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UK employment hits another record high

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December, the latest Office for National Statistics figures show. Unemployment was little-changed in the three-month period at 1.36 million.The jobless rate, remaining at 4%, is at its lowest since…
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Kimbolton Fireworks ceases trading after 55 years

Image caption Kimbolton Fireworks supplied fireworks for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2012 A fireworks firm that created displays for the opening and closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games has ceased trading. Family-run Kimbolton Fireworks, based in Cambridgeshire, was founded by the Reverend Ron Lancaster in 1964. It said it…
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Karl Lagerfeld, iconic Chanel fashion designer, dies

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKarl Lagerfeld often appeared at shows alongside his modelsIconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died in Paris following a short illness. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry's most prolific figures and worked up until his death.His…
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Asda sales growth slows amid 'challenging' trade

Image copyright Reuters Supermarket chain Asda has reported a slowdown in sales growth amid another "challenging year" for retailers.In the final three months of 2018, like-for-like sales grew 1%, compared with a 2% rise in the previous quarter.Asda chief executive Roger Burnley said that Brexit uncertainties were "playing on our customers' minds".Asda and rival Sainsbury's…
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Estonia orders Danske Bank branch to shut

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Tallinn branch must close by 19 October Estonia has told Danske Bank to close its branch in Tallinn before the end of 2019 after a money-laundering scandal.Chief executive Thomas Borgen resigned last year after an investigation into payments of about €200bn (£174bn) which were made through the branch.The bank…
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'People use storage for life events'

Anthony Paine started his online business Stashbee to connect people who need storage space with people who have space to spare. Initially, he thought it would be a simple "click and buy" business - similar to other services in the sharing economy like Uber or AirBnB. But what he found was that people who need…