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Sugar cane offers sweet prospects

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:36
How Mauritius' sugar cane is proving flexible
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The king of discount voucher codes

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:26
How Mark Pearson, the boss of discount offers website My Voucher Codes, set up the business and became a self-made multi-millionaire.
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Why firms don't want you to be brilliant

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:21
Why being brilliant is not enough at work
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UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:04
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
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Equal parental pay for Civil Service

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 23:00
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
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Solar farms 'blight on landscape'

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 14:57
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.
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Germany 'must increase investment'

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 14:36
The German government must increase investment to improve competitiveness, says finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.
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'Share money from economic growth'

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 10:54
Public services need their "fair share" of money from economic growth if they are to continue to be affordable in the future, the health minister says.
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Pharmacies 'could save NHS £1bn'

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 05:02
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.
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The element that causes arguments

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 23:59
The element that heats the Earth and gets everyone arguing
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VIDEO: Tens of thousands march over pay

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 21:53
Tens of thousands of people have joined protests calling for an increase in pay following a week of industrial action organised by unions.
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Clashes at Hong Kong protest site

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 21:44
Police and protesters clash in a battle for territory in the Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, as both sides confirm talks will take place on Tuesday.
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Thousands attend pay protest marches

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 16:56
Tens of thousands of people march in London, Glasgow and Belfast, calling for pay increases and an end to austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Counting the cost of learning to drive

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 08:54
Learning to drive can be a tricky hurdle to overcome no matter however old you are, but for many young drivers the financial cost can be a particular challenge.
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Citizens Advice to give pension help

Sat, 18/10/2014 - 00:39
Citizens Advice is to provide free face-to-face guidance following the government's announcement of new pension rules.
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VIDEO: Interest rates 'lower for longer'

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 21:36
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, the chief economist at the Bank of England has said.
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Keep interest rates low, says Bank

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 20:58
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.
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The costs of getting behind the wheel

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 20:54
How the cost of learning to drive can mount up
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Shares rally in Europe and the US

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 20:32
Global stock markets stage a partial recovery after a week of precipitous falls and volatility.
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VIDEO: Oysters flourish again in Swansea

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 20:14
Oyster fishing is set to make a comeback in Wales after marine biologists reintroduced 40,000 oysters into Swansea Bay.
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