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News • British Broadcasting Corporation
Rental costs 'up 1% in a year'
Yesterday » 9:07:00
The cost of renting a home in Britain rose by 1% in the year to September, with the fastest growth seen in London and Scotland, official statistics show.
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The economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
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Spirit Pub Company has rejected a takeover offer from cider maker C&C, days after agreeing to recommend a rival offer from Greene King.
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Tesco woes still weigh on FTSE
Yesterday » 7:57:30
Troubled supermarket Tesco drags down London's benchmark FTSE 100 index for a second day running in early Friday trading.
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Egyptian obelisk revealed anew
Yesterday » 7:47:58
Egyptian hieroglyphs seen in a new light
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Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.
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China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
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The Women's Tennis Association finals are being held in Asia for the first time. Sharanjit Leyl speaks to the chair and chief executive of the WTA, Stacey Allaster.
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Infosys boss Vishal Sikka says the Indian software giant is bouncing back after struggling in recent years.
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'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'
Yesterday » 5:59:11
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
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The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
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Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
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Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
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The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions among members.
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The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because of the country's relative economic health.
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People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.
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Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".
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Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
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Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures
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Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.
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Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
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Amazon shares plunge over 10% after the company reports a third-quarter loss of $437m (£273m), bigger than many analysts expected.
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China's billionaires' club
23 Oct 2014 9:00:09
A peek inside the richest club in China
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Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.
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Skywatchers in North America will be treated to the final eclipse of the year on Thursday.
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