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54m Cruise and hotel bookings boost Tui profits for third year
BBC
Demand for upmarket hotels and "experiences" has lifted profits at the European travel group.
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Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China2h Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China
BBC
Michael Spavor is believed to have been detained on suspicion of harming China's national security.
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2h Paying my Dartford Crossing fine has become a French farce
The Guardian
I couldn’t pay the automated toll as I was on my way home to France
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3h Betting firms to ban pre-watershed TV adverts during live sport events
The Guardian
Voluntary plan agreed after bookmakers bend to pressure over children’s exposure to gambling The gambling industry has confirmed plans to press ahead with a
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8h Brexit: Pound rallies one per cent against dollar after May wins confidence vote
The Independent
Prime minister's survival after confidence vote sees sterling jump following crash earlier in week
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Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?8h Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?
BBC
Superfast 5G mobile connectivity may not be able to reach inside buildings. Could light help?
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Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food9h Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food
BBC
From pigs-in-blankets tea to Christmas tree crisps, retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food.
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9h Six slime and putty toys sold in UK fail to meet safety standards
The Guardian
Versions including one sold at Hamleys found to have unsafe levels of boron in Which? test Six out of 13
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9h UK property market at weakest since 2012 as Brexit takes toll – Rics
The Guardian
Surveyors say indicators for demand, supply and prices fell to multiyear lows in November Brexit is battering the UK property market, pushing it to its
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Why are there so many pre Christmas sales?9h Why are there so many pre Christmas sales?
BBC
Retailers, squeezed by rising costs and falling sales try to lure back shoppers with pre-Christmas sales
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Hamleys pulls slime toy amid safety fears9h Hamleys pulls slime toy amid safety fears
BBC
Tests found Frootiputti slime exceeded EU limits for boron, a chemical that can impair fertility.
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Brexit gloom to hit housing market into 2019, says RICS9h Brexit gloom to hit housing market into 2019, says RICS
BBC
Brexit uncertainty is expected to hit the property market over the next three months, surveyors say.
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Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote10h Updated Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote
BBC
Sterling sheds some of its earlier gains after leadership confidence vote result is revealed.
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10h Updated Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive
BBC
The president says he could act for the good of US trade, as Canada releases Meng Wanzhou on bail.
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CITY DIARY: US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross checks out bizarre Bernie Madoff sculpture11h CITY DIARY: US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross checks out bizarre Bernie Madoff sculpture
Daily Mail
The unusual cast, entitled Made Off by artist Freddy Hahorn, shows a pair of cuffed hands protruding from a wall, wearing a real Rolex and clutching wads of cash.
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Dixons £460m loss fuels fears of High St bloodbath11h Dixons £460m loss fuels fears of High St bloodbath
Daily Mail
With the firm cutting the dividend from 3.5p a share to 2.25p, the stock fell 6 per cent or 9p to 142p, its lowest level since Dixons merged with Carphone Warehouse in 2014.
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How the richest parts of London generate 30 times more cash than the poorest areas of the UK 11h How the richest parts of London generate 30 times more cash than the poorest areas of the UK 
Daily Mail
Camden and the City of London was the UK’s most productive area in 2017, generating £340,340 per head, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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MARKET REPORT: Engines are firing on all cylinders at Rolls-Royce11h MARKET REPORT: Engines are firing on all cylinders at Rolls-Royce
Daily Mail
Rolls-Royce is still struggling with problems on the Trent 1000 engine. Earlier this year, blades on the engines were found to be wearing out faster than expected.
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Hedge fund demands shake-up at drinks firm Pernod Ricard after building a 2.5% stake11h Hedge fund demands shake-up at drinks firm Pernod Ricard after building a 2.5% stake
Daily Mail
Elliott Management, which has fearsome reputation for taking aggressive legal action to get its way in corporate disputes, has taken aim at the performance of the world’s biggest drinks maker.
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DAILY BRIEFING: DNO ups the ante in bid to launch a hostile takeover of Faroe Petroleum 11h DAILY BRIEFING: DNO ups the ante in bid to launch a hostile takeover of Faroe Petroleum 
Daily Mail
DNO has set a three-week deadline for its £608m offer. It slammed the British firm as it published an offer document, telling shareholders they have until 1pm on January 2 to respond to its approach.
