
Culture secretary considers intervention to address concerns about editorial independence The government has dealt a blow to the
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Capita to raise £700m as losses deepen9h Updated Capita to raise £700m as losses deepen
BBC
The outsourcing firm is undergoing a major overhaul but its boss says it is not the same as Carillion.
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Google boss Sundar Pichai to receive $380m pay day this week9h Google boss Sundar Pichai to receive $380m pay day this week
The Independent
One of the largest single payouts to a public company executive in recent years
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 Neil Woodford gets Capita boost but investment trust falls 10% 10h Neil Woodford gets Capita boost but investment trust falls 10%
Daily Mail
Woodford holds Capita in his Equity income fund and must have enjoyed seeing its share price jump 13 per cent today as investors backed a discounted cash call.
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Capita seeks to raise £700m as losses deepen10h Updated Capita seeks to raise £700m as losses deepen
The Guardian
Chief executive of debt-laden outsourcing company dismisses comparisons to Carillion Capita, the debt-laden outsourcing company behind the London congestion charge and the BBC licence fee, has been forced into a £701m cash call to shore up its finances. Less than four months after the
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 The investment club for supercars 10h The investment club for supercars
Daily Mail
For most people owning these play-things for millionaires is out of reach, but that’s changing. Kind of.
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11h Azeri ruling families linked to secret investments via Maltese bank
The Guardian
President’s children among alleged beneficiaries of multimillion-pound global investments by networks of companies Azerbaijan’s ruling families are the alleged beneficiaries of dozens of anonymously owned companies that have been used to invest in property, hotels and businesses in Europe, according to an investigation by the Daphne Project. Over the past three years, several networks of companies appear to have used a private bank in Malta for secret investments in the UK, Spain, France, Georgia and Montenegro, research by the project found.
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Zero good news on zero hours contracts?11h Zero good news on zero hours contracts?
The Independent
It's true that the latest figures show that their growth has plateaued but there are still too many people on them who are being exploited and the Government's proposed response is woeful
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11h TSB hit by online banking problems after IT upgrade - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, including a new healthcheck on European companies...and problems at UK bank TSB
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Could the royal baby boost the economy?11h Could the royal baby boost the economy?
BBC
Will the new royal baby encourage people to loosen their purse strings?
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 TSB suffers online banking meltdown - what are your rights? 11h Updated TSB suffers online banking meltdown - what are your rights?
Daily Mail
TSB customers have seen problems with mobile and online accounts several hours after a system upgrade was supposed to have been completed.
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 FTSE LIVE: Outsourcer Capita in £701m cash call to investors 12h FTSE LIVE: Outsourcer Capita in £701m cash call to investors
Daily Mail
Outsourcing firm Capita, responsible for some big public sector contracts, has asked investors to stump up an extra £701m to help its strategic restructuring.
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12h London air pollution fell 89 per cent due to marathon restrictions
Daily Mail
King's College used pollution monitoring equipment on the marathon route to analyse the impact of a significant reduction in vehicle usage.
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12h In conversation: Sir Martin Sorrell and Jane Martinson – video
The Guardian
A lively conversation between Guardian columnist Jane Martinson and Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and founder of WPP
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The Capita crisis may be the undoing of the Tories at the local elections | Aditya Chakrabortty13h The Capita crisis may be the undoing of the Tories at the local elections | Aditya Chakrabortty
The Guardian
With councils from Barnet to Preston suffering the consequences of outsourcing, the government must acknowledge it is not fit for purpose The crisis at Capita will today be treated like a business story – albeit a huge one, with a big company shooting up distress flares and launching an urgent
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13h Number of zero-hours contracts in UK rose by 100,000 in 2017 – ONS
The Guardian
Employment contracts without a minimum number of guaranteed hours increased to 1.8m The number of
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Seeds for new financial crisis 'being planted', warns economist Douglas Diamond13h Seeds for new financial crisis 'being planted', warns economist Douglas Diamond
The Independent
One of the world's top financial economists said his current research made him concerned that credit was once again being granted too liberally, just as it was before the 2008 meltdown
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14h Basic income trial falls flat in Finland
BBC
The experiment in paying a basic income to 2,000 jobless Finns will not be expanded.
