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Tattoos at work: Are they still an issue?

Employers have become more relaxed about visible tattoos at work, but some firms still don't allow them.

Wahaca changes eat-and-run policy after waiter asked to pay part of bill

A waiter in a London branch was asked by the manager to pay £3 towards a £40 unpaid bill.

India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US

The new duties come days before countries' leaders are expected to meet at a G20 summit in Japan.

Illegal eel exporters exposed by Countryfile

International buyers offered high prices for eels caught on the River Severn in Gloucestershire.

'My parents wanted me to marry. I became a DJ'

Photographer Sayan Hazra captures a day in the life of one of India's few female DJs.

Tory leadership race: EU will renegotiate Brexit package, says Hunt

Mr Hunt said if there is no prospect of a deal by 31 October he would accept a no-deal Brexit.

Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

More than one-in-10 people in the UK now own second homes, buy-to-let and overseas properties.

Hong Kong extradition row: Will it damage its star status?

Hong Kong is one of the world's top financial hubs, but is this status now at risk?

Metal traders banned from workday boozing

The London Metal Exchange's ban affects about 120 personnel of the nine different firms who work there.

'Harmful' gender stereotypes in adverts banned

The UK advertising watchdog brings in new rule to stop adverts "contributing to inequality in society".

Bank Holiday change will 'cost calendar maker £200,000'

Calendar maker says it will have to replace the May pages on 400,000 calendars it has already printed.

'You can get your money when you need it'

Hundreds of thousands of staff could soon get their salary as they earn it instead of waiting for payday.

Huawei delays launch of folding smartphone

The Chinese tech giant says it's being "cautious" about the device, which was supposed to launch this summer.

RBS report branded 'whitewash' by MPs

The financial watchdog failed to properly investigate the business restructuring unit of RBS, MPs say.

Philip Green: Topshop empire 'didn't come close to collapse'

Sir Philip Green thanks the landlords and suppliers who backed the restructuring deal that saved Arcadia.

The super-tough drones and robots going where we can't

How do you build unmanned vehicles that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and terrains?

When Pepsi was swapped for Soviet warships

For some countries bartering has long been a vital part of how they trade overseas.

The man who helped feed the world

The crops developed by Norman Borlaug have saved millions of people from starvation.

How to cope with email overload

It might be inefficient but we still use email, despite the emergence of rival systems.

'My allergies drove me to create my beauty firm'

Skin Inc founder Sabrina Tan says "insanity with a purpose" drove her to launch beauty firm.

Topshop: 'It's not really how I dress'

Topshop is an iconic brand, but with so much choice today, have we just fallen out of love with it?

Stockpicking: What goes up may go down

Neil Woodford is not the only star investor to hit hard times, but many soon recover.

Berkshire family starts waste plastic swimsuit business

A Berkshire family has turned the oceans' waste plastic into a range of children's swimwear.

Why is building so slow and expensive?

Forward-thinking builders are looking at the ways technology can help the construction industry.

Goggles 'give back' sight to Maisy so she can read again

GiveVision goggles use magnifiers and augmented reality to improve the vision of the wearer

The Japanese estate agent selling 'haunted' houses

Akira has been selling 'haunted' houses for five years and has dealt with around 500 homes.

I was told to be 'less young and girly' to progress

Amy Golding talks about the challenges of being a young business leader for the CEO Secrets series.

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