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Losses double at kitsch retailer Cath Kidston despite strong demand in the UK and Japan11h Losses double at kitsch retailer Cath Kidston despite strong demand in the UK and Japan
Daily Mail
The firm, famous for its floral patterned products, posted a 1.2 per cent uptick in sales, boosted by demand in the UK and Japan where sales grew 5.1 per cent and 5.4 per cent.
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How to stop the deliveries from hell: Online couriers cut outrageous corners - and ruin your gifts13h Updated How to stop the deliveries from hell: Online couriers cut outrageous corners - and ruin your gifts
Daily Mail
Over the past few weeks, furious online shoppers have told us how delivery drivers have thrown their parcels over fences, left them on doorsteps and even forced them through cat flaps.
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13h Christmas travel chaos across Europe looms with air and rail strikes expected to affect thousands
The Independent
Airlines from the UK to Nice have been advised to fly via Italy on Friday to avoid a strike by French air-traffic controllers
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13h Markets rally as hopes for breakthrough in US-China trade dispute rise
The Guardian
Donald Trump says talks between Washington and Beijing are progressing Financial markets around the world have rallied amid early signs of progress in the bitter trade standoff between the US and China, as hopes rise for a breakthrough in the dispute. Wall Street shook off days of volatility to post broad gains in early trading after
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13h Superdry co-founder ramps up comeback campaign as shares plunge
The Guardian
Julian Dunkerton urges shareholders to help him take back control of brand after fresh profits warning The co-founder of Superdry has said he needs to be back running the fashion chain within weeks if it is to be turned around by next Christmas – and has called on other shareholders to support his comeback campaign. Julian Dunkerton was speaking after the company issued its second profits warning in two months. Superdry shares collapsed by 38% to 354p on Wednesday, wiping £32m off the value of Dunkerton’s 18% stake.
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14h Sainsbury’s and Asda challenge CMA over merger
The Guardian
Competition and Markets Authority is investigating fallout of planned deal for shoppers and suppliers Sainsbury’s and Asda have launched a legal challenge after complaining they are unable to meet the deadlines of the competition watchdog investigating their planned £7.3bn merger. The
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14h Yahoo parent Verizon cuts value of media brands by $4.6bn
The Guardian
US telecom firm’s Oath, which includes Huffington Post and AOL, is now worth $200m The collective value of digital media brands including Huffington Post, Yahoo and AOL, which once had a stock market capitalisation of more than $200bn, has been slashed to only $200m by their parent Verizon. The US telecoms company has taken a $4.6bn charge on the goodwill value of Oath, the digital media subsidiary that houses properties including HuffPo, Yahoo and AOL, leaving it worth about $200m on paper.
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Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads14h Updated Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads
BBC
The woman says if companies were able to spot she had been pregnant, they should also have realised she was bereaved.
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15h Updated FTSE CLOSE: Pound spikes as traders bet on Theresa May winning no confidence vote
Daily Mail
At closing time, the FTSE 100 index was up 1.08 per cent or 73.25 points to 6,880.10. The FTSE 250 index closed up 1.9 per cent or 335.71 points to 17,988.97.
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15h Any boost to sterling if the PM survives is not likely to last | Larry Elliott
The Guardian
Brexit’s unresolved problems mean the pound will still be vulnerable even if the PM stays News that Theresa May was facing a confidence vote from her own MPs broke just before trading began in the City. But those expecting a market meltdown were swiftly proved wrong. Shares had one of their better recent days and the
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15h Landlord fined £25,000 over lack of hot water for disabled tenant
The Guardian
Judith Wilson, who owns 300 houses in Kent, ignored council enforcement notices The wife of Britain’s most controversial
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Dixons Carphone posts £440m loss in first half16h Updated Dixons Carphone posts £440m loss in first half
BBC
The struggling retailer posts a £440m loss after it writes down the value of its Carphone Warehouse brand.
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Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge16h Updated Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge
BBC
Fashion retailer considers closing stores amid disappointing sales of winter clothing.
