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Will Opec defy Trump's call for low oil prices?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi Arabia is said to be leading the call for Opec members to cut production Initially it is difficult see what President Donald Trump and Usman Ahsan, a taxi driver in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, have in common.One is the leader of the US, with an estimated personal…
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New homes 'crumbling due to weak mortar'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVincent Fascione says he will never buy a new build-home againHundreds of new properties have been built using weak mortar that does not meet recommended industry standards, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.There are reports of homes with the fault on at least 13 estates in the…
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DWP forces carer to sell home or face jail for overpayment

Image caption George Henderson cares for his heroin-addicted 37-year-old son A carer is being forced to sell his home or face jail because he wrongly received benefits that cost the taxpayer less than £110. George Henderson, 59, from Leyland in Lancashire, looks after his 37-year-old son, John, who has mental health problems and is addicted…
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BT blocks Huawei from parts of 5G network

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei and its rivals are competing to sell 5G equipment to mobile phone networks BT has said it will not use Huawei's equipment within the heart of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK.The British firm, however, still plans to use the Chinese company's phone…
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UK economic growth 'stalls' as service sector slides

Image copyright Getty Images Growth in the UK's key services sector has hit its lowest level since July 2016, prompting fears of stagnation.The purchasing managers' index (PMI) from IHS Markit/CIPS sank to 50.4 in November, down from 52.2 in October. A figure above 50 indicates expansion."The survey results suggest that the pace of economic growth…
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Parental leave: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Image copyright Andy Shelley Image caption Andy Shelley says his time on parental leave was "eye-opening" Following the release of a poll which suggested 27% of mothers did not enjoy their maternity leave as much as they thought they would, parents have been sharing their experience of parental leave - both good and bad.Many people…