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Number of pubs falls by 7,000 in a decade

The number of pubs in England and Wales continues to decline, new research suggests.

Worse to come for food price rises, warns industry

Shop prices may not hit their peak until next year, says the Food and Drink Federation.

Flight cancellation plan aims to ease summer chaos

BA and Heathrow say the move will help minimise disruption for passengers during the peak season.

The supermarket rows you don't usually hear about

The spat between Heinz and Tesco has shone a light on the challenges facing suppliers and retailers.

Rail strikes: No rush to call for more action, says union

The RMT's comments follow last week's industrial action which caused travel disruption across the UK.

Russia moves to take control of Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project

The Russian government moves to take over Sakhalin-2 in which Shell has a share of more than a quarter.

Cost of living: Families who care for relatives' children in crisis

Laura took in her two half-siblings six years ago, but says she is now struggling as prices soar.

Petrol station staff abused over high fuel prices

There is a "huge increase" of abuse by drivers angry at the price at the pump, forecourt operators say.

Heinz products off Tesco shelves after pricing dispute

The beans, sauce and soup-maker is pausing supply to the UK's largest supermarket in a price rise row.

Poundland boosts £1 items in battle for shoppers

The discount chain says it is seeing a rise in customer numbers as people seek savings.

Scratch card sales fall as cost of living rises

Camelot says there are signs consumers have "tightened their belts" as living costs rise.

Plan to cut energy bills if you avoid peak-time use

Some households could get discounts for using less energy at peak times under National Grid's scheme.

Cost of living: People cut back on food shopping as price rises bite

Retail sales fell 0.5% in May as households cut spending in supermarkets due to the rising cost of living.

UK inflation rises at fastest rate for 40 years as food costs jump

Food, energy and fuel price rises help drive inflation up in May at its fastest pace since 1982.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends likely pensions rise

There's criticism of the move as ministers warn workers not to expect pay rises to match increasing costs.

UK and New Zealand expand working holiday visas

The age limit for a visa to live and work in either country will go up to 35 under a new deal.

Argentina's economy minister makes sudden exit

Martin Guzmán's departure leaves a big question mark over Argentina's future economic policy.

Energy companies' customer service hits record low

Standards have "plummeted" since last year when many firms went bust, Citizens Advice says.

Missing Cryptoqueen: FBI adds Ruja Ignatova to top ten most wanted

Ruja Ignatova is accused of defrauding victims out of $4bn (£3.2bn) through a cryptocurrency scam.

US stocks see worst first half drop in more than 50 years

The S&P 500 index dropped by more than 20%, while major indexes around the world also fell sharply.

Bulb boss Hayden Wood to step down from collapsed energy firm

Hayden Wood had stayed on with a £250,000 salary after the government put the company into administration.

UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger to launch in India

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries will open outlets across the country under a franchise deal.

Hardship funding for students doubled last year

Universities gave £121m to students in financial difficulty, Freedom of Information responses suggest.

TV ad breaks could get longer as rules reviewed

The number of advertising breaks could be altered, as viewing habits change and streaming services grow.

Two million more people paying higher rate tax

The number of workers in higher income tax bands has risen by almost two million in three years, says HMRC.

Thousands of BT workers vote to strike over pay

Strike action would disrupt broadband rollout and cause issues with working from home, a union says.

Halifax says pronoun badge critics can close accounts

The bank tells customers who object to pronouns on name badges they are welcome to close their accounts.

Ben & Jerry's criticises resumption of sales in Israeli settlements

The ice cream maker is unhappy with Unilever's deal to continue sales in the occupied West Bank.

Hello Kitty firm strikes China deal after viral hit

Shares of Japanese company Sanrio rose by almost 14% in Tokyo after the agreement was announced.

Ghost broking: Young and vulnerable people targeted by insurance scam

There's a warning to "safeguard personal finances against fraud" amidst the cost of living crisis.

Pride: Amazon restricts LGBT goods in United Arab Emirates

The online retail giant says it has to comply with the laws of the countries in which it operates.

Cost of living: How can I save money on my food shop?

The cost-of-living crisis continues to bite. Here are some things that can reduce the impact.

How flowers are 'put to sleep' for long sea voyages

Kenya's flower exporters are switching to sea freight as new tech helps keep flowers fresh at sea.

Fighting for rights for workers undergoing fertility treatment

Proposed legislation would require employers to give staff time off work to attend fertility appointments.

Sri Lanka fuel crisis: Waiting for days to get fuel

Even taxi drivers and car salesmen are forced into two-day mile-long queues for petrol in Sri Lanka.

Sandwich shops bite back after challenging years

Sandwich sellers are seeing customer numbers return, but hybrid working means some remain quiet.

Why I kept my sexuality a secret at work

How an aircraft engineer overcame his fear of revealing his sexuality and set up a Pride network.

Why business is still optimistic about Hong Kong

Twenty five years on from the handover from the UK, many business owners and leaders remain optimistic.

