News : British Broadcasting Corporation

News • British Broadcasting Corporation
The UK's biggest conference pear orchard has been planted at a farm in Kent, using techniques already used abroad in a bid to help British producers compete with their foreign rivals.
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Is there about to be a cure to 'signal failure'?
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Parents due partial refunds on their children's air tickets face a variety of ways to claim the money.
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An up-close encounter with the new mini you
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In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue
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Nasa astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about using social media in space, including recording "Space Oddity" and taking photos at 8kms a second
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Unemployment has hit a seven-year low, but more than a third of the new jobs created last year went to workers from abroad.
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Is your partner a financial bully?
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The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at new record highs after US tech firms report strong first quarter profits.
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Up to four million homeowners could struggle to move house as a direct result of the new rules on mortgage applications which came in last year.
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Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the US because the bikes could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.
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Around 40% of homeowners with mortgages could struggle to move because they would not qualify for a new loan under tough new rules
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The wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa has damaged the image of the country as an investment destination.
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The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.
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The cost of renting a home in Britain rose by 2.1% in the year to the end of March, official figures show.
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Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselboem warns "time is running out" for a Greek debt deal as eurozone finance ministers prepare to meet Greek officials.
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HSBC says it is considering whether it should move its headquarters out of the UK, following "regulatory and structural reforms" in the banking industry.
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Mining shares lift the FTSE 100, but shares in fashion chain French Connection dive 20% after it warns of weak sales.
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US cable giant Comcast will abandon its proposed $45bn acquisition of rival Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition, reports suggest.
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The government sells more shares in Lloyds, raising about £586m and taking its stake in the bank to below 21%.
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BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
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BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
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Switzerland is the world's happiest country, according to a new survey, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.
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Japanese shares fall following three winning sessions that pushed the main index to 15-year highs.
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One of India's most influential publishers tells the BBC that it's 'very hard' to make money in the Indian book industry.
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