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The Chancellor has welcomed news that inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, has fallen to 0.5%.
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Official figures show inflation fell to 0.5% in December - the joint lowest figure on record.
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UK consumer price inflation fell sharply to 0.5% in December, its joint lowest on record, official figures show
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Shares in bakery chain Greggs jump 6% after it says strong trading over the Christmas period means profits will be above expectations.
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How exactly can inflation be good for you?
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The BBC's Danny Savage reports on plans to protect more offshore seabeds in England, which would see new areas given the status of 'marine conservation zone'.
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Energy firm E.On says it will cut standard UK gas prices by 3.5%, equivalent to £24 off an average annual household gas bill.
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Morrisons reports a fall in sales and says chief executive Dalton Philips is to leave the troubled supermarket after five years in charge.
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The Government is expected to announce that a private consortium is losing a £9 billion pound contract the clean up the nuclear waste site at Sellafield.
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Asia's importance in the art market is growing, we find out why.
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China's December trade figures have beaten expectations with exports up 9.9% and imports down 2.3% from a year earlier.
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Shares in Tokyo led Asian markets down in early trade on Tuesday after US shares closed lower as investors reacted to further falls in the price of oil.
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Computers can be better at predicting our personality than friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers suggests.
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Regular and lengthy naps are the key to memory and learning in early life, say scientists.
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Why can't the UK build 240,000 houses a year?
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With the cost of crude oil falling, how low will petrol prices go?
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Why tennis technology can only go so far
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How much advantage can new technology give to players in tennis, a sport where skill and tenacity count for so much.
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Car firms take on the tech giants
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Samira Hussein speaks to Dr Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz about autonomous vehicles, and cars becoming smartphones on wheels.
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The continued slide in the price of oil hits shares in energy companies, dragging the main US share indexes lower.
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Jaguar Land Rover says it will create 1,300 new jobs to build Jaguar's first sports utility vehicle (SUV) at its Solihull plant in the West Midlands.
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The government is set to strip private consortium Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) of a £9bn contract to clean up the nuclear waste site at Sellafield.
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Cumbria dairy farmer Jonathan Britton says he is facing the prospect of selling milk for less than 10p per litre - compared with 35p per litre last year.
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The owner of London's Canary Wharf complex, Songbird Estates, advises its investors to reject a new Qatari-led bid worth £2.59bn.
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