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BBC | Brexit: Theresa May's withdrawal bill delayed


Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says. The prime minister is continuing to face pressure from her own MPs to resign following her pledge of a "new deal" on Brexit.…

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Posted by: on: 23/05/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Body Shop owner Natura to buy Avon for £1.6bn


Brazilian cosmetics group Natura has announced that it is buying UK-based direct-selling cosmetics business Avon. Natura, which already owns The Body Shop and Aesop, is Brazil's top business in cosmetics, perfumes and toiletries. Its all-stock offer of about $2bn (£1.6bn)…

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Posted by: on: 23/05/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas

BBC | European elections 2019: Polls take place across the UK


Voters are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections. Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region has a different number of…

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Posted by: on: 23/05/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Game of Thrones: How much do women speak in the show?


Female characters in Game of Thrones speak about three times less than male characters in the show, according to new data given to BBC 100 Women. Although the hugely popular show ended this week after eight seasons, the debate on how…

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Posted by: on: 22/05/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | British Steel enters insolvency endangering 5,000 jobs


British Steel has been placed in compulsory liquidation, putting 5,000 jobs in the UK at risk and endangering 20,000 in the supply chain. The move follows a breakdown in rescue talks between the government and the company's owner, Greybull. The…

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Posted by: on: 22/05/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | British Steel on verge of administration


British Steel is on the verge of administration as it continues to lobby for government backing, sources say. The UK's second-biggest steel maker had been trying to secure £75m in financial support to help it to address "Brexit-related issues". If…

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Posted by: on: 21/05/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Game of Thrones finale gets mixed response


The final episode of Game of Thrones has been broadcast, drawing to a close one of the most successful series in television history. But the season eight finale has received a mixed reaction from fans and critics. More than a…

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Posted by: on: 21/05/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Jamie Oliver restaurant chains face collapse


Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant group is facing collapse, putting up to 1,300 jobs at risk. Jamie's Italian chain have lined up KPMG to handle an administration process, expected to be announced later. Conversations with employees at the chain are…

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Posted by: on: 21/05/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Crickets have hit the high street - can they save the planet?


Not that long ago, many of us would grimace at the idea of eating raw fish, crunching on kale or slurping on a chia smoothie. Now thousands of us munch on California rolls doused in soy sauce during our lunch…

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Posted by: on: 17/05/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | EasyJet chief defends Champions League final flight costs


EasyJet's chief executive, Johan Lundgren, has defended his airline's high ticket prices to fly to Madrid for the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool on 1 June. Football fans complained to BBC Radio 5 live that flights around that…

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Posted by: on: 17/05/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas
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