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Retail sales see slide in October

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales fell 0.5% in October, missing economists’ expectations of a 0.2% rise by a wide margin. Sales at household goods stores slipped 3% following a particularly strong August and September,…

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Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigns

Image copyright Reuters Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned saying he “cannot in good conscience support” the UK’s draft Brexit agreement with the EU. Theresa May announced on Wednesday evening that she had secured the…



Search on in Boston and Skegness for £76m lottery winner

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The mystery ticket holder has until 1 May to make a claim The owner of an unclaimed £76m winning lottery ticket is being encouraged to come forward. The EuroMillions…


Pubs fail to stop underage gambling, watchdog warns

Image copyright Getty Images Only 10% of pubs intervene to stop children gambling on their premises, the Gambling Commission has found. The watchdog said it had found a “concerning” number of pubs where youngsters used…



Brexit agreement: Theresa May faces MPs’ questions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says she believes with her “head and her heart” that it is in the best interests of the UK Theresa May faces a grilling from…


Little Hulton fire: Crews tackle large warehouse blaze

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze that has broken out in a warehouse on a Greater Manchester trading estate. Eight crews along with two aerial appliances are at the scene in Little Hulton, where the…


Sculptures confirmed as Michelangelo’s only surviving bronzes

Image copyright Steve Parsons/PA Image caption The Rothschild bronzes in the Royal Academy in London A pair of 16th Century sculptures are the only surviving bronzes cast by Renaissance master Michelangelo, experts have ruled. Specialists…


BBC accused of ‘not untangling mess’ over freelancers’ tax

Image copyright Getty Images The BBC has been accused of not “fully untangling” the “mess” over some presenters’ tax affairs. The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Meg Hillier MP, said some freelancers had been…


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