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Honda confirms Swindon car plant closure
Honda has confirmed it plans to close its factory in Swindon in 2021 with the loss of 3,500 jobs.
HSBC sees UK business weaken amid Brexit uncertainty
Banking giant HSBC has reported tougher conditions in the UK in the run-up to Brexit as it revealed lower than expected annual results amid a cocktail of global uncertainties.
Real wage growth climbs to two-year high
British workers enjoyed their strongest real terms pay rise for more than two years at the end of 2018, official figures show.
Mobile phone designer Bullitt fires up change of owner
The private equity fund which owns a stake in Bullitt Group, the branded mobile phone designer, is to surrender control of the business less than 18 months after acquiring it in a £100m deal.
Fashion icon and Chanel boss Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85
Fashion icon and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, a source at the French fashion house said.
Vegan sausage roll furore helps Greggs bring home the bacon
Bakery chain Greggs said the launch of its controversial vegan sausage roll had helped it enjoy an "exceptional sales performance" at the start of the year.
Put a penny tax on new clothes to cut waste and improve recycling, say MPs
Retailers should pay a penny per garment to fund better recycling and try to end the era of throwaway fashion, according to an influential group of MPs.
National Farmers Union seeks guarantee Brexit won't undermine British standards
The National Farmers' Union (NFU) is demanding a written guarantee from the government that Brexit won't undermine British farming standards.
Gove bows to food industry pressure on reform agenda
Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has bowed to pressure from Britain's food industry by agreeing to suspend a series of reforms amid protests that they are too absorbed by preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
Rail price shake-up could end peak fares and split ticketing
Train operators are calling for a major shake-up of fares that would throw out current rules governing peak and off-peak pricing and also end the need for so-called split-ticketing.