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Paradise Papers: Ukraine crime gang hid proceeds in luxury London flats15h Paradise Papers: Ukraine crime gang hid proceeds in luxury London flats
BBC
Details from the Paradise Papers show millions were secretly invested in the UK via offshore firms.
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 Capita shares soar as new boss issues £701m cash call 15h Capita shares soar as new boss issues £701m cash call
Daily Mail
Capita has announced a rights issue as part of a major overhaul for the group. The news sent the group’s share price 11 per cent higher on Monday morning to a high point of 180p a share.
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15h SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Keywords Studios expands as it bets on growing video games market
Daily Mail
Shares over the last three years have rocketed from 153p to 1,746p as the portfolio, which ranges from translation services to augmented and virtual reality services, has driven rises in sales and profits.
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Safestyle UK: Bradford-based windows firm issues profits warning15h Safestyle UK: Bradford-based windows firm issues profits warning
BBC
Safestyle UK, based in West Yorkshire, blamed "aggressive" new competition in the market.
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15h Vaping firm Supreme to join London stock market
BBC
Manchester-based Supreme will raise £10m to build a new factory to make vaping liquid.
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Co-op's £140m takeover of Nisa cleared by competition watchdog15h Co-op's £140m takeover of Nisa cleared by competition watchdog
The Independent
There are enough local alternative grocery stores to ensure people can still shop around to get the best value, CMA says
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15h Brexit: Five steps to understanding the EU Customs Union
BBC
Five steps to understanding it, ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week.
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16h Updated Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency value steadies after dramatic surge
The Independent
The price of bitcoin rose more than twenty-fold in 2017, generating huge amounts of interest in the cryptocurrency.
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Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value approaches $9,00016h Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value approaches $9,000
The Independent
The value of the digital currency has shifted wildly over recent weeks. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes
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17h Flickr bought by SmugMug as Yahoo breakup begins
The Guardian
Photo-sharing pioneer and web cultural beacon now part of independent, family-run firm One of the original and best-known photo-sharing services, Flickr, has been bought by independent image-hosting firm SmugMug, as Verizon begins the breakup of Yahoo.
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City drinks Capita kool aid as shares soar but is this wise? 17h City drinks Capita kool aid as shares soar but is this wise?
The Independent
Investors and ministers are desperately hoping new CEO Jon Lewis can pull off a turnaround. The man who called Capita's problems two years ago says they're taking a lot on trust
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TSB apologises after customers complain of online banking 'data breach'17h TSB apologises after customers complain of online banking 'data breach'
The Independent
Some customers say they can view other people's accounts through app after bank completes technology upgrade
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18h Updated Want to buy a stake in a Ferrari or McLaren? The investment club for supercars
Daily Mail
For most people owning these play-things for millionaires is out of reach, but that’s changing. Kind of.
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18h Number of zero hours contracts rises by 100,000 in 2017, says ONS
The Independent
There were 1.8 million contracts that did not guarantee a minimum numbers of hours in the year to November 2017. The equivalent number in November 2016 was 1.7 million
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18h Updated TSB customers report online problems
BBC
One man was credited with £13,000 he didn't have, and could see details of someone else's account.
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Capita shares jump as it unveils plans to raise £701m from shareholders to restructure19h Capita shares jump as it unveils plans to raise £701m from shareholders to restructure
The Independent
Rising costs and contract problems have hit the company hard over the past year
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 What state pension will I get as a married woman at retirement? 19h What state pension will I get as a married woman at retirement?
Daily Mail
I went to work part time from 22 years old and paid the married woman's stamp since then. What pension if any will I get in 2020? If my husband dies before then will I get any pension at all?
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French private sector growth accelerates despite slowdown fears - business live19h Updated French private sector growth accelerates despite slowdown fears - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, including a new healthcheck on European companies
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Capita reveals steep loss and £701m rights issue19h Capita reveals steep loss and £701m rights issue
BBC
The outsourcing group posts a loss of £513m but its boss says it is "completely different" to Carillion.
