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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…
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Royal Dutch Shell ties executive pay to carbon reduction

Image copyright Shell Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to set carbon emission targets and link them to its executive pay.The Anglo-Dutch company has made the move after pressure from investors, led by asset manager Robeco and the Church of England Pensions Board.The groups said they believed "climate change to be one of the greatest…
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Sacked man claims discrimination against his 'ethical veganism'

Jordi Casamitjana says he was discriminated against for sharing his claims that the charity he used to work for, The League Against Cruel Sports, was allegedly investing pension funds in firms involved in animal testing. Mr Casamitjana said he disclosed his claims because of his ethical veganism beliefs.The charity says he was dismissed for gross…
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Ted Baker staff launch petition over 'forced hugging'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin famously refuses to show his full face in photos Staff at fashion group Ted Baker allege there is a culture of "forced hugging" by the firm's founder and boss, which they are now demanding be ended.A petition, launched by an employee, also accuses 62-year-old…