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KFC’s vegan burger: could it wean you off chicken?

Image copyright AFPImage caption Vegetarian Laura is delighted she’s finally being catered for Jordan would normally choose KFC’s standard chicken fillet burger but the 32-year-old has come with a colleague from the Medway in Kent to try out the fast food chain’s temporary vegan addition to its menu. “It’s alright,” is his verdict on the […]

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Sotheby’s bought by French billionaire for $3.7bn

Image copyright Reuters Sotheby’s is being bought by telecoms billionaire Patrick Drahi in a deal valuing the auction house at $3.7bn. The company, which has been on the New York stock market for 31 years, will return to private ownership after a troubled period. French entrepreneur and art collector Mr Drahi, founder of telecoms group […]

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New Patisserie Valerie owners put butter back in cakes

Image copyright Getty Images Patisserie Valerie was in such dire straits that managers had ordered puff pastry be made from margarine rather than butter as a cost-cutting measure, its new owners have revealed. Causeway Capital bought the chain after it fell into administration following the discovery of a multi million-pound hole in its accounts. They […]

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‘Pilots were not to blame for 737 crash’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption All 157 passengers and crew were killed when flight ET302 went down shortly after take-off The pilots of the Ethiopian Airline plane that crashed in March with the loss of 157 lives were not at fault, the airline’s chief executive has said. Criticisms of the crew’s actions were “seriously misinformed” […]

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Brexit uncertainty ‘hitting UK business investment’

Image copyright PA Brexit worries will see business investment contract faster this year and recover more slowly next year than was previously thought, a report says. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) says firms are putting resources into contingency plans, such as stockpiling, in a way that is “not sustainable”. It says companies should be […]

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Carole Ghosn: ‘I’m a housewife, not a conniving woman’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCarole Ghosn is calling for President Trump’s support over her husband’s legal battle Carole Ghosn knew her fight was going to get dirty when stories appeared implicating her in financial crimes allegedly committed by husband Carlos. I was painted as a ringleader, she claims. “I’m a housewife […]

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Tattoos at work: Are they still an issue?

Image copyright Debbie DarlingImage caption Debbie Darling says her tattoos have not held her back in her marketing career Having a visible tattoo at work has long been frowned upon in certain professions, such as law, healthcare and finance. But Debbie Darling, who runs her own marketing and PR agency, says her body art has […]

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Illegal eel exporters exposed by Countryfile

Image caption European eels are one of the UK’s most endangered species Dealers looking to illegally export European eels from the UK have been exposed by BBC Countryfile. Posing as a UK fisherman who had legally caught the eels on the River Severn in Gloucestershire, presenter Joe Crowley was approached by Chinese and Russian buyers […]

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Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

Image copyright Corbis / Getty Images The number of British people who own a second home, buy-to-let or overseas property has doubled since 2001, says think tank the Resolution Foundation. While the number of millennials who own a home continues to fall, one in 10 people now own an additional property. Just 37% of people […]

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

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption People took to the streets this week in Hong Kong to protest against proposed changes to the extradition bill. Changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law could hurt the autonomy that has made it one of Asia’s main financial hubs. The government is seeking to allow extraditions to mainland China, saying […]

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Huawei delays launch of folding smartphone

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at Huawei’s folding phone Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding handset until September, having originally planned to launch it this summer. The firm said it wanted to conduct extra tests following screen problems reported by early reviewers of Samsung’s Galaxy […]