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Got a broken vacuum? You could fix it for just £2 at a repair cafe1h 24m Updated Got a broken vacuum? You could fix it for just £2 at a repair cafe
Daily Mail
A repair cafe is a meeting place where those with DIY skills show others how to mend a range of goods – everything from household electric appliances to broken bicycles.
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2h Billionaire Brexiteer Sir Jim Ratcliffe to relocate to Monaco in bid 'to 'save £4bn in tax'
The Independent
'I'm amazed as this is a super-rich person. We're not talking about someone who is on his uppers'
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2h Updated Porsche warns UK customers of Brexit price rise
BBC
The German carmaker asks new UK customers to agree a possible 10% price rise for post-Brexit deliveries.
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2h Porsche warns UK customers of 10 per cent price rise after no-deal Brexit
The Independent
German car firm wants 'clarity on future relations between the UK and the EU'
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3h Problem gamblers are using PayPal to spend up to £150,000 a day
The Guardian
Addiction experts say time lag is being exploited to circumvent bank limits PayPal has been accused of letting problem gamblers spend up to £150,000 a day, prompting concerns that addicts are using the online payment system to circumvent bank limits. MPs and gambling experts called for the company to be more responsible to stop people racking up huge debts that could force them into bankruptcy.
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5h Petrofac co-founder is accused posthumously of paying bribes
The Guardian
SFO alleges Maroun Semaan was complicit in six counts of multi-million dollar scheme The co-founder of the oil company Petrofac has been posthumously accused of taking part in a scheme to pay multi-million dollar bribes to secure contracts. The Serious Fraud Office’s allegations against Maroun Semaan,
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7h Chemicals firms move regulation to EU in case of no-deal Brexit
The Guardian
Fears of no-deal Brexit prompt 50 firms with UK operations to seek to use EU regulators The threat of a no-deal Brexit has prompted a slew of chemicals companies to move regulatory approvals from the UK to the EU to protect their ability to do business legally. More than 50 British chemicals companies with operations in the UK have applied to use EU regulators for critical authorisations that will become worthless if there is no transition arrangement following 29 March, the planned date of Brexit, according to data provided to the Guardian by the European commission.
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7h Updated HAMISH MCRAE: Companies must behave fairly, and be seen to do so, or they will come a cropper
Daily Mail
The trouble, sadly, is that it often takes a hefty clobbering for companies to start behaving in a more ethically responsible manner.
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Passengers seek flights after Flybmi ceases operations8h Updated Passengers seek flights after Flybmi ceases operations
BBC
Travellers tell the BBC they cannot get home after the UK regional airline went into administration.
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Following sale of Costa Coffee, Whitbread becomes focused hotel business through Premier Inn10h Updated Following sale of Costa Coffee, Whitbread becomes focused hotel business through Premier Inn
Daily Mail
Though it's made great strides, Premier Inn still only has a 10 per cent market share, so there's more growth potential, which is why Whitbread is looking to expand its UK hotel network.
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Bankers Investment Trust is an investor-friendly trust10h Bankers Investment Trust is an investor-friendly trust
Daily Mail
Run by Alex Crooke of investment house Janus Henderson, the trust has 52 consecutive years of annual dividend increases under its belt and Crooke is in no mood to be the one who breaks the run.
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Best and worst banks and building societies for all your banking needs 10h Updated Best and worst banks and building societies for all your banking needs 
Daily Mail
First Direct and Metro Bank have topped an official survey of what customers think of their bank.
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INVESTMENT EXTRA: Time to look again at our unloved banks10h Updated INVESTMENT EXTRA: Time to look again at our unloved banks
Daily Mail
Humbled by the financial crisis, bailed out by taxpayers and weighed down by PPI, our High Street lenders have been unpopular for the best part of a decade now.
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Comedian Helen Lederer reveals she cleaned up by advertising dishwasher tablets on TV11h Comedian Helen Lederer reveals she cleaned up by advertising dishwasher tablets on TV
Daily Mail
Lederer, author of comedy novel Losing and best known for her role as Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous, was taught not to show off about money by her parents.
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Clothing chain Primark expected to report resilient sales figures later this month11h Clothing chain Primark expected to report resilient sales figures later this month
Daily Mail
Brokers at Jefferies said Primark could increase profits in the six months to March by as much as 25 per cent to £425 million.
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11h Ocado to ditch its familiar green and purple branded vans
Daily Mail
The company has signed up Stuart Delivery – a subsidiary of French postal giant La Poste – to operate Zoom which promises grocery orders to the doorstep within the hour.
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Is an FCA regulated firm safe? Beware those selling risky investments12h Is an FCA regulated firm safe? Beware those selling risky investments
Daily Mail
Firms are exploiting their 'regulated' status to promote unregulated investments such as mini-bonds, precious stones and certain property deals.
