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Families 'cheated of Boeing crash compensation'

Image copyright EPA Image caption All 189 people on board the Lion Air flight were killed in October last year Relatives of people killed in the Boeing 737 Max crash in Indonesia last year have been cheated out of compensation, their lawyers say.Lawyers told the BBC that many families were persuaded to sign forms preventing…
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Gucci withdraws jumper after 'blackface' backlash

Image copyright Gucci/Spring Luxury fashion brand Gucci has withdrawn a woollen jumper from sale after the item was criticised for "resembling blackface."The black "balaclava jumper" covered the lower half of the face and featured a red cut-out around the mouth. The item prompted a backlash on social media by users who claimed the design was…
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Santander to shut 140 branches

Image copyright NurPhoto / Getty Images Spanish-owned bank Santander is slashing its branch network by almost a fifth, putting 1,270 jobs at risk.The bank blamed the closures on "changes in how customers are choosing to carry out their banking".It said branch transactions have fallen 23% in the last three years, while digital transactions have soared…
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Meet the man glamming up supercars for the stars

Yianni Charalambous says he failed at school, but since then he has found a flair for coming up with money-making business ideas.The Enfield entrepreneur's latest venture involves transforming supercars for celebrities who are searching for that extra shine.Car wrapping, he explains, involves adding a temporary layer of colour onto the existing body of a car.Mr…
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Bill Granger: 'Godfather' of avocado toast

Australian restaurateur Bill Granger served his first plate of smashed avocado on toast 26 years ago in a little sunny corner cafĂ© in Sydney. It is a dish that has become both a global phenomenon and a millennial clichĂ© in recent years, emblematic of the rising popularity of Australian-style breakfasts and brunches.An art school dropout…
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Ministers deny planning no-deal Brexit holiday warnings

Image copyright Getty Images Downing Street has dismissed claims that people will be warned not to book holidays beyond March 2019 as part of no-deal Brexit contingency plans.It comes after the Sunday Times said senior officials had examined the idea.But a No 10 spokesperson rejected the report as "categorically untrue."And travel agents' body Abta told…