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Shire recommends Takeda's revised £46bn takeover offer

2 hours 59 min ago
The improved bid comes after the Irish drugmaker rejected a series of offers from the Japanese firm.

WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU

7 hours 18 min ago
The messaging app is changing its rules ahead of the introduction of new data privacy regulations in May.

Loan sharks face fresh government crackdown

8 hours 22 sec ago
The Treasury aims to stamp out the 'lowlife crooks' preying on vulnerable people.

Gucci sales surge following major revamp

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 22:22
It follows a major revamp at the Italian label under creative director Alessandro Michele.

End doubts over diesel's future, says Ford boss

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:59
Government must give consumers more clarity about the future of diesel cars, says Ford's UK chief.

Britain powers on without coal for three days

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:23
National Grid says the 72-hour streak is the longest since the 1880s.

Vincent Bolloré: French tycoon held over 'Africa corruption'

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:58
Vincent Bolloré is questioned by police near Paris over contracts to run ports in Guinea and Togo.

Streaming is music's biggest money-maker

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:12
For the first time, music streaming is making more money than sales of CDs and vinyl.

Hamleys owner 'eyes House of Fraser deal'

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:52
The Chinese firm that owns the toy store could take a stake in the department store chain, a report says.

Coffee chain Boston Tea Party 'first' to ban disposable cups

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:27
Boston Tea Party, which has 21 branches, will not sell coffee in disposable cups from June.

Oil at $75 as Iran sanction fears mount

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:49
Brent crude hits its highest level in more than three years as production cuts reduce stockpiles.

Bookmakers' shares hit by tougher wager limit fears

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:09
Shares in bookmakers tumble on reports the maximum stake on betting terminals will be cut to £2.

The senior citizens taking on coding

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:50
In Singapore, senior citizens are learning how to code computer programs on training courses designed to modernise skills and keep older brains sharp.

TSB boss says sorry for banking chaos

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:32
Customers remain locked out of their accounts and are unable to make payments as chaos continues.

UK government borrowing lowest for 11 years

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:45
Government borrowing fell by more than expected to £42.6bn for the past financial year.

Vodafone rated worst mobile provider by Which? survey

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:20
The mobile phone giant is ranked lowest for the seventh year in a row by consumer body Which?.

Metro Bank chair under pressure over payments to wife's firm

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:49
Royal London says it will vote against the re-appointment of chairman Vernon Hill.

Lab-grown meat

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:12
The meat industry, a major contributor to CO2 emissions and deforestation, is facing competition.

Retail woes force hundreds of store closures

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:08
Almost 650 shops and restaurants have shut their doors since the start of the year, BBC analysis reveals.

Google owner Alphabet sees profits soar

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:34
Net earnings jump almost 73% in the first quarter as revenues from internet advertising climb.