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£2bn rail upgrade proposal put forward for Midlands

The Midlands Rail Hub said it wanted to create space for 24 extra passenger trains an hour by 2033. Read…

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Bonmarché seeks rescue bid after ‘poor’ trading

The struggling fashion chain has reversed its stance on Philip Day’s takeover as trading deteriorates. Read More   source

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China suspends some Canadian pork imports as tensions rise

China halted imports of some Canadian pork products as tensions between the countries rise. Read More   source

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Paris Airshow: Difficult decisions for Boeing lie ahead

At the Paris Airshow, Boeing faces some difficult choices following the fatal 737 Max crashes. Read More   source

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When poverty means living without soap

A father-of-five speaks of living in destitution – a reality for many behind closed doors. a charity says. Read More…

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Robots ‘to replace up to 20 million factory jobs’ by 2030

A huge acceleration in the use of robots will affect jobs around the world, Oxford Economics says. Read More  …

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‘Now everyone pays for their own drinks’

The pound’s fall has made life tougher for some foreign workers, but for many firms it’s been good news. Read…

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Have we all underrated the humble pencil?

Is it really the miracle product of the free market, as many economists have claimed? Read More   source

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How a ransomware attack cost one firm £45m

When malicious hackers disable a business and demand a ransom, many firms pay up. But should they? Read More  …

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Guildford’s buses go electric

Guildford has introduced a fleet of electric buses for its park and ride service to the town centre. Read More…

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San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

The US city, home to market leader Juul, is the first to ban sales in-store and from online retailers. Read…

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When Pepsi was swapped for Soviet warships

For some countries bartering has long been a vital part of how they trade overseas. Read More   source

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Sandwichgate: How to stop the office thieves

How do you stop colleagues from nicking your sandwiches and milk from the office fridge? Read More   source

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RAF fighters escorted Jet2 flight after ‘miscommunication’

The fighter jets were scrambled after an apparent mix-up between air traffic control and the pilots. Read More   source

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Tesco customer in pickle over labelling

Customer queries best before date on burger relish in a calendar last used more than 350 years ago. Read More…

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Bombardier sells aircraft programme to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries agree to buy the CRJ aircraft programme for $550m (£432m), Read More   source

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Waste giant Biffa guilty of sending nappies to China

Biffa broke the law by exporting everything from underwear to socks in containers labelled as paper. Read More   source

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Burton-upon-Trent Kerry Food factory closure axes 900 jobs

The loss of Kerry Foods – the biggest employer in Burton-upon-Trent – is “crushing”, unions said. Read More   source

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