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WH Smith voted UK's worst High Street shop in Which? survey

Consumers have criticised the chain's out-of-date shops, expensive products and rude staff.

Suez waste company calls for 'pay-as-you-throw' to help recycling

Suez wants microchips in bins and says all packaging should have to be 50% recycled by 2025.

Dog with seizures costs £30,000 as pet claims hit record

The number of pet owners claiming on insurance policies reached one million last year, a new record.

Food and farming sector makes post-Brexit demands

Those in the industry ask the PM to ensure they will continue to be able to hire EU workers.

Review to 'eliminate gender pay gap among doctors'

Female doctors are paid on average £10,000 less than male doctors in England, figures show.

Business groups write to PM urging Heathrow expansion

Business groups write to the prime minister urging the government not to waver on Heathrow expansion.

Busking goes cashless with 'a world first' for London

London introduces a contactless payment scheme for buskers that allows tap-to-pay donations.

RBS closures decision criticised by MPs

A report says RBS has failed to appreciate the impact of its decision to close dozens of branches in Scotland.

TSB crisis: No end in sight for customers

Five weeks into the IT crisis, the bank says experts from IBM will remain "for as long as it takes".

Ed Sheeran 'not trying to stitch fans up' over UK tour tickets

Speaking about a row over tickets for his UK tour, the star says he wants to stop fans getting "ripped off".

Lightning strike causes Stansted Airport disruption

Flights are cancelled or delayed after its aircraft fuelling system was damaged by a thunderstorm.

Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

A Times newspaper investigation found the NHS was charged £3,220 for a mouthwash used by cancer patients.

Homebase sold for £1 as DIY disaster ends for Wesfarmers

The sale ends a costly foray into the UK home improvement market for Australia's Wesfarmers.

TSB left man on hold as his wedding savings were stolen

A customer took more than four hours to get through to TSB by which time most of the money had gone.

Tetra Pak says plastic straws are vital

Tetra Pak thinks plastic straws should not be banned, but instead disposed of properly.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million US cars

The Italian-American car maker says no injuries or crashes are related to the large recall campaign.

Essential bill arrears 'more likely among women'

A charity estimates that three million people - primarily women - were in arrears on a priority bill last year.

How many £1m-plus homes are sold near you?

Sales of homes in England and Wales for over £1m have hit a new high. How many were sold near you?

Mining group Vedanta 'should be delisted'

Deaths of 13 protesters in India prompts shadow chancellor to call for action by the London Stock Exchange.

GDPR: 'Don't panic!' data watchdog tells firms

Tough new data protection laws come into effect on Friday, but many firms say they are not ready.

Profits at energy giant SSE fall as it loses 430,000 customers

The company's dip in profits also followed charges linked to the controversial merger of its retail arm with rival Npower.

Oleg Deripaska resigns from Rusal amid US sanctions row

The Russian oligarch leaves the aluminium producer to try shield it from US sanctions against him.

TJ Hughes pays damages after selling fake Fred Perry polo shirts

Discount store TJ Hughes has paid damages after selling about 2,500 of counterfeit polo shirts.

Luton Airport baggage handlers postpone Bank Holiday strike

"Productive talks" took place and a new pay deal has been offered, Unite officials say.

Orla Kiely: 'Stem pattern was a very quick design'

Orla Kiely reveals the secrets behind the designs she's created over the past 20 years.

The strawberry-picking robots coming to a farm near you

Strawberry producers say they can't find enough humans to pick their fruit, so are robots the answer?

How the light bulb became a million dollar idea.

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the light bulb became a million dollar idea.

Nigeria's reservation on Africa's free trade deal

Why President Buhari of Nigeria is reluctant to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Why is there a row about Galileo?

Britain may be denied full access to the EU's Galileo satellite navigation system on security grounds after Brexit.

M&S boss says firm too 'inward looking' and 'corporate'

The chief executive of Marks and Spencer says the company's culture has been too "inward looking" and "corporate".

Ms Curvaceous takes on the 'fat tax'

Corrine Mensah was recently crowned Ms Curvaceous UK 2018.

Do your colleagues want to 'get to know the real you'?

Liv Garfield, winner of the Businesswoman of the Year award, shares her CEO Secrets.

Rural rides

A double-decker serving the North Yorkshire Moors has been named Britain's "most scenic" bus route.

Local success

While the High Street is a battleground for supermarkets, online retailers and discount chains - convenience stores are thriving.

Yours for a pound

As the owner of Homebase sells the troubled DIY chain, what other firms have been bought for £1?

Water good idea

The couple whose "bhungroo" invention is protecting thousands of farmers from drought and monsoon floods.

Strawb bots

Strawberry producers say labour shortages are driving them to find robotic fruit pickers instead.

'Sense of betrayal'

As the UK hopes to secure trade deals around the world post-Brexit, New Zealand remembers how it was cast adrift when Britain joined the EEC.

Challenging finances

After years of growth, the UK's challenger banks are fighting hard to survive in a tough new market.

Global conversation

The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives.

Data deadline

If you are fed up of "stay on our mailing list" emails, spare a thought for those having to send them.

Trump vs China

The president prides himself on his deal-making, but the Chinese are claiming the upper hand.

Fatal confusion?

Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.

'I found my call in life'

The language classes multi-millionaire who started out in business doing telesales via a public phone at an airport.

China worries

Washington is worried about Chinese investors. Is the rest of America?

Expensive remittances

New apps are bringing a greater range of services and features to the vital flows of money to families around the world

Carbon rocks

A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

'It would be a disaster'

Worried Texan businesses call on Trump not to walk away from the free trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada.

Peace mission

Farc guerillas have returned home, but they are often illiterate and unemployed and in urgent need of new skills for jobs.

Pedal power

Dockless bike tech has massively boosted bike-sharing. Is it the future of two-wheeled transport?

Arson warning

How one couple overcame arson threats to build a restaurant business.

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