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Homeowner pain as major banks hike mortgage rates

Lenders respond over views the Bank of England may not cut interest rates as soon as previously thought.

Smart motorways: How safe are they?

BBC Panorama finds the technology behind England’s smart motorways stops working on a regular basis.

FTSE 100 stock index closes at new all-time high

A weak pound and hopes of easing tensions in the Middle East drive up the UK's top stock index.

Rail strikes announced for May Bank Holiday week

Train drivers will stage walks-out between 7 and 9 May while overtime bans will disrupt services.

Thames Water makes bid to lift bills by up to 44%

The troubled water firm pledges to invest more in the environment ahead of a key meeting with Ofwat.

How Chinese firms are using Mexico as a backdoor to the US

Chinese firms are racing to set up factories in Mexico to bypass US tariffs and sanctions.

NI postmasters to have names cleared under new law

The bill will quash convictions brought about by the scandal, with those affected offered £600k.

First-time buyers face toughest test for 70 years

First-time buyers depend on two high incomes or parental support, the Building Societies Association says.

Grindr sued for allegedly revealing users' HIV status

The LGBTQ+ dating app is being sued in a class action lawsuit over allegedly misusing users' data.

Tesla cuts prices in major markets as sales fall

The move comes after the firm reported a sharp fall in deliveries in the first three months of 2024.

Plane refuelling staff to walk out at Heathrow

Workers employed by AFS Aviation plan to walk out for 72 hours over the early May bank holiday.

Prepayment meter payout numbers 'unacceptable'

Just 1,500 out of 150,000 people have received redress after the force-fitting of prepayment meters.

Can touchless tech create 'equitable' gaming?

Click reporter Paul Carter has a go at playing Minecraft with his eyes.

Vape firm claims it will survive UK disposable ban

Elfbar-maker will "pivot" to reusable vapes, says distributor, but critics say it is exploiting a loophole.

TikTok warns US ban would 'trample free speech'

The US House of Representatives voted on Saturday to ban the app if TikTok's owner does not cut China ties.

VW workers vote to unionise in major win for labour

The United Autoworkers Union took a risk in a Republican - and often anti-union - part of the US.

Look, no hands! My trip on Seoul's self-driving bus

A technology company has been testing autonomous buses on the streets of the South Korean capital.

Warning jailed bankers ruling could hit loan rate

Euribor underpins trillions of euros in loans and tracks the rate banks pay to borrow cash from each other.

App to cut EU border queues won't be ready in time

An EU-developed app to ease predicted queues under a new border system will not be ready in time, says Eurostar boss.

Dubai airlines resume full schedule after flooding chaos

Emirates airline has apologised for the disruption, saying its response was far from "perfect".

Oil price eases as Iran downplays attack

Oil prices eased after Iran said a missile strike from Israel did little damage.

Post Office lawyer 'missed' key Horizon finding

A top lawyer says he and others missed a finding in 2014 that the software could be accessed remotely.

US interest rate setter says 'no hurry' to cut

A key member of the US central bank, Raphael Bostic, tells the BBC rates might only ease "at the end of 2024".

Shoppers shun department stores as prices rise

Higher prices put off shoppers as sales volumes overall stagnate in March.

Tesla recalls Cybertrucks over accelerator crash risk

The electric car company, run by Elon Musk, is recalling thousands of what is its latest vehicle.

Can AI help solve Japan’s labour shortages?

Japan is seeing if artificial intelligence can tackle its increasing shortfall of workers.

Why a deluge of Chinese-made drugs is hard to curb

Thousands of Chinese companies are making synthetic opioids and shipping them around the world.

'AI helps me to make wine for younger drinkers'

The winemakers using artificial intelligence to help them grow grapes and blend their wines.

The West says China makes too much. Its workers disagree

Migrants are caught in China's manufacturing battles with the West, as Beijing tries to save its economy.

Workers take on car giant Volkswagen in fight for pay

VW workers in the south vote on whether to join a union - a test of how far worker activism has spread.

The challenge of upgrading iconic steel windows

Critall windows date back to the 1880s but their steel construction makes them vulnerable to damp.

The $2bn dirty-money case that rocked Singapore

The sensational case saw 10 Chinese nationals charged for laundering profits from illegal businesses.

How AI is helping to prevent future power cuts

Artificial intelligence software is being used to predict electricity demand and supply.

Boom times for US green energy as federal cash flows in

The US government has directed unprecedented sums of money at green energy projects.

How an F1 simulator could save car firms 'millions'

Engineers in a village near Bristol make the fastest-reacting car simulator in the world

Ibiza locals living in cars as party island sees rents soar

"All the work you could want, but there isn't anywhere to live," say those struggling on the island.

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