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Data problems hit O2 mobile network

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:30
Millions of O2 customers are unable to use their smartphones to access the internet.

Thames Water leak woes hit profits

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:00
The firm sees a big fall in half-year profits, saying extreme weather has caused a rise in leaks.

Gambling firms agree 'whistle-to-whistle' television sport advertising ban

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:03
Britain's leading gambling companies voluntarily agree to a "whistle-to-whistle" television advertising ban.

One million children face 'Dickensian poverty'

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:35
A children's charity calculates a million children will spend Christmas without adequate food or comfort.

Huawei executive arrested in Canada

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:34
The US wants to extradite the firm's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, Canadian authorities say.

How 5G connectivity could keep these hi-tech cows healthy

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:18
How superfast mobile connectivity will help dairy farmers monitor the health of their cows.

Will Opec defy Trump's call for low oil prices?

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:11
Oil prices recently hit 12-month lows. Opec wants to raise them, President Trump wants them lowered.

New homes 'crumbling due to weak mortar'

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:07
Some homeowners have been asked to sign gagging orders to claim compensation or get the problem fixed.

Student rents jump as accommodation goes upmarket

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:00
National Union of Students says more expensive accommodation is causing a "real affordability problem".

Is the HS2 rail project in trouble?

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:00
With the resignation of the chairman of HS2, how is the high-speed rail project shaping up?

HS2 and Crossrail chairman resigns

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:58
Sir Terry Morgan steps down from both roles after reported government pressure over Crossrail delay.

Deliveroo wins latest court battle over rider rights

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:55
Riders hired by the gig-economy delivery firm are not entitled to collective bargaining, court rules.

Thomas Cook: What's gone wrong at the holiday firm?

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:46
There are concerns over the travel firm's future after it issued a second profit warning and its shares wallow in the doldrums.

DWP forces carer to sell home or face jail to repay benefits

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:03
George Henderson was wrongly paid a carer's allowance and may be jailed if he doesn't sell his house.

BT blocks Huawei from parts of 5G network

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:51
It still plans to use the Chinese company's phone mast antennas and certain other products.

UK economic growth 'stalls' as service sector slides

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:49
Growth in the UK's key services sector hits its lowest level since July 2016, prompting fears of stagnation.

Ryanair compensation claims to go to court

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 08:38
The aviation regulator takes legal action over the airline's refusal to compensate thousands of passengers.

Takeda gets shareholder approval for £46bn Shire takeover

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 04:23
The move paves the way for Japan's largest overseas acquisition and would create a global drugs giant.

China-US trade: China vows speedy action on trade commitments

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:21
The US and China have agreed to a 90-day pause to their ongoing trade war, to avoid escalation.

Parental leave: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 00:06
Three parents share their very different experiences of staying home to look after their children.