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UK farmers to need 'thousands of foreign workers' next summer

Publishedduration3 hours agoimage captionSome farmers say many UK workers could not cope with the hard labourFarmers are warning they will still need thousands of foreign workers for the UK harvest next year despite a campaign to attract domestic workers.National Farmers Union (NFU) figures, given exclusively to the BBC, reveal only 11% of seasonal workers in…
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Row over social media ad attacking Rishi Sunak's 'celebrity lifestyle'

Publishedduration5 hours agoimage copyrightOne Rule For Themimage captionThe attack ad focuses on Rishi Sunak's personal wealthA video attacking Chancellor Rishi Sunak's "lavish celebrity lifestyle" has sparked a row on social media.The video, by a new pro-Labour campaign group, targets Mr Sunak's personal wealth and accuses him of planning tax cuts for "his old mates in…
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Surge in book sales amid lockdown boosts Bloomsbury profits

Publishedduration31 minutes agoimage copyrightBloomsburyimage captionCrescent City: House of Earth and Blood was one of Bloomsbury's best selling titlesStrong demand for books amid lockdown has led to publisher Bloomsbury reporting its best half-year profits for more than a decade.The company, best known for publishing the Harry Potter book series, said profits jumped 60% to £4m.Online book…
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BP returns to profit but pandemic weighs on demand

Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesBP returned to profit in the third quarter, but the global coronavirus crisis continued to hit demand for oil.BP said underlying replacement cost profit, its definition of net income, was $86m (£66m) from July to September. That was down from $2.2bn a year earlier, but a big improvement on its massive…
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Mobile networks banned from selling locked phones

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionEE will have to stop selling smartphones locked to its networkThe UK's mobile networks are to be forbidden from selling phones locked to their services from December 2021.Regulator Ofcom said unlocking handsets could often be a complicated process, and this was discouraging owners from switching providers at the end of…
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Stock markets slide as Covid-19 cases rise

Publishedduration40 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty ImagesUS stock markets suffered their sharpest drop in weeks as concerns about the economic impact of surging coronavirus cases sent shares tumbling.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 2.3%, after dropping more than 3% earlier in the day. The S&P 500 fell 1.8% and the Nasdaq 1.6%.Stocks in Europe, where a…