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Train strikes: RMT rejects offer aimed at averting festive strikes

The union rejected an offer from train companies which included an 8% pay rise over two years.

Ukraine war: Oil prices rise as cap on Russian crude looms

The G7 and its allies have agreed to limit the price of Russian oil to $60 a barrel.

CBI: UK faces decade of lost growth without action

The boss of the business group, Tony Danker, calls on government to boost plans for economic growth.

Fraud victims 'devastated' by Revolut's response

The BBC speaks to three fraud victims who have had difficulty getting refunds from Revolut.

Currys has stopped using Royal Mail due to strikes

The electronics retailer has switched to alternative delivery firms for the time being.

EU must act over distortions from US climate plan - von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen says the EU must act amid concerns within the bloc over US climate legislation.

Cutting energy prices will take years - power boss

The head of energy giant Enel says renewables are key to getting prices back to pre-Ukraine war levels.

Five ways to spend and waste less this Christmas

Experts give tips on how to make your Christmas cheaper, greener and just as joyful.

Christmas dinner: How much will it cost this year?

Research for the BBC shows the cost of Christmas dinner staples has risen to more than £30.

Cost of living: Big Zuu's budget cooking tips

The TV chef and rapper shares his big three tips for making the most of your weekly food shop.

Tesco shoppers switching from fresh to frozen food

The supermarket boss says there have been many changes to how people shop due to the cost of living.

'We are chasing never-ending debt to pay for basics'

Citizens Advice says homeowners and pensioners are among those increasingly seeking debt advice.

Coffee prices jump as food inflation hits new high

Meat, eggs and dairy also shot up, the British Retail Consortium says, forecasting a "bleak" winter".

Train cancellations: 'Travelling to work can cost me more than I earn'

One in every 26 trains has been cancelled this year, which on top of strikes are adding to passengers' woes.

Strikes unfair at Christmas, Tory chairman Nadhim Zahawi says

Nadhim Zahawi says President Putin "wants to see" strikes, as he outlines plans to avoid disruption.

Google opens its first UK centre making tech for disabled people

The research and development centre in London is the company's first of its kind outside the US.

Cost of living: 'No-one likes us. We DO care. We are Millwall'

Football clubs are supporting their communities as costs rise - from food banks to debt advice.

Royal Mail says people should send Christmas post early

Strikes mean people should send their festive mail earlier than usual, the postal service advises.

Train strikes: RMT union hopeful of offer to end rail dispute

The RMT says things are "definitely moving" in the pay dispute, with talks to continue over the weekend.

Oil giant TotalEnergies to cut North Sea investment over windfall tax

France's TotalEnergies says it will reduce investment after the decision to extend the windfall levy.

Notpla: UK plastic-alternative developer among £1m Earthshot Prize winners

A London firm which developers nature-friendly packaging is among five climate prize winners.

HMRC closes phone lines due to technical fault

The tax authority has urged people to access information online as they seek advice ahead of filing returns.

Rail strike is cancelled - at the cost of paid sick leave

The pandemic and a vicious flu season has re-energised the fight for paid sick leave.

Heathrow faces pre-Christmas baggage handlers strike

Ground handlers for Menzies are set to walk out for three days from 16 December over a pay dispute.

Brexit: Progress on trade deals slower than promised

The UK government is on course to miss its target for signing deals, as exporter numbers fall.

Meta, Amazon, Twitter layoffs: 'Tech layoffs won't destroy American dreams of Indians’

Surbhi Gupta, who was laid off in the US, on the uncertainties she and other visa holders are dealing with.

India seizes opportunities in African healthcare

The rapid expansion of Indian healthcare firms in Africa has not been without problems.

DJ Glade Marie: ‘I’m sexualised on nights out’

Studies show less than 5% of the music tech industry is female. This business is trying to change that.

'Israeli women and their Gulf sisters are so similar'

How a women's business forum is forging trade ties between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain.

Why Dutch 'bike banks' are a game changer for kids

In the Netherlands, the cost of living crisis has pushed up demand for refurbished second-hand bikes.

South Africa turns to solar to help stop power cuts

The government is backing solar energy to help solve the continuing problem of power shortages.

Elon Musk set to become number-one influencer on Twitter

What will one man's unprecedented status as both top influencer and chief executive mean for the Twitter?

Rolls-Royce tests a jet engine running on hydrogen

The firm, together with easyJet, is trying out hydrogen instead of jet fuel in a jet engine.

Jeff Bezos: Does US-style philanthropy exist in UK?

The Amazon boss joins a long line of Americans giving away their riches. Is it different in the UK?

The little-known nut that may save at-risk rainforests

Growing sales of an Indonesian nut called kenari is helping to reduce deforestation.

Why Donald Trump isn't returning to Twitter (for now)

How the former US president might lose money if he starts tweeting.

Manchester United: Who might buy the football club?

One of the world's biggest football clubs is up for sale, but who are the runners and riders to buy it?

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