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The government says it will delay or cut back a number of modernisation projects that were part of a planned £38.5bn upgrade of Network Rail.
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Some energy suppliers charge customers up to £180 to install and remove pre-payment meters from homes, regulator Ofgem finds.
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The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.
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The OneWeb company, which aims to take affordable internet connectivity to every part of the globe, says it will need the biggest commercial rocket campaign in history to get all of its satellites in orbit.
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The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.
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The number of children living in relative poverty in the UK remains 2.3 million, government figures show.
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Premium Bonds will no longer be sold over the counter in Post Office branches from the end of July.
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Advice provided by some fee-charging debt management firms is "unacceptably" poor, the City regulator has concluded.
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The FTSE 100 index opens lower, with investors expected to remain cautious as talks to resolve Greece's debt crisis continue.
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Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi expand a recall of cars initially issued in North America to the rest of the world to replace airbags made by Takata.
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Gatwick Airport says the busiest year in the airport's history proves its case for a second runway.
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Supercar maker McLaren Automotive has reported a pre-tax profit of £15m for its financial year which ended on 31 December 2014, up from £4.5m the previous year.
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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is due to resume talks with international creditors with time running out to overcome Greece's debt crisis.
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Struggling US fast-food giant McDonald's says it will sell all of its 413 stores in Taiwan to a franchise operator as part of a turnaround plan.
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One of Asia's largest pulp and paper producers announces that it has stopped clearing forests as part of its operations.
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Asian shares head lower as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of a meeting of European leaders as Greece continued its last-minute efforts to avoid a default.
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One of nature's most bizarre animals - Hallucigenia - is finally revealed in its entirety after specimens in Canada reveal its missing face.
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Consumer regulators in New York says upmarket US grocery chain Whole Foods routinely overcharged customers by overstating weights.
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Legislation key to US President Barack Obama's trade agenda has been approved by the US Senate, paving the way for a huge trade deal in Asia.
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A hairy Antarctic crab that was dubbed "The Hoff" when it was first found in Antarctic waters gets a formal scientific description and name.
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The UK's Green Investment Bank, which backs environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, is to be part-privatised, the government will confirm on Thursday.
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Why EU winemakers may not be raising a glass to Russia
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How zoo giraffes are helping veterinary scientists to find out if very long, spindly legs are a help or a hindrance for walking.
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The African airline getting help from Iron Maiden's frontman
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A Google executive has been killed in an accident in Cannes, the search company confirms.
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