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CEO Secrets: 'I was astounded by the lack of childcare at work'

Sharmaden Reid is the founder and CEO of Beautystack, a tech start up in London that has raised more than £4m in investment.A working mother frustrated at childcare arrangements in most small businesses, she decided to offer childcare to her employees on her own terms, including a childminder during school holidays.The government launched this month…
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Glastonbury stars give away clothes for charity

Image copyright Lewis Allman/Liz Porter Image caption Johnny Marr and Sheryl Crow show off the clothes they donated Sheryl Crow, Lewis Capaldi and Billie Eilish are among the Glastonbury stars to give clothes to Oxfam in support of a campaign against "throwaway fashion".The artists gave some of their clothing to the charity during the festival…
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'I got wiped out, but I was determined to make it back'

Image copyright Andy Scott Image caption Andy Scott managed to rebuild his business empire and personal fortune The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to serial UK entrepreneur Andy Scott.When Andy Scott was run over by a taxi, breaking both his legs and all…
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High demand for Child Benefit loans, say credit unions

Image copyright Manchester Credit Union Image caption Christine Moore and Christine McKeague from the Manchester Credit Union There's been a rapid rise in demand for a type of loan to families who repay using their Child Benefit, Radio 4's Money Box has learned.Several credit unions say they are seeing much greater demand for what they…
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Boeing 737 Max: 'I lost my family in the Ethiopian plane crash'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPaul Njoroge says his family died because of Boeing's "negligence""I lost my wife Carole, my three children Ryan, Kelly and Ruby and I also lost my mum-in-law. I feel so lonely. I look at people. I see them with their children playing outside and I cannot have…
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Carlisle airport relaunches passenger flights

Scheduled passenger flights have returned to Carlisle airport for the first time in more than 25 years. Loganair are operating flights to Dublin, Belfast and Southend from what is called Carlisle Lake District Airport. It is the first commercial airport to open in Britain in 14 years.Video journalist: Jeremy Howell