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Bargain teddy bear offer sparks violent scenes across Britain 12 Jul 4:49pm Bargain teddy bear offer sparks violent scenes across Britain
Chaos breaks out after Build-A-Bear Workshop closes doors when supplies run out A marketing ploy to get more shoppers into a toy store had to be abandoned after it caused huge queues and outbreaks of violence across Britain, with would-be consumers battling to get their hands on a bargain teddy bear. Build-A-Bear Workshop was offering UK customers the chance to buy any bear, which can cost up to £52, for the price of their child’s age.
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Walmart patents tech that would allow it to eavesdrop on cashiers 12 Jul 3:40pm Walmart patents tech that would allow it to eavesdrop on cashiers
Checkout counter sensors, if implemented, could let chain monitor customer interactions and track employee performance Walmart has patented surveillance technology that would allow it to spy on employees’ conversations with customers and use the audio to measure workplace performance. The
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Women were failed by Presidents Club trustees, says regulator 12 Jul 3:36pm Women were failed by Presidents Club trustees, says regulator
Critical report by Charity Commission finds protection of female staff was inadequate Trustees of the
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Call for apprentice scheme revamp as training places fall 12 Jul 2:39pm Call for apprentice scheme revamp as training places fall
In first three terms of 2017-18 the number of people starting an apprenticeship fell by 34% The government has come under pressure to revamp its apprenticeship scheme after figures showed the number of training places slumped by a third over the last nine months. In the first three terms of the 2017-18 academic year the number of people starting an apprenticeship fell to 290,500, a 34% reduction on the 440,300 during the same nine-month period in the previous year. It is also nearly 25% on the 384,500 apprenticeships started in the equivalent period in 2015-16.
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First-time buyers on the rise as buy-to-let mortgage market falls 12 Jul 1:26pm First-time buyers on the rise as buy-to-let mortgage market falls
Number of new homeowners rose 8% in May as mortgages for landlords dropped 10% The number of first-time buyers rose in May while the number taking on new buy-to-let mortgages fell, in a sign that government policies and tax changes are rebalancing the
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Threat of trade war blamed for fall in UK, EU growth forecasts 12 Jul 1:22pm Threat of trade war blamed for fall in UK, EU growth forecasts
‘No winners, only casualties’ if US imposes further tariffs, European commission warns The
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Revealed: Wimbledon catering workers paid day rate for night shifts 12 Jul 12:16pm Revealed: Wimbledon catering workers paid day rate for night shifts
Some night workers at tennis tournament earn £8 an hour, far below London living wage Casual workers in the Wimbledon catering operation are being paid the same hourly rate for night shifts as day ones and earning well below the
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EC cuts growth forecasts as trade war looms; US inflation hits six year high - business live 12 Jul 11:32am Updated EC cuts growth forecasts as trade war looms; US inflation hits six year high - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as escalating trade tensions between China and Washington worry investors
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EC cuts growth forecasts as trade war looms - business live 12 Jul 9:14am Updated EC cuts growth forecasts as trade war looms - business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as anxiety over escalating trade tensions between China and Washington worry investors
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Brexit white paper seeks free movement for skilled workers and students 12 Jul 9:14am Updated Brexit white paper seeks free movement for skilled workers and students
Document says ‘depth of relationship between peoples of UK and EU’ must be recognised Businesses should be able to move “their talented people” from the UK to the European Union – and vice versa – after Brexit, according to the government’s strategy white paper which was published amid chaotic scenes in the Commons.
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Rupert Murdoch wins government clearance for Sky takeover 12 Jul 6:48am Rupert Murdoch wins government clearance for Sky takeover
21st Century Fox gets go ahead to buy the 61% of the business it does not already own The government has finally given Rupert Murdoch clearance to take over Sky as the media mogul mulls a £26bn-plus bid to try to see off rival Comcast. The new culture secretary, Jeremy Wright, has given Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox the green light to buy the 61% of Sky he does not already own, following a final consultation on plans to make him sell Sky News to reduce his control of UK news media.
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US trade war fears weigh on markets as South Korea sounds alarm – business live 12 Jul 5:31am Updated US trade war fears weigh on markets as South Korea sounds alarm – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as anxiety over escalating trade tensions between China and Washington worry investors
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DFS and Dunelm blame hot weather for shock profit downgrades 12 Jul 5:26am DFS and Dunelm blame hot weather for shock profit downgrades
Furniture retailers buck a trend that boosted sales for many high street outlets Britain’s heatwave has hit sales at homeware retailers DFS Furniture and Dunelm, compounding difficult conditions on the high street and forcing both companies to warn that profits this year would be below expectations. Shares in DFS tumbled 10% in early trading after it blamed the long hot spell for a big fall in orders and told the City that earnings in the current financial year would be lower than in 2017. Dunelm cut its forecast further after issuing a profit warning in May.
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Ministers urged to up public spending on rail, green energy and digital 12 Jul 4:00am Ministers urged to up public spending on rail, green energy and digital
OECD says UK’s lack of investment since 2008 is drag on economic growth The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has urged the British government to dramatically
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DFS blames hot weather for surprise profit warning 12 Jul 3:41am DFS blames hot weather for surprise profit warning
Furniture retailer stock falls 10% on early trading following City announcement Furniture retailer DFS blamed the recent heatwave for a big fall in orders, as it warned that profits this year would be below expectations. Shares in DFS tumbled 10% in early trading after it told the City that earnings in the current financial year would be lower than in 2017.
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Why am I under pressure to buy my new-build home despite legal snags? 12 Jul 2:00am Why am I under pressure to buy my new-build home despite legal snags?
Solicitors failed to spot a clause that affects the value of the house, and I need it removed
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