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Seventy-six pubs 'shutting per month', but closure rate slowing

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly 1,000 UK pubs shut last year, although the rate of closures is slowing, new research claims. About 76 pubs a month "vanished" from the communities they served in 2018, as people spent less on going out and pubs faced cost pressures, said property firm Altus Group. But this was down…
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Thomas Cook reportedly receives bids for firm

Image copyright Getty Images Travel company Thomas Cook has received approaches for parts of its business and the company as a whole, according to reports.The business put its airline up for sale in February and it said last month it would close 21 stores across the country and cut more than 300 jobs.Chinese investment firm…
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Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

Image copyright AFP Image caption Liverpool FC topped the list of Premier League club names used as passwords Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study.The analysis by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found 123456 was the most widely-used password on breached accounts.The study helped to uncover the…
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Without pot washers, restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt.

A kitchen can’t survive without the pot washer, yet we rarely give them a second thought. Being a pot washer, dishwasher or kitchen porter as it’s variably known, can be the first rung on the restaurant ladder towards becoming a chef. Vasilis Katsio, who works in London, told us about doing the job.Hear more about…
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Climate change: Central banks warn of financial risks in open letter

Image copyright PA Image caption Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney contributed to the open letter The heads of two major central banks have written a stark warning about the financial risks of climate change.Bank of England governor Mark Carney and France's François Villeroy de Galhau set out the dangers to the global…
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JP Morgan: Is Wall Street's first female boss a step closer?

Image copyright Getty Images Wall Street could soon welcome its first-ever female chief executive after JP Morgan announced that finance boss Marianne Lake will take over running its consumer lending business.The promotion means that Ms Lake could be a potential successor to chief executive Jamie Dimon.At the same time, she will be replaced as finance…