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Upset PLT customers banned over too many returns

Many have hit out at the brand online, suggesting they would return fewer items if sizing was consistent.

Tories pledge focus on pubs and clubs in 'first 100 days'

The Conservative Party says it would review licencing laws in a bid to boost the night-time economy.

UK's richest family convicted of exploiting servants

Four Hinduja family members were given prison sentences ranging from four to four-and-a-half years.

Post Office system not a scandal, insists ex-union boss

George Thomson tells an inquiry that Horizon is "robust", provoking anger from sub-postmasters.

Tata Steel workers call first strike in 40 years

It is the first time in 40 years that UK steel workers have taken strike action.

How mobile phone networks are embracing AI

Providers are increasing using artificial intelligence to maintain a reliable service.

Octopus to repay £3bn to taxpayers for Bulb rescue

The government will recover almost all the cost of temporarily nationalising Bulb in 2021.

Government borrowing in May is highest since Covid

Borrowing reaches £15bn, less than forecast but lays bare challenges facing the next government.

Warning over tax being paid on state pension

Tax on pensions is a key issue raised by you through the BBC's Your Voice, Your Vote project.

Firm fined for selling China-made cars as Italian

Italian officials said DR Automobiles misled customers into thinking its cars were made in Italy.

Microsoft back as most valuable firm as Nvidia slips

The artificial intelligence chip giant briefly took the top spot from the software company this week.

Bank opens door for August interest rate cut

The Bank of England keeps borrowing costs unchanged, but hints it could cut rates later in the summer.

Row over first-time buyer help as parties trade blows

Labour and the Tories accuse each other of failing to match promises on housing, a key election issue.

US bans Kaspersky software for alleged Russian links

Government says Moscow's influence over the company was found to pose a significant risk to US infrastructure.

Workers sue Disney after moving for cancelled project

Workers are suing for damages after uprooting their lives and selling family homes.

What are the parties saying about housing? - Your questions

Our cost of living correspondent answers your questions about housing and personal finance.

When will mortgage rates come down?

Bank of England interest rates affect mortgage, loan and savings rates for millions of people.

Post Office sorry after sub-postmaster data leak

Former sub-postmasters react angrily as the company launches an urgent investigation into breach.

NatWest to buy Sainsbury's banking arm

The supermarket chain is withdrawing from retail banking to focus on its food business. warns of up to 900% increase in travel scams

The online travel firm says generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, are driving the explosive rise.

Inflation falls to lowest level in almost three years

Inflation has hit the Bank of England's target for the first time in almost three years.

China car firms seek 25% tax on EU - state media

The measure would target large-engined petrol vehicles imported from the European Union.

Labour would need an effective opposition, says Hunt

The chancellor is the latest senior Tory to acknowledge his party could be on course for defeat.

Boeing crash families demand record $25bn fine

The families of victims of two 737 Max crashes also call for prosecutions a day after apology by chief executive.

Secret files reveal fears over future of NHS IT giant

Talks have been held over the potential collapse of tech firm Atos, which runs vital UK public services.

Faisal Islam: Voters are being taken for fools on the economy

Do promises to leave various tax rates alone have any credibility, asks the BBC's economics editor.

Could brain-like computers be a 'competition killer'?

Computers built like brains could be much more energy efficient than current designs.

Too much of a good thing? Spain's green energy can exceed demand

Spain is looking at storing electricity or increasing demand to solve electricity oversupply.

The battle for Gen Z social shoppers

If TikTok is banned in the US, where might its social shoppers go?

'We are creating new crops five-times faster'

How artificial intelligence is increasingly helping the arable farming sector.

'Insane' amounts of data spurs new storage tech

Storing information with holograms and in glass is being proposed to deal with a deluge of data.

Why the EU might be about to make Chinese electric cars more expensive

Brussels is widely expected to introduce tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles coming to Europe.

Have Milei's first six months improved the Argentine economy?

Javier Milei has been Argentina's president for half a year - how has it gone?

Price hikes and boycotts: Is trouble brewing at Starbucks?

The coffee giant is suffering as customers "lose it" over price hikes and other controversies.

The rise and rise of fashion giant Shein

The retailer could be heading for London's stock market, but its rise has not come without controversy.

How 'Swiftonomics' is impacting the music industry

The Eras tour, which has arrived in Edinburgh, is reckoned to be pushing her wealth well north of $1bn.

Why is Nvidia boss the 'Taylor Swift of tech'?

Jensen Huang is at the forefront of an AI boom, which coincides with Nvidia's rise as a leading chip firm.

Concern rises over AI in adult entertainment

AI in adult entertainment could have negative effects on society and individuals, experts say.

Could AI put an end to animal testing?

Artificial intelligence systems are increasingly being used to help test new drugs and chemicals.

Why Canadians are angry with their biggest supermarket

Food prices, including a $40 chicken, has stoked fury and calls for big foreign supermarket chains to come to Canada.

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