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UK to spend £108m on no-deal ferries

Image copyright AFP The UK will spend more than £100m chartering extra ferries to ease "severe congestion" at Dover, in the case of a no-deal Brexit.Over the last few months, additional ferry contracts were awarded to French, Danish and British companies.The contingency plans allow for almost 4,000 more lorries a week to come and go…
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What went wrong on the High Street in 2018?

Image copyright Getty Images The last 12 months have seen a string of High Street names go out of business. But what made 2018 such a bad year for retailers?"I absolutely loved my job at Poundworld. It was like a family - we all got on, and we all stepped in if somebody couldn't do…
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HMV to honour gift cards despite going into administration

Image copyright Getty Images HMV will continue to accept customers' gift cards so long as stores keep trading, administrators KPMG have said.It comes after the High Court appointed KPMG to run the music retailer, which collapsed for the second time in six years after a sharp fall in sales. In 2013 administrators faced an angry…
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Huawei: China accuses UK of 'pride and prejudice'

Image copyright Getty Images China has accused the UK of "deep-rooted pride and prejudice" over security fears raised about Huawei.The Chinese company's chairman has also complained of his firm's "incredibly unfair treatment" abroad.In recent weeks, the UK's Defence Secretary and chief of MI6 have been among those to warn that use of Huawei's 5G kit…
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The booming trade in second-hand books

Image copyright Phil Kirk/Oxfam The rise of online has helped revive the second-hand book market, but what impact has it had on traditional, second-hand book shops?When a box of old books arrives at Oxfam's Witney bookshop in Oxfordshire, it's a bit like opening a treasure chest. Manager Sally Lee and her team pile up the…
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Restrictive job adverts 'put women off', says top female boss

Image caption Liv Garfield, of Severn Trent, is the youngest female CEO of one of the top 100 businesses in the UK Women are put off from applying for jobs in male dominated industries because of "restrictive" application forms, a top business chief has said.Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield, one of the UK's youngest…