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Rail chaos: GTR ordered to spend £15m on improvements for passengers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new timetables involved 43,200 individual changes and affected 46% of passenger services Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) must contribute £15m towards improvements in services for rail passengers and will make no profit in 2018, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.The company has already spent a similar amount in…
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Brexit: Food prices could rise 10%, says Bank governor

Food prices could rise between 5% and 10% if there is a disorderly Brexit, the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has warned.Mr Carney told MPs that in the most "extreme" case, prices would rise by 10%, but in a less severe scenario the increase would be about 6%.The Bank of England and its governor…
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France fuel protests: PM Philippe to halt fuel tax rise

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrance fuel protests: Who are the people in the yellow vests?The French government will suspend a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests, the PM has said.Edouard Philippe told ruling party MPs he would present "gestures of appeasement" in a TV address to…
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Tumblr to ban all pornographic content from 17 December

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The move comes days after Tumblr said it found child sexual abuse images during a routine audit Social networking site Tumblr has announced plans to ban all pornographic content, effective from 17 December. The new policy comes weeks after the site was pulled from Apple's App Store after child…
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Debt despair: 'I’m just going to end it'

Image copyright MOney and Mental Health Institute "One day I was stood by the side of the road contemplating life and thought 'if I was to die now, no one would miss me. I can't provide for my family, I'm just going to end it."Steve Goddard is a father of two who hit rock bottom…
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Mike Ashley calls for online tax to save the High Street

Mike Ashley has called for a new tax on online retailers to help revive ailing town centres.The Sports Direct owner told MPs that the "internet is killing the High Street".His answer is taxing all retailers that make more than 20% of their turnover online - and not just online-only operators.Mr Ashley said a tax would…