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Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

UK intelligence chiefs reportedly conclude the Chinese tech giant Huawei can bid for telecoms projects.

Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seeking to shore up Saudi Arabia's Asian allies.

Train firms want overhaul of ticket system

Rail operators' proposals could see an end to the traditional peak and off-peak fares structure.

Tax-free childcare helps just a fifth of families

Why aren't more parents signing up for a scheme that provides extra money towards the cost of childcare?

NatWest worker told customer 'vegans should be punched'

A NatWest worker said he felt vegans were forcing their beliefs on him but the bank apologised for his outburst.

Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' - UK MPs

The House of Commons publishes its report into fake news with some strong criticism of Facebook.

Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Campaigners say retailers want fees to apply only to smaller containers, rather than all plastic bottles.

Late-paying big firms 'should get public contract bans'

Small business leaders want big companies to prove they pay their suppliers on time before winning government deals.

Passengers seek flights after Flybmi ceases operations

Travellers tell the BBC they cannot get home after the UK regional airline went into administration.

Porsche warns UK customers of Brexit price rise

The German carmaker asks new UK customers to agree a possible 10% price rise for post-Brexit deliveries.

Pension contribution hike to hit pay packets

The potential impact on workers with auto-enrolled pensions is "quite substantial", says an expert.

How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK

Ronny Gottschlich, the former boss of Lidl, explains how the German discounter grew in the UK.

Chancellor Philip Hammond's visit to China not going ahead

It comes amid reports a speech by the UK's defence secretary has caused upset in China.

The community that rejected Amazon

Amazon's plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rapid change.

How the chocolate bar became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the chocolate bar became a million dollar idea.

Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours

Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.

May challenged on 'rip-off' energy cap pledge

An MP reminds the PM of her call to end to rip-off energy prices, but tells her 2.5 million people were now in fuel poverty.

'I was in the taxi and he put his hand on my knee'

As taxi drivers face the prospect of extra criminal checks, one woman tells of being assaulted by her driver.

'Ideas are worthless, execution matters'

StockX founder Josh Luber says entrepreneurs just need to put "one foot in front of the other".

Brexit: How could it affect the fashion industry?

Brexit may mean buying your favourite brand could cost you more. Here's why.

747: How the jumbo jet shaped 50 years of flight

Fifty years since the Boeing 747's first flight, BBC Rewind looks back on how the jumbo jet changed aviation and global travel.

The art dealer making jewellery from e-waste

Eliza Walter works at an art gallery, but in her spare time she makes sustainable jewellery.

Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?

The UK says it want to replicate the EU's trade agreements "as far as possible".

What effect has Brexit had on the UK economy?

The prolonged uncertainty of the "Brexit fog" seems to be leaving its mark on prosperity.

How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm

Technology company Celonis got its first business customers by writing them letters by hand to stand out from the crowd.

Brexit: Will Britons living in the EU still get healthcare?

A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

When Quadriga's founder died he left behind a mystery: what happened to millions in cryptocurrency?

Why did the Airbus A380 fail?

It was billed as the future of air travel, but airlines increasingly saw the jet as too big and inefficient.

Meet the tech entrepreneurs tackling sexual harassment

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, new apps are helping victims gather and share evidence.

The fashion models struggling with a life of debt

Models travel between fashion capitals for the chance to appear on the catwalks, but many will go home without pay and more debt.

Valentine's Day: This man devised a formula for finding love, and followed it

Wouldn't it make sense to take a more rational approach to choosing your perfect partner?

Carlos Ghosn and Japan's 'hostage justice' system

Critics say the pressure to confess is immense and there is no real presumption of innocence.

Valentine's Day: Japan falling out of love with 'obligation chocolates'

Some women in Japan are moving away from the custom of giving 'obligation chocolates' to male colleagues.

Hotels train staff to spot human trafficking

The check-in desks of hotels are becoming the front line for detecting victims of human trafficking.

Brexit healthcare worries for Brits in Spain

British pensioners in Europe worry about healthcare costs in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

London's secret billion-pound guilds

London's trade guilds date back a thousand years and have billions of pounds in assets. But have they forgotten their original purpose?

Would you be happy to see your doctor online?

Video consultations are saving doctors time and money, but are they good for patients, too?

When parents sue children for retirement support

A handful of Asian countries allow parents to take legal action against their children who fail to support them.

Mobile roaming charges: What will happen in Europe after Brexit?

Will Brits be able to use their mobile phones in Europe after Brexit without paying extra?

'I stole £30,000 from my mum to make millions'

Andrew Michael was 17 when he used his mother's credit card without her knowledge to launch a successful IT company.

Goldman Sachs' role in the 1MDB scandal - in 300 words

The firm is facing legal action after helping to raise money for Malaysia's state development fund.

Sweets industry stands firm against sugar backlash

How is the world's biggest trade fair for sweets adapting to a growing backlash against sugar?

Equine flu: What is the cost to horse racing?

Racing faces its biggest financial crisis in 18 years, being forced to close down due to equine flu.

'How a smartphone saved my mother's life'

The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of conditions.

'I created my dream job: pet transporter'

Merebeth Veit has invented a job for herself that satisfies the two loves of her life, animals and travel.

The real-life Marie Kondos who will come to your home

Meet the women around the world who are making tidying up and decluttering into a career.

Mexican economic plan aims to cut migration to the US

While Donald Trump wants to build his wall, Mexico's new president wants less of his countrymen and women to want to go to the US.

Patisserie Valerie: Unravelling the history of the café chain

There never was a founder called Valerie, instead a Belgian husband and wife team. Ben Morris speaks exclusively to the couple's niece.

David Malpass: Who is Trump's pick for World Bank president?

The Trump administration has nominated economist David Malpass as World Bank president. Who is he?

Can anyone make HMV successful?

Three retail industry experts give their views on the future of the iconic music retailer.

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