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Car washes and beauty sector to be targeted over immigration

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 08:11:04 GMT

Yvette Cooper said 1,000 civil service staff will be redeployed away from the Rwanda scheme.


Davey says he was 'lied to' about Horizon IT flaws

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 14:53:43 GMT

Former Post Office minister says he was lied to about "serious flaws" in the Horizon IT system.


Postmasters had fingers in the till, minister told

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:03:29 GMT

Jo Swinson claims Paula Vennells told her "clearly some of them are actually just at it."


Pret A Manger: The decline of the 'free' coffee

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 23:00:59 GMT

Pret A Manger has become the latest coffee chain to row back on its generous subscription scheme.


Why both businesses and scammers love India's payment system

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 21:14:58 GMT

Fast and free, India's UPI payments system has been a big success, but has attracted scammers.


Prime sued in trademark case by US Olympic committee

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:31:21 GMT

The drink is accused of using US Olympic trademarks without an agreement.


Reeves hints at above-inflation public sector pay rise

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 10:55:00 GMT

The chancellor says not settling the matter quickly would incur other costs to the wider economy.


Can we make work meetings more bearable?

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:01:36 GMT

The providers of video meetings software are now offering AI tools that help the participants.


Bridgerton and Baby Reindeer drive Netflix sign-ups

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 21:47:06 GMT

Netflix added more than 8 million subscriptions in the quarter, nearly double analyst expectations.


Is Brazil's Brics-building worth it?

Sun, 14 Jul 2024 23:09:43 GMT

The Brazilian president sees the Brics as a way to remake the world - but it is dominated by China.


No loan guarantee as Harland & Wolff chief resigns

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:43:30 GMT

The company had applied for a £200m government loan guarantee, seen as vital for its stability.


What are my rights if my flight is cancelled or delayed?

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 12:18:30 GMT

If you face disruption because flights are cancelled or delayed, then what can you do?


Families face £1,045 bill for summer holiday clubs

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 23:08:35 GMT

The cost of holiday provision has risen by 6% across Great Britain, a survey by Coram Family and Childcare suggests.


Surprise mobile mid-contract price rises banned

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 07:32:07 GMT

Regulator Ofcom says the new rules will come into force in January with price rises made clear before sale.


Will Labourís plan make train tickets cheaper?

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:18:41 GMT

What impact will Labour's pledge to nationalise the railways have?


How a single IT update caused global havoc

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 12:05:16 GMT

Friday's IT outage is a poignant reminder of how reliant the world has become on devices managed remotely by huge firms.


CrowdStrike IT outage affected 8.5 million Windows devices, Microsoft says

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 17:46:43 GMT

Itís the first time that a number has been put on the glitch that is still causing problems around the world.


How AI is fuelling uncertainty for game developers

Mon, 15 Jul 2024 23:05:46 GMT

In a struggling games industry AI has been hailed as a possible saviour. But not everyone's convinced.


HMV boss says more people buying DVDs and Blu-ray

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:23:43 GMT

Phil Halliday says HMV sales are up but figures suggest a DVD revival is not on the cards.


Post Office drama star meets real-life victims of scandal

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 00:12:43 GMT

Will Mellor on the role which changed his life and meeting the victims trying to move on with theirs.


'I'm owed £10,870 for liposuction': What went wrong at SK:N?

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 15:12:22 GMT

Customers tell the BBC they have no idea if they will be refunded for treatments they paid for in advance.


Will K-pop's AI experiment pay off?

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 08:31:00 GMT

Some of the genre's biggest names are now using artificial intelligence, but fans are divided.


What will future aerial dogfights look like?

Thu, 18 Jul 2024 23:01:10 GMT

AI with dogfighting ability is being developed by the UK and US air forces.


How China swerved worst of global tech meltdown

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 15:14:06 GMT

Very few organisations will buy software from the US firm, partly thanks to its criticism of Beijing.


UK government debt highest since 1962

Fri, 19 Jul 2024 07:51:25 GMT

Debt has exceeded the highs reached during the coronavirus pandemic for the first time.


Disneyland workers say they live in cars and motels due to low pay

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 06:01:53 GMT

Workers at Disneyland are considering a strike because pay at the 'Happiest place on Earth' has left many unable to meet rent.