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How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Goliath groupers make a booming noise when approached We have a long history of trying to use animals as spies, weapons and warning systems, but the latest plans to use marine organisms as motion sensors may be the strangest yet. When a beluga whale was spotted wearing a harness…
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The decline of cash in the UK – in charts

Image copyright PA Cash use is falling, with predictions that fewer than one in 10 transactions will be completed with notes and coins in 10 years' time.Ten years ago, cash was used in six out of 10 payments, but it has been overtaken in popularity by debit cards, driven by the use of contactless technology.A…
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Five reasons the car industry is struggling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jaguar Land Rover is cutting jobs News that Ford plans to close its Bridgend plant next year, with the loss of 1,700 jobs, is just the latest in a series of blows for the UK car industry. In February, Honda said it would close its Swindon plant by 2021,…
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Ford set to close Bridgend engine plant in 2020

Image copyright PA Image caption The Bridgend plant employs 1,700 workers Ford's engine plant in Bridgend is set to close in autumn 2020, with the loss of 1,700 jobs.Union officials were told of the plans at a meeting with Ford bosses which include the offer of redeployment. Workers are being sent home after receiving a…
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Passenger trust in rail firms declines

Image copyright Getty Images Public trust in nearly all rail operators has decreased, linked to passenger dissatisfaction over punctuality and reliability.The only rail firm that saw trust improve was Southern. However, it remains the lowest-ranked operator, analysis from Transport Focus suggests.Southern-owner Govia Thameslink said its services were improving.Transport Focus, an independent watchdog, analysed passengers' opinions…
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Wren Kitchens to create 1,200 new jobs

Image copyright Wren Kitchens Image caption The new factory will be built at the firm's existing site at Barton-upon-Humber A kitchen company says it plans to create up to 1,200 new jobs as part of a £120m expansion.Wren Kitchens is planning to build a new factory at its headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire.The firm currently…