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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…
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Old coal mines can be 'perfect' underground food farms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts say former mine shafts could be used to grow food Abandoned coal mines across the UK could be brought back to life as huge underground farms, according to academics.Mine shafts and tunnels are seen as "the perfect environment" for growing food such as vegetables and herbs.The initiative is…
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Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Sheraton is one of Marriott's brands The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach.The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party.It said an internal investigation found an attacker…
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'Politicians should do more to save our High Streets'

Billionaire Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct and owner of Newcastle United runs a sprawling retail empire - including sportswear brands, House of Fraser, Evans Cycles, lingerie firm Agent Provocateur, luxury fashion chain Flannels - and major shareholdings in Debenhams and French Connection.With many bricks-and-mortar stores struggling due to a combination of rising rents…
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Pampered pups: Is the 'pooch pound' out of control?

Image copyright Victoire Frencia Image caption Best of friends: Victoire Frencia reckons Kiwi eats better than she does The UK's known as a nation of dog lovers, but with ever more opportunities to spoil our best friends, is the "pooch pound" getting out of control?"Living the life of a wealthy, middle-class dog must be wonderful.…