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£35m research hub to make steel industry carbon-neutral

Image copyright Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Image caption About half of Wales' carbon emissions in 2016 came from the giant Port Talbot steel plant A £35m research network has been announced aimed at making the UK iron and steel industry carbon-neutral by 2040.Swansea, Sheffield and Warwick universities will work with steelmakers on the seven-year Sustain programme.It…
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Lloyds customers hit by online banking woes

Image copyright Getty Images The UK's largest current account provider has reported problems with its online banking service.Lloyds Banking Group said some customers with Lloyds' accounts faced "intermittent issues" when trying to log onto the online system.It has apologised and says it is trying to resolve the problem urgently. App services are working normally.The bank…
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What effect has Brexit had on the UK economy?

Image copyright PA Image caption Economic growth has not been disastrous, but nor has it been sparkling There may still be more than a month to go until Brexit is scheduled to happen, but there has already been some fallout from the decision to leave. Most recently, the prolonged uncertainty - what the governor of…
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Women 'victims in 63% of romance scams'

Image copyright Getty Images Victims of romance scams - the majority of whom are women - lost an average of £11,145 each last year, according to new figures.The data, from police reporting centre Action Fraud, showed that £50m was lost in these scams in 2018 when fraudsters pretend to be romantically attached.Fraudsters trick victims into…
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Sweets industry stands firm against sugar backlash

Image caption The fair is the same size as 15 Wembley Stadium football pitches The world's biggest trade fair for sweets is a Willy Wonka-esque display of tempting indulgences, but how is the industry adapting to a growing backlash against sugar?Suddenly the nougat-covered pretzel I had for breakfast doesn't seem like such a good idea.…
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Pensions: Tougher jail terms for mismanaging funds

Image copyright EPA Company bosses could face up to seven years in prison if they mismanage employee pension schemes, says Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd.She wants a new offence of "wilfully or recklessly" mismanaging funds. Plans outlined last year for a maximum sentence of two years in prison were toughened up after public consultation.Ms…