The staff shortage slowing down air cargo and bags

A lack of skilled cargo handlers is now hampering the booming air freight business too.

How Aussie farmers are hoping to win over tequila fans

Two Australia farmers are aiming rival Mexican tequila and mezcal with a similar delicious spirit.

Could nuclear desalination plants beat water scarcity?

Engineers are developing mobile, floating nuclear desalination plants to help solve water shortages.

US parents turn to black market due to formula shortage

As the US grapples with a formula crisis, parents are turning to the black market for supplies.

How India could become a 'mushroom superpower'

Changing tastes mean mushroom entrepreneurs are only just getting started.

How human-like are the most sophisticated chatbots?

As a Google engineer says his firm's top chatbot has feelings, just how lifelike is the technology?

CEO Secrets: 'Don't treat your business like your baby'

Liz Jackson MBE started her career as an entrepreneur, creating her own marketing company, aged 25.

The small seaport crucial for Europe's energy future

As neighbour Germany takes a step closer to gas rationing a Polish seaside resort prepares to help.

How The Gambia’s oyster farmers are being hit by climate change

Women's livelihoods in The Gambia are under threat from rising temperatures and sea levels.

Could flat tyres soon be a thing of the past?

Airless tyres that do not puncture are getting close to market but some remain sceptical about them.

Why you may have a thinking digital twin within a decade

Within 10 years people may be able to have a intelligent online version of themselves.

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Why I kept my sexuality a secret at work

How an aircraft engineer overcame his fear of revealing his sexuality and set up a Pride network.

Rail strike: Government is making strike negotiations worse - RMT boss

Rail union boss Mick Lynch says that a deal with rail companies could have been made by now.

Ros Atkins on… Why rail strikes are happening

Ros Atkins examines why a dispute between the RMT union and employers has led to strike action.

Rail dispute has been manufactured by Shapps - RMT

RMT general-secretary Mick Lynch admits "the whole country is suffering."

Grant Shapps: Train strikes are 'full responsibility of the unions'

The Transport Secretary tells the Commons that the public ''will not be hoodwinked'' by the unions.

Love Island stylist gives sneak peek inside the wardrobe

For the first time, ITV's Love Island contestants will be dressed in pre-owned clothes.

Cost of living crisis: Sheerness cafe owner sleeps on shop floor to save money

Steve Jackson skips meals to help pay the rent on his vintage tea shop in Sheerness High Street.

Why your haircut is getting more expensive

Chain Trevor Sorbie says they are now spending thousands more each month.

Small businesses focus on rising costs ahead of the local elections

Small businesses are the 'lifeline' of the economy says Prince, whose business has felt the impact of inflation.

'An hour a day built my million-pound side hustle'

Joel Remy-Parkes of kids tableware company Bamboo Bamboo shares his business advice for CEO Secrets.

The Zomato and Swiggy riders risking their lives to deliver food in 10 minutes

The BBC followed overworked delivery riders as they raced against time to take food to customers.

CEO Secrets: 'I begged my dad not to give out business cards'

Gaby Hersham, CEO of co-working space network Huckletree, shares her business advice.

Why I didn't use my real name at work

Should you change your name to fit in at work? We look at why some people have anglicised their names.

Former Twitter exec questions seriousness of Musk offer

Vivian Schiller, who used to work there, tells Newsnight Elon Musk enjoys "throwing bombs" on Twitter.

Cost of living: 'My money-saving life hacks'

With a squeeze on household budgets, how are Londoners saving money?

This plug socket tells you if your energy is green

A power socket that helps you save electricity and tells you if it's from renewable sources.

Inside London's only pointe shoes factory

The craft of making pointe shoes for ballet dancers has recently been put on the heritage craft red list.

Energy strategy won't reduce energy bills - Milliband

Shadow climate change secretary Ed Miliband says the government should focus on onshore wind power.

The Apprentice winner Harpreet Kaur: Sometimes I don't realise how direct I am

Harpreet Kaur also tells BBC Breakfast that her sister is "definitely staying within the business".

Martin Lewis: ‘We need political intervention on cost of living’

Personal finance expert Martin Lewis calls for government intervention to tackle the cost of living.

Spring Statement: One family's cost of living experience

The Fords are a busy family and, like many, they’ve noticed the impact of rising prices.

P&O boss Peter Hebblethwaite asked if he is a 'shameless criminal'

P&O Ferries chief executive Peter Hebblethwaite issues a "late apology" after the on-the-spot sacking of 800 staff.

E-waste: Royal Mint wants to turn your old phone into gold

The Royal Mint has found a way to turn old circuit boards from phones, computers and televisions into gold.

Martin Lewis: Fuel and energy price rises 'catastrophic'

Martin Lewis, Founder of the MoneySavingExpert website, says he is ''out of tools'' to help people.

P&O Ferries: Natalie Elphicke heckled by protesters in Dover

Chants of "shame on you" are directed at Natalie Elphicke at a protest against the firm's mass sacking.

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