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Murdoch wins preliminary backing to merge his Times titles

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rupert Murdoch bought the Times titles in 1981 Rupert Murdoch's Times and the Sunday Times should to free to merge editorial departments, the government has ruled.Culture secretary Jeremy Wright said he was "minded" to allow News UK's request that two newspapers should be allowed to share journalism resources.When the…
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Pri-mania as world's largest Primark opens in Birmingham

Image copyright PA Image caption Crowds ran into the new Primark store carrying balloons The world's biggest Primark has opened its doors to shoppers in Birmingham.Covering 161,000 sq ft over five floors, it occupies the entire site of a former shopping centre and comes complete with a Disney-themed cafe, a barber shop and beauty studio,…
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The families who took on a housing giant

Image caption Families joined forces to protest outside a Taylor Wimpey development It took seven families two years, but a group of homeowners in Scotland has taken on a housing giant in order to have their "crumbling" new-build homes repaired. It's part of a broader, UK-wide issue - this is their story.Sheila Chalmers moved to…
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Why India is one of world's most protectionist countries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the "Make In India" project The world's largest democratic exercise begins today. Nine hundred million Indians are registered to vote in general elections taking place over the next five weeks. Much is at stake.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised…
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MPs demand regulator to crack down on bailiffs

Image copyright Getty Images MPs have said bailiffs should be regulated to stop them breaking rules and even the law to collect debts.It follows a dramatic rise in cases of bailiffs using intimidating behaviour, threatening to break into homes and in some cases, unlawfully doing so.The Parliamentary Justice Committee says a regulator was needed to…
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Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun receives £735m bonus

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lei Jun has said he will give the giant bonus to charity The founder of Xiaomi has been given a "reward" worth more than £735m by the Chinese smartphone-maker.The payment was confirmed in the firm's 2018 annual report.The company had previously said it intended to make the share-based bonus…