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First class stamps to rise 6p to 76p

Image copyright Reuters The Royal Mail is increasing the cost of postage, with first-class stamps rising 6p to 76p and second-class up 4p to 65p.Prices will climb from 23 March, less than a year after they were hiked to their current levels.The 65p second-class stamp is the maximum under an Ofcom price cap."These changes are…
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Storm Dennis: 'My business was flooded twice in two days'

Image copyright CHRIS HARRISON "We sat in a hairdressers across the road, which is slightly higher up, and we watched our business go under."Chris Harrison runs the Dale End Cafe in Coalbrookdale, a village in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire. Last weekend was particularly hard, as he should have been celebrating the second anniversary of…
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Michael O'Leary: Ryanair boss criticised for Muslim profiling comments

Image copyright Getty Images Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has been criticised for saying Muslim men should be profiled at airports.The chief executive told the Times that "males of a Muslim persuasion" who are single and travelling alone pose the largest terror threat to airlines.The Muslim Council of Britain said Mr O'Leary's comments were "racist and…
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Sir Philip Green 'has no intention' to watch Greed film

Image copyright WireImage Sources close to retailer Sir Philip Green understand he has no intention of watching the new movie Greed.The lead character is thought to be loosely-based on Sir Philip, who owns the Arcadia group which includes Topshop and Burton.Steve Coogan plays a billionaire boss of a retail empire in crisis. He told the…
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Why are investors betting against shopping centres?

Image copyright Getty Images While the troubles facing well-known retail names on the UK's High Streets have been much publicised, the plight of landlords has received less attention.However, two of the UK's biggest retail landlords have seen a combined £573m wiped off the value of their shares this year. Hammerson and Intu, which own huge…
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EU budget: Talks end amid stand-off between 'frugal' and other nations

Image copyright AFP Image caption "We don't need Britain to show disunity," said France's Emmanuel Macron An EU budget summit ended without agreement on Friday following a stand-off between wealthy "frugal" member states and other countries.The so-called "frugal four" of Denmark, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands said they would not accept a budget of more…