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High Street: Five ways UK shopping has changed

Image copyright Getty Images Hardly a month goes by without news of another wave of shops shutting.So, how many shops have closed recently - and what's behind the High Street crisis?What shops are closing?A record 2,481 shops disappeared from UK High Streets last year - up 40%, according to the accountancy firm PwC and the…
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The new mobile phone scam delivering a problem

Image copyright Getty Images A brand new top-of-the-range phone is delivered to your door. The package has your name on it but you don't remember ordering it.There is another knock at the door and a courier asks for the phone back explaining: "We delivered it by mistake."Would you hand it over? If you do, it…
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Facial recognition technology aims to cut passport queue times

Millions of passengers pass through UK airports every year, and those numbers are projected to double by 2050. New technology has been developed that uses a combination of facial recognition technology and your mobile phone in a bid to speed up the immigration process. The UK Home Office and Border Force are considering using the…
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The future of food: Why farming is moving indoors

Image copyright Square Roots Image caption Tobias Peggs says the fledgling industry is still developing the right business models A car park opposite the infamous New York City housing estate where rapper Jay-Z grew up seems an unlikely place for an agricultural revolution.Ten shipping containers dominate a corner of the Brooklyn parking area, each full…
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Ryanair rated 'greedy and arrogant' by customers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousand of Ryanair flights were cancelled or delayed due to strikes last summer Ryanair has come bottom in an annual Which? survey rating the customer services of 100 popular UK brands.The budget airline achieved a customer satisfaction score of only 45% for 2019. It is the sixth year in a…
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Hasbro to buy Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One for $4bn

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeet the voice of Peppa PigUS toy maker Hasbro will acquire Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One for around £3.3bn ($4bn), the firms said in a statement. Hasbro said the deal would expand its entertainment and "family-oriented storytelling" portfolio.UK-listed Entertainment One owns other preschool titles including PJ Masks.…