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Money saving tips: How to cut spending as energy bills rise

By Kevin PeacheyPersonal finance correspondent, BBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Comparing prices of every day items can help bring your spending down, experts sayPrices are rising at their fastest rate for 30 years and millions of households are facing the prospect of a soaring energy bill.We asked four experts for their top tips on…
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Watchdog threatens to refer JD Sports takeover

Image copyright Reuters JD Sports' takeover of Footasylum is facing greater scrutiny after the competition watchdog warned it could result in "a worse shopping experience for customers".The Competition and Markets Authority will refer the £90m deal to a "phase 2" investigation, which means it will take a more in-depth look at the tie-up. JD Sports…
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Dozens of arts freelancers lose out on Covid support over tax 'error'

By Ian YoungsEntertainment & arts reporterimage copyrightITV/Shutterstockimage captionKya Garwood (right) appeared in 2013 TV drama LucanDuring more than a decade as an actress, Kya Garwood has had parts in films like Paddington 2 and Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, as well as being a stand-in and double for leading ladies like Meryl Streep, Michelle…
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How do people learn to cook a poisonous plant safely?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert Burke, William Wills and John King approaching Coopers Creek in 1861 In 1860, Robert Burke and William Wills famously led the first European expedition across the largely unknown interior of Australia. It did not go well. Due to a combination of poor leadership, bad planning and misfortune, Burke,…
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Could the next euro crisis come from Italy?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIgnazio Visco: The markets are making us pay for uncertaintyWhile it's easy to get distracted by trade wars or Brexit uncertainty, there's a financial iceberg on the horizon that could threaten all our well-being.Over the years, Italy's government has built up more than £2 trillion of debt…
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Fraud: Better chance of compensation for victims

By Kevin PeacheyPersonal finance correspondent, BBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesBlameless victims of fraud who are tricked into transferring money to con-artists will be legally entitled to compensation, under government plans.This type of fraud rose by 71% in the first half of the year.At present, refunds by banks are governed by a voluntary code which consumer…