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13h How punitive rents encourage more imaginative alternatives
The Guardian
Tenants and others who found unusual ways to keep a roof over their head in an era of record costsRenting a property in the UK can be a bleak business. The average monthly rent rose to £932 last month and in London it is even more expensive at £1,588, according to new figures. It is of little surprise then that more young people are choosing to stay in the family home. Recent research showed nearly a million more young adults live with their parents than was the case two decades ago. The proportion of people aged 20 to 34 who live with their parents has risen from 19% in 1997 to 25% in 2017 – some 3.4 million people, according to the thinktank Civitas. With spiralling rents leaving many people with barely any disposable income, let alone the means to save towards a deposit, some are now choosing alternatives.
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14h The A380 proves that it’s profit that really makes an airliner fly
The Guardian
Even a great aeronautical achievement like a superjumbo can be brought low by the vagaries of economics When Concorde ceased commercial flights in 2003, it marked a peculiar moment in the history of human technological endeavour. When it comes to inventions that improve our lives, we are used to a linear trajectory. Medicines enhance life expectancy, vehicles become more efficient and reliable, computers more powerful and user-friendly.
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14h Banks could easily stumble over Brexit and buybacks
The Guardian
Many lenders may report decent results this week. But this is no time for long-suffering shareholders to relaxThere is an old Lloyds Bank television commercial featuring those darlings of the 1980s sitcom, Jan Francis and Nigel Havers. Francis’s character has just bought a house from Havers and the ad has the pair bumping into each other at the supermarket checkout. The encounter prompts Francis to give Havers a few unsolicited personal finance lessons, by explaining how her new Lloyds banking card means she has to write fewer cheques (it’s debatable whether the ad is dated more by the plot or the actors).
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Pension contribution hike to hit pay packets17h Pension contribution hike to hit pay packets
BBC
The potential impact on workers with auto-enrolled pensions is "quite substantial", says an expert.
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How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK20h How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK
BBC
Ronny Gottschlich, the former boss of Lidl, explains how the German discounter grew in the UK.
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UK regional airline Flybmi ceases operations23h UK regional airline Flybmi ceases operations
BBC
The carrier has gone into administration, blaming fuel price rises and uncertainty over Brexit.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Sales gush at Diversified Gas & Oil as expert snaps up sites23h MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Sales gush at Diversified Gas & Oil as expert snaps up sites
Daily Mail
When we recommended Diversified, the shares were 71p. Today, following a series of acquisitions, daily production has surged and the stock price is £1.13.
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Takeaway delivery firm Just Eat faces mounting pressure to merge with rival24h Takeaway delivery firm Just Eat faces mounting pressure to merge with rival
Daily Mail
Just Eat's shares have plunged 12 per cent in the past year and the firm, which issued a profit warning in November, has dropped out of the FTSE 100 index of blue chip companies.
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Spreadbetting firm Plus500 warned it would suffer huge blow from tighter regulation24h Spreadbetting firm Plus500 warned it would suffer huge blow from tighter regulation
Daily Mail
One of the hedge funds betting against the company's shares told a New York conference in May last year that new rules could hit Plus500's profits by more than 50 per cent.
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24h Regional airline Flybmi collapses blaming Brexit uncertainty
The Guardian
East Midlands carrier with 376 staff goes into administration and cancels all flights The British airline Flybmi has gone bust, cancelling all flights with immediate effect and blaming Brexit as the main cause of its collapse. The company, which employs 376 staff and operates more than 600 flights a week, said it faced “several difficulties” in recent weeks including spikes in fuel and carbon costs, the latter arising from the EU’s recent decision to exclude UK airlines from full participation in the
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Airline Flybmi ceases operations24h Updated Airline Flybmi ceases operations
BBC
British regional airline Flybmi files for administration and cancels all flights
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24h Gavin Williamson at centre of row over chancellor’s cancelled China trip
The Guardian
Senior Conservatives call for defence minister to be reined in after upset in Beijing over his comments The defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, was at the centre of a growing cabinet row on Saturday night as senior government sources blamed him for offending the Chinese and causing the
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26h Flybmi airline blames 'Brexit uncertainty' as it cancels operations and files for administration
The Independent
British regional airline Flybmi has cancelled all of its flights and is filing for administration.
