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Rutland: England's only county without a McDonald's

Image caption Caroline Aston believes the golden arches will eventually be welcomed by Rutland's residents The picturesque county of Rutland boasts a Michelin-star restaurant, dozens of gourmet eateries and regular farmers' markets - but what it doesn't have is anywhere to pick up a Big Mac. This may all be about to change.These days, it…
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App that cancels subscriptions launches in UK

Image copyright Joshua Browder Image caption Joshua Browder's first creation was an algorithm that fights parking fines. A service which automatically cancels subscriptions at the end of the free trial period has launched in the UK.It was developed by Josh Browder, who as a teenager developed an algorithm called Do Not Pay, which continues to…
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Oil prices soar after attacks on Saudi facilities

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq Oil prices hit their highest in four months after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of global supply.At the start of trading, Brent crude jumped 19% to $71.95…
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Illegal work practices 'far too common' says think tank study

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young people are least likely to seek redress through employment tribunals About one in 20 workers does not get paid holidays, while one in 10 does not get a payslip, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation think tank.It found workers over the age of 65 are most…
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General Motors faces strike by almost 50,000 staff

Image copyright Reuters Almost 50,000 General Motors workers have been called out on strike after America's biggest carmaker failed to reach a pay and conditions deal with the United Auto Workers union (UAW)."We do not take this lightly. This is our last resort," UAW vice-president Terry Dittes told reporters in Detroit.The sides had set a…
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Thomas Cook 'racing to finalise rescue deal'

Image copyright Getty Images Thomas Cook has said it is "focused on completing" a rescue deal amid reports that some lenders could vote against the terms of the agreement.The troubled travel firm is understood to be in last minute negotiations with bondholders to approve a takeover by Chinese firm Fosun Tourism.The deal needs the backing…