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Pound and UK shares hit by Brexit turmoil

06:35 PM 15/11/2018

Sterling falls more than 1.7% and shares in UK banks and housebuilders slump.

Manchester United revenues slip on fewer home games

02:44 PM 15/11/2018

The club said sales of matchday tickets and merchandise fell in the first quarter of the year.

Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

01:49 PM 15/11/2018

Facebook is embroiled in a new controversy over the tactics it used to discredit its critics.

Beyoncé buys out Ivy Park venture from Sir Philip Green

12:21 PM 15/11/2018

The Ivy Park gymwear brand is now 100% owned by Beyoncé's management company Parkwood.

Asda revival continues as sales rise again

12:46 PM 15/11/2018

The Walmart-owned supermarket reports its sixth consecutive quarterly increase in sales.

UK retail sales hit by mild autumn

11:54 AM 15/11/2018

Analysts say the worse than expected 0.5% fall in sales suggests shoppers are cutting back spending.

Brexit: Scottish fishing industry calls for clarity

02:39 PM 15/11/2018

Fishing leaders, skippers and traders are seeking more specifics on the draft agreement on leaving the EU.

Uber loss tops $1bn loss ahead of planned IPO next year

03:35 AM 15/11/2018

The ride-sharing firm's losses grew in the third quarter, with a slight rise in revenues and bookings.

Royal Mail profits more than halve

08:33 AM 15/11/2018

Boss says performance has been disappointing but vows to continue cutting costs and improving productivity.

Hand car washes should be licensed say MPs

12:06 AM 15/11/2018

Environmental Audit Committee says cheap hand car washes should be licensed to prevent "modern slavery".

Pubs fail to stop underage gambling, watchdog warns

07:02 AM 15/11/2018

Nine out of ten pubs do not prevent teenagers from using gaming machines, Gambling Commission says

Parents spending heavily on mystery toys

12:07 AM 15/11/2018

The UK toy sector banks on the surge in Christmas sales of "surprise" collectable toys after a troubled year.

Ford Bridgend: Ineos off-road car decision expected

09:24 PM 14/11/2018

A UK government letter emphasises "unrivalled corporate tax support" to attract production to Bridgend.

BBC accused of not untangling 'mess' over freelancers' tax

01:41 AM 15/11/2018

Hundreds of BBC presenters could be asked to repay tax, a new spending watchdog report finds.

Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

07:12 PM 14/11/2018

The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.

Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has been deported

06:13 PM 14/11/2018

The former banker convicted of fraud has been flown out of the UK despite a campaign to stop deportation.

Brexit agreement: What does the 585-page document say?

06:32 AM 15/11/2018

The BBC's Adam Fleming takes a brief look at what's in the 585-page Brexit agreement document.

UK toymakers unveil their Christmas wish-list

12:32 AM 15/11/2018

The UK's toymakers unveil what they hope will be this year's most sought-after Christmas presents.

Will superfast 5G mobile be worth it?

12:18 AM 15/11/2018

Superfast 5G mobile promises lots of benefits, but will it be worth the money?

Australia animals: Making 'baby formula' for native wildlife

10:40 PM 13/11/2018

Wombaroo develops species-specific formulas to feed injured and orphaned wildlife.

Purple Tuesday: 'Embarrassment' of going shopping in a wheelchair

12:19 AM 13/11/2018

Holly Greader from Cardiff tells the BBC what going shopping is like for her as a wheelchair user.

Tech boss: 'Get trust right and you will succeed'

12:17 AM 12/11/2018

Technology incubator CEO Ben Brabyn says if new firms can gain customers' trust, they'll succeed.

What do tampons and WWI have in common?

12:06 AM 11/11/2018

Tampons, drones and more surprising innovations from World War One that changed the world.

Gracie: Pay discrimination 'embedded' in our culture

01:30 PM 09/11/2018

Carrie Gracie, who quit as the BBC's China editor in protest over being paid less than her male peers, says pay discrimination is embedded in our culture.

Berketex Bride collapse: The women without a dress for their wedding

01:09 AM 14/11/2018

The shock collapse of the wedding market stalwart has left hundreds in the lurch for their big day.

Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

10:53 PM 13/11/2018

The Pink Legacy diamond sold for 50.3m Swiss francs ($50m), a world record price per carat.

Brexit: A guide to where we are

07:15 PM 15/11/2018

Theresa May has agreed a draft Brexit deal with Brussels. What happens now?

Should we pay people for donating blood?

12:15 AM 15/11/2018

Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?

The people with more stuff than they have room for

12:08 AM 14/11/2018

What is driving the rapid growth in self-storage across the UK?

University 'not for people like us'

12:09 AM 14/11/2018

The winner of a big education prize grew up thinking poor families like his could not go to university.

Have 'non-traditional' advent calendars peaked already?

12:13 AM 13/11/2018

Calendars featuring gifts like cosmetics or wine have become a huge hit, but are there too many of them?

Can listening to bees help save them - and us?

10:42 PM 12/11/2018

Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.

'Shopping can be so embarrassing for me'

12:19 AM 13/11/2018

Why retailers need to be doing more for their disabled customers.

'Most of us hate haggling for a new car'

12:11 AM 12/11/2018

Entrepreneur James Hind came up with the idea for his £15m website Carwow because he realised how much people dislike buying cars.

My Brexit box: The people stockpiling food

10:02 PM 09/11/2018

Are people right to be worried about the availability of certain foods when the UK leaves the EU?

Would you ask your colleagues what they earn?

10:03 PM 09/11/2018

It might make you feel uncomfortable, but it could pave the way to more equal pay, say campaigners.

Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?

12:04 AM 09/11/2018

Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water systems?

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