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Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas

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Some passengers face disruption after 79 Dublin-based pilots and others around Europe plan walkouts.

Tech firms could be held liable for extremism and abuse

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The BBC understands that an independent ethics watchdog will recommend new laws on online content.

UK inflation rate at near six-year high

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Inflation hits 3.1% as the squeeze on household incomes continues.

Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme

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The advertising giant is to change its tax arrangements in about 30 countries after a similar move in the UK.

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Deliveroo and UberEats restaurant clients face new rules

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Restaurants face having to seek planning permission if they heavily use food delivery apps.

Investigation ordered into 'misleading' festive tickets

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Customers have been sold tickets for trains that will not run or will be disrupted, a watchdog says.


Forties pipeline shutdown 'worth £20m a day'


A crack was found in the Forties pipeline which carries crude North Sea oil across land for processing.


MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

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The MoneyTaker group has also stolen banking documents that may be used in future attacks.


Multiyork cuts staff as it searches for a buyer

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The Norfolk-based firm has shed 112 staff and left a further 500 employees facing uncertainty.


US regulator halts Munchee digital-token sale

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The SEC halts an initial coin offering and warns consumers of the dangers of crypto-currency investment.


House prices rise fastest in East Midlands


East Midlands prices rose at the fastest pace in the year to October, while London saw the slowest growth.

'Skin betting'

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Gamers as young as 11 bet using virtual weapons within video games which are then exchanged for cash.


Carpetright shares hit as profit forecast cut


The retailer says full-year profits will be at the low end of forecasts amid an "unpredictable" market.

Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal

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French property firm Unibail-Rodamco hopes to launch Westfield shopping centres in new markets.


Meet India's dam-building grandmother


The female social entrepreneur buildings dams for farms and villages across Rajasthan, India.

Care for all in Kenya


These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?

Renting a home: How much space will £100 buy you?

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The equivalent of a small garden shed in London, but five times that in Bradford.

Monday, Dec 11

Brent price jumps on pipeline closure


The Forties pipeline's owner Ineos says that, despite pressure being reduced, a crack has extended.

Sweet music

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Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.

Mortgage safety net 'disappearing'


Help for those struggling to meet home loan repayments will largely vanish by 2022, a report says.

Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago

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Bitcoin rises 17% to above $18,000 on its futures debut, a move seen as legitimising the currency.

Sunday, Dec 10

Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter jets

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The move will help safeguard thousands of jobs at BAE Systems, mainly at Warton in Lancashire.

UK minister seeks 'Canada plus' trade deal

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The Brexit secretary says he wants a tariff-free trade deal, as Labour suggests paying for market access.

Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'

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The music recognition app already makes most of its money by referring music buyers to Apple's iTunes.

Friday, Dec 8

Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'

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Three people share their experiences of buying Bitcoin.

Bitcoin's wild ride

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Trading in the digital currency remains volatile after hitting a new record high on Friday.

Brexit: Business calls for more clarity over deal


Despite news of a "breakthrough" deal, companies want certainty about EU citizens living in the UK.

Primark and Sports Direct named for underpaying staff

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The firms have had to pay thousands of pounds back to staff for paying them below the minimum wage.

Thursday, Dec 7

Uber's licence suspended in Sheffield

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The taxi app firm failed to respond to official requests about its management, the city council says.

Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark

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The digital currency has seen its value more than double in the last month in a volatile journey.

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

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Is this the answer to "avocado hand"? Marks and Spencer to sell stoneless avocados with edible skins.

General Electric to shed 12,000 jobs

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The firm says that the "painful but necessary" cuts include shedding 1,100 UK posts.