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16h Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts in case of hard Brexit
The Guardian
Aerospace firm will also move some regulatory approvals to Germany amid political turmoil British aerospace firm Rolls-Royce is pressing ahead with plans to stockpile parts and move some regulatory approvals to Germany as it prepares for a possible hard Brexit. Rolls-Royce on Wednesday said it is in talks with the European Aviation Safety Agency to transfer design regulatory approvals for large jet engines away from the UK. The company already deals with German regulators for business jet components.
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Pound rallies as May tipped to win confidence vote16h Pound rallies as May tipped to win confidence vote
BBC
Sterling rises amid speculation the prime minister will win the confidence vote.
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17h Sainsbury's, Asda playing with fire by taking CMA to judicial review over merger investigation
The Independent
The two chains say they need more time to complete their submissions to the watchdog and have them properly considered
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17h There’s an urgent economic case for banishing fossil fuel sponsorship from the arts | Molly Scott Cato
The Guardian
In imagining alternative worlds, artists can lead the way on climate change, making us challenge the way we liveThose attending the COP24 climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland, this week have been greeted by a bizarre sight: an
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18h European Union seals major free trade deal with Japan
The Independent
The deal will create a trading zone comprising 635 million people and a third of global GDP
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18h Films with female stars earn more at the box office
BBC
Films like Wonderwoman and Moana where women have top billing make more money than those led by men.
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18h Brexit: Rolls-Royce moves design approval for engines from Derby to Germany amid uncertainty over EU divorce
The Independent
'Precautionary and reversible technical action' will not impact UK jobs, says British engineering giant
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18h Capita failure over cervical screening letters more extensive than thought
The Guardian
Doctors call for Capita to lose contract as women affected now number over 50,000 Another 3,591 women were not sent information on cervical screening as a result of blunders by Capita, NHS England has said. Last month,
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18h Spain set to increase minimum wage by 22% in bid to ease Catalonia tensions
The Independent
Rise is part of attempt by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to build bridges with separatists in Barcelona after recent pro-independence protests
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19h Markets rally on trade hopes, as pound jumps back over $1.26 - business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as investors welcome signs that tensions between Beijing and Washington are thawing
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19h Updated Markets rally as China prepares to cut tariffs on US cars - business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as investors welcome signs that tensions between Beijing and Washington are thawing
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Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 201920h Updated Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019
BBC
The future of Team Sky is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announces it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019.
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21h Superdry issues profits warning amid high street downturn
The Guardian
Shares plunge as mild weather and weak consumer spending hit fashion firm Superdry shares slumped by more than 30% on Wednesday after it issued a severe profit warning blamed on
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21h UK motorists rack up £4.2m in fines for parking in disabled bays
Daily Mail
The report also said an additional 11,100 tickets worth over £1.7m were issued to motorists who parked in front of dropped kerbs, potentially blocking access for wheelchair users.
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21h Are we really on the brink of a new global recession – and how worried should we be?
The Independent
What is causing all this pessimism? And should we be getting ready for a storm?
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TSB customers hit by further IT glitch21h Updated TSB customers hit by further IT glitch
BBC
TSB's online banking system failed for over 4 hours on Wednesday, the third major IT problem in a year.
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Short sellers make £68m betting against ailing Interserve as share price plunged22h Updated Short sellers make £68m betting against ailing Interserve as share price plunged
Daily Mail
Hedge funds and other short-sellers likely made almost £2m on Monday when the struggling government contractor’s share price plunged 53 per cent after it announced plans for a second bailout.
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FTSE LIVE: Pound swings around on no confidence vote in Theresa May22h Updated FTSE LIVE: Pound swings around on no confidence vote in Theresa May
Daily Mail
The pound has started to climb back after falling initially as a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May is tabled for 6pm this evening.
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Dixons Carphone shares hit as it slumps to a £440million loss22h Dixons Carphone shares hit as it slumps to a £440million loss
Daily Mail
Dixons Carphone, the retailer behind Curry's PC World and Carphone Warehouse, saw shares tumble 10 per cent in early trading after it reported an eye-watering but expected £440million half-year loss.
