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The UK cities where rent is rising the fastest

New research reveals a geographical split in how the cost of renting a UK home has changed in a year.

'Send nudes' Boohoo ad banned after complaint

The advert for clothes in skin tones was not socially responsible, the UK advertising watchdog rules.

Neil Woodford closes crisis-hit investment empire

The UK's best-known stockpicker shuts his firm after a crash in the value of his multi-billion-pound funds.

HS2 must be built in full, say the CBI's regional heads

The call by regional heads of the CBI business lobby comes amid worries HS2 could be scaled back.

Criminals 'could exploit' no-deal Brexit gaps

With two weeks to go, the National Audit Office warns governments and firms are not fully prepared.

Royal Mail union votes in favour of strike action

Royal Mail faces its first national postal strike in a decade after 97% of votes cast were in favour.

Primark warns shoppers not to buy its products online

The High Street chain says that it does not have a commercial relationship with Amazon.

Brexit: Pound and shares jump on optimism over talks

Sterling hits its highest in five months on reports the two sides are inching towards a draft deal.

Thomas Cook ex-boss grilled over £500,000 bonus

Peter Fankhauser says he was not solely at fault for the firm's collapse but will reconsider the reward.

IMF warns world growth slowest since financial crisis

The International Monetary Fund warns against "policy mistakes" such as tariffs and a no-deal Brexit.

UK jobs market 'shows signs of slowing'

The unemployment rate rises unexpectedly to 3.9% between June and August.

Car financing crackdown 'to save drivers £165m'

The UK's financial regulator plans to ban the way some car dealers earn commission.

Neil Woodford's flagship fund to be shut down

The closure of the frozen fund is seen as a major humiliation for the UK's best-known stockpicker.

Esther Duflo: 'Nobel Prize will be a megaphone'

The joint winner of the economics prize tells the BBC her work is not rocket science.

Central heating boilers 'put climate change goals at risk'

The UK will not meet its climate change targets without a revolution in home heating, a think tank says.

Sports Direct calls for probe into Nike and Adidas dominance

The Mike Ashley-owned retailer says the "must-have" brands hold too much market power.

Vodafone error sees customers hit by thousands in charges

Glitch sees customers abroad hit with thousands of pounds of charges and unable to use their phones.

US treasury chief Mnuchin in China tariff warning

Tariffs on $156bn of Chinese goods will be imposed if a trade deal is not finalised by December, Steve Mnuchin says.

Government dodges 'full fibre for all by 2025' pledge

Gigabit broadband is promised but the government neither says it must be full-fibre nor sets a deadline.

And 'Lo!' - How the internet was born

Interface Message Processors built the Arpanet, which led to the internet of today.

The hungry 26-year-old who set up a £100m food firm

When Timo Boldt realised he wanted to get meal kits delivered, he decided to set up his own firm.

Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect

Churches are increasingly using social media and specialist software to help reach their congregations.

Love Island: How Amber Gill and Molly-Mae changed fashion

Social media is a powerful tool used by fast fashion companies, but with big names alongside them are they unstoppable?

How selling citizenship is now big business

A growing number of countries will now sell foreigners one of their passports - for a price.

How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made

One man's desire to create the perfect gun profoundly changed manufacturing.

How 3D technology is capturing the world

From computer games to railway tracks, capturing 3D images in exquisite detail is now big business.

Femtech: Right time, wrong term?

The 'femtech' label for women's health tech is flourishing but not everybody is a fan.

The boss who rescued 300 Syrian refugees

Entrepreneur Jim Estill spent CA$1.5m of his own money to bring Syrian refugees to Canada.

‘I’m being jailed for four emails from 12 years ago’

A former trader says the US government submitted misleading evidence to court.

Staff back at work in former Thomas Cook shops

Former Thomas Cook staff go back to work in their travel shops.

Turning Paris's underground car parks into mushrooms farms

Paris is renovating many of its underground car parks and some are now growing mushrooms.

How the speed camera became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the speed camera became a million dollar idea.

What does the new £20 note look like?

The BBC's Simon Gompertz explains what the new £20 banknote looks like.

Brexit: Will the flower industry wilt or bloom?

Radio 1 Newsbeat follows a bunch of flowers on its journey from Europe’s largest auction to a florist in Kent.

Fast-food chain CEO: 'Don't treat business as war'

Doing business isn't like waging a war, says fast-food chain boss John Vincent.

Forecasts of post-Brexit economic gloom 'were accurate'

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says forecasts of post-Brexit economic gloom 'were accurate'.

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