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Pay by cash? Not for long, report warns

Image copyright Getty Images The system allowing people to use cash in the UK is at risk of "falling apart" and needs a new guarantee to ensure notes and coins can still be used.A hard-hitting review by finance experts has concluded that market forces will not save cash for as long as people need it.The…
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Hello Kitty to be made into Hollywood film

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hello Kitty appeared on the catwalk at last autumn's Paris fashion show Hello Kitty, whose image already appears on pyjamas, pencil cases, and the sides of buses, is to grace the big screen after the brand's owner signed the feline icon's first film deal.After five years of discussions, Sanrio,…
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US ambassador defends farming record on chicken and beef

Image copyright ANDREW GOMBERT Washington's ambassador to the UK has defended the US's approach to food hygiene and farming.Criticism of US food standards was "designed to reduce not increase trade", Woody Johnson told the BBC.US beef and chicken producers use processes not permitted in the EU, including rinsing chicken carcasses with chlorine.But Mr Johnson said…
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Workers rights: MPs promised vote on changes after Brexit

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UK won't be bound by future EU changes and can choose whether to accept them or not MPs have been promised a vote on any changes to workers' rights after Brexit as Theresa May seeks Labour support to pass her deal on leaving the EU.No 10 said Parliament would…
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UK may slash trade tariffs under a no-deal Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government may cut trade tariffs on between 80% and 90% of goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit, reports say.Some tariffs would be scrapped completely, including those on car parts, and some agricultural produce.However, 10-20% of key products would continue to be protected by the current level of…
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JetBlue considers new US-UK flight routes

Image copyright JetBlue The transatlantic skies could become a little more crowded as US airline JetBlue considers launching new routes from New York and Boston to London.The 20-year old company says the transatlantic market suffers from poor competition and high fares, especially in the premium category.It would be JetBlue's first foray into Europe - it…