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23h Dixons Carphone share price plunges after retailer reveals £440m loss
The Independent
Consumers are holding onto their handsets for longer as the smartphone market matures and the price of premium handsets hits £1,000
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Look before you leap moving your pension into cash, says the PRUDENT INVESTOR23h Look before you leap moving your pension into cash, says the PRUDENT INVESTOR
Daily Mail
In these uncertain times, many investors are holding large sums as cash within their Sipps. Yet they are invariably getting no interest on these deposits.
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23h Sainsbury's and Asda appeal for extra time to deal with watchdog's merger probe
The Independent
The supermarkets say they need more time to respond to 'a large amount of material recently provided to us', but CMA says extra time puts deadline at risk
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VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Banks must lock out the crooks so they have nowhere to transfer stolen funds23h Updated VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Banks must lock out the crooks so they have nowhere to transfer stolen funds
Daily Mail
Major High Street banks have responded to criticism that they allow fraudsters to open accounts by building sophisticated computer systems to root out suspicious accounts.
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ASK TONY: HSBC admits it owes me £1,000 but I can’t get my hands on it23h ASK TONY: HSBC admits it owes me £1,000 but I can’t get my hands on it
Daily Mail
I received three identical letters from HSBC saying it was considering refunding the management fees on a business account involving a firm in which I had been owner/managing director.
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Act fast to save on Xmas cards: Just six days to post second class23h Act fast to save on Xmas cards: Just six days to post second class
Daily Mail
Royal Mail recommends sending first-class letters and parcels by December 20 at the very latest. Sending a letter or card second class will cost 58p, compared with 67p first class.
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24h Delivery driver sacked after being caught on video eating customer's takeaway
The Independent
Zomato now looking to introduce tamper-proof tapes after 'highly unusual' and 'rare' incident
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24h Dixons Carphone loses £440m in six months
The Guardian
Electronics retailer plans cost-savings of £200m to claw back losses but rules out job cuts Dixons Carphone slumped to a loss of £440m in the first half of its financial year, with the struggling electronics retailer announcing more than £200m of cost savings. The big loss came in part because the company, formed through the merger of Dixons with Carphone Warehouse in 2014, was forced to write down the value of the mobile retailing brand which is now unprofitable, by £344m.
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24h Pound climbs as Theresa May vows to fight vote of no confidence
The Independent
The pound rose on Wednesday morning after Theresa May said she would contest a planned vote of no confidence by her Tory party colleagues.
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25h TUC calls for 1m manufacturing and hi-tech jobs by 2030
The Guardian
Report says government’s flagship industrial strategy is ‘vague’ and has made little progress one year on The
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Christmas chocolate boxes: Up to half of weight is packaging25h Christmas chocolate boxes: Up to half of weight is packaging
BBC
The wrapping on your Christmas chocolates could make up almost half their total weight.
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26h Uber pushed for UK congestion charges that would hit poor hardest
The Guardian
Guardian freedom of information request reveals details of talks between Uber chief and Chris Grayling Uber used a private meeting with the transport secretary to push for congestion charges that a senior civil servant warned would hit poorer drivers hardest, records have revealed. Chris Grayling was also lobbied by the Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, about opening up opportunities in Britain’s public transport network, according to the minutes of a meeting in October, revealed after a freedom of Information request by the Guardian.
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27h Broadband too slow in more than a quarter of UK homes – report
The Guardian
Internet speeds in millions of households not fast enough to meet a typical family’s needs More than a quarter of UK homes do not have fast enough broadband
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11 Dec 8:34pm Christmas counterfeits flood the UK, from fake iPhones to cosmetics containing faeces, Home Office warns
The Independent
Festive season is peak time for organised criminals to import dodgy goods
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The Germans solving rising rents with people power 11 Dec 7:11pm The Germans solving rising rents with people power
BBC
Living in gentrified areas of Munich is getting pricey - but these renters say they have the answer.
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11 Dec 7:01pm TUC calls for target of 1m manufacturing and hi-tech jobs by 2030
The Guardian
Report says government’s industrial strategy has made little progress one year on The
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Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada 11 Dec 7:00pm Updated Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada
BBC
A Canadian court releases Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on bail, as the US seeks her extradition.
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Is the US heading for a recession? 11 Dec 7:00pm Is the US heading for a recession?
BBC
Investors are worried a recession might be about to hit the US, so do they have reason to be concerned?
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