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Is China losing the battle against an incurable pig virus?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China claims to have culled more than one million pigs, but analysts believe the figure may be under-reported Global pandemics that impact on food supplies are scary things.The latest threat comes from African swine fever, a highly contagious virus with no known cure, and a near zero survival rate…
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TalkTalk share price surges 16% on takeover offer by Toscafund

Image copyright PA Media Shares in telecoms firm TalkTalk have surged 16% after it agreed to consider a takeover bid from investment firm Toscafund that values it at £1.1bn.TalkTalk said that its board had "agreed to progress the proposal further" and would consult advisers.But it added that to make any firm bid, Toscafund would have…
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Coronavirus: 'Relief' for businesses after government vows to pay wages

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRishi Sunak: "The government is going to step in and help to pay people's wages"UK business leaders have expressed "relief" after the government committed to pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic.On Friday, the government announced it would pay 80% of…
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The Worcester high street that's come back to life

The latest sales figures released on Friday by the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) show an average fall of -2.94% compared to the same three months last year. Scotland saw the sharpest fall in the UK compared to April, May and June in 2018. East Anglia was the only region reporting that sales had increased…
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'We’re sorry for Thomas Cook refund delay'

Image copyright Getty Images The body repaying money owed to Thomas Cook customers after the tour firm collapsed has apologised to thousands of customers facing refund delays.Paul Smith, director at the Civil Aviation Authority, said "we are very sorry" and promised the CAA is "working tirelessly" to process payments.Despite £160m having already been refunded, he…
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Autonomy ex-finance chief sentenced to jail for HP fraud

Image copyright Getty Images Autonomy's former finance boss has been sentenced to five years in prison for fraud, linked to the $11bn sale of the UK software firm to Hewlett Packard.British citizen Sushovan Hussain faces jail in the US after being found guilty last year of 16 counts of securities and wire fraud.HP wrote down…