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Lego to ditch plastic bags after children call for change

Image copyright Getty Images Toy company Lego is to start phasing out plastic bags in its packaging from 2021 as it moves towards recyclable paper ones.Lego said it had received letters from children asking it to remove single-use plastic.It said it would be investing up to $400m (£310m) over three years to improve its sustainability…
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Brexit freight system 'will be ready on time'

Image copyright Getty Images The government has denied claims that a new freight management system will not be ready when the EU transition period ends. The system is seen as vital for preventing delays when post-Brexit freight arrangements come into place on 1 January. One industry body had expressed concern that only a beta -…
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Xinjiang: US to block some exports citing China's human rights abuses

Image copyright Getty Images The US will block some exports from China's Xinjiang region, over alleged human rights abuses against the mostly Muslim Uighur minority. It says "forced labour" was used to make the products, including at a "vocational" centre it called a "concentration camp".The export ban includes garments, cotton, computer parts and hair products…
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TikTok: YouTube launches rival to be tested in India

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube has announced it will test a beta version of its new TikTok rival in India. YouTube Shorts will limit videos to 15 seconds, and the platform will feature creator tools that are similar to Chinese-owned TikTok's.India banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June as border tensions rose between…
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Social mobility: ‘When we set up a tech firm in Sheffield people laughed’

Image copyright David Richards David Richards was mocked when he chose Sheffield as the European headquarters for his computer firm.He says that explains a lot about the lack of social mobility in the UK."Most of my friends in London thought it was some kind of staged joke," he says.Raised in what he calls a "lower…
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UK payrolls shrink by 695,0000 in August

UK payrolls shrank by 695,000 between March and August as employers cut jobs ahead of the winding down of the government's Job Retention Scheme. More on this story Coronavirus: How do I find a new job and which sectors are hiring? 14 September 2020 Unemployment: Planned redundancies twice the rate of last recession 14 September…