Low stocks and high demand for straw have combined to push prices to historic highs.
It's not all doom and gloom for UK retailers, some are managing to buck the trend.
Men still receive an average of £28 more a week in state pension than women despite reforms, says Which?.
The US President criticises producer group Opec and says high oil prices "will not be accepted".
Once synonymous with cheap flights and pre-breakfast pints - is Stansted Airport about to become glamorous?
Organisations have just seven weeks to prepare for a major shake-up to EU data privacy laws.
The carmaker will reduce its Sunderland workforce by hundreds amid a decline in sales of diesel cars.
The reasons behind changes to the market data service on BBC News Online.
The media regulator says launching more local TV stations in the UK is not viable.
The third-largest US bank is fined for issues at its car insurance and mortgage businesses.
This weekend's London Marathon will make 90,000 compostable cups available for runners.
The move follows recent increases announced by energy giants EDF Energy and British Gas.
Kim Kardashian West and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe opened the first store in California in 2006.
Citizens Advice says hundreds of thousands of UK families cannot afford to put money in their meters.
The Canadian who oversaw the privatisation of the postal service will step down in June.
Regulators the FCA and PRA allege Jes Staley breached rules in trying to identify a whistleblower.
Takeda says it is in talks with Shire about a potential bid for the London-listed drug maker.
England's top 20 teams posted record revenues and also bounced back into profit in the 2016-17 season.
The National Audit Office says the Treasury's estimate is "reasonable" but could easily go up or down.
The department store chain has asked KPMG to look at options which may involve store closures and job losses.
A year after the introduction of the levy scheme the number of new apprenticeships has fallen sharply.
Profits crash at the department store chain as freezing weather takes its toll on sales.
The chief executive of WPP-owned Mediacom says Sorrell had an "owner's mentality" about running the firm.
The Franco-Dutch firm will make the UK's post-Brexit blue passports as De La Rue accepts defeat.
Tesla's chief advises staff to cut short phone calls and meetings as he aims to boost production.
A slowdown in womenswear price rises during March sent UK consumer price inflation down to 2.5%.
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.
The coffee store chain will close all its branches in the US for "racial bias" education.
About 1,200 jobs are affected by the closures, but the bank says staff will be redeployed where possible.
Sterling hovers around $1.43 amid expectations the Bank of England will raise interest rates.
Unemployment fell by 16,000 between December and February to 1.42 million.
Car maker will cut the number of dealerships by about a third in response to changing consumer patterns.
Sterling breaks above $1.43 as recovery continues from post-referendum lows.
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable accuses the advertising giant of a lack of transparency.
Chairman Tim Martin condemns trolling and says limiting social media use would be better for society.