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Airline Flybmi files for administration26h Airline Flybmi files for administration
BBC
British regional airline Flybmi files for administration, with all its flights cancelled
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28h Britain is discovering the difficult truth about trade deals | Phillip Inman
The Guardian
Wanting to forge new trading relationships after Brexit and securing them are two very different thingsA trade deal, any trade deal: that is all Liam Fox wants from his civil servants. It is not much for an international trade secretary to ask. Especially when the prospect of all-encompassing agreements on imports and exports was held up in the referendum and its aftermath as one of the chief benefits of
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29h The Direct approach: why ailing UK retailers are turning to Mike Ashley
The Guardian
The clothing tycoon is one of the few players still willing to invest in the high street as Britain’s shoppers desert itMike Ashley, the high street’s most voracious corporate shopper, underlined his power over British retail last week when he was allowed to peruse the books of a long-coveted target: Debenhams. As the 54-year-old entrepreneur scrutinised the struggling chain’s finances, he also managed a tilt at two failed retailers over the past fortnight. HMV was
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29h UK fracking industry pushes for review of earthquake limits
The Guardian
Firms say regulations forcing operations to stop if they trigger tremors greater than 0.5 magnitude threaten viabilityThe UK’s nascent fracking firms are headed for a crunch moment that will determine whether the industry has a future, according to observers and insiders. The past fortnight has seen a concerted lobbying drive by two of the leading shale companies calling for the government to review rules on
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Sim-only deals: Are you overpaying your mobile operator?30h Updated Sim-only deals: Are you overpaying your mobile operator?
Daily Mail
Around 5.1m customers being stung collectively by £532m each year in overpayments, a study by bill comparison website, Is My Bill Fair, shows.
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30h Updated Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer reveal swimming pool in a bungalow living room
Daily Mail
The house and its colourful swimming pool featured in C4 television show 'Love It or List It', with Phil Spencer describing it as being ' like Hugh Hefner's Surrey retreat'.
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Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust focuses on fast-growing healthcare firms34h Updated Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust focuses on fast-growing healthcare firms
Daily Mail
It aims to find firms which can offer the Holy Grail of better healthcare for less money. The trust is due to wind up in 2025, selling all its holdings and paying the cash to investors.
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MARKET REPORT: Optimism around US-China talks and January retail figures cheers FTSE 100 to high35h Updated MARKET REPORT: Optimism around US-China talks and January retail figures cheers FTSE 100 to high
Daily Mail
The blue-chip index ended 0.55 per cent, or 39.67 points, higher at 7236.68 after top American and Chinese officials agreed to further talks next week in Washington.
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Stobart Group celebrates High Court win against former chief executive Andrew Tinkler36h Updated Stobart Group celebrates High Court win against former chief executive Andrew Tinkler
Daily Mail
A High Court judge found Tinkler, 55, had breached his duties as a director at the Southend Airport operator on four counts. Tinkler denied all wrongdoing.
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Barclays set to reveal profits fall next week while Lloyds expected to unveil 20% surge36h Updated Barclays set to reveal profits fall next week while Lloyds expected to unveil 20% surge
Daily Mail
The lender is expected to publish a pre-tax profit of £2.94bn, marking a 17% drop from the year before, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.
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36h From music festivals to restaurants, retirement villages are buzzing
Daily Mail
Retirement villages are shifting their focus from building homes to creating lifestyles which extend way beyond bricks and mortar.
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38h Is private health insurance worth it for those in their 30s?
The Guardian
I’ve only ever used it once, and I’m thinking of ditching it until I’m in my 50s
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38h Thousands of workers hit with massive tax avoidance bills
The Guardian
The 2019 loan charge means ill-advised IT and NHS contractors face staggering bills from HMRC It is turning into one of the ugliest, most emotional and turbulent battles ever fought between the tax authorities and alleged tax avoiders. The Money pages of the Guardian have rarely seen such a huge volume of angry, heartfelt letters from people who describe themselves as normal families whose lives are being destroyed, they say, by huge and unfair demands from HM Revenue & Customs. The battle is over the innocuously named 2019 Loan Charge. This measure is designed to claw back unpaid taxes by people who, HMRC says, used so-called disguised remuneration schemes since April 1999 – with the demands for repayment kicking in from this April.
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38h Are banks guilty of faking signatures on British court papers?
The Guardian
A new campaign group claims the practice is taking place on an ‘industrial scale’ Have some banks, or their legal representatives, been faking signatures on UK court documents used to repossess people’s homes and to recover other debts? It’s a serious charge, but a new campaign group claims there has been “alleged industrial-scale forgery” of signatures. And the Bank Signature Forgery Campaign has some powerful supporters in high places. The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on fair business banking – a cross-party group of MPs and peers – publicly voiced its support this month, as did the high-profile police and crime commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld.
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38h Five of the best top-end smartphones
The Guardian
There’s never been a better time to buy a top-of-the-line mobile – here are our top picks There’s never been a better time to buy a top-of-the-line smartphone, with a large range of truly excellent phones available from a variety of different manufacturers starting at £500 and stretching to a wallet-busting £1,000-plus. But with all that top-quality choice, it’s difficult to know which one to buy. Here’s a quick guide to get the best flagship phone for you right now.
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