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Lawyer Randell leads race to chair City watchdog

A lawyer who advised ministers during the meltdown in Britain's banking ?system in 2008 is a leading candidate to become the next chairman of...

Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content

Internet companies should face...

Global warming threatens future of champagne

Winemakers in France are planning to introduce a new hybrid grape to offset the effect global warming is having on the production of champagne. Over...

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Will we see driverless tech go mainstream in 2018?

The coming year will see driverless vehicle technology become part of everyday life in Britain, according to experts. The sector has already seen a sharp...

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Millennials to secure 'inheritance boom'

Millennials will benefit from...

P2P giant Funding Circle banks on £1bn float

Funding Circle, the UK's biggest peer-to-peer lending platform, is preparing to hire advisers to oversee a £1bn-plus London flotation. Sky News has learnt that the...

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

Holiday firms which advertise...

Nitrate-free bacon to hit supermarket shelves

British bacon free from potentially carcinogenic preservatives will soon appear on supermarket shelves thanks to advances spearheaded by British researchers. Experts have applauded the development...

National Archives: Thatcher and Major clashed over economy

Margaret Thatcher clashed with...

The year in business

The year 2017 saw...

Why gin and tonic has become more expensive

Drinkers are becoming more adventurous and it seems they're willing to pay for new tastes and flavours. Source: BBC Regional

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager kidnapped in Kiev

A manager of the...

Apple CEO's earnings climb 74% to $102m

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook took home $102m (£76m) last year, largely thanks to bonuses tied to the company's stock price. Mr Cook became Apple's...