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E-cigarette firm cashes in on vaping boom with stock market listing19h E-cigarette firm cashes in on vaping boom with stock market listing
The Guardian
Supreme, which owns the KiK and 88vape brands, is first UK vaping company to go public One of Britain’s biggest makers of liquids for e-cigarettes is aiming to cash in on the boom in vaping by listing its shares on the London stock market. Manchester-based Supreme, which is 100% owned by its chief executive Sandy Chadha, is expected to have a market value of £150m when it floats on Aim, the London Stock Exchange’s junior market, in mid- to late May.
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 What should I do with my house deposit before I buy? 19h What should I do with my house deposit before I buy?
Daily Mail
I've been gifted a few thousand pounds towards buying a house but we won't buy for at least 12 months. Are there any high interest rate Isas or should I invest it?
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19h FTSE LIVE: Outsourcer Capita in £701m cash call to investors; The pound starts the week on the up
Daily Mail
Outsourcing firm Capita, responsible for some big public sector contracts, has asked investors to stump up an extra £701m to help its strategic restructuring.
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Martin Lewis sues Facebook over fake adverts with his name20h Martin Lewis sues Facebook over fake adverts with his name
The Guardian
MoneySavingExpert founder says firm failed to stop false adverts luring victims into scams Martin Lewis, the consumer advice and money-saving expert, is suing
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Newsagents are suffering in a sorry game of monopoly | Roy Greenslade21h Newsagents are suffering in a sorry game of monopoly | Roy Greenslade
The Guardian
My local retailer, efficient and amiable, has decided to shut his business. This is why This is an achingly sorry tale about thwarted personal effort, the slow death of an industry, the worrying nature of changes in employment practice and, most of all, about the dangers of monopoly. The fact that the central character in this story is my own newsagent, does not indicate special pleading because, after looking deeper into the issue, it is clear – as will emerge – the crisis is a national one.
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21h Exposed: the laws that allow rogue traders to duck their debts
The Guardian
Unscrupulous builders can close an insolvent firm, then start afresh under a new name, leaving homeowners who have paid deposits thousands of pounds out of pocket – and with unfinished workPensioner James Bidwell* decided to invest his savings in a conservatory and bifold doors at his home in Sevenoaks, Kent. Sussex Double Glazing submitted a tempting estimate via a job quote website and its director, Luke Tester, visited Bidwell’s house to assess the job in February 2017. The quote was £21,760 and Bidwell was asked to pay £6,435.50 by bank transfer as a deposit. That was the last he saw of Tester. “By April I had heard nothing and started chasing,” he says. “If Luke responded to my messages it was with lies about progress. After 20 emails and over two months since I paid the deposit, I advised that I was cancelling the contract and demanded my deposit back. He said I didn’t have a leg to stand on.”
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UK economy grew slower in first quarter of 2018 than last quarter of 201722h UK economy grew slower in first quarter of 2018 than last quarter of 2017
The Guardian
EY Item Club says uninspiring economy is ‘chugging along’ as inflation continues to drop The UK economy is set for another year of uninspiring growth in 2018, according to the latest forecasts from the EY Item Club. This week’s first-quarter GDP figures are expected to show growth of just 0.2%-0.3%, according to EY Item Club economists, mainly due to the severe weather the hit the country at the end of February and beginning of March. This compares to quarter-on-quarter growth of 0.4% in the final three months of 2017.
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Makeup makeover28h Makeup makeover
BBC
Australian entrepreneurship Jo Horgan turned a love of makeup into 87-strong chain of cosmetics stores.
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Egypt holidays: Thomas Cook says bookings for 2018 have almost doubled28h Egypt holidays: Thomas Cook says bookings for 2018 have almost doubled
The Independent
Visitor numbers to the Red Sea are almost back to the levels in 2015, when Sharm el Sheikh was put on the Foreign